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Friday, 23 September

16:32

RIP YouTube OCCUPYMELBOURNE.NET

youtubetombstone

Everywhere the truth turns, the censor follows.

The mainstream media failed us so we turned to the internet, and now that is also failing us.

youtubesovietglory

No it doesn’t look exactly like that, but pretty close.

consorshipnodiscussion

Of course censorship means no discussion allowed.

An of course the more you censor (according to their ideology) the more tools they give you for censorship. Censoring gives ‘hero points’ which eventually allows you to brown nose your way to the top of YouTube hierarchy and  development  teams which is ironic given that this process will be the death of YouTube, and the final prize will be ushering in a dystopian world.

massflagvideos

 

But why just censor videos when you can censor comments too?

becomeacensor

Don’t believe me?

 

And because that might be memory holed:

What this means is legions of Social justice warriors and other useful idiots will on mass censor out anything that is inconvenient to their illogical, self contradictory world view.

The new cultural marxists will be ‘triggered’ (aka have a tantrum) and demand that their ‘safe space’  (aka playpen) is disturbed and demand censorship.

We are allowing insane brainwashed children to dictate what can be seen and discussed in this world, think about the consequences of that.

Often the only defense for a non violent activist against brutality, is the ability to share video proof on the internet, and now the second largest website in the world (which hosted much of this content) is about to allow third party censorship.

On a related video of how to blur out parts of a video, you begin to see the venom of the actual YouTube Community.

Because the comments will be censored in the future, here they are for posterity:

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ufailowell1 day ago
I’m beginning my YouTube Heroes career by flagging this video
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99batran8 hours ago
I kinda need this video so.
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15:09

Mighty Duke’s Church of Calypso "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

They band who shops together, stays together.

Mighty Duke and the Lords is a band with a dress code.

The Melbourne party masters have hit WA for a weekend of white-suit-clad tropical calypso adventures.

Mighty, Duke and several lords breezed into Breakfast with Caitlin.

Play Mighty Duke & The Lords

12:00

MELBOURNE SNAP | CARLY The NORTHSIDER

Melbourne Snap lets us meet residents of our city as they go about their business. Our photographers capture their portraits and whatever they want to share with our readers. You might be next!

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08:11

It Is and It Isn't darkly wise, rudely great

Duchamp: not merely taking the piss
I've an essay with Aeon magazine, written with Graham Priest: "It Is and It Isn't".

We argue that the best way to understand Duchamp's famous readymade 'Fountain" is as a dialetheia: a true contradiction.

A sample:
In 1917 a pivotal event occurred for art and philosophy: Marcel Duchamp unveiled his artwork Fountain in Alfred Stieglitz’s New York studio. This was simply a porcelain urinal, signed ‘R. Mutt’. 
Fountain was notorious, even for avant-garde artists. It has become one of the most discussed works of art of the 20th century. The Society of Independent Artists rejected it, though every artist who paid the exhibition fee was supposed to have their work shown. For almost a century, it has remained a difficult artwork. The philosopher John Passmore summed up Fountain as: ‘a piece of mischief at the expense of the art world’, though many have taken it very seriously. 
No doubt there was some tomfoolery involved – Duchamp did not choose a urinal randomly. Yet there is more to Fountain than nose-thumbing. What makes this artwork so striking is its philosophical contribution. 
Commentators often highlight the influence of Fountain on conceptual art, and this most ‘aggressive’ readymade, as Robert Hughes put it, has certainly had an enduring legacy. In 2004, it was voted the most important 20th-century work by hundreds of art experts. From Andy Warhol to Joseph Beuys to Tracey Emin, this urinal inspired artists to reconsider the traditional artwork. Instead of paintings and sculptures, art was suddenly Brillo boxes, an unmade bed, or a light-bulb plugged into a lemon: ordinary objects, some readymade, removed from their original contexts and placed on display in art galleries. The art critic Roberta Smith sums it up this way: ‘[Duchamp] reduced the creative act to a stunningly rudimentary level: to the single, intellectual, largely random decision to name this or that object or activity “art”.’ As we will see, Duchamp’s choice was not random at all, but Smith’s description points to the broader shock that Duchamp’s work prompted: if this can be art, then anything can. 
Since then, scholars have discussed Fountain to demonstrate a shift away from aesthetics to thought. As the philosopher Noël Carroll notes, it’s possible to enjoy thinking about Duchamp’s work without actually looking at it, which cannot be said for Henri Matisse’s vivid paintings or Barbara Hepworth’s dignified stone sculptures. 
These traditional ideas, as we will see, are all important to Fountain. But they do not go far enough. They treat Fountain as art, but of a mocking sort: a kind of intellectual heckling that nudged artists to taunt and scoff more academically at their own field. Our explanation of the artwork’s power is much more controversial: we believe that Fountain is art only insofar as it is not art. It is what it...

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Thursday, 22 September

23:59

Vic police suspended for leaking info "IndyWatch Feed Vic"



There are plenty more actions of police corruption that the corporate media has not reported.

One example is one that occurs every day in the so called (kangaroo) courts of Australia.

For one the police swear an oath to a false entity namely the Queen of Australia.

As of 2013 Victoria Police was made a corporation with a CEO, arising from the Victoria Police Act 2013.

Is the corporate media protecting the names of criminals in Victoria Police?

Normally the corporate media publishes the names of (alleged) criminals in society.

When you are taken to court for an alleged criminal offence, you do not know (the legal name of the person) who takes you to court in the case of police, whereas your name is published in the court list.

As an example the name of an officer is published as P. Smith, which is NOT a legal name.

See article from news.com.au from 22 September 2016 of the headline:

Vic police suspended for leaking info

Four serving police officers and a former officer are being investigated in Victoria over drug use and the leaking of police information to criminals.
Search warrants were executed at five Melbourne properties on August 17 and the five were all interviewed and released as part of an ongoing investigation, Victoria Police say.

"The arrests and searches relate to a protracted investigation into the improper release of police information to people not entitled to be in possession of such information, including criminals," a police spokesman said.

The investigation is also looking at drug use.

The four police officers, a female senior constable and three male detective senior constables, have been suspended with pay pending the outcome of the criminal investigation.

Police would not comment any further, saying it would be inappropriate "as the investigation is ongoing".

22:45

Where is the CCTV Footage for the 125 Murdered at the Pentagon? "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

CCTV of Jill Meagher (L), then  Adrian Bayley (R) By Dee McLachlan Four years ago today (22nd September, 2014), Gillian “Jill” Meagher, a 29 year old Irish woman, was raped and murdered while walking home from a pub in Brunswick, in Melbourne. After she failed to come home, her husband, Tom, reported her as missing, and it soon became a homicide […]

22:00

21:34

Beware — Someone is dropping Malware-infected USB Sticks into People's Letterbox "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Hey! Wait! Wait! Wait! Don't plug in that USB stick into your laptop. It could infect your computer with malware and viruses. Australia's Victoria Police Force has issued a warning regarding unmarked USB flash drives containing harmful malware being dropped inside random people's letterboxes in the Melbourne suburb of Pakenham. It seems to one of the latest tactics of cyber criminals to

18:20

U.K. Rap Veteran Akala Is Celebrating A Decade Of Hip Hop With An Aussie Tour "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

U.K. Rap Veteran Akala Is Celebrating A Decade Of Hip Hop With An Aussie Tour

MOBO Awardwinning UK hip hop artist Akala is heading to Australia and NZ for a series of intimate shows, in celebration of a decade’s worth of work in music.

In addition to having five albums under his belt, the writer and poet has had a lot to celebrate throughout his ten years, from touring the U.K. with Nas and Damian Marley and supporting the likes of M.I.A., Christina Aguilera, and The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft, to appearances at every major festival on the U.K. circuit.

Thoughtful and outspoken, Akala has given a series of lectures on racial issues, and recently spoke to U.S. hip hop channel Vlad TV about racism in the U.K. and the U.K.’s role in slavery, continuing his commitment to social activism and thought-provoking art.

Interestingly, his song ‘The Edge’ was featured on the soundtrack for video game NBA 2K10, while his older sister and fellow rapper Ms. Dynamite was featured on the soundtrack for FIFA 2003.

Playing some of our favourite intimate venues in the country, we can’t think of a better evening for any fans of conscious lyricism delivered via sharp London flows.

’10 YEARS OF AKALA’ AUS/NZ TOUR 2016

Thursday Dec 8th – The Foundry, Brisbane QLD
Saturday Dec 10th – Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW
Sunday Dec 11th – Nortcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
Thursday Dec 15th – Whammy Bar, Auckland NZ
Friday Dec 16th – Edinburgh Castle, Adelaide SA
Sunday Dec 18th – Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA

Supports TBA

Tickets via OZTIX, TICKETSCOUT &...

17:24

Double J Unveil Big Plans For The 25th Anniversary Of ‘Nevermind’ "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Double J Unveil Big Plans For The 25th Anniversary Of ‘Nevermind’

Saturday, September 24th marks 25 years since Nirvana’s Nevermind was released, and Double J are celebrating.

Nevermind is undoubtedly one of the most popular, critically revered, and influential albums of all time. Heralding the start of the grunge explosion that dominated most of the ’90s, Nirvana’s sophomore album still continues to sell well and inspire countless musicians around the world.

To celebrate, Double J are holding a big series of commemorative events. Kicking off on Saturday at noon with the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ documentary, the Double J crew will be looking at the album’s famous single, the impact it had on Australian and international music, and pop culture in general. Then, at 4pm, Double J will be replaying Nirvana’s famous concert from Melbourne’s Palais Theatre from their one and only visit to our fair country.

Between the events, Double J will be playing the best music of 1991 from all of the other important albums to have been released that year, including Pearl Jam’s Ten, Yothu Yindi’s Tribal Voice, Clouds’ Penny Century, and Public Enemy’s The Enemy Strikes Back. To cap it all off, Caz Tran will be playing the entirety of the album itself at 10am on Sunday morning, interspersed with rare archival interviews from the band.

Be sure to be listening to Double J on Saturday and Sunday when they go through one of the most comprehensive tributes to Nevermind that you’ll ever see.

13:31

Ready, willin’ and able: generosity and solidarity prove key components of Williamstown singing group "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Leaving Melbourne via the Westgate Bridge on a Wednesday evening, clouds of steam cluster and dissipate into the darkening sky. It’s fair to assume these plumes are output from the factories and refineries dotting the coast like pins in a board from Port Melbourne to Geelong. It’s also possible that part of the component entering the atmosphere is a heady mix of CO2 and endorphins being exhaled by the Willin Wimmin of Williamstown, having their weekly sing.

10583998_1446634612280983_6251822852438359669_nWillin Wimmin past and present were reunited last month to celebrate 25 years of giving voice to women, and spreading the joy of singing and community to audiences in the west and beyond. By their reckoning, this amounts to roughly 1000 rehearsals, more than 200 performances, over 300 songs and 250 women who have been involved since the inception of the singing group.

Worthy of a knees up, by anyone’s standard. The room was filled with friends, partners and family, everyone brought their own dinner, there was support with sound and lighting from their mates at the Newport Community Choir: it was a community event in every sense of the word.

The group sprung from the John Bolton Theatre School which was based in Williamstown, back in 1991. John employed Bronwen Barton as his music teacher who, with John’s partner and a few friends started singing together. The seeds for Willin Wimmin were sown and interest quickly caught on among the community. The singers were not only Willin Wimmin, they were feisty women with a will and the current members continue to embrace this identity: They set out as sisters doing it for themselves, collaborating as a cooperative and proudly eschewing the committee way of doing things until more recently.

