Music

Her Sound Her Story

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Her Sound Her Story is a narrative exhibition, documentary and live performance that spans generations and has taken two years to compile. It features interviews and photographs of 50 Australian musicians with a unifying factor: they all happen to be indomitably talented and hard working members of what Claudia affectionately refers to as “the mob” – the mob of women reclaiming space and utterly killing it in the music industry.

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A. Swayze and the Ghosts

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It’s a soggy Tuesday morning in Hobart, and the talented boys from garage rock/punk band A. Swayze and the Ghosts have just flown home after launching their single, ‘Reciprocation’, at the Grace Darling in Melbourne. The high energy band – comprised of Andrew (Swayze) Hasler and very solid, non-spooky ghosts Zac Blain, Hendrik Wipprecht and Ben Simms – chatted with us over some very civilised pints with mostly civilised banter about their music, history, inspirations and aspirations.

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The Social Studio

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I walk into the organisation’s Smith Street building and run smack-bang into models getting ready for the fashion show. No-one asks what I’m doing there. I wander past the Studio’s retail shop, through its café and out into a back alley filled with cool cats – models being photographed wearing the collections – and make my way to that dazzling square.

Welcome to The Social Studio’s Block Party.

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