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Luka Lesson, Kahl Wallis

Written by on 17 October 2017

13 October, Brighton Up Bar The art of spoken word is an ancient oral tradition. Over the centuries poetry and music have collided creating an almost transcendental experience that lives beyond the physical realm. Although popular music is ridden with poets, often poetry is reserved for textbooks or to be studied in quiet reading rooms. [...]

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Ecca Vandal – ‘Ecca Vandal’

Written by on 12 October 2017

If you are a millennial, your teenage years were probably spent listening to rap music on your headphones. Or, maybe you were into the whole pop-punk movement or even the nu-metal craze. Music identifies who we are and is a means to being accepted, nurturing a sense of belonging and a method of self-expression. But [...]

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Citizen Kay

Written by on 7 October 2017

6 October, The Landsdowne Friday night at The Lansdowne with Citizen Kay, while not packed out, delivered in energy, warmth and charisma. Performing tracks from his surprise debut record Belly Of The Beast including hot single These Kicks, Citizen Kay was filled with sprightly stage presence and awesome power, despite the room being less than full. [...]

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POW! Negro, Godriguez, Space Carbonara

Written by on 14 September 2017

12 September, Brighton Up Bar POW! Negro on this tour draw attention to their amazing debut EPJasmine & Licorice as well as to showcase some of their upcoming brilliance in their next EP, pushing the envelope in the Australian rap scene, loudly ripping away from current trends and stale signifiers of Australian hip hop. I would [...]

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Tkay Maidza: On Proving To The World That Aussies Make Hip Hop

Written by on 29 August 2017

Since releasing her much-lauded and exciting debut album, TKAY, almost a year ago, Tkay Maidza just hasn't stopped. She played Brisbane’s BIGSOUND in 2016, before immediately upgrading to the US ‘jumbo-sized’ conference with SXSW in Austin this year along with playing a number of shows around the United States. The always smiling, always dancing hip hop star is a ray of light on the Australian music [...]

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POW! Negro – ‘Jasmine & Licorice’ EP

Written by on 27 July 2017

Holy smokes! Fremantle has been brewing up one hell of a psychedelic, hip hop explosion to shake our booties to! Funky six-piece group POW! Negro have followed up two smoothly sublime singles with their debut EP - a jazzy number dubbed Jasmine & Licorice. The six tracks are a fluid mixture of foot-stomping rhythms, fierce vocals and fresh [...]

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