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Monday, 19 September

15:14

Track By Track: Brisbane Reggae Champs Kingfisha Have Finally Returned With A Second LP "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Track By Track: Brisbane Reggae Champs Kingfisha Have Finally Returned With A Second LP

Brisbane reggae stalwarts Kingfisha are back with their second album Offered It Up, having kept us waiting a long time since their 2012 self-titled debut record put them squarely on the map.

After such a long interval that’s seen the band touring internationally, it’s good to have them back – and the band are glad to have the album out after a lengthy recording process.

“We tried some different approaches from our first album,” the band say of the new record. “We worked with some new people and the production feels a step up. It wasn’t the easiest of processes, but to hear it as one piece of work, we’re all really happy with how it’s come together.” For a few more tidbits, they’ve also given us their thoughts on each of the tracks, below.

You can listen to Offered It Up below, and catch it live as Kingfisha head out on tour at the end of the month, dates below. The album is available now on ABC Music.

Hold On

This is one of our few political tunes. It started out as a really slow one drop, then we changed the beat added horns and revamped it heaps in the rehearsal room

Dirty Man

The descending vocal melody had been an ear worm for a few months and wasn’t really going anywhere until I was on a flight to Hobart with an old acquaintance and the lyrics and theme became quite apparent. Upon returning to Brisbane we spent a few hours in the studio and ‘Dirty Man’ was complete.

Left It

Incorporating both our strong loves, electronic and roots music. Left it was originally conceived at a sunny afternoon bbq. Lyrically the song is about one of those rare relationships that ends amicably.

The Gold

The verse melody came from our sound guy yawning. From there their was no turning back.

Offered it up

This track is heavily inspired by one of our favourite and widely unknown reggae bands Midnite. It’s one of the slower jams in our repertoire.

Position Steppers

This song took along time to get right in the studio. Feels like we got there in the end. It’s our take on UK Steppers.

In a memory

The melodies and chords came to life the morning after an amazing night we all shared in Reunion Island drinking rum and watching Manu Chao. The lyrics and the rest of the song was finished in a farmhouse in southern France.

Too many words

Was built from the rhythm up. We spent a weekend in the northern rivers swimming, eating and playing music. This rhythm really seemed to stick. It was the last tune completed for the album.

Water Running

This is one of our favourite live tunes. It’s all revolved around the bass line.

Aftermath

The only song on the album that was completed start to finish in the studio. Was a blast having a completely different approach.

Kingfisha Tour Dates

30 Sept – The Jack , Cairns QLD
1 Oct – Wallaby Creek Festival QLD
7 Oct – Torquay Hotel, VIC
8 Oct – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
15 Oct – Newtown Social Club, NSW...

09:40

Shriver, Abdel-Magied, and writing fiction. "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

    I’ve spent the last few days thinking about cultural appropriation and the writing of fiction, as a consequence of the controversial keynote speech given by author Lionel Shriver at the Brisbane Writers Festival, and the distress expressed by Yassmin Abdel-Magied that caused her to walk out of Shriver’s presentation. Briefly, Shriver stated her hope […]

02:01

Required Reading "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (aka CATS) paid for a bizarre ad takeover in the London Tube. Sure, it's adorable but definitely odd. It was funded by ~700 people on Kickstarter. (via Bored Panda)

Citizens Advertising Takeover Service (aka CATS) paid for a bizarre ad takeover in the London Tube. Sure, it’s adorable but definitely odd. It was funded by ~700 people on Kickstarter. (via Bored Panda, image CATS)

This week, CATS in the London tube, Shriver’s cultural appropriation heard around the world, Clinton’s white supremacy explainer, normalizing Trump, Gawken, and more.

 The opening keynote for the Brisbane Writers Festival was delivered by the American author Lionel Shriver and it caused outrage among those who felt she was dismissive of other cultures in her treatment of minorities. Yassmin Abdel-Magied, who is an Australian Muslim, penned a powerful response:

Her question was — or could have been — an interesting question: What are fiction writers “allowed” to write, given they will never truly know another person’s experience?

Not every crime writer is a criminal, Lionel said, Nor is every author who writes on sexual assault a rapist. “Fiction, by its very nature,” Shriver said, “is fake.”

There is a fascinating philosophical argument here. Instead, however, that core question was used as a straw man. Shriver’s real targets were cultural appropriation, identity politics and political correctness. It was a monologue about the right to exploit the stories of “others”, simply because it is useful for one’s story.

Shriver began by making light of a recent incident in the US, where students faced prosecution for what was argued by some as “casual racial and ethnic stereotyping and cultural insensitivity” at a Mexican-themed party.

“Can you believe,” Shriver asked at the beginning of her speech, “that these students were so sensitive about the wearing of sombreros?”

The audience, compliant, chuckled. I started looking forward to the point in the speech where she was to subvert the argument.

It never came.

Another writer, Suki Kim, also...

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Sunday, 18 September

20:00

EP 178: Edith Thomas Furey; Undead Apes "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Edith Thomas Furey

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at The Brightside, Brisbane, 4th March 2016. 

Coming from Brisbane, this one man band is the brain product of Joel Glazebrook. Using an elaborate setup of synths, drum machines, guitars, and loop pedals both in the studio and for live performances, Edith Thomas Furey create catchy new wave post punk with an 80’s feel, with some heavier kind of elements taken straight from the 90’s industrial scene. Since august he has released three singles, with mention of an EP due in the future.

Undead Apes

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at Club Greenslopes as part of Sonic Masala Fest, 13th August 2016.

 

Undead Apes are the all star team of punk rock bands from Brisbane in the early 2000’s. They feature Simon Graydon from Sekiden, John Mercer from Greig, and Dick Nasty, Adam Scott from Eat Laser Scumbag!, and Renae Elise from Gazoonga Attack. Their live shows are a complete rarity with their bassist Adam living overseas, but they have still found time to write and record three albums over their lifespan, which have all been released on Brisbane label mere noise records. Their latest album ‘Landfill’ was released on the 14th of June 2016 and features lyrical themes such as astrophysics, recreational use of embalming fluid, tofu, communist brainwashing of youth via rock’n’roll, and affairs of the heart. This set was captured at their only live show of 2016.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 18th September 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.


13:53

Wanda shelving for kids by Cantilever Bondville

A few years ago I made a study space for my daughter using a pegboard from Bunnings with painted IKEA spice racks that has been my most popular post on Bondville - ever. If you love that look but would like something much more sophisticated and design-led, check out the Wanda shelving system by Cantilever in Melbourne.


