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THE PRICE IS RIGHT PEACE Rising UK rock outﬁt Peace will make their debut Australian tour this September. Having developed their stage presence plugging away in Birmingham, playing gigs for their friends and causing havoc in the local indie discos, the foursome will be performing at major festivals across the globeincluding Glastonbury, T in The Park, Summersonic, Reading and Leeds, Electric Picnic and Bestival before taking their sound to Australian audiences for the very ﬁrst time. Peace perform at Northcote Social Club on Saturday September 14 and Sunday September 15 and we have a double pass to giveaway to each show.
UNDERGROUNDLOVERS undergroundLOVERS are set to launch their latest single Haunted. Haunted will be released as part of a limited split 7” single with Chinese noise-pop duo Dear Eloise. Only 250 copies of the single will be available in Australia and limited copies of the 7” vinyl will be available to buy at the Northcote Social Club gig for punters who get in early. Don’t miss out. It goes down at the Northcote Social Club on Saturday August 31. We have some double passes to giveaway.
A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS: RAPID CITY ‘77 Tony Franks, Melbourne musician and producer, has brilliantly recreated the performance of one of the world’s greatest entertainers of the 20th century in this full scale theatrical event of 2013. Rapid City 1977 was one of Elvis’ last public appearances before his evident decline in health and of course disappearing from the spotlight of his adoring fans. The production’s driving force is reliving the magic that this incredible man brought to millions of people worldwide during his lifetime and in particular on this very occasion in South Dakota. Backed by an incredible 16 piece orchestra, 10 backup singers and ensemble and of course Elvis’ very own dynamic 8 piece band. This production will entirely re- create that night in Rapid City down to the ﬁnest detail and of course all of his remarkable music. You will experience an absolutely unforgettable evening of Elvis. A not to be missed event of 2013 A Tribute to Elvis in Concert at Dallas Brooks Hall will be an absolute sell out success as soon as tickets are on sale. It hits Dallas Brooks Hall on Friday August 23 for eight shows only and we have some double passes to giveaway. For those not lucky enough to win, Beat readers have receive two-fortickets with the code ‘Hound Dog’ through Ticketek.
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The Mercy Kills will be launching their long awaited debut album, Happy To Kill You, this September. The album promises a four shot sensory cocktail that will mix two parts dirty rock with two parts sleaze punk. They’ll be joined on the night by special guests Thunderstag, Chinatown Angels and Virtue. Brisbane’s Dumb Blondes will be adding an early set to the proverbial shaker. Catch ‘em at The Espy on Friday September 6. Entry is free.
MIND OVER MATTER After meeting as year seven classmates in the school yard at St Pius X College, Mind Over Matter began practicing their freestyle skills together and have been putting in the hard yards ever since touring with the likes of Bliss N Eso, 360, Pez and Drapht and releasing two LPs. The duo’s forthcoming album features triple j airplay smash and lead single Real Life. Second single, Somebody’s Love, sees Mind Over Matter follow up with yet another infectious and playful beat. They’ll launch the new single on Friday September 27 at The Workers Club.
DAREBIN MUSIC FEAST SONGWRITERS' AWARD Are you a Darebin based musician? Could you use $2000? Entries are now open for the Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award 2013. Prize package includes: $2000 cash thanks to APRA, studio time at Head Gap Studios, mastering at Indie Masters, duplication services thanks to Implant Media, $200 Guitar World Voucher, Face the Music Conference Tickets and an ad in Beat! The Songwriters’ Award Grand Final will be held on Sunday September 29 at Northcote Town Hall before a judging panel that includes Jen Cloher, Peter Farnan and Tristan Goodall (The Audreys). Entries close Wednesday August 21 at 5pm. musicfeast.com.au or 8470 8593.
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CherryFest is returning to rock the shit out of AC/ DC Lane. With The BellRays having already been announced as the headliners of the 2013 festival, the bill has been beefed up by Chris Wilson’s Crown Of Thorns, Kadavar, HOSS, The Legends of Motorsport, The Mercy Kills and The Deep End with more to be announced. Reﬂecting on the 2013 lineup, Cherry Bar owner and booker James Young stated “I really think we’ve got it right this year. Last year we got greedy and charged $94, this year we needed to give back to the people, so we’ve dropped our price by a whopping $40 to a mere $54 early bird ticket price and are pulling together an unforgettable lineup. CherryFest will take place on Sunday November 24 from midday, head to the website for more details.
Following an extensive renovation after the closure of Pony last December, the iconic venue has now opened its doors renamed as Boney. While it was stated that “it is likely that after renovations live music will continue’’ following the announcement of Pony’s closure, in March this year it was reported that the venue would be opening again under the facetious name Boney. Located at 68 Little Collins St, Boney is the brainchild from the the team behind Cookie, The Toﬀ In Town and Revolver Upstairs. Featuring live music seven nights a week (not to mention 7am weekend openings), Boney also has a brand new kitchen serving up lunch and dinner with a menu designed by chef Karen Batson (Cookie, Choo Choo’s, Colonel Tan’s). Follow them on Facebook or Twitter for more updates.
STEVEN WILSON Regarded as a visionary and one of the driving forces behind the modern progressive rock and metal movement, Steven Wilson, the man who created Porcupine Tree, is an eclectic and proliﬁc artist. Witnessing a Steven Wilson live performance is to be engulfed by mind-bending visuals and a bombastic aural surroundscape leaving audiences captivated and breathlessly longing for more. He’ll hit Billboard on Wednesday October 2.
RAINY DAY WOMEN Rainy Day Women master the art of bright, savvy song-writing. Since releasing their Friends EP earlier this year, the band has been making a name for themselves on the festival circuit. The Perth-based ﬁve-piece are set to release their anticipated follow-up single, Ain’t It Time? this week, and will be embarking on a national tour to celebrate.
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TALIB KWELI Rap City is returning to Melbourne armed with a slew of hip hop talent. After an illustrious and acclaimed career, Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli stands as one of the world’s most accomplished, lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers. He’ll be joined by Homeboy Sandman and Trademark ‘Da Skydiver’. It all goes down on Thursday October 3 at The Hi-Fi. Tickets on sale Monday August 12 through Moshtix.
Our recent cover stars Paramore have locked in a 2014 Australian tour. With millions of album sales and sold-out stadium performances across the globe, Paramore are without a doubt one of the biggest pop-punk outﬁts on the planet. Support will come from You Me At Six and Twenty One Pilots. Paramore will hit the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Sunday January 12. Tickets from ticketmaster.com.au.
New Zealand-based purveyors of reggae and good vibes Katchaﬁre will return to Australia to celebrate the release of their new album, Best So Far. They’ve just returned from a sold-out tour of the US, Europe and the UK, which included the legendary Glastonbury festival. Joining them will be Hawaii’s Common Kings who’ll be bringing their rare blend of Polynesian R&B and pop music. Catch them at The Hi-Fi on Saturday October 19. Tickets are available through Katchaﬁre’s website.
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MAJOR TOM & THE ATOMS
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Major Tom & The Atoms have constructed a towering and lasting monument to the fallen angels of rock with their debut album Heroes, Villains, Boom Boom Boom! Featuring the infectious groove of lead single Confusion, the forthcoming picks up where the Shake It Til You Break It EP left oﬀ. Heroes, Villains, Boom Boom Boom! is scheduled for release in late October, with a national tour to follow in November. They’ll launch Confusion at Cherry Bar on Friday September 13.
ARIA-nominated producer, engineer and composer Jan Skubisewski has announced his ﬁrst ever live performances under his Way Of The Eagle moniker. Having worked with the ilk of Mark Ronson, Daniel Merriweather, John Butler, The Cat Empire and Owl Eyes, Skubisewski ﬁnally turned his talents into a solo project, and has already produced one of triple j’s most played tracks of 2013 in Rattlesnake. It goes down on Friday September 27 at Ding Dong. Tickets from Oztix.
Australia’s global music industry gathering BIGSOUND has thrown its cards on the table today with the announcement of ﬁnal speakers for 2013, as well as the unveiling of the BIGSOUND festival program. Leading the ﬁnal announcement is an exclusive keynote interview session and performance from Gurrumul. Over 50 new conference speakers have also been unveiled from across the globe including Kobalt Managing Director Paul Hitchman, Folk Alliance Executive Director Louis Meyers, Sony/ATV A&R Jacob Fain and Four Artists booking agent Henning Ahrens. BIGSOUND 2013 will be held at venues around Brisbane from Wednesday September 11 to Friday September 13. Check their website for the full program.
POISON CITY WEEKENDER
Poison City have announced that an acoustic afternoon show has been added to their soldout Weekender fest. The lineup features Ribbons Patterns, Pinch Hitter, Lucy Wilson and Nathan Seeckts. It goes down at The Old Bar between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday September 7. Entry is a super schmick $5 on the door. Hit up Poison City for more information.
The Growl have announced a September tour to celebrate the release of their new single, Douse The Lamps. The band has recently returned from a support tour through the USA and Canada with Tame Impala. They’ll be joined for their headline shows by WA’s Peter Bibby & His Bottles of Conﬁdence. Catch them at the Northcote Social Club on Tuesday September 3.
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DAMN TERRAN In promotion of their pending album release, rockers Damn Terran have announced an Australia tour. Damn Terran have carved a name for themselves with their energetic compositions, punk-driven brand of vocals and heavy guitar-based rhythms that have earned them comparisons to Neutral Milk Hotel, Children Collide and Fugazi. You can catch Damn Terran at theÂ Ding Dong LoungeÂ on Friday October 4. Their debut LP will be released next month.
DISCLOSURE Disclosure have locked in a sideshow to accompany their visit to Australia for the inaugural Listen Out festival. Disclosure exploded onto the scene this past year with a string of house hits including popular tracks White Noise, Latch and their most recent track, When A Fire Starts To Burn.Â All this from a couple of brothers that only just ďŹ nished school. The eldest, Guy, is 21. The youngest, Howard, is just 18. Theyâ€™ll play two shows on Wednesday October 2 at the Prince Bandroom â€“ an under 18s show at 5.30pm, and an over 18s show at 10pm.
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OWL EYES Owl Eyes has announce an East Coast tour in support of her latest single, Hurricane. This is the forth single from Owl Eyesâ€™ debut album, Nightswim, which was released earlier this year. Emerging electronic acts Willow Beats and The Kite String Tangle will take on support duties. Catch her at the Northcote Social Club on Wednesday October 16.
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South Australian piano pop-rock band Bill Parton Trio have release their self titled debut EP. The EP follows the successful release of singles Going Away and Falling For You Again which are featured on the EP. Between the two singles, theyâ€™ve accumulated over 95,000 YouTube views. You can catch the trio at The Empress on Friday August 23.
Melbourne six-piece The Hello Morning will celebrate the release of their new EPÂ Tie That BindsÂ with an east coast tour. The EP features three brand new songs and includes a duet of the Johnny Cash & June Carter classicÂ JacksonÂ sung with triple j Unearthed Laneway Festival winner, Ali Barter. It follows the release of their debut album and follow up EPÂ Without You,Â which garnered great reviews, saw them pick up radio play across US College Radio and headline tours throughout the country. Theyâ€™ve also supported bands like Busby Marou, King Cannons and Dan Sultan. Catch them at theÂ Northcote Social ClubÂ on Saturday August 24.
DON WALKER With the release his 3rdÂ solo albumÂ Hully Gully on Friday August 16, Don and his bandÂ The Suave FucksÂ will take this new installment of dark stories, hope and humour on the road along the east coast this November. Catch â€˜em on Friday November 29 at the Caravan Music Club and Saturday November 30 at the Flying Saucer Club.
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE The lineup for the inaugural NYE On The Hill music festival has been announced. As we reported last month,Â Victoria is set to get a new three-day boutique festival to welcome in the New Year. Today the promoters of the festival revealed the ďŹ rst round of artists that will be appearing on the bill. So far the lineup includesÂ Loon Lake, Wagons, Money for Rope, Hayden Calnin, Sietta, The Love Junkies, Remi, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Animaux, The Pierce Brothers, Palms, Playwrite, The Hello Morning, I, a Man, Lurch and Chief, Grizzly Jim Lawrie, Olympia, The Evening Cast, I am the Riot, Damn Maroda, The Horns of Leroy, The Real SlingerÂ andÂ Big Seal and The Slippery FewÂ with more to be announced. NYE On The Hill will be held from Monday December 30 - Wednesday January 1. Tickets go on sale on Sunday August 18, with the location of the festival still yet to be disclosed.
THE OCEAN PARTY The Ocean Party started hundreds of miles from the sea and possibly even further from a civilised music town. Not that Wagga Wagga isnâ€™t civilised but its citizens are way more known for their sporting abilities than their musical abilities. Since moving to Melbourne in 2009 the band have made two records,Â The Sun Rolled OďŹ€ The Hills and Social Clubs. The new LP Split started coming together following the Social Clubs tour. To make things confusing the ďŹ rst single is also called Split. Even more confusing is the band will be doing a Split single tour and a Split album tour. Yikes. Which one should you go to? Both, obviously. The album will be released Friday September 27. Catch them at Yah Yahâ€™s on Saturday September 21.
ED KUEPPER Having recently returned to Australia from touring Europe and the US with the Bad Seeds, Ed Kuepper is set to play a series of solo and by request shows. With his ďŹ rst show nearly selling out, a second has been added. Catch him at the Flying Saucer Club on Thursday August 22 and Friday August 23.
PAUL DEMPSEY Following the recent US release of Paul Dempseyâ€™s solo album,Â Everything Is True, Dempsey takes a break from a packed stateside touring schedule to return to Australia for a series of shows. In addition to taking part in the They Will Have Their Way shows and The Melbourne Festivalâ€™s Notes from the Hard Road concert, Dempsey will play his ďŹ rst East Coast solo acoustic shows in over a year. These shows will see Paul road testing new songs from the forthcoming Something For Kate album, along with solo material and SFK classics. He visits The Corner Hotel on Sunday October 23. Fuck Buttons
EMMA LOUISE In case you missed out on Emma Louiseâ€™s sold out tour earlier this year, the ethereal songstress will be headlining a one-night-only intimate performance in Melbourne this October. The night will be Louiseâ€™s last performance in Melbourne for 2013, a well-earned break for the musician.Â Itâ€™s hard not to have heard of Emma Louise. Sheâ€™s a triple j favourite, breaking into the scene with her contagious melody Jungle, further reinforcing her intricate and vivid songwriting skills with Boy, Mirror and Freedom. Earlier this year, Louise released her debut album, Vs Head Vs Heart. Emma Louise will perform at Ormond Hall as part of her Pontoon theatre tour on Friday October 25. It is an all ages gig, tickets are available through Village Melbourne.
MELBOURNE FESTIVAL The Melbourne International Arts Festival is returning this October armed with another impressive lineup of both international, national and local acts. Leading the charge for the 2013 incarnation is Bristol electronic duo Fuck Buttons who are currently riding high following the release of their third studio album Slow Focus. Joining them on the two week extravaganza are the likes of The Cinematic Orchestra, The Polyphonic Spree and a whole lot more. Melbourne Festival will be hosted throughout Melbourne from Friday October 11 â€“ Sunday October 27. Tickets and a full program are available from melbournefestival.com.au.
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TIGERTOWN In celebration of the release of their third EP, Wandering Eyes, Sydney favourites Tigertown have hooked up a national tour for this September. Known for their meticulous songwriting, Tigertown are a ďŹ ve-piece who delivered such attention grabbers as What You Came Here For, Lions & Witches and Go Now.Â You can catch Tigertown on their Wandering Eyes EP tourÂ at The Workers Club on Saturday September 28 and Sunday September 29. Tickets are available through The Workers Club.
FALLS FESTIVAL Already looking forward to ringing in the New Year? Falls have just dropped a huge lineup for their 2013 edition. The 2013 incarnation of the festival includes !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Asta, Big Scary, Bombino, Bonobo, The Cat Empire, Chet Faker, Crystal Fighters, Cyril Hahn, Flight Facilities, Gossling, Grizzly Bear, Hanni El Khatib, Hermitude, James Vincent Mcmorrow, London Grammar, MGMT, Neil Finn, Pond, The Preatures, The Roots, RĂźfĂźs, Solange, Tom Odell, Vampire Weekend, Violent Femmes, White Denim and The Wombats. Falls takes place in three locations this year: Lorne from Saturday December 28 - Wednesday January 1, Marion Bay from Sunday December 29 - Wednesday January 1 and Byron Bay from Tuesday December 31 Friday January 3. Visit fallsfestival.com.au for more information.
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INTERNATIONAL DON MCLEAN Hamer Hall August 17 ASH Corner Hotel August 22, 29 YOUNG BLOOD HAWKE The Toﬀ In Town August 24 LINDSAY STIRLING Corner Hotel August 27 CYNDI LAUPER The Palais August 29, 30 JAPANDROIDS Corner Hotel August 30 FAT FREDDY’S DROP The Forum August 31, September 1, 8 ALL TIME LOW Billboard August 31, September 1, 2 POISON CITY WEEKENDER Various Venues September 6,7,8 ANBERLIN Palace Theatre September 8 HIT THE LIGHTS Corner Hotel September 8 PEACE September Northcote Social Club 15, 16 KVELERTAK Corner Hotel September 17 AMANDA PALMER & THE GRAND THEFT ORCHESTRA The Forum September 20 HUGO RACE FATALISTS The Workers Club September 20 LAMB OF GOD, MESHUGGAH Festival Hall September 22 UK SUBS The Bendigo September 26 FOALS Palace Theatre September 26, 27 SWERVEDRIVER Corner Hotel September 28 RIHANNA Rod Laver Arena September 30 STEVEN WILSON Billboard October 2 DISCLOSURE October 2 Prince Bandroom THE CULT Festival Hall October 5 ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES Corner Hotel October 5, 6 BRING ME THE HORIZON Festival Hall October 9 WOLF MAIL Northcote Social Club October 10 T.I., AKON Festival Hall October 10 MELBOURNE FESTIVAL Various Venues October 11 - 27 DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT The Palace October 13 KATCHAFIRE The Hi-Fi October 19 EVERY TIME I DIE Corner Hotel October 20 BEYONCÉ Rod Laver Arena October 22, 23, 25, 26 CHERRYFEST November 24 Cherry Bar BEHEMOTH The Espy October 25 FALL OUT BOY Festival Hall October 26 ATP: RELEASE THE BATS Westgate Entertainment Centre October 26 YELLOWCARD Palace Theatre October 29 LIGHTNING BOLT Corner Hotel October 30 HARVEST November 10 Werribee Park LEONARD COHEN Rod Laver Arena November 20,
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Bimbadgen Winery November 23 BCK FG Palace Theatre November 22 FLEETWOOD MAC Rod Laver Arena November 26, A Day On The Green November 30 JUSTIN BIEBER Rod Laver Arena December 2,3 PASSENGER The Palais December 4 MUSE Laver Arena December 6, 7 BON JOVI Etihad Stadium December 7 VAN’S WARPED TOUR December 7 TBA PARAMORE Sidney Myer Music Bowl January 1 MEREDITH MUSIC FESTIVAL Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre December 13 - 15 TAYLOR SWIFT Etihad Stadium December 14 CITY AND COLOUR Sidney Myer Music Bowl December 14 FALLS FESTIVAL from December 28 - January 1, Marion Bay December 29 - January 1, Byron Bay December 31 - January 3 BIG DAY OUT Flemington Racecourse January 24
NATIONAL VIOLENT SOHO The Liberty Social August 15 MONEY FOR ROPE Cherry Bar August 16, 17 JOSH PYKE Corner Hotel August 17 TULLY ON TULLY The Toﬀ in Town September 7 THE GRISWOLDS, CHANCE WATERS Northcote Social Club September 19 ED KUEPPER The Flying Saucer Club August 22, 23 MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS Corner Hotel August 24 SNAKADAKTAL The Forum August 24 TUMBLEWEED The Espy September 21 JINJA SAFARI The Forum September 27 TWELVE FOOT NINJA Ferntree Gully Hotel August 30, The Corner Hotel October 4 DEAD LETTER CIRCUS The Hi-Fi August 31 THE FAUVES Corner Hotel August 31 UNDERGROUNDLOVERS Northcote Social Club August 31 VANCE JOY Corner Hotel September 3 THE GROWL Northcote Social Club September 3 THE CACTUS CHANNEL Northcote Social Club September 5, 6 THE MERCY KILLS The Espy September 6 HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY The Corner Hotel September 6 BIG SCARY The Hi-Fi September 6 CLOUD CONTROL The Forum September 6
OWL EYES Northcote Social Club, October 16 STONEFIELD Ding Dong September 7 TONIGHT ALIVE The Hi-Fi September 11, Billboard September 13 BIGSOUND 2013 Various Venus Brisbane September 11–13 KIERAN RYAN Workers Club September 14 PARKWAY DRIVE Palace Theatre September 21, 22 CALEXICO Athenaeum Theatre September 24, Corner Hotel September 25 RÜFÜS Corner Hotel September 27 WAY OF THE EAGLE September 27 Ding Dong Lounge THE BASICS Northcote Social Club September 27, 28, Corner Hotel September 29 TIGERTOWN The Workers Club September 28, 29 THE PAPER KITES The Forum September 28 REGURGITATOR The Hi-Fi September 28 XAVIER RUDD The Forum October 3 OWL EYES Northcote Social Club October 16 MATT CORBY Festival Hall October 18 SPRUNG FESTIVAL Kevin Bartlett Sporting And Recreation Complex October 19 THE AMITY AFFLICTION The Palace October 22, 23
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PAUL DEMPSEY Corner Hotel October 23 EMMA LOUISE Ormond Hall October 25 BABY ANIMALS Corner Hotel October 31 THE HOLIDAYS Northcote Social Club October 3 BOY & BEAR The Forum November 2, 3 A DAY ON THE GREEN Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley November 9 QUEENSCLIFF MUSIC FESTIVAL Princess Park, Queenscliﬀ November 22 - 24 ONE ELECTRIC DAY Werribee Park November 24 NYE ON THE HILL TBA December 30 - January 1
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BOY & BEAR BY DAN WATT
Expectations are a funny thing; they can provide a road map to success or conversely be a prequel to disaster. Sydney alternative folk-rock band Boy & Bear’s second album, Harlequin Dream, is a stunning success with its classic simplicity and soaring beauty, however it did have the potential for being sunk by expectation considering what came before it. In 2009 singer/songwriter Dave Hosking formed Boy & Bear with the inclusion of guitarist Killian Gavin, Tim Hart on drums and Jon Hart on bass. It was an explosive mix of musicianship and songwriting creativity that resulted in Boy & Bear putting out their debut album, Moonfire, in 2011. Incredibly this release garnered five ARIA awards and saw Boy & Bear become Australia’s pre-eminent rock act resulting, in 18 months of solid touring that included shows as part of US festival Lollapalooza. Starting in January this year, Boy & Bear started work on their follow-up to the juggernaut of success that was their debut record. While for many, the pressure of having to follow-up such an amazing debut may have been difficult, Hosking enjoyed the challenge. “I thought it was pretty awesome, but it depends who you ask in the band. My favourite part of this is recording and being in the studio. There’s always pressure because I think if you make a shit record it makes your life particularly difficult,” he reflects with a wry chuckle. For this interview with Boy & Bear to discuss Harlequin Dream, Beat magazine was lucky enough be talking to both Hosking and Killian Gavin. Sitting beside each other in a comfortable couch in a quiet room at the Beat offices, both band members eagerly answer questions, happily putting their personal spin on each answer, demonstrating they are not pushing a company line. Gavin addresses the question of ‘follow-up album pressure’ more deeply than his bandmate, illustrating Hosking’s point that it is subjective. “I don’t think you ever want to do it again. It is a feeling to move on to the next big thing you have been working on. You might look at what you did on the last one and what you liked and if you want to do more of that,” states Gavin. Due out this Friday August 16, Harlequin Dream is a classic rock album. Where its predecessor had a lot going on, this album sees the band strip back their sound to something quite driving and instrumentally focused. Hosking retakes the conversation’s reigns to discuss the direction of this album, “The most pertinent thing to me on this record is that we embraced classic structures. Going into writing this album, we decided that whatever the rules of music are, we are going to follow it.” Hosking now lifts his voice slightly, indicating selfconsciousness as he indicates that the musical direction of Harlequin Dream is somewhat a reaction to the direction of rock bands on the whole. “Personally, I know that I just got a little bit sick of hearing so much ambient music around at moment; I mean it’s beautiful and fantastic but I think we just wanted to write stuff which had verse and chorus, to write stuff that was Beat Magazine Page 20
melodic and have fun with that and not try and make it too edgy.” All this talk of sticking to rules and being inspired by classic rock requires some focus, and it is refreshing that Hosking is more than happy to admit his influences when writing this album, referring to the pin-up boys of the Americana genre of the 1970s, the band America that was, funnily enough, founded in England by sons of American military fathers stationed there. “I am a big America fan. You know the song Horse With No Name? I was so fascinated by how beautiful that song is, but it has only two chords in the whole song.”
“SO I THINK LYRICS REFLECT THE SACRIFICE OF GETTING TO THIS ALBUM ... THERE WAS A BIT OF A TRAIL OF DAMAGE TO GET HERE – ENDING RELATIONSHIPS MOSTLY.” Boy & Bear’s first single from Harlequin Dream is Southern Son, a just shy of five minute slow-burning rock song. Interestingly, Gavin admits this song reminds him a lot of that aforementioned America classic hit, both in essence and song structure. “Southern Sun, at least when I first started writing it, it was really just F and G – the old me would of looked to move it and add to it, but this time round I was like ‘it feels really good so I am just going to stick with it’. I mean, there was a teeny little change in the bridge, but the whole song is just two chords and I think the inspiration was drawn from a song like Horse With No Name - trying to do simplicity, but do it well,” he contends. Interestingly, and somewhat poetically, Southern Son actually came together as a song just hours before Boy & Bear hit the stage on last New Year’s Eve at Falls Festival. Hosking explains, “So I had that two chord groove that I liked and a melody and a chorus melody that I had been
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mucking around with for a little while. In the backstage area, Tim and I were just dicking around with it and I started singing and he was like: ‘What did you just sing?’ and I was like ‘I don’t know’ to which he said ‘I think you sung this’ and he wrote the words down. And more words kept coming out and Cymes [Killian] had his little beats machine on his iPhone that he used to create a basic beat. It was really cool, sometimes all the words just fall out and it comes together.” Boy & Bear’s debut album, Moonfire, was a certified hit, it’s undeniable, on the back of rollicking rhythms and Hosking’s heartfelt and earthy vocals. A fan favourite from that album is Feeding Line, a song that has a lot going on, but it all works beautifully as a soaring transcendence. Gavin talks about the studio experience when writing and recording their debut record, “I think when we wrote the first record, there were a lot of learning curves and studio experiences we hadn’t come across yet, whereas on Harlequin Dream we were a lot more focused and we had a way clearer picture of what kind of record that we wanted to make. This time, the feel, the tempo and the pace were a lot more clearer, and having the opportunity this time round to just go really hard on something we were really intending to do from day one.” Hosking chimes in on this point and discusses that the band benefited this time around from knowing exactly what they wanted the record to soundlike. “That’s the key; you can’t get caught in the middle ground there, that is, have any ambiguity between band members on the direction of the album because then you have me trying to do a song with only two chords [Southern Sun] and the guys are drawing inspirations that don’t work with my motivation.” This streamlined and unified approach to their second album has also bled into the way Boy & Bear are approaching their first tour of Harlequin Dream, with the band working hard currently to construct a set that flows with the inclusion of new songs and old songs. “Every tour we’ve done we have worked really hard in constructing a set and sculpting segues. So the next challenge for us is working out where the new songs will go to keep the flow. We’ve done one show recently with new stuff and we’re edging towards a fully formed set where the new works with the old.” Of the new songs, Hosking discusses what they suspect will be the most rocking live and what will be the most poignant live. “I would say the song Bridges, but none of the new album is high energy; tempos are a lot slower than the first album,” says Hosking. He now discusses what they anticipate to be the ‘lighter out’ new album track, “I think it would be Arrowflight, because it’s kind of lower down in my vocal register, a little bit Nick Drake and Terry Reid, with a really simple verse chorus. Lyrically it is slightly more ambiguous, but it’s definitely an introspective song; I literally finished the lyrics five minutes before we recorded the album. So I think lyrics reflect the sacrifice of getting to this album that is feeling good about where I’ve finished up, though there was a bit of a trail of damage to get here – ending relationships mostly.” BOY & BEAR are playing The Forum on Saturday November 2 and Sunday November 3 as part of the 16 Days Under A Southern Sun tour. Harlequin Dream is out this Friday August 16 through Universal.
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THIS WEEK: ON SCREEN Bummed out that the Melbourne International Film Festival is over? Us too. Luckily, there’s goddamn terriﬁc ﬁlms on oﬀer all year round in Melbourne. One of the highlights of MIFF was Frances Ha, which is now making its way into cinemas all around the country. Frances is a 20-something dance apprentice who has plenty of plans but succeeds at very few of them in this breezy, urban odyssey about an optimistic misﬁt and her charismatic friends. Shot in a freewheeling, oﬀ-thecuﬀ style, the deceptively simple ﬁlm ﬁlls the screen with the playful energy of its titular lead character – a quipping, klutzy delight. The action bounces from Brooklyn to Sacramento with a brief stopover in Paris, all accompanied by a jaunty score ranging from Bowie to banjo. You can see Frances Ha in Palace Cinemas around Melbourne from Thursday August 15.
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ON STAGE This week, dance artist and choreographer Victoria Chiu (Jezabel Velvet, Alignment) will adopt Dancehouse studio, Sylvia Staehli Theatre, as the performance venue for her latest dance composition, Floored. Hosted over four days, Floored will be an explosion of artistic expression that explores the comfort and complacency of life. Split into three parts, the choreography will be timed to the electronic percussion and classical scores provided by composer Roland Cox (The Infidels, The Ballad of Herbie Cox), Chiu’s partner in dance and in real life; Amelia McQueen (Soft Landing) will be Chiu’s dance partner for Floored. Floored will be performed at Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Dancehouse, from Wednesday August 14 – Sunday August 18.
ON DISPLAY The National Gallery of Victoria is currently hosting Visual Music: Indigenous Masters of Light and Colour, an exhibition focused on indigenous art. The exhibition celebrates and display the work of eight elderly, solo artists whose paintings changed the cultural knowledge and perspective of our country, including the acclaimed Emily Kame Kngwarreye (or Emily Kam Ngwarray) whose works often included depictions of the yam plant, a ‘bush tucker’ plant fundamental to the Indigenous diet, and was considered a “visual musician of mass appeal” due to her movement away from traditional dot inﬁlling and circling style of Indigenous artwork. Other artists include Indigenous artists from the Western Deserts and Queensland, including Pulpurru Davies, painter Lorna Napurrurla Fencer, Alkawari Dawson and Wakartu Cory Surprise. Visual Music: Indigenous Masters of Light and Colour is currently on exhibition at the NGV until mid-October. Admission is free.
