Wild Life
Saturday 3rd May 2014
Queen Of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Road, London
On the ground floor expect pure party jams from the likes of: Biggie, Prince, Michael Jackson, M.I.A., Salt N Pepa, Fleetwood Mac, Metronomy, SBTRKT, Azealia Banks, LCD Soundsystem, Jay Z and much more! In the basement things get a little darker: house, disco, electro, techno past, present and future. Plus themed events, giveaways, photobooth, disco balls, visuals, party poppers, lasers, babes and ballers!


Hits From The Pong
Saturday 5th April 2014
Bounce, 121 Holborn, London, London
17 ping pong tables, UV light, a fully licensed cocktail bar and smashing tunes right through the night. Hits From The Pong delivers an eclectic mix of sounds and stunning visuals. No where in London will you have a night out with this much fun.

What's more? It's free! Bounce always reserves a few walk-in tables, so if you fancy having a game and a boogie, join us every Saturday for the funkiest night in town.


Book Slam
Thursday 24th April 2014
Book Slam returns once again to The Tabernacle, with a stellar line-up of musicians and literati for a fantastic night of entertainment.

Guests include one of our founders, his Lordship Ben Watt of Notting Hill (prince of pitch perfect pop, doyen of the DJ, maestro of the memoir and the dude from Everything But The Girl) to read from his brilliant new book, ?Romany And Tom?.

Joining Ben Watt are London?s most gifted young artists in the form of the exquisite musical talent that is Anoushka Lucas and Will Burns, recently announced as one of the Faber New Poets for 2014.

Doors open at 6:30 for a 7:30 start. There will also be good food available and signed books for purchase.

About the Performers:
One half of Everything But The Girl, English musician and writer, Ben Watt, has set up independent record labels Buzzin? Fly and Strange Feeling Records, is the co-founder of West London nightclubs Neighbourhood and Cherry Jam, published his autobiographical memoir in 1996 and recently set up imprint and production company, Unmade Road.

Anoushka LucasHailing from Hammersmith, jazz, pop singer-songwriter Anoushka Lucas has released a self-titled EP featuring 5 original tracks and a second EP in 2011 and has seen her career soar after winning a slot at the Love Supreme Festival 2013

Poet-In-Residence at Caught By The River and Festival No.6, Will Burns? poetry has graced the likes of Structo Magazine, South Bank Poetry, Illustrated Ape and the Independent Online and been read live at Glastonbury, Port Eliot, End of the Road and many more.

About Book Slam:
Book Slam is the UK?s best known, best attended, best dressed and, frankly, best regular literary event (?The daddy of London book clubs? ? Time Out).


Grown and Sexy
Friday 2nd May 2014
Rise Nightclub, 1 Leicester square, London, WC2H 7NA, United Kingdom
This is a personal invitation for YOU to come have a drink and shake a leg at London's FINEST nightclub. GROWN and SEXY is more than a rave! It is a gathering of London's SEXIEST people who love to party to GREAT music, sip QUALITY alcohol and experience UNFORGETTABLE vibes. Party connoisseurs see you there!

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Your DJs giving you a GROWN and SEXY vibe playing the best in; Sexy RandB, Hip-Hop, House, Dancehall, Vocal Garage, Afrobeats, Soca, 80/90s Walkman Classics and Slow Jams will be


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Temwa Presents Monsterpiece at Big Chill Bar Brist
Saturday 12th April 2014
Big Chill Bar, 15 Small Street, Bristol, United Kingdo
Two floors of Hip-Hop, Funk, Soul, Rare-Groove and Disco featuring ?

Bedmo DiscoThe Disco TwoBashmoneyPlus many more special guests.

£3 suggested donation on the door 100% of the profits from the night will go towards Temwas community development projects in northern Maiawi.



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Music Reviews & News Release Date: March 11, 2014 Label: Concord Website Elbow is another case of a band that is extremely well known in the UK, but is relatively unknown in the US. The band has released six studio albums dating back to 2001, all of which have been in the top 15 on British album charts. In 2008 they won the Mercury Prize for The Se...

