Category: Events

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Calling all aspiring Djs, It’s Yourshot!

Yourshot gives aspiring djs and curious enthusiasts the chance to compete for the prize of playing at Stereosonic, meeting Tiesto, and kick starting their career in the Industry.

If you haven’t heard about Yourshot, plainly, you have now, and there’s no going back!

Sponsored by Pioneer, Redbull, Alize, Agwa and Alcatel One Touch. It’s big game, high stakes and much to fight for by contestants.

What’s better than playing your favorite tunes, on an overly powerful, world class sound system, on industry standard equipment, with a crazy light show behind you, including a huge 2 meter LED screen to all your friends, drunk and hyped out of their minds?

Nothing.

Topped off with the incentive to play at Stereosonic, liaison with people in the industry, and meet like minded, music loving friends for life?

Even if you’ve never touched decks before in your life, look at a dj controller and think ‘I’ve never been inside a spaceship before, what does this even do!?!’ not to worry. The awesome supportive team have your back, emotionally and technically, providing six weeks of training from the best in the Industry to make sure you have Your shot.

At the Climax of the six weeks, after training and careful song selection. There’s a two day marathon weekend were the chosen contestants get their chance to show their skills. The music, the Djs, and the overall energy will blow you away. For a ten dollar ticket price, even for a day out to enjoy some great music, it’s total value.

This year was mind-blowing. There was so much talent in the pool of Djs this year and with performance from A-Tonez, who was one of the trainers, scratching, and absolutely, straight up killed it with a multi genred steam pot. Honourable mentions to the winner this year Sami Kabaha, running the Trap & Hip Hop. Runner up, Ian Alexander, pumping the Electro, Trap and renege breaks, and Wild Card winner, Will Hall, boasting with a Minimistic Futuristic House set.

Any aspiring, up and coming djs out there, this is no joke. I highly recommend registering next year in June. It’s an experience and adventure like no other you need to add to your to do list.

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Featuring me, critically evaluting the spectacle 99.9% of the rest of the time was spent dancing

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Peter Singer Interview – Thursday 7th May, 11am

Radio Monash, in association with the Monash Philosophy Society and The Fodder, will be interviewing Peter Singer as part of promotion for his new book, “The Most Good You Can Do”.

Rafal, Gus (our resident utilitarian) and Leroy from MPS will join forces with The Fodder to simulcast the interview live. Four philosophers in one room? Deductive reasoning? Logical fallacies? DEONTOLOGY? WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN?!

Submissions from students will be welcomed leading up to and during the interview with either a message to the Radio Monash Facebook page or with the #AskPeterSinger.

Peter will also be holding two live talks at Monash University’s Alexander Theatre on May 14 & 15 to promote the book, with charity partners Oxfam Australia and the Fred Hollows Foundation.

$15 discounted tickets for these talks will be available from Radio Monash, The Fodder and MPS (for more details, send us Facebook message or email info@radiomonash.net). All profits will go to a good cause. So buy some tickets to be effective, or buy some to tell Peter Singer why we shouldn’t be!

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Splendour in the Grass Line-up Announcement

Splendour in the Grass is back again for another year of camping out, good tunes, and good mates. Earlier in the week the playlist created by Splendour had been “accidentally” leaked and posted as a public playlist on the streaming service, Spotify. All though it has been believed to be a publicity stunt to create tension and hype for the newly announced line up revealed today at 8am.