WUNDERKAMMER BY LIZA DEZFOULI
If living the good life means travelling the world doing what you love then circus performer Nathan Boyle has it all. He spent last year touring Europe, Canada and the States. “This company is exactly where I want to be,” he says, of Brisbane based circus ensemble, Circa. The company has made big waves over the last couple of years. Recipients of a Helpmann Award for Best Physical or Visual Theatre and nominated this year for the Touring Category, Circa, under the captaincy of artistic director Yaron Lifschitz, has been giving audiences all over the world experiences of original and mesmerising beauty. Circa’s latest show is called Wunderkammer meaning ‘room or cabinet of curiosities’. “We’re the objects in the cabinet,” says Boyle. Wunderkammer, he explains, is inspired by vaudeville and burlesque: its themes involve teasing, ﬂirting, stripping away, revealing and concealing. “We ﬂip through diﬀerent looks; there are lots of costume changes. One of the motifs is ‘stripping away’.” But, Boyle says, the performers aren’t objectifying themselves. “It’s just us – we’re not pretending to be anyone other than ourselves,” he notes. “We never play a character. The show
is a representation of ourselves. We’re encouraged to go with how we’re feeling, if we’re down or moody then we’re encouraged to use our emotions, to use how we’re feeling in our performance.” How does this kind of mutability work in a choreographed piece? “A lot of our work is based on improvisation,” Boyle explains. “Nothing’s set to a time. We have a skeleton show but we have the freedom to change it. We think on our feet.” This ﬂexibility gives the company leeway if someone is injured and can’t perform; the rest of the troupe take over without the show being unduly
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PROXIMITY BY LIZA DEZFOULI
For more than a decade, playwright Lally Katz has been one of Australia’s foremost fabulists, trekking oﬀ to the furthest coasts of the imagination and returning with her ﬁndings. Now she introduces to the stage one of her most unexpected subjects: herself. She might be alone on the stage but she’s far from lonely, bringing with her a cast of characters – from fortune tellers to mystics to Mississippi Evangelicals – encountered on the quest to cure her curses. Known for delving into fantasy, this writer proves that art imitates life. Lally Katz is a Malthouse Theatre favourite whose 2011 production A Golem Story was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. Stories I Want to Tell You in Person is sure to be an exhilarating ride through the mind of one of Australia’s most exciting theatrical talents. It is currently playing at the Malthouse Theatre until Sunday August 25.
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It’s been ten years since Melbourne has seen a work by Australia’s oldest dance company, Australian Dance Theatre. “It comes down to lack of funding,” says Artistic Director and Choreographer Garry Stewart. “We have a whole body of work that hasn’t been seen in Melbourne.” Restructuring and a review process within Australia Council will, with luck, provide a new approach to funding the company. “The company is 50 years old, an Australian icon with an incredibly venerated history,” notes Stewart. “I’ve tried being diplomatic about this but it hasn’t worked. It’s something we’re addressing with Australia Council. I may as well discuss it openly.” At last Melbourne audiences will get to enjoy a new work from Australian Dance Theatre. Proximity is a crossdisciplinary piece marrying video and dance to explore the need for emotional connection. Isn’t it somehow contradictory to employ technology to explore human feelings? Not so, according to Stewart. “Video serves the idea of the piece. The concept is to do with our connection with each other. There is an emotional aspect to it. There’s no story or narrative but it isn’t simply an abstraction, it’s not a dry essay – we create an emotional world. Proximity incorporates video in a meaningful way, we use video as
something greater than just an eﬀect in creating a state of emotional meaningfulness, there is no sense of video tricks. The dance creates the sense of the necessity of emotional connection and the main driver is the physical.” Proximity has nine dancers on stage videoing each other and the audience can watch the dance on large screens upstage. Will people know where to look? “I’ve spoken to various people about this,” says Stewart. “It’s diﬀerent for everyone. Some people are more focussed on the screen, some on the dancers. They shift between the two, looking at dancers or the videoing. The screen and the live dancers form one
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aﬀected. “We’ve had to re-jig the show in the past,” he notes. “No-one seemed to notice.” According to Boyle audiences will be visually bombarded to begin with by scenes which will throw them out so they won’t know what to expect next. Artistic Director Lifschitz comes from an operatic and theatrical background and the creation of unforgettable dramatic imagery is one of Circa’s strengths. His is a collaborative and inclusive creative process, according to Doyle. “He gives us our music and overall themes and motifs. He likes to tell us we’re like an oyster and he’s the sand; he agitates us into something beautiful. One of the beautiful things about Circa is that there is a lot of artistic freedom. Every show’s a bit diﬀerent.” Circa, which comprises 21 full-time performers in separate ensembles of seven, has performed ﬁve diﬀerent shows this year already. “We’ve had to relearn this performance,” Boyle continues. “This version isn’t the same as the original. There’s a lot of changing things around. The big challenge is getting us all in one room at the same time.” Circus was a natural choice for Boyle, who always knew he wanted to be on stage but didn’t want to have to talk. As an acrobat, he says he brings dynamic movement to the show. There’s a fair bit of throwing around of other bodies so he has to stay strong. How does he prepare for a show? “We come in three hours before a show and do an hour of stretching,” he answers. “Everyone has their own needs. I am a base and have to do a lot of lifting so I need to make sure my shoulders are strong. We use people’s bodies as weights. We have a list of skills that we are using in the show and we go through that list to see what we need to practice. We’ll do some impro, a group exercise to bring back the group cohesion.” The show’s the thing and Boyle reckons the troupe are highly dedicated to the evolution of the performance. “We rely on everyone’s feedback to make the show better. We all want to keep the show growing, to make sure it’s never stagnant,” he says.
Wunderkammer will open tonight, Wednesday August 14, and be performed at the Malthouse Theatre until Sunday September 1. system – they’re not ﬁghting against each other. And the audience is capable of assimilating the two modes.” Proximity is inspired by the way our brains work in creating neural maps of our experiences. “Proximity suggests a sense of space, closeness, distance,” explains Stewart. “In our brains neuro maps form to incorporate a new system. It’s an interesting starting point for a piece. The video eﬀects become metaphors for this phenomenon.” The balance of technology and physical movement is something Stewart has paid particular attention to. “Sometimes there is dance with no video. It’s about the inter-relatedness of dancers. Proximity tries to create a balance between the body and technology, to work in a dialogue for the two media. The moments of break from the video reassert the power of the body as a site where meaning is made. Working with technology and dance and getting the imagery and balance right is the big challenge. There are always limitations as to what you can do and the choreography has to serve the visual imagery to create most eﬀective interaction – you want a degree of sophistication in what the bodies are doing: a simple move may look great on screen but the choreography by dancers on stage can be a bit simplistic. You always win something and lose something with technology.” Proximity had its beginnings in the ADT show Held, when Stewart worked with acclaimed New York photographer Lois Greenﬁeld. “She’s the best known dance photographer,” he notes. “She took live photos in Held. The choreography was punctuated by photographs live on screen. I wanted to make another piece where dancers photograph each other but instead of stills we use video to explore ideas from neuroscience about how we perceive the world and connect with each other from an emotional point of view.” Stewart says the dancers like the challenge of working with technology. “They enjoy the collaboration, discovering new pathways to diﬀerent understanding of space and bodies; it’s a pleasurable disruption to a new way of thinking, to their usual way of working.” Proximity will be performed at The Arts Centre, Playhouse from Thursday August 15 until Saturday August 17.
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THE COMIC STRIP CRAB LAB Moving upstairs from Eurotrash to House of Maximon on Corrs Lane is Crab Lab (formally Checkpoint Charlie). Every Wednesday they have the best in local comedy and sometimes abroad. This week Tegan Higginbotham hosts a lineup that includes Little Dum Dum’s Tommy Dassalo, Simon Taylor fresh from the US, Hayman Kent, Alasdair Tremblay Birchall and heaps more. Doors at 7.30pm, $5 entry.
LOL COMEDY LOL Comedy takes place this Wednesday August 14 at the Portland Hotel in the city and Thursday August 15 at the Provincial Hotel in Fitzroy with the outrageously talented Justin Hamilton as well as the deadly funny Kevin Kropinyeri. Tickets from lolcomedy.com.au or at the door.
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WHELPING BOX Have you ever imagined leaving yourself absolutely and utterly vulnerable to complete strangers? No. Good, because Whelping Box will uncover what would happen if you actually did. Hosted at the Meat Market and presented by Arts House, Whelping Box follows the interaction of three performers who strip themselves of civility (and dignity) and leave themselves vulnerable to the whims of their colleagues while being trapped in a box. Whelping Box will explore the dangerous undertones of what are seemingly innocuous behaviours, uncovering how safety can quickly turn to volatility. Whelping Box will be performed at the Meat Market, Arts House, from Wednesday September 3 – Sunday September 8. Tickets and session times are available through Arts House.
BAYSIDE FILM FESTIVAL Later this month former Melbourne International Film Festival Director Richard More will take the helm and help Bayside Film Festival celebrate its tenth anniversary in style. The festival will open with the world première of An Iceberger With The Lot – From Bury to Brighton, a documentary that will explore the perils and adrenalinerush behind cold-water swimming. Other highlights of the festival include the Australian premières of Romero & Juliet: A Love Song and Regilaul – Songs of the Ancient Sea, an immersion into ancient Estonian song cycles; Victorian premières Balkan Melodie and Harry Dean Stanton – Partly Fiction starring David Lynch and Sam Shepherd, and closing night French drama On My Way. Bayside Film Festival will run from Wednesday August 28 – Saturday August 31.
FORM ON FORM Trocadero Gallery will be opening a new exhibition by painter and artist Polly Hollyoak this week entitled Form on Form: Simulacrum at Play. Considered an exploration of the word Simulacrum (an image or representation, or an unreal or vague semblance; superﬁcial likeness), Hollyoak’s large-scale paintings will exhibit the distorted discourse between pop culture and its true meaning, drawing on post-structuralist Jean Baudrillard’s theory of simulacrum through colour and shape metamorphosis. Form on From: Simulacrum at Play will be on exhibition at Trocadero Gallery from Wednesday August 14 – Saturday August 31.
EXPRESSION FASHION GALA Stonnington City Council’s Expression Fashion Gala is an annual event now in its sixth year that works in conjunction with The Butterﬂy Foundation, an event set to encourage local designers to create fashion that can be worn by the everyday person. In a public statement, Stonnington Major, Cr Matthow Koce stated that “We want young people to know that fashion can be worn and appreciated by anyone, regardless of body shape or body size.” The Fashion Gala will treat attendees to a fashion show from eight local and emerging designers, including an art exhibition, musical performances, delicious canapés and a show-bag. The 2013 Expression Fashion Gala will be hosted at Malvern Town Hall on Friday August 23 at 6.30pm.
PRIVATE DANCES As part of Darebin City Council’s Speakeasy program the Northcote Town Hall will host Private Dances this month. Choreographed by Natalie Cursio, Private Dances is a live dance performance that features over ten camping tents and the backseat of a car that are transformed into venues of dance. Here, contemporary dancers will perform impeccably timed choreographs to ﬁlm projections around them. Private Dances will provide an intimate encounter with the language of dance and the human body. Private Dances will be performed at Northcote Town Hall from Wednesday August 28 – Saturday August 31.
Warehouse 2013 BELL SHAKESPEARE SEASON
There are three sides to every story as Bell Shakespeare unveils the three sides to its 2013 season, spanning the spectrum of history, tragedy and comedy. John Bell will be playing the comical Falstaﬀ in Henry 4. Peter Evans will direct Phèdre, while Imara Savage will be directing a new production of The Comedy Of Errors. The Players will be entertaining and educating Australian students with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, while the company’s developmental arm, Mind’s Eye, will be seeking out and supporting new talent and the Bell Shakespeare Learning Program will continue its expansion. For show details and more information on what’s in store for the 2013 season visit bellshakespeare.com.au
Every arts and culture enthusiast has it marked on their calendar: the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Encompassing over 4,000 performers, over 300 shows and over 100 venues, the 2013 festival is set to be the biggest yet. It may be hard to top last year, but Melbourne Fringe has got all your favourites covered with Abbotsford Convent hosting their Fringe Furniture and their renowned Fringe Hub establishing itself in North Melbourne for two and a half weeks. However, what might pique your interest is the new Fringe initiative this year: Digital Creatures and Digital Gardens. The exhibitions will see independent artists collaborate with some of Melbourne’s best game developers for Digital Creatures, and independent video artists and ﬁlmmakers project their work in Little Creatures Dining Hall for Digital Gardens. The result? A surreal performance-based game series and interactive objects that will re-establish your deﬁnition of art. Melbourne Fringe Festival will be held across Melbourne from Wednesday September 18 – Sunday October 6. Tickets and more information including a full program are available from melbournefringe.com.au.
DELECTABLE SHELTER After a successful season at the Melbourne Theatre Company, Delectable Shelter, a black comedy set during the apocalypse, will be hitting the road for a local metropolitan tour. Written and directed by Benedict Harde (Julius Caesar, Life Without Me, Actors at Work), who has received Green Room nominations for his previous productions The Seizure and The Nest as part of The Hayloft Project, Delectable Shelter illustrates the story of ﬁve apocalypse survivors trapped in a bunker and their dreams to create a utopian society. Despite the lavishness of their ambitions, Harde illustrates the harrowing prejudice and decadence of Western Society. Delectable Shelter will be performed at Know Community Arts Centre on Tuesday August 20, Northcote Town Hall from Wednesday August 21 – Thursday August 22 and the Clocktower Centre in Moonee Ponds from Friday August 23 – Saturday August 24.
I’M YOUR MAN
I’m Your Man, a theatrical documentary, will be gracing the North Melbourne Town Hall this September. Presented by Arts House and created by Roslyn Oades, I’m Your Man follows Oades’ documented journey with an aspiring boxer from Bankstown, Sydney, and the people he encounters along the way — an 18-month story condensed to a play. Performers Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Billy McPherson, Katia Molino and Justin Rosniak will recite a transcribed script with accurate precision, capturing the each character’s nuances and identities. I’m Your Man will be performed at the North Melbourne Town Hall from Wednesday September 4 – Sunday September 8.
One of Australia’s most popular comedy podcasts; I Love Green Guide Letters hit’s the Public Bar tonight for a rare live recording. Joining host Steele Saunders will be letter lovers Tiﬃny Hall, Ben Pobjie and Declan Fay. Tickets are only $5 on the door.
THE VARIETY COLLECTIVE This week’s Variety Collective is perhaps the most artistic ever, put on your black skivvy and come sip lattes while you watch stand up from John Dore, the Peridot Theatre Company presenting their hilarious short play Recycable, social commentary from Micah David Arthur Higbed, acrobatics from the amazing Roya The-DestRoya plus your host with the most Michael Connell. Tickets are just $10 at the door tonight at the Brunswick Green, doors at 8pm.
COMMEDIA DELL PARTE: COLLINGWOOD Dilruk Jayasinha will take the reins of Commedia Dell Parte at Agent 284. Headlined by Simon Keck and featuring Beau Stegmann, Tony Besselink, Wyatt, Peter Flanagan and Taco, it’s going to be a great night.
COMMEDIA DELL PARTE: ST KILDA This week Anthony Jeannot hosts a great lineup of comics including Daniel Connell, Tegan Higginbotham, Nick Quon, David Graham, Kurly Keenan and Kate Denhert. The room runs on a ‘pay as you like’ basis, so come along and have a great laugh, then pay what you believe the show is worth on the way out. Commedia Dell Parte runs every Thursday from 8:30pm at the George Lane Bar, St Kilda.
Ever wanted to go checkout stand up in Melbourne but, being more of a rock’n’roll guy or girl had no idea where to start? Well here they’ve put the comedy at one of your favourite live music venues, The Gasometer. This month they have Daniel Connell as MC with a supporting cast of Oliver Clark, Adam Knox, Andy Matthews and way more. 8.30pm start, every Tuesday night.
EXPRESSION FASHION GALA Stonnington City Council’s Expression Fashion Gala is an annual event now in its sixth year that works in conjunction with The Butterﬂy Foundation, an event set to encourage local designers to create fashion that can be worn by the everyday person. In a public statement, Stonnington Major, Cr Matthow Koce stated that “We want young people to know that fashion can be worn and appreciated by anyone, regardless of body shape or body size.” The Fashion Gala will treat attendees to a fashion show from eight local and emerging designers, including an art exhibition, musical performances, delicious canapés and a show-bag. The 2013 Expression Fashion Gala will be hosted at Malvern Town Hall on Friday August 23 at 6.30pm. Daniel Schlusser
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SHUT UP AND SKATEE!! a collaboration of music LygonisStreet and art, as Steve Cohen, aka MONGO from hardcore thrash band Cut Sick, presents his latest collection of work at the Gasometer Hotel. Known for his bold illustrations reﬂective of street culture, MONGO will be selling his works from 7pm onwards before heading Street band Cut Sick downstairs to open inDrummond recently reformed at 8pm. Sure to be a hell of a night — The Onyas, White Walls and Concrete Life are playing as well — SHUT UP AND SKATE!! will beReadings one sweet night. It’s on at the Warehouse Sale Gasometer Hotel Friday October 26. Exhibition starts at 7pm, bands at 8pm, and doors close late.
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Saturday 17 & Sunday August The Australian Centre for18 the Moving Image has announced CANDICE BREITZ
a new exhibition by internationally acclaimed Candice Breitz that will explore the personal and the popular. Candice Breitz: The Character is composed of large scale installations and will open to the public on Thursday December 6. The exhibition will feature the world premiere of Prodigy (2012), which spans the ﬁlm industries of Bollywood, Nollywood and Hollywood and is the ﬁrst of Breitz’s works to incorporate scripted material and professional actors. Breitz reworks and reinterprets theSt iconic and calls into 314-318 Drummond Carlton question the culture of celebrity. TheElgin exhibitionSts) will open (between Faraday and on Thursday December 6 and run until Monday March 11, 2013. More information through acmi.net.au
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MELBOURNE FESTIVAL The folk behind Melbourne Festival have released their full program for 2013. Some of the many highlights include the opening of Trams: Moving Pictures which will showcase the illustrious history of trams in Melbourne and their artistic iconography. The festival will also host a three-part series, Brahms vs Wagner, that delves into classical masterminds Brahms and Wagner, including a performance of their most acclaimed pieces by the Australian Chamber Orchestra. If that entices you, then virtuoso Richard Tognetti’s appearance on the Artists In Conversation series will thrill you; other guests lined-up include Dennis Sindrey (The Caribs), Bruce Hearne (Strange Tenants) and Daniel Schlusser from the Daniela Schlusser Ensemble. Most excitingly, the Foxtel Festival Hub will be returning after a hugely successful debut at the 2012 festival. Melbourne Festival will be hosted throughout Melbourne from Friday October 11 – Sunday October 27. Tickets and a full program are available from melbournefestival.com.au.
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THE CHERRY ORCHARD BY JACK FRANKLIN The big, meaningful theatre pieces of the last century, the ones that are referred to as “important works” all tend to have one thing in common. They look at a family, ideally affluent with a large house, as the picture of society as a whole. A family has it all, youth and age, wisdom and fury, interlopers in the form of partners or servants. And with these characters in motion, the playwright stands back, the fuse lit, and lets the action burn. The Cherry Orchard is the play that all the others copy. “The more you watch Chekhov the more you realise that there is so much more to learn,” says Toby Truslove on a break from rehearsals. “For a guy that was writing 100 years ago it has a very contemporary feel. If you have never seen one, it’s important to get a Chekhov under your belt, to see why we are still staging his plays and why he is still revered as an amazing playwright. It’s a joy to watch and it’s really funny. Chekhov wrote it as a comedy and in the end he was always worried that people took it too seriously, so hopefully we’ve injected the humour that he intended back in. We all know what it’s like to argue with our families so we see something utterly fascinating and familiar in it. It’s interesting that these stories can be a 100 years old but we still think, ‘yep, that’s how a mother and daughter talk to each other or that’s how a boyfriend and girlfriend talk. Or that is a family dynamic.’” Family dynamics don’t change. The Cherry Orchard, Chekhov’s last work, concerns itself with an aristocratic Russian matriarch as her family returns to the estate, including the titular cherry orchard, before it is to be auctioned to pay debts. “All of Chekhov’s characters don’t really understand anyone else, they all follow their own story, they’re
always trying to get their own point across. It’s actually a very modern way of doing things, people talk at cross purposes a lot and don’t really listen. They just drive their own narrative and ideas. He is very good at switching your alliances back and forth between who you think you like. He doesn’t do that thing where you go, ‘This is the good guy or this is the good girl, this is the bad person in this play.’ It’s just people trying to live.” Toby’s background is comedy; Laid, The Librarians, Thank God You’re Here, Scumbus and currently (of all things) Slide Show. “I didn’t come from an acting family... my parents were very surprised when I said I wanted to be an actor,” he says. “I didn’t go to an acting school either, I went to an all boys private school, all about rowing and footy. Weirdly enough I remember watching Ferris Buller’s Day Off and I thought, ‘That looks like a lot of fun.’ But I didn’t know how to go about doing it. I had never met an actor, this was in Perth and I didn’t know any actors, I’d never gone to the theatre, it was a strange beginning. I went to university to study psychology, because that’s what you did from school and I literally didn’t know you could study acting. I had no idea there was such a
“I THINK PEOPLE GET TOO UPSET ABOUT MODERNISING OR UPDATING THINGS, IF YOU WERE TRYING TO DO SHAKESPEARE WITH A CODPIECE THAT’S JUST AS DISTRACTING BECAUSE IT BECOMES ABOUT THE COSTUMING RATHER THAN BEING ABOUT THE PEOPLE.”
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thing as an acting school. Luckily and bizarrely I walked out of a lecture half way through, I just went ‘this is shit’ walked out, and bumped into a friend who was the niece of the speech and drama teacher of my high school. She walked me across campus and enrolled me in the theatre art department and that was it. And there I met actors.” This Melbourne Theatre Company production is billed as written by ‘Simon Stone, after Anton Chekhov’ indicating a reworking of the classic. “It’s still thematically the same but it has been completely rewritten,” says Truslove. “I think people get too upset about modernising or updating things, if you were trying to do Shakespeare with a codpiece that’s just as distracting because it becomes about the costuming rather than being about the people. The point about doing these plays is that we can watch them in the modern time and feel that it is not a
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museum piece, it’s a piece that has relevance. You can watch it and think, ‘Shit, I get that.’ Stone is very open to throwing things in, if you’ve got a handle on what your character would be saying at this point, he’s open to looking at the script and going ‘Okay, let’s make it sound as real and natural as possible,’ so you are not pulled out in anyway by something that sounds anachronistic. All the characters are the same and faithful in spirit to the original. It’s not rewritten so that anything major has changed. Don’t worry, there is still a cherry orchard, he hasn’t done anything like now it’s set on Mars and it’s a plasma farm.”
The Cherry Orchard is currently being performed at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner until Wednesday September 25.
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THE GATSBY SPRING SOIRÉE BY AVRILLE BYLOK-COLLARD After the success of their Winter Soirée earlier this year, Astor Productions recently confirmed that they will be hosting The Gatsby Spring Soirée, a 1920s epoch, later this month. Inspired by the F Scott Fitzgerald novel The Great Gatsby, the night will immerse attendees in 1920s culture, fashion, music and entertainment, recapturing a period that has recently come back into fashion and been glorified through Baz Luhrmann’s recent movie and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. Earlier this month, we caught up with Andrew Nolte and Robert Rizzo from the night’s headlining act, Andrew Nolte and His Orchestra, to discuss and enthuse about everything 1920s. “I had a passion for 1920s music. I collected old records and I always had a fascination with the past; the music followed with that,” expresses Nolte brightly. Nolte is the frontman, clarinetist, and alto and soprano saxophone player for Andrew Nolte and His Orchestra and has been playing 1920s music for just over ten years now. “I couldn’t find any other existing bands to play with, so I formed my own. I spent years trying to find the original sheet music and orchestrations, then I put together a small orchestra [and] we started rehearsing frequently.” A small orchestra of eight musicians, including a trained sousaphonist. “Then we started doing gigs — [Andrew Nolte and His Orchestra] has been going for three years now [and] we’re all having a good time doing it.” “Andrew is quite meticulous in his attention to detail,” explains Robert Rizzo, the resident trumpet player of the small orchestra. “[During performances] we’re all wearing 1920s suits, we’re playing off of 1920s nickelplated music stands [and] a lot of guys in the band
are playing 1920s instruments entirely. Even the suit I wear is made in Melbourne [during] the 1920s and the shirts are not collared shirts. We have to button them up and attach the collar like they did in the 1920s. So it’s really a snapshot of the period.” It was back in 2006 that the pair first met, Rizzo detailing his first impression of Nolte as a memorable, eccentric man with bright ideas. Rizzo had been playing classical trumpet for 14 years by then, having started back in 1992. “Originally Andrew [had] wanted me to play the cornet in the band, like Bix Beiderbecke,” reminisces Rizzo. Bix Beiderbecke was one of Rizzo’s inspirations alongside Louis Armstrong and Buddy Bolden, whose jazz revolutionized music. “He had an instrument from — it’s a Conn Victor 80A [cornet] — from 1923 or 22, which is the same type of model that Bix Beiderbecke played. Andrew handed that to me and I played that for the first few years with the band.” “We’ve got the three main types of music that would’ve
“WE’VE GOT A NEW ORLEANS MARCHING BAND [NEW ORLEANS PELICAN BRASS BAND], WHICH PLAYS ALL THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND WE’VE GOT A BAND THAT PLAYS ALL THE CHICAGO-STYLE JAZZ FROM THE 1920S.”
been popular in the 1920s,” continues Nolte, detailing how the soirée entertainment will unfold. “That would’ve been the dance music, which was mainly pop tunes” presented by Melbourne bandleader Michael McQuid in Mike’s Retro Five; “We’ve got a New Orleans marching band [New Orleans Pelican Brass Band], which plays all the New Orleans jazz and we’ve got a band that plays all the Chicago-style jazz from the 1920s and it’s got a retro vibe. So we’ve got all our bases covered.” Andrew Nolte had played at the last Soirée, Winter Soirée, in the Cairo Club Orchestra. So, when Astor Productions were planning their The Gatsby Spring Soirée, they hired Andrew Nolte and His Orchestra as the headline act and enlisted the help of Nolte in selecting the support acts, who admits there’s “a somewhat limited range of 1920s music available, but these are the world-class bands that have toured overseas. They all have a pretty strong reputation.” Nevertheless, reputation is not the only thing paramount to these bands, rather, it’s the entertainment they can provide and energy they rouse within the crowd, something that Rizzo confirms Andrew Nolte and His Orchestra has. “When we play
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it seems to create [a] real energy that’s not contained on stage [and] it seems to go down well with the audience,” answers Rizzo thoughtfully. “It’s really good because — I wouldn’t say we’re the wallpaper band — it helps to create a backdrop for the venue, for the people we’re playing for. It seems to complement the audience and what we’re doing.” However, the ex-cornetist reassures us that it’s also the luck of performaning 1920s jazz. “Often many of the parts that the musicians are playing are virtuosic; they demand attention. The music is all original arrangements that were recorded in the 1920s. Most of the music we play is charted down [and] we source [them] from Isham Jones Orchestra, Paul Whiteman Orchestra Arrangements and we’ve got some Jelly Roll Morton arrangements in there — he was one the first to write jazz down. Even though the charts are written down, there is room for solos [to allow] the musicians of the band to express themselves creatively without the constraints of having to stick to the written part.” The Gatsby Spring Soirée will be held at the Malvern Town Hall on Saturday August 24.
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MACHINE GUN KELLY [USA] Thursday September 5, The Hi-Fi JOHN “00” FLEMING [UK] Friday September 6, Prince Bandroom MARCOS CABRAL [USA] Friday September 13, Mercat Basement TERRY FRANCIS [UK] Friday September 13, OneSixOne GHOSTPOET [UK] Saturday September 14, Corner Hotel R.A THE RUGGED MAN [USA] Thursday September 19, The Espy HERNAN CATTANEO [ARG] Friday September 20, Prince Bandroom KENNY LARKIN [USA], STIMMING [GER] Friday September 20, Brown Alley RUDIMENTAL [UK] Saturday September 21, Festival Hall ROBERT HOOD [USA] Saturday September 21, The Liberty Social TALIB KWELI [USA], HOMEBOY SANDMAN [USA] Thursday October 3, The Hi-Fi LISTEN OUT: DISCLOSURE [UK], TNGHT [UK], AZEALIA BANKS [USA] + MORE Saturday October 5, Observatory Precinct, Royal Botanic Gardens ROGERSEVENTYTWO [NED] Saturday October 5, Brown Alley MICKEY AVALON [USA] Friday October 18, Corner Hotel PORTER ROBINSON [USA] Sunday October 20, Billboard SALT N PEPA [USA] Saturday November 16, Palais Theatre STRAWBERRY FIELDS: CARL CRAIG [USA], MOODYMANN [USA] Friday November 22 - Sunday November 24 , TBA EARTHCORE: ANGY KORE [ITA], PERFECT STRANGER [ISR] + MORE Friday November 29 - Sunday December 2, TBA STEREOSONIC: DAVID GUETTA [FRA], ARMIN VAN BUUREN [NED], CALVIN HARRIS [UK] + MORE Saturday December 7 - Sunday December 8, Royal Melbourne Showgrounds RAINBOW SERPENT: DONATO DOZZY [ITA], MICHAEL MAYER [GER] + MORE Friday January 24 - Monday January 27, Lexton BRUNO MARS [USA], MIGUEL [USA] Tuesday March 4 & Wednesday March 5, Rod Laver Arena
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As clichéd as it sounds, the rise of pop-rap sensation Iggy Azalea truly is the makings of fairytale. After spending her formative years in rural New South Wales, Amethyst Amelia Kelly made an incredible leap of faith across the Pacific to follow her dreams, as outlined in debut commercial single Work – “No money, no family, 16 in the middle of Miami”. In the following six or so years, Kelly evolved into the multi-faceted Iggy Azalea. After gaining attention with spitfire cuts Pu$$y and Two Times in early 2011, Azalea went on to navigate through a sea of legal and label politicking to foster the elongated gestation process of The New Classic – what’s set to be her debut full-length commercial release. Speaking fresh from the announcement of hitting the 1 World Music Festival, Azalea is on the cusp of putting the finishing touches on The New Classic. “It’s a few days away from completion as I speak. I’m nervous, it’s my first album. A happy nervous ball of anticipation,” she regales without giving away too much in the way of details for the record, tentatively slated for a September release. As is par for the course in today’s rap modus operandi, Azalea’s oft-delayed debut album has been preceded by a prolific output of mixtape and EP releases. This creative resolve is intensified at the final stages of the album’s production. “I’m writing four or five days a week at the moment, but that’s because I’m recording,” she assesses. “I think of concepts and write them into my phone. Writing takes a clear mind so often it’s the world I have to turn off.” The trajectory of Iggy Azalea is as tremendous as it gets, rocketing to such great heights in what amounts to little more than a twoyear span. Hitting her stride at such a velocity, does Azalea feel in control the course set to the stratosphere? “No. I can aim and shoot for the stars but it’s up to the world at the end of the day. To control something that broad is impossible, really,” she muses with humility.
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It’s a matter of days until this year’s MTV Music Awards, for which Azalea is nominated in the Artist To Watch category for the film clip to Work. The ceremony is as definitive a bastion of pop culture as any. “I don’t consider myself [a pop star] yet, but I guess it’s a person who influences the masses through music. That’s what a pop star is to me.”
Throughout her online presence, Azalea still occasionally projects an affinity for her homeland. However, home for the Aussie-bred rapper is now very much LA. So what does Australia mean to Iggy Azalea at this stage in her life? “I’m not exactly sure, but it’s always close to my heart,” she beams. Ostensibly, you can imagine Azalea as an outsider in the realm of US mainstream rap – “Well, it depends who I’m standing next to,” she retorts with a laugh. As well as her musical pursuits, Azalea also enjoys a successful modelling career. As such, style and aestheticism permeate all aspects of her craft. “Art is all encompassing. It’s every medium. Style is as important as music,” she proclaims. “All are equal because all influence and emote things within us.” The release of The New Classic is set to be a tangible amalgamation of Azalea’s career to date. As for what hopes and dreams lie beyond the album’s release, Azalea is philosophical. “Happiness,” she states. “I hope I can be happy because at times it seems harder to maintain that than money or success.”
