Items filtered by date: August 2013
Friday, 16 August 2013 18:39

The Mortal Instruments Packs

A seemingly ordinary young woman discovers a hidden world and an extraordinary destiny in ‘The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones’, the big-screen adaptation of the first book of Cassandra Clare’s blockbuster fantasy adventure series, ‘The Mortal Instruments’.  

Clarissa ‘Clary’ Fray (Lily Collins) has been living quietly in Brooklyn for as long as she can remember, when she suddenly begins to see startling and seemingly impossible things.

Just as suddenly, her single mom (Lena Headey) disappears after a violent struggle.

As she and her best friend Simon (Robert Sheehan) search for her mother, Clary begins to uncover the dark secrets and darker threats in the hidden world of the Shadowhunters, angel-human warriors who have protected humanity from evil forces for centuries.

To win one of ten Mortal Instruments packs containing a medium sized girl t-shirt and in-season double pass This competition has closed.
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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 3pm Thursday 22nd 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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1. Aphex Twin — ‘Didgeridoo’. Obviously the most amazing track to be munted to. At first you think you have been celestially transported to an interstellar corroboree, then it starts to emerge that the didgeridoo is in actual fact the unearthly rumbling of a 303, taking your brain to another dimension.

2. 808 State — ‘Nephatiti’. The early ‘90s was awash with amazing tracks like this. Wonked out sampling, super funky chopped up breaks and fat synths to make you jump around like a loon. 808 State could easily flit between catchy pop and straight-up, teeth grinding rave mentalness, this track was a pioneering breakbeat track.

3. LFO — ‘Tied Up’. Crushing industrial beats, noise and gnarly 303s make this track absolute audio dynamite. There’s something about all the harsh layers that somehow gives this song that giddy ecstatic feeling. LFO — like AFX — could write the most blissful, ambient tracks followed by the audio equivalent of a truck smashing through an explosives factory. Equals lovely.

4. Ceephax Acid Crew — ‘Woof Acid’. Ceephax makes some of the most playful and fun music in the electronic genus. A true master of the 303. If this song doesn’t make you just go absolute bonkers on the dancefloor you must be crippled.

5. Nosaj Thing — ‘Coat Of Arms’. This is essentially a hip hop record, but somehow it has this shimmery sound that pushes and pulls the frequencies like breathing. It actually makes you feel munted while you’re casually sitting in your favourite chair having a cup of tea. Proper head music.

Munter S Thomson is the new project of Nam Shub of Enki. Munter plays 4ZZZ’s Radiothon Rave — Back To The Fractal — at the Jubilee Hotel August 31.

Published in Electronic
Thursday, 15 August 2013 15:08

Halfway: Top 5 Brisbane Shopping Centres

1. Chermside. Started out life as the Chermside Drive-In. I remember it thus. Had my first full-on tantrum there in 1961. My mother still talks about it. First drive-in shopping centre in Australia and the southern hemisphere! Now it's a fucking monster. They applaud in the Apple Store. I wish they wouldn't.

2. Carindale. The first to have both Myer and David Jones. Extra special, that. What a concept! This is a long way from civilisation (the northside) but for a long time it kept all contenders at bay with the duopoly under one roof.

3. Aspley Hypermart. Extra wide aisles for extra large arses. I loved it there. Then they screwed it up and put a K-mart in. It also had a great printshop and a shockingly bad, but huge Chinese restaurant.

4. Toowong Shopping Village. Spectacular. So much nicer than what the westies like to call ‘Indro’ and you can ALWAYS get a park at Xmas. I like that the central feature of the centre is the travelators. It also has a kind of railway station in it, which is nice.

5. Mt Ommaney. The jewel in Brisbane's crown. Usually no one there. I can see why. Specialty shops are nightmarish. Love it. Possibly built and maintained by carnies.

Halfway join Seja at The Zoo Friday August 16.

Published in Rock
Thursday, 15 August 2013 15:02

Brewed At The PA Pub Tickets

Jupiters Hotel & Casino is saying ‘cheers’ to the Gold Coast’s long weekend with the launch of Brewed at The PA Pub — a series of dinners for the ultimate lover of beer, great food and more beer!

Byron Bay locals Stone & Wood are the first cab off the rank on Thursday August 29, and will showcase their range of handcrafted beers alongside a specially designed menu from the team at The PA Pub reflecting the venue’s style of ‘great pub food with a modern twist’.

