November 1, 2017
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Issue N o 1600
Beat Eats Industry Electronic
Metal Hip Hop Punk
1600 Issues - From 1986 to Now
Vivid White Face The Music
George Maple The Models
1600 Issues - From 1986 to Now
Regurgitator The Furbelows
Montaigne Nai Palm
Laetitia Sadler Danger&Plastic
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1600 weekly issues, what an absolute milestone. Up the front we’ve got local boys Kingswood taking part in my favourite past time ± eating pasta. They’re currently on their After Hours, Close To Dawn tour, and we’ve got the inside scoop. We also chat to George Maple about her gorgeous album Lover, Montaigne talks politics and new music, Zac Abroms takes us inside Face The Music, and Laetitia Sadier introduces us to her Source Ensemble. Oh and you also get to hang Amyl and The Sniffers on your wall. This week, the team at Beat HQ have been combing through the archives and reliving the glory of Beat Magazines past. We’d love to show you everything but we’d be here for a while, so instead we’ve handpicked a selection of some of our favourite moments. Check out our first ever cover story with Crowded House’s Neil Finn circa 1986 ± before they released their self-titled album and went on to become ARIA Hall of Famers. Thank you so much for being a part of our 1600 issues. Whether this is the first Beat you’ve ever read, or you’ve been here for three decades, it’s an absolute pleasure to share these pages with you every week. See you next Wednesday, and every Wednesday after that.
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NYE On The Hill Locks In Full Lineup and it’s Bonkers
As if spending your New Years Eve cracking tinnies among the lush hills of South Gippsland listening to the likes of Ball Park Music, Regurgitator and Japanese Wallpaper wasn’t enough, NYE On The Hill has gone and added a huge slab of talent to the lineup. Joining the aforementioned acts are Dean Lewis, Jordan Rakei, LANKS, Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird, The Stiffys, Al Parkinson, Haiku Hands, Samsurah, Mitch King and The Nights, bringing the boutique festival’s lineup to 30 acts. NYE On The Hill is happening from Saturday December 30 to Monday January 1. Head to the festival’s website to secure your tickets.
Last in Australia to support Kendrick Lamar’s sold out shows across the country, Kamasi Washington is returning to our shores for a series of mesmerising shows, as well as appearing on this year’s stellar Golden Plains lineup. Washington is celebrating the release of his new EP, Harmony of Difference, featuring the new song ‘Truth’, his first offering since he released his universally acclaimed 2015 debut album, The Epic. Fusing elements of jazz, soul, classical, hip hop and even gospel, this is a chance to see his eclectic talent in an intimate setting. Kamasi Washington will play The Forum on Friday March 9. Tickets via Live Nation.
The winner of this year’s Levi’s Music Prize, Stella Donnelly, is set to stun with a series of intimate shows and will be stopping by Melbourne on the way. Donnelly’s debut EP has been garnering rave reviews since its release, spawning the tracks ‘Mechanical Bull’ and ‘Boys Will Be Boys’. The shows come in the lead up to her debut international journey as she gets ready to take on The First Fifty and next year’s SXSW Conference. Catch Stella Donnelly at The Toff on Thursday November 30. Tickets via the venue website.
After dropping their absolutely brilliant lineup for 2018, Golden Plains has just become a little more golden by adding Big Boi to the fray. As one half of legendary duo Outkast and a revered solo artist in his own right, Big Boi has staked his claim as an absolute pioneer of Southern rap. Big Boi joins the already heaving collection of acts getting down for Golden Plains 2018 including cosmic jazz hero Kamasi Washington, King Krule, Waterfall Person, The Preatures, Grizzly Bear, The Black Angels, Floating Points, Jen Cloher, Wet Lips, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Objekt, Tropical Fuck Storm, Adrian Sherwood, Perfume Genius, and Batpiss. Golden Plains 2018 goes down from March 10 - March 12.
It’s been a busy year for The Waifs. As well as celebrating their 25th anniversary, the band have also released their eighth studio album and completed a sell-out national tour. The band also accrued their first ARIA #1. After all the perpetual work and touring, the time has come for the group to fulfil a promise made earlier this year ± to take their songbook out on the road and into the hearts of country towns throughout Australia. They’ll play Mossvale Park on Saturday December 2, the Theatre Royal in Castlemaine on Sunday December 3, and numerous other shows around Australia. Tickets and details via the Waifs’ website.
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Celebrate 25 years with intimate regional tour
Marvel Set to Bring Their World Renowned Exhibition to Melbourne Marvel is bringing the world of heroes and villains to life in Melbourne with their mammoth, world-class Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N exhibition in 2018. The display explores the history, detail, and technology behind well-loved characters from the Marvel Universe including Captain America, Thor, Hulk and Iron Man. Visitors will go through Avengers training to learn the ins and outs of how to become a S.H.I.E.L.D agent, and will be able to explore the equipment and costumes from the Marvel films. Capping it off, the exhibition comes with a component designed by NASA for an added level of realism. Making its Australian debut in Melbourne, Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. will open at Federation Square in March 2018.
Diversity Shines in Corner Awards’ 2017 Shortlist The Corner Awards are almost ready to crown their 2017 winner, and if you had a squiz at this year’s longlist you’d know that the Selection Panel would’ve had a real hard time trimming the nominations. In contention for the 2017 crown are Melbourne punk trio Cable Ties, Groote Eylandtborn singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara, Melbourne goth party creators Habits, slacker pop outfit Jade Imagine, Sydney blues lad Jesse Redwing, emcee Manu Crook$ and future-soul singer Wallace. The winner receives a prize pack including a headline show at The Corner, rehearsal time at Bakehouse Studios, and pressing of a 7” single.
Boiler Room, the home of underground music, has just dropped it’s Sugar Mountain lineup and we’re already sweating. Taking over the Boiler Room Stage will be Honey Dijon, Gerd Janson, Shanti Celeste, Dan Shake, Project Pablo, Éclair Fifi, Fantastic Man, and Love Deluxe. If you can’t make it, don’t fret, Boiler Room TV will capture all the action with a live stream running via boilerroom.tv from 2pm until 8pm on the day. Sugar Mountain is happening on Saturday January 20 at Victorian College of the Arts. Tickets via the festival website.
Already set to make her way across the country as part of Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour, Dua Lipa has revealed she will be making a few headline appearances of her own while she’s on the road. With a string of highly-acclaimed singles such as ‘Hotter Than Hell’, ‘Be The One’ and ‘New RuleS’ topping charts and her dark pop sound earning her a spot at Glastonbury this year, these shows will be your best chance to catch Dua Lipa in an intimate setting before she takes to the stadium leap. Catch her at Palais Theatre on Monday March 12, tickets via Live Nation.
The Basement Discs
After 23 years of dishing out the freshest vinyl from its underground residence, The Basement Discs have announced they’ll be expanding their record store this November to include vintage threads, accessories and homewares, so you can say goodbye to your pay check all in one place. The Basement Discs has become a home for crate diggers of all genres from rock, pop, jazz, blues and roots and they will continue to offer their sprawling collection of wax following the expansion. The vintage section is now open for business, though The Basement Discs will host an official launch for their new sections midNovember. Find The Basement Discs at 24 Block Place, CBD.
Melbourne’s original and finest dog-friendly music festival is back with a hefty instalment of tunes, stalls and bones. Following last year’s sold-out event, the likes of Kerryn Fields, Pikelet, Abbie Cardwell, Deborah Conway and DJ Mac Fleetwood (who’ll be paying tribute to 40 years of Rumours) have put their paws up with approval. They’ll take over the stage alongside triple j golden boy LANKS, who’ll be providing a tasty downtempo electronic selection to settle the overzealous doggos tearing the place to shreds. All proceeds from the event will go to various Oscar’s Law and Melbourne dog rescue groups. It’s all going down on Sunday November 12 at Richmond’s Burnley Park, tickets via Oztix.
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Marriage Equality Street Party Taking Over Carlton with Epic Lineup A combination of music, drag, performance, food, booze, dancing and good times is set the lather the streets of Carlton to commemorate the results of the Marriage Equality plebiscite. Come together as one united community with the lending hand of Karen from Finance, who’ll host the extravaganza set to feature some of Melbourne’s most exciting bands. Accompanying some secret guest outfits will be Wet Lips, Hexdebt, BV, Matka, Popchops, MinnieTaur, Anna Diction, Zelda Moon as well as The Ballarat Orchestra + LGBTIQ Choir. The street party takes over Carlton from Lygon St up to the Curtin on Wednesday November 15.
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Will Enchant Melbourne in 2019 The record-breaking stage adaptation of the Harry Potter world is coming to Melbourne, following its world premiere in London’s West End and a Broadway opening in April next year. Presented in two parts, the play is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first to be performed on stage. Winning an unprecedented nine awards, including Best New Play and Best New Director, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child follows on 19 years after Harry and co. left Hogwarts, detailing the adventures of his youngest son Albus. While exact dates are yet to be revealed, you can join the mailing list to find out when it comes to the Princess Theatre in early 2019.
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Raging frontman Frank Carter will be joined by his uproarious band the Rattlesnakes for a slate of shows. Their previous Australian venture garnered acclaim nationwide, selling out venue after venue. Off the back of their new album, Modern Ruin, the outfit has taken their visceral musicality to a new level with Carter finding his ferocious niche. The five-piece will be joined by Canadian hardcore band Cancer Bats for a tour zipping through Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Check out this riotous collective at 170 Russell on Friday February 9, tickets via Destroy All Lines.
George Maple’s recently released 20-track opus, Lover, is more than a fluid collection of songs ± it’s a novel reflecting human’s fierce yet fractured existence in 21st century society. Celebrating what’s been two years of songwriting diligence and precision, Maple has revealed five special dates where fans can come and join the Lover party. Expect triple j favourites ‘Sticks and Horses’, ‘Kryptonite’, and ‘Hero’ to sprawl a setlist also set to feature the voices of Rome Fortune and Grande Marshall. George Maple comes to 170 Russell on Wednesday February 21, tickets via the artist’s website.
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Paul Kelly Will be Making Gravy with Some of Australia’s Best Paul Kelly ± Australian legend and writer of one of the best quasiChristmas songs of all time ± will lead a special concert featuring a slew of fellow legends. Kelly will be joined by Meg Mac, who has gone from strength to strength since being crowned triple j Unearthed’s winner in 2013, singer-songwriter Gretta Ray as well as Gang of Youths. In the 21 years since it was penned, Paul Kelly’s ‘How to Make Gravy’ has become a certified classic ± its place cemented in the contemporary Australian songbook. Make gravy with Paul Kelly, Gang of Youths, Meg Mac and Gretta Ray at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday December 16. Tickets via Frontier Touring.
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Melbourne-based photographer Michael Woods has collaborated with artists and musicians throughout Australia to create mesmerising video art. People with synethesia (a condition in which one can see colour when listening to sound) offered their views on multiple tracks, which Woods then used to create his work. Catch it up until November 3 at North Melbourne Meat Market.
Funny man Neil Hamburger is coming Down Under to split some sides with his signature lowbrow, midnight cabaret style comedy which has seen him taking his act everywhere from Madison Square Garden to Jimmy Kimmel Live. In addition to taking on stages across the world, Hamburger has also appeared on the silver screen with his film Entertainment, featuring fellow comedy legends Michael Cera and John C. Neil Hamburger will appear at Ding Dong Lounge on Thursday November 9 and The Reverence Hotel on Saturday November 11, tickets via the venue websites.
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Greg Sestero will tour Melbourne, Sydney and Perth in celebration of James Franco’s film The Disaster Artist. Based on Sestero and Tom Bissell’s memoir on the making of the 2003 cult film The Room, The Disaster Artist has received great reviews from critics. Premiering at Cinema Nova on Tuesday November 21, The Disaster Artist’s first week of screenings will include Q&A events.
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The high-octane award-winning musical American Idiot Live is heading to Melbourne, following its lauded debut in Brisbane earlier this year. Returning to the rebellious and charismatic role of St. Jimmy is Grinspoon’s enigmatic frontman, Phil Jamieson. As the voice and face of Grinspoon, Jamieson fronted one of the most popular Australian bands of the last two decades. It’ll hit the Comedy Theatre from February 23.
Exploring the energy of paint, air, water and gravity combined, Gravity Response System is a series of six canvas panels by renowned Melbourne-based artist Ash Keating. Installed on The Substation’s billboards, the work is a broad study of colour and its emotive properties, with swathes of yellows, reds, pinks, magenta and white fields folding in on one another. Catch it until Saturday November 4.
Communist Manifesto All that is solid treats history as nothing more than a collection of precious moments. Inspired by the manifestos of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the exhibition features works that join the dots between past and present. Items range from sewn books to cremated encyclopaedias. Catch it until Sunday November 12 at TarraWarra Museum of Art.
George’s Bar It’s huge night of laughs at George’s this week as some of the best and brightest laughmakers take to the stage. Plus, the next contestants in their ‘Are You Funnier Than George’ competition. Friday November 3.
Em Rusciano Em Rusciano is bringing her highly-anticipated, brand-new live show to adoring audiences across Australia. She has built a solid foundation for herself as a stand-up comedian, radio presenter, published author and powerhouse live performer. The Evil Queen tour kicks off on Saturday 17 February at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre.
Comedy at Spleen Mondays at Comedy at Spleen are always chockers. It’s simply never not full. The only place to be on Mondays will be packed full of laughs with guests and it’s the place where big names drop in. 41 Bourke Street in the city at 8.30pm. It’s free to get in, but they appreciate a good gold coin donation at the door.
Gareth Sansom: Transformer is a groundbreaking look into the work of its namesake. Gareth Sansom is regarded as one of Australia’s most polarising artists of the last 60 years, with works of Lou Reed, Hitchcock’s Psycho, the Vietnam War and more driving a firm line in between art aficionados. While his topics are controversial, his artistry is awash with vivid, eye-popping colours and is mesmerising to say the least. Gareth Sansom: Transformer runs at NGV Australia at Federation Square until Sunday January 28.
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Is there anything sweeter than biting into a crumbly, buttery croissant, on a breezy bayside beach, while dipping your toes in the crisp, post-winter sea? The answer to that is, always and forever, no. That’s exactly what I experienced last weekend when the south side’s spring glow and extraordinary bakeries combined for a time of ultimate contentment and appreciation for the simple things in life. Yes, I’m aware that there’s a lot happening bayside besides sourdough and blue water, but seeing as we’re on the topic, I’d like to share my top buns and beaches. Wood Frog Bakery, gracing the iconic Barkly Street St Kilda, isn’t hard to miss with their eager customers peeking over crowds at the abundance of baked treats waiting to be indulged. The vacant ex-furniture store turned beautiful bakehouse is known above all for their almond croissants which marry romantically with their frothy coffees. Although my absolute must order are their pizzas ± napoli and pesto, roasted vegetables or fungi. I’d suggest ordering takeaway and heading to Half Moon Bay (it’s just a short drive away).
The Melbourne live industry will get a boost from the Victorian Government’s first tourism campaign in six years to attract more interstate visitors. A Twist at Every Turn (to denote the many moods of the city) will incorporate the excitement of artists, venues, festivals and laneway culture, along with sport, arts, fashion, food and wine, shopping and theatre. Reps from the business told this column that it would increase the visibility of Melbourne acts, making it easier for younger ones to tour interstate and increase work for the local live music industry. Courtney Barnett’s album collaboration with Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice, looks like it’s increasing her exposure abroad. It’s debut at #11 in the UK and in America, debuted at #4 on the independent album charts and #51 in the Hot 100. The Mt Duneed Estate in Geelong which hosts the A Day On The Green shows is becoming larger. Promoters Roundhouse Entertainment have applied to increase its capacity by 2000 to 20,000, expand its operating hours to midnight, and offer camping capped to 500 vehicles. Lance Ferguson
Then comes original small time pie baker turned prominent pie master Harrow & Eton, who have recently been awarded one of Melbourne’s top ten bakeries. Their menu offers a seriously impressive selection of pies and I’m certain you’ve never had pies quite like them. Such heavens include their brekky pie of free-range eggs, double-smoked bacon, tomato, cheddar and sour cream, their mandarin duck pie of ginger infused duck fillets, mandarins, star anise and spices (voted one of Australia’s top five pies) and their mushroom, spinach and feta pie slow-cooked with white wine and herbs. Again I’d suggest ordering takeaway and heading down to Elwood beach for a certified day of bliss.
New Melbourne Signings: Lance Ferguson of Bamboos, Lanu, Menagerie and Black Feeling fame, signed a worldwide publishing deal with BMG…Poison City added LOOBS with new single ‘Dandelion’ out on Friday November 10 and a debut album in early 2018…metalcore merchants Earth Caller are now with global metal label Entertainment On /Lifeblood Inc with new single ‘Fall’ out now and album Crystal Death in mid-January. New report from Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) found that the indie sector now makes up 38.4% of the global recorded music market, and generated revenue of US$6b in 2016. Like AIR’s recent report, WIN estimates the figures on ownership of tracks, rather than distribution. Major labels tend to add market share and revenues from indie music they distribute to their own financials. Vale: Marilyn Manson guitarist Daisy Berkowitz from colon cancer aged 49…Aussie country music promoter Rob Potts (CMC Rocks) after a motorbike crash in Tasmania last Friday…Fats Domino, one of the architects of rock’n’roll. Fats Domino
I couldn’t possibly finish this piece without a sole mention of a baker along Acland Street ± Melbourne’s only strip for window shopping at sweets and treats. And Monarch Cakes is one definitely taking this mention. The bakery, who’ve been baking the same recipes for over 80 years now, serve treats originating from their original shop in Poland. You absolutely must try their 100 year old polish baked cheese, their chocolate kooglhoupf and their famous plum cake which have all featured on their menu for longer than I’ve lived. Enjoy these cakes walking the along our beloved St Kilda beach. 20 BEAT.COM.AU
Sydney-based PR & artist management company Rare Finds is launching an East Coast tour circuit for emerging acts. Queensland singer-songwriter Ayla is first up, heading to Penny Black on Friday January 19. The team behind Beyond The Valley and Pitch Music festivals have launched Untitled Group, which includes international touring, artist management and events including For The Love, Grapevine Gathering, Melectronic hub XE54 and Coburg Velodrome Events. Music Victoria is calling out for 12 women and female identifying people to join its Women’s Advisory Panel for a two-year term to help to achieve its equal gender quotas. Applications & Inquiries to: WAP@musicvictoria.com.au, nominations close Friday November 10.
