29 Ene 2011, 11:16 de genkigrrl
13 Abr 2010, 2:21 de earthcrossingRecently I hit '1300' artists in my library, so I thought I'd make a list of them all for posterity! Of course, I already removed one of those artists frmo my library during this process (it was my music, but under the wrong name...) and there are others I can probably get rid of immediately. But I want to take care in doing so.
Anyway, without further ado...this is the result of coming on up 5 years of scrobbling here at Last.fm, and away from it (on iPod). There have been times when I wasn't able to scrobble, so a lot of data wasn't recorded then. But other than those times, this is what we have...
* A Camp (7s)
* A Perfect Circle (210s)
* A Streetlight Song (1)
* Abbe May (88s)
* Abbe May and the Rockin' Pneumonia (5s)
* Abra Moore (7s)
* Ace of Base (2s)
* AC/DC (64s)
* Adam Cohen (2s)
* Adele (2s)
* Aerosmith (8s)
* Afghan Whigs (1)
* AFI (29s)
* Aimee Allen (22s)
7 Ene 2010, 8:32 de Lars_olloWe're getting into the swing of 2010 things and excitement prevails about the Terrace Industry: M Squared Box 1980-1983 4-CD collection of M Squared material.
Further vaulting produces unknown pleasures, including Swell Maps, Psychic TV, Der Plan and the Octopus project by David Tibet and Steven Stapleton.
Remember to check out these events coming up IN SYDNEY THIS WEEK:
Sydney Festival - Circa 1979: Signal to Noise
Thursday 14 January
Severed Heads LIVE, The Reels LIVE, DJ Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire)
8pm @ Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Sydney - $38(+bf) / free after 11.30pm (subject to capacity)
Severed Heads are pioneers of Australian experimental electronic music and multi-media performance. New wave band The Reels penned 'Quasimodo's Dream', recognised by APRA as one of the ten greatest Australian songs of all time. Stephen Mallinder of Sheffield electro pioneers Cabaret Voltaire and Sydney electro/tech DJ Mark Murphy round off the night.
6 Ene 2010, 9:36 de Lars_olloHappy New Year!
On our first show for 2010, we welcome the new decade with a homage to the brand spanking - new recordings and new arrivals.
We’re super excited about Terrace Industry: M Squared Box 1980-1983, a 4-CD collection of M Squared material from Ascension Records, which comes with full-story booklet and 4 beer mats (!) and features tracks never before released on CD.
See them play LIVE: A stack of artists represented on this collection, including Scattered Order and The Makers Of The Dead Travel Fast, some of them reformed for this once-only event, are performing at Wilshire Street Noise - Sunday 17 January at the Sando (details below).
We also finally got a chance to play you extracts from The Emergency‘s remixes promo and the demo from new Emergency side-project Peace Out! (Milo plus former Emergency nurse Daina). Their Melbourne shows, an audio-visual spectacular, have been getting rave reviews (come play in Sydney now!).
In Sydney over the next 10 days:
Saturday 9 January
24 Nov 2009, 14:36 de BlackCoffeeDuckNovember is almost over so I better do this or I'll never do it. Here in Australia on Triple J radio is Ausmusic month and ABCTV show Rage has joined in this year too. In Jmag The Drones won the top spot in their "Greatest Aussie Song Ever" Top 30 as voted by Aussie muso's. Winning with Shark Fin Blues, which got the most votes and so should they, check it all out here: http://blogs.abc.net.au/triplej/2009/10/greatest-aussie-songs-ever.html
Plus the other night The Drones won two A.I.R. Awards for "Independent Artist Of The Year" and "Best Independent Album" for Havilah and so should they too, check it out here: http://www.airawards.com.au/ (also they should win every A.R.I.A. award at the end of this week but will miss out more than likely because well, it's the crappy arias). Anyway I'm going to re-post Gareth Liddiard from The Drones top five votes for Jmag's greatest Aussie songs, which are:
9 Nov 2008, 15:31 de kelguraA series from ABC Radio:
Wide Open Road is a journey through our musical landscape. From the desert to the coast, from punk to hip-hop, from surburban back yards to dark smoky bars, Wide Open Road tells the story of how Australian musicians have discovered the land they live in though music and created their distinctly Australian sounds.
