Archive for September, 2009

CD Review: Russell Crawford

September 30, 2009

Bad Luck

badluckep_130If you like music done by men in turtle neck sweaters and scarves then this is an album for you.

I am not a fan, I admit it. Nothing personnel Russell, but listening to formulaic Pop music is not for me. Just not my cup of Cha.

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Drawn from Bees

September 30, 2009
Photo By Andrew Troy

Photo By Andrew Troy

By Joanna Carson

Big Sound, that fantastic music conference that hit Brisbane a few weeks ago, opened the Valley into the live music precinct I wish it was all year round. Drawn from Bees were the last set at the Globe on Thursday night, the end act for all those who chose to watch them. They followed Bob Evans, who I certainly didn’t think anyone could top, after he jumped off the stage and played his last song right in front of me. But I was literally floored by Drawn From Bees (never a bad time to mention that the Globe’s slanted/carpeted floor is much appreciated). And now I have a new favourite band.

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Sounds of Spring 2009

September 29, 2009

Words, complex statistics and photos by Josh Donellan

You’d be forgiven for thinking that 2009’s Sounds of Spring was a government conspiracy to lure all the violent bogans in Brisbane into one concentrated area for scientific observation. Whilst shirtless, ass-grabbing, beer can-hurling jerks are an unfortunate certainty at just about any festival, today it seems like they constitute the vast majority of the crowd, by way of illustration:

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Zedletter

September 29, 2009

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Do you want to have some fun in the sun this October listening to some top Aussie bands while supporting your favourite local radio station?

Fresh Fest 09 is on Saturday 17th of October at Carrara Sporting Complex on the Gold Coast and is hosting some hot new up-and-coming bands alongwith a few old favourites. (more…)

CD Review: Little Lovers

September 24, 2009

Look Out! Mufha Farkrrz, It’s The

Little LoversEveryone knows that an album cover with T-Rex (or is it Godzilla) shooting flames out of his eyes at robots is going to be tops. This is no exception, but not what is expected. I don’t know about you but flame shooting eyeballs from a large lizard make me think of hard rock or maybe of the Beastie Boys (see Intergalactic video clip) and their doodie rhymes.

What you get, however, is smooth melodic rock. Not expected, but not a disappointment.

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CD Review: The Clean

September 20, 2009

Mister Pop

PHOTO: TIM SOTERWhat year is it again?

2009?

Really.

The Clean’s new album “Mister Pop” is a throw back to the days of synthesizers, harmonic licks and circular lyrics. Reminding the listener of The Stone Roses and in a more modern sense The Doves. The Clean have produced a fresh mild album ready for great consumption.

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Gig guide!!

September 17, 2009

The only place you need to go to have a good time this weekend is the backyard. For Brisbane Festival, peeps are lending their backyards to performances in the name of creativity and entertainment. Pear and the Awkward Orchestra are on Friday night at Hamilton, Miguel are performing Saturday night at Yeronga and 10divas follow up on Sunday at Brookfield. So if you’re after something a bit different to the usual local fare, tickets are only $11.50, and you never know, the venue could be just around the corner. Check out the program here! (more…)

Violent Soho

September 4, 2009

If you’re a Brisbane resident and have ever been to the Step Inn, chances are you’ve been enlightened to the ways of Violent Soho. They’re a pretty persistent bunch of guys originating from Brisbane’s token Bible belt, who from the start have been willing to take any gig they were offered. Their persistence has paid off, with the boys signing to Thurston Moore’s (of Sonic Youth) label Ecstatic Peace just over six months ago before heading off overseas to record their second album. But they’ve returned to Aussie shores for a tour along the East Coast before heading to New York to mix their record due for release early next year. So in anticipation of their pending worldwide fame, I chatted to singer and guitarist Luke Boerdam about their travels, signing to Ecstatic Peace and smashing guitars. (more…)

ZEDLETTER #20

September 1, 2009

Radiothon results are in! We raised approximately $57,000 in pledges during the festival, which is a fantastic result and we want to thank all our loyal subscribers and any newbies, THANKYOU.

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Triple Zed has also raised through donations and events around $2000 for a much needed PA System.

If you haven’t paid your pledge then get in quick and pay up! You can either drop by the station Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm for the next 2 weeks or Saturday 12 to 3pm and don’t forget to grab your free CD from the thousands available, OR you call in with credit card details before September 11th and grab your free goodies another time. Don’t forget you won’t win a prize if you don’t pay up and there are heaps of awesome prizes to be won.

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WHATS ON!

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Deep Sea Arcade, Skinny Jean and Oh Ye Denver Birds play X & Y Bar for free this Saturday, September 5th from 8pm.Talons, Violent Soho and The Sips play the Step Inn also this Saturday, September 5th from 8pm for only $12 at the door. https://i2.wp.com/www.4zzzfm.org.au/images/uploaded/the%20gin%20club.jpgPlus One Records Showcase presents The Gin Club, Mexico City, The Blackwater Fever, Texas Tea, Roz Pappalardo and The Wayward Gentlemen next Tuesday, September 8th at the Troubadour for $15 pre sale. Underground Productions presents Red, a choose your own adventure musical based on the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. It’s on at UQ’s Cement Box, St Lucia September 3rd – 5th and 9th – 12th with a preview on September 2nd. The show starts at 7:30pm and tickets are $5 for the preview, $10 for students and $15 for adults. To book, text 0433 809 256. Big Sound Live brings together over 60 acts staged across six venues in the Valley on September 9th and 10th. Some bands making an appearance are Bluejuice, The Basics, The Boat People, Cloud Control, Philadelphia Grand Dury and Old Man River. Tickets are $27.50 for one night or $44 for a two-night pass. Dream Theater are coming back to Australia with their Black Clouds & Silver Linings Tour. They play on Thursday, December 3rd at the Brisbane Convention Centre. Tickets start from $99.90 and can be booked through Ticketek.

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SPOTLIGHT! INTERVIEWS

The Frog and Peach (Friday 3pm to 6pm) Alex with be hosting Zed favourites Violent Soho on the program from 4pm.

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Box Vintage If you don’t have the time to sift through thrift stores, then Box Vintage is your kind of store. With all the hard work done for you, it’s a vintage clothing smorgasbord.  All the basics are covered in men’s and women’s wear in a variety of sizes so you’re sure to find a quality, one off piece that’ll set you out from the crowd. You can find Box Vintage at 29 Vulture St, West End or check them out online at http://www.myspace.com/boxvintage. All Zed subscribers recieve 10% off everything, excluding sale items.

Thats all for this week, be sure to check out inbox next Monday for the next installment of Zedletter!

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