Artists Retreat as a true Shitstorm descends.
Wednesday November 29th ~
Stay fit the old fashioned way, dashing from death via dance, during Swingin' at the Speakeasy. It's free (from awful modern fitness fads) from 10 til 2.
Thursday November the 30th ~
It has been many years since I've ventured to Melbourne - and then I was invariably playing the night before Golden Plains at some ungodly hour.
So I'm stoked to be able to blow my own horn and head down to The Retreat on Brunswick Road, at a civil hour, without having to rise again before dawn, to reunite with many mates and music lovers I rarely see.
Please join us there. If you are one of those perverse Victorians who wade through this weird newsletter weekly you truly deserve a treat! I will do my best, out in the beer garden between 6 and 10, to tear early summer asunder. It's free for all!
Friday December the 1st ~
If airlines, aircraft and the gods of weather permit our transit in a rather narrow dusk window, I will reconvene back in Shitme at the stately Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre, spinning a sic set from half 8 til half 11. Open to all commies comrades.
As if that were not a stupid enough schedule, I'll then restart my engine and motor up to Enmore's new Trocadero Room, a nifty new venue from the peeps behind Earl's Juke Joint and Jacoby's Tiki Bar. Unbelievably they have a 4AM licence - and whilst it may yet close closer to 3, I'm determined to crank out bangers until the cows come home if they'll let me. Meet there after everything else for a freaky free time on the floor from 1AM on.
Saturday December the 2nd ~
Some weeks I can't really believe what I'm writing you know? There are certain acts we've been waiting for a suitable synchronicity to yield as possible visitors to Jack Off for years, even decades. So many details monitored and emails exchanged for oft-times a slim chance at best.
So it's wild when two come true at once! This Saturday arvo at 3 on the dot you'll hear the incomparable Xylouris White playing live in the studios, immediately followed by magical maestro M. Ward - graciously visiting us on his day off, no less! Please tune in, or listen back on-demand.
Before I collapse catatonic at this overload of experience I aim to ingest at least three or four of the sublime new cocktails on the list of the Best Hotel Bar, Dean and Nancy on 22. Thus far I can strongly recommend the Aconcagua, Dark Side Of The Moon, Malinalli and Rocketman. Join me there between 9 and 12.30 for aural and oral pleasure. Gratis!
Got so discombobulated by having to talk to a proper journalist re FBi yesterday that I clean forgot to write Shithouse! Palmer last night was fun. Onwards!
Friday November the 24th ~
Immaculate perceptions rendered through glass, your senses and subtle speakers, as we sup upon the astounding new cocktail list Above The Clouds at Dean and Nancy on 22. Free from 9PM til 12.30AM.
Saturday November the 25th ~
Jack Off: nutritious radio au naturel between 3 & 5.
El Primo Sanchez: gratis Mexican & latin music from places past. A sundowner situation, 5.30 til 8.30.
Storm-struck streets as we bring the summer heat...
Wednesday November the 15th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy, underfoot from 10 til 2.
Friday November the 17th ~
Get down and dirty in a space both secular and sacred as Sin City Soirée heats up for summer by returning to the main bar of the Hollywood.
Sham DJs keep the nimble on their toes and the seedy on their knees with a non-stop block of crock from 9 til 2. Join us on the floor. It's (a) free for all!
Saturday November the 18th ~
Jack Off proceeds at a stately pace between 3 and 5.
Then medical madness ensues at Lisa's private Party.
Free rides to dance destinations & listening lounges
Wednesday November the 8th ~
10PM til 1 AM tonight for Swingin' at the Speakeasy
Friday November the 10th ~
9PM til close around 1 in The Rocks for Maybe Sammy
Saturday November the 11th ~
3 til 5 live forever on Jack Off via 94.5 FBi Radio
Listen back to the magnificent Mick Harvey playing and discussing The Birthday Party last week here
Float up to Dean and Nancy on 22 from 9 til 12.30
Free sources of sound for thirsty ears everywhere.
Wednesday November the 1st ~
Can the can! Swingin' @ the Speakeasy from 10 til 1.
Friday November the 3rd ~
Wild and wooly weirdness at the Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre between half 8 and half 11.
Saturday November the 4th ~
The Lemon Twigs were zesty on Jack Off last week, listen here. This weekend we've both Mick Harvey and Phill Calvert from The Birthday Party - joined by Ian White, the director of the feature length doco about said band of ratbags, Mutiny In Heaven. Mick's even gonna sing an old number live. Tune in to FBi from 3 til 5 for integral antipodean energy akimbo.
Afterwards ascend again to Dean and Nancy on 22, toasting good health with fine fare as fabled fandangos spin betwixt 9 and half-past midnight.