Bill Hammond : Jingle Jangle Morning exhibit

Bill Hammond – Jingle Jangle Morning
November 17th 2007 – February 10th 2008
Wellington City Gallery

Jingle Jangle Morning, taken from a verse in Bob Dylan’s song ‘Mr Tambourine Man’, is the title of a Bill Hammond painting depicting majestic avian musicians and serpentine creatures who sing, dance and play instruments upon a floating world of golden clouds and mountainous divides.

Bill Hammond’s sentient birdmen came about after a trip to the Auckland Islands where birds rule. Like New Zealand before the people got there. have a couple of Bill Hammond prints for sale for $79NZD. If you’re in Lyttelton be sure to visit Volcano Cafe and Lava Bar, it’s a nice bar with good food and they have some Bill Hammond art on the walls.

Bill Hammond - Placemaker

Great Lake Swimmers free live EP

It’s been available for a couple of months but I only just spotted it on Gorilla vs. Bear via Last.FM – Great Lake Swimmers have released a 5 track live EP recorded at Toronto’s Church of the Redeemer for free download (31.5Mb).

Great Lake Swimmers have also contributed an original song entitled, “Gonna Make it Through This Year”, to a new compilation release named “PEACE ON EARTH: A HOLIDAY ALBUM” available exclusively as a digital download from Hard to Find a Friend and featuring fifteen never-before-released covers of Christmas classics and special holiday themed originals from various artists. Profits raised from this album go directly to Toys for Tots to give gifts to needy children on Christmas morning.

Here’s Scott Cudmore‘s new video for “Your Rocky Spine”

PJ Harvey coming to NZ and Australia in February

PJ Harvey is coming to New Zealand and Australia in February for a handful of exclusive solo shows. A limited number of tickets will be available from from Thursday 8 November 12 noon AEST to Friday 9 November 12 noon AEST. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public on Tuesday 13 November 9:00am local time.

Polly will be performing an intimate solo set, for one night only, in each of the following cities:

Wednesday February 13 Civic Theatre, Auckland
Ticketek 0800 TICKETEK or

Friday February 15 Opera House, Sydney
Ticketek 132 849 or; SOH Box Office 02 9250 7777

Sunday February 17 Concert Hall, Brisbane
Qtix 136 246 or

Wednesday February 20 Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Ticketmaster 136 100 or

Friday February 22 Concert Hall, Perth
BOCS ticketing 08 9484 1133 or

Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew: “Backed Out on the…” with J Mascis

Kevin Drew’s new video “Backed Out on the…”, the first single from his forthcoming album, Broken Social Scene Presents: Kevin Drew, “Spirit If…”

This song was recorded with Joules Scott Key of Metric and Bang Lime on drums and J Mascis and Kevin Drew on guitar and vocals. The video happened last minute after a Dinosaur Jr show in Toronto where J, Lou and Murph all came to the shoot to hang out. John Caffery from KIDS ON TV was hired to come and dance his ASS off and a spontaneous party was put into effect. There were seven mirrors, one disco ball, four lights, one bottle of rum, three bottles of tequila, 62 beers, four crew and 17 people. It got put together on the day of the shoot and became the party of the year. It cost three thousand dollars to make… It was priceless

Great Lake Swimmers want your travel footage

GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS and (weewerk) are asking for 30 seconds of your favourite/significant travel footage. Share your secret spot, beautiful scenery or interesting experiences with us. Selected footage will be edited together to produce a finished video for Great Lake Swimmers’ Passenger Song.

Your submission needs to be on common digital video file formats (ie. AVI, MOV, MP4) and NTSC encoded. Each submission should include your full contact information, mailing address, phone number and email address.

By submitting video content, you the copyright holder agrees to permit footage, in whole or part, to be used with discretion by (weewerk) in producing this video. Submissions should be emailed to [email protected]. Deadline for submissions is August 31st, 07.