RIOT OF THE DAY /// ‘BRETT CHAN’ NEW ART EXHIBITION – COMPLEX SIMPLICITY

art by LALOTOA

We’ve known artist / skater BRETT CHAN for a few years now and from the first time we saw one of his canvass’s hanging in a shared office between Monster Children and kiwi label Huffer (when they were on Crown st), straight away we got curious about this guy. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// ‘BRETT CHAN’ NEW ART EXHIBITION – COMPLEX SIMPLICITY”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// ‘SAMOAN PUNKS’ RELEASE LIVE! FROM YOUR EX BOYFRIENDS FACE

art by LALOTOA

To say goodbye to the Summer (while knowing pretty well that somewhere in the world the sun is always shining) Samoa’s Number 1 Punk band SAMOAN PUNKS have dropped a live album LIVE! FROM YOUR EX BOYFRIENDS FACE. It’s perfect for vacuuming, cooking, forklift driving, shadow boxing, driving in general, crying and sleeping. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// ‘SAMOAN PUNKS’ RELEASE LIVE! FROM YOUR EX BOYFRIENDS FACE”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// LA LUZ RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE ‘ALL IN WHITE’

art by LALOTOA

Sydney is awash with artists striving to make their music heard amongst a dustbowl of laws which have done their best to shut down the live music eco system in the state of NSW. While a few venues have kept their doors open in support of live music, the city of Sydney is unfortunately operating with one lung when it comes to local music support and you just have to visit Melbourne to know that we got burnt good. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// LA LUZ RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE ‘ALL IN WHITE’”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// COURTNEY BARNETT TAKES OUT THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC PRIZE!

art by LALOTOA

So guess who won $30,000 today? Melbourne’s killer singer songwriter Courtney Barnett (whom we also featured yesterday) took out the 11th Australian Music Prize for her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// COURTNEY BARNETT TAKES OUT THE AUSTRALIAN MUSIC PRIZE!”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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art by LALOTOA

Today is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY. And to celebrate we’ve decided to highlight some our favourite women in music. We want to introduce you to some legends, some well known artists you may have forgotten and some new ones.

Though they all make different styles of music, if there’s one thing that connects them, it would probably come down to their originality, style and their one off DNA. There are no other woman like any of them in music and that’s why we think you all need to seek them out. Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY”

RIOT OF THE DAY /// PROTEST SONG BY RAY LALOTOA (FAIT ACCOMPLI)

PROT SONG BY LALOTOA

illustration by LALOTOA

Hi friends,

I spent the holidays feeling depressed about the Lock out Laws and the current state of NSW. Anyway I started humming this tune and I kinda ended up expressing my feelings the best way I know how, thru song (and Garageband).

I’m not gonna say too much about our current nightmare, because I know we’ve all been keeping up with all the articles. I just want people to know that what is happening to us is only an introduction to what is coming. We’re feeling the pinch with these abhorrent lock out laws, but then there’s the treatment of refugees, the poor, the old, gay and lesbians, the marginalised and even our indigenous people. Our freedoms are being challenged by our Government both State and National and things are only going to get worst, not better, worst! Continue reading “RIOT OF THE DAY /// PROTEST SONG BY RAY LALOTOA (FAIT ACCOMPLI)”

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK PART 3 /// WORLD PREMIERE – ENTRANCES & EXITS A FILM & ALBUM BY BRETT CHAN

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If you’re into the deeper realms of street art then the name BRETT CHAN will be no stranger to you. If you don’t know then google his name and check out the vibrations he has spread around all over the world. It’s a unique direction which is not just his own true innovative style, but his art is also a conversation about Chan’s outlook on spirituality, life and the message which is to be one with one’s self.

Continue reading “MENTAL HEALTH WEEK PART 3 /// WORLD PREMIERE – ENTRANCES & EXITS A FILM & ALBUM BY BRETT CHAN”

7 UPLIFTING CLASSICS TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS WHEN YOU AIN’T FEELING TOO GREAT!!! /// PART 2

When you’re not feeling too great play these classic tunes and think about the good things. Have a dance or a little cry in your room on your own, get positive and keep moving! Continue reading “7 UPLIFTING CLASSICS TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS WHEN YOU AIN’T FEELING TOO GREAT!!! /// PART 2”

MY SYDNEY RIOT FIGHTING MENTAL ILLNESS /// PART 1

FOR HELP VISIT, CALL OR REACH OUT TO…

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LIFELINE – 1311 14 – LIFELINE.ORG.AU

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MY SYDNEY RIOT SUPPORTS MENTAL HEALTH WEEK 2015

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK 2015 /// 2-10 OCTOBER 2015

We’ll be shining a happy spotlight on Mental Health this week with a 5 part series containing some tips and lighthearted advice for our creative friends suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar, eating disorders and all kinds of mental illness.

If we can make you smile then our job is half done, the rest is up to you and the rest of us in the wider music art community to chip in and help out.

Have a good week and don’t forget to reach out if you need someone to talk to. And if you feel like someone needs help do your part and reach out too.

Peace and love MSR X

FOR HELP VISIT, CALL OR REACH OUT TO…

BEYOND BLUE – 1300 22 46 36 – BEYONDBLUE.ORG.AU

LIFELINE – 1311 14 – LIFELINE.ORG.AU

SANE AUSTRALIA – 1800 187 263 – SANE.ORG

‪#‎MYSYDNEYRIOT‬ SUPPORTS #‎MENTALHEALTHWEEK2015‬ #‎MENTALHEALTHWEEK‬