Listening to Tkay Maidza’s track ‘Brontosaurus’ it’s hard not to fall in love with our scaly friends of the past, but for Tkay watching dinosaurs in Jurassic Park wasn’t such a pleasant experience for her. “I was actually scared of those movies … They kind of seemed like horror movies when I was younger,” Tkay adds with a laugh.
“When they asked me to play a Surrealists show I was like ‘Oh really!? That’s out of the blue’. It’s been nearly thirty years since we first made a record,” Kim laughed warmly. To many he’s the godfather of grunge, to his students at JMC Academy in South Melbourne he’s the cool teacher, and he’s Dad to his four kids – Kim Salmon may be a lot of things, but self-righteous is not one of them.
Electro-pop, for lack of a better term, has become increasingly popular over the last couple of decades and as a result there has been a massive influx of musicians who decide to pursue that genre of music. However it’s very rare that you find artists who do it quite as well as Bag Raiders.
“Well I think when you work so hard on something, especially recording you’re kind of in a tunnel vision – it’s been beautiful to step out and see how supported I am – it’s a wonderful feeling. The process of raising funds for the album – of contacting friends and fans was an eye-opener. I don’t think I’d realised that people actually dig what I do, and really value it – it’s been very encouraging.”
It’s been three years since we’ve last seen a full album from Shannon Noll, and for good reason. The former Idol contestant has had a lot on his plate, including his second appearance on our TV screens during his time on Dancing with the Stars, but a brand new album is finally on the horizon.
With over 1600 sites and 39 years in experience, there’s no denying that the Bendigo National Swap Meet know what they’re doing. Always one for a good meet, we had a chat to Mark Godwill about the long running event and the goodies on offer.
Aside from being one talented musician, Fiona Bevan is simply a lovely person to chat to. Despite suffering from jet lag from her recent flight to Australia, Fiona remained bubbly and upbeat, albeit the early morning swim helped wake her up.
Unlike her namesake, a sweet slice of Thelma Plum can be enjoyed all year round, so to celebrate the release of her second EP Monsters, Thelma is hitting the road with a few friends in tow. Destined to be all treat no trick, Thelma says she’s planning to get into the spirit and show us her spooky side.
Rural Victorian students are getting the chance to shine through the Farmed & Dangerous Film Festival, run as part of the official amateur film section of the St Kilda Film Festival and open to all Victorian students (VCAL). That’s the business side of things, now let’s get creative. To help us out, meet event manager, Blake Freeman.