Archive for August, 2010

Karaoke Dokey II – This is not your average karaoke.

Posted in Art/ off the wall, Music, Rock'en channel with tags , , on August 30, 2010 by speakertv

Karaoke Dokey is NOT a night about being entertained. With access to over 180 + songs and backed by the extremely talented Investors, this unique night at Revolver is about BEING the entertainment, with judges and fabulous prizes on offer.

The concept is straightforward. You choose a song from our list, put your name down for the song request and wait for your name to be called out. You can sing solo or in duets, but the rules end there so ANYTHING can happen on the night. People have been known to hijack the stage mid-song, start singing tracks without the band knowing them properly and have even started to strip down to their underwear after the song!

So after our Mammoth opening night packing out Revolver, the public has been screaming out for the next instalment. So with little encouragement needed, we’re doing it all over again. More celebrity judges (last month we had Monique Brumby, Josh Abrahams and Hannah Silver) bigger prizes on offer (we gave away music and clothes vouchers as well as personalized art) and a much bigger song selection.

This show is NOTHING like a regular Karaoke night. Sure, we have the same type of people who want to hog the spotlight, as well as the singers that forget ALL the words, but the similarities end there. Come and experience Karaoke Dokey on October 6th and see for yourself.

Wednesday October 6th

Revolver Upstairs – 229 Chapel Street Prahran

Doors 7.30pm

Singing commences 8pm

$12 on the Door

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The Dirty Three – Australian Rock n Roll History

Posted in Art/ off the wall, Music with tags , , , , on August 30, 2010 by speakertv

As the Cult Film Festival comes to an end, the best of the aussie music films comes to life.          The Dirty Three are the rough and ready jewels in the crown of Australian rock and roll history. Born from the need to put food on the table and spawned from the intensely collaborative local Australian music scene in the 80‘s and early 90’s, the Dirty Three pioneered the instrumental rock and roll music scene in Australia with their cathartic, sometimes violent and always spellbinding brand of music. Within a few short years, they achieved local and international success and left Australian shores to take their Music to the world. To this day the band continues to tour the world and serve the music that they see as a real, living and breathing thing that chooses the Dirty Three’s custodianship.
The documentary chases the band’s history through extensive archival footage and interviews with international luminaries.

Nick Cave, Steve Albini, Ed Kuepper, Bobby Gillespie, Mick Harvey, Catpower, Alexandre Pierrepont, Noah Taylor, Will Oldham and many more jump at the chance to tell their personal Dirty Three stories.

The live concert on this DVD is also a testament to the Bands reach. Taiyo Films took some of Australia’s finest Music Video Directors to Tokyo Japan, to film the Dirty Three playing live in Shibuya at the O-Nest venue. Collaborating with Tokyo based sound technician Satoru Fujii , a very special night in the history of the band was recorded for posterity. The Australian music video directors were also briefed to capture images of every day life on the streets in Tokyo which has been used to great effect. The concert sound post produced by Casey Rice and Mick Turner.
This release is primarily about music, it’s a story of 2 Melbourne blokes and a boy from Ballarat in Country Victoria, Australia, who have held fast to their primary objective through thick and thin, that being to serve music in the best way they can and not try to control it.

Before the movie you can grab dinner at Colonel Tan’s Thai kitchen which is located in the back room. Opening hours are 5pm – 11pm Tuesday to Saturday and midday – 11pm Friday. For menus, reviews and booking details:

Revolver Upstairs                                                                                                                                                   229 Chapel Street Prahran                                                                                                                             Doors 7.30pm Entry by gold coin donation going to Prahran Mission


Posted in Art/ off the wall with tags , , on August 29, 2010 by speakertv

The Collaborative work of Jeremy Kibel and Rhys Lee will be the first exhibition at the new BLOCKPROJECTS 79 Stephenson Street, Richmond.

Kibel completed his apprenticeship under two of Australia’s leading contemporary artists Jenny Watson and Robert Jacks. His past works have largely been of the Australian landscape defined by strong lines and colors which appear more like a graphic novel.

