Music News

Spyndrift cast a spell
Bendigo Weekly
Spyndrift's Yellow Brick Road tour is paved with gold… musical gold! There are very few acts on the live circuit that can match Spyndrift in terms of their unique, highly visual performance style, musicianship, energy and out-and-out groove. Bendigo's Newmarket Hotel on Saturday a..
30-Apr-2012
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Spyndrift: naughty and exotic
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN “Fabulously naughty, exotic and noisy Spyndrift is more than just a band, it’s a visual feast being served hot to the Goldfields this April and May.” So states the sensational Spyndrift on their newly launched website, with dates in Bendigo..
30-Apr-2012
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Hermitude's club conscience
Ben Cameron
Hermitude’s Angus Stuart doesn’t just craft future beats, he hears voices. Whether he’s in the studio, or side of the dance floor (more on that later), they’re always there. “Sometimes it’s really good, (a voice) saying, ‘I wonder what people wil..
30-Apr-2012
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Gold Fields: all still so surreal
Ben Cameron
Approaching their second successive Groovin the Moo slot, Ballarat’s Gold Fields hope to be a little better prepared this time round. To make it in time for their opening slot in 2011, the band drove overnight from Adelaide, only to discover 20 minutes before the show they’d arri..
24-Apr-2012
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Mortal Kombout with Bellusira
Ben Cameron
Ink May 26 in your diaries local derby fans as Mortal Kombout! has been declared at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre. It’s a double header bout, starting with a mixed league demo featuring skaters from seven leagues across Victoria, for the Scorpions and Suz Zeros clash. Then Bend..
23-Apr-2012
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Berlin Postmark: rock n roll reunion
Ben Cameron
Bendigo remains the centre point for a group of musicians who have reunited for charity, after two decades apart. Steve Saxton, Mik Weir, Paul Van Emmerik and Anthony Murphy played together in various Bendigo-based bands from 1989 to 1992, and in 2012, they’ve reunited, as the latest l..
19-Apr-2012
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Ben Gibbons: juggling genres
Ben Cameron
They’re self described as “rambunctious, obnoxious, complete bastards” but don’t let that put you off; a Colonel Vipers Whipstick Band gig remains a sight to behold, even after 20 years. “We’ve been around forever,” band member Ben Gibbons admits, wi..
19-Apr-2012
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The Gig Guide (April 20 to 26)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday, April 20 The Old Hepburn Hotel – The Special Guests plus the Smart Alecs from 9pm. $5 Newmarket Hotel – Stevenson`s Rocket, El Montez and Armed Korean from 9pm. $5. Horvat’s Wine Bar Daylesford – Jennie Brown & Jude Russell ..
19-Apr-2012
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Blister Transistor bust out
Ben Cameron
The Blister Transistor are glad to be out into the light after recording a four track demo in a local primary school. “We’ve had a few months behind closed doors,” Mark Chatterton says. Sadly, the band have parted ways with bass player, Mark’s brother Leroy, who ..
19-Apr-2012
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Big Scary: a peaceful Vacation
Ben Cameron
Big Scary lead singer Tom Iansek’s neighbours clearly don’t know how good they’ve got it. His band may have earned almost nation-wide approval with their debut album Vacation, but not from the folks next door, it seems. “We try to play at my share house and within..
19-Apr-2012
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Tim Guy's wanderlust
Bendigo Weekly
Tim Guy’s light-hearted brand of roots-based pop and inspired instrumentation has established him as a live favourite on stages throughout the many places he has called home (Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Spain) in a career spanning nearly 20 years. In support of his f..
19-Apr-2012
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Massy Ferguson: playing for fruit
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN Seattle based Americana/alt-country rock outfit Massy Ferguson was formed six years ago in somewhat humble circumstances, and with more hope than expectation as singer, bass player and co-founder Ethan Anderson explains. “Our guitarist Adam (Monda) and I met at..
18-Apr-2012
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Showcase hits the right note
Bendigo Weekly
And so it is on! The momentum built from the success of the 2011 debut of the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival is, without a doubt, on the ascendency as far as its popular appeal within the Bendigo community goes. The value placed in Bendigo playing host to its very own music fes..
17-Apr-2012
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Children Collide: farewell Ryan Caesar
Ben Cameron
Since 2008 Children Collide have proved again and again why they’re Australia’s most interesting and probably best rock band. And their gig on Friday night at The Corner Hotel was the very definition of pudding. Having nailed the intricate framework of riff rock with..
16-Apr-2012
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Banking on music
Ben Cameron
Specialising in “eclecticism”, a troupe of local musicians with a talent for numbers will be out to prove that bankers can be cool too this Saturday at The Rifle. The “thrown together” Bendigo Bank All Stars of Colin Thompson, Chris DeAraugo, Collin Brady, Andrew Watt..
12-Apr-2012
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Ballarat Ska Orchestra
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN The nine piece Ballarat Ska Orchestra was formed eight months ago and members of this ska-tastic troupe are drawn from the genre's most respected acts, including Melbourne institution Bomba. I recently had the opportunity to chat with the orchestra's Stella Savy who explaine..
12-Apr-2012
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Forever Young produce the c word
Bendigo Weekly
MICK GRIFFIN At the heart of any great band is that one elusive factor…chemistry! You can have your craft down pat and boast experience galore, but remove that vital C word and well... I’m sure we’ve all attended a few of those going-through-the motions-g..
10-Apr-2012
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New competition for bedroom rock stars
Bendigo Weekly
Young unsigned musicians should get cracking on their original ditties as entries open for the 2012 Red Bull Bedroom Jam Australia competition Musos aged between 15 to 21 (bands, duos or soloists) are eligable to enter the online comp. Apply by uploading a video of yourself and your ban..
05-Apr-2012
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The Gig Guide (April 6 to 12)
Bendigo Weekly
Friday April 6: Gold Dust Lounge – Cold Snap. From 9PM. Free. Horvat's Wine Bar, Daylesford – Moodswing. From 9.00PM. Free. Saturday April 7: Palais Theatre, Hepburn Springs – Emmy Bryce & Kate Vigo with support Brendan Maclean. From 8:30PM. $15:00. ..
05-Apr-2012
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Music tickets too expensive say most Aussies
Bendigo Weekly
It probably won't surprise many but most Aussies think ticket prices are too steep, according to ticketing organisation, Eventbrite. A recent survey of 1000 Australians by Eventbrite has found that a little over half of Australians attended live music performances in the last 12 months, and ..
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