MY ELEMENT – Hip Hop Photography Exhibition opens this Thursday!

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My Element is a collaborative project (10×8 Gallery) feat. some of Sydney’s best photographers who all have a passion to capture the Hip Hop scene/ artists in Australia and abroad.

Featuring the work of 5 Sydney-based photographers:
Tristan Stefan Edouard
Averie Harvey
Chris Frape
Steven Guzman SGZ
Bradley Scott

MY ELEMENT
Opening Night: This Thursday 24th April 2014
Duration: 24th April – 4th May
Location: 10×8 Gallery Level 3 | Central | Central Park
28 Broadway Chippendale
Open 7 days a week, 11am – 6pm

Music on the night featuring DJ sets by
Joyride
Raph (Jackie Onassis)
The Tongue
DJ Skoob

Prints by Blanco Negro
Design by Listen to The Graphics
Drinks by Bulleit Bourbon
Food by Beach Burrito Company

For more information go to the My Element Facebook Invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/696880800376933/

BLISS N ESO + SETH SENTRY + CEEKAY JONES + RELEVENT – Nobby’s Beach Reserve, Newcastle (12.04.14)

Single & Video Review: Joelistics – In The Morning (2014)

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He opened up a new lane in local hip hop with his debut album Voyager, and ‘In the Morning’ suggests that he’s confidently moving further from the pack. Celebrating the realness of living in the moment without glossing over absent milestones, ‘In The Morning’ is so much more than a leftfield indie rap anthem. Drawing on influences from ‘80s- era English post punk and ‘90s grunge through to hip hop, the Melbourne-based MC, producer and singer offers us a ride into his trademark excursions into the human psyche.

The single is taken from new album Blue Volume, set for release on Elefant Traks in June

Watch ‘In The Morning’ video clip below.

Rating: 4/5

Joelistics will launch ‘In The Morning’ with a co-headline tour with AMP-nominated Dialectrix.

JOELISTICS AND DIALECTRIX
‘IN THE MORNING’ TOUR WITH N’FA JONES
Presented by Elefant Traks, Blank Tape, Grindin’ & Premier Artists

FRIDAY 16 MAY REPUBLIC BAR, HOBART
THURSDAY 22 MAY THE SMALL BALLROOM, NEWCASTLE
FRIDAY 23 MAY THE ROLLER DEN, SYDNEY
SATURDAY 24 MAY BAROQUE ROOM, KATOOMBA
FRIDAY 30 MAY TEMPO HOTEL, BRISBANE
SATURDAY 31 MAY SOL BAR, MAROOCHYDORE
SATURDAY 14 JUNE WORKERS CLUB, MELBOURNE

All shows on sale via oztix.com.au

The Jezabels – ‘The Brink’

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Ever since my music palate developed some character, from my early days of boy band popcorns to Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, I’ve always imagined listening to a record with a distinguishing feature that let’s you wallow at the peak of a melody, harmony and tune; constantly pushing the limits of the precipices.

A song that let’s you feel suspended, on free fall, while staring at the heavens in great detail. To be able to freeze that moment and produce all of its components into a song. The indie-disco quartet from Sydney, The Jezabels managed to compose an eleven-track album titled The Brink.

After listening to the ‘Look Of Love’ track of The Jezabels’ soundcloud page, I did not want to listen to anything else for the next three to four days. Once I got the album from iTunes, my soul felt joy.

From the time they began to pen their anthologies of creative collaborations, since three EP’s, Dark Storm, The Man Is Dead, She’s So hard, the ‘Prisoner’ album and a live performance recording at the Hordern Pavilion, The Brink is the latest collection of their emotional journey, colourfully described with their mesmerising melodies and lyrical perspectives.

Just when I thought it could not get any better, I was blindsided with pure bliss from musical fairy dust that engulfed my somewhat of an abyss of a heart, that the new album glimmered with in abundance. Perhaps I am merely exaggerating, but that is truly how I feel. I really cannot say which track is my favourite; I like them all too damn much!

‘The Brink’

1. The Brink
2. Time To Dance
3. Look of Love
4. Beat to Beat
5. Angels of Fire
6. No Country
7. The End
8. Got Velvet
9. Psychotherapy
10. All You Need
11. Marianne (Bonus Track)

As the list outlines the lineup of The Jezabels’ artistic and flavourful repertoire, every moment you listen to this record, you will surely enjoy. If you’re into good music.

RAIN (A Mini Festival for Bushfire Relief)

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RAIN (A Mini Festival for Bushfire Relief)
15th of December
The Basement, Sydney.
29 Reiby Pl, Circular Quay
1pm – 1am

The Sydney Soul music community is uniting together for ONE NIGHT only, bringing together some of Sydney’s most revered musical acts for a special Bushfire and Wildlife Fundraiser mini festival.

RAIN boasts an eclectic array of artistic expression, with over 16 musicians, artists, and DJ’s donating their talents and energy for ongoing local emergency for those affected. The recent NSW bushfires have decimated regional communities throughout the state with tragic consequences. RAIN is more than a fundraiser. RAIN is for the people, a celebration of life, solidarity, and mateship.

Artists on the day will include ALPHAMAMA headlining the mini festival, Cumbiamuffin, P.Smurf + Big Village special guests, Milan, Monday OG’s, Rosïe and the Bees, Alice Terry, The Venusians, Ambre Hammond and Marcello Maio, Thandiwe Phoenix, Bravo Child, Phil Toke (Soul of Sydney), Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Daniel March, Billie McCarthy, Brian Campeau, Broken Thought Theory, street artists Stayfly Sydney, hosted by MC MIRRAH.

