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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 7, 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

Interview: Michaela Holmes, Music Video Director

November 4, 2015 |

Being young with ambition can prove to be challenging, especially in creative fields. But 22-year old filmmaker and music video director Michaela Holmes proves that age is no obstacle when it comes to making it in the creative scene.

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Interview: MKO Sun

October 18, 2015 |

Hannah Macklin of MKO SUN has had a busy couple of years. She’s preparing for the release of her next EP Opas Opalus which she has been producing and writing in order to perfect. Read More

Review and Highlights: Listen Out 2015

October 14, 2015 |

Listen Out 2015’s objective goal was pretty simple- Listen and Dance. And that’s exactly what Brisbane did last Sunday afternoon. Read More

The Growing Prominence of Rap Music in Brisbane: Big Krit Review

October 10, 2015 |

As Brisbane gains credibility and respect from Australia as an expanding cultural hub, so too does the diversity and range of the musical acts and genres that we get to enjoy. Read More

The Duality of Tkay Maidza and Her Music

October 7, 2015 |

Adelaide-born rapper Tkay Maidza may still be a teenager, but she already showcases a wealth of knowledge well beyond her years. Read More

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2016 Line-up Announced!

September 30, 2015 |

What a week for music festival junkies! As we enter the season of live music and tune into Triple J for more line-up and sideshow announcements, we’re also prepping our wallets and bank accounts for the significant deductions that will be made because of these events. Read More


September 24, 2015 |

We’ve got the Breakfast Club, we’ve got Ferris Bueller and we’ve got Clueless. We’ve got coming-of-age high school stories from every era but do we have enough representation in those films? The 2015 film release DOPE, written and directed by Rick Famiyiwa, aims to melt away the conventional and normative narratives behind your average high school coming of age story, and allow us to hear the stories that are not heard enough.

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FOMO Music Festival 2016 Lineup Announced

September 23, 2015 |

Bring on Brisbane Summer! Which means more music festivals, dancing and bucket hats (no hate) for Brisbane to enjoy- all enhanced by the announcement of new brand new FOMO Music Festival. Read More

First Night Fever and Why Free Live Music Matters

September 16, 2015 |

For those who missed out on BIGSOUND because Struggle Street is a very highly populated residential area by music lovers alike, Brisbane came through with free shows in some of its greatest venues, just to celebrate and extend the two spectacular days of local music.

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REVIEW: Straight Outta Compton

September 13, 2015 |

Straight Outta Compton is a movie about one of the greatest stories of the music revolution. It is two and a half glorious hours detailing the stories of five of the most notoriously respected rappers in hip-hop history, Compton’s very own N.W.A. There’s even a sneaky car chase. What more could you want?

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HIGHLIGHTS: Maroochy Music Festival 2015

September 3, 2015 |

“21 bands, 10 DJs, 30 visual artists, no clashes – best weekend ever? Maroochy Music and Arts Festival was in spectacular form this year, with creativity, good vibes and cosmic energy to spare.

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