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...]

Brisbane Festival wraps up with a bang

Riverfire fireworks

TOM ROBERTS The 2018 Brisbane Festival finished with a bang on Saturday night when the skies cleared up for the Sunsuper Riverfire fireworks display at South Bank. Rain threatened to interfere with the iconic firework display, which has … [Read more...]

Local artist debuts first album in eight years

Jackie Marshall at Green Owl Bar

BODHI CUTLER Brisbane singer-songwriter Jackie Marshall began her Australia-wide album tour in Brisbane’s Green Owl Bar on Saturday night. After nearly a decade-long break from performing, the former Australian Music Prize nominated artist … [Read more...]

Learning through song and dance

LUCY REES Singing, dancing and reading are essential for healthy child development, and parents looking for options are well served on the Gold Coast. Story Rhyme Time is a free event held at Robina Town Centre, allowing children to learn in an … [Read more...]

Christmas comes early for Brisbane music scene

Yellowcat Redcat at Valley Fiesta

GABRIELLE ZGRAJEWSKI Fortitude Valley has wrapped up two of its largest events for another year after showcasing 10 days of performances from some of the city’s and the nation’s best talent. Held from August 28 to September 7, the Valley was … [Read more...]