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Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 by Matt

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WAMi 2011 // THE PICK OF THE WEST

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 by John

WAMi Logo 2011We love the WAMis. So we’re pretty excited that the festival starts in just ten days. The WAMis are about locally made music being played to the people of Western Australia, and developing the music industry through workshops and events designed so that people can take their dreams and learn how to turn them into reality, then of course there’s the Awards themselves – which mean giant cakes.

Huge congratulations to everyone nominated for an award this year (and a little pat on the back for ourselves for getting nominated as well).

You can download a full WAMI Festival program from here.
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Here’s our guide to the highlights of the WAMi Festival 2011

WAMi Festival Opening Party

Where: The Bakery
When: Saturday 21 May, 8pm start
Tickets: $15 from nowbaking.com.au

Last year’s WAMi Song of the Year winner Geoergi Kay will playing along with Rabbit Island and WAM favourite Abbe May and more. What better way to slip into a week’s worth of musicgasmic festival hijinks than a Saturday night at the Bakery. This is one fo the events you really want to make sure you ahve a ticket for , so get clicking to the Bakery and make sure you’re there with people and get your festival started right. There’s that much good stuff on at the Bakery you’ll wish you could rent one of the sea containers and live there for a week!

Think Twice/Funk Club WAMi Festival Showcase

Where: The Bakery
When: Friday 27 May, 8pm start
Tickets: $20 WAM Members, $25 Non-Members

Kurtis Blow’s The Breaks was the first rap album to become a gold record. So to have the man himself in Perth is something to celebrate. Throw in the first birthday of hip hop night Mass Appeal and you are quickly running out of reasons to stay at home. Western Australian music isn’t just about guitars and rock riffs, W.A. claims the title for Australia’s Bboy Breakdance champion and champion crew, P-town is a hop hop town too.

The Bird Sundowner Series

Where: The Bird
When: Monday 23 May – Firday 27 May, 5-6pm
Tickets: Just turn up

We have long championed The Bird as the small bar with a big heart and during the WAMis anyone making their way home through the city has even more reasons to sink into one of their comfy lounges with a schooner as the Bird present ten acts over five evenings. Stuff daily cares firmly away and relax a moment with Sean Pollard, A Schvendes Duo, Ruby Boots Duo, and Jack Doepel. If you’re thirsty and near the Bird after work any night during WAMi week, drop in.

The Community Beat Canteen

Where: Northbridge Piazza
When: Monday 23 – Friday 27 May, Midday – 1:30pm
Tickets: Just turn up

The Community are calling all beat heads and bedroom producers to come into the Northbridge Piazza during daylight hours for some serious mind expansion with Mathas, Diger Rokwell, Maxy Bills, Boost Hero Man and a whole lot more community minded folks. Electro-futuristic-cnosciousness-exapanding-jamtastic sessions for you while you soak up some sun on the lawn.

City of Perth Northbridge Saturday Spectacular

Where: Northbridge Piazza, THe Bird, Universal Bar, Cultural Centre (wetlands stage), Ya Ya’s, The Court, Mustang Bar, Rocket Room
When: Saturday 29 May, Midday – 6pm
Tickets: Just turn up

Eight stages and fifty local bands, it’s the big day out without fences or a padduck full of people you don’t really want to hang out with. Each of the venues has their own sound for the day so if you like things a little country then The Mustang Bar with The Ghost Hotel and others. Last year’s WAMi Darlings The Brow Horn Orchestra and Simone and Girlfunkle. The Rocket Room has Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Hootenanny and Project Mayhem.

At Ya, Ya’s catch Tracksuit and The Sensitive Drunks. Minute 36 and The Justin Walshe Folk Machine are all over the Cultural Centre. Meanwhile its Sonpsilo Circus, The Panda Band and Emporers in the Piazza. The Bird Seams and Voltaire Twins. See The Devil Rides Out at the Universal Bar.

That list barely covers this monster music showcase, so get the program and spend an afternoon in Northbridge.

Kiss My Camera

Where: The Old Goal, WA Museum, Perth
When: 21 May – 7 August
Tickets: Entry is free

See the year in review from onstage, side of stage, backstage and down an alleyway when the best in music photography goes on show for the Kiss My Camera exhibition. This year catch pics from Cut & Pasters Jordan Shields, Nicole Norelli and Brad Serls amongst the finalists.

The WAMI Award Ceremony and After Party

Where: The Bakery
When: Saturday 28 May. Awards at 7:30pm Party from 10:30
Tickets: nowbaking.com.au limited tickets for the awards ceremony $15 for the after party.

