Posts Tagged THE CACTUS CHANNEL

HEAVYWEIGHT LOCAL MUSIC!

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!

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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!)

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SKOMES “Mindloops Ona Heartbeat” (groove penguin records) LP $20 – 15 tracks of sample based instrumental hip hop. Dusty bumps to make you happy..

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DO NOT MISS THESE TWO BIG GIGS – BACK 2 BACK!

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Wednesday 8th January –> then the following night

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Thursday 9th January 

Both gigs at THE CORNER HOTEL

Make sure you are on the dancefloor next to my freaky self as we get set to welcome in the new year the right way….

Also playing on Wednesday, are the band ZILLANOVA who have NEVER performed live before, just cut only what has been described as one of the best ever Aussie soul 45’s.

Thursday brings out one of the most fun live funk bands you will ever see – MMK! The last time they played they have influenced lots of local bands who have copied a few of their moves and Shin assures me they will be coming with some fresh ones this time. Supported by THE CACTUS CHANNEL this will be a super fun party! See you on the floor freaks!

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Just Announced – James Brown Xmas at Espy

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.

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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!

Let’s unite the whole world at Christmas  – THE ESPY, DECEMBER 25 From 8pm
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