This Friday November 3, the Melbourne Museum is hosting a night of music called Nocturnal, featuring the world premiere of Roland Tings’ live show as a three-piece. Tings rebuilt his live show early in 2017 for his Each Moment A Diamond EP tour, incorporating a drummer for the first time ± well and truly upping his game. No doubt this next evolution will take his synthesised blissful house music to the next level again. On support duties is András and Annie Bass. Kicks off at 6pm and sorry kids, the museum is 18+ for this event. A few blocks over, Lucianblomkamp is launching part one of his new three-part album Sick Of What I Don’t Understand at the Gasometer Hotel. The latest single ‘Still No’ sees him branching out from his cinematic electronica, collaborating with UK Grime legend Trim. Supporting him will be up-and-comer Braille Face and Aphir. Container
On Saturday, get ready for an assault on the senses as the two-day celebration of experimental electronics Obsidian kicks off at The Curtin with Rhode Island producer Container headlining. Container takes dance music and gutter-stomps it with distortion and feedback. It’s really gnarly shit that sits somewhere between techno and industrial...and it’s kind of brilliant. The rest of the lineup is also massive with Kane Ikin, Matthew Brown, Lucy Cliché, Collector, Dog, Regional Curse, 2200. Ela Stiles, Vacuum, Gaud, Harold, Moopie and Jess Sneddon. The second day is at The Tote and features WRX, Rita Revell, Victorine Meurent, Papaphilia, UTI, Seeping, Perfume, Fia Fiell and Lost Few. Cale Sexton
In the city, Noise In My Head and Butter Sessions are launching their second record together: Domestic Documents Volume 2 at The Toff In Town. To celebrate participants of both volumes will converge for a ten-hour marathon featuring live performances from Butter Sessions’ Cale Sexton, the classically trained Chiara Kickdrum, immersive experimentalist Mosam Howieson and the room-rattling Kangaroo Skull, bridged by DJ sets from norachi, Ben Keynes, Toni Yotzi and the series’ architects Sleep D and Noise In My Head. Kicks off at 7pm. On Monday Cup Day eve, the Dial-Up team will be taking you through to having a nice relaxing hungover dayoff on the couch binging Stranger Things 2 with their final hurrah at The Sub Club for 2017. Dubbed Inspector Horse, it’ll feature producer duo Ultra Pure doing a live set with residents Tom Baker, Laika and Cleverhands. Kicks off at 10pm.
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Adelaide punk rockers Grenadiers have announced the upcoming release of their third full-length album Find Something You Love and Let It Kill You, following 2015’s fulllength Summer and single ‘Suburban Life’. Wrought with various struggles and adversity, and two years in the making, frontman Jesse Coulter explains the laborious process behind the album, “At one point I wanted to call the album Dentistry because the whole thing was like pulling teeth ± like passing a kidney stone the size of a fucking basketball. But we got there. It’s done. And now we’re going to put the thing out, and that feels good.” The new record is out Friday November 10, with pre-orders now available from the band’s website. Melbourne hardcore pounders Removalist have announced the upcoming release of their debut full-length album. Due out later this year, the record will be released on Melbourne-based Reason and Rage records. The band have already released a video for lead single ‘Voluntary Extinction’. Superchunk
North Carolina garage/indie punks Superchunk have announced the release of a new 7” single. Released to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Centre, the record will feature a new track titled ‘Break the Glass’, plus a Corrosion of Conformity cover, ‘Mad World’. The single is available in stores now and digitally on the band’s Bandcamp. Poison City Records has announced they’ll be releasing the debut full-length album from Melbourne’s Loobs, due out early next year. The band has announced the release of preview single ‘Dandelions’ ± out Friday November 10. Recorded and mixed by Matt Chow and mastered by Nao Anzai, the lead single and album capture the Flying Nun/ early ‘90s Merge Records garage revival sound that’s hot right now. Get on it. Mean Jeans
Portland power-pop punks Mean Jeans have released a new single titled ‘Mountain Dew (I Need It)’. Possibly inspired by the soft drink appreciation of Daniel Johnston, the track’s exclusively about the fact that they like drinking Mountain Dew. It’s unconfirmed as yet, but this writer has heard that the band’s new album will feature exclusively brand-worshipping jingles, following their 2016 full-length, Tight New Dimension. Stay tuned. Long-running California pop-punks Face to Face have announced the release of a career spanning coffee table book. Titled Face to Face: 25 Years of SoCal Punk, The Visual History, the book will feature photos and articles surrounding the band and the scene, with annotations and curation by Aaron Tanner. The book will also feature a CD of new track ‘Self-Determined’, recorded in the sessions of their last album Protection. The book is out Friday December 1 through Melodic Virtue Publishing. Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards, the side project of the namesake Rancid guitarist/co-vocalist, have announced the upcoming release of a live album titled Live and Loud. The record will be their first release since 2004’s Viking and is due out Saturday November 25 via Hellcat Records and Pirates Press. 22 BEAT.COM.AU
Two of Atlanta’s most prolific weirdos, Future and Young Thgu , have recently teamed up on surprise full-length mixtape Super Slimey. The fiery, fast paced project ± released as a tribute to Future’s late studio engineer Seth Firkins ± is hinted at being the first in a series of mixtapes from the pair. Footage has emerged via Instagram of Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino and Lil Yachty in the recording studio with Migos, fresh off the back of their Australian tour. With rumours floating around that the sequel to this year’s hit-spawning Culture is set to be executively produced by Kanye West, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on Quavo and co. as they continue to dominate the game. Big Boi
Golden Plains has blessed us with an absolutely stellar lineup for 2018, topped off with the late announcement that the festival will be headlined by none other than Outkast’s god MC Big Boi. The lineup also boasts new jazz giant Kamasi Washington and bass extraordinaire Thundercat, both of whom played instrumental roles on Kendrick’s 2015 opus To Pimp a Butterfly. While it’s a bit futile to wish for a live collaboration at this stage, it’d be absolutely wild to see the two pull together to knock out a rendition of ‘These Walls’ or ‘Alright’ in the Victorian bush. A man can only dream. With festival season fast approaching, sideshow announcements keep dropping left and right, and it looks like Laneway’s got some of the best of the bunch. The Internet are booked to get groovy at the Forum on Wednesday 31 January, while Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals have locked in an intimate one night exclusive at 170 Russell on Wednesday 7 February. This one is set to be extra sweaty.
I feel like Joey Jordison’s band Scar The Martyr was criminally overlooked. It didn’t help that the singer left not long after the album came out, but Jordison proved he has plenty more to offer even outside of the legacy of Slipknot and Murderdolls. His new band is Vimic, whose full-length debut Open Your Omen will be released in early 2018 by T-Boy/UMe. It was produced by Jordison and Kato Khandwala (My Chemical Romance, The Pretty Reckless), with mixing and mastering assistance from Megadeth legend (and GRAMMY winner) Dave Mustaine, who also contributes a guitar solo to the lead single ‘Fail Me (My Temple)’. The album came about when Jordison was coming out of treatment for a neurological condition involving inflammation in the spinal cord. Jordison spent three months in the hospital and underwent intensive physical rehabilitation. “The riffs, lyrics, and drums of Open Your Omen will tell you a lot,” Jordison says. “We started this record when I was coming out of the Acute Transverse Myelitis condition. It’s literally what saved me and helped me get back to where I’m healthier than ever. These guys, and this album, pushed me to not only relearn how to walk, but how to play the drums again. Open Your Omen is the rebirth of the rest of my life.” Deadspace
Perth’s Deadspace will release their second full-length album, The Liquid Sky, on Wednesday November 15 and they’ve just released the video for the first single, ‘Reflux’. The band will announce live dates soon. Ne Obliviscaris have welcomed Melbourne proggers Circles to their national tour, which takes place across February in support of their new album Urn. Circles have two releases ± the 2011 EP The Compass and their 2013 album Infinitas, plus a 2016 single ‘Sand & Wind’. Catch them at Max Watt’s on Saturday February 10. Tickets are on sale now from wildthingpresents.com
In one of the oddest lawsuits of the year, Eminem has successfully sued the conservative New Zealand National Party for the unlawful use of ‘Lose Yourself ’ in an advertising campaign. While the New Zealand National Party claim their use of the blatantly inspired track ‘Eminem Esque’ didn’t breach any copyright laws, the New Zealand High Court found otherwise, awarding Eminem’s publishing company, 8 Mile Style, up to $600,000 in damages. However, there’s a plus side to this bizarre legal development, with Eminem reportedly planning to donate his winnings from the case to hurricane relief foundations in Florida and Puerto Rico, so I guess it’s a win-win after all.
Metal legends Annihilator will release their 16th studio album, For The Demented, on Friday November 3 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The second single, ‘One To Kill’, is out now. Band leader Jeff Waters says “It was time to sit down and figure out why Annihilator’s early thrash-meets-melodic caught the ears of so many and to try to sweep the fan part of my writing/playing/singing out the door and welcome back the mostly-original Waters writing that was to be the first four Annihilator albums...For The Demented captures some feel from Annihilator’s 1985-87 demos mixed with the first four Annihilator records... I think metal fans are going to hear much of what they have been waiting for from Annihilator.”
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From the Archives: Crowded House, 1986 Revisit Beat’s Very First Cover Story
Crowded House is Neil Finn’s new band. With Paul Hester and Nick Seymour, Firm has leap-frogged local acts by obtaining a direct signing with American label Capital Records. The single, ‘Mean to Me’ is already charting and, with an excellent album due for a simultaneous worldwide release, the prospects for Crowded House look bright. In this interview, Neil Finn exposes his theories on songwriting, the importance of pop music, the Australian rock idiom, and the prospects of bigger and better things. A thoroughly entertained Andrew Watt holds the tape recorder and inserts the bits in between. “When I decided I didn’t want to persevere with Split Enz it was an accompanying thought that I would get another band together,” says Finn. “It wasn’t so much that I was dissatisfied with playing with the people in Split Enz, but I just thought that if things were going to change dramatically, which they would with Tim leaving, then I want a situation with no boundaries or parameters. “If we continued with Split Enz we would have had the weight of the past on us. Redefining the whole thing yet again would have been very difficult. I wanted the flexibility of a totally clean break.” Neil Finn explains the creation of his own new band Crowded House with ex-Split’ Enz drummer Paul Hester and bassist Nick Seymour. Having done a quick tour of Australia’s east coast last year under the disposable moniker of The Mullanes to road-test Finn’s concept of a stripped back, guitar, bass and drums lineup, the boys high-tailed it to Hollywood, California, in search of fame, riches and ideally a record deal. A liaison with Capital Records brought the latter of these objectives to fruition and judging by the resulting album, the self-titled Crowded House, the former two objectives may not be too far away. Let’s hope not. 24 BEAT.COM.AU
The album was produced by American Mitchell Froom, whose knob-twiddling (and, one suspects, emotional input) Contributed to the Del Fuegos album, Boston, Mass, one of The1985’s most engaging and, I’d argue, best releases. Froom will never be in danger of being criticised for overproduction; his values are steeped in a love of traditional arrangements, uncluttered instrumentation and a sense of warmth and intimacy. Neil Finn is happy to enthuse at length about the success of the relationship with Mitchell Froom. “He’s very much into the idea of making a record that’s got a performance aspect to it. We tried to make sure the album was the result of musicians responding to songs rather than an exercise in sound and production. “Everything had to have an organic nature to it for Mitchell to like it. It was exactly what we wanted to do anyway. “I wanted to make it sound like a band playing, which sounds like a simple thing but it’s quite hard toachieve on record. It was a conscious attempt to keep things simple and, being the first album, we wanted to make a really honest start. I was revelling in the fact that it was a new band and rough around the edges in some ways. We could have so easily ended up with a producer who made it a big production job and imposed his own aesthetic on the whole thing, leaving us with no feeling of band identity. As it is, we’ve got the germ of a sound together that we can pursue. I’m really happy about that.”
High praise indeed, but quite justified. This is one gem of a record; immediately accessible, and balancing a boisterous musical spirit with a quite adequate sprinkling of Neil Finn’s reflecting and mildy melancholy lyrics. The album opens with the raucous first single ‘Mean to Me’, as inventive a piece of traditionally rooted pop as has appeared this year. “I guess I’m attracted to a melancholy song,” says Finn. “To me, life is constantly tinged with sadness and so are great songs, although there is the odd occasion when songs can be totally uplifting and raucous. “It would be naive for me to write a song that says everything is going to be great. I never feel like that consistently. If I have a couple of days when I feel great, I have the next day when I have this oddly uneasy feeling of impending doom. “The best songs for me are the ones that make you feel sad but also make you feel that you’re sharing it with someone. “I don’t feel like preaching about anything at this stage because I don’t feel that confident about my own impressions of life as it is. I don’t feel clear enough in my own mind to attack specific targets or write protest songs. All I can really do is press the confusion that I’m usually in, so that other people can relate to it too.”
“The best songs for me are the ones that make you feel sad but also make you feel that you’re sharing it with someone.”
This story was originally published in Beat Magazine Vol. 1, 1986.
From the Archives: 1986 – Today
Issue 1600 has got all of us feeling a little bit nostalgic, so why not take a trip down memory lane and relive some of our favourite moments from throughout the years? From a fresh-faced Ella Hooper, to Daniel Johns fresh from releasing Silverchair’s second album Freak Show (you’ve probably heard of it). How about we go back to the ‘80s and chat with The Cure or Stevie Nicks, what about Midnight Oil on the road for their iconic Diesel and Dust album? It’s been a wild ride and it’s got us all feeling pretty sentimental.
“Everything is disposable. What we’re doing at the moment is more disposable than some of the things we’ve done because it’s not as emotional – but that’s purely subjective. If you place us place alongside other people who are making music at the moment then we’re not disposable. But if you put ‘In Between Days’ alongside my ten favourite pieces of music, I must admit in shouldn’t be there.”
“You can’t write a whole bunch of stuff if you’re terribly happy. I’m a pretty happy person really, but you always keep that little side of melancholy so that you can flip into that if you need to. If you happen to be in a room with an incredible piano and a good tape recorder, then you might as well.”
“I often wonder whether Australians may look at us in a different light to other successful Australian bands because we’re still the first flag-waving Australian rock band to make it overseas.”
The Cure, 1986, #2
Stevie Nicks, 1986, #10
INXS, 1986, #11
“You don’t have to resort to production techniques or gimmicks to get a song across. If some of the dead space and rhythm of the desert has caught in the material, and if songs like ‘The Dead Heart’ sound like they’ve been wired into the hum of the motor travelling down the Gunbarrell Hghway, then that’s the Australian music and outback folk music that Midnight Oil touches on.”
“We finally cut the strings which hold us to any contemporary music whatsoever. We can make out own music and anything can happen around us – it’s not going to influence us. We’ve finally divorced ourselves from contemporary music, and in general I loathe contemporary music, so I’m happy about that.”
“Im kinda confident that, okay, I know I can play and I’m starting to get better at singing. I’m starting to like the sound of my own voice a bit more and I like what the songs are doing – most of them. But I don’t want to be content with that, I’d like to be better.”
Midnight Oil, 1987, #63
Nick Cave, 1990, #202
You Am I, 1995, #449
“I want to become a human being again. I want to hang around with my mates. They know none of us have changed, and they don’t treat us any differently. The last two years have been pretty stressful. What with touring and school work, we haven’t had a holiday.”
“I’m sure people with an axe to grind dismiss Killing Heidi as manufactured. That’s their thing. There are others who say they dig us because they think what they see is what they get. I’m no different from any other 17-yearold and I’d never try to pretend otherwise.”
“We haven’t had massive radio play, or a YouTube million-plus video. In that sense, we don’t have much pressure. People come along to a show, buy a piece of merch, we’re happy. All our achievements have been in manageable, digestible steps.”
Silverchair, 1997, #580
Killing Heidi, 2000, #695
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The title of Kingswood’s latest record, After Hours, Close to Dawn, is an ode to the colossal amount of late-nights-turned-early-mornings that were spent on it. Throughout 2016, the Kingswood guys divvied their time between New York, Nashville and Melbourne, all the while piecing together their sophomore full-length release. Lead vocalist Fergus Linacre and lead guitarist and vocalist Alex Laska explain they did most of their best creative work during the earliest hours of the morning. “The title of the album really is, the summary of everything it’s about. Those hours were a time where I did a lot of thinking and collected my thoughts about what I was doing at the time, so it just felt really appropriate to use as a title,” says Laska. “There’s a key lyric in one of the singles, in the bridge of ‘Creepin’ and it goes ‘Do you go to sleep or be reborn?’ and in a way, that’s really a summary of the experience of this album for us. We found that a lot of our best creative thought was happening during these mid-morning hours.” After Hours, Close to Dawn, is a record that Laska and Linacre are immensely proud of. It’s a deeply personal, self-reflective and honest piece of work they agree was conceived very authentically ± it’s a product of who they are as people. Linacre explains that there was a particular experience that has stuck with him from his time spent on the record. Although Laska does most of the songwriting, Linacre had a hand in writing a couple of the tracks on the album, with none closer to his heart than ‘Atmosphere’ which was extremely cathartic for him to write. “Ten years ago my brother passed away and since then I’ve never been able to write about it, either I’ve not felt like doing it or it’s just not come out,” he explains. “But then we had our last day in the studio and we were doing the song ‘Atmosphere’ and we needed to get it done quickly, so I was given the task of writing the lyrics and I found that under pressure I was finally able to come out with a song about losing my brother, which was really good for me to get off my chest.” Reviews have touted the sound of this record as dynamic and experimental, which the boys explain has a lot to do with Kingswood’s dedication to being different. Not ones to care about what anybody thinks, they make a conscious effort to debunk any conventions of making a record. “I think a lot of different people who were in our position when we were making this record probably would have changed how we did it because it would have been more conventional, it might have been played on the radio more. People tell us this stuff and we literally don’t care because we just want to make the music that we love,” says Linacre. “It’s almost a deliberate thing in the back of our minds where we think ‘how bold can we be?’ or ‘how can we shock people the most?’ We actually really
thrive when people tell us that what we’re doing might not go well or we might freak people out.” Kingswood are also completely obsessed with being on the road, and are currently taking this album on another spin across Australia. Although it’s the second run for After Hours, Close to Dawn in just a short while, Laska explains that the guys get pretty antsy when they aren’t playing shows, and will take any chance to do so. This tour sees Kingswood hitting up major capital city hotspots, as well as a slew of those oftenforgotten regional dots on the map. In fact, the main focus of this particular tour is getting around to as many of those destinations as possible, so the likes of central Victoria, the Central Coast and Far North Queensland can all expect some Kingswood action. “We’ve made some life long fans doing that sort of thing, I remember the first time we played Wagga Wagga and it was to about eight people, and now we’ll play Wagga and sell out a 500 capacity venue, which is really awesome because it shows that people do appreciate you making the effort to come to those places,” says Laska. Linacre adds that while it’s definitely a thrill to play in big city venues, Kingswood are huge fans of the vibe that regional punters bring to their gigs. “When you play in big cities, I mean they’re great big shows, but the people at the gig might have seen another band last week or the night before because we’re so spoiled for choice in the big cities,” he explains. “But in regional spots it’s such a big event and the whole town gets into it. There’s always a party afterwards, you feel much closer with the punters and the vibe is far more intimate, so we absolutely love it.” A couple of shows from the tour have already taken place and Linacre reckons it’s been all kinds of rewarding to see how After Hours, Close to Dawn has connected with listeners, sharing that the boys are stoked with the reaction from punters. “You don’t really know how a record is connecting with people until you play it in front of them and hear them sing the songs back to you,” he says. “I mean you can look at Spotify numbers and sales and things, but it doesn’t really tell you whether people are loving songs, so to hear people singing back ± even the verses of songs that weren’t singles has been such a nice feeling.”
