Removing the taboo of mental illness

by Jade McGarry REMI drawing an enthusiastic crowd at the GrandePhoto cred: Dylan Crawford Finally, it feels like we can talk about mental illness and it’s about bloody time. The struggles faced by people silently enduring the pain of … [Read more...]

The Poets Breakfast – the most fulfilling meal of the day

by Jade McGarry 'Campbell the Swaggy' graces the stage at the Poets Breakfast Photo cred: Dylan Crawford Making an audience feel emotionally vulnerable by a group of strangers at 8AM in the morning is a tough gig, but the folk at the Poets … [Read more...]

REVIEW The Cat Empire performance at Woodford Folk Festival

Review by Meg Williams-Dell  Felix Riebl whips the Woodford crowd into a torch frenzy Photo by Dylan Crawford From the second The Cat Empire stepped onto the stage and the jazz-funk party band began, with lights and beats pumping the … [Read more...]

REVIEW Xavier Rudd performance at Woodford Folk Festival

by Haley Smith Xavier Rudd with the crowd in the palm of his hand. Picture Dylan Crawford @seewhatdsees The anticipation in the crowd builds as the lights flicker on and off, the last final checks before the multi-instrumentalist strolls … [Read more...]

Country musician trades tools for touring

Brad Butcher

DANICA STREADER Mackay-born singer-songwriter Brad Butcher is turning heads in the country music industry. Butcher, who has been making music for most of his life, was the winner of the Golden Guitar for New Talent of the Year at the 2018 … [Read more...]

Music helps people with a disability

Music therapy with children

MICAELA ABOODY Music is a powerful thing. It can make your happy when you’re sad and arouse memories of particular times, places and moments that you thought you’d forgotten. But, for people living with physical and intellectual disabilities, … [Read more...]

Doors open to Brisbane’s hidden gems

Archerfield Airport

JACOBBE McBRIDE AND STAFF WRITERS This year’s edition of Brisbane Open House promises to be bigger and better than ever, giving visitors the chance to explore a treasure trove of buildings and places that are normally hidden from the public … [Read more...]

Band uses music to focus on mental health

Vesper Green

GABRIELLE ZGRAJEWSKI In any creative industry, issues with mental health, self-esteem, drug and alcohol addiction and financial instability are real and pervasive problems, and the Australian music industry is no exception. But musicians such … [Read more...]

Muswellbrook flexes music

BRANDON CLARK Muswellbrook is gearing up to host the fourth instalment of the Noisy Heeler Music Festival on October 20. With a new year comes a new name for the festival, changing from the Bottom’s Up Festival title used in previous … [Read more...]

Dance music festival draws big names

Listen Out 2018 Brisbane

TOM ROBERTS Some of the biggest names in electronic and house music made appearances at the Brisbane edition of annual dance music festival, Listen Out, yesterday. America’s Skrillex and Camelphat and Australia’s Fisher were among the list of … [Read more...]