Have you been hiding away your film making skills, waiting for the chance to show them to the world? Now could be your chance, as St Kilda Film Festival in conjunction with Lorne P12 College are running a competition for VCAL students as part of the official amateur film section of the St Kilda Film Festival.
Quick bite: With a name that continues to be spread, Shepparton-based MC Briggs, sometimes known as the “Unofficial Mayor of Shepparton”, has announced a nice little tour in support of his new album ShepLife. The album landed in the top 20 of the ARIA Albums Chart and top three in the Carlton Dry Independent Charts, proving to be his most successful effort yet.
There is a bit happening in the camp of Melbourne’s industrial metal heavyweights Witchgrinder. At the beginning of the month the band brushed up on their Japanese pleasantries as they headed abroad for a tour alongside Entombed A.D. (Stockholm), Unrest Fatalist (France), Tyrant of Mary (Japan) and Zuul FX (Japan).
Melbourne folk duo the Pierce Brothers are doing alright. Having returned from a triumphant showing abroad, the lads are keeping the good times going with a handful of local dates. Comprised of twin brothers Jack and Pat, the pair paved their way busking on the streets.
“I want people to look back and say, ‘Wow, they were heaps better than we give them credit for.’ Like all of those incredible Australian bands of the ’70s and ’80s that played pubs and clubs but never quite made it, over the next thirty years I want people to say, ‘Bluejuice? Yeah, they were an important band and always original,’ you know?’’
Life is all about the little pleasures, little pleasures like good food, good wine, good coffee and good music. Surely out of those there is at least one thing you love? Torquay’s Bell Street Fiesta is about all these things … and a little bit more.
2014 has been a massive year for concerts in Australia. From the likes of Bob Dylan, Queen, alt-J and Glass Animals, we have been blessed with all of the major artists coming out to our shores. To cap off a great year, however, Jimi Hendrix’s younger brother, Leon, is coming to town with an all-star cast of musicians backing him. Paying tribute to the legacy and the legend of Jimi, Leon is set to play a couple of massive shows in Geelong and Melbourne.
Kira Puru is where Angelo Badalamenti meets Shellac via Sugar Pie DeSanto. Or at least that is what the internet tells me. And seeing as how the internet has no reason to lie, I trust they’re not leading me astray here. After dabbling a little in Scandinavian synth-pop, deep soul and lounge jazz, Kira Puru found a home as the frontwoman for doom-pop outfit The Bruise.
Well, it has been a pretty busy year for songman Josh Pyke so he may as well see the rest of the year out on a similar note. Announcing the third and final string of shows for his Lone Wolf tour, Pyke has lined up a nice little chunk of local dates.