Music label 4000 Records turns one

The Holy Rollercoasters

LILY HIRST Brisbane music label 4000 Records is celebrating its first birthday with the announcement of three live music shows over the next three months in local venues.   The label, which is run by Brisbane local John Russell, manages … [Read more...]

Brisbane band takes gigs to the street

Benjamin Von Einam and Andy Johnston

GARRY LONG Brisbane based BenJamBand is taking it to the street, performing free live gigs on the back of a trailer in various locations around the city.   Unable to play at traditional venues thanks to COVID-19 restrictions, the band … [Read more...]

Social distancing allows music to go on

Instrumental music

JEAUN LEWIS The implementation of COVID-safe practices has had a significant impact on the way instrumental music programs are run, particularly in schools.   School and youth-based instrumental music programs, such as those run by … [Read more...]

Crowbar closure leaves gap in music scene

We Set Sail at Crowbar Brisbane

GARRY LONG Crowbar Brisbane's decision to close its Fortitude Valley venue for the foreseeable future has left both bands and fans of the live music venue mourning its loss.   In a statement on their official website, Crowbar’s owners … [Read more...]

Venue creates global showcase for local bands

Hussy Hicks

CRYSTAL FOX Gold Coast live music venue Mo’s Desert Clubhouse has created a six-episode online forum for local bands to showcase their talent on a global scale, and folk duo Hussy Hicks are next on the bill. The online forum, which is … [Read more...]

Tara Tiba shares her song

Tara Tiba - photo by Rhett Kleine by Athena Zelandonii It’s hard to believe that Tara Tiba is banned from singing in public, in her home country of Iran. Despite laws banning women from recording or performing with their voices, Tara honed … [Read more...]

Gold Coast band wins regional finals

Gold Coast band LEMAIRE

JADE MCGARRY Gold Coast band, LEMAIRE won the Gold Coast division of the Airlie Beach Festival of Music competition, “Passport to Airlie”, on the weekend, taking out top spot in the Gold Coast region.   Passport to Airlie is set up as a … [Read more...]

Groups create space for multicultural expression

Rebecca Amani

SAMANTHA BALDRY  It is not unusual for youth, and especially for multicultural youth, to feel as if their voices aren’t being heard, but a number of organisations in Brisbane are encouraging Australia’s multicultural youth not just to speak … [Read more...]

Brightside welcomes dogs to Sunday sessions

The Brightside’s beer garden

BRIDGETTE ALI Fortitude Valley’s The Brightside is inviting patrons to bring their dogs along to the venue’s new Heaps Good Sundays series.   The free event, which launched yesterday, will run from 2pm till late on the second Sunday of … [Read more...]

Scandinavian Festival returns to Brisbane

Scandinavian Festival Viking

MARY JO DOWSETT Brisbane’s Scandinavian Festival is back for its eighth consecutive year on Sunday and visitors to the event can look forward to a diverse range of cultural offerings including Estonian craft beer, Finnish cuisine, Danish folk … [Read more...]