RIVERFEST INDEPENDENT MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014

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We all know that Australian music is pumping with all its accolades of up and coming bands doing great things Nationally but also Internationally. But did you know that there is a mass of amazing bands that flood the grand unknown landscape that is Independent Music?

We’ve been doing our bit to push some of the best unknown live music out there for a few years now, but we also have friends who have been doing the same thing at places like YOURS & OWLS (now RAD in Wollongong), Bondi’s CANTEEN (now LA DE DA in Monavale), CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL in Surry Hills and  a sweet little venue / cafe called NORTH ST CAFE in  Batemans Bay 3.5hrs drive South of Sydney run by Drew and friend Dave.

Apart from giving touring bands a second home on the East Coast of Australia over the last few years, these legends have organised for the second year running  an outdoor music festival called RIVERFEST which sits under a Bridge in front of a river in Moruya (4 hrs drive South of Sydney) and by the looks of things, like last year this Saturday is going to be amazing! maybe even more amazing!

That’s 15 bands all day bringing the good vibes to the South coast for a whole day!

So do yourself a favour, get in your car and get out-of-town for the weekend and check it all out! That’s if there are any tickets left.

Info, links and playing times below.

CHOLO X

Punklifer & Pavement Promotions & The Waterfront Hotel Moruya bring you RIVERFEST INDEPENDENT MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 to be held on the banks of the Moruya river on November 22nd 2014.

A lineup consisting of 16 of Australia’s finest underground bands on an outdoor stage over 12hrs.

Everthing from,
BLUES AND ROOTS, SKA, FUNK, SOUL PUNK, INDIE POP, PSHYCADELLIC DOOM, SWAMP DOOM, PUNK, CREATIVE NOISE, METAL and MORE.

Strictly 18+ NO ID NO ENTRY
LIMITED TICKETS..
Get tickets now punks.

After the two previous Riverfests selling out we are expecting the same this year, so get in early and save a few bucks with an early bird ticket.

ONLINE TICKETS ONLY THIS YEAR

**TICKETS ON SALE 22ND SEPTEMBER**

Tickets on sale at,

www.oztix.com.au

and

Oztix Retail Outlets.

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SOUTHCOAST MINIBUS TOURS are running a service from Batemans Bay to Moruya Waterfront for $30 return.
Book asap so you dont miss out.

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PLAYING TIMES

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TEN WEEKS INTO THEIR WEEKLY WEDNESDAY RESIDENCY AT CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL /// AN INTERVIEW WITH THE BAND ‘CAPTAIN COOK’

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As you may or may not know, we met this band CAPTAIN COOK a few months back and like many in our  circle, we have all been taken aback by their music which seems to be speaking to our dreams,  creating an exciting buzz around MSR HQ of late.

So yeah we’ve been keepin a close eye on their movements with a Residency at one  of our favourite Sydney live venues CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL in Surry Hills and so far everything is coming up Milhouse!

These guys are heading towards their 10th residency gig and we couldn’t be more excited for them. Alot has gone on since ten weeks ago, so we thought just before they hit the stage we’d touch base and get a little personal.

So two of the threesome, Spencer & Courtney  took some time away from their busy schedules to answer a few questions for us. We hope to catch up with Andrew  sometime soon. 

Ladies & Gents here’s a little conversation we had with CAPTAIN COOK. Enjoy!

How did you guys meet?
S: I put an ad on gumtree when I moved to Sydney 5 months ago and met Courtney for a jam to test out some of the songs I had written. Then Courtney found Andrew over gumtree too.

C:
Spencer answered it perfectly.

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l-r Andrew - bass /// Courtney – drums / vocals /// Spencer vocals / guitar

What’s been happening since you started out as a band?
S: Since then I’ve performed live for the first time and worked with Courtney and Andrew to turn songs that I had recorded on my laptop into live, three-piece adaptations.

C: We literally got a last-minute fill in spot with Wasters and Magic America at Captain Cook (our first pub gig) We met a dude called Ray and he asked if we wanted to start-up a residency at Captain Cook (We have no affiliation with the person himself) We have been doing that since late September and we have met so many awesome bands and made new friends. We have been rehearsing our asses off to get as tight as possible and play as much as we can, wherever we can. We have also kept busy doing some home recording for the next EP which has been loads of fun and heartache.

You kind of walked straight into this Captain Cook Hotel residency, how do you think it has affected you as a band?
S:
 It is helping us evolve quickly. The sound at Captain Cook Hotel is great so it encourages us to get better each week. Also, every night we play with two other Sydney bands, which is always inspiring.

