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Mon, 23 June 2014

Push FReeZA Summit

Filed under: contemporary music, Workshops, Festivals & Major Events, General — site admin @ 8:17 pm

Push FReeZA Summit coming to Melbourne in July
Tuesday July 8, 10:30am – 3:30pm – Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier St, Fitzroy
Youth music organisation The Push is coming to Fitzroy during the July school holidays to hold a free music industry training session for young people.

The annual Push FReeZA Summits are free to attend and open to everyone. Any young person who is interested in the music or event industry is encouraged to attend this fantastic training opportunity.

The full day of training will feature a range of industry professionals sharing music industry advice and information. The full program is attached or can be downloaded here.

Meet with industry professionals to discuss artist and tour management, volunteering and internships, publicity, event management, song writing and performance, radio, and online music distribution

Career development and pathways for young people
Live sound workshop to learn how to set up a PA system for live performance
Artist’s Q&A with The Hounds Homebound, Darcy Fox and Residual Live

Krump showcase and workshop Tour management workshop with Jamie Lehman (Endless Road Touring)
Workshop on music equipment maintenance, partnerships and equipment endorsements
Learn about festival OH&S, engaging the community and sustainability and rural community development Network with young people and workers on music and event committees
Free lunch!

DAN BRODIE’S ROCK’N REHABILITATION – RAMBLIN’ DAN’S TOUR OF YARRA

Filed under: acoustic music, rock music, Gigs, Tours — site admin @ 8:14 pm

DAN BRODIE’S ROCK’N REHABILITATION – RAMBLIN’ DAN’S TOUR OF YARRA

RAMBLIN’ DAN BRODIE ON TOUR FOR LEAPS AND BOUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL
FRI 4 JULY: Grumpys Green, Smith St, Fitzroy, 8.30pm, free entry
THU 10 JULY: The Owl and the Cat, 34 Swan St, Richmond, 8pm
SAT 12 JULY: The Tote, Collingwood (Spencer P Jones tribute, Living Legends Series), 7pm
SUN 13 JULY: The Tote, Collingwood (Charlie Owen tribute, Living Legends Series), 4pm
WED 16 JULY: The Standard, 293 Fitzroy St, Fitzroy, 8.30pm, free entry
THU 17 JULY: Labour in Vain, Brunswick St, 197a Brunswick St, Fitzroy, 8pm free entry
SUN 20 JULY: The Wilde, 152 Gertrude St, Fitzroy (Gertrude St Projection Festival), 8pm

All shows are headline shows apart from the Tote shows where Dan will be performing 2 or 3 songs each night
Presented by Leaps and Bounds Music Festival, PBS FM and Beat.

Dan Brodie is one of two solo Melbourne based artists performing multiple shows in small venues which they have not played before at the request of Leaps and Bounds Music Festival programmers, celebrating the many live music venues within the City of Yarra offering live music every night of the week. Emily Ulman is also playing a series of shows for Leaps and Bounds Music Festival July 4 – 20.
www.leapsandboundsmusicfestival.com

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THE LIVING LEGENDS SERIES AT THE TOTE

Filed under: acoustic music, roots music, contemporary music, rock music, Gigs, CD Launches, General — site admin @ 8:11 pm

THE LIVING LEGENDS SERIES AT THE TOTE: FRIDAY 11, SATURDAY 12 & SUNDAY 13 JULY - LEAPS AND BOUNDS MUSIC FEST
The Leaps and Bounds Music Festival proudly presents the Living Legends series across three consecutive nights honouring three renowned Melbourne based musicians with worldwide reputations.

The three featured musicians rarely receive the attention they duly deserve and the lack of commercial expectation has allowed them to continue to grow creatively and produce music on their own terms, inspiring and mentoring other musicians. All three regularly gig in various Melbourne venues, usually to a much smaller crowd than they deserve but that is not why they do it. They are rock’n roll soldiers, working in the trenches, when really they should be Generals. Kim Salmon, Spencer P Jones and Charlie Owen, we salute you.