“You don’t really know how a record is connecting with people until you play it in front of them and hear them sing the songs back to you,”
Kingswood will continue touring their new record, After Hours, Close to Dawn, right up until November. They’ll hit The Forum on Saturday November 18.
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Vivid White I’m a sucker for a haunted house story. I suspect it’s because houses are designed to be our own little refuge from the world, the place our guard is rested, so stories that explore what happens when that security is tested are perennially interesting. Vivid White may not be a haunted house story per se, but it is concerned with real estate and personal histories. It also happens to be a comedy – with songs. While director Dean Bryant is reluctant to style it a musical, he’s effusive when it comes to how much the cast and crew are enjoying bringing it together. “We’re only ten days into rehearsals, and we’ve had puppetry workshops, we’ve had movement workshops, we’ve had band calls, harmony calls, voice works,” Bryant says. “It’s a crazy period, which is great because the actors I’m using are those crazy, inventive comedians who are up for anything. “I got the script 18 months ago, and even reading it the very first time I thought, ‘Whoa, this is already not what I expected.’ [18 months is] on the longer end for something at a state company, but that’s an accident of being the final show of the season, when you announce a season six months before it starts. It’s actually been great really, because new work ± especially new work as complicated as Vivid White ± c an use all the development time it’s got.” Complicated, but also rather universal. Vivid White is a story of loyalty and real estate. Though the housing market isn’t exactly the most hilarious association we have with theatre, it has proven to be a rather ripe field for Bryant and his cast. After all, the majority of us live in a house; we might not consciously think of them as being intrinsic to who
“In Melbourne, real estate would have to be even more important than sport, really.” we are as individuals, yet they’re as ubiquitous as pants. “Don’t you think in Melbourne, real estate is the topic that every single person has an opinion on? It’s funny. When you casually mention it ± ‘Oh, real estate and theatre, how could that ever match?’ ± but really, drama is meant to be representative of what we spend most of our lives thinking and talking and acting about. In Melbourne, real estate would have to be even more important than sport, really. “If you get The Age every weekend, you get a free real estate magazine with it. And it’s really big. There will always be a page three story on what percentage have gone this weekend compared to last weekend, compared to last year, it’s so ingrained in every single person. You’re either an owner thinking about an investment property, if you’re going to use your super to buy it, or you’re someone in their 20s thinking when they might buy, compared with if they’ll ever be able to buy. It’s such a defining thing for where you are on the status and success ladder in Australian society.” The production is a commission by Eddie Perfect following the success of his 2013 MTC debut, The Beast. Bryant and Perfect have known each other for years,
and Perfect is long-familiar with Bryant’s particular theatrical flairs. It’s one of those meeting-of-minds that seems inevitable in retrospect, and may well set the stage for collaborations to come. That said, at the core of Vivid White is the idiosyncrasy of friendship, with all of the fragility and peculiarity that comes with it. “How do you survive a long-term friendship, when people’s lives change so much? Especially when one couple become very famous and successful, how do you pretend you’re just the same friends you were when you were 17 and had nothing? That’s one strand. The other is, how do you behave as a human when the world starts falling down around you? Do you chase more important things, or do you selfishly stick to your own goals? “Essentially, Vivid White is an apocalyptic drama, and to show that on stage is going to require a lot of stagecraft. In that respect MTC is the perfect venue because we have the resources to do such an exciting piece of theatre. In terms of audience, I think it’s exciting.” By Kate Streader
Face The Music
“We want everyone who attends this to engage in the conversation and contribute, and for us the word summit better encapsulated that idea.”
Ash Sambrooks and Zac Abroms are two of the most driven individuals currently working in the Melbourne music industry. They are artist managers, and business entrepreneurs who last year came together to reinvigorate the city’s music conference Face the Music, officially rebranding the event as a summit – ‘a meeting of the minds’. “It’s not a conference that you turn up and sit in a lecture theatre where the people on stage just spout things and the people in the audience are supposed to just sit there and soak it up,” explains Abroms. “We want everyone who attends this to engage in the conversation and contribute, and for us the word summit better encapsulated that idea.” Following the success of their first year as coprogrammers, Abroms and Sambrooks are returning to the event in 2017 emboldened and more focused than ever on creating something unique in the Australian music calendar. “The program that we designed in 2017 is even further left of centre than the 2016 program, or any other music conference or summit in Australia currently,” says Abroms. “I think we’re certainly achieving the goal of being more closely aligned with the international versions of these events that we aspire to ± things like Northside Festival in Brooklyn, Primavera Sound or Reeperbahn. These are the things that we think Face the Music needs to be on par with and we’ve really dug deep to try to make the 2017 program look and feel like that.” One of the major changes introduced last year was a partnering with Melbourne Music Week, which involved not only changing the date so that the two events would coincide, but also gaining
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access to the MMW hub as a venue, which this year is St. Paul’s Cathedral. Over two days in November, Face the Music will present workshops, panel discussions, live music, and one-on-one meeting opportunities from within and around the Cathedral. The list of speakers includes major industry types from both Australia and overseas, but to Sambrooks and Abroms it was important that the event remain relevant and useful to attendees. “Ash and I in the last two years have actually shrunk the FTM program,” says Abroms. “We want everyone who pays for a summit pass and attends to feel like they’re getting really good value and like they’re up close and personal with the international and interstate delegates. “At the same time we want to cater to a really widespread cohort of people. A really fundamental part of FTM is that it provides knowledge and tools to people at the emerging end of the industry. We provide a whole bunch of workshops for that end of the spectrum and that’s everything this year from how to digitally distribute your music; how to be your own publicist; free legal advice for people who are not in a position to financially cover the costs of an entertainment lawyer.”
However, not only does the program also include discussions with veteran acts such as Marky Ramone and major bigwigs such as Bjørn Pfarr, who books Hamburg’s Reeperbahn conference and festival (“basically FTM with 37, 000 people,” quips Abroms) and Anika Mottershaw of UK label Bella Union (Father John Misty/Beach House), but it’s not even limited to just music. Want to attend a dance workshop with Sydney choreographer Amrita Hepi, learn breathing techniques with a wellness coach or watch Kirin J. Calinnan host a live cooking show? Of course you do. “I don’t think a music conference necessarily needs to be wholly about music,” says Abroms. “I know that myself or any of the artists that I’ve worked with or represented, we’re multi-faceted people with lots of different interests across a lot of different creative disciplines, and I think that talking solely about music can be a little bit short sighted. I don’t think it recognises that being a part of music is more than a job, it’s a lifestyle ± so this year we’re the holistic Australian music summit.” By Alex Watts
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George Maple Speaking as openly as one would with an old friend, Jess Higgs – who makes music under the moniker George Maple – is warm, inviting and full of wisdom. But despite her humility, her cinematic stage persona is evident as she takes the interview while trying on a stage costume which she describes as “a fragmented disco ball type outfit,” laughing as she reattaches stray pieces of mirror onto the garment. Despite having already accrued a number of festival slots and a huge fan base over the last few years, Maple’s recently released album, Lover, is her first. Written over a period of three years, the album is an aural distillation of her experiences, both good and bad, during that time. “It’s a very long time in the making. I feel like I’m finally ready to release an LP, which is why I’ve taken my time with getting it all together and making sure that everything’s right,” she says. “I call it a series of intimate events. It explores the notion of intimacy across various platforms and dynamics. “I find intimacy, for me, is this space that we all have. People enter into our intimate space and it’s almost as though they’re unlocking Pandora’s Box, as soon as they get to that little space that’s close to your heart ± and it’s not just necessarily a romantic thing. “It can be someone coming into your creative space or someone coming into something that’s deeply personal to you ± and it unlocks and triggers everything that you’ve held onto since you were about four years old. It’s this whirlpool of emotions and various sides of our psyche and our being and the not so nice parts.”
“This project has allowed me to actually become comfortable with being really open and vulnerable and candid.” Although her presence is an entity of its own, whether it’s through her perfect diction and insightful musings conversationally or the charismatic energy that captures the crowd in her live performances, the moniker George Maple began as a façade employed to disguise a lack of confidence. “It started off as a pseudonym that was a platform for me to hide behind and to find a way to express myself without it having to be directly attached to me as a person. Along the way this project has allowed me to actually become comfortable with being really open and vulnerable and candid. “Authenticity has always been a really big part of my mantra but this candid honesty and not pretending that everything is perfect and exploring the gritty side of the human condition, is super, super important to me. The album, I don’t know if it’s life imitating art or art imitating life, but it’s been a big part of my soul development.” Following the release of Lover, George Maple is set to perform at Beyond The Valley this December, for which she is just as excited as any other festival goer
ready to ring in the New Year in a flurry of fireworks and music among hundreds of dancing bodies. “I really love performing at festivals so much and I think it’s something that I’ve really grown to embrace over the past few years because it’s fun and it’s not so serious. It doesn’t have to be dramatic in a way that it has to articulate the record, it’s just about everyone having fun, particularly when it’s on New Years. “I think shows should be like that always, but I think in this particular context it’s just about raving. I love that on stage and I love when the audience is up for it. I build my sets so that they work in that context ± so that there are strobes and there are lots of lights and lots of smoke and lots of edits ± I just want to have fun. “Groovin’ The Moo was the last time I performed in Australia and I was floored. I came off stage and I collapsed and cried. It was amazing. I’m really, incredibly lucky to have such a supportive fan base here.”
George Maple will perform at Beyond The Valley, taking over Lardner Park, Warragul from Thursday December 28 – Monday January 1. She’ll also perform at 170 Russell on Wednesday February 21. Lover is out now through EMI Music Australia/Virgin UK.
By Kate Streader
Models “I grew up in the western suburbs, so going to St Kilda was always like going to some kind of exotic location,” says The Models’ bass player Mark Ferrie. As a child Ferrie would visit St Kilda with his father and one of his father’s friends, “who were colourful, bohemian types”. By his late teenage years Ferrie had settled in Carlton. When Ferrie joined Models in 1979, he moved across the Yarra and ensconced himself in St Kilda’s eclectic community. “My memory of that time is of some old eastern European guy sitting out the back of a flat, scratching away on a violin,” Ferrie laughs. Models originally formed in 1978 from the ashes of Teenage Radio Stars, a scrappy punk band fronted by Sean Kelly and the late James Freud. Ferrie was playing in The Leisure Masters with Johnny Crash, The Models’ original drummer and legendary Melbourne musician and comedian Peter Lillie. Ferrie had also done some recording with Crash and Ash Wednesday. Crash and Wednesday told Ferrie about a new band they were playing in that was going to take over the world. That band was Models. After playing a few gigs at the Crystal Ballroom in St Kilda, Kelly, Crash and Wednesday approached Ferrie to join on bass to improve Models’ live sound. “I slipped in like a hand in glove,” he says. Not long after Models were invited by Alberts Music to record some demos, with the potential to sign a record deal with the powerhouse Australian label. Alberts’ in-house producers, Harry Vanda and the late George Young, weren’t there for the recording of the demos, “but they were kind of supervising ± they were going to appraisal the
“The band basically re-formed without me.” results.” Alberts decided to offer a contract; the terms, however, weren’t attractive. “It was pretty old school, percentages and stuff,” Ferrie says. It was another famous Australian producer, Tony Cohen, who oversaw Models’ debut album, Alphabravocharliedeltaechofoxtrotgolf, in 1980. Cohen was working at Richmond Recorders, and was fast making his name as a brilliant, and occasionally unpredictable, recording engineer. Unlike many other recording engineers and producers of the day, Cohen preferred to help a band realise its desired sound. “In those times when you went into the studio, usually it was a fairly confrontational situation. You’d go as a live band with this energy, and you’d record with these guys who did ads during the day, and they’d just tell you what you couldn’t do.” Ferrie says. “Tony was different. He’d come through the system, but he was up for anything. He’d let you do your thing, and he’d find his way of moulding what you’d recorded into something that sounded good. You never did pre-production with Tony. He accepted what you played and looked for a way to put that together in the way that worked.” Ferrie left Models in 1982, to be replaced by Kelly’s former bandmate James Freud. In the period between his punk rock schooling in Teenage
Radio Stars and joining Models, Freud had scaled the heights of pop success with his ‘Modern Girl’ single in 1979, and plummeted back to reality after a recording session with Gary Numan in England went to custard. Freud passed away in 2010. Ferrie, who’d just had his first child at the time, was struggling to balance his domestic life with the pressures of touring. “The band basically re-formed without me,” he says. Ferrie went on to form Sacred Cowboys with Garry Gray and Terry Doolan, before reuniting with his former Models colleagues in 2010. Models will soon play the Heart of St Kilda concert to help raise funds for the Sacred Heart Mission. For this lineup of Models, Ferrie will join Sean Kelly, keyboard player Andrew Duffield and drummer Barton Price. St Kilda has changed a lot since Models first graced the stage of the Seaview Ballroom almost 40 years ago, but, Ferrie says Models can still conjure up their bent post-punk pop of yore. “It’s great when we play now, because it still has that sound we had when we first started playing,” Ferrie says. “People hear it now, and they’re transported back to those happy times.” By Patrick Emery
Models will play Heart of St Kilda, taking place at Palais Theatre on Tuesday November 28, with Leo Sayer, Courtney Barnett, Jimeoin, and more.
Regurgitator Cemented in the annals of Australian music history, Regurgitator have enthralled audiences for decades with their effortless energy and cheeky wit. Though legendary of status, their work has always maintained an unwavering genuineness – and when asked how he usually celebrates New Year’s Eve, bassist Ben Ely’s honesty charms again. “We’ve always played New Year’s Eve, for years and years,” Ely says. “I think maybe last year was the first time I actually stayed home. I went to bed at 8 o’clock and woke up at 6 in the morning, and I felt great. That’s a pretty far-out concept. That’s probably the most rock’n’roll idea out there, isn’t it? Just not doing anything.” Co-headlining this year’s NYE On The Hill with fellow Brisbane heavyweights Ball Park Music, Regurgitator will be treating adventurers at the rolling hills of South Gippsland to their musical expertise. They’ll lead the charge alongside a variety of acts including Japanese Wallpaper, Gretta Ray, The Teskey Brothers and Gold Class. 2017 marks a big year for Regurgitator, celebrating the 20th anniversary of a little album called Unit. Garnering critical acclaim and huge success, Unit won five ARIAs and went triple platinum. For Ely the anniversary isn’t something he’s been thinking about. “It crept up pretty quickly. I think there was even talk of rerecording it, probably,” he says. “I dunno. We might do something.” Two decades ago, the album represented a huge stylistic shift, one that went against the very nature of the band. “It was a pretty aggro, violent time and there was a lot of screaming and distortion,” Ely says. “We kind of got into that, a lot of the crowds that we
“That’s probably the most rock’n’roll idea out there, isn’t it? Just not doing anything.” were attracting ± generally kind of macho guys, army guys or just tough guys ± would come to shows and just want to beat each other up and stuff. It scared us a lot and I guess that’s why we made Unit. “It was partially that we were kind of into ‘80s music. We’d drive around on tour and listen to Cyndi Lauper’s She’s So Unusual or Prince’s Purple Rain, something like that. Just enjoy the funness of it, and laugh about it, but it was silly. I guess we just sat down and had a conscious meeting saying, ‘Oh wow, this is a really big deal, to go this way,’ because a lot of our fans like that heavy guitar stuff and it’s such a departure that we’d probably piss a lot of people off ± but we didn’t really care, because we just wanted to do something stupid.” It’s safe to say that genre and convention will never bind Regurgitator. Their style transcends expectation ± unless your gut feeling is to party hard. “If it makes you feel excited, and your adrenaline goes up a bit, then it probably will be a Regurgitator song,” Ely says. Inspired by a performance at 2017’s Dress Up Attack! ± a Sydney-based music festival for children and adults alike ± Ely was drawn to the “fun,
inclusive and universal” sound. Constantly scouring record labels’ websites looking for new bands ± with recent favourites being the likes of Terrible Truths, Moreton and Pleasure Symbols ± Ely’s always willing to experience new directions and enjoy the diverse range of music Australia has to offer. “We had this kind of kid’s punk-rock set, like naughty little fart jokes and bum jokes,” Ely explains. “When you do punk music with that kind of vibe, they seem to really get into it and we thought, ‘Oh yeah, we could do that again, that was kind of fun.’ We’ve kind of written this naughty kids’ punk record ± we just haven’t got around to recording it yet ± but we hope to in the next while, in the next part of our lives. “Our relationship has always felt very juvenile,” Ely continues. “I guess we feel that any song that’s kind of a bit juvenile and silly probably should be a Regurgitator song. I guess writing naughty kids songs isn’t much of a step, really.” By Jacob Colliver
“Being in something is a position that I’m lucky to get over and over again because that’s actually how you can really see a piece of music or performance grow.”
Jazz singer Georgie Darvidis reflects on a busy year of opportunities embraced in Australia and internationally, while anticipating those still to come as the Melbourne Warehouse Music Festival approaches in November. “I’m excited to trust the event and go and discover some new ensembles. Apart from the jazz and art music scenes, I don’t know a lot of bands. Even local bands. I probably don’t know who they are, even if they’re ridiculously accomplished, because I never get out of the house.” Darvidis and her group, The Furbelows, are just one element of the excellently curated Melbourne Warehouse Music Festival, debuting in Collingwood next month. Established with the aim of bringing classical and modern music together, Festival Director and founder of La Prima Opera, Alison Rae Jones has done a remarkable job in making the inaugural event one to impress. “This is so fresh for her. It’s really exciting and it’s the sort of thing you want to support because it’s about people going, ‘You know what? I know a bunch of people who do really cool stuff and they should all meet each other.’ It’s not some corporate booked thing where no one talks to each other.” The Furbelows will bring some old time swing to the Melbourne Warehouse Music Festival, with shimmering three-part harmonies to boot. Their year has already included some local festival appearances, slotting into what has proven to be a chaotic year of projects for Darvidis. “I’ve worked more this year than I ever have. I feel like this year, I’ve said yes to a lot of things. Probably too many things, because it got a bit ridiculous towards the end of the year.” she admits. “I went to China this year with a show that I’d
Catch Regurgitator at NYE On The Hill from Saturday December 30 to Monday January 1 at The Farm, located 10mins from Loch Village and 95mins South-East of Melbourne.
never done before. I didn’t get to rehearse with [the company]; I’d never seen the show, there was no score. It was a huge gamble. I thought, ‘I’m not not going to do this, it’s just going to be a bit stressful.’ That becomes something that you can do. Not so much adding to a skillset, but knowing you can absolutely throw yourself in the deep end and know it will always be okay. Everyone wants it to be okay, you’re not the only one who wants it to go well.” Darvidis’ trip to China reaffirmed perceptions formed over her years of live performance in Melbourne and the forging of her career within the jazz and wider arts scene. “It affirmed something that I’d thought before, which was that sometimes you need to be in a piece to actually understand it. Sometimes you see something and you go, ‘I’m just not close enough to it,’ and then once you’re in it and you’re sitting on stage, watching the other performers while you’re not performing, you’re like, ‘Oh, I see.’ “This piece was very collaborative in its inception and everyone contributed to the making of it and I didn’t, because I wasn’t in the original show. Being in something is a position that I’m lucky to get over and
over again because that’s actually how you can really see a piece of music or performance grow.” Diving back into work upon her return to Australia, Darvidis has been performing across a range of projects, balancing the writing of her own music with continuing to finesse her work with The Furbelows and the other ensembles she has been performing with. “Next year, I have to be really careful.” she says. “I really like doing all these different projects; it’s really fun to investigate all these different styles and projects, but I still don’t have a record yet. I have enough music for a record, but I just haven’t recorded it yet because I’m too busy and completely terrified. Next year I have to do it.” Optimistic about the final months of 2017 and the opening ones of 2018, Darvidis anticipates the discovery of new music in her own backyard ± such as the Melbourne Warehouse Music Festival ± enthusiastically. “If you trust the curation of the event, even if it has one hook in your lip; if you’re thinking, ‘I really like that band. I’ve never heard of any of these other bands, but I trust the event,’ you can show up and know you’ll be surprised.”
