CARE TO DANCE?
Think you can remember how? Let's try now...
Wednesday March the 31st ~
Pop yr dancing shoes on and be ready in a jiffy as Swingin' at the Speakeasy goes live with Wes Pudsey & Sonic Aces Trio plus Sara O’Connor shortly, kicking off for the assembled itchy-keen swing dancers and friends from 7PM.
After 11 I'll slap some platters on the turning tables and we'll step up for free til the wee hours.
Thursday April the 1st ~
By the next evening, after all of that magical motion, things ought to be going swimmingly.
So join me back at Palmer & Co for a truly-twenties-style celebration of convivial community. Stand, prance or shimmy from 10PM til at least 2. Free!
Friday April the 2nd ~
By now you've ditched any hesitancy (and possibly yr pants), slipping into something more comfortable to sashay in style. Good Friday is gonna be fucking great, as The Great Club stages it's first-ever dinner and dance: a free affair with music from myself all the way from 6 til 10PM.
Book a table and cut loose under the mirror ball in this styling and spacious Marrickville paradise. It's Easter For Grown-Ups and there's even golden tickets, chocolate eggs and bar tabs to be won in the egg-hunt during the evening. Doors open at 4 so you can really make the most of yr new-found freedom this looooooooong weekend.
Saturday April the 3rd ~
I've a few more tasty morsels to share with you too, mainly music to get yr arse in gear live on FBi between 3 and 5 but also a couple of deeper exchanges that exist on-demand.
Middle Kids joined us ahead of their Great Club album preview and performance a fortnight ago - and both their live song and extended conversation was an absolute treat.
Then last week on Jack Off I had the privilege of speaking with Dublin's profound poet of male mateship David Balfe, on the occasion of the release of his debut album as For Those I Love.
I'm not sure I've ever heard a person take such care in choosing each and every word with such sensitivity and humility so as to honour his subjects. Dave's a beautiful human. He's already making a huge difference to those struggling on this Earth via his honesty alone. Please listen here if you get the chance.
Have a lovely holiday all. Please keep next Sunday free for the first major party I've staged in over a decade. It'll be a free, family-friendly, arvo affair right by the Quay. More info next newsletter.
Still as the night. Solid as a rock. What a crock!
Wednesday March the 24th ~
Succeeding live performances by Arthur Washington & Tilly Street Trio plus the Eamon Dilworth Trio (that run betwixt 7 & 11) I'll settle down to study sonic notation at my little desk til the early hours. Swingin' at the Speakeasy is always free.
Thursday March the 25th ~
I'll roll back down to Palmer & Co. the next evening for a more extended set from 9 til close (around 2).
Saturday March the 27th ~
Settle into the sheer scale of the signal/s on Jack Off this week and you will experience shifts of perception, time and place.
Six years after having had the untold privilege of being granted the only interview Pharoah Sanders conducted on his last tour of this country, we will hear the entirety of his sublime new album with Floating Points and The London Symphony Orchestra - a single piece of music five years in the making.
Listen carefully. 3 til 5PM on FBi Radio.
Afterwards it's off to Coogee to play a private birthday party but there's one more public event...
Sunday March the 28th ~
Get beside the vege patch out by the greens of the Petersham Bowling Club and enjoy nutritious tunes of every stripe for free from 2 til 5. All welcome.
Tiny frames and moving images that miss you too.
Wednesday March the 17th ~
Down in the depths below George Street Swingin' at the Speakeasy has Miss Pia's Trio from 7, then Clayton Doley's Organ Trio til 11, after which I spin lonely arts til the early hours. All is free.
Saturday March the 20th ~
Jack Off screens space for those out of the race.
Sunday March the 21st ~
Australian Broadway star and showbiz polymath Eddie Perfect is wrapping up the Sunset Piazza season out front of St Mary's Cathedral.
The show has long sold out. If you've a ticket and will be stepping out to the city come a little early to hear stages of sound staggered across the wires by way of warm-up.
Are we free yet?
Wednesday March the 10th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy rallies the troops with rousing sets from Eamon Dilworth’s Trio and Mescalero between 6 and 10. Afterwards I'll relay anthems of all ages for free til close around 1AM.
Thursday March the 11th ~
Come the next evening I'll again attempt to rattle the cage of our penal colony from it's founding few blocks. Success is relative. Effort counts. Witness the Shitness from 9 til hella late at Palmer & Co.
Saturday March the 13th ~
Jack Off electrifies our entrapment with the panopticon's penultimate soundtrack. Where else but Free Broadcast Incorporated? 3 til 5 while yr alive.
You know what else is gonna be live? Guests! After over a year of being unable to host musicians performing in the studio (a hard and fast rule for any visitor on our program) we've at last been granted a tentative dispensation to have no more than three select people in at a time.
This Saturday it will be my great honour to restart this rationale with Middle Kids (and married couple with a young bub) Hannah Joy and Tim Fitz. It'll be wonderful to hear them sing and play - but also to simply sit and converse with others about how we've survived this tumultuous time. Please tune in!