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Friday, 25 August

21:20

Jazz Piano Basics Open Academy at the Con 89.7 Eastside FM

Michael Bartolemei is Open Academy at the Cons tutor for the Jazz Piano Basics class. We wanted to talk with him a bit more about jazz and his instrument, piano, and what he loves about teaching.

Michael Bartolomei at Rolf Session

Michael Bartolomei at Rolf Session

How did you start playing music and what lead you to Jazz and the piano?

My Mother was a singer and Dad a drummer, so it came to pass that my brother and I would learn the piano. In Dads opinion the piano was the superior instrument. Understandably I am of the same opinion.
How well do you need to be able to play piano to take the Jazz Piano Basics class?

I would say a basic understanding of keys, scales and simple chord construction. The more listening to good jazz they have done the better.

What are the key skills youll cover in this course?

Chord structure and how to move through chord changes with good voice leading: often the difference between two chords my only be one note so what we are aiming for is to change chords with the simplest finger movements. We call this simplicity good voice leading.

Playing the melodies is a vital part in understanding a composition and jamming in the class. 

What do you think are the main challenges for students who may have learned the piano in a classical style and are broaching jazz for the first time in your class?

The difference for classically trained pianists is that in jazz there are many ways to play a song. The same composition can be played by both beginner and professional and be just as enjoyable for each to play despite their relative skill levels. Classical players need to listen to a lot of jazz to get a feel for the syncopation. The feel is most important and the easiest way to get it (and the most fun) is to sit back and listen to as much jazz as you can.
So youve done a lot of teaching both one on one and in groups what do you love about it?

It doesnt matter if its in a group or an individual lesson. The biggest th...

20:58

Frances Madden: Feeling Good Tour 89.7 Eastside FM

A rising star of the Australian music scene, singer, piano player and songwriter Frances Madden effortlessly spans a number of genres from jazz and blues to her own unique compositions. In a relatively short time Frances has built a dedicated following through club and festival appearances, captivating audiences with a combination of her genuinely warm stage presence along with a voice and style that is uniquely her own.

Beginning in September Frances is excited to announce a string of East Coast dates concluding at the 2017 Wangaratta Jazz Festival. Frances says:

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 Im really looking forward to the tour. Well be doing a mix of jazz, blues & ballads including some of my original tunes together with our interpretation of timeless classics. There will be a variety of tempos and new arrangements, some beautiful harmonies and also some clever improvisation from great musicians in the band. There will be something for everyone and of course, well be giving some special love to Nina Simones classic Feeling Good in each show.

In the past twelve months, Frances has headlined at the JZ Club in Shanghai, drawn a crowd of over 1,500 people at Manly Jazz Festival and supported the legendary Dionne Warwick as well as Grammy Award winner Gregory Porter in their recent Australian shows. She was a feature performer at the Devonport Jazz Festival last year and at the Hobart Festival of Voices.

Frances first album If This Were a Dream, a mix of original songs together with her unique take on some timeless classics debuted at #5 on the Australian Jazz Charts. She is currently dividing her time between Nashville and Australia, writing and working on her second studio album for international release in the next twelve months.

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20:50

Late Night Library Special Welcome to the Studio 89.7 Eastside FM

Join us at Late Night Library for a feast of comedy and melodrama taking you back to the hey-day of radio drama of the 1930s and 40s. Weaving contemporary humor with local history, Merran Winchester and her team will transport the audience back in time, using live sound effects, old news transcripts, music and more. Learn a little about Sydney history, and make a little Sydney history while youre at it.

More than one Sydney library has links to a wireless history. Kings Cross Library has its own wireless history, sitting on the site of the old ABC building, making it the perfect location for this trip back in time.

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For NSW History Week, join a group of local actors and community broadcasters as they explore the history of Sydney and its life on the wireless.

Late Night Library Special: Welcome to the Studio is produced by City of Sydney and presented in collaboration with Maeve Marsden.

In its seventh year, City of Sydneys Late Night Library is kicking goals creatively and continues to provide emerging creative producers an opportunity to explore and develop new work.