The Furbelows will perform at the first ever Melbourne Warehouse Music Festival, taking over Schoolhouse Studios, Collingwood on Saturday November 4 and Sunday November 5, alongside La Prima Opera, Jack Jones and the Kammermmusic String Ensemble, and more.
By Sose Fuamoli
Montaigne When Montaigne released her EP Life of Montaigne in 2014, her powerhouse voice and intrepid lyrics were instantly met with praise, though her unadulterated honesty was in no way restricted to her songwriting and she soon began to use her newly established platform in a different way. You need only glance at her social media pages to see the fiery passion heard in her music being used to raise awareness about issues ranging from politics to veganism. In line with standing up for her beliefs, Montaigne is set to headline Girls to the Front in Brisbane next month, which intends to support women in the music industry by shining the spotlight on some of Australia’s female musicians. “I would like it if we could be seen as equals on the playing field, and all domains, and be taken seriously as career artists. That’s not an individual process, everyone’s gotta support each other and further the community in a united way,” she says. “Something like [Girls to the Front] really allows people to come and see a slate of female talent and realise, ‘Oh yeah, there are women playing music that is good, we should pay more attention and give it a little more regard.’” In the current political climate, Montaigne has also focused a lot of her attention on supporting marriage equality, through both raising money for the yes campaign and bringing awareness to the importance of voting. “Some people just don’t remember to submit their votes or don’t think it’s important. Because I have a lot of young followers I have to tell them because a lot of young people, they don’t get the proper education around these things because schools are fucking stupid and they don’t teach them what’s actually important to survive in our adult life.”
“I would like it if we could be seen as equals on the playing field…and be taken seriously as career artists.” Montaigne has been open about her bisexuality throughout her career and says that the possibility of being met with negative reactions to her political opinions, especially those related to marriage equality, won’t stop her standing up for what she believes in. “I have a lot of friends that are queer that wouldn’t do that because they either fear for their safety or they don’t want to be attacked verbally and I totally understand that. I think, me though, being confident enough to handle that, I do have the onus because someone’s got to.” Since releasing her debut album Glorious Heights in August 2016, Montaigne has been busy writing new music and although there are no concrete details to be reported about her sophomore album at this stage, she is determined to make it worth waiting for. “I’ve had so many ideas about what it’s going to accumulate to but it still is quite amorphous, everything about it, and I’m still working on stuff but hopefully we’ll have more crystalised details soon, for myself even,” she says. “I’m at the point now where I hear [Glorious Heights] and I’m like ‘Ugh, I don’t want to listen to it anymore,’ I’m so over it and I want to do something
different and better. Whatever better means in my own subjective framework. “I have great expectations for myself and what I want it to sound like and also for the people working with me. I think for this one I really want to get it completely right, I really feel like I was compromising a lot on the last one just because of time and resources but with this one I’ve got more time and I’ve got more resources.” Montaigne is set to perform at The Pleasure Garden at the end of the year, for which she says fans can expect ‘classic Montaigne antics’ and a theatrical performance. “With festivals you have to work harder because you have to win people over, there are more strangers to your music there than at your headline show. At the same time though, everyone’s kind of there just to have a good time, so it also, in a way, almost doesn’t matter what you do as long as the music is good and you’re keeping up the vibes. It’s more of a game than your headline shows but the payoff is really great if you win.”
Montaigne will perform at The Pleasure Garden at Catani Gardens, St Kilda on Saturday December 9, also featuring Fat Freddy’s Drop, Opiuo, Remi, and more.
By Kate Streader
Nai Palm “I’d never been in a band before. A year later, we had a Grammy nomination and were relentlessly touring. It’s a lot on us individually, as people, but also on your creativity, because you don’t have any time to reflect.” Nai Palm, AKA Naomi Saalfield, is likely best known for fronting the neo-soul, Grammynominated mammoth Hiatus Kaiyote, but she’s performed as a solo artist for most of her life. Now the enigmatic singer-songwriter has finally released her self-proclaimed baby, Needle Paw. It’s a mesh of old and new sounds ± originals, Hiatus songs, and covers ± presented through Nai’s vocals atop an acoustic guitar. Backing vocals come from Laura Christoforidis, Silent Jay, and Jace XL ± all of whom she’s worked with on past Hiatus releases ± and the album opens and closes with vocals from Yolngu ceremonial singer, Jason Gurruwiwi. “The thing about a vocally-driven album is it’s about the emotional delivery. It’s a really temperamental beast, especially when you’re working with other singers,” she says. “But if art isn’t a challenge, then it’s not really worth doing.” Don’t expect the multi-dimensional, polyrhythmic gangster tunes you’d hear on a Hiatus record, though. “It’s a different part of performing. I don’t have to worry about locking into some crazy polyrhythm, where if I’m lagging on it, it’ll just completely fall apart. You can hear a pin drop, as opposed to having this big musical Voltron to play with.” If you’re wondering where the album’s name comes from, it literally started and ended with Nai Palm, “thinking someone said Needle Paw, and they didn’t say Needle Paw. It was something that I was marinating on, and I just really liked it. I love selectively hearing random shit.”
“My favourite shit is when I hear the humanity in stuff. It takes a lot of balls and courage to be flawed.” Such is her free-flowing, down-to-earth, improvisational nature. However, if you think Hiatus’ music ± and her music, by extension ± is just one big carefree jam session, you’d be sorely mistaken. “I want to set the record straight about Hiatus. People are like, ‘You’re a jam band.’ Hell-fuckingno. The amount of time and energy that goes into specific arrangements and advanced harmony and time signatures ± t hat shit is so thought out. “Even this acoustic record. It’s a rabbit hole that is super challenging, but super rewarding. The liberation is in the delivery.” Whether it’s the slow-moving, ethereal original ‘Homebody’, the familiar Hiatus track ‘Borderline with My Atoms’, or a completely improvised reworking of Tamia’s ‘So into You’ ± each song’s power comes through Nai Palm’s impassioned vocals. “I started singing it, the guys chimed in and nailed it, so I was like ‘Fuck it, let’s just put it on the record,’” she says of the cover. Speaking about her performance at the upcoming Queenscliff Music Festival, she’s very matter-of-fact. “It was just bookers. I have a label, I have an agency, I have a publisher. For the most part,
anything that is a tour or festival ± there’s so many moving parts, so that the last thing I can think about is the logistics of that shit.” It’s refreshing to hear something like this from an artist. After all, they’re human too. Not everything has to be so hyped up ± sometimes, things just are what they are. Such is Needle Paw ± an intimate, humanly imperfect album pulled straight from the celestial depths of Nai Palm’s soul. “I wanted to keep the imperfections and keep it really raw so people could hear the humanity behind the arrangements, because so much shit is hyperproduced today. And I love that. It’s good to show people that there are human beings behind it all. My favourite shit is when I hear the humanity in stuff. It takes a lot of balls and courage to be flawed.” Currently, she’s touring the USA with Cosi Jaala, but after that she still has big plans. “I’ll go to Europe to play some more shows. And, my friend’s having a baby. Then, home to work with the boys from Hiatus, and rinse and repeat, until I turn into a pumpkin.” By Anthony Furci
Nai Palm will perform at Queenscliff Music Festival, taking place from Friday November 24- Sunday November 26, with The Temper Trap, Russell Morris, Mama Kin Spender, Stella Donnelly, and more. She’ll also play Max Watt’s on Friday December 1. Needle Paw is out now via Sony Music.
Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble
“It’s a process of relinquishing control, letting other forces take over, and trusting those to do a better job than my controlling desire would ever do.”
Laetitia Sadier, the co-founder and crystalline voice of avantpop outfit Stereolab, is a musical mainstay. Her career spans three decades, and she’s got more albums overall than you’ve got fingers. What’s striking about Sadier though, is that this longevity hasn’t quenched her thirst to create. She talks about the approach to the studio lucidly. “It’s a process of relinquishing control, letting other forces take over, and trusting those to do a better job than my controlling desire would ever do.” They’re the words of someone wholly at ease in their craft. What you might fancy as wisdom, garnered through toiling, and weathered by experience. Someone with a knack for the rhythm of creativity’s ebb and flow. Yet still, even in this comfort, her voice betrays a kind of awe and enthusiasm for the flow of the moment, the magic of it all during those sparks of creation. “When you’re not forcing things, and things come to you. You just follow them through, and you’re in service of this force. Whatever it is. It’s a lot of hard work, and you have to follow it, and trust it. It’s a question of trust. And for this album certainly, it’s where it happened the most”. Find Me Finding You, her latest LP, is coming via a new name, the Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble. It’s a special type of collaboration ± allowing her the support of a group, but also the freedom of a solo artist.The break, she says, is as much about honouring the group as it is taking a political stand. “In an era where the ideology has become so overly individualistic and at a time where it makes
the least sense ever to have this kind of optic. I thought well you know; the source ensemble will rectify a bit of this individualism.” It’s natural for Sadier to linger on philosophy, her curiosity sees her deftly navigate such large questions as it does guide her through more intimate ones. ‘Love Captive’, a duet with Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, is one such exploration. “It was about my boyfriend at the time, wanting an open relationship. And I had problems with that initially, but sort of came to terms with it like ‘Let’s give it a go.’ And I realised, I’m not really cut out for this open relationship thing,” Sadier says. “The issue really arises in most couples at some point. They have desires to explore elsewhere. Relationships with other people, without leaving the one they’re in currently, or to revitalise what they currently have. And it sounds very paradoxical. But I know many people come across it, being frustrated, or tired of always exploring the same body, again and again.” And though Sadier poses the problem, she’s quick to confess she doesn’t necessarily have the solutions. “It’s a very tricky sombre thing. In the sense that I sort of tried it, but it meant the end of the relationship with my boyfriend. It didn’t sustain that. So I don’t really see it as an answer either personally.”
For Sadier though, it’s important to outline what means most to you. Some principles, even if they’re shifting, will guide you through such ambiguity. “I do value commitment actually; I think it gives freedom to the other. And this trust is very liberating, but without this binding ‘you belong to me’ attitude. That exclusive undertone is alienating I think, and drives people away.” When asked what framed the aesthetic of her new album, Sadier says she reached into the abstract. “The idea that prompted this last album was based around geometric shapes. I wanted the songs that I would write and record for the new album to reflect those shapes that I had seen in my imagination.” For Sadier though, having done so much touring recently, it’s the love from fans at a show that she relishes most. “The feedback is always very joyful. Even though a lot of people say, ‘Oh you made me cry,’” Sadier laughs. “I hope it was of joy, or awakening some emotion. That to me is the most beautiful achievement, to indeed make people cry, to stir the heart.”
Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble will perform as part of NGV Friday Nights on Saturday November 4 with DJ Breaking and Entering. They’ll also perform at Howler on Friday November 3 with The Orbweavers and Adem K (Turnstyle). Finding Me Finding You is out now.
By Matthew Toohey
Danger&Plastic It’s been a busy year for Melbourne quartet Danger&Plastic and they’re only just getting started. With the upcoming release of brand new single ‘Dead’, vocalist Josh Hawksworth reveals the indie rockers have been hard at work on more new material, aligning themselves with producer Julian Schweitzer. “It’s been a really awesome experience,” Hawksworth says. “He’s a pain in the arse sometimes, but he gets the best out of the band and the song. Julian is one of the best people I’ve met. He’s an amazing artist himself and he comes highly recommended from us.” Danger&Plastic have also worked on the video for ‘Dead’, a sombre and colourful musing with a pretty zany story. “The day we shot the film clip,” Hawksworth says. “We drove straight out to Torquay to play a festival. After the show was all done we got pretty saucy and [guitarist] Josh Morph went for a little swim in the nude. He was gone for about three and a half hours. We called the coast guard, we thought we’d lost a brother. But I found him huddled near a toilet block at the far end of the beach, looked like some zombie apocalypse shit. Was a tough night.” It would seem like there’s a lot of nuttiness surrounding the new single, and not just coming from the band. With its cool and mellow beats, Hawksworth explains that musically, ‘Dead’ came together pretty easily ± it’s the lyrics that carry the depth of the song, touching on a major social deficit. “It’s about money, its allure and its worthlessness. I write lyrics that mean something and try to use the music to help people swallow what is often a morbid realistic message. Music should be a party but it
“Music should be a party but it should stand for something. Well, ours does anyway.” should stand for something. Well, ours does anyway. “I think we’ve progressed to a point where we have a sound that’s ours. [We have] a solid direction for the music,” Hawksworth says. The new single will speak volumes of the remaining songs on the upcoming EP. “‘Dead’ and the songs we’ve written since, feel the way that Danger&Plastic should sound and it’s the shit we love to write and play.” Indeed, Danger&Plastic have come a long way since the days of basement jamming at their home in Northcote. “Liam and I moved from Adelaide to Melbourne four years ago. Josh Morph just happened to be moving over at the same time and we all knew each other from the Adelaide music scene, so making music together was always going to happen. Since then it’s been up and up, Morph and I write so well together, it’s so easy and free flowing. “On top of all of that, this year we had [guitarist] Josh Bills join the band adding some body in the guitar department. We couldn’t let him go. In case you haven’t noticed already, there are three Josh’s in this band.” The single launch will be a chance for Danger&Plastic to not only release their new material into the world, but also to celebrate their
musical union and the journey they’ve been on, along with some friends who’ve had a similar experience. “We’ve put together quite the evening,” Hawksworth says. “It’s more of a launch party with three bands launching singles and albums. Opening the proceedings will be Steve Tyssen, who’s actually launching his album. He plays an awesome mix of psych-folk and rock. “We go way back with Young Offenders; originally hailing from Adelaide we met them at a local studio. We love those guys and their style, we’ve always shared the stage with them and always will. On out last tour we discovered Particles. They really stood out as a no bullshit band to us, they’re also touring their new single ‘Rift’.” After the madness of music at the single launch, Hawksworth and company will continue to work on next year’s EP with Julien Schweitzer. “[We’ve got a] couple more tracks to record, some more film clips to shoot. We’re going to be touring again early next year. Busy, busy, busy, always. We love this shit, always keen for the next one.” By Anna Rose
Danger&Plastic will launch ‘Dead’ at Yah Yah’s on Friday November 3.
St Andrews Community Market
We love a market here at Beat, particularly come the warmer months. That’s why we’ve taken the liberty to suggest some of our favourites, to some of our favourite Melburnians (hint: if you’re reading this, that’s you). Any market worth its salt epitomises the best elements of Melbourne life – a hustling epicentre where art, music, food and culture collide. Whether you’re out to find some vintage threads you won’t see anywhere else or heading on a weekend quest to find some of the finest produce and flavours this city has to offer, there’s something out there for you to find. Happy hunting.
Tell us about your market? St Andrews Market is held every Saturday between 8am ± 2pm except on Total Fire Ban days in the central district (same as Melbourne). Located in the foothills of the Yarra Ranges with a passion for fresh, handmade, recycled and creative products St Andrews market is a great place to shop, relax and take in the atmosphere or somewhere to sell your creations and pre-loved goods. What does your market offer? Art and craft items, jewellery, organic produce, massage, pre-loved vintage and retro items, pottery, handmade soap and skin care products, homemade preserves, hair braids and wraps, face painting, kids pony rides, a great selection of food (including many vegetarian and gluten-free options), entertaining buskers and more. What do you love about the market culture? The market is run by volunteers, and as a result we depend on all stall holders and patrons to assist however they can. We are a community market and welcome all to experience and be a part our unique market. Can you describe the process of opening the market in the morning? We do not pre-book stalls, sign-on sheets are located in the hall between 6am ± 6.45am. Stall allocations commence at 7am and cost $15.A volunteer will assist you in finding your allocated area. Describe your market in one sentence. The market has been running for over 40 years and is unique for its vibrant and earthy atmosphere, with each week guaranteed to be different from the last.
St Andrews Community Market goes down every Saturday at Kangaroo Ground - St Andrews Rd, St Andrews.
St Kilda Esplanade Market
The St Kilda Esplanade Market has been a St Kilda Sunday delight since 1970. It’s famous for a good reason ± there’s something for everyone and more. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy browsing through works by more than 175 artists and craftspeople in Melbourne’s open-air gallery by the sea. Each and every stallholder has a hand in making the products being sold. So take the time to ask how the products are made, and you will soon see the love and passion that is poured into each of their one-of-a-kind pieces of work. From gifts and souvenirs to furniture and jewellery, you will leave confident in the knowledge that you’re taking home something that is truly one of a kind. New stalls are added to the market on a regular basis, so there is always something different to catch your eye. When is the market open? Open every Sunday, 10am to 4pm (5pm daylight savings hours) except for the second Sunday in February due to St Kilda Festival. How do you get to the market? You can’t miss it ± you will see the tents lined up along the Upper Esplanade. The market is right beside Luna Park, located between Fitzroy St and Acland St. Getting there is an easy 15 minute ride from the city on tram 16 or 96 and there is plenty of parking nearby.
What does your market offer? For the past 45 years Preston Market has been the fresh food and multi-cultural hub of Melbourne’s North, with over 6000sqm of market tenancies offering fresh produce to supermarkets and variety stores. Tell us about your market? It has a great variety of family friendly events planned all year round. From laneway learning workshops, kids’ arts and crafts and cultural days featuring themed entertainment, live music, traditional food and lots more. You’ll find the freshest produce in the meat, poultry and seafood halls, locally-sourced fresh fruit and vegetables and endless shopping in the market’s blocks, including clothing, handcrafts, homeware and beautiful floral stalls. How has your market fostered a sense of community? There are many colourful characters in the traders and it makes the community truly unique. The people are what make the Preston Market such a great place to be. What do you love about the market culture? Many of the traders have been operating stalls for more than 20 years and are extremely passionate about the market and their offerings. The market stalls are a place of gathering for generations of family. It’s full of community, heart and soul. What is the history behind your market? The market was opened in 1970, following the large influx of European migrants to Melbourne, settling in the Northern suburbs. The market continues to evolve, and the recent addition of new traders and product offerings makes this hidden gem a destination equally suited for the weekly shop or an outing with family and friends.
Find the St Kilda Esplanade Market at The Esplanade, St Kilda every Sunday from 10am.
Find Preston Market at Cramer St & Mary St, Preston.
