Invisible music spun for free - try it on for sighs.
Wednesday February the 21st ~
After the flood of hugs and tears for last week's finale of Swingin' at the Speakeasy it will be strange to return to play Palmer & Co without the regular bands and dancers this time - but I have a profound duty of care and intend to honour it. Join me to hear how, from 10 til close at around 2.
Friday February the 23rd ~
The aberrant interruptions continue on Friday as Sin City Soirée rolls out from the early time of 8, relying solely on myself at first (until fellow Sham DJ Liz Ham drags herself away from Tay Tay). After that we won't be back at the Hotel Hollywood til May 10 so please drag yr arse along anytime til 2.
Saturday February the 24th ~
Jack Off has, as yet, failed to corner the Kings of Convenience - but we hold out hope it might yet be doable. Tune in from 3 til 5 to find out.
After, as night falls, I'll jump up to Dean and Nancy on 22 and let fly with the most fun and farcical mix of music ever to be woven in to the memories of fancy hotel guests, between 9 and 12.30.
Spidey senses skip fatal flaws in Sydney nightlife to still deliver fab free fare everywhere.
Wednesday February the 14th ~
Blink and you'll miss it, as unbelievably, after more than a decade achieving global renown amongst dancers, music-lovers and travellers, this is the finale for Swingin' at the Speakeasy.
Pia Andersen can hold her head high, after stewarding this mid-week wonder through countless crises and peaking in these past months as love and joy overflowed amongst attendees. Her band Queenie and The Cavaliers will play three sets between 7 and 10 with Pia on the decks between. Thereafter I'll be yr Valentine, spinning til close around 2.
Arise from yr sick bed and get thee to Palmer & Co to witness the miracle of this community one last time. Dress formal for our fun funeral and be prepared to shake a leg as we go out with a bang!
Friday February the 16th ~
Ponder the mystic and the modern from atop the CBD at Dean and Nancy on 22, from 9PM til 12.30AM.
Saturday February the 17th ~
Roll into another sublime Saturday by warming up for the live version of Jack Off (3 til 5 on FBi) via an on-demand listen to last week's stunning live songs by the remarkable Rowena Wise.
Afterwards you can experience genuine 7" vinyl relics of the the Hawke era played back-to-back (or face-to-face) by Sham DJs in the Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre from 8.30 til 11.30. Yes we can can!
Beautiful music for both beginners and bottom ends.
Wednesday February the 7th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy was never open 24/7 but it sure laid out the Wednesday welcome mat to folks from across the galaxy into the early hours over the last decade. As is so often the way, just as I have been waxing lyrical on air about its unique romance and charm, the belt is being tightened and the rug pulled, meaning all mid-week live music is to wrap up imminently.
If the place means much to you - or you've missed yr chance til now - you've only tonight (for the miraculous Mary Heart), tomorrow (for the pristine Pat Capocci's Pantherburn Slim and The Cobras), then Valentines' Day next week (for our multi-tasking matriarch Pia Andersen behind the decks and singing with Queenie and The Cavaliers). Bands play three sets from 7 til 10. This evening I spin wild and whacky old fare til around 2 afterwards. Free.
Thursday February the 8th ~
As dusk descends I'll play my final Open Air Cinema set this summer, soundtracking the spell from 6 til the new Mean Girls movie screens around 8.30. It has been a sublime privilege to return to the gardens again this year. Hope you've had a chance to visit.
Friday February the 9th ~
Whether you'd rather be suited up, or instead don a handful of holes hanging by a thread, Dean and Nancy on 22 is yr most stylish sonic haven as the weekend begins. Join me at my favourite hotel bar for handsome sounds and (four) finger bangers between 9PM and 12.30 in the morn. Gratis but best book.
Saturday February the 10th ~
Jack Off casts yr cares to the breeze from 3 til 5.
Then I'm scrambling over to a mate's new fish and mushie farm to turn out tunes for a fellow river resident with the smarts to save Sydney (and perhaps the world) as Jess celebrates her 40th.
Can't be there for the duration as heading to the Hordern. As Spinal Tap abates The Darkness descends!
Pop music for pen-pushers - absolutely free for all
Wednesday January the 31st ~
Speed read Swingin' at the Speakeasy from 10 til 2
Thursday February the 1st ~
Memories Can't Wait at our Open Air Cinema as I precede The Notebook with song stories from 6 on
Friday February the 2nd ~
The Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre elevates an egalitarian Australian ethos that I'll embellish further via a debut local bracket of 7" singles, spun between half 8 and close at half 11
Saturday February the 3rd ~
Jack Off embraces the blank page weekly from 3 til 5
Dean and Nancy on 22 stacks unlikely bedfellows of glamour and humour atop a fancy hotel. Imaginations stir as people peer over the city in a reverie. All I have to do is weave an apt soundtrack. Feast yr senses and clear the air from 9 til 12.30 at night
Music to the ears of mirthful, moody, motor mutts.
Wednesday January the 24th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy for free from 10 til 1.30
Thursday January the 25th ~
Open Air Cinema is presenting the main movie I've been anticipating this summer, Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone's Poor Things, the perfect flick to see on a sweltering Sydney evening by the harbour. By way of preamble, I'll be spinning songs of science, fantasy, travel and liberty from 6 til screen-up.
