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GALLERY: KAV TEMPERLEY & KRUGER JAMES – NEWCASTLE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 22, 2018

Gallery: Kav Temperley supported by Kruger James
Lizottes, Newcastle. October 20, 2108
Photos by Richard Hogan

Best known as the frontman of the Australian Rock n’ Roll luminaires Eskimo Joe, acclaimed songwriter Kav Temperley is stepping out solo. Playing songs from his debut solo album ‘All Your Devotion’ and delving into his extensive back catalogue, Temperley is currently on tour around Australia. Newcastle based photographer Richard Hogan captured all of the action at Kav’s show at Lizottes, including support act, Perth-based beatmaker, rapper and instrumentalist Kruger James

https://www.kavtemperley.com.au/
http://krugerjames.com/
http://www.richardhoganimages.com/

 

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GALLERY: THE SUPERJESUS & RACKETT – NEWCASTLE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 22, 2018

Gallery: The Superjesus supported by Rackett
Cambridge Hotel Newcastle. October 21, 2108
Photos by Richard Hogan

Twenty years on from releasing their platinum selling album Sumo, The Superjesus are currently on the road celebrating the re-release of the classic Aussie rock record. Newcastle based photographer Richard Hogan headed down to the Cambridge Hotel in Newie to check out the band’s energetic set and also captured the wonderful support band and Melbourne Guitar Show 2018 favourites Rackett.

https://www.thesuperjesus.com

https://www.rackett.tv/

http://www.richardhoganimages.com/

 

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HONEYSMACK INTERVIEW PT 3 – MELBOURNE SYNTH FESTIVAL & FUTURE PROJECTS

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne Synth Show News    //    Post Date - October 22, 2018

David Haberfeld aka Honeysmack is an acclaimed electronic dance music artist, producer, composer, performer, DJ, promoter, academic and educator. David’s work as energetic and colourful live electronic act Honeysmack has earned him rare respect on the Australian live rock and dance music circuits. He exhibits a deep understanding of pop,…

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ST PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES: BLUESFEST 2019 INTERVIEW

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - October 22, 2018

Anyone who has witnessed Birmingham, Alabama-based eight piece powerhouse St. Paul & The Broken Bones in action at Bluesfest will know that it’s a musical experience like no other. The band’s sound is huge, their horn arrangements heart-melting and singer, songwriter Paul Janeway is one of the most passionate performers…

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MELB SYNTH FEST: HONEYSMACK INTERVIEW PT 2 – GEAR & MUSIC MAKING

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne Synth Show News    //    Post Date - October 21, 2018

David Haberfeld aka Honeysmack is an acclaimed electronic dance music artist, producer, composer, performer, DJ, promoter, academic and educator. David’s work as energetic and colourful live electronic act Honeysmack has earned him rare respect on the Australian live rock and dance music circuits. He exhibits a deep understanding of pop,…

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REVIEW: ABBE MAY PARLOUR GIG – CAT LOUNGE AT NEKO HQ

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 21, 2018


Report and pics by Greg Phillips

Abbe May is currently out and about promoting her fabulous new album Fruit, which is now available on vinyl. Last night in her second ever Parlour gig, Abbe played an intimate show at The Cat Lounge at Neko HQ in Preston. In what Abbe described as one of the most bizarre and enjoyable gigs she’s ever played, her audience consisted of a small but attentive group of cat lovers and a bunch of ambivalent cats.The lounge and merchandise store at Neko HQ helps to finance the Maneki Neko Cat Rescue mission, which is an all breed cat rescue organisation run entirely by volunteers, with the aim of rehoming cats.

