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Sunday, 22 October

21:32

XANEMR - KELHA BAZD "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

World famous Kurdish singer Xanemr celebrated the 30th Anniversary of his singing career with a free concert for Sydney's Kurdish Community. Two camera shoot filmed by MerJa Media was sponsored by the Sydney Kurdish Youth Society. Editing provided free by MerJa Media. Shot on Canon DSLR and Sony PXW-X70 http://sydneykurdishyouth.com/wp/ http://merjamedia.com.au/

21:32

XANEMR - GULANA MI "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

World famous Kurdish singer Xanemr celebrated the 30th Anniversary of his singing career with a free concert for Sydney's Kurdish Community. Two camera shoot filmed by MerJa Media was sponsored by the Sydney Kurdish Youth Society. Editing provided free by MerJa Media. Shot on Canon DSLR and Sony PXW-X70 http://sydneykurdishyouth.com/wp/ http://merjamedia.com.au/

21:32

XANEMR - AZADBE ROK and Band Introduction "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

World famous Kurdish singer Xanemr celebrated the 30th Anniversary of his singing career with a free concert for Sydney's Kurdish Community. Two camera shoot filmed by MerJa Media was sponsored by the Sydney Kurdish Youth Society. Editing provided free by MerJa Media. Shot on Canon DSLR and Sony PXW-X70 http://sydneykurdishyouth.com/wp/ http://merjamedia.com.au/

21:32

XANEMIR - GIDEN KUSLAR "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

World famous Kurdish singer Xanemr celebrated the 30th Anniversary of his singing career with a free concert for Sydney's Kurdish Community. Two camera shoot filmed by MerJa Media was sponsored by the Sydney Kurdish Youth Society. Editing provided free by MerJa Media. Shot on Canon DSLR and Sony PXW-X70 http://sydneykurdishyouth.com/wp/ http://merjamedia.com.au/

21:31

XANEMR - XOZAN DAX "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

World famous Kurdish singer Xanemr celebrated the 30th Anniversary of his singing career with a free concert for Sydney's Kurdish Community. Two camera shoot filmed by MerJa Media was sponsored by the Sydney Kurdish Youth Society. Editing provided free by MerJa Media. Shot on Canon DSLR and Sony PXW-X70 http://sydneykurdishyouth.com/wp/ http://merjamedia.com.au/

21:31

XANEMR - SEYRAN MANG "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

World famous Kurdish singer Xanemr celebrated the 30th Anniversary of his singing career with a free concert for Sydney's Kurdish Community. Two camera shoot filmed by MerJa Media was sponsored by the Sydney Kurdish Youth Society. Editing provided free by MerJa Media. Shot on Canon DSLR and Sony PXW-X70 http://sydneykurdishyouth.com/wp/ http://merjamedia.com.au/

21:31

XANEMR - ALAGYAS "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

World famous Kurdish singer Xanemr celebrated the 30th Anniversary of his singing career with a free concert for Sydney's Kurdish Community. Two camera shoot filmed by MerJa Media was sponsored by the Sydney Kurdish Youth Society. Editing provided free by MerJa Media. Shot on Canon DSLR and Sony PXW-X70 http://sydneykurdishyouth.com/wp/ http://merjamedia.com.au/

21:31

XANEMR - NAZL "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

World famous Kurdish singer Xanemr celebrated the 30th Anniversary of his singing career with a free concert for Sydney's Kurdish Community. Two camera shoot filmed by MerJa Media was sponsored by the Sydney Kurdish Youth Society. Editing provided free by MerJa Media. Shot on Canon DSLR and Sony PXW-X70 http://sydneykurdishyouth.com/wp/ http://merjamedia.com.au/

21:31

XANEMR - AGIR "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

World famous Kurdish singer Xanemr celebrated the 30th Anniversary of his singing career with a free concert for Sydney's Kurdish Community. Two camera shoot filmed by MerJa Media was sponsored by the Sydney Kurdish Youth Society. Editing provided free by MerJa Media. Shot on Canon DSLR and Sony PXW-X70 http://sydneykurdishyouth.com/wp/ http://merjamedia.com.au/

21:31

XANEMR - HEKIMO "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

World famous Kurdish singer Xanemr celebrated the 30th Anniversary of his singing career with a free concert for Sydney's Kurdish Community. Two camera shoot filmed by MerJa Media was sponsored by the Sydney Kurdish Youth Society. Editing provided free by MerJa Media. Shot on Canon DSLR and Sony PXW-X70 http://sydneykurdishyouth.com/wp/ http://merjamedia.com.au/

21:31

XANEMR - MEVANIM "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

World famous Kurdish singer Xanemr celebrated the 30th Anniversary of his singing career with a free concert for Sydney's Kurdish Community. Two camera shoot filmed by MerJa Media was sponsored by the Sydney Kurdish Youth Society. Editing provided free by MerJa Media. Shot on Canon DSLR and Sony PXW-X70 http://sydneykurdishyouth.com/wp/ http://merjamedia.com.au/