You can catch Iggy Azalea alongside Moby, Snoop Dogg and more at the 1 World Music Festival which takes place at the Marina Range in Singapore on Friday September 20 and Saturday September 21. Visit 1worldmusicfestival. com for more details. Stay tuned to iggyazalea.com for details on when her debut album will drop. facebook.com/iggyazalea
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Belying her youth (having just turned 23 years of age), Azalea has attained a sense of resoluteness, projecting erudite assessments on the cultural implications of her art while rising above the industry follies of beefs and gossip in her retained Australian accent. “I fight for it daily,” she states on her ability to retain a sense of self within the machinations of the music industry.
rainbow serpent One of Australia’s most loved festivals have dropped a massive second announcement. Leading the second round of artists is James Zabiela, The Orb, Max Cooper, Thomas Fehlmann and loads more of internationals alongside a solid local lineup which features Otologic, Tornado Wallace, Opiuo, Sensient, Spoonbill and a heck of a lot more. Rainbow Serpent 2014 takes place in Lexton from Friday January 24 - Monday January 27. See rainbowserpent.net for the full lineup so far.
stickybuds Get prepared as the Brotherhood of Beats takes over Howler. With two of the biggest names in the glitch and ghetto bass scene – Stickybuds and Mr Bill plus visuals by Sevenmilligram this night is set to deliver the tightest dose of ghetto funkin’ glitch madness from the baddest heavyweights. With allied support from local legends Cheshire Buck Rogers, Agent 86, Tom Showtime and more. It goes down on Friday August 30.
A sensational production duo made up of two talented Greek minds, Alex Dimou & Kostas Georgoudis are the shining new beacons in Quantized music’s catalogue. For the imprints 18th release following a fresh EP from Softcash, Dimou and Georgoudis pack in bubbling bass and jacking deep sounds with Sleep Tight. Three original tunes grace the EP as the two continue their successful run as collaborative artists, already releasing on labels like Rhythmetic, Elite and Sex Panda White. This EP is yet another creative mark on the electronic scene and another nod to Quantized ability of nurturing underground talent. Head to facebook.com/quantizedmusic for more details.
Rap City is returning to Melbourne armed with a slew of hip hop talent. After an illustrious and acclaimed career, Brooklyn-based rapper Talib Kweli stands as one of the world’s most accomplished, lyrically-gifted, socially aware and politically insightful rappers. He’ll be joined Homeboy Sandman and Trademark ‘Da Skydiver’. It all goes down on Thursday October 3 at The Hi-Fi.
let them eat cake Boutique electronic music festival Let Them Eat Cake is returning to Werribee Park on New Year’s Day 2014. The festival’s debut year delivered its promise of a debauched yet luxurious event. Ahead of the 2014 festival, they’re giving away a bunch of tickets. Let Them Eat Cake are giving away one double pass and two single passes to Let Them Eat Cake Festival 2014. Head to facebook.com/ letthemeatcakenyd and click on the ‘photo comp’ and upload up to three photos from Let Them Eat Cake 2013 to go in the running. The photo with the most votes will win first prize (five tickets to the 2014 festival), with second place receiving three tickets and third place receiving two tickets. Stay tuned to Beats for the lineup when it drops.
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mantra Mantra has announced a national tour in celebration of his upcoming third studio album Telling Scenes. Telling Scenes is an album in the most creative sense: not just a collection of songs, but an experience that takes its listener on a journey. Support will come from Grey Ghost Mantra will hit The Evelyn on Friday October 11.
mind over matter After meeting as year 7 classmates in the school yard at St Pius X College, the Mind Over Matter began practicing their freestyle skills together and have been putting in the hard yards ever since touring with the likes of Bliss N Eso, 360, Pez and Drapht and releasing two LPs. The duo’s forthcoming album features triple j airplay smash and lead single Real Life. Second single Somebody’s Love sees Mind Over Matter follow up with yet another infectious and playful beat. They’ll launch the new single on Friday September 27 at The Workers Club.
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Recently having returned home, Cameron Argon (aka Big Chocolate) is now unpacking his bags after the grueling Vans Warped Tour. Many dates and many states across the USA later, he finds a moment to reminisce with justifiable satisfaction over his short however illustrious career. “I’m just home from what has been a long, long tour,” he chimes proudly. “The Vans Warped Tour was great – it was a long, hot tour; but I played some amazing shows and met some amazing people. And now I’m home for a few days and am headed back to Australia next week.” Yet while his level of exhaustion is completely evident, he claims he can’t wait to get back to Australia, even after only a short stint at home base. And musically, he insists his fans can expect more of an eclectic mix of his latest material fused with the tunes he really enjoys jamming to. “I am working on my Australia set right now,” he adds with excitement. “It will be good after a summer on the Warped Tour and having to play 30 minute sets. I get to ‘stretch my legs’ a bit and play some longer sets.” To be fair too, it’s somewhat of an injustice giving a man like Argon such a short stint on the mixer. Indeed, with a resume so extensive and impressive – especially given his age – he still can’t be drawn on a particular style or genre. And whether its metal or dub or electro or techno, he seems to have done it all. “In the beginning, I just gradually got more and more into making music when I was in high school – and that sort of grew into what I do today. As my musical tastes have changed, my interest in electronic music grew and it became a sort of a natural progression.” No less, this socalled progression has seen him be a part of the metal scene – firstly as a vocalist for the death metal band Burning The Masses as well as co-founding Disfiguring the Goddess. Fast forward to 2013 and he says he hasn’t been making any dubstep or electro lately at all. “I’ve been getting more into techno and house,” he professes. “In fact, the more I dig into electronic dance music in general, the
clearer what type of music I should be making becomes. That said, I still make metal under the name Disfiguring The Goddess – that is a project I work on when the urge strikes me.” “I’ve also just done a remix for Five Knives that you can hear on my Soundcloud. I also have a newer collaboration project called Small Face with DJ Two Stacks. There isn’t much public knowledge there, but we have a good amount of musical content with more to come. Also, I did The Clean EP which came out last spring. It’s a lot different to Red Headed Locc and the follow up, The Red EP. Otherwise, I have no plans for another release until I get to spend some time in the studio and experiment with some different sounds and what not. I will probably soon release a mix based on my summer on Warped Tour and the music I was playing out there as well.” Otherwise – and who knows where he finds the time – the lad enjoys what he refers to as ‘doing basic stuff’. “I like to go on walks, play video games and drink coffee basic stuff. Actually, I have a coffee shop near my house that I walk to every day when I am home. It’s like a ritual at this point.” Finally then, he describes his palpable excitement for getting back to Australia. “I’m going to play a DJ set, so a setup of a mixer and a computer. I have a lot of fun on stage and enjoy seeing what the audience gets out of it. I’m also very excited to get out to that part of the country and the world once again. I really enjoy seeing how the crowds grow from one visit to the next in general. I hope the Australian tour is going to show a lot of that.”
Big Chocolate will hit Brown Alley on Saturday August 17. facebook.com/bigchocolateofficial soundcloud.com/big-chocolate
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Texas based Bro Safari (real name Nick Weiller) is probably best known to us as ‘Knick’ from drum and bass outfit Evol Intent. A decade on and those guys are still making outputs together while Weiller has also ventured out into other forms of bass. US trio Evol Intent are no less than drum ‘n’ bass dons. Formed in 2000 consisting of Enemy (Ashley Jones), Gigantor (Mike Diasio) and Knick (Nick Weiller) this crew were behind some of the baddest drum and bass hard step numbers hailing from the US in the naughties. They’re still producing together, currently involved in a collab project with Dutch trio Noisia and having recently remixed for Black Sun Empire, but it’s their individual side projects that are raising eyebrows. Enemy has gone on to produce disco under the moniker Treasure Fingers while the Gigantor is making electro house as Computer Club. Knick has decided to stick with the everevolving genre of bass, taking in moombahton, dubstep and most recently, trap. When asked why the members of Evol Intent have all taken such different directions, Knick is philosophical. “I don’t think it was intentional, I just think that over time we’ve got into other things, just messing around with other genres,” he says from his home in Austin. “Evol Intent has been around for a long time and I think it’s just kind of natural that we start doing our own thing on the side.” Knick’s thing on the side first came in the form of teaming up with Jake Stanczak aka Kill The Noise to make genrebending sounds under the outfit name of Ludachrist. His most recent venture from the lab is with San Franciscan UFO as Knife’s most recent alter-ego, Bro Safari. They’ve just dropped a highly eclectic LP, Animal, which masterfully encompasses drum ‘n’ bass, hip hop, glitch and dubstep with a heavy dose of trap. It’s more or less the culmination of Knick’s various side projects experimenting with various forms of bass. “For me, the inspiration was working with UFO and I like to think it went both ways,” Knick says of the LP. “We’ve known each other for a long time, he’s an old drum and bass head from the ‘90s and we both really respect each other’s music and creative input. “The entire time that we’ve been collaborating, we’ve been doing it via the Internet just sending stems back and forth; we didn’t actually have a plan to make an album. We were just working together and realised we had 16 songs or something, so it made sense to package them as an album and at that point, we cut out about five tracks. They produced two of tracks on the LP together in the same geographical space when UFO made the journey to Austin to work on two of the standouts from the record - Drama and Animal. “That was when we were in the final stages of polishing things off. We tried not to over think it and it all came very naturally. We just made what we wanted to make and that was inspirational enough - just being able to make what we want and set the tempo where we want.” Animal was only put out as a free download in a move that Knick says was part of a strategy to spread the Bro Safari word. “I’ve kinda built this whole Bro Safari thing on free downloads,” he explains. “At the start I just want people to hear my music and the best way to do that is to give it to them free with no hoops to jump through. They just have to go click a button and it downloads to their computer. And over time, I just kept doing that and people were really responsive and more so, they were really appreciative. “It worked so well that when it came to the album, the end goal was to get people to listen to it, and you know, it’s not really about money, because to be quite honest, there really isn’t that much money in selling records.” In terms of what to expect from this expert of convergence in his live set, Knick says it’s all about giving us what we want. “I approach DJing a little bit differently to the way I make music in the studio,” he says. “I feel like it also depends on where I’m playing. I tailor my sets to be appealing to everyone - that’s what I want - I don’t want to get up there and just play weird stuff just for the sake of being different. I want to get up there and rock the party - it’s that simple.”
Bro Safari will hit Brown Alley on Saturday August 17. facebook.com/brosafari soundcloud.com/brosafari
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club guide wednesday august 14
COQ ROQ - FEAT: AGENT 86 + DJS LADY NOIR + JOYBOT + KITI + MR THOM Lucky Coq, Windsor. 7:00pm. COSMIC PIZZA - FEAT: NHJ Bimbo Deluxe, Fitzroy. 8:00pm DADA LIFE Billboard, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. DUBSTEP GRIME DRUM & BASS - FEAT: DJ BADDUMS + DJ CARMEX Laundry Bar, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. HALFWAYS Workshop, Melbourne. 8:00pm. HOODRAPZ - FEAT: WEDNESDAY Workshop, Melbourne. 7:00pm. LOST & FOUND - FEAT: DJ SPIDEY + DJ RUBY FROST Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 8:00pm. MO’ SOUL - FEAT: DJ VINCE PEACH & MISS GOLDIE Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. NEW GUERNICA WEDNESDAYS New Guernica, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. SOUL ARMY Bimbo Deluxe, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. THE DINNER SET Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 6:00pm.
thursday august 15
3181 THURSDAYS - FEAT: HANS DC + JAKE JUDD + NIKKI SARAFIAN + HEY SAM + JESSE YOUNG + JOHN DOE + SEAN RAULT Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 5:00pm. BANG N MASH Word Events Warehouse & Lounge, Melbourne. 8:00pm. BILLBOARD THURSDAYS - FEAT: MATT DEAN + MATTY GRANT + PHIL ROSS Billboard, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. $10. CHI BEATS Chi Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. DJ KRONIC + MS BUTT Espy, St Kilda. 9:00pm. DO DROP IN - FEAT: DJ KITI + DJ LADY NOIR The Carlton Hotel, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. DON’T THINK I’M ALIVE THURSDAYS The Vineyard, St Kilda. 7:00pm. FREE RANGE FUNK - FEAT: AGENT 86 + LEWIS CANCUT + WHO LUCKY COQ, WINDSOR. 6:00PM. GOOD EVENING - FEAT: DJ PEOPLE Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. GRAD PARTY THURSDAYS - FEAT: DJ ROWIE European Bier Cafe, Melbourne Cbd. 5:00pm. LE DISCO TECH Pretty Please, St Kilda. 8:00pm. LOVE STORY Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. MIDNIGHT EXPRESS - FEAT: DJS PREQUEL & EDD FISHER Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 11:00pm. MOOD - FEAT: NUBODY Loop, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. NEW GUERNICA THURSDAYS - FEAT: CONDUCTORS + JAMES KANE + NEGATIV MAGICK + NU BALANCE + POST PERCY New Guernica, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. RADIONICA Workshop, Melbourne. 8:00pm. THE RITZ THURSDAYS - FEAT: NARI & MILANI + CARRICK DALTON & SAM COHEN + CAUC-ASIAN DJ’S + ED WILKS + JOSHUA GILILAND + KEN WALKER + LUCILLE CROFT + MAX KRUSE + TIM
LIGHT + ZACK ROSE Trak Lounge Bar, Toorak. 8:00pm. $20. TIGER FUNK LIVE - FEAT: DJ MOONSHINE Bimbo Deluxe, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. TROCADERO Match Bar & Grill, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm.
Fox Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. UPTOWN GROOVE Order Of Melbourne, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm.
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ANYTIME Workshop, Melbourne. 8:30pm. BADABOOM FRIDAYS - FEAT: DJ ROWIE European Bier Cafe, Melbourne Cbd. 4:00pm. CANT SAY Platform One, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $10. CHI FRIDAYS Chi Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. CQ FRIDAYS Cq, Melbourne. 8:00pm. CRUCIAL SOCIAL ACADEMY - FEAT: DJ A13 + DJ JELLYFISHWORKSHOP, MELBOURNE. 8:00PM. discotheque - feat: elana musto + greg sara + scott t MATCH BAR & GRILL, MELBOURNE CBD. 7:00PM. FRIDAY NIGHT COMMERCIAL HOUSE DJS - FEAT: HIJACK + LIVNBEYNG + MAGIC HOUSE Veludo Bar & Restaurant, St Kilda. 8:30pm. I LOVE OLD SCHOOL - FEAT: SHAGGZ & PUPPET + DJ TEY + MERV MAC Red Bennies, South Yarra. 10:00pm. $10. JUICY - FEAT: CHAIRMAIN MEOW + COBURG MARKET + MR. FOX + TIGERFUNK + WHO Bimbo Deluxe, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. MEET YOUR MATES FRIDAYS Libation, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. MIDNIGHT MIDNIGHT New Guernica, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. MR VEGAS Prince Bandroom, St Kilda. 8:00pm. PANORAMA - FEAT: DJS MATT RAD + MR GEORGE + PHATO A MANO + TOM MEAGHER Lucky Coq, Windsor. 8:00pm. POPROCKS - FEAT: DR PHIL SMITH Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. REMEMBER ME The Motel, South Melbourne. 8:00pm. RETRO SEXUAL One Twenty Bar, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. REVOLVER FRIDAYS (ANTARCTICA REMIX LAUNCH) - FEAT: DJ LEWIE DAY + DJ MIKE CALLANDER + DJ ALEX THOMAS + DJ KATIE DROVER + DJ WHO Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 6:00pm. SATURDAY MORNING - FEAT: DJ SUNSHINE + DJ BUTTERS + DJ HEY SAM Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 6:00am. SHUFFLE FRIDAY NIGHTS Bridie O’reilly’s Brunswick, Brunswick. 10:00pm. SVELT + BISCOTTI + MANGELWURZEL 303, Northcote. 8:30pm. $10. THE FOX FRIDAYS Fox Hotel, Collingwood. 7:00pm. UPTOWN GROOVE Order Of Melbourne, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. WEEKENDER! Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. SHUFFLE FRIDAY NIGHTS Bridie O’reilly’s Brunswick, Brunswick. 11:00pm. THE FOX FRIDAYS
VENICE MUSIC - FEAT: DJ ALI E Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 8:00pm. BILLBOARD SATURDAYS - FEAT: FRAZER ADNAM SCOTT MCMAHON + JAMIE VLAHOS + MR MAGOO + ZIGGY Billboard, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $15. CHI SATURDAYS Chi Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm CLUB FICTION - FEAT: KITTY ROCK & THE BAD LADIES Red Bennies, South Yarra. 2:00am. DJ PLAZMA Idgaff Bar & Venue, Abbotsford. 8:00pm. FIRST FLOOR SATURDAYS - FEAT: BILLY HOYLE + DJS DUCHESZ + MZRIZK + WASABI First Floor, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. GLITCH THIS - FEAT: SATURDAY Workshop, Melbourne. 7:00pm. HOT STEP Bimbo Deluxe, Fitzroy. 7:00pm. LAB 22 Palace Theatre, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. MIXED DRINKS SATURDAYS Libation, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. MOTEL SATURDAYS The Motel, South Melbourne. 8:00pm. NEO SACRILEGE - FEAT: DJ NERO Abode, St Kilda. 8:00pm. NEW GUERNICA SATURDAYS New Guernica, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. ONESIXFIVE - FEAT: DJ COURTNEY MILLS + DJ HOOPS + DJ OLLIE HOLMES + DJ JOSH PAOLA + DJ WILL CUMMINGS Onesixone, Prahran. 3:00am. POISON APPLE Prince Bandroom, St Kilda. 8:00pm. SATURDAY CONFIDENTIAL Galley Room, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. SATURDAYS - FEAT: ACTION SAM + DJ ROWIE European Bier Cafe, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. SATURDAYS @ LEVEL 2 - FEAT: DJ BOOGS + DJ CHESTWIG + DJ LUKE MCD + DJ MIKE HUNT + DJ ROWIE + DJ SPECIAL K Level 2 The Club, Northcote. 9:00pm. SATURDAYS AT ONE TWENTY BAR One Twenty Bar, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. SOUND EMPIRE - FEAT: DJ TATE STRAUSS + DJ JOE SOFO + DJ MATTY + DJ MISS SARAH + DJ PHIL ROSS Fusion, Southbank. 9:30pm. $25. SOUTH SIDE SHOW - FEAT: EDD FISHER + KNAVE KNIXX Red Bennies, South Yarra. 8:00pm. $15. STAR SATURDAYS Star Bar, South Melbourne. 8:00pm. STRUT SATURDAYS - FEAT: COLLECTIVE + ANDREAS + DANNY MERX + HENRIQUE + JASON SERINI + MARK PELLEGRINI + MC JUNIOR + NICK VAN WILDER Trak Lounge Bar, Toorak. 8:00pm. $22. SUNDAY NIGHTS - FEAT: DJ DAMION DE SILVA + DJ JAY J + DJ KEN WALKER + DJ LIGHTING Co., Southbank. 8:30pm. TEMPERANCE SATURDAYS - FEAT: DJ MARCUS KNIGHT + DJ XANDER JAMES Temperance Hotel, South Yarra. 8:00pm. TEXTILE - FEAT: DJS PACMAN + JEAN PAUL + MOONSHINE + TAH Lucky Coq, Windsor. 6:00pm.
THE FOX SATURDAYS Fox Hotel, Collingwood. 7:00pm. THE HOUSE DEFROST - FEAT: DJ ANDEE FROST Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 11:00pm. WHAT’S DOING? - FEAT: DJ CITIZEN.COM Workshop, Melbourne. 8:00pm. WHY NOT? - FEAT: SATURDAY Pretty Please, St Kilda. 8:00pm.
sunday august 18
COSMIC TONIC Veludo Bar & Restaurant, St Kilda. 9:30pm. DANGER - FEAT: GEORGE HYSTERIC & ROHAN BELL-TOWERS The Carlton Hotel, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. GUILTY PLEASURES Pretty Please, St Kilda. 8:00pm. MOTEL SUNDAYS The Motel, South Melbourne. 8:00pm. NO MORE-BANG-FOR-BUCK BURLESQUE SHOW! Red Bennies, South Yarra. 8:00pm. REVOLVER SUNDAYS - FEAT: DJ BOOGS + DJ SPACEY SPACE + DJ RADIATOR + DJ SILVERSIX + DJ T-REK Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 6:30pm. SOUTH SIDE HUSTLE - FEAT: ASKEW + BOOSHANK + DISCO HARRY + JUNJI + MISS BUTT + PAZ + PETER BAKER Lucky Coq, Windsor. 8:30pm. SUNDAE SHAKE - FEAT: AGENT 86 + PHATO-A-MANO + TIGERFUNK Bimbo Deluxe, Fitzroy. 4:00pm. SUNDAY SESSIONS - FEAT: DAN BOWDENA ND MAYFIELD + FOUNKSHUI Veludo Bar & Restaurant, St Kilda. 4:30pm. SURRENDER - FEAT: DJ SERGEANT SLICK + DJ ADAM TRACE + DJ ADRIAN CHESSARI + DJ CHRIS OSTROM + DJ SEF Fusion, Southbank. 8:00pm. THE SUNDAY SET - FEAT: DJS ANDYBLACK + HAGGIS Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 4:00pm.
monday august 19
IBIMBO - FEAT: LADY NOIR & KITI Bimbo Deluxe, Fitzroy. 6:00pm. KOOL AID - FEAT: DJ MU-GEN Laundry Bar, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. STIFF DRINK - FEAT: DJ MICHAEL KUCYK + DJ MICHAEL OZONE + DJ ROMAN WAFERS Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. TWERKERS CLUB - FEAT: DJ FLETCH Workers Club, Fitzroy. 7:00pm.
tuesday august 20
BIMBO TUESDAYS - FEAT: ADAM ASKEW Bimbo Deluxe, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. COSMIC PIZZA Lucky Coq, Windsor. 8:00pm. DJ JAGUAR E55, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. NEVER CHEER BEFORE YOU KNOW WHO’S WINNING - FEAT: REPETER FONDA Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 7:00pm.
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wednesday august 14 Compression Session - Feat: Cassawarrior + Dd + Ricka E55, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. Soul Ensemble Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm.
thursday august 15 Pennies Laundry Bar, Fitzroy. 9:30pm. $6.
friday august 16 Chaise Fridays - Feat: Soulclap + DJ Claz + DJ Dirx + DJ Peril + DJ Sef Chaise Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 4:30pm. Crew Love - Feat: DJ Tony Sunshine Sub Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 11:00pm. $15. DJ Thaddeus Doe The B.east, Brunswick East. 9:00pm. Faktory Khokolat Bar, Melbourne. 2:55pm. Faktory - Feat: DJ Damion De Silva + DJ Durmy + DJ K Dee + DJ Yaths Khokolat Bar, Melbourne. 9:30pm. Get Lit Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. Like Fridays - Feat: Broz + Dir-X + DJs Dinesh + Nyd + Sef + Shaggz + Shaun D La Di Da, Melbourne. 8:00pm. Rnb Superclub - Feat: Young Men Society Rnb Superclub, Southbank. 8:00pm. Studio Chasers, South Yarra. 8:00pm. $20. Sweet Nothing Fridays - Feat: DJ Marcus Knight + DJ Xander
James Temperance Hotel, South Yarra. 9:00pm.
saturday august 17 Chaise Lounge Saturdays - Feat: DJ Andy Pala + DJ Kah Lua Chaise Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. Cheap Sober + Maggot Mouf & Gutz + Pete Mc + Planz The Hi-fi, Melbourne. 8:00pm. $26. Laundry Saturdays Laundry Bar, Fitzroy. 9:30pm. Saturday Nights - Feat: DJ Damion De Silva + Dj Jay Sin + DJ K Dee Khokolat Bar, Melbourne. 9:30pm. The Dojo Order Of Melbourne, Melbourne Cbd. 11:00pm. The High Society Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy. 9:00pm.
sunday august 18 Joelistics + DJ Mu-Gen + Manchild + Polo Club Espy, St Kilda. 9:00pm.
monday august 19 Freedom Pass - Feat: Phil Ross + B-Boogie + Chris Mac + Dozza Co., Southbank. 10:30pm. Hip Hop Open Mic First Floor, Fitzroy. 8:00pm.
tuesday august 20 Can I Kick It? Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm.
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INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH MUSIC INDUSTRY NEWS & GOSSIP
with Christie Eliezer * Stuﬀ for this column to be emailed to <firstname.lastname@example.org> by Friday 5pm MICHAEL TAYLOR PROMOTED AT UNIVERSAL
THINGS WE HEAR
Melbourne will get a new trade show called Connect next year. The digital business and lifestyle event, showcasing new consumer technology for home and business will be held from Thursday March 13 - Saturday March 15 at the Melbourne Convention Centre. It is funded by the Technology Industries Division of the Victorian Department of State Development, Business and Innovation.
Congratulations to Melbourne band Snakadaktal whose debut album Sleep In The Water came into the ARIA album chart this week at #9. From this week, Channel [V]’s show The Riff goes daily, from 5pm weekdays and 10.30am on Saturdays. Robin Thicke admits he’s spent more than £320,000 on marijuana. Bluejuice member Stav Yiannoukas’ heavily pregnant partner Fiona Stuart (30 weeks) is demanding an apology from Jetstar. She and their two-year-old son Yiannis had taken their seats on a flight to the Gold Coast when a hostie asked if she had a medical certificate allowing her to fly as needed by anyone over 28 weeks. Stuart said the rule was not on the website, nor had staff brought it up when she checked in, and she’d had a check-up with the doctor the day before. They pulled her off, and got her doctor to fax an OK before she could take a later flight. No apology from the airline as yet, but they have shifted the policy announcement up front on their site. Sony Australia (the electronics division, not the music label) was hit with $32 million in back taxes and $21 million in penalties after a tax office investigation. It’s already suffered a 23% decline in revenue. As a result the financial and administration duties will be outsourced to Asia, and according to ChannelNews, the locals will be pink-slipped. Nicholas Foster, chief operating and finance officer, is a victim. The 12 month ATO investigation related tax returns for the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. Publicity stunt #1: Dutch DJ Tiesto ran a competition where he’ll officiate at the marriage of two fans in Las Vegas this weekend. Fans had to email him and tell him why they should have the honour. Publicity stunt #2: DJ Khaled proposed to Nicki Minaj via a video message, offering a $500,000 ring. Minaj who was first puzzled at the proposal (seeing that they’d never dated) said she had a good chuckle after when she realised. Dan Sultan will fly from Nashville, where he is recording, to Cairns to appear at the Indigenous Big Talk One Fire concert on Friday August 16 and then return to the United States the next day, catching connections in Brisbane and Dallas. Pludo inked a sync deal with Southern Cross Austereo to use their current single and video Haywire in Southern Cross Ten TV’s promo which gives them exposure on 30 regional areas. Panic! At The Disco drummer Spencer Smith is going to rehab to deal with his drink, prescription drugs and marijuana addiction. He had his first taste of both at the age of 19, “and from that point on I made sure to make up for all those years I had spent abstaining.”
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Michael Taylor has been appointed Executive VP of A&R at Universal Music and Island Records Australasia. The one-time drummer starting out in New York with Madonna’s Maverick Recording Company and Epic Records. Taylor moved to Australia to head A&R for Sony Music, signing Delta Goodrem, Pete Murray, Something For Kate, Killing Heidi and Paulini. He moved to Universal Music to set up Island Records Australia in 2007, building a roster including Boy & Bear, Hilltop Hoods, Havana Brown, The McClymonts, Clare Bowditch, The Redcoats and Brian McFadden.
MAUBOY, ROACH, PLUM WIN AT NIMAS Jessica Mauboy, Archie Roach and Thelma Plum were among the winners at last Saturday’s National Indigenous Music Awards in Darwin. Mauboy won National Artist of the Year and Plum was best newcomer. Archie Roach won three and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. The night ended with a star-studded tribute to Yothu Yindi. Check out beat.com.au the for full report.
FIRST BREAK CONTINUES SEARCH FOR NEW TALENT First Break, the search for new talent by Commercial Radio Australia and the Mushroom Group, is back for a second year. It is open to unsigned acts which have not broken into the Top 100 Australian national airplay chart. Judges are from radio and the music industry. Winners get metropolitan and regional commercial radio airplay for 12 months and financial support for two singles, touring and marketing from the Mushroom Group. The total prize is valued at over $2 million, say organisers. Mushroom’s chairman Michael Gudinski said, “It’s great that commercial radio is pushing upcoming Australian artists, and we think the partnership between commercial radio and Mushroom is the perfect match for any artist that has reached a certain point but really wants to take off.” See commercialradio.com.au for more details.
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With Thinking About You going to #9, Calvin Harris broke his own chart record by becoming the first artist to have nine Top 10 singles from one studio album (18 Months) in the UK. In April he broke Michael Jackson’s previous record of seven. Since its release last October, 18 Months has sold 540,000 units in the UK, reaching #1 and in the Top 40 for 40 weeks. Jessie J was the first British female to score six Top 10 hits from one album (tying with Lady Gaga and Katy Perry) and Take That did that with 1993’s Everything Changes.
BIG WEST AND WESTERN EDGE GET GRANTS Footscray’s Big West Festival received $29,480 for the state government for its Mobile Radio feature. The ten day radio artwork will take a stereo FM broadcasting studio to residential streets and gathering centres. It will broadcast live performances created by and with the communities of the Western suburbs during the Big West Festival. Western Edge Youth Arts, also in Footscray, got $38,000 for Fate, a community theatre and music project for young people in Flemington and Ballarat. It will bring together the Flemington Theatre Group and Massive hip hop choir to explore the social issue of problem gambling.
60 SECONDS WITH… THE GOOD MORROWS Bearing the terrible clichéd nature of this question, what do you reckon people will say you sound like? We’ve heard things like Tame Impala, Bob Dylan, The Dandy Warhols, so I imagine maybe Timomatic or Selwyn. What do you love about making music? Layering tracks during the recording process. I’m addicted. I don’t know when to stop. Really. There should really be a support group for gentlemen like me and their wild layering obsessions. Do you have any record releases to date? What are they? Where can I get them? We’ve released four singles over the last 12 months. All of which are available on our Bandcamp or at our gigs. What’s the strangest place you’ve ever played a gig, or made a recording? We recently recorded Steve, Andy and myself whistling in the shower for a new song. There was a strange sense of belonging for Steve to be in a shower with two other guys.
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The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) announced that this year’s Independent Music Awards will be co-presented with Carlton Dry. “To be working with a partner who shows this level of passion and commitment to AIR’s Independent Music Awards and charts as well as the wider independent scene is something we’re really excited about!” AIR General Manager Nick O’Byrne said. The awards are on Wed October 9 at Revolt in Kensington. Full details at beat.com.au.
BILL PUTT FAREWELLED The music industry will farewell Spectrum bassist Bill Putt this Saturday at the Strathewen Rec Reserve, where the bass player lived, is 45 km NE of Melbourne. Putt died of a heart attack, aged 66, while chopping wood at home, and an ambulance took 30 minutes to reach him. This week would have marked the 44th year of Putt’s collaboration with Mike Rudd. He posted, “Bill has been a rock to me ever since I’ve known him and his love and generosity of spirit touched everybody. His unassuming and gentle nature will be sorely missed, especially by children whom he adored. I am beyond devastated. Bill was an exemplar of the understated bass man.”
INEW SIGNINGS #1: MIND OVER MATTER AT PERMANENT/SHOCK Shock Records signed Sydney hip hop duo Mind Over Matter to their imprint Permanent Records. Willow (Rowan Lockyer) and Smiles (Martin Brown) began freestyling together at school. They’re working on their third album.