Late Night Science Feat. Donald Glaude
19th April 2014
Temple Nightclub, 540 Howard St.,
Crush 1 Year Anniversary> Presented by Lara Brasil and Surreal SF Music by: Late Night Science feat. Donald Glaude Special Support by Darin Epsilon Confident. Exuberant. Raw. Innovative. These are just a few of the words industry insiders and fans have used to describe the talent behind one of America?s favorite house DJs, Donald Glaude. Ranked 68 on DJMag.com?s Top 100 DJs List in 2005, Donald skyrocketed to 48 this year and his genius keeps on growing? Born in Tacoma, Washington, Donald?s love for music began at an early age. Originally a disciplined student of classical music, he was well-versed in the upright bass and violin. Any aspirations Donald had to continue in the classical vein vanished once he heard his first house record. With an ear for blending music already under his belt, and a love for the energy and soul of musical prodigies like George Clinton and Funkadelic, Donald began to amass a collection of house records which he taught himself to mix with a pair of mismatched turntables and a Radio Shack mixer.Before Donald few DJs had attempted to spin house records. Donald?s fine ear helped him give birth to a new style. After mastering his craft, Donald began DJing in various clubs around Tacoma and Seattle. During that time he made several important connections which would launch his music to the forefront of what was quickly becoming one of the largest underground movements since New Wave in the late-70s. Perhaps the greatest connection Donald made was with another aspiring DJ and friend, DJ Dan. Together Donald & DJ Dan sparked the rave scene in Seattle and developed large followings. Knowing that Donald possessed an energy and ability to work the crowd that was unparalleled to anyone else on the circuit, Dan convinced San Francisco?s legendary Funky Tekno Tribe to bring down his good friend Donald to play at one of their parties. Donald?s talents quickly made him a permanent fixture on F.T.T.?s roster.Some DJs seek commercial acceptance. Donald, on the other hand, has always preferred an emotional connection with his audience. For Donald, house music is not simply a mixed bag of sound, but rather an experience that provokes the soul. Apart from his mastery on the decks, Donald is best known for his dynamic showmanship. He enjoys his music as much as his audience does. Embracing their energy, it is not uncommon to find Donald pumping his hands in the air, jumping up and down and shouting back his love to the crowd. It is this powerful signature style which has led fellow DJ and musical producer, Dave Aude, to call Donald the ?James Brown of DJs.? Donald also caused some stir in 2005 and 2006 with his residency at Ice Nightclub in Las Vegas. Donald?s uncompromising style and innovation show no sign of slowing down any time soon. With the credit of 5 full-length CDs and numerous remixes under his belt, Donald has focused much of his time to production work. Producing such dance floor hits as ?Get Up? and ?Soul Cha Cha?. As such, Donald has launched two record labels in which are causing rumblings in the industry... For VIP Bottle Service please contact: stella@templesf.com or call 415-978-9942 x 304 Birthday's, Bachelorettes or Any Large Group please contact: saeed@templesf.com $5 before 11pm with RSVP at www.templesf.com Or you can get tickets for $10 to get in all night at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/donald-glaude-april-19th-crush-1-yr-anniversary-tickets-11028734241 TEMPLE Nightclub 540 Howard St. SF, Ca 21+ 10pm-4am


“Kavisha sings with the voice of a heartbroken angel” - Victoria Laurie The Austral
4th May 2014
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

Equus. There is new excitement in Australia's burgeoning world music patch! The buzz is all about the new band EQUUS, which is the Latin root of the word 'equine'. A gathering of 5 musicians of very diverse musical and cultural backgrounds, Equus' debut album Dakshin Khun (Southern Man) focuses on the traditional music of Mongolia, sung by world renowned Mongolian throat singer Bukhu, fused with Middle Eastern strings and wind and a dynamic rhythm section, with a strong component of improvisation to making each performance a new experience, the result is often hard to define, but always spectacular and unique. Joined by well known Blue Mountains musicians Andy Busutill (sax, middle eastern winds), John Robinson (oud, Turkish Baglama) and Peter Kennard (Percussion), as well as Double bass extraordinaire Bertie McMahon. This music is about meetings, of people and traditions, and of musics. EQUUS is a bold, imaginative music project that succeeds in the formation of an entirely new sound.