Destinations and Artists featured or interviewed:
Dave Graney & Clare Moore
Rob Hirst of Midnight Oil
Ed Kuepper of The Saints and Laughing Clowns
Kevin Mitchell of Jebediah and Bob Evans
Mick Thomas of Weddings Parties Anything
Robert Forster of The Go-Betweens
Ray Ahn of Hard-Ons
Tim Rogers of You Am I
Damien Lovelock of The Celibate Rifles
Stephen Cummings of The Sports
Janet English of Spiderbait
7 Oct 2008, 13:51 de BlackCoffeeDuckOn the 19th August 2006 Dirty Three guest programmed RAGE. Dirty Three is my favourite band. And RAGE is a late night Aussie TV show which invites bands or artists to pick favourite songs or video clips or the video clips of their favourite songs. At this time it was Dirty Three’s last full Aussie tour for the new album Cinder which was a year old anyway. So writing now means it has been almost five years since a new Dirty Three album. At the moment bands like Portishead and The Drones are my favourite bands but off course both have pulled out new albums this year. Portishead took ten years for Third but it is one of the greatest albums ever. But I hope Dirty Three don’t take that long for a new album.
Warren Ellis has joined Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and started a new band with Nick Cave called Grinderman. Jim White is playing for Cat Power, PJ Harvey, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Beth Orton, Nina Nastasia so he’s a drummer for hire for anyone he wants to play for. …
2 Oct 2008, 12:02 de runout_groovehttp://www.atpfestival.com/atp/sized/files/img/events/20090109-atpbullerflyer2_400x-1.jpg
LASTFM EVENT PAGES:
ATP Australia 2009: Mt Buller at Mt. Buller Ski Resort
ATP Australia 2009: Brisbane at Riverstage - Nick Cave & Bad Seeds + more
ATP Australia 2009: Sydney at Cockatoo Island
Early in 2008, Australian concert promoters Feel Presents and UK promoters All Tomorrow's Parties joined forces to bring the classic albums concept, Don't Look Back, to Australia. A UK originated concept, Don't Look Back asks artists to perform a work from their catalogue that has proven itself timeless years after it's inception. In it's first season, Don't Look Back presented seminal works from Sonic Youth (Daydream Nation), Died Pretty (Doughboy Hollow) and Low (Things We Lost In the Fire) - among others - for what was a hugely successful debut enterprise. Later in 2008 Feel Presents and All Tomorrow's Paries formed a new company; ATP Australia Pty Ltd, with a view to bringing the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival to Australia.
4 Abr 2008, 3:37 de BlackCoffeeDuckThere is a TV show in Australia called Rage and artists and bands come on and pick there fav songs or video clips. So back in 1994 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds toured for Let Love In and Nick Cave was asked to pick his fav video chips, it was air on Christmas Eve.
Talking about some of the video Nick just say the same thing over and over which was "This is __________ and are one of the greatest song or artist and I urge you to go out and buy it" but one funny thing did happened at the almost end when talking about Bob Dylan which he was saying he can't so he's going to talk about his son Jesse who did the new video chip at the time for the new single but Nick Cave forget the name of his own song, he was reminded by someone you could not see on screen, the song was Red Right Hand.
Anyway here are all the songs he played that night, maybe I should look up all the videos on youtube maybe you can if you read this.
1.Anita Lane-Jesus Almost Got Me
2.Barry Adamson & Anita Lane-These Boots Are Made For Walking
20 Dic 2007, 7:12 de BlackCoffeeDuckI know the year is not yet over but it’s December so here are my favourites of this year.
Jean Lee and the Yellow dog by Ed Kuepper
Right, Ed Kuepper wins out my top album of 2007. This is his first new album in five years. In the 90's he had a solo album out every year but at the beginning this decade he slowed down a bit. If you don't know he was in The Saints in the late 70's and left to form in the 80's the Laughing Clowns. With Jean Lee and the Yellow Dog album has come full circle because Jeffrey Wegener who played drums in Clowns is back playing with Kuepper for the first time since mid-80's. Chris Bailey is also here too, he is the lead singer in The Saints and is singing on That depends part3 together for the first time since the late 70's. My favorite violin player Warren Ellis from Dirty Three is also playing on Miracles. Plus Kuepper does a great cover of The Go-Betweens' Finding You. Just to finish off, Jean Lee was an Australian woman, convicted of murder…