Jun 262013
 

Polo Club_Promo 1_HIGHRESThe City of Yarra is pleased to announce the launch of Bean Bag Productions – a youth lead committee dedicated to bringing live music and cultural events to the City of Yarra community.

Bean Bag Productions swing into action with “Solid Sound” on Thursday 11th July, 6pm – 9pm at the Fitzroy Town Hall by showcasing some of Yarra’s rising performers including: urban hip hop all stars from Rising High Studios, DJ Sizzle, M.Wol, Seren and more.

Headline hip act Polo Club are one of the most exciting, and inventive groups on the new wave / hip hop scene.  They have graced the stage at some of Australia’s most popular music festivals including Parklife, Good Vibrations, The Hills Are Alive and The Push Over.

Bean Bag Productions are funded by the Office for Youth through FReeZA – a Victorian Government program that supports young Victorians to get involved in community life by planning and running drug, smoke and alcohol-free music and cultural events for other young people

Solid Sound is a celebration of youth music from the City of Yarra and sure to get crowds on their feet!  $5.00 entry – please support the development of youth music and events in the City of Yarra.

This is a fully supervised, drug, alcohol and smoke free event for all ages.  No pass outs available.

The inaugural Leaps and Bounds Music Festival kicks off on Friday 5 – Sunday 21 July. View the latest film clips about the musical history of the City of Yarra with local music

personalities and industry insiders here: https://vimeo.com/68028263 Visit www.leapsandboundsmusicfestival.com for more information on festival events.

Find your way around the festival with Music Victoria’s free Melbourne Music City app available on iTunes or Google Play.

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is proudly presented by City of Yarra, Music Victoria and media partners Inpress, PBS and themusic.com.au.

Jun 212013
 

MUSCYCLE is a pedal powered concert – love child of the thriving live music scene, the bike obsessed, sustainability conscious community that is the City of Yarra.

As part of 2013 Leaps And Bounds Music Festival, MUSCYCLE will be held at St Ali North on the border of North Carlton, Brunswick and North Fitzroy.

MUSCYCLE is a free event featuring the pick of Melbourne’s fantastic music makers.

Vika and Linda Bull

Brian Ritchie (Violent Femmes/ curator MONA FOMA)

The Alan Ladds

The Black Jesus Experience

Wang Zheng Ting

Cyclic Sound System DJs

The Broken BMX Jam Bandits

At MUSCYCLE, the PA is pedal powered by the audience, so the event is totally carbon neutral. Peddlers will be rewarded with bicycle related prizes from Velo Cycle, and from Jamis Bicycles, two exceptional peddlers will win a bike.

Not only that, the electricity required to the run St Ali North Cafe for the day will be offset by pedaling on bike generators housed at Melbourne Girls College. Everyone is welcome to help MUSCYCLE reach its offset target through the Facebook page. St Ali North is already equipped with a Gaia recycling system, which turns 100% of the food waste into fertilizer. www.facebook.com/muscycle

With the Ultimate Music Dynamo Competition, peddlers are in the running to win a Jamis Coda Sport. Register via Facebook and 10 peddlers drawn on the day to participate in this event. • 25 Watt Challenge: generate 25 watt hours in 30 minutes to win a prize • Ultimate Music Dynamo: generate the highest watt hours in 60 minutes to

win a Jamis Coda Sport (value $600).

Bought to you by St Ali North, Thunder Road Brewing Company, Hills Cider, Velo Cycles, Jamis Bicycles Leaps and Bounds Festival and more, MUSCYCLE is day of community, fun, sustainability, great food from St Ali North, valet bike parking and tuning from Velo, and the of course, music.

Sunday July 14

12noon – 5pm 815 Nicholson Street (corner of Nicholson St and Park Street) North Carlton

Please tailgate usvika&linda @ www.twitter.com/muscycle

The inaugural Leaps and Bounds Music Festival kicks off on Friday 5 –

Sunday 21 July.

View the latest film clips about the musical history of the City of Yarra with local music personalities and industry insiders here: https://vimeo.com/68028263

Check with your favourite City of Yarra venue to see what special treats they have in store during Leaps & Bounds and keep an eye on www.leapsandboundsmusicfestival.com for a full program, more details and information as the event nears.

Find your way around the festival with Music Victoria’s free Melbourne Music City app available on iTunes or Google Play.

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is proudly presented by City of Yarra, Music Victoria and media partners Inpress, PBS and themusic.com.au.

 

Jun 202013
 
PBS ACID COUNTRY TO BROADCAST LIVE FROM LABOUR IN VAIN - PART OF LEAPS & BOUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL!

To celebrate the City of Yarra’s newest live music festival ‘Leaps and Bounds’, PBS 106.7FM will be broadcasting live from The Labour in Vain, one of Fitzroy’s most iconic watering holes and live music institutions. The live broadcast features PBS’ longest running program, David Heard’s Acid Country (Thursdays 3-5pm) in a very special two-hour episode showcasing some of [more]

Jun 192013
 
Anna Smyrk and the Appetites - 'Apocalypse' single launch - TOUR DATES

Anna Smyrk and the Appetites are pleased to present their latest musical offering unto you. Please find enclosed their latest single “Apocalypse”, the first single to be lifted from their forthcoming debut album of the same name. a·poc·a·lypse n. 1. Great or total devastation; doom 2. A prophetic disclosure; a revelation. “Apocalypse was written on [more]

Jun 132013
 
MUSIC VICTORIA PRESENTS -'MAKE SOME NOISE' HIP HOP & ELECTRONIC MUSIC WORKSHOP - part of Leaps & Bounds Music Festival

Make Some Noise – Hip Hop and Electronic Music Workshop As part of the City of Yarra’s Leaps and Bounds Music Festival, Music Victoria presents ‘Make Some Noise’ – hip hop and electronic music workshops for both emerging and advanced artists. Practical, real-world advice on topics including getting a gig, management, sampling, getting airplay, press [more]

Jun 122013
 
PAUL KELLY, BOB MURPHY & FRANCIS LEACH - PRESENTATION NIGHT - PART OF THE LEAPS & BOUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Winterman & Goldstein, Beat, Tonedeaf and Triple R present PRESENTATION NIGHT Whereby PAUL KELLY and BOB MURPHY discuss music, football (and life) at  THE CORNER HOTEL, WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY  Part of the Leaps & Bounds Music Festival Hosted by FRANCIS LEACH ‘Presentation Night’ is a live talk show that takes football and music as starting [more]

Jun 072013
 
THE MEANIES ANNOUNCE LEAPS & BOUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL GIG!

  When the lovely folk from the City of Yarra’s Leaps & Bounds Festival asked THE MEANIES if they’d like to take part in the festivities they of course said “Fuck yeah!”   When the lovely folk asked “Where would you like to do the gig?”, THE MEANIES said, “The Tote, of course!”   So here we are, almost 24 years [more]