These are the traditional songs of Mongolia played as you have never heard them before. Described as "one of the most evocative albums I have heard ...This is pure musical pleasure, exciting, fun and challenging, all at once." Music Forum magazine.

Tix $18+bf presale or $20 on the door.
Doors 6.30pm, Show 7.30pm
Bookings close at 6pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability.
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed €“ NO BYO
Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18€s must be accompanied by an adult)

‘WALK ON THE WiLDSIDE’: The music of Lou Reed, Velvet Underground and Iggy Pop,feat
29th June 2014
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

Duos are common enough in the musical world, but sibling duos are a rare thing. Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are that rare thing. There is no rivalry, only the bonds of family and a love of music.

Touring extensively throughout Australia and overseas, the Grigoryan Brothers have astounded audiences worldwide with their guitar virtuosity. Together, the duo has released five albums, all of which have been nominated for ARIA awards.

In a very rare casual and pared-back show, Slava and Leonard will perform a program of Australian and South American pieces complimented by their own compositions which have become a much-loved part of the Grigoryan Brothers€™ repertoire.

Doors 6.30pm, Show 7.30pm
Bookings close at 6pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed €“ NO BYO
Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18€s must be accompanied by an adult)

Waldo Fabian is a bassist, composer, singer and producer who has worked with many outstanding pop, Latin and jazz bands
3rd May 2014
Foundry616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris Street Sydney NSW 2007

Foundry616 welcomes back pianist Chris Cody, who after living in Paris for over 20 years, recently returned tolive in Sydney. Already performing widely,Chris and his group will beplaying his latest compositions.

While in France Chris worked extensively in clubs and festivals around Europe with a wide range of musicians including Rick Margitza, Herb Geller, Sunny Murray, Marcel Azzola, Glenn Ferris, Annie Whitehead, Barry Altschul, Carla Bruni, and Michel Jonasz. Aside from appearing on numerous CDs as both leader and sideman, he has also written and produced music for theatre, television and film in Europe, North America and Australia.

Cody€™s music reveals not only his deep love of the jazz and classical traditions, but also the influence of contemporary French and African musicians he has encountered in Paris, and its warmth, sense of space and humour touch a wide and diverse public around the world while receiving rave reviews from the critics.

We are pleased to have him back here and urge you to come and check out his music.

The pianist€™s compositions reflect the diversity of his tone: a touch both firm and singing, a deliberately rapid phrasing, but that never loses sight of the melody, a taste for full fleshed harmonies sometimes close to gospel € it unfolds tenderly and majestically, seduces you to the charm of an inspired interpretation of which the atmosphere will haunt you a long time. Magical".Piano Magazine , France

Some of the best musicians of the moment €a feast of melody€an inspiration never at fault€a facility for improvisation that leaves you stunned € an absolute mastery€everyone expresses himself marvellously on the compositions of Cody who is an excellent pianist€another example of a jazz that knows the evolution towards the avant garde but stays anchored on lasting values, and privileges feeling, beauty and melody.JazzHot, France

"The sound of midnight in Paris"John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald, ****

Take Me As I Am: An Evening with Joni MitchellRainee Lyleson embodies Joni Mitchell in her one-woman
1st May 2014
Foundry616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris Street Sydney NSW 2007
Joni Mitchell

Rainee Lyleson embodies Joni Mitchell in her one-woman show about the great singer-songwriter. Joined by some of Sydney's best young musicians in what people are calling "an awe-inspiring tribute to Joni", Rainee weaves music

Waldo Fabian is a bassist, composer, singer and producer who has worked with many outstanding pop, Latin and jazz bands and musicians - including The Party Boys, Floyd Vincent, Disco Montego, Delta Goodrem, Swoop, Anthony Copping and Robin Loau as well as having three solo albums to his credit (Dejame Tocarte, a South American release through Sony, Loco released through Festival/Mushroom records and his latest release Groovy Cumbia is just released).