16:08

TATTOO Festival Arts Monday 89.7 Eastside FM

The Rites Of Passage Festival is an event that showcases tattoos as a form of art and self-expression. This years line-up features over 250 of the best tattoo artists from Australia and the world in an action-packed weekend of live tattoos, body art, food trucks and entertainment. Visitors can catch up with the latest trends, get inked on the spot, and shop for everything from tattoo supplies to the latest in street wear and alternative fashions. Tattoo competitions will see artists battling it out for points in the different categories, as well as the Miss Rites of Passage competition in which women of NSW compete for the Miss Rites of Passage title.

Kevin Mack, Director of Australian Tattoo Events, is my guest today.

The Rites of Passage Festival: Friday 27th Sunday 29th October 2017

Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park

More Info: www.ritesofpassagefestival.com

Soleil-Megan Allard

Soleil-Megan Allard

Megan Allard is a Canadian custom tattoo artist who specialises in black-and-grey, realism, and watercolour. Megan incorporates her formal training and skills in painting and fine arts into her tattoo designs. Megan Allard is currently working at The Tattoo Movement in Sydney and is a celebrated artist. Megan is commissioned by individuals and institutions across the world and her artworks and fine art prints are held in Australian and International collections.

Megan Allard, custom tattoo artist, is my guest today.

08:43

Man in Hospital After Early Uber Arrival Forces Him to Skol 400 Beers "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

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A Sydney man is in hospital with chronic drunkenness pains after the Uber he ordered to take him to the pub arrived four minutes early, forcing him to drink 400 of his 680 pre-drinks beers in under 30 seconds.

A government health spokesperson has slammed Uber, calling for an urgent review of the ride-sharing service.

What a horror story. My thoughts and prayers are with this man who was trying to do the right thing by not driving after 680 beers and avoiding arriving at the pub feeling a bit awkward because he hadnt consumed a sufficient amount of alcohol, he said. Its irresponsible of the Uber to put people in this position and its happening far too often. Punctuality can be deadly.

The victims friends, who are also in hospital recovering from the evening, said they werent concerned when the man failed to turn up at the pub.

Hes a light drinker anyway so we thought he simply skipped the pre pre pre pre drinks. Who would have thought the poor bloke had to drink 400 beers in under 30 seconds? one friend said. I know that doesnt sound like much, but 400 beers has a lot of sugar and that cant be good for you.

A NSW taxi spokesperson said this was just another example of the way Ubers consistent over performance was dangerous.

If you book with a taxi, you can be confident well be late or not come at all, so youll always have plenty of time to finish your pre-drinks drinks, he said. Were proud of our motto, Better late or never.


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Saturday, 21 October

12:29

Why is The Conversation still pursuing the Adani Carmichael Mine? "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Why are we still pursuing the Adani Carmichael mine?

Michael West, University of Sydney

Why, if Adanis gigantic Carmichael coal project is so on-the-nose for the banks and so environmentally destructive, are the federal and Queensland governments so avid in their support of it?

Once again the absurdity of building the worlds biggest new thermal coal mine was put in stark relief on Monday evening via an ABC Four Corners investigation, Digging into Adani.


Read more: Adani gives itself the green light, but that doesnt change the economics of coal


Where the ABC broke new ground was in exposing the sheer breadth of corruption by this Indian energy conglomerate. And its power too. The TV crew was detained and questioned in an Indian hotel for five hours by police.

It has long been the subject of high controversy that the Australian government, via the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF)that is still contemplating a A$1 billion subsidy for Adanis rail line, a proposal to freight the coal from the Galilee Basin to Adanis....

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Friday, 20 October

19:00

Waratahs and Rain! "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Today it is raining! After months of serious dry we are receiving our first truly soaking rain. It feels magic.

This morning we got together with many of the other landcare groups in the Katoomba catchment for morning tea and a bird watching walk led by the incredible artist Fiona Lumsden  and Jill Dark. While we didnt spot too many birds in the mist, we did hear a few, and found the waratahs on the bush corridor above the garden are in full, glorious bloom! Afterwards we headed to the National Parks office for morning tea and a chat about the fantastic work that all the different groups in the catchment have been doing.  The council and the local community have just received an award for their work on the waterways leading into Minnie Haha Falls. Big congrats to everyone involved!