Abbe is one the of the most open and honest performers you’ll ever come across and not afraid to relate her deepest and sometimes darkest thoughts to an audience. It was difficult at times for Abbe to keep a straight face, as mid song, cats would often fight, leap suddenly or cough up fur balls. Competing with the feline sideshow was futile and Abbe embraced the situation accordingly, creating an all inclusive enjoyable evening of songs, stories and cat observations. Concentrating on songs from the new album Fruit, Abbe’s set included Love Decline, Doomsday Clock and Seventeen from the disc. May is as engaging between songs as she is in performance, with her entertaining tales of family, over indulgence and sexuality. She also presented a heartfelt version of the blues standard Spoonful, a stunning version of KD Lang’s Constant Craving and of course the track made famous by TripleJ’s Like a Version, Ginuwine’s Pony. Abbe May has proved often that she’s a powerful force with her electric band, however stripped back at a gig like this, it becomes obvious that Abbe is just as capable of melting hearts with an acoustic guitar and the pure emotion of her voice.

The Cat Lounge at Neko HQ is a wonderful space to relax and enjoy the company of cats. Neko HQ is the first of its kind in Victoria where you can spend time getting your cat fix. All cats in the Cat Lounge are available for adoption and there are no permanent residents, so every time you visit you will be meeting different cats. If you adopt one of their cats, they will discount the price of admission off the adoption fee, and all funds raised at Neko HQ benefit the work of Maneki Neko Cat Rescue. https://neko.org.au/
The Parlour concept is great too and Abbe is available for these intimate gig bookings via her website http://www.community.parlourgigs.com/abbemay

 

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MELB SYNTH FEST SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS REVEALED

Posted in Blog, Melbourne Synth Show News    //    Post Date - October 20, 2018

Apart from the live performances, Synth and DJ pop-up gear shop and Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio tours, you can also educate yourself at our product demonstrations, performance and recording advice sessions and think tanks. All included in the price of admission. These will occur in two dedicated areas. Session times yet to be confirmed, however here’s a list of sessions which will be presented over the weekend… and there’s more to come!

Melbourne Synth Festival Seminars and Workshops
Saturday November 24 and Sunday November 25 Meat Market, North Melbourne

Saturday November 24

Synthesiser Worship with the Reverend – a guide to synthesis types. Presented by Chris Stellar

The Fundamentals of Signal Flow – And other DAW must dos like compression Presented by Simon Moro

The Emergence of Electronic Music in Melbourne – Presented by Byron Scullin

Performing live electronic dance music with synths and drum machines- Presented by David Haberfeld aka Honeysmack

BUCHLA Synthesiser session – Presented by Sound & Music

Integrating live electronic performance into a hybrid DJ set – Presented by Roland’s Dave Whitehead

Waldorf Qantum Tutorial – Presented by Christopher Stellar

Steinberg Cubase Masterclass – Presented by Yamaha Music

Moog One Session – Presented by Presented by Ehsan Gelsi

 

Sunday November 25

MESS – The History of Synthesis & the MESS Philosophy – Presented by Byron Scullin

An Introduction to Wavetable Synthesis – a first look at the wonders of wavetables.

An Introduction to modular synthesis.

Yamaha Synthesiser Session – Presented by Yamaha Music

Integrating hardware and software (featuring Roland TR-8S and Ableton) – Presented by Davey Norris aka Dizz 1

DAWless Composition masterclass-Presented by Ehsan Gelsi

Waldorf Qantum Session

Melbourne Synth Festival Ticket info: https://www.australianmusician.com.au/melbourne-synth-festival/tickets/

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SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS TOURING AUSTRALIA & NZ

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 19, 2018

Grammy Award-winning, American rock guitarist Slash returns to Australian shores in January/February 2019 with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators in tow.

The Australian Tour will support the release of Slash’s fourth solo album, Living The Dream released on Slash’s own label Snakepit Records in partnership with Sony Music Australia which debuted at #4 on the ARIA Album Chart.

Australian audiences have previously seen the altar of Slash Ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators live – as part of Soundwave festival and also their own headline shows over the years. In 2017, Guns N’ Roses re-united and Slash joined Axl Rose and Duff McKagan for the ongoing “Not In This Lifetime Tour” which Billboard now ranks as the fourth-highest grossing tour of all time.

