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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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Coming up at Northside

nside-AWME-2014Thanks to everyone who came down to our first Soulclash Party on Sunday night – it was a huge success! Big ups to Remi, Sensible J, Dan Merriweather and the The Seven Ups for making it a party to remember. We already have plans afoot for the next Soulclash in the very near future.

Coming up in April is Record Store Day (Saturday 18.04) and the launch of the 2015 Diggin’ Melbourne map. Northside will again be throwing a massive Record Store Day party with two incredible live bands, DJs, guests, RSD releases and more. We also hosting a Diggin’ Melbourne launch party at Belleville (Thurs. 16.04) featuring some very special guest DJs and all the usual suspects. Full details of both events will be announced soon.

Last but not least - Northside DJs are putting on the gloves and dusting off the classics for MellowDiasThump presents Fela Kuti vs. James Brown at Ferdydurke, Wed. 18 March.

DJ Manchild is the captain of the Fela team and Chris Gill is leading his JB disciples. Sensible shoes is a must! Listen into The Breakdown (PBS) and Get Down (RRR) for more details.

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Northside Records presents ‘Soulclash’

soulclash-webAfter a weekend of instore madness we’re back with news of more Northside shows! But firstly, a massive thanks to The Seven Ups and The Meltdown, and everyone who came along to support Melbourne soul.

Coming up on Sunday 8th March, Northside and PBS106.7FM  presents ‘Soulclash’ – The Underground Showcase. This is something we’ve talked about for a long time, and we’re very excited to see this become a reality. The first Soulclash has been curated by Northside’s and PSB’s own DJ Manchild (The Breakdown) and will take place at Howler in Brunswick. Heading the line up is Melbourne’s underground microphone fiend Remi, supported as always by Sensible J. This will be the final local show before Remi and J set off on their 2015 European Tour.

The Seven Ups will also take the stage for a super-set of funky afro soul fire. The Seven Ups have been playing shows all over and promise to deliver some of that heavy heavy syncopation that only comes with relentless shows, touring and late nights. Look out.

Taking you further underground, deep below mainstream and into the caverns of outernational soul, hip hop, afro, dancehall, tropical and funk are the Northside DJs. Big Bossman Chris Gill brings the ‘Burn City Soul’ and deep funk flavours, Lewis Cancut and Ms. Butt (Congo Tardis #1) serve up the bass-heavy booty-shaking sounds of the club/favela and beyond, and DJ Manchild and Mr. Rex will mash you up with anything + everything soul, and the shit you never heard before. No chin-scratchers – It’s a party from the get go!

Sunday March 8 is Labour Day weekend, and that means no work for some on Monday. Get down. Tickets are $18+bf (see below). We will have tickets available at Northside soon.



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