After a hard night of seeing three or four bands in a sticky pub, there’s nothing like curling up in bed with a good book to soothe the high-pitched ringing that is pulsating from the eardrums. Of course, I am assuming you all go home after a gig and get tucked away in your little beds all nice and comfy with a teddy bear and a book as your companion, no? What do you mean when you say that you continue on to another pub and ensure that the hangover from hell comes the next morning?
This week’s album news brings a whole heap of announcements to our ears. City and Colour have given us an album name and release date, The Beatles have an album newly available online worldwide, there’s debut LPs from a couple of cool kids, as well as the return of some who’ve been around a while. Check it out!
CITY AND COLOUR
This broadcast will not be broadcasted! What?! Take off your headphones, Radio is in trouble. Also, if you haven’t seen him on the festival rounds, Flume, is touring the nation. Rita Ora, Rita who now? Well you should learn the name. And wait there’s more.
Without any argument, The Beatles have to be the greatest band in history. Not only did they capture an entire world’s imagination, but even still to this day, their records keep selling. For many people of my generation however, we will never get the chance to see The Beatles. The only time we can hear their magnificent songs live is via the local cover band at the pub or one of the million tribute bands in the world. Most of those tribute bands do the songs or the band no justice whatsoever. However, Beatlemania do. From the top of their mop tops to the Sgt. Pepper suits to the positioning of Paul’s bass, these guys may as well be The Beatles. Ahead of their tour kicking off in a few weeks, we got to speak to the band about The Beatles.
This week there is something for everyone!! New Releases include The Rolling Stones, Broken Links, The Beatles, and The Black Keys. Keep an eye out for even more new release announcements this week!
In this weeks edition: Plenty of opportunities - get on commercial radio, be involved with remixing Bon Iver or grab a grant to tour and network. New signings for The Snowdroppers, Mark 'Chopper' Read and The Rubens plus yet another street press magazine closes.
This idea all came out of having a "Super Sweet 16" sort of event as a combination for my own birthday and the websites. I would get it sponsored, give everyone gift bags and have my favourite musicians play - in full - my favourite album of all time, The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour. What ended up occurring went far beyond even the most self indulgent of my fantasies.
For all the Nazi Germany and Communist Russia I covered in high school history classes, decently interesting countries like Indonesia went sorely ignored.
Over the course of the next 12 days, I'll be covering just about anything music related I can get my hands on at the 2011 Sydney Film Festival, in the new segment "Sounds on Screen". From music docos to soundtracks featuring Calexico, Johnny Greenwood (Radiohead), The Chemical Brothers and more - if it heralds a musical voice, I'll be bringing you the written word.