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Archie Roach + Emma Donovan & The Putbacks – Instore!


I told you to watch this space! See the poster for all the details. Read below for what Chris Gill has to say about this upcoming instore. Be there!

“This next announcement could be my proudest moment yet. For the 13 years I have operated this shop, one album that I say is perhaps the most important of all Australian records is ARCHIE ROACH’s “Charcoal Lane”. It was written on Gertrude Street, it was lived on Gertrude Street. For the first few years of the store I had a copy in the window. Now we get much more than that… THE 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of one of the countries most Important records ever made. It is ARCHIE ROACH “Charcoal Lane”.

I am proud to announce that at 2pm on SuNDAY the 15th NOVEMBER Northside Records will host the legend Archie Roach, live and INSTORE performing songs off his album Charcoal Lane that he wrote here 25 years ago. To commemorate the milestone CHARCOAL LANE has been reissued as a vinyl album the way it was originally released back then…. Come to Northside to secure a copy as they are VERY LIMITED.

Archie will be joined instore by another up and coming Australian legends EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS. They will also PERFORM LIVE in the store. As you know Emma and the Putbacks have just released an amazing double sided 7″ which upholds the local indigenous heritage with a cover version of ARCHIE ROACH and on the other side WARUMPI BAND.” See the previous post for more info.

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INSTORE announcement!


FRIDAY 23rd October

Australia’s heaviest hitting HAMMOND trio have a new jam! They are launching their NEW 7″ called “The Writings On the Wall / Black Stick”. Come down to see the band perform live at NORTHSIDE RECORDS from 7pm. Also Australian legend TEX PERKINS will join the band as well! The big question is will Tex actually fit on the desk?

Come down for a 7pm performance then a signing as well, so bring all of your Beast of Bourbon and Cruel Sea records as well.

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Saskwatch live at Northside

It’s been a minute since Saskwatch released their third album ‘Sorry I let it come between us‘, but it’s like brand new again with the arrival of the long player at Northside. To celebrate the highly anticipated vinyl release Saskwtach will be performing live instore at Northside on Friday, 28th August. Come down and get intimate with Saskwatch before they hit the road for yet another circumnavigation of Australia (Rubens Hoops Tour). The live set starts at 7pm sharp, and we’ll have a limited number of LPs available exclusively on the night prior to the official release the following week. Get in early and get some!


Support your local independent record store and local indie bands.


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Label of Love vs. HopeStreet Recordings

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:


More info here

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TED VINING still keeping the beat.

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.

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Karate Boogaloo vs. The Extraordinaires!

soul-emergency-350That’s right party people – Karate Boogaloo and Charles Bradley’s Extraordinaires are taking over Ferdydurke tonight (Tues March 31). It’s all still a bit of a mystery – but we do know that Karate Boogaloo will take the stage with members of The Extraodinaires to bring you a crazy night of instrumental soul heat! Who knows…. someone might even sing?!

Helping hold it down with the deep soul and ethio business will be Miss GoldieCassawarrior and The Broadway Sounds DJs. The needle drops at 7pm – and entry is free.

Watch facebook and the Northside instragram page for more info and announcements. There could still be a couple of surprises to come… shhhh! You gotta get up to get down. See you at Ferdydurke.  


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