Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Skel e tones - Dead at Amyl's Nightspace


One of my favorite Brisbane bands from the mid 80's
The Skel e tones were one of the many bands from
here that did the move to Sydney, did reasonably
well, got on the Cooking with George JJJ box set.
They should have made it bigger , anyway via their
facebook page this wonderful 7 track live recording
and quiet a few others can be found.
So shake dem bones and get along to their page

https://www.facebook.com/TheSkeletonesShakeThemBones


Saturday, February 7, 2015

4ZzZ Hot 100 1996

4ZzZ's Hot 100 CD release from 1996.

Contains some great classics from Alien Virus, Escape From Toytown, Turnpike, Godnose, Gaslight Radio, Small Fantasy and more (hard to believe this was almost 20 years ago)

Here 'tis

Friday, February 6, 2015

The return of the Apartments

 
This year the is year the Apartments return.
There was last years teaser single Black Ribbons
and next month the reissue of the brilliant 1985
debut Lp, The Evening Visits...and stays for years,
as a double album on both cd and vinyl as a
deluxe expanded edition with liner notes
from Robert Foster. This is my favorite album
of all time so I cant wait,
You can find it here 

And following that the new album,
No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal ,
The first album Peter Walsh has recorded for
15 years, this track Twenty One is the 2nd song
to be released of the album and well its going to
be something else!
Read all about it here
Now once I have the records Im hoping for a
tour coming to Brisbane

Friday, January 30, 2015

Matt Williamson - Mr Senseless.


Another recording from the brilliant Matt Williamson,
a wonderful songwriter folk singer from Bathurst
A long time contributor to this blog who generously
gives away his beautiful music
Thanks Matt!
You can check out his stuff out here

Now over to Matt

       Mr Senseless, singing songs to save the world
   
       He will tell you songs will set you free

       All his friends say thats not realistic

       But he says, you wait and see, you just wait and see.


   
     Matt Williamson  - Guitar, Vocals.

     Keith Manning - Percussion, Waterphone.

     King Paul - Bass.

     Aaron Hopper - Guitar.

     Wayne Brett - Guitar.

     Chris McCussker - Bass.

 
        This album is made of friendly psycadelic folk
                                by friendly psycadelic folk
         it contains real people,places,time and events
         and all those little things wot trancsend ém.

Track List

 01. Jessica Beth Small -

 Jessica went missing from Bathurst over 15 years ago, this song is
 for Jessica's mum still living through all those unanswered questions
 due to a botched investigation, it is a story of love.



  02.  1975 -

  This was the year i fell off the world, it took 6 years to climb back
   on, couldn't listen to Pink Floyd in all that time as it was playing
   at that moment in time and space.

  03.  Again -

  04.  All Over The Moon -

  That cycle of life, waiting, walking and coming together.

   05.  Deception -

   Yes we all know who he is, some know him as Mon santo-claus.

   06.  Homeless -

    Left by his girl, Chook went to drown his sorrows, it took many
    years of homelessness to do so.
    They found him in a paddock frozen out near his parents place.

   07.  Week Away -

   08.  On Meeting Kerrianne -

    I got to play some heartfelt concerts with Kerrianne Cox.
    This little song is my welcome to country for her when
    she came to town, sadly its
    a true reflection of my country.

   09.  A Most Unusual Man -

    I see him every now and then, but mostly when i catch his
    reflection i try not to look.

   10. A road less travelled -

   11. Rocket Man - (Tom Rapp)

    I loved this song my whole life, i was a big fan of Ray Bradbury, it
    inspired Elton John as well.

   12. Mr Senseless -

    Written in the third person, because the third person is there.

    13. Blessed Be Love -

     From 'Gamarra" to be released with Kalmadyne Goombridge's
     book of poetry later this year. Listen out for the re-awakening
     and re-building of the Wiradjuri nation, happening here ,there
     and everywhere.

