Items filtered by date: August 2013
Friday, 30 August 2013 17:00

Lurch & Chief: Top 5 Influential Albums

1. Fugazi — ‘13 Songs’. The aggression in this album is fucking unbelievable. Raw hardcore power that kicks you in the face. Even if a song’s quiet and slow it can still have the same intensity; it's proven on this album. Music that gets inside your head and rattles your brain. I want to make some of that shit.

2. Ataxia — ‘Automatic Writing’. John Frusciante (RHCP). Josh Klinghoffer (RHCP). Joe Lally (Fugazi). Three dudes. Two weeks. Two albums. This being the first. Throw away all your preconceptions of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Fugazi. This is an absolute masterpiece in experimental rock, bass grooves, and sloppy drumming brilliance. Arguably my favourite group of musicians together using only analogue gear. WOAH. 

3. Iceage — ‘You're Nothing’. Basically this album helps me walk to the station really fast. Brute force from Danish lads in there late teens, early 20s leaving me wishing I'd written something this mental at that age.

4. Pete Rock & C.L Smooth — 'Mecca And The Soul Brother'. The production comes from crate digging and mixing samples. An extremely slow rewarding process as you can hear from this super album. It's Pete Rock's intensity and love for music making that influences me. PS. Check out Pete Rock's record collection — a-m-a-z-i-n-g.

5. Guru — ‘Jazzamatazz’. A perfect hip hop jazz infused album that gets smoked to on my mate’s balcony basically every Friday. The craftsmanship heard is absolutely incredible at capturing what was happening in the ghettos of New York during the early ’90s. I guess it's influential in the sense of how I want my music to make people feel. Nice way to sound like a wanker but hey that's music.

Lurch & Chief play the Grand Central Hotel Saturday August 31.

Published in Rock
Friday, 30 August 2013 16:03

Melodie Francaise CDs

Singing in French and tackling some of the most famous French songs is not for the faint-hearted recording artist.

But that’s what the likes of Gossling, Oh Mercy, Jinja Safari, Deep Sea Arcade, Megan Washington, The Jezabels and Vance Joy have contributed tracks to ‘Melodie Francaise’ — 14 interpretations of French classics including Air’s ‘Sexy Boy’ and Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot’s ‘Bonnie And Clyde’.

To win one of three copies This competition has closed.
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Terms and Conditions:

1. Winners will be drawn at random at 3pm Thursday 5th September at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winners drawn]
2. Winners will be notified by e-mail. [Winners notified]
3. Winners must arrange to collect the prize from Scene Magazine's offices at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, during business hours.
4. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

Published in Competition
Friday, 30 August 2013 15:43

Afghanistan: After Dark Tickets

Queensland Museum presents ‘Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures From The National Museum, Kabul’, which showcases over 200 archaeological finds that tell a tale of cultural wonder once thought lost.

The artefacts were thought to have perished hundreds of years ago until they were unexpectedly recovered from secret vaults in 2003.

Part of the exhibition is After Dark, an exotic evening enticing you to explore the heart of the Silk Road. Experience the rich and diverse culture of Afghanistan through music, storytelling and cuisine, and discover why this mystical country still remains unknown to many.

Featuring live music from Triple J’s DJ Sharif Galal, the Silk Road Lounge, Collector’s Bar, traditional tea services, live Afghan cooking demonstrations, and entry to the Afghanistan exhibition, which opens September 5.

After Dark takes place on three Fridays only: October 11, November 15 and December 13.

To win a double pass to any of the three After Dark events This competition has closed.
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Terms and Conditions:

1. Winners will be drawn at random at 2pm Tuesday 10th September at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winners drawn]
2. Winners will be notified by e-mail. [Winners notified]
3. Winners must arrange to collect the prize from Scene Magazine's offices at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, during business hours.
4. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

Published in Competition
Thursday, 29 August 2013 16:21

Mozart & Britten Tickets

ACO2 — the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s precocious little sister — has a swag of glowing reviews under their belts after their first national subscription tour for 'Mozart & Britten'.

The program promises a rollercoaster of emotion, from the South American-style tango of Roger Smalley’s ‘Birthday Tango’ to the haunting and evocative sounds of Arvo Pärt’s ‘Cantus In Memoriam Of Benjamin Britten’, and the piece that launched Benjamin Britten’s international career, ‘Variations On A Theme Of Frank Bridge’, recognised as a landmark of 20th century string writing.

To win a double pass (valued at $84) to show at the Redland Performing Arts Centre on Saturday September 14, 7.30pm This competition has closed.
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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 12pm Thursday 5th September at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winner drawn]
2. Winners will be notified by e-mail. [Winner notified]
3. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

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Thursday, 29 August 2013 15:49

A Western Tickets

Join UK artists Action Hero in the Basement bar and take part in an up-close, chaotic, half-arsed remake of the classic western.

“We want to make a western. We have a cowboy hat and some ketchup. We want the scene where our hero walks into the bar and everyone stops talking. We want the scene where the whore begs to be loved. We want to cheat at cards. We want blood and guns. Everyone will have a moustache. All the bad guys laugh. Dust blows across a deserted street. Music.”

A Western takes place at the Basement, Metro Arts from September 10-28.

"Sharp, witty and poignant ... a truly epic piece of theatre ... a beautiful pipedream of a show — one that places the audience at its heart. 4 stars." The Guardian

To win one of two triple passes (you and two mates) to the Wednesday September 11 performance This competition has closed.
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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 3pm Tuesday 3rd September at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winners drawn]
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3. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

Published in Competition
Thursday, 29 August 2013 12:08

Charlotte McLean: Top 5 Artists

1. Kristin Berardi. Kristin is unique because of the control she has over her voice. She is a rare vocalist that knows her own instrument more than most instrumentalists, yet still sings with such emotional integrity. Did I mention she can swing?

