Archive for March, 2010

David Band Exhibition Block Projects

Posted in Art/ off the wall, Music with tags , , , on March 28, 2010 by speakertv

Having commissioned paintings for Altered Images record sleeve and Spandau Ballet Albums, set up Cloth Studios, designed t-shirts for Paul Smith and designed fabrics for Nicole Miller, Saks and Liberty all before moving to Melbourne in 1986.
Scottish Born David Band brings his Acid Tongue to Block Projects.
Exhibition opens March 31st – April 24th.
Opening reception Wednesday 31st March 6-8pm
Block Projects
Level 4
289 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 300
http://www.blockprojects.com
Open Tuesday – Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday 11am – 5pm

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Red Ink new music video – Battlescars

Posted in Music, Rock'en channel with tags , , on March 26, 2010 by speakertv

Filmed at the S.L.A.M Rally in Melbourne this the next single for Melbourne indie rockers Red Ink.

Check out our interview with them at Kiss My Grass:
http://www.speakertv.com.au

Alison Goldfrapp – busted lip syncing on National TV!

Posted in Electric channel, Funny Shit on the Low, Music with tags , on March 24, 2010 by speakertv

Whoops! why you should just go straight to your microphone….

Problemes d’amour live – Alexander Robotnick sings while he DJ’s

Posted in Electric channel, Music with tags , , on March 24, 2010 by speakertv

Alexander Robotnick Italian Electro Musician and Music Producer still knows how to rock the dance floors singing as he DJ’s….

And the rain came down… Future Music Festival March 7th

Posted in Electric channel, Music, Rock'en channel with tags , , , , , , on March 24, 2010 by speakertv

Future music festival was scheduled in, a day of beats, warm weather and swarms of fluoro tank top wearing, Rayban owning, Melbourne-shuffle dancing kids running around getting their fill of the best dance beats to hit the country and world.

Spank Rock

DJ’s were primed, the weather looked to be holding out and the crowd in their excitement were filled with the mania of a wild boar pre-feed.
The early acts like Operator Please, Mat Zo and Tim and Jean were lucky enough to playing the last rays of sunshine way. The highlight of the day would have to be Spank Rock who amazed the crowd, encouraging convulsions and cheers that almost deafened the music. During their set the Spank Rock crew asked up people… I re-phase, chicks from the crowd to do what chicks usually do, dance like they are in a Fifty Cent video clip all while hoping that it would be there bumping and grinding that would land them access to the artist after their set was completed. One of the girl from the crowd however ripped a massive tear in this firmly engrain theory of mine. She got up on stage nearly swoon with excitement asked to sing a verse and nailed it word for word, hand gestures and all. The crowd went mental as she bounced and bobbed around the stage performing like a pro.

Amandah - Operator Please

Harris Robotis

Harris Robotis followed after, riling up the crowd for the UK band Does It Offend You Yeah? The crowd squirmed and jiggled to each beat dropped like a baby being poked at and by the time his set ended the crowd was so thick I could only see the stage the a lattice of armpits and bleach blond hair dos.
The UK band Does It Offend You Yeah? rocked on stage claiming that they we willing to die an electrical death in order to play for their Australian fans. However one song in the stage had to be closed down due to safety regulation which started a riot and a tirade of water bottles chucked at organisers as the half drunk crowds took on the anger of an English football mob.

Dan and James - rained off the stage again....

Our only option was to give up and watch the likes of Franz Ferdinand who were and unlikely band to play at such a festival and their guitar based tunes seemed like a watered down option in comparison to the heavy beats and computer based rhythms of pervious acts.
Fearing pneumonia and influenza many of the weak, not so dedicated and the drenched headed home. Others left due to bands being cancelled and the big brother like warning on all the main screens. Though most punters packed trams at 8pm some of the more dedicated passengers jumped back off with the news that the party would continue and that it did.

Franz Ferdinand

Future music was worth the two-week cold I have been suffering since the event. For any more information on what the future entertainment crew are putting on in terms of dance web stalk them at: http://www.futureentertainment.com.au

Fenix Pawl

Words: Eva Lubulwa
Photographs: Semira Rogan

The Big Pink – Hifi Bar Melbourne

Posted in Music, Rock'en channel with tags , on March 24, 2010 by speakertv

The Big Pink’s Myspace expressed that the band were English and independent which are usually two vital ticks on my list of what I look for in a band and from their photos it seemed that I was hopefully going to be able to survive the night on eye candy if musical talent evaded. The Big Pink are an electro rock band from London made up of two main lads, Robertson “Robbie” Furze – vocals, guitar and Milo Cordell – programming, keyboards, synthesizer, vocals. The Big Pink are it seems, a band on the rise, touring with the likes of Muse and performing at the big festivals like Coachella in April and our very own Golden Plains. I liked The Big Pink online… The Big Pink live…well…

The Big Pink is one of those bands that are trying to be different. An in their effort to succeed at this goal they have ended up on the same path of all the other bands in that somewhat pitiful category… seems a bit harsh but unfortunately true. The good thing is that they appeared to play their music because they loved it, which was apparent by their lack of crowd acknowledgment throughout their one-hour set.

This however didn’t bother the crowd, who had steam pressed their skinny leg jeans to attend the gig not because they were interested in rifts and lyrics but more so to see who was there and be seen by who was there. This resulted in little to no crowd involvement due to their preoccupation with checking out the person next to them and re-preening their already perfect fringes.

The gig was an interesting display of a new social phenomenon called “gig-dating”, which is like online dating but obviously at gig, where girls or boys dress up and go to the “right” gigs in order to snag a mate.
There was one couple, however, who were true fans and lost their shit to every song, bumping into the hoards of hipster zombies that stood in their way.

The Big Pink didn’t loose the crowd completely however, ending with a bang by playing the one song that everyone knew, Dominos, which had the crowd dancing with joy as the looked at each other with pride for knowing the lyrics: “ These girls fall like dominos, dominos…” repeat to fade.

The Big Pink’s album A Brief History on Love is out an about on iTunes and Amazon and if you want to have a look at their music their Myspace is http://www.myspace.com/musicfromthebigpink but a bit of advice: take off your skinny leg jeans before you make a decision… nah on second thoughts don’t.

Words: Eva Lubulwa

Check out their interview with Speaker TV:
http://www.speakertv.com.au

Band of Outsiders presents their Spring/Summer 2010 Collection

Posted in Fashion with tags , , , , on March 21, 2010 by tedwai

Band of Outsiders presents their Spring/Summer 2010 Collection in the form of Polaroid images. The new look book stars Dave Franco and Donald Glover and also features actress Leslie Mann, all three shot in a Marina environment in California.

www.speakertv.com.au