Hosted by Dylan Lewis and Dom Alessio and featuring performances from John Bennett and Grace Woodroofe the Awards are the moment when dreams are rewarded with cakes. Slightly better than a pie in the face and way better than a Grammy.

This year Cut & Paste is punching with the big boys in the Media Award – Organisation and The Cut & Paste Soundsystem have a chance in the Best DJ category.

Then its after party time. We’ll be there with a Coopers in hand and we hope we’ll see you there too.

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CHRIS CALLAN // CONFESSIONS OF A SOUTHBOUND ADDICT

Friday, January 7th, 2011 by Matt

img_5240By Chris Callan.

Let me begin with a confession. This was the first year I entered the Southbound festival without a bottle of rum down my dacks. Instead Aaron, John and I were armed with video cameras and microphones ready to capture the talent southbound had on offer.

I have always fantasized about having band play for me while I relaxed in a sauna and finally that fantasy was fulfilled! The Cold War Kids played to Hot Sweaty Kids with Ray Ban tan lines, but thankfully the festival didn’t feel as overcrowded as it has in previous years.

Refreshed by my sauna experience I was ready to take on another challenge from ‘Festival To Do” my list: ‘Have a fight with an old man, whilst wearing only my jocks’. How was I to know that the shower I was using was for yacht club members only? Luckily I was wearing my Captain Reds. Take that Old man and the Sea!

I had a lovely sleep cuddled up with my Cut & Paste crew, and thankfully I hadn’t seen Aaron’s Christmas special yet or I may have stayed with angry shower man.

I enjoyed Tijuana Cartel and Birds of Tokyo made Perth proud on the main stage, The Chemist were all forms of awesome and Split seconds played a heartwarming set.

Burning questions still remain though, like “Why the hell do I have to show you my access all area pass to get OUT of the VIP area? I understand why you need to see it going in but I’m leaving man!” – Thank you security.

See you next year – Look out for the air-conditioned Cut & Paste tent!

Take a squizz at Court Maccah’s Southbound music photos

Read Aaron McCann’s Fear and Loathing in Busselton Part One and Part Two

Look for yourself in Court’s Southbound social snaps.

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BEAT MAKER X FILM MAKER // 24 HOURS TO COMPLETE A BEAT

Monday, September 20th, 2010 by John

BeatMakerXFilmMakerCut & Paste are teaming up with Paper Chain to pair together beatmakers and filmmakers…

Basically we wanna get beat makers together, pair them up (drawn from a hat) and send them out for the day (bring $15 each so you have a total of $30 to spend) diggin for records/cds/cassettes/anything that can be used to make some beats….depending on how many people are in will determine how many beats are required to be made in this experiment. Then between your selves sort out who’s studio ya wanna go to and make the music. If this sounds like something you would be keen to be a part of then follow the actions below and get in touch.

To also make this a collaboration between artists and media, we will be sending a film crew with each pair to document the whole thing. which also puts the call out towards film makers of any kind that would wanna be apart of this mass collab of ideas and styles.

So for now, we just want to know how would be in to get an idea for heads and availablity. Which brings me to when it will be on….SATURDAY OCTOBER 23RD….MEETING GROUND TBA.

To give you a really good idea of how this might work check out Dublab’s Secondhand Sureshots

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Stuff to remember:

Beatmakers need to bring $15 on the day.

Pairings will be made up on the day

Film makers to have there own equipment

The films will be put in the viewing room at the bakery the following week while the 3 on 3 comp is on….so peeps can head in a have a watch

So for now, we just want to know how would be in to get an idea for heads and availablity. Which brings me to when it will be on….SATURDAY OCTOBER 23RD….MEETING GROUND TBA.

The next day will be the Sunday evening that will showcase what all the beat makers had done the day before, in a presentation at The Bakery Complex, along with djs. so keep SUNDAY 24TH OCTOBER Free aswell.

YOU NEED THIS –>Beat Maker X Film Maker Entry form (doc)

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POPSICLE // DESIGNER CONVERSATIONS

Monday, September 20th, 2010 by Matt

img_2836-1Popsicle is a pop up shop and fashion event that happens each during the Perth Fashion Festival. We interviewed the designers then put all those interviews right here so you can gorge yourself on local Western Australian designers and their stylish wares.

Enjoy.

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WAM SONG OF THE YEAR // IN IT

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 by Matt

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WA FASHION AWARDS // 10.09.09

Friday, October 9th, 2009 by Laure
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The Mercedes-Benz WA Fashion Awards this year with new categories and awards chosen by Perth’s influential fashion industry. Hosted by Tina Altieri and Mark Gibson from Channel 7.

Music: ‘Ticky Ticky Boom’ by Boys Boys Boy
Courtesy of Love is My Velocity //

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