C: We didn’t really know what to think we just knew we had to jump on the opportunity to play and network with Sydney’s local talent. Just get out there and play really, even though we were all very very new and Spencer has never played in a band prior to this.

What music have you been listening to lately?
S: Right now I am streaming Ariel Pink’s new album “Pom Pom”.

C: Plenty of surf rock and Lo Fi stuff. Hip hop, reggae dub, minimal electro/pop, 60-70’s psych rock and 80’s-90’s punk.

Being a band that is part NYC and part Australian must be exciting right?
S:
Yes. I am learning so much about Australian culture and music from hanging out with my bandmates and gigging.

C: It’s really fun because Andrew and I are the biggest Aussies possible and we just attempt to teach Spencer all these different sayings and words (Aussie humour for example) Other than that of course is that we have an opportunity to base ourselves in two different countries. Learn about new bands that maybe we wouldn’t have otherwise looked at.

Anything you think you can take advantage of because of this?
S:
I am collaborating with some friends in New York, Chicago, and Baltimore to make artwork, cassettes, and masters.

C: Pushing both areas, do our hard work here and promote both here and in America. Try our best to get it out to as many people as possible who dig it really. And maybe one day eventually head over to NYC or do a small tour of America with some cool underground bands there would be sweet!

Do you have any musical memories as a kid that brought you to where you are today?
S:
Making this clay animation when I was 13:

C: Seeing Savage Garden when I was 8 at the Opera house. What an amazing band they were for Australian music then. I loved the idea of just being on stage and letting everything out on stage and it affects people in different ways. Learning my first ever guitar piece “Scare Tissue” by watching Rage, that is when I knew music was my mind-body and soul.

Your thoughts on the Sydney music scene?
S: I’ve met wonderful, supportive people, and heard lots of great music.

C: It’s bloody brilliant! Doesn’t matter what it is either. Sydney is currently bursting out with amazing solo artists and bands. The best part is that it is so diverse here in Australia in general and bands/artists are just coming up by themselves and promoting their stuff from scratch. Booking small gigs, working their way up and building fan bases. Until they eventually get picked up by some small independent label/company. That’s when the fun begins, national tours, big festivals, small festivals more recording and more playing.

There is a theme of optimism and rebellious youth in your music, what are you really trying to say through your music?
S:
Be yourself.

C: Just letting people into something almost really primal, gnarly, sexy, daunting and audacious.

What do you wanna achieve as a band?
S:
I want to make good songs and play them for people.

C: Being a good drummer and making people want to bop, head bang, cry, smash a bottle, get naked just anything that is something.

So what’s next for Captain Cook?
S:
We’re recording our second collection of songs right now between Courtney’s room and my room. We’re also collaborating with each other on heaps of new songs.

C: We are currently finishing off our new EP which we are very proud of. Recorded between Spencer and I’s homes. We want to put together a small EP launch up the east coast with some cool bands and just have a good time playing music to new interested ears.

Any plans for the Summer holidays?
S:
I’m strapping on my backpack again and going to Indonesia with a friend from New York for a couple of weeks!

C: I am headed for the South Pacific somewhere. Don’t where yet but it’s going to be awesome.

Burial or cremation?
S: Spread my ashes in the ocean.

C: Cremation sending half my ashes to Colombia for my family and then the rest will be spread here by my family and friends on some secluded beach.

Final words?
S:
I love my band mates and Sydney and My Sydney Riot and Captain Cook Hotel and my roommates and everyone that I’ve met here I love.

C: I can’t wait to see where this goes, cause when it happens it is going to be something special. Plus I would love to play at Afro Punk Festival just so we can go to New York, meet all of Spencer’s mates and  just be able to play in New York really :P

10 favourite songs that represent you guys as a whole.
C: Anything by Nirvana, Waaves, Dune Rats, Weezer, “Hollow Hearts” by The Filthy Teens. With a slice of reggae on the side there.

S: Here’s 10 of my favorite songs that inspire my music:

1. Dom – Damn

2. Wavves – Nine is God

3. FIDLAR – :(

4. Girls – Summertime

5. paoro – i wanna be your guy
6. XXYYXX – LUV U GRL Pt. 2

7. Blink 182 – Wasting Time

8. Modest Mouse – Broke

9. Elliott Smith – Alphabet Town

10. The Cribs – Glitters Like Gold

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UPCOMING SHOWS!
- Every Wednesday at Captain Cook Hotel till it’s time to STAHP!
- FRIDAY 28 NOV /// FAIT ACCOMPLI VIDEO LAUNCH at SLY & FOX, Newtown
- SAT 29 NOV /// SUMMER LAUNCH at CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL, Surry Hills
- SUN 7 DEC /// MASSIVE SHOW TO BE ANNOUNCED!