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The Big Vegan Market What does your market offer? Our Big Vegan Market offers a very inclusive environment in which everyone and anyone can come along and check out a huge range of food, drinks, craft, fashion, skincare and general lifestyle products. Tell us about your market? Our Big Vegan Market was the first vegan market to be held at The Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton. In its first year, it attracted approximately 13,500 attendees to check out the amazing and varied products of around 200 stallholders. How was your market formed? Our Market was formed based on a number of needs. Primarily, we saw a need to give local businesses that were making fantastic, cruelty-free and creative products an arena to showcase them to the public. Additionally, we saw the need to create a really fun market where members of the public that may be unsure or unfamiliar with how to live a more cruelty-free lifestyle can come and explore just how easily it can done (and how good you can look while doing so). What thrills you about markets? Sharing enthusiasm with vendors. People creating cruelty-free products are generally a passionate bunch and we love hearing how excited they are about what they have come up with and how their products have been received. We are moving into a time where vegan producers are focusing on amazing style and design. Seeing the how fantastic the markets look is particularly thrilling to us as well. Sustainability is important particularly in a market space because? Markets can
demonstrate how we can live our lives. People come to our markets to check out what food they’d like to eat, clothes they’d like to wear and what skincare and make-up products they may like to put on their body, so why not also demonstrate conscious use of these resources as well? We like to discuss sustainability with both our vendors; the Royal Exhibition Building and our contractors. This creates economically viable, competitive and smart uses of resources. How was your market fostered a sense of community? It has been great to see that our market has fostered a sense of community between the vendors; where they check out each other’s creations and also share knowledge and details with attendees in such a warm and friendly way. One thing that I really like however, is that no one feels they need to be part of a group or community to come to the market. We are about acceptance of those with a slight interested or intent on checking out every vendor alike. What do you love about the market culture? The variety and acceptance. We are a vegan market in which our vendors only sell vegan products but anyone can come and check out the huge variety of products without needing to feel any obligation whatsoever. What is the history behind your market? 2017 was the first Big Vegan Market. We actually had to change venues because we outgrew the first location within a month of advertising for vendors. 2018 will be our second year at The Royal Exhibition Building, and we’re really excited to be at such a beautiful venue once more. Can you describe the process of opening
the market in the morning? Firstly, I wake up extremely early with 1000 things on my mind, get coffee and stay hydrated. Once I’m at the venue, I check in with The Royal Exhibition staff and security to ensure everything is okay. After that, I basically start making sure my vendors are happy and well looked after. I have to be careful not to get stuck talking to them about all the exciting things they have on the day so I can get to everyone. Closer to opening time, I make sure all the bins are out, all the rubbish is away and all those small kind of things ready for doors. Describe your market in one sentence. The Big Vegan Market is a fun and accessible market that offers a great range of food and products to demonstrate how easy living a cruelty-free lifestyle can really be.
The Big Vegan Market is going down on Saturday May 12 and Sunday May 13 2018, from 10am – 6pm. Applications are now open if you’d like to become a vendor.
Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market
Sunday of the Month
CRAFT . DESIGN . PRODUCE . MUSIC REYNOLDS
Tell us about your market. Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market promotes good, clean and fair food for all. Every fourth Saturday of the month, 70+ of the best Victorian farmers and food artisans bring their seasonal vegetables, fruit, grains, meat, dairy and so much more to the magnificent grounds of the Abbotsford Convent. What is the history behind your market? Established in 2006, SFMFM builds community between sustainable growers and conscious eaters. Sustainability sits at the core of our market, from farming methods and agricultural production, to promoting direct farmer-to-consumer relationships and small scale economies, to eradicating waste at the site on market day. What is a fun fact about your market? Our market was formed by Slow Food Melbourne, our great food city’s local Slow Food convivium, to showcase Victoria’s resilient farming and food traditions. Our committee of passionate volunteers work with farmers, producers, chefs, academics, community organisations and NGOs to help create and foster a thriving local food system. What do you love about market culture? We love our cherished community of hardworking stallholders making a fair living. We love those who care about where their food comes from bustling through the market, sharing stories and learning new things. We adore our terrific location with its spires, gardens, artists and cafes among the towering trees. What is a fun fact about your market? Our upcoming Christmas market, on Saturday December 23, will be packed with beautiful, fresh summer produce, artisanal food products and great vibes for visiting family and friends. slowfoodmelbourne.com.au
Slow Food Melbourne Farmers’ Market is located at the Abbotsford Convent, St Heliers St, Abbotsford. Their next market is on Saturday November 25.
Album of the Week (Matador Records/Remote Control Records)
Singles With Lachlan Kanoniuk Stranger Things season two release date left little time for me to cultivate a sick mullet and a sick rig to go as Billy for Halloween.
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Randy (Shipping Steel) ‘Randy’ bursts out of the gate (of hell), propelled by absolute ripsnorter riffs and a temperament balanced between yearning melody and detachment. Every move here feels like a beast of its own volition, conducting a graceful apocalypse. Lifted from an upcoming seven-inch, launched Friday December 15 at The Curtin with all-star guests UV Race and The Faculty.
Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys
Victoria (RIP Society)
Turn Out The Lights It’s often through moments of profound vulnerability when we harness our greatest strengths. Julien Baker’s music is testament to this – while what you hear reveals heartbreaking moments in painstaking detail, the power of Baker’s writing transforms these circumstances into something extraordinary that outlives the pain.
Decidedly monolithic, ‘Victoria’ mines its own stoic guard for fragments of emotion, draining a muted poignancy from numbing dreariness. There’s minor reward, despite its restraint from indulging in singalong catharsis. But you can still punch the air to the two beats before the tom rolls.
Do It Right Margo (Poison City) A swirling unease threads ‘Do It Right Margo’, glints of menace and cheek, all consolidating into a commanding chorus cry. Mod Con is a new project for a triumvirate of accomplished Melbourne artists, with this marking an assuring opening salvo.
Baker understands how confronting life at 21 feels, and doesn’t make any illusions to the crushing sadness that comes with this age in a world far less accepting than you’d hope for a queer female. Expanding upon the guitar based arrangements of her debut album Sprained Ankle, Baker takes her sound to thrilling new heights. Strings and piano open the album with the track ‘Over’, the ambiance of ‘Appointments’ breathtaking and the piano on ‘Televangelist’ stunning. Baker’s vocals are the strongest they’ve ever sounded, too, with tracks like ‘Shadowboxing’ made all the more incredible by her impassioned singing. A particular highlight of the album is ‘Sour Breath’, which details the strain of giving something your all only to be let down, the repeated refrain of “The harder I swim, the faster I sink” delivered with immense anguish. ‘Hurts Less’ hits the hardest emotionally, the visceral lyrics paving way for a sense of hope towards the end of the song as strings bring the track to a tear-inducing conclusion. ‘Happy to be Here’ is markedly more upbeat instrumentally but there’s still critical self-evaluation coming through the lyrics, with Baker’s wish to rewire her brain cleverly paired with a desire to be an electrician. Album closer ‘Claws In Your Back’ concludes with Baker’s voice soaring over the instrumentation ± while there’s still a lot of suffering behind the lyrics, her delivery is triumphant, uplifting and most of all, unforgettable. It’s almost easy to forget that that Baker is so young given the maturity she possesses, but it’s clear that an incredible career awaits her based off the calibre of her first two releases. While Turn Out The Lights is a deeply personal album, a lot of the song’s lyrics are remarkably relatable. As Baker says herself, the power of using music to connect with people is perhaps the most healing thing of all, and this ability makes not only her music, but music in general, incredibly special. Laying herself bare means we gain a meaningful insight into a fellow human’s life and much like everyone else, Baker experiences significant devastation and despair. Baker does something remarkable by turning this into something beautiful, and in doing so reminds her listeners that there’s so much in life worth cherishing. By Holly Pereira
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360 is back and better than ever. A complete turn from his viral online diss tracks, his latest offering, Vintage Modern tells a tale of heartbreak, fallouts and drug addiction. Heavily reliant on guitar, this record is affirmation Matthew James Colwell is a true class hip hop artist. ‘White Lies’ is a soulful and somewhat cocky track based on 360’s life, career, and women. He confirms that there’s no slowing down for him anytime soon. Comparisons to the Notorious B.I.G and Drake are made before he analyses the positive effects rap has had on his well-documented mental illness. On ‘Yesterday’, Hein Cooper’s falsetto runs throughout the choruses and the track’s lyrics dabble around the ending of a relationship, and not letting other people’s success bring you down. ‘Trouble’ is one of the key honest points on the record. Referencing current political issues within Australia, the lyrics, ‘The trouble with god is man’ are met with orchestral instrumentation and a choir providing background vocals. The album closes with ‘Letters’, an analytical ballad about respect. Vintage Modern is a solid record cementing 360’s place in an ever-changing hip hop scene.
Losing is the second album by Nashville rock band Bully, an outing that sees them both refining the project and letting their hair hang a little. Their debut LP, 2015’s Feels Like, created a thoroughly enjoyable balance between team captain Alicia Bognanno’s intimate lyrics, masterful use of catchy pop hooks and the sheer adrenaline of ‘90s Seattle-influenced rock. Picking up two years later, all of those key elements are still on display on, however the amount of stage time they have since clocked up finds them emboldened and full of well-applied tension. Losing sounds as if it was recorded with the band all in one room with their amps turned way up, managing to capture the focused energy of their live shows better than ever. The dynamic nature of Bognanno’s vocal performance throughout is incredible ± one minute she’s sneering into the mic and the next creating sweet backing vocal harmonies for herself, like both of the Pixies’ vocalists combined. However it’s the power of her scream that really impresses, and she uses it a lot throughout these 12 tracks, issuing a raw power that excites without taking away from the catchiness of the poppier material, like the single ‘Feel the Same’.
By Nathan Gunn
By Alex Watts
Sam Smith is a star. Since releasing his debut album In The Lonely Hour in 2014, the man has won four Grammys, a Golden Globe and sung a James Bond theme song. Really, when you think about it, it’s probably okay for him to totally check out of the music industry after achieving so much. On The Thrill Of It All however, he ups the ante once again. The lyric delivery throughout is heartfelt, and the falsetto is enough to turn anyone’s heart to butter. ‘Say It First’, has some electronic elements in the vocal melodies and showcases his ability to belt out a cinematic pop track. Two of Smith’s biggest influences are Adele and Amy Winehouse and in ‘One Last Song’ you can definitely hear a soulful R&B vibe in the horn and string sections. Every song on ‘The Thrill Of It All’ is a suave soulful affair and would be the perfect soundtrack for a dinner party or if you’re trying to charm a date. If there’s an album this year that’s going to strike a heavy hit to your emotions through it’s songwriting this is it. Mr Smith, you’ve done it again. By Tex Miller
We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags
Tegan and Sara Present: The Con x Covers
In celebration of The Con’s tenth anniversary, indie-pop icons Tegan and Sara have enlisted LGBTQ artists and allies from a vast array of genres to recreate their enduring fifth studio album. Far from a vanity project, it’s a celebration of variety, community and camaraderie. Opening the album, Ruth B. spins ‘I Was Married’ into a bright piano piece full of delicate harmonies. Mykki Blanco’s ‘Knife Going In’ sounds more like a performance piece than a simple cover. PVRIS lend a gothic, gloomy version of ‘Ten Years Ago’, playing off the original riff and taking it to new heights. Paramore’s Hayley Williams gives a pared back rendition of ‘Nineteen’, her distinctive voice as gentle as it is clear. However it’s in the loving, capable hands of rising talents where the beauty of The Con is fully recognised. Shura softens her glistening electro-pop to provide a standout cover of the title track. ‘Like O, Like H’ is stripped back by Shamir, his raw, low-fi approach ± both intimate and jarring ± proves no one else could’ve been handed this torch. The Con x Covers is familiar and new at once. The broad span of genres reaffirms its place as one of the greatest indiepop offerings of the late 2000s.
Quiet Slang is exactly what the name suggests, Beach Slang, but quieter. The band’s frontman James Alex has announced himself as a solo artist with the release of We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags. The tracks aren’t too far removed from Beach Slang though, with the lead single a cover of ‘Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas’ and a reimagined ‘Fixture Mixtape for the Art Kids’ also in the mix. Everything is stripped back, with the instruments mainly consisting of piano and a few strings here and there, the focus resting solely on the vocals ± and in particular ± the lyrics. It gives them a different feel and changes the way they’re listened to entirely, yet still keeps their original meaning and intention. While the covers are decent, they struggle to add to the originals, and it’s very likely that you’ll find yourself back listening to Beach Slang as quickly as you deviated. That’s not to say that We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags is bad, just that it doesn’t knock it out of the park. By Nathan Quattrucci
The Thrill Of It All
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Neither Man Nor Beast
Do you like big meaty riffs? How about music with more balls than Keno? Are Mastodon, Sleep, and Bongzilla your top playlist picks? If you’re nodding, then you’re in luck ± Sydney’s Yanomamo have a debut with your name on it. Straight up, Neither Man Nor Beast is no-nonsense, doomriddled-sludge, or sludge-riddled-doom? Either way, it’s gritty, noisy and uncompromising. Pretty singing has no business here. Vocalist Scott Tabone gargles gravel for breakfast and spits sonic hellfire throughout. His guttural screech locks horns with the mammoth riffs of Jason Higson and thunderous drumming of Jack Thomas as they lumber through ‘Blood Red, Black God’. Elsewhere, ‘Death Whistle Blues’ knicks a riff from Mastodon’s ‘Iron Tusk’ while ‘10,000 Hooves’ is a certified war cry with added groove. The weed-bleached title track is the pick of the bunch though, emerging from psychedelic plumes and hazy feedback, the eight-minute LP closer rides a bulky riff into the abyss. This is ugly music for ugly people. This album kicks like a mule while rejoicing in its own snotty imperfections. Soaked in feedback and brine, Neither Man Nor Beast deserves to be cranked to 11. By Jack Pilven
By Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh
Who are we chatting to and what do you do in the band? Will Hindmarsh ± v ocalist, keysman and special guitar boy. For the uninitiated, describe your sound? Psychedelic, cosmically inclined pop/rock with lots of mood changes. Loads of synth, guitar and vocal effects and harmonies. Some of our lyrical concepts might make your ears say “whaaaaaaaaaa?” and do a double take. What was your main inspiration for the album? We wanted to make an album that was a lot of fun to listen to. We took a lot of disparate influences ranging from lush orchestral ‘60s pop ballads to cheesy, ‘90s R&B, psych rock, modern synth-pop, freaked out nursery rhymes, chamber pop and electronica. The challenge was making it hang together as a cohesive album. What do you hope listeners will take away from the record? That their minds will be blown and that they will experience sonic bliss. It’d be pretty great if they were inclined to shake their arses too. What do you love about making music? Writing and recording songs is a pretty great, zen experience. Making something out of nothing can make you feel mystic. The camaraderie of getting stuff together with other musicians, and the shared experience of playing live to an audience is very special too. What can a punter expect from your live show? A mind blowing spectacle with finely-honed tunes. Many costume changes, lights, projections. Expect the unexpected. We’ve been practicing long and hard for this show.
Go-Go Sapien will launch their album Love in Other Dimensions at The Tote on Sunday November 5 with Dave Graney and the mistLY, The Ancients and Alex MacRae (Sons of Rico).
Tell us about Desire Path? It’s an album I made between November 2016 and April 2017. Five songs feature performances by friends. It’s about all of us, doing things our way instead of the way we’re expected to do them. How has the way you make music changed over time? I’ve never collaborated this heavily before. Attention to detail is higher than ever. The other day I heard something interesting about how some artists try to forget everything they’ve learnt so they can sound as fresh as their debut. That could be the direction I’m heading in without knowing it. What can we expect from a live Yeo set? High energy, live drums, weird visual projections and a ton of subwoofer abuse. What’s your favourite part of making music? The making music part. I like being in front of my laptop and speakers with my instruments all around me way more than anything else in this world. Especially around 3am. Why is collaboration important? So you can grow creatively, and also, so you can learn to play nice with others. Working as part of a team doesn’t come naturally, but when teams perform well, things can get really fun. Soundvision celebrates 50 years of La Trobe University. How would you celebrate your 50th birthday? I really can’t plan that far ahead. I’m guessing there’ll be whiskey, lots of deep-fried food and a killer lineup of DJs. At a beach house. Plus, a jumping castle for the kids since all my friends will be around the same age. snackswithyeo.com
Who are we chatting to and what do you do in the band? You’re chatting to Roddy Smith. North Arm isn’t so much a band as a project. I’m songwriting, playing instruments, recording at home and pushing tracks around until they work. I also collaborate with producer, Robin Waters, based out of Melbourne. For the uninitiated, describe your sound? Layered soundscapes and sharp guitars. For lovers of Wild Nothing, DIIV, The Whitest Boy Alive and Broken Social Scene. What was your main inspiration for the album? Losing the plot, self-inflicted troubles and tripping yourself up. Each track on the record traces out these themes, striking that happy/sad balance. What do you hope listeners will take away from the record? There’s plenty of sounds, ideas, hooks, barbs, the whole bit. I hope listeners will take away a favourite track that gets stuck in their heads. What do you love about making music? How it’s always there when you need it and how it never lets you rest until it’s done. What can a punter expect from your live show? A massive sing along with some sax thrown in at the end for good measure.
North Arm will launch Let Love Through at The Gasometer Hotel on Thursday November 2 with Quivers and Darling James.
Yeo will perform as part of Soundvision, taking place at La Trobe University on Saturday November 18. The event also features Remi, The Bombay Royale, The RAah Project, and more. Desire Path is out now.
What does the new lineup bring to your sound? On the last run of dates I added live drums which really bought a fantastic kinetic energy to the show. People can connect so much more easily to the rhythm when they see someone up there hitting the drums. There’s a bit of guitar on my last EP that I wasn’t able to replicate live, so we can now get that in the mix, but the guitar is also used as way to add texture to the show. We can move from propulsive drumoriented tracks into washes of drone and noise. What do you hope the audience will take away from your performance? Hopefully they’ll have a chance to dance and cut loose in an environment that they wouldn’t usually be able to. Once people break through the initial shyness of dancing in a strange or unusual space it’s really great. What’s your favourite thing about making music? The only time I ever enjoy making music is when I do it with other people or involve other people in some way. I’m so critical of myself that I can’t ever step outside and enjoy myself. What advice do you have for budding producers? You can’t operate in a vacuum. Find the people doing similar things to you and reach out to them. Don’t go straight to the top, find the people that are on your level. Tiesto doesn’t want you sending him an email, but the person with 100 Soundcloud followers would be stoked to hear that you’re feeling what they’re doing. facebook.com/heyrolandtings
Roland Tings will perform at Nocturnal, taking place at Melbourne Museum on Friday November 3 with Annie Bass and András.