A founding member of renowned Sydney septet, The catholics, Waldo has many musical accomplishments, while also being a well respected educator who currently lectures at both Macquarie University and the University of New South Wales.

Review of the Waldo Fabian Quintet from the Kinetic Jazz Festival 2013:

"Watching Waldo Fabian work a bass is complete magic. The rich sound, pulsing with Latino sex appeal pulsed dark, thumping and vibrant. If aesthetic was an interesting combination in the previous set, the eroticism of the Latin Jazz vibrating around the walls of the church was a Freudian wet dream. Fabian was soon joined by the other band members and the wild writhing lashings of sound washed over, around and through us. The compulsion to dance was intense, and though Fabian invited the audience to on several occasions, the grim head shaking of all those statues of Jesus won the day, and we remained pulsing in our seats.

It was a great effect and a perfect way to writhe and sweat to the salsa beat. All the musicians were wonderful, Goyer€™s thrashed harmonium licking at the ears while the horns of McIver and Bowd pounded away at the lower chakras. Only the rhythmic power of Rob Cornish€™s drums grasped firmly at the feet and kept the experience earth-bound and real. A stunning set".Lisa Thatcher

Foundry616 welcomes back this sizzling quintet, featuring some of Sydney's most dedicated jazz musicians, bringing to y
23rd May 2014
Foundry616 Jazz Club, 616 Harris Street Sydney NSW 2007

Returning to Ultimo with their distinctive contemporary sound, The catholics are simply an exciting and engaging band to experience live.

One of Australia's most distinctive and best-loved contemporary groups, The catholics features many of Sydney's most exciting musicians.Bandleader and bassist Lloyd Swanton is well known internationally for his work with improvising legends The Necks and has appeared on over 90 albums, many of them ARIA Award winners, including Vince Jones, Wendy Matthews and Bernie McGann.

The catholics feature some of Sydney's elite players, a who's who of the jazz scene, from trombonist James Greening to Sandy Evans, all composers and band leaders themselves.

The catchy blend of pop music, melding with infectious world dance rhythms and indisputably authoritative jazz-ability, has created a rare thing indeed- a sound with an instant appeal, physical excitement, passion, and critical credibility - as demonstrated by The catholics often sold-out gigs, huge fan base, several outstanding recordings and numerous Mo and ARIA Awards.

Treat yourself - come and hear this band.

Lloyd Swanton (bass) Sandy Evans (saxophone) James Greening (trombone and pocket trumpet) Jonathan Pease (guitar) Gary Daly (accordion) Hamish Stuart (drums) Fabian Hevia (percussion)