In 2015 and 2016, Maeve Marsden developed work for Late Night Library that has gone on to receive 5 star reviews at Sydney Festival. She has played to packed houses at festivals round the country and internationally. Her storytelling project, Queerstories, won Best Spoken Word at Sydney Fringe and is now a monthly event at Giant Dwarf. For our 2017 Late Night Library Specials series, weve brought Maeve back to present four compelling performances across the year.

What: Late Night Library presents Welcome to the Studio 

Where: Kings Cross Library

When: 8pm on Wednesday 6 September 2017 

To Find Out More Click Here

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18:04

Secret Agent Of Love - Fake News "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Sydney band Fake News with the song Secret Agent of Love, live at Marrickville Bowling Club, May 2017

18:04

Know your product - Fake News "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Sydney band Fake News with their cover of The Saints' song, Know Your Product, live at Marrickville Bowling Club, May 2017

18:04

Rock Anna Roll - Fake News "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Sydney band Fake News with their song about going out in the Sydney live music scene in 1978, 1979 and 1980, live at Marrickville Bowling Club, 6 May 2017

18:03

Azaria - Mutant Death "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Mid-80s Sydney punk band Mutant Death live at Marrickville Bowling Club, May 2017 with their cover of the Black Assassins' song about baby Azaria Chamberlain being taken by a dingo.

Police Verbals - Mutant Death "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Mid-80s Sydney punk band Mutant Death back together after 30 years playing their 1984 single, Police Verbals, live at Marrickville Bowling Club, May 2017

18:03

This State must pass & I Fought The Law Live - Mutant Death "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

After a 30 year break, mid-'80s Sydney punk band back together again for one show at live at Marrickville Bowling Club. Here's their covers "I Fought The Law" and The Black Assassins song, This State Must Pass.

16:06

Parking Lot Symphony from Trombone Shorty Eastside Radio Album Of The Week (24-30 Aug) 89.7 Eastside FM

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Parking Lot Symphony from Trombone Shorty is Eastside Radios Album Of The Week.

This is Trombone Shortys (AKA Troy Andrews) seventh studio album as a band-leader since releasing his debut in 2002, and theres been four live albums as well during that period. On top of that impressive back-catalogue Andrews has contributed to countless other albums as a multi-instrumentalist.

 

Parking Lot Symphony traverses trombone led funk theres brass hooks aplenty as well as New Orleans jazz,  blues, and instrumental deep funk.  Theres two more sombre, respectful dirges on the record, as well as some more pop/hip hop crossover style arrangements. Here Come the Girls, is a new interpretation of an Allen Toussaint original from 1970. Familiar is co-written with rnb/soul star Aloe Blacc.

 

Well be bringing you selections from the album all week. Eastside Radio Supporters can win copies of the album by tuning into our Eastside Drive programs, 4pm-6pm every weekday.

Parking Lot Symphony is out though Blue Note Records  and you can find more information, buy, listen to, watch or stream the album here.

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15:31

Josh Pan balances trap energy with chill RnB on Glitches FBi Radio

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From the cavernous depths of Soundcloud, Josh Pan has risen: a New York based producer well known for his future RnB and trap sounds. He is part of a generation of producers that have quickly gained online clout through their unique aesthetic and musical sensibilities, and translated this into mainstream success. For Josh Pan, its lead to a number of collaborations across the internet and has taken on tour him all around the world.

In an interview with Colquhoun and Seduna on Glitches, he characterises a good song as anything thats genuine and different, and theres plenty of that in this mix. Over the hour things get weird, with plenty of experimental electronica and bass heavy instrumentals. Cutting classic hip hop flips into intense trap, every minute inspires awe at the scope and the specificity that is so distinctive within this circle of production.

 

Stream the whole show and interview here. Glitches feeds you slow, fat & beautiful beats and bass every Thursday from 11pm-1am.