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Saturday, 17 September

16:44

Riverfire 2016 The Collective Markets South Bank

The Collective Market will be closed the weekend of the 23, 24 & 25 September due to the Riverfire event. The Market will recommence as per normal the following week. For more information about Riverfire 2016 go to: Riverfire 2016 Enjoy the Fire Works

12:09

meandering signage nancybrownstudio

meandering-signage-exhibition-nancy-brownYou are warmly invited to:
Meandering Signage
An exhibition of my paintings prints and new ceramic work
7th October-4th November 2016
Please join me for the opening Night
Saturday 8th October 2016
6pm-8pm
Artworld Studio Gallery
28 Bodalla st Norman Park
Gallery opening hours Saturdays 10-5pm  Sundays 10-2pm

09:18

Wanda shelving for kids by Cantilever Bondville

A few years ago I made a study space for my daughter using a pegboard from Bunnings with painted IKEA spice racks that has been my most popular post on Bondville - ever. If you love that look but would like something much more sophisticated and design-led, check out the Wanda shelving system by Cantilever in Melbourne.


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Friday, 16 September

16:47

Skepta Cancels Australian Tour 24 Hours Out "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Skepta Cancels Australian Tour 24 Hours Out

Acclaimed UK emcee Skepta was slated to launch his Australian tour tomorrow in Perth, but has now pulled out of all dates, citing unexpected circumstances. Skepta, who’d sold out several dates of his Aussie tour, was recently awarded the Mercury Prize.

“With deep disappointment, Skepta is not able to travel to Australia and New Zealand at this time for an unexpected and personal reason,” a statement reads. “His tour, planned to commence on Saturday 17 September 2016 is regrettably cancelled.”

“Full ticket refunds will be available on all shows from point of purchase. We are working in close conjunction with the Artist’s booking agency and management in order to organise a new run of shows in 2017.”

“You will receive an email from your local ticketing agency on how to obtain your refund.” The award-winning grime star had completely sold out shows in Sydney, Brisbane, two nights in Melbourne, Auckland, and Perth shows within minutes.

13:42

Caloundra Music Festival Is Leading The Charge For Eco-Friendly Aussie Music Events "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

Caloundra Music Festival Is Leading The Charge For Eco-Friendly Aussie Music Events

We can all agree that camping festivals can be a fantastic way to spend a few days, but we’ve probably all felt those pangs of guilt as we’ve piled back into the car on the final day only to look around at an apocalypse of rubbish that’ll take days to clear.

Since 2013, Caloundra Music Festival have been doing their bit to lessen the environmental impact of their event as much as possible, introducing a series of smart initiatives aimed at avoiding those huge piles of rubbish, protecting the nearby beach and waterways – and even avoiding that third-day festival stink.

Step one for the organisers is elimination of all disposable water bottles. The past two festivals have stopped roughly 60,000 plastic bottles from making their way to landfills, ending up in waterways, or creating greenhouse pollution.

In a very reasonable solution, Caloundra fest simply ask festival goers to bring their own water bottles, and their team of dedicated, likeminded volunteers will ensure you get the chilled, filtered, fresh water you deserve from tanks that are scattered all over the site. We can probably all admit that we’ve gotten a little lazy and purposefully ignorant of the environmental impact we’re having on a daily basis – and the amount of money we spend on overpriced bottles of Mount Franklin.

Along with the ban on disposable water bottles, vendor stalls will only use biodegradable corn starch, paper, or cloth carry bags instead of plastic. Similarly, cutlery, plates and straws will also go biodegradable – no glass will be used and only environmentally-friendly detergents and cleaners as well. Food vendors have ensured that all produce will remain local and fresh, sourced from nearby precincts such as Sunshine Boulevard, Soul Food and Beachside Court.

Not stopping with food and drinks, reclaimed, reused and recycled materials have even been employed for everything from bunting and flags to the stage setup and signage, while disused shipping containers will be put to use for their merchandise and ticketing booths, coffee shops, and site offices.

Punters can get involved in the clean initiatives, too. Teaming up with the Queensland-based compost technology company OSCA, Caloundra are bringing in an automated system that will turn landfill and organic waste into odourless compost. The process is said to use minimal energy to process the waste, producing high-quality, safe and usable compost within two weeks.

With this sort of technology being so readily accessible, it seems like a no brainer that most, if not all, festivals should look into these sorts of environmentally-sustainable solutions. Not only does it halve waste disposal costs by half and limit onsite pests, it also gets rid of those infamous festival odours.

If a guilt-free beachside getaway sounds right up your alley, check out the lineup below, and read more about the green initiatives on the website – and don’t forget to bring your water bottle.

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12:41

Chilled and skilled – The Lulu Raes talk success and perform a live rendition of Never Leave "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

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  • The Lulu Raes :: Never Leave (Live)
  • The Lulu Raes :: Interview with Lucy Smith

Chilled and skilled – this was the mantra repeated by The Lulu Raes when chatting with Lucy Smith. It’s a simple belief from an anything but simple band, and it’s proving to be The Lulu Raes’ key to success. Performing a live rendition of their track titled ‘Never Leave,’ the band asserted themselves as an act worthy of attention.

From the latest EP titled All Our Parents Are Divorced, their latest song really showcases The Lulu Raes potential. Throughout the interview, the band thanked those who helped them in their early days.

“[Little Bastard] We’re close mates and they’re the reason we got our first gig and that’s how our manager met us. We played the Bright-side with them.”

Currently touring across the nation, The Lulu Raes show no sign of slowing down. When revealing their key to success, the importance of maintaining and developing connections proved to be important.

“Just be friends with Sticky Fingers [laughs]…get those connections out there. Nah, but it’s really tricky because there’s so many bands out there but none of them get noticed. You have to join a bit of a community. A lot of bands, they get together and you get to know other bands and then you meet new people – sort of like a cascading effect.”

“You’ve just gotta get out there, you can’t spend all your time in your room.”

When seeing what’s coming up within their live shows, The Lulu Raes, have a few new songs to share.

“We’re doing five new songs…we’re doing songs from the upcoming album and it sounds way more dynamic.”

You can check out the Lulu Raes live track and full interview above.

WHO: The Lulu Raes
WHERE: Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
WHEN: September 30th
HOW MUCH: $15

The post Chilled and skilled – The Lulu Raes talk success and perform a live rendition of Never Leave appeared first on FBi Radio.

12:37

Premiere: Tobias Draws Us In With The Gentle And Evocative ‘Just A Boy’ "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Premiere: Tobias Draws Us In With The Gentle And Evocative ‘Just A Boy’

‘Just A Boy’ is the new one from Melbourne folk-pop artist Tobias, taken from his upcoming second album Alive.

