Archive for category Gigs
There is a new venue on the way in town, from the peoples who bought you Ferdy Durke, Section 8, The B.East among others and their new place is nearly ready. First up we gotta test it out with some serious getting down. African drummers lead by Lamine Sonko, called ONE AFRICA will lay down the groove, to make you move. MC’s, Monk and 1/6 will be there as will the African Dance crew ASANTI DANCE THEATRE.
Northside’s own, Chris Gill, will be spinning platter that matter and YOU will be dancing fools. See you there.
Straightup and Melbourne International Jazz Festival are proud to present for the first time in Australia, quite possibly one of the most important and influential musicians in the United States today, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.
Brought to the attention of the international music world in 2009 by his incredible, critically acclaimed, tribute orchestral album for the transcendent modern hip hop producer, J DILLA, “Suite For Ma Dukes” recorded live for album and DVD by Mochilla.
Atwood-Ferguson will be performing works from this album as well as many others in a very special ONE OFF PERFORMANCE. Guest vocalists are Sophia Brous and Ni Palm, with support from Myele Manzanza Trio (NZ), Silentjay (The Operatives), Amin Payne (The Operatives) & Edd Fisher (PBS), not to mention an allstar band (ensemble) featuring Australia’s finest. June 1 at The Hi-Fi . Also appearing in Sydney –> Check the websites for more info
Fresh from performing at SxSW in America, HIATUS KAIYOTE, took their sweet soul sound up to NYC and around that area. They had some incredible shows there and we have to make sure that their home town provides them with the MOST FUN show yet! This could be the last time you see these guys doing a free show. Also they are going back overseas soon, so get in while you can. They will be playing a special show at 3PM on Saturday 20th.
ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE: HOMEMADE RECORDS 1958 – 1992 (sinecure books) HARDBACK BOOK + 7″ $90
GZA / GENIUS “Liquid Swords Chess box” (get on down) 4LP $90
BEAT BOX: A DRUM MACHINE OBSESSION (get on down) 2×7″s +booklet $35
NON PHIXION “I Shot Reagan” (uncle howie) 7″ $15
THE XX “Jamie XX edits” 12′ (young turks) $22
HERMITUDE “Parallel Paradise” 12” (elefant tracks) EP $22
BRIAN ENO, GRIZZLY BEAR & NICOLAS JAAR “Lux / Sleeping Ute” (warp) 12″ $20
IF MUSIC various (ninja tune) 2LP $38
KING MIDAS SOUND “Aroo” (ninja tune) 12″ $20
NEWS FLASH!!!!! new additions!!!
ALICE RUSSELL + DORONDO / HOT 8 BRASS BAND / NATURAL SELF (tru thoughts) RSD 12″ $20
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whats a PARTY without and AFTERPARTY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Mulatu show, featuring the one and only Mulatu Astatke, backed by Melbourne’s own The Black Jesus Experience. This time we’re in for a real treat with the tour being billed as ‘RARE GEMS FROM THE ADDIS ABABA CRATES’, hopefully that means all the classics and other masterpieces that we’ve all been hoping he might play during past tours. JOINTS LIKE THIS!
Tickets at Northside $40+BF. Don’t sleep –> and don’t miss Chris Gill bringing mad Ethio-heat, dancefloor action and the usual pulsating primitive rhythms that you be diggin…
We’re back again this Christmas to pay respect to the Godfather of Soul. December 25th marks the 6th anniversary of James Brown’s passing, and we’ll be doing it in fine style at the Espy. Bigger and better than last year – with the addition of James Brown-inspired funkateers, KARATE BOOGALOO (Members of The Cactus Channel). Plus, get on the goodfoot with all your favourite funky DJs – Chris Gill, DJ Manchild, Zack Rampage, Johnny Crates and friends.
Nothing but JB all night long – that means Bobby Byrd, Hank Ballard, Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson, The JBs, Fred Wesley, The Devils, Myra Barnes, Sisters of Righteousness, Bill Doggett, Sweet Charles, Lee Austin, The Believers, Maceo Parker, Shirley Jean & The Relations, The Sons of Funk, The Dapps, The Last Word, The Insiders and so much more. It’s a Mother!
We are very excited to present the second release from Northside Records, “The Soul of Melbourne”. The official release date is November 9, 2012, however copies of 18-track CD have been fast-tracked to Northside to coincide with RRR Album of the Week! Get yours now.
Check the RRR blurb:
“This extremely impressive compilation is an acknowledgement and celebration of Melbourne’s vibrant and vital soul music community. Presented by two of the city’s leading champions and proponents of all things soulful (Northside Records’ and Triple R’s Chris Gill and The Bamboo’s Lance Ferguson) the eighteen track collection showcases some key local jazz, funk, R&B and modern beat-based outfits. Recent releases from artists such as Chet Faker and Kylie Auldist are highlighted, and featured alongside rare and unreleased songs from The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and new spiritual jazz group Menagerie.“
That’s right! 18 hand-picked tunes (inc. 4 previously-unreleased exclusives) from the cream of the Melbourne soul scene. Featuring THE BAMBOOS, SASKWATCH, THE CACTUS CHANNEL, KYLIE AULDIST, ELECTRIC EMPIRE, CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES, HIATUS KAIYOTE, AKOLOTL, COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS & more. The official website for this record/project will launch on November 9. Stay tuned.
The official “unofficial” release party happens as part of AWME – with a stellar line-up of local artists joining forces with AWME and Northside Records to present what will be once of the most epic nights of Soul and Funk witnessed in Melbourne in recent times. Thursday Nov. 15 at Hi-Fi, Catch The Bamboos, Saskwatch, Electric Empire and more. Full details here. And that’s not all! Friday 16th Nov. sees Deep Street Soul at the Lounge, supported by Sietta and the Northside DJs (Chris Gill Experience, DJ Manchild, Mistarex, & Lewis Can Cut).
“Where’s the vinyl?” I hear you say! It’s coming – delivery of vinyl is expected early December. Vinyl features 12 tracks from the CD – especially all the cuts that have not previously been available on vinyl such as Electric Empire. Vinyl is a strictly limited press. Watch this space for news of its arrival + all Soul of Melbourne related events. We’ve also just sent our second 7″ off to manufacture. A MASSIVE double A-side 45 that is guaranteed to make you shake! More news on that in upcoming posts.
Want more? Tune in GET DOWN on RRR this week to hear Chris Gill dropping heat and chatting with some of the artists from our great new compilation. Chris Gill on RRR