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EMC 2017 Wrap

Written by on 6 December 2017

29-30 November, Giant Dwarf & Cake Wines Cellar Door 'Kieran J Hennessy Crashes EMC & Global Cities After Dark Conferences, Finds Free Food' My shirt clung to me with mad sweat from the hot walk to the first of three days of music conferences. I was late, of course, and had missed the Global Cities [...]

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BIGSOUND – Thursday – Conference

Written by on 11 September 2017

Thursday 7 September 10:00 - Keynote: Tina Arena, JWC, Freya Thursday’s keynote speech delivered by Tina Arena at The Judith Wright Centre had to be the highlight of my BIGSOUND experience. That is, of course, aside from being in the presence of Kathy McCabe, my longtime journalistic hero and biggest role model. McCabe moderated the event [...]

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BIGSOUND – Wednesday – Conference

Written by on 9 September 2017

Wednesday 6 September 10:00 - Stay Woke, Stay Punk, Stay Relevant, JWC, Freya Punk music and hard rock often dance along a line of questionable intent. With more than a few acts proffering lyrics which engage in a racist, misogynistic and hateful dialogue, it seemed high time that the experts in the area took their [...]

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