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BRIGGS & TRIALS
Friday 9th October 5pm
FRIDAY we have the honour to host BRIGGS and TRIALS
Having just won Album of the Year at the National Indigenous Music Awards for his 2014 LP Sheplife and best video for Bad Apples, Victorian rapper Briggs is one of Australia’s finest and fiercest MCs. This became clear as early as 2009, when he self-released his debut EP, Homemade Bombs. Since then Briggs has released two albums on Golden Era – Sheplife and 2010’s The Blacklist – toured with the likes of Hilltop Hoods, Ice Cube, Yelawolf and Ghostface Killah, received several Deadly nominations and become a voice for indigenous rights
At The Workers Club he’ll be headlining with a typically incendiary solo set, as well as teaming up with Funkoars’ MC Trials for their A.B. Original project. (Trials will also be performing a DJ set). Support on the night will be up-and-coming rappers Philly, Birdz and Nooky who will be releasing music on Briggs’s new imprint Bad Apples Music.
Starting at 5PM come down to meet BRIGGS and TRIALS and dig on Trials DJ’ing then too.
There is a lot out at the moment, a lot of good local records. From all styles of music, there is HEAT. Here are just a few you should check, but of course, there are many more.
THE CACTUS CHANNEL featuring CHET FAKER “Kill The Doubt / Sleeping Alone” (hope street records) 7″ $14 – instrumental funk band bring in the kid called CHET to lay down some sweet soul vocals on this great groove!
ISHAN COOPER “CoopDeVille presents BAT FUNK CRAZY” LP + Download $25 – amazing red slice of licorice pie that is pure P FUNK. Made in Melbourne with the members of PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC (incl GEORGE CLINTON!)
SKOMES “Mindloops Ona Heartbeat” (groove penguin records) LP $20 – 15 tracks of sample based instrumental hip hop. Dusty bumps to make you happy..
Just like the poster says, we’ll be hosting an INSTORE SIGNING with TUXEDO, aka Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One here at Northside on Sunday Sept. 20th from 3pm. There will be DJs, good times, and records for sale!
If you’re not up on Tuxedo yet, make sure you check it out before the party comes to Melbourne. Get on it here. The debut album ‘Tuxedo’ out now on Stones Throw and available at Northside Records.
Also catch Tuxedo on Saturday Sept. 19th, playing a special Disco / Funk DJ set at the Prince Bandroom. Safe to say we can expect to hear the best dancefloor cuts off the album mixed with the finest records form their own collections. See you on the dancefloor. Tickets from the Prince Bandroom website.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11th at 7pm, LIVE INSTORE!
Make it to NORTHSIDE for this one!
Sampa The Great makes her Melbourne debut at the local home of soul. Free entry, must bring vibes.
“The Great Mixtape” contains sounds both classic and completely new, like a Digable Planets record that really did arrive from another, funkier planet” Okayplayer
“This is a record of personal, cultural, geographical and spiritual pride.” SoundDoc
“This is hip-hop of the highest quality” Indie Shuffle
“You don’t get old souls like Sampa in hip-hop anymore and that’s maybe what makes this listen so captivating” Cool Accidents
“It’s a search for creativity, laughter, purpose & rhythms.” With those four simple terms, Sampa The Great describes her astonishing newest release, “The Great Mixtape.” Hailing from Sydney by way of Zambia, Sampa has a penchant for poetry and weaves dense lyrical mazes with her verses, drawing listeners into a lush, imaginative world. Her music bonds from spoken-word to pure hip-hop rapping, with stops at psychedelic and bluesy waypoints in between; it’s the sound of an adventurous young mind pushing out against all boundaries.
To listen is to learn.
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.
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