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
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.