 

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15:30

Thank Folk Its Friday 25th August Timber and Steel

This Week in Folk All the News From The Week That Was US folk-rock band The Head and The Heart released their new video City of Angels. Details here Brisbane and Fremantle dates have just been added to C.W. Stonekings upcoming solo tour. Details here Fanny Lumsden released her new video Roll []

12:49

Man goes for a Run, Rewards Himself with 30 Schooners and Counter Meal SYDNEY SENTINEL

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A Sydney man last night rewarded himself with 30 full-strength schooners and a chicken parmigiana with chips, no salad, at his local pub after completing an eight-minute run.

Doing my first bit of exercise since colour comp at school 14 years ago felt so great I wouldve done it again today if I didnt have a steaming hangover, the man said. The feel-good endorphins from the run made me feel like I had dumped Mother Natures pinger. I can really see myself becoming a bit of a fitness freak.

The mans partner said he had become rather annoying.

Since completing his one run, he refers to himself as an athlete and even bought himself some fluorescent runners and compression tights, she said. He also claims I dont understand the lifestyle even though Ive been working out for five years.

Although the man reported putting on two kilograms after his run and pub session, he has assured everyone its all muscle gain.


10:05

Closed Friday 25 August Jura Books

Jura will be closed on Friday 25th August due to illness. Sorry for any inconvenience.

10:05

CARL CRAIG :: SYNTHFETISH 89.7 Eastside FM

CARL CRAIG RED BULL SYDNEY RMBA WEEKENDER

DETROIT visionary CARL CRAIG arrives in Australia alongside spring, unveiling his Versus vision with every knob twiddlers wet dream: a Synthesizer Ensemble. Here he talks to Eastsides PARIS POMPOR about the project and his long-running fascination with electronic keyboards.

Being a DJ has been a big, important stage [shaping] my view not only on music, but how to present the music, says Carl Craig. You get a response every night when you play a certain record, when you play it at a certain time. I think I learned more than anything that its not [just] the music selection thats important, but the timing is important. You can play the song at the wrong time and it just flops. But play a song at the right time and it can do everything that music really should do. It can blow the roof off!

You get the feeling that this kind of visceral audience reaction is never far from Craigs vision. Watching him in a rehearsal video with the Synthesizer Ensemble hes bringing to Australia for Red Bull in September, I recall a moment when hes giving instructions to other players about pulling out all the sub bass frequencies in a certain piece. When everything is eventually wound in for a crescendo, Craigs hope is that the effect will hit everyone in the back!  To illustrate his point to the ensemble he slams his fist into his palm.

Its not just about punch though. Craigs latest concept is about giving the music respect, essentially revisiting his own techno catalogue and taking it sky high, by giving it the full symphonic treatement.

Its a project thats orchestral in nature, explains Craig.

In other words, only songs that were worthy, got the orchestral treatment, nobody was going to spend money on recording an orchestra for a forgettable two-bit tune.

So with these songs that b...

09:57

King Gizzard reveal a killer first lineup for Gizzfest 2017 "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

For the last couple of years, Gizzfest has been building its rep as possibly the best festival in the country for guitar bands, pumping out some monster lineups helmed by none other than King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, and this year looks to be the best one yet.

Despite promising four whole albums this year, King Gizzard have still found time to put the national touring fest together again this year, and have just dropped the lineup for their hometown gig in Melbourne, boasting names like ORB and The Murlocs on the lineup alongside international guests like Kikagaku Moyo from Japan and La Luz from Cali.

There are some great names all the way down the bill, from the indefinable rap talents of HTMLFlowers and Jaalas producer side project Jaala vs. Man, to great bands like Loose Tooth, Lazer Tits and Suss Cunts.

The Melbourne edition will be kicking off on Saturday December 2 at the Melbourne Showgrounds this year, moving on from the Coburg Velodrome that hosted the event last year, with stepped-up A/V production and 10 hut stages with curated lineups.

All in all, it sounds like a much bigger affair than last year, and we look forward to seeing whats in store for the Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Newcastle and Byron Bay legs as theyre announced in the coming weeks, all set to take place between November 18 and December 2.

Until then, well have their new jazz-influenced album Sketches of East Brunswick on rotation, and be hanging out for their fourth and final LP for 2017.

