Just letting our friends know that Northside will be closed this Tuesday the 5th for Melbourne Cup Day. See y’all again on Wednesday
THE 2013 AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS
Presented by SAE and 3RRR 102.7FM
Wednesday 20th November 2013
Billboard The Venue, Melbourne
Renée Geyer …. performing a classic 45 min set, supported by
The EG Allstars Soul Revue with
Nkechi Anele (Saskwatch)
and more to be announced
Plus special opening set by Big Scary!
MC Chris Gill and DJs Vince Peach, Pierre Baroni, Johnny Topper and Chris Johnston
An all star SOUL event not to be missed.
Tickets are on sale now for $50+bf through Oztix: oztix.com.au, ph: 1300 762 545 and NORTHSIDE RECORDS
($5 from every ticket sold donated to Support Act Limited)
Voting for The Age Music Victoria Awards opens Friday 11th October online at theage.com.au/agemusicvictoriaawards
Saturday the 2nd of November sees a super-charged night of music at The Shadow Electric with freakadelic Bollywood goodness from The Bombay Royale, hot salsa and Latin funk from San Lazaro and a selection of rarities, versions and remixes from the funk and soul closet with Karate Boogaloo – the Cactus Channel rhythm section and their guests. It’s all in aid of launching HopeStreet’s Tropical Brunswick Mixtape, mixed by DJ Jumps.
What does Tropical Brunswick sound like? Don’t wait for global warming to find out. Unreleased gold from HopeStreet Recordings’ 2014 release schedule and hits and obscurities from the back catalog rub shoulders in the mix under the deft hands of DJ Jumps. Latin and afro bump up against funk, soul and spaghetti cinematica. It’s that hot analog sound you love, but you can get it on the interweb! The first 50 through the door receive a Hopestreet showbag containing the mixtape by DJ Jumps and a free 7″ vinyl from the catalog. TIX SELLING FAST!
CHECK OUT THE MIX HERE
Local funk band THE SEVEN UPS set up on Elizabeth Street a few weekends ago on a Saturday night……see what peoples think about funk music.
The Poets of Rhythm are a VERY important funk band. In fact they are a very important German funk band. Didn’t think you’d ever hear that sentence did you, well, think again.
Back in the ‘90s, a time when most of our ears were filled with the alternating din of angsty grunge and synthesized pseudo-soul, a couple of German kids AKA The Poets Of Rhythm unearthed a raw sound inspired by 60s and 70s US funk. For a time they revelled in the borrowed nostalgia of bell-bottoms and fur coats, though their style was always in spite of fashion, not because of it. They drew from the sound of old funk records, not as a mould, but as inspiration, understanding that sound would always be an origin of their music, but unlike many ‘soul revivalists’ to follow, they never settled for it as a destination.
As an homage to the undeniably funky frontrunners of the modern soul movement, Shock Records are proud to present the definitive collection of The Poets Of Rhythm’s tunes, respectfully curated by Daptone staff and the band themselves.
It’s been 20 years since their first recording session, and this anthology celebrates their decade-long journey from the raw exuberant rebellion of ‘Funky Train’, to the moody hypnotic explorations of ‘Discern and Define’, and for the first time EVER on wax, the eerie, relaxed groovier ‘Path of Life’ – a journey that truly earns them their name: The Poets of Rhythm. OUT NOW ON DOUBLE VINYL and a CD make sure you get that groove today!
More than 60 Australian hip hop artists will ditch their microphones and put on the footy boots to play in the 2013 Robert Hunter Cup, a charity football match in memoriam of Perth MC Hunter.
Hunter was one of Australia’s most loved MC’s, who sadly lost his battle with cancer in October 2011.Hunter’s second love after hip hop was AFL, a major supporter of his teams the Fremantle Dockers and local WAFL side the East Perth Royals.
What started as a kick to kick amongst his friends at his wake quickly became a fully fledged event in 2012, with sponsorship and community support across the country.
Some of Australia’s biggest names in hip hop played in 2012’s Robert Hunter Cup, including Drapht, Urthboy, Bias B, Ozi Batla, Brad Strut and comedian/ JJJpresenter Scott Dooley. A crowd of 2000 plus fans and friends flocked into Melbourne from around the country to witness the Eastside Kings defeat the Westside Warriors in a thrilling 4 point win after a 4 goal comeback in the final quarter.
The Eastside Kings and Westside Warriors will slog it out again on Sunday, 6 October 2013 at Victoria Park in Abbotsford.
The family friendly day promises to entertain with tasty Beatbox Kitchen burgers, DJs, and face painting for the kids
All proceeds of the game will raise money to supportseriously ill children through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, with the aim to beat last years $20,000+record.
The weekend will also feature a music event, to be held at the Northcote Social Club on Saturday 5 October.