TOUR/COMPETITION: Ben Sherman Big British Sound! + Win some CDs!

For those of you hanging around Sydney and Melbourne, early May is going to bring you some great live music. In fact you guys get access to pretty cool music most of the time. But especially now, because on the 11th and 12th of May is the Ben Sherman Big British Sound!

“What’s that?”, you might ask. Well, it’s a night filled with emerging artists from around Australia. It’s been pretty successful the past two years, and has seen artists like Art Vs Science, Tame Impala, Little Red, and Seabellies grace the stage.

The catch? Each artist performs one or two covers from British artists they like. So not only do you get to see some brilliant Aussie musicians play, but you get to hear some special covers as well.

Head down if you get the chance! Tickets are only about $10 each.

Melbourne
11th May (Wednesday), 2011 – 19:30-22:30
The Corner Hotel, 57 Swan St
Tickets – http://www.cornerhotel.com/
Ball Park Music
Strange Talk
Boy In A Box
Owl Eyes
DJs Simon Winkler & Jess McGuire (RRR)

Sydney
12th May (Thursday), 2011 – 19:30-22:30
The Gaelic Club, 64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
Tickets – http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=46271
Ball Park Music
Strange Talk
Boy In A Box
Step-Panther
DJs Sweetie & Shag (FBi)

COMPETITION:

Thanks to the folks organising the Ben Sherman Big British Sound, you can score copies of the latest releases from Ball Park Music and Boy In A Box!

All you have to do is comment and tell me who your favourite British artist is, and why! Easy, right? Get to it! Just leave an e-mail address somehow when you leave a comment, otherwise I can’t contact you.

I’ll pick the best entry and announce the winner on Saturday afternoon, so get your entries in early!

Competition is over! Congratulations to Benny Nitro!

NEWS: Noel Gallagher makes an idiot of himself, again + Fall Out Boy finished.

It just had to happen, didn’t it?

‘No, I’m not having someone with ginger hair making music’, he said regarding Florence from Florence + The Machine. ‘I’m not going down that road. I’m sure she’s a nice girl, but she sounds like someone’s stood on her fucking foot’.

Has this tool even listened to any of her music before? Noel Gallagher is a terrible representation of the modern musician, every single time his arrogant attention-seeking comments make the media it makes me sad to be part of the human race.

He also commented on the quality of the musicians around these days.

‘People are far off being the best band in England or the best band in the world. There’s some good bands out there but there’s no one claiming that mantle’.

I have a sneaking suspicion he believes that mantle is reserved for himself. Oh how wrong he would be.

I’m aware that although this blog has a small readership I’m clearly not helping the media attention surrounding his obnoxious statement by posting about it, but my disdain is so strong that I need to express it somewhere.

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On another note, pop punk band Fall Out Boy have unofficially broken up. Whilst on hiatus, numerous tweet’s from bassist Pete Wentz regarding his feelings about the band indicated the unlikeliness of him playing with them again. This sparked tweets and statements from other members regarding a break-up, and it seems evident that they won’t be doing anything together again, at least for a while. Nothing official has been confirmed as of yet.

I will admit, normally the bands that rabid 14-year-old fangirls drool over are not my thing musically anyway, but From Under The Cork Tree is a really catchy album. The others have their moments, but I guess any hope of them moving back into those kinda days is gone now anyway.