Archive for October, 2011

CHET FAKER (LIVE) DEBUT SHOW + Chet Faker (Live)// Sat 26 Nov // Toff in Town +

Posted in Music on October 25, 2011 by speakertv

Chet Faker’s debut live show with a full band.

The mysterious Chet Faker shot to fame when his cover of ‘No Diggity’ went viral, reaching Number 1 on the worldwide indie music aggregator, Hype Machine.

His fame grew rapidly and he was soon invited to perform on the UK’s heralded Black Cab Sessions and his latest single, Jeans and Wallet, was added to full rotation on Australian radio station JJJ.

Hailing from Melbourne’s deep disco scene and taking elements of his acoustic past, Chet Faker has created his own style that fuses personal stories of love and loss with an electronica soul.

Chet Faker will play his first live performance at the Toff in Town in Melbourne, Sat November 26 with a full band. He is supported by Rat & Co, and Jesse I.

“Incredible production” – JJJ

“Awesome stuff” – FBi

“Brilliant sounds” – RRR

Chet Faker (Live)
Sat 26 Nov
Toff in Town
Supports from:
Rat & Co
Jesse I (dub set)
Doors 8.00pm

Tickets $10+BF

Via Moshtix here

Tickets on sale now.

Facebook event link


“The Bright And Blue” is the new EP from Celadore and to celebrate it’s release

Posted in Music with tags , on October 17, 2011 by speakertv

The Melbourne band have announced a launch tour where they’ll take in capital cities and regional centres around Australia. The band last released the ‘Distance Is A Gun’ EP in 2010 on Popboomerang Records, and the new recording was made at Red Door Sound in Melbourne with Luke Postill (Children Collide, Red Riders) and The Living End’s Chris Cheney, in his first production effort. 


See for full tour details.


Posted in Art/ off the wall with tags on October 13, 2011 by speakertv


Rock of Ages is packing up its spandex and acid-wash jeans and leaving town. But before it heads to Brisbane and Sydney, Melbourne fans have the chance to interact with the characters they’ve fallen in love with since it started playing to audiences in March.

Arguably Rock of Ages number one fan, Ian “Molly” Meldrum will be hosting a one-off Q&A session with cast members on Tuesday 25 October immediately after the show.

Rock of Ages fans from across the country will be able to submit their questions via Rock of Ages Australia Facebook page and Molly will put the best questions to the cast.

The audience will be invited to stay for the Q&A and also given the opportunity to submit their questions to the cast on the night.

If you love the ‘80s then don’t miss your last chance to relive those great moments – the big hair, the big dreams and the even bigger rock songs! The countdown is on with the final show only a few weeks away on Sunday 6 November.

Catch all your favourite ‘80s tunes at ‘80s prices with ALL remaining tickets only 69 dollars!*

The rock musical featuring the greatest hits of the ’80s is not to be missed! An awesome worldwide smash hit, ROCK OF AGES features 28 great ’80s rock anthems including We Built This City, Don’t Stop Believin’, The Final Countdown, I Want to Know What Love Is and hit after hit from such iconic rockers as Foreigner, Journey, Styx, Pat Benatar and many more.

“The Aussie cast blew me away. Everyone will love it!’, Molly Meldrum




* excludes Producer House Seats


Posted in Music, Rock'en channel with tags on October 12, 2011 by speakertv

Melbourne’s Aleks and the Ramps are set to release a new digital single; Middle Aged Unicorn on Beach with Sunset onOctober 27th through Gaga Digital. Middle Aged Unicorn on Beach with Sunset is the first taste of Aleks and the Ramps’ forthcoming album due for release early next year.

With references to Shakespeare, Satan, wonky dance floor moves, parental aliens and holiday ennui, Middle Aged Unicorn on Beach with Sunet is the latest weird pop gem to be bestowed upon us from Ramps HQ.

In addition to the release of Middle Aged Unicorn… and its totally rad film clip, Aleks and the Ramps are proud to announce the re-release of their first two (currently unavailable) albums; Pisces vs Aquarius (2007) and Midnight Believer (2009).

All three releases will be available in digital format on October 27th through iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.

From basketball uniforms to teensy kitten shirts to sparkly after-dinner wear, Aleks and the Ramps have become known for a colourful and mildly leotarded stage show. Early years of equipment smashing chaos and interpretive dance moves have slowly given way to a more elegant stage show of fancy DIY lighting and an ecstatic pop sound like nothing else.


Shit still gets pretty unhinged though.


See Aleks and the Ramps launch their single
Middle Aged Unicorn on Beach with Sunset at:

Thursday 10 November
Buffalo Club

Friday 11 November
The Gate

Saturday 12 November
Venue TBA

And also playing at:

Sunday 13 November
Newtown Festival

CA L L I N G A L L C A R S 2011…But wait! There’s more!