The increasing requirements of funding bodies and venues requiring insurance over the years created a gradual push to become incorporated and adopt a more formal arrangement. Willin Wimmin eventually (reluctantly) bowed to the external pressure, formed a management committee and became incorporated last year.

Back at the start, Bronwen was a great vocal coach whose philosophy that anyone can sing set the value of inclusivity which has underpinned the group ever since. There have never been auditions and the women make it clear that no singing experience or knowledge of music is necessary. A good sense of humour, the will to embrace and celebrate cultural diversity and a shared belief in supporting, and welcoming one another is what counts. Willin Wimmin sing with heart and choose their material from an eclectic selection of genres including world, folk, choral and contemporary.

Julie Merritt has sung with Willin Wimmin for 18 of its 25 years, joining when the youngest of her three children was around 12 months old. The social side of belonging to the group drew her in; she felt a sense of belonging and like she’d found her tribe.

A strong social justice theme runs throughout the choir, and Willin Wimmin have sung on demonstrations and rallies, at sport, art, health and women’s issues events. They’ve trodden the boards at a variety of venues, too: Deakin Edge Theatre, Melbourne Recital Centre, the NGV as well as Fairlea Women’s Prison and Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre, to name but a few.

Willin Wimmin have been helped along their journey by the commitment from their leaders:

“We have been fortunate with our directors – they have each been fabulous, feisty, fearless, sometimes fearsome.  Each of them brought unique gifts and talents with warmth, patience and fun.  Without them, there is...

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13:30

Premiere: Tom Stephens’ Debut Album Draws You In Like An Old Friend "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Premiere: Tom Stephens’ Debut Album Draws You In Like An Old Friend

Hailing from Sydney, Tom Stephens has been making the rounds for a couple of years now, bringing his genuine indie rock styling to audiences all over. Now, he’s releasing his debut album What Lies In The Difference.

Following on from the release of his sophomore EP Embers back in 2014, Stephens’ debut album is a loose, flowing journey into his psyche, backed with humble guitar and a smooth, inviting vocals.

Taking clear inspiration from artists like Wilco and AA Bondy, Stephens’ record feels like a close friend telling you a story that you share genuine interest in. Each track creates a mood which grows on you, beckoning you in, before leaving you with a sense of prevailing calm.

Tom will be taking his live show on the road to launch the album, kicking off in October – dates below.

What Lies In The Difference Album Launch Tour

Saturday, October 15th
(With Georgia Mulligan & Egoism)
Oxford Circus, Sydney (Free)

Saturday, October 16th
(With The Luke Brennan Trip & Forever Son)
The Old Bar, Melbourne

13:03

8 Great Aussie Bands You Haven’t Heard, With Holy Balm "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

8 Great Aussie Bands You Haven’t Heard, With Holy Balm

Holy Balm have had a great year so far, releasing their single ‘Fashion’ in May to significant acclaim and love from the music community, and following it up with their excellent new album Activity.

Now that the “wonky house” act are firmly on our radar, we thought we’d ask them to shed some light on the next wave of emerging Aussie talent we should be keeping our eyes on – and they certainly came through for us here, with eight new acts that definitely demand some attention.

You can give their selections a spin below, along with Holy Balm’s new record. If you like what you hear, you can catch them finishing off their album tour in Sydney this Saturday at the Newtown Social Club, and in Canberra the following night, dates below.

Activity by Holy Balm

LA Suffocated

Sydney based group that create a tense thumping space to move or generally go deep & zone out! Distorted and shrill vocals create tension amongst the drum machines & sequences – they never fail to create a hypnotic soundtrack live. Always want them to play longer sets.

Nicky Crane

James Vinciguerra’s solo work – exploratory, textured songwriting nodding across a few electronic music eras, cultural references & approaches. Pieces feel realised whilst creating even more curiosity with every release. Deep knowledge of rhythm and dynamic is his composition & touch.

Ela Stiles

New directions of Stiles’ solo work always keeps us guessing – there is always an interesting treatment of vocals and rhythm, and risk taking with form, durations & song structure. Bringing in flavours of folk, pop, experimental & even outsider sounds, abstract narratives take you somewhere else.

Video Ezy

Sydney / Melbourne duo, who are always moving towards a space synth cinematic paradise. Live – they really riff of each other and create a contemplative semi-instrumental space for listeners.

Enderie Nuatal

Originally Brisbane – now Sydney artist that has a curious approach to music making with others as ‘Cured Pink’ and solo as Enderie. Big sounds – samples of synth and vocals and drums, become a big, sweaty conversation. Sometime hard edge, always percussive – electric!...

12:31

We Bid A Fond Farewell To Aussie Rock Mainstays Jericco Ahead Of Their Final Show "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

We Bid A Fond Farewell To Aussie Rock Mainstays Jericco Ahead Of Their Final Show

Jericco have been absolute stalwarts of Melbourne’s always-burning rock scene for the better half of a decade, but have announced that after a solid seven year run of pumping out some of Australia’s best melody and noise, they’re now calling it a day.

Having been fans of these guys for years now, we’re sad to see them go – and we’re certainly not the only ones, with fans traveling from interstate to catch their upcoming farewell show in November at the ideal hometown surrounds of the iconic Corner Hotel.

As the band bring this chapter of their lives to a close, we’ve had a chat with founding member Roy Amar about their achievements, the amazing times they’ve had, and the tough decision to leave Jericco behind.

Let’s get the big one out of the way: why have you decided to call it a day?

Unfortunately life got in the way. Our singer has recently moved to Canada, which makes rehearsals and gigs pretty challenging. Our drummer is a very busy man and runs a large venue in Melbourne whilst pursuing a career in tour managing and teching. I’ve dedicated a lot of time recently to starting my own artist development and management company, which launched the same month that I became a father to an incredible little boy.

But without the excuses… There came a time when we thought that the band had reached its peak, and we would rather quit than stick around trying to relive the glory days. It was an extremely tough decision, but one that we’re confident with. Doesn’t make it any less sad though.

What are some of the highlights from the past seven years?

When I’m looking back at it all, everything was amazing. (laughs) Some of the festivals that we played in the early days were incredible. I remember the first one we played when we opened at Come Together Festival in Sydney at Luna Park. I think it was 2010, and that gig was so much fun as our band had never played on a stage that huge before. We absolutely killed it and left such an awesome impression that the promoter got us back on the lineup the year after in a later time slot where we played to a full house!

Pyramid Rock Festival over the new year was also an incredible experience. Meeting, chatting and partying with all those amazing acts backstage was not only so much fun but incredibly motivating… I just want to do it all over again! (laughs)

Touring with Karnivool, Mammal and Dead Letter Circus were also huge times for the band. We were on cloud nine, everything was easy and it just worked itself out. Wow, those were the days! Bands like Jericco, Twelve Foot Ninja, Circles and MM9 all cutting our teeth playing shows together, supporting huge bands that we looked up to – and my god the partying. I’m s0 happy that we took a camera everywhere, I have tons of crazy footage and the best pictures ever!

Selling out our first show at The Excelsior Hotel in Sydney, that place and that gig were amazing! Being interviewed on Triple J with John Safran and Father Bob is also something I’ll always remember.

Charting with our debut record and also our second was damn exciting, too. We were constantly getting updates from our publicist, and at the same time thinking to ourselves, “who the fark is buying this album we wrote?” (laughs)

Packing out the Prince Bandroom for our l...

12:00

POLE FANATICISM The NORTHSIDER

Although many Melburnians are naturally active, with cycling trails, parks and pathways scattered around the city, others – especially you 9-to-5’ers with minimal leisure time – prefer a structured workout every once in a while.

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11:49

Triple M Are About To Take On Triple J "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Triple M Are About To Take On Triple J

Triple M looks set to take on triple j’s status as Australia’s premier nationally branded broadcaster, with Southern Cross Austereo reportedly planning a new overhaul cum expansion that will see Triple M absorbing some 30 regional Austereo stations.

According to Noise11, a statement to Austereo shareholders indicated Triple M will expand next year as “30 of our regional stations currently under LocalWorks radio network will be brought into the Triple M family”.

The LocalWorks stations affected by the change include MIX 94.5 Perth, MIX 106.3 Canberra, 105.7 The River Albury, 107.7 2GO Gosford, KOFM Newcastle, 92.5 Gold Coast, SEAFM Mackay, HEART 107.3 Hobart, and stations in Rockhampton, Coffs Harbour, and others.

On the surface it seems as though Austereo is simply taking its scattered brands and placing them under the one banner, but the move will in fact make Triple M the first nationally branded commercial broadcaster in capital cities and regional areas.

Typically, major networks — your KIIS FMs and Novas — only brand within major markets, so you’ll hear Nova in Melbourne but if you venture out towards regional Victoria, your premier local station is something completely different.

As Noise11 notes, the move also pits Triple M against triple j, who’ve been particularly successful at sapping listeners in the 25-39 demographic from its commercial counterparts. triple j is of course a non-commercial, government-funded radio network.

Despite the absence of advertising revenue, triple j has been very successful in gaining a considerable market share, regularly rivalling that of commercial stations such as Triple M and Nova in the capital city markets and remaining very popular in regional Australia.

It’s not clear when the change will take place, but as Noise11 writes, Southern Cross Austereo are hoping the move will bolster the Triple M brand, give it a boost in ratings surveys, and return advertising revenue to the radio sector.

As readers may be aware, there is some bad blood between the stations, at least on one end, with Triple M previously hitting out at triple j for what they perceive as the national youth broadcaster’s “elitism” and for focusing on music that is “on trend right now”.

Speaking during the launch of Triple M’s digital radio station in 2014, Triple M Network head Mike Fitzpatrick said, “Unlike our Taxpayer-funded ‘youth network’, Triple M Modern Rock Digital isn’t elitist. We don’t care about ‘cool’ music or ‘on trend right now’ styles. If it’s a great song, we’ll play it.”

11:20

Sugar Mountain Announce The Date For Their 2017 Festival "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

Sugar Mountain Announce The Date For Their 2017 Festival

The iconic Sugar Mountain festival is set to return for its 2017 edition, and festival organisers have today announced that the boutique festival’s seventh outing will be held on Saturday January 21, at Melbourne’s Victorian College of Arts.

While the festival lineup is yet to be announced, announcers promise that this year’s bill is set to include “world premieres, exclusive collaborations, food and drink offerings to die for and more”, so that should get you pretty understandably excited.

With the “summit of music and art” always managing to bring some of the most eclectic lineups to ever grace Australia, we’ll undoubtedly be in for another huge day when the lineup drops in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

Sugar Mountain 2017

Saturday, January 21 – Melbourne’s Victorian College Of The Arts.

11:07

Zac Brown Band Announce 2017 Bluesfest Sideshows "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Zac Brown Band Announce 2017 Bluesfest Sideshows

Already one of the big draws on the Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017 lineup, three-time Grammy Award winners Zac Brown Band have now unveiled two very special all ages sideshows set to take place in Melbourne and Sydney next April.

The band were last in the country two years for their debut Australian tour, which received rave reviews from critics and fans alike. The band will be looking to capitalise on that momentum when they return next year.

They’ll be hot on the heels of their latest platinum-certified album Jekyll + Hyde, their fourth consecutive Number 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart and another addition to their quickly expanding discography.