Pennywise - Photo by David Harris
Pagan - Photo by David Harris
Bernard Fanning - Photo by bandAnna Photography
Scientists - Photo by bandAnna Photography
Nostalgia was the key theme of the night when Bernard Fanning and The Black Fins took over The Croxton. The vibe in the room was unique, with one of the more eclectic mixes of audience members you’re likely to see at a gig, from young 20-somethings, to mums and dads, and crusted rockers that you’d willingly hand over your lunch money to should they ask. It almost felt like a time warp to the days of Aussie pub rock, but there was a much more gentle edge to this performance. Local duo Oh Pep set the tone for the night with a whimsical set of folksy melodies, as the audience crowded in close. When Fanning took to the stage, it was with little fanfare. He came out relaxed with band in tow and kicked straight into ‘Shed My Skin’ and ‘How Many Times’, the two opening tracks off Brutal Dawn. He was here to perform. While not everyone in the crowd would be too familiar with the first couple of tracks, as soon as he launched into ‘Songbird’ it was time for the first singalong of the night. The mid-song fiddle solo from Salliana Campbell was epic, as she came dangerously close to ripping her fiddle apart from the ferocity of her playing. Her work throughout the set on violin, keys and backing vocals added extra depth to an already emotive set list. As the set wore on, Fanning indulged the audience with a little more interaction between songs, gently paying out on one particular fellow for wearing headphones throughout the set, and giving up a few little insights into his music along the way. One thing that particularly stands out about Fanning is that he eschews clichés as a performer. Every interaction is genuine, to the point where he makes you feel like you’re watching one of your mates on stage. There’s no milking the crowd for selfgratification, this is a veteran performer who is all class. A couple of real standouts included his Tom Petty tribute cover of ‘Learning To Fly’ ± which was enough to bring some to tears ± and his incredibly moving keys solo on ‘Watch Over Me’. As the set drew near its close, he confided to the audience that he would not be doing an encore, eschewing the selfindulgence of it, stating “If you really want to go to the toilet or get a drink, do it now. We’re just going to play ‘Wish You Well’.” Not a single person moved. Fanning had unified a motley audience into one for a giant singalong. A great performance from a true professional.
Long-running Los Angeles skate punks Pennywise have had a long and successful history in Australia. With the mid-‘90s California punk rock explosion still carrying on strong in the hearts and minds of fans everywhere, the sold out Forum crowd showed no indication that the band was in any way passing their prime or slowing down. Similar to headliners Pennywise, fellow Los Angeles support act The Bronx have over the years found success equal to, if not greater than, their home. Since their 2003 debut album, Australia has welcomed the band with almost yearly tours and constant sold out shows. The band wasted no energy, spanning tracks from their five album career, with the energy of live mainstays ‘False Alarm’ and ‘Shitty Future’ surpassing any preconceived expectations of a support act. Renowned frontman Matt Caughthran spent half the set in the crowd, with his throat-shredding screams demanding the same energy in return from the rapidly filling venue. Performing their critically acclaimed fan favourite album Full Circle on its 20th anniversary, headliners Pennywise wasted no time jumping straight into their set. With their trademark speed and focus, the band’s sound remained as fresh as it was soundtracking Warped Tours and skate videos 20 years ago. Full of fan favourites, early set highlight and band trademark anthem ‘Society’ filled the venue with the soaring voice of the crowd. Carried by charismatic and attention-grabbing frontman Jim Lindberg, the anthemic and direct lyrics of the band’s songs rang with the same amount of power and energy as ever before. With the performance of Full Circle completed in an economical half an hour, the band went straight into a jam session of covers, spanning the band’s hometown influences of Circle Jerks and Black Flag to a tribute to Australia with a cover of Men At Work’s ‘Land Downunder’. With the show ending with the band’s signature anthem ‘Bro Hymn’, a tribute to their late bass player Jason Thirsk, chaos predictably ensued with a mass stage invasion of the crowd, bringing a raucous and unruly end to a show by icons of the genre.
By Eben Rojter
The Croxton, Thursday October 26
Forum Theatre, Friday October 27
By Joe Hansen Highlight: Never played live before cuts from ‘Full Circle’. Lowlight: The Bronx having to condense their usual set to fit as Crowd Favourite: Mass stage invasion and chaos during ‘Bro
Highlight: Many to choose from, but got to be the fiddle solo in ‘Songbird’. Lowlight: A few crusty old rockers not-so politely telling each other “to shut the f*** up” mid-set. Crowd Favourite: The big one – ‘Wish You Well’.
Corner Hotel, Saturday November 28 Reforming with the 1985 lineup of Kim Salmon, Boris Sujdovic, Tony Thewlis and Leanne Chock, Scientists promised an epic walk down a swampy, psychy memory lane ± giving punters exactly what they expected. No Sister opened up the evening with some post-punk vibes. It’ll be worth catching them when their upcoming LP drops and they’re even more match fit. Californian indie lads The Cairo Gang then made sure the audience was good and ready for a Kim Salmon-led rock assault. After a string of other projects and a decent hiatus, Salmon must have thought this was as good a time as any to get his old mates back together for a few intimate shows ± perhaps due to some renewed interest with last year’s A Place Called Bad (from super cool Chicago reissue legends Numero Group). The rollicking rhythm of ‘Rev Head’ got things moving ± the belting drums and brutal bassline had a bit more space as there were slightly less bodies in the bandroom than your usual Corner on a Saturday evening. It’s a shame really, especially since the people who did get the memo still left their raucous Saturday night behaviour at home. From there it was a one-two punch with the signature ‘Atom Bomb Baby’ and ‘Fire Escape’. Both tracks seeing the frontman use as much vocal energy as possible. Other hits for the night included ‘This Is My Happy Hour’, a false start of ‘Burnout’, ‘Braindead’, ‘When Worlds Collide’ and ‘We Had Love’ among others. The sound throughout the night was fair but some of the nuance of that murky, muddy guitar came out much cleaner. It was as if the looseness was somewhat tightened, losing the swampy psychedelia in the process. With the amount of music projects, guest appearances and bit-parts Kim Salmon has played over more recent years, it’s easy to forget how iconic the sound he helped create with Scientists is. Salmon and his bandmates made something special, paving the way for a slew of others and ending up with such a unique Aussie sound. The encore of ‘Swampland’, ‘Murderess In A Purple Dress’, ‘If It’s The Last Thing I Do’ brought the house down with some killer harp, throttling fills and discordant ear assaults. I particularly liked the fact that it took me the whole show to notice a 6”7’ bloke standing in front of a pillar, ruining nobody else’s view in the process. Well played tall bloke, and well played Scientists. By Naj Highlight: ‘Swampland’. Lowlight: Viewing from behind one of the infamous pillars. Crowd Favourite: ‘Blood Red River’.
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The Drunken Poet The Drunken Poet’s weekly Wine, Whiskey and Women plays host to two female singersongwriters every Wednesday night. This week’s edition features unique storyteller Hannah Potter, and the eclectic Freya Hanley who seamlessly combines folk, jazz, country and everything in between. Potter kicks off the night at 8pm.
The Wesley Anne Local indie band Grand Pine are launching debut single ‘Fail Me’ at the Wesley Anne. Having only formed earlier this year they are pretty new to the scene, but their folkrock stylings suggest otherwise. They’ll be supported by locals Wolf and Willow. Thursday November 2 at the Wesley Anne. 8pm. $10 entry at the door.
The Workers Club Up and coming talent Angie McMahon is pretty stoked to be releasing her first ever single ‘Slow Mover’. The song is the first taste of a much-anticipated album due for release next year. Folk artist Annie-Rose Maloney of band Murdena will also be making a solo appearance. Get on down Thursday November 2 at The Workers Club. $10+bf via Oztix.
This Week Wednesday Nov 1 Indie, Rock, Pop, Metal, Punk & Covers Foggy Notion + The Nova Fiends + I Hate Max Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. Heart Beach + Summerflake + Dolphin Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10.00. Hermitage Green Prince Bandroom, St Kilda. 8:00pm. $51.00. Lil Devil + Jakimo Jones + Thelastsecnd + Ahzy Joops Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:30pm. $15.00. The Stories & Songs Record Club + Brian Nankervis + Freya Josephine Hollick Memo Music Hall, St Kilda. 6:30pm. $18.00. The Vasco Era + The Pretty Littles + Localles Corner Hotel, Richmond. 7:30pm. $28.24. Tulalah + Lewis Coleman Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10.00. Who’s This? + Seance Mystere + Astrocrypthellsurfers Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $8.00. Zockapilli + Hannah Kate + Wasterrr Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm.
Jazz, Soul, Funk, Latin & World Music Belle Phoenix & the Subterranean Sea
The Bendigo Hotel Kick off your weekend early with a night of psychedelic fuzzed out rock courtesy of a trio of sweet bands: Belle Phoenix & the Subterranean Sea, Noir, and City Sharps. This one takes place Friday November 3 at the Bendigo Hotel. Kicks off at 8pm, and it’ll cost you a measly $5 to get in.
Edinburgh Castle Folk starlet Anna Cordell has honed an intricate style that walks a fine line between dark and light, between haunting and uplifting. Set to release her debut album in 2018, we’ve perhaps heard only a fraction of what she has to offer. Come let her enthralling style win you over Thursday November 2 at Brunswick’s oldest pub, The Edinburgh Castle. Begins at 8pm.
Whole Lotta Love Bar Come support local music, with a night of local live acts at Whole Lotta’ Love bar. Headliners Aruba Girls will be sure to get you grooving with their own unique style of synth pop-rock. Plus there’s a trio of local acts ± Relatives, Sean Marsh, Jagwau - for you to discover. Thursday November 2 at Whole Lotta Love bar. Free entry, they just need your love and support.
The B.East It’s Friday, get out of the house for some sweet tunes at the behest of genre bending post-rock, psychedelic, electronica solo artist Las Mar. If that’s not quite enough to get you going, synth-pop lord Dx Heaven will also be making an appearance. This ones gonna get trippy. Friday October 3 at the B.East. 48 BEAT.COM.AU
Alyson Murray Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $20.00. Bopstetch Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $15.00. Dizzy’s Big Band Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Richmond. 8:00pm. Julien Wilson Beeforchicken Quartet + Tala Raga 303, Northcote. 7:00pm. $10.00. Monash Jazz & Popular Studies Program Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. $15.00. Paul Kidney Experience + The Sun Blindness + Ekranoplans Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.00. Phil Carroll’s Honky Stomp Caulfield Rsl, Elsternwick . 5:30pm. The Five Bells (Song In The Key Of Al) The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8:30pm. Yvette Johansson Bird’s Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $25.00.
House, Electro, Trance & Club Nights Essential Misc. - Feat: Maxwell S + Xophie Xweetland + Cool Anna + Mark Free + Antoniousss Section 8, Melbourne Cbd. 6:00pm. Kassette Carlton Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. Senivoda + Messy Mammals + Losumo Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $10.00. Slimbillgates + Lalic + Slowjob + Coco Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. $8.00.
Acoustic/Country/Blues/ Folk Freya Hanly Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 9:00pm. Open Mic Compass Pizza, Brunswick East. 7:30pm. Hannah Potter Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 8:00pm. Lomond Acoustica - Feat: Alex Burns’ Ukology + Peter Baylors’ Ultrafox + Instrumental Asylum Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 8:00pm. Matt Katsis + Luck Louise + Grim Fawkner Workers Club, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $12.00. Muddy’s Blues Roulette - Feat: Wayne Jury Catfish, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. Open Mic Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 6:00pm. Open Mic Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 7:00pm.
Rebecca Barnard + Billy Miller Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh. 7:30pm.
Thursday Nov 2 Jazz, Soul, Funk, Latin & World Music Beethoven 9 (Ode To Joy) Hamer Hall (Arts Centre Melbourne), Southbank. 8:00pm. Body And Soul (An American Bridge) Lido Jazz Room, Hawthorn. 9:00pm. Claudia Jones Big Mouth, St Kilda. 8:30pm. Emily Williams Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8:30pm. $30.00. Four To The Floor - Feat: Vinyl Vixens Purple Emerald, Northcote. 8:00pm. Gianni Marinucci Quintet The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $20.00. Impossible Monsters Project Launch Open Studio, Northcote. 8:00pm. $10.00. In Oakleigh Tonight - Feat: Jon Von Goes + Wilbur Wilde & Sarah Carroll Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh. 7:30pm. $18.00. The Po Boys 303, Northcote. 8:00pm. $10.00. Liz Tobias Trio Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $30.00. Melbourne Improvisers Collective Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.00. Russell Morris Bird’s Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $35.00. Songbird - A Musical Tribute To Eva Cassidy - Feat: Anouska Taylor Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran. 8:00pm. $48.00. Sweethearts Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $10.00. Timbalero Thursday La Di Da, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $10.00. Yeh Yeh Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Richmond. 8:00pm. $14.00.
Indie, Rock, Pop, Metal, Punk & Covers Aruba Girls + Relatives + Sean Marsh + Jagwau Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 7:00pm. A Band Called Twang Musicland, Fawkner. 7:00pm. $10.00. Angie Mcmahon + Annie-Rose Maloney Workers Club, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $10.00. Ardijah + Nofo Lamenko + DJ D-Low + DJ Spindakut Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights. 8:00pm. Belle Phoenix @ The Subterranean Sea + Noir + City Sharps Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $5.00. Boo Seeka Sooki Lounge, Belgrave. 8:00pm. $20.00. Byo Vinyl Night The B.East, Brunswick East. 7:00pm. Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird + Swamp + Ryan Downey Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 7:30pm. $12.49. DJ Barry Sunset Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. DJ Joshua Hudson Smith Catfish, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. Doomlands Film Screening - Feat: Drunk Mums + Dumb Punts + Department. + Tony Dork Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 7:00pm. Fritzwicky + Erin Will Be Mad + Jade Valley + Zombre Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $8.00. Live Music With Tingy Customs House Hotel, Williamstown. 8:00pm. Mogerlaine + Lip Sync Chicks + Baby Blue + DJ D.O.G Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar, North Melbourne. 8:00pm. North Arm + Darling James + Quivers Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10.00. Planet Penny Black, Brunswick. 8:00pm. Pseudo Mind Hive + Hollie Joyce. Jack Harlon & The Dead Crows Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $8.00.
Resident Thursdays - Feat: DJ Shadow Pier Live, Frankston. 9:00pm. Robyn And The Rancheros + Peny Bohan Tago Mago, Thornbury. 8:00pm. The Bear Hunt + Long Holiday + Love Games + Mick Galloway Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $8.00. The Fizzz Musicland, Fawkner. 8:45pm. $10.00. The Songs Of Drew Gasparini Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran. 7:30pm. $35.00. Throwback Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9:00pm. Wintersun + Orpheus Omega + Claim The Throne Max Watt’s, Melbourne. 8:00pm. $65.30.
House, Electro, Trance & Club Nights 3181 Thursdays - Feat: Hans Dc + Luke Vecchio + Roberto + Taco + Dean Turnley Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 6:00pm. Disco Volante Onesixone, Prahran. 8:00pm. DJ Max Mannix Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 8:00pm. Double Trouble - Feat: Jank Facques Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 11:00pm. Midnight Express - Feat: DJ 123 + Edd Fisher Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 11:45pm. Press Club - Feat: Primer New Guernica, Melbourne Cbd. 11:00pm. Thursgay Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy. 8:00pm.
Acoustic/Country/Blues/ Folk Amarillo + Dan Lethbridge Tramway Hotel, North Fitzroy. 8:00pm. Anna Cordell Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 8:30pm. Callum Gentleman Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. Eddy & The Exciters Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 9:00pm. Grand Pine Wesley Anne, Northcote. 8:00pm. $10.00. James Griffin & His Guitar Trio Post Office Hotel, Coburg. 9:00pm. Marven Lim Charles Weston Hotel, Brunswick. 6:30pm. Matt Bradshaw Elephant & Wheelbarrow, St Kilda. 9:30pm. Nic Cester Memo Music Hall, St Kilda. 7:30pm. $49.00. Open Mic Sloth Bar, Footscray. 8:00pm. Open Mic Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 7:00pm. The Bob Dylan Songbook - Feat: Kate Ceberano + Joe Camilleri + Paul Grabowsky Quartet Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 7:30pm. $70.00.
Friday Nov 3 Jazz, Soul, Funk, Latin & World Music Beethoven 9 (Ode To Joy) Hamer Hall (Arts Centre Melbourne), Southbank. 8:00pm. Charlotte Jane & The Joe Ruberto Trio The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 9:00pm. $20.00. Dr Popalotacorn Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 9:00pm. Heart Plus Soul + The Avenue + Mylk Catfish, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. $10.00. Karise Eden Bird’s Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $30.00. La Danse Macabre - Feat: Brunswick Massive Resident Dj’s Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. Line Matter Compass Pizza, Brunswick East. 7:00pm. Liz Tobias Trio Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $30.00.
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EDDY AND THE EXCITERS (Harp blues)
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MAX TEAKLES’ HONKY TONK PIANO Friday 3rd @ 9.30pm
LOWRIDERS (CD LAUNCH) (CHUNKY BLUES GROOVES)
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YOLANDA INGLEY II AND BAND (Sultry R&B)
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SEANCE MYSTERE, ASTROCRYPTHELLSURFERS THURSDAY 2ND NOVEMBER - 7.30PM $8
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WHITE BLEACHES - LAUNCH HOLLIE JOYCE, AUNTY LEO & THE BACKSTABBERS
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Not Fest 5
The Reverence DIY music festival Not Fest returns for its fifth installment, this time at The Rev. Featuring 30 acts including Press Club, Bong Mountain and Sleep Talk, across two stages, this is going to be an epic weekend of shenanigans. It kicks off Friday October 3 at the Reverence, and runs still Sunday October 5. A weekend pass will set you back $53.50 via the Stickeytickets website. Singular day passes are also available.
The Ugly Kings
The Bendigo Hotel The Ugly Kings are celebrating landing a record deal for the release of their debut album due to land in early 2018. The blues-rock outfit will be joined by The Lockhearts who have their own unique brand of psychedelic blues. The celebration takes Friday November 3 at the Bendigo Hotel. $12 presale tickets are available via Eventbrite, or $15 at the door.
The Wesley Anne Jersey born, now Sydney local Danielle Deckard has returned with a new sound, steering slightly away from her original folk stylings, she’s back with a new rockinfused album inspired by ‘80s production techniques. Synths and all. While the album isn’t quite out yet, you can catch her debuting the first single at the Wesley Anne on Friday October 3. Starts at 8pm, $20 tickets via Stickytickets.
The Forum These Melbourne punk rock legends have defied the cookie cutter and soldiered on into cult band status. Being described as Melbourne’s most dangerous band is no small feat and their show is ready to set the house on fire. Peep Tempel will be joined by rockers Lazertits and Batpiss. To get your peepers on them they will be playing Friday November 3 from 8pm at the forum
The Red Eyes
Max Watt’s Australia’s Dub/Reggae monster group The Red Eyes are set to get the band back together for one night only at Max Watt’s on Friday 3 November, marking the official celebration of their 15th birthday. Known for delivering an explosive live show combining masterful beats and shake the house dub rhythms, The Red Eyes core group of 7 multi-instrumentalists offer a unique antipodean spin on the broad Reggae genre. It’s going down from 8pm, tickets are $30 through oztix.
