Social media is in a frenzy over the ‘sold out’ Symphony Under the Stars event held by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO).
The free event, held in City Park in Launceston, used to just encourage patrons to turn up on the night. However this year the event was ticketed and capped to just 5000 people, with several people expressing frustration at missing out on tickets.
Sam Cairnduff, Director of Marketing and Communcations for the TSO, calls in to speak to Brian Carlton about reasoning behind the new ticketing method for Symphony Under the Stars.
They don’t according to former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who is calling for a ban on US rapper Macklemore from performing at this weekend’s NRL grand final.
The calls for the ban began after Macklemore announced he will perform his pro-equality song ‘Same Love’.
Brian Carlton has never heard the song, so he takes a listen on air to find out about the controversy. LAFM Program Director, Steve Segale, also weighs in on why a rapper would have been asked to perform, rather than a rock band.
Launceston’s first Mona Foma has been labelled 'beyond successful' by curator Brian Ritchie, with approximately 10,000 people attending over three days.
The Mini Mofo included Monumental – by Canadian dance company The Holy Body Tattoo and rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Gotye presents a Tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey, and the Launceston Block Party.
Brian Ritchie reflects with Brian Carlton on the weekend’s events, and rates the Premier’s performance with the Violent Femmes.
Brian Ritchie also joked that the Premier got to perform with the Violent Femmes on the condition that he could be Premier for a day – imagine that!
The North-West Coast is set to take the spotlight this weekend as the Ten Days on the Island Festivall begins.
For their tenth anniversary, Ten Days has decided to run the festival a bit differently; it will run for 10 days over three different locations, including the North-West Coast, the North-East and the South.
The activities in the NW over the next four days will include a dawn beach gathering at Devonport, acoustic performances in Wynyard from musicians including Brian Ritchie, turning the old Pulp Mill into a lounge bar.
Lindy Hume, Artistic Director of Ten Days on the Island, talks to Brian Carlton about what we can expect from the festival.
‘Record Store Day is worth celebrating because it’s celebrating a passion for music,’ says renowned music journalist Glenn A. Baker.
This Saturday 21 April is Record Store Day, and sees people celebrate all things vinyl and music. It’s also a chance for figures like Brian Carlton and Glenn A. Baker to reminisce on the good old days of records, and the magic they brought to music.
Listen as Brian and Glenn share a passionate conversation about records and record stores from back in the day.