NEW SIGNINGS #2: LOON LAKE TEAM WITH CAROLINE Melbourne’s Loon Lake are the first local act to join the new Caroline Label Services. They release their debut album Gloamer (“the time after sunset and before dark”) in October. Full details at beat.com.au.
NEW SIGNINGS #3: KOBALT RIGHTS PACTS HAVANA, CORBY Kobalt Neighbouring Rights, a division of Kobalt Music Group, signed Australia’s Havana Brown and Matt Corby, as well as Thirty Seconds To Mars, Train and star A*M*E.
NEW SIGNINGS #4: MODULAR PACTS SHINE 2009 Modular Recordings picked up Finnish duo Shine 2009 for Australia, UK and Europe. Sami Suova and Mikko Pykäri released their debut album Realism in 2011 through their own label. The first Australian release is the single Eurozone, followed by an album later this year.
REGISTRATION OPENS FOR VICARTS GRANTS Registrations have opened for Arts Victoria’s new VicArts Grants program. Victorian artists and organisations of all art forms are encouraged to register their details on Arts Victoria’s new online grants portal at arts.vic.gov. au/vicarts and kick start their applications for project funding in 2014. Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria said “[VicArts Grants] will offer grants of between $5,000 and $75,000 for projects that will develop – and bring dynamism to – Victoria’s arts sector.”
CEE:JAY WINS MELBOURNE’S YOUR SHOT Cee:Jay became the Melbourne winner of the Your Shot 2013 search for Australia’s next big DJ, before a packed out Royal Melbourne Hotel. Cee:Jay plays Stereosonic as will Brisbane winner Sam Rigby and Sydney’s Emma Shute. Each will also perform at either: Paradise Club – Mykonos, Womb – Tokyo or Yacht Week in Croatia. These will be announced next week.
PULSELOCKER LAUNCHES FOR DJs After a soft launch last November the music streaming and locker subscription service for DJs Pulselocker has gone active with a new interface. It allows customers to use songs they’ve added to their “locker” (the amount depending on the tier of the subs) on various programs popular with DJs like Serato Scratch Live, Traktor and djay, and which they can buy. Copyright owners get money when their work is streamed, “rented” (kept in locker) or bought.
CALLY HOTEL CHANGES HANDS Warrnambool’s Cally Hotel, which showcase live bands, has changed hands for $1 million. The new owners do not want to be named but will continue it as a hotel. The Cally fostered a thriving music scene in the late 1980s and early 1990s when owned by former Men At Work manager Russell Deppler. The hotel was out on the market in June for $1.5 million. Someone made a bid for $1.3 million but bailed out after.
INERTIA BUYS INTO GAGA MUSIC Inertia bought 50% of Grant Gillies’ Melbourne-based Gaga Music. Gaga is a music publisher, licensing agency and rights management business. Gaga’s full team will remain in Melbourne with Inertia’s directors Ashley Sellers and Colin Daniels joining its board. See beat.com. au for more details.
How long have you been gigging and writing? We’ve been writing songs for this band for just over a year and have been gigging for almost as long. There seems to be a new song surfacing pretty much every time we jam. I find that refreshing. Like a soda pop. Describe the best gig and worst gig you have ever played. I’m inclined to think it was the same gig. We played a little festival up near Mansfield earlier this year. It was ridiculously cold but we got a near on endless rider so when it was time for us to jump on stage, not only could we not feel our fingertips but we couldn’t walk straight. Whilst we were playing we had a whole bunch of people come up on stage with us. One lass in particular fell onto Liam’s drum kit. He then continued to play around her head which was resting on his snare. Beer was spilt all over our guitar pedals. I’m pretty sure they were cutting in and out by that stage. The sound was most likely horrendous so yeah, best/ worst. When’s the gig and with who? It’s Friday August 16 at the Prince of Wales in St Kilda. We’re lucky enough to have Albert Salt playing with us. He’s an amazingly talented musician/songwriter but more importantly an extremely nice dude. Also this crazy underground DJ called Denver Maxx will be tearing it in the proverbial upward direction afterwards.
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LIFELINES Dating: Missy Higgins and Broome playwright and comedian Dan Lee, according to The West Australian. Injured: Beady Eye guitarist Gem Archer fractured his skull, initially attributed to a car accident, later to falling down stairs at home. Injured: Dead Daisies and Noiseworks frontman Jon Stevens ended with a broken leg, dislocated thumb and facial injuries wrestling a giant marlin on a recent fishing trip in North Queensland. Injured: Taylor Swift chipped her tooth after hitting her microphone onstage. Diagnosed: Bob Spencer, guitarist with The Angels, Skyhooks and Finch revealed a cancerous tumour had been discovered on his left kidney. Ill: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark drummer Malcolm Holmes suffered cardiac arrest because of the heat at a Toronto show. Ill: Chris Brown suffered a non-epileptic seizure in the studio. His publicist blamed it on “intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity.’’ Recovering: Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante from hand surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, a condition that could have left him unable to play. Recovering: Queen guitarist Brian May had knee replacement surgery. Died: Bill Putt, bassplayer with iconic ‘70s bands Spectrum and Ariel, of a heart attack while chopping wood at his home in Melbourne. Died: James Gray, keyboardist with Canada’s Blue Rodeo, 52, heart attack. Died: Ex-Pere Ubu and DNA bassist Tim Wright, suspected drug overdose. Died: Grammy winning jazz and funk keyboardist and producer, George Duke, 67, from chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Died: US singer Eydie Gorme (born Edith Garmezano), 84, cancer, her best known song was the million-seller Blame It On The Bossa Nova from 1963.
HALF OF BRITS LISTENED PIRATED MUSIC IN JULY
A survey in Britain by music streaming service Bloom. fm found 49% of 976 respondents downloaded music from an illegal online service. 84% said music streaming services were too expensive (£120 a year average) and 60% couldn’t find the artists they wanted to hear. When this happened, 70% turned to YouTube, 46% listened to another artist and 14% turned to illegal services.
OH SAY CAN YOU SCREAM: US ALBUMS DOWN 5.6% Total US album sales were down 5.6% in the first half of 2013 but digital albums were up 6.3%. CD sales declined 14.2% but vinyl LP sales were up 33.5%. Digital tracks were down 2.3%. Digital albums now comprise 43% of all album sales in the US, up from 38% at this time last year. Streaming was up 24% compared to the same period last year to 50 billion audio and video.
INFO EVENING FOR NEW AIM MELBOURNE CAMPUS Sydney’s Australian Institute of Music’s is setting up a campus in Melbourne at 120 King St and holding an information evening on Wednesday August 28. Held at The InterContinental Hotel (495 Collins St) from 6pm 8pm, it offers prospective students info about courses and subjects offered (registration essential at aim.edu.au for the free session). Performing will be former students, The Voice finalists Celia Pavey and Josh Kyle and alongside YouTube buzz and current student Sam Westphalen. Applications are open now for the first intake in January 2014. For the first year AIM Melbourne will offer a Diploma and Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Performance and Composition & Music Production as well as a Bachelor of Entertainment Management.
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THE POST OFFICE HOTEL ‘SUNDAYS IN SPRING’
THE SPOTTED MALLARD
THE RARE & RECLUSIVE OFT NEGLECTED LESSER SPOTTED MALLARD
This spring The Post Office Hotel continues the tradition of the Sunday Session with live bands and Sunday roasts. An innovative menu adding new flair to the roasts of old - featuring Spring lamb and Victorian produce. Served all day (from 12pm - 9pm) come down for a feed and stick around for the bands (free entry). Sunday September 1 the kitchen will treat you with lamb leg stuffed with cous cous & almond with parsnip gratin and the sonic accompaniment will be ambient folk artist Willow. Sunday September 8 the kitchen is serving up dry roasted Coq au Vin with chargrilled radicchio. Banjo and harmonica playing legend from the 1980s Broderick Smith will be sound-tracking this feast. Sunday September 15 the kitchen is serving Osso Bucco alla Milanesa with saffron risotto & baby eggplant that will be sountracked by the stark folk-inspired songs of the enigmatic Wayward Breed. Sunday September 22 the kitchen is serving up milk roasted pork rack with aligot potatoes & creamy cavolo nero. In line with European cuisine Scari Couri from Italy will be playing. Sunday September 29 the kitchen is serving Herbed Rib Eye with Genovese sauce, mustard cauliflower and vegetable timbale. During your meal you will be crooned and caressed by none other than former Bad Seed Hugo Race & The Fatalists. The Post Office Hotel is situated at 229-231 Sydney Rd, in Coburg and is open from 7am till late seven days a week. Please call (03) 9386 5300 for more information or bookings.
The Rare & Reclusive Oft Neglected Lesser Spotted Mallard (I bet you didn’t know that was the full name?) is one of Sydney roads most precious venues. As well as offering a hub of the best local music artists such as Fraser A. Gorman and Laura Imbrigulia, The Spotted Mallard actually has one of the grandest pub dining experiences in town. Whether one be at the venue for a gig and a catch-up with friends or a serious dinner where you introduce your parents to your boyfriend, or girlfriend, or both, the menu has a delectable range of smaller sharing plates to main courses that would fill the largest of tanks. A couple of the choice picks from the smaller dishes menu include the Slow Cooked Lamb Ribs crumbed and fried w/ homemade spicy BBQ sauce ($12) or the Chick pea fritter w/ red pepper harissa finished with a salad of fennel, pico de gallo and iceberg ($12). The tiered venue means that you can eat on the ballroom floor is you have a large group or head on to the balcony for something more intimate. A main course that lends itself to the romantic types is Dave’s Slow Braised Roman Lamb: Lamb marinated in a collection of Mediterranean ingredients for two days then slowly, slowly cooked and served with broad beans and lievito turkish to mop up the gravy ($20). Or if you’re a man’s man you can have a hearty 250gm chargrilled Rump Steak w/ chipotle butter, chips and slaw ($22), or one of the many burgers ($19). To end the night and seal the deal with a lovely partner or simply waste some time, there are daily desert specials for $10. The Rare & Reclusive Oft Neglected Lesser Spotted Mallard is located at 314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, and is open from 4pm Tuesday through to Friday, and is open from 2pm on weekends.
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BY JODY MACGREGOR
Drenge didn’t have a very auspicious beginning. The band, two brothers from a tiny English village called Castleton, played their ﬁrst gig in nearby Sheﬃeld, at what was essentially an open-mic night. “All my friends who said they were coming didn’t turn up,” says frontman Eoin Loveless. “We were just playing in this quiet small pub called the Red House. No one was there, apart from this space-metal wizard who sat in the corner waiting to go onstage, and then we played for half an hour and then left. And we missed our bus back home so we had to go and get this train which took ages. It was a pretty disastrous ﬁrst show really.” Loveless doesn’t sound too traumatised by the memory. Things have obviously improved from there, and they’ve moved on from opening for a “space-metal wizard” to bands, including The Cribs and Deap Vally, and signed to Infectious for their debut album. They’ve played the Glastonbury Festival, where they impressed British politician Tom Watson so much he bizarrely name-checked them in his resignation letter, and the Roskilde Festival, where they confused locals by not being Danish in spite of being named after the Danish word for ‘boys’. Their name was chosen more for the way it sounded than anything else. “It’s quite nice to have a band name that doesn’t mean anything,” says Loveless, “that doesn’t have any imagery or connotations or anything. Like, it implies something but it’s not a band name that is really obvious in what the band’s gonna sound like.” That said, if ‘dreng-ey’ was an adjective, you could see it ﬁtting the fuzzed-out, punky garage rock that Drenge play. If you can imagine Japandroids crossed with Tumbleweed, they sound a bit like that. Being a guitar-and-drums duo, you don’t have much choice but to play garage rock.
Loveless says they didn’t consider getting someone else to join them when they started out, and if they did now an outsider might struggle to ﬁt in. “We’re quite hard to pin down for rehearsals or anything like that. When it’s a show, we turn up for the show and play the show. I guess if we got someone else in they might not be used to the way we work, but if we needed a bass player or we needed a keyboard player or something like that then we’d get one, but at the moment the songs that we’ve written are just for a two-piece.” Those songs, cynical wasted-youth anthems with excellent titles like ‘People In Love Make Me Feel Yuck’ and ‘Necromance Is Dead’, begin as rough ideas of Eoin’s but then have to pass through “quality control” – which is what he calls his brother Rory – before being expanded on. “If it isn’t ﬁne by him then we don’t do it.” Apparently, that happens a lot, “which is good because it stops it from being so self-deﬁned. I like working that way because you’ve got this really honest opinion from someone else.” The songs themselves don’t matter to Loveless so much as the opportunity to play them. “I get really excited before
shows because we’ve got week-long gaps in between them, so I really want to get back to being on stage and playing music again,” he says. He’s impatient for their album to come out mainly because it’ll give them an excuse to tour again and an audience who know the songs better. “That’s the exciting thing for me. Those songs that we’ve been playing live for ages, and the more recognised we’ve got the more people are getting into the songs and the music, they still can’t get past the lyrics barrier. They’re hearing these songs for the ﬁrst time if they come and see us live, but they’re kind of like dancing along and there’s this strained expression on their face while they try and understand what’s going on and see if there’s any lyrics they can pick out that get repeated. I’m just excited about when there’s this common ground between the crowd and us. I’m really looking forward to doing shows after people know the album a bit.” The ﬁnale of that album is very diﬀerent, a morbid slice-
of-life that’s a bit slower and could easily be an Arctic Monkeys album track, with witty observational lyrics like, “When I put the kettle on / you put heavy metal on.” Loveless is looking forward to trying it out more often. “We don’t play that much because it doesn’t make sense in what we do as a band at the moment but when the album’s out that’ll hopefully make a bit more sense.” Even in the lyrics of that song he’s self-deprecating about the worth of his music, singing “This song is a fuckabout / not one to write home about.” He’s not particularly interested in the worth of his songs or even their popularity, beyond giving the two of them more audiences to play for. “I just like doing it because I get to hang out with my brother,” he admits, “I’m not too fussed about taking my own songs out there.”
A song from Pura Vida Conspiracy that feels like something new for Gogol Bordello thematically is the seemingly very personal Lost Innocent World, a track that features the lyrics, “Lost innocent world, where did you go? I paid too high a price.” But Hütz blows this out of the water by contending that this song in fact speaks a universal message. “In a way that song is personal to the whole of civilisation. There’s an old saying that ‘everyman has to go through his hell to get to his heaven,’ and essentially these kind of archetypal stories are already out there and it is still just as vital now that we have gone through this process. It sounds paradoxical, you constantly submit to change so that you can stay the same – you constantly need to upgrade the essence of yourself to remain yourself. The more I change, the more I feel like I am when I was 16.”
“I am forty this year, I am completely shocked by it every time I remember it,” contends Hütz of his own age and mortality. “I just don’t feel like how people describe it to me as what it is like being 40, for me it is pretty fucking great actually.” “I think I will be in Argentina for my birthday, in Buenos Aires,” reveals the globe-trotting gypsy. “Argentina has been an interesting place both historically and literarily. It is a spirited place, there is something about drifting in the atmosphere of Buenos Aires that still has that vibe, maybe it’s a drunk librarian in me.”
Pilota Paul Guillaume – it was a portrait of Paul Guillaume who was a patron of the arts. I’d had some lines in my head that came out of that painting, and they ﬁtted nicely with this song, so I used them.” Continuing the band’s regular association with Cherry Bar in the city, Money for Rope will play back-to-back shows at Cherry Bar (an irregular, if not unheard of double up for any local band) this week to launch and promote the new single, before heading out on the road for a series of East Coast gigs. Later this year, Money for Rope will pack their bags for a short tour of Europe and hopefully capitalise on the release of a compilation of Money for Rope singles on a Spanish garage record label. “We put out a limited release 12” of our 7” tracks – it’s a beautiful gatefold design but you can only get it on the ‘net from Spain,” explains McKenzie. “We’re heading over to Spain in early October, and maybe some other dates in Europe and England, but it’ll be mainly
Spain. A friend of ours is booking some dates over there so it’s all coming together gradually.” In a previous interview McKenzie had disclosed that, after a French exchange trip in his teenage years, he’d deﬁed customs regulations by bringing in some French cheese oﬀered to him by his host family. While illegally importing cheese or cured meat doesn’t have the same rock’n’roll anarchic character as being caught with a condom full of coke up your arse, McKenzie says he won’t be trying to push the quarantine envelope this time around. “I’m going to eat as much cheese as I can while I’m over there, and just come home with it in my belly – that’s enough,” he laughs.
DRENGE’s self-titled album will be available from Monday August 19 on Infectious Records.
BY DENVER MAXX
Gogol Bordello has been releasing expressly anti-hegemonic music since 1999 that has fallen under the banner of gypsy-punk. Now in their 14th year the group have just released their eighth studio album entitled Pura Vida Conspiracy (which translates to “pure life conspiracy”), one that represents a period of philosophical enlightenment for the band. Onstage founding member Eugene Hütz is reminiscent of a whirlwind as he cavorts across the stage, moving from spitting words into the microphone to a guitar solo or a face-oﬀ with accordion plater Pasha Newmer. So it comes as no surprise that on the phone from his sometime hometown Rio De Janeiro, Hütz talks about the album as though it’s a ungraspable concept that is constantly changing form and meaning. “One of the obstacles nowadays is that people think too much about music; they think too much period. Everybody confuses intelligence with thinking or rather they confuse consciousness and thinking,” contends Hütz. “People are misinformed who believe thinking is the sole activity of the mind,” philosophises conceptual Hütz. “I believe the ultimate activity of the mind is insight and intuition and revelation and that doesn’t come from thinking, that comes from perceiving and observing and experiencing and not necessarily overanalysing. Pura Vida Conspiracy revolves precisely around that this music demands your attention to exist in the present.”
Pura Vida Conspiracy also represents a huge personal revelation for Hütz on what has kept the band creating music since 1999, and that Gogol Bordello has become far more than just him telling a bunch of other musicians what to do. “Gogol Bordello is a band that produces music that propels this kind of transparent feeling, a kind of subconscious momentum. For example, if I start feeling that I’m having too many thoughts in the back of my mind while I am doing the show I see that as my cue to change the set, that feeling means the performance is not a moving meditation anymore. And that’s kind of how we keep the songwriting technique fresh it, that is to never become archaic because is constantly shifting itself around and rejuvenate itself,” entreats Hütz. “Pura Vida is a kind of album where I became this creative mechanism, where a lot of it this album came to because the band was actually whistling to each other and using rehearsals as kind of a collective revelation. On our previous records it was me who wrote all the songs and the band is just backing me but here we all propel the creative energy.”
GOGOL BORDELLO’S Pura Vida Conspiracy is out now on [PIAS] Australia
MONEY FOR ROPE
BY PATRICK EMERY
It’s been a roller coaster year for Money for Rope, and its lead singer and guitarist Jules McKenzie in particular. Having released their debut album earlier this year, the group basked in the glow of critical acclaim; and a compilation of the band’s early singles were released in Spain with the prospect of a European tour to follow. A freak motorcycle accident, however, rendered McKenzie temporarily out of action and put the brakes on Money for Rope’s touring schedule – until McKenzie somehow managed to defy professional and medical counsel to perform at Golden Plains. Now notionally recovered – albeit still slightly scarred – McKenzie and Money for Rope are back on track with a new single, Nova Pilota, a forthcoming appearance at Brisbane’s BIGSOUND festival and a Spanish tour later this year. “It was your classic motorcycle accident when you can’t do anything about it,” says McKenzie very matter-of-factly as he describes his vehicular dramas earlier this year. “I had a driver, an elderly lady, come out and she didn’t see me, and she drove out in front of me, and I went through the windscreen and bounced oﬀ onto the other side of the road. I damaged the left side of my body pretty badly.” Despite the extensive damage to his leg and ankle, McKenzie concedes he was incredibly lucky not to suﬀer permanent damage.” The accident occurred a week before Money for Rope were due to ﬂy to Brisbane to play alongside Tim Rogers and The Bamboos; amazingly McKenzie managed to fulﬁl the band’s touring commitments, playing a few shows in a wheelchair, including Golden Plains. “It was really shit timing,” McKenzie deadpans. “But we didn’t actually miss Beat Magazine Page 40
any shows. At one stage we were looking at getting a friend of mine to play guitar – our songs aren’t that hard to play so it wouldn’t have been hard for him to learn them,” he laughs. After discarding the wheelchair, McKenzie was still forced to prop up his injured leg, creating a more than impressive – and amusing – onstage spectacle. “It was deﬁnitely a bit of an adventure,” laughs McKenzie. Having now largely recovered from his injuries, McKenzie and Money for Rope will head up to Brisbane shortly to play the BIGSOUND for the second successive year. “BIGSOUND is a series of showcase events, more of a music conference sort of a event. There’s bands pretty much on non-stop in several venues, there’s guestspeakers, loads of industry dudes, and always lots of bands from Melbourne,” says McKenzie. “We’ve got a showcase gig on the Thursday and then a gig supporting Tumbleweed on the Friday. It should be nice and sunny and there’ll be loads of friends’ bands playing like King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Damn Terran – it’ll just be a really cool time.” Early last week, Money for Rope released their new single and the ﬁrst release from their new album, due for release in 2014. Titled Novo Pilota, the song takes its inspiration from an impressionist painting that McKenzie has long admired. “Novo Pilota is ‘new pilot’ in Italian,” explains McKenzie. “There was an impressionist work called Novo
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Catch MONEY FOR ROPE on Friday August 16 and Saturday August 17 at Cherry Bar with Drunk Mums and Bec & Ben.
DAREBIN MUSIC FEAST BY AUGUSTUS WELBY
The music scene and arts community are definitive characteristics of the Darebin region. Suburbs such as Northcote and Thornbury, in particular, are well known for their bohemian edge, thus the region’s major festive celebration, Music Feast, always promises to be an exciting week of events. Returning for its 18th yearly instalment from Wednesday September 18 to Sunday September 29, additional funding means that this year’s Darebin Music Feast will undergo a major revamp. The festival’s new Artistic Director Ciel Fuller confirms that the event will be of greater proportions than in the past. “When I came they said ‘we’ve got a budget increase for a curated program and we’ve brought you onboard to take it to this next level’.” Music Feast has been operating since 1996, but hitherto it’s had a fairly basic structure. “Essentially until now the Music Feast program has consisted of all of the shows that the venues register to be included, plus in recent years a small program put on in the Northcote Town Hall as part of an artist support program. It’s really good for presenting new and experimental sort of work,” says Fuller. This year Music Feast will extend well beyond Northcote to permeate the whole Darebin region with a variety of gigs, community activities, pop-up bars and food vendors. One of the most important advents will be a festival hub located at Northcote Town Hall Civic Square. The free entry hub provides a central community meeting point and Fuller is emphatic that the centre of activity will allow people of all ages to get involved. “I decided that we really need a festival hub space. The introduction of what we’ve dubbed the ‘Bain Marie’ is going to be really fun. I’ve programmed that night and day, everything in there is free and kid friendly.” A further interactive initiative of this year’s Music Feast is the Street Feast program, which will deliver a multitude of relaxed and accessible activities all over Darebin, from Westgarth to Preston. Fuller enthuses that Street Feast is likely to unearth plenty of hidden talent. “Part of that is a really fun space that I’m putting in called Banana Island, which will be on the corner of Bayview and High Street in front of the Orthodox Church. It will have this great installation that I found called the S.S. SingSong; it’s a karaoke caravan. It will be really fun! I’m going to put a little community stage/busker’s stage in that space as well.” Despite the broadened dimensions of the Music Feast, Fuller affirms that it will continue to be an undiluted showcase of the area’s artistic core, dismissing any chance Darebin will follow a similar path to the glossy growth of their Southern neighbours. “You know how you’ve got things like ‘Queensland: beautiful one day, perfect the next’? In our team we all say ‘Keeping Darebin Weird’ – that’s a bit of a mantra for us. We would never seek to interfere with or to stifle or to gentrify that bohemian, big awkward family kind of identity.” Fuller explains that throughout planning the festival, she has been following a subtle conceptual framework, motivated by this appraisal of the Darebin arts scene as a ‘big awkward family’. “I’ve been using the Wes Anderson films as a reference point. There’s so many beautiful connections.” Indeed a semblance can be identified between Music Feast’s encouragement of unconventional and sometimes oddball or mismatched artistic expression and the quirky content of many Anderson films (such as The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore and The Darjeeling Limited).
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IN OUR TEAM WE ALL SAY ‘KEEPING DAREBIN WEIRD’ – THAT’S A BIT OF A MANTRA FOR US. WE WOULD NEVER SEEK TO INTERFERE WITH OR TO STIFLE OR TO GENTRIFY THAT BOHEMIAN, BIG AWKWARD FAMILY KIND OF IDENTITY.” “They always have this dominant theme of really eclectic, eccentric, interesting and creative families and friendship structures. I see that as a really beautiful fit with the Darebin municipality as well,” says Fuller. Wes Anderson’s thematic focus is not simply an abstract reference point, and Fuller reveals that the festival’s visual aesthetic takes it lead from the highly stylised look of Anderson’s films. “I went to my designers and said ‘I want you to get all the local live music venues and create little cardboard cutaway/popups, almost little theatre sets, of each venue in the same that Wes Anderson uses that cutaway effect; especially in the Life Aquatic where they cut the whole submarine in half and go through it.’ I gave the designers a strict colour palette they had to use as well.” The festival’s curated program will present performances from Howlin Steam Train, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Royal Jelly Dixieland Band, Chris Russell Chicken Walk, Chook Race, The Tiger & Me, as well as including guest speakers and music comedy. Fuller explains how important community inclusive music events are for encouraging unity and progressive thought in the City of Darebin. “There’s a lot of studies that show that community and music festivals are a really great way to service council wellbeing strategies. You know, since we got rid of the washing holes and we all got washing machines, there’s no places where people have to come together as a community anymore. Councils know that community arts, as in free access arts events, are really important for building community resilience, community connectedness and also community identity.” DAREBIN MUSIC FEAST 2013 is on Wednesday September 18 to Sunday September 29 at venues all throughout Darebin. Head to musicfeast.com.au for more information. DISCUSS WHAT? BEAT.COM.AU/DISCUSSION
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BY LEIGH SALTER
Quite frankly, you couldn’t invent a band like Ash. This group of teenage Star Warsobsessed Black Sabbath-fanatics’ endless bubble-gum punk anthems stopped everything that was Britpop in its tracks – at least for a moment – in the mid ‘90s. Their very specific obsessions culminated in acclaimed debut album 1977, which legend has it, was partly funded by stolen cash and, depending on what you believe, the lads’ double lives as rent boys. Whatever the truth of the matter, Ash bassist Mark Hamilton proves to be little help in sorting fact from fiction. His blurred memory defeats him at most every turn as he trawls the past in search of answers to what happened in order to land Ash in the ‘rock legends’ basket. “I don’t remember, honestly, a lot about that time (recording 1977).” He offers after a prolonged pause. “All I know is we were desperate to get out of school and make something of ourselves in order to get out of having the drudgery of work/life balance whatever that is supposed to mean.” Speaking to Beat ahead of the Australian leg of their 1977 tour, Hamilton finds himself a last minute stand-in for vocalist Tim Wheeler, who has disappeared somewhere within the band’s hotel. One ‘fun’ past-time Ash have never tired of is checking in under assumed names, making it impossible for journalists and crazed fans alike to track their movements. “Our thing is to check in under the names of our road crew, and they use our names… It just means we can get a bit of privacy.” He laughs, “The guys (crew) don’t mind. They filter our calls… it’s all part of the service.” Mark’s notoriously cheeky side is still well intact, but his memory lacks the same prowess. Perhaps even more than the other two, Hamilton famously wiped himself out in grand style, long before Russell Brand made such activities into a full-time career. His memory of Australia however is simple. “It feels very familiar now, because we have been touring there since our first album came out.” In 1996, Ash toured internationally for the first time. They had yet to complete year 12 but instead found themselves learning what it meant to be ‘stars’ on a global scale. “We had no concept of society outside of Ireland. Not even outside of our own backyards really. What made it so great was everywhere we went we found the people who were most into us were just kids like us. We weren’t playing to older audiences really and
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now, our fans have grown up with us and so that has kind of stayed the same.” The topic of Oasis rears its head, as 1977’s producer Owen Morris had recently completed a successful session on Liam and Noel’s monstrous (What’s The Story) Morning Glory album before ‘taking a chance’ on the little known Irish combo. “Owen was still pretty young at the time, and he was all about creating a certain vibe in the studio in order to capture the mood on record. That would often mean taking drugs, drinks or being in drag in the studio.” He laughs. “It was all about keeping it on the edge and capturing that spontaneous magic.” The vibe at the sessions was, as it turned out, ideal for Ash. “To be honest, it didn’t take much prompting from Owen. He was really curious about us and he heard something in our music, even in the early days before Oasis got really big, and we were probably a greater risk to him as a producer, which seemed to motivate him.” 1977 has often been cited as a ‘tribute’ album of sorts to Ash’s heroes, such as Star Wars creator, George Lucas, actor Jackie Chan and bands like Black Sabbath and The Ramones. Mark recalls. “When it started out we didn’t have too much of a game plan to be honest. We wrote what we thought of as a bunch of singles and a few extra songs to finish the album off. I mean, there are obviously influences in there… I don’t really know what to say… I can’t remember what we were doing and if we had a plan or not,” He laughs. “Ask me about a song on that album, and I will tell you what influenced it.” Considering Ash’s run of short, sharp pop-punk singles – Kung Fu, Girl From Mars, Angel Interceptor – was broken by slow burning, goth-rock ballad Goldfinger, I
choose this one to question Mark about. “Goldfinger?” He says sighing. “This was us trying to show that there was maybe more to Ash as a band,” he decides. “Tim (Wheeler) had this James Bond-like guitar sequence already written, and he kept playing it at rehearsals. I didn’t see what the appeal was at first, but Owen kept on at us to do something with it. I didn’t think of it as a potential single, but it ended up going Top 5 in the UK and I am kind of glad about that because I think we were in danger of being seen as one-trick ponies.” “Mind you, the days of having Top 5 anything are behind us, because we don’t have the huge label machine working for us, you know. We tour our ‘major label hit album’ in cycles and record and release music as an independent band, so it’s a bit of a double
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life we’re leading in a way.” As Ash’s debut album is allegedly to be ‘played in full’ on this tour, the closing track on the album – Sick Party – raises a serious question. Is the track – a tape recording of Hamilton vomiting violently while Wheeler and drummer Rick McMurray cackle insanely in the background – worthy of a live recreation? “I just wanna say that it’s never planned but sometimes it just happens. Let’s face it; we are the kind of band people expect to see passing out in a pool of sick, but you’ll have to wait and see.” ASH will play 1977 in full at the Corner Hotel on Thursday August 22 (sold-out) and Thursday August 29.