King Gizzards Sketches of East Brunswick collaborator Mild High Club performs at Gizzfest 2016

King Gizzards Gizzfest 2017 Melbourne lineup

Saturday, 2nd December
Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne

Tickets on sale now

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Kikagaku Moyo (Japan)
La Luz (USA)
The Murlocs (Aus)
ORB (Aus)
Leah Senior (Aus)
Parsnip (Aus)
Clever Austin
HTMLflowers
Jaala vs Man
Superfeather
Vulture St Tape Gang
Suss Cunts
Hi-Tech Emotions
Pleather Purrs
Hexdebt
Loose Tooth
Lazer Tits
Stiff Richards
Closet Straights
Moon Lover
Bananagun
Gonzo
Vintage Crop
The Faculty
Planet Slayer
Bitch Dies...

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Thursday, 24 August

16:09

Jenny Blackfords Loyalty of Chickens Me fail? I fly!

Jenny Blackford, The Loyalty of Chickens (Pitt Street Poets 2017)

chickensLike Jenny Blackfords earlier book, The Duties of a Cat, this is beautifully presented collection of poetry. This ones bigger there are more pages and more poems, and it has a broader scope of subject matter and tone.

As in the earlier book, there are sweet celebrations of pet cats (All that he asked / was total control) and a range of animals wild and domestic, including the chickens, which, according to the title poem,

show no loyalty. It seems that any girl
wholl delve a scoop of free-range mix
is She Who Brings the Grain,
or close enough for these
red-feathered hens
to worship her.

Jenny Blackfords biography mentions that her work is published regularly in The School Magazine. One of the attractive features of this book is the way poems that are eminently suitable for children are mixed in with poems of mature sensibility, with no sense of incongruity. The lovely imagistic sweeping (the wind is sweeping / the tide out to sea), is followed by South Steyne, which recalls childhood events from an amused adult perspective (The South Steyne ferry was heaven / for me, though doubtless hell for parents), and then by Some slight redemption, a meditation on Coventry Cathedral as a monument not to war / nor even peace / but to forgiveness.

It seems inevitable that any collection of poems by a person of a certain age that touche...

15:32

Alanna and Alicia Announce Album Launch Show in Melbourne Timber and Steel

Image Courtesy of Alanna and Alicia Melbourne based jazz-folk sister duo Alanna and Alicia will be officially launching their latest album Songs Im Singing with Me with a hometown show at the Thornbury Theatre on the 2nd September. The duo launched the album at the National Folk Festival earlier this year but this will be []

15:00

ALPHAMAMA TALKS GLOBAL RHYTHMS 89.7 Eastside FM

Ahead of her apperance at Septembers GLOBAL RHYTHMS festival, ALPHAMAMA talks to Eastside Radio about her inimitable style and latest release, revisiting her Indonesian heritage, the way forward for women in music and what you can expect from her performance on September 24th at Bicentennial Park in Glebe. With jazz, soul, hip hop and non-western forms shaping her music, Alphamamas full blown band experience for Global Rhythms festival will be one of the highlights. 

Wow! This year has flow by, says Alphamama, the woman once described by the Purple Sneakers crew as hip and strong [with] one hell of a voice.

Having spent much of 2017 launching her own spiritual clearing/coaching business, writing a book for musicians about income streams and finally clearing six years worth of taxes, Alphamama also found time to release a new single and video clip called Stranger In Asia.

What was the creative spark for the song Stranger In Asia did the idea come out of an experience?

There was a very definite purpose and reason to writing that song. I was in Indonesia and experiencing my own spiritual awakening. I felt very unsafe physically over there as a woman and felt the danger around me because I am a woman. It really woke up the sleeping dragon inside me. My father is Indonesian and I have always loved that part of my heritage, my culture. But in that moment, I was walking down a street in shorts and a T-shirt and I could feel the eyes on me and the danger I was in walking alone. It made me feel very foreign and disconnected to the place I love so much. I suddenly felt so strongly the suppression on female sexuality and womens bodies that religion and culture has afflicted on us. It seemed so wrong to me that the portal through which all human beings come when they are born, are vilified, humiliated, shamed, raped and abused. It dawned on me how much of the feminine aspects of humanity are rejected and denied when it is so divine.

