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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | October 24, 2021

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AboutMichelle Zhu, Author at The Creative Issue

Michelle Zhu

Michelle Zhu

A strong independent Oriental woman who don’t need no man, but needs her music. I’m passionate about all things Kanye West, and have spent days in my room annotating his song lyrics and camping out on RapGenius. I love attending festivals and gigs in Brisbane, and one of my favourite things to do is to look at the expressions of individuals during a performance. I strongly believe that there is nothing more unifying than the experience of listening to music that resonates to you, and I write about music because I want to utilise words to capture the magnitude of the feelings and emotions that music can invigorate within all of us.

Posts By Michelle Zhu

What Did Kendrick Lamar?: Bluesfest Event Recap

April 1, 2016 |

The Byron Bay Bluesfest has just passed us by- a marathon of good music, the best times and everlasting memories, a lineup of incredible talents from all over the world. Read More

The Wondrous World of Jhene Aiko: Event Recap

March 19, 2016 |

We know her from her collaborations with some of the biggest names in hip hop and rap, such as Drake and Childish Gambino, but Jhene Aiko is not an artist great by association. She stands steady and strong on her own, and you should not let her petite and pretty exterior fool you.

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Outside his own Lines: An Interview with Riley Pearce

February 24, 2016 |

Riley Pearce is a 23-year old singer/songwriter from Perth who has taken a lot of steps in finding his own voice and his place within music. With songs that swoon and expand both emotionally and sonically, he has been on a journey halfway across the globe, and in turn has become more acquainted with himself and his music. Read More

Real Songs about Real Feelings: An Interview with Ali Barter

February 5, 2016 |

Ali Barter is an old-soul, and a woman enamoured by rock music because of its powerful expression. Melbourne-based and a tropical girl at heart, she has found herself and her people through her music, and has developed through travel and self-reflection. Read More


February 3, 2016 |

Australia is always generous with its music festivals, blessing us with plenty of options to choose from to quench our needs for the euphoria of live music. Bluesfest at Byron Bay is one of the most anticipated events of the season, and here’s five reasons why you should not miss it this year:

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Punk, Pop, and The Gooch Palms: An Interview

January 31, 2016 |

The Gooch Palms are a dynamic duo from Newcastle, New South Wales and are currently based in Los Angeles- we had a chance to chat with this groovy duo. Read More

Do It If You Dare: An Interview with Gallu$

January 23, 2016 |

Gallu$ is an up-and-coming artist from Brisbane who is not afraid to be his true genuine self. Read More

Most hyped shows to see this Summer

January 21, 2016 |

2016 is shaping up to be a huge year for live music, and while some of us are still scouring for money after the holiday season, big-scale touring artists are not making it any easier for our bank accounts. Read More

FOMO Festival: Review and Highlights

January 20, 2016 |

Newcomer music festival FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) was a hit amongst its attendees, and was named aptly for all around Brisbane who missed out on enjoying the interesting collective of performers they had gathered for the day. Read More

Falls Music Festival Byron Bay 2016 Review and Highlights

January 9, 2016 |

The Falls Music Festival held in Byron Bay was something to behold, and a wonderful way to welcome 2016 with grandeur, community and a whole lot of love. Read More

Music Events to Attend this NYE

December 30, 2015 |

If you’re still looking for something to do for New Year’s Eve that will include hours of dancing both before and after the countdown, sharing a smooch with a special someone (or just a sweaty stranger), and drunkenly talking about new year’s resolutions that you may or may not forget in the morning, we’ve compiled a list of gigs to help you ring in this New Year’s Eve! Read More

REVIEW: The Tame Impala tour sold out for a reason

November 30, 2015 |

Tame Impala performed their sold-out show in Brisbane on Saturday night, the 21st of November, at stunning outdoor venue The Riverstage, for the final leg of their worldwide tour for their latest full-length album, Currents.

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INTERVIEW: Sarah Jane Bradley

November 27, 2015 |

Being an artist is no walk in the park, and establishing oneself in an emerging industry can provide challenges in everyday life. Sarah Jane Bradley, who has been a practicing artist for nearly a decade now, is an artist who is familiar with all the obstacles it takes to making art and making a living at the same time.

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Trap, rap, and fatherhood: we chat with Bryson Tiller

November 25, 2015 |

Bryson Tiller has struck the music industry like a bolt of electricity, and his presence has created waves within both the public sphere and his own personal realm. Read More