Author: Matthew Wotherspoon

Dune Rats back fight to save local bowlo

Join Brisbane rockers Dune Rats at the Coorparoo Bowls Club this Sunday, as they fight to save one of their favourite community venues. Following a proposed development to build over the club with 80 aged-care units, the Coorparoo Bowls Club (QLD) is throwing a fund-raising event on Sunday 19th November from 2PM. In spirit of keeping the local music scene alive, the event will feature live performances from surf-punk band Concrete Surfers and country bluegrass trio The Gailee Three. Drummer of Dune Rats, BC Michaels is at the centre of the initiative. He believes that venues like the Coorparoo Bowls Club are a staple in the preservation of...

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British Film Festival pays homage to Eric Clapton

Amidst the spread of cinematic delights and contemporary favourites at this year’s British Film Festival comes the engaging documentary, Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars – a deeply intimate film chronicling the life of Britain’s most renowned blues guitarist.  This year saw a diverse list of films fast-tracked from the British Isles to Australian cinemas, but few compare to Lili Fini Zanuck’s (Oscar-winning producer of ‘Driving Miss Daisy’) deeply touching documentary, ‘Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars.’ Opening with an iphone recording of Clapton honouring the late BB King in a touching personal note, Lili Fini Zanuck rewinds the...

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Inaugural music award now open in memory of late Carol Lloyd

In memory of Australia’s first ‘Rock Chick’, Carol Lloyd, Queensland Music Festival (QMF) are giving female singer-songwriters the chance to win a $15,000 prize, which will assist in funding for recording an album and allow the winner to connect with some of Queensland’s most respected artists. Regarded by singer-songwriter Katie Noonan as Australia’s ‘mother figure’ of rock, Carol Lloyd gifted the world with countless rock hits, including A Matter of Time, Do Ya Love Me and You Told The World. But one thing that is often overlooked is how the Brisbane powerhouse paved way for countless female musicians in Australia’s...

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Outback town to host all-star music festival

Some of the biggest names in Australian country music are set to descend on the Queensland town of Winton next year for the biggest inland music and culture festival ever held in Queensland. As well as celebrating outback music and culture, Winton’s Way Out Festival will celebrate the reopening of Winton’s famous Waltzing Matilda Centre, after it was tragically destroyed by fire in 2015. Bringing together artists from Australia, New Zealand and the US, Winton’s Way Out Festival will feature performances from Jessica Mauboy, John Williamson, The Living End, Kip Moore (USA), Lee Brice (USA), Sheppard, Busby Marou, Russell Morris, The...

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New York buskers bring ‘Brasshouse’ down under

This November, experience the eccentric and powerful sounds of Too Many Zooz as they deliver their infectious ‘Brasshouse’ style of music to Australian shores for the first time. Throughout November, Too Many Zooz will be setting out on a seven date tour across the East Coast to electrify venues in Brisbane, Mullumbimby, Sydney, Melbourne and Queenscliff with their eclectic mix of jazz and latin music styles. Originating from New York’s underground subway music scene, the group came to fruition after Baritone saxophonist Leo Pellegrino, trumpeter Matt Doe and drummer David ‘King of Sludge’ Parks came together while attending the Manhattan School of Music and decided to put...

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