The Bloody Beetroots
29th May 2014
The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Ave.,
Imagine the love child of the Misfits and Daft Punk; the act of conception would be grisly, but what a mighty offspring their union would generate. A formidable figure a la Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, the polymath and producer behind the Bloody Beetroots. While Bloody Beetroots burst on to the scene in 2007, Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo did not spring forth from the godhead fully formed. Born in Bassano del Grappa, Italy, in 1977, our hero started young, studying classical guitar and learning to sight read via the traditional solfge method (you know ?" like "Do Re Mi" in The Sound of Music). But his imagination was fired by other sources: The raw energy of punk and rockabilly music; the vibrant images and outrageous storylines of comics by Max Bunker, Benito Jacovitti, and especially Tanino Liberatore, creator of the cyberpunk RanXerox. "The secret is tying up thoughts and visions via the process called music," says Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of his distinct aesthetic. "I'm a grown child who enjoys reading comic books of the 1970s, who never stops dreaming, and listening to punk and classical music. I'm disciplined and undisciplined at the same time." These contradictions allow him to change at a moment's notice, and eschew established patterns. "Unlike many of my colleagues, I hate to read biographies of those who did music and arts," he adds. "I prefer to watch, understand, and analyze the world by myself. My taste has to be influenced by something that is not art. I love to be struck by life." Nevertheless, as a youth Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo served his time in the culture trenches. After years of studying Chopin, Beethoven, and Debussy, he cast off the straightjacket of classical music-while still retaining its hard-earned lessons-and turned his attention to reconciling the new world of samplers and electronic music with his affinity for punk and '80s new wave. Pushing himself as a budding producer, performer and multi-instrumentalist, he embarked on a decade of variegated projects that Rifo now affectionately refers to as "exercises." Starting with his 1997 debut, a production for Northern Italian hip-hop stars Da Fam, he tore through genres like a child shredding gift wrap on Christmas morning: Film soundtracks, house, drum and bass, trip-hop, and more. As the climax of this dizzying string of well-received collaborations, he initiated his first genuine solo project, an electro-punk band with revolutionary visual style: Bob Rifo's Gang. At the instigation of his colleague Tommy Tea-his on-stage partner and longtime minister of propaganda- Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo then created Bloody Beetroots, an artistic alter-ego that would draw on all Rifo's experiences to date. Initially conceived as an all-inclusive way to package the live thrills of Bob Rifo's Gang with the excitement of dancing-till-dawn DJ after-party, the producer set to quickly establishing the Bloody Beetroots as a electronic musical entity in its own right. First up were "French Touch" icons Alex Gopher and Etienne de Crecy, who let Bloody Beetroots put their edgy, acid stamp on the respective tracks "The Game" and "Funk." With other French artists like Rin?Žr?se lining up for his services, within a single year Rifo cranked out 28 Bloody Beetroots remixes. But not to mark territory, so much as to respond to fellow artists from around the world, and poise Bloody Beetroots as a truly international sound. Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo is determined that this goal will remain central as the Bloody Beetroots star ascends, and their fame travels the globe. "I want to sit at the table with a Chinese person one day, and the next with an African, and the day after with a Vietnamese, and absorb their different cultures, to learn and to inspire myself and my music." In 2007, two pivotal releases pushed Bloody Beetroots to the next level. First, a vigorous overhaul of "Maniac," the percolating 1983 electro-pop smash from the soundtrack of Flashdance, an homage so inspired it won accolades from original composer Michael Sembello. Next up was "Discommunication," a futuristic disco redux of Timbaland's "Miscommunication." As original music and remixes by Bloody Beetroots began to bubble up in pop culture, via placement in episodes of CSI: Miami and prominent use in videogames, peers like Justice, Mstrkrft, Adam Freeland, and Martin Solveig were singing their praises in the press. Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki was an early, and passionate, convert: " The Bloody Beetroots is my favorite project right now. Bob?s remixes are some of my biggest bangers in my sets." He lost no time in snapping up Bloody Beetroots to release their Us debut, the Rombo Ep (with a full-length slated to follow soon). "The Ep summarizes much of my world," says Rifo. "You hear classical music, electronica, pop, fidget, punk. And the album will be even more comprehensive, because I want to incorporate new elements? all my musical components. I need that." Like so many things in the universe of Bloody Beetroots, the creative impetus behind Rombo came from idiosyncratic sources. "My inspiration comes from events affecting my day-to-day life, and my creative process takes place outside the studio," emphasizes Rifo. "For example, when while I was creating Rombo, I was also studying the Italian Futurists." To translate the innovations of composer and theorist Luigi Russolo (author of the 1913 treatise The Art of Noises), one of the earliest pioneers of electronic music, into a 21st century context, he recruited an outside observer: Fool's Gold recording artist Congorock. "I chose him because he is synonymous with bass. And while he opened the oscillators, I closed my eyes and tried to find that special sound. Once I had it, I opened them and mixed madly. Rombo was ready in an hour. This is what happens-I follow the moment." History has shown that the most provocative moments in art-the 1913 premiere of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du primtemps, the notorious 1981 show by Public Image Ltd. at the Ritz in NYC-can provoke civil unrest. The Bloody Beetroots inspire that same brand of revolutionary fervor, yet with exuberance, not outrage. There's a riot goin' on, and you're all invited. By " Kurt B. Reighley " ~axs