GOLD FIELDS BY DAN WATT
Arguably the most widely quoted scene from 1984 coming of age film Karate Kid is the one where the protagonist Daniel LaRusso is polishing his sensei Mr Miyagi’s car under the instruction, “wax on, wax off.” Later in the film we realise the message of this bizarre training technique is that the extreme repetition of the movement lead to LaRusso becoming a supreme fighter. Like the Karate Kid, Vin Andanar, Rob Clifton, Ryan D’Sylva, Mark Robert Fuller and Luke Peldys – the members of Ballarat based electro-crossover act Gold Fields – have learnt that through extreme repetition they have become masters of their art. “I guess the big difference with playing in America is that you’re just playing almost every single night for weeks and weeks and weeks,” explains Gold Fields drummer Ryan D’Sylva. For the better part of this year Goldfields have been touring America to promote their debut album, Black Sun, that was released on February 26. Their upcoming show at The Prince with Clubfeet is only their third Melbourne show since the release of album with the US tour actually being Gold Fields first shows after the album came out. The tour was a huge undertaking that took in most of that huge country. “We went coast to coast and North to South; I think we played over 70 shows in a bit over three months,” explains a bemused D’Sylva. “It was a mix of headline and support shows. When we first headed over there it was a bunch of headline shows in 200 to 300 person capacity venues and then we did South By Southwest and then we finished on tour with an American electronic pop band called Capital City.” When the US tour first began, Gold Fields found themselves in the midst of one of the worst blizzards in America’s history, known as The February 2013 Nor’easter a.k.a Winter Storm. Nemo literally froze the Northern half of the country. “It actually feels like the tour was two years ago, not two months ago, because it was just so intense. At one time we got caught in this well publicised blizzard called Nemo; our whole van was covered over with ice for two days,” relays D’Sylva. “When we weren’t snowed in, the routine was to drive about ten hours to a show, load in, play the show, get out of there about midnight 1am and then drive to a hotel, sleep, wake up at about 7am, get in the van and just do it again. It got to the point where there was no energy to party, we were just trying to conserve energy for the show.” The fact that this took just over three months to complete really puts into perspective the size of America, because if you played six nights out of seven in Australia you would have played every capital city in a week and every major city two weeks. The critical response to Black Sun both here and abroad has been very positive with many marvelling at its production and execution. However, these supreme sonics did not come easily, with the band shelving the first recording of Black Sun and quite literally recording the entire album again. D’Sylva is decidedly frank when discussing the decision to head back into the studio for a second time to redo the album, “We are definitely glad we went back into the studio and re-recorded the album, because fortunately for you, you didn’t have to hear the old version that was no good. It was just shit; it just sucked and even though it took so long to re-record, we did not feel that we could put out what we first recorded.” A song off Black Sun that has become both a critic and fan favourite is Happy Boy. This brooding yet energising song was described to D’Sylva by both your correspondent and a prominent Australian indie musician as ‘sounding like German techno’.
“WE ARE DEFINITELY GLAD WE WENT BACK INTO THE STUDIO AND RE-RECORDED THE ALBUM, BECAUSE FORTUNATELY FOR YOU, YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO HEAR THE OLD VERSION” “When we played on ABABCd, Big Scary played as well and their drummer Jo (Syme) said that the song sounded German techno-ey,” explains D’Sylva. ABABCd is an online music show that is produced by the same team that has brought you Poncho TV. D’Sylva now quite honestly explains that it wasn’t German techno but in fact British dance that inspired Happy Boy. “I think at the time, and it probably doesn’t show that much on it, we were listening to a lot of Groove Armada’s latest album Black Light. I think because a lot of our songs have got a lot of shit going on all the time that we wanted to produce something that was stripped back to the bare essentials. For the better part of that song it is just drums, bass guitar and vocals.” The unity between Gold Fields members sees the band play live like a five-headed dance music monster, creating beats and rhythms well beyond the realms of a one or twopiece electronic act. D’Sylva, the band’s drummer, discusses the intricacies of doing live what many acts do through a machine. “Drumming dance beats live is probably one of the hardest things to do because you have to plant every hit in exactly the same place, whereas playing stuff that is a bit more indie you can be a little bit out of time.” Refreshingly and honestly D’Sylva gives a personal testimony to why he believes live drums are better than a machine. “I saw Digitalism with a full live drum set-up at Parklife when we played it back in 2011, and then we played with them again at Groove In The Moo the following year when it was just the two of them with no backing musicians and it just felt flat compared to when they had that live drums.” GOLD FIELDS play The Prince Bandroom with Clubfeet on Friday August 23. Black Sun is out now on Astralwerks. DISCUSS WHAT? BEAT.COM.AU/DISCUSSION
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TOM DICKENS & THE PUNINTENTIONALS
BY KRISSI WEISS
Tom Dickens, formerly of The Jane Austen Argument and with a (literal) briefcase of songs in hand, moved from Brunswick to the small town of Woodend to create the debut album for Tom Dickens & The Punintentionals, A Brief Case Of Madness. So what was the initial catalyst for Dickens to pack up and head for the hills? “There were a number of factors,” Dickens says. “The sheer factor of space – being able to rent a house and completely deck it out as a home studio – that was important. Also physically and geographically having space from Melbourne to immerse myself fully in the writing process was really important. I think my writing over the last ﬁve or ten years has always been informed by the world that I live in and written very quickly - these tiny little vignettes in time – but I wanted this album to have this quite wholesome and fullyformed atmosphere.” The songs span the best part of a decade and while some are new (one was performed for the ﬁrst time during the speeches of Dickens’ wedding – awww) many are an alchemy of sorts from historic bursts of creation. “For the songs that were from the vault or from the briefcase, it was about revisiting these experiences and while I’d emotionally moved on and things mean diﬀerent things to me now, when viewed through a lens ﬁve years later, I was able to be a ruthless editor because of the distance of time,” he says.
“That was quite a new experience for me. One of the more interesting things about the space in terms of new songs was like, there’s a song called Green Paper Heart, it has so many references to songs I’ve written over the last ten years; so many lines have been borrowed and so there’s this new process in that song whereby I’m ﬁnding the phrases that I like and giving them new breath and new life.” That process was integral to the ﬁnished product. As many artists painfully discover, it’s one thing to create a song in an explosive emotional purge but it’s quite another to reﬁne it, record it and reﬁne it some more. It’s easy to hate every song from an album by the end of a recording session. “It was something I was conscious of during the whole process at Woodend – creating the exact space I needed to give each song the quality it needed,” he says. “I was able to go for a walk every day for an hour and listen to what I’d done for the day and dig super deeply into each of the songs. It wasn’t without it’s challenges and you can end up resenting a song that is alluding you. But I could get naked and record
if I needed to create vulnerability or I could have a few shots of whiskey if I wanted to sound drunk and angst-y or lay on the ﬂoor for a vocal take if the song was fatigued.” A Brief Case Of Madness may have never seen the light of day if not for a hugely successful crowd-funding campaign, ($10,000 in less than 10 hours with the campaign reaching a total of $25,600 in over a month). While there has been much speculation as to why Dickens’ approach worked so well, it seems that it was the sense of community that put him ahead of the rest. That sense of community is threaded throughout the album, it’s process and will be ever-present during any touring for the album. “I think part of it was timing; our campaign was the right campaign at the right time, crowd-funding was just entering the consciousness and it hadn’t tired out yet,” he says humbly. “There were plenty of people
that said that my associations with Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaimen was the sole reason it was successful, which I don’t agree with. I think it really comes down to the fact that the way I’ve always interacted with people is from a collaborative approach and people really were a part of this process. We created this online Facebook group for all of the supporters where they were able to see the songs come together, share their artwork, share their stories, share our stories, and we basically built this fantastic 500-strong community that were integral to the creative process and will continue to be.”
the drummer, he’s basically ‘70s inﬂuenced,” says O’Connell. “He’s a huge Jon Bonham fan, so I guess there’s plenty of Led Zeppelin inﬂuence in the rhythm section. The songs usually start as basic folk songs, and when they come to the band they kind of get that 70s thing stamped on it.” If there’s one thing Kashmere Club pride themselves on, it’s their live performance. So naturally while recording the songs for Lost & Sound, one of the biggest challenges for the band was how best to translate the raw energy of their live show into the studio. “I think it’s the age old challenge to try and capture your vibe and what you do best live in the studio,” admits O’Connell.
“(But) I think we managed to achieve it. When I listen to the EP, I feel like it does capture us live; it’s a lot more polished. Being a three-piece, there’s no room to add guitar layers or second melody lines when you’re playing live; we still had the opportunity to add those things, but it’s still very much a representation of us a threepiece.”
Stand-out Plastic Gun has some truly awesome airy guitar on it, which makes me think of Daryl Braithwaite for some reason. This track was co-written with Regurgitator’s Ben Ely, whom Chela met through her friend Emma Stewart. “She’s in a band called Wall of Mirrors; they’re brilliant. Ben’s in her band and he produced some of their songs,” she explains. The title track was written with her friend DCUP, and we can perhaps hope to hear more cool collaborations as Chela writes her debut LP. “I’ve been writing songs for [other artists’] solo projects for years, and even though I only came out with Chela last year, I’ve just got so many ideas that are waiting there and I can’t wait to share them with everybody,” she says. “ I was just kind
of looking for the right producer, and hopefully it won’t be too long before I get something out.” Until then, you can see Chela spin a spesh DJ set at Dan Watt’s Fortunate Sundays event next weekend, and the lady is also supporting Sydney-siders The Preatures come September. Extremely exciting stuﬀ – can’t wait to see this songbird take oﬀ.
TOM DICKENS & THE PUNINTENTIONALS will be launching A Brief Case Of Madness at The Spotted Mallard on Friday August 16.
BY JAMES NICOLI
At a gig a couple of years ago, local rockers Kashmere Club were getting ready to play in front of your regular Saturday night crowd at the Espy front bar when they suddenly spotted someone in the audience who they hadn’t exactly counted on being there. “We were sound checking and the bass player Jono came over to me and is like ‘hey man have a look in the front row’ and I looked down and it was Chris (Cheney) just standing there with a beer,” remembers vocalist and guitarist Billy O’Connell. “When I was in my teens I was a massive (The) Living End fan; I had the whole guitar hero thing going. So yeah he stayed there and watched the whole set and afterwards he came and had a chat to us.” What started out as a chance meeting at one of Melbourne’s most iconic music venues ended up with The Living End front man Chris Cheney signing up to produce Kashmere Club’s latest oﬀering, the Lost & Sound EP. “We got in touch with him and sent him a few emails and you know what the industry’s like – you never hear back – but we kept at it,” recalls O’Connell. Eventually they managed to pin the guitar virtuoso down, and once they had a date, they then holed up at Red Door Sounds studio in Collingwood. “He (Cheney) lives in LA now so it was kind of a matter of waiting for him to be back in Australia and try to book out a week of his time.” Working with such an esteemed Australian musician proved to be a profound experience for the band, and O’Connell is full of nothing but praise for the legendary guitarist-turned-producer. “He’s a hilarious dude and grounded as hell, such an Aussie,” he says. “He’s got a massive reputation of being a perfectionist. I’ve heard
of him locking himself in a room tracking the same mix for eight hours. He takes massive pride with anything that his name is on, so it kind of got to the point where he was the fourth band member.” Despite his proﬁle, Cheney worked tirelessly on the songs and his work rate was something that rubbed oﬀ on the band members, helping them to get the best results possible from the time they had together in the studio. “He worked really hard,” admits O’Connell. “Like we were meant to just do the standard 10 or 11 hour studio day, and I think every night for the whole week, he was going well past midnight. He’s got an incredible work ethic which opened my eyes; to see someone who’s achieved that level in Australian music and to see how hard they do work.” O’Connell admits that although the band member’s musical inﬂuences are vast, they were deﬁnitely channelling some sort of 70s vibe into the soulful rock’n’roll numbers which make up the EP. “Nathan
KASHMERE CLUB launch their EP Lost & Sound at Cherry Bar on Saturday August 24.
BY ZOË RADAS
Fremantle-born, Melbourne-based pop spark-plug Chelsea May Wheatley has got herself a very appropriate logo, designed by friend Jo Cutri. Her pseudonym (a long-standing nickname) is rendered in 3D script with a pair of lobster-like claws at each end; a tropical vibe. But they also sort of look like castanets, which matches her ticking electronic style – and they’ve got blood on them, because Chela is badass. Musical experimentation began early for the lo-ﬁ electro girl, but she is grateful that she had a little more freedom to do so than her sibling. “My sister is an incredible kind of R&B soul singer, and growing up as a kid the focus was always on her. I used to write rap breakdowns for her songs,” Chela laughs. “I did harmonies for songs, all that kind of stuﬀ. It was good because I was never pressured like she was.” After moving to Melbourne at 15, Chela’s tastes evolved. “I really fell in love with punk rock, and all I would listen to was The Hives and The Strokes and Razorlight, bands like that.” She then taught herself bass and played in a punk rock band, before curving towards the gorgeous sounds of her debut EP Romanticise, due for release on August 26. “I guess throughout my whole experience with music I’ve always had a place for pop music. I idolised Michael Jackson and I’d kind of slowplay all his moves,” she chuckles. “So I always did want to dabble in that kind of music for a long time. Now I feel like I’m bringing that to fruition.” Her inﬂuences are as diverse as her heritage. From the bogus bio on her SoundCloud page (written by Beat Magazine Page 44
Beat’s own Luke Benge, of ‘Sayonara Bitches’ fame), you could be forgiven for believing all sorts of colourful stuﬀ. It’s something that Chela doesn’t mind allowing to proliferate. “So I’m Filipino-Spanish-Australian-Irish,” she says, “but I kind of like to make it up. Sometimes if [I’m] out, some sort of guy would come up and say ‘Where are you from?’ as they do, and I’d say ‘Oh, I’m um, Aboriginal-Egyptian.’ And they say ‘Oh yeah, I thought so, I can see that.’ I like to trick people, it’s a problem,” she laughs. There’re no tricks on the EP, which is full of pasodoble pop and Chela’s sweet, bold voice. Full Moon features tubey blobs of synth and a wooden marimba-style xylo sound at its peak. She doesn’t slur her notes between words, and by cutting oﬀ each syllable creates this really present feeling throughout the track; each word is imbued with its own power instead of sliding into the next. The melody she chooses for each phrase actually matches its words: ‘Save it ‘til the morning light’ sounds like a plea, and ‘dance until you die’ sounds like she’s pulling the hands of a friend who’s sitting by the wall at a party.
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CHELA’s EP Romanticise is released Monday August 26, and she plays Fortunate Sundays at the Rooftop Bar in town the day before, Sunday August 25.
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Yes, there is a CBGBs movie coming, and yes, it looks like total shit. If you see the trailer for the upcoming movie then do not waste your bandwidth. Despite the presence of Alan Rickman and Freddy Rodriguez it also stars Taylor Hawkins (yes, of Foo Fighters fame) and a bird who looks like she’s fresh off the Twilight set (Ashley Greene?) trying really desperately to evoke their inner heroin-addled '70s gutterpunks . Gross. Righto, so you were planning on seeing Twelve Foot Ninja at the The Corner Hotel before they dart off to Europe? Then you’ll also get to see Caligula’s Horse and Toehider. Anberlin have revealed that Masketta Fall will join them on their entire Australian tour, along with The Maine and William Beckett.
Be warned that the first Melbourne Me First and The Gimme Gimme’s show has gone and sold the hell out just weeks after it first went on sale. Only tickets to the Sunday October 6 show remain. Get a move on if you want to catch these guys. Cory Brannan, country-folk rock-alt legend, is touring Australia this year. You can’t get tickets to see him at Poison City Weekender anymore so go check him out at The Reverence on Friday September 20 with Darren Gibson and Lincoln LeFevre. Want to get your camp on this New Year's Eve? Falls is boasting a lineup that consists of The Roots, Rufus, Violent Femmes and The Wombats. This year you can travel to Tasmania, Byron Bay or Lorne. You are officially spoilt for choice.
What a weekend. It felt like a bit of an honour to be able to squeeze myself into the totally sold-out Smith Street Band shows at The Old Bar this weekend. God knows it’s pretty tricky for Melburnians to get their hands on tickets to see those guys these days. The Old Bar seemed gorgeously receptive to the weekend-long party too. Some of the best shows I’ve seen this winter have been at the beloved Johnson St haunt. May it be a port in the otherwise trendy, increasingly expensive Brunswick St shitstorm for many years to come. The social media vigilante style witch hunt (#ampgate) that took place after one of Smith Street’s amps was nicked was pretty much the best excuse for Monday morning procrastination the internet has ever seen. I can’t actually wrap my tiny little skull around the kind of attitude that could prompt someone to pick up someone else’s stuff and saunter out the door, tingling with adrenalin and giddy with glee at their marvelous personal gain. I know theft in general is unforgiveable, but theft from musicians feels on par with stealing other people’s booze out of the bathtub at a house party. That I was drinking homebrand UDLs implies that i am broke! Robbing from the poor is never okay.
CORE GIG GUIDE Thursday August 15: MDC, Depression, Wolfpack, Clowns, 12FU at the Corner Hotel Atilla, Hellions at Next Violent Soho, Damn Terran at The Liberty Social Guttermouth at Barwon Club, Geelong Friday August 16: Cartel, Lydia, Wake The Giants at the Ferntree Gully Hotel Foxtrot, Damn Hearts, Ceres, Kill Taker, Jay Stevens at The Bendigo Hotel Guttermouth at Karova Lounge, Ballarat Grenadiers, My Echo, The Union Pacific at The Public Bar Peep Tempel, Kids Of Zoo, Damn The Torpedoes, The Bombshells at The Old Bar Trainwreck. Hellions, Jack The Giant Killer, Bear Witness, The Lane Cove at The Reverence Diploid, Whitehorse, Urns, Dribble, Von Einem at The Gasometer
Saturday August 17:
METAL, HEAVY ROCK, CLASSIC ROCK
METAL AT THE BENDIGO
This Saturday August 17 at the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood, catch Dead City Ruins, The Deep End, Rocket Queen and Black Aces.
NEW AIMME FRANCIS SINGLE
Rocking Melbourne expat Aimee Francis released her new single Losers Game this week. Go grab it on iTunes. She’ll be touring in September and October, with dates to be released this week, so head to aimeefrancis.com to see when she’ll be in your neck of the woods. Aimee is an official endorser of Gibson Guitars, D’Addario strings, Planet Waves and Orange Amps.
Obey The Brave, Boris The Blade, The Storm Picturesque at Bang Cartel, Lydia, Wake The Giants, Sidelines,
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN MASTER CLASS
The mighty Yngwie J. Malmsteen - master of neoclassical shred - is heading to Australia this December for clinics in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. This is an unprecedented opportunity to see two hours of the master demonstrating his skills up close. This isn’t something Yngwie does very often and tickets are selling almost as fast as Yngwie’s triple-octave sweep-picked arpeggios. General Admission are $89.95 but there’s also Premium Gold Admission for $139.95 which gives you guaranteed seating in the first or second row plus a free gift. Yngwie will be in Melbourne on Wednesday December 11, 7/.30pm until late, at the George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar, Ringwood.
Guttermouth at The Evelyn Hotel
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STEVEN WILSON TO TOUR
Crimsonfire returns with a new lineup to unleash Arise To Chaos, an EP that should fill the hole in your heart prior to their long-awaited full-length album. The EP features four bone crushing power metal anthems and delivers a powerful voice by one of Australia’s premium metal vocalists – Louie Gorgievski, soaring guitar work by Anthony Tabone, emotive and expressive keyboards by Dianne Tabone, ground crushing bass lines by Damian Brede and explosive drumming by Domenic Pinto. Arise To Chaos will be released later this year and a national tour will follow.
Regarded as a visionary and one of the driving forces behind the modern progressive rock and metal movement, Steven Wilson, the man who created Porcupine Tree, is an eclectic and prolific artist. Witnessing a Steven Wilson live performance is to be engulfed by mind-bending visuals and a bombastic aural surroundscape leaving audiences captivated and breathlessly longing for more. Accompanying Wilson will be a collective of world class calibre musicians (Guthrie Govan - lead guitar, Adam Holzman - keyboards, Theo Travis – flute & saxophone, Nick Beggs - bass guitar & Chapman Stick, Chad Wackerman - drums), and the sound in the room will be delivered in four channel surround with isolated instruments bursting from every corner of the room – something no-one has attempted since Pink Floyd’s heyday. Wilson will be at Billboard on Wednesday October 2, tickets on sale now.
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3RRR RADIOTHON 2013 3RRR 102.7FM will kick oﬀ its annual Radiothon this week, for ten days from Friday August 9 until Sunday August 18. Triple R is a fully independent, non-proﬁt community radio station which is truly listener-funded, relying on listeners’ subscriptions to keep running. At $75 per year for a standard subscription, subscribing to 3RRR only costs $1.44 per week and this revenue, along with station sponsors, funds the station’s operations for the year ahead. Subscribers live in the knowledge that they are responsible for keeping 3RRR’s strong, credible and independent voice on air and, alongside the station’s volunteers, they are an integral part of the Triple R community. Additionally, subscribers gain access to discounts all around Melbourne, the chance to win the station’s many giveaways to ‘3RRR Presents’ events and ﬁlms, exclusive access to unique subscriber-only ﬁlm screenings and events in the Triple R Performance Space, and if they subscribe before September 18, then they will go in the draw for all of the amazing Radiothon prizes.
SLOW GRIND FEVER EL MOTH Spawned from the remnants of an empty longneck of Melbourne Bitter, El Moth dusted its wings and ﬂapped its way around the underground party scene in 2008. The boys quickly became known as one of the hottest party bands in town, providing the soundtrack to many a memorable night. Check them out this Thursday August 15 from 9.30pm at the Retreat Hotel.
TOM DICKINS & THE PUNINTENTIONALS Tom Dickins & The Punintentionals will release their stunning debut LP, A Brief Case of Madness, at The Spotted Mallard on Friday August 16. Tom Dickins’ impressive songwriting encompasses a thoughtful play on words and an exploration of the relationship between lyric and melody, delivered with that voice. The Punintentionals bring together a lineup of two additional vocalists, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 70s electric piano and drums. Doors open 8.30pm. Entry is $10.
MAJOR CHORD Major Chord (aka Dan Flynn) is no longer a musical hermit. He invited a whole bunch of people into his weird little world to create his new album, Transition. The album recently landed feature album at ABC Radio National, PBS and ABC DIG Radio. Major Chord will be launching Transition live with very special guest Amaya Laucirica on Saturday August 31 at the Bella Union. Tickets are $13.
DARREN SYLVESTER Melbourne art star Darren Sylvester returns with high sheen new single, Dream Or Something Like That, the ﬁrst taste from his upcoming second album, Oﬀ By Heart. Renowned for his multidisciplinary practices in photography, sculpture, video, performance and music, Sylvester applies a polished, highly referential aesthetic to everything he does. Darren Sylvester will be launching Oﬀ By Heart at newly resurrected venue Boney (formerly Pony Bar) on Saturday August 24. Tickets are $11.50+bf through the venue’s website or $14 on the door.
LONE TYGER Hot oﬀ a Saturday night residency earlier in the year, hard driving blues-rock three-piece Lone Tyger hit the studio for a day and cut new songs live to tape. The sessions resulted in two raw, lo-ﬁ rock ‘n’roll numbers, Here She Comes and Mecpsycho. Lone Tyger launch their new singles on Saturday August 31 at The Spotted Mallard, before they head to the US.
Slow Grind Fever, Melbourne’s only slow dance party, returns for another round. The light is red and dim, the liquor is brown and strong, they play the slowest, spookiest, sleaziest, sweetest old records we can ﬁnd, and you dance real slow, by yourself or pressed up against somebody else. Either way, it’s a real good time. DJs Richie1250, Pierre Baroni and Jungle Fever will be spinning at The Tote for Slow Grind Fever on Saturday August 17 from 9pm. $5 on the door.
CITRUS JAM Aquatic pirate metal love children Citrus Jam bring their shredtactular live show Eastside. It’s going to be another mind-blowing acoustic prog onslaught when these kids hit the stage with their nylon, wood and steel. Catch this ensemble with local threepiece powerhouse Lillis at the Great Britain Hotel on Thursday August 15 from 8.30pm. Free entry.
MADRE MONTE It’s on again – Madre Monte are a Bar Open favourite, they’ve been invited back to the venue to share some of their Colombia via Melbourne sounds on Friday August 16. After a two months break spent working on some new material, Madre Monte will be returning to their beloved hangout at Bar Open, playing their usual cacophony of Afro-Latin rhythms mixed in with a little reggae and ska. Recounting the tales of Columbian mythology through their sound, lyrics and dance, Madre Monte presents a colourful journey into Columbian culture. Doors open 10pm, free entry.
THE VAUDEVILLE SMASH To celebrate the release of their brand new single, Devil Said, Vaudeville Smash will grace the Espy on Friday August 16 before they head oﬀ to the Sapporo Jazz Festival and a Japanese tour. Supporting them on the night will be Melbourne retro-funk veterans Deep St Soul and disco dub songstress Passerine. Kicks of 9pm. Free entry.
THE QUARTERS The Quarters are bringing their passion-fuelled rock’n’roll to Bar Open on Wednesday August 14 with an engaging and endearing live performance that will leave you screaming for more. Joining them on the night will be the melodic rock power trio Elcaset, and heavy, energetic up-comers Kovo. Doors 8.30pm, free entry.
UNDERGROUND LOVERS Launching their latest single, Haunted, at Northcote Social Club on Saturday August 31, Underground Lovers are joined by local dream weavers Alpha Beta Fox, a young outﬁt with an innate ability to intertwine aspects of ﬂoating dream pop and fuzzy shoegaze into their music. Haunted is the latest oﬀering oﬀ the band’s recently released and highly lauded sixth studio album, Weekend, and features on a limited edition split 7” featuring Chinese noise-pop act Dear Eloise. Doors open 8.30pm, tickets are $18+bf.
ANDREW NOLTE & HIS ORCHESTRA Andrew Nolte & His Orchestra have performed jazz festivals, jazz clubs and live music venues to an astonishing amount of appreciation. The band, consisting of eight highly-trained musicians, features a cavalcade of roaring brass, wailing saxophones, a banjo, sousaphone and trap-kit rhythm section that cannot be beat for authentic vintage style and taste. Nolte and Orchestra perform at The Spotted Mallard this Sunday from 4.30pm. Free entry.
MARLON WILLIAMS Thursday August 15 marks week two of Kiwi purveyor of all things Americana and alt-country Marlon Williams’ month long residency at the Drunken Poet. A decorated member of the New Zealand scene, Marlon has on more than one occasion caused atheists to question their faith. His is an approach in which the primary concern is the song, the rest will fall into place. Supported by Kerryn Fields and kicking oﬀ at 8pm.
RIVER OF SNAKES Melbourne based three-piece scuzz-noise-rockers River Of Snakes are very excited to launch their limited edition EP and single Aurora at The Public Bar on Friday August 30, with support from their friends The Sinking Teeth, White Devil and Ohms. Made up of Raul Sanchez, best known for his role as guitarist in Magic Dirt and Midnight Woolf, Elissa Rose from the powerful and grungy The Loveless and Glenn Evans from Fangs, the result is a three-pronged attack of wild punk-rock laced with feedback, noise and pop-hooks. Tickets $10.
PHEASANT PLUCKERS And as the years roll on (and on), all ﬁve Pheasant Pluckers are the happiest they’ve ever been with 20 years and ﬁve albums under their belts. This fantastic Melbourne band continues to entertain audiences of all ages with that altcountry bluegrass sound. They play tight, fast, mellow and everywhere in between. Banjo & ﬂat-picking acoustic guitar, upright bass, percussion, harmonica and fat vocal harmonies reminds listeners how good an acoustic act can sound, and their ﬁfth album, Cookin’ Oil, captures the magic in all 13 original songs. If you have not seen this band of gents sing and play, don’t miss this opportunity to experience the Pheasant Pluckers this Sunday August 18 at the Retreat Hotel.
THE SNARSKI BROTHERS It’s on again! Quickly becoming something of an annual event, The Snarski Brothers will once again take to the stage at The Flying Saucer Club and deliver a matinee show at the Northcote Social Club in early September. Testing their musical memory banks as they delve into the back catalogue of Chad’s Tree, Jackson Code and Blackeyed Susans’ classics, along with new material. Rarely in the same country, let alone on the same stage. Make sure you don’t miss brothers Mark and Rob Snarski going head to head. Catch the Snarski Brothers at The Flying Saucer on Saturday September 7 at 8pm, followed by a matinee show at the Northcote Social Club on Sunday September 8 at 1pm.
SHANTY TOWN Shanty Town and Ska Vendors join forces to fuse their common melodious passions to produce some quality tunes on Saturday August 17. Ska Vendors have for almost a decade been playing the Jamaican R&B sound we all love with a sexy Melbourne twist, and snapping at their heels come Shanty Town, a ﬁrst generation ska band who celebrated their ﬁrst birthday in July. Their intense rhythm section underpins some elevated horn lines and heartfelt vocals, delivered with a layer of crucially contagious keyboards. Join them at Bar Open as the bands perform classic songs for ska devotees and attempt to prick up the ears of music lovers who have not yet fallen in love with 60s ska, Jamaican R&B or rock steady. Doors 10pm, free entry. Beat Magazine Page 46
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BILL PARTON TRIO To sum up the Bill Parton Trio’s sound, imagine the simplicity and catchiness of The Beatles, combined with Coldplay-like chords and melodies, the impressionism of Jeﬀ Buckley and Radiohead, along with a dash of the relaxed chilled-out mood and atmospherics of Zero 7. The trio will launch their debut EP on Friday August 23 at The Empress Hotel with The Karmens. Doors open at 8pm.
THE COUNCIL The Council return to The Tote every Saturday afternoon in August to showcase their blend of twopiece rock’n’roll. Joining them for their residency will be a lineup of legendary Melbourne musicians playing solo including Spencer P Jones, Ruby Soho, Phil Gionfriddo, Derek Richards and Chris Russell. So head down to The Tote for a beer, a good time and catch some of the best acts in Melbourne. Doors open at 4pm, bands start at 5pm.
THE FAUVES Triple R and Premier Artists proudly present Catch ‘Em While They’re Alive: 25 Years In Rock! The Fauves mark their 25th anniversary at the Corner Hotel on Saturday August 31 with a multimedia exploration of their two and a half decades as a band. Playing material from all 11 of their albums as well as several EPs, the band will intersperse the music with PowerPoint discussions of their history and the music industry in general. Be early for Doctor’s Orders, a Fauves cover band who play only songs written by founding member Phil ‘Doctor’ Leonard. The night will culminate with the live performance of the Fauves’ ten most popular songs as voted by the listening public – a rare concession to paying customers whom the band otherwise view as “very rarely being right”. Doors at 8.30pm. Tickets are $20 preorder or $25 on the door.
THE PEEP TEMPEL The Peep Tempel’s Modern Professional EP launch is set to take place over two nights at The Old Bar, Friday August 16 and Saturday August 17. Featuring Kids Of Zoo, Damn The Torpedoes, The Bombshells, DJ Chowtown on the Friday and Sheriﬀ, Vadge Dagger, Space Junk, DJ Stevie Striker on the Saturday. Doors open 8.30pm. $10 entry.
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GUTTERMOUTH Ten studio albums in and Guttermouth are calling it a day, but before they do, they are hopping aboard the tour bus for one ﬁnal farewell around Australia. They’ll be farewelling crowds the best way they know how – by putting on an honest punk-rock spectacle. You can catch Guttermouth hitting the Evelyn Hotel on Saturday August 17. Tickets $37.50+bf and are available through the venue’s website.
Shake it like a Polaroid picture at Anna’s Go-Go Academy every Thursday night at Victoria Hotel. Anna’s go-go classes are great fun, an excellent cardio workout, and have been described as “inspiring”, “a retro hit parade…everything from Elvis’s Jailhouse Rock to AC/DC’s Jailbreak”, and a “high energy dance party with the hostess with the mostest”. Charleston, Watusi, Mashed Potato, Madison, Hustle, Thriller! Anna brings you the most popular, most awesome and sometimes most ridiculous dance crazes of history for fun and ﬁtness. It kicks oﬀ at 6.30pm. Entry is $12 or $10 if you bring a friend.