It’s a gorgeous piece, the lyrics vividly evoking childhood memories of campsites and sun-drenched paddocks in bittersweet fashion, all draped over a gentle acoustic trickle. The video, produced by Henry Glover Films, serves as the perfect melancholic accompaniment, with sepia-tinged glimpses of Tobias’ family throughout.

You’ll be able to hear these dulcet tones live on his East Coast tour, which has just kicked off in Queensland, while the new record will be out this November.

Tobias Tour Dates

Sunday 25th September | Songfest @ Peregian Beach Hotel – Peregian Beach, QLD

Friday 21st October | City Sounds, Queen Street Mall – Brisbane, QLD

Friday 28th & Sunday 30th October | Happy Wanderer Festival – Benalla, VIC

Saturday 5th November | ‘Alive’ Album Launch @ Labour In Vain – Melbourne, VIC

Saturday 12th November | The Front, Canberra – ACT

Friday 18th November | The Fox Den, Gloucester – NSW

Friday 16th December | Imperial Hotel Eumundi, QLD

Sunday 8th January | Imperial Hotel Eumundi, QLD

10:23

Cobargo here we come! "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

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On October 7, eight female crime and mystery writers will converge on Cobargo, just inland from Bermagui on the NSW coast, to take part in their inaugural crime convention.

http://fourwinds.com.au/whats-on/sisters-in-crime/

The writers are an eclectic mix, from a gynaecologist living in far north Queensland, Caroline de Costa, to a former member of the RAAF, who also has a BA in medieval history, Ilsa Evans, to a writer of historical crime (Sydney/1930s), Sulari Gentill, to yours truly, author of a Canberra-based quartet, now embarked on a sea-change mystery series.

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One of the festival organisers, in a welcoming email, said that they were washing the streets of Cobargo in honour of our arrival. Thank you, Louise!

While this is an attractive idea, I wonder if it really fits a collection of crime writers, who might be more comfortable with dirty streets, even blood-stained ones?

Jennifer Rowe once referred to crime writers as ‘good housekeepers’, by which she meant that we like to tidy things up, which has an element of truth in it, at least for some exponents of the genre. But even PD James said that order is never really re-established at the end of her novels.

My approach to clean streets is that I like to dig beneath them – hardly surprising since I lived in Canberra for 30 years and turned to mysteries as a way of writing about that city.

Now what exercises my imagination is what might lie beneath the surface of an idyllic coastal town….

 

 

 

 

07:32

Heavy criticism of Qld’s infrastructure deficit at IAQ Infrastructure Summit "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Government ministers should accept speaking invitations at important conferences so they can communicate with industry and the public, and, also, so they can deny Opposition members 20 minute speaking slots in which they can criticise the Government’s performance. That is what happened yesterday at the Infrastructure Association of Queensland’s Infrastructure Summit held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, which featured Deputy Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington as keynote speaker.

The Deputy Opposition Leader heavily criticised the Queensland Government’s record on infrastructure, noting that, at 1.3 percent of GSP, general government infrastructure spending was at a record low in 2015-16. She also criticised the Government for failing to fully deliver its infrastructure program in 2015-16, with a shortfall of some $2 billion. This appears to be based on a comparison of budgeted and estimated actual expenditure figures for non-financial asset purchases across the whole of Queensland Government for 2015-16, which reveals a shortfall of $1.7 billion (see chart below based on data from the 2016-17 Budget papers, specifically Tables 9.1 and 9.2 of Budget Paper no. 2).

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The Deputy Opposition Leader also said the Government has yet to make a convincing case for Cross River Rail, and called on the Government to release the full business case. She asked what “secret taxes” are being planned by the Government to pay for the project. This is obviously a reference to value capture proposals, which could include a betterment levy on property owners benefiting from increases in property values. An increase in car registration, which was apparently advanced as an option in the business case, has been ruled out by the Government. I hope the Opposition’s rhetoric about secret and sneaky taxes does not preclude it from using value capture to pay for future projects when in Government, as value capture can be a legitimate source of project funding and can promote a fairer sharing of the costs.

The Deputy Opposition Leader would have been very pleased if she had stayed at the Summit, because the next speaker, the Deputy Director-General of Queensland’s Infrastructure Department Darren Crombie, said he supported a lot of what the Deputy Opposition Leader said, and he noted she was correct about the infrastructure shortfall. It appears that public servants, too, and not just industry players, are disappointed with the relatively low level of infrastructure spending in Queensland. As I have noted on this blog, however, government infrastructure spending has started to increase recently, and it is very important to make sure we are spending money on projects that deliver net benefits to the community.


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Tuesday, 13 September

23:56

A Cultural Appropriation Blowup in Australia "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

The latest literary tempest at the Brisbane Writers Festival:

Officials in charge of an Australian writers festival were so upset with the address by their keynote speaker, the American novelist Lionel Shriver, that they censored her on the festival website and publicly disavowed her remarks. . . .

Ms. Shriver had been billed as speaking on “community and belonging” but focused on her views about cultural appropriation, a term that refers to the objections by members of minority groups to the use of their customs or culture (or even characters of their ethnicity) by artists or others who do not belong to those groups.

Ms. Shriver criticized as runaway political correctness efforts to ban references to ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation from Halloween celebrations, or to prevent artists from drawing on ethnic sources for their work. Ms. Shriver, the author of 13 novels, who is best known for her 2003 book, We Need to Talk About Kevin, was especially critical of efforts to stop novelists from cultural appropriation. She deplored critics of authors like Chris Cleave, an Englishman, for presuming to write from the point of view of a Nigerian girl in his best-selling book “Little Bee.”

Ms. Shriver noted that she had been criticized for using in “The Mandibles” the character of a black woman with Alzheimer’s disease, who is kept on a leash by her homeless white husband. And she defended her right to depict members of minority groups in any situation, if it served her artistic purposes.

“Otherwise, all I could write about would be smart-alecky 59-year-old 5-foot-2-inch white women from North Carolina,” she said.
I agree. The notion that writers should only write about people exactly like themselves is pernicious and would lead to the death of real art.
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09:02

Chet Faker A.k.a. Nick Murphy Drops New Song, Is Playing Laneway 2017 "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Chet Faker A.k.a. Nick Murphy Drops New Song, Is Playing Laneway 2017

The Artist Formerly Known as Chet Faker, Nick Murphy, has unveiled a brand new song entitled ‘Fear Less’ and has now been announced as the latest name added to the lineup for St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2017.

As we reported last week, Murphy took to Facebook on Friday to announce that he will no longer be writing, producing, recording, or performing as Chet Faker any longer, and will instead operate under his real name.

