Live Review: Groove Terminator promises a spiritual experience, but won’t quite take you to church

Good morning readers – just a quick reminder that I’m on holidays until late October! The good news is, I’ve got plenty scheduled between now and then, so happy reading!

As part of Brisbane Festival, Australian dance music legend Groove Terminator took to the stage, supported by talented singers from The Gospo Collective and Brisbane’s Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts. Featuring guest soloists and DJ sets, the roof of the Tivoli was more than ready to be raised.

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Live Review: Musical genres collide as Synthony blasts its way into Brisbane City Hall

Good morning readers – just a quick reminder that I’m on holidays until late October! The good news is, I’ve got plenty scheduled between now and then, so happy reading!

Synthony is a pretty unique concept. Bringing together local orchestras, DJs, vocalists, feature musicians, and a crowd hungry for dance music, Synthony presents some of the biggest tracks of the last thirty years, live on stage, in an energetic and exciting event. Since kicking off a couple of years ago in Auckland, Saturday night was the first time the show had set foot on Australian soil, and, if the audience response was anything to go by, it certainly won’t be the last.

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Live Review: Chamber ensemble The Boxties bring folk like you’ve never heard it before to the Cremorne

Brisbane creative collective The Boxties (that’s “box-tees” not “box-ties”) have returned to the QPAC stage, with A Net of Souls: Songs of Dislocation and Common Ground. The ten piece chamber ensemble have pulled together a collection of songs of change, upheaval, and a longing for community. Industry, love, and war all come forward as disruptions, and are present in the stories told through a blend of folk music, transformed poetry, and gentle narration.

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