The line-up for this 3 day camp out music festival is as follows:

Blur
Florence + The Machine
Mark Ronson
Of Monsters & Men
The Wombats
Tame Impala
Peking Duk
Ryan Adams
Flight Facilities
Royal Blood (only Aus show)
Death Cab For Cutie
Earl Sweatshirt
Boy & Bear
Porter Robinson (Live)
The Dandy Warhols (only Aus show)
Xavier Rudd & The United Nations
Azealia Banks
The Rubens
Jamie T
Pond
Spiritualized (only Aus show)
Alison Wonderland
Thundamentals
Best Coast
Everything Everything
San Cisco
MS MR
Jarryd James
Purity Ring
Allday
Carmada
The Grates
The Smith Street Band
Tkay Maidza
Johnny Marr
Last Dinosaurs
Megan Washington
The Vaccines
#1 Dads
The Church
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
The King Khan & The BBQ Show
Alpine
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Paul Mac
Dustin Tebbutt

Years & Years
Jenny Lewis
C.W. Stoneking
Seekae
George Maple
Elliphant
Client Liaison
Palma Violets
SAFIA
Hayden James
Dune Rats
Wolf Alice
Meg Mac
Cosmo’s Midnight
Marmozets
Oh Mercy
Mansionair
The Districts
Shlohmo
Elizabeth Rose
The Delta Riggs
Circa Waves
Nancy Whang
Eves The Behaviour
Urban Cone
Art of Sleeping
Japanese Wallpaper
Gengahr
Bad//Dreems
Ecca Vandal
Holy Holy
Vallis Alps
UV Boi
The Babe Rainbow
Harts
Generik
Young Franco
Mickey Kojak
GL
Benson
Harvey Sutherland
Total Giovanni DJs
Dugong Jr
I’lls
Akouo
Noise In My Head
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Plus …
Joyride
Post Percy
Ara Koufax
CC:Disco!
Adi Toohey
Set Mo
Edd Fisher
Mike Who
Shantan Wantan Ichiban
With such big names
and acts, the tickets will sell out like hot cakes! Get your tickets first at Moshtix at 9am AEST, Thursday 23rd of April.
and for more information, head to the Official Splendour Website.

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White Night – A debrief

Smash Mouth were right when they sang “So much to do, so much to see” and it rings true on a night like White Night.

Having heard about it when I was living interstate, I have been interested in this light festival for over a year, and last night I got the opportunity experience it for myself. The night began with a train ride, and already the spectacle began; looking at the packed trains departing from the city with people packed into carriages like sardines in a sardine can. Later, trains were unable to arrive at Flinders Street due to congestion. So Luka and I embarked on our White Night adventure from Melbourne Central.

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As a Darwin Girl I have never seen so many people in one place before, so for me the experience of White Night was not only the exhibition of multimedia art and artists but also the crowds and amount of people that gathered to witness the beauty of nocturnal Melbourne.

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We walked together as part of the crowd continuing down Swanston Street, and found a map, Luka decided to take control and direct us to different points of White Night. We came across some interesting pieces in alleyways, most notable a work entitled I have seen the future and it Looks Just Like it Used to, where an artist has used the mediums of light boxes to imitate the presentation of an advertisement. The position of the work took people from the crowd and into a little nook of the city so they could experience the work individually. This work was clever and engaging and for me, a highlight of the night.

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We continued through Swanston Street looking at anything and everything whilst also discussing the broader meaning and reach of each work (I’m an art student, what can I say!). We walked into Hammer Hall on Melbourne’s South Bank and experienced an amazing sound and light show, it was spectacular. I feel that the performance made White Night for me. For me I feel it exhibited the duplicity between structures, seen by the interplay between the thin light rigs and the large sound boards that would weave in and out of each other creating a harmonious forms changing and growing. I thoroughly enjoyed this work, and feel that it was enjoyed by many, either appreciating it for its own aesthetic material or its deeper meaning it was an art performance for all.

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We wandered back to Flinders Street still marvelling of the beauty of the city at night, covered in artist’s multimedia expressions, and that is where Luka and I left our White Night experience. We took our train home and arrived home very early in the morning. But to be honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way…

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Monash Academy Orchestra

One of Australia’s leading orchestral conductors and one of Melbourne’s favourite piano soloists join the vibrant talent of the Monash Academy Orchestra (MAO) for their rendition of, Variations.

The concert is the MAO’s first under the dynamic leadership of new conductor Fabian Russell, and will feature special guest piano virtuoso Stefan Cassomenos.