All proceeds from ticket sales for RAIN will be donated to charities working to provide bushfire relief. A smorgasbord of artists will be performing over two separate stages providing a constant array of entertainment throughout the day!

Tickets are available online through Moshtix and through The Basement
website www.thebasement.com.au or Moshtix:
http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/rain-a-festival-for/69238
COST: $20 + booking fee

For any further information please contact the event organiser directly Billie McCarthy 0401237017 or billiemccarthymusic@gmail.com

FACEBOOK INVITE: https://www.facebook.com/events/428608860573891/

Australian Independent Music Awards – The Star, Sydney (07.11.13)

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The MusicOz Australian Independent Music Awards for 2013 was heralded in on Thursday night. The night began with the red carpet in which each of the artists in the award’s shows 18 categories.

The big winners of the night were band I Am Sam taking out the award for the Australian Artist of the year. Other winners included Mama Kin taking out two awards on the night including the Blues and Roots Award. Silver Cities took out the award for Christian/ Spiritual. Battleships, who are currently touring with Boy and Bear, won the award for Alternative. Jono Fernandez took out the award for Producer of the Year.

There were some stellar performances on the night from Aussie rock legends Irwin Thomas and Steve Balbi who were also recognized under the Aussie Rock Legends category. There were also some great performances from some of the nominated artists including Kid Mac, Blind Munkee, and Neon City. There was also a performance from former Australia’s Got Talent contestant Liam Burrows.

Former winners of AIMAs and all round success stories presented the awards throughout the night including Tania Doko, Bliss and Eso, Peking Duk and Mel Jade.

Although, the execution of the awards felt somewhat unorganized on the night, the awards show itself was a pure celebration of local talent; and the atmosphere in the room was one of local artists supporting each other.

The whole Australian Independent Music Awards has helped to launch up and coming faces of Australian music as well as provide them with a pedestal to have their music recognized locally and internationally.

Rating: 4/5

Photographs from the Australian Independent Music Awards are available at Mosca Media Australia

MusicOz: Australian Independent Music Awards Tonight!

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Tonight will herald the 2013 Australian Independent Music Awards presented by MusicOz. Heading up the night will be a host of independent Australian artists including Steve Balbi (Noiseworks), Tania Doko, Peking Duk, Bernard Fanning and Jimmy Barnes. There will also be performances from Spirit of the Land and Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.

The Australian Independent Music Awards work to provide a platform for unsigned artists with over 180 finalists in all genres and the Producer of the Year Finalists. You can party at the Star and get your tickets here: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=MUSICAWA13

Running Times:

Red Carpet 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Pirrama Rd Entrance to The Star

Pre-Show Event 6.00pm – 7.30pm
The Deck – outside the Event Centre

Award Show 7.30pm – 9.45pm
Event Centre at The Star

EventAfter Party 10.00pm – 3.00am
Marquee Nightclub at The Star

Erykah Badu To Headline Sydney & Melbourne Shows 2014

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Thanks to Niche Productions and Live Nation, Erykah Badu will be returning to Aussie shows to headline the Sydney and Melbourne shows following her Bluesfest performances.

Erykah Abi Wright better know as Erykah Badu is best known for her eccentric style and cerebral music, is a Grammy- award winning American soul singer and songwriter. Badu is ‘regarded as the Queen of Neo Soul. Her sound — a concoction of soul, hip-hop and jazz — cannot be contained to a single genre. Self-described as a “mother first”, Badu is a touring artist, dj, teacher, community activist, holistic healer, vegan, recycler, and conscious spirit.

Baduizm, Badu’s highly acclaimed debut album, was released in early 1997 went triple platinum and, along with “On & On“, won Grammy Awards at the 1998 ceremony. This spring, Badu released her fifth studio album, and second installment of a two-part New Amerykah series.

New Amerykah, Part 1: Fourth World War, a concept album that was digitally produced and political in tone, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and Rolling Stone named it one of the year’s best albums.

New Amerykah, Part II: Return of the Ahnk, which features lush live instrumentation and taps into Badu’s emotional side by thematically focusing on romance and relationships, made its debut at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Badu will be supported by the awesome local Melbourne-based folks Hiatus Kaiyote. Check out their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/hiatuskaiyote

Definitely a must-see show!

Badu will be performing at:

The Palais Theatre, Melbourne on Tuesday 15 April and;
The Star, Sydney on Thursday 17 April

Niche and My Live Nation pre-sale midday Friday November 8 until 5pm Sunday November 10. Become a member at www.nicheproductions.com.au & www.livenation.com.au

General release tickets on sale midday Monday November 11.

For more visit nicheproductions.com.au and livenation.com.au

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HEATWAVE YOUTH MUSIC FESTIVAL TOMORROW EVENING!

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Blacktown Youth Services, The Street University and Headspace have partnered up to create a FREE All-Ages music event HEATWAVE at Dawson Mall, Mount Druitt between 5pm to 8pm. The event’s target group is youth but is open to everyone. The aim of Heatwave is to raise awareness about Youth Mental Health and will feature recent X-Factor contests Zac Hakos, Stephanie Lambell, X & Hype and Tee!

For more information visit:

www.facebook.com/BYSA2
www.facebook.com/streetunimountdruitt
www.headspace.org.au