Zac Brown Band have had Number 1 singles, collaborated with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, and Foo Fighters, and now they’ve set their sights on Australia where they’ll delight crowds once again.

Zac Brown Band Australian Tour Dates

Tickets on sale 10am local time Tuesday, 27th September

Wednesday, 19th April 2016
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (All Ages)
Tickets: Ticketek | 132 849

Friday, 21st April 2016
ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
Tickets: Ticketek | 132 849

10:50

Patti Smith Expands 2017 Australian ‘Horses’ Tour "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Patti Smith Expands 2017 Australian ‘Horses’ Tour

It was just this week that the legendary Patti Smith announced she would embark on a headline tour of Australia to accompany her eagerly anticipated performance at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017, and already the icon has been forced to add new dates to the tour.

It’s been eight years since punk rock icon, bestselling author, and acclaimed poet Smith graced Australian stages, so it’s no surprise that demand for the tour has been overwhelming. Smith has now announced additional dates for both Melbourne and Sydney.

The Godmother of Punk and two members of the original Patti Smith Group — Lenny Kaye and Jay Dee Daugherty — as well as bassist / keyboardist Tony Shanahan and Jack Petruzzelli will perform Smith’s landmark album, Horses, in its entirety.

It’s been 41 years since Horses exploded like a bombshell on the music scene, with its game-changing combination of vivid, poetic lyricism and ferocious proto-punk power. Seeing Smith and her band perform the album live is an experience not to be missed.

Patti Smith Australian Tour Dates

Sunday, 9th April 2017
State Theatre, Sydney

Monday, 10th April 2017 – NEW SHOW
State Theatre, Sydney

Sunday, 16th April 2017
Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Monday, 17th April 2017 – NEW SHOW
Hamer Hall, Melbourne

Also appearing at Byron Bay Bluesfest

10:34

Bring Me The Horizon Cancel Remainder Of Their 2016 Australian Tour "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Bring Me The Horizon Cancel Remainder Of Their 2016 Australian Tour

Bring Me The Horizon have announced the cancellation of the remainder of their current Australian tour due to illness. The band are “fully committed” to returning to Australia in “early 2017” to complete their shows in Melbourne and Adelaide.

The band was forced to cancel an Adelaide performance earlier in the week due to frontman Oli Sykes’s viral throat infection, which has now been diagnosed as acute laryngitis. Doctors have advised Sykes to rest, meaning he cannot perform.

In addition to Tuesday’s cancelled Adelaide performance, the postponement affects Bring Me The Horizon’s two Melbourne performances at Margaret Court Arena (Thursday, 22nd September and Friday, 23rd September).

Ticket holders are advised to retain their tickets and await the announcement of new dates, details for which are to be announced shortly. Alternatively, fans can obtain a full refund from the point of purchase.

Bring Me The Horizon Australian Tour Dates

Tuesday, 20th September 2016 — CANCELLED
AEC Theatre, Adelaide

Thursday, 22nd September 2016 – CANCELLED
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

Friday, 23d September 2016 – CANCELLED
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

10:15

earthcore launch party melbourne lineup announced! "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

We simply cannot wait to unleash the vibe at our Melbourne earthcore launch party next week on grand final holiday eve!

Join us for our 2nd psychedelic warehouse party of 2016. Doors 8pm, arrive early for happy hour and good times!

Lineup
4i20
Aminos Kh
Algorithm
Rhys Gibson
Triforce
Zac Depetro

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10:14

The Vines Announce 2016 East Coast Tour "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

The Vines Announce 2016 East Coast Tour

The Vines are one of those bands that’s always coming back even though they never really went away. They recently unveiled the first taste of their forthcoming seventh full-length effort and they now embarking on a tour to celebrate.

The band have announced a rapid-fire, three-date excursion along the East Coast of Australia to celebrate the release of ‘In Miracle Land’. They’ll be hitting up Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory, Melbourne’s Corner Hotel, and Valley Fiesta in Brisbane.

‘In Miracle Land’ is the first taste of new music we’ve heard from The Vines since they released their 2014 album Wicked Nature. It was unveiled back in April alongside a string of a solo tour dates from Vines frontman Craig Nicholls.

The band’s new album is said to be dropping some time this year and was recorded at Sydney’s Hercules Studio and produced by Nicholls himself. If ‘In Miracle Land’ is anything to go by, it’s a return to the band’s classic mix of Kinks-esque pop melodies and grunge-like aggression.

The Vines National Tour Dates

26th October 2016
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

27th October 2016
Corner Hotel, Melbourne

29th October 2016
Valley Fiesta, Brisbane

09:47

SK!N…its not what you think "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

SK!N is renowned for redefining the experience of theatre and challenging our perceptions of performance.

We spoke to Director and Designer Govin Ruben and Co-creator and Creative Producer, Terence Fernandez to discuss their approach to theatre-making.

They’ve been recognised by Malaysian critics for redefining the experience of theatre. Listen in to hear more…

 

Producer/ Presenter: Jennie Lenman
Image: Wikipedia.org via Google Images

09:42

Thursday 9am Bulletin "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

A man has been taken into custody after a stand-off with police at the Marion Motel.

The Institute of Health and Welfare has released figures revealing that Adelaide has the highest mental health hospitalisation rates in Australia.

Legislation for a relationship register will be introduced in South Australian Parliament today.

A new DNA study has backed claims that indigenous Australians are the longest standing ancient civilisation to date.

A blueprint outlining a 20 year upgrade plan for the University of Adelaide’s North Terrace campus will be revealed today.

A two million dollar laser light show for tourists has caused controversy in Central Australia.

In Sport…

South Australian Matt Eagles has signed a contract with Brisbane Lions after winning the second series of reality TV show The Recruit.

The women’s AFL league are seeking an increase on all pay levels.

In soccer, the FFA cup saw Melbourne City beat Western Sydney Wanderers in a FOUR to ONE victory last night at AAMI Park.

News Reader: Jake Bell. Sports Reader: Teagan Short. Producer: Georgia Roberts. Web Editor: Jake Bell. Journalists: Chloe Holmes, Georgia Roberts, Jake Bell, Teagan Short.

08:41

Thursday 8am Bulletin "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

A man has been taken into custody after a stand-off with police at the Marion Motel.

Northern Territory Coroner Greg Cavanagh says the level of domestic violence in Aboriginal communities is ‘out of control’.

A blueprint outlining a 20 year upgrade plan for the University of Adelaide’s North Terrace campus will be revealed today.

A two million dollar laser light show for tourists has caused controversy in central Australia.

A new DNA study has backed claims that indigenous Australians are the longest standing ancient civilisation to date.

An art exhibition will commence its national tour of artworks marking 60 years since British government exploded an atomic bomb in South Australia’s outback.

In Sport…

South Australian Matt Eagles has signed a contract with Brisbane Lions after winning the second series of reality TV show The Recruit.

Western Bulldogs player Jack Macrae says he will happily cope with less love in the AFL for a Western Bulldog premiership.

In soccer, the FFA cup saw Melbourne City beat Western Sydney Wanderers in a 4-1 victory last night at AAMI Park.

News Reader: Jake Bell. Sports Reader: Teagan Short. Producer: Georgia Roberts. Web Editor: Jake Bell. Journalists: Chloe Holmes, Georgia Roberts, Jake Bell, Teagan Short.

08:35

Danger USB! Oz police warn of malware in the letterbox "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Danger USB! Oz police warn that criminals are more desperate than ever

Residents in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, have been blighted by a plague of malicious USB sticks.

08:00

FITZROY LEGAL SERVICE RELOCATES The NORTHSIDER

Last month, Yarra’s community legal centre, the Fitzroy Legal Service, moved to its new location at the Fitzroy Town Hall.

The post FITZROY LEGAL SERVICE RELOCATES appeared first on The NORTHSIDER.

07:57

Mental health rates worse in rural and regional Australia "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

mental-health-unitCANBERRA – [AAP]

The more remote the area, the higher the rate of hospitalisations for mental illness.

That’s the finding of a new government report which reveals overnight hospitalisations for mental illness were almost six-times greater in some local areas compared with others in 2013/14.

Within major cities, rates were similar regardless of socio-economic factors but they began to increase with remoteness – hospitalisations in remote areas were 1,096 per 100,000 people compared with 856 in a high socio-economic area in a major city.

The most common reason was drug and alcohol use with more than 38,000 overnight hospitalisations, followed by schizophrenia and delusional disorders at 36,000, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report on Thursday.

Highest rate on north coast

The ACT had the lowest rate of overnight hospitalisations for mental health conditions overall while the NSW north coast had the highest.

For drug and alcohol hospitalisations, northwestern Melbourne had the lowest while western Queensland had the highest.

Country South Australia had the highest rate for depressive episodes while Central Queensland/Sunshine Coast had the highest rate for intentional self-harm.

Lack of community programs

The report says reasons for the variation between areas could be because of differences in the availability of community-based programs and support, differences in the availability of hospital beds, different hospital admission policies or differences in the prevalence of mental health conditions.

Overall, there were more than 213,000 overnight hospitalisations for mental illness in 2013/14, representing five per cent of all overnight admissions.

The number of nights spent in hospital for mental illness was three million, representing 14 per cent of all nights Australians spent in hospital.

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467.

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07:42

Thursday 7am Bulletin "GroovUs Feed Aradio"

A man currently engaging in a stand-off with police is holed up in the Marion Motel.

Northern Territory Coroner Greg Cavanagh says the level of domestic violence in Aboriginal communities is out of control.

A blueprint outlining a 20 year upgrade plan for the University of Adelaide’s North Terrace campus will be revealed today.

It has been revealed that 25 percent of Australians have completed the new online census, as tomorrow’s deadline approaches.

A two million dollar laser light show for tourists has caused controversy in central Australia.

An art exhibition will commence its national tour of artworks marking 60 years since British government exploded an atomic bomb in South Australia’s outback.

In Sport…

In soccer, the FFA cup saw Melbourne City beat Western Sydney Wanderers in a 4-1 victory last night at AAMI Park.

Western Bulldogs player Jack Macrae says he will happily cope with less love in the AFL for a Western Bulldog premiership.

News Reader: Jake Bell. Sports Reader: Teagan Short. Producer: Georgia Roberts. Web Editor: Jake Bell. Journalists: Chloe Holmes, Georgia Roberts, Jake Bell, Teagan Short.

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22:00

‘Untitled… #41’16/08/15 I am taking a short social media break,... matthew schiavello: photos and words



‘Untitled… #41’

16/08/15

I am taking a short social media break, see you all in 5 or so days time.

21:34

ALBUM REVIEW | GIVE UP ON YOUR HEALTH BY TEETH & TONGUE The NORTHSIDER

Marta Troicka reviews the latest album from local act Teeth and Tongue.

The post ALBUM REVIEW | GIVE UP ON YOUR HEALTH BY TEETH & TONGUE appeared first on The NORTHSIDER.

21:00

matthewschiavello: ‘Days like this… #69’04/08/15 Thank you... matthew schiavello: photos and words



matthewschiavello:

‘Days like this… #69’

04/08/15

Thank you Kendra for the reblog, I love your new art reblogging tumblr!

matthew

20:27

Hare of the T-section The Gap Year and Beyond

I don’t often see Hares in the wild. I have seen two now at Werribee  and both were a surprise…once when it came down a dirt track towards the car I thought it was a fox, then a small dog but then it raised its ears and I saw it was a hare.

The hare below was just sitting and enjoying a bit of sun on a cold winters day. When the birds alert went up that a raptor was cruising by it seemed to recognise the call and became much more aware and started to look up and around.

