In Brief: Seabellies, Crow, Face The Music
News posted Monday, October 18 2010 at 11:00 AM.
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– Newcastle six-piece Seabellies will temporarily shift to Melbourne next month. The six-piece, who released their debut album By Limbo Lake in August, plan to spend at least a month in Melbourne, writing songs and playing a Wednesday night residency at The Evelyn Hotel throughout November. “We chose Melbourne because it’s such an artistic and individual city,” said guitarist/singer Trent Grenell. “That we don’t spend enough time down there is due to its distance. We really want to be a part if its scene, and be influenced and inspired by its differences to coastal NSW where we spend our time.” Grenell said the band plan to host a video diary of their experiences on their website. They’re also scheduled to play at Ed Castle in Adelaide this Friday (October 22).
– Sydney rock veterans Crow will return to Melbourne for a double-header at The Old Bar this month. The band will perform songs from their acclaimed new album Arcane, as well as “a bunch of old favourites”, on October 29 with Princess One Point Five and Nick Murphy Band and October 30 with Harry Howard $ The NDE and The Underminers. In related news, singer Peter Fenton has made a cameo in the new John Steel Singers’ clip. Watch it here.
– Organisers of Melbourne’s Face The Music conference have announced another batch of speakers for next month’s event. Joining the likes of MGM’s Sebastian Chase, Glastonbury booker Malcolm Haynes and Posse co-founder Rebekah Campbell will be international DJ and Frankston resident Carl Cox; industry veteran Michael Parisi; Justin Cosby, Inertia’s head of A&R; Alexandra Archetti Stølen, director of the Oslo World Music Festival; and music journalist Michael Dwyer (The Age, Rolling Stone). More than 60 speakers from Australia and abroad will speak at the conference, which takes places from November 19-20 at The Arts Centre. Entry: $80/$60 concession. More information here.