• A breathe of Fresh Air

    Apr 25 2010, 23:56

    Fri 23 Apr – The Stabs, the holy soul, Ivy St

    I have to say The Holy Soul for me were a breathe of fresh air on the Sydney Music scene. Maybe I haven listening to too much precision pop lately but The Holy Soul were a fantastic laid back stoner rock rock. Just what I needed to hear on a Friday night - bought the CD and now converted look forward to hearing them again at the Sando next week through their new sound system
  • BEFORE TOO LONG: triple js tribute to Paul Kelly

    Ott 13 2009, 0:40

    The centrepiece of our Aus Music Month celebrations this year will be Before Too Long triple js tribute to Paul Kelly.

    In recent years triple j has organised tributes to You Am I, AC/DC and The Go-Betweens. Our upcoming tribute to Paul Kelly will follow on from those successful events and be the biggest one yet.
    Over two nights at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne we have invited some of todays best artists to interpret the songs of Paul Kelly. The lineup will star Missy Higgins, John Butler, Paul Dempsey, Katy Steele, Bob Evans, Ozi Batla, Dan Kelly, Clare Bowditch, Jae Laffer, Adalita, Dan Sultan, Megan Washington plus members of Augie March as the backing band and Ashley Naylor from Even as Musical Director.

    This year marks Paul Kellys 30th anniversary as a solo recording artist (his debut single "Recognition" was released in 1979). This is the perfect moment for triple j to acknowledge and highlight his enormous contribution to Australian music. Kelly has crafted a heartfelt catalogue of songs that speak to successive generations. Many of his songs have captured the essence of what it is to be Australian. His strength as a songwriter and storyteller has inspired a whole raft of musicians working today.

    Richard Kingsmill (triple j Music Director): "There is a huge amount of respect and admiration within the Australian music industry - not to mention the public as well - to Paul and all that he's achieved. He has been so consistent over the years and has a huge body of work behind him. I can't think of many other artists that could match it for diversity and strength. And it's a body of work that continues to grow, he's not slowing down at all. The level of enthusiasm that the performers have shown towards this event was uniformly high. It made it clear to us that a tribute to the man was long overdue. He is one of our songwriting greats and worthy of celebrating."

    Missy Higgins I love They Thought I Was Asleep. All Pauls stories take you on a ride somewhere that feels, somehow, like one of your own memories.

    Paul Dempsey The first time I heard Dumb Things, it completely blew me away. So much energy and melody. It just picks you up and tosses you around.

    Bob Evans The opening strains of From St Kilda to Kings Cross began to play. It was beautiful so melancholy and full of nostalgia for places that I had just begun to travel to myself.

    BEFORE TOO LONG: triple js tribute to Paul Kelly
    November 13th & 14th
    The Forum Theatre, Melbourne

    Missy Higgins
    John Butler(Fri 13th Only)
    Paul Dempsey
    Katy Steele(Little Birdy)
    Bob Evans
    Ozi Batla (The Herd)
    Dan Kelly
    Clare Bowditch
    Jae Laffer (The Panics)
    Adalita (Magic Dirt)
    Dan Sultan
    Megan Washington
    Plus members of Augie March &Even

    Tickets available from:
    Ticketek ph: 132849
    $55.70 + BF
    Tickets on sale Wednesday 14th October


    John Butler Trio
  • Did you enjoy it? Yes I fracking did!!!

    Apr 23 2009, 3:25

    I have been using last.fm since 2006 - I love it - it makes my day fabulous - I start the day by typing in mood and I listen to that music all day long ....well now the dream is over - last.fm is making me pay!! Why Why Why - Hopefully so they can pay artists royalties - I fracking hope so and I fracking hope they get a good chunk of it!

    4 years of loyalty - and I cant tell you how much I have promoted the crap out of last.fm - and now I have to pay - Thanks for the warning last.fm
  • The Jagermeister AIR Charts Have A New Home

    Mar 25 2009, 3:15

    Presenting www.aircharts.com.auThe Australian Independent Record Labels Association's (AIR's) commitment to building the profile of the Australian Independent Music sector has seen large changes to the organisations two flagship public projects's the [Jagermeister] AIR Awards and the [Jagermeister] AIR Charts. After the riotously successful AIR Awards held in November 2008's now time to shift the focus to the Australian Independent Charts. Historically, the charts have been published as a weekly top 20 from sales data gathered from ARIA but in recent years we've expanded our charts survey to include monthly independent genre charts for Hard Rock/Punk, Blues and Roots, Dance/Electronica, Jazz, Country and Urban/Hip Hop.Independent music in Australia has always thrived despite relative apathy from commercial radio and relentless competition from major labels. This said, there needs to be an opportunity for independent artists to shine publicly amongst their peers and that's what the AIR charts aim to achieve.The team at AIR has been working away on a new home for the Australian Independent Charts and the end result is a website that is interactive, user friendly, informative and promotes Australian Independent musicians and labels.The Jagermeister AIR charts Mover Of The Week will be awarded to the most impressive charting debut release while the Monthly Feature Label will make for entertaining reading from some of our resourceful and innovative independent labels. Each month the spotlight will be shone on an up and coming act in the Sonicbids Feature Artist section. There are also plans to include a D-Star powered radio chart. The radio chart will ne Australia's first independent focussed radio chart and will without doubt provide an interesting counterpart to the sales sales rankings of our regular charts.So without any more further ado AIR would like to present the brand new dedicated website for the Jagermeister AIR Charts: www.aircharts.com.au
  • For the John Butler Fans

    Dic 4 2008, 3:48

    John Butler talks about the movie 'Australia' and a new guitar he picked up from Billy after performing on the Today show. Pre-Order for Sunrise Over Sea - Limited Edition 24-bit Vinyl www.johnbutlertrio.com

  • Adelaide Show now ALL AGES

    Gen 17 2008, 3:59

    BKB have just announced that their headline show at Governor Hindmarsh is now an ALL AGES show.

    Don't Forget you can win tickets to the show!!

    Blue King Brown are giving away 2 x double passes to their headline show at the Governor Hindmarshf FEB 20. Follow the Steps below to enter the draw.

    Step One: Become a fan of Blue King Brown on FaceBook
    Click here to view their FaceBook Page

    If you are not a member of Facebook you can join by clicking here

    Step Two: Post this message on the Blue King Brown Facebook Wall "I wanna rock it with Blue King Brown at the Governor Hindmarsh Feb 20"

    Step Three: Sit back relax and Blue King Brown will make contact with the winner of the double pass with in around 10 days or so from now.

    * You don't have to be a resident of Adelaide to win but winners will need to make their own way to the venue.
  • I have just found heaven

    Giu 30 2006, 6:35

    I have been looking for somwthing like this for so long - so exciting - Bless the internet and all is wonder