I had to check Wiki to learn more about it: Long-eared, and long limbed, Hares are fast runners, typically living solitarily or in pairs. Hare species are native to Africa, Eurasia, North America, and the Japanese archipelago. Hares do not bear their young below ground in a burrow as do rabbits, but rather in a shallow depression or flattened nest of grass called a form. Young hares are adapted to the lack of physical protection, compared to a burrow, by being born fully furred and with eyes open. They are able to fend for themselves soon after birth where rabbits born blind and hairless.

Hares are swift animals: The introduced hare found in Australia (Lepus europaeus) can run up to 56 km/h and can leap up to 3 m (10 ft) at a time.

During a spring frenzy, hares can be seen chasing one another and “boxing”, one hare striking another with its paws (probably the origin of the term “mad as a March hare”). For a long time, this had been thought to be male competition, but closer observation has revealed it is usually a female hitting a male to prevent copulation.

Hare, Western Treatment Plant, T-section, Werribee

Hare, Western Treatment Plant, T-section, Werribee

Hare, Western Treatment Plant, T-section, Werribee

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Hare, Western Treatment Plant, T-section, Werribee

well suited for a life above ground, fast, wary and camouflaged


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19:40

Invitation: A Musical Homage to Pablo Neruda "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

As CaribVic is a member of Multicultural Arts Victoria, we are pleased to pass on the invitation. Hope to see you there!

Dear MAV members,

We would like to invite you (and a guest) to a special one night concert “Musical Homage to Pablo Neruda” performed by International artists from Chile – Luis Saglie (composer/pianist) and Jose Luis Urquieta (oboe) on Thursday 29 September at 8pmat the South Melbourne Town Hall Auditorium.

If you would like to invite friends, a group ticket discount is being exclusively offered to MAV members. Call:  9188 3681 or  email:  office@multiculturalarts.com.au to make a purchase.

Individual tickets: $20/pp

Group of 2: $35 (save $5)

Group of 3: $50 (save $10)

Group of 4: $60 (save $20)

RSVP essential by Mon 26 September, for further enquiries

please call 9188 3681

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17:18

Premiere: Oliver Downes Impresses With His Thoughtful Baroque Pop Debut ‘Ultraviolet’ "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Premiere: Oliver Downes Impresses With His Thoughtful Baroque Pop Debut ‘Ultraviolet’

We’re happy to bring you Ultraviolet, the debut solo release from Melbourne singer-songwriter Oliver Downes. An impressive and eccentric work of baroque pop, it packs soaring melodies and sharp wit in equal measure, underpinned by intricate and eclectic chamber instrumentation.

The record’s unique sound is partially the product of his collaboration with instrumental art-folk trio The String Contingent, which includes the talents of Graham McLeod on electric guitar, Chris Stone on violin and Oliver’s sister Holly Downes on double bass.

Oliver has called upon a roster of talent for the album, which was recorded by Jimi Lloyd-Wyatt (Gossling), mixed by Richie Belkner (Sarah Blasko, Ngaiire), and features guest appearances from Sydney’s Elana Stone and Brian Campeau.

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“I really wanted to navigate these ideas of constraint and escape,” he says of the record’s themes, “how much wriggle room we have within our circumstances, whether there’s any real way of escaping who we are and whether we should really want to.”

Downes is frank about where his work sits in a music scene dominated by two opposing poles.

“Although I’m not the only person making art music using pop forms, or making alternative with small chamber-style groups rather than a more traditional band, I think it’s an unusual thing to do in Australia, where rock and punk are such huge forces over one side of the table and sleek commercial pop weighs down the other.”

It’s evident that, despite a long process leading to the record’s release, working with this array of talent helped to reinvigorate Oliver and imbue the tracks with a new energy.

“Having spent such a long time living with some of the songs, they can become stuck in a groove far too easily. Inviting superb instrumentalists in to create their own parts was a good way to shine some new light on each track and render them somehow new to me.”

To bring the album to you in a live setting, Oliver will be launching it this Friday at the Wesley Anne, before heading out on a national tour with folk pop chanteuse Jess Locke in support, dates below.

Photo credit: Yana Amur

Oliver Downes Tour Dates

September 23 – Melbourne, Wesley Anne, w/ Jess Locke
October 16 – Katoomba, Hotel Blue, w/ Hinterlandt
October 20 – Sydney, Django Bar, w/ Hollie Matthew
October 21 – Canberra, Smith’s Alternative, w/ Hinterlandt

17:05

Party Starters Visions Announce Free Telegram Tour "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Party Starters Visions Announce Free Telegram Tour

Visions recently solidified their reputation as Australia’s premier party starters with their King St Crawl in Sydney’s Newtown and their sold-out expansion into Melbourne, which kicked off at Fitzroy hotspot Yah Yah’s.

Now, they’ve announced the second instalment of their touring arm by welcoming a free tour from UK buzz magnets and NME and BBC 6 Music favourites Telegram, who’ll be playing three totally free shows along the East Coast next month.

The London four-piece come from the same circles that gave us the likes of The Horrors, Temples, and Palma Violets and released their eagerly anticipated debut album, Operator, earlier this year to rave acclaim.

Effortlessly combining a love of Roxy Music, Syd Barrett, kraut-rock, and late proto-punk, don’t miss your chance to see one of the UK’s most swiftly rising acts. Check below for all the dates, details, and awesome supporting acts.

Visions: Telegram Australian Tour Dates

Wednesday, 5th October 2016
The Foundry, Brisbane
FREE ENTRY
w/ Tiny Migrants and Max Chillen

Friday, 7th October 2016
Waywards, Sydney
FREE ENTRY
w/ Matrick Jones and Hair Die and Deep Sea Arcade DJs

Saturday, 8th October 2016
Yah Yah’s, Melbourne
FREE ENTRY
w/ Matrick Jones and Deep Sea Arcade DJs

16:39

New show - Intersections News

Intersections

Do you find mainstream feminism not relevant to your life? Too white? Too liberal? Ever been accused of being a feminist killjoy? Maybe your feminism is intersectional! Listen up each Sunday from 5.30-6pm starting 2 October for Intersections. Live Studio guests, interviews with activists from different fields, book art and film reviews and feminist rant of the week!

16:23

Taking Back Sunday Expand 2017 Australian Tour "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Taking Back Sunday Expand 2017 Australian Tour

Taking Back Sunday recently announced they are set to return to Australian shores next March, and they’ve now been forced to add a second Melbourne show to meet the overwhelming demand.

The band’s seventh studio album, Tidal Wave, dropped earlier this month and is yet another reinvention for the band, who are currently at the peak of their powers.

The album marks the first time the band wrote in the studio as they recorded. “We could come up with an idea, perform it and then listen back to it immediately,” said frontman Adam Lazzara.

“We really can’t wait for you to hear it. Everyone is working hard to categorize where this music fits and all we can say is we wrote from the heart and did the best work we could.”

Meanwhile, Taking Back Sunday still remain a formidable force on the live stage. Check below for all the dates and ticketing details of the band’s upcoming 2017 Australian tour.

Taking Back Sunday Australian Tour Dates

Friday, March 17th
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (Lic/Aa)

Saturday, March 18th
The Triffid, Brisbane (18+)

Sunday, March 19th – SOLD OUT
170 Russell, Melbourne (18+)

Tuesday, March 21st – NEW SHOW
170 Russell, Melbourne (18+)

Wednesday, March 22nd
The Gov, Adelaide (Lic/Aa)

Thursday, March 23rd
Metro City, Perth (18+)

15:46

Is it possible to trade South Australia for New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Politics.au"

A long, long time ago, in 1890, the Federation Conference was held in Melbourne.  Politicians from the 6 Australian Colonies and New Zealand got together to discuss creating a Federation, a Common Wealth.

It came to pass that the 6 colonies got together to form Australia, but New Zealand decided to sit it out.

He is a photo from the 1890 conference.  The fellow, standing second from the left, the one with the stand out light suit, was New Zealand’s representative, Captain Russell MP, Colonial Secretary.  The fourth fella standing from the left, with the white bushy beard was Sir Henry Parkes.

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Now, thanks to Judith Sloan’s reference in one of her earlier posts, I now regularly read the blog of Dan Mitchell from the Cato Institute.  In his latest post, Mitchell writes about the 40 year economic transformation of New Zealand.

Cats can read it for themselves, but I just wanted to highlight Mitchell quoting Maurice McTigue, a former New Zealand parliamentarian and Minister.  If anyone happens to know the direct email’s of Australia’s Prime Minister and/or Treasurer, perhaps they might forward either this or the Mitchell post.  Perhaps also the Ministers for Health, Education and Industrial Policy (ie Pyne).  This is McTigue talking about New Zealand’s program of shrinking the size of government:

When we started this process with the Department of Transportation, it had 5,600 employees. When we finished, it had 53. When we started with the Forest Service, it had 17,000 employees. When we finished, it had 17. When we applied it to the Ministry of Works, it had 28,000 employees.  I used to be Minister of Works, and ended up being the only employee.

This is McTigue talking about privatisations:

…we sold off telecommunications, airlines, irrigation schemes, computing services, government printing offices, insurance companies, banks, securities, mortgages, railways, bus services, hotels, shipping lines, agricultural advisory services, etc. In the main, when we sold those things off, their productivity went up and the cost of their services went down, translating into major gains for the economy.

15:37

DMA’s Share Heartbreaking Music Video For ‘Step Up The Morphine’ "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

DMA’s Share Heartbreaking Music Video For ‘Step Up The Morphine’

DMA’s have barely had a moment to catch their breath since dropping their highly anticipated debut full-length effort, Hills End, and they show no signs of slowing down.

Ahead of their latest Australian tour (see below for dates and details), they’ve unveiled their touching new music video, directed by Errol Rainey, along with a heartfelt note from guitarist Johnny Took.

“About two and a half years ago I flew back from Adelaide and wrote this song after my grandma’s passing. I’d like to share a very personal video beautifully directed by Errol Rainey. It, like the song, is a celebration as much as a reflection of life,” Took writes.

“Losing someone close to us is a very personal thing but something we all inevitably have to experience. This video is an honest collection of moments between a father and his two youngest daughters directed by his youngest son, for anybody who has lost someone.”

DMA’s National Tour Dates

Thursday, 6th October 2016 – SOLD OUT
The Croxton, Melbourne (18+)

Friday, 7th October 2016 – SOLD OUT
The Croxton, Melbourne (18+)

Saturday, 8th October 2016 – SOLD OUT
The Gov, Adelaide (18+)

Friday, 14th October 2016
Enmore Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)

Saturday, 15th October 2016 – SOLD OUT
The Triffid, Brisbane (18+)

15:04

Art We Heart: zin "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

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Still from Each Other, LiveWorks Festival, Performance Space, October 2015.

“It’s like in Power Rangers. Our solo practices are almost unrecognizable from one another but when we collaborate, it clicks into something much bigger and better.”

zin partnerships is the love child of Harriet Gilles and Roslyn Helper. At first glance zin is a performance art duo that makes art about the Internet. But just like the algorithm used to sort your Facebook News Feed, zin’s art is complex and directly affected by your actions. zin may very well understand you better than you know yourself.

zin is “life art,” Roslyn says, because the duo “interrogate, break down, question and play with the social forms and structures that we all participate in.” Using the Internet and computers as their medium is the inevitable consequence of making socially engaged art in 2016, but zin don’t intend to be overly critical of the Internet, since for all the bad online, there’s also good. “You know – like humanity,” says Harriet.

zin are experts in disrupting existing social structures, activating their audiences through interactive artworks. It started as a means of shaking up the general political apathy they saw at university and giving their audiences a sense of ownership. As a result zin’s work is always fun, familiar and there are consequences to each of your actions.

