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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | December 12, 2019

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Posts BySam Rankin, Author at The Creative Issue

Exploring online video content – Melbourne Webfest 2015

July 22, 2015 |

It’s clear that Australian and international audiences are getting their video content from a wide range of sources. Read More

HOWQUA Interview

June 12, 2015 |

There’s some dreamy guitar pop that’s killing it at the moment in Australia, but one artist that shines through with his rawness and vulnerability is HOWQUA, known as Ben Campain to his mum. His EP “Naked” was co-produced with … Read More

Review: Jimmy vs Jimmy at Melbourne Comedy Festival

April 19, 2015 |

The Imperial Comedy room, surely a highlight of the festival, has a cracker line up of stand-ups, sketch stars and improvisers of all sorts. Someone who combines all three is Jimmy James Eaton, a mainstay of the Comedy Festival and the wider Melbourne comedy scene.

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Review: Chimp Cop at Melbourne Comedy Festival

April 17, 2015 |

Every good Melbourne Comedy Festival venue has a strong and distinct vibe, from the top-bill acts at the Town Hall to the beautiful weirdos at Tuxedo Cat. The Imperial has a strong mix of subversive stand-up acts and sketch comedy, with Chimp Cop confidently leading the helm.

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Review: WOMANz at Melbourne Comedy Festival

April 9, 2015 |

“WOMANz” had me kicking myself for not seeing this show earlier. After rave reviews during last year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival and buzzing word of mouth, I was finally able to catch Tessa Waters at the Town Hall on a miserable … Read More

Review: Dirty Sexy Politics at MICF

March 31, 2015 |

Samuel Valentine and Tom Albert hail originally from Queensland, but you wouldn’t know it. There fast paced, vaudevillian cabaret style of comedy fits very comfortably in Melbourne and indeed the Butterfly Club.

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Smoking darts with Northeast Party House

March 19, 2015 |

Not many bands swing as effortlessly between clean, heart-breaking songwriting to fuzzed out disco punk as Northeast House Party. Since breaking through in 2010 on Triple J’s Unearthed with their track, Dust, the band have blazed across Australia with their wildly renowned high-energy live shows. We got the chance to chat with the group before they head on tour with garage-rockers Food Court on their Double Darts Tour

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