BERTIE PAGE CLINIC Having just returned from a three week tour of Europe, sweaty glam and punk band Bertie Page Clinic are ready to hit Australia again with a mini-tour celebrating the release of their new single, One Swan Pond, from their new album, Too Loud Too Naked. Their next oﬀering is set to be released through French label Beast Records in late 2013. Catch them at Pure Pop Records at 3pm Saturday August 17 for an instore appearance, before they play Public Bar that night with local supports Kill Ya Darlins and Drifter. Entry is $8 and their single is currently available for free download from bertiepageclinic.bandcamp.com.
THE COUNCIL The Council return to The Tote every Saturday afternoon in August to play their particular blend of two-piece rock’n’roll. Joining them for their residency will be a lineup of legendary Melbourne musicians playing solo. Kicking things oﬀ will be Spencer P. Jones ensuring a solid start to what looks to be a great month of music. Followed by Ruby Soho, ex-lead guitarist of Bunny Monroe. The third week sees Phil Gionfriddo of The Bowers and then Derek Richards (Dr Invisiablo) in the fourth week. Last and deﬁnitely not least is Chris Russell (Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk) for what will be the ﬁnal date of the residency and one to remember. So head on down The Tote for a beer and a good time and catch some of the best acts in Melbourne. Doors 4pm, free entry.
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DEAR ALE Dear Ale are celebrating the release of their second studio album, Somewhere To Be, with a Sunday night residency at The John Curtain in August. It’s only $10 and the night kicks oﬀ at 5.30pm, so there’s plenty of time to have a drink, a dance and a boogie and still get some solid sack time. With support from Hunter, The Quarters, Trigger Jackets, The Tarantino’s, Andrew Swift & The Rattlesnake Choir, Green Green Green, The Furrows, Broni, Young River & The Evans Street Band, g-pop and guests.
STOMP DOG Stomp Dog are continuing their August Sunday residency this week at The Reverence Hotel. Stomp Dog play bush music with teeth. They bring a dirty rawness to their mix of dark folk, lively bush music and haunting murder ballads, with songs that run at a frenetic, almost oﬀ the rails pace, and others with a dark, brooding melancholy that draw in any listeners within earshot. This week they are supported by Zeptepi and Juke Baritone. Show starts at 3pm and it’s free.
GOLDFIELDS AND CLUBFEET Hot oﬀ the success of sold-out album shows, Gold Fields and Clubfeet combine forces for a double headline bill at the Prince Bandroom on Friday August 23, with support from Lurch and Chief and The Elliotts. Having already played major festivals, supported Crystal Castles, Metric and Pnau, the Gold Fields concert experience delivers nothing short of an explosion of kinetic energy. Clubfeet’s live sets have been receiving praise and recognition from high proﬁle bloggers and reviews across the globe, and their critically acclaimed sophomore eﬀort, Heirs & Graces, has been scooped up by iconic labels in New York, Japan and South Africa. Some artists have to prod unfamiliar audiences to dance, but the non-stop momentum of this lineup’s electrifying sets ensures its lucky crowd will be hard-pressed to actually stand still for thirty seconds. Tickets $20+bf.
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During the month of September, Mark Moldre will head South with his band in tow to give Melbourne a taste of his new album, An Ear To The Earth. An Ear to the Earth has so far gained four star reviews, Best CD Of The Week in the Sydney Morning Herald whilst receiving airplay on triple j, ABC, 3RRR and Community Radio across Australia. Catch Mark at the Workers Club on Sunday September 15. Doors open 7.30pm. $10 entry.
A TRIBUTE TO ELVIS: RAPID CITY 1977 Bluestones Productions present A Tribute to Elvis in Concert from August 23 for eight shows only. Tony Franks, Melbourne musician and producer, has brilliantly recreated the last public performance of The King. Rapid City 1977 was one of his last public appearances before his severe health decline. Backed by an incredible 16-piece orchestra, ten backing singers and ensemble, and of course Elvis’ very own dynamic eight-piece band. It all takes place at Dallas Brooks Hall. Tickets are available through ticketek. com.au. Don’t miss out on this authentic Elvis experience.
DARTS The ﬁve-piece indie-punk band Darts burst into the music scene in 2009, winning triple j Unearthed and releasing their debut album Habitual Slack in 2012. These kids have been busy sharing their music across Melbourne and are now bringing their fractured song structures and unpredictable live shows to The Cobra Bar upstairs at The Tote every Thursday in August. With epic support from 8 Bit Love, Velma Grove, Going Swimming, Ceres and heaps more. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are just $7.
RENEE GEYER Fresh from touring her highly anticipated big band album Swing, Australian musical icon Renée Geyer will now perform an intimate show for fans at The Flying Saucer Club on Friday August 16. The night will feature a two hour presentation with Renée performing the new album plus her many hits with an extended band including a three-piece horn section. Doors open 8pm, tickets are $45+bf for reserved seating or $38+bf for general admission.
HUNTING GROUNDS Hunting Grounds are in it for the long haul. From their humble beginnings of winning triple j’s Unearthed High, to the release of their debut album, In Hindsight, the sextet are looking ahead with a ﬁrm grasp on the realities and possibilities of past and present. Having toured all over Australia, Hunting Grounds are a band who have their live sound down pat, so be sure to come and catch the band showcasing their mesmerising, synth-heavy indie-rock at Ding Dong Lounge on Friday August 16. From 8pm, entry is $15.
I, A MAN I, A Man is the sound of four guys from Melbourne, trying to ﬁgure things out together. Employing familiar musical tools and a classic sense of songcraft, they take in elements of droning folk, swirling krautrock, dream pop and all the woolly ideas in between, and present them with an understated yet hypnotic and textured dialogue. Less Travelled is the ﬁrst single oﬀ the bands debut album due for release in early 2013. The band is about to embark on an East Coast tour to coincide with the release of the single. Catch them at The Tote on Friday August 16 from 9pm. Tickets are $13.30+bf.
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VENICE MUSIC Described as a cross between Will Oldham, Roy Orbison and Ennio Morricone, Melbourne alt-folk act Venice Music released his debut EP, Familiar Ground, late last month, and to celebrate he’ll be showcasing the album at Some Velvet Morning on Saturday August 17. Joining him on the double bill will be Lehmann B Smith.
YEO SKIPPING GIRL VINEGAR Recently playing two packed main stage performances at this year’s incredible Bluesfest in Byron Bay and two sold-out Rooftop shows at their namesake, Skipping Girl Vinegar release the second single, West Coast, oﬀ their highly anticipated third album which is set to be released in early 2014. To celebrate the new single, Skipping Girl Vinegar were invited to support legendary Irish pop punk band Ash on their upcoming Australian tour. Skipping Girl Vinegar support Ash on Thursday August 22 at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne.
PLAYWRITE After nearly six months locked away in the studio, Playwrite are back to play a free show at the Espy Front bar on Saturday August 17, playing songs for the ﬁrst time from their forthcoming debut album. Having just successfully funded their album through a Pozible campaign, Playwrite want to say a big thank you with this special free show. Along for the night are the wonderful Private Life, Willow and Colourwheel. Doors Open 7pm.
THE RON RUDE RENAISSANCE Secret Goodtimes Club is the new unique and totally free entertainment spectacular at Tago Mago, Every Wednesday a dozen budding and established performers brace the stage in a loose, no rules space. Makes for a good fun-ﬁlled Wednesday night out in Thornbury (there’s also free pizza). Thursday August 15 brings the king of the post punk little band scene that ﬂourished in Melbourne in the late ‘70s-’80s, Ron Rude. He will be performing new material with his new band, The Ron Rude Renaissance, at Tago Mago with support from Matt Malone. Music from 8.30pm.
WAY OF THE EAGLE The Way Of The Eagle Australian tour has been announced, which will see the band play at Ding Dong Lounge Friday September 27 for their Melbourne show. As one of the busiest players in the industry, Jan Skubisewski isn’t one to slow down – after all, the way of the eagle is forward and up. Expect some very special guest vocal performers on the night. Doors at 8pm, tickets $20 on the door.
THE GOOD MORROWS AND ALBER SALT St. Kilda’s Prince of Wales public bar has undergone a profound redevelopment that was overseen by Melbourne music scene’s ‘Don Juan’, Andee Frost. This Friday August 16, the ﬁrst of many weekly Watt’s On Presents: is launching with music acts The Good Morrows and Albert Salt. In line with Frost’s vision to restore the public bar to a veritable culture club of crusty cool, Albert Salt’s desperately intellectual sonic aesthetic will stimulate, and then psych-rock adepts The Good Morrows will shake shake the room. To close the night, a very talented individual, Salesman Denver Maxx, will be on the decks. It’s free entry from 9pm but feel free to grab some dinner ﬁrst.
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Since the beginning of the year, Melbourne producer Yeo dropped the cheekily titled Sell Out LP and just ﬁnished a successful East Coast tour, garnering airplay from triple j and gathering a whole bunch of new followers. After digging deep into his bag of heart-stuﬃng, Yeo rediscovered his love of making records, found a new voice and built a new hook-line-and-synth-laden vehicle to carry it. He will be performing every Wednesday night in August at Ding Dong Lounge. Dance ﬂoor good times provided by the legendary Northern soul king DJ Vince Peach.
THREE’S A CROWD The Evelyn would like to show you their new baby, Three’s A Crowd – a residency which stretches through July and August and is made up of two-piece acts, with the occasional soloist. Each Monday they have an eclectic lineup of established bands, re-adapted acts, resident DJs and $10 jugs. Screw large bands – they’re keeping this simple! Joining them on Monday August 12 is your father, your mother and cult ﬁgure Mandek Penha, the spazzy pop of Toxic Lipstick and the washed out sounds of Kokatsuna Onani.
THE RED LIGHTS Melbourne trio The Red Lights are renowned for their powerful and energetic live shows. Their sound combines the upbeat pop sensibility of Phoenix and the driving, charismatic hooks of The Strokes, plus a healthy dose of the trio’s own swagger. After touring with The Rubens and playing alongside acts like Hunting Grounds, Bored Nothings and the Belligerents, The Red Lights have just ﬁnished up their second EP, titled Neighbouring Patterns. They are launching it at The Evelyn on Saturday August 24.
BRIDGEWATER Continuing their roll out of their Get Down tour with two Melbourne shows this weekend, Saturday August 17 at Gumpy’s Green and Sunday August 18 at the Empress Hotel. While on tour the band that base themselves in Melbourne and Phillip Island has teamed up with The Australian Marine Conservation Society to help raise awareness about the preservation of the world’s oceans. Joining Bridgewater on this weekend’s shows will be Daylesford electric rockers Buck Jr.
PURE POP’S SUMMER OF CLASSIC ALBUMS Hosted by Maddy and Crispi from PBS 106.7FM’s Breakfast Spread comes a gig not to be missed. Ashley Naylor’s solo performance of The Stone Roses’ seminal debut is mind blowing, and for this show he is assembling a band to back him, and knowing the calibre of musicians he rubs shoulders with, it could raise the mind blowing stakes to a new high. Also performing is Hamish Cowan, covering The Smiths’ album The Queen is Dead with the most amazing vocal performance of the year, and Pony Face bringing their layered, moody soundscape style to Bruce Springsteen’s classic album Nebraska. Performing at the Toﬀ In Town on Wednesday August 28.
ONDAS ALPHA Ondas Alpha is a four-piece ambient rock band from Melbourne. Coming together from interstate Australia, the band was created over a cheap pint, a cold rooftop and a backwards guitar and hasn’t stopped since. Combining raw, melodic instrumentals with soft, emotive vocals, Ondas Alpha uses their unique sound to engage and excite neural oscillations to form their personal brand of musical storytelling. They share their set at The Tote every Wednesday in August with special guests Sleepy Dreamers, Busy Kingdom, Papa Mail, Willow Darling, Sleep Decade and Pepperjack. Doors open 8pm. $5 entry.
THE DARK ALES After a rousing success the ﬁrst time around, vintage rockets The Dark Ales are once again joining forces with gritty blues-rock proponents The Whorls and progressive guitar psychedelics Local Group on Friday August 16 for a night of revivalist grunge and indie prog mayhem.
THE ELECTRIC I After the recent release of their debut album Martyrdom, The Electric I are bringing their experimental multi-genre progressive pop to the Evelyn every Tuesday in August. Their shows will feature local support from Ghost Orkid, Sun Lotion, Arte Kanela and many more. Entry is $3.
CENTRE AND THE SOUTH An original blend of classic reggae, soul and roots, Centre And The South couple intimacy and passion with power. Notorious for clutching intimate yet highly energetic performances, it was not long before the band launched into regular live shows across Melbourne city. So far in 2013 the band has showcased during St Kilda Festivals Live and Local week and have begun working on their ﬁrst album with Michael Cristiano (The Seekers), due to be released early next year. This is the last show the band will be playing before the album release, so be sure to experience this ﬁnal show as it promises to be a night never to be forgotten. This Thursday August 15 at the Retreat Hotel from 8.30pm.
LAURA IMBRUGLIA No doubt you’ve seen the name around town on posters at traﬃc lights, or heard a song on the radio, but now is your chance to catch Laura Imbruglia live. Previously she has toured the country countless times and Europe twice with The Eels, Tegan and Sara, Josh Pyke, Sarah Blasko and many more. Be sure to catch her playing a string of intimate solo shows at the Spotted Mallard every Tuesday in August from 8.30pm. Free entry.
LOS AMIGOS Masked Mexican punk rockers Los Amigos return to the stage on Saturday August 17 at Whole Lotta Love, and they are ready to get loco. Singing songs about life in the hood, drive-by shootings and burritos, Los Amigos are anything but good clean fun. Joining them on the night is Dirty Harriet & The Hangmen as well as rockabilly rebels Royal Cut Throat Co. Doors open at 7pm.
MATT KELLY Songwriters Matt Kelly and Phoebe Jacobs are doing alternative shows each Sunday in August downstairs at Bar Open, one week featuring Matt and his loop-pedal based solo show, and Phoebe’s captivating solo set on the other week. They will also be appearing in each other’s sets, performing new and old collaborations. In the intimate setting of the front bar at Bar Open, check out the show as part of your lazy Sundays in winter. It kicks oﬀ at 3pm, free entry.
MISSSTA Riding on the high of ﬁnishing their soon to be released ﬁrst EP Love at First Sound, Chris, Sammy, Sonya and Ollie are more than ready to show you what they are made of and perform all of their 90s-inspired original songs. Supported by the beautiful acoustic sound of Keagan Clothier and Jesse Hooper, followed by the crazy Golgotha Motel with their serial killer blues and country death rock. Catch them at Bar Open on Thursday August 15. Doors open at 9pm, free entry.
Noteworthy live performers and party rockers The Give have been steadily developing a solid reputation following the launch of their EP to a sold-out Grace Darling crowd in 2011, and have supported a host of prominent bands including The Feelers, Kingswood, The Pretty Littles, Planet Love Sound and Pigeon. On Thursday August 15 they bring their iconic sound to Ding Dong Thursdays, joined by a stellar lineup including sexy space rockets Vultures Of Venus, smart casual geek rock band The Mean Times, and energetic indie-pop juggernaut Wildﬁres. It all kicks oﬀ at 8pm on Thursday August 15 at Ding Dong Lounge, $5 entry and $6 pints all night.
Brought to you by Rooftop Bar, Watt’s On Presents and Budweiser, you will not want to miss out on Fortunate Sundays. Long time mates and indie-music aﬁcionados Dan Watt (Watt’s on/Poncho) and Jon-Lee Farrell (Dancing Heals) bring you the grit and sexuality of rock into the green lawns of Rooftop Bar. Starting on Sunday August 18 with Melbourne ball-tearing garage rockers Drunk Mums DJs. Just weeks after releasing her debut single, Romanticise, on French label Kitsune, sultry songstress Chela will be peforming a special DJ set on Sunday August 25. September 1 features DJ Slymeware (Big Scary) with DNC HLS (Dancing Heals DJs) and ﬁnishing on Sunday September 8 with a psychedelic costume set from Bad News Toilet. This is the place to be on Sundays. Free entry.
DOMINIQUE Local indie-pop songbird Dominique will grace the Ding Dong Lounge stage on Thursday August 22 backed by her band of handsome players, along with The Habits who have returned from their Tasmanian retreat for their ﬁrst Melbourne show in three months, bringing their interesting compositions and chilling male and female harmonies. Joining the lineup will also be Lost Colonies, who have every reason to be proud of their harmonic indie-folk. Get along to Ding Dong Lounge for this indie-pop feast. $5 entry, with doors open at 8pm and $6 pints all night.
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BILL PARTON TRIO Having just released their self-titled debut EP, Bill Parton Trio are hitting the road for a national tour. With over 1000 shows at over 250 diﬀerent performance venues under their belts. the group has developed quite the resume, which continues to prosper at an impressive rate. Bill Parton Trio will be in your neck of the woods Thursday August 22 at the Barwon Club and Friday August 23 at the Empress Hotel with their own brand of piano pop-rock.
Canadian Scottish punks The Real McKenzies return to Australia for the ﬁrst time in ten years to play The Gershwin Room at The Espy on Saturday August 31. They will be joined by long-time friends The Go Set, who are celebrating their ten year anniversary. Having just released their latest album Westwinds, The McKenzies show no signs of slowing. It’s folk-punk at its wildest. Tickets on sale now at www.oztix.com.au.
Cuntz are oﬀ to the land of the free, one month on the great open roads of the U.S of A. Eagles, beer, burgers, Mexicans, rock music and four young boys just hanging. On Thursday August 15 the will perform their last show in Melbourne city for some time at The Grace Darling Hotel. They are playing with their solid mates The Stevens and Hyperborea, plus DJ Troubles scratching the night away. Doors open at 8.30pm and it’s $8 to get in.
WARMTH CRASHES IN
Blending technology and organic instruments into a whirlwind live spectacle is the new single from Warmth Crashes In. Take the Edge Oﬀ is a slower and more melodic eﬀort taken oﬀ their upcoming release World Driving Champion. Recorded with Anna Laverty at Sing Sing Studios, they’re launching the single at the John Curtin this Saturday August 17. Support comes from Flyying Colours and the wonderful Nick Allbrook of Pond. Doors 8.30pm and tickets are $12 on the door.
Born on the swirly carpet of a Northcote living room, the Plymouth Reverends have been plying their trade – grinding out killer blues riﬀs – since January 2012. That’s right – they haven’t been here for a long time, but it’s been a good time all the same. Featuring Luke Hodges on guitar, Sparky Thomson on harp, Tommy Jungwirth on bass and Gaz Walker on drums. Check them out at the Retreat Hotel this Saturday August 17 from 8pm.
VOID GLORIOUS VOID Void Glorious Void are an urgent ensemble, playing original songs and instrumentals concerted with overwhelming, far-reaching beauty and disguised turmoil, along with everything else. Members of Void Glorious Void have been involved with artists such as Missy Higgins, The Holy Sea and Sailor Days. Every Friday in August, these guys will perform at Dane Certiﬁcate’s Magic Theatre, accompanied by diﬀerent magicians and illusionists. Doors at 8pm, $10 will get you in.
TRIVIA AT THE PUBLIC BAR On these chilly nights, nothing warms you up like fried chicken and crabs, booze and answering questions. Trivia has landed with a thud inside The Public Bar every Tuesday night and hosted by 3RRR’s Tristen Harris. Chock full of music, ﬁlm and TV questions to test your brains. This is a trivia night of current aﬀairs, but can you remember the theme tune of a TV show from your childhood? There are listening rounds, jug giveaways and puzzle sheets, as well as the famous Dr. Juicy Jay’s Fried Chicken and Crab Shack serving up the most delicious food, to compliment every good fact hunt. Every Tuesday night at The Public Bar. Register from 7pm, free entry.
JVG GUITAR METHOD JVG Guitar Method are a band in the purest sense, a total sum of its parts. The parts are all individually fantastic, and when their powers combine what you are left with is relentless. Jon Von Goes leads the pack, with Mark Ferrie, Dale Lindrea and Ashley Davies in lock-step. They’ll be tearing up the Drunken Poet this Saturday August 17 from 9pm.
PRESENTATION NIGHT Presentation Night returns after a successful debut event in July, this time with Tim Rogers and Matthew Richardson to discuss music, football and life with host Francis Leach. Presentation Night is a new event that will take two of Australia’s favourite national pastimes - AFL and rock‘n’roll - as starting points to discuss everyone’s broader obsessions: love, life, death, politics, how to win the ﬂag and great albums. It goes down this Thursday August 15 at the Corner Hotel from 8pm. Tickets are $43.
NEW CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE VOL. 2 Anti Fade Records is pleased to announce the release of New Centre Of The Universe Vol. 2, the sequel to last years Melbourne and Geelong 18-track compilation, but this time featuring a 100 per cent new lineup of Australia-wide bands. And what better way to celebrate the release of it than two back to back 11 band bonanzas in Melbourne and Geelong. The lineup includes artists Straight Arrows, Bits of Shit, Cobwebbs, Leather Towel, The Towelheads, The Nugs and plenty more. Performing at The Grace Darling Hotel from 5pm. You don’t want to miss this one.
KYLIE AULDIST & THE GLENROY ALLSTARS Melbourne’s very own belle of the Australian funk/soul ball, Kylie Auldist is back by popular demand for another bite of the cherry on Thursday 15 August at Cherry Bar. Touring live with her seven-piece band The Glenroy Allstars, Kylie leads her all-star musical cast in a sound explosion that never fails to get the crowd to their feet to praise this funk-soul beat. Kylie’s acclaimed solo album Still Life released last November charted as one of 2012’s top tunes on iTunes UK. Kylie is a remarkable voice in the global funk and soul scene, and comparisons to Diana Ross and Sharon Jones are bang-on. Tickets are $10 with original soul DJs Vince Peach and Pierre Baroni spinning classic 45s till late. Doors at 8pm.
Roots of Music is a weekly live music night every Wednesday at Revolver. With a fresh selection of the ﬁnest emerging and established bands each week, Roots of Music is the best place to discover new local and national talent. This week’s show is headlined by Cobi Marsh whose eclectic mix of genres pays homage to old school hip hop beats and infused with her own ﬂavours of soul, pop and reggae plus special guests to be announced soon. Entry is free and students receive 20% oﬀ food at Colonel Tan’s. Doors 8pm.
SHANNON BOURNE BAND Is Shannon Bourne Melbourne’s best guitarist? Expect to say “wow” a lot at this musically top-notch bluesy extravaganza. This Saturday August 17 from 9pm at The Union Hotel in Brunswick.
THE STETSON FAMILY Bluegrass, roots and alt-country – The Stetsons take you on a toe-tappin’, fast-pluckin’ ride from lovelorn ballads to snake-handling preachers. Brilliant harmonies, too. This Sunday August 18 from 5pm at The Union Hotel in Brunswick.
Kicking oﬀ their tour next week, the very cool electrosoviet-disco-rock sounds of Midnight Juggernauts will be hitting the Corner Hotel in a show not to be missed. Joining them on their tour will be old friends Kirin J. Callinan, Fascinator and Perth band Usurper of Modern Medicine. Recorded in a church in the French countryside and various studios around Melbourne and Sydney, their third full-length Uncanny Valley is a journey into the deep, cosmic and wondrous world of electronica and can be experienced at the Corner Hotel on Saturday August 24.
So it seems like a bunch of people are having their birthdays this month so The Reverence Hotel has put together a little shindig to help celebrate the fact that somehow they all survived another year. So come down on Saturday August 17 to party with The Bennies, Grenadiers, Lee Hartney Sex Drive, Wil Wagner, Kissing Booth and new super group Freak Wave. $10 and doors open at 7.30pm.
THE DEANS The Deans are a Melbourne-based contemporary rock and soul band playing critically acclaimed original music. They have been described as “explosively rocky one moment, yet sweetly soulful the next”. Reinvented in 2012 and sounding like 1967, soulful harmonies, blistering guitar and pounding rhythms are a trademark of their repertoire. The Deans play a fusion of rock, soul, blues and roots to create songs to trigger all emotions. Catch them when they debut at Bar Open Sunday August 18 for a night of dance and chilling before the onset of the working week. Doors 7pm, free entry.
FLYLEAF With style reminiscent of Deftones, Evanescence and Chevelle, Flyleaf are returning to our shores with a setlist full of anthems guaranteed to keep their diehard fans happy and impress a bunch of new ones. Their latest album New Horizons is the bands most explosive, expansive and enigmatic work yet. You can catch their energetic and ﬁery show at The Hi-Fi on Friday August 16. Joining them as supports are Aural Window, Bellusira and Branch Arterial. Doors at 7.30pm and tickets are $59.
MELBOURNE FRESH After ten years Melbourne Fresh at Revolver Upstairs is the longest running industry showcase in Australia. Having showcased thousands of artists over this time the legendary night has been a local industry hot spot for unsigned musicians and industry professionals. Running as a competition, Melbourne Fresh gives away thousands of dollars in prizes at each grand ﬁnal with EP recordings, cash prizes, CD Pressings, iTunes releases, management consultation and much more. Check it out this Thursday August 15 from 7pm and entry is $15.
BLACKEYED SUSANS The legendary Susans return for their annual winter residency at the Union to play ﬁve majestic gigs of countriﬁed alt-rock. From Smokin’ Johnny Cash to Come Ride With Me, the Susan’s songs embed themselves in your soul. These are special shows; miss them at your own risk. Every Saturday in August from 5pm at The Union Hotel.
FLUZIES Fluzies bring together four guys from across the city to form an alternative group looking to experiment with new sounds and attempt to create something unique. The past 18 months have seen the band lose members and then gaining some as well. After re-writing material the band is ready to bring their sound to The Reverence Hotel for the ﬁrst time on Thursday August 15. Supporting Fluzies are indie-rock quartet Pons and dynamic post-rock group The Knave. Doors open 8pm. $5 entry.
CONSTANT MONGREL Constant Mongrel are back and launching their second album Heavy Breathing on Philadelphian label Siltbreeze Records at the Bella Union on Saturday August 17. You won’t ﬁnd them out very often, but when they do, they deliver a groovy smut ﬁlled show. Celebrating their newest release is Miss Destiny, Dribble and UV Race. Playing funk sets in between are Psychedelic Coven DJs. Doors at 8pm and entry is $10 on the door.
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ALTA Singer/songwriter Hannah Lesser and producer Julius Dowson have combined their varied musical backgrounds to create Alta’s unique mix of organic vocals and electronic/sample-based beats. Julius meticulously melds smooth trip-hop beats that reference producers of the past while incorporating contemporary sounds resulting in Alta’s fresh and distinctive sound. Hannah’s voice was born and bred on blues music and its raw ability is simply soul shaking. Catch them every Wednesday in August at The Workers Club. Doors at 8pm for $8 entry.
MONEY FOR ROPE Money For Rope are hitting Cherry Bar Friday August 16 and Saturday August 17. Support comes from Drunk Mums and Bec and Ben. $15 entry from 8pm until 11pm, DJ Max Crawdaddy till 5am.
DIRT FARMER Dirt Farmer are launching their new single Delilah Lightning over two nights, Thursday August 15 and Friday August 16, at The Workers Club. Infused with a languid, lazy charm, Delilah Lightning is a slacker-pop anthem that descends into a glorious fuzz of guitar noise. Engineer and producer Anna Laverty (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Florence & the Machine) was moved so much by the song that she shed a tear, stating that “devil magic made its way into the guitars”. Doors open at 7.30pm on Thursday and 8pm Friday. $12 entry both nights.
TOM DICKINS & THE PUNINTENTIONALS Tom Dickins & The Punintentionals are an alternative rock band. Their sound has been described as eccentric, plaintive, cerebral, detached, emotional, melancholic, amiable, autumnal, cathartic, dramatic, passionate, quirky, reﬂective, joyous, theatrical, earnest, ethereal, witty, hypnotic, intimate, literate, bittersweet, fun, playful, romantic, sentimental and stylish. So basically it’s alternative rock. Catch them at The Spotted Mallard for their album launch this Friday August 16. Support comes from Willow and Tobias Cummings. Doors open at 8.30pm for $12 entry.
JUKE BARITONE & THE SWAMP DOGS Juke Baritone has been tearing around the world with his rascally troupe of manic noise makers assaulting audiences with his tall tales of bad love, good liquor and the evils of the world, and he’s bringing it all to Bar 303. With The Swamp Dogs at his back and special supports The Bastard Children and Danny Walsh Banned, Juke has a cavalcade of new material that he’s working on for a double album to be recorded later this year and he’s testing the waters of all that sci-colonial trapeze punk and alco-jazzy pirate blues goodness on your ears ﬁrst. It happens this Saturday August 17 with doors opening at 7.30pm for $10 entry.
THE TROUBLE WITH TEMPLETON It’s been a huge 18 months for The Trouble With Templeton, touring the US twice with over 20 shows across coast to coast alongside playing with Of Monsters And Men, Father John Misty, Half Moon Run and Jake Bugg. Catch them at the Northcote Social Club this Friday August 16 as they launch their new Album Rookie with Ali Barter and Willow Darling. Doors open at 8.30pm and tickets are $12.
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ALBUM OF THE WEEK LONDON GRAMMAR
If You Wait (Metal & Dust)
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The debut LP from English trio London Grammar is an audacious dive into experimentalism. With a splash of artrock in its interrelationship between subtle percussion, haunting atmospherics and a classical vocals, If You Wait also transcends into interweaving landscapes of folk, prog-rock, electronica and pop. Vocalist Hannah Reid is simultaneously aggressive and ethereal throughout the entire LP. Her emotive voice inspires goosebumps and raised eyebrows, her classically trained pipes lending a ďŹ‚awless and theatrical tone to the music. Dan Rothman brings modest guitar riďŹ€s and Dot Major, a multiinstrumentalist, delivers an overstuďŹ€ed palette of keys, synth and electric drums. The ďŹ rst track Hey Now introduces its listeners to a complementary relationship between guitar, keys and atmospherics. Dot Major validates his diverse multiinstrumentalist skills by playing eerie piano riďŹ€s, light electric percussion and spooky synths over the top of both Dan and Hannah. Hey Now is an appropriate prelude to the remainder of the album. Thematically, the LP is sombre and melancholic in both lyricism and instrumentals. The delicate piano composition in Nightcall is pretty, yet there is an inherent sadness present. This chilling instrumental complements Hannahâ€™s eerie vocals perfectly: â€œIâ€™m going to drive you through the night, down the hills. Iâ€™m going to tell you something you donâ€™t want to hear. Iâ€™m going to show you where itâ€™s dumped, but have no fear.â€? We see a change in tempo in Flickers and When We Were Young which takes the trio into a pop paradigm. Although
SINGLES THE ANCIENTS
Molokai (Chapter) The endearing vocal-led opening verses of Molokai shy away into a transcendent and dreamy instrumental haze of noodling guitar and washy touches of synth, punctuated by just two delicious drum breaks. It restrains itself in all the right places, then indulges when the moment sees ďŹ t. A deftly built wall of charming pop smarts.
Put Your Curse On Me (Illusive) The elements are all present on Put Your Curse On Me, but young rockers StoneďŹ eld canâ€™t quite piece them together for a satisfying whole. The lashings of gospel choir are an ostentatious touch, and hey, thatâ€™s what rockâ€˜nâ€™roll is all about. However it doesnâ€™t gel quite right with the Wolfmother-standard rawk on oďŹ€er, the chorus not quite strong enough to justify a clunky, bridge-less segue from the tempo-shifting verse. Still, the ambition is there, and the shout-out to the venerable Holden HQ is a nice touch of â€˜Strayana.