The Corner Hotel Reggae superstar Bushman is coming to Australia to demonstrate his own brand of Rasta music. He originally released a few songs under the title Junior Melody before changing it when it was time to release an album. Supported by Zare Demus, DJ Potter, Jesse I, Marvin Priest, King Ru and Quashani Bahd, head to The Corner Hotel on Saturday November 4 at 8pm. 50 BEAT.COM.AU
Gig Guide Natural Women (Songs O Aretha Franklin) Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9:30pm. $35.00. Pablo Rivas & The Blue Diamond Band Thornbury Local, Thornbury. 9:30pm. Saluting The Divas - Feat: Bridgette Allen + Bob Sedergreen Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. $30.00. San Lazaro Open Studio, Northcote. 8:30pm. Songbird - A Musical Tribute To Eva Cassidy - Feat: Anouska Taylor Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran. 8:00pm. $48.00. The Amy Winehouse Show Flying Saucer Club, Elsternwick. 8:00pm. $22.00. The Four Scoops Bar Open, Fitzroy. 6:30pm. The Gypsysonic & Balkanic House Of Music & Dance Party - Feat: Babaganoush + The Seduceaphones + DJ Sekkt + Sarah Turner Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 6:00pm. $15.00. The Mark Fitzgibbon Trio Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. Vocal Jam Session The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 11:55pm. What The Funk Fridays Purple Emerald, Northcote. 9:00pm.
House, Electro, Trance & Club Nights Awesome Wales + Trip To Navu Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. Big Rig + Mickey Edwards Ferdydurke, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. Ciroq Fridays Cq, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. Darius Syrossian - Feat: Pip + James Winter + Olly Davis + Gav Whitehouse + More Brown Alley, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. Disco Inferno - Feat: Andee Frost 170 Russell, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $23.00. DJ Tom Montalto Sloth Bar, Footscray. 9:00pm. Eva Lazarus & Chris Munky + Snareophobe + C:1 + Lickweed + J-Don Grumpy’s Green, Fitzroy. 7:00pm. $10.00. Fabulous Fridays - Feat: Various Djs Co., Southbank. 9:30pm. $20.00. Formation - Feat: Donny & Friends + One Puf + More Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9:00pm. Free Dope - Feat: N.U.K + Mitch Incog + Kamo + Deall + Meltdown + D-Gen + More Rubix Warehouse, Brunswick. 9:00pm. Fridays - Feat: Warsawyer + Cliftonia + More Carlton Club, Melbourne Cbd. 5:00pm. Friends Of Ours Festival - Feat: Roni Size + Eva Lazarus + Dlr + Dub Fx + Spoonbill + Dub Princess + More Rubix Warehouse, Brunswick. 10:00am. $130.00. I ♥ Dancehall - Feat: Yaw Faso + So Fire + Mexe + Bellyas + Deklack + DJ Alfy + Jungle City Dancers Brown Alley, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. $15.00. Las Mar + Dx Heaven The B.East, Brunswick East. 10:00pm. Lucianblomkamp Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $24.00. Lyall Moloney + Junor + Jye Whiteman Workers Club, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $12.00. Mr. C + Shannon Briggs + Viktor + Scottie Pesticide + Alex Cram + More Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 10:00pm. Pest Kontrol - Feat: Scotty Pesticide Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. Reup - Feat: Sojuboy + Jarman + Manic Pixie + Sofie Roze New Guernica, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. Sleazy Listening - Feat: K Hoop + Arks + Hysteric Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. Strictly Vinyl - Feat: Djs Jnett + Jimmyjames + Gio Garcia + Miguel Valenzuela + More Section 8, Melbourne Cbd. 5:00pm. The Disco Onesixone, Prahran. 8:00pm. The Emerson Club Fridays The Emerson, South Yarra. 3:00pm. Tornts Feat. Bigfoot & Discourse + Alex Jones + Sammy Scissors + Gutz & Plire + Mic Math + DJ Wallzee One Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 9:00pm. $10.00.
Indie, Rock, Pop, Metal, Punk & Covers 80S Mania - Feat: Paul Young + Go West + The Cutting Crew + Wang Chung + Taylor Dayne Palais Theatre, St Kilda. 7:00pm.
Action Sam Elephant & Wheelbarrow, St Kilda. 11:00pm. Anthem Sessions Matthew Flinders Hotel, Chadstone. 8:00pm. Ben Salter + David Blumberg & The Maraby Band Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $20.40. Captain Spalding Customs House Hotel, Williamstown. 9:30pm. Danger & Plastic + Young Offenders + Particles + Steve Tyssen Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. $9.35. Day Of The Dead - Feat: Los Romanticos + DJ Lady Blades Gem Bar, Collingwood. 7:00pm. Dreamcoats + Hello Satellites + Tom LeeRichards + Outside The Academy Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.00. Eulogy + DJ Ash Lightning Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $20.00. Green Blanket + Pin + The Pope’s Assassins Tago Mago, Thornbury. 9:00pm. Hey Hey It’s Friday - Feat: Astro Boys Royal Hotel, Essendon. 10:00pm. Hotel Wrecking City Traders + Spider Goat Canyon + River Of Snakes + Mote Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10.00. John Butler Trio The Croxton, Thornbury. 8:00pm. $76.50. Junior Fiction + Tragic Carpet + Jungle Cuffs Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. Kerr’s Cur + $2 Peeps + The Louds + A.K.47 + Jessica Skye Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 8:30pm. Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble + Adem K + The Orbweavers Howler, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $39.46. Little Rituals + Özergun + Estelle Artois + Brendan Forward Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 8:00pm. $10.00. Ngv Friday Nights - Feat: Airling + DJ Principal Blackman National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne. 6:00pm. No Class + Rogues + The Clinch + The SlitThroats Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar, North Melbourne. 8:30pm. $10.00. Nocturnal - Feat: Roland Tings + Annie Bass + Andras Melbourne Museum, Carlton. 8:00pm. $25.00. Not Fest 5 - Feat: Press Club + Bukowski + Bong Mountain + Rose Bishop + Lucy Sassafras + More Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 7:30pm. $53.50. Otious + More Penny Black, Brunswick. 8:00pm. Paces + Feki + Muki Corner Hotel, Richmond. 9:00pm. $28.24. Pete Tong (Ibiza Classics) - Feat: The Heritage Orchestra + Jules Buckley Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne. 7:00pm. Poprocks - Feat: Dr Phil + Dr Nick Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. Prince Public Bar Fridays Prince Public Bar, St Kilda . 9:00pm. Pure Blonde Rock Show Musicland, Fawkner. 9:00pm. $10.00. Rattlincane Musicland, Fawkner. 12:45pm. The Beverly Chills + Tony Dork + Yeah Don’t Care Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $10.00. The Peep Tempel + Lazertits + Batpiss Forum Theatre, Melbourne Cbd. 7:45pm. The Red Eyes + Mitch Tambo + DJ A13 Max Watt’s, Melbourne. 8:00pm. $30.00. The Ugly Kings + The Lockhearts + Atomic Riot + Creek Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $12.00. Totally Mild + Sui Zhen + Lalic + Mystery Guest Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 8:30pm. $12.49. Versus Party Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. White Bleaches + Hollie Joyce + Aunty Leo & The Backstabbers Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.00. Woman In Black & The Resistance + The Wrath + Rusted Tongue + Monkey Grip Woody’s Attic Dive, Collingwood. 8:00pm. Z-Star Delta + Emma Wall & The Urban Folk Baha Tacos & Tapas Bar, Rye. 8:00pm. $15.30.
Acoustic/Country/Blues/ Folk Russell Morris Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh. 8:00pm. $30.00. Andrea Robertson Piping Hot Chicken & Burger Grill, Ocean Grove. 7:30pm. $15.00.
Andrew James And Paloma Bica Open Studio, Northcote. 5:30pm. Danielle Deckard Wesley Anne, Northcote. 8:00pm. $20.00. Dossy Bull + Alleged Associates Smokehouse 101, Maidstone. 7:00pm. Louis Valentine Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 6:00pm. Lowriders Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 9:30pm. Luke Austen Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 8:30pm. Max Teakles’ Honkytonk Piano Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 5:30pm. Open Mic Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Richmond. 7:00pm. $5.00. Sal Wonder + Monni Sparrow Post Office Hotel, Coburg. 9:00pm. Secret Native Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. The Floating Bridges Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 9:00pm. Tilman Robinson Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. 7:00pm. $30.00. Tobias Basement Discs, Melbourne Cbd. 12:45pm. Traditional Irish Music Session Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 6:00pm.
Saturday Nov 4 Indie, Rock, Pop, Metal, Punk & Covers The Tea Party Forum Theatre, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. Arkive + The Vestige + Life Piilot + Nidus Royal Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. Bear The Mammoth + Ballons Kill Babies + Oolluu + The Nest Itself Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.00. Bell City Square Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy. 2:00am. $10.00. Billy Davis & The Good Lords Max Watt’s, Melbourne. 8:00pm. $36.00. Bitterfruitt Penny Black, Brunswick. 9:00pm. Blister Metal Festival III - Feat: In Malice’s Wake + I Am Duckeye + Hadal Maw + Blunt Shovel + In:extremis + More Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 2:00pm. $24.50. Cut The Mustard Festival - Feat: The Ocean Party + Iv League + Thigh Master + Bitch Diesel + And More Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 3:00pm. $18.00. Darcee Fox + Torrential Thrill + The Dead Amigos Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $15.00. Fleetwood Mac 30th Anniversary Celebration - Tribute Show Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $28.20. Ian Moss + Alex Baudo + Ric Formosa Satellite Lounge, Wheelers Hill. 8:00pm. $32.00. Introvert Workers Club, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $15.00. Jerkbeast + The Fuckups + Bottlecaps + Monkey Grip + The Out Of Towners Woody’s Attic Dive, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $10.00. Movember - Feat: Moopie + Hymns + Roza Terenzi + Jennifer Loveless + More Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 9:00pm. $15.00. Matt Dwyer Trio Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. Misery + Anatomy + Cemetery Urn + Reaper Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $20.00. Mogerlaine + Cracker La Touf + Dan Webb Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 4:00pm. Newtown Story + Mf Jones + Therapy Dog + Social Skills + Matt Christensen 303, Northcote. 8:00pm. Ngv Friday Nights - Feat: Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble + Breaking And Entering Djs National Gallery Of Victoria, Melbourne. 6:00pm. Not Fest 5 - Feat: Press Club + Bukowski + Bong Mountain + Rose Bishop + Lucy Sassafras + More Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 7:30pm. $53.50. Paper Lions Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. $14.58. Parmageddon 2.0 - Feat: Cash + Evil Twin + Parmy Dhillon And The New Science + Lace &Whiskey Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 12:00pm. Punk Band + High Finance + Mansize Rooster Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar, North Melbourne. 9:00pm. $10.00. Rock ‘N’ Roll Ball - Feat: Black Alpine + Bakers Eddy + Vicious Addiction Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 8:30pm. $10.00.
Seattle Fix + Howlite + Changelings Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 8:00pm. $10.25. Seri Vida + Nathan Seeckts Post Office Hotel, Coburg. 9:00pm. Simon Milan + Butters + James Omerta + Tom Yumm + More Pawn & Co, South Yarra. 7:00pm. Stars Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh. 8:00pm. Stompin Saturdays - Feat: Joey Elbows Gem Bar, Collingwood. 7:00pm. Supersuckers + Cherrywood + Akf + The Wrath + Udder Ubductees Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $43.00. The Eagles Story Musicland, Fawkner. 8:30pm. $10.00. The Force Musicland, Fawkner. 8:30pm. $10.00. The New Savages Catfish, Fitzroy. 9:00pm. Tk&Np Gin Lane, Belgrave. 9:00pm. Unicorn Awards Ceremony - Feat: Will Coyote & The Blacklights + Bbq + DJ Dadbod Old Bar, Fitzroy. 2:00pm. Yes I’m Leaving + Bitumen + Lost Talk + Root Rat Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.00.
The Charles Weston Kick off your Saturday with a twilight gig thanks to Soda Eaves. These guys place distinctly Aussie folk and blues, mixed with warped sounds reminiscent of psychedelia. With two EPs already under their belt and another on the horizon they’ve got no shortage of material. Luminous Drag will provide support. This one takes place at the Charles Weston Saturday November 4 at 6.30pm
Yes I’m Leaving
The Old Bar Another Saturday, another Oldie spectacular. Sydney punk-rockers Yes I’m Leaving are gracing the new, but still no doubt beersoaked, stage at the Oldie to launch their fifth EP Pure Joy. They’ll be joined by Bitumen, Lost Talk & Root Rat. Saturday November 4 at the Old Bar. Kicks off at 8.30pm. $10 entry.
Dan Dinnen & Stephen Kennedy
The Drunken Poet The Drunken Poet has a sweet Saturday sojourn of music lined up for you. It kicks off at 3pm with Irish born singer-songwriter Stephen Kennedy playing a selection of originals and covers. A few pints later at 9pm, Dan Dinnen will be jamming out finger pickin’ blues stomp goodness. Saturday November 4 at the Drunken Poet.
The Brunswick hotel Close out your Sunday sesh with experimental post-punk outfit IYOGA as they launch their latest single ‘Neighbours from Hell’. The song might just become your own anthem as you struggle to find the front door early Monday morning. IYOGA are co-headlining with garage punk outfit The Attention Seekers, along with support from Levitating Churches and Shmegma. Sunday November 5 at the Brunswick Hotel. Starts at 7.30pm. Free entry.
All Day Fritz
Compass Pizza Liven up your Sunday with the roots, funk and swing inspired All Day Fritz. Playing everything from original tunes, to unique covers of little heard tunes, to a few well known favourites, they’ll keep you intrigued and at times tempted to hit the dance floor! Starts at 4pm, Sunday October at Compass Pizza. Yes, there’s pizza too.
The Corner Hotel Aussie pub rock legend, James Reyne adds a pub gig to his All Crawl run. The show will feature hits like The Boys Light up, Beautiful People, Errol and many more. This is a show not to be missed at The Corner Hotel on Sunday November 5 at 1pm. Tickets are $45
Jazz, Soul, Funk, Latin & World Music Alyce Platt Torche Song Trio Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 5:30pm. $30.00. Ba Ba Boom Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 9:00pm. Bushman + Zare Demus + DJ Potter + Jesse I + Marvin Priest + King Ru + Quashani Bahd Corner Hotel, Richmond. 8:00pm. $49.26. Cupid’s Cut Fox Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. Fresco Open Studio, Northcote. 5:00pm. Grand Wazoo Bird’s Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $30.00. Josh Kyle & Emma Gilman Quartet Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 9:30pm. $30.00. Kari Ikonen Trio The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $20.00. Liam Werrett Trio Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 6:00pm. Maxon & Market Lane Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. $25.00. Nathan Brown Trio The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 6:30pm. $20.00. Pure Bilongo + Randy Castilla Open Studio, Northcote. 8:00pm. Sarah Maclaine + The Roger Clark Quartet Dizzy’s Jazz Club, Richmond. 8:30pm. $20.00. Ted Vining Trio Uptown Jazz Cafe, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. Tenderloins Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy. 9:30pm. Thando Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $35.00. The Bittermen Bar Open, Fitzroy. 6:00pm. The Hack Ensemble Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. The King Louie Collective Prince Public Bar, St Kilda . 8:00pm. The Putbacks Belleville, Melbourne. 9:00pm.
House, Electro, Trance & Club Nights Alberto Ruiz + Chriss Matto’ + Sundelin + Etwas New Guernica, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. Audioporn Saturdays Onesixone, Prahran. 9:00pm. $15.00. Bad Habits Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. Body Party Vol. 1 - Feat: Mira Boru + Sophie Mcalister + Bander Xyng Section 8, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. Boo Seeka Workers Club, Geelong. 8:00pm. $20.00. Cq Saturdays Cq, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. Cushion Saturdays Cushion, St Kilda. 9:00pm. DJ Damien Mack Sloth Bar, Footscray. 9:00pm. Domestic Documents Vol. 2 Launch Party - Feat: Cale Sexton + Kangaroo Skull + Chiara Kickdrum + Mosam Howieson + More Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. $23.68. Electric Dreams - Feat: Various Djs Co., Southbank. 9:00pm. $20.00. Friends Of Ours Festival - Feat: Roni Size + Eva Lazarus + Dlr + Dub Fx + Spoonbill + Dub Princess + More Rubix Warehouse, Brunswick. 10:00am. $130.00. In The Carriage - Feat: Jnett + Kaya Kalpa Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. Jank Facques Carlton Club, Melbourne Cbd. 12:10am. Loomer Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm.
Nine Short Lives Djs + Max Vegas + 6Am At The Garage + Details Bimbo Deluxe, Fitzroy. 12:00pm. Non DJ Electronic Musicians - Feat: Roxy Moron + Leipzig Lab + Robodop Snei + Kable54 + Sikander + Soqriquet Nation + More Tago Mago, Thornbury. 6:00pm. Obsidian - Feat: Container + Kane Ikin + Matthew Brown + Lucy Cliche + Collector + Dog John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8:00pm. $20.00. Phantom Panda Power Wizard Master Smasher The B.East, Brunswick East. 8:00pm. Pony Saturdays La Di Da, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. Ross Mclennan + The Orbweavers Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 2:00pm. $17.74. Seven Saturday Discotheque Seven Nightclub, South Melbourne. 10:00pm. $20.00. Snack Attack - Feat: DJ 2P Elephant & Wheelbarrow, St Kilda. 10:00pm. Textile Saturdays - Feat: Mz Rizk + D’fro + Jens Beamin + B Two + Grayskull + Pakatak + More Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9:00pm. The Emerson Club Saturdays The Emerson, South Yarra. 9:00pm. The Late Show - Feat: Ransom + Mat Cant + Binofski + Tee Dubya + Dan San + Plastic Palms + DJ 123 + General Purpose + Who Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 10:00pm. Tramp Saturdays Tramp, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. Unicorns – A Club Kid Affair - Feat: DJ Ruby Slippers + Elise Tali + DJ Nature Girl + Luke Agius + More Rubix Warehouse, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $25.00. Yes Party - Feat: Brian Fantana + Silversix + Luke Mcd Sooki Lounge, Belgrave. 8:00pm.
Acoustic/Country/Blues/ Folk Claire Anne Taylor Wesley Anne, Northcote. 6:00pm. Dan Dinnen Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 9:00pm. Mike Elrington + Rhiannon Simpson Flying Saucer Club, Elsternwick. 8:00pm. $17.00. North Easton + Chloe Violette + Abbey Grace Workers Club, Fitzroy. 1:00pm. $10.00. Ryan Sterling Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 5:00pm. Soda Eaves + Dag Charles Weston Hotel, Brunswick. 6:30pm. Stephen Kennedy Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 3:00pm. Steve Tyson Wesley Anne, Northcote. 8:00pm. $10.00. The Floating Bridges Baha Tacos & Tapas Bar, Rye. 9:00pm. The Ocean Party Fitzroy Pinnacle, Fitzroy North. 8:00pm. Tortured Artists Open Studio, Northcote. 2:00pm.
Sunday Nov 5 House, Electro, Trance & Club Nights Anyway - Feat: Various Artists Bottom End, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $25.00. Cushion Sundays Cushion, St Kilda. 9:00pm. Down The Rabbit Hole - Feat: Nigel Last Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. Friends Of Ours Festival - Feat: Roni Size + Eva Lazarus + Dlr + Dub Fx + Spoonbill + Dub Princess + More Rubix Warehouse, Brunswick. 10:00am. $130.00. Jungle Tramp, Melbourne Cbd. 6:00am. $15.00. Obsidian - Feat: Container + Kane Ikin + Matthew Brown + Lucy Cliche + Collector + Dog John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8:00pm. $20.00. Obsidian - Feat: Tackle + Wrx + Rita Revell + Victorine Meurent + Papaphilia + More Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 2:00pm. Ronald James Collective Sloth Bar, Footscray. 3:00pm. Sunday - Feat: Khanh + Duchess Kay + More The Emerson, South Yarra. 12:00pm. Sunday Shake Up - Feat: Secret Lineup Bimbo Deluxe, Fitzroy. 12:00pm. Sundub Session #001 - Feat: Mystik + Unsoundbwoy + T-Bone + Meezy + Baddums Grumpy’s Green, Fitzroy. 5:00pm.
