Monday, June 3, 2013
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Opening Night - My Country , I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia 01/06/13 Goma, Brisbane
To celebrate the opening of My Country , I Still Call Australia Home:
Contemporary Art from Black Australia, Goma put on a "Up Late,
one night only" last night.
Archie Roach and Medics, joined by Bunna Lawrie entertained and
there was plenty of excellent art to check out.
I videoed 4 songs from Archie, I missed the very apt Native Born,
which is his song about the great Indigenous artist Albert Namatjira.
There was a few songs from the new album and I got them as well
as A Child Was Born Here from his 2000 Looking for Butter Boy
album. He also performed one of Ruby's children's songs.
The Medics were next, a bit of a change of pace.
These guys came from Cairns originally, now based in Brisbane.
They have since formiong in 2007 released two EP's and an album,
won jjj,s unearthed and a deadly award for best band in 2010.
In 2012 Rolling Stone crowned them best new talent
Their lead singer Jhindu Lawieis the son of Bunna Lawie the lead
singer of legendary trailblazing Indigenous band Coloured Stone.
Bunna joined them on stage for the last two songs including a
fantastic version of Black Boy.
As much as I enjoyed the Medics alternate indigenous sound
I would have liked to see a lot more of Bunna, maybe one day.
The art Exhibition is fantastic too, so if you get a chance get along.
You shall find all the videos of the night at the end of this post
so check them out too!
You can check out the Medics web site Here
A Child Was Born Here - Archie Roach, Goma Brisbane
Heal The Land - Archie Roach, Goma Brisbane
We Won't Cry - Archie Roach, Goma Brisbane
Old Mission Road - Archie Roach, Goma Brisbane
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Never one to miss a chance to see Archie live I'm posting this gig I just
heard about. I'm sure a few of the blog readers will be excited, I am!
Not only Archie but also the Medics, Bunna and an new art exhibition!
Here's the information
5.30–9.30PM SATURDAY 1 JUNE
GOMA | FREE ENTRY
Celebrate the opening of ‘My Country, I Still Call Australia Home:
Contemporary Art from Black Australia’ with a night of music
and a chance to see the exhibition after hours.
At ‘My Country’ Up Late, enjoy special musical performances by
Archie Roach, together with the Medics
and special guest Bunna Lawrie (Coloured Stone).
Entry to My Country Up Late – One Night Only is free
and no bookings are required.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Every so often 4ZzZ put on a free gig in the car park of the stations
inner city grounds.Its not a big car park so it has a kind of
house party atmosphere which is nice
Today's gig was the Kick out the Jams gig, I caught the last 4 bands,
there was 6 all up and I really went there see to one of my favorite
Brisbane bands of the moment, the Flangipanis.
First band up was Citizen John (above) who put on a mighty fine set
check em out here
Then a nice and heavy set from Smoke check em out here
Followed by some loud and dirty blues from Deadweight Express
And then the moment we all had been waiting for
Damn fine set from the guys if you haven't heard these
guys then get along to their bandcamp site and have a listen
Their new album comes out in a couple of weeks
and I believe you can download their last album for free
at their bandcamp site which is here
It fast and furious pop punk, its as funny as hell
and its very entertaining!
Friday, May 10, 2013
I do like a bit of the Blackeyed Susans on a rainy day, which is
what it is here in Brisbane.
I hope where ever in the world you are this wonderful collection
of songs called the London Sessions will brighten up your day!
01. Spanish is the loving tongue
02. Anchor me
03. In the pines
04. Angel of uncertain times
05. Wee small hours of the morning
06. He'll have to go
5:15 - Fuck Art, Let's Dance.
7" ep released in 1982 from Sydney band 5:15.
I used to hear this track on 4ZzZ and remembered it well, it was a couple of years later I came across a copy and picked it up.
Takes me back to a long lost time.
1. Fuck Art, Let's Dance
2. Diff'rent Strokes
3. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Check it out HERE
Sunday, May 5, 2013
I don't know a great deal about Altar Ego, picked this up many years ago and liked it a lot.
I heard they moved to the U.K. in the mid 80s and released another ep, but that's about all I know.
1. Altar Ego
3. 1980,s Civilization
4. Unfinished Business
Peter Adams - Drums
Roshan Arulpragasam - Vocals
Tony Hill - Guitar Vocals
Peter Morton - Bass
David Hill - Bass
Pat Fraser - drums
Go HERE to hear
Friday, May 3, 2013
Meanwhile in The Suburbs - Cassette release from 1987.
If there is anyone who sums up Australia in the 70s it's Dave Warner.
Dave Warner came out of Perth Western Australia in 1973 with his band Pus, and later formed "Dave Warner's From The Suburbs" in 1977.
Not only is he a musician with over a dozen albums to his credit he's also an author, screenwriter and producer.
Head on over to davewarner.com.au to pickup some of his CDs or books (personally I'd recommend Mugs Game)
Have a listen to the cassette HERE
Friday, April 26, 2013
(it was bagged out for it's LO-FI quality but there are a few gems on this, I thought this was a great album back in the day)
Notes from the insert:
"The songs of this album were recorded live across Australia in venues ranging from Mt. Druitt to Mt. Gambier, Canberra to Portland, Brisbane to Newcastle, Melbourne to God knows where! Some are studio quality and some are not... The music is real.
They were recorded onto C60 cassettes between 1978 and 1981.
Thanks to Graham for donating hand recorded tapes and big thanks to Al for duty beyond the call of nature."
Get it HERE
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Michael has completed his trilogy of recordings of
the related Gold Coast bands Ratpack, The Strand
and the Seven Ballerinas
From the late 70's into the early 80s these bands
played around the Gold Coast and Brisbane.
The Seven Ballerinas were the most successful
releasing a single which got a lot iof airplay on
4ZzZ. You can read all about these bands on this
The Strand here
and the Seven Ballerinas here and the single here
Thanks again to Michael for all his work,
he tells me he is planing to record some
Seven Ballerinas stuff in the studio!