In Brief: Sound Summit, Goodgod, The Panics, Finn Tributes
News posted Tuesday, September 20 2011 at 01:00 PM.
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– Organisers of Newcastle’s Sound Summit have unveiled the first round of local acts. Joining the likes of Moon Duo and Wet Hair from the US and Mono from Japan are: Fabulous Diamonds, Collarbones, the iconic Scattered Order, Kirin J Callinan, Guerre, Domekyo/Gonzales, No Art, Forces, Kitchen’s Floor, Bare Grillz, Horse Macgyver and Blank Realm. There’ll also be a mini-forum focusing on artist-run initiatives and independent collectives such as The Red Rattler, National Association of Visual Arts’ “We Are Here”, Firstdraft, Space Syndicate and 107 Collective. Sound Summit runs from September 29 to October 3. More announcements, including bands, panels, speakers and workshops, to come. More information here.
– New Sydney “supergroup” Good Heavens will make their debut at the first birthday celebrations of Sydney’s Goodgod Small Club on October 1. Fronted by the redsunband’s Sarah Kelly, the band features Piers Cornelius (The Laurels) and former Wolfmother members Chris Ross and Myles Heskett, who now play in avant jazz collective Machete Moon. Guy & Marcus Blackman Experimentation (aka Guy Blackman and Marcus from The UV Race) have also been added to the bill, along with DJs Catcall, El Peludo and Holiday Sidewinder (Bridezilla). They join the likes of The UV Race, Super Wild Horses, Belles Will Ring and The Twerps. More acts here.
– A clip by award-winning Indian filmmaker Achyutanand Dwivedi has been selected as the official video for The Panics’ new single ‘Endless Road’. It features a cyclist riding through the Indian countryside, and was selected out of eight finalists via Genero.tv, which has run music video competitions for the likes of Duran Duran, Moby, David Lynch, The Temper Trap and Bridezilla. The Panics said Dwivedi’s clip “captured the essence” of the single.
– The third and final They Will Have Their Way Finn brothers tribute show will take place at Sydney Opera House on November 18. Tickets to the November 17 show have sold out, however you can still nab seats to the November 16 show, which is “selling fast”. The tour will feature performances of Finn brothers songs – from Crowded House to Split Enz – by Sarah Blasko, Clare Bowditch, Sally Seltmann, Holly Throsby, Paul Dempsey, Oh Mercy’s Alexander Gow and Lior. More details here.