Youve described the song as an ode to the uprising of the divine feminine. Given all the debate around the issue of women being underrepresented on many festival line-ups, what in your opinion is the best way to combat these inequalities?

This is is so deep for me and I could go on all day talking about it. Im really glad that were talking about it here, but also in the media! A lot of great people are doing really great things to change this and I see how the awareness has increased a lot in the last few years. I believe that this change is happening and will continue to shift, but for me personally, what I do is share. I run a music mentoring program for women and...

14:52

Garden of Delights Artists and Garth's broomdance cabaret "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"


We got Mel from Weave to come over and shoot some photos of the finished Garden of Earthly Delights at the Record Crate in Glebe . I'll post those in a day or two. But while we had the furniture out of the way Grace Woods came over and and we had a bit of fun in front of the mural, and Garth did a cool broondance, like vaudeville, stills don't quite do it justice. There's also a couple of movies that I'll upload later where Grace and I point out features of interest in the mural - I bet you can't wait.

Thanks Garth for helping to move the tables and camera work





13:00

Ruby Fields announces her national P Plates single launch tour Tone Deaf

Fresh from releasing her killer new single P Plates, Sydneys Ruby Fields is having quite a big day, not only unleashing the film clip for P Plates, but also announcing a massive national tour for later in the year.

Self-identifying as an average chick, Ruby Fields casual approach to music has taken the Aussie music scene by storm. With only two singles under her belt so far, the level of success that she has experienced so far is an amazing indicator of things to come for this chilled Aussie muso.

Having released the single P Plates, a taste of her upcoming EP, a couple of weeks back, Ruby Fields is stoked to release the singles film clip today.

Featuring Ruby and her friends, the video shows her heading off on a hitch-hiking journey. Ive always loved hand held film stuff and knew I wanted the next film clip to be a little more fun, Ruby said. So I just kind of came up with the concept of hitch hiking and each driver having their own personality until I finally got to a car dealership to get my own ride and go on tour.

It was sick putting my mates in the clip, it was super rushed so they killed it. We did it all in a day about a week after I thought up the concept. It feels very me, because its super grubby and kind of disorganised.

On top of that though, Ruby Fields has announced an national tour which will see her hit up Byron Bay, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Mandurah, and Perth over a couple of weeks in November. Bringing along rockers Totty, these dates are undoubtedly going to be one of the hottest tickets on the Aussie music scene, so youd best not miss Ruby Fields when she comes to your neck of the woods.

Check out the film clip for Ruby Fields P Plates, along with tour dates, below,

Ruby Fields P Plates Tour 2017

With Totty

Thursday, November 9th
Bangalow Pub, Byron Bay, NSW

Friday, November 10th
Foundry Records, Brisbane, QLD (U18)

Friday, November 10th
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Saturday, November 11th
Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Friday, November 17th
Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Friday, November 24th
Rocket Bar, Adelaide, SA

Saturday, November 25th
Brighton Hotel...

12:43

Country Boy Hospitalised After Greeting Every Passerby on Stroll in Sydney CBD SYDNEY SENTINEL

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A man from country NSW is suffering from third-degree vocal cord tears after he personally greeted every single person he walked past during a short stroll in the big smoke today.

To make matters worse, not a single person acknowledged him in return, he told The Sydney Sentinel in an interview conducted via Morse code.

I started out with the classic combo of a gday and a head nod, which is a big hit back home, the man said. After that failed to get a response, I tried alternating between good morning and hows it going for a few hours before stripping things right back to hello. Nothing.

The man estimates that he greeted approximately 12,345 people during his CBD stroll, which is 12,343 more people than he usually passes on a walk of a similar length back home.

The mans luck didnt change on his bus ride to the hospital, where everybody he smiled and nodded at or even just caught the eye of either moved away, got off the bus or asked if he was looking for a fight.

It was almost like nobody cared about anyone, he said. International trends are always a bit slow to come to the country so its not my fault this happened but, when I get home, Ill be sure to tell everyone about the turmeric lattes, strange beards, and rudeness I encountered to ensure no one else suffers these kinds of injuries.