The concert consists of three masterworks from the orchestral repertoire; all of which are cast as sets of variations on a famous melody, or a now-famous musical enigma.

Click on the button below to listen to the podcast of Variations!

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LIVE broadcast – Monash Academy Orchestra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TUNE IN NOW!- Click on the Listen Live link above, alternatively head to http://www.radiomonash.fm/listen.

A new partnership between the Monash University Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) and Radio Monash will enable the Monash Academy Orchestra’s (MAO) upcoming concert Variations to be broadcast around the world.

The collaboration with Radio Monash, the University’s student-run radio station, the public to hear Variations live via the internet.

The audio link will be available from the Radio Monash website (www.radiomonash.fm). The starting times for Monash campuses and affiliates are as follows:

Melbourne – 2.30pm, Sunday 25 March
South Africa – 5.30am, Sunday 25 March
India – 9am, Sunday 25 March
Malaysia – 11.30am, Sunday 25 March
Italy – 5.30am, Sunday 25 March
London – 4.30am, Sunday 25 March

VARIATIONS

♫ BRAHMS ♪
Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn Op. 56a

♫ RACHMANINOFF ♪
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

♫ ELGA ♪
Enigma Variations

Monash Academy Orchestra
Fabian Russell – Conductor
Stefan Cassomenos – Piano

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Animaux, The Good China and Young Maverick at The Northcote Social Club 15/03

With an illustrious history behind the station that extends all the way back to 1965, entirely student-operated community radio station Radio Monash has developed a fearsome reputation for inspiring and cultivating a passion for the music industry among the generation’s brightest young minds. Join Melbourne’s most dedicated team of new-generation party animals and connoisseurs of fresh new music as the crew behind Radio Monash kick off their 2012 in inimitable style, with a bevy of the city’s finest up-and-coming bands including Animaux, The Good China, Young Maverick and Hot English.

If jazz and pop had a lovechild, got divorced, remarried funk and soul, and then all raised said lovechild together, Animaux would be the end result. Having worked with Jimi Maroudas (Kimbra, The Living End, Eskimo Joe) on their debut EP, receiving praise from institutions including Triple J and Mess and Noise, the group have been powering through the thriving live music scene of Melbourne with a residency at the Evelyn Hotel and standout gigs alongside the likes of Oh Mercy, the Vaudeville Smash, and Stonefield, there’s no doubt Animaux are hungry to deliver their fresh sounds to Australian audiences.

After spending months holed up in a Northcote recording studio, The Good China have emerged with a stellar debut EP Old Maps, New Roads – an intoxicating combination of influences from Architecture in Helsinki, Los Campesinos! and Broken Social Scene, the magic touch of respected producer Steven Schram, and their unhealthy obsession with mid-90s video gaming. You might have caught their sounds on the airwaves of Triple J, Triple R and SYN FM’s airwaves, or caught them at some of Melbourne’s finest, filthiest venues delivering their trademarked brand of fresh indie pop.

Formed in early 2009, Young Maverick’s take on holiday-pop is undeniably compelling. Kicking off 2011 with plans to record their debut album, the group roped in the talents of Matt Voigt (Cat Power, Oh Mercy), to record and mix over five days at Sing Sing South and Abercorn Studios. A fun, summery blend of bouncy beats, duelling twangy guitars and funky bass lines, they’re the perfect accompaniment to a cool drink on a warm, summery day.

Four mates out of the eastern ‘burbs of Melbourne, Hot English have only been together for a short period of time, but the success they’ve achieved in such a short time is a testament to their talents, making ripples within the Melbourne scene with their first few releases. Raw indie pop that’s far too easy to dance to – the gang are doing some very exciting things.

Tickets can be purchased online here, or from the Corner Box Office on 03 9486 1677.

$10 for Radio Monash members*
$12 + $3 bf for non-members
$15 on door if still available

*Member tickets available from the studio or our O-Week stall. Doors open at 7:30PM. The Facebook page for the event is available here. Catch you there!