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Tuesday, 16 January


When The Blues Slide Back To Town Timber and Steel

When God made good musicians he sent them to church on Sundays. When he made really great ones, he sent them to the mouth of the Mississippi, to drink from the unholy waters of the delta blues. For even God could tell the devil was onto something there.


Arts Wednesday 17 January 2018 89.7 Eastside FM

At 10:45, Richard Major continues with Part 4 of Australian Birds and this week he talks about the Noisy Miner.

At 11:00 am I talk to Director of Carriageworks, Lisa Havilah, about the installation by German artist, Katharina Grosse, entitled, somewhat enigmatically, The Horse Trottted Another Couple of Metres, Then it Stopped. Hear about the logistics of installing this mammoth work!

Music this week relicts the installation and is all about colour.

I look forward to your company.

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Matt McMahon is one of the very significant group of jazz musicians who have come to prominence since the turn of the century. A pianist, composer, arranger and musical director (as well as one of Eastside Radios longest standing presenters) he has been a winner of two of Australias most prestigious jazz awards: the National Jazz Piano Award in 1999 and the Freedman Jazz Fellowship in 2005. In January 2018, he celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of his most enduring musical collaborations, the Matt McMahon trio, in which he is joined by Johnathan Brown on bass and Simon Barker on drums. Eastsides Mick Paddon, presenter of Time and Space, spoke with Matt about the trio, his musical influences, what got him into playing jazz and also asked him to share five pieces of music which are important to him. His selections, containing some surprises which display the breadth of his musical interests, fill half an hour of the hour long programme going to air at 14.30 during Time and Space on Wednesday January 17th. The whole interview and the music will then be posted as a podcast on the Eastside Radio website

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We dont cross borders, they cross us: Sorong Samurai artists on Jack Off FBi Radio

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Listen to these extraordinary stories from some of the key artists featured in Homeground Festivals Sorong Samarai a production rooted in West Papuas perpetual quest for the self-determination, as promised by the UN and sabotaged by Indonesia.

Brothers Sam and Yosua Roem survived an incredibly perilous crossing with 43 other members of their community in a single wooden canoe. The journey was meant to take a single day but after being lost and marooned at sea it took them five. Somehow no lives were lost.

Ronny Kareni was sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy for an auspicious entry into Australia by plane, settling in Ballarat before starting his Masters of Diplomacy at the ANU in Canberra.

Airileke was born in Adelaide and lives in Cairns but has family in Gabagaba PNG.

We discuss what drove these courageous souls to take sometimes terrifying risks and how they are actively attempting to improve the lot of their people back home by building bridges internationally.

Then, after sharing these stories of vast (and ongoing) journeys we dont cross borders, they cross us all four unite for two live songs together: first via traditional drums alone; then with ukelele added for an ebullient celebration of Pacific heritage.


Listen back to the full episode here. For more sonic storytelling an...


Watch the New Marlon Williams Video Whats Chasing You Timber and Steel

Image Courtesy of Marlon Williams Kiwi country crooner Marlon Williams has just released his new single and video Whats Chasing You. The track is the second single from Williams highly anticipated new album Make Way For Love which is due on the 16th February. Its an earnest question, Marlon Williams said about the track. Its []


ALBUM REVIEW: Fanny Lumsden Real Class Act

Fanny Lumsden continues to go from strength to strength, building her fiercely independent brand of autobiographical country and folk music. Playing country hall shows, living and traveling in a caravan and covering all corners of Australia, shes living as boldly as shes working hard and this album, her second full-length, finds her documenting those adventures Continue reading


VIDEO: Suicide Swans Yearling

Suicide Swans released one of our favourite alt-country albums of 2017 and now theyve released a clip for one Augustas many highlights Yearling. You can read a review of the album in the current Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Rhythms magazine. Yearling explores the confusion, isolation and pain that can come with finding your way Continue reading

Monday, 15 January


Husky Announce Intimate Walking In Your Sleep Tour Timber and Steel

Image Courtesy of Husky Melbourne indie-folkers Husky are planning a string of intimate shows this April following the release of their latest single Walking In Your Sleep. The track is taken from Huskys highly successful 2017 album Punchbuzz which we picked as one of our favourites from last year. Walking in Your Sleep is a []


The Hanging: Moving Histories // Future Projections FBi Radio

Soda_Jerk, The Time That Remains, 2012, still from single channel video.

One screen, ten of Australias leading female artists. Moving Histories // Future Projections brings together a series of video-based artworks to critique the impact of film throughout time.

Featuring a diverse range of video-based artworks, Kelly Doley and Diana Smith also working collaboratively as Barbara Cleveland have curated a series of works as a myriad of thought around the potential of the moving image. The works meditate on how film reflects and, in turn, shapes the time and space it documents. Now showing at Mosman Art Gallery, each film plays one after the other on a singular screen, developing a firm intimacy between audiences and what theyre watching. A bold citation against a black background introduces you to each artist and their work the likes of Mikala Dwyer, Justine Williams, Angelica Mesiti and some of Australias most renowned female artists take centre stage.

Caroline Garcia, Primitive Nostalgia, 2014, still from single channel video.

Carolina Garcias video Primitive Nostalgia acts as a scathing open letter to Hollywood cinema. Using the infamous green screen to edit, she physically injects herself in to a number of Western films problematically envisioning the exotic and feminine other. With the artifice of a hologram laid over the scene, Caroline follows dance routines that are being performed by women of colour, slightly offbeat; moving at different rates or directions to the characters and soundtracks, which reworks the original narrative with a critical humour. Carolines unforgiving technique crafts a lo-fi expos on Hollywoods tendencies to feature people of colour palatably for a white audience. She dethrones her chosen icons of cinema by reducing them to their faults and inclinations towards stereotyping and profiling, they revere as diversi...


The Low Anthem Announce New Album The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea Timber and Steel

Image Courtesy of The Low Anthem Indie-folk favourites The Low Anthem have announced plans to release their brand new album The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea on the 23rd February. The concept album was birthed following a tour van crash which wiped out band member Jeff Prystowsky for several weeks []


Tamworth 2018 Gig Posters

Heres a handy collection of posters for alt-country/Americana gigs happening at Tamworth this year. This is the good stuff, not the cheesy, cliche ridden country pap Continue reading


Listen to Laura Marlings Bob Dylan Cover A Hard Rains A Gonna Fall Timber and Steel

Image Courtesy of Laura Marling If you saw the series finale for Peaky Blinders last year you might have recognised the wonderful Laura Marling on the soundtrack. Marling has covered Bob Dylans A Hard Rains A Gonna Fall for the show and has just released the track as a streamable single, available in the all []

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