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Friday, 15 September


Creative Rebellion Jura Books

Date and Time: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017 -
3:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us and participate in a festival of creativity on Sat 28 October.

As part of Jura's 40th anniversary celebrations we would like to host a celebration of creative rebellion on Saturday 28 October. Were calling for proposals from musicians (acoustic), poets, actors, comedians, jugglers, video-makers, artists, DIYers, vegan cupcake bakers, and anyone else with creative talents, to be part of this participatory celebration.

The act of creating or performing something for our own pleasure and the enjoyment of our community can be a profound act of rebellion against the consumerism and commodification prevalent in contemporary society. We know that Juras community of supporters is full of talented people. We are seeking people to fill a 10 or 20 minute slot with something creative that can be shared with others. Why not join us on 28th October and share your creative spirit with like-minded people?

The festival is planned to run from the afternoon into the evening, with a presentation by Melbourne poet TTO as the anchor event in the evening. The purpose of inviting proposals is for programming. Apart from TTO, the program will depend on proposals received.

To get involved please email your proposal to with these details:

  •     Your name & contact and names of any co-collaborators
  •     Type of creative activity (eg music, poetry, talk, video, workshop, etc)
  •     Time required generally a 10 minute or 20 minute slot, but we're flexible
  •     Any preferences you have for a timeslot between 1pm and 6pm
  •     Any special equipment / set-up you need, and if you can provide it yourself
  •     Any other details that may be relevant

To help us work out the program, it would be greatly appreciated if you could email us your proposal by Saturday 30th September.

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(Image is a poster out of Jura's archive 2SER Tokyo Hit Beat, artist unknown, possibly Redback Gra...



No stranger to Eastside Radio after guesting many times on programs like Vibez Brasil and The Vinyl Frontier, Alex Barry has an insatiable record collecting habit. Part of the Afrobrasiliana DJ collective where hes known as Walking Fish   when not playing records or trawling for more, Barry is immersed in the world of filmmaking. Below he tells us about combining both loves on a recent trip with a National Geographic film crew to Benin in West Africa, and shares five of his best catches. No doubt youll hear him spinning a few of them at Global Rhythms Festival on Sunday September 24th.

Alex Barry Walking Fish Afrobrasiliana

In 2016 I spent four months in Benin filming a documentary series about a medical charity. It was full on work that left me virtually no time to hunt for records, but I did manage to take two whole days off and undertake a whirlwind guided tour of the small handful of collectors and shops still selling vinyl in Benin. My guide was a Ghanaian guy called Augustin, who I am eternally indebted to. I would have been lost without him. I came home with about seventy LPs and thirty 45s. I love every single record, but here are 5 of the best.

Fela and Afrika 70 ALBUM: Sorrow Tears and Blood LABEL - Kalakuta Records 1977, Nigeria

Fela and Afrika 70   Sorrow Tears and Blood (Kalakuta Records, 1977 Nigeria)
Finding original Fela records in good condition in Africa is tough. European and American collectors have been cleaning out the continent for decades. I was lucky enough to be introduced to a collector who had the motherlode. Big Joe in Porto Novo hosted me in his home for a very long and hot, and rather overwhelming, day and night of manic digging. He had thousands and thousands of records. It was about 40 degrees. Local moonshine and pure joints were passed around on a seemingly endless rotation. It was hard to focus. After several hours I had selected about thirty LPs and ten 45s. There were some gems in there like William Onyeabor, Lijadu Sisters, African Brothers International, but no Fela. We negotiated a price for the lot and celebr...


Gallery: Unity, the Equality Campaign concert at The Enmore Theatre FBi Radio

Unity: Marriage Equality Concert

A huge line-up of Australian music legends came together at the Enmore Theatre to show the love and raise funds for Marriage Equality. Sarah Blasko, Holly Throsby, Jack Colwell, Andy Bull, Mojo Juju, Lonelyspeck, The Jezabels, Killing Heidi and Frenzhal Rhomb provided live music for the event that showed support for the LGBTQIA community in the spirit of saying yes to equality.

All photos by Mikki Gomez, 12.09.17.




Thank Folk Its Friday 15th September Timber and Steel

This Week in Folk All the News From The Week That Was Bush music legends The Bushwackers released their new single Waltzing Australia featuring guest vocals from Sara Storer and John Williamson. Details here The Mullum Music Festival has announced the Mullum Music Festival Opening Night Gala lineup including Mama Kin, Harry James []


ALBUM REVIEW: Daniel Romano Modern Pressure

Shapeshifting songwriter Daniel Romano has covered wide stylistic ground, from his post-hardcore band Attack in Black through to his run of top-notch solo albums that take in classic country, folk and psychedelic variations of the aforementioned. Now with Modern Pressure hes consolidated his sound, corralling all those Americana variations into his consistently best album to Continue reading


Watch the New Mitch Power Video Do It Till I Die Timber and Steel

Image Courtesy of Mitch Power Back at the start of August Melbourne based alt-country singer-songwriter Mitch Power released his live album That Live and Lonesome Sound. The album was recorded at the Amelia Shaw in Melbourne and was produced and engineered by Damian Cafarella and Lachlan Bryan. Mitch Power has been touring pretty solidly throughout []


Birthday Boy Gives Guests Biggest Gift by Cancelling Party at Last Minute SYDNEY SENTINEL

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The guests of a man who was set to celebrate his birthday tonight are quietly rejoicing after he sent out a group Facebook message announcing hed cancelled the party.

A party always sounds like a great idea when its a few weeks away but, inevitably, on the day it finally rolls around, I never feel like going, one would-be guest admitted. Im looking forward to heading straight home after work for a quiet night on the couch with a case or two.

Another guest described the birthday boy cancelling as the best-case scenario for everyone involved.

