Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Will the Bloc Party Party???

With a sold out HI-FI gig, what will you hear or miss out on when the Bloc Party play. NPR has a live gig from 2005 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. It’s a heavy file weighing down at about 60 megs. For a smaller file to hear them live go to the crutch and download "She’s hearing voices", from when they played at this years SXSW 2005.

Australians Cut Copy is also a guest, you can hear a mix they made.
Although you need a password, so you will have to join Modulers mailing list. The file is about 31.9 mb and its about a 1hr mix. This is an interesting mix with music from the 80`s, some of their own tracks, and tracks they like (Daft Punk – Around the world)

There are two interviews for both bands on JJJ. Bloc Partys Singer Kele Okereke talks about the reviews his band is getting for there debut album (1.01mb, 11/03/2005). Robie Buck talks to Cut Copy about what they wanted to achieve with "Bright Like Neon Light" album (4.24 MB, 14/04/2004).


Monday, July 11, 2005

Music podcasts made in Australia

Living away from Aus, I have been keen to know what is going on in the Music world. Pods casts are the new craze and are springing up everywhere. What Australian made pod casts about music are available?

SBS whatever sessions is in its second installment and is available through Pod cast or direct download (MP3) . Episodes range from rock to electronic, roots (or is that folk) to Hip-Hop. Most artists are fairly new, giving them some valuable airtime. What you hear in there pod casts are a track or two and an interview with the featured artists.

Over at ABC they have been pumping out the Pod casts like there is no tomorrow. Currently I have been listening to there Deep End sessions. The Deep End is a Arts, Culture and music show on Radio National (but don’t let that scare you). The featured artists are either from Australia or are international artists on tour. Some of the highlights have been Laura Veirs, Cam Butler and Jens Lekman.

ABC also has recently started a pod cast for its Dig Internet Radio. Two episodes have been Hat Fitz's Country Blues and Ash Grunwald, Bakelite Radio And Blues Progression. I haven’t yet had the chance to listen to these yet so I don’t know what they are like.

Unfortunately the “Youth Network” triple J hasn’t caught on to the whole Pod cast Phenomenon. Triple J only has four available, Sunday Night Safran, J cast, Hack and Dr Karl. You would of thought there would be an Aus music pod cast due to the amount of interviews available through Roby Bucks Home & Hosed program.

Any suggestions about good Australian made Music pod casts please leave a comment.

Links: Pod cast directory

Friday, July 08, 2005


This is a kind of preview to a show comming up. The Go! Team have sold out one gig on Fri 29 July at the Corner, with guests Mid State Orange and The Grates. I think there are still some tickets left for the Thursday night show at the Corner.

Mid State Orange have a track on there website you can download, "Summer". This is a very danceable indie-pop tune, with plenty of pace and keyboards. The singer Louis Richter has a calm voice and the song has some 80s flavors.

The Grates are a Brisbane trio made up of two girls (one being the lead singer) and a guy. You can hear them on JJJ super request, not making a request but having a chat. They do talk to Rosie Beaton so beware, I would of prefered some kid to Rosie.

The Go! Teams Ian Parton talks to Richard Kingsmill about his approach to songwriting for there debut album "Thunder, Lighting, Strike". This interview was made back in 2004.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

New links

One thing that gives me the sh!ts is sites that don’t have full dates on them. How can you tell if they are updated or if a gig was from last year or this month?

The Prince band room, no gig guides what a joke/pity until it has one I wont link it.

The Art House

Revolver Upstairs - Beware: When opening the page it has annoying(or some may say "cool") pinball sound. One question I have where do you turn the friggin thing off? Also gig guide is well hidden in the colour of the front page. One more thing, expect to find lost souls here off chapel street and wankers with designer mullets (eg. members of Jet).

The Laundry - Its cool, well maybe just two girls who worked at the once some years ago to a sold out Niko Case gig, they let me in for free because it was my birthday. This lacks information on any gigs.

Bar Open

Cherry - I think this the official site, but it’s hosted by city search Melbourne Citysearch. Highly recomend the sould night. A usual dj is PBS.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

New links added

Melb Venues
Northcote social club, The Duke of Windsor, and The Palace.

Melb. street press
Beat - http://www.beat.com.au/

Unfortunately Inpress (http://www.inpress.com.au/) doesn’t have an online presence. Why? I don’t know or understand.

Aus. Music
Live guide - Sometimes it doesn’t give the year of the gig.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005


This site is about Melbourne music, links to venues and bands websites. Also pictures that I take at gigs, poster art and rants. I get frustrated when I can’t find the site to a local venue to tell me what on. I’ll start posting after late July, when I’m back in Melbourne town.