     14. Same Town -

     I never thought the global village would be such an unlikely place.



      i hope you enjoy this little album made without money
                          nor sense.

                                     Cheers Mr Senseless.



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Joe Geia-Yil Lull


Well its been 7 years since this blog began and I know I don't
post too often these days but we are still here. My tradition is to
post an Aboriginal artist on the day some call Australia Day
and others Invasion Day the day this blog began.
And what better artist than the great Joe Geia and his 1988 debut
Yil Luli. The title track should be our national anthem, it is a
brilliant timeless classic. Joe is one of the trailblazing murri
artists a man who inspired many who have followed.
As a member of No Fixed Address from 1982 to 1983 he later
began his solo career releasing 3 albums and working with
many other artists
So download this album and play it loud tomorrow

Download Here




Saturday, December 13, 2014

Lots of FREE music today !

so much free music getting around this afternoon i thought i should make a post of it.

Starting at 2pm at TYM guitars you can catch Freakwave and Seaplane playing an all ages gig to launch their new split single.
info on facebook here -https://www.facebook.com/events/812342418823949/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular




Up at the Underdog pub from 2:30pm you can start an afternoon of ol brissy punk and rock and roll mayhem with Eat city, Angelo from Sister Xmas, the Bollocks, Generation Jones and Dr Bombay.



Set times
Eat City 2.30pm
Angelo - 3.30
The Bollocks 4.00
Generation Jones 5.00
Dr Bombay 6.00

If you cant get into the Valley you can pop over to Cowboy Bob's new venue for the Sunday Rock n Roll BBQ at the Motor room at west end
THE RETURN OF THE SUNDAY ROCKNROLL BBQ!!!



After a brief hiatus the Sunday Rocknroll BBQ is back and its on monthly at its wonderful new home in West End at the Motor Room.its on December 14 and Its all kicks off at the usual time with bands starting at 2pm. Its free like its always been.

The Motor Room is a awesome 400 capacity room with a massive smoking deck wrapping the side of this old industrial building. Its located on the corner of Boundary Street and Mollison Street West End. Its just a short walk from South Brisbane and 199 Buses are running constantly.
The Boundary Street markets surround the place so you can get a feed or go chill in the markets. Come and go as you please. 

For the first one back we have Brisbane's greatest party band Sixfthick ready to rip the motor room a brand new pineapple ring along with the twangy rocknroll of the 52 Pickups. The folk punk of DROUSER. The flawless tongue in cheek pop of The Stress of Leisure and the twin guitar power pop attack of ROTH. We will be announcing the special guest later on in the month so stay tuned.

Each month we'll have a different DJ spinning tracks between bands and this month we have the loveable DJ Wolvie Trash. Playing god knows what, most likely a demented Xmas tinged love-in.

This is a child friendly event but please bring hearing protection for them.

1pm Doors open DJ Wolvie Trash Summer Selection.
2pm- 2:45pm ROTH
3pm- 3:45pm The Stress of Leisure
4pm- 4:45pm Drouser BBQ starts cookin.
5pm- 5:45pm 52 Pickups
6pm-7pm Sixfthick

A BIT MORE ABOUT THE BANDS……………..

SIXFTHICK
What can you really say about this band that hasn't been said before. Two singers who are brothers that were raised on chicken farm outside Nambour with a kick arse band behind them that straddles rocknroll garage high energy punk rock. They've toured the world over played at every major australian festival and supported countless international acts since their inception in 1995. With a strong live following the hick are always as entertaining as drunken uncle falling through the plate glass sliding door out to the veranda.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/165630123509/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIB_iuDoljE

52 PICKUPS
These guys and gal have been kicking around brisbane for a couple of years doing a kick ass cross section of rocknroll outlaw country and morricone-esque spaghetti western themes all put through a chiming power pop . Featuring ex members for the Girlies Jim Rockrords and Lovejoy/. They really keep an audience transfixed with Murray's rugged good looks and great songs. With smatterings of horns and reverb drenched twang their sound is always moving and never staying exactly the same.
https://www.facebook.com/52Pickups