It is a coincidence that the three are or have been guitarists in the Australian super-group the Beasts of Bourbon? We think not! Each of these artists has been prolific for over 30 years and has an incredible musical catalogue.

The three shows will be take place at the Tote over one weekend, Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th July.
Each night will have a focus on one of the ‘living legends’:

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EMILY ULMAN DECLARES HER LOVE FOR INNER CITY MELBOURNE

Filed under: acoustic music, Live Music Venues, rock music, General — site admin @ 8:08 pm

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival, PBS 106.7 FM and Beat presents

EMILY ULMAN DECLARES HER LOVE FOR INNER CITY MELBOURNE WITH SIX LEAPS AND BOUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL DATES.

Emily Ulman is one of the most active people when it comes to Melbourne’s live music scene, running Ulman-Nation which has left her very little time to focus on her own musical career, but this is about to change.

Emily Ulman established herself as one of Melbourne’s finest singer-songwriters. Emily is applauded for her lyrical honesty (ranging from moving and confessional, to humorous and self-deprecating), and the sheer beauty of her clear, distinctive vocal delivery. Her albums and live performances have received critical acclaim including glowing reviews for her opening supports for Beth Orton, M Ward, Paul Kelly, Tim Rogers, Tex Perkins, Jolie Holland, Neko Case, Tim Finn, Laura Viers, Billy Bragg. One can’t help but notice the immediacy and strength of Emily’s songwriting with her ability to move any audience. Emily is in the studio recording her fourth album due for release in the second half of 2014.

So Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is a perfect opportunity for Emily to road test some of her new material in six of inner north Melbourne’s most intimate venues including Kent Street, the Standard, Grumpy’s Green, Long Play, the Owl & the Cat and Some Velvet Morning. Joining Emily will be different guests for each show such as Phil Gionfriddo (Jacky Winter, Sam Cooper (Sagamore), Etta Curry and Nellie Jackson (Loose Tooth), Gorman Fraser, Lucy Jean Roleff and Sarah Mary Chadwick. It pretty much is a tour of Yarra without Emily having to travel too far from her home base and reclaiming herself as a Melbourne based singer songwriter rather than a mover and shaker – which she still is. Emily Ulman is a brilliant multi-tasker.

EMILU ULMAN ON TOUR FOR LEAPS AND BOUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL
MON 7 JULY: Kent St, 201 Smith St, Fitzroy, 8.30pm, free entry, with special guest: Phil Gionfriddo/Jacky Winter
WED 9 JULY: The Standard, 293 Fitzroy St, Fitzroy, 8.30pm, free entry, with special guest: Sam Cooper (Sagamore)
SUN 13 JULY: 125 Grumpys Green, 125 Smith St, Fitzroy, 7pm, free entry, with special guest: Etta Curry and Nellie Jackson (Loose Tooth)
TUE 15 JULY: LongPlay, 318 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North, 7.30pm, with special guest: Gorman Fraser
THU 17 JULY: The Owl and the Cat, 34 Swan St, Richmond, 7.30pm, with special guest: Lucy Jean Roleff
SAT 19 JULY: Some Velvet Morning, 123 Queen’s Parade, Clifton Hill, 8.30pm free entry, with special guest: Sarah Mary Chadwick

Emily Ulman is one of two solo Melbourne based artists performing multiple shows in small venues which they have not played before at the request of Leaps and Bounds Music Festival programmers celebrating the many live music venues within the City of Yarra offering live music every night of the week. Dan Brodie is also playing a series of shows for Leaps and Bounds Music Festival July 4 – 20.
www.leapsandboundsmusicfestival.com

Brunswick Street Gallery

Filed under: art, Exhibitions — site admin @ 8:05 pm

Brunswick Street Gallery presents:
Younger than Yesterday, a group exhibition from Photographic Imaging College and
Portrayal, a group portrait exhibition curated by Suzannah Henty and Miriam Arbus, with: Bec Bigg-Wither, Rian Smit, Marianna Nigra, Greg O’Toole, Savina Hopkins, Ben Guy, Cal Alexander, Daisy Lewis, Joanne Braddy, Aleta Lederwasch, Siobhan O’Brien, Michele Newman, Tony Alston, Luisa Hansal, Justin A.F Perkins

Please join us from 6pm - 9pm for the official opening, some drinks, with a chance to meet and talk to the artists.
Exhibitions run from 6pm, 20th June - 3pm, 3rd July 2014

JOE SATRIANI 2014 World Tour

Filed under: rock music, Festivals & Major Events, Gigs, Tours — site admin @ 8:03 pm

JOE SATRIANI
2014 World Tour

JOE SATRIANI has been an unstoppable force on the music scene for more than 27 years.

