Before the virus, but during the fires, a special guest came to Canberra and, as is custom, joined the gents of the Molly house Band (Good Gosh) for a lash at the Supper Club.
Unbeknownst to this bandleader – the whole thing was captured by covert clarinet operative Thomas ‘yeah Tommy’ manley. Bless his cotton socks, because he captured music history in the breaking.
the master unleashes hellfire on the old classic Bessie Smith number Careless Love while the sousaphone pumps raw energy, a sound from another era entirely effortlessly cuts up a storm, mainly on the double time section. Stay tuned for future sets on the branch stack records soundcloud – repping jazz and hiphop since 2004. Throw us a follow old girl
It’s a Mash of the Titans, Sydney’s DESERT ROCK power trio No Mandate connect with Canberra’s own Agency Dub Collective to go back to back in this struggle for life as we know it.
Expect HEAVY atmospheric DUB scapes with emphasis on urgent electrified guitar riffs and charging rhythmic energy all night when these behemoth powerhouses join forces to take down the powermongers! No dub on a dead planet!
The Master (Jason Belzer) Pub Funk
Amped up by Melbourne-based turntable and pyrotechnic genius The Master on the wheels of steel, it is sure to be a huge night of multi-genre, interstate cooperation. The Master has been holding it down on the decks since the Golden Era and is known throughout the land for his funky, prolific approach to mixing and second-to-none scratches. A killer lyricist too, who will rock any audience.
No Mandate – Dub Rock
A Sydney-based trio combining sparse dub grooves with heavy desert riffs and short bursts of angular punk.
“Closing the gap between King Crimson and King Tubby since 2019”
Agency Dub Collective – Dub Reggae
Agency Dub Collective began playing live dub in Australia at the turn of the millennium. Their music is steeped in classic dubwise sounds and heavyweight rhythms, awash with spacious atmospherics and ever-heretical lyrics. From roots-vibe dup-hop to desert-surf instrumentals, their music is, above all, great to dance to.
Forging their own path with a DIY ethos, Agency Dub Collective have provided an original voice on the Australian live music scene for over a decade, paving the way for a new distinctly Australian style of live dub, echoing the landscape of the island continent from the central desert to the rugged coastline.
TIX $10 @ http://bit.ly/Desert_Dub
FRI 7th FEB @ Polish White Eagle Club
Mundi is known to rock flows from Bendigo to the Yarra.
Castlemaine emcee Rex Mundi has been penning bars for years now, yet he took his time to put anything on record, perfecting his lyrical craft and excavating the prime production.
For years Rex Mundi has sailed under the radar, his golden-era flow revealing truth-bomb delivery that uncovers the layers of human history while attacking corrupt structures. All in a tight, no-nonsense package to stock your decks: every track is like banging philosophy. His debut album Jewel in the Sun dropped in 2018 and so far has garnered staunch support from local heads and abroad. It comes in downloadable format as well as tape and CD, order here.
Mundi’s debut show in the ACT will be at Smith’s Alternative on Friday night January 17th 2020. Supported by 3oB and coolio Desgracias on decks, mpc and vocals. 9.00 kick off.
Reggae Rampage is back – at Transit. Capitol Roots Corporation and Branch Stack Records team up with Cultura Clandestino to bring you the hottest original live band reggae vibes in the ACT. It guarantees to be a great night of grooves.
Action starts early with doors at 7.30. Then at 8.20 live music will commence as Kopasetic get things kicked off with their fresh brand of original reggae meets folk/roots.
Stalwart Canberra Ska/Rocksteady massive The Kingstons then take to the stage led by the powerhouse front man (and poster artist) Brett Olzen. Heading up the evening is Agency Dub Collective, whose signature spacey jams and relentless rubadub feels have rumbled Canberra’s limestone caves for 2 decades. FACT: This is their twentieth year in dub. FACT: This is Dubby Xmas.
Special guest Nicholas Combe will feature heavily on tenor sax on the night!
The vibes continue til midnight for the stayers as Mick Dagger delivers classics reggae bangers from Jamaica and the Diaspora. Bound to be a great event – tickets selling now through moshtix