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10:58

Sleepmakeswaves "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Birds Robe Records & The Harbour Agency present:
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With special guests Rosetta (USA)

 

Post-rock trailblazers sleepmakeswaves are still riding high from the success of their epic triple j Like A Version of Children by Robert Miles and have now announced a headlining national tour of Australia for December to wrap up their 60+ date international tour in support of recently released third album Made of Breath Only. Joining them at all shows will be American post-metal juggernauts ROSETTA, returning to Australian shores for the first time in five years, taking place in clubs in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane & Sydney.

Guitarist Otto Wicks-green voiced the bands excitement over these upcoming dates:

This band started in small clubs around Australia, and its in rooms these size where we honed our live performances. The intimacy, the intensity, the heat. A visceral and immediate live show is heart and soul of this band, so we were very specific in selecting each of these rooms for this tour. Bringing one of our all time favourite bands, Rosetta, with us is the cherry on the cake.

Were stoked to be bringing out one of the most powerful live acts weve seen on a tour that is more scaled-down and intimate. Rosetta bring a relentless atmospheric catharsis to their shows, and really fit their description metal for astronauts. On top of all that, theyre our old friends from tours in 2012 and we cant wait to see their faces again.

These will be special, crushing, intimate performances, so dont sleep on tickets. Come get heavy with us.

Rosetta frontman echoed the bands enthusiasm for their return to Australia:

We are very excited to be returning to Australia in support of our long time friends, sleepmakeswaves. When we last came to Australia five years ago, we played with SMW in a tiny record store in Perth. We couldnt be more excited to come back and do a whole run together.

sleepmakeswaves have quickly evolved into one of Australias most exciting and innovative musical exports. Following tours with scene giants such as Karnivool, Cog, Underoath, 65daysofstatic, Opeth and Devin Townsend, the Sydney bands unique instrumental epics and their energetic performances have seen them connect with a diverse and passionate audience of music fans, as well as unprecented ARIA nominations for their albums Love of C...

10:26

Watch the New Marlon Williams Video Vampire Again Timber and Steel

Image Courtesy of Marlon Williams Celebrated New Zealand born alt-country artist Marlon Williams has just released his amazing new video Vampire Again. Vampire Again is Williams first new material since his 2015 debut album and its quirky, croony and features an amazing video. The germination of this song began in LA last year, Marlon Williams []

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Wednesday, 23 August

16:13

Arts Friday 25 August presented by Bronwyn Rennex "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Today I be talking about making art accessible. I went along on a tour through the Jenny Watson exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia that was run for participants with visual impairment as part of the MCAs Bella Program. Ill be playing part of the tour as well as interviews with the artist educators and the participants in the tour. It will be an interesting way for many to experience the work of Jenny Watson.

I also talk about the Making Airwaves initiative. You can find out more about this on the Eastside Website.

Theres also a wonderful program called Gig Buddies thats worth checking out and getting involved with.

There are some tours for people with visual impairment coming up soon at the Art Gallery of NSW too including a tour of the Archibald Wynn and Sulman prizes on Sat 9 September at 11am.

As always, I present lots of sweet tunes.

Jenny Watson, Self Portrait as a Narcotic, 1989, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased 1989, image courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia the artist

Jenny Watson, Self Portrait as a Narcotic, 1989, Museum of Contemporary Art, purchased 1989, image courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia the artist

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15:21

DANCE & THEATRE: Khon Exquisite Masked Dance Drama of Thailand "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

KHON: Exquisite Masked Dance Drama of Thailand

Free public event: Celebrating 65 years of Australian-Thai bilateral relations, Khon, Esquisite Masked Dance Drama of Thailand will soon arrive in Sydney to present one of the countrys most significant dance performances.

Having toured internationally, the Sydney Khon performances will consist of a special presentation and workshop at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (Wednesday 30 August).

For one night only, the audience will get a chance to see this Thai extravaganza, as well as the performers glittering handmade costumes and tantalising live music.

