Zedletter – 4ZzZ’s Weekly Update

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Girls Get Geared

4ZzZ presents a series of workshops and live performances at The Edge this April and May. These specialty workshops will be for those interested in finding out about getting started in the music biz – from the ins and outs of starting a band, booking venues to doing it yourself, promoting your band through media and social networking and also gear discussions and tech stuff!

The first workshop will be especially geared towards girls, aptly we’ve named it GIRLS GET GEARED! Taking place from 4- 6pm April 9th & 16th with special live performance from 6pm-8pm on the closing night by Brisbane Girl bands – Stag and Pastel Blaze.

If you want to come along or be involved in the workshops than call the Michelle or Stacey at 4ZZZ on 3252 1555 or email info@4zzzfm.org.au. We also have plenty of other exciting workshops at The Edge including podcasting, making your own radio packages and lots more.

Visit our website for more details here.

WHAT’S ON!

EVENTS:
The Quadratic  Contingency

After sell out performances during 2009, The Quadratic Contingency is proud to announce the launch of its self-titled EP on Thursday 1st April at the Globe Theatre. Collaborating with some of Brisbane’s finest established experimental composers, TQC fuses Nu Jazz with minimalism, noise, and world music. Supporting on the night will be Topology’s founder, Robert Davidson and Praxis Axis. Doors will open at 7pm and tickets start from just $10.

Martial Arts enthusiasts will converge at Brisbane’s Old Museum on Sunday 11th April for Queensland’s largest Martial Arts Expo. The Expo hosts exhibitor stalls and three large training halls offering 23 master classes with some of Australia’s most experienced Martial Arts instructors. Head to www.martialartsexpo.com.au for more information and Zed subscribers get 10% of the ticketed price. 

Supanova

Gamers and geeks get ready because the Supanova Pop Culture Expo is back! Gathered from the wonderful worlds of sci-fi, pulp TV/movies, console gaming, trading cards, animation, comic books and many more, Supanova is where all the fans gather to dress up in cosplay and have fun. Celebrity guests (including James Marsters, from Buffy and Karl Urban from The Lord of the Rings), tournaments, special events, exclusive screenings and much more! Head to the RNA Showgrounds from April 9th to 11th to check out all the action.

SPOTLIGHT!

Fundraisers: Zed Premier League

Cricket
4ZzZ has been involved with cricket for many a year. But for those not old enough to remember, or for those wanting to relive their glory days why don’t you 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.

Album Review: MM9 – The Air Between (Red Recordings)

MM9

Launching themselves out of the underground and into the mainstream seems to be what MM9’s first full length studio album is all about. After two genre-blending EPs combining electro and industrial metal, MM9 decided to throw some pop into the mix with The Air Between.

Everything screams radio-friendly, sounding more like off-cuts from Good Charlotte’s Good Morning Revival record than their earlier, more industrialised offerings. Less synth, less effects, less intensity – less everything really. Even though the album was mixed by Mike Barbiero (Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Anthrax) there is hardly a dirty, industrial, hard rock note to be heard.

That said, the songs aren’t all bad. Ben Ellingworth’s creative drumming livens up the tracks while some insistent synth, albeit a bit more commercialised than previously, is easy on the ears. Presets-esque keys and some harsh guitar progressions add to the danceability of the tracks. Once you get over the Joel Madden similarities, Daniel Sutherland’s lyrics are catchy with the choruses tending to be the highpoints of most songs.

For fans of MM9’s previous work, The Air Between is a bit of a letdown but for those wanting to tentatively dip their toes into an electro-pop-rock world it’s a good place to start.

– Rachel T

Sub Outlet: Ripple Massage

Ripple

Ripple

Ripple

For those of you lucky enough to have the Easter break off, Ripple is available every day for massage and beauty treatments in your home or accommodation. Choose from the hot stone, chocolate, blokes, frangipani or Russian styles. Also lots of remedial therapists on board now for those with knotted up bodes…

Spots are still available in most regions, so if you would like to book in some relaxation give us a call on 0438 567 906 or email info@ripplemassage.com.au.

Ripple Massage is a proud supporter of 4ZzZ.

Giveaways: Brightblack Morning Light

Brightblack Morning  Light

Misteltone are offering 4ZzZ subscribers a chance to purchase 2-for-1 tickets to Brightblack Morning Light, Saturday April 10th at The Troubadour. From the desert mountains of New Mexico, Brightblack Morning Light embraces the psychedelic moment with a cosmic blend of folk rock, spirit anthems and freak exploration. Special guests are Rio En Medio — featuring Brightblack keyboardist and Devenda Banhart protegee, Danielle Stech-Homsy — and Brisbane’s own experimental folk guitarist, Anonymeye.

To take advantage of this great deal visit: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=14357&promoID=100 and enter the password ‘mistletone’.

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