Slash has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Slash landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Myles Kennedy and more. The album debuted at #2 on the Australian ARIA chart and is certified as an ARIA Accredited Platinum album. Shortly after, he formed his current band Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators–which features Myles Kennedy (lead vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass/vocals) and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar)–who’ve been touring worldwide and making music for over four year

Slash Ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Australian & New Zealand Tour Dates:

Tauranga Friday 25 January – Baypark Arena
Auckland Saturday 26 January – Spark Arena
Sydney Monday 28 January – Qudos Bank Arena
Brisbane Wednesday 30 January – Brisbane Convention Exhibition Centre
Melbourne Friday 1 February – Margaret Court Arena
Perth Sunday 3 February – RAC Arena

Tickets to Slash Ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators tour go on sale at 12 noon on Friday 26 October from Ticketek.com.au

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT
TEGDAINTY.COM
slashonline.com

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MELB SYNTH FEST: HONEYSMACK INTERVIEW PT 1- THE EARLY DAYS

Posted in Artists, Interviews, Melbourne Synth Show News    //    Post Date - October 18, 2018

David Haberfeld aka Honeysmack is an acclaimed electronic dance music artist, producer, composer, performer, DJ, promoter, academic and educator. David’s work as energetic and colourful live electronic act Honeysmack has earned him rare respect on the Australian live rock and dance music circuits. He exhibits a deep understanding of pop,…

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UK PUNK DUB & REGGAE DJ LEGEND DON LETTS IN CONVERSATION

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - October 18, 2018

Bakehouse Studios presents UK punk legend and iconic dub and reggae DJ Don Letts

As part of the Why Punk? series, Bakehouse Studios presents UK punk legend and iconic dub and reggae DJ Don Letts in conversation.

Letts managed The Slits, formed the group Big Audio Dynamite with Mick Jones (ex-The Clash), and using the punk DIY ethic has directed videos for artists including The Clash, Elvis Costello, The Undertones, and Bob Marley.

Don Letts’ reputation has been firmly established in both the film and music world by a substantial body of work from the late 70’s through the 80’s, 90’s and well into the millennium. His work has been exhibited in The Kitchen N.Y.C, The Institute of Contemporary Art, The N.F.T in London and was honored at Brooklyn’s BAM festival and The Milan Film festival.  In March 2003 he won a Grammy for his documentary ‘Westway To The World’.

He came to notoriety in the late 70’s as the DJ that single handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. It was whilst as a d.j at the first punk club ‘The Roxy’ in 1977, that Don adopted the punk D.I.Y ethic and begun to make his first film ‘The Punk Rock Movie’. Shot on Super-8mm it is the only documentary on the U.K punk scene w/ Sex Pistols-The Clash and many others. This led to a period directing over 300 music videos for an eclectic mix of diverse artists ranging from Public Image to Bob Marley. He then moved into documentary work covering the likes of Gil Scot-Heron, The Jam, Sun Ra, George Clinton and most recently Paul McCartney. Dancehall Queen (co-directedby Rick Elgood) shot in location in Jamaica 1997 was his first feature film.

At the end of 2007 Don presented ‘Speakers Corner’ in conjunction with the British Arts council. Featuring several spoken word artists, poets and rappers with a musical band in a theatrical setting. The event toured the UK in November-December and was a contemporary response to the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade.

On Tuesday 6th November (Cup Day), Letts appears in conversation with Woody McDonald (The Cave – RRR) at Thornbury Theatre to talk about his career in music and film, his experiences of late 70s London punk, and the unification of punk and Jamaican reggae culture. 

There’ll also be a screening of Letts’ documentary ‘Two Sevens Clash’ featuring his archival footage of The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Slits, Linton Kwesi Johnson and more, plus an excerpt from the ‘Subculture’ series focusing on Punk and Two-Tone in the UK in the late 1970s, with contributions from Norman Jay, Viv Albertine and Pauline Black.

Bakehouse Studios presents Why Punk?
Don Letts In Conversation
 Tuesday 6th November (Cup Day)
Thornbury Theatre
859 High St Thornbury
Doors 12.30pm
Tickets $40+bf from OzTix
https://thornburytheatre.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?Event=94492

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