Traditionally performed exclusively at significant royal functions, Khon performances depict the story of the Ramakien. The story follows Phra Ram, an incarnation of the god Phra Narai, who is assisted by monkey warriors that help him rescue his wife, Sida, from the demon king, Tosakanth. The story presents the universal belief that virtue always wins over evil.

Khon is a complex Thai classical dance whose history dates back hundreds of years. The masked dance drama is the most refined of Thai theatre forms, requiring strict training from childhood, and combines
music, martial arts, painting and elaborate costumes.

Presented by aMBUSH Gallery, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Assajan Collective, the special presentation at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will be a free public event, and include an opening.

Dont miss this rare opportunity! There are only 100 seats available, all free of charge, but registrations are essential.

DATE: Wed. 30 August 2017
TIME:2:00 pm 4:10 pm AEST
WHERE:  Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula, NSW 2170

To reserve your place at this historic event, register now at http://bit.ly/2vff0RG

 

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Sunday, 20 August

09:59

Celebrating 1500 Voice of Nor Serount Armenian Programs "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

 

On 20 August 2017, 2RRR Ryde Regional Radio 88.5FM will acknowledge a significant milestone and community programming achievement by celebrating the 1500th consecutive radio show of the ethnic language program broadcast in the Armenian language as SVoice of Nor Serount (means voice of the new generation).

Under the auspices and support of the local Armenian Nor Serount Cultural Society, the Armenian radio program on 2RRR is the longest running program on the station. It"s hard to believe that it started from humble beginnings back in November 1988, founded by Vatche Demirjian and have served the Australian-Armenian community continuously for three decades. You can follow the program on their Facebook page Voice of Nor Serount Armenian Radio.

The show holds an important place within the local Armenian community, and can be heard throughout Sydney on 88.5FM and has a strong listener base globally through live streaming over the internet on http://2rrr.org.au

Locals Toros Boyadjian and Vatche Topouzian broadcast the Voice of Nor Serount from the station"s Henley Cottage headquarters (near Gladesville) on Victoria Road every Sunday between 7pm and 9pm AEST.

The weekly 2 hour program provides a comprehensive summary of the week"s news (local, Armenian & International content); sports & finance updates; health & well-being segment; community information; live interviews with local & international artists & guests; and the best Armenian music library consisting of modern hits and golden oldies.

The program has interviewed several Australian political dignitaries in recent times such as Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, John Howard, Philip Ruddock, Joe Hockey, Bob Carr, John Alexander, Maxine McKew, John Watkins, Peter Collins, Kristina Keneally, Gladys Berejiklian and Trent Zimmerman.

Over the past three decades, Australia has had the following eight Prime...

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Tuesday, 20 June

00:16

Rainbow Chan - Seaside "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

An intimate performance by Sydney artist Rainbow Chan. Filmed by Rose Chan. Help send her to Iceland by voting for her here: www.fbiradio.com/iceland Free downloads here: www.souncloud.com/rainbowchanmusic

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Wednesday, 03 May

19:20

Captain Crabbe and the Gnomes "All abound for Sydney Town!" LP 1976 "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

This is another album provided by the Victorian Bush Folkie. Thanks again.

What a strange name for a folk group. It is also intriguing that the album graphics do not include any details of the individual performers. Surely some of our blog visitors will be able to provide some details on the who, what and why of this group.

February 2017 - Tony Suttor has come to our rescue with some details. These three were the original team of "minstrels"at "Old Sydney Town" but only the two "garden gnomes", Eric Thompson (pictured with guitar) and David Hodgson Hogston (see comments), were still there when Tony Suttor joined Old Sydney Town in 1976. The dog Patch belonged to Eric. "Captain Crabbe" and the horse remain unidentified. David composed the last three listed instrumentals. In the 1980s the duo perfromed at the Argyle Tavern in The Rocks, Sydney. Many thanks Tony.

April 2017 "Captain Crabbe" has been identified as Vernon McGrath (see comments)

This album was definitely recorded and produced in Australia but I notice that, with two exceptions, the tracks are as much at home in the British Isles as in Australia. The major exception, Little Fishy a.k.a. Little Fish, is strongly Australian but this is the first time that I have heard anyone sing it other than as a lullaby. The second exception is Sydney Town and I have no idea as to its origin.

