Peace to all who moved through this beautiful place.
Wednesday March the 15th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy 10PM til 2AM. Always free.
Friday March the 17th ~
Maybe Sammy 9PM til 1AM. No charge for entry ever.
Saturday March the 18th ~
Jack Off with Scott and Charlene's Wedding between 3 and 5PM on Free Broadcast Incorporated.
Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre 8.30-11.30. Gratis
Because, because, because, because, because...
Wednesday March the 8th ~
Beneath the sleepy city streets people were dancing til 2AM last week for Swingin' at the Speakeasy. It's just the most surreal surprise package of a place. The time before I was shooting the shit with the always-kind irregular regular JT. Who knows, whatever will be, will be. 10 til 2. Always free.
Friday March the 10th ~
As the weekend kicks into gear I'll be scoping out the view from high above our metropolis whilst spinning ornate oddities in the main space of Dean and Nancy on 22. 9 til 12.30. Gratis but best book.
Saturday March the 11th ~
It was such a hoot to catch up with the ever-generous cross-cultural progenitor of pleasure Peaches on Jack Off last week. Listen back here.
I'm landing in Launceston as the show goes to air this week and Jonny is flying to Perth to see Bjork so another deejay of far more storied skills than I will host instead. Please welcome the always humble yet enormously accomplished Simon Caldwell, 3 til 5.
The reason I'm off to Tassie is to reprise one of the most anchored and enjoyable yet truly transcendent sets I've ever played, for A Festival Called Panama, deep in the rainforest of the Lone Star Valley. This was just prior to the world being shut down by the pandemic and the memories of this small, passionate, peaceful, family-friendly gathering of absolute ardour for music and meaning stayed with me in the hard times that followed.
I'm so honoured to have been invited back by the founder Tim, himself a musical artist so effortless in understanding how to support creative people and contexts. Festivals like this are as rare as rocking-horse shit and that is why this one always immediately sells out, without even announcing the line-up.
For anyone reading who is fortunate enough to be heading there you'll find me playing the ornate Hello Darling tent from the minute the incomparable Sampa The Great wraps up at 11.30. After an hour I'll break for a 45 minute set by Empress. Besides that it's just us til 3AM, dancing together and thanking our lucky stars for this shared moment of grace.
Eternally plausible and natural, reel life unboxed!
Wednesday March the 1st ~
Moving pictures abound during Swingin' at the Speakeasy. Free time from time. 10PM til 2AM.
Friday March the 3rd ~
Submarine scale flipped on ascension, any possible future still a product of the past. Coal-powered subs and schooners come into (blurry) focus at the Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre. I spin queasily for the Lucky Prawns gratis from half 8 til half 11.
Saturday March the 4th ~
After last speaking via phone to her Berlin home during lockdown, Jack Off hopes to welcome proudly-aging sex-positive progressively-principled Peaches to the FBi studios in the flesh. Tune in between 3 & 5PM to see if our dreams of sharing uncensored conversation and perverted performance come to pass.
Following a dash home to scrub up I'll materialise on the 22nd floor of the A by Adina building in town for a cleansing cocktail or three, playing peerless music from across the globe from 9 til 1. Entry to Dean and Nancy on 22 is free, bookings recommended.
BLACK WHOLE SUN
Greetings from the searing heat of Radelaide, where they boast of the calibre of their festivals on the basis of (seemingly uncurated) scale alone - half of which seem to be execrable covers bands or equally awful burlesque. We're proud to have skipped the lot and instead indulged in cosmic cookery, dreamy drinks and crisp swims in the Southern Ocean.
Friday February the 24th ~
In a few hours we hop on a jet plane and head home to host the debut Sin City Soirée for the year at the majestic Hollywood Hotel. It begins about an hour prior to Kylie and Co wrapping up their World Pride welcome concert in The Domain and runs til 2 or 3AM, a perfect community warm-up to Mardi Gras proper tomorrow. It's free and all are welcome!
Saturday February the 25th ~
As ever, Jack Off broadcasts signals of elementary (in)significance from the teetering edge of everything between 3 and 5PM each Saturday on FBi.
Afterwards it will be party time at Maybe Sammy as millions take to the streets for the grandest Mardi Gras ever. Find me spinning for free betwixt 9 til 1 as the country's best cocktails are conjured by the crazy team behind the bar. Entry is always free!
A fantasy of fun for nun, priced at family value.
All images via philjames, whose Yes Please show runs at Chalk Horse February 23 til March 18. Ta mate!
Wednesday February the 15th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy has the dirty melting drone of Dusty D live from 7 til 10, then myself on timber decks til around 2. Entry is always free.
Thursday February the 16th ~
Dare say I'll look a little more like the loyal guard above by the next night, as I return to the scene of the grime to spin another gratis four hour set at Palmer & Co between 6 and 10PM.
Friday February the 17th ~
Reborn after rest on the tender bosom of my latest foster parent / carer, I'll bring innocence and energy to the big room at that highest of highs, Dean and Nancy on 22, from 9PM til 12.30AM. Free.
Saturday February the 18th ~
Jack Off might be graced by a live song and chat from Amateur angel Laura Jean between 3 and 5PM.
