Thursday, 14 November 2013 10:50

Mullum Music Festival Three Day Double Pass

It’s beard meets bongo, banjo meets burlesque, flannelette meets flamenco and above all it's a boots ‘n’ all banquet of quality music and experiences at the Mullum Music Festival, November 21-24.

With a rep as one of the best boutique festival experiences around, the sixth annual Mullum Music Festival has a typically eclectic and colourful line-up of international, national and local acts for music lovers to enjoy in the quaint halls, pubs, clubs and streets of the funky little northern NSW town of Mullumbimby.

The bill is headlined by: Raul Midon, The Basics, The Barefoot Divas, Blue Grassy Knoll, Pieta Brown, Swamp Thing, Robert Ellis and many, many more.

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Wednesday, 13 November 2013 14:01

Emily Lubitz: '70s Songbird Revival

Travelling back in time to the groovy ‘70s, Tinpan Orange’s Emily Lubitz prepares to resurrect the era’s superstars with Songbirds Of The 70s.

“It was a pivotal point for music. From the ‘60s and then into the ‘70s, rock & roll into disco. Socially and politically a lot was changing, the world was in transition with civil rights and feminism and I think that that informed a lot of the music.

"I think that there was a lot of hope and idealism in the songs. Women [were] finding their voice in the scene, a really strong voice, which was really prevalent,” Emily says.

Emily is joined by fellow femme vocalists Lucie Thorne, Mama Kin, Elana Stone, Loren Kate and Miles And Simone as the special event — part of the Mullum Music Festival — weaves its way through the hypnotic era.

“We wanted to cover a lot of genres and different kinds of worlds. We've covered Janis Joplin, she actually died in 1970 so she just made it in, but we thought that she was so iconic that we had to have her.

"We've got a bit of the folky stuff,  like Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell, then a little more rock with Fleetwood Mac. Also some Gloria Gaynor, real African-American belting soul kind of stuff that is so ‘70s. We end with a bit of disco, a bit of ABBA. So we tried to cover all our bases.”

While the ‘70s may be long gone, there’s no denying its legacy lives on.

“I think a lot of musicians today hark back to the styles and influences from the ‘70s. It's hard to pinpoint because it's one long line of influence with Western music, and [it's hard to tell] where things stop and begin.

"From gospel, to country, to jazz – everyone is borrowing from everyone in some way. There is a lot of stuff that is referencing the ‘70s stuff these days.”

Tinpan Orange are also set to play at the festival, and state that alongside the release of their most recent album 'Over The Sun’, the landscape in which they create their music has shifted.

“Sonically our sound is a bit different. It's a bit lusher, a bit bigger, I guess. Lots of harmonies and string bits... so I guess it's a bit more adventurous.”

Emily Lubitz plays Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby High School, November 24.

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