Newcastle Music

Interview w/ Rachel Maria Cox + their new Single 'Time' (OUT TODAY) by Hannah Stretton

It’s crazy how time flies when you’re having fun right? In August (2017), Rachel Maria Cox was one of my very first interviews for Newcastle Mirage. When the interview happened to make it into the print edition, I was elated. I have to admit that this interview is still one of my favourites to date. What I love about Cox is that their responses to any question thrown their way is always met by a whole lot of honesty, passion and heart - so when I saw the opportunity to speak to Cox again, I was thrilled!

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An Interview with Benn Allsop, by Kian West by Kian West

I sat down with Benn one Friday afternoon for a cold beverage and a chat. It is always hard to tell if you will hit it off with someone you’ve either never met or only really spoken to over the internet or phone, but the conversation was flowing, probably a new record interview for me. You are going to want to check this talent out after reading this, I promise you.  

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Share your ideas to create a vibrant nightlife in Lake Macquarie by Kian West

“We’re talking about more than just pubs and clubs – this could be anything taking place from early evening to late at night, including sport and exercise activities, night time markets or events, cinema under the stars, live music performances, late-night shopping experiences and more.”

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The art of audio graffiti, by Cameron Graczyk by Newcastle Discovered

Australia has always had strong roots in the heavy metal and screamo scenes, leading to many great popular acts and just as good unknown artists. As a laid back coastal nation most would not have expected such aggressive music to sweep the airwaves. While still not a ‘pop’ accepted music style, actually still shunned by a lot of the population (mainly those born in the 80s and younger seem to have adopted the hardcore life), the traction gained by the movement is constantly growing and changing. Australia is now recognised to produce some of the leading music in the genre.

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GOING BEHIND THE GIG: Cappreciating Music W/ Jess Moog by Jessica Moog

I’VE BEEN DOING THIS SERIES FOR A WHILE NOW, AND ALTHOUGH I HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING A WHOLE HEAP OF EXCELLENT INDIVIDUALS, I HAVEN’T REALLY ENCOUNTERED MANY WOMEN. THIS MONTH, MY LUCK CHANGED, AND I GOT TO HAVE A REFRESHING CHINWAG WITH THE TERRIBLY TERRIFIC AND INCREDIBLY INVOLVED CAPREE GAUL: A LOCAL TREASURE WITH A LOVELY SMILE WHO DEDICATES PRETTY MUCH ALL OF HER TIME TO IMPROVING THE MUSICAL COMMUNITY IN NEWCASTLE.

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A change in Inertia? by William Gleeson by William Gleeson

We could see eight-foot waves crashing across the entire coast from the top level of the NeW Space building. The rocks propelled the crushed sea water another 12 foot into the sky. Liam explained to me there was a very strong current dragging huge amounts of water towards Stockton, creating some big waves in the harbour.

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Morgana Osaki, By Ryan Williams by Ryan Williams

Back in February, I saw Morgana play for the first time at the Cambridge for her part in the last Banshee Collective event (which was very good by the way). I hadn’t seen anything like it before. A two-piece harpist + Ableton touch pad​​​​​​​ and turntable setup mixing samples with live instruments. I was completely blown away. And not just because my girlfriend put on the gig (which was very good).

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