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Mon 19 Feb 2024 to Fri 23 Feb 2024

Join us as we revisit our massive Drive Live from back in February! Thanks to the legends at Trade Creative, we're able to relive the amazing week with videos of the full live performances. 

From Monday February 19 - Friday February 23, Drive Live 2024 featured two acts performing daily – LIVE, and direct to our PBS community via the airwaves from Collingwood Yards' Music Market.

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.

Mon 12 Feb 2024 to Sun 18 Feb 2024

This week’s PBS Feature Album is the self-titled debut album by Meanjin/Brisbane duo Yirinda. The band combine ancient Aboriginal language with sublime modern production. Fred Leone and Samuel Pankhurst’s music invokes thousands of generations of story and culture, while emerging as something entirely new. 

Mon 12 Feb 2024

Porpoise Spit generate a stirring brand of rock that merges heartfelt ballads, raucous energy, thrashing guitars and a socially progressive punk spirit. The band has built an audience in Melbourne and increasingly around Australia playing shows with peers such as Cash Savage, Cable Ties and Press Club; the group's roots are in the punk scene, yet the songs also bring to mind the likes of Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen. 

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.

 

Thu 1 Feb 2024 to Thu 29 Feb 2024

Thank you to all of the incredible bands, DJs, artists and performers that joined or renewed their membership throughout February for the PBS Performer Drive. 

Now, to the winners!

1st Prize Winner: Robbie Belchamber - Performer Member of Soak

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 29 Jan 2024 to Sun 3 Mar 2024

Calling all rock music listeners! 'Let There Be Rock' is a research project led by PhD candidate Charlotte Markowitsch which seeks to capture the status of rock in Australian popular culture. 



To do this, an online anonymous survey has been launched, posing questions to the general audience regarding their opinions on rock and where they encounter it in their day to day lives. This survey takes roughly 15 to 30 minutes to complete and is aimed at anyone who listens, or has listened, to rock music.

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.