Melbourne based trained graphic designer Lee paints largely with oils and acrylics; bright, odd and visually intense, but yet still rounded and soft behind his sometimes grotesque figures.  With a large list of  exhibitions and magazine features including Black & White Magazine, Oyster Magazine, Belle Magazine and the prestigious Australian Art Collector Magazine, the collaboration of these two artists should prove to be rather interesting.

Opening Reception Friday 3rd September 6-8pm

Exhibition closes 30th September 2010.

79 Stephenson Street
Richmond 3121
PH: 03 9429 0664

Open Wednesday-Friday 11AM-6PM
Saturday 11AM-4PM

enter shikari

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

Kicking off with two completely new tracks, ‘Thumper’ and the titular ‘Tribalism’, the album takes in a smattering of B-sides, remixes (including a High Contrast remix of Wall, unreleased until now) and live tracks, serving as an attractively priced ‘companion’ piece to 2009’s ‘Common Dreads’ album. The confirmed tracklisting is:

1; Tribalism

2; Thumper

3; All Eyes On The Saint

4; We Can Breathe In Space

5; Insomnia (Live @ Brixton ’07)

6; Juggernauts – Nero remix

7; No Sleep Tonight – Qemists remix

8; Wall – High Contrast remix

9; No Sleep Tonight – Mistabishi remix

10; Juggernauts – Blue Bear remix

11; No Sleep Tonight – Rout remix

12; No Sleep Tonight – Lights Go Blue remix

13; Havoc A (Live ’09)

14; Labyrinth (Live ’09)

15; Hectic (Live ’09)

Aside from the standard CD release of ‘Tribalism’, a VERY limited edition box set edition- containing; ‘Tribalism’ CD album, ‘Live At Rock City’ CD album, t-shirt, poster, sticker and two button badges –  of the release will be sold via the band’s own webstore at

Prior to the album’s release, the track ‘Thumper’ will be released as a single on February 14th.

The release of ‘Tribalism’ follows hot on the heels of some of Enter Shikari’s biggest headline shows to date.

2010 looks set to be another manic year for Enter Shikari. Following a successful arena tour at the end of 2009 as special guests to The Prodigy the band are set to tour Australia on the Soundwave Festival in late February, followed by a batch of Japanese headline shows (supported by Escape The Fate and A Day To Remember) in early March, an extensive North American tour in April and May, before journeying to Russia for their first ever shows in St Petersberg, Moscow and Kalingrad.

Having also been invited back by The Prodigy as the only rock band to join the bill alongside Pendulum and Chase & Status at the Milton Keynes Bowl in July and a summer that will find Enter Shikari making their presence felt across the main stages of the European festival circuit, before heading back to the USA & Canada for their slot on 2010’s Warped Tour, it’s very much business as usual for the St Albans quartet. It isn’t for no good reason that the band were recently voted ‘Best Live Band’ of 2009 in the Rock Sound reader’s poll (alongside best album for ‘Common Dreads’ we hasten to add.)

Tickets Moshtix 1300 438 849 www., Heatseeker, Star Perth, Mills Records
Fremantle and Planet Video Mt Lawley
Tickets from Moshtix on 1300 438 849 or, Venuetix on (08) 8225 8888 or & ClarityRecords
Tickets from, 1300 The Hifi, all Oztix outlets including Rocking Horse, Butterbeats, Music Mania and Kill TheMusic
Tickets from, 1300 The Hifi, all Oztix outlets including Rocking Horse, Butterbeats, Music Mania and Kill TheMusic
Tickets from Ticketek on 132 849 or
Tickets, 1300 The Hifi, all Oztix outlets including Greville, Polyester Fitzroy and Polyester City
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Jade Macrae – Live and intimate!