 

 

 

THE RUMOURS SINGLE AND VIDEO PREMIERE /// I TOLD YOU

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Up and coming Sydney two piece THE RUMOURS have just recorded a brand new  single which is the first in an exciting five-part video/single project the boys are working on over the summer of 2015.

Produced by Dave Hammer (Born Lion, Thundermentals, Fait Accompli) at Def Wolf Studios this single was recorded live and dusted in one session, showing how far THE RUMOURS have come as a live unit in the space of a year.

They also managed to film a video with another up and coming ex-New Yorker now based in Sydney filmmaker Spencer Hyde (also front man of the fresh new Sydney outfit Captain Cook) to document the process.

Check it out here in all it’s glory I TOLD YOU!

UPCOMING LIVE DATES FOR /// THE RUMOURS

EMERGENZA SEMI FINAL /// THE FACTORY THEATRE
THURSDAY 13th NOVERMBER, 7PM

RIVERFEST FESTIVAL /// MORUYA
SATURDAY 22nd NOVERMBER, 11am – late
TIX HERE 

THE ART & FRIENDS AT OXFORD ART FACTORY!

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WHAT EVER YOU DO DON’T MISS THIS!!!

ONE TICKET
TWO STAGES
TEN BANDS
MARKET STALLS

Rarely seen on Aussie stages, The Brag presents The Art’s world renowned live show. An abrasive, exciting and intoxicating blend of melody, mayhem and solid rock ‘know how’.

Through the wreckage of The Art’s most trialling year, the band return with their strongest effort yet. A year of battling long American roads, European festivals, drug charge allegations and a change in personnel has proved the winning formula for this band at their creative peak. An epiphany amid chaos, The Art’s new single ‘Dead Inside’ showcases the band’s extraordinary ability to touch a nerve through daring sonic expression.

The first Australian performance in almost a year is now booked for November 8 at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory. In favour of touring, the band will focus all attention for the release of single ‘Dead Inside’ on this one hometown show.

The band have opened this event as a platform for their most respected peers in the musical and creative realms also. With the scale of offerings way beyond that of a regular club show, Oxford Art Factory are offering admittance to the entire venue, two stages and performing areas for the price of one ticket. Ten bands, plus a selection of stalls showcasing the art and wares of Sydney based creatives.

Support on the night comes by way of; Marlow, FAIT ACCOMPLI, Bonez,Glass Ocean, Vanity Riots, Hailmary (WA), Daggerz, Rick Dangerous and the Silkie Bantams and Stars of Addiction.

Featuring; Australian Pornstar Madison Missina, CHOOSE DEATH, HLSTR Clothing, Frothlyf sunnies and the art of Ray Lalotoa.

PRESALE TIX Moshtix includes DEAD INSIDE Single Download & Free Sailor Jerry on arrival!

MY ZOMBIE RIOT /// 13 TRACK MUSIC COMPILATION

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To get you set for the scary weekend all the artists have kindly made their music available to be included on this special free killer 13 track compilation. Check it out and share it with your friends!

You won’t hear a better HALLOWEEN COMPILATION filled with this many fresh up and comers! So take that to the Elm Street Bank Frank!

DOWNLOAD FROM HERE 

TRACKLISTING
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BAND FACEBOOK LINKS
The Owls

The Bungalows
Wasters
Moana (WA)
The Rumours
Brain Zaps
The Denim Clad Satanists
Captain Cook
Television Children
Taking Berlin
Bowl Cut
Piss factory
Samoan Punks

 

 

MY ZOMBIE RIOT INTERVIEW /// THE OWLS

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Before this weekends show we got in touch with Josh Bailey, front man of MY ZOMBIE RIOT headliners THE OWLS to give us a few words about their recent tour and to talk about all things Horror and their hometown of Newcastle. Hope you can make it down to see these guys, we honestly hands down believe THE OWLS could be the next Newcastle biggest thing since SILVERCHAIR.  Just sayin! You heard it here first!

