Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on September 6, 2012 by speakertv

People in Melbourne love the shitty, cold, loneliness of winter. They can sit around wearing black jeans, smoke inside, listen to the Birthday Party and complain. It’s just what you do. But everything changes as soon as Spring rears her beautiful head. We make cut-offs out of our jeans, smoke outside and complain about how many awesome bands are coming out for all these festivals. We are real dicks.

The beginning of the festival avalanche is Parklife. This year they’ve got a pretty banging line up. If names like The Presets, The Tame Impala, The Passion Pit, The Nero or The Robyn make you feel like there is dencorub in your boxers, then you got to get down to Sidney Myer Music Bowl on the 6th of Oct and lose your shit to these acts and many more.

This Epic Tour

Posted in Uncategorized on June 28, 2012 by speakertv

TOUR DATES:
28/06/2012 – Thursday, The Workers Club, Fitzroy, VIC
29/06/2012- Friday, The Workers Club, Fitzroy, VIC
30/06/2012 – Saturday, Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA
5/07/2012 – Thursday, The Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
6/07/2012 – Friday, Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW
7/07/2012 – Saturday, Yours & Ours, Wollongong, NSW
12/07/2012 – Thursday, Oh Hello, Brisbane, QLD
13/07/2012 – Friday, The Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
14/07/2012 – Saturday, Hard Rock Cafe, Gold Coast, QLD

KINGSWOOD ANNOUNCED AS WINNER OF TRIPLE J’S UNEARTHED SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS COMPETITION

Posted in Uncategorized on June 28, 2012 by speakertv

Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall has just announced the triple j unearthed winners of the Splendour In The Grass competition. Joining the huge line up with the likes of Jack WhiteBlocparty, The Smashing PumpkinsAt The Drive InThe ShinsThe KooksGossipMiike SnowTame Impala360Kimbra and many many more is Melbourne’s own premier rock band KINGSWOOD.

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KINGSWOOD will be flown in to play the festival and join three other triple j unearthed acts from the Byron Bay area: Splinta, Lifeline and Wilde Child and they couldn’t be more excited about it.

Having just wrapped up a tour with Stonefield, KINGSWOOD, are kicking off another huge national tour tonight in Melbourne with Money For Rope and Damn Terran. Heading around the country over the next month make sure you get along to see KINGSWOOD rip up stages everywhere from Adelaide to Newcastle, Brisbane and in between with their latest single ‘Medusa’ the follow up to their thunderous rock track ‘Yeah Go Die’. 

 

TOUR DATES:

28/06/2012 – Thursday, The Workers Club, Fitzroy, VIC

29/06/2012- Friday, The Workers Club, Fitzroy, VIC

30/06/2012 – Saturday, Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA

5/07/2012 – Thursday, The Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

6/07/2012 – Friday, Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW

7/07/2012 – Saturday, Yours & Ours, Wollongong, NSW

12/07/2012 – Thursday, Oh Hello, Brisbane, QLD

13/07/2012 – Friday, The Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW

14/07/2012 – Saturday, Hard Rock Cafe, Gold Coast, QLD

 

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This Epic tour Video

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Jordie Lane singing at Joshua Tree

Posted in Uncategorized on May 31, 2012 by speakertv

Jordie Lane to star in the Australian premiere of Grievous
Angel: The Legend of Gram Parsons Room 8 and AT Management are proud to announce that the acclaimed theatrical concert, Grievous Angel: The Legend of Gram Parsons, will premiere at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre on 20 July.
Celebrated Australian performer Jordie Lane is set to tackle the role of the man who, to this day, is hailed as the patron saint of alt-country and roots.

“Gram was everything you wanted in a singer and a songwriter” Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones
Tickets are on sale now via Ticketek. Grievous Angel: The Legend of Gram Parsons tells the fascinating story of the original cosmic cowboy who lived fast and died young.

The creative force behind some of the most important recordings of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Parsons pioneered country rock with The Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo, schooled the Rolling Stones in American roots music, created The Flying Burrito Brothers and recorded two classic solo albums, GP and Grievous Angel, with his musical protégé, Emmylou Harris.
Gram Parsons was just 26 when he died, overdosing on morphine and tequila. His death, and the bizarre theft of his body by his road manager and its subsequent burning in the desert turned Parsons’ life and music into a legend.

Jordie Lane’s connection to Gram Parsons runs deep. He wrote much of his latest album in Room 8 where Parsons died, and even released one of Gram’s songs I just can’t take it anymore.

“Gram Parsons has been a huge influence over my journey as a musician,” says Jordie Lane. “He inspired me to not let genre stereotypes get in the way of making good music. It’s a great
honour and privilege to be playing him on stage.”

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Australian songstress Clare Reynolds has been cast to play Emmylou Harris. With an empathetic band behind them, they will enact the story of Gram’s life, punctuated by his heartfelt songs including Love Hurts, That’s all Right Momma, Streets of Baltimore, and over a dozen more hits.

Grievous Angel: The Legend of Gram Parsons is written and directed by Michael Bate, the last man to ever record an interview with him (in March 1973, six months before he died). The theatrical concert gives a unique insight into Gram’s thoughts and passions on life and music, as expressed in his final interview.

“All the Gram Parsons books, films and tributes have been told from the outside looking in. We never heard Gram’s voice, his version of events,” says Michael Bate.

“So I decided to write a theatrical concert and tell the story through Gram’s own bloodshot eyes. Some of the script is based on the interview from ’73, some is an imagining of events in Gram’s life.”

After a successful tour of Canada and the East Coast of America, Michael is thrilled to be working with Jordie Lane and Clare Reynolds on an Australian production.

What: Who: Where: When: Bookings: Tickets:
A theatrical concert about the life and music of the legendary Gram Parsons Jordie Lane stars as Gram Parsons and Clare Reynolds plays Emmylou Harris Athenaeum Theatre, 188 Collins St, Melbourne 20-29 July, 2012
ticketek.com.au or 9650 1500 from $39.00; 27-28 July from $49.00
“Grievous Angel: The Legend of Gram Parsons is a triumph from its first moment to its last,” Montreal Gazette
Season:

Friday 20 July Saturday 21 July Sunday 22 July Tuesday 24 July Wednesday 25 July Thursday 26 July Friday 27 July Saturday 28 July Sunday 29 July 8:00pm 8:00pm 3:00pm 6:30pm 8:00pm 8:00pm 8:00pm 8:00pm 8:00pm

Jordie Lane singing at Joshua Tree

Venus Fire – single launch!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 15, 2012 by speakertv

VENUS FIRE TO LAUNCH DEBUT SINGLE AT THE WORKERS CLUB

The Sound’ is the new release from Venus Fire, the new art-pop project of Melbourne-based songstress Hayley Clare. It oozes charms and has killer vocals, recorded with producers Tommy Spender (Kimbra,Offcuts) and Steve Schram (Little Birdy, Eagle and the Worm).

Released with the support of Arts Victoria, the song features a dirty funk piano riff offset by shimmering strings and sing-along chorus, revelling in Hayley’s feeling of artistic rebirth. “The Sound” is about the author’s tumultuous relationship with music, but it could just as easily be about the confusion, fear, hope and elation of any relationship.

The best part is Venus Fire are launching their single on Sunday June 3rd at The Workers Club for only $10, plus you get support acts Sugarcraft and Texture Like Sun.

‘The Sound’ is available now from digital stores including iTunes, or venusfire.net.

Information courtesy of Erin Jameson.

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