In conjunction with Leaps & Bounds Festival 2015, the Shadow Electric Bandroom is currently hosting their latest instalment of ‘Label of Love’ – a celebration of local independent Record labels. Running from July 3 – August 1, each show will highlight a different label and the artists signed to it, with live music, pop up merchandise stores, art exhibitions, food trucks, magicians and more. A Label of Love was born out of an idea to pay homage to the people who tirelessly work behind the scenes to support local music and promote Australian independent artists to the rest of the world.
Northside is excited to see HopeStreet flying the soul flag at Label of Love, and to make it even better – the lineup features The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, The Meltdown and The Cactus Channel, who will be launching a new single and debuting a new film clip on the night. The Shadow Electric show also marks the start of The Cactus Channel’s Cobaw Tour. The debut of the Cobaw single and filmclip is not exclusive to the event… you can check it out right here!
We should also mention all the other dope nights still happening at Shadow Electric for the Label of Love series, which include:
POISON CITY RECORDS: THURSDAY 16TH JULY
BUTTER SESSIONS: SUNDAY 19TH JULY
LOST AND LONESOME: SATURDAY 25TH JULY
BEDROOM SUCK RECORDS: SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST
More info here shadowelectric.com.au
Loads of live goodness in upcoming weeks! Here are just two of many great gigs happening in our town… The HopeStreet crew is throwing a massive long weekend soul party at Howler on Sunday June 7, featuring Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, San Lazaro and Mike Gurrieri – then a few days later it’s the globetrotting Remi back on home turf, appearing at Northcote Social Club on Thursday June 11 and Friday June 12 (Friday sold out! Don’t sleep) Remi support from none other than Hau Latukefa.
If you didn’t cop Remi’s latest mixtape already, get it here remi1.bandcamp.com It’s free!
Melbourne International Jazz Festival starts this week too – all the details on their websitezz MIJF
If you want to know about more gigs – check the weekly updates on the Northside gig guide, or subscribe to The View from the Northside and get the funky heat straight from the hand of Chris Gill – direct to your inbox. Word.
A limited number of T-SHIRTS have turned up at Northside. These are all very limited and sizes are also limited although there is a selection of sizes to be had.
Last night I had the pleasure of watching Ted Vining play with the band BLOW at The Horn in Collingwood. Ted is a local drummer who has been playing since the 60’s and he still plays every Thursday night and more! Seeing him play was amazing. I was sitting down eating dinner until they played this tune. For the first time ever they dropped EDDIE HARRIS’ “Freedom Jazz Dance” It was a monster. It was straight to the dancefloor for that one.
Tedd also played on this legendary Aussie funky jazz album. It was with Alan Lee on vibes and at the National Gallery under the stained glass. (A venue still used today, Hiatus Kaiyote and Saskwatch played their recently!) I had a copy this week. But as I told Ted half a dozen people wanted a copy within 20 minutes. He walked tall that night.
This is the band in 1973 making Stravinsky Super funky!
Remember April 30th is World Jazz Day.
LIVE MUSIC ON SATURDAY!!!! RECORD STORE DAY
DJ’s will be playing all day long. Starting off at 11am with Lyndell Wilkenson, followed by Mz Rizk, then Systa BB, Miss Goldie, Emma Peel, and ending off the day our own Ms BUTT.
Live music will begin at
2pm with IVAN CHOI dropping the two songs off his awesome 7″ – THE TRAFFIC
2:30 EMMA DONOVAN AND THE PUTBACKS
4:00 PAUL KELLY
The Drummer from INXS – JON FARRISS – has released his debut 7″ featuring the vocals of VIV RICHARDS. He will have 20 WHITE LABEL advanced copies of the track SMOKIN’ JOE to sign. Of course he will also sign INXS records if you have any…please bring them.
RECORD STORE DAY is a great fun day for everyone. Bring the fam down to check out some live music. There of course will be PRIZES and GIVEAWAYS all day long – best dancers……….best poppers…….best lockers..…….best moonwalkers..…..