Murphy has now christened this new image with a new track, which gives fans a preview of the producer and singer’s new sound and how they’re blending with the classic, ‘Chet Faker’ sound we all know from tracks like ‘Talk Is Cheap’.

Meanwhile, Murphy is said to be working on a “dynamic” new live show that will pull from his back catalog as well as new material and fans attending Laneway 2017 will get to see it in all its wonder.

Meanwhile, the full Laneway lineup will drop Wednesday, 14th September and Tone Deaf will have the whole thing right here for you when it arrives. You can check out Murphy’s new tune, ‘Fear Less’, via the link here.

ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2017

A.B. Original
Nick Murphy

Thursday, 26th January 2017
Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane

Saturday, 28th January 2017
Footscray Community Arts Centre And The River’s Edge...

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Monday, 12 September

14:59

Snow White reflects Brisbane’s vigour "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

Brisbane Festival sets out to nurture and celebrate Brisbane’s cultural life. If international respect is a sign of our cultural depth, then the inclusion of two independent performances of Snow White, mark a milestone in that celebration. Republished with permission from The Generator The choice of Brisbane as the exclusive Australian destination for Ballet Preljocaj’s Snow […]

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12:34

5 Things Live Bands Can Learn From BIGSOUND 2016 "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

5 Things Live Bands Can Learn From BIGSOUND 2016

BIGSOUND is obviously a vital source of info for the music industry and media, who flock to Brisbane once a year to catch the country’s most buzzed emerging acts and seminars from key figures – all to be discussed over far too many beers.

It’s not just the journos and publicists who find themselves enlightened though, as the musicians themselves can learn a hell of a lot from watching each other’s performances, and soaking up feedback from the entire industry over a couple of days.

Having extensively scoured the festival as our roving reporter, musician Kyle Butcher brings us the biggest lessons he’s learnt about performing live from BIGSOUND 2016.

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Bands drew bigger crowds than producers

Even though electronic is more popular as ever, it was the artists that fronted decks, samplers and drum machines that generally received the smaller crowds.

Acts like Tash Sultana, Alex Lahey, DZ Deathrays, Harts and Mosquito Coast all received packed out crowds for their sets, as did a bunch of others. Three of those artists played the triple j Unearthed stage, so perhaps the increase in in...

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Saturday, 10 September

16:48

I am my first book: @burgewords reports from #bwf16 "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

We were inside the building. We belonged, inasmuch as new students belong in new classrooms when they change schools UNDER the general theme of ‘belonging’, the 2016 Brisbane Writer’s Festival (BWF) set itself up with few boundaries, and writers have been rushing to traverse the intentionally unfenced territory across the city. As an independently published author, I […]

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Friday, 09 September

18:55

ROCKIN’ FOR WEST PAPUA: Global Peace Concerts Announced "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Rockin for West Papua

“We stand for the arts,

we stand for first nations people

and we stand for West Papua.”

#musicisaweapon


Rockin’ For West Papua gigs are being organised around Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Perth, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Lismore, Newcastle and Arnhem Land with more shows to be announced in all corners of the globe.

CONFIRMED DATES:

Friday 30 September – Sydney AUS: Waywards @ Bank Hotel, Newtown featuring Blackbreaks, The MisMade, The Black Turtles, MC Thorn

Saturday 1 October – Newcastle AUS: The Vault featuring Once Remained, Skinpin, Steinbrenner, The Grounds

Saturday 1 October – Edinburgh UK: Henry’s Cellar Bar featuring Rise Kagona, Samba Sene & Diwan Seneglese, Nawakyipo, Mariam El Sadr & more

Friday 7 October – Lismore AUS: Lismore City Hall Studio featuring Blakboi, The Humans Of Lismore, Atomic Monkey Chunks & Punks For West Papua doco screening

Saturday 8 October – Gold Coast AUS: Currumbin Creek Tavern featuring The Poor, Wartooth, Paging Jimi

Saturday 8 October – Brisbane AUS: Chardons Corner Hotel featuring Kold Creature, Monster Fodder, System Trashed, Kaosphere, Alice Lost Her Way, Locus Give It All

Saturday 8 October – Darwin AUS: The Chippo, 2 stages featuring Clever Monkey, Dave Garnham, Gored Matador, Acid City, Pole Top Rescue, Lungbuster, Ben Evolent, Brother Phoenix, Joy Greer

Saturday 8 October – Gauteng SOUTH AFRICA: Wunderbar @ German Club featuring Slash Dogs, Made For Broadway, Slippery When Wet, Chilean cuisine, Film Screenings

Sunday 9 October – Melbourne AUS: Bendigo Hotel featuring Liquor Snatch, Indigo Rising, DevilsMonkey, Mystic Trio, DJ LAPKAT, Long Holiday, Native Rain, New Age, Elf Tranzporter, MC Izzy Brown, West Papuan String Band and dancers

Saturday 29 October – Perth AUS: Railway Hotel, Fremantle featuring Yob Mob, The U-Nites reggae band plus DJ General Justice & Jah Wisdom Sound System, Potato Stars, Mental Pretzel, Fuzion

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MORE GLOBAL CONCERTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Following the noise made and the funds raised by the ‘Punks For West Papua’ movement and documentary, more rockin’ artists are coming together for several weeks from September 30 to show the strength of music and help raise funds to assist the plight of the West Papuans, presented by global music & cultural movement Rize Of The Morning Star.

Leader of the ULMWP Benny Wenda said Indonesia have tanks and guns. West Papuans only have guitars. Music is the only weapon we need for freedom.”

Whilst West Papuan music is outlawed by the Indonesian Military, Rockin’ For West Papua & Rize Of The Morning Star are inviting musicians, artists and anybody who wants to make a stand, to show their colours in the month of October by organising gigs, exhibitions, festivals or any social gathering or display of support to let Indonesia, USA, Australian and UK governments know that we are standing for West Papua.

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ROCKIN’ FOR WEST PAPUA: Global Peace Concerts Announced "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Rockin for West Papua

“We stand for the arts,

we stand for first nations people

and we stand for West Papua.”

#musicisaweapon


Rockin’ For West Papua gigs are being organised around Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Perth, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Lismore, Newcastle and Arnhem Land with more shows to be announced in all corners of the globe.

