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Good Vibrations

Posted 16 Jun 2014 @ 8:19pm

Torn apart by the violent sectarian divide known as The Troubles, Belfast in the 1970s was the last place you would have expected to see a musical revolution. Enter Terri Hooley: founder of the Good Vibrations record store and label, which helped kick-start the bomb-ravaged city's punk scene. The film of the same name tells the story of Hooley's life and the bands his determination inspired,...

Posted 26 Nov 2013 @ 7:38am

Good Vibrations is a chronicle of a particular time and place whose broader context is no stranger to cinematic representation: the ongoing conflict in Northern Ireland that originated in the late ’60s, known as The Troubles.


But the particular milieu it depicts is the punk rock scene of late ’70s Belfast, fostered by the legendary local record label and shop of the film’s...

Posted 31 Jul 2013 @ 9:16am



Nothing beats a rock'n'roll film - from A Hard Day’s Night to Wayne’s World, films about the music that has shaped us can’t help but get the heart rate up and the sweat pumping. Good Vibrations’ plot is by-the-numbers, but the location itself sets up a rich proposition, where buying records meant...

Posted 2 May 2012 @ 2:36pm


The Beach Boys new album is out now and if the very fact doesn’t blow your mind, try listening to the single. While written and recorded by Brian Wilson, Mike Love et al, That’s Why God Made The Radio has an ersatz Beach Boys flavour, not unlike Kokomo but it fact weirder because at least Kokomo is a now familiar obscenity. There is also a cruising yacht rock vibe that...

Posted 23 Mar 2012 @ 12:44pm


Sad news for music fans - the 2012 instalment of Good Vibrations has been scrapped.


Despite a stellar 2011 lineup, ticket sales were well short of expectations -a fact compunded by the late withdrawals of Cee-Lo Green and Janelle Monae.


The festival initially planned to hold the touring event later in 2012 as opposed to the traditional early-year...

Posted 17 Jan 2012 @ 12:58pm

It’s been a long time coming for California’s Aloe Blacc, from his humble beginnings as a rapper-singer hybrid to his current worldwide acclaim. An example of talent defying industry politics, his full skill set is now being realised by a wider audience. As we welcome the year of the supposed apocalypse the gathered masses at Trak Bar in Toorak kicked off things in care-free style with some...

Posted 3 Nov 2011 @ 10:48am

The affable Erykah Badu is set to touch down on Australian shores once more early next year.


Badu, who was here earlier this year for Good Vibrations, has been forging her own path in soul music for well over a decade. Her latest release New Amerykah Part II (Return Of The Ankh) further pushed the boundaries of contemporary soul music, and fans can expect Badu to return with...

Posted 29 Sep 2011 @ 10:39am

Hell yeaaaaaaaah. That dollar-needing suave motherfucker Aloe Blacc is coming back to town!


Stopping by Melbourne on his way through Falls, the American soul sensation was last in our country earlier this year for Good Vibrations. Always promising a staggering and endearing live show, Aloe Blacc will be joined by none other than the Australian soulful trio Electric Empire,...

Posted 11 Aug 2011 @ 2:40pm

One of the greatest things about a festival line-up being announced is that if you miss an artist on the day, or you decide not to even go to the festival, there's always the opportunity to go and see their sideshow. Right? Wrong!


The team at Fuzzy announced today that there'll actually be no sideshows for this year's Parklife festival, with all acts performing exclusively on...

Posted 8 Aug 2011 @ 1:44pm

Ooh baby baby! Hip-hop pioneers Salt-N-Pepa have announced their welcome return to Australia this November.


Fans can expect a healthy serving of the act's classic back catalogue, one that has led to many accolades, Grammys, and multi-platimun records over the past two decades.


Everybody knows the timeless hits: Lets Talk About Sex, Shoop, Whatta Man, and the...


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