Archive for September, 2010

Owl Eyes & Tash Parker October Residency

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

Every singer has their own story. But once in a while, an artist emerges whose music speaks for itself. Revolver have two emerging artists sharing a residency at for three weeks in October. Meet Owl Eyes – AKA Brooke Addamo – a Melbourne singer/songwriter whose dreamy debut EP “faces” is a dynamic blend of eclectic pop influences by jazz, hip-hop and even a touch of swing, but it’s Brooke’s brooding, breathy vocals and lyrics that bring depth and darkness. Meet Tash Parker – Listening to Tash Parker is like stumbling across a secret patch of serenity in the middle of a crowded city.  Her delicate vocal and guitar delivery will invite you into a fascinating autobiography of folk-pop songwriting.   Add a dash of comical stage banter and her performances are at once charming and poignant.

Come and Join Tash and Owl Eyes October 13th, 20th & 28th at Revolver Upstairs with special guests including Jasmine Eyes, Jubul, Rich Lipp, Damian Rogers, Cogel and Kris (The Basics).

Doors 7.30pm.  $10 on the door.


BDO 2011 Line Up!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 28, 2010 by speakertv

Well, it’s finally arrived the Official 2011 Big Day Out Lineup…

Lets face it any line up is going to be better than this years BDO…

So drum roll…….
Tool, Rammstein, Iggy And The Stooges, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77, Lupe Fiasco
Grinderman, Primal Scream Screamadelica Live, Deftones, The Black Keys, Andrew W.K
The Jim Jones Revue, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, M.I.A, LCD Soundsystem,  Booka Shade, Die Antwoord, Vitalic, CSS, Plan B, Ratatat, Crystal Castles (East Coast only), John Butler Trio, Wolfmother, Airbourne, Birds Of Tokyo, Kids Of 88, The Naked & Famous, Angus & Julia Stone, Dead Letter Circus, Children Collide, Operator Please, Bliss N Eso, Gyroscope, Pnau, Kid Kenobi & Mc Shureshock, Sampology, Blue King Brown, Will Styles, Little Red, Gypsy And The Cat, Lowrider

Tickets on Sale October 6th –

Sunday 23rd January – Parklands, Gold Coast
Wednesday 26th January – Showground, Sydney
Sunday 30th January – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Friday 4th February – Showground, Adelaide
Sunday 6th February – Claremont Showground, Perth


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 28, 2010 by speakertv

Theatrical Rock will meet Electro Hip-Hop for possibly the first time ever this November as [ME] hit the road with Melbourne compadres The Melodics…

Synths, guitars and a shit load of drums will be packed into a tour bus alongside an unlikely bunch of fellows with separate sounds and the same goal. The tour will mark a nation wide launch of their respective releases, with The Melodics “Paint Me Gold’ out October 15th and [ME]’s new single ‘Naked’ out October 29th.

Sharing the stage in more ways than one, expect vibrant drum collaborations and massive live performances as they bring together their creative sounds from opposite ends of the spectrum.

A chaotic musical explosion for your ears, [ME] have been likened to the bastard son of Muse and Queen, becoming known best for their 3 minute rock operas on a grand scale. The Melodics have captivated audiences around the country with their indie-rock and electro hip-hop, most recently with their latest single Donkey Kong Suicide, which saw them unearthed on Triple J for the One Movement showcase in early October.

The Melodics “Paint Me Gold’ (out October 15) and [ME]’s new single ‘Naked’ (out October 29).

Thu 11th Nov: Melt Bar, Kings Cross, NSW

Fri 12th Nov: Ivanhoe Hotel Manly, NSW

Sat 13th Nov: Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Thu 25th Nov: Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW

Fri 26th Nov: TBC The Gold Coast, QLD

Sat 27th Nov: X&Y Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Thu 2nd Dec: Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS

Fri 3rd Dec: Hotel New York, Launceston, TAS

Thur 9th Dec: The Bended Elbow, Geelong, VIC

AFL Grand Final Screening live at Parklife!

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

That’s right all you crazy party people: Parklife Melbourne will be screening the AFL Grand Final live!

Every minute of the game will be aired at a designated site at the venue via a giant screen with full audio that will cater to people who have Parklife tickets and to people who are die-hard footy fans.  The ultimate sporting event and music event with outdoor bars, great music and food, what more could you want….

The AFL grand final re-match is now the one race that stops the nation… Sorry Melbourne Cup.

They’ve also made sure that Melbourne’s Parklife set-times are accommodating for the massive historical re-match (they only happen once every 30 years or something), with most of the awesome international acts on the line-up playing their sets after 5pm. These artists include: Missy Elliott, 2manydjs, Groove Armada, Kele, Mix Master Mike, The Dandy Warhols, Ajax, Cut Copy, New Young Pony Club, DJ Mehdi and Bag Raiders.

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The Chemist – Lullabies EP Tour

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

Singer/songwriter Ben Witt of now Melbourne based The Chemist has been up all night writing songs about going to bed… Lullabies is the stunning follow-up to their debut EP ‘The wolves’ howls shatter the old glass moon.’

“I had a friend who was staying in an apartment block and at the stroke of midnight, every night, a guy above him was playing saxophone,” Witt explains. “I wrote some songs for him, some lullabies, so that my friend could get to sleep at night. He used to play Ornette Coleman songs and keep everyone up, but now he plays these.”