The Sunday Set - Feat: DJ Andyblack + Mr Weir Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 5:00pm. Tunafish + Raaghe Ferdydurke, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. Wax On Wax Off Lucky Coq, Windsor. 7:00pm.
Jazz, Soul, Funk, Latin & World Music All Day Fritz Compass Pizza, Brunswick East. 4:00pm. Bete Noir The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $15.00. DJ Tomche Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $15.00. Off The Leash Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 3:00pm. $10.00. The Slipdixies Open Studio, Northcote. 5:00pm. Tj Patrick - ‘Polished Man’ Fundraiser Show Longplay, Fitzroy North. 7:00pm. $10.00. Tom Burlinson Bird’s Basement, Melbourne. 1:30pm. $45.00. Tui Mamaki + Andrew James & Paloma Bica + Encuentro Open Studio, Northcote. 8:00pm. $10.00.
Indie, Rock, Pop, Metal, Punk & Covers Z-Star Delta Standard Hotel, Fitzroy. 7:00pm. Bearsoaked Sundays - Feat: Flogs + Love Games + Colourvision Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $8.00. Boo Seeka + Turquoise Prince + Resin Moon 170 Russell, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $23.00. Bornstein Ultimatum Goathouse Café Roastery, Elsternwick. 4:00pm. Christcrusher + No Cash + Blarghstrad + Creep Diets Tago Mago, Thornbury. 2:00pm. $5.00. Creek + Tripmonks + Shroud Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 3:00pm. Dirty Rascal Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East. 8:30pm. Go-Go Sapien + Dave Graney & The Mistly + The Ancients + Alex Macrae Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 4:00pm. $10.00. Igoya + The Attention Seekers + Levitating Churches + Shmegma Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 7:30pm. In Cahoots + Boogs Penny Black, Brunswick. 2:00pm. James Reyne + Ollie Brown Corner Hotel, Richmond. 1:00pm. $45.05. Jeremy Mair + Alastair Matcott Old Bar, Fitzroy. 4:00pm. June Jones + Sweet Whirl Post Office Hotel, Coburg. 4:30pm. Mama Kin Spender + Stella Donnelly Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 2:00pm. $28.24. Missing Link - A Tribute To Link Wray - Feat: The Wraylettes + The Exotics + The Vibrajets + Ben Rogers Instrumental Asylum + The Beat Taboo + DJ Lady Blades Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. $15.00. Nathan Brett Trio Labour In Vain, Fitzroy. 5:00pm. Nick Stratford + Connor Black-Harry + Hannah Campbell Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 6:30pm. $15.00. Not Fest 5 - Feat: Press Club + Bukowski + Bong Mountain + Rose Bishop + Lucy Sassafras + More Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 7:30pm. $53.50. Open Mic Musicland, Fawkner. 7:00pm. Severed Heads + Snog Corner Hotel, Richmond. 7:30pm. $19.90. Spit + Hexdebt Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 5:00pm. Stoned To Death + Commissioner Bourbon + Kat O Army Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 7:00pm. Sunday Sessions Purple Emerald, Northcote. 3:00pm. Tankerville + Body Parts + Yeah Don’T Care + Piggie + The Sex Pills + Falcon Club Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood. 3:00pm. $12.00. The Band Who Knew Too Much Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 4:00pm. The Delvenes + Ohsoho + Squid Ink Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 4:00pm. The Heartache State Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh. 3:00pm. $17.00. The Three Kings Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 2:00pm. The Unbelievable Truth + Suldusk + Seasons Tomb 303, Northcote. 7:00pm. $10.00. Thigh Master + Terrible Truths + Lazertits + Caroline No John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 6:00pm. $10.00. BEAT.COM.AU
Turn South + Clove + Spectral Fires + Blaire Sooki Lounge, Belgrave. 7:00pm. Wingspan Flying Saucer Club, Elsternwick. 8:00pm. $22.00.
Whole Lotta Love Dirty Rascall tell relatable stories through a timeless rhythm of overlaid guitars, keys and vocal harmonies that will keep a Beatles fan happy. If this speaks to your heart, you should probably head down to Whole Lotta Love Bar on Sunday November 5 to check it all out. It kicks off at 8.30pm and entry is free.
Post Office Hotel Underrated psychedelic trippers Buried Feather, and fellow psychedelic adventurers The Baudelaires are playing a sneaky gig at the Post Office Hotel on Melbourne Cup eve. If you’re into psych-rock, this is one not be missed. Monday November 6 at the Post Office Hotel. Kicks off at 8pm. Free entry.
The Old Bar Dream pop-rock wunderkind Hachiku has just returned from her first national tour, and to keep with the trend she’s about to play their first ever headline show. She’s brought along Leah Senior, The Pink Tiles and Great Outdoors, to help celebrate. You should probably come celebrate too, it’s a public holiday eve after all. Monday November 6 at the Old Bar, $10 entry.
Cherry Bar The Supersuckers are hitting up AC/DC Lane on Melbourne Cup eve to kick off the party early. Known for their old school rock’n’roll booze soaked antics it’ll be the perfect lead into the debauchery that takes over the races throughout the state on Cup day. Yeah, we’ve all seen it. To top it off they’ll be joined local rock outfit The Draught Dodgers. Monday October 6 at the Cherry Bar. $40+bf via Eventbrite.
The National Evening Express
The Brunswick Hotel The National Evening Express are launching their self-titled EP at the Brunswick hotel, and it’s set to be a killer night of Cup Day rock’n’roll. The lineup is stacked with rockin’ goodness including Them High Spirits, The Jacksonville Trial, Happy Go Blues and Jeff Vader. Tuesday November 7 at the Brunswick Hotel. Starts at 5pm.
The Reverence Not a fan of the Melbourne Cup? Fair call we say, and so do these guys: A bunch of local punk rock bands are uniting to throw a Melbourne Cup day show to demonstrate that we don’t need to subject animals to cruelty and endangerment for our own entertainment. Abolicion are headlining the night, along with Blind Man Death Stare, The Patient, Kuntsquad, Grudge & Drexler. Check it out Tuesday November 7 at the Reverence. $10 entry. Way cheaper than the races, and no animal cruelty...hmm...these guys seem to be on to something. 52
Acoustic/Country/Blues/ Folk Acoustic Sundays - Feat: Paige Spiers + Michelle Gardiner + Paige Smith Customs House Hotel, Williamstown. 2:00pm. Chris Wilson + Shannon Bourne + Fenn Wilson Memo Music Hall, St Kilda. 2:00pm. $18.00. Collards Greens & Gravy Gem Bar, Collingwood. 7:00pm. Dan Dinnen Trio Rainbow Hotel, Fitzroy. 4:00pm. Devil Goat Family String Band Union Hotel, Brunswick. 5:00pm. Dr Hernandez Lomond Hotel, Brunswick East. 5:30pm. Elwood Blues Club Prince Public Bar, St Kilda . 5:00pm. Jazz High Tea (The Shuffle Club) The Pavilion, 12:00Pm & 4:00pm. Jules Boult Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 6:30pm. Karise Eden + Alma Zygier Flying Saucer Club, Elsternwick. 8:00pm. $32.00. Kelly Day + James Fahy Tramway Hotel, North Fitzroy. 3:30pm. Mathew Frank + Dean Bryan Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran. 7:00pm. $49.00. Oskar Herbig Catfish, Fitzroy. 5:00pm. Russell Morris & Band + Joshua Batten Satellite Lounge, Wheelers Hill. 2:30pm. $32.00. Sunday Session - Feat: Brunsy Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully. 2:00pm. The Floating Bridges Westernport Hotel, San Remo. 7:00pm. The Pheasantry Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 4:00pm. The Songwriter Sessions - Feat: Paul Andrew Carey + Sarah Carroll + Matt Glass Bar Open, Fitzroy. 5:00pm. The T-Bones Royal Oak Hotel, Fitzroy North. 4:30pm. The Tipplers Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick. 4:00pm. Tobias Wesley Anne, Northcote. 4:00pm.
Monday Nov 6 Indie, Rock, Pop, Metal, Punk & Covers Absolutely 80S - Feat: Brian Mannix + Scott Carne + Dale Ryder & David Sterry Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights. 8:00pm. Against All Odds - Feat: Jens Beamin + Ash Lee + Ezra Harvey + D’fro + DJ Ayna + Ilresponce Lucky Coq, Windsor. 7:00pm. Alpha Wolf + Drown This City + Gravemind + Advocates + Mirrors + Maker Resonate Royal Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. Back To The Future - Enchantment Under The Sea Dance - Feat: Marty & The Great Scott’s Howler, Brunswick. 7:30pm. $29.21. Bijelo Dugme After Party - Feat: DJ Rikki Max Watt’s, Melbourne. 11:00pm. $24.00. Buried Feather + The Baudelaires Post Office Hotel, Coburg. 8:00pm. Club Sanguine Loop, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. Confidence Man + Broadway Sounds + Love Deluxe The Croxton, Thornbury. 8:00pm. $76.50. Cosmic Psychos + Private Function Sooki Lounge, Belgrave. 8:00pm. DJ Lucky Day, DJ Keep Diggin’ + DJ Lucky Day + DJ Keep Diggin’ Public Life, Ascot Vale. 7:00pm. Goran Bregović & His Wedding And Funeral Band Festival Hall, West Melbourne. 8:00pm. $87.00. Guy Sebastian + Matt Gresham Palais Theatre, St Kilda. 6:30pm. James Reyne + Ollie Brown Corner Hotel, Richmond. 8:30pm. Jerkbeast + Udder Ubductees + All We Need Gin Lane, Belgrave. 7:00pm. Last Leaves + The Leafblowers + Math & Physics Club + Swim Team John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8:00pm. $12.00.
Midnight Oil + The Smith Street Band + The Teskey Brothers Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne. 8:00pm. $81.30. Mundane Mondays - Feat: Hachiku + Leah Senior + The Pink Tiles + Great Outdoors Old Bar, Fitzroy. 8:00pm. $10.00. Neon Queen + More Penny Black, Brunswick. 8:00pm. Press Club + Self Talk + Swayze Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 8:30pm. $10.00. The Melvins + Redd Kross Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $60.50. The Supersuckers + The Draught Dodgers Cherry Bar, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $40.00. William Crighton + Terra Lightfoot Yah Yah’s, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. $27.12. Wombat State Records - Feat: Masco Sound System + Team Love + Scurvylicious + Fishmonger Last Chance Rock And Roll Bar, North Melbourne. 8:00pm.
House, Electro, Trance & Club Nights Baba Noir + Leon Milk + DJ Ponzu Ferdydurke, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. Beth Grace + Melinda Hall + Philosophia Sin + Ezra Tigerfunk + Alan Ahæb + More Bimbo Deluxe, Fitzroy. 12:00pm. Collarts Cup Eve Production Night - Feat: Electronic Acts & Djs Workers Club, Fitzroy. 7:30pm. Cup Eve - Feat: Mz Rizk + Cliftonia + Jank Facques + DJ Demize Carlton Club, Melbourne Cbd. 5:00pm. Cup Eve - Feat: Stockholm Syndrome + Arteq Djs + Emma Glitch + Rintrah + Boogs + Spacey Space + Brian Fantana + Atma + Charles Eddy + More Revolver Upstairs, Prahran. 9:00pm. Dirty Days - Feat: Orkestrated + Boogs + T-Rek + Chardy Brown Alley, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. Dnb Mondays Horse Bazaar, Melbourne Cbd. 7:00pm. Friends Of Ours Festival After-Party - Feat: Roni Size + Spoonbill + Dub Princess + More Rubix Warehouse, Brunswick. 2:00pm. Jamatar + Mario Kart Sudden Death Tournament The B.East, Brunswick East. 7:00pm. Late Night Scratching - Feat: I Know The Chief + China Beach + Wax Jax And The Midnight Snax + More Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $13.00. Miguel Migs New Guernica, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. Monday Funday - Feat: DJ Mrs. Wallace + Shumba + Cara Mia + Lotus Moonchild + DJ Jade Zoe + DJ Sal Section 8, Melbourne Cbd. 5:00pm. N-Type + Kamo + Stitch + Noceur + Tild X Giallo Grumpy’s Green, Fitzroy. 7:00pm. President Press - Feat: Big Mac + Fosta + Dan Bentley + Windtunnel + Sticks + Kieren Bonnano + Pocari Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 10:00pm. Roni Size + Fabio & Grooverider 170 Russell, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm. $66.00. Struggle Lucky Coq, Windsor. 9:00pm. The Breakfast Club Onesixone, Prahran. 8:00pm. The Monday Bone Machine - Feat: T-Rek Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm.
Jazz, Soul, Funk, Latin & World Music Andrea Keller Leads The Composer’s Circle The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 8:00pm. $15.00. Brian El Dorado & The Tuesday People + The Traffic + Tomgirl. DJ Miss Goldie Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.00. Chris Jagger Bird’s Basement, Melbourne. 7:30pm. $35.00. Pape Mbaye + Chosani Afrique Bar Open, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $20.40. The Skellingtons Open Studio, Northcote. 8:00pm. $8.00.
Acoustic/Country/Blues/Folk Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie (Million Dollar Riff) + Ian Bland Satellite Lounge, Wheelers Hill. 8:00pm. $28.00.
Cisco Caesar Drunken Poet, West Melbourne. 4:30pm. King Arthur, Lucky Oceans + King Arthur + Lucky Oceans Spotted Mallard, Brunswick. 6:00pm. $10.00. Pianovember With David Bramble Compass Pizza, Brunswick East. 7:00pm. Russell Morris + Heinous Hound Blues Band Ft. Steve Lucas Yarraville Club, Yarraville. 8:30pm. $32.00.
Tuesday Nov 7 Jazz, Soul, Funk, Latin & World Music Moons Of Jupiter The Jazzlab, Brunswick. 9:00pm. $15.00. Uncomfortable Science - Feat: Lachlan Mitchell Boney, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm.
Indie, Rock, Pop, Metal, Punk & Covers Abolicion + Blind Man Death Stare + The Patient + Kuntsquad + Grudge + Drexler Reverence Hotel, Footscray. 3:00pm. $10.00. Bittersweet - The Katie Gray Art Show + Katie Gray + Yukumbabe + Neeko + Cameofleur Old Bar, Fitzroy. 7:00pm. $8.00. Boo Seeka 170 Russell, Melbourne Cbd. 7:30pm. $23.00. Cosmic Kahuna + Cosmic Kahuna + Jerkbeast + The Wrecks + Shmegma + The Bellair Lip Bombs + Meathook Singing Bird Studios, Frankston. 12:00pm. $10.00. Cosmic Psychos + Würst Nürse Corner Hotel, Richmond. 8:00pm. Cup Day ‘Wind It Up’ Northcote Social Club, Northcote. 3:00pm. DJ Biscotti Post Office Hotel, Coburg. 2:00pm. James Moloney & The Mad Dog Harrisons + Boadz + Tom Walker & The Sick Individuals Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 8:30pm. $10.00. Melboure Musicians Against The Melbourne Cup - Feat: Callan + Pillow Pro + Geryon + Crystal Myth + Qwerty V + Kt Spit + More Tote Hotel, Collingwood. 2:30pm. $16.35. Neighbourhood Youth + Slowcoaching + Feelds + Peach Noise Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy. 2:00pm. $10.00. Now. Here. This - Feat: Carl’s Operating System + Snack Thoughts Toff In Town, Melbourne Cbd. 8:00pm. $10.00. Plastic + Latreenagers + Porpoise Spit Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood. 8:00pm. $8.00. Pleasure Model + Civic Tramway Hotel, North Fitzroy. 3:30pm. The Jezabels + Magnified Desire John Curtin Hotel, Carlton. 8:00pm. $32.00. The National Evening Express + Them High Spirits + The Jacksonville Trial + Happy Go Blues + Jeff Vader Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick. 5:00pm. The Retreat Hotel’s Birthday - Feat: Charles Jenkins And The Zhivagos + Shepparton Airplane + The Ramshackle Army + Doc Halibut Retreat Hotel, Brunswick. 12:00pm.
House, Electro, Trance & Club Nights Oasis Tuesdays Tramp, Melbourne Cbd. 9:00pm.
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Guild T-Bird ST P90 Guitar Zenith Music | zenithmusic.com.au Expect To Pay: $1699 A favourite of rock revivalists The Black Keys, Guild’s T-Bird has been enjoying somewhat of a renaissance of late. However, unless you want to chance it on a vintage model, these rare birds can be quite hard to come by. All that is set to change though, with the heritage brand returning the T-Bird to the market – capturing the best of what made the original great with some contemporary appoitments that will suit the modern player. The T-Bird S-200 is endowed with a striking Pelham blue finish, that shimmers beautifully when it catches the light. A finish like this is usually reserved for higher-end (read: overpriced) guitars, so it’s great to see it applied to a guitar that won’t cost you three months worth of rent to afford. Capping off the aesthetics is the T-Bird’s iconoclastic, offset shape. It’s really a body unlike any other, calling to mind the middle ground between an SG and a Jazzmaster. Its larger body size helps it resonate too, meaning you can work some interesting vibrato techniques into your playing just by moving the instrument while doing so. The build quality of the guitar is solid all round, with a fixed Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece helping to lock down any intonation issues. A simple three-way toggle switch and master volume and tone pots make for a simple, sleek design that aides playability. However, if you’re looking to blend tone between the neck and bridge pickup by altering two separate volume switches, you’re out of luck. A tortoiseshell pickguard ties it all together nicely, reinforcing the throwback vintage vibe that’s oozing out of this bad boy. As for the tone, two P90 soapbar pickups are
packing some serious grunt. Wired at 6.76k at the neck and 6.6k on the bridge, these really shine with some overdrive and dirt applied to them. They’ll certainly drive your amp a little harder that a standard single coil would; making this guitar ideal for rock and blues styles. Leads sing and riffs come out with a pleasing grunt. Clean styles work well, with some nice depth coming out of the instrument for rhythm playing that seems to lend itself to soul and classic styles. The pickups are billed as a reconstruction of the original Franz soapbars that made the originals so great for searing tones that’d cut through the mix like a knife. Without having an original to compare with, I can say that these sound more ‘vintage’ than a modern pickup. Thick thin and fizzy, but in a pleasing way.
The one-piece mahogany neck is rounding out with a C-shape neck that makes dextrous lines a breeze. Though some players may find the action a little on the light size, overall it plays exceptionally well and holds its tune nicely. Whether you’re a player looking for their first high quality electric or a more experienced player who just wants to get some P90s into your arsenal, the Guild T-Bird doesn’t disappoint. Strap it on and let it soar. By Ravi O'Lee
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