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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | November 19, 2019

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Grinspoon Are Aus Rock Royalty, with Good Reason

November 13, 2019 |

There was a sense of splendour to the latest show at The Fortitude Music Hall. Read More

Montaigne on Complexity and Common Sense

September 16, 2019 |

Voltaire said that ‘common sense is not that common’, and now Montaigne is bringing her own philosophies to the matter in her new album Complex. We sat down for an enlighting chat about the concept of complexity, common sense, and the recent renaissance of Montaigne‘s own music. Read More

Artistic All-Rounder Mika Campbell Puts the Feel Good in FeelsClub

September 10, 2019 |

Brissy band FeelsClub have been killing it in the local scene of late, dropping their new single So Done and selling out to Foundry gigs in the last twelve months. Read More

THE guy from Fyre Festival is coming to BIGSOUND

August 10, 2019 |

BIGSOUND has just announced that Fyre Festival producer, Andy King, is joining their massive roster of keynote speakers to give insight into the world of international event promoting. Read More

BIGSOUND Announce 68 Lineup Additions

July 25, 2019 |

Brisbane’s biggest live music event BIGSOUND is drawing closer and they’ve just dropped some big lineup news to keep you keen. Read More

Class is in Session; talking School of Rock with Nadia Komazec

July 18, 2019 |

Odds are if you were born in the nineties, Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song will always bring to mind Jack Black rocking out in the cult-classic movie School of Rock. Now is your chance to live that nostalgic dream the smash hit stage show adaption is crashing into Brisbane this month. We sat down with lead actress Nadia Komazec to talk about the show, theatre for youngsters, and the subtleties of her character Patty Di Marco.

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Play Me, I’m Yours: An Exciting New Art Installation

June 19, 2019 |

This July, globally-celebrated public art phenomenon Play Me, I’m Yours is coming to Brisbane as part of the 2019 Queensland Music Festival. Read More

San Tropez Bay: Double EP Launch

June 7, 2019 |

In the last few months, Brisbane-based indie-rock band San Tropez Bay have taken off in the Brisbane music scene with flying colours. Read More

Fish Lane Festival 2019

May 21, 2019 |

Who was with me at Fish Lane on Saturday 11th May?

What seemed like the entirety of Brisbane turned out to soak up the atmosphere of the infamous Fish Lane Festival. Now in its fourth year, this year’s festival was bigger and better than ever before. Read More

Sam Perry Reflects On Life After “The Voice”

September 27, 2018 |

I got to catch up with Sam Perry, who has gone from reality TV winner to touring artist. He’s embarking on a national tour starting in Melbourne in November.  Read More

Nice Biscuit Discuss Shows And A New Record

September 13, 2018 |

I got to speak to the lovely Grace Cuell while she was traipsing through Fortitude Valley, a couple of days after she and her band had hit the stage for BIGSOUND 2018. We talked about Nice Biscuit’s latest shows, their new record, which comes out this Friday the 14th September, and their incredible, quirky DIY costumes.  Read More

Review: Golden Features at Eatons Hill Hotel

August 17, 2018 |

Let me preface this by saying: when you are used to seeing your live performances in inner-city Brisbane, such as Fortitude Valley, Riverstage or Southbank, having to go all the way out to Eatons Hill is a hell of a trek. Let me also say: Golden Features made it oh so worth it. Read More

Dan Potthast is the cool uncle you never knew you wanted

June 29, 2018 |

While his name might not be as familiar to us Aussies who aren’t die-hard ska fanatics, Dan Potthast is a talented muso who’s been keepin’ it real in the USA since the nineties. He’s a beloved cult figure, a veteran performer, and an all around top bloke. We sat down with him for a chat about his upcoming tour Down Under.

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Sammm Talks His Debut EP… and Mandarins

June 7, 2018 |

Brissy musician Samuel Geddes is no stranger to the Brisbane arts scene. He’s well known around the neighbourhood haunts as the powerhouse vocalist of local outfit Screwjacks, but 2018 has seen the birth of his new solo project, Sammm. The promise from the singer/songwriter is to “navigate listeners through his experiences of heartbreak, addiction and growing up, with raw and enticing guitar-driven tunes”. We caught up with him to talk about the launch of his new EP, Mandarin Season.   Read More