Despite being a total gentleman and a cool cat rolled into one, here’s what Josh had to say…

How was the tour?
The tour has been interesting. 3 months of solid touring around Australia has had it shares of ups and down but overall very happy that we got through it. We met some really cool Muso’s and shared a lot of good times with friends old and new.

What’s been happening since the tour?
Just been chilling out, drinking, playing Nintendo….. The usual

How many shows did you do?
Above 30 dates from memory

Favourite place to visit?
There were a couple. Darwin was really fun and different. Launceston was crazy with the crowd and the drinking we did. As well as Brissy and Wollongong “Yours & Owls” festival.. Way too many.

Strangest gig of the tour?
I think The Blue Mountains. It was a cold night and the place we were playing at was covered in Fog from about 7pm onwards. The Hotel claims to be haunted and does Midnight Tours… It was a Real shit night. Anyway there were about 20 kids at the show and they went completely nuts. It was an intense night

Surprise of the tour?
Launceston. Real cool bands, real cool people at the venue and we smashed out a rad set.

What music have you been listening to lately?
We do mix tapes and the trips away. So a real “mix bag”. Andy Bull, Ryan Adams, White Stripes, Violent Soho, Oasis, a bit of 90’s Hip Hop. Just a real mix….

Why do you think Halloween is such a big deal in Australia?
Cause it is in America maybe…. Did you know it came from Ireland? Weird hey, think it was a Pagan festival or something…

Do you have any memories of Halloween as a kid?
Um, not really hey. I was never allowed to go out a knock on “Strangers” doors… I may have egged houses around the local area in my teens..

Name the scariest song that THE OWLS have on the set list and the meaning behind it…
Space Invaders I guess. It is about a thug who gets his own. The tune was loosely based someone who I know and weirdly enough they did get their own… weird…

Scariest movie?
Blair Witch Project scared the shit outta me as a kid…

Newcastle is known for some crazy stories, are there any myths, ghost stories or tales you could tell us about Newcastle?
I know that my house was haunted. We had to have an exorcism with a local priest. That was pretty heavy. I’m not one that really believes in life after death but I remember seeing shadows and things moving. My brothers were also in the same room when some weird shit went down so I know it wasn’t just me.

A band you look forward to seeing this weekend?
The Rumors and TV Children.

What’s next for THE OWLS?
World Domination… lol. Nar probably an Album and deeper in debt.. Think its gonna be big

Burial or cremation?
Either way, you are dead….. Shot by cannon.

Final words? All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

CHECK OUT THE OWLS!

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MY ZOMBIE RIOT!

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MY SYDNEY RIOT are bringing together the gang to celebrate all things scary on Saturday 1 November. So get your best costume scary together and come party with us and enjoy the spirit of the Halloween Weekend at Captain Cook from 5pm till late.

There night will include;
- 13 killer bands across 2 stages
- dead dj’s
- scary drink specials
- bistro of death
- prizes for best costumes
- crazy art
- scary visuals
- human sacrifice
- good times

and lots lots more!

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My Sydney Riot, Sailor Jerry Australia, ARTIST UNION PRESENTS…
**/// MY ZOMBIE RIOT ///**

The Owls
The Bungalows
Wasters
Moana (WA) https://www.facebook.com/moanamusic
The Rumours
Brain Zaps
The Denim Clad Satanists
Captain Cook Hotel
Television Children
Taking Berlin
Bowl Cut
Piss factory
Samoan Punks

CAPTAIN COOK HOTEL
Corner Flinders st & Moore Part Rd, Surry Hills

2 PRESALE TIX for $10

BUY TICKETS HERE http://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/MYZOMBIERIOT

$10 AT THE DOOR + A FREE SAILOR JERRY ON ARRIVAL /// 5PM TILL LATE

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS VIA THE FACEBOOK EVENT LINK https://www.facebook.com/events/1503730839876148/

WORD ON THE COFFIN!

#CHOLO X MSR

10 BANDS YOU NEED TO SEE AT THE SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND


Yo! So it’s a sunny day today Yew! which gives you the perfect reason to head over to Faversham St, Marrickville for the closing weekend of the SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL. Things kick off at 5pm today till midnight and from 3pm till 10pm tomorrow. More than 30 amazing independent artists will be playing across 3 stages, so to save you the hassle of figuring out what to see, we decided to pick out 10 of our personal favourites and we are sure if you include them in your timetable you are bound to have a fun old party time. The festival is free and we look forward to partying with you all till the break o break of dawn! Continue reading 10 BANDS YOU NEED TO SEE AT THE SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

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