Saturday January the 27th ~
Jack Off emerges from another interval of pert performance pieces (hear Lewis Coleman's livewire bracket of last week here) ready to kick back and stew a few extended recordings from 3 til 5 on FBi.
Directly after I'm off to The Rocks to play twisted pop tunes for the savvy denizens of Maybe Sammy. My set runs betwixt 6 and 9. Entry is always gratis!
Core-strengthening concepts for those heading out...
Wednesday January the 17th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy is back at Palmer & Co. Tonight I'll follow George Washingmachine's live sets (and Pia's interstitial brackets) with another mad mosaic of music history. Free, from 10 til 2.
Friday January the 19th ~
Come Friday Sham DJs (Liz Ham and myself) will host our first Sin City Soirée for 2024, as the Hollywood Hotel reopens to all and sundry after their summer break. Pop along for a shimmy, a snog or both. Entry remains gratis for everyone. Five big hours from 9!
Saturday January the 20th ~
On Saturday you can experience Melbourne tourist Lewis Coleman Offline (or on) as Jack Off goes to air between 3 and 5 in the arvo.
Afterwards we can exercise our internal cravings for beer and food, whilst uplifting our spirits listening to tunes by local legends at the Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre. 8.30 til 11.30. No charge!
A heady mix of mental music played outside and in.
Wednesday January the 10th ~
Delve deep inside and feel perplexing sensations down below at Palmer & Co. A free set from 10 til 2
Thursday January the 11th ~
Witness Wicked Little Letters writ large on a vast screen that rises out of the harbour down by the Botanic Gardens, as Sydney's Open Air Cinema manifests for another summer. I'll spin for several hours from 6, as the sun sinks and bats ascend.
Friday January the 12th ~
If you were dreaming of joining infamous injured stars for the extravagant excesses of our Sham DJs NYE shindig at Dean and Nancy on 22 but missed out due to a lack of funds / mystical equipment, do not despair - my solo bracket there this weekend is accessible entirely free of charge. 9PM til 12.30AM.
Saturday January the 13th ~
Jack Off is the penultimate stop on this week's itinerary. Tune in between 3 and 5 to discover exactly what kinda flash fare will air. Two polar opposites have been tossed up thus far: Alex Cameron and the Cosmic Psychos. I'd be stoked if we could welcome either back frankly. Time will tell!
Directly afterwards I'll be quenching my thirst with the most unimaginably inventive cocktails conceivable at Maybe Sammy, all whilst somehow multi-tasking by deejaying at the very same time! The complete caper is gratis betwixt 9 and 1.
Faint hopes falter whilst we soldier on regardless.
Thankfully the tasks at hand for me are free and aim to be elevating for all at this challenging time.
Friday January the 5th ~
Start at the Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre this evening, with a three-hour set from 8.30 on.
Then double up at The Trocadero Room as I follow DJ Soup with a midnight til 3 set of every music ever.
Saturday January the 6th ~
Tune in to Jack Off between 3 and 5PM for a soothing suite of sonics that steer clear of the snipers and side-swipers whose ways are numbered.
Break free of any siege mentality and make a leap of faith to join me at the debut public outing of the Sydney Festival's new Moonshine Bar, the site of this gargantuan Hi-Vis art installation by Michael Shaw at Pier 2/3, down in Dawes Point.
Before Charlie Villas brings the bangers later, I'll spin 120 minutes of stunning summer songs at sundown - acknowledging the miracle of any of us having made it even this far, both together and alone.
Your ultimate ocular ultra-sound this annum.
Wednesday December the 27th ~
Lock in late sounds of old from 10 til 2 at Palmer.
Friday December the 29th ~
Ethereal aquatic elements emerge on a celestial plane via Dean and Nancy on 22, from 9 til 12.30.
Saturday December the 30th ~
Jack Off shits seeds of eternal life between 3 & 5 before new shoots emerge at Maybe Sammy twixt 9 & 1.
Sunday December the 31st ~
Sham DJs musically measure the infinite angles between times and space as Earth people carouse on high, marking another minuscule moment, even as it passes once again.
Given the rarefied nature of the fine food and beverages supplied on this symbolic occasion this prolific party at the best hotel bar in the Pacific is my only engagement this week that is not free.
If you are flush and inclined to a swish finale to 2023 then do join us all night long this NYE at Dean and Nancy on 22 by booking here. Salut!
Tuneful turning points in time and place/s.
Friday December the 22nd ~
Mere hours after the sun reaches its highest spot in the sky here this year I will spin an arcane set of intense curios at the literal best bar in the world, Maybe Sammy. Entry is gratis. I play 5 til 9PM.
Saturday December the 23rd ~
Saturday sees similarly stretched sonic scenarios as I air a backlog of recent acquisitions on Jack Off between 3 & 5PM (see and hear our last guests here).
Immediately afterwards I'll be heading to Busby's, keenly anticipating my debut set on their hand-built 1977 vintage Klipsch Heresy speakers, Technics turntables and Ecler rotary mixer.
If you've not yet sampled the food, wine and cocktails brought together by the dream team of Clayton Wells, Mike Bennie and Paolo Maffietti at this new Paddington bar, tonight would be a fine place to start. I spin for free from 6 til 11PM.