News

Sun 18 Feb 2024

PBS, Northcote Theatre, Good Intent & Close Counters present High Times. 

Join the celebrations for Northcote Rise Festival’s return after 13 years across three spaces on Sunday February 18: Northcote Theatre, Bastings St and High Note. 

Mon 12 Feb 2024 to Sun 18 Feb 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is Opelousafried by Melbourne’s swamp-blues powerhouse Opelousas.

Opelousafried showcases an evolution in the interplay between Kerri Simpson’s visceral vocals and  powerfully raw guitar, Anthony “Shorty” Shortte’s hypnotic grooves and swamp-soaked percussion, and
Alison Ferrier’s menacing electric guitar, keening amplified fiddle and sultry vocal tones.

Thu 8 Feb 2024 to Mon 26 Feb 2024

Take Note are looking for their 2024 Take Note Jazz Leader. Applications are now open until 12pm on Monday February 26, 2024.

Now in its sixth year, Take Note is a program that addresses the underrepresentation of women and gender diverse musicians in jazz by celebrating and promoting women and gender diverse leaders on stage and in high schools across Victoria.

Mon 5 Feb 2024 to Sun 11 Feb 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is Birdsnake Begins, the debut EP by groove merchants Birdsnake. 

Crafting a name for themselves as one of the most entrancing acts in the local scene, Birdsnake provide a free-flowing sensory experience that seamlessly combines acid jazz, psychedelic funk and down tempo grooves. The band's immersive live show is a blend of dubbed out rhythms and percussive textures that pull audiences into transcendental, droney realms.

 

Mon 29 Jan 2024 to Sun 4 Feb 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is Little Rope by American rockers Sleater-Kinney.

Little Rope is one of the finest, most delicately layered records in the band’s nearly 30-year career. To call the album flawless feels like an insult to its intent – it careens headfirst into flaw, into brokenness, a meditation on what living in a world of perpetual crisis has done to us, and what we do to the world in return.

 

Mon 22 Jan 2024 to Sun 28 Jan 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is Anywhere Here by instrumental psych jam band COMETS.

COMETS are back with another seemingly effortless number in Anywhere Here. It was recorded in a similar fashion to Rain Faces, out at Ghostriter, but this time the band sent word to a few friends to throw some sounds over the top and see what happened.

Mon 15 Jan 2024 to Sun 21 Jan 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is Allambie by Alex Albrecht.

Alex Albrecht returns to Analogue Attic Recordings for the label's inaugural release of 2024. An immersive exploration spanning house, downtempo, and ambient genres, Albrecht guides listeners through an ephemeral sonic journey.