Monthly Archives: November 2012

Big shows this spring

The Good Hustle presents a HopeStreet double-bill happening this Saturday Nov 10th at a pop-up bar at the Abbotsford Convent at The Shadow Electric bar!  The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and The Cactus Channel will play an intimate show in this heritage listed venue, filmed by WHOBYFIRE and highlights to be shown later on

Tickets are limited and available online.


The Bombay Royale will be appearing at AWME on the closing night, Sunday Nov 18th supporting none other than Nigeria’s Seun Kuti with Egypt 80!  Also on the bill, Hugo Mendez, a DJ, label-boss and music researcher at the forefront of the Tropical scene in Europe.

Tickets available online here.


The Soul of Melbourne

This 18 track compilation compiled by Chris Gill (Northside Records) and Lance Fergusson (The Bamboos) features the best of what Melbourne has to offer the world, whether it’s Deep Funk, Neo Soul, Afrobeat, R&B, Bollywood, Spiritual Jazz or Northern Soul.  Featuring a plethora of HopeStreet artists (The Cactus Channel, The Bombay Royale, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, The PutBacks) the comp also has Saskwatch, Chet Faker, Clairy Browne and the Bangin’ Rackettes, Electric Empire, Hiatus Kaiyote – the list goes on!

So many world class acts that are a testament to the fact that Australia, and particularly Melbourne, is a powerhouse on the global funk and soul scene.  Support some Australian artists today!

Many of the bands featured will be appearing at AWME in a couple of weeks.  More info from the Northside website

Out on CD and digital Friday Nov 9th (and LP “soon”) – preview the track listing on iTunes.

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