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Monday 30 June 2014
Arts Music

q&a: teri gender bender, le butcherettes

Eloise Baker
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I recently discovered Le Butcherettes through listening to Teri Gender Bender’s other band Bosnian Rainbows. Now, their new album ‘Cry Is For The Flies’ has been on repeat for the last month. Released on Omar Rodríguez-López’s label, Nadie Sound, the sophomore album is an evolving mix of dark 90s rock, PJ Harvey vocals and punk….
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Monday 16 June 2014
Music Opinion

iggy azalea: the worst thing since elvis presley

Ally Van Schilt
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In his 2002 hit ‘Without Me’ Eminem famously rapped: ‘I am the worst thing since Elvis Presley to do black music so selfishly, and use it to get myself wealthy.’ Rap music often gets unfairly stereotyped (and often these stereotypes can be very true, but equally often they’re not) as being offensive, misogynist, homophobic and,…
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Saturday 31 May 2014
Arts Comedy Music Theatre

comedy review: supergirly

Brianna Doolan
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    Showing from 27 May – 8 June at the Loft Theatre in Melbourne, Lulu McClatchy’s Supergirly: Return of the Pop Princess is a balance of crude potty mouth, raw Aussie humour and some pretty spot on observations about the popular music industry. Supergirly tells the tale of Lulu McClatchy’s alter ego, Supergirly; an…
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Friday 16 May 2014
Music

music video reviews: like this, al parkinson & our street, mere women

Eloise Baker
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  Like This – Al Parkinson Al’s music will make you smile, cry or both. Whether she’s strumming her uke or a capella, stark and bluesy,  Al’s performances are staggering. You’ll know what I mean if you’ve ever seen her perform ‘Story Song’. It’s the sensual blues and Johnny Cash simplicity which form the footings…
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Wednesday 14 May 2014
Featured Music Opinion

What Makes a Gentleman* in the Music Business

Leanna de Souza
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*and an Arsehole   “It’s time for women to claim their power in music industry. We are good at it, we are leaders and nurturers, also the women I know in the music industry are some of the funniest, smartest, resourceful and passionate women I have met anywhere.” (YOKO ONO, SYDNEY PRESS CONFERENCE 2013)  …
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Friday 2 May 2014
Music

album review: gold fever, little hurricane

Rachel Barber
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Four years since they first exploded onto the live music scene, wowing audiences with their dirty blues beats and swampy guitar slides, San Diego duo Little Hurricane are back with their newest LP. Currently touring the States with home-grown roots heroes, John Butler Trio, Gold Fever represents the sophomore efforts of a band that has…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Music News

in brief: is avril lavigne’s new music video racist?

April Glover
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Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne has released a music video for her newest single Hello Kitty, which involves the singer being shadowed by a group of robotic Japanese girls while eating sushi and wearing a lolita cupcake skirt. The song itself, co-written by Lavigne’s husband and Nickelback front-man Chad Kreuger, boasts playful lyrics such as…
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Wednesday 2 April 2014
Feminism Music

no girl band: haim insulted by ‘medieval’ sexism in music

Ally Van Schilt
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The band, Haim are quickly garnering both commercial and critical success. Their live performances are outstanding, their album Days are Gone has received gold level sales, as well and critical acclaim by both music journalists and their fellow musicians. Their music has frequently been likened to that of the legendary Fleetwood Mac, and it seems…
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Monday 3 March 2014
Opinion

girls chase boys: gender bending courtesy of ingrid michaelson

Alice Brown
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Ingrid Michaelson’s latest single started out as a break-up song, but eventually evolved into something much more. Instead of a fresh and quirky track outlining a typical courtship, ‘Girls Chase Boys’ is a fresh and quirky track outlining gender stereotypes.

Friday 14 February 2014
Featured Music

interview: appleonia

Marissa Paine
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Appleonia (Jessica Kahn in her downtime) is literally feeding people with music. The singer, born in Argentina, bred in Australia, has developed a model that she says is a ‘win win’. For every free album ‘bought’, Vittoria Coffee has committed to donating the monetary equivalent of three meals to OzHarvest, a non-for-profit that takes excess…
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Thursday 6 February 2014
Music

ep review: weird season, major leagues

Bianca Martin
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  Weird Season is the debut EP from Brisbane four-piece Major Leagues, a shoegaze/dream-pop band relatively new on the music scene. This EP doesn’t sound like a debut release though, instead sounding like an offering from a seasoned band. Opening with the fuzzy guitar and sweet vocals of ‘Silver Tides’, you’re immediately drawn into the…
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Tuesday 4 February 2014
Music

ep review: broods ep, broods

Marissa Paine
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With the Broods EP, Georgia and Caleb Nott prove – like so many before them – that something special happens when you make music with your sibling. Maybe it’s that thicker than water bond or maybe it’s the fact that if anyone can tell you off, it’s your family, but there is a harmony to…
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Friday 24 January 2014
Art Arts Culture Music Opinion

festival review: mona foma

Audrey K. Hulm
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Mona Foma (or MOFO) is the summer art and music festival hosted by Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (better known as Mona). Held each year in January, the festival has a national reputation and is considered to be a stalwart of Tasmania’s cultural fabric. Reviewing a whole festival is a difficult task- every aspect…
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Friday 24 January 2014
Music

album review: primal rumble, gretchen lohse

Elyssia Bugg
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Whimsical lyrics, wistful vocals and the occasional banjo twang make up the sound of Primal Rumble, the newest release from Yellow Humphrey’s Gretchen Lohse. With less of a warrior-like growl and more of a breathy, melodic sigh, Lohse tells folksy stories of heartache, pining, loving and longing that are as undeniably pleasant as they are…
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