CONFIRMED DATES:

Friday 30 September – Sydney AUS: Waywards @ Bank Hotel, Newtown featuring Blackbreaks, The MisMade, The Black Turtles, MC Thorn

Saturday 1 October – Newcastle AUS: The Vault featuring Once Remained, Skinpin, Steinbrenner, The Grounds

Saturday 1 October – Edinburgh UK: Henry’s Cellar Bar featuring Rise Kagona, Samba Sene & Diwan Seneglese, Nawakyipo, Mariam El Sadr & more

Friday 7 October – Lismore AUS: Lismore City Hall Studio featuring Blakboi, The Humans Of Lismore, Atomic Monkey Chunks & Punks For West Papua doco screening

Saturday 8 October – Gold Coast AUS: Currumbin Creek Tavern featuring The Poor, Wartooth, Paging Jimi

Saturday 8 October – Brisbane AUS: Chardons Corner Hotel featuring Kold Creature, Monster Fodder, System Trashed, Kaosphere, Alice Lost Her Way, Locus Give It All

Saturday 8 October – Darwin AUS: The Chippo, 2 stages featuring Clever Monkey, Dave Garnham, Gored Matador, Acid City, Pole Top Rescue, Lungbuster, Ben Evolent, Brother Phoenix, Joy Greer

Saturday 8 October – Gauteng SOUTH AFRICA: Wunderbar @ German Club featuring Slash Dogs, Made For Broadway, Slippery When Wet, Chilean cuisine, Film Screenings

Sunday 9 October – Melbourne AUS: Bendigo Hotel featuring Liquor Snatch, Indigo Rising, DevilsMonkey, Mystic Trio, DJ LAPKAT, Long Holiday, Native Rain, New Age, Elf Tranzporter, MC Izzy Brown, West Papuan String Band and dancers

Saturday 29 October – Perth AUS: Railway Hotel, Fremantle featuring Yob Mob, The U-Nites reggae band plus DJ General Justice & Jah Wisdom Sound System, Potato Stars, Mental Pretzel, Fuzion

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MORE GLOBAL CONCERTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Following the noise made and the funds raised by the ‘Punks For West Papua’ movement and documentary, more rockin’ artists are coming together for several weeks from September 30 to show the strength of music and help raise funds to assist the plight of the West Papuans, presented by global music & cultural movement Rize Of The Morning Star.

Leader of the ULMWP Benny Wenda said Indonesia have tanks and guns. West Papuans only have guitars. Music is the only weapon we need for freedom.”

Whilst West Papuan music is outlawed by the Indonesian Military, Rockin’ For West Papua & Rize Of The Morning Star are inviting musicians, artists and anybody who wants to make a stand, to show their colours in the month of October by organising gigs, exhibitions, festivals or any social gathering or display of support to let Indonesia, USA, Australian and UK governments know that we are standing for West Papua.

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12:01

King Gizzard Announce Incredible Gizzfest 2016 Lineup "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

King Gizzard Announce Incredible Gizzfest 2016 Lineup

Having previously announced the exciting news that Gizzfest would be returning this year, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have announced a stacked lineup for their touring psychedelic extravaganza.

In addition to a headlining performance from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, who are still hot on the heels of their latest album, Nonagon Infinity, there’ll be appearances from Pond, White Fence, The Murlocs, and more.

Last year’s Gizzfest was one of the most acclaimed local mini-festivals of the year, with each of the bands on the lineup coming together to form a community and deliver unforgettable performances.

Gizzfest 2016 will be going all over the country, hitting up venues in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth. Check below for all the dates and ticketing details.

Gizzfest 2016

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Pond
White Fence
The Murlocs
Mild High Club
Stonefield*
Orb*
Jaala*
Boulevards
Dinner

Friday, 25th November 2016
The Marquee RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane

Saturday, 26th November 2016
Coburg Velodrome, Melbourne

Tuesday, 29th November 2016
Big Top & Luna Park, Sydney

Saturday, 3rd December 2016
Thebarton Theatre & Carpark, Adelaide

Sunday, 4th December 2016
Urban Orchard, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth

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11:28

First Act Confirmed For Laneway Festival 2017 "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

First Act Confirmed For Laneway Festival 2017

After months of rumours and a fake leaked lineup, the first act has officially been confirmed for Laneway Festival 2017 as A.B. Original, who will both perform at the festival and MC the event at all five Australian dates.

A.B. Original are one of the most vital and visceral hip-hop collaborations to come along in a generation. Comprised of veteran emcees Briggs and Trials, A.B. Original made the announcement of their Laneway spot during their keynote Q&A at BIGSOUND.

Laneway 2017 is set to hit up Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, and Fremantle this January, which is slightly earlier than usual. As for the rest of the lineup, we’ll get it on 14th September.

This year’s lineup featured the likes of Flume, Grimes, and Violent Soho, as well as plenty of buzz acts that have gone on to dominate 2016, so expect something special for Laneway 2017.

ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2017

Thursday, 26th January 2017
Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane

Saturday, 28th January 2017
Footscray Community Arts Centre And The River’s Edge, Melbourne

Friday, 3rd February 2017
Hart’s Mill, Adelaide

Saturday, 4th February 2017
Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney

Sunday, 5th February 2017
Esplanade Reserve and West End, Fremantle

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Thursday, 08 September

13:30

All Of Our Highlights From Day One Of BIGSOUND 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

All Of Our Highlights From Day One Of BIGSOUND 2016

BIGSOUND, Australia’s response to the gargantuan SXSW, is underway yet again in Brisbane. It’s the only time of year you’ll find Courtney Barnett casually chatting on one street corner and DZ Deathrays only a few metres further up the road, followed by a quick succession of other premium Aussie export acts in transit between venues.

Boasting a lineup far bigger than years prior, it was clear that BIGSOUND 2016 was going to offer an endless amount of incredible performances over two nights.

From Unearthed darlings Lastlings to the hype-loaded Mosquito Coast, our roving reporter Kyle Butcher caught as many acts as he could manage on night one of BIGSOUND 2016.

Buoy

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Let’s get something clear now. Seeing Buoy unleash her sonic talents on stage is something else entirely when compared to listening to the Sydney artist’s studio recordings. The minimal, intricate sounds you love about Buoy’s music are thickened live, rich with electronic tones and delicate vocal ambivalence.

That’s not to say her return to Bigsound was perfect, however. Buoy’s new single “Exit” was abruptly cut down the middle by jarring tech issues, which fortunately was the only hitch of the night. After a few moments, the track restarted, and Buoy took off, vocals in full flight, leaving the few awkward moments of silence...

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An interview with Bridie Gillman "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Artist Bridie Gillman’s practice negotiates cross-cultural experiences. She approaches these with an examining eye - looking at the interesting details of these experiences through her own childhood in Indonesia, current life in Australia, and all the travel bits in-between. One of her later projects included a series of postcards quoting tourists she observed in Malaysia. Cards that read “I’ve made friends with the locals” or “I come here quite a bit. So I speak a bit of the local lingo.” Her work has a simple, gently humorous understanding of the world, and a sensitivity to culture and the exact moments in which cultures are awkwardly reconciled.