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

With a soul and jazz background, numerous guest vocalist appearances on albums for some of Australia’s biggest acts including Pnau, The Sleepy Jackson, Disco Montego and Space Invadas, Jade Macrae is currently putting the finishing touches on her third record which brings with it a whole new direction. The new sound will be a surprise to most as It’s raw, honest and is the closest thing to the real Jade. Having experimented with themes of love, regret, melancholy and inspiration, Jade is now ready to unleash it to her loyal fans with an intimate show at Revolver on Friday 27 August with support from indie disco/funksters We Are Fans and beautiful soul singer Run For Your Life.
Tickets $11.70 + BF on sale from Moshtix – phone: 1300 GET TIX (438 849),
on-line: or Moshtix outlets including Polyester (City & Fitzroy)
$15 on the door. Doors 9.00pm

The Chemist doing the Melbourne Thing!

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

It seems there’s always a lot of hoopla coming from the West about this band or that… or that something’s in the water that the musicians have been drinking. But now here comes a band with neither hype, nor hip-factor, but simply future. They are Perth’s best-kept secret… The Chemist.

The band’s belief that music should be “fun, interesting, unpredictable, wild, moving and bass ass” has resulted in quite a bit of shed shakin’ across the country while on recent national tours with Old Man River and Boy & Bear.  Having relocated to Melbourne following those tours, they’re bringing their enigmatic blend of grace and gravel to Revolver on August 26 with support from the band everyone is talking about with two drummers Money for Rope and Speaker TV favorite I A Man. Don’t just take our word for it – hear for yourself…  see you Revolver on 26 August. Doors 9pm. $10 on the door.

Plus One Records at Bigsound.

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

Plus One Records presenting another showcase of Fine Brisbane Talent that the label has released in the past, for the future and possibly beyond.

Their collaboration dates back to seven years ago, when two eleven year old boys with a keyboard, a tape recorder and an affection for punk recorded their first song over
the top of a dusty Tom Petty cassette. After acquiring a set of drums and an electric guitar, a three piece band was formed, playing together until early 2008, when a
strange transition fuelled by a mutual love of eclectic music occurred. This is where THE HONEY MONTH begun.

Over the past five years, THE GIN CLUB have established themselves as one of Australia’s most exciting bands, both through their studio albums as well as their inimitable live performances. Continually evolving from the traditional folk/country of their self-titled debut, The Gin Club’s seven person song writing roster has developed a unique and distinctive style. Whilst they defy easy categorisation, their music contains elements of acoustic folk, wide screen rock’n’roll, psychedelia, country, pop and more – all delivered with a distinctly antipodean flavour. They have been compared
to artists such as The Triffids, The Go Betweens and The Band.

Halfway was formed by John Busby, Chris Dale and Elwin Hawtin who originally hail from Rockhampton, Central Queensland. Based on a mutual love of Dylan, Springsteen, Big Star and The Replacements, they left Rockhampton and headed south to put together a band with the finishing touches to the line up being added in Brisbane to round the HALFWAY line up off as an 8 piece. In 2008 HALFWAY song writing duo, John Busby and Chris Dale won Queensland’s most prestigious song writing award – The Grant McLennan Fellowship.

Take a soaring and committed slide guitar, smooth upright bass, rocking drums, mad keyboard, a vintage Fender guitar (‘temporarily’ stolen from her Dad), and a sassy front woman who rocks even when she sings a ballad. This is ROZ PAPPALARDO AND THE WAYWARD GENTLEMEN. Roz’s testosterone fuelled alt – country side project to her folky festival favourite counterpart, Women In Docs. Drawing on influences ranging from Lucinda Williams to Ryan Adams, Roz as a solo act melds her effusive stage presence and endearing song writing with some good honest country–style secret herbs and spices. And a cheeky little dash of the T-hormone.

A band of five people from very different musical backgrounds; indie rock, folk, drone and noisy pop – WE ALL WANT TO present tracks off their debut self titled album. A broad range of sounds, song writing styles and voices feature on this eclectic release. Tim Steward’s (Screamfeeder) latest project spent 6 months not deciding on a band name, then named the band after someone misheard something someone else said in a noisy restaurant one night then spent over a year recording their debut album.

Plus One Records Showcase 2010
Tuesday September 7 2010 :: 8pm – late
The Troubadour Brunswick St Mall, Fortitude Valley
$20.00 presales (limited), free with a Big Sound pass