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There was a time, very recently, when the most likely person to know the name Montaigne was a philosophy major. Not so any more. These days many recognize it as the sobriquet of the singer-songwriter Jessica Cerro, and with good reason.
Jessica Cerro, otherwise known by her moniker ‘Montaigne‘, has had an enviable career by anyone’s standards. A Triple J Unearthed High Finalist while still in high-school, Montaigne kicked off her career in 2014 by signing a record deal and dropping two hit singles.
One of the most important functions of the arts is to help have society have those tough conversations – and to do it with style. If beautiful movement and societal commentary sound like a fun night out to you, then you should know about angel-monster; the newest dance installation from Phluxus2 Dance Collective. We sat down with artistic director Nerida Matthaei to find out more.
As of last Friday night, Kingswood have taken the top spot in my brain for “Most Laid-Back Gig I’ve Ever Been To”. The band from Melbourne graced the stage at The Zoo halfway through their national tour, and boy, were they a delight.
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.
Talking to Gabriella Cohen is a little like eating sherbet dipped ice-cream for the first time. Rather wonderful, a little odd, and quite possibly a small revelation. The same analogy extends to her new album, Pink is The Colour of Unconditional Love. We sat down with her to chat about it.