Bondi Pub Rock Resurgence
Music

There is a rumbling of drums, guitars, and keyboards rhythmically rising from the iconic nine hole golf course in North Bondi. Rumours are circulating amongst the more musically literate locals that something special may be starting to happen within that unique clubhouse. The Bondi Golf and Diggers Club on the headlands in North Bondi has a rich and proud history of supporting live music. Before the Golf Club and the Diggers Club merged in 2004, they both in their own...

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Monday, 14 November 2016
Classic Album Sundays Arrives in Sydney’s Eastside
Music

Audiophiles in Sydney’s eastside are celebrating as the world’s most popular record club Classic Album Sundays brings its renowned audio experience to The World Bar on Sunday 27th November, featuring Princes ninth studio album Sign o’ the Times, rated by a number of industry sources as one of the greatest albums ever. CAS brings out the musical context and the stories behind extraordinary albums and provides uninterrupted in-depth vinyl listening sessions of entire albums on a high end audiophile sound system....

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Monday, 07 November 2016
Dancehall Queens and Kings take on Sydney’s Eastside
Event Reviews

Dancehall Queens and Kings take on Sydney’s Eastside for the NSW title The best dancehall dancers in the state are competing for the championship title and crown of NSW Dancehall King and Queen. This high energy dance contest will take place at the home of visual art, performance art, and live music in Sydney’s eastside, Oxford Arts Factory, Sunday 11th December. The winners will represent NSW in the National Finals in Melbourne in 2017, and look to put a stop...

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Thursday, 03 November 2016
Musicians Lead the Fight to Save Bondi Pavilion
Music

  Free benefit Concert featuring Hoodoo Guru’s, Art v Science, The Dawsons, Martha Marlow and more on Sun 6th November, leading the fight to Save Bondi Pavilion Gentrification and privatisation by stealth has been the bitter flavour of Sydney the past couple of years, and the crushing impact this has had on our city’s once thriving art and cultural landscape has been well documented. This has been especially damaging in Sydney’s Eastside, with infamous nightclubs around Kings Cross and Darlinghurst...

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Saturday, 29 October 2016
Webben catches up with Remi on Vibes
Interviews

Webben from BBR’s Vibes with Webben and Annie radio show chats to award winning Melbourne artist Remi who has been making an impact all over the world – performing alongside producer and beatmaster Sensible J, the shows are making people take notice globally. Webben: So I’m here with Remi who has just within the last month released his second record Divas and Demons. Remi how are you and how has the reception been over the last month for the new record? Remi: I’m about...

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Sunday, 23 October 2016
Subsonic BBR Resident Artist Takeover Oct: Co-founder Marcotix joins for a chat
Interviews

Subsonic Music are the BBR Resident Artist Takeover (BRAT) session crew for the month of October, in the lead in to their Dec 2016 festival. Tune in live Fridays 8pm-10pm (AEST). For the first session Subsonic co founder Marco Mazzucco, aka Marcotix, joins hosts Coco and Ben in the studio for a jam and a chat about Marco’s musical influences and some background behind the festival itself. Coco: You’re listening to the Subsonic Music Bondi Beach Radio takeover, it’s Friday night, everyone’s getting excited about...

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Friday, 07 October 2016
Michael Lynch brings important global arts expertise to the Bondi Pavilion battle
Interviews

Michael Lynch brings exceptional experience in arts leadership to enhancing the future direction of Bondi Pavilion, having led the Australia Council, the Sydney Opera House, London’s Southbank Centre, Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District and Sydney Theatre Company. He was awarded an Order of Australia in 2001, was named a Commander of the British Empire in 2008 and the Sue Nattrass Award at this year’s Helpman Awards, all for services to the arts. He has recently been appointed interim Director of...

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Friday, 07 October 2016
The Deus Surf Swap 10: BBR Street Arts
Event Reviews

THE DEUS SURF SWAP 10 (Oct 2nd 2016) It is a beautiful Sunday, the sun is shining, and the Bondi Pavilion is covered in Surfboards for sale at the Deux Surf Swap and of course playing in the background is what you would expect, surfing music. Gerry North, host of Street Arts on Bondi Beach Radio, catches up with Damian Fuller, organizer of the Deux Surf Swap. Gerry: I’m here with Damian, one of the organisers of the Deus Surf Swap,...

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Thursday, 06 October 2016
The mecurial Ash Grunwald and William Crighton hit Bondi Beachfest
Event Reviews

Long time Bondi Beach Radio favourites Ash Grunwald and William Crighton are both heading to our spiritual home at Bondi Beach as part of the 2016 Bondi Beachfest lineup, Sat Nov 12th, and we are all pretty stoked by the news at BBR HQ. Headlining the day of music in the sun and surf will be stalwart rockers Icehouse, Mark Seymour and James Reyne. Tracks from Ash Grunwalds most recent album NOW (his ninth release) have been regularly featured on BBR shows including Spins & Needles,...

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Sunday, 02 October 2016
Spotify to buy Soundcloud. BBR still thinks quality human selectors will beat computers any day
Music

In recent breaking news out of London, reported via the Financial Times, Spotify is now in advanced talks to acquire SoundCloud after rumours about a supposed buyout for SoundCloud have been doing the rounds for a while. Spotify, which streams music, would gain Soundcloud’s community of new artists and remixers if the deal went ahead. As a global leader in paid streaming, Spotify has become a well recognised name in the music consumer industry with its extensive library, relatively low pricing, and ease of...

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Friday, 30 September 2016
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