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.”
Thanks to Music Victoria, a brand new and vibrant program has been created to help create a sustainable live music sector. The Live Music Professionals Program is a free opportunity for established independent promoters and venue bookers in Victorian’s music community.
For the celebration of the national saint of one small but beautiful country, St Patrick’s Day found its way far beyond Ireland’s borders to become a worldwide, annual event. The Elephant & Castle Hotel will once again be hosting their annual street party to celebrate the life of Ireland’s favourite saint.
One of Geelong’s favourite club destinations, UNO Danceclub is set to celebrate its second birthday this month with two headline acts Cyril Hahn and Secondcity as well as a slew of local acts. We had a chat with Adam Metwally, one of the masterminds behind the event. If you see him around, swing a slice of cake his way.
They came out saying ‘mums of Australia are going to hate it,’ and whilst the verdict is still out on that one, the general consensus is that this album is pretty fucking awesome.