Subsequent sonic carpentry will be conducted in person on The Rocks, utilising one of the World's Best Bars, Maybe Sammy, as a wicked adult night-care crèche between 9 and 1. No charge. Lambs banned.
Artful ways to refute false affirmations in favour of real times that might stand you in stead.
All images come courtesy of philjames, from the forthcoming exhibition Yes Please, on display February 23 til March 18 at Chalk Horse gallery.
Wednesday February the 8th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy, after Queenie and the Cavaliers (live). 10PM til 2AM. Always free.
Thursday February the 9th ~
Palmer & Co. between 10 and 2 again. Pray for me.
Friday February the 10th ~
Dean and Nancy on 22 towers above all else. What did I do to deserve it? No answers. 9 til 12.30. Gratis.
Saturday February the 11th ~
Jack Off relayed a hell of a tale last week. Who knows what storyline/s will emerge from history's human detritus underpinned by nature's power and glory between 3 and 5 this Saturday on FBi?
Suffice to say you'll likely need a drink as much as I directly after (if not during). Happily the Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre is close at hand and readily able to uplift the masses when I spin with a characteristic combo of good grace and bad humour. Value is rated at free. Set time 8.30 til 11.30.
Astounding Invasion Day images from Bumborah Point courtesy of Liz Ham. Audio and events as follows...
Thursday February the 2nd ~
The Lost King screens at Open Air Cinema tonight from 8.30. I spin the sun down from 6.
Friday February the 3rd ~
All hands on deck/s from half 8 til half 11, for free, at The Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre.
Saturday February the 4th ~
The musical collisions of our Mob Rules episode of Jack Off last week seemed to say more about the sad span of still-unfolding colonial impacts than one could ever hope to muster via words alone. Listen back here. Tune in for more Saturday 3 til 5PM.
Empire of Light is the film for Open Air Cinema afterwards. My window exists again from 6 til 8.30.
Monday February the 6th ~
Come the start of the working week there's another chance to lap up the buzzing dusk energy of the Botanic Gardens when Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody gets its run at Open Air Cinema. Same time for me, though more urban gospel/soul energy.
DEBILITATING INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
Friendless war plus other foes of feeling and fun.
Friday January the 27th ~
The Weary Traveller hosts Potion and Histamine live before doors open to all as I remedy apocalyptic faux-medical doom merchants via a tuneful testament to the capacity of human spirits to repeatedly overcome horror. 10PM til around 2AM in the CTA cellar. All welcome. No charge.
Saturday January the 28th ~
Jack Off marches mechanically on, repairing holes and tears in the fabric of the universe, even as it rips all asunder yet again. 3 til 5 on FBi Radio.
As The Weary Traveller wraps up its evocative innings downstairs at the Commercial Travellers Association I get to spin a final incendiary bracket, gratis, directly after Party Dozen set the joint aflame to end a strong summer Sydney Festival.
Down tools and make haste to Martin Place for either or both. I'll immolate between 10 and midnight.
Myriad methods of safely expanding apt inaction/s.
Wednesday January the 18th ~
Me dancing during Swingin' at the Speakeasy. The Faculties are live with Pia betwixt sets from 7. I'm on the decks from 10 til around 2. Entry be gratis.
Thursday January the 19th ~
Match weather forecasts to reality whilst listening to music at the Sydney Festival's new outdoor, family-friendly and free season of Seymour Nights in the courtyard of City Road's Seymour Centre. Hear the elements coalesce from 5.30 til 8.30.
Saturday January the 21st ~
Jack Off obeys all orders and defers eternally to the great powers that be, as exemplified by our voluntary labour of decades sitting, especially between the hours of 3 and 5PM each Saturday.
Following this ritual act of broadcast servitude we bow before the masses in person at the shrine that is the Bob Hawke Beer and Leisure Centre from half-past eight til eleven-thirty. No charge.
Sunday January the 22nd ~
Seymour Nights wraps up with an afternoon affair featuring sonic flights of fancy from yours truly, taking wing at 4PM and running (idly) til 7. Free!
Family, fables, frangipanis. Music to my ears.
Wednesday January the 11th ~
Swingin' at the Speakeasy blooms in full colour as live music returns from 7 til 10 courtesy of Queenie and The Cavaliers plus special guest Sarah J Hyland. I deejay til around 2AM from 10. All is free.
Friday January the 13th ~
Open Air Cinema also kicked off its season this week and I get to lay a sonic and emotional platform for the much-hyped (and somewhat divisive) Don't Worry Darling. If you pop along do come early to enjoy sumptuous harbourside sounds from 6 til 8.30PM.
Saturday January the 14th ~
Jack Off had the honour of an in-depth exchange with Californian couple Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Sean Hellfristch (performing as Cool Maritime) last week. Listen back to that at leisure and tune in this week between 3 and 5 for more aquatic audio adventures.
Afterwards I ascend again (for the first time since a particularly opulent and effusive NYE Sham DJs party set) to Dean and Nancy on 22. I got diverted to Maybe Sammy last week so am keen to reconnect with all atop the A by Adina from 9 til 12.30. Free!