Its a universally acknowledged law that its a dick move to cancel on someone elses birthday but this is a game-changer, he said. This legend has not only been thoughtful enough to invite us all to his party so we could impress people with talk of our cool Friday-night plans, but then to take the extra step of cancelling at the last minute so we dont actually have to follow through its just next level, he said.

In his message cancelling the event, the birthday boy explained that hed only organised the party in the first place because he felt obliged and hed decided to call it off after realising he was getting too old for this shit.



Watch the New Angus and Julia Stone Video Chateau Timber and Steel

Image Courtesy of Angus & Julia Stone Angus & Julia Stone have just dropped the latest video from their new album Snow, the dreamy Chateau. The video is set in Mexico City and features Australian actors Courtney Eaton and Dacre Montgomery. Check out the video for Chateau below: The upcoming tour from Angus & Julia []


Ali Alizadehs Last Days of Jeanne dArc Me fail? I fly!

Ali Alizadeh, The Last Days of Jeanne dArc (Giramondo 2017)

jeanne.jpgI have a number of St Joans in my head.

Joan of Arc was one of the array of saints who populated my Catholic childhood. She did stand out from the crowd, but I dont remember being much impressed that she was a cross-dressing, gender-bending, sword-wielding, authority-defying young woman  her armour was no odder than the flowing robes of many male saints, her defiance of authority was mild compared to Jesus, and even her death was no more terrible than, say, St Laurence roasted on a spit or St Maria Goretti stabbed 14 times when she rejected a young mans sexual advances.


Thursday, 14 September


Premiere: Pastel shades and declarations of love in Felix Lushs Juliette video FBi Radio

Photo by Alex Wall

Since his time in Bearhug and Claire & the Cops, Felix Lushs bedroom-pop has recieved big love. With his new material, he continues to take us into an 80s synth pop dreamworld. This is on full display in his new video for Juliette, which were stoked to be premiering here.

Returning after his 2016 debut EP State of Mind, this wonderfully romantic synth jam sees Felix Lush get sentimental with a mega-sweet ode to his love for IRL girlfriend and the songs namesake.

Of the new track, he says:

The song is my love song dedication to my girlfriend. Sometimes I think people are worried about being outright about love but its important to tell that special someone how much they mean. Juliette is for every dorky kid out there who just wants to tell their partner how much they mean to them.

*heart eyes*

Featuring Felix Lush together with Juliette herself, the accompanying video, directed by Courtney Brookes, is a pastel-filled visual delight. It flicks us through channels featuring other, slick looking familiar faces of local music, including Hamish Dobinson of Flowertruck, David Gauci of Death Bells and Spike Vincent. This is put together with darling couple montages and florals out of some kind of candy coloured daydream.

We definitely feel the love, and think you will too.

Felix Lush is on the road supporting The Creases in Melbourne and Sydney and is set to tour with I Know Leopard and These New South Whales. Check out the video and tour details below.

WHO: The Creases with Felix Lush
WHERE: The Lair at The Metro Theatre Sydney


The Fleurieu Folk Festival Announces Headliners for 2017 Timber and Steel

Image Courtesy of Co-chel South Australias premiere folk festival, the Fleurieu Folk Festival, has announced a bunch of really exciting headliners for its 2017 event. This years Fleurieu Folk Festival will feature Kristina Olsen (USA), Ken Nicol (UK), Greg Champion, Co-chel (above), The BordererS, Tom Richardson, Alan Gogoll and Fiona Ross (UK). There obviously a []


Listen to the New John Butler Trio Single Bully Timber and Steel

Image Courtesy of John Butler Trio The John Butler Trio recently released their latest, stand-alone single Bully. The track was recorded back in 2016 and was released as the John Butler Trio work on their new album. In the wake of the recent deplorable and gut wrenching event in Charlottesville, Virginia USA and Australias []


earthcore in the park nsw crew takeovers "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

Our first earthcore in the park 2017 NSW crew stage takeover announcements are in!

boss bass

Introducing Boss Bass who will be hosting the Basscore 2017 in the NSW Courtyard! Best known for their 5 year strong monthly Chinese Laundry Friday night residency, Boss Bass have hosted some of the biggest and best names in the business.
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hypnotic events

Known for their large scale indoor events and previously unattainable lineups, Hypnotic Events follow on from Zac Slades highly successful brand Sydney Trance offering the Sydney club scene a taste of psychedelic music, lifestyle & culture.
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Pushing the audience: the Sydney Underground Film Festival "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

SUFF seeks to program independent international and local films that wont make it to a cinema. But this does not mean that they are all low-budget, lo-fi or unheard of. Weve had films from Cannes, weve had films from Berlin and South By Southwest these are films that have played at major world festivals its not the sideshow part of the film festival. Here, they are marginalised.


Sydney Fringe Festival 2017 Interview with Betty Grumble 89.7 Eastside FM

Performance Artist Betty Grumble joined Bibi & The Big Blue to talk about her recent tour of International Fringe Festivals around The Globe. They also discuss the wider Global Community in relation to Australia; our development as a modern society reflecting and practicing equality & a Fair Go for All Citizens Betty & Bibi touch on the contrasts in our local societywhere the old conservative ideas are currently reflecting a fear of change.


Bibi & The Big Blue (Thursdays 23.00 00.30)

The post Sydney Fringe Festival 2017 Interview with Betty Grumble appeared first on 89.7 Eastside FM.


The Weeping Willows Announce East Coast Tour Timber and Steel

Image Courtesy of The Weeping Willows Hard working Melbourne bluegrass duo The Weeping Willows have announced plans to head out on a massive East Coast tour from the middle of this month. On the tour The Weeping Willows will be providing support for Skyscraper Stan and Georgia State Line at Bella Union in Melbourne, Carpenter []

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