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAfAi44ufvs


DROUSER
Hailing from Logan, the D’rouser we know today grew out of an acoustic 3 piece called D’rouser and the Dastardly Duo. In the last five years they have multiplied into a 5 piece. D’rouser leading a full band. Resplendent with bass, drums and acoustic guitars, their sound inspires a punkrock sing-along with tinges of folk riffs throughout. With themes based on a misspent youth of depravity in Logan (and with the new confidence his sex-pest attitude has began creeping in) D’rouser have come into their own. Always entertaining.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgHnE2af_hs


THE STRESS OF LEISURE
The Stress of Leisure is a band which hails from Brisbane (Queensland), heavily influenced by its sub tropical surroundings. Main songwriter Ian Powne started performing under the moniker in 2005, however, coined the term two years previously writing it on his home recordings. The Stress of Leisure is a truly independent band and continues to release under its own imprint The Stress of Leisure Recording Co. Four albums have been released: The Stress of Leisure (2006), Hour to Hour (2008), Soft Approach (2010) and Cassowary (2012); as well as the 7" single Sex Time (2011). The lineup has fluctuated since inception, however currently is Ian Powne (guitar, vocals), Pascalle Burton (keys, vocals), Jane Elliott (bass) and Phil Usher (drums). Various commentators have referred to the band as 'local pop wonders', as 'criminally underrated', a band that ease 'seamlessly through a variety of genres'.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Stress-Of-Leisure/113134508710895

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivdlyUpC9cI

ROTH
ROTH formally race of the Harridan are a garage rock band from Brisbane. They blend & bend genres into new, yet familiar forms. Influences of surf beat, Brit pop, grunge, NYC punk and blues can be heard in the ROTH set.Onstage it’s a frenzy of drum rolls, guitar feedback and bouncing rhythms. However, at it’s heart, are infectious hooks and crafty arrangements. They have played the BBQ more than once over the years and we are glad to have them back.
https://www.facebook.com/Rothband
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0Ff1J_ELDc




I last saw the 6fthick at the ol sunday rnr bbq in the mustang bar about a year ago..

and I last saw the fantastic 52 pickups at the 4zzz radiothon gig at the Underdog pub a few months ago… these ppl are great!



Friday, November 21, 2014

My Van - On the road - Travel/Accom - Louis Tillet

Louis Tillet is one of those Australian Artist who so many
people have never heard of, which is criminal of course
because he is incredible and also one of so many doing it
tough. We just don't reward artists in this country and
many find it hard to do what they do well and get somewhere
with it.
So if you haven't heard the kind of music Louis makes
check out the video below and if your familiar with his
work or enjoy the video check out the crowd funding page
he has set up to get back on the road.
These things work and as with the recent riptides crowd
funding project that funded the release of their 1st album
that was only released as an Ep originally, they product
great outcomes.
Find the Louis page here
    
http://www.gofundme.com/hlxn78


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Out On The Weekend Brisbane 26-10-14



Out on the weekend came to Brisbane last Sunday in a stripped
down version of the Melbourne show.
Featuring 8 acts, 4 Australia and 4 from the States it was
billed as a celebration of Americana Music, food and fine booze
I will say the music was brilliant, but the food was a no show.
I suspect the numbers weren't there which is a shame because
there was a bevy of brilliant acts

                                       
The line up was South-Carolina singer Nikki Lane,
Portland favourites The Delines,
alt-country stars Robert Ellis and Jonny Fritz,
plus Emma Swift, Halfway, Paddy McHugh
and Warren Earl Band.


I took a stack of photos and finely got to see Halfway play
which was brilliant of course.
Emma Swift put on a great set and her band included
Adele Pickvance who is always a pleasure to watch.
The Delines were really special, if you get a chance check
them out on you tube.
A great day all round!