2. Hammer Classics CD BOX COCKNEY REJECTS 3. Big Dream 2LP&7â€? DAVID LYNCH 4. Taking No Prisoners CD BOX Dr FEELGOOD 5. Slow Focus LP FUCK BUTTONS 6. Plus/Minus CD BOX JOY DIVISION a respite from their signature moody repertoire, London Grammar really excel during slower tracks like Hey Now, Nightcall, Stay Awake and Wasting My Young Years. The title track, which is the closing number, concludes with a minute of instrumentation: rising synths that eventually fade out into haunting silence, haunting being one of many adjectives that deďŹ nes London Grammar. A stunning debut. DINA AMIN Best Track: Hey Now If You Like These, Youâ€™ll Like This: THE XX, BAT FOR LASHES, PORTISHEAD In A Word: Haunting
Mountain (Shock) The ďŹ rst four minutes of Tumbleweedâ€™s does-what-it-sayson-the-tin stoner jam Mountain is a fairly straightforward dose of throwback alternative rock goodness. The trackâ€™s aimlessness becomes apparent for the remainder of the seven minute track length, sounding like a weak PowderďŹ nger B-side. But I can guarantee this would be a thousand times better in the live setting.
Systematic (Siberia/Remote Control) The mighty Juggers go full ELO for one of the strongest cuts from the very excellent Uncanny Valley. Itâ€™s a tasty mix of kooky and daggy, coated in a sheen of vintage pop glory. The organic qualities â€“ the formidable bass licks especially â€“ are a joyous respite in an age of EDM bangerz.
Sleepy (Indendent) Weirdly captivating in its mix of soulful R&B and frenetic chiptunes, Sleepy is a trippy slice of electronic experimentation. The results are largely compelling, the dynamic between producer Paso Bionic and vocalist Big Fella bridging the ostensibly disparate stylistic gap with ease.
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RECORD PARADISE 1. Born Sandy Devotional THE TRIFFIDS 2. Love Will Grow THE STEMS 3. Alone THE MORNING AFTER GIRLS 4. Deleted Scenes STANDIS/ CARLYON
the dance-commanding Confusion. Slithering guitars and swirling organ lines meld together for a big olâ€™ orgy of boogie mastery. Moments of outlandish impulse are balanced by an innate sense of knowing self-awareness. Devilish fun, plain and simple.
Speed Of Dark (Rough Trade/Remote Control) A smoky, nostalgia-tinged groove, Speed Of Dark showcases some tidy production work underlying Emiliana Torriniâ€™s intoxicating vocals. Itâ€™s far from revelatory, and the couplet â€œI donâ€™t know how we got that far / I donâ€™t even know who we areâ€? is delivered with an inďŹ‚ection that highlights its gaudiness, but itâ€™s still a soothing aural experience.
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We Get By (Anti Fade) With an extremely limited palette, two-piece Gooch Palms somehow manage to attain a sense of scope similar to The Cult or some shit. Maybe itâ€™s frontman Leroyâ€™s impassioned croon, maybe itâ€™s drummer Katâ€™s subtle rhythmic cues. Whatever it is, the optimism is infectious, as is the eventual relenting into sun-drenched, beachy â€œwoo-oohâ€? harmonies.
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Confusion (Independent) Former Little Red vocalist Tom Hartney sounds like a whiskey-hardened septuagenarian voodoo shaman on Beat Magazine Page 50
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Aurora (Independent) Firing with both barrels from the outset, Aurora twists around the loud-quiet dynamic to decent eďŹ€ect, forging a tidy ying yang of fury and forlorn disdain. Sounds like a copy of Doolittle thatâ€™s been fermenting in a vat of The Toteâ€™s mysterious carpet residue.
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Voices (Liberation) A downtempo blend of shoegaze and Madchester, Voices presents some fairly intriguing tones in its notquite-realised quest to rise above the lowest common denominator of Australian indie. Itâ€™s an evolution from The Holidaysâ€™ previous work, but one that falls in line with the middle of the road. If youâ€™re making Jagwar Ma look overly innovative, then you know youâ€™re falling short.
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BEATâ€™S TOP TEN SONGS ABOUT BEARS 1. Ode To Bear MOUNT KIMBIE 2. Black Bear BREATHE OWL BREATHE 3. Bear Hides And BuďŹ€alo COCOROSIE
SINGLE OF THE WEEK ROLAND TINGS
Tomitaâ€™s Basement (Club Mod) Currently enjoying a fertile turn in the Berlin summer, Melbourne artisan producer Roland Tings crafts a drop-heavy techno beast of a number in Tomitaâ€™s Basement - tipping the hat to Japanese producer Yann Tomita in the process. Various tonal touchstones for a tidy pastiche that feels both volatile and contained, enveloping dense layers before stripping them back, then blowing it all wide open on a whim. Above all, itâ€™s really fucking danceable. Custom built for club euphoria.
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WASHED OUT Paracosm (Sub Pop)
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Warp & Weft (Bella Union/Mushroom) Laura Veirs, a regular guest with The Decemberists and a passionate songstress in her own right, is an all-American. Born in Colorado, bouncing around to Minnesota (and brieﬂy to China), she’s now a “native” of Portland, channelling her frustrations into music. Laura has worked with some impressive collaborators including K.D. Lang, Neko Case and Brian Blade, to name but a few. A deep love for the heartland courses through this record. Electric guitars and ﬁddles splash through tunes with country twang. Her breathy, woodwind-like voice dances on air but her words often sting. “How can it be so cold out here in America?” she gracefully coos on acoustic ballad America. “Everybody’s packing heat in America, training their barrels on the city streets of America.” Old dustbowl bluegrass lilts Sun Song and Fenders crank into overdrive for shuﬄing rocker Say Darlin’ Say. Pace tumbles over alt-country rock on That Alice, a rock bio of jazz harpist Alice Coltrane. Folky guitars and melancholic harmony haunt Dorothy of the Island (aka Motherless Children) and vivid harp and guitar spark up Sadako Folding Cranes, which deals with the atomic horrors of World War II. Amidst a female singer-songwriter ﬂood, this isn’t a ﬂat batch of cardigan-clad ditties ﬁt for hatchback commercials. In essence, Warp & Weft carves up a hearty slice of adult contemporary Americana. It’s an odd melting pot akin to the real America: a bright, yet often tragic land of harmonious contradictions. Best Track: Dorothy Of The Island If You Like These, You’ll Like This: LAURA GIBSON, ALLISON KRAUSS, ROBERT PLANT, GILLIAN WELCH In A Word: Spirited
Heavy Metal Music (Sony Music) Long-suﬀering in the name of metal, Jason Newsted is heavy metal’s understudy. Stepping into Cliﬀ Burton’s (RIP) near-unﬁllable void in 1986, he’s been a second choice for slapping sure and steady low-end ever since. He’s done stints for Ozzy Osbourne, for Canadian weirdo-thrashers Voivod and supergroup WhoCares. Despite sharing stages with the top tier, he’s wound up as a B-lister in listeners, and the industry’s, mind. Heroic Dose throbs with stomping Bay Area thrash, Jason’s voice the raspy product of tutelage under James Hetﬁeld. As is expected, the bass towers over all. It takes the helm in Soldierhead, another thrasher punched out by a Metallica shaped mould. ...As The Crow Flies throttles past like bitumen burning road hogs, stirring up And Justice For All memories. It gets a bit tired at this point. Inexplicably Jason and co. head down South for insipidly titled Ampossible stringing bluesy, chicken-fried licks across metallic thump like Zakk Wylde or Rich Ward just might. Nocturnus heralds the return of an all-conquering Black Sabbathy doom riﬀ joined by plaintive Ozzy Osbourne style wail. Jase tries his hand at desert rock Above All, a rocker Dave Mustaine might’ve risked. King of the Underdogs unremarkably captures the spirit of ‘80s arena thrash, prior to channelling classic Blackmore/Gillan heavy blues, buzzing in Twisted Tail of the Comet. If you can get past some idiotic song titles (Futureality or Kindevillusion...umm, cool story Jase) you get exactly what’s scratched into the tin. Mid-paced, brews n’ burgers heavy metal. It would stir attention for opening slots yet Best Track: King of the Underdogs If You Like These, You’ll Like This: METALLICA, BLACK nowhere near enough to propel them into mega Metallistardom. LABEL SOCIETY, FOZZY In A Word: Comfortable
Ernest Greene’s latest album opens to ﬁeld recordings of twittering birds in a rainforest, inviting us into a dreamy imaginary world. Considering his 2011 debut, Without And Within, was readymade to listen to on headphones by the pool at a tropical resort, it’s pretty much business as usual on Paracosm. In contrast to Toro Y Moi’s expectation-defying pulling away from the icky chillwave category, Greene has stuck to his sepia-toned guns and this makes for a conﬁdently executed and mostly consistent second album. Although the album dips to easy listening levels on the heel-dragging Weightless and there’s still nothing as invigorating as 2009’s Portlandia fronting Feel It All Around, the mystical land of love and leisure is eﬀortlessly evoked and brings with it subtle waves of melancholia and longing nostalgia. Paracosm succeeds in its bid to give aural pleasure and satisfy fans of Greene’s previous album, but his echo-smeared music is starting to sound straight-jacketed. The paradise place that the album conjures up could easily be the seaside prison from the cult show The Prisoner, with the listener enticed by Best Track: All I Know the wistful surrounds, but also wanting to break free If You Like These, You’ll Like This: Other Worlds TAKEN from its hazy constraints. BY TREES, Turning The Mind MAPS, Era Extraña NEON INDIAN CHRIS GIRDLER In A Word: Sunkissed
PLUTO JONZE Eject (Inertia)
Pluto Jonze (AKA Lachlan Nicolson) delivers a spanking debut album, with swagger and insolence to spare. If you can listen to this without wanting to dance, you have already died and are so boring no one could spot the diﬀerence. It is simply a great time, a potpourri of party; a bit of this, a bit of that, a lot of fun. Lo-ﬁ and loose, Jonze plays every instrument, sings every line, as well as producing, mixing and engineering they whole deal, a hands on fellow. Wearing his inspirations on the ends of his frayed, vintage sleeves, Pluto Jonze opens the album with Beck Odelay-era Hispedangongonajelanguiro, a drug-induced nonsense wig-out. It is a perfect tone setter for all that follows. Plastic Bag In A Hurricane is built round a killer riﬀ, layered with stings and sounds huge, like that scene in a movie where they cut between three of four simultaneous actions set pieces. All Washed Up is the come down song, a regretful Monday morning after a weekend full of events you can’t place, complete with languid whistling. The album’s stand out track is Eject – it is a perfect pop-song, full of hooks, sleazy boogie woogie 12 bar guitar, bar-room piano, hand claps, a chorus you can sing after one listen. It made me stand up and move the very ﬁrst time I heard it and I continue to do so now. All the stars to this song. Keeping with the eclectic feel, See What The Sun Sees is a 6/8 waltz with a counterpoint electric piano riﬀ and is just lovely. Easily mixes the Chemical Brothers’ beats with a Beatles feel, and Meet You Under Neon is a big airy ballad, so much space and room in the arrangement. The closer, Come On Sunshine, has the tempo of a goodbye and rounds out what is not a coherent ‘story’ album, but track after individual track that all help build an object in its entirety. It’s even got a hidden track – I love a hidden track. Such low expectations for such a high reward bonus, if the track is no good you will never wait around the ﬁve minutes of silence to get to it, but if it is alright you will look forward to it like a school kid waiting for the 3.30pm bell. This one is an entertaining goof-oﬀ jam and Best Track: Eject worth the wait. If You Like These, You’ll Like This: BECK and Pluto Jonze’s ﬁrst album leaves with you with just THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, back when Beck one question: when’s the next one coming out? and The Chemical Brothers were fun, so late ‘90s JACK FRANKLIN In A Word: Lo-ﬁ
Even The Stars Are A Mess (Dew Process/Universal Music)
DEAD LETTER CIRCUS
The Catalyst Fire (3Massive Records/MGM) It’s coincidence that the two arguably leading bands on the Australian alternative/ progressive rock scene are releasing their long awaited and much anticipated albums literally within weeks of each other. Comparisons between Karnivool and DLC will probably be inevitable, but this review will try to keep them to a minimum. Suﬃce it is to say that DLC are more about maintaining their signature sound, and expanding within the conﬁnes of that signature sound. From their classic debut EP through to this, their second album, they have stayed very true to their direction, as opposed to Karnivool, who have taken stylistic turns with every new release. As long as what the band is producing is quality stuﬀ, then that’s all that matters. And that’s what we have here. DLC have produced an album that will please their existing fans no end, and ﬁnd a whole bunch of new ones as well. There is a vitality to this album that is refreshing and contagious. This band has a knack for creating music of great power without having to rely on reams of distortion. The power comes from the compositions themselves and the delivery of those compositions, from the bombastic pounding of Luke Williams’ drums right up to Kim Benzie’s soaring and impassioned vocals. And it’s the songs themselves that are ultimately the hero of the day. While the debut was excellent, it had the occasional dry moment here and there. Not so here; each and every song is strong and compelling, especially opener The Cure and ﬁrst single Lodestar. They maintain the momentum absolutely across the course of the 11 tracks on oﬀer, whilst still displaying the patented Dead Letter dynamics they are famous for. This is another Aussie album worthy of nation and Best Track: Lodestar worldwide attention. The Catalyst Fire is an absolute If You Like These, You’ll Like This: KARNIVOOL, winner, get on it. TWELVE FOOT NINJA, MUSE In a Word: Powerful ROD WHITFIELD
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Lawrence Greenwood doesn’t do things in half measures. In 2010, just as the Whitley juggernaut was riding its highest wave of popularity – with the release of Go Forth, Find Mammoth, the follow-up to 2007’s The Submarine – he pulled the plug on the project, citing disillusionment with music and the industry in general. Fast forward three years and, after trekking halfway across the world on a quest for self-fulﬁllment, Greenwood – as Whitley – is back. With an album title inspired from a quote by the great Werner Herzog, no less. Even The Stars Are A Mess is an ambitious record, destined to divide fans of the Melbournian singer-songwriter. Whereas his previous material, no matter how pensive, always veered towards the anthemic, ETSAAM is an album of prolonged restraint, eschewing catchy choruses and clap-along rhythms for a set of stripped back songs that put the focus squarely on Greenwood’s voice and his searching, introspective lyrics. The Ballad of Terence McKenna is a tender, teasing opener. Greenwood’s clash of optimism and world-weariness has never been so stirring. Backed by a gently-strummed guitar, he sings: “It is not a mean world / It’s beautiful / I’ve seen it”. But just as the song appears poised for take-oﬀ, it slips suddenly back into the void from where it came. Lead single, My Heart Is Not A Machine is a less dramatic, but similarly restrained eﬀort. As with the bulk of ETSAAM, Greenwood strips back all excesses to shine a light on lyrics that ponder a range of grand existential questions. On the spooky, skeletal OK, he nails the source of his unrest, singing: “It’s just that I need / More than the world has in a moment / Just by a pinch”. It’s the search for this elusive something that drives ETSAAM. And by winding things down and denying his songs the hooks that dominated much of his earlier material, Greenwood makes his journey all the more stark. It’s a bold move. Especially for a guy with a large chunk of the Best track: The Ballad of Terence McKenna triple j listenership in his pocket. But it’s courageous, and If You Like These, You’ll Like This: A fair deal of the you’ve got to give him credit for that. ambient folk-pop that’s all the rage at the moment In A Word: Searching WAYNE MARSHALL
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GIG GUIDE WEDNESDAY AUG 14 INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS P!NK + THE KIN Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $80. ALTA + CONDENSED MILK + FLASH FOREST Workers Club, Fitzroy. 10:00pm. $8. BUTTFIST + BIG VOLCANO + KINESTHESIS + SHUTUP JACKSON Gertrudes Brown Couch, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. COLLAGE - FEAT: ROBOT CHILD + RHEA ROBERTSON + SISTER ANXIETY Espy, St Kilda. 8:30pm. $14. CONGRATULATIONS EVERYBODY + MURDEBA + TYSON SLITHERS Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $7. JUSTICE & KAOS + GMC + NATUREBOY Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $6. MIDWEEK THRASH ATTACK - FEAT: XENOS + INTERNAL ROT + TERROR STRIKE + UMBILICAL TENTACLE Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $5. NOTHING HURTS ROBOT + DISCO PUPPETS + LOPAKA Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10. ONDAS ALPHA + BUSY KINGDOM + SLEEPY DREAMERS Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $5. PARKING LOT EXPERIMENTS + DORKUS MALORKUS Toﬀ In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $10. ROOTS OF MUSIC - FEAT: COBI MARSH Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 8:00pm. SIMPLY ACOUSTIC - FEAT: MADELINE LEMAN + INDIA FLYNN + MARY WEBB Wesley Anne, Northcote. 8:00pm. TALES IN SPACE + JULY DAYS Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. THE QUARTERS + ELCASET + KOVO Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. THE SAND DOLLARS + FRIDA + VELMA GROVE John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8:00pm.
ACOUSTIC, COUNTRY, BLUES & FOLK BRETT WOOD & RUSTY BROWN Whole Lotta Love, East Brunswick . 8:30pm. BRUNSWICK BROWN OWLS Sporting Club Hotel, Brunswick. 7:00pm. CLAIRE HOLLINGSWORTH Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 8:00pm. EXHUMED - FEAT: GLITTER GANG + THE HUMBUCKIN’ PICKUPS The Flying Saucer Club, Elsternwick. 6:30pm. MARLON WILLIAMS Standard Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. OPEN MIC Grind N Groove, Healesville. 6:30pm. OPEN MIC Ontop In Ormond, Ormond. 7:30pm. OPEN MIC Grind N Groove, Healesville. 7:00pm. OPEN MIC & JAM NIGHT Musicland, Fawkner. 7:00pm. REBECCA BARNARD & BILLY MILLER’S SINGALONG + BILLY MILLER + REBECCA BARNARD Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh. 7:00pm. $15. SCOTTY CANDLISH + LAUREN GLEZER + REBEKAH Empress Hotel, North Fitzroy. 8:00pm. THE FURBELLOWS Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 8:30pm. THE LONG STAND Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 7:30pm. WINE WHISKEY WOMEN - FEAT: ALI E + ALYSIA MANCEAU Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 8:00pm.
JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC BLIND SPOT 303, Northcote. 8:00pm. DIZZY’S BIG BAND Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Richmond. 8:00pm. $14. HAMMOND JAZZ CLUB + MR ANDREW SWANN Claypots Tavern & Fair, St Kilda. 9:00pm. SWING NIGHT First Floor, Fitzroy. 6:30pm. THE GARRULOUS Open Studio, Northcote. 8:00pm. THE ROB BURKE & TONY GOULD QUARTET Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne. 8:00pm. $15. VIVE LA DIFFERENCE Claypots Evening Star, Melbourne. 7:30pm.
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THURSDAY AUG 15 INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS AFTR DARK - FEAT: THEM SWOOPS + HARRY WARD + JAKUBI John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8:00pm. BABA X + BEIGE RAINBOW + GERYON + HABITS + HTMLFLOWERS Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $6. CITIZEN SEX + ROLLING BLACKOUTS Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $8. CUNTZ + HYPERBOREA + THE STEVENS Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 8:30pm. $8. DARTS + JONESEZ + VELMA GROVE Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. DIRT FARMER + GAMMA RAYS Workers Club, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $12. EL MOTH + CENTRE & THE SOUTH Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 8:30pm. FLUORESCENT ORGANS + ADAM SIMMONS + MAIKO RUM Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. FLUZIES + PONS + THE KNAVE Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 8:00pm. $5. ILUKA + MARK WILKINSON Beavs Bar, Geelong. 8:05pm. LOMAX + CHASR Gertrudes Brown Couch, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $5. MDC Corner Hotel, Richmond. 7:30pm. $44. MDC + 12FU + CLOWNS + WOLFPACK Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 7:30pm. $44. MIETTA Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $20. MISSSTA + GOLGOTHA MOTEL + JESSE HOOPER + KEAGAN CLOTHER Bar Open, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. NEXT - FEAT: ATTILA + EMERSON + HELLIONS + REFRACTION Colonial Hotel, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $15. OVERDRIVE - FEAT: SOOKY LA LA + DJ GRACE + DJ JAKE + MINIATURES Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. PEPPERJACK + HERRIOT ROW + TIM GUY & THE LAND OF CONFUSION Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $7. PRESENTATION NIGHT - FEAT: TIM ROGERS + FRANCIS LEACH + MATTHEW RICHARDSON Corner Hotel, Richmond. 8:00pm. $40. THE CHURCH OF HYSTERIA + BUCKET MEN + FRAUDBAND Empress Hotel, North Fitzroy. 8:00pm. THE DIRTY PROTEST + CHILD + THE WHORLS Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. THE GIVE + THE MEANTIMES + VULTURES OF VENUS + WILDFIRES Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $5. THE GREETING METHOD + ARTILAH + HEAD FILLED ATTRACTION + THE SOULENIKOES Espy, St Kilda. 8:00pm. THE HIGH SUBURBAN + FLY YOU FOOLS + PRIVATE RADIO + THE SOLICITORS Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 8:00pm. THE IMPOSSIBLE NO GOODS + THE INFANTS The Public Bar, Melbourne. 8:00pm. THE LIFTED BROW WEBSITE LAUNCH - FEAT: FOOTY + LEHMANN B SMITH Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 8:30pm. THE RON RUDE RENAISSANCE + MATT MALONE Tago Mago, Thornbury. 8:30pm. THE TESLA THEORY + ACOLYTE + LAZERUS MODE Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. VIOLENT SOHO + DAMN TERRAN The Liberty Social, Melbourne. 8:00pm.
ACOUSTIC, COUNTRY, BLUES & FOLK BEN LAGUDA & NAT AVALON Whole Lotta Love, East Brunswick . 8:30pm. BEWARE! BLACK HOLES Post Oﬃce Hotel, Coburg. 8:30pm. BLOW The Horn African Music Lounge, Collingwood. 8:00pm. BRENT PARLANE Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 8:30pm. CHARLIE LANE + CROMWELL + ORANGE Penny Black, Brunswick. 8:30pm. CHRIS FRANGOU ENSEMBLE Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 8:30pm. CIRTUS JAM + LILLIS Great Britain Hotel, Richmond. 8:30pm. DANNY STAIN Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. JAMES TEAGUE Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 8:00pm. LESTER THE FIERCE + NOAH EARP + STRANGERS FROM
NOW ON Toﬀ In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $15. MARLON WILLIAMS + KERRYN FIELDS Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 8:00pm. MELBOURNE FRESH INDUSTRY SHOWCASE Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 7:00pm. $15. OPEN MIC Acoustic Cafe, Collingwood. 6:30pm. OPEN MIC Balaclava Hotel, Balaclava. 6:00pm. PENY BOHAN Sporting Club Hotel, Brunswick. 8:00pm. SARA TINDLEY + ASH BELL Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine. 8:30pm. $10. TIERRA Wesley Anne, Northcote. 8:00pm. $10. TIMBERWOLF Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 7:00pm.
JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC AGUA CON SOL Open Studio, Northcote. 8:30pm. ALWAN Claypots Tavern & Fair, St Kilda. 9:00pm. CHRIS STOVER QUARTET Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 3:17pm. COOKIN ON 3 BURNERS 303, Northcote. 8:00pm. $10. JOHN MONTESANTE QUINTET + NICHAUD FITZGIBBON The Commune, East Melbourne. 6:00pm. JUDE PERL BAND Purple Emerald, Northcote. 8:00pm. $5. KYLIE AULDIST & THE GLENROY ALLSTARS + DJ PIERRE BARONI + DJ VINCE PEACH Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $10. MOJO + PETER FOLEY Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Richmond. 8:00pm. $14. THE AUSTRALIAN ART ORCHESTRA Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne. 8:30pm. $20. THE OVEREASYS Claypots Evening Star, Melbourne. 6:30pm. THE WHITE TREE BAND Red Bennies, South Yarra. 7:00pm.
FRIDAY AUG 16 INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS P!NK + THE KIN Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $80. A DATE WITH ELVIS - FEAT: RICK PLANT + ASHLEY DAVIES + BEN FRANZ + TANYA-LEE DAVIES Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. A TASTE OF INDIE COLLECTIVE - FEAT: BOB CRAIN + JAMES CADDY Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 6:00pm. AUSTRALIAN BON JOVI SHOW + CUCKOO FOR CACA + FOOVANA Espy, St Kilda. 9:00pm. BASTILLE + TIGERTOWN Corner Hotel, Richmond. 8:30pm. $44. BONE + BEAT DISEASE + CELERY The Luwow, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. $10. CARTEL + LYDIA + WAKE THE GIANTS Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully. 7:00pm. $38. DIPLOID (7 INCH LAUNCH) + DRIBBLE + URNS + VON EINEM + WHITEHORSE Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $8. DIRT FARMER + THE DRUNKEN POACHERS Workers Club, Fitzroy. 10:00pm. $12. DON FERNANDO + DJ XANDER + SWAMP MOTH Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 10:00pm. ELVIS TRIBUTE - FEAT: KNAVE KNIXX & HIS CHILLI DOG 5 The B.east, Brunswick East. 9:00pm. FLYLEAF + AURAL WINDOW + BELLUSIRA + BRANCH ARTERIA The Hi-ﬁ, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $60. FOXTROT + CERES + DAMN HEARTS + JAY STEVENS + KILL TAKER Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10. FRIDAY NIGHTS AT MONET’S GARDEN - FEAT: COURTNEY BARNETT National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne. 8:00pm. $28. FRIDAY ON MY MIND - FEAT: MOMENTS APART + FOREVER + KILL SHOTT + VANITY RIOTS The Eureka Hotel, Richmond. 7:30pm. GLORY B + DJ IRON MIKE + SUNLARK Grumpy’s Green, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. GRAVEL SAMWIDGE + ENCOUNTER GROUP + JOEL STERN + LITTLE KILLING + PENGUINS Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10. GRENADIERS + MY ECHO + THE UNION PACIFIC The Public Bar, Melbourne. 8:30pm. $10. HUNTING GROUNDS Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $5. I A MAN + LOVE MIGRATE + SINCERELY GRIZZLY Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. IN MALICE’S WAKE + ELM ST + PARTY VIBEZ Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. KIM SALMON Cornish Arms, Brunswick. 8:00pm. LEVITATING CHURCHES + BLUE STRATOS + THE NUMBER
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JOSH PYKE After performing an intimate “fans first” show at Gertrude’s Brown Couch, preeminent folk troubadour Josh Pyke is embarking on a full tour to launch his new album. The Beginning And The End Of Everything was recorded and produced with John Castle (The Bamboos, Washington, The Drones) and follows on from his gold-selling ARIA award winning albums Memories & Dust and Chimney’s Afire and the critically acclaimed Only Sparrows. Josh Pyke performs at The Corner on Saturday August 17 and Sunday August 18. ONE JONES Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 9:00pm. $5. MADRE MONTE Bar Open, Fitzroy. 10:00pm. MONEY FOR ROPE + BEC & BEN + DRUNK MUMS Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $15. PEEP TEMPEL + DAMN THE TORPEDOES + DJ CHOWTOWN + KIDS OF ZOO + THE BOMBSHELLS Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10. PRESTON SKATE MASSIVE + SPYNDRIFT 303, Northcote. 8:00pm. SHAPESHIFTER Billboard, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. SHIPS PIANO + HALYCON DRIVE + REIKA Wrangler Studios, Footscray . 8:00pm. $10. TEMPEST RISING + THE BITS Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 9:00pm. THE ABSOLUTELY LIVE DOORS SHOW + MADE IN PURPLE + ZEPPELIN ALIVE Trak Lounge Bar, Toorak. 9:00pm. THE BLACK ALLEYS + RUMOUR CONTROL + SANDGIANT + THE STRAY MELODICS Gertrudes Brown Couch, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $7. THE DARK ALES + THE WHORLS Tago Mago, Thornbury. 8:30pm. THE GOOD MORROWS + DENVER MAXX Prince Public Bar, St Kilda. 10:00pm. THE GREAT WESTERN + PUERTO RICO + ROWAN ROEBIG Empress Hotel, North Fitzroy. 8:00pm. THE ROCK DUNGEON - FEAT: RIFF FIST + CITRUS JAM + MOTHERSLUG Cbd Club, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. THE TROUBLE WITH TEMPLETON + ALI BARTER + WILLOW DARLING Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 8:30pm. $12. THE VACANT SMILES + THE CHOICE OF THIEVES + THE ROLLING PERPETUAL GROOVE SHOW + THE VELVETS Espy, St Kilda. 9:00pm. TRAINWRECK + BEAR WITNESS + HELLIONS + JACK THE GIANT KILLER + THE LANE COVE Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 8:00pm. $10. WOODSTOCK REVISITED - FEAT: EINSTEIN TOYBOYS + ANTHEA + MOJO SISTERS Musicland, Fawkner. 8:00pm. $10.
ACOUSTIC, COUNTRY, BLUES & FOLK AL CAMPBELL’S BLUES ASSEMBLY + HELLO NAKED REPUBLIC Open Studio, Northcote. 6:00pm. BEARDED GYPSY BAND Elsternwick Hotel, Elwood. 8:00pm. BRONI Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. DEE VUKI The Wharf Hotel, Melbourne. 6:30pm. DIRT LAND Sporting Club Hotel, Brunswick. 8:00pm. ELEGANT SHIVA & CAPCHA Whole Lotta Love, East Brunswick . 9:30pm. JESS PALMER + THE CORNER SHOP KIDS + WIRE BIRD Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood. 9:00pm. $10.
KING LUCHO Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 9:00pm. LEO ‘THE WEED’ + DAMON SMITH Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 8:00pm. MARK WILKINSON (LWET THE RIVER RUN TOUR) Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury. 8:00pm. $25. MATT KATSIS Westernport Hotel, Hastings. 8:00pm. MUSTERED COURAGE & THE DAVIDSON BROTHERS BLUEGRASS EXTRAVAGANZA Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh. 8:00pm. $18. OHMS & LOVELESS Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine. 8:30pm. $10. RAISED BY EAGLES Basement Discs, Melbourne Cbd. 12:45pm. ROADHOUSE ROMEOS Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 9:30pm. SPENCER P JONES Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 5:30pm. THE SHANNON BOURNE BAND Post Oﬃce Hotel, Coburg. 9:30pm. THE VAUDEVILLE SMASH + DEEP STREET SOUL + PASSERINE + SEX ON TOAST Espy, St Kilda. 6:30pm. TIMBERWOLF & DAN PARSONS + LITTLE WISE Wesley Anne, Northcote. 8:00pm. $5. TOM DICKINS & THE PUNINTENTIONALS + TOBIAS CUMMINGS + WILLOW Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 8:30pm. $10. TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION - FEAT: DAN BOURKE Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 6:00pm. VOID GLORIOUS VOID Dane Certiﬁcate’s Magic Tricks, Gags & Theatre, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $10. WOODLOCK + AMISTAT Penny Black, Brunswick. 9:30pm.
JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC AGENT SIX The Famous Blue Raincoat, South Kingsville. 8:30pm. ARTISTS AT THE ALTAR 2013 - FEAT: BERT LA BONTE Stones Of The Yarra Valley, Coldstream. 7:00pm. $30. CANNONBALL Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9:30pm. $25. CONNIE LANSBERG QUARTET The Regent Club, 8:00pm. DEAN’S MARTINI & SHAKERS Claypots Evening Star, Melbourne. 7:30pm. HETTY KATE QUINTET Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. KUNJANI Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Richmond. 9:00pm. $20. MARGIE LOU’S PIANO HOUR + ALYCE PLATT Claypots Tavern & Fair, St Kilda. 9:00pm. RENÉE GEYER The Flying Saucer Club, Elsternwick. 8:00pm. $40. THE SARAH MCKENZIE QUARTET + THE SILO STRING QUARTET Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne. 8:30pm. $35.
