Posts Tagged Saskwatch

why you should CAMP OUT at THE CORNER HOTEL

Next week two MONSTERS of soul music unleash new LPs at The Corner Hotel.

The funky SASKWATCH have just released “Nose Dive” and then you have COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS who releasing “Blind Bet”. Both albums will reach their funky tentacles out to the world. Go to both, or at least go to one. But do not go to nada or you will answer to me…..

 

CookinCornerEFlyer sassie

 

 

 

 

The Cookin Show has a massive line up, from BBoys to DJ’s and many surprise vocalists. Get Down to get down.

, ,

No Comments

SAT 7th Dec – big LOCAL soul night!!!!!

Saskwatch at the Corner!

The Bamboos at The Forum

Last Saturday two of Australia’s biggest and best soul bands socked it to Melbourne. SASKWATCH played to a packed out sweaty Corner Hotel and the mighty BAMBOOS stepped up their game and rocked The Forum.

Doing it bigtime!

The other news that emerged that day was the announcement that local Melbourne Soul band – HIATUS KAIYOTE have been nominated for a GRAMMY Yes, I think this is the first time an Australian soul act has been acknowledged by the Grammys.
tawk

CONGRATULATIONS to Hiatus Kaiyote on behalf of NORTHSIDE RECORDS and all soul fans in Australia. Now, I don’t want to say who won, but the Grammy awards are given out on January 26th, thats right – AUSTRALIA DAY.

, , , ,

No Comments

Deep Street Soul are Jet$et!

dss-a3-350Deep Street Soul hit the Workers Club this Saturday for their final show in Melbourne before taking off to tour the UK & Europe, which includes an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. Deep Street will also be flying the flag for Funky Melbourne at Floripa London, ‘Band on the Wall’ (Craig Charles’ Night) in Manchester, The Yardbird Jazz Club in Birmingham, as well as shows in Bordeaux, Toulouse and culminating July 6th at St Paul Soul Jazz Festival. Wow!

Deep Street Soul aren’t the only Melbourne band heading off to Glastonbury either! Saskwatch and The Bombay Royale are also on their way.

You can support the bands and Melbourne Soul by checking out Satuday’s gig at the Workers (also featuring Up Up Away, Karate Boogaloo and Peirre Baroni) – PLUS – hit the bands POZIBLE pages and kick in a few bucks to help the bands reach their totals.

Pozible:
DEEP STREET SOUL | SASKWATCH

Online:
THE BOMBAY ROYALE | SASKWATCH | DEEP STEET SOUL

Congratulations to Saskwatch who have already hit their target and will NOT be pawning their equipment in order to fly back to Melbourne. Props for a great show at the John Curtain Hotel on the weekend just passed. Glastonbury LOOKOUT!

And props to Chris Gill and Lance Ferguson who featured these 3 bands on “THE SOUL OF MELBOURNE” compilation. Their upcoming appearances at Glastonbury are testament to the thriving Melbourne scene. If you don’t own this comp – you need it.

, , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

SASKWATCH props – bluesfest 2013

Looks like Saskwatch are making them dance up in Byron! Melbourne funk champions spread the message like butter! Make sure you get a taste! Check the review here! lns_01-04-2013_egn_04_lis310313blues04_fct1022x629x91_t460

, ,

No Comments

SASKWATCH announce NEW SINGLE and TOUR

get ready for I GET LONELY, brand new single from Soul Monsters SASKWATCH see the official film clip here.

The actual 7″ is about 4 weeks away, so HOLD TIGHT!
‘I Get Lonely’ is faster and harder than Saskwatch has ever been before. Its clangy guitars and fast-paced drums evoke 60s surf-rock vibes, while the horn section bring the melody, all held together by Nkechi Anele’s gutsy vocals. It’s ambitious and it hits the mark.

The work for Mikey didn’t stop – he and Max Kohane, collectively known as Brain Children liberally applied their talents to Saskwatch’s single, ‘Your Love’ and the result – an ambient remix full of echoing guitars and almost prog-rock drums.

TOUR ANOUNCED

MARCH:
Thursday 7 March -  CHERRY BAR, Melbourne
Saturday 9 March – BAYSIDE BEAT,  Bunbury
Sunday 10 March – FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE, Fremantle
Thursday 14 March – CHERRY BAR, Melbourne
Tuesday 19 March – MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY, Melbourne (lunchtime)
Thursday 21 March – CHERRY BAR, Melbourne
Saturday 23 March – THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! Festival
Thursday 28 March – CHERRY BAR Melbourne
Saturday 30 March – BLUESFEST, Byron Bay
Sunday 31 March – BLUESFEST, Bryon Bay

APRIL:
Friday 12 April – ALHAMBRA LOUNGE, Brisbane
Saturday 13 April – SOLBAR, Maroochydore
Friday 19 April – PRINCE BANDROOM, Melbourne
Saturday 20 April – THEATRE ROYAL, Castlemaine
Wednesday 24 April  – TRANSIT BAR, Canberra
Friday 26 April – GUM BALL FESTIVAL, Hunter Valley
Saturday 27 April – OXFORD ART FACTORY, Sydney

, ,

No Comments

INSTORE PERFORMANCE thurs JAN 10th 4pm

There is another in store planned…..are you ready!?

Its on Thursday January 10. Its celebrating 10 years of Northside……The Soul Of Melbourne VINYL album dropping….Daptone goodness!….and just DANCING!!!

The band that made me start a label, SASKWATCH are going to do a live instore show on a THURSDAY afternoon at 4pm. (one I have been waiting for!!) Then as a show of respect to traveling DAPKIDS we will be having an INSTORE SIGNING, by members of THE MENAHAN STREEET BAND and THE DAP KINGS.

soul-giants-instore

A QUICK THANKS!

it was an awesome day! and thanks to all who turned up and got down! Thanks to Saskwatch and the team Daptone who all did their thing!

, , , , ,

No Comments