Harriet and Roslyn also make theatre and art separately. “It’s like in Power Rangers,” says Harriet. “Our solo practices are almost unrecognizable from one another but when we collaborate, it clicks into something much bigger and better.”

They were both drawn to this world of experimental performance art because it gives them room for expression and experimentation. Roslyn sums it up with a Yoko Ono quote: “Artists are like politicians but they can say whatever they want.”

Their next project The internet is where innocence goes to die and you can come too explores internet surfing as a performative act and will be at the Melbourne Fringe Festival next week. But be sure to click ‘attending’ next time you see zin partnerships pop up on your News Feed.

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Party Mode, Underbelly Arts Festival, 2013

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13:41

An Identity Crisis; A Maintenance Crisis; Or just another Imported Management FAILURE? MTMMemes

An Identity Crisis; A Maintenance Crisis; Or just another Imported Management FAILURE?

The ‘Infinite Monkey Theorem’, (Borel, 1913), and endless variations on the theme ever since), speculates that if you give enough

monkeys enough typewriters and enough time they will eventually write Hamlet, or War and Peace, or some other voluminous,

specified text…..

Well, here’s living proof of the very latest modern variation;
“If you give enough Metro Monkeys (Managers) and/or PTV enough office equipment, enough cable ties and enough time, they will eventually

figure out a way to make and fit temporary replacement signal numbers on the Glen Waverley Line” while they wait for the ‘real ones’ from Taiwan.

Printed on paper, inside plastic ‘sleeve protectors’ and ‘cable tied’ to the signal post!

No expense spared there!
War and Peace it ain’t – but they’re working on it.
And it only took them a little over 2 months to reach this level of sophistication!
I wonder if someone sent ‘Identity Crisis to the ONRSR, and their ‘spanking of the Metro Monkeys’ had anything to do with it?

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Since late June 2016, particularly observant Drivers, and those silly enough to bother to report the missing numbers, have been told that; “Yes, we know about that driver, but the numbers are on order FROM TAIWAN, and should be replaced in SIX MONTHS – or thereabouts”!

Say What?

Nobody, anywhere in Australia can make a few enamel signs, on ‘Special Order’ in less than a week?  Have we come to this?

Not a single sign-writer in the wide brown land can paint one, or organise a self-adhesive, long-life vinyl replacement, pending?

Or is it simply that someone’s getting a kickback from Wu Chan Industries?

Nothing like the world’s slickest, most professional Railway Operator, is there?
And Note – that none of these ‘minor issues’ are included in the 5,838 ‘Track Faults’ on the network, because these are ‘Signal Faults’.
And ‘Signal Faults’ don’t count………..
And besides, these have been ‘unresolved’ only since June.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/leaked-metro-trains-report-shows-thousands-of-unrepaired-faults-on-citys-rails-20160913-grfbss.html


13:22

Premiere: Melbourne’s Bench Press Want To Give You A ‘Piece Of Calm’ "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Premiere: Melbourne’s Bench Press Want To Give You A ‘Piece Of Calm’

If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like if The Smith Street Band’s Wil Wagner fronted Fugazi (no disrespect to the legendary Ian MacKaye), you might get something that sounds like Melbourne outfit Bench Press.

The perfect combination of post-hardcore ferocity and Australian swagger, the band’s new single ‘Piece Of Calm’ is anything but. Make it the soundtrack for the next time you’re making a mad dash from the cops.

The band only played their first show back in March but are already a tight unit poised to stir up the local Melbourne punk and garage scene. You can check ’em out live on 22nd October with Overtime, Highschool Rivals, and The Curse.

12:56

Henry Rollins Just Dropped By One Of Melbourne’s Best Record Stores "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Henry Rollins Just Dropped By One Of Melbourne’s Best Record Stores

Punk icon and all-round legend Henry Rollins has admitted to having more than a mild addiction to vinyl records. A self-described “vinyl cat lady”, Rollins buys at least one record every day and takes time out whilst on tour to hit up his favourite brick-and-mortar spots.

Apparently that includes Melbourne’s beloved Greville Records, which is also a haunt favoured by esteemed UK singer-songwriter PJ Harvey. Harvey recently hit up the Prahran record store with good mates Mick Harvey and Bruce Milne, founder of legendary Aussie label Au Go Go Records.

Rollins, meanwhile, stopped by Greville as he makes the rounds of his current Australian tour (check the dates below) to buy up some vinyl from two superb homegrown acts. In a photo shared by the Greville Records Facebook, Rollins stands with releases by Metronomes and Taipan Tiger Girls.

In a March instalment of his regular column for LA Weekly earlier this year, entitled ‘I Went All the Way to Australia to Get a Thee Oh Sees Record‘, Rollins not only detailed his visit to two of Australia’s best record stores, but described his ardent love for Australia.

“I was so happy to finally be in Australia,” Rollins, who’s made more than 30 trips here, wrote of his first visit Down Under back in 1989. “That afternoon, I decided I wanted to visit Australia as often as possible. I have never reacted to a country this way before or since.”

“The last few days here in Sydney, I feel like I have won the lottery. I am where I am supposed to be,” he said of his most recent trip, which saw him linking up with Rice Is Nice operative Julia Wilson and hitting the town for some “food, caffeine and vinyl”.

The duo first hit up Repressed Records in Newtown, where Rollins was introduced to the likes of “Nun, Tyrannamen, Thigh Master, Red Red Krovvy, Brando’s Island, Terry, [and] Cured Pink, to name a few” by store co-owner Chris Sammut.

The two spent the rest of the day “hitting store after store”, including “the very sturdy Red Eye Records”, which Rollins described as “Well stocked and assiduously curated, it is a mandatory visit”.

Henry Rollins Australian Tour Dates

Thursday, 22nd September 2016
Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre
Tickets from ticketmaster.com.au, phone (08) 8443 5255 or in person at all Ticketmaster outlets.

Friday, 23rd September 2016
Perth, Regal Theatre
Tickets from regaltheatre.com.au or phone (08) 9388 2066

Saturday, 24th September 2016
Perth, Regal Theatre
Tickets from regaltheatre.com.au or phone (08) 9388 2066

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12:25

City Calm Down Are Already Working On A New Album "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

City Calm Down Are Already Working On A New Album

Melbourne outfit City Calm Down have had a pretty big year, finally unveiling their debut album, the acclaimed In A Restless House, and they’re currently in the midst of a huge national tour which wraps up at the end of the month.

But according to the boys, they’re wasting no time in capitalising on the wave of momentum they’re currently riding. According to The Music, during a recent Perth performance, the band confirmed they’ve already begun work on album number two.

The band then treated the sold-out audience to a newly penned song, which will hopefully get an airing during the remaining shows of their national tour. City Calm Down still have stops in Sydney, Wollongong, and two shows in Melbourne on the agenda.

The tour comprises the band’s biggest capital city shows to date and continues the success the last 12 months has yielded for the group, who scored a triple j Feature Album spot earlier this year, as well as accolades from the likes of NME and Beats 1.

12:07

Alex Lahey Says The Courtney Barnett Comparisons Are Sexist "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Alex Lahey Says The Courtney Barnett Comparisons Are Sexist

Buzz magnet Alex Lahey was one of the most talked-about artists at the recent BIGSOUND conference in Brisbane and naturally some of that talk amounted to comparisons between the 24-year-old Melbourne singer-songwriter and homegrown star Courtney Barnett.

Sure, both Lahey and Barnett are young, Melbourne-based singer-songwriters known for their wry and observational lyricism, or as Lahey herself puts it in an interview with Yahoo, “We’re both Australian women with brown hair who play Telecasters.”

But as far as Lahey’s concerned, it’s not only lazy but also sexist to compare the two. “I’m just not convinced that those comparisons would be happening if I was a guy. It’s just silly and easy,” Lahey told AAP. “I think it’s easy to lump girls in with each other and it’s just stupid.”

“I’m a huge fan of Courtney I think she’s one of the best songwriters in the world and her values and what she stands for are beautiful and brilliant, so I’m humbled to be compared to that. But I don’t think that it’s accurate, especially from a musical perspective, we play very different types of music.”

In fact, as Lahey told AAP, the guitar is not even her primary instrument. The songwriter studied saxophone at uni and works as a session saxophonist. She picked up a guitar at 13 and began teaching herself, writing songs because other people’s were too hard to learn.

“If I have half the career Courtney has now I will be very, very happy,” Lahey added. Having won triple j’s Unearthed prize as well as the Josh Pyke partnership and mentorship, Lahey’s certainly on her way to seeing the kind of success that Barnett has.

11:02

Looks Like King Gizzard Have Begun Recording Their Next Album "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

Looks Like King Gizzard Have Begun Recording Their Next Album

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have only just completed their latest run of European tour dates, which saw them selling out venues across the continent and playing to absolutely savage crowds who lapped up everything the Melbourne psychedelic collective threw at them.

They’ve apparently hit the ground running, wasting no time in immediately getting to work on their next release. The band recently took to their official Instagram channel to share a photo of frontman Stu Mackenzie sitting happily in the studio with the words, “Here we go.”

Judging by that missive we can only assume that the band are getting to work on one of the four albums they plan on releasing in 2017. “We’re actually working on four separate projects at the moment, which hopefully we can release next year sometime,” Mackenzie previously told triple j.

“Four Gizzard albums, I guess next year, that’s the idea,” drummer Eric Moore added. “Stu’s been chipping away at this record that we’ve tracked all the music for and it’s just the stage of putting together a few overdubs and get it mixed.”

According to Mackenzie, “They’re all kind of distinct little ideas that we’ve been toying with for a little while.” Meanwhile, the eagerly anticipated Nonagon Infinity album movie, set to drop towards the end of the year, is still in the works, as is Gizzfest 2016.

The band announced the return of their acclaimed mini-festival earlier this month. It’s set to kick off in November and will feature appearances from Pond, White Fence, The Murlocs, and more. We’d say the band will probably like to get some sleep after that, but they still have four albums to make.

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08:00

AFRO HUB OPENS IN CARLTON NORTH The NORTHSIDER

Afro Hub is an incubator of African Australian talent, showcasing live music, artwork, food, fashion, design, photography and film created by Melbourne-based artists hailing from the African continent. Freshly launched at the weekend, it should be on your list of great places to go.

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The Greatest Composers Of All Time, With Jazz Punk Lachlan Mitchell "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

The Greatest Composers Of All Time, With Jazz Punk Lachlan Mitchell

Jazz is definitely an under-represented genre in the local music scene, but there’s one composer kicking around Melbourne keeping it relevant in pretty interesting ways.

Lachlan Mitchell is a Melbourne-based artist and the leader of Uncomfortable Science, a unique project which involves him composing chord progressions on a whiteboard, which are then interpreted by a cadre of talented jazz musicians.

Having piqued our interest with a pretty original style of off-the-cuff composition, we asked Lachlan for his thoughts on his own three favourite composers.

“I could mention a whole bunch of sweet nothings about a great deal of bloody legends and waste way more of your time than I already have, but for now that is my pick of a couple of great composer type guys.”