Anyway, that is of little concern because the group performs very well both instrumentally and vocally. The vinyl was obviously in good condition and the tracks required very little editing. There is a good mix of songs and instrumentals.

Please note that the track Lusty Young Blacksmith has extensive sexual innuendo and the track Ho Boy Hey Boy is sexually explicit and very politically improper in respect of the female gender. You have been warned - in no way do I endorse the content..

Tracklist
1. Bonnie Dundee - instrumental
2. 10,000 miles
3. Sydney Town
4. Maggie May
5. Botany Bay
6. Drunken sailor
7. Little fishy
8. Molly Malone
9. Foggy foggy dew (English traditional - not Irish rebellion)
10. Molly McInstry instrumental
11. Billy O'Donnell O'Day
12. The keel row ...

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Sunday, 23 April

06:00

Black Arm Band Company in Sydney on 22/04/17 "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

  • Artist: Black Arm Band Company
  • Date: Saturday, April 22nd 2017
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • City: Sydney, NSW
  • Venue: City Recital Hall
  • Address: 2 Angel Place
  • Country: Australia
  • Admission: $40-60
  • Age restrictions: All Ages
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  • Notes: A collective of contemporary Aboriginal music pioneers and emerging greats who have inherited their legacy, Black Arm Band celebrates its tenth anniversary with Songs of the Black Arm Band. ARTISTS Emma Donovan vocals Deline Briscoe vocals Yirrmal Marika vocals Mark Atkins didgeridoo Michael Meagher musical director / bass guitar Andrea Keller piano Rory McDougall drums Steve Magnusson guitar
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Tuesday, 28 March

13:48

Sarah Connor on Hardcore Classic Radio 2SER 107.3 "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

This video is about 2015 Hilltop Hoods Initiative winner Sarah Connor, an emerging hip hop artist from Sydney who talks about winning the grant, the growth of female mcs on the scene and the stayfly collective.

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Monday, 30 January

12:17

Everyone We Know: Exhibition Tour "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

THUNDAMENTALS LAUNCH ART EXHIBITION TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW ALBUM

EVERYONE WE KNOW

 EVERYONE WE KNOW ALBUM RELEASED FRIDAY FEB 10

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Hip-hop outfit Thundamentals have today announced a special touring art exhibition which will celebrate the launch of their upcoming album Everyone We Know which will be released on Friday February 10th (through High Depth/Universal Music Australia) Titled Everyone We Know: Exhibition Tour, the ARIA nominated band have engaged Sydney artist and graphic designer April 77 Creative to create a conceptual exhibition inspired by each track from the new album.  Each song will be represented by a different character or person which will make up the works of the 16 piece graphic art collection.

Weve worked with April77 since day one. He almost feels like a part of the band and has always understood our message and vision going above and beyond every time. For this particular release, early on we knew we wanted a character to represent each of the songs on the album. It was an incredible experience going back and forth, refining each aspect of the front cover. And furthermore its a blessing to have him on board for the book. Ben actually designed 15 individual environments for each character and we are so happy with how everything came out a perfect visual pallet for the entire record! says Thundamentals MC Tuka.

April77 Creative aka Ben Funnell has been involved in the creative process of all the artwork for the groups previous album and EP releases and most notably the album Art Direction and Cover Design for their highly acclaimed So We Can Remember and Everyone We Know albums.

Speaking on the Everyone We Know artwork series, April77s Ben Funnell says - The theme for Everyone We Know is about people and connectivity which we found really inspiring. We also felt a strong sense of diversity across each track on the LP in terms of subject matter and sonics. Our visual answer to this was to embrace and celebrate the diversity of Thundamentals fan base and friends but rather than go with a literal representation of this broad demographic we aimed to really illuminate these differences by creating a series of hybrid human/alien/animal characters, all standin...

Friday, 30 December

19:37

Last night @britishindia hit up Sydneys @metro_theatre... "GroovUs Feed Aartists"



Last night @britishindia hit up Sydneys @metro_theatre for an incredible show! : @johnnyd_photography

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