When I ask Bridie what she does she silently thinks, then laughs. She’s one of those women that just seems to be able to do it all. You may have spotted her sculptural work and photography at Brisbane's Metro Arts or The Hold, or her paintings at her open studio earlier this year. Apart from being an artistic all-rounder, you’ll find her around her house cooking for people, sipping wine at local exhibitions, or watching ABC24.


You seem to navigate a few different mediums. What exactly do you do?

My art practice encompasses photography, installation with found objects and more recently painting.
I studied painting but stepped away from it because I wanted to create and explore more conceptually critical work. I’ve since decided to embrace it - it’s something I kind of just love.

Are there themes that exist across all of those?

Place is very important in my work. My paintings are drawn from particular places or a memory of a place. They’re abstract, expressive colour explorations of a place.

How does that process happen?

When painting, I usually do them by thinking of a place, or I’ll start with a colour and a place will come to mind. I want to put the memory of that place onto canvas. Colour’s actually really important across all mediums, because it triggers place. A particular yellow I see somewhere might take me back to Indonesia, for instance.

I draw from my experience living in Indonesia when I was younger. A lot of my earlier work was about that, and now it’s mores about new experiences with the unknown and awkwardness that happens in a new place. Most of my work attempts to articulate those experiences, whether through awkward lines in paintings or photographing these moments.

Your photographic work seems to be completely absent of people - more like little still lifes. Is that a conscious choice?

I shoot on a medium format camera. There’s something about the act of looking down that changes the process to making a photograph, instead of taking it. Taking vs making is how I see it. Cameras also have a tendency to feel like a weapon. That’s why I don’t take photographs of people I don’t know.

In places that aren’t conventionally beautiful and there’s so much happening around you, it’s about finding the moments of silence and beauty in the everyday. I was in New Zealand recently and my Aunty said ‘Look, there’s a Bridie photo!’ about some rubbish on the ground. They said when they first saw my work they didn’t quite get it but now they see things everywhere that could be a part of my work. I think if people can start to see their surroundings with more interest that’d be great.

Tell us about the Cut Thumb exhibition you’ve got coming up.

It’s a complete departure from my other work in terms of it being so autobiographical and about my family. It’s called “You and I, we’ve got the same blood running through us.” It was something my uncle said when I saw him one afternoon in Christchurch. It struck me as a weird thing to say. There’s some footage I col...

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Tuesday, 06 September

16:21

Hear Good Boy choose songs for Bad Boys "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Good Boy are a Brisbane trio often spotted sporting caps and a cool VB in hand. These boys make fine music with crisp drums, dirty basslines and cheeky bright guitar. The video to their latest single 'Poverty Line' is a fantastic montage of Rian in call-centre getup, Tom trying an air-guitar solo with a mop, and Stu as a paperboy who eats Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut for breakfast.

We asked Good Boy to put together a playlist of songs for Bad Boys.


RIAN:

Sleaford Mods, 'Tied Up In Notz'


I listen to this band a lot, usually when I’m angry or pissed off. Jason Williamson sounds like an
'ard fucker pretty much all the time and his use of both the english language and slang is goddam beautiful.

Jonathan Boulet, 'You're a Man'


I've always been a big JB fan, but when Gubba came out my taste in music had shifted I was in the perfect place to listen to the awesome mass of noise and melody that Gubba is, and in JB's most recent effort i found something really soothing. Is Anybody Dooming? Is a must listen also.

Metronomy, 'Back Together'


My close friends and I have bonded over Metronomy for a good couple of years and The English Riviera got me through my first year out of high school. This track is an incredible single of their latest, sexiest album to date. Joseph Mount does the greatest back and forth verse with himself and the outro is out of this world good.


STU

The Peep Tempel, 'Carol'


Those dark guitar chords and dry vocals sends shivers down ya spine. Perfect bad boy material

King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, 'Robot Stop'


“Loosen up, tighten up, fuck shit up" 

The first track from Nonagon Infinity, about 27 insane riffs in 5 minutes - very badass

Verge Collection, 'Feel Bad Songs'


These Perth boys may be 3 hours behind but this track is the shit. I listen to the song everyday on the bus to work. "We're not happy, we're not sad - we write songs that make you feel bad”


TOM

Parquet Courts, 'Stoned and Starving'


I feel like this track has inspired some of the new songs we’re writing at the moment. At least in a guitar sort of sense. The dirty guitar tone and the punchy vocal serves up a yum choon for all you bad boys out there. 

Preoccupations (Viet Cong), 'Bunker Buster'


We supported these guys when they were in Australia last and it would have to be one of the best live music gigs I’ve seen all year. These guys are super sweet but this song is bad to the bone. 

D.D Dumbo, 'Walrus'

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10:07

Calls for Triple J to change the date of Hottest 100 and more Zedlines "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

A petition calling on Triple J to change the date of the hottest 100 is currently in circulation after Brendan Busch, a Melbourne man, created a competition awarding the most proactive campaigner with a Falls festival ticket.

Brisbane City Council launches new weather app

The Brisbane City Council are today launching a new app that gives real time information alerts for predicted severe weather events.

The app issues alerts to the user's phone, based on their immediate location.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says the app is a welcome expansion on the council's current SMS service, which only delivers weather alerts relevant to the registered home address.  

Gold Coast Election funding under investigation

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Sunday, 04 September

20:00

EP 176: No Sister; Greyface "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

No Sister

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Recorded by Branko Cosic
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Greenslopes Bowls Club as part of Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 13th of August 2016.

Kicking off their career in Brisbane 2014, No Sister are now calling Melbourne their home for their alt-rock noise making antics. Over the past two years, they have released four singles with a sound that has been compared to legendary noise rock artists Sonic Youth, and The Velvet Underground. They released their self titled debut album on the 30th of August 2016, which was self-recorded and mixed by the band.

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at Crowbar, Brisbane, 10th of June 2016. 

Kicking it since 2014, Greyface make catchy alternative rock that you can nod your head to. Sounding somewhere in between The Smith Street Band and The Gaslight Anthem, their songs are hard hitting punk tracks with well crafted lyrics, shouted out with a raspy voice. Their debut album ‘Grey Hairs’ was released in November 2015 and has seen them win support slots for Australian punks BATPISS, Super Best Friends and The Bennies.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 7-8pm, Sunday 4th September 2016.
Show production and engineering: Branko Cosic.


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Sunday, 28 August

20:00

EP 175: Walken; SEIMS "IndyWatch Feed Seq"

Walken

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Branko Cosic
Recorded at Greenslopes Bowls Club as part of Sonic Masala Fest, Brisbane, 13th of August 2016.