SATURDAY AUG 17 INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS P!NK + THE KIN Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $80. ANTI FADE PRESENTS - FEAT: STRAIGHT ARROWS & BITS OF SHIT + COBWEBBS + COUNSELLOR OF AGING +
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PLYMOUTH REVERENDS + DJ ADALITA + KAURNA CRONIN Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 5:00pm. RATS - FEAT: THE SOLICITORS + WOLF Brown Alley, Melbourne. 9:00pm. $10. REIGNING MEN + BRAT FARRAR + BREADMAKERS + DEAFWISH Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 9:00pm. SECRET SHOW Post Oﬃce Hotel, Coburg. 9:30pm. SHACKLES + BLOODRULE + HUMAN RUINS + STARVATION + TRENCH SISTERS Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $12. SHANTY TOWN + SKA VENDORS Bar Open, Fitzroy. 10:00pm. THE BENNIES + FREAK WAVE + GRENADIERS + KISSING BOOTH + LEE HARTNEY SEX DRIVE + WIL WAGNER Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 8:00pm. $10. THE SUPER SALOON + IVY LEAGUE + KAISHA + KALACAMO + THE UGLY KINGS Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 8:00pm. $15. VICES + CORDELLA + REASON TO CARE + TERM 4 Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 7:30pm. $10. WAKEFIELD MINI-FEST - FEAT: FEED THE BIRDS + ALEXANDRA PYE + JELICE + MARLOW + MARY WASHINGTON + BRADY JAMES + SCHIKAIN + THE LEGEND OF BARCELOS + VOCAL LOTION Empress Hotel, North Fitzroy. 3:30pm. WARMTH CRASHES IN + FLYYING COLOURS + NICK ALLBROK + THE INFANTS John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8:00pm. WOODSTOCK REVISITED - FEAT: PHIL PARA + CHAMELEONS + FORTUNATE SONS + SOUL SACRIFICE Musicland, Fawkner. 8:00pm. $15.
ACOUSTIC, COUNTRY, BLUES & FOLK AGILITY + KITE CLUB Penny Black, Brunswick. 9:30pm. BIG GIG FOR BATMAN - FEAT: THE BAND WHO KNEW TOO MUCH + ASHER TRELEAVEN + DELINE BRISCOE + THE CASSOWARY DANCERS Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury. 8:00pm. BOB LOG III Substation, Newport. 7:30pm. $15. DANIEL PETERSON Wesley Anne, Northcote. 8:00pm. DIRTY HARRIET & THE HANGMEN + CUT THROAT CO. + LOS AMIGOS Whole Lotta Love, East Brunswick . 8:30pm. DOG TRUMPET (MEDICATED SPIRITS) + LISA MILLER Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh. 8:00pm. JUKEBOX RACKET + DJ BARBARA BLAZE The Luwow, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. JVG GUITAR METHOD Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 9:00pm. KING STONE Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine. 8:30pm. $10. SHACK SHAKERS + DJ KNAVE KNIXX + DJ LADY BLADES + THE BLUE BOTTLES + THE MEXICALI MAMMAS Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 8:30pm. $10. SLIM DIME & THE PRAIRIE KINGS + HAILEY CALVERT + SERENA MOON Chandelier Room, Moorabbin. 8:00am. $10. SONGS IN THE KEY OF CHEESE Great Britain Hotel, Richmond. 10:00pm. THE BEARDED GYPSY BAND Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne. 8:30pm. $25. THE BLACKEYED SUSANS TRIO Union Hotel, Brunswick. 5:00pm.
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THE ELWOOD DAD’S BAND + THE PADRES The Flying Saucer Club, Elsternwick. 8:00pm. THE PHEASANT PLUCKERS Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. 5:00pm. THE SHANNON BOURNE BAND Union Hotel, Brunswick. 9:00pm. THE T-BONES Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 9:30pm. THE TIGER & ME + SEAMUS ANTHONY Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully. 8:00pm. VENICE MUSIC + LEHMANN B SMITH Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 8:00pm.
JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC ANDREA KELLER QUARTET Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. CLASSICAL PIANO Claypots Evening Star, Melbourne. 2:00pm. FATS WAH WAH Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. GOYIM + ELVIS IN THE HOUSE Claypots Tavern & Fair, St Kilda. 3:30pm. HEATHER STEWART Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9:30pm. PAUL CAREY & JULIAN SCHEFFER & A CAST OF THOUSANDS + GROOVE INDIGO Open Studio, Northcote. 5:30pm. ROGER CLARK’S LITTLE BIG BAND Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Richmond. 9:00pm. $20. TANGO RUBINO Wesley Anne, Northcote. 5:30pm. THE EMMA GILMARTIN QUARTET Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $20. THE LOWDOWN STREET ORCHESTRA Victoria Hotel, Brunswick. 9:00pm. TRIO AGOGO Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 6:00pm.
SUNDAY AUG 18 INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS ‘80’S ON THE EDGE Sloaney Pony, Port Melbourne. 8:30pm. ADMIRAL ACKBARS DISHONOURABLE DISCHARGE + ALL WE NEED + FOLEY! + THE SAVAGES Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 6:00pm. $5. DEAR ALE + G-POP + HUNTER + THE QUARTERS + TRIGGER JACKETS John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8:00pm. HIGH VOLTAGE ROCK SCHOOL - FEAT: VARIOUS DJS Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. HYGEINE + PUTKAH + REMOVALIST + SICK MACHINE + WATCHTOWER Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 7:00pm. $5. JOSH PYKE + OLYMPIA + PATRICK JAMES Corner Hotel, Richmond. 7:30pm. $40. MAN CITY SIRENS + CHAPTER RAY + THE STORY MODEL Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. NEUMUSAK 4TH BIRTHDAY - FEAT: PAUL KIDNEY EXPERIENCE + AKTION UNIT + GRAVEL SAMWIDGE + MIDNIGHT
CALLER + WUNDERLUST The Public Bar, Melbourne. 3:00pm. $6. RAISED BY EAGLES + JIMMY STEWART Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 7:30pm. SCOTT MELLIS + TOM KILNE + WHITAKER Workers Club, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. $15. SOUTHBOUND SNAKE CHARMERS + PICKLED ONIONS + SMOKIN’ SAM & THE CARGO BLUES BAND Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 6:00pm. STOMP DOG + AURORA Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 3:00pm. TAYLOR PROJECT + TINKER MOUSTACHA & JAMES TEAGUE Tago Mago, Thornbury. 5:00pm. THE DC3 + ANNE OF THE WOLVES Workers Club, Fitzroy. 2:00pm. THE DEANS Bar Open, Fitzroy. 7:00pm. THE TATTERED SAILS Victoria Hotel, Brunswick. 4:00pm.
ACOUSTIC, COUNTRY, BLUES & FOLK ANDREW NOLTE & HIS ORCHESTRA Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 4:30pm. BUCK JR + BRIDGEWATER Empress Hotel, North Fitzroy. 8:00pm. CHERRY ARVO BLUES - FEAT: THE SHANNON BOURNE BAND + DJ MAX CRAWDADDY Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 2:00pm. CLUED UP! Wesley Anne, Northcote. 3:00pm. $10. GEORGIA FIELDS Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 5:00pm. HEATHER STEWART BLUES + KEN MAHER & TONY HARGREAVES Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 5:30pm. JAM SUNDAYS Musicland, Fawkner. 5:00pm. JEB CARDWELL + HOMEWRECKERS Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 4:00pm. JEMMA & HER WISE YOUNG AMBITIOUS MEN Post Oﬃce Hotel, Coburg. 4:30pm. KAURNA CRONIN (FEARLESS LAUNCH) + BEN WHITING + OLIVERS ARMY Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. MATT KELLY Bar Open, Fitzroy. 3:00pm. MOUNTAIN GOAT BEERSOAKED SUNDAYS - FEAT: WHITEWASH + DJ KEZBOT + MAP ENDS + WICKED CITY Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $6. SHORES Empress Hotel, North Fitzroy. 4:00pm. SONS OF MAY Penny Black, Brunswick. 6:00pm. THE DECOYS Standard Hotel, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. THE JUSTIN YAP BAND Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy. 4:00pm. THE LARGE NUMBER TWELVES Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. 5:00pm. THE MARGIE LOU TRIO + GIL ASKEY Claypots Tavern & Fair, St Kilda. 3:30pm. THE PHEASANT PLUCKERS Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 5:00pm. THE SHAMBELLS + VAN WALKER Royal Oak Hotel, Fitzroy North. 3:00pm. THE STETSON FAMILY Union Hotel, Brunswick. 5:00pm. WAYWARDBREED Some Velvet Morning, Clifton Hill. 6:00pm.
JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE The Horn African Music Lounge, Collingwood. 6:00pm. DALE RYDER BAND + BAD BOYS BATUCADA + MS BUTT Espy, St Kilda. 5:30pm. ELVIS IN THE HOUSE + DUO SEVERINI Claypots Evening Star, Melbourne. 1:00pm. GRAND WAZOO Royal Hotel (mornington), Mornington. 3:00pm. PETRUCCI & GOULD TRIO Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne. 8:30pm. $15. THE CHRISTINA SERAFY QUARTET + NESSA QUINTET Open Studio, Northcote. 6:00pm. THE MELISSA OLIVEIRA BAND Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne. 8:30pm. $15. TRIO AGOGO Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. VINCS & WAKELING The Famous Blue Raincoat, South Kingsville. 3:00pm. VIRTUAL PROXIMITY Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:00pm.
MONDAY AUG 19 INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS P!NK + THE KIN Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $80. MONDAY NIGHT MASS - FEAT: OHMS + A GENDER + CHARLES BUDDY DAABOUL + DUCK DUCK CHOP Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 6:00pm. RATTLIN’ BONES BLACKWOOD + ADAM HYNES Espy, St Kilda. 8:30pm.
ACOUSTIC, COUNTRY, BLUES & FOLK ACOUSTIC SESSIONS - FEAT: DAVY SIMONY + JORDAN WALKER + MELANIE WILKINSON Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 9:30pm. CHERRY JAM Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. PORT PHILLIP GILGAMESH READINGS Claypots Evening Star, Melbourne. 7:30pm. UNPAVED SONGWRITER SESSIONS - FEAT: MEGAN BERNARD + LEE JAMES + MICHAEL DAVID Old Bar, Fitzroy. 6:00pm. $5.
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TUESDAY AUG 20 INDIE, ROCK, POP, METAL, PUNK & COVERS P!NK + THE KIN Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $80. BJ MORRISZONKLE + SUNNY THE MAGOSOPHER Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. EAGLE & THE WORM + HOLLOW EVERDAZE Workers Club, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. $10. KILL SHOTT Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. LAUGHING GAS + ADAM KNOX + ANDY MATTHEWS + DANIEL CONNELL + DAVE WARNEKE + OLIVER CLARK + TONY BESSELINK Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8:30pm. RUSSELL MORRIS + MATT WALKER Corner Hotel, Richmond. 7:30pm. $35.
ACOUSTIC, COUNTRY, BLUES & FOLK CHARLES JENKINS Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. COLLAGE 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW Espy, St Kilda. 8:00pm. LAURA IMBRUGLIA + BEN MASON Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 4:30pm. NICK O’MARA Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 7:30pm. OPEN MIC Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. THE BRUNSWICK HOTEL DISCOVERY NIGHT Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 8:00pm. THE ELECTRIC I + BACHU ROSE + JOSE LUIS RODRIGUEZ + KATHERINE GAILER + NEOJUGLAR Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 11:17am.
JAZZ, SOUL, FUNK, LATIN & WORLD MUSIC FLUID LEARNING Wesley Anne, Northcote. 7:00pm. HI-FI LOUNGE LIZARDS Claypots Tavern & Fair, St Kilda. 9:00pm. MIKE’S RETRO FIVE Open Studio, Northcote. 8:30pm. MONASH JAZZ ORCHESTRA + BENNY DIMAS Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Richmond. 8:00pm. $14. PETER BAYLOR’S ULTRAFOX Claypots Evening Star, Melbourne. 7:30pm. THE JACAM MANRICKS QUARTET Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, Melbourne. 8:30pm. $18. THE WALNUTS + DAVY SIMONY + FREEMAN TREBILCOCK 303, Northcote. 8:00pm. $10.
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ACCESS ALL AGES Wednesday August 14th, 2013 With Claire Barley
Last week was a sad one for some as ex-Short Stack-er Shaun Diviney cancelled his EP tour. He was set to play an all ages show at Wrangler Studios in Footscray next month, but has had to call off shows due to ongoing vocal chord issues. Despite being devastated about not being able to see Shaun in the flesh and touch his luscious mane of hair, fans took to social media to show their support. The lesson here is it’s easy to feel loved when your fan base is almost entirely made up of young girls. If you were one of these shattered Diviney fans, fear not, because many more underage shows have recently been announced! After releasing their new album King Amongst Many, Horrorshow will be touring around the country. The band has thrown in a few shows for under 18s, including an underage show at the Ding Dong Lounge on September 29. The Sydney based hip hop duo will be joined by both Home Brew and Jimblah. So much soulful goodness. Jump onto oztix.com. au ASAP! If you thought that was exciting, hold onto your wigs because indie dance duo Disclosure has also announced an underage show at the Prince Bandroom. The UK lads will be visiting us on Wednesday October 2. Ain’t nothing like a sweaty mid week dance gig to spice things up. Head to oztix.com.au to nab tickets.The guys have already had some aussie lovin, with their track Latch scoring slot 21 in last year’s Hottest 100. It’s the sort of track you need to listen to on repeat dancing around your loungeroom by yourself. Not that I’ve done that… More exciting news is that the applications for the AMCF’s national songwriting competition are now open. The AMCF (aka, The Australian Children’s Music Foundation) have been running this event for ten years, inviting youngens aged 4-18 to enter original songs. There are some really great prizes up for grabs and entry is completely free. All details and registration stuff is up on their website, amcf.com.au. Get awn it. Finally, make sure you’ve got a computer/phone/ iPad/other wifi enabled thingo nearby on Friday – tickets for The Jungle Giants’ upcoming tour are set to be released. The Brisbane peeps will be playing an underage show at the Hi-Fi on Sunday October 6. While you’re at it, check out their facebook page for hilarious and witty updates, including a pic of guitarist Cesira holding a massive pepper grinder. Bless.
ALL AGES TIMETABLE Wednesday August 14 P!NK w/ Youngblood Hawke (continuing all week), Rod Laver Arena, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne, 7.30pm, $79-$149, ticketek.com.au, AA. Open Mic/Jam Night, Musicland, 1359A Sydney Rd, Fawkner, 7pm, free, www.musiclandonline.com.au, AA. Friday August 16 Courtney Barrnett w/ DJ sets from Simon Winkler and Lauren Taylor, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road, Southbank, 6.30pm, $28 Adult, $23 Member , $10 Child, ngv.vic.gov.au or 8662 1555, AA. Saturday August 17 Wild@heART Film Launch and Live Music night w/ 2 Hot 2 Handle hip hop crew, The Night Before Tomorrow and short films, Signal, Flinders Walk, Northbank, Melbourne, free, wild@heART.org.au, AA. Mordialloc Metal and Hardcore Fest w/ Atilla, Obey the Brave, Boris the Blade, Hellions + Guests, (continuing Sunday 18 August), Allen McLean Hall, 37 Albert Street, Mordialloc, 1.30pm, $59.20 two day pass, $36.75 one day pass, oztix.com.au, AA. Sunday August 18 Jam at Musicland Sundays, Musicland, 1359A Sydney Rd, Fawkner, 5pm, free, musiclandonline.com.au, AA.
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Hours Of Operation: Mon-Thursday 9.30-6.00pm Friday 9.30-7.00pm Saturday 9.30-5.00pm Main brands and products you specialise in: Electric and acoustic guitars, tube amps, FX pedals, bass gear, P.A systems, home and live mixing and recording equipment, drums, keyboards, violins and cellos. Brands include Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, Gretsch, Epiphone, Yamaha, Marshall, Vox, Badcat, Fryette, Fuchs, Voodoo Labs, Home Brew Electronics, Lehle, Maxon, AMT, Plush, Guyatone, AKG, Shure, Tascam, Martin, Taylor, Maton, National Reso-Phonic and many more. Services oﬀered: Repairs, setups and restorations to all instruments and ampliﬁers. Our in-house service techs are players who understand the subtleties of tone and the requirements of working musicians. Fast, friendly and aﬀordable service. Point of diﬀerence: Eastgate Music is a full line independent music retailer specializing in all types of guitars, amps, FX pedals and music gear. It stocks a huge range of accessories, music books, guitar and amp parts including vacuum tubes and pickups. Eastgate also sells second hand and vintage instruments and ampliﬁers, oﬀering cash and/ or trade ins for quality used music gear. Limited edition custom shop electrics and acoustics. If “searching for tone” is important to you, this is the place to shop.
Extras: We oﬀer great deals in store and pride ourselves on stocking the best brands at the best prices. We oﬀer friendly customer service, so don’t be shy come in, ask the questions you need answered and get a great deal, you won’t be disappointed. We also a handy customer carpark at the rear of the store with access between Barkers Road and Mount Street. Any upcoming Sales? As we’ve recently relocated to 1131 Burke road Kew, we’re encouraging everyone to come check out our new store with a massive sale oﬀering fantastic deals on guitars, amps, keyboards and orchestral instruments. Best to get in quick as our sale of up to 35% oﬀ (selected items) ﬁnishes Saturday the 1st of June 2013 COB. Phone: (03) 9817 7000 Website: www.eastgatemusic.com.au
Digital or analogue capabilities of studio: Our studio consists of a new SSL XLogic 4 Channel Super Analogue Class A pre amp, Mackie 32:8:2 86 bus console with meter bridge, Otari MX 80 2-inch 24 track tape machine, Pro Tools LE 8 with Digidesign 002 rack, ADA 8000 8 channel Adat converter, Sebatron vmp-4000e 4 channel class A Valve mic pre, Urei LA-4-A stereo pair, Joe Meek Twin Q 2 channel strip with digital out, Joe Meek 3Q 1 Channel Strip, dbx 160 Vintage Compressor, dbx 386 Dual Vacume Tube pre amp, Orban 418 A stereo limiter, TC Electronics Triple C multiband compressor with digital out, TC Electronics M1 Reverb, Lexicon Reverb, Boss Reverb, Korg SDDE 2000 Delay, BBE 882 Sonic Maximiser, Dual Quad Core GHz G5 (Power Mac) with 10 gig ram, Power Play Pro XL headphone amp, Yamaha NS10M monitors, JBL 4311 monitors, Genelec 1029a monitors, AKG K55 headphones, patch bays to suit, Vintage British, American, Danish and Australian outboard EQ and compression. Recording gear available: Our recording studio is in North Fitzroy and consists of the following microphones; AKG C414 XL II, Neumann KM 184 (match pair), Audio Technica 4050, Studio Projects C1, Studio Projects TB1 Valve, Rode NT1A’s, NT2, pair of NT 5’s, AKG D112, C418 Clip on Condensers, Beyerdynamic M88, M69, Sennheiser E906, E602, Shure SM 57’s, SM 58’s, VAS VMI super cardioid dynamic,Takstar PCM 6100. We have a Hammond Organ L-102, R.Gors & Kallmann Berlin Piano, Upright 85 key piano.
Instruments available at Bakehouse rehearsals in Richmond: Fender Hot Rod Deluxe, Fender Twin II, Kustom quad box, Galien-Kreuger bass head, Trace Elliot bass head, Ampeg fridge (4 x 10” + 1 x 15”), EV (1x15) bass cab, 2 x Yamaha Twin guitar amp, Roland JC120 Jazz Chorus guitar amp, 4 x drum kits, Sabian cymbals, baby grand piano and an upright piano. Artists you have worked with: Grinderman, Cat power, Elvis Costello, Olivia Newton John, Cut Copy, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Paul Kelly, Augie March, The Cat Empire, Sufjan Stevens, Little Birdy, Jackson Jackson, The Drones, The Panics, Jet, Amanda Palmer, Midnight Juggernauts, Dave Graney, Analita, The Dirty Three, Beth Orton, The John Butler Trio, New Buﬀalo, My Disco, Boom Gates, Missy Higgins, Something For Kate. In-house engineers: Callam Barter and Simon Cotter. Facilities: We have a kitchenette, lounge, toilet and storage cupboards.
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DIXON’S RECYCLED RECORDS CAMBERWELL
Location: 736 Burke Road, Camberwell, 3124 Hours Of Operation: Monday to Thursday: 9:30am - 6pm Friday: 9:30am - 9pm Saturday: 9:30am - 6pm Sunday: 11am - 5pm ‘Every cloud has a silver lining,’ or so the old saying says and this month this concept has particular relevance to Melbourne music lovers and record collectors. The reason for this contradicting correlation is the great sadness that after a quarter of a century of trading Dixon’s Recycled Records Camberwell is calling it a day but not before it closes its doors it is having a massive sale. Longtime Dixon’s Camberwell employee Julie Wakeﬁeld caught up Backstage to reﬂect on the glorious tenure of Dixons Recycled Records in Camberwell and let us know about the amazing discounts planned in the store’s ﬁnal weeks. Please give us a brief rundown on the establishment of the Camberwell store? Camberwell was opened approx 24 – 25 years ago and started as a small shop in Mayston street – my earliest memory was seeing a few CDs in a glass cabinet. Since then it has moved twice – settling at 736 Bourke rd for the last 18 years. It has been good to see vinyl come back with a vengeance in recent years. What have been some highlights from the Camberwell store over the years? The adventures of Moses the store cat, Dixons Camberwell customers really rallied around to help ﬁnd him when he would go missing amongst the record playing paraphernalia. People would come to visit the store just to see Moses What famous people have you had through the store? Quite a few over the years but most notably Geoﬀrey Rush (a proud Camberwell local), Noel Crombie from Spit Enz, Wayne Duncan of Daddy Cool and movie director John Ruane – all lovely customers . What do you think is the highest selling album over the years? What has come back into fashion
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that you never thought would? Highest value LP we have sold John and Yoko Wedding Original English Copy - $700. What can expect from the closing down sale? All stock is 50% till the last day of trade Sunday August 25. What is the future for Dixons Recycled Records? We will still have the 2 stores in Fitzroy and Blackburn – expect it to continue on and provide quality second hand music! You can expect a store wide discount of 50% oﬀ right up until close of business at 5pm on Sunday August 25. Phone: (03) 9882 3345 Website: www.dixons.com.au
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WATTS ON PRESENTS: ATOLLS, MESA COSA, GRAND RAPIDS, CLAVIANS Wednesday August 7, The Toﬀ In Town
This Dan Watt character sure knows how to host a party – punters would be forgiven for getting drunk and accidentally sleeping through work the next day, as this mid-week get together had all the characteristics of a slammin’ Saturday night shindig. 8.45pm was a little early to see the room busy and bustling (as it did get later on) but Clavians delivered a ﬁerce set of angular rock with both a jagged edge and ﬂuid rhythmic grind despite the fact. Next up with a high number of patterned shirts gracing the stage were The Grand Rapids, who curated their visual projections to perfection. Combined with well executed songs that were full and lush sounding, Grand Rapids had the audience captivated with their psych-rock experience. If anyone had been lulled into some sort of psychedelic dreamscape Mesa Cosa were prepared to break through as many dream levels as needed to jolt you back to earth. This band are serious contenders forthe best party act in Melbourne and halfway through their set guitars are broken, there is a harem of girls grinding their hips seductively and the ﬂoor is slippery with beer. As their set comes to a
close with Diablo, tambourines and guitars are being smashed together like two Barbie dolls being forced to copulate by a 7-year-old girl, lead singer Pablo is crawling around on his belly whilst still managing to play guitar and everyone’s blood is rushing. After the debauchery of Mesa Cosa, Atolls’ ‘90s fuzz-pop-meets-grunge feels heavy on the pop side and though the songs are excellently honed, at ﬁrst it seems debatable whether the crowd is quite ready to settle down. Atolls do win the crowd's aﬀections in a short amount of time however, which is testament to their song writing skills. It’s heartening to see all of tonight’s bands, so vastly diﬀerent in sound and aesthetic received with the equal amounts of respect and admiration that they deserve. KRYSTAL MAYNARD LOVED: Mesa Cosa’s tambourine and guitar sex party. HATED: No hate here. DRANK: Drinks.
FRIDAY NIGHTS AT MONET’S GARDEN: HALFWAY Friday August 9, National Gallery Of Victoria
CHVRCHES Monday August 5, The Corner Hotel It’s about halfway through when Chvrches lead singer (and Neighbours devotee) Lauren Mayberry admits that seeing Billy Kennedy in Speedos was the ﬁrst time she felt “funny feelings”. Say no more, we’ve all been there. With a heaving audience, witty band stories and psychedelic colour washes, the Glaswegian synthpop trio’s performance tonight has all of the right elements for a great show, but it feels lacking. In between and during songs there are voids of energy within the set that, at times, feel as if they are just going through the motions. Largely serving us material oﬀ their Recover EP, the performance sometimes feels as stiﬀ and mechanical as their sample pads. Iain Cook and Martin Doherty give strong support on vintage samplers, guitar and bass, but Mayberry admits she’s sipping warm vodka tonight because of a sickness. Despite the illness, the CHVRCHES sound itself is very polished and Mayberry’s vocal deliveries
are haunting and present all at once. It makes an obvious highlight out of better-known tracks Recover, Gun and Now Is Not The Time, and gets the sauced Scottish backpackers next to me inappropriately grinding. The band smash out most of their energy on a few tracks from their forthcoming album The Bones of What You Believe. With heavier beats than their early material, both CHVRCHES and their receptive fans throw their bodies around and ﬁstpump through the tracks. .
The relationship between music and visual arts has always been a fruitful one. Splash in a few bottles of wine (not to mention providing a temporary sanctuary from the whipping winds outside) and Friday Night at Monet’s Garden is on to a winner. Tonight’s musical guests Halfway, Brisbane natives with a classic rock take on Americana, may not conjure up immediate linkages with Claude Monet and the impressionist movement – although much like Monet, band member John Busby is prone to grow a pretty great beard. They’re in town with an upcoming album to promote, why not do it at the National Gallery of Victoria? First impressions (geddit?) are that NGV’s Great Hall is a gorgeous spot to perform; the dining tables surrounding the stage and low lavender lighting add to the relaxed ambience of an end of the week gathering. But perhaps it’s a combination of the high ceilings and mixing half a dozen instruments and almost as many microphones that causes the ﬁrst 15 minutes to come oﬀ as mostly glum acoustic guitar strumming. Busby and Chris Dale form the main songwriting partnership in Halfway, but much of their between song chatter is also lost during the
MITCH ALEXANDER LOVED: The grandiose setting of the Great Hall. HATED: The long trek home in Melbourne’s pesky weather. DRANK: Water.
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ISABELLA UBALDI LOVED: That infectious hook from Recover, gets me every time. HATED: Strobe eﬀects. There is such a thing as too much. DRANK: Beer.
early stretch. This section of the gig also features a number of songs from their upcoming fourth album, so it probably wasn’t the road testing they were hoping for. However, each song improves on the last, and they begin to hit their stride just as the average song tempo shifts from laconic ballad to country-rock. Those interested in Brisbane music royalty – and I realize I’m deﬁnitely in the minority - will recognize John Willsteed (one-time member of The Go-Betweens) chiming in on lead guitar duties. A few oﬀ notes during solos suggest he was a potentially last minute addition to the lineup, but mostly the ﬂubs are laughed oﬀ and his licks otherwise weave into the tunes. They leave the stage with little fanfare, not quite winning over the crowd but certainly not making enemies.
JUKE BARITONE AND THE SWAMP DOGS
COSMIC PSYCHOS Friday August 9, The Hi-Fi There are few less likely heroes in rock’n’roll than the Cosmic Psychos. Despite the passage of years, the departure, loss and estrangement of original members and a discourse so politically incorrect it makes Andrew Bolt seem like a foppish folk singer, the Cosmic Psychos are still with us and as powerful as ever. Dead River have already gone by the time we arrive and the Ooga Boogas appear to have jumped ten minutes on the advertised starting time. The Ooga Boogas have got it all: pedigree, experience, riﬀs, attitude and a piss-taking aesthetic that fucks with your linear brain. Leon Stackpole sports a Xavier Old Boys footy jumper; Mikey Young is typically enigmatic, wearing a green parka that may have come from Frankston Disposals. Per Bystrom is a freak on drums – when he and Richard Stanley lock into the brutal groove of Romance and Adventure, we almost shed a tear. There are Devo riﬀs, Television punk licks, Texas psychedelic garage experiences, dirty-arse rock’n’roll moments. If you’re ever watching Ooga Boogas playing live there’s no other place in the world you should rather be. Then the Cosmic Psychos appear, warts, weathered grimaces, beer guts and all. Ross Knight is built like a brick shithouse. About a metre across the shoulders and wearing his contemporary uniform of blue shirt, blue jeans and boots, Knight is a vision in punk rock credibility. He stoops slightly over his bass, rolling his body in subtle unison with his thundering riﬀs. John McKeering, aka Mad Macca, sports a hemispherical gut that speaks volumes Beat Magazine Page 58
for his beer consumption; when the opportunity presents, Macca’s hang-dog expression kicks in and the guitar sparks ﬂy like a suburban artisan pulling out the arc welder for some Sunday afternoon industrial fun. Dean Muller’s moves on drums are phenomenal: at one point, Muller drops into party trick mode, letting his stick free in the air, then grabbing it and belting his snare in perfect time. That’s rare skill right there. There’s a moment in any Cosmic Psychos gig when all the songs start to sound the same and the only salient detail of diﬀerence is the source and object of Knight’s growling invective. But one man’s repetition is another bloke’s brutal consistency. We get Thank Your Mother for the Rabbits, Custom Credit, Lost Cause, Hooray Fuck and David Lee Roth, and a host of other profound commentaries on beer, pubs, guns, animals and everything else in between. Profanities are coming thick and fast, and there’s a strange type of bogan punk love in the air. The end of the celebration ﬁnally arrives and band members shed their instruments, walk to the front of the stage and oﬀer a tantalising glimpse of their tradesmen’s grins. Thank fuck for the Cosmic Psychos. PATRICK EMERY LOVED: Lost Cause. HATED: Losing 1/3 of my beer every time the slam dancing started up again. DRANK: Sub-quality beer at outrageous prices.
The Count With Ten bands everyone should know about: Mojo Juju, White Knuckle Fever, The Drunken Poachers, Mr Bamboo, Mr Bungle, Brewer St Kazoo Band, Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, La Bastard, Cash Savage and The Bastard Children. Nine food items that you need to make a kickarse dinner party: Dinner party? No food. Just whiskey. Eight possessions that deﬁne you: Glasses, accordion, piano, hat, jacket, boots, hip ﬂask and the broken dreams of my childhood. Seven favourite movies/TV shows that go on your mix-tape: Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Adventure Time, Futurama, The Mighty Boosh, Al Jazeera and Play School. Six bad habits you can’t escape: Smoking, drinking, fucking, ﬁghting, sleeping and dictating. Five people who inspire you: Me, myself and I. (Plus myself and I again.
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Four things that turn you on: Me, me, me, me. Three goals for your music: Make more, make less and buy a house with it (when hell freezes over)! Two live gigs you’ll never forget and why: Standon Calling Festival in the UK. I left my wallet on the bar and it was full of Euros because we were about to drive oﬀ into Europe the next day. Shat myself. Returned to ﬁnd that someone had handed it in untouched. Bless. Says a lot about that type of festival in the UK. Another was White Trash Fast Food in Berlin. I don’t actually remember this one but I’m sure it was great. My whole band walked out on me the next day and I signed a great deal with a booking agent over there. Great show. One day left before the apocalypse and you: Just realized I have nothing suitable to wear. When’s the gig/release? Saturday August 17 at Bar 303 Northcote with The Bastard Children and Danny Walsh Banned.