Live music after lockdown

It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has been brutal for Australian musicians. A survey by I Lost My Gig Australia revealed that over 32,000 events were canceled during July and August 2021 alone resulting in $94 million in lost income for the Australian music industry. What is the state of live music after two years of lockdowns and misery for musos in the nation’s capital, and should more have been done?Continue readingLive music after lockdown

Federal Election 2022: Division of Eden-Monaro

The division of Eden-Monaro covers 41,617 square kilometres of southern New South Wales and surrounds the Australian Capital Territory. The division covers: Yass Valley, Queanbeyan, Palerang, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Bega Valley, Bombala, Snowy River, Tumbarumba, and Tumut.Continue readingFederal Election 2022: Division of Eden-Monaro

The other independent: Q&A with Dr Jamie Christie, candidate for the seat of Bean

Dr Jamie Christie has spent the last 30 years looking after Canberrans in local Emergency Departments and is running for the seat of Bean which covers South Canberra and Norfolk Island. A political novice, Dr Christie ran for the seat in the last election and received 8.3% of the vote, prompting the Canberra Times to call him: “The best performing Independent House of Representatives candidate in the Territory’s recent memory.” The Owl’s Liam Jennings caught up with Dr Christie while he was on the campaign trail to ask why he decided to run for Bean again.Continue readingThe other independent: Q&A with Dr Jamie Christie, candidate for the seat of Bean

A metalhead’s guide to surviving mosh pits ft. GTM Canberra 2022

The last festival The Owl’s Liam Jennings went to was Good Things Sydney 2019 when Australia was in the middle of the Black Summer Bushfires. And thanks to COVID-19, it was his last for 24 months. It’s been a long time between sets but live music and the Australian festival scene is back!Continue readingA metalhead’s guide to surviving mosh pits ft. GTM Canberra 2022

5 steps to stay healthy while gaming

Gaming is a wonderful way to blow off steam while immersing yourself in a new world or universe, but it is important to keep an eye on your real-life health bar too. Follow these five simple tips for a better, healthier and more optimised gaming experience.Continue reading5 steps to stay healthy while gaming

‘Godzilla vs Kong’: a revelation

‘Godzilla vs Kong’ is the culmination of Legendary’s attempt to bring together their two Monsterverse headliners. In an era of superhero movie supremacy, it is ironic that ‘Godzilla vs Kong’ is the closest thing to a truly old-school comic book crossover in years.Continue reading‘Godzilla vs Kong’: a revelation