Guests will be joined by Ross Jurisich, one of the three founders of Stone & Wood, as they enjoy the company’s full portfolio including the Lager, Pacific Ale, Jasper Ale and the Stone Beer, a limited release.

To win a double pass valued at $158 This competition has closed.
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1. Winner will be drawn at random at 10am Thursday 22nd August at Level 2, 192-210 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. [Winner drawn]
2. Winner 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.

Published in Competition
Thursday, 15 August 2013 11:54

Peace tickets

One of the UK’s exciting new bands, rock quartet Peace is gearing up to tour Australia for the first time next month.

Nominated as BBC’s Artist of 2013 and NME’s Best New Band is just the start for these four young upstarts from Birmingham.

Peace released their debut album ‘In Love’ in March, which was produced by Jim Abiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys).

To win one of three double passes to their show at The Zoo Monday September 23 This competition has closed.
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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 3pm Wednesday 21st August 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, 15 August 2013 07:03

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Published in Flipbook
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 17:23

What Maisie Knew Tickets

A contemporary New York City revisioning of the Henry James novella starring Julianne Moore, ‘True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård and Steve Coogan, ‘What Maisie Knew’ is a touching comedic drama set against the chaos and complexity of modern marriage and family.  

The film’s story revolves around unwitting six-year-old Maisie (introducing Onata Aprile), caught in the middle of a custody battle between her mother Suzanna (Moore), an aging rock star, and her father, Beale (Coogan), a major art dealer.  

In a race to win the court’s advantage, Beale marries Maisie’s nanny (Joanna Vanderham), prompting Suzanna in turn to marry friend and local bartender, Lincoln (Skarsgård).

As Maisie is shuttled back and forth between her parents, she comes to rely more and more on her parents’ new spouses, who begin to see how selfish and damaged Maisie’s parents really are.

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1. Winners will be drawn at random at 3.30pm Tuesday 20th 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.

Published in Competition
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 16:25

CJ Bowerbird: Poetry In Preview

He comments on society with humour and infectious prose; his words are laced with rhyme and flow.

Meet Canberra's CJ Bowerbird — a poet who's challenging the very notion of spoken word art. While yes, he could loosely be defined as a slam poet — a style in which he excels, mind you — CJ is constantly refining his craft by incorporating foreign influences like theatre and storytelling to supercharge his performances.

“I describe myself as a performance poet,” CJ explains. “I take equal measures of written poetry and performance to present it on ­stage to audiences. I have gotten to the stage where I have the opportunity to do more of the performance side of poetry through slam.

“I was fortunate enough to win the Australian Poetry Slam Championship at the end of 2012. That's what's given me a lot more opportunity to do poetry as a performance rather than as competition anymore.”

By the way he describes the APSC, it sounds as if the competition was fierce. It's a nationally-hosted event packed with heats, state finals and every year over 400 attendees rock up to the national finals held in Sydney. With that said, CJ is surprisingly humble about being the current title holder.

“Because it's a competition and it takes a random selection of people from the audience to judge your poetry, there's always an element of randomness to it. What I was performing on that night really worked with that particular audience and worked with the judges, so I was very lucky. I was among some very good performance and slam poets to be selected to win.”

Winning the APSC also gave CJ the opportunity to rub shoulders with and perform alongside some of the finest writers on the planet at the Sydney Writers Festival earlier this year. However, it appears the experience was most memorable because it proved the power of poetry.

“At the Sydney Writers Festival, I got to perform onstage with two amazing international spoken word performers — Anis Mojgani and Kate Tempest from the US and Kate Tempest from the UK. And the most amazing spoken word event I've ever been to was on the last day of the Sydney Writers Festival.

“Kate and Anis just did one-for-one poems on stage, and people were hanging from the ceiling and crowded in this room to hear them. [It shows] there are a lot of people interested in spoken word and poetry.”

“If I can make a performance more rounded and fuller, then it will reach people in so many different directions. It can give them a more satisfying performance rather than just reading words on a page.

“Last weekend in Byron Bay after I had performed someone said, 'good words, but your face was really expressive'. That made me feel really good because obviously whatever emotions I'm trying to perform with my words are actually being portrayed.”