Boy George
28th April 2014
The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd.,
Boy George Put on the spot on a TV show and asked the title of his next album, Boy George blurted out This Is What I Do. It wasn't as random as this story suggests, the title was one of a few being mulled over, but the decision was instant and it has stuck. The simple statement of fact -- This Is What I Do -- is telling and significant because so much has gone on over the years to actually obscure what George does and who he is. "It's about re-establishing myself musically to say this is what I do. I was at the Brits a couple of years ago and some unexpected people were giving me name checks, like Cee Lo Green and Arcade Fire. It made me think, a lot of people know who I am and have this affection for me but they don't really know why they like me. I had to ask myself, well who and what are you?" George is famous enough for all of us to have an opinion and think we know who he is. On This Is What I Do we are likely to be confounded. Close your eyes, empty your mind, and as another '80s pop star once said, listen without prejudice. This may be the best record he's ever made. It's the record he's always had the promise to make but only now through life experience has been able to find a direct line to his muse. In the process he freed his spirit to explore not just his own psyche but the diverse influences that have inspired him over the years -- from dub to rap, Woolwich to Jamaica, glam rock to country, mean streets to sunny uplands. "I went back to the soul, the essence of what I do. That's been important for me. There have been a few periods over the years where I didn't listen to music. It was almost like the birds stopped singing. I can measure my own wellness by how much I listen to music. "With this record we were playing lots of stuff in the studio, random things that weren't anything to do with what we were doing, but to get a feeling. We were listening to lots of what I call baggy music, music that is not programmed, slightly out of time, a bit loose, has its own footprint. I do a lot of dance stuff as a DJ and in collaboration with other people and I wanted to step away from that and do something more organic. I know that's clichd, but that's what I was after." The list of listening ranged from early Bowie and the Stones to Cockney Rebel, Nico and Lou Reed. "The album was easy to make. There's a lot of love on it, a lot of love, and people I've worked with over the years came and contributed." Just that statement, to those who knew George in his Culture Club days is shocking in itself. Recording sessions were always filled with drama and George hated the studio environment virtually being dragged in to do his vocals and running out as fast as he could. "Making albums has always been a drama for me, but this was just beautiful and if I do another Culture Club record it has to be fun. It doesn't have to be a headache. We get paid to do what we love. It's such a pleasure to do what we do. "The album started off with reggae as the template but then it branched out into other things. We didn't want to restrict ourselves because you've got to honour the song, so if a song has a certain type of energy you can't force it into a genre. "We went back to the '70s, which was the time that shaped me as a musician and a person. The '70s was such a bonkers decade, everything from the Sex Pistols to The Goombay Dance Band. Even though Culture Club were associated so much with the '80s, our roots were in the '70s -- reggae, glam rock, punk rock, disco, electro. I think this record is very '70s." George has stretched his musical repertoire while retaining his soulfulness and pop sensibility. He's found his inner rock god on "My God," explored country swing on "It's Easy," entered a dream-like altered state on "Any Road," gone sultry and wistful on "Death Of Samantha," and reminded us, and maybe himself, of his playful side on "Nice And Slow." The exploration of his musical roots mirrors the personal journey of self-discovery he has embarked on since becoming sober in 2008. Another milestone was turning 50 two years ago. "It was a huge turning point for me. I thought I've got to get my s~~t together, I've got to focus, this is important. I just felt I'd wasted a lot of time. I looked at myself and thought, God, I've done nothing. I know I've done a lot, I've always worked, I've grafted and always made money, but a lot of it was pointless because no one knew what I was doing." He changed management, got a new DJ agent and set out on the path to show the world the real Boy George, the one who had been obscured in a haze, some of it his own doing, some of it simply the myths that had built up around him. There is a growing acknowledgement that George is one of those artists whose reputation needs to be reappraised. There has been a steady stream of these over the years. Antony Hegarty paid his tribute to George when they duetted on "You Are My Sister" in 2005. In 2010, Mark Ronson invited George to sing on "Somebody To Love Me." Earlier this year George was a guest of Yoko Ono at the Meltdown festival. This Is What I Do is set to further enhance that reappraisal and show the world that George is not only back, he's an important artist with an irrepressible zest for life. When you connect your ears will quiver, your soul will shiver and you'll want to dance like Saint Vitus.