You can catch Uncomfortable Science tonight at Boney, and they’ll be wrapping up their experimental residency next week, so definitely check it out if you’re keen for some jazz with a twist. Or, as Lachlan puts it, “Come down to Boney on the next few Tuesday nights to see if I learnt anything at all of these dudes.”

Frank Zappa

As Zappa (was one of the many people to be credited to have) said, writing about music is like dancing about architecture. But I’ll give it a shot.

For reasons obvious to some and not so obvious to others, Zappa was a dead set genius that composed some very complex and entertaining music. Beautiful, confusing and silly songs that jump from catchy hooks to dense mathematical fusion melodies to face melting solos. Some songs would have complex melodies that would journey on and on, never repeating itself, proving that Zappa was not short of ideas, nor shy to use them.

The first album I got was overnight sensation and that has some corkers on it. Camarillo Brillo from that album is currently haunting my mind and distracting me as I try to write this. But one of the first songs I ever heard when I was a teenage wolf was village of the sun and that’s a down right  beautiful composition in my opinion.

Charles Mingus

He’s mainly only up here on my list because of the album ah um, which I’ve been cranking a lot recently. Not cranking as in crying and wanking, cranking as in turning up loud, get your mind out of the gutter. The horn melodies make me wonder how the hell it was written and the “huh? factor” is a big part of what makes me like music.

The album has great energy, with unbridled and unpretentious horns that at times seem to be floating around autonomously while fitting perfectly together at the same time, Mingus occasionally hollering in the background like a mentally deranged hobo, and Charlie’s main boy, Danny Richmond, nailing the time changes with taste and gusto.

Two of my favourite songs of mingus’ that are not on this album are the beautifully haunting “meditations on integration” which includes Eric Dolphy, another incredible composer, and “ecclusiastics”, featuring my all time favourite jazz guy, (why the hell aren’t I writing about him. I’m terrible at this) Roland Kirk.

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17:23

BuzzConf Technology Festival Showcase – talks from the festival’s presenters "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

 

Join us on 20th September for a very special BuzzConf Night…

The Annual BuzzConf Technology Festival is just weeks away, so we’ll be bringing you a sneak preview of some of the amazing sessions to expect over the festival weekend. For the full festival lineup and more information check https://buzzconf.io/festival

Held in The Savoy Tavern in Melbourne, there will be plenty of options to eat and drink late into the night!

RSVP on meetup.com

Agenda

6pm – Drinks and socialising
7pm to 8:00pm – Technical presentations and demos
8:00pm until late – Music, drinks, and party

Presentations

Previews of the following sessions…

No More Free – a future of paid content enabled by blockchain – Nic Hodges

Could blockchain technology enable a new model of media that shifts revenue from platforms to creators?

The Future of Space Exploration: The next 400 years – Paul Fenwick

Despite numerous technological advances, space exploration is often viewed as an academic endeavour. Not any more! Paul Fenwick will lead a discussion on the future of not just space exploration, but also industry and habitation.

Preparing to be makers in a consumer-focussed world – Matthew Cengia

In a world where everything is happening online, how do we facilitate our youth to take control of their technology and become hackers

Biomedicine highlights of 2016 – Jacinta Richardson

This talk will give you a walk through of some of the fascinating things that have come out of medicine in 2016.

3D modelling, sculpting, and printing – Adam Purdie

3D modelling using Blender, then you’ll have the opportunity to print your model!

… and more to be announced soon …

RSVP on meetup.com

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16:38

Briggs, Tkay Maidza & More Join Huge Face The Music Lineup "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Briggs, Tkay Maidza & More Join Huge Face The Music Lineup

Not only will the 2016 iteration of Melbourne’s national music conference Face The Music feature live music for the first time, but the list of speakers and performers is getting out of control.

Adding already to the the first round of speakers which includes music critic Anthony Fantano, Bandcamp’s Andrew Jervis, and triple j’s Zan Rowe, are a sensational list of local artists.

We’re of course excited to hear that Briggs will be joining the lineup. After dropping ‘January 26’ with his group A.B. Original, Briggs has become an almost household name as he has taken it upon himself to challenge Australia Day.

Joining the hip-hop sensation is another Aussie rap champ in Tkay Maizda, whose latest collab with Killer Mike is leaving everyone frothing for her forthcoming debut album. There’s more, too, as prodigious producer Japanese Wallpaper will be joining them, along with a slew of other great artists.

Face the Music will be held at Melbourne Music Week’s Hub, The State Library of Victoria, and is shaping up to be a great day for Australian music – and possibly the best Face The Music yet.

Face The Music Lineup

Anthony Fantano [The Needle Drop]

Andrew Jervis [Bandcamp]

Ricki Askin [VICE]

Zan Rowe [triple j]

Kim Ambrosius [Roskilde]

Robert Forster

Taylor Brode [Sacred Bones]

Lorrae McKenna [Remote Control]

Nai Palm [Hiatus Kaiyote]

Ben Marshall [Vivid Sydney]

Woody McDonald [Meredith Music Festival]

Nic Kelly [Night High Records]

Michael Hohnen [Skinnyfish Music]

Emma Barnes [Emma Jane Management]

Katie Stewart [Laneway Music Festival]

Myf Warhurst [Double J]

Samuel Wald [WME]

Johann Ponniah [I Oh You]

Briggs

Tkay Maizda

Japanese Wallpaper

Jaime Gough [Native Tongue]

Emily York [Penny Drop]

13:43

This Week’s 13 Best Local Gigs Under $15 "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

This Week’s 13 Best Local Gigs Under $15

Loving live music isn’t just about attending music festivals and seeing an international artist’s massive arena show.

Even the biggest of big-name headliners started in the trenches, on the sticky carpets and bandrooms of your local bars and pubs – which is exactly where you should be if you want to discover your new favourite band or venue.

Here are our picks for this week’s best local gigs from Aussie talent – from Perth to the East Coast – and all for the price of a good meal.

Alex Lahey

Where: Hotel Steyne, Manly NSW
When: 9pm – 12am, Friday Sep 23
Why: Following the release of her killer debut record B-Grade University, Alex Lahey is hitting back with her first national tour. The gig is set to be one to remember and with support acts Betty & Oswald, it’s one you shouldn’t miss – oh and did we mention that it’s free?
Tickets & Info: Free, more info here.

Mall Grab & Christopher Port

Where: Ferdydurke, Melbourne VIC
When: 9pm – 5am, Saturday Sep 22
Why: $10 for a night of quality house and electronica? Yes please! Headlining the night is Mall Grab who is racking up millions of plays online, and joining him is Christopher Port, whose recent EP ‘Vehement’ was met with plenty of praise as well. You can’t really lose!
Tickets & Info: $10-15 more info here.

Dorsal Fins & Remi DJs

Where: Yah Yah’s, Melbourne VIC
When: 8pm – 5am, Saturday Sep 24
Why: Yah Yah’s is throwing a pretty great night this Saturday with Dorsal Fins headlining their first Melbourne show with a very late-night appearance from Sydney outfit Straight Arrows, coupled in with a Remi DJ afterparty – all for a ridiculously low 10 Dollarydoos.
Tickets & Info: $10, more info here.

The Cherry Dolls

Where: Cherry Bar, Melbourne VIC
When: 10pm, Thursday Sep 15
Why: Melbourne rock stalwarts The Cherry Dolls couldn’t have found a better spot to launch their second EP, Lone Palm, than Melbourne’s home of rawk, Cherry Bar. They’ll be backed up by...

13:33

Premiere: Melbourne Has A New Rap Talent To Keep An Eye On In Kudos "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

Premiere: Melbourne Has A New Rap Talent To Keep An Eye On In Kudos

We’ve got a new Aussie hip hop talent to keep an eye on in Melbourne emcee Kudos aka James Tretheway, who has today dropped his first studio track, the curiously named ‘Plucker’.

Produced/mixed by Yuri Tobler and mastered/mixed by Ben Kramp (Illy, M-Phazes), it’s a satisfying opening volley that melds raw personal lyrics with velvet smooth beats loaded with chunky guitar.

“Plucker is the story of balance between taking time for yourself and giving time to others,” James says of the track.

“Acknowledging that we all should have the right to grieve and that our feelings are relevant to where we are standing, while at the same time recognising others grief in order to put our own into a healthy perspective.”

While this is only his first track, he hasn’t been sitting idle, instead honing his craft and being able to share the stage with Atmosphere, Spit Syndicate and Afrika Bambaataa in recent years, as well as featuring regularly with Tijuana Cartel.

Now, Kudos is embarking on his own East Coast solo tour in October, including a spot at Jungle Love festival on the Sunshine Coast, dates below.

Kudos Plucker Single Tour

Supported By DJ Lickweed

Thu 13 Oct – Melbourne, VIC – Workers Club
Thu 27 Oct – Brisbane, QLD – Milk Factory
Sat 29 Oct- Gold Coast, QLD – Dust Temple Spoken Word -W/ Luka Lesson
Thu 3 Nov – Sydney, NSW – Oaf Gallery
Fri 25th Nov – Brisbane, QLD – Jungle Love
Sat 26 Nov – Sunshine Coast, QLD – Solbar W/ Dubarray

11:40

Europe Is Going Absolutely Nuts For Tash Sultana Right Now "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Europe Is Going Absolutely Nuts For Tash Sultana Right Now

Homegrown buzz magnet Tash Sultana is absolutely killing it in Europe right now. Her tour may have gotten off to a bumpy start thanks to a mixup with her airline, but if this breathtaking footage shot at a local Dutch radio station is anything to go by, it’s all smiles at the moment.

The triple j Unearthed feature artist recently wrapped a huge, completely sold-out national tour of Australia and her European trek has similarly sold out across the board, with the one-woman-band frequently taking to social media to share footage of at-capacity rooms around Europe.

Punters were struggling to get in the door of her packed out BIGSOUND showcase and Tash hit the ground running as soon as she got back to Melbourne, announcing a new six-track EP, scheduled to drop worldwide later this month, and the launch of her own record label, Lonely Lands Records.

The EP will include the triple j favourite ‘Notion’ as well as her brand new single, ‘Jungle’. The homemade video for ‘Jungle’ recently went viral, having accrued over 2 million views and more than 22,000 shares on Facebook in a week. Tash will also be playing Laneway 2017 next January and February.

Tash Sultana National Tour Dates

Thursday, 15th September 2016
The Borderline, London

Saturday, 17th September 2016
7 Layers Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sunday, 18th September 2016
Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Thursday, 22nd September 2016
The Northern, Byron Bay

Friday, 23rd September 2016
Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane

Friday, 30th September 2016
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Thursday, 6th October 2016
Mojos, Fremantle

Friday, 7th October 2016
Settlers Tavern, Margaret River

Thursday, 13th October 2016
Baha’s Tacos, Rye

Friday, 14th October 2016
Torquay Hotel, Torquay

Saturday, 15th October 2016
Uni Bar, Adelaide

Thursday, 20th October 2016
Newtown Social Club, Sydney

Thursday, 27th October 2016
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave

Friday, 11th November 2016
Kings Arms, Auckland

11:33

Premiere: Sahara Beck Pays Homage To Quentin Tarantino With An Impressive New Clip "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

Premiere: Sahara Beck Pays Homage To Quentin Tarantino With An Impressive New Clip

Sahara Beck admits that she has always loved the works of Quentin Tarantino, so when she got the chance to film her new music video for ‘Tapping On The Roof’, she lapped up the opportunity to pay homage to Tarantino’s first film – Reservoir Dogs.