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10:21

Gallery: Tracks at Blacktown Arts Centre "GroovUs Feed Aartists"


 
TRACKS returned to Blacktown Arts Centre for round two, hosting a music industry Q&A and live music showcase. To kick things off, Western Sydney artists Izzy and Rebecca Hatch jumped up on stage, before some of the brainiest in the biz Thelma Plum, Frank Trotman-Golden (Koori Radio), Sally Coleman (Coda Conduct), Dobby and Izzy shared music-making tips for emerging artists. Ones-to-watch Nooky and Dobby closed out the all indigenous music lineup.
Presented with Music NSW and Blacktown Arts Centre.
 

Tracks | 13.10.17 | Photos by Gerrie Mifsud

 

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Saturday, 02 September

13:34

Watch Corey Taylor stopping Stone Sours set to help an audience member "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Stone Sour recently wrapped up their Aussie tour which saw them hit up Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane for their first shows since Soundwave in 2013. However footage has now emerged of frontman Corey Taylor showing his protective side, as he stopped Sydneys encore mid-song to help an audience member.

During Stone Sours encore at their Hordern Pavilion show last Saturday night, Corey Taylor began to notice something wasnt quite right with someone in the crowd.

Halfway through the bands performance of Gone Sovereign, Corey Taylor signalled for the band to stop before addressing the crowd. Okay, everybody back up there seems to be a medical issue. Make some room so the professionals can get in there guys, Taylor said, warranting rapturous applause from the audience.

After a couple of minutes of making sure that the fan is indeed okay, Taylor quickly switched back into performer mode and got the crowd pumped up again before tearing into Absolute Zero.

Of course, this isnt the first time that musicians have stopped their shows to help out fans in need. Just recently, Circa Survives guitarist Brendan Ekstrom had to stop the bands set and walk offstage to help a fan who was being sexually assaulted. Even rock group 3 Doors Down stopped their show a few years back to stop a fan who was beating up a fellow audience member.

However this of course manages to show one of rocks notorious angry young men in a rare, caring light, proving once and for all that if youre in trouble at a rock show, you definitely want Corey Taylor to be up on stage.

Check out Corey Taylor helping the fan in the video below.

11:18

US musician Colleen Green has been deported ahead of her Aussie tour "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Ahead of her performance at this weekends Sounds Of The Suburbs festival, and as part of a co-headlining tour with Bleeding Knees Club and Harlem, US musician Colleen Green has been deported by Australian officials for attempting to enter the country on an incorrect visa.

Colleen Green took to Facebook yesterday from Los Angeles to explain to fans the reason why she was unable to perform in Australia this time around. I left on Monday the 28th. I flew for 13 hours to Auckland, New Zealand. I had a 2 hour layover. I flew for another 3 hours to Melbourne, she began. I had no guitar, but a few pieces of luggage including a large rollie with some records and Colleen Green hats.

The promoter of my Australian tour told me he had secured a visa for me and to just say Im visiting friends and everything would be fine. I really had no reason to doubt this as I have traveled all over the world to perform and have done so many times under the pretense of tourism with no incident.

Read the entirety of Colleen Greens Facebook post below.

Just in case thats a little bit too much information to take in, the gist of it is that Green attempted to enter the country on the wrong visa. Instead of coming to Australia on a visa that would have allowed her to play music and therefore earn money during her time here, she instead tried to enter with a tourist visa, which is sort of frowned upon by immigration officials.

Of course, performing music in Australia is technically possible on a tourist visa, but isnt particularly legal.

Despite this, Colleen Green did attempt to see the bright side of the whole situation, adding because I didnt have to wait in any of those wack ass lines, and I also got to board the plane first. But unfortunately, it wasnt all positives, since she states that she felt like a totally busted criminal dummy, when all I had been trying to do was play music and see a new country.

A spokesman for promoter Bone Soup spoke to The Sydney...

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Thursday, 31 August

19:34

Help us keep our sanity, remember our humanity. Song from Manus "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Asylum Seeker Moz releases song recorded in Manus Island detention centre Kurdish refugee Mostafa Moz Azimitabar today released a music video and song he recorded from his detention on Manus Island. Moz, 31, has been detained for four years.   The vocals for his song All the Same were recorded on a mobile phone and, with the footage; found their way out of Manus to artists in Australia. In the clip, Moz sings into the camera, surrounded by tall wire fences, and implores all Australians to help us keep our sanity, remember our humanity. Moz said the song was created to bring attention to the plight of himself and other refugees.  We have been left in political limbo for four years now.   The conditions are hellish and how they treat us is deplorable. I hope people who are listening to my song will understand our desperation, frustration and fear, he said.

15:49

Yours & Owls Festival lose local act, but score an international replacement "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Wollongongs Yours & Owls Festival is mere weeks away, and with the days quickly diminishing before the two-day festival kicks off, fans are getting pretty excited. However, one month out from the festival, organisers have had to announce a couple of last-minute changes to the lineup.

Yours & Owls festival is set to take place in Wollongongs Stuart Park on the weekend of September 30th and October 1st, and features a pretty intimidating lineup to say the least. Sadly though, organisers have announced that Melbournes Gold Class will no longer be performing at the festival, due to some international scheduling conflicts.

