Items filtered by date: August 2013
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 12:48

Tequila Mockingbird Tickets

From the multi-award winning team behind shake & stir’s '1984' and 'Animal Farm', comes a brand new production, 'Tequila Mockingbird'.

The Australian premiere season of 'Tequila Mockingbird' plays the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s Cremorne Theatre stage, for a strictly limited season from August 21 to September 7.

Set in a small Australian town, 'Tequila Mockingbird' tells the story of the racist underbelly that rears its ugly head after a young woman is attacked and the small community targets a young Indian contractor who has recently relocated to the area. Only one local man possesses the strength and conviction to uncover the truth and defend the accused in the ultimate fight for what’s right.

To win a double pass (valued at $104) to the Friday August 23 QPAC performance This competition has closed.
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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 3pm Tuesday 13th August at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winner drawn]
2. Winners will be notified by e-mail. [Winner 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.

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Monday, 05 August 2013 16:06

Bacchus Random Soul Party Package

To celebrate Random Soul’s Ekka Holiday Eve album launch event (Tues August 13) Bacchus is giving you the chance to win a room for two people at Rydges South Bank, and a bottle of champagne to enjoy.

When you’re done partying forget cab queues and take the lift upstairs!

Bacchus welcomes Random Soul, performing live with keys and vocals as part of the national tour of their debut album ‘Live For The Moment’.

With free entry and amazing cocktails served up poolside from 5pm, it's sure to be the place to be on what will be a very random Tuesday evening of good times.

To win a night’s accommodation (valued at over $300) for two at Rydges South Bank Tuesday August 13This competition has closed.
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1. Winner will be drawn at random at 12:01pm Monday 12th August at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winner drawn]
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3. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.    

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Friday, 02 August 2013 17:41

Bombshell Burlesque Tickets

Elegance, sensuality, creativity and femininity – all words to describe the Bombshell Burlesque and Beauty Academy Graduation Show at Metro Arts Friday August 16.

Expect bumping, grinding, and lots of glitter as current students take to the stage in a comfortable and supportive theatre environment.

The show will also feature stunning performances by tutors Lila Luxx (Miss Perfect Pinup Australia 2012), The Diamond Dahlia (Miss Burlesque Brisbane 2012), Jacqueline Furey, Lady Cave and Coppelia Jane (Miss Burlesque Queensland 2011).

To win a double pass to the show
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1. Winner will be drawn at random at 4pm Friday 9th August at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. 

2. Winner will be notified by e-mail.

3. Entrants' email address will not be used for any other purpose except the conduct of this competition.

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Friday, 02 August 2013 14:25

Str8-Up: Top Five Shaping Forces

1. Music On The Mind. I am not to sure if this may occur to any musicians or writers, but some nights I wake up from a dream that inspires me for song ideas, melodies or lyrics. I find it is amazing how our brain works in our sub-conscious and relaxed state of mind.

2. Interesting Work Options. On separate occasions, I have been asked by a few people in the entertainment scene to do MC work at a fashion catwalk show, cruise ships and I even got offered a strip club gig. At the time, I wondered whether I would get any extra tips if I took on the strip club job. Bazingah! 

3. Street Talk. I love to meet new people, musicians and street entertainers as we are all unique and have a story to tell. I even love to support talented local buskers and show my appreciation of their work by dropping some money in their hats. I am a strong believer that if you give out good, then good will be returned. That’s good karma! 

4. Home Grown Encounters. I always carry around music demos or flyers because you just never know when the opportunity will arise to hand them out, like the time I bumped into home grown Aussies Jessica Mauboy and DJ Nino Brown.At the times I managed to give my music demo and details to them. I try to never to miss opportunities, but always seize the moment.

5. Moments In History. Whilst I was at an LL Cool J concert a few years back, I had an amazing experience to be selected out of the crowd to dance on stage with his dancers. Whilst up on stage I was able to meet, greet and exchange details with LL. Happy times and loving the music.

Str8-up-T’s new single, ‘Let’s Fly’ (feat. E Ray) is available now. His album, ‘Ticket 2 Freedom’, will be released shortly.

Published in Urban
Friday, 02 August 2013 14:22

Allday: Top Five Inspirations

1. The National Gallery Of Victoria. I go to the art gallery a little bit for inspiration. I don't know much about art but I like it and I try to get in the headspace of the artist when they were painting and apply that to my music. I went to art school for a little bit but i wasn't very good so I quit; sometimes it's good to just be a fan of something and not have to do it yourself.

2. Fear. It’s probably my biggest inspiration. Fear of normality, fear of failure, fear of working in a call centre forever. Most days I'm spurred on by fear alone.

3. Perfection. Something that we all strive for in music though it seems unattainable. I've never got within a million miles of perfection but in time I get slightly closer and that keeps me inspired. I think a lot of art is perfect in its own way and it's possible for everyone to reach perfection.

4. The ‘90s. Not just ‘90s hip hop but my whole childhood in the ‘90s. A time where we had computers but they weren't good enough to keep us indoors. It's my inspiration because it's an innocent time to me.

5. Humanity. It's exciting for me to be able to capture small parts of life and put them into song. Some songs remind you of something or someone and that's because they capture part of the human experience. I'm always trying to get better at songwriting and depicting the little things in life.

