A truly authentic boutique music experience, By The Meadow is returning for its fourth year. With a focus on locally sourced talent, the picturesque setting will play host to a stellar lineup of up-and-coming Aussie acts as well as those firmly cemented in their individual, thriving scenes.
In October last year a team of musicians, businesses and venues teamed up to produce several gigs titled ‘One for the Otways’ under the guidance of Dean Krueger. Krueger, who also performed as his band Salmon Guts on the day, felt he had to give back in such a way.
The formally known humble record store Sweet Little Hi-Fi has undergone some serious changes, now operating under the new title Prehistoric Records, along with a brand new Warrnambool location. Forté chat to owner Shane Godfrey.
Presented by The Eastern and Athletic Club Brewery, Wrapped Up Festival will be bringing the likes of the Cannanes, The Ocean Party, Angie (SYD), Constant Mongrel, School Damage amongst a slew of other acts to Ballarat for an afternoon revelry. Forté chat to organiser James Donovan about the new event.
The voice for the Victorian contemporary music industry is working towards supporting the development of the music community, with a passion of advocacy across the state in protecting local venues, assisting artists in maintaining sustainable careers, as well as ensuring there’s an abundance of music offerings all year around.
To Client Liaison, their art is a multi-sensory, multi-faceted being. Not only a carefully crafted, sonically fluid sound, but an array of eclectic colour, loud fashion choices, striking theatrics and quirky business pursuits.
There is a common misconception that Geelong lacks a local live music scene. The biggest testament to this statement being inaccurate is the upcoming third anniversary of ‘Jerkfest.’
In a bookstore in New York City in 2012, Ali Barter squeezed her way into the shop to hear Patti Smith speak. She couldn’t see the artist, but simply listening to her talk inspired Barter to write.
“As you get older you start to stop writing about ‘my life’s hard’ and ‘fuck the man’, and start writing about real things and real problems, which is great. It’s always refreshing when you’re listening back to your music and not cringe at what you are singing about.”
“Once upon a time, people did something all their life, it defined them. These days people don’t have a tendency to do that, most people will change jobs in as short a space of time as 18 months, it’s quite remarkable. I don’t criticise that, but it’s not who I am.”