However, the good news that comes out of this, is that US rockers Wavves have volunteered to step up and take their place. No strangers to our shores, Wavves are already set to be in the country at the end of September thanks to an absolutely massive national tour with Dune Rats, Hockey Dad, and WAAX. The group are set to make an appearance at the festival between stops at Melbournes Forum Theatre, and Sydneys Big Top.

This lineup reshuffle also extends to Yours & Owls Festivals under-18s edition of the festival, with SAFIA no longer able to play drug and alcohol free event. Dont stress if youre over 18 though, theyre still able to head along to the main festival. But taking their place will be Australias current hip-hop legend Allday, wholl be pulling double duty and performing at both versions of the festival.

The under-18s side of the festival is also expanding further with the addition of Black Summer, and Tyne-James Organ. You might remember Black Summer from back when he was Unearthed by triple j in 2015 at the tender age of 11. Likewise, if youve hit up any shows by The Beautiful Girls, Lewis Watson, or Little Sea in recent times, theres a fair chance you might have seen Tyne-James Organ bring his brilliant live show to you. Either way, the under-18s are in with a pretty good lineup, we have to admit.

Check out Wavves Million Enemies below, as you start to get excited for Yours & Owls Festival, which kicks off at the end of next month.

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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...

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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

Saturday, 24 December

22:03

Various Artists "3 Floors Down" LP 1972 "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

This LP featured artists who associated with the Cellar, three floors down, in the YWCA building in Sydney. This was then the venue for PACT which in 1972 still operated as an adult co-operative theatre and music space. PACT has changed somewhat over the years and is now the "PACT centre for emerging artists" now situate at Erskineville in Sydney.

It is a really mixed offering with psychedelic folk, bluegrass, an Irish traditional, a Spanish language protest song of the 1960s (shades of "Quantanamera"), a blues number, and a few country/folk contemporary numbers.

Many of these artists have featured for other albums on this blog, most notably, Marian Henderson, Declan Affley, and John Currie. All tracks are studio performances.

This is another of the albums ripped by the Victorian Bush Folkie and edited by me. There were a lot of clicks on this LP but most have been eliminated and it is now of good listening quality.

Track List
01 - Reuben James - Hamilton County Bluegrass Band
02 - No Other Name - Tom Taylor
03 - Porque Los Pobres Nos Tienen - Jeannie Lewis
04 - Fillemorrieooie-ay (Working on the Railway) - John Currie
05 - Australia Square - Bernard Bolan
06 - Island in the River (Bitter Bread, Weevils in the Flour) - Declan Affley
07 - Pity Me - Dogsbody, Bloodbus, Kratch, Dank and Snug
08 - Moon and Mice - Marian Henderson
09 - Goin' Home - Margaret RoadKnight
10 - Oldest Man Blues - Kerry Lyons and Steve Martin
11 - Strawberry Sunshine - Al Head
12 - Missed the Seasons Rain - John Currie

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21:57

Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger live at The Regent Theatre, Sydney 1979. "GroovUs Feed Aartists"


Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger 1977 publicity kit photo
Yes, this one does not fit into the remit of this blog. In fact, there are only two connections to Australia. Firstly, this was a live performance at The Regent Theatre in January 1979 when they performed as part of the Sydney Festival of Folk Life. Secondly, they sang a song about Joh Bjelke-Petersen. However, I suspect many visitors to the blog will welcome the inclusion of this album.

That concert of about three hours was professionally recorded by the ABC and later broadcast in parts on ABC-FM. John B recorded the broadcast parts on a reel-to-reel recorder. He collated the parts to recreate the full concert and has subsequently separated and digitally converted each of the tracks. He has also conveniently numbered the tracks in order as two sets so as to enable the production of two CDs to feature the concert continually as in the original broadcast. (Note that if you wish to do that, ensure that there is no gap between tracks when recording - the default is usually 2 seconds)

There are a few minor glitches but, overall, the quality is very good despite an MP3 rate of 128 CBR which correlates to the original FM broadcast quality anyway. Great job John B.

Tracklist
101 Introduction
102 Cowboy Song
103 Battle of Harlaw
104 Going to The West
105 Henry Lee
106 Talking Bones
107 Penny Wager
108 Talking Matrimony Blues
109 Scolding Wife
110 Wha' Is It That Findlay?
111 Queensland Joh song
112 Crossbones Scully
113 Blast Against Blackguards

201 Cindy
202 Allende's Song
203 Dirty Old Town
204 Browned Off
205 Flying Cloud
206 No Sir No
207 Emily's Story
208 Freeborn Man
209 Ale-Wife
210 Ballad of Accounting
211 Shoals of Herring
212 I'm A Rover

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