Variously described as Garage Cabaret, Gypsy Punk, and Gangster Jazz, Waiting for Guinness
15th June 2014
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

You may have heard Penny€™s hit single, €œLap It Up€ on JJJ way back in 1994. Penny was one-half of the songwriting core of Club Hoy and went on to forge a career of her own after Club Hoy€™s untimely demise. She toured extensively as a headliner and as a support to such luminaries as Margaret Urlich, Things of Stone and Wood, Kate Ceberano, Sophie B Hawkins and Wendy Matthews. In 1994, her debut single, €œLap It Up€ made it into the JJJ Hottest 100 at a respectable no. 58. Most recently you may have seen her on stage with her sister, comedian Kitty Flanagan. But now after 10 years away from music proper, Penny has been easing back into live shows around the city.

Not Good With Horses are a rollicking country-blues band with a rockabilly edge and a cruisey sweet-voiced girl up front. If you like girl singers and you like your pop acoustic with a little bit of a rootsy bite, come along to this fantastic double bill on Sunday 15th June. You won€™t be disappointed.

Tix $20 +bf
Doors 6.30pm, Show 7.30pm
Bookings close at 6pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability.
Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed €“ NO BYO
Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18€s must be accompanied by an adult)

Beautifully Mad are performing at the Django Bar June 1st before touring to Canada with a pared back lineup including H
5th June 2014
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

So who are The Idea of North?

In short, they're a quartet of musicians, serious about their music without taking themselves too seriously.
Their instrumentation: voice (soprano), voice (alto), voice (tenor) and voice (bass), with a little bit of vocal percussion thrown in. They have a beautifully distinct sound and style, but they cross many musical genres: jazz, folk, gospel, pop, classical, comedy - exactly what you see and hear at a concert is difficult to describe.
With ten albums in the catalogue, a significant local and international fan base, and increasingly regular local and international work, it would seem that despite the difficulty, people are getting better at describing The Idea of North to their friends. You may have heard and enjoyed the CDs (some of them award-winning), but the best stuff actually happens live and can't be recorded onto plastic, no matter how shiny it is.

Doors €“ 7.00pm, show 8.00pm

Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only €“ email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked€

Delicious food (including pizza!) available.

Fully licensed €“ NO BYO

Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!

All ages welcome (but under 18€s must be accompanied by an adult)

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Reviews The Singles
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Which new track has the most (the)audience appeal?

Sophie Ellis-Bextor€™s been through her share of stylistic changes across a career dating back to the late 1990s, when she first impressed on British charts as the striking vocal presence of Theaudience. Unlike a great many artists who used Britpop as a foundation for a pop-centric solo career, though, her releases haven€™t exhibited a trend for diminishing returns: album five, €˜Wanderlust€™ (review), charted at four in January and was generally warmly received by critics.

Here, Sophie turns critic to pass judgement, of sorts, on this Monday€™s new (ish) single releases. Her own new single, €˜Runaway Dreamer€™, is released today and its video can be seen below. Just down there.

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Aloe Blacc €“ €˜The Man€™

€œYou can tell everybody that Aloe is the man who wears nice suits in the video. And a sharp trench coat. A collarless top sometimes, too. Yes, he is the man when it comes to that stuff.€

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Javeon €“ €˜Intoxicated€™

€œAt the beginning of the video a lady spills some tea, and that upset me because I love tea. Javeon was probably too busy being intoxicated to care about the tea.€

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Paolo Nutini €“ €˜Scream (Funk My Life Up)€™

€œPaolo sings about a woman who was €˜just another woman with a shotgun in her hand €“ funk my life up.€™ So that€™s nice that he found someone, even though I€™d worry about the shotgun. However, he also confesses, €˜hell I don€™t even know her name,€™ so I€™m not sure the relationship is going to last, to be honest.€

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Agnes Obel €“ €˜Aventine€™

 €œAgnes is from Denmark and I enjoy going there as I find the Danish sense of humour to be quite similar to the British. This pretty song is quite serious though, so you can€™t get a sense of that here.€

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor (website) plays live at an assortment of venues in April. This is called a tour.

