Archive for May, 2010

Red Ink East Coast Tour in June!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 28, 2010 by speakertv

Speaker TV’s favourite Frankston indie kids Red Ink are hitting the East Coast highway in June to celebrate the release of their next single ‘Battlescars’ taking the Rocketsmiths and Royal Chant with them, this is a definite reason to get along and see one of their shows.

Head to their myspace to listen to ‘Battlescars’ and find their tour dates!

Head to Speaker TV to catch our interview with Red Ink from Kiss My Grass!


Everything Everything = Love Love

Posted in Electric channel, Music, Rock'en channel with tags , on May 27, 2010 by speakertv

I was introduced to this band last night with the track ‘Schoolin’. This immediately made me fall in love with Everything Everything!
I don’t know what you would call their style but its refreshing, damn funky and different to anything else I’ve ever heard. They list their influences as Destiny’s Child, Gloworm and Guitarists & Drummers.

You can hear ‘Schoolin’ on their myspace:

Block Projects presents: Robert Jacks – painter, sculptor & printmaker

Posted in Art/ off the wall with tags , on May 27, 2010 by speakertv

Block Projects presents: ROBERT JACKS – FLOATING POINTS

Melbourne born Robert Jacks abstract artist, painter, sculptor and printmaker who’s very first solo exhibition in 1966 saw one of his pieces purchased by the National Gallery of Victoria. Since then he has exhibited consistently in Australia in more than 50 solo exhibitions. After living in New York for 10 years Robert returned to Australia to be artist-in-residence at Melbourne University, 2001 the Bendigo Art Gallery set up the Robert Jacks drawing prize which ran until 2008.

3rd June – 3rd July 2010

Opening Reception Thursday 3rd June 6-8pm

Level 4
289 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000
PH: 03 9662 9148

Open Tuesday-Friday 11AM-6PM
Saturday 11AM – 5PM

Ultimate Power – A whole night of Power Ballads

Posted in Electric channel, Hip Hop channel, Music, Rock'en channel, Uncategorized with tags , , on May 25, 2010 by speakertv

What: Ultimate Power
When: Friday 18th June
Where: The Scala – 275-277 Pentonville Road London
Time: 9pm – 3am

If you like to go out get drunk and sing loudly, this is the night for you!
The Ultimate evening for singing your little heart out and not feeling stupid.
You can even pull out your old eighties entire, crimp your hair and still feel great!
This night is run by dudes that sign bands for a living, yes that’s right AnR dudes!
Having started back in 2006 in a much smaller venue the nights almighty rise sees the Scala play host to the what some might call “A Mass Singalong”.

So get on their website immediately, buy yourself a ticket and after that head to their ‘Power Ballot’ and help decide the Ultimate Power Ballad to end the night – Will it be Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Phil Collins or maybe even Starship – You choose.

Sarah g

Tara Rocks hosts West Rocks This Friday Shepherds Bar London

Posted in Electric channel, Music, Rock'en channel with tags , , , , , , , on May 23, 2010 by speakertv

5 bands and a ton of DJ’s

Shepherds bar
Friday 28 may – bank holiday weekend!
6pm thru 3am
FREE b4 8pm
£4 list/ £6 on door

Brighton, UK

Fit pop rock with a hot girl fronting the show. Doll & the Kicks recently supported Morrissey for 7 months on a hectic world tour. Having just got back from the States and playing SXSW they are set to play a load of festivals over the summer before releasing a new EP in the Autumn….known for a super energetic live show this is one not to be missed.

Zimbabwe/ Hackney

Island Records (Universal) new signing is doing the circuit. Originally from Zimbabwe, Tinashé moved to Hackney when he was 10. He sings about his life experiences and combines Zimbabwean and UK pop sounds. He has written & produced his own album with the a little help from Cenzo Townshend (Bloc Party). Tinashé’s debut release ‘Mayday’ was recently out in March. Original and worth seeing early before he blows up!

Midlands/ Hackney & Ladbroke Grove.

–Sir Paul McCartney said “Beautifully complex melodies, definitely the new sound”. Surely nuff said on this band?

London, UK

Are Luxe rock’n’roll’s answer to a luxury brand; suave, with superbly crafted songs and scene-stealing hooks but with an added dash of something altogether much darker? Luxe are the new breed of brooding young men, with killer songs, a keen sense of style and an emerging talent that will keep audiences wanting more. Their bio says so, so maybe come see them and judge yourself. They’re defo worth a visual.

Melbourne, Australia

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Blackchords, fronted by songwriter Nick Milwright, have been widely acclaimed on their native turf (“One of the best Australian debut releases”, Reverb Magazine) with critics raving that their darkly majestic collection of understated songs recalls the best bits of Ryan Adams, & Jeff Buckley. Blackchords release 2nd single, ‘Pretty Little Thing’ this summer.


Tara Rocks – your lovely host

RICHARD BIEDUL – always in tow

ANDY & JAMES TAYLOR – if they feel like it

THEM: YOUTH – local lads


LOZZA & RAZZA – Essex girls (blonde)

TOBY – just because

Oh and me… Gupstar (sarah guppy): because I’m in London and Tara Rocks!!!!

Obselidia – The Movie

Posted in Art/ off the wall, Music with tags , , on May 22, 2010 by speakertv

First time director Diane Bell has written a love story directly from her heart.

Starring Gaynor Howe, Aussie Michael Piccirilli, the score written and performed by Sneaker Pimps Liam Howe. Obselidia is the story of an Encyclopedia salesman George whose job becomes obsolete due to people obtaining their information verily therefore no longer needing to purchase encyclopedias.
Obselidia – the encyclopedia of Obsolete Things as he believes the world is disappearing all around him and he wants to catalogue it before it’s gone.

Picking up the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at this Year Sundance Film Festival for the best science or technology-theme movie, It’s definitely a film to check out on the festival circuit for 2010.
This is one film I’ll be making the trip to Edinburgh International Festival to see this year.

Calling all film makers – Genero TV

Posted in Art/ off the wall, Electric channel, Hip Hop channel, Music, Rock'en channel with tags , , on May 20, 2010 by speakertv

If you’re a film maker and you don’t know about this…
You should!

You’re video could become the official video for your favourite artist: Moby, Bliss n Eso, Bridezilla, Temper Trap or maybe even Band of Skulls!

Sound interesting?
For more info go to: