I wonder if The Lifted Brow, one of Australia’s most exciting literary journals, knew they were hosting an open music showcase when they planned their Electric Palace event this Thursday in Brisbane? With those crazy kids it doesn’t really matter if it was by design or serendipity. Two of the three act line-up encourage reuse of their musical works.
Melbournian pop-prince Talkshow Boy (MySpace, CC case studies wiki), purveyor of “complicated electronic new pop songs” and proprietor of the open music microlabel Pocketclock, releases his entire discography under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic licence. Brisbane local support Joel Saunders (MySpace, Archive.org) (performing with Crazy Hearse) also makes his music available for reuse; his album Think Not On me is on Archive.org under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.1 Australia licence. And hey, two out of three ain’t bad, right?
Started by a group of Melbourne via Brisbane writers with enigmatic Ronnie Scott at the helm, The Lifted Brow is a bi-annual ‘attack journal’ featuring a spectrum of known and unknown authors. Issue 5, for which Electric Palace is in celebration of, features 260 pages of new writing, art, music and miscellany including a dedicated Brisbane section called Crisaboe (not sure why? See what your phone spells why you type ‘Brisbane’ in with predictive typing on). The event will be held at The Zoo in Fortitude Valley from this Thursday evening.
Support independent publishing and support open music. You can buy copies of The Lifted Brow on the night or at from their website. Tickets for Electric Palace are available at the door.