Nice day for a beer + some sun shine right. Shit yea! Changing Lanes Festival returns in 2011 to Devonshire St, Surry Hills with a mega-big line up covering all music genres you’d expect to hear from the good peeps of FBi with multiple stages playing indie rock, electronica, hip-hop, dub-step, rockabilly and alt country.
Come party with the Stolen Records Skrillionares at UP & UNDERGROUND stage to the left of The Gaelic. From 2.30pm – 10pm we’ll bring you the tunes .. with Ellesquire, Bingethinkers, Joyride, The Last Kinnections, Daily Meds, Skryptcha, Tuka + Def Wish Cast.
Come say howdy to Shantan, Mike Who or some of the Stolen Records family. Plus the event is a fundraiser for FBi Radio, so give your community spirit a red hot go. Oh and Party!
MOS DEF announces his first Australian headliner The Ecstatic Tour in January 2011. You know that happy tingly feeling you had when ATCQ was announced, well this is about the same.
The tour will cover most of his 2009 LP The Ecstatic featuring tracks produced by the likes of Madlib, Chad Hugo and J Dilla.
Dates we know of:
Saturday Jan 8th@ Soundscape Festival, Hobart
Sunday Jan 9th @ The Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Thursday Jan 13th @ The Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane
Friday Jan 14th @ The Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets are available from Thursday 28 October. Keep in check via our Facebook page.
In a year where hip hop has just about smashed it – not referring to the ridiculous 2011 Good Vibes lineup – our Aussie talents are also getting amongst it. We speak of The Wildside Tour bringing The Tongue and Spit Syndicate to your locals.
The Tongue’s new album, Alternative Energy has just dropped and featured as Album of the Week on FBi, 2SER and Austereo’s Radar Radio. The Tongue will be joined by DJ Skoob (3x NSW DMC Champion) and DJ Joyride – both of the highest turntabular standard.
Spit Syndicate are also headlining following a spectacular year following their second album Exile. This comes after supporting Horrorshow, their own Starry Eyed Tour and soon-to-be supporting Cypress Hill throughout the end of this month.
Melbourne MC Class A, will be joining the boys and launching her album Me, Me, Me and Him: The Secret Life of a Receptionist.
FRIDAY 5TH November at ANU Bar, Canberra, ACT
SATURDAY 6TH November at The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
THURSDAY 11TH November at Rocket Room, Perth, WA
FRIDAY 12TH November at Mojo’s Bar, North Fremantle, WA
SATURDAY 13TH November at Studio 146, Albany, WA
THURSDAY 18TH November at The National Hotel, Geelong, VIC
FRIDAY 19TH November, Northcote Social Club, Northcote VIC
SATURDAY 20TH NOVEMBER at Rocket Bar, Adelaide, SA
THURSDAY, 25TH NOVEMBER at Alley Cat, North Hobart, TAS
FRIDAY, 26TH NOVEMBER in Step Inn, Brisbane QLD
SATURDAY 27TH NOVEMBER at Gaelic Club, Sydney NSW
Tickets go on sale Thursday 23 September via Ticketek, Moshtix and OzTix.
Cypress Hill will be touring throughout Oz in September. The first Latino group to go platnium and multi-platnium world-wide. In April 2010, the group released ‘Rise Up’ after a six year hiatus from 2004 album ‘Til Death Do Us Part’.
As some may know, California are going to the ballots this November. Cypress Hill has teamed up with organisations for a national reform of marijuana laws in support of Prop 19. A number of Democratic Representatives, libertarians and activists also support Prop 19.
As stated on their MySpace:
Prop 19 would allow adults 21+ the right to buy marijuana for recreational use, and cause it to be taxed just like alcohol. If passed, this would be a HUGE step forward in the fight to end marijuana prohibition. Our government can generate between $12-18 billion in tax revenue, save over $200 million in law enforcement costs, and create between 60-80k new jobs.
Mixtapes are the rage right now! Stolen Records got on it for our Yo Yo Yo! house-party and now Cee-Lo has too.
Cee-Lo is an Atlanta-based rapper and R&B/Soul singer. He was a member of the Goodie Mob, which was widely considered one of the founding hip hop acts of the Dirty South movement. Cee-Lo then joined creative arms with DJ Danger Mouse to form Gnarls Barkley. Their hit CRAZY was chosen as Song of the Decade by Rolling Stone in 2009.
2. You Don’t Shock Me Anymore
3. Cho Cha The Cat (w/ The B-52’s)
4. Talking To Strangers
5. Little Black Book
6. I Like It
8. Night Train (w/ Goodie Mob)
9. The Secret
10. Sophisticated Bitch
11. I’ll Kill Her
12. Is It
13. Super Woman Theme Song
14. Night Cap Outro
Holy moly! Didn’t expect this one. Today it has been announced that A Tribe Called Quest will be touring Australia in August.
To celebrate 20 years since their debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, the tribe will be setting out on a global award tour starting in Queens and ending in El Segundo (maybe).
Dates: Gold Coast (Parklands, Sat 25 Sept), Perth (Wellington Square, Sun 26 Sept), Melbourne (The Sidney Myer Music Bowl & King’s Domain, Sat 2 Oct), Sydney (Moore Park, Sun 3 Oct)and Adelaide (Botanic Gardens, Mon 4 Oct).
Make sure to check the Parklife website for further news.