Club NME

As some of you may know, I work at a new agents. In between selling dirty magazines to old men and being asked directions to everywhere within a 50km radius, I get to read magazines during my lunch break. As you can imagine, I spend most of my time flicking through the music magazines. While Spin is by far my favourite, whenever I want to read crazy amounts of hype or about one of the Gallager brothers pissing off yet another person, NME can provide a lot of entertainment.

Now you can experience all the fun of your favourite bitchy music magazine in person, with the Club NME tour which will be happening in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

It is set to become a reoccurring event and the first one will feature Philadelphia Grand Jury, Yacht Club DJs, Purple Sneakers DJs and most impressively, a DJ set from Andy Rouke, the bassist from The Smiths.

The dates are:

THURSDAY 25TH FEBRUARY – Empire Hotel, BRISBANE

FRIDAY 26TH FEBRUARY – The Hi Fi Bar, MELBOURNE

SATURDAY 27TH FEBRUARY – Manning Bar, SYDNEY

To celebrate, Yacht Club have remixed The Good News by Philadelphia Grand Jury. Admittedly I’m not a huge remix fan and although it’s fun to hear the song in a different way, it looses some of the charm of the original.

Philadelphia Grand Jury- The Good News (Yacht Club Remix)


Groovin’ The Moo 2010 Line-Up Leaked

The Groovin’ The Moo festival is an Australian music festival that only goes to regional areas(and Canberra, but nothing ever happens there). This year it will be held in Bendigo, Townsville, Maitland, Canberra and Bunbury sometime during May.

This year’s line-up has been leaked a day early and looks all kinds of amazing:

Vampire Weekend
Tegan & Sara
Spoon
Silverchair
Grinspoon
Empire Of The Sun
British India
Lisa Mitchell
Kisschasy
Miami Horror
Bag Raiders
Kid Koala presents The Slew live
Muph and Plutonic
Funkoars
Illy
Ajax
Jonathan Boulet
Yacht Club DJs

Tickets are on sale on the 10th of Feb.

Has anyone been to one of these festivals? Let me know how it was. I am very tempted to go but am a bit worried it will be a Big Day Out style bogan-fest.

Pushover 2010 Line-up

Pushover is a all ages music festival held in Melbourne every Labour day and the line-up of the 2010 festival has just been released.

Anybody who went to Pushover this year can breathe a sigh of relief: Mcfly will not be playing the 2010 Pushover festival.

The bands who will be playing are:

50 Lions

Break Even

Built on Secrets

City Escape

Dash & Will

Heroes for Hire

Horrorshow

I Explode Like

Kisschasy

Lovers Grave

The Mission In Motion

The Sundance Kids

Urthboy

Wherewolves

Yacht Club DJs

Young Heretics

Yves Klein Blue

I can’t say I’m completley sold on the line-up, although hopefully I’ll get a chance at volunteering at the festival like I did this year. Too much hardcore and Kisschasy for my liking. Still it’ll be worth it to see Yves Klein Blue.

Anyway, let me know what you think.