Allday supports Illy at Oh Hello! on Friday September 13 and plays Sprung Festival at Victoria Park on Saturday September 21.

Published in Urban
Friday, 02 August 2013 14:18

EGO: Music In Pictures

Sydney-based EGO is surprised more A-List DJs aren’t getting into what he sees as the future of club music: audio visual production.
 
“Fatboy Slim and Moby have kind of gotten into it,” he concedes, “where they have their show fully synched up with the visuals, which I think is great, but it's used mostly as a backdrop to their set. But some guys have sort of stepped up and integrated it into their show.”

With the development in technology for audio visual production, EGO believes “people's imaginations are the limit”. He names art school favourites amongst his visual inspirations.

“I think I've always liked sample based artists who take things and rework them in a way that is very different, and that is the same with visual artists who take things and present them in different ways, people like Andy Warhol or Dali who take elements and throw them out the window or throw them back at your face.

“That's what I like to do as well, to push boundaries and push ideas and take things that people know and present them in a way that they haven't seen before. I guess I really like exploring a new way of doing things and new styles and so more often than not, videos take me a while to do.”

With too much creative energy to keep to himself, EGO is doing some workshops with the non-profit organisations ‘Bridges for Music’ and ‘Heaps Decent’ alongside his national and international tour commitments.

“I guess my background, my other life, before I started going full time with the audio visual thing was doing workshops for community groups in not-for-profits groups, teaching people digital literacy skills, you know, how to use the internet and how to use email. So it's kind of combining a skill and love that I already have with my new thing. I didn't want to go full time with the audio visual thing without giving back somewhere along the way.

“It was something I wanted to do, but something I hadn't planned on doing for a while until I had [audio visual production] sorted. But it's been a lot quicker, which has been great.”

‘A Trip With Ego’ visits Oh Hello! Thursday August 8 and Never Land Bar Friday August 30.  

Published in Electronic
Friday, 02 August 2013 14:11

The Soundscapes Trio: Live Review

In a cozy little building by The River, a night of pretty damn inspiring and audacious music was being undertaken by The Soundscapes Trio featuring Lauren Lucille (Qmusic Finalist, 2012).

The night began with some shaky bits, although the sparkly bits really shook the senses: The leap was made and the group pulled it right out for the slavering masses at the sold-out Brisbane Jazz Club.

Dynamic and colour were really pronounced, displaying terrific control and skill in buckets. The beautifully harmonised pieces of Lauren Lucille’s album ‘Hidden Here’ (2012) contrasted the scattered and wildly dynamic material by Cleon Barraclough, ‘Archi-Texture’ (2012), with his tastes moving toward composing more structured but overtly complex pieces. All pieces require a second hearing, in my estimation.

This group is damn fine, giving each other room during the solo sections; connections and soul came at unhindered moments. Technicality and capability cannot be understated; the fare on offer was of the highest quality and purest motivation. The Soundscapes trio are terrifying talented and have a lot to offer in the progressive and experimental sense of The J-Word.

Catch Lauren Lucille at Black Bear Lodge on August 7 with Mark Moroney & Benhur.

Published in Jazz/ Fusion
Friday, 02 August 2013 14:06

Monique DiMattina: Nola's Ark

Monique DiMattina’s head was geared for adventure when, at twenty weeks pregnant, she flew halfway across the world to record new album ‘Nola’s Ark’.

The illustrious jazz singer/ songwriter/ pianist pilgrimaged to NOLA (New Orleans, Louisiana), partner Giovanni in tow and second bub on the way, to record her fifth album at Mark Bingham’s famed ‘Peity Studios’.

“If you’ve seen HBO’s ‘Treme’ then you’ve seen Mark. A lot of the scenes are at his studio and he’s featured as himself there. Most of the time it didn’t feel like he was producing. He was more like a benevolent Santa Claus figure. He wore an apron most of the time and walked in and out while cooking gumbo.”

It was a long time coming for the Melburnian, who spent nine years living in New York but only visited ‘The Big Easy’ once in all that time.

“I just never found the window to go. I should have done, because my whole life is around the kind of jazz music that comes out of New Orleans. It was very much a late thing to get around to.”

Monique DiMattina performs at The Box Sunday August 11.

Published in Jazz/ Fusion
Friday, 02 August 2013 11:50

Now You See Me Passes

‘Now You See Me’ pits an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against ‘The Four Horsemen’, a super-team of the world's greatest illusionists.

‘The Four Horsemen’ pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audience while staying one step ahead of the law.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, ‘Now You See Me’ lands in cinemas August 8.

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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 4.30pm Tuesday 6th August 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.

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Friday, 02 August 2013 10:10

Other Desert Cities Preview Doubles

Queensland Theatre Company’s latest production, ‘Other Desert Cities’, is a story of drama, wit and family feuding; one that makes the goings-on of the Kardashians, the Osbornes, and the Montagues and Capulets look like bedtime stories.

It’s a story that carefully navigates every dark corner of the family dynamic, told beautifully with commanding performances by each cast member.  

Other Desert Cities premiered at New York’s Off-Broadway Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center in 2011 before moving to Broadway and being nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Play in 2012, as well as being nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

To win one of ten double passes to the preview show on Tuesday August 13 at the QPAC Playhouse, 6:30pm This competition has closed.
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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 2pm Friday 9th August 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.

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