Music

Postmodern Jukebox

No Comments 03 August 2015

Music is intrinsically personal. We all listen to it, it claws its way into every part of our lives. Music is in our pockets, on pretty much every single device we own, even our phones. Its blaring in the club on a weekend night at 3.am, having your friends say ‘oh I love this song!’, […]

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Music For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

No Comments 20 July 2015

For those of us who are not deaf or hard of hearing, it is difficult to imagine music without the audio aspect. It’s easy to assume that deaf and hard of hearing people are excluded from the world of music, a place many people call home. Yet isn’t music so much more than just sound? […]

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Jazz Takes

No Comments 20 July 2015

Imagine a freezing, grey Melbourne day where there is nothing to do but strum your guitar aimlessly and picture yourself as an incredible rock star. Not too unfamiliar to many of us, right? But there seems to be more days like these than interesting songs to pretend to sing, which creates a problem where one […]

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Riots of Passage

No Comments 20 July 2015

Backed by a bold lineage of old rockers and punk icons, Pussy Riot represent a hell of a lot more than adolescent rebellion. The feminist collective were catapulted into global prominence by 2012 demonstrations in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral, seeking to protest Russia’s prejudiced political system and draw international attention to the plight of […]

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The Appeal of Lorde

No Comments 13 July 2015

Youth culture, the minutiae of teenage years and suburban boredom are recurrent themes in singer and song-writer Lorde’s work. Yet it is easy to forget that she is eighteen, and has received numerous awards and nominations for her chart topping songs and albums. Rather than engaging in reflection upon her youth, she spins together lyrics […]

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Alpine’s New Album ‘Yuck’ is Revoltingly Good

No Comments 08 July 2015

When I saw Alpine perform live at the NGV, it was an extremely hot mid-summer day. I already felt like I was going to pass out, and I certainly wasn’t up to standing amidst a crowd of sweating bodies. This meant that for the most of the set I was sitting off to the side […]

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Why Has No-one Heard of the Dave Clark Five?

No Comments 07 July 2015

They rivalled The Beatles and now they’re gone. The band The Dave Clark Five were, in the 60s, what One Direction is today. Have you ever heard of them? I surely hadn’t, until earlier this year. Of course, I had known about The Beatles since Primary School. But even me, Queen of 60s music, was […]

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Band T-Shirts – The History and the Experience

No Comments 07 July 2015

  I have three band t-shirts – one for The Ramones, Nirvana and The Beatles. I bought them at the market for $10 each and I was proud of them. I did not only look cool, I felt cool. It was a way I could express my love for these three bands. I got compliments […]

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Interview with Karen Van Spall

No Comments 11 May 2015

Karen Van Spall is a mezzo soprano opera singer who has worked on many plays such as Dorabella (Così fan tutte) and Madame Butterfly. After spending time with different Opera companies she then did vocal tuition at the Brisbane Conservatorium Opera School and in London. Now she is an occasionally guest performer at companies such […]

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A new Taylor Swift?

No Comments 12 December 2014

Taylor Swift once said “If you are lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.” However, the terms change and Taylor Swift are quite controversial at the moment due to the singer songwriter’s recent transformation. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1989, Swift was singing before she could walk. Beginning to craft songs at […]

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