Archive for December, 2010

Tone Deaf Presents: Hat Trick Festival

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


The one and only S Man is headed our way!

Posted in Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 by speakertv

Roger Sanchez

Release Yourself 10th Anniversary National Australian Tour

House fans unite! The legendary doyen of Big Room House, Roger Sanchez, is on his way to thrown down no less than seven epic club sets across Australia in January 2011 that are guaranteed to have the nation rocking all night long …


Already locked in to headline the mammoth Hot Barbecue festival in the sunny seaside surrounds of the stunning Point Nepean in Portsea, Victoria, on Saturday January 22, the ‘S Man’ (as he’s known and loved by diehard fans the world over) will give local House lovers a long overdue dose of his massive sounds and silky skills when he takes control of booths in some of the finest, most intimate clubs in Geelong, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Boasting the sort of superstar DJ status that many can only dream of, Roger Sanchez is a bonafide global House music phenomenon with few, if any, equals. Rising through the ranks of the coveted New York House scene in the early 1990s alongside the likes of Danny Tenaglia and David Morales, his trademark thumping tunes and exquisite party-time track selection have seen him play the planet’s hottest clubs, biggest festival stages and most iconic residencies.

But Roger Sanchez is much more than just a DJ. The production genius behind floor-filling big room anthems like “First Contact”, “Another Chance”, “Turn On The Music” and the new smash hit “2Gether”, ‘the S Man’ also runs his own label, Stealth Records, and hosts his own top-ranking international radio show ‘Release Yourself’.

A veteran of an infamous decade-long residency in Ibiza that has seen him host sell-out ‘Release Yourself’ nights at the likes of Privelege, El Divino, Pacha and Amnesia, Roger Sanchez has built the brand into one of the planet’s hottest dance properties – boasting its very own label, global podcast, and merchandise.

Heading our way hot on the heels of his latest and greatest compilation “10 Years of Release Yourself” – a special anniversary edition featuring floor fillers from the likes of Rene Amesz, Baggi Begovic and the man himself – the timing of the ‘S Man’s’ return couldn’t be any sweeter.

Summer vibes, sunny days, and seven sultry nights with Roger Sanchez … this will be a summer to remember, House lovers. Get ready to RELEASE YOURSELVES!!!!!

National Tour Dates

Thu 20.01 – Geelong, Rush

Fri 21.01 – Melbourne, Trak

Sat 22.01 – Portsea, The Hot Barbeque,

Sat 22.01 – Sydney, KINK at The Arthouse

Tue 25.01 – Gold Coast, Platinum

Wed 26.01 – Adelaide, The Shores

Fri 28.01 – Brisbane, Electric Playground

Sat 29.01 – Auckland, Highlife


Push Over 2011 – Tickets on sale now!

Posted in Hip Hop channel, Music, Rock'en channel with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2010 by speakertv

Victoria’s longest-running all ages live music festival Push Over returns to Melbourne’s Abbotsford Convent on Sunday 13 March with a killer line-up of upcoming Aussie talent!

2011 Push will bring you:  Anchors, Break Even (Perth), Children Collide, Deez Nuts, Dream On Dreamer, House Vs Hurricane, Howl (Ballarat), I Exist (Canberra), Illy, Last Dinosaurs (Brisbane), Metals, Oh Mercy, 1/6 feat. MzRizk, Owl Eyes, Stonefield (Gisbourne), The Red Shore, The Storm Picturesque (Newcastle), The Tongue (Sydney),Trainwreck and more to be announced!

As well as featuring all your fave upcoming Aussie bands, Push Over will showcase the freshest young Victorian talent in theFReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands Grand Final with nine bands from across the state battling it out to be crowed the 2010-11 Series Winner – including Amber Lamps, Blackwater Riff, Cass Ward, Emerson, Kyrano, Passport For Amy, People of the Sun, The Fire Alive.

Push Over is a fully supervised all ages drug/alcohol /smoke-free event managed by non-profit youth music organisation The Push, open to  8-12 years (with an adult guardian) or over 12 years (without).

Sunday 13 March, 2011 (12 midday til 8pm)

Tickets on sale Monday 20 December for $30 plus booking fee pre-sale from Ticketek/Moshtix/Oztix outlets:

or Ticketek by phone 13 28 49.

More Info: (03) 9380 1277

Neon Indian, Casiokids & Strange Talk Melbourne Show

Posted in Electric channel, Music with tags , , , , on December 15, 2010 by speakertv

“Overall, Psychic Chasms is something like a dream collaboration between the Tough Alliance and Atlas Sound.” – Pitchfork (8.6/10 & #14 Album of the Year, 2009)
Neon Indian, aka Alan Palomo, returns to Australia over New Years bringing back his brand of electronic dream pop. The maestro will appear in Melbourne at Revolver Wednesday 29th December for a co-headline show with Norway’s Casiokids.
Old analogue and trashy keyboards, pop melodies and a digital & shadow puppet theatre make up the Norwegian electro-troupe that is Casiokids. The band sprung out of an idea of making electronic music more visual, but has developed further into being a collective of theatre blended with pop melodies often sung in their native language and influenced by afro-beat, techno and out-and-out pop. Neon Indian & Casiokids together with support from Strange Talk.
Tickets $40 + BF on sale from Moshtix – phone: 1300 GET TIX (438 849), on-line: or Moshtix outlets including Polyester (City & Fitzroy)
$40 on the door.
Doors 9.00pm.