From this experience ‘Lullabies’ was bought to life with a little help from producer Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe) and engineer Andy Lawson. From start to end this EP is as haunting as beautiful from the textured layering of vocals, hand claps, vibraphone and percussion.

The Chemist are certainly one of the most interesting bands to emerge  in Australia for 2010.  Do yourself a favour and catch one of their lives shows, but be prepared to be mesmerised by Witt’s vocals. With plenty of opportunities throughout September and October, The Chemist are playing shows with Silversun Pickups, Birds of Tokyo, Boy & Bear and a bunch of Festivals over the summer.

Sept 30 –            Hordern Pavilion w/ Birds of Tokyo & Silversun Pickups, Sydney

Oct 1 –                 Festival Hall w/ Birds of Tokyo & Silversun Pickups, Melbourne

Oct 2 –                 The Zoo w/ Boy & Bear, Brisbane

Oct 7 –                Fowlers Live w/ Boy & Bear, Adelaide

Oct 10 –              One Movement Festival, Perth

Oct 15 –               Hotel New York w/ Boy & Bear, Launceston

Oct 16 –               Republic Hotel w/ Boy & Bear, Hobart

Oct 21 –               Karova Lounge w/ Boy & Bear, Ballarat

Oct 22 –               National Hotel w/ Boy & Bear, Geelong

Oct 23 –               East Brunswick Club w/ Boy & Bear, Melbourne SOLD OUT

Oct 24 –               East Brunswick Club w/ Boy & Bear, Melbourne

Oct 27 –               Harp Hotel w/ Boy & Bear, Wollongong

Oct 28 –              Cambridge Hotel w/ Boy & Bear, Newcastle

Oct 29 –               Oxford Art Factory w/ Boy & Bear, Sydney

Dec 10 –               Festival of the Sun, Port Macquarie

Dec 11 –                Festival of the Sun, Port Macquarie

Dec 27 –               Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford

Dec 28 –               Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford

Dec 29 –               Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford

Dec 31 –               Peat’s Ridge, Glenworth Valley

Jan 3 –                 Southbound, Perth

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Neon Essential 10

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 23, 2010 by speakertv

Crafting the perfect mix tape is no mean feat. A subtle balance between crowd warmers, sing along tunes, epic breakdowns and out-n-out club bangers can make the most cynical of music fans start tapping their designer trainers. NEON’s latest compilation, the Essential 10, unashamedly packed with dance floor anthems, does exactly that – in a 58 minute mix tape designed specifically for the dance floor.

NEON – renowned for taking undiscovered, local artists such as Zoë Badwi, TV ROCK & Denzal Park to the international stage, and as Australia’s home to acts such as Sidney Samson, Wynter Gordon, Meck, Adrian Lux & Agnes – have pulled together a collection of THE best in current Australian and international talent.

Mixed by TV ROCK’s Grant Smillie, the hour long mix features ARIA Club Chart #1’s from Zoë Badwi, Dirty South, Denzal Park, TV ROCK & Tara McDonald as well as appearances from Axwell, Pendulum, Chuckie and Max Vangeli & AN21’s epic remix of Switchfoot’s Always.

The deluxe version exclusively features the videos for Zoë Badwi’s Freefallin’, Dirty SouthPhazing and TV ROCK’s international hit In The Air.

Helping NEON support upcoming talent is Pioneer who have donated a Pioneer DJ Mixer 350 pack, which will be released exclusively through NEON’s Facebook community over the coming weeks. The ProPex 350 pack, worth $10,000, includes 2 x CDJ-350, DJM 350 mixer, one touch USB record and a flight case, giving upcoming DJ’s the chance to fine-tune their skills on world-class equipment.

To celebrate the release, the NEON crew will be hitting clubs to unleash the tunes onto dance floors all across the country. A limited number of passes to these gigs will be available exclusively for NEON’s Facebook fans.


Sat 18 Sept – Home House, Geelong

Fri 1 Oct – La La, Byron Bay

Friday 8 Oct – The Met, Brisbane

Friday 29 Oct – Fusion, Melbourne

Sat 6 Nov – The Pavillion, Launceston

Sat 13 Nov – King St Hotel Newcastle

Posted in Uncategorized on September 23, 2010 by speakertv



The legendary BRYAN FERRY returns with his brand new studio album ‘Olympia’ on Virgin Records on October 22.

The single ‘You Can Dance’, already a club hit across Europe, will be released on August 6, accompanied by a stunning music video shot at Wilton’s Music Hall.

‘Olympia’ follows up Bryan Ferry’s last studio album ‘Dylanesque’ which hit the UK top 5 on its release in 2007.

The album features eight new songs, and Ferry’s moving adaptation of Tim Buckley’s ‘Song To the Siren’, and also an amazing version of Traffic’s ‘No Face, No Name, No Number’.

The new songs include collaborations with Scissor Sisters (‘Heartache By Numbers’) and Groove Armada (‘Shameless’)

It is the first album to reunite Bryan Ferry with Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay and Brian Eno since Roxy Music’s seminal album “For Your Pleasure” in 1973.  It also features contributions from Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, Nile Rogers from Chic, ex Stone Roses bassist Mani, and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry has revealed the cover of his upcoming album ‘Olympia’, and in pole position is none other than the iconic Kate Moss!