The continued success of Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake’s co-headline world tour proves that ska music is alive and well in 2015. So dust off your Converse, pull on your best Hawaiian shirt, quiff your hair and, as front man Aaron Barrett says, “be prepared for a skankin’ good time!”
Of 10 new tours announced each week, chances are only one or two visit a regional town. Living in a regional city at times may seem like a sacrifice to seeing big-name bands, but as Coin Banks has quickly discovered, the fans in those regional areas give back 110 per cent regardless of how many times they’ve been missed.
A lady dressed in a red velvet bikini saunters out on stage with her hands full of the strings to 150 balloons. Within moments she begins to thrash her body with the balloons in a rapidly beautiful arrangement and you soon realise her bikini is covered in three inch pins. Welcome to Caravan Burlesque, a place where the audience is respected and nothing is dumbed down for anyone.
There are times in life when you have to make a decision. Deciding between skim and full cream milk, what to have for dinner or whether you want to risk the parking fine to pick yourself up a sausage roll, but they’re all quite trivial when you think about helping decide who wins the next Melbourne Music Bank competition.
Having a cup of tea means much more than just a means to rehydrate, for many it’s a way to relax, to reminisce on good times or to sip while catching up with good friends. Tea plays a huge role in our lives but when was the last time you gave it much thought? The Australian International Tea Expo is a chance to do just that through workshops, events and stalls. We caught up with Australian Tea Masters director Sharyn Johnston.
THE ROLE: A good publicist will help you put together a comprehensive campaign to promote the product you have, but more importantly, they help you work out the best way to communicate your story to the world and the music industry through the media. This may include:
The Fair Trade Deakin University Student Club will be organising their second Oxjam event for 2015 being held at Geelong’s Workers Club. Oxfam being very happy with the results of the first event held by the same team, immediantly offered its support for the Oct 1 event.
The first (and best) step for anyone wanting a taster in a certain industry is through a course of some shape or form. So if you’re wanting to kick start your skills in sound production, make sure you get on board the two short courses on offer at Oxygen College.