Zedletter – 4ZzZ’s Weekly Update



Paint the Town Zed


Banksy eat your heart out!!! The legendary Brisbane radio station, 4ZzZ, is looking for someone to unleash their creative juices on the biggest blank canvas they’ll ever have – the front of Zed Towers!!!

That’s right!!! We want you to come up with a new design for our building and then paint it. YES, YOU CAN PAINT ALL OVER THE FRONT OF OUR BUILDING!!

4ZzZ is celebrating its 35th birthday throughout 2010 and wants its building to reflect everything that Zed is all about. 4ZzZ is tired of the same old drab brick frontage and wants an artistic genius to create a Brisbane icon. This is your chance to go crazy and have your artwork as part of the Brisbane landscape.

We want you to send in your design either via email or through the mail, and tell us why you want to do it. We will select a winner. This invitation is going global because we have the biggest blank canvas in the world!

Closing date: 30th May 2010 Send to: info@4zzzfm.org.au or 4ZZZ, PO Box 509, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane 4006, Queensland, Australia.



The Edge

We are very excited about some upcoming workshops that 4ZzZ will be conducting along side some Brisbane music industry stalwarts at The Edge in April and May. These workshops will be aimed at young musicians and technicians who are interested in learning some practical things ranging from how to get gigs, self promotion, touring tips to basic mike techniques and gear knowledge with question time at the end. Two of these workshops will be topped off by live performances by some of Brisbane’s established and up-and-coming bands, so stay tuned!


Brisbane Openair

Brisbane Openair returns to The Parklands, South Bank for six weeks of music and films under the stars. At dusk a full-length film screens under the summer stars. The eclectic line up is one of quirky comedies, retro classics, great Australian films, award winning films, new releases, premieres and sneak previews. Live music from Sarakula, Tara Simmons, Edward Guglielmino and more play before the the movies start. Tickets are available at brisbaneopenair.com.au.

Thursday 25th March is National Close the Gap Day. Join the 135,000 Australians already calling for an end to the Indigenous health crisis. Did you know that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have significantly shorter lifespans – up to 20 years shorter than other Australians? Babies born to Aboriginal mothers have twice the mortality rate and they experience higher rates of preventable diseases like heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes. Head to http://www.oxfam.org.au/closethegap to register and find out how you can show your support.


Delphic are heading to Brisbane for the very first time, bringing with them their reportedly electrifying live act. Joining Delphic will be Sydney shooting stars Bag Raiders, he of Van She Matt Van Schie and a host of Modular DJs. Catch Delphic on Thursday 25th March at the Hi-Fi Bar. Tickets are $35+BF available from thehifi.com.au. For more info, head to modularpeople.com.


Dubmarine and Laneous and the Family-Yah are mashing it all up on Firday 26th March at The Zoo! In celebration of this blessed union Dubmarine and Laneous are releasing a limited edition mash-up EP featuring new versions of each others’ tracks. The First 20 people through the door will receive a free copy of the mash-up EP, now that’s good eating!

The West End Film Festival is a national short film competition with films being judged by a panel of industry professionals and West End community representatives. On Sunday 28th March, the festival’s awards ceremony and film screening will take place behind the Rumpus Room Bar. There are three screening sessions on the night, each costing a mere $9. For more information check out www.westendfilmfestival.com.au/index.html.

The Baby Seal Club

The Baby Seal Club live at the Zoo on March 31st form 8pm. With a live show chock full of catchy riffs and hazy melodies their maiden Zoo show is the perfect time to catch your favourite Seals in action. Supported by local favourites Camels and 100 Bad Guys With Swords.

Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett is one of America’s finest singer-songwriters, leading a remarkable 20-year career spanning 13 albums with over four million records sold. Lovett will be gracing the QPAC Concert Hall on Thursday 1st April, with special guest Kasey Chambers. Fans can expect to hear classics, favourites and a selection of new songs taken from his brand new album release Natural Forces. Tickets are $59.90 and are available from www.qtix.com.au.

Jeff Beck

Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck, plays The Tivoli on Thursday 1st April. Beck, who was admitted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, is universally hailed as one of the greatest guitarists ever, mentioned in the same breath as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, and listed by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the 15 most influential lead guitarists in rock. He will also be joined on the night by Matt Walters. Tickets are $69.90 and are available from www.ticketek.com.au.

The LA Grammy award winners, Ozomatli bring their latin ‘n urban beats to Brisbane for one night only! Saturday 3rd April at the Tivloli, tickets through Ticketek, don’t miss the funk mash up masters!



Do you love cricket? Well then, do you want to join the Zed Premier League? We’re holding a round robin competition on Saturday 3rd April with the finals held the following week on Saturday 10th April. All you need to do is round up 10 willing friends (11 players in total) from the Brisbane entertainment scene to register. For more information, contact zpl.4zzz@gmail.com.

Interviews: The Frog and Peach (Fridays 3pm to 6pm)

This week on the Frog and Peach, Alex will be having a lovely chat with the chaps from Infinity Solar. They’ll be talking about changes to environment programs and the like, so if you like our world just the way it is, listen in.

Album review: The Vasco Era – Lucille (Universal)

The Vasco Era
If you like people called Lucille or Sam, boy are you in for a treat. If not, you’d at least better learn to tolerate them. Mentioned 15 and 16 times respectively across The Vasco Era’s long-awaited second album Lucille, it seems as though these boys just can’t get enough of them.

Lucille is The Vasco Era’s attempt at stringing together a story through song. They mostly get it right, but at times it does get a little confusing. Following through the album, it seems as though singer Sid O’Neil is yearning for Lucille but then you hit track four (‘Oh Sam’) and bam! She’s never heard of again and it’s all about the mysterious Sam.

The overall sound is big but none too slick, still retaining that gritty Vasco Era feel. No song appears complete without O’Neil’s signature yelps – ‘Be There Tonight’ even starts with them. They seem to be writing to a template with a few songs indulging in intense light and shade moments, building to climactic choruses before being stripped back for each verse. ‘For No One’ and ‘Lucille’ offer that classic rock sound with piano tinklings, power chords and masterful bass thrown in for good measure. ‘Never Longed For Nothing’ slows things down a notch, but quite frankly, the vocals are a little whiny.

Lucille was a solid attempt by The Vasco Era to intensify their sound, adding more layers, instruments and techniques, but in the end it does get a little predictable.

– Rachel T (Time Off)

Sub incentive: HEAD OF ZED!

Head of Zed

Do you know someone who is MAD about zed? Maybe it’s You? Purchase a PASSIONATE SUBSCRIPTION during the month of March and you or your mate will be crowned Head of Zed for a day!

That’s right, name the day and come play with us at the 4ZzZ Studios! Come in between 9am and 9pm (any time which suits) and program a show with one of our volunteer announcers. Meet the team, have a look around the studios, newsroom, and explore our amazing music library! Put your feet up and enjoy the ambience while chilling out at Zed Towers!

Go on – make someone Head of Zed for a day! Subscribe…Passionately!

Passionate Subscription $120 includes passionate pack (Zed t-shirt, tea towel, bag, CD and sticker)


One Response to “Zedletter – 4ZzZ’s Weekly Update”

  1. Ingeborg Mcglothlen Says:

    Nothing better than a fishing joke. My friend just shared this joke with me: How much fishing tackle can a man accumulate before his wife throws him out? I don’t know the answer but I think I’m nearly there.

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