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...]

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...]

Henny Spaghetti redefines the art of drag

AIMEE LITTLEBOY Renae Rodino, also known as Henny Spaghetti, is a female drag queen. This could make her a faux queen or a bio queen, but she doesn't refer to herself as this. She just considers herself a drag queen - someone who plays with … [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...]

Gold Coasters go nuts for Nutella fest

LUCY REES The Nutella Festival at Nightquarter in Helensvale was a huge hit. Guests were treated to hazelnut chocolate flavoured treats like Nutella donuts, Nutella martinis...and intrigued by unusual creations like Nutella steak and pizza. For … [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...]

Redlands ripe with 60th RedFest success

Strawberries at RedFest 2018

DANICA STREADER The Redland Showgrounds were packed last week with punnets of strawberry-themed fun as visitors enjoyed sweet success of the 60th annual RedFest Strawberry Festival. RedFest began in 1958 with local farmers selling strawberries … [Read more...]

Brisbane Lines win 2018 Reclink Brisbane Community Cup

Greens Senator Andrew Bartlett with Reclink founder Peter Cullen holding up the 2018 cup

EMMA DILLON The Brisbane Lines took out the third annual Reclink Brisbane Community Cup yesterday, winning the match 6.7.43 - 5.6.36. The Reclink Brisbane Community Cup is an all-star AFL match pitting the Brisbane Lines, a team of music … [Read more...]

The Broadbeach Country Music Festival, 2017

Patrons enjoying the sunlight and the live music at Broadbeach. Photo By BCMF   By JARIAH TRAVAN This year, the Broadbeach Country Music Festival was held on July 28-30 along the waterfront over three days of incredible free … [Read more...]

Celebrating 111 years of the Gold Coast Show

OLIVIA WECKERLE The Gold Coast Show went off with a bang over the weekend. The ‘Reach for the Stars’ themed show included a wide range of entertainment, music, show bags, agriculture and much more. The Gold Coast Show celebrated 111 … [Read more...]