Bursting out of Brisbane’s growing punk scene in 2014, Walken have wasted no time releasing music and playing shows. So far they have released three singles, two eps, toured the east coast, and supported some of Australia’s biggest names such as The Bennies, Tired Lion, and Brisbane’s own Screamfeeder. Sounding somewhere between 90’s Blink 182, and the heaviness of early offspring albums, Walken produce hard hitting alternative rock with textures of the sunshine they were written in.

SEIMS

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Recorded by Reuben Aptroot
Mixed by Reuben Aptroot
Recorded at The Brightside, 4th of March 2016.

Created by Sydney based multi instrumentalist Simeon Bartholomew, SEIMS was originally a one-man studio project when he released the debut self titled album in 2012. The album was written, performed, recorded, and produced by himself, and after its release he received multiple requests for live performances of his bedroom symphonies. After recruiting members to fill the spots of trumpet/synth, guitar, and drums, while Simeon himself welded the bass and additional synths, SEIMS has been mesmerising audiences up and down the east coast. Their late...

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Thursday, 25 February

16:45

The Bushwackers "Warrigal Morning" LP 1983 "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

This LP was very kindly sent to me by Mark from Victoria. Many thanks as I had been wondering just when I would be able to do this one.

From the outset let me say that this is not quite in the vein that you might expect from The Bushwackers. The reason for this is that it is the soundtack album from the 1983 remake of the movie "Bush Christmas". It includes original performances of the traditionals "Lachlan Tigers", "Waltzing Matilda", "Billy of Tea"and the instrumental "The Fishing Reels". Sadly, it also includes that absurd rewrite of Saul Mendelsohn's "Brisbane Ladies" ("Augathella Station") that I have ranted about before. The album includes an instrumental performance of "Silent Night". All other tracks are original compositions specially written for the movie but well-and-truly in the style favoured by the band. Very good perfromances especially the guitar work of Tommy Emmanuel.

The "Bush Christmas" was a flop but you might like to look it up on the web to provide some context for some of the music. Apparently it was released on DVD in 2012.

Tracklist
1. Prince's Theme (a race horse)
2. Warrigal Morning (the movie theme)
3. Lachlan Tigers
4. Silent Night
5. Waltzing Matilda (Queensland Version)
6. Goanna Stew
7. The Fishing Reels
8. Billy of Tea
9. Travelling Music
10. Stir the Pudding (two parts)
11. Augathella Station
12. The Race.

Click here to commence download of the album. It is a compressed file which you will need to decompress. If download is not available email me at mr.stockman@gmail.com and I will put it up again. 50Mb MP3 @224-256 VBR.

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Wednesday, 17 February

19:33

Lionel Long "Songs of a Sunburnt Country" LP 1965 "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Ian from Tasmania provided a rip of this album. Thanks Ian!

This was the fifth of Lionel Long's albums and it is a mix of Australian country and folk; the latter including a strong component of Australian traditional folk songs which most visitors will immediately recognise.

"The Note on the Woolshed Wall" was penned by Lionel Long about when he was a roustabout at "Tarewinnabar" station  in about the late '50s. He did write a composition onto the wall of his room in the station's shearer's quarters but I cannot remember if it was this song but I do recall the phrase about "wild horses". (Certainly, this song was in play long before this LP was released but I cannot find any details of its initial release.) Back then, the station was owned by Sir William Gunn of The Wool Board fame. "Tarewinnabar" is about 40 miles north-west of Goondiwindi and just on the Queensland side of the QLD/NSW border but the album blurb infers Lionel was in North Queensland.

The LP has obviously suffered some wear but has generally cleaned to an acceptable level. The major exception is the recitation of the "Banjo" Paterson poem "The Man from Snowy River" which is highly sibilant. Fortunately, it is not that great a performance (IMO).

Tracklist

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A1 The Shearer's Dream
A2 Oh, The Springtime It Brings The Shearing
A3 The Dying Stockman
A4 The Lime Juice Tub
A5 Anzac Cove

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Friday, 15 January

16:19

What’s On at Yabun 2016 "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

Live Concert

 

Yabun Festival is famous for its vibrant live music concert, which, since the event’s inception in 2002, has featured some of the biggest names and unique talents in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music.

The 2016 Yabun Festival will feature live performances from the following artists.

Bart Willoughby
Leah Flanagan
Radical Son
Yarwah
Evie J Willie
Bow & Arrow
Drewz
Black Turtles
Nooky
Wizz
Tasman Keith
YBD

The event will be hosted by comedian Kevin Kropinyeri.

 

Youth Stage

 

The Youth Stage features performances from young, emerging Indigenous performers, including participants in Gadigal’s Young Black & Deadly (YBD) talent development program. Youth Stage performers at Yabun 2016  include Loren Ryan, Nellie Dargan and Ben Fraietta. Warren Roberts from yarn Australia will also be holding story telling workshops.

Corroboree Ground

 

There’s plenty of events and performances taking place around Sydney on the 26th of January, 2016, but nothing quite like Yabun Festival’s Corroboree Ground, where men and women of the world’s oldest surviving culture gather to perform traditional Aboriginal dance.

Corroboree Ground quickly became a main attraction at the 2015 Yabun Festival, an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture that takes place in Victoria Park in Camperdown, Sydney, on January 26.

The Corroboree Ground at Yabun provides a truly unforgettable cultural experience. A unique energy and atmosphere builds around the corroboree circle as the ancient sound of clap sticks merging with didgeridoo and Aboriginal language ring out across Victoria Park.

Corroboree Ground performances will occur throughout the day at Yabun Festival at the designated Corroboree Ground dance circle.

2016 Corroboree Ground Performers

Urban Zendath Kes
Black Cockatoo
Wakakulang
Wagana
Koomurri
Djaadjawan Dancers
Doonooch Dancers
Thikkaa Billa Dancers
Gomeroi Dancers
Buuja Buuja Butterfly Dance Group

 

Jarjum’s Tent & Activities for Kids

 

Yabun Festival is the perfect setting for a free family day out with lots of activities for kids.

At the Jarjum’s Tent, kids under the age of 12 can take part in singing, dancing and art workshops.

There’s also Indigenous sporting games hosted by NASCA, rugby league and AFL activities, and circus skills lessons hosted by Circus OZ.

Aboriginal young fiction author, Dub Leffler, will also be reading stories.

