Posted by Andy Ryan on June 11, 2010
A year ago sixteen shows featuring more than 140 Sydney artists were arranged to help save community radio station FBi. A certain multi-millionaire fly boy had left them in the lurch, so it was up to the poor struggling musos to chip in and play to help raise funds to keep FBi on air. Twelve months down the track and the station is going great guns so they have decided to make an annual mid-winter showcase of this city’s diverse musical talent in the form of Sydney Sounds Like, comprising four special shows this July.
A showcase of the station’s resident DJs will kick off festivities at a late night dance tunes extravaganza Cuddle Puddle, which takes over the whole of the Oxford Art Factory July 9. An embarrassment of riches awaits the next day at the all ages Choose Your Own Adventure mini festival with four rooms of the Factory Theatre brimming with bands, comedians, DJs and artists.
The hot ticket event of last year – The Stolen Records Gala Ball – makes a return visit July 16 with Sydney hip hop’s leading lights Koolism, Thundamentals and Ozi Batla fronting the black tie, big beats gala event. And to ensure things go out with a bang, The Final Fling mooches into the Metro July 17 with The Presets, the Philly Jays, Parades, Purple Sneakers DJs, Pluto Jonze and a whole lotta other bands and DJs not starting with ‘P’. Check out Sydney Sounds Like for all the details.
Posted by Danni Le Toullec on October 28, 2009
"Close your eyes and lose yourself in the shadows"
Feel the bass, the adrenaline, the swell of the crowd behind you - From the ABSOLUT Stairwell Gallery at Sugarmill in Kings Cross, Cara Stricker takes you on a journey backstage, into the world of the rockstars, the fans, the DJs, the bands and the groupies. 'Dancing On My Bed' is hedonism in all its glory, a world that is completely untouched by time.
The opening night takes place on Thursday 5th November, at Sugarmill Stairwell Gallery with the musical stylings of Strickmachine, Holiday Sidewinder and Nicky Night Time, who is soon to be a guest editor for Kluster Says.
The exhibition will also feature two new graffiti murals from Sydney artisits Roach and Numskull, who is soon to be joining Nicky Night Time in guest editorial duties.
If you can't wait til next week, check out some of Cara's work on her blog - Kicia and her Warflower exhibition from earlier this year.
Here are some of our favourites:
Posted by Andy Ryan on September 25, 2009
Sleeping States - the musical outlet of polished Bristol-based multi-instrumentalist Markland Starkie - has re-awoken to release the new album In the Gardens of the North. The aptly-named album sees the music take on an earthy and natural serenity while the lyrics delve deep into musty pages for inspiration, creating a hypnotic and intriguing sonic garden one can seek solace in.
Here to give you direction into this musical garden of eden is the map-tastic track 'The Catrographer'. In the Gardens of the North is available through Speak & Spell.
'The Catrographer' - Sleeping States
'Gardens of the South' - Sleeping States
'Showers in the Summer' - Sleeping States
Posted by Danni Le Toullec on January 1, 2007
Welcome to the wonderful world of Kluster. In case you’ve not heard of us before (open your ear/eyes, people), we’re the new kids on the online block. The next big thing? Only time will tell. For this, our inaugural issue, we’ve got undercover operations geared at discovering the most effective attire to adorn before stepping out with your skateboard. An insightful look into the world of bands and their moonlitcal activities. A Grandance discussion with Dappled Dave (Rennik). A rant about the benefit of being a whoreish housewife. A quick Q&A with N Zeds hottest new indie export, Shaky Hands (aka Cut Off Your Hands).