The Show: I’m John Barnes in the box, I blaze hard after mosque…

If the relentless barrage of news about COVID-19 and coronavirus is getting you down then let Riz Ahmed’s “The Long Goodbye” take your mind off it for a few minutes…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 14 March 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Morning Light
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Concourse
  • HAMERKOP – The Splendour That Was Rome
  • PAPLOCO – SUMMER HAYZE
  • PETSHOP OX – Amor Fati
  • EACH OTHER – Same As It Never Was
  • MACKENZIE – Rā
  • MAD FRANK – Fits into my aims
  • BEN WOODS – LESSON
  • TIDAL RAVE – FOMO
  • PGX – Peter Gutteridge
  • THE TACKS – Merivale
  • DAME BONNET – Nothing
  • L’ÉPÉE – On Dansait Avec Elle
  • CNT EVN – Endless
  • RIZ AHMED – Where You From *
  • LÜDIC – BLCKHLNSTRL
  • ALPHONSE – Xanax 123
  • ROZA TERENZI – Metal Glo
  • SEBASTIAN MULLAERT – Attio
  • ALPHONSE – Mystical Wisp
  • SEBASTIAN MULLAERT – Dancing with Mr. K
  • SONIC BOOM – Just Imagine
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – Baby
  • CHROMATICS – Touch Red
  • YĪN YĪN – One Inch Punch
  • ATNIGHT – Pushkar
  • LUKE WOODFIELD – Phase In

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: BNE

A recent flying visit to Brisbane by Fraserhead shaped the playlist today. A tight schedule meant he could not get to any gigs or record shopss but scouring Bandcamp later on for Brisbane’s alt, indie, left-field and electronically tinged offerings shed light on quite a vibrant music culture. Think of it as a musical travelogue rather than an exhaustive survey. Thank you also to Mel Echo of Melbourne’s Annual Leaf for recommendations and pointers too.

PS: The above image is a detail of “Borne On The Wind” (2013) by Brisbane born artist Anne Wallace from her Suburban Noir project. The major survey Anne Wallace: Strange ways at QUT Art Museum more than made up for missing out on gigs and record shops.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 29 February 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • OLD ALPS – First light
  • RELAY TAPES – Dream Colour
  • NITE FIELDS – Not Your Time
  • DUMB THINGS – Today Tonight
  • SOME JERKS – A Million Girls
  • REGURGITATOR – Roxx for Brains
  • CNT EVN – All or Nothing
  • KERBSIDE COLLECTION – Waiting Game
  • PATRSN – All In The Eyes
  • MIDDLE NAME DANCE BAND – Ricardo
  • TIGER PEARSON – The New England Highway
  • X CLUB. – SENSATION
  • ANARCHOSOPHIST – Substance D
  • TUPPERWAVE – Wasted Time
  • CLOUD TANGLE – Falling Asleep
  • ALESSANDRO CORTINI + LAWRENCE ENGLISH – Immediate Horizon 3
  • THAT SONG THAT YOU SING FOR THE SUN – U35m2b
  • MICRONODE – Virtual Landscapes
  • BIN LICKER – Nite lizard
  • DEATH COMES CRAWLING – I Would Spread My Wings So Wide
  • SYRUP, GO ON – Don’t Go (Riding Down The Cosmic Drain)
  • WAAX – Wild & Weak
  • HATCHIE – Obsessed
  • J. FRANCIS – circles
  • THE GOON SAX – Losing Myself
  • FINGERLESS – Tambourine Addict Who Plays The Drugs
  • EAST OF WEST – Nine Lives
  • TIANA KHASI – Good Things