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The Creative Issue – News for Creatives | January 25, 2020

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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

Brisbane Festival: The Bluebird Mechanicals

September 21, 2019 |

It’s a safe bet that The Bluebird Mechanicals is like no play you’ve ever seen before. Read More

Brisbane Festival: Bedtime Stories

September 20, 2019 |

Who among us is not beguiled by secrets, entranced by stories and intrigued by mystery? Who among us would not lean in with curiosity at a crack of thunder and the words, ‘It was a dark and lonesome night…’ 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

Brisbane Festival: TRUTHMACHINE

September 16, 2019 |

Are you a fan of innovative artistry? Do you like pushing boundaries, and having your own boundaries pushed? Do you enjoy dark humour and atmospheric tension? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, TRUTHMACHINE is the show for you. 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

Port Royal: Ain’t Got You

September 2, 2019 |

Port Royal, the band from Brisbane that are revitalising Rock and Roll, are coming back home to end their electrifying tour at Woolly Mammoth on 28th September. 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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Take A Dance With Nerida Matthaei

March 31, 2019 |

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.

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Single Asian Female; Singular, Authentic, Fierce

March 13, 2019 |

If you haven’t heard of this breakout success from Michelle Law, you simply aren’t going to the right type of parties. Never fear, The Creative Issue is here to clue you in.
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Romeo is (thankfully) Not the Only Fruit

September 21, 2018 |

It is a truth universally acknowledged that all queer love stories must be told through the use of song, dance, and, in the case of Romeo is not the Only Fruit, a reminder of all the tropes plaguing queer romances in popular culture. 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

Opera in Brisbane: Dry River Run

September 4, 2018 |

With music by Paul Dean and libretto by Rodney Hall, Saturday 01 September saw the world premiere of Dry River Run in Brisbane.  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