Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
tickets now on sale for the The Crooked Fiddle Band 's 4th annual post-festival show on January 7th NOW AT THE FACTORY, ENMORE AND NOT AT @ Shush Newtown ! Its our first show of 2011 and theirs too, and with a line up including The WooHoo Revue, Kira Puru and the Bruise, The Lurkers, David Carr's Fabulous Contraption & more, it's going to be HUGE!
Buy tickets here
MYSPACE LINKS :
Laneous & The Family Yah
The Crooked Fiddle Band
The Woohoo Revue
Kira Puru and the Bruise
Monday, November 15, 2010
GANGgajang and Mahalia Barnes will headline an SOS (Salute Our Songwriters) Concert to be run by the peak body for Australian songwriters, ASONG (www.asong.org.au ) at Shush in Newtown on Thurs 2 Dec. The entire lineup will showcase a range of extraordinary original Australian artists, including members of ASONG’s contributing bodies – the Australian Songwriters Association (ASA), Songsalive! and the Songwriting Society of Australia (SSA). The focus of the event is to highlight the need for improved levels of local content on our radio programs.
National not-for-profit organisation ASONG (Australian Songwriters Official National Group)s is determined to foster a positive change for locally produced Australian music by increasing the per centage to be played on Australian commercial radio.
The SOS (Salute Our Songwriters) Concert will help raise awareness of the current perilous state Australian songwriters find themselves in, with the local content quotas for the existing radio formats (the analog stations) being locked in at no more than 25%. This is in stark contrast with countries such as France and Canada, where quotas of up to 60% local content have been successfully legislated for, with a view to maintaining and encouraging the growth of the local culture. Without sufficient quotas, countries may find themselves slowly but surely becoming cultural satellites of the United States, with local populations identifying with Detroit hip-hop and slick plastic Hollywood music, while losing touch with the very music which reflects their own country's culture.
The recent decision by the Australian Communications and Media Authority(ACMA) regarding local content quotas is a timely case in point. Briefly, this decision covers the coming three year period, during which time commercial radio stations on the digital band will be able to play music 24 hours a day, without having to include one Australian song on their playlists. How ACMA could have come to this decision is beyond the understanding of the Directors and the member organisations of ASONG. It is obvious to them that the relationship between commercial radio playlists and the profile of Australian music (and the culture itself), is intrinsically interwoven.
ASONG will continue to support Australian Songwriters in matters pertaining to the political and commercial spheres of influence. Its mission to look after our songwriters is supported by the organisation’s major sponsor, APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association).
The ASONG SOS Concert 2010 is the inaugural show of what will become an iconic annual event. Get your ticket at presale prices from www.asong.org.au.
Where: SHUSH (52 Enmore Rd, Newtown – Level 2, @ Newtown RSL) www.shushnewtown.blogspot.com
When: Thurs 2 Dec 2010
Price: $30 ($25 presale via www.asong.org.au)
Further enquiries: A Red Letter Day (Event Management) 02 9519 3978
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Death Metal, Prog Metal and Blackened Death Metal all on one Bill!
Carnage will host its second event at its new location in newtown with three monster bands,two of them being Hate Disciple (QLD) and Altars (SA) having their Debut shows in Sydney and the other being Mass Burials Long awaited Launch of their album "Eternal war".
Supporting these three monsters will be the local acts of Progressive Metal Hemina and Avarin both featuring some well respected Musicians in the Australian Metal scene.
Hemina, Sydney's Exclusive Prog Power Metal band have only been playing for a shortwhile, with Andrew Craig on battery from Numerous bands including Lycanthia, we are assured an amazing performance from these guys.
Avarin, with front man Mike Zois, there arent many matches to how impressive this bloke can throw his voice, along with the rest of the band, once again, I've seen them pull off "Children of the Sea" pretty damn well, so lets hope they play that one again.
Hailing from Adelaide, South Australia, Altars is a four piece Death Metal band. Since their demo release in 2008 Altars have created a stir in the Australian Death Metal underground, receiving positive reviews and tightening their skills alongside Cannibal Corpse [USA], Portal [AUS], Ulcerate [NZ], Mournful Congregation [AUS], Dismember [SWE], Grave [SWE] amongst others. Removed from the muddy exterior present on their demo release, Altars’ contribution, “Nepenthe… Sepulcher” to the Tzun Tzu/ Altars Split, demonstrates the bands capabilities and promises a far more sinister and unrelenting entity to come as the band now focus on completing tracks for their debut full length TBA.
With the unwanted stigma of violence surrounding the band, Hate Disciple have quickly amassed a loyal, somewhat cult following in only a short period of time. With a number of setbacks, including being banned from the venue of their first gig before they had even hit the stage, Hate Disciple have put all this behind them to forge a united bond, intent on delivering a live performance to remember each and every time. Paying no attention to the 'pecking order' of bands around them, Hate Disciple strip away the bullshit, delivering music that refuses to follow any current
Mass Burial was established in 2008 by vocalist/bassist Goran M, the ideologist and main song writer, and lead guitarist Alen A, who gave the band's sound its typical sophisticated finish. The current line up is completed with Ron M on drums. The blackened death metal band from Sydney Australia musically combines elements of merciless vehemence with atmospheric mysticism; amalgamating a unique blend of death and black metal.
Influenced by the greats of extreme metal, including Morbid Angel, Behemoth and Emperor, Mass Burial received acclaim from worldwide audiences and underground metal media for their self released demo "In The Realm Of Death". The formula of necromantic, martial lyrics poured into compositions of hard hitting yet tasteful riffs, mesmerising guitar solos and neck breaking drum patterns, immediately resonates with metal fans who long for music that is artistically rich in dark spirituality.
Following a series of successful concerts in Australia during 2009, Mass Burial engaged Lachlan Mitchell; known for his engineering work on the albums of Australian metal exports, The Amenta and Nazxul, to record and mix the band's debut full length studio album.
'Eternal War' captures some of the darkest apocalyptic visions and unleashes them upon the world in the form of nine perfectly aggressive tracks. Finalised in July 2010, the album was mastered by Alan Douches, credited for his mastering services for some of the world's most famous extreme metal bands including Nile, Mastodon and Sepultura.