“I’ve always been a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino,” she says, “so when we were creating the idea for the ‘Tapping on the Roof’ music video Matt Jeston (Director) came up with the idea that we roughly base the video on the torture scene from Reservoir Dogs. It’s such a great movie and I’m so happy that I get to pay my respects to it through my own art.”

The clip was filmed at the Brisbane’s Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, which created the perfect backdrop to her uniquely gorgeous track, the click-clack of percussion echoing its title perfectly. The Tarantino influence definitely doesn’t end at the video either, as ‘Tapping On The Roof’ wouldn’t feel at all out of place on a Kill Bill soundtrack.

You’ll be able to catch Sahara live when she joins Brisbane’s Ball Park Music on their mammoth national tour with The Creases, as well on as her very own solo tour, which culminates with a show at Festival Of The Sun – dates below.

Ball Park Music National Tour Dates
w/ The Creases & Sahara Beck

Thursday 22 September

Studio 56 @ Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD

Friday 23 September

Solbar, Maroochydore QLD

Saturday 24 September 

The Triffid, Brisbane QLD (all ages)

Sunday 25 September 

The Triffid, Brisbane QLD (all ages)

Thursday 29 September 

ANU Bar, Canberra ACT

Friday 30 September 

Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW (all ages)

Tuesday 4 October

The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC

Wednesday 5 October

Barwon Club, Geelong VIC

Thursday 6 October

Barwon Club, Geelong VIC 

Friday 7 October

170 Russell, Melbourne VIC 

Saturday 8 October 

The Uni Bar, Hobart TAS

Thursday 13 October 

The Gov, Adelaide SA

Friday 14 October

The Gov, Adelaide, SA (all ages)

Friday 21 October

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10:20

6 Scenic Aussie Music Festivals That Will Make Your Jaw Drop "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

6 Scenic Aussie Music Festivals That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

There are a lot of different aspects of a festival that draw people to festivals each year in the thousands, and while many of those reasons will be the names on the lineup, it takes more than a great lineup to make for a memorable festival experience.

When you’re going to spending a whole day, or even a whole weekend, in the same spot, it certainly makes a massive difference when that spot is making the most of the gorgeous terrain our country has to offer.

With summer in the air and festival season beginning to kick back off, we’re taking a look at some of the Aussie music festivals with the most stunning, picturesque locations in the country.

Caloundra Music Festival

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Held right on the shores of the Sunshine Coast, it’s hard to deny the beauty of the Caloundra Music Festival – the entire experience is essentially one big beachside carnival. The September 30 kickoff provides for ideal weather as punters are treated to one of the most crystal clear beachside views Australia has to offer, ferris wheel and all.

This year’s lineup features the likes of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Illy, The Cat Empire, Icehouse, Blue King Brown and Montaigne, an ideal soundtrack to beachside relaxation. Tickets and more info can be found here.

Paradise

paradise

Held at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort right on the cusp of summer, Paradise is perhaps the most apt name for a festival on this list. Overlooking the Great Dividing Range, for the last three years Paradise has treated punters to the absolutely stunning views of the Victorian alpine forest. The most arresting aspect has got to be the ghostly white trees that line the festival grounds, a remnant of the bushfires that swept through the region years back. Being a ski resort, it does get cold at night, but punters can head right into one of the all-night clubs to keep warm with non-stop beats.

This year’s lineup features great talent as always, such as Gold Class, friendships, Baro, LUCIANBLOMKAMP, Julia Jacklin and BUOY. Check out the immaculately-curated lineup here.

Let Them Eat Cake

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Perhaps the fanciest looking festival on this list, Let Them Eat Cake has helped punters nurse hangovers and celebrate the first day of the New Year with style in the absolutely sublime gardens of the Werribee Mansion. With an astounding attention to detail, Let Them Eat Cake would without a doubt take the award for the mo...

08:34

DZ Deathrays Drop Killer New Single, Unveil National Tour Dates "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

DZ Deathrays Drop Killer New Single, Unveil National Tour Dates

Hot on the heels of a much talked-about BIGSOUND performance and still riding a wave of momentum from this year’s mammoth WACO tour with Dune Rats and Violent Soho, Bundaberg’s favourite sons, DZ Deathrays, are back with a new single and fresh tour dates.

‘Pollyanna’ is the latest killer number from the Queensland duo, who are now set to hit the road this December for their biggest headline tour to date, playing a string of all ages and 18+ shows around the country with their good mate Ecca Vandal.

Ecca Vandal hit the stage with DZ Deathrays during BIGSOUND for a raucous performance of the Beastie Boys classic ‘Sabotage’. Everyone who was there agreed it was a highlight of the conference and everyone who wasn’t was having some serious FOMO.

The band’s latest Australian tour also comes just weeks after they announced a co-headline tour of North America and Europe with buddies Dune Rats. Rest assured, the pair’s live chops will be sharper than ever when they make their way back to Aussie shores.

Check below for all the dates and details.

DZ Deathrays National Tour Dates

Friday, 9th December 2016
The Triffid, Brisbane (AA)

Saturday, 10th December 2016
YMCA HQ, Leedervile (Under 18s)

Saturday, 10th December 2016
Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth (18+)

Thursday, 15th December 2016
The Factory, Sydney (AA)

Friday, 16th December 2016
Uni Bar, Adelaide (AA)

Saturday, 17th December 2016
The Croxton, Melbourne (Under 18s)

Saturday, 17th December 2016
The Croxton, Melbourne (18+)

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Monday, 19 September

22:59

Einstein A Go Go - 18 September 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

Einstein A Go Go - 18th September 2016

Chris KP, Andrea from the BOM & Dr. Shane

News items:

The processes involved in gastro enteritis, mite mitigation with chickens using sandboxes and chasing tornadoes in the USA.

First Guest:

Kathryn Snow School of Population and Global Health University of Melbourne

The emphasis of the importance of follow up testing after a positive testing for viral hepatitis. Currently there is no current established retesting regime.

More here and here

Second guest

Katie Buckley Associate Lecturer College of Science Health and Engineering La Trobe University.

Up to 50% of the workforce couldn’t do their job tasks without their voice. Proximity and body fatigue changes the ability to use the voice in the workplace and the sports field. Why is the voice important and how should we be facilitating our voice? Specialist speech pathologists are an excellent resource as is The Melbourne Voice Analysis Centre (MVAC) The voice is an occupational health issue.

More here and here

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21:22

A Few Bizjets Come and Go at CQ Airports Over the Last Few Days "IndyWatch Feed Nsw"

Several locally-based corporate bizjets have been noted flying in and out of some Central Queensland Airports over the last few days.

On Sunday 18 September at Hamilton Island Airport, Brenzil Dassault Falcon 7X bizjet VH-CRW visited once again, this time calling in from Townsville and later departing to Brisbane.  Also arriving into Hamo was GSA Industries Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 601 bizjet VH-NSB.  It touched down from Melbourne (Essendon).  While it appears that Marcplan Charter Embraer EMB-135BJ Legacy bizjet VH-VLT departed Hamilton Island Airport for Essendon also on Sunday 18 September after it had arrived from there on Thursday 15 September.

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And at the time of writing, Shortstop Jet Charter British Aerospace BAe-125-1000B bizjet VH-LMP is scheduled to call into Hamilton Island Airport from Essendon on Tuesday 20 September.  It will then depart to Sydney.

At Rockhampton Airport on Sunday 18 September, LifeFlight (ex Careflight Queensland) (Aeromed) LearJet 45 bizjet VH-VVI "Ambulance 451" called in from Brisbane.  It departed back to the capital a little while later.


VH-VVI also called into Rocky on Friday 16 September (as shown above).  On this occasion, it touched down from Barcaldine.  It then departed to Mackay before flying back to Brisbane.

Also calling into Rockhampton Airport on Friday 16 September was Light Jets Australia Cessna 525 Citation CJ1 bizjet VH-TFW which touched down from Archerfield and Toowoomba.



On Monday 19 September, VH-TFW is pictured above departing Rocky on return to Archerfield.

Finally late Thursday 15 September, (former) Rockhampton based Cessna 550 Citation II Bizjet VH-JMK was noted flying from the Sunshi...

15:40

Josh Pyke & Bob Evans Announce 2016 National Tour "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Josh Pyke & Bob Evans Announce 2016 National Tour

Josh Pyke and Bob Evans, two of Australia’s best-loved singer-songwriters, have announced a national co-headline tour which will take them around the country from the tail-end of November into December, with plenty of regional and major city stops along the way.

Kicking off at The Gov in Adelaide on 24th November, Evans and Pyke will be taking their respected discographies through Mannum, Dunsborough, Perth, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, and Belgrave, before finishing up in Melbourne.

It’s been 10 years since the first Evening with Josh and Bob tour and each performer is looking forward to honouring the milestone. “That first Evening with Josh and Bob ten years ago was a fairly rudimental affair in retrospect,” said Evans.

“We were both very much still finding our feet. Now, we have higher professional standards to which we hold ourselves and those bawdy jokes of a burgeoning bromance have developed in to, well, bawdy dad jokes. Bah, who am I kidding? We’re not that different 10 years on.”

Tickets for the reunion will go on pre-sale on 9am Wednesday, 21st September and will be available to the public at 9am Friday, 23rd September. Check below for all the dates and ticketing details.

Josh Pyke & Bob Evans National Tour Dates

Thursday, 24th November 2016
The Gov, Adelaide

Friday, 25th November 2016
The Pretoria, Mannum

Saturday, 26th November 2016
Clancys Fishpub, Dunsborough

Sunday, 27th November 2016
Live At The Orchard, Perth

Friday, 2nd December 2016
Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane

Saturday, 3rd December 2016
Solbar, Sunshine Coast

Sunday, 4th December 2016
Soundlounge, Gold Coast

Thursday, 8th December 2016
48 Watt St, Newcastle

Friday, 9th December 2016
The Factory, Sydney

Saturday, 10th December 2016
The Street Theatre, Canberra

Thursday, 15th December 2016
Sooki Lounge, Belgrave

Friday, 16th December 2016
Corner Hotel, Melbourne

12:05

Aussie Post-Punk Legends The Sunnyboys Announce 2017 Tour "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Aussie Post-Punk Legends The Sunnyboys Announce 2017 Tour

Some 30 years after their initial disbanding, Aussie post-punk legends The Sunnyboys are getting back together again. The band reformed recently for sold out shows along the East Coast in 2013 and 2014, with a full scale 2015 tour proving fans are still hungry for more.

2017 will see the band reform again, but this time they will be playing their 1981 self-titled debut album in its entirety.

“What a thrill it will be to play our 1st album from start to finish,” says bassist Peter Oxley. “We have never ever done this before. Looking forward to ‘I Can’t Talk to You (reprise)!'”

As if that wasn’t enough for die-hard Sunnyboys fans, Sydney will also be treated to a rare showing of The Flaming Hands and The Shy Impostors as support, the first time all three acts have been on one bill together.

“When Peter Oxley called with the proposition of reforming the Flaming Hands for a gig with the Sunnyboys I jumped at the opportunity,” said Julie Mostyn of The Flaming Hands. “The two bands have a shared history both as friends and as contemporaries that played together in what was a golden era of Australian music.”

Interstate fans wont be missing out either, as the legendary X will be joining the band in Melbourne, while The Celibate Rifles and Ed Kuepper with Mark Dawson will be playing support in Queensland.

Check out the dates to what will no doubt be the feel good tour of the summer below.

