Meddling With Midler: The Return Of Miss Bette

New York, 1973: Continental Baths manager Steve Ostrow was looking for a larger-than-life singer to take his clients minds off the dangerous landscape that existed outside its doors.  A deliciously sleazy paradise for gay men to congregate, the bathhouse was frequently raided by police as American society struggled to deal with the newfound atmosphere of […]

Ignition Ignites Again In Adelaide

Ignition Ignites Again In Adelaide Photo by Chris Herzfeld For 15 innovative years, Adelaide was treated to awe-inspiring dance routines by some of South Australia’s most promising choreographic talent. ‘Ignition’ is the brain-child of Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) Art Director Garry Stewart, who gave choreographers a chance to showcase their moves. Now, after a few […]

Out in Africa :Gay Life in Uganda

OUT IN AFRICA: GAY LIFE IN UGANDA CREATED ON // SATURDAY, 09 JULY 2016 Lloyd Copper spoke with gay and lesbian activists in Uganda to find out what conditions are like in the East African Republic with a notoriously repressive regime…   Martin* runs breathlessly through the stifling heat, wanting to call for help, but […]

Fishing for votes at Sippy Downs

On Election Day, July 2, 2016, I attended the polling booths at Sienna College to cover the Fisher region. I mingled with the effervescent Labor candidate Bill Gissane and Greens candidate Tony Gibson and that night attended the LNP function of LNP candidate Andrew Wallace, who won the seat. I also did vox pops with […]

Bandits nick hard-earned booze from uni students

I am very excited to be doing workplace experience at the Sunshine Coast Daily this Thursday. I often have ideas for stories and this one happened very close by, giving me the opportunity to interview and photograph the talent. Bandits nick hard-earned booze from uni students Lloyd Copper | 17th Jun 2016 8:08 AM University […]

2016 Sea N Sound Festival @ The Wharf Tavern Review

2016 Sea N Sound Festival @ The Wharf Tavern Review

I attended the Sea N Sound Festival for Scenestr and reviewed three artists on Saturday, 11 June 2016. The Sunshine Coast has arguably been an untapped market for live music festivals. But that was all put to rest for the inaugural Sea N Sound Festival (11 June). Sahara Beck came on at 5pm to a […]

Getting Bang For Your Buck

For a band that’s only been a unit for just over a year, Buck Dean And The Green Lips are already securing some enviable gigs. With their second EP just released, and having just performed at the Big Pineapple Music Festival, it looks like the lads are going to remain busy this year. The Sunshine […]

Chancellor Park Politics in the Pub with Anthony Albanese

For my CMN249 assignment (“TV and Video”) with the effervescent Rosanna Natoli as our tutor, I, along with my mate Cam Brooks shot footage and interviewed Anthony Albanese, Scott Anderson and Bill Gissane from Labor.   Myself and Anthony Albanese.

Chopper’s New Nation: Anzakistan

  Before Eric Bana immortalised him in the classic Aussie film ‘Chopper’, Mark Read was infamous for his criminal antics: armed robbery, arson, and – when he was bored – torturing criminal members of the underworld with bolt cutters, hence his nickname. The real Chopper died from liver cancer in late 2013, leaving a void […]

The Living End Shift Gears

Staying relevant in the music industry after 20 years is no mean feat. Since their first album 18 years ago, every record The Living End have released has charted in the ARIA Top 10. Judging by the hard work and story behind their new album, ‘Shift’, it looks like they will strike gold again. “I’m […]