Music, Opinion, Special Events, Uncategorized

Kwave Festival 2014: Battle of the Fans Edition

No Comments 01 December 2014

Brought to Korean culture lovers by SQ Entertainment, the Kwave Festival took place at Fed Square. It started at 12pm and boasted 8 hours of non stop kpop, with plenty of giveaways, dance battles, food stalls and performances.  The event kicked off with an opening speech from the City of Melbourne and from that, performances, battle of […]

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Music, Opinion

Katy’s Hot & Cold Visit

2 Comments 01 December 2014

Exam day. A stressful day in the Loreto school calendar. All the work you have done for the entire semester is proven by one 60 minute exam. During this time, the teenagers are forced to crawl into their pit of isolation, most commonly referred to as their bed room, and sit there staring at a […]

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Music, Opinion

Snow, Music and Passion

No Comments 17 October 2014

After a long day hitting the slopes at Mt Hotham ski resort, there’s nothing better than going into the local bar for a cool drink and a live band. When I went in with my too-cool-20-something year old cousins the gig was just starting up. As the band started playing, we took our seats ready […]

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Music, Opinion

Should Celebrities Be Able To Name And Shame?

1 Comment 23 September 2014

A few days ago I had the pleasure to go to a Kanye West concert. I had the ultimate privilege to be able to sit and listen to one of his famous rants. He said: “Tonight I ain’t gonna say your name out loud but I better see them emails in the morning apologising. You […]

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Music, Opinion

The F Word

No Comments 08 September 2014

“I’m not a feminist, but…” You’ve heard it before. Probably without thinking much of it. The disassociation from an age-old human rights movement that has to occur before a person announces their stance on gender equality. While they consider themselves to be an advocate for social justice, they would never want to be accused of […]

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Music, Opinion

Why Are Cultured Teens Missing Out On Live Music Events?

1 Comment 02 September 2014

You’re a teenager in high school. Like many people your age, you’re interested in music, and bands/artists play a sizable part in your life. One day you’re listening to the radio, and they announce that your favourite band will be touring Australia. You go straight to your laptop and search for tickets. You finally find […]

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Books & Words, Music

Jenny Valentish talks music, writing and adolescence with Carly Stone

No Comments 18 July 2014

Could you give us a quick summary of the novel? It’s set in the Australian music industry, mostly in Sydney, and it follows two teenage girls- they’re cousins, 17 years old, trying to get a record deal. Their aunt, who used to be a famous rock star in the 80’s, uses nepotism to get them […]

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Music

What is happening to Australian Music Festivals?

2 Comments 17 October 2013

Music festival – two words that have made promoters cringe and fans seethe in recent months. Cancellations, downsizing, line-up changes and venue instability have all combined to make 2013 a challenging year for the industry. GEORGE KOPELIS takes a look at why this is occurring, and what has gone so terribly wrong. To properly answer […]

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Music

Riding The Sound Waves with Tim McGregor

No Comments 10 September 2013

In search of a way for the vocally challenged to get a job in the music industry, SASKIA DAVEY meets Tim McGregor from entertainment promoters Dainty Group, the company behind bringing the likes of Eminem, Britney Spears, U2, Prince and Miley Cyrus to Australia. She learns that the job of promoter involves international travel and […]

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Bruce Springsteen live in Sydney, 2013. Photo: Joe Lopez

Music

Simon, Springsteen and the Art of the Encore

No Comments 07 May 2013

Recently, the Boss of rock music and the Rock of pop music both toured Australia. BEN CARDWELL saw them both, and notes that while Bruce Springsteen’s show was more consistently solid, both he and Paul Simon proved masters of the encore. Gather around, budding musicians, the Boss is back. Bringing his E Street Band to […]

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