Zedletter – 4ZzZ’s Weekly Update



Better Off Zed Day


As part of 4ZzZ’s Better off Zed week we are putting on a day of music, baked goodies, vinyl clearing and station tours .. so come to the 4ZzZ car park at St Paul’s Terrace on Saturday April 24th at about midday to have a look around the station, eat and browse.

Here’s your chance to take a look around the studios, meet announcers and volunteers and observe the inner workings of your community radio station. Bands playing on the day from 3pm are the Main Street Brats, Dirty Bird and HITS.

This is a free all ages event so bring everyone you know and come and celebrate with us!


Rumble Rock


4ZzZ’s Trash Talkin’, in association with PWA Queensland and The Jubilee Hotel present the return of Rumble Rock Wrestling!!! Be at The Jube on Sunday May 2nd for one red hot night of wild rock n roll and wrestling mayhem. See the men and women of PWA Queensland unleash hell in an epic night of carpark carnage! Featuring hardcore wrestling, women’s wrestling, tag team action and the return of Australia’s feistiest midget wrestler, Joey Russell Jnr! Assaulting your ears on the night will be the dirty, fuzzed out, hard rockin’ Lords Of Wong. They’ll be joined by Byron Bay blitzkrieg rockers The Black Stars, Pop punkers The Flangipanis and The Quickening, with their awesome blend of punk, pop and power metal.. Doors open at 7pm, the night costs $15 or a measly $5 for 4ZzZ subscribers.


Lady Electronica

This Friday 23rd April, get along to The Globe for Lady Electronica. Featuring three gorgeous acts with hot female frontwomen (Sietta, Edge of Colour and DizzyGotheca) along with DJ Mox, DJ Mangohig it all kicks off at 7pm. Presale tickets are only $15 and with every one sold, you’ll receive a free EP of your choice.

Paul Weller – one of England’s most influential and iconic musicians and songwriters – embarks on a national Australian tour this October, performing at The Tivoli in Brisbane on October 19. As leader singer of The Jam, Paul Weller fronted the most popular and influential British band of the era, he then teamed up with Mick Talbot to form The Style Council in 1983. Fans had waited more than 20 years for Paul Weller’s long-overdue, highly acclaimed and sold-out 2008 tour. Two years on, Weller returns to bring his Wake Up The Nation tour to an eagerly awaiting audience. Tickets for the Modfather’s October tour are on sale now through Ticketek 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au.


Interviews: Artifact (Sundays 12noon to 2pm)
This week on Artifact, Vanessa has a whole bunch of interviews for your listening pleasure. First up is an interview with actor Martin Blum about the upcoming play Waiting for Godot by The Queensland Theatre Company. Next up is Klaus Krischok (Head of Goethe Institut) who’ll be talking about the Audi Festival of German Short Films showing at Palace Centro. Moving then to Rob Davidson (musician, composer, artistic director) from Topology who’s showing at the Powerhouse. And finally, she’ll be finishing up by speaking with artist Kathy Mackay who’s showing work at The Post-tourist Mirror at the Queensland Academy of Creative Industries, Kelvin Grove.

Album Reviews:

Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott-Heron: I’m New Here (XL / Remote Control) – Chris Cobcroft
This is really quite an unusual thing. Gil Scott-Heron is a man who gave a lot to African American music and culture and probably didn’t get the recognition he deserved and also spent a lot of the last couple of decades in prison on drug charges. He sounds quite weathered now: kind of like a blues-singing Morgan Freeman, especially, of course, on all the spoken word stuff. XL head-honcho Richard Russell who produced this has used exclusively dark, electro, often industrial style beats which gives proceedings a gravitas and eeriness underscoring Gil’s tales of hard-luck life and the strengths he was able to grab from it. I imagine this could misfire quite badly, but it doesn’t seem to here. I don’t think it sits easily: more like a great, big, glittering, grizzled and leathery gila-monster in the middle of your record collection. It sits there looking at you side-on, eye-balling you and going what? What were you expecting? This is me.

Child Abuse

Child Abuse: Cut and Run (LPU Records / Inertia) – Chris Cobcroft
The many folks who professed a surprised fondness for Rolo Tomassi after the recent Soundwave festival, might find something to enjoy also in NY’s Child Abuse. Pretty uncompromising band name there. Pretty uncompromising sound too: combining death, grind, noise and free jazz in a pastiche that will melt your face.


A few week’s ago some zedders headed along to Supanova to mix with all the cosplayer and speak all things geek. If you want to check out some of the photos, head along to Zed Games‘ facebook and see if you’re in there. Here’s just a sneak peek of some of the sweet costumes.

Bowser Link

Sub Outlet: Voodoo Lulu

Voodoo Lulu

Unique couture for the Alternative You. Specialising in all forms of Alternative clothing, Bridal, Club, Corporate, Formal, as well as all forms of Corsetry, from basic lace and zip to steel bone.

Voodoo Lulu offers 10% discount to 4ZZZ Subscribers on selected merchandise.

Mon – Thurs: 10:00am – 5:30pm
Fri: 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sat – Sun: 10:00am – 5:30pm

Phone: 07 3257 0060
240 Brunswick Street, Brisbane, Australia, 4006







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