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – NY is killing me

Posted in Art/ off the wall, Electric channel, Hip Hop channel, Music with tags , , , , , on December 13, 2010 by speakertv

So what happens when one of the most exciting young producers around reworks one of the most acclaimed albums from a true legend?

The result is Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx’s ‘We’re New Here’. Thirteen remixed tracks, which is due for release February 18th 2011 on XL Recordings/Young Turks / Remote Control.

This is the first taste of  what Jamie from The xx has done with remixing of the thirteen tracks from the original ‘I’m New Here’ album sessions.

‘NY Is Killing Me’

I, a Howlin’ Clavian Smith Street Christmas Party

Posted in Music, Rock'en channel with tags , , , , on December 13, 2010 by speakertv
I, a Howlin’ Clavian Smith Street Christmas Party
That’s right, Howlin’ Steam Train, I, a Man, Clavians and Wil Wagner and The Smith Street Band insist you come and join them Thursday December 23rd at Yah Yah’s to get you in the mood for a rockin Festive season. So come join,The foot-stompin’, knee slappin’, impossible not to dig, Howlin’ Steam‘, I, a Man with their textural finely crafted pop songs which focus on sonic experimentation, the string and sticks duo from the burbs Clavians and Wil Wagner with his loud, angry acoustic guitar, joined by his Smith Street Band.

Thursday December 23rd
Yah Yah’s – 99 Smith Street Fitzroy
Doors at 9pm
Doors are $8

Wil Wagner & The Smith Street Band – 9:20 – 10:00pm
Clavians – 10:20 – 11:00pm
I, a Man – 11:20 – 12:00pm
Howlin’ Steam Train – 12:20 – 1:00pm mtrain

Fuse Festival 2011 – Adelaide

Posted in Art/ off the wall, Food and Wine, Music, Rock'en channel with tags , , , , , on December 10, 2010 by speakertv

Held annually in Adelaide SA, FUSE is the longest running music industry conference and showcase festival in Australia, drawing over 5000 people each year. The 2011 Fuse Festival will be held in over 20 venues across Adelaide and this year will run in close association with The Adelaide Fringe Festival. 

Fuse 2011 will be running over three days from 16th – 18th February, with the Masterclasses (16th) and conference (17th & 18th) running during the day, Adelaide will come alive with music, across two nights with over 80 bands from interstate and locally showcasing. All Fuse shows this year will be open access (Fuse West & Fuse East), not only for delegates but also for the music loving public!

Another first for 2011, Fuse @ Fringe will offer selected showcasing bands a chance to play in front of a larger crowd at The Adelaide Fringe Opening Night Festival at Rymill Park with over 30,000 expected to attend.

With impressive Major Keynote Speakers already confirmed and equally impressive list guest speakers, Fuse 2011promises to be the biggest yet:

Ariel Hyatt, who founded Ariel Publicity, a social media PR firm. Her Cyber PR ® Campaigns connect musicians with new media makers and coach them to create authentic relationships with fans. Her book Music Success in Nine Weeks <>  helps artists navigate the confusing world of social media and online marketing

Vince Bannon, started Concert Company Ritual Inc. while in college in Detroit. Vince also helped create the popular music festival, Lollapalooza, during this time. From 1979 to 2000, Vince has booked festivals including Nirvana, Prince, Guns and Roses, Moby, Oasis, and New Order. Since 2004 Vince has been VP at Getty Images, Entertainment Partnerships and Development

John Watson, one of Australia’s leading artist managers. He is also President of the label, Eleven: a music company. John’s clients have sold over 15 million albums and received numerous accolades including a Grammy and over 30 ARIA Awards. His companies currently manage Birds Of Tokyo, Cold Chisel, Gotye, Kisschasy, Little Birdy, Missy Higgins, Paul Mac, Pete Murray and Silverchair.

Guest Speakers
Jon Mcildowie – The Great Escape
Rob Scott – Sandcastle Music
Marianna Annas – ABC Music Publishing
Iain Shedden – The Australian
Chris Johnson – AMRAP
Vicki Gordon – VGM Media & Marketing
Catherine Haridy – Catherine Haridy Management
Gregg Donnovan – Wonderlick
Bill Cullen – One Louder
Phil Stevens – Jarrah Records
Geoff Trio – Code One
Rhoda Roberts – Creative Director – Sydney NYE
Steven Foster – Tank Arts Centre
Evan Davis – Village Sounds – Splendor
Scott Mesiti – Sonic Bids
Steven Griffiths – Fork Records  – Code One
Anita Nedelkovic – Way Over There
Luke Bevan – Universal Music
Marshall Cullen – Foghorn Media
Millie Milgate – Sounds Australia
Keith Welsh
Greg Marsh SAFC
Fuse artists to be announced soon.
For more information:

Fuse Management Masterclass: Wednesday 16th February, 2011
Fuse Songwriting Masterclass: Wednesday 16th February 2011
Fuse Conference: Thursday 17th – Friday 18th February 2011