Posted in Music, Rock'en channel with tags , , , , , on October 12, 2011 by speakertv





2011 is coming to an end and Melbourne’s CALLING ALL CARS have been drawn back to the white lines of the music industry…


…the white lines of the roads that they’ll navigate between venues.



A month after launching their latest album ‘Dancing With A Dead Man’ on an action-packed national tour


CALLING ALL CARS have finally been let out to play again! That tour, throughout August and September, launched


Dancing With A Dead Man’ and the album was crowned a “triple j feature album” in the week of its release!


That tour also introduced new comers Redcoats and Boy in a Box to a national audience.



CALLING ALL CARS’ 2011 swansong is a little less single minded. A rock & roll smorgasbord of events that


encompasses a mix of festivals, major supports, benefit shows, equine worships and racing car rev ups! In


between all that mayhem their new single “Worlds Collide” will be released with an accompanying video by


Melbourne director Prad Senanayake. Prad previously worked with the band on the “Reptile”


video and was recently nominated for the coveted Best Australian Music Video Award by Triple J.


Over the past three years Calling All Cars’ time has been split, either hunkered down in a recording


studio creating their two stellar albums – this year’s ARIA charting monster ‘Dancing With A Dead Man’ and


before that their 2010 debut ‘Hold, Hold, Fire’ – or on the road to a better place,


enjoying the treadmill touring life of a band with places to see, things to do, shows to play!



Calling All Cars are a band at their performance peak and these will be their final shows


of the year before bedding down for some well-earned respite from the rigours of the road.



With a stellar CV that already includes a 2011 triple j feature album for ‘Dancing With A Dead Man’;


said album debuting on the national ARIA chart at #20, and #5 on the all Australian ARIA chart; supporting


AC/DC on their national Black Ice tour; and opening for Queens Of The Stone Age at their only Australian


side show in 2010, if you haven’t seen CALLING ALL CARS already the time is nigh, you’d be crazy not to!




CALLING ALL CARS from here to 2012!



Saturday 15 October




a FREEZA event


Yackandandah, VIC



Friday 21 October




w/ The Living End


Penrith, NSW



Saturday 22 October




w/ The Living End; Cloud Control & others


Newcastle, NSW



Sunday 23 October


La Trobe Uni Bundoora


Midday start


Melbourne, VIC



Friday 28 October




Benefit Concert


Kings Park


West Perth, WA



Monday 31 October






w/ Hunting Grounds


St Kilda, VIC



Friday 2 December


V8 Supercars, Sydney


w/ Bliss n Eso, Jebediah & The Herd


Sydney Olympic Park, NSW



Saturday 10 December


D.U.S.K SUNBURY…an All Ages Festival


w/ Owl Eyes, Stonefield


Sunbury, VIC



Saturday 31 December




w/ Scissors Sisters, Gotye, Panics. Living End, Bluejuice


Phillip Island, VIC

Syke inaugural art exhibition

Posted in Art/ off the wall, Fashion with tags , , on October 12, 2011 by speakertv


Syke is holding it’s inaugural art exhibition, Illustrated, this November.

Formed in 1998, we’re a Melbourne based street fashion label that’s created designs inspired by street art and culture.

Moving beyond clothes as a medium for artistic expression, Illustrated will feature drawings, painted skate decks and exclusive limited run screen prints by Syke’s very own artist in residence Tri Vo.

We’d love for you to join us at the exhibition’s opening proudly sponsored by Asahi beer, enjoy beats by Dazed (DFTC records) and of course, see highly acclaimed art work by Tri.

See you on November 4th!

Sugar Mountain Festival – Saturday 14 January 2012 – Melbourne CBD VISUAL ARTS LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted in Art/ off the wall, Music, Uncategorized with tags on October 11, 2011 by speakertv

Sugar Mountain, Australia’s newest music and arts festival, is pleased to announce its visual art programming for the 2012 event.

Sugar Mountain will take over the Melbourne CBD over multiple days in January 2012, with the main event taking place at The Forum Theatre on Saturday 14 January 2012.  The Festival will also utilise Federation Square, No Vacancy Gallery and ACMI to showcase a marvellous array of local and international creative talent.

Music acts Deerfoof, Tune-Yards, Shabazz Palaces, Thee Oh Sees, John Maus, Julianna Barwick, Sun Araw, Prince Rama andWorld’s End Press have already been announced for the 2012 Sugar Mountain Festival, with more music to be announced.