Acclaimed around the world as one of the most technically accomplished and respected guitarists in rock music, the Australasian leg of his mammoth world tour brings the guitar professor back for his first headline shows since 2008.

The tour, which is in support of Satriani’s most recent and 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentum, begins with two shows in New Zealand before travelling across Australia for a five-city tour commencing at The Tivoli, Brisbane, on November 4.

Joining Satriani on the road are veteran band mate Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) on keyboards, plus bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Dweezil Zappa) and drummer Marco Minnemann (Adrian Belew, Steve Wilson).

Tickets for all shows go on sale 10am Friday June 27.

My Live Nation members can be amongst the first to secure tickets during the exclusive pre-sale commencing midday Monday June 23. Sign up at www.livenation.com.au

VIP Packages, including Meet & Greets, are also available for purchase through www.livenation.com.au

It is an often told story that the Long-Island-bred, San Francisco-dwelling Joe ‘Satch’ Satriani started out as a guitar teacher, grooming the skills of all-star pupils such as Metallica’s Kirk Hammet, Primus’ Larry LaLonde, Testament’s Alex Skolnick, Counting Crows’ David Bryson, as well as modern day peer, guitar wizard Steve Vai.

Embarking on his recording career, Satriani’s 1986 full-length debut Not of this Earth was followed in 1987 by his breakthrough album, the seminal Surfing With The Alien. The album was the first instrumental guitar album to break into the US Top 40 and 26 years on, the album still remains the measuring stick by which all instrumental rock guitar records are still considered.

Satriani quickly established his reputation as one of rock’s most talented guitarists and has repeatedly been voted ”best guitarist” in leading guitar magazine readers’ polls. An undisputed master of modern rock guitar he has gone on to sell more than ten million albums worldwide, earn numerous accolades including 14 Grammy nominations, as well as developing his own guitar line with Ibanez.

Satch’s previous visit to Australia was as one-third the guitar-heaven supergroup G3, which he co-founded with Steve Vai, the group touring here in 2012 with fellow (Toto) axeman Steve Lukather.

Joe Satriani continues to deliver master classes in spellbinding guitar wizardry – don’t miss him, live in concert.

AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4

STATE THEATRE, SYDNEY
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6

PALAIS THEATRE, MELBOURNE
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 8

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE, ADELAIDE
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9

ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 11

TICKETS ON SALE 10AM FRIDAY JUNE 27

My Live Nation pre-sale: begins midday Monday June 23
Ticket Agent pre-sale: begins midday Wednesday June 25

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.satriani.com & www.livenation.com.au

Thornbury Theatre gig guide

Daniel Ho
Fri July 11

Join Hawaiian ukulele master and six-time GRAMMY Award winner DANIEL HO for ONE NIGHT ONLY in Melbourne! Brought to you by Alfred Music, KAMUKE Ukulele Magazine and the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, this very special event will feature a one-hour intermediate ukulele workshop, followed by a 45-minute performance.

Daniel Ho’s simple philosophy of presenting music with sincerity and artistry encompasses six consecutive GRAMMY Awards and number-one albums on US airplay charts. In 2010, his solo ukulele CD, Polani (Pure), was the first ukulele album in music history to receive a GRAMMY nomination.

Notable credits include singing Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” in Hawaiian for the feature film Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), and his widely covered ukulele instrumental anthem, “Pineapple Mango”. As an independent record company owner, he pursues excellence in composition, performance, audio engineering and production. Ever the innovator, Daniel’s custom six-string KoAloha ukulele, the D-VI, is currently on exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum.

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