Posts Tagged The Putbacks

Stand up and be counted!

HS023-Pack-Shot-A-side-350A lot has happened since Northside opened it’s doors on Gertrude Street around 12 years ago. We’ve seen governments come and go, Prime Ministers challenged and defeated, we’ve heard about ‘the boats being turned back’ and we’ve even seen race riots on Australian streets. Despite all this, undercover racial segregation and prejudice are still rife – perhaps now more than ever. We live in a confused society.

Amidst all this confusion there are always musicians and songwriters who are willing to take a stand and use their music as a weapon against injustice, media control and general stupidity. Here in Melbourne we are lucky enough to have a record label that is prepared to back their musicians, and support both our indigenous and multicultural communities. That label is HopeStreet Recordings.

“This October Emma Donovan & The PutBacks have brought together some very special guests to release a new 7” single featuring two classic Aboriginal Australian songs. Emma is joined by Tim Rogers of You Am I and rapper Joelistics on a version of Warumpi Band’s 1985 anthem Blackfella Whitefella and by Archie Roach on a deep soul rendition of his late partner Ruby Hunter’s heartbreaking hit, Down City Streets.

This release supports the massive grassroots movement led by SOS Blak Australia, an organisation dedicated to supporting Aboriginal communities in remote Western Australia currently under threat of closure.

Earlier this year SOS Blak Australia issued a worldwide call to action to stop these closures occurring. In response to this, Emma and all the artists involved have come together to declare that they stand with the Indigenous people of Australia in support of their right to self-determination on their traditional lands. All involved have donated their time free of charge and all proceeds from the record go to SOS Blak Australia.”

 

 

We currently have the new single in stock at Northside, and every copy includes a yellow 45 adaptor as shown in the pic! Do your thing to support SOS Blak. Coming very soon we also have a special announcement relating to this release… we can’t say too much right now, except watch this space.

OUT NOW: Emma Donovan & The Putbacks feat. Joelistics and Tim Rogers “Blackfella Whitefella” bw. Emma Donovan & The Putbacks feat. Archie Roach “Down City Streets”.

If you’ve just listened to the new tunes and you’re feeling fired up, cop some more heat from the HopeStreet Crew.

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Hot tickets!

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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.

 

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2 new LOCAL slices of soul.

Local soul sister Chelsea Wilson has finally been born, on vinyl that is. She has worked a long time, cutting her teeth in jazz town but getting her groove on these days. She has enlisted some great players, led by the Cookin On Three Burners boys the sound is tight and on point. The A side is a snappy funk number opening up with a rolling drum break. The B side is sweet soul where she really does take it “one Day At A Time”. Also the first cut for local axeman Mitch Power.

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The PUTBACKS are a super tight super super group of players that lay it DOOOOOOWWWWWWWNNNNNNN. The A Side features the soul stylings on NAI PALM a woman who has been laying it down and making people take notice of Melbourne town. She sings with Hiatus Kaiyote but has joined the Hope Street Records house band to deliver the goods. She told me her parents used to play her the Aretha version when she was little so life is coming full funky circle.  The b side is a hard instrumental groove these guys made their name doing. Led by the guitar the rhythm section pounds behind it with stabs from the keys, another Hiatus player, Simon Mavin. Comes with a download code.

Both at $10 per slice.

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RECORD STORE DAY THANKYOU!!!!!!

A big thanks from all here at Northside for coming down to celebrate International Record Store Day with us yesterday. The day was INCREDIBLE. We definitely felt loved! The big winner on the day was SOUL MUSIC (again).

Extra thanks to members of HIATUS KAIYOTE and THE PUTBACKS and also LANCE FERGUSON for all coming down and doing their thing. Here are some pics I took, feel free to send any more if you have them.

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THE LOVE OF SOUL MUSIC

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HOPE STREET CAKE

HIATUS KAIYOTE in NORTHSIDE

HIATUS KAIYOTE in NORTHSIDE

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THE TRANSATLANTICS album launch

This friday at the NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, Adelaide’s soul band will be bring out the big guns. They are in tow to launch their brand new record on us. It is their second LP called “Find My Way Home” out on Mecca Records. WE get the ten piece band continuing to bowl out 60’s inspired soulful pop music. Influenced by the likes of The Supremes and Martha and The Vandellas, Tara Lynch and her back up girls give as good as they look. With a super tight rhythm section, the band will take you to a happy place. Joined on the night by THE PUTBACKS and THE CACTUS CHANNEL and the dj ‘Skills’ of Chris Gill, this will be a great night for dancing and romancing!

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this saturday! CACTUS CHANNEL launch

make sure you are there! This is history in the making. The funkiest instrumental band in the world just so happen to be the youngest instrumental band in the world.
Many years in the making, many many grooves were laid down to get their sound. The launch is going to be a great night. Doors open at 8pm and the whole things wraps up at 11pm, so get in early start dancing and don’t stop. I am VERY excited about this record release. posterv1-20

same night MORE funk…..

after the Cactus Channel the SASKWATCH kids play at the john Curtain hotel in Carlton (Across the road from Soul A Go Go) – thats right a LOOOOOOONG night of funky soul baby!

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Record Store Day is comin’

SATURDAY APRIL 21st is INDEPENDENT WORLD RECORD STORE DAY

Make this day a day for you to celebrate your local record store. Northside has plans! Always with the plans! Keep your eyes open and keep the day free.  There will be giveaways, live acts and as always releases specific only to record store day. Next week we will start to plug a few things, so pay attention.  And read on…

Holy Funk!

Holy Funk!

THE PUTBACKS will be playing a little set from 1pm. I plan to record the set and then release a 45 for next years RSD.  These guys got the fonk. Also we have the PSYDE PROJECTS rocking out a set in the arfternoon. Funky hip hop for Fitzroy!  Other Mad shit too! Stay tuned.
Northside is doing a collaboration with Blisterfinger & BURN T-shirts to offer  a one-off RSD edition T-shirt. Only 50 will be made. Those of you who saw the JB poster will know whats coming!
It will be $45 and will come with a mystery 45 as well!!! These will only be on sale on the day. Interstaters might be able to put  their hand up, but locals gotta come in! Uh, good god!


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SOUL DROP @ BABA

Soul music pops up in the funniest places doesn’t it. UP in East Brunswick the restaurant BABA (80 Lygon St) has seen the light. They still do food, but they also do SOUL! Hosted by MISS GOLDIE, the 45 queen of downunder, THURSDAYS are becoming synonimus with good times! Last week Was FLORELIE AND THE BACKLASH BREW and coming up on FEB 2nd is the always superfine THE PUTBACKS, here’s a peek at Flo and her Brew Crew!

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