Continuing what's undoubtedly the biggest year yet for the emerging artist, CJ will also be making his first-ever appearance at the Queensland Poetry Festival when it kicks off here later this month. And by the sounds of things, audiences will be given the best of both worlds from the wordsmith.

“For a traditional slam poetry feature you'll often get up and do 15-20 minutes of your poems, so you might do five to six poems and just read them out separately. So, what I'm thinking about doing for one of my performances is that.

“For my other performance, though, I'm writing something specifically for the QPF. It's a bit of a love story — a boy meets girl, boy loses girl kind of thing. It'll be in a simple form, but it'll be a 15-minute piece that will combine several different movements in poetry to tell a story.”

The QPF is shaping up as a milestone event for CJ because it's yet another opportunity for him to mingle with and learn from other like-minded creative individuals as well.

“I'm really excited about meeting some of the other poets, particularly some of the ones coming Canada — there seems to be a strong connection between the festival and Canadian poets. I'm really looking forward to performing and sharing the stage with some of the other poets, but meeting the other people and talking about what inspires them is what I'm looking forward to most.”

CJ Bowerbird performs 'Cars. Lightning. Rain' on August 24 and 'Kissing The Dawn' on August 25 at the Queensland Poetry Festival.

Published in Writing/ Poetry
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 16:21

When Time Stops: Dance In Preview

With rehearsals underway, the Expressions Dance Company is moulding its most ambitious work yet to ethereal perfection.

From award-winning Australian choreographer Natalie Weir ('Where The Heart Is', 'R&J') comes 'When Time Stops' — a new signature work exploring the painfully personal yet immensely dramatic events of new life, loss, love and longing.

Having directed her last work 'Where The Heart Is' through the eyes of a male, Weir has choreographed this new piece through a woman's eyes.
Lead dancer Riannon McLean is that woman. Or rather, the body through with the woman's story is told.

“It's very much a journey. I guess [the character] is not really anyone. She's not me. She's not you. She's very much a viewer. She observes life and things happen to her.”
‘When Time Stops’ brings together 20 artists, with design by Bill Haycock, lighting by David Walters, and original composition by multi award-winning Australian composer Iain Grandage performed live by Queensland chamber orchestra, the Camerata of St John’s.

“We had a few weeks where [Weir] started off with the original idea. That was really exciting, we don't normally get the opportunity to have a development process before we actually do our work. We've only been [rehearsing for] a week, but it's starting to take shape.”

McLean says production ideas are growing bigger and clearer, but that Weir “also allows us to develop our character ourselves, to see where it can be taken.”
“We all come from different life experiences, and you can bring that to the work in a physical sense.”

McLean has performed and toured nationally and internationally in 13 company productions since joining EDC in 2007.

“But my role in ‘When Time Stops’ will, without a doubt, be the greatest challenge of my dance career thus far. Things happen around the central character that are sometimes out of her control and within my life, I’ve experienced times like that. Life kind of happens. And you look back on it and go, 'wow, maybe I didn't have a lot of control over that, but it happened'. It's your life, and it's your journey. Hindsight is definitely something I can bring to ‘When Time Stops’.”
McLean’s own story is one of physical hardship, come unexpected hope.

“My mum got me into dancing when I was five … because I used to roll in my feet when I walked and she wanted to correct my foot alignment. That's why I started dancing. And I didn't leave.”

Asked about her favourite part in the production, McLean reveals it’s “the beautiful duet I do with [Jack Ziesing].” 
“It’s part slow-motion and part fast. We've actually just finished rehearsing it this morning. It's quite sorrowful, but has a really beautiful connection. And that's a challenge for both of us. Definitely a lovely journey to go on.”

Through rhythm and dance, ‘When Time Stops’ asks how we deal with the moments that determine who we are, who we become, and what we hold dear. Do we sink or swim?
“I think this is going to be such a beautiful, enormous work — very emotional, as all of [Weir’s] works are. It just has so much relevance to people today, experiencing life.”

‘When Time Stops’ will play at the Playhouse, QPAC from Sept 6-14.

Published in Dance
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 16:18

Video: Kooii Live

Last month Earth Frequency presented Kooii, in their only Brisbane show for six months.

We were there to capture the action from The Hi-Fi on video.



Videographer: Stewart Munro

Published in Reggae/ Roots

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