7th €“ Institute, Birmingham 8th €“ Academy, Oxford 10th + 11th €“ Union Chapel, London 13th €“ Academy, Bournemouth 14th €“ Concorde 2, Brighton 15th €“ Academy, Bristol 17th €“ Sage (Hall 2), Gateshead 18th €“ Ritz, Manchester 19th + 20th €“ Oran Mor, Glasgow

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Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204
CAMELOT LOUNGE - Marrickville - Thursday 03-Jul-2014 7:00 PM

Dave graney has been described as a €œcryptic rock voyager€. In other truth he is a storyteller, songwriter and singer with few peers in the Australian music scene. A former king of pop. Also self proclaimed €œking of the dudes€. A formidable guitarist. A master songwriter. A reckless performer. A broadcaster.

Dave Graney is setting out on a tour which is called IN CONCERT. No matter if it's a concert hall, a cafe or a bookshop, it'll be a CONCERT performance.

FEARFUL WIGGINGS is the 2014 album billed as a Dave Graney solo set. Clare Moore is all over the album and will be playing keys, percussion and singing. Stu Thomas will also be playing on baritone guitar, vocals and bass. Dave Graney will be playing guitar and singing. Longtime guitarist Stuart Perera will join the band on selected dates.

Dave Graney will be performing songs from FEARFUL WIGGINGS as well as songs stretching back to his and Clare Moore's first band, the Moodists and also weird scenes cooked up with the Coral Snakes and the mistLY. Everything is gonna be on the table and whatever it is, wherever it is, it'll be IN CONCERT!


$22 +bf presale and $25 on the door.
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
Bookings close at 6pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability.

Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed €“ NO BYO
Please book carefully - as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!
All ages welcome (but under 18€s must be accompanied by an adult)

Philly 360° Playlist: Khari Mateen Releases "Full Moon" Recorded Live At Chris' Jazz Cafe
21st June 2014

This week?s playlist comes from a familiar face in the Philly music scene?songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Khari Mateen. Most recently, Mateen released a live performance video of his song ?Full Moon,? recorded during a performance at popular Center City music spotChris? Jazz Caf.

Not only is the track a great listen but catching one of Khari's one-man shows is definitely a sight to see. Khari not only sings and incorporates innovative electronics into his live set, the versatile performer even breaks into a cello solo mid-song.

The original ?Full Moon? track features Philly based emcee Sugar Tongue Slim?more simply known as STS. The smooth track easily gets your head nodding and STS? southern drawl and bounce is the perfect addition. It?s sultry without dragging and makes you want to listen back a couple times to hear all the nuances of the production and lyrics.

As a producer Mateen has worked alongside of popular Philly artists includingThe Roots,and has even collaborated with Jill Scott, Tye Tribbett, James Poyser and more. Getting an early start lending his talent to former groupNouveau Richealongside Philly-based singer/songwriterNikki Jean andThe Roots' rap prodigyDice Raw,Mateen now captivates audiences all on his own. He has performed his latest solo music on the road with acts like fellow Philly musician and producer, RJD2 and Cody Simpson.

Mateen epitomizes a generation that does it all?and does it well. From being a classically trained cellist to a mastermind producer and vocalists, Khari is well respected on the Philly music scene as an artists who approaches his crafts with precision and excellence.

There is definitely something soulful and classic, yet still fresh, pop and new in each and every one of his tracks. Take a listen to ?Full Moon? below and make certain to check out his latest body of workQualia: Fall.

Check out Khari Mateen performing "Full Moon" live at Chris' Jazz Cafe in Center City.

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