Zedletter – 4ZzZ’s Weekly Update!

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Cricket

Hey cricket lovers! The finals of the Twenty-20 cricket in association with Brisbane Bands Cricket Competition are being held this Saturday 10th April at 25 Pinnibar Street, Hemmant.

The day kicks off with the first game starting at 9am. The final will kick off at 1pm.

We have a 4ZzZ team playing as well as other teams formed from other music industry institutions and groups.

There will be a canteen open for refreshments but bring along an esky if you prefer the more “adult” refreshments.

WHAT’S ON!

EVENTS:

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’.

Hot on the heels of their nationwide ‘Makes Me Sick’ EP Tour through late 2009, The Shake Up will be rockin’ across Australia again in 2010 to launch their new single, ‘Everybody Loves It’! You can catch them at Rics on Saturday 10th April with Cadillac.

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. 4ZzZ will also have their own stall, so come along and say hi!

Martial Arts Expo

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. 

Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee Jones makes her long overdue return to Australian shores. The highly influential, Grammy Award winning, multi-million selling US singer-songwriter, performs at QPAC Concert Hall in Brisbane Monday 31st May. Tickets on sale Monday 12th April. Rickie Lee Jones will be showcasing tracks from her 14th and latest studio album Balm In Gilead (Universal Music, 2009) and well as tracks from her extensive back catalogue. For ticket info call QTix 136 246 or head to www.qtix.com.au.

SPOTLIGHT!

Interviews:

Riptides

Breakfast Will Tear Us Apart (Mondays 6am to 9am)
The Riptides are reforming for one show only – from 4-5 pm on Sunday April 18th at the Great Court of the St Lucia campus of the University of Queensland. Its all part of UQ’s centenary celebrations. Around 7:45am, Andrew Bartlett be talking with Riptides main man Mark Callaghan about the show, The Riptides history including their formation while he was at UQ over 30 years ago (when ZZZ was just a young pup itself).

BATS

Transponder (Saturdays 8pm to 10pm)
This Saturday on Transponder, Robert will be joined by the lovely girls who have created BATS magazine, a local Brisbane street press. Also he’ll be interviewing some of the people involved in the local roller derby league, the Northern Brisbane Rollers. He’s a busy little bee isn’t he?

Aussie Live and Local (Saturdays 4pm to 6pm)
The Snatch, local Brisbane rockers and loyal Zed sub band (http://www.myspace.com/thesnatchoz), will feature in a Live and Local set on Aussie Live and Local Show this Saturday around 4.30pm. Robyn will also interview visiting band Voss from Canberra.

Album Reviews:

Bonobo

Bonobo – Black Sands
Black Sands is the fourth album from British musician Bonobo (Simon Green), and is his first release in four years. If you really enjoy downtempo, electronic instrumental music and, like me, it’s been a while since you’ve heard something that’s stood out and had you love it; this album is for you. It’s 55 minutes of a kind of downtempo trip hop with beautifully layered instrumentals that will have you listening over and over. A layered, complicated sound that never feels messy, Black Sands is already one of my 2010 favourites. Out April 16.
– Michael Campbell

Teen Archer

Teen Archer – Teen Archer
This Melbourne outfit is very much as messy and lo fi as any of the so-called ‘sh*tgaze’ bands of recent (last couple of years) critical stardom in the US. These guys are much more listenable than a lot of them, too. Arty punk, post-punk, and sheer, rough as guts noise. If you were truly fashionable you’d be playing it at your next dinner party … and everyone would leave.
– Chris Cobcroft

The Ruby Suns

The Ruby Suns – Fight Softly
It’s been a while since we’ve had a record from New Zealand and what a doozy! This is like pouring a technicolour milkshake into your ear. If you took Animal Collective and beat them till they promised to go even more pop than ever before and then forced them to have a love- child with the Pet Shop Boys, this is what it might sound like. It is easy to see why Sub Pop snapped these folks up and a total testament to just how good this band is.
– Chris Cobcroft

Youth:

Fusion

FUSION Youth Engagement Project

Make your voice heard and help shape the state of Queensland! If you’re between the ages of 12 and 25, the Redcliffe Youth Space want to hear what you have to say. You’re the future of our state and we want to know what you’re thinking! Your responses will help shape future Youth Policy.

The Queensland Government has asked Youth Services to discover your opinions on issues like changes to the drivers licensing laws, the push to raise the drinking age to 21, public safety, violence, bullying, body image and mental health! Your responses will be kept completely confidential. We want you to make your mark on Queensland’s future! Stand up! Speak out! Be heard… and go into the draw for an iPod touch!

Jump online and visit www.redcliffeyouthspace.org for more information.

Show applications:

4ZzZ

Show applications are now open for the next 4ZzZ on air block. If you are interested in hosting a show every week then you will need to be a current subscriber, have completed 50 hours of volunteer hours at the station and have either completed our announcer training or have had previous experience presenting a show.

The next block will commence on July 1st and will include the SUMMER BLOCK from 31 December 2010 to 31 January 2011. The 2011 grid will begin in February 2011 and block applications will go out in November.

Email your application (available here) to manager@4zzzfm.org.au by MIDNIGHT, 23rd April 2010. If you have any queries or questions about applying for a show then email through to manager@4zzzfm.org.au.

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