Image credit: Kaye Harrison

Sunnyboys 2017 Tour Dates

February 3rd

Gold Coast, The Nightquarter (only Queensland show)

Special guests: The Celibate Rifles and Ed Kuepper with Mark Dawson.

February 4th

Sydney, Enmore Theatre

Special guests: Flaming Hands & Shy Impostors

February 10th

Melbourne, The Croxton

Special guests: X.

11:56

This Week’s 13 Awesome Jobs In Music That Could Be Yours "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

This Week’s 13 Awesome Jobs In Music That Could Be Yours

Some of the Australian music world’s biggest names often leave doors of opportunity ajar, just waiting for the right kind of professional music fan to come knocking.

Our regular Music Jobs column is the place where we’ll help you grab the proverbial handle and walk on through, as we take the pain out of scrolling through endless (and sometimes shady) job listings to provide you a selection of killer career opps in the music world.

No free work or internships here, just authentic chances to break into the music industry. So update your CV, brush up your cover letter writing chops, stop dreaming, and start doing what you love for a living.

Recorded Music Manager at Unified

Full-time / Melbourne, VIC

“UNIFIED is the soundtrack of good people working together to achieve extraordinary results. We exist as an artist services company; giving choice and freedom back to our artists on how they manage their career and music. One such way we achieve this is by creating artist owned and led record labels.

“The newly created position of Recorded Music Manager will oversee our artist led labels including ONETWO (Illy’s label), NLV Records (Nina Las Vegas’ label) and House of Beige (Remi’s label) as well as the other labels in our group – Hopeless Records and UNFD.”

More info can be found here.

Touring Coordinator at Unify Presents

Full-time / Melbourne, VIC

“UNIFIED’s newly created Touring Department, UNIFY Presents, was launched in 2016 and already boasts successful tours by artists like Bring Me The Horizon, Slipknot, The Amity Affliction, A Day To Remember, Northlane and many more.

“As the department expands, UNIFIED is looking to hire a co-ordinator to help operate its tours and build the brand awareness and social media strategy.”

More info can be found here.

Ecommerce Manager at Universal Music Australia

Full-time / Sydney, NSW

“As part of the wider eCommerce function, the eCommerce Manager champions an innovative and inclusive culture that seeks out new opportunities to develop digital marketing strategies to grow an engaged audience/fan base to maximise engagement.

“Plan, develop and deliver new online revenue generating opportunities across bespoke store plays along with ensuring existing online stores revenue/product development is maximized.”

More info can be found here.

Project Coordinator at Melbourne Uni (VCA & MCM)

Full-time / Melbourne, VIC

“The Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (VCA & MCM) offers programs in music, visual arts, performing arts and film to emerging artistic practitioners in the midst of one of the world’s most vibrant arts precincts at Southbank.

“You will be responsible for identifying and leading a program of key projects and business improvement initiatives across the Faculty to deliver process and system improvements in priority areas. You will be the Faculty expert in process improvement and liaise with the University’s Continuous Improvement Centre to adopt and train staff across the Faculty in Agile and Lean Six Sigma solutions. You will also act as the Executive Assistant to the Faculty Ex...

10:25

The Complete List Of Bluesfest 2017 Sideshows "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

The Complete List Of Bluesfest 2017 Sideshows

Bluesfest is just around the corner, with a huge line up including the likes of Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith and The Lumineers to name just a few. With tickets to the festival not far off selling out, the crew are announcing sideshows for those fans who can’t quite make it out to Byron Bay next Easter.

Organisers have announced a slew of sideshows along the East Coast for some of Bluesfest’s biggest names, a boon for fans looking for a more personal time with the likes of Patti Smith and her band, The Lumineers, and Bonnie Raitt amongst others.

Check the list of all the currently announced Bluesfest 2017 sideshows below, and keep checking in for more updates, with more dates no doubt soon to be announced.

Patti Smith And Her Band Perform Horses

State Theatre, Sydney Nsw – Sun 9 April 2017

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Vic – Sun 16 April 2017

The Lumineers

Sydney Opera House, Sydney Nsw – Mon 17 + Tues 18 April 2017

State Theatre, Melbourne Vic – Wed 19 April 2017

Metro City, Perth Wa – Sat 22 April 2017

Bonnie Raitt

State Theatre, Sydney Nsw – Fri 7 April 2017

Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra Act – Sat 8 April 2017

Hamer Hall, Melbourne Vic – Mon 10 April 2017

Snarky Puppy

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne VIC – Sat 8 April 2017 *Two Shows Announced* 4pm + 7.30pm

Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW – Mon 10 April 2017

Andrew Bird

Sydney Opera House, Sydney NSW – Sat 15 April 2017

Melbourne Recital Hall, Melbourne VIC – Tues 18 April 2017

08:37

The Complete List Of Falls Festival 2016 Sideshows "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

The Complete List Of Falls Festival 2016 Sideshows

The summer festival season is almost upon us, Falls Festival is just around the corner, and Falls brass are still celebrating their Lorne and Byron Bay events selling out in record time.

With the Marion Bay and Fremantle festivals not far behind, there’s no better time than right now to drop some big-name sideshows on us and that’s exactly what they’ve gone ahead and done.

Organisers have gone and unveiled a whole string of sideshows from some of Falls’s biggest draws, including The Avalanches, Grouplove, Jamie T, and AlunaGeorge, with more incoming.

Check below for the full list of currently announced Falls Festival 2016 sideshows and make sure you keep checking back for more updates as they come.

The Avalanches

Tuesday, 3rd January 2016
Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne
w/Grandmaster Flash

Thursday, 5th January 2016
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
w/Grandmaster Flash

Saturday, 7th January 2016
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
w/Bad//Dreems

AlunaGeorge

Friday, 6th January 2016
The Corner, Melbourne

Grouplove

Tuesday, 3rd January 2016
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
w/Phantogram

Friday, 6th January 2016
Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne

Jamie T

Wednesday, 4th January 2016
Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Thursday, 5th January 2016
Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne

Modern Baseball

Wednesday, 4th January 2016
Metro Theatre, Sydney (Lic/AA)

Friday, 6th January 2016
170 Russell, Melbourne

Lemaitre

Wednesday, 4th January 2016
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Friday, 6th January 2016
Howler, Melbourne

Catfish & The Bottlemen

Tuesday, 3rd January 2016
170 Russell, Melbourne

Friday, 6th January 2016
Metro Theatre, Sydney

Tuesday, 3rd January 2016
Metro Theatre, Sydney (AA)

Thursday, 5th January 2016
170 Russell, Melbourne

RY X

Friday, 6th January 2016
Newtown Social Club, Sydney

Saturday, 7th January 2016
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

06:00

Independent Artist Of The Week: The Pretty Littles "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

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Cheeky Melbourne-based indie garage band The Pretty Littles create wistful, slow-burning, lo fi tunes to sing along with your mates to. With two albums already under their belt, the band have been releasing music since 2011. The Pretty Little’s third album Soft Rock For The Anxious came out on September 2, showcasing the latest Littles single ‘Sleeping In Water’

No stranger to political controversy, in June the band called out television personality Eddie McGuire and Sam Newman for their gendered remarks on sports journalist Caroline Wilson, with ‘Sam’s Mob‘. A song about disappointment with the status quo, it highlights the comments that were “innately violent and a gross insight into the redneck majority of Australia”.

The Pretty Littles kick off their Soft Rock For The Anxious album tour on October 22. Check out ‘Sleeping In Water’ below:

WHO: The Pretty Littles
WHAT: Soft Rock For The Anxious Album Tour
WHERE: Wollongong, Manly, Sydney
WHEN: 3-5th November
HOW MUCH: $12 more info here


Tune into Up For It every Monday morning to meet your new independent artist of the week!

 

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Sunday, 18 September

16:00

Learn how the 5 Elements and the Bagua work closely together in Feng Shui "IndyWatch Feed Vic"

The Five Elements and the Bagua work together to holistically harmonious the environment of your home and your life. The Five Elements work in cycles. Cycles of the seasons and cycles of natural order – birth, death and rebirth. Each Element – Fire, Wood, Water, Metal and Earth has a nourishing and controlling cycle. Enhancement also correspond to the Bagua’s 9 Life Aspects. Each of the zones has a conforming element and when interrupting and balancing the energy map the two aspects work correspondingly. Sharon and Rosemary will talk you through these connections About Sharon: Sharon Breslin is an Interior Alignment Master Teacher in Melbourne Australia.  She offers private consultations and certification courses from her studio in Albert Park. www.fengshuispaces.com orwww.sharonbreslin.com or www.lifestylejourneys.com About Rosemary: Rosemary Nelson is a Feng Shui Landscape Designer based in New Zealand and has practised as a landscaper designer for the past 30 years. Her website www.equate.net.nz For more information about Interior Alignment®, visit our webpage www.interioralignment.com

Friday, 02 September

12:45

Lee Whitmore’s Ada Louise "IndyWatch Feed Sydney"

Lee Whitmore, Ada Louise: A life imagined (Susan Lane Studio 2016)

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The host of a Radio National books program regularly disparages family histories. ‘We’re just not interested,’ he says. But he’s wrong. Not because all or even most family histories are gems, but because Sturgeon’s revelation –’Ninety percent of everything is crap’ – is as valid here as it is for comics or science fiction. It’s just wrong to disparage a whole genre on the basis of even a large number of poor examples.

Ada Louise isn’t just a family history, it’s also a comic, so it also belongs to a medium often targeted by literary snobbishness. Come to think of it, it’s in a third outsider category as well: it’s self-published. At least, I can’t find any reference to Susan Lane Studio on the internet. The copy I read belongs to a friend, and is number 65 of a limited edition of 100 copies.

The good news is that Ada Louise is definitely in the non-crap ten percent of all three categories.

When Lee Whitmore was about eight years old her maternal grandmother came to live with her family. The grandmother – Ada Louise – was very old and frail and not at all interested in the children. ‘Very occasionally there was a glint of amusement in her eyes,’ an introduction tells us, ‘but mostly she just looked wistful, even sad.’ In what Whitmore’s website describes as a ‘loose series of episodic moments strung together on a time line’ the book sets out to answer the questions that puzzled the young girl: ‘What was it that had made my grandmother this way? What had happened in her life?’

We first see Ada Louise as a tiny figure in a two-page drawing of ‘British settlement Invercargill’, New Zealand in 1885. A speech bubble in the bottom right corner of the townscape reads, ‘Hurry home, Ada,’ and on the next spread the fourteen year old Ada runs with her violin case through a windy yard towards her front door. In the following pages she is absorbed into the cheerful chaos of her many-sistered life, and in the course of the book’s nearly 600 page s her story emerges in a discontinuous way that creates a sense that these are family stories, legends almost, rendered into a coherent whole.

We follow Ada’s fortunes and those of her sisters as they mature, marry, become variously rich and poor and have children of their own. These affectionately realised characters deal with scandal, frustrated ambition, betrayal, heartbreak and almost Shakespearean restoration. There’s also some Micawberish comedy.

The book’s seven chapters follow Ada and her family from New Zealand to Melbourne (when she is 30, in 1901), to Sydney six years later. The cities and suburbs of the action are lovingly created: a church in Darlinghurst, a Prahran mansion, inner-city Sydney streetscapes, Flinders Street Station,Waverley Cemetery; trams, trains, early cars, and the ocean in its many moods.There are cucumber sandwiches, family singsongs around the piano

The comics medium is beautifully suited to this project. From...

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