2. Lettuce. These guys are so cool! Other than their almost metronomic sense of time, they are able to play astoundingly difficult music while making it sound so tasteful. I am impressed with the way that they pay tribute to icons of funk, soul and jazz while still pushing funk in a new direction.

3. Becca Stevens. The way she writes and arranges has changed the way I look at what I would like to accomplish as an artist. Her lyrics are moving, her voice is genuine, and she is a talented band leader.

4. Bobby McFerrin. He seems to have a superhuman sense of time and his intonation is insane! He is technically proficient and an accomplished improviser, and has a gift for bringing out the best in an audience.

5. Erykah Badu. Such a unique tone, great rhythmic feel and killer band! I could listen to her for hours. She has a commanding stage presence and I always love what she wears. She is just the coolest.

Charlotte McLean performs with her quintet at the Brisbane Jazz Club tonight, Thursday August 29.

Published in Jazz/ Fusion
Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:58

T.I. & Akon Tickets

T.I. and Akon — on the same stage in one huge night! Episode One is Australia's hottest new urban music show.

These shows will mark T.I.'s very first performances in Australia. Also known as T.I.P. and 'Rubberband Man', T.I. established himself as one of rap's greatest and most successful MCs during the early 2000s. He's released eight studio albums, including his most recent bestseller, ‘Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head’.

Joining T.I. is international multi-platinum recording artist and producer Akon. As soon as you hear Akon's voice, you know it's him. It's that shimmering, soulful voice that's propelled countless hits on the pop, R&B, hip hop and dance charts.

To win one of three double passes to the T.I. & Akon Episode One at the Brisbane Riverstage Saturday October 12 This competition has closed.
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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 4pm Wednesday 4th September at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winners drawn]
2. Winners will be notified by e-mail. [Winners notified]
3. Winners must arrange to collect the prize from Scene Magazine's offices at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, during business hours.
4. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

Published in Competition
Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:38

Jazz On Sunday Tickets

With Clotilde Rulland 4tet headlining the first Jazz On Sunday program at the Brisbane Festival September 8, Jazz Qld have announced the players for the remaining two shows.

Dan Quigley and his Hot Five bring the street jazz sounds of New Orleans into the new millennium when they play alongside the Catherine Lambert Quartet September 15.

Then on September 22, Sydney-based the Gai Bryant Quartet will be joined by the raw soul of Shannon Marshall and the Souls Almighty.

The action takes place at The Spiegeltent, Cultural Forecourt, South Bank, and kicks off at 2pm for all three events.

We have a double pass to each show to giveaway. To win a double pass This competition has closed.
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And indicate which show you’d like to attend.

Terms and Conditions:

1. Winners will be drawn at random at 11am Wednesday 4th September at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winners drawn]
2. Winners will be notified by e-mail. [Winners notified]
3. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

Published in Competition
Thursday, 29 August 2013 10:12

When Time Stops Tickets

Following on from her award winning works ‘Where The Heart Is’ and ‘R&J’, Expressions Dance Company Artistic Director Natalie Weir brings audiences her most ambitious work to date, ‘When Time Stops’, running from September 6-14 at the QPAC Playhouse.

This heart stopping new work opens the floodgates on those achingly personal yet intensely dramatic life-defining events; new life, loss, love and longing; ‘When Time Stops‘ is an ethereal voyage of life-changing moments told through the eyes of a woman.

To win one of three double passes to the 7.30pm performance on Saturday September 7 This competition has closed.
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Terms and Conditions:

1. Winners will be drawn at random at 4pm Tuesday 3rd September at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winners drawn]
2. Winners will be notified by e-mail. [Winners notified]
3. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

Published in Competition
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 17:10

I'm Your Man: Theatre In Preview

How do you win a title fight? What does it take to be a man? Both require blood, sweat and tears according to 'I’m Your Man' — a verbatim-theatre­ piece about Australian boxing, masculinity and courage. 

Creator Rosyln Oades followed Australian IBF World Featherweight Champion Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib for 18 months and immersed herself in the world of Australian boxing. She spent hundreds of hours recording interviews with boxing world figures including Jeff Fenech, Wally Carr, Tony Mundine, Gus Mercurio and Billy McPherson in order to create the show.

Describe the show in 5 words?

Sweaty, big-hearted, inspiring, adventurous and authentic.

Your fav. line in the play and why?

A line by the late, great Gus Mecurio: “Hands up, head down”. It was Gus’ personal motto and it’s a great motto for life in general, protect yourself and keep going. In hard times, don’t give up. 

What do you want audiences to say about this as they leave?

I think audiences will find ‘I’m Your Man’ engaging, innovative and very uplifting contemporary theatre. The show is set in a boxing gym and focuses on intimate behind-the-scenes experiences rather than actual fights. It’s ultimately a work about courage and the desire to be special – which is a very human story we can all relate to even if you haven’t the slightest interest in boxing. I want audiences to leave inspired to be braver, fitter and keep striving in their pursuits.

What about this story was so appealing to you?  

Acts of courage have always fascinated me. I found these characters incredibly inspiring and vulnerable. The only thing that’s certain in the world of professional boxing is no matter how high you fly you will eventually lose in a very public way – that kind of risk-taking takes real guts and a big heart.

Are there any life lessons to be learnt in the boxing ring?

As they say in the gym, ‘the more you sweat, the less you bleed!’ Success is all about discipline and preparation – there’s no shortcut to being top of your game, whatever that game may be.

'I’m Your Man' is playing at Brisbane Powerhouse for four nights only. Wed Aug 28 – Sat Aug 31.

 

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