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Issue 1641

Words by Gloria Brancatisano

Editor’s Note

First and foremost, shout out to all the legends that were part of Beat at the Bowlo over the weekend – the day was so incredibly fun and whether you were onstage, in the crowd having a boogie, or behind the scenes helping everything run smoothly, you are all my favourite people for helping us kick off Live N Local Festival in such splendid fashion.

Now to this week, and the marvellous show we have gracing our cover. Next month, Xani Kolac will bring together a host of incredible musicians for Stand By Your Woman to celebrate female musicians and continue the conversation about gender equality. She tells us all about it this week.

Elsewhere, we chat with Anna Calvi about using music to escape her body, Foreigner’s Jeff Pilson about staying true to the band’s roots, Jon Toogood takes us inside The Adults, we get the scoop on Hills City, and we give you some top tips on what to get for Father’s Day.

On that note, shout out to my dad for happily being the centre of so many jokes, for always asking questions with interest about my job even if he doesn’t really know what I do, and for generally being top notch!