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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | January 19, 2022

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AboutNikki Keating, Author at The Creative Issue

Nikki Keating

Nikki Keating

Live music is my weakness. My poison, my guilty pleasure, my favorite past time etc, etc. It is unreal. I've never been overly gifted in the musical world, to the point of being booted out of clarinet lessons for being useless, but for as long as live music lives on I'm not particularly upset. Why? Because the way that music can bring people together is mostly unparalleled. A wicked mix of lyrical genius, moving sounds and atmosphere: that's what live gigs are. Everyone who's been to a decent gig knows the power of a great atmosphere. I think at some point in my life I might have fallen in lust with music and then in love with live gigs. Who knows? What I'm here at Creative Drinks to do is talk to the people, about the people and with the people that create live music in Brisbane.

Posts By Nikki Keating

Make The Homeless Smile

May 27, 2014 |

One year ago, two people in America made a video. Armed with bananas, cash and clothing they set out to make a few of the homeless on their streets smile. Fast-forward to 2014 and a small community in Brisbane, Australia are banding together for the same reason.

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Interview with Soviet X-ray Record Club

January 20, 2014 |

Soviet X-ray Record Club is a post-punk, dream, goth pop band.


All of those things.

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A recount: Woodford Folk Festival

January 11, 2014 |

Thousands of people, no shoes and about ten bras between them all, Woodford was a seriously unexpected experience.

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VIBE: Brisbane’s newest rock and metal venue

January 7, 2014 |

Brisbane metal heads, listen up. VIBE is about to rip you a new one, in the best possible way.

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Interview with The Modern Strangers

December 28, 2013 |

I sat down in a little corner on a bar stool and nursed my beer. The Archive has always been a favourite bar of mine, so when The Modern Strangers frontman, Adam Stonehouse, eagerly agreed to meet me here for an interview I figured, if nothing else, the band had a decent taste in beer.

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Interview with Deadweight Express

December 24, 2013 |

Music made with the blood, sweat and tears of two Brisbane locals, Deadweight Express is a nod to the limitless influences of rock and roll.

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Interview with East of Eden

December 18, 2013 |

In a small café I met with East of Eden soloist, Sean Fitzgerald. Oblivious to us, outside it was chaos, a bustling city filled with noise and heat.

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Farewell Kill The Music tribute

December 13, 2013 |

The end of an era is fast approaching and anybody who listens to punk, rock and metal needs to brace themselves. Read More

Armin Van Buuren to take on Brisbane

December 10, 2013 |

Five time #1 DJ in the world, Armin Van Buuren, has announced a Brisbane set as part of his latest world tour, Armin Only; Intense.

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Home-grown acts at Vans Warped Australian Tour

December 3, 2013 |

For those of us who spend our weekends soaking up the raw talent of our home-grown musos, Vans Warped Tour are right behind you.

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Five ways to get your music heard in Brisbane

November 26, 2013 |

You play an instrument? Good. In a band? Even better. Keep reading.

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TyDi returns to the Family

November 22, 2013 |

Returning to his residency for the night, Aussie DJ ,TyDi, set the room alight at the Family in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

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Review: Common Ground at Brisbane Powerhouse

November 17, 2013 |

I have a theory about the word, contemporary.

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Vans Warped Australian Tour 2013

November 16, 2013 |

Vans Warped Australian Tour is at our doorstep!

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