In a musical landscape where venues unfortunately seem to be closing down left, right, and centre, it’s a great feeling to know that there are still initiatives and events out there that are promoting good new artists.
One such event is about to start at the Hotel Hollywood on Wednesday nights. Hosted by Doris Goddard who owns the hotel, it’ll bring folk artists The Falls (check out some of their stuff here!) in as the artists in residence. Their swooning, delicate acoustic tunes sound great, especially for stuff recorded on a 4-track. The Hotel Hollywood has seen artists like Fergus Brown and Georgia Fair pop by before, and seems to be an important, emerging venue for the acoustic/folk scene. The Falls will also be joined by some special guests each Wednesday for the next few weeks.
See the full details below, and get along to it (it’s free!).
WHAT: The Falls + special guests each week
WHERE: The Hotel Hollywood
2 Foster Street, Surry Hills, Sydney
WHEN: Wednesday nights – 8pm – FREE ENTRY!
WED 30th MARCH: THE FALLS + HELLO VERA + ACHOO! BLESS YOU
WED 6th APRIL: THE FALLS + PAUL AIDEN (UK) + ATLAS B SALVESEN
WED 13th APRIL: THE FALLS + JACK CARTY + ANDREW MORRIS (QLD)
WED 20th APRIL: THE FALLS + THE GREEN MOHAIR SUITS + DANNY WIDDICOMBE (QLD)
This year Big Tree Artists and 3D World are presenting Graffiti at the Wall 2010! What’s that, you might be wondering. It’s Sydney‘s new independent, all ages, hip-hop and street art festival!
With amazing Aussie artists like Mind Over Matter, Phatchance, Coptic Soldier, Daily Meds, Johnny Utah, and other local acts, it’s going to be a fun night. There will be graffiti artists showcasing their work, and freestyle battles throughout the night. Be sure to get down there and support Australian hip-hop.
27th of November
Live at the Wall (formerly the Bald Faced Stag)
343 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt, NSW
6.30 pm until around 1 am
Tickets are $20+bf for pre-sale, and $25 at the door.
Phoenix. You know, that French band. The one that sings those insanely infectious synthy pop songs. Yeah, them. Well, they decided that they’d go and do something really nice for us all. They’ve released a live EP featuring songs from “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” that they played for us Australians in Sydney. I didn’t catch any of their gigs over here, but I hear they’re pretty good live.
I haven’t grabbed the EP yet, but I will be very soon. Word is the live version of “Love Like A Sunset” is brilliant.
The track-listing is as follows:
6. Love Like A Sunset
Grab a free download here. (Once their servers are back up that is, it looks like they’re under a bit of strain at the moment. Understandably.)