 

Kevin Cook Lecture

 

The Kevin Cook Lecture has been a traditional feature of the Yabun Festival since its inception in 2002. Each year,  a new key note speaker is invited to present the lecture to open the festival. In 2016, the Kevin Cook Lecture will be presented by the First Peoples Disability Network. Speakers include Dianne Brooks (NSW Manager Aboriginal Disability Network), Scott Avery (Policy and Research Director Aboriginal Disability Network), Paul Calcott (Manager Muri DAN Queensland) and June Riemer (Deputy CEO, First Peoples Disability Network).

 

Speak Out Tent

 

At the Speak Out tent community members and leaders conduct panel discussions on a range of issues affecting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. All people are welcome at the Speak Out Tent and are encouraged to add their voices to the discussion.

 

Stalls

 

Yabun Festival will feature a wide...

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Friday, 08 January

16:44

Aboriginal culture at Yabun Festival’s Corroboree Ground "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

Yabun Festival 2015, 26/01/2015, Michelle Lake Photography

Photo Credit: Michelle Lake

There’s plenty of events and performances taking place around Sydney on the 26th of January, 2016, but nothing quite like Yabun Festival’s Corroboree Ground, where men and women of the world’s oldest surviving culture gather to perform traditional Aboriginal dance.

Corroboree Ground quickly became a main attraction at the 2015 Yabun Festival, an annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture that takes place in Victoria Park in Camperdown, Sydney, on January 26.

Yabun Festival is a free event, featuring some of the biggest names and emerging artists from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music scene, along with arts and crafts workshops and stalls, singing and dancing lessons for kids, and sports activities.

The Corroboree Ground at Yabun provides a truly unforgettable cultural experience. A unique energy and atmosphere builds around the corroboree circle as the ancient sound of clap sticks merging with didgeridoo and Aboriginal language ring out across Victoria Park.

“We’re really excited about Corroboree Ground given how huge it was in 2015,” says Yabun Event Coordinator, Miah Wright.

“The beauty about Corroboree Ground is that we’ve got dance groups coming from all over the country, they’re going to bringing all of their songs, dances and stories from where they’re from, and that’s quite special, we’re reaching out to all the mobs from all over.”

In 2015, 10 traditional dance groups travelled from across New South Wales and Queensland to perform at Corroboree Ground and even more dance groups will perform at the 2016 event.  Yabun Festival was first held in 2002 as a celebration of the survival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural survival. The event has grown to become one of the major Indigenous cultural gatherings in the country, drawing crowds of up to 25 000 people.

“Aboriginal people have been meeting at significant cultural places for ceremony and dancing for thousands of years, Corroboree Ground at Yabun is a continuation of that tradition and plays an important role in persevering and showcasing the strength and beauty of Aboriginal culture and identity,” says  Gadigal Information Service CEO, Jodie Choolburra.

Corroboree Ground performances will occur throughout the day at Yabun Festival at the designated Corroborre Ground dance circle.

For more information contact Gadigal Information Service on 02 9384 4000, or email news@gadigal.org.au

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Monday, 15 June

10:59

The Great Barrier Reef [Rap News Call Out] "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Hello! Whilst working on the next episode of Juice Rap News, we decided to make a quick Call Out mini episode about an urgent matter: the fate of the Great Barrier Reef, which is currently under massive threat from the coal industry. We hope you enjoy it and we’ll see you soon for RN33!

☛ HOW YOU CAN TAKE ACTION TO SAVE THE REEF:
1. Support one of the following groups campaigning for the reef: Fight For The Reef / GetUp! / Greepeace / WRAD (Whitsunday Residents Against Dumping)  / Reef Defenders

2. Use this tool to email your bank and tell them you don’t want them to finance Adani & Abbot Point either directly or indirectly

3. Check this list to find out which banks and credit unions do not invest in fossil fuels, if you want to transfer your business to them instead (click on ‘All Banks’ at the top of the table to see the full list)

4. Share this video!

☛ CREDITS & THANKS:
* Written by Giordano and Hugo on location in Airlie Beach, Queensland, on the traditional lands of the Bindal, Ngaro and Juru nations.
* Beat by Lukito – ‘The Audition’ (Lukito, please get in touch with us – thanks!)...

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Wednesday, 20 May

12:58

Far North Queensland Tour May-June "GroovUs Feed Aartists"

Formidable Vegetable Sound System will be touring beautiful tropical Far North Queensland for the next month and a half. Whether you’re a local, or thinking of heading up to escape the...

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Friday, 17 April

17:00

Brisbane - I might have a couple of these for sale if you use... "GroovUs Feed Aartists"



Brisbane - I might have a couple of these for sale if you use the secret passphrase: you know how us young upstarts do it!

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Thursday, 16 April

21:44

What’s a trip to Brisbane without dropping in on... "GroovUs Feed Aartists"



What’s a trip to Brisbane without dropping in on @ericbtattoo Scuba Steve @ @crushcitytattoo

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Wednesday, 13 February

17:13

Urban Beekeepers to share their skills "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

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“One third of our global food system is pollinated by the honeybee. We are urban beekeepers with a vision to bring the honeybee back to its rightful place within Brisbane’s urban sprawl.”

We’re super excited to announce our first duo who practice the forgotten art of urban beekeeping… or maybe it’s just the beekeeping that’s forgotten!?

Meet Bee One Third, who provide a service that uses historic and proven organic methods to re-home wild colonies and swarms of Bees onto the rooftops of Brisbane. Bee One Third install and maintain beehives on top of cafes/restaurants and businesses that are looking to take part in this fantastic ecological practice. They can also install a hive in your back garden if you’d like your veggies pollinated!

At the Festival of Forgotten Skills, you’ll get the chance to learn more about Urban Beekeeping in Brisbane, as the Bee One Third team let us take a look inside a hive and reveal the secrets of the bees!

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Wednesday, 06 February

07:53

Introducing… the Festival of Forgotten Skills "GroovUs Feed Afestivals"

Rejuvenating and sharing traditions, skills and knowledge that have slipped away from the everyday.

Saturday 4 May, 12pm – 5pm
Northey Street City Farm, Windsor, Brisbane

We wanted a festival that celebrated the joy that comes from doing, making, growing and creating with your own two hands. Whether you’re new to the diy revolution or an urban homesteader from way back, this action-packed interactive schmorgasboard of forgotten skills will tickle your fancy.

We believe that there are a whole host of skills and things that people used to do for themselves, but that have in many instances simply been forgotten for the sake of more convenient methods of obtaining a similar (though often inferior!) result. We want to celebrate the idea that people are capable of doing things for themselves, being creative and learning and practicing new skills.

The day is going to be a mix of practical workshops and demonstrations (with an emphasis on activities where participants can jump in and get their hands dirty!)


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