Curated by artist and festival creative director Pete Keen, Sugar Mountain’s visual arts line-up showcases a selection of truly talented local and international art makers. We are pleased to announce that the following artists have been commissioned to exhibit at the Sugar Mountain Festival in January 2012:

VINCENT MOON (FRANCE) – real name Mathieu Sura – is known the world over for his revolutionary music videos. Moon has worked with a number of impressive musicians including Arcade Fire, Clogs, Sylvain Chauveau, Barzin, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Grizzly Bear and Mogwai, and along with collaborator Chryde is responsible for the Take Away Shows project, a series of outdoor documentaries consisting of improvised video sessions with musicians from around the world. In four years, Moon has managed to shoot over two hundred music video clips and has also worked on various projects including a movie essay on The National, a 76 minute movie about Arcade Fire,  Beirut’s La Blogotheque and a gonzo film on the ATP Festival. Moon’s 2009 his film La Faute Des Fleurs won the Sound & Vision Award at the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival. Exploring new forms and territories, Vincent Moon has now been on the road for more than two years, exploring the world with a camera in his backpack. Moon is currently working on a new project, Petites Planetes, a compilation of audiovisual recordings from his travels. Moon also deals with visionary notions about images, society and new technologies on his blog (

MAYA HAYUK (USA) is obsessed with symmetry and nourishing colour, played out in what might be views from the Hubble Telescope, airbrushed nail art, Ukrainian Easter eggs, chandeliers, mandalas, rorschach tests and/or holograms. Embracing sexuality and spirituality via symbolism evocative of radiantly woven geometries and beckoning parted orifices of the body, Hayuk’s work attempts to decode a process towards continuity and wholeness while striking chords of pathological optimism. Along with her massive installations, Hayuk frequently collaborates with other artists and musicians. Her work has been exhibited and published extensively in galleries, museums, on the streets and in various printed and electronic media around the world. At Sugar Mountain 2012, Hayuk will join forces with Kyle Ranson to transform the inside foyer of the Forum Theatre. Together they will collaborate to create a grand and explosively colourful entrance to the Festival.

With an encouraging hippie mother, KYLE RANSON (USA) began to draw and paint in early childhood. In 1994 Ranson moved to San Francisco and became a part of the underground punk scene, and has slowly become a pillar of the San Francisco art world. Kyle has created large-scale installations, exhibited his works in New York, London, Barcelona and Brussels, and has had several solo shows in San Francisco. Ranson’s intensely intricate works embrace the dualities of man. Embarking on biblical and mythological themes, his works seek to remind us of the archetypes of our true nature. These dualities are often described within oscillations between figurative and abstract worlds where humans both intertwine and are overwrought in a violent blending of flora and fauna. At Sugar Mountain 2012, Ranson will join forces with Maya Hayuk to transform the inside foyer of the Forum Theatre. Together they will collaborate to create a grand and explosively colourful entrance to the Festival.

BEN BARRETTO (PERTH) adds performance and sound to art-historical ideas of painting, drawing and sculpture. Baretto uses lo-fi technology, DIY building equipment and vibrant, commodity colour to update process-based action painting. His works are often ‘assisted’, produced by mechanised structures built by Barretto and sometimes exhibited as installations. Baretto was recently selected as a visiting scholar to the École Nationale Supérieur d’Art in Dijon, France, and has also travelled internationally as a sponsored skateboarder. At Sugar Mountain 2012, Barretto will share the stage with US musician Sun Araw. Barretto will construct a large scale ‘assisted paintings’ installation –  a crudely constructed, large wooden frame through which paint will be poured. After passing over several materials, the paint will ultimately reach a canvas where it will be blended with fabric being rotated by mirror ball motors. The structure will be lit in direct response to the sound being performed by Sun Araw. This will add another element of colour to the work and unify these two processes on the one stage, providing a truly rare moment where art and music meet to create something very special, and definitely very strange.

KIT WEBSTER (MELBOURNE) has gained wide recognition for his enigmatic audiovisual installations. Ranging from site-specific projections to digital sculptures, his works utilise precision programming and visualisation techniques to create captivating and immersive environments that challenge our sensory perceptions. By continually pushing the boundaries of technology and art, Webster is unafraid to present highly experimental concepts designed to expose the potential for the creation of a new audiovisual aesthetic. After rave reviews at Sugar Mountain 2011, Kit Webster returns to Sugar Mountain in 2012. Webster will deliver his signature, site-specific digital projection stylings to the Festival main stage, this time with added depth and awe. Webster will use sculptures to create an exciting, ever-changing, immersive environment.

DYLAN MARTORELL (MELBOURNE) has been exhibiting and performing for over ten years. Central to his multidisciplinary practice is an intense interest in the full spectrum of music and sound sources, ranging from field recordings to ritualised performances. His work also draws on the rhythms and structures of the natural world, real and imagined histories, musical diaspora as well as the use of time, sound and light on sensory perceptions to create synaesthestic combinations of improvised colour, pattern, sound and line. At Sugar Mountain 2012, Martorell will transform one of the many upper nooks of the Forum Theatre. He will turn the room into an interactive, neo-tribal audio/visual sensation, with an animatronic backing band to surprise karaoke participants (provided by musicians on the Festival’s musical lineup, and others).

Limited early-bird tickets for the 2012 Sugar Mountain Festival are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

Sugar Mountain Festival
Presented by Triple R and
Saturday 14 January 2012
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne



With more music acts to be announced!