Category: Columns

Dance: The Drop - The Art and Act of Dancefloor Comfort Through Safe Space Policies

Dance: The Drop – The Art and Act of Dancefloor Comfort Through Safe Space Policies

by Niamh Dolfi-McCool A brief look into the shift towards harm reduction and safety in the dance music community, focusing ...
Canberra comic Chris Ryan is stinking up the Year of the Pig

Canberra comic Chris Ryan is stinking up the Year of the Pig

For me, 2019 is the year I tried to switch to organic deodorant. I have stunk and sweated my way ...
Metalise January - Punknats, Okilly Dokilly, The Neptune Power Federation, Download + more

Metalise January – Punknats, Okilly Dokilly, The Neptune Power Federation, Download + more

The festivus period has been and gone and apart from giving me headaches in looking and contemplating Top 5s and ...
Metallise Wrap Up Not Just of 2019, But THE DECADE

Metallise Wrap Up Not Just of 2019, But THE DECADE

Part of being a columnist at BMA for, I think, 22 or 23 years now is that I can go ...
Dance: The Drop - A fond farewell from columnist Peter O'Rourke (plus all the latest OMG EDM CS)

Dance: The Drop – A fond farewell from columnist Peter O’Rourke (plus all the latest OMG EDM CS)

Godspeed, dear Peter O'Rourke. You were too beautiful for this column Well, dear reader, this is an interesting one to ...
Locality Nov/Dec - Arts & Markets aplenty! Plus NLMAs, Shoeb Ahmad, Daniel Savage, Scroggin, Julia Johnson, and plenty more

Locality Nov/Dec – Arts & Markets aplenty! Plus NLMAs, Shoeb Ahmad, Daniel Savage, Scroggin, Julia Johnson, and plenty more

Well, it’s time of the year again and what a year it’s been! Canberra has seen a number of spectacular ...
Metalise Nov/Dec - Iron Maiden, Ploughshare, Mental Cavity, Bastardizer, Wolves In The Throneroom, The Neptune Power Federation, and so, so, so, so, much more

Metalise Nov/Dec – Iron Maiden, Ploughshare, Mental Cavity, Bastardizer, Wolves In The Throneroom, The Neptune Power Federation, and so, so, so, so, much more

Busy month for local guitar player Rohan Todd with not one but two absolutely killer releases with two bands and ...
[Metalise - Oct/Nov] The Mark of Cain, Mental Cavity, Eyehategod, Sun Burn Festival, Munt and much more

[Metalise – Oct/Nov] The Mark of Cain, Mental Cavity, Eyehategod, Sun Burn Festival, Munt and much more

If the announcement of James Hetfield going back into rehab instead of coming to Australia on a package tour with ...
[Dance: The Drop - Oct/Nov] A meditation on the art of chillout + the latest and greatest Canberra club culture

[Dance: The Drop – Oct/Nov] A meditation on the art of chillout + the latest and greatest Canberra club culture

If everything in life has an opposite, a yin to the yang if you like, for electronic dance music it’s ...
[Locality Oct/Nov] - Busking fare, Muddy Wolfe, Music 4 Mental Health, Hope Wilkins, CBR Fair Day, In Harmonia Progressio + plenty more

[Locality Oct/Nov] – Busking fare, Muddy Wolfe, Music 4 Mental Health, Hope Wilkins, CBR Fair Day, In Harmonia Progressio + plenty more

With Ruth O'Brien Hello beautiful people and welcome to this month’s Locality! I love this time of year. As I ...