In shocking and devastating news to teenagers and drunkards all across Brisbane this week, The Queensland Police Union in conjunction with Brisbane Mayor Campbell Newman want to impose a 2am shutdown of all clubs and pubs in Brisbane. Apparently violence levels in Fortitude Valley and the city are getting to unacceptable levels, and the lockdown aims to reduce this. Naturally, Brisbane teens are outraged, and plenty of facebook groups protesting the move have popped up and are quickly gaining members. But first, a disclaimer: I’m a teenager. I enjoy the valley on the weekends. Of course, I’m opposed to this plan. But before writing me off as just another binge-drinker who wants to stay out all night just to get ‘trashed’, hear me out. This plan is majorly flawed for a number of reasons, and will actually do the opposite to reducing what it aims to do.

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In Dust we Trust.

September 24, 2009

A couple of strange things happened yesterday. Most people in Brisbane or Sydney were witness to a gigantic cloud of red dust clamouring over the cityscape, myself included. What was even more interesting though was just how comprehensively social media outlets Twitter and Facebook covered the event.

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It’s been a little while since I’ve updated this blog…unfortunately uni has taken over a little bit and I’ve hardly had time to breathe, let alone write anything. But never fear, 3 readers, holidays are almost upon us, and transmission will soon resume as normal!

In the meantime though, check out the latest showcase offering from Musicadium. This time around they’ve managed to score a prime Saturday night spot at Bar Soma in the valley, on the 3rd of October. Featuring on the evening will be Sietta (Melbourne), Brisbane’s own Felinedown, and ex-QUT student MC Castel. Closing out the festivities will be 3 ace DJs, including my fellow Musicadium Intern DJ Jane Doe!

Tickets are only $10 entry, and it all kicks off from 9pm, Saturday 3rd of October. For those of you playing at home that’s uni mid-semester break, so there is absolutely no excuse not to come! See y’all there.

And for the regulars, I’ll start posting things as soon as uni dies down a little bit.

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OK 3 readers, listen up. I’m not going to make a point of advertising things on this blog, but this is an exception. Musicadium have another of their awesome showcases coming up, this time at Brisbane’s newest live venue, the X&Y Bar. And best of all, it’s free! So for those of you who didn’t get Splendour tickets (myself included), this is an excellent alternative to get your live music fix. On the night will be 3 of Brisbane’s most exciting up-and-coming artists, The City Shake Up, Skara Brae and Sarah Haigh. Afterwards punters will be treated to DJ sets from DJ Jane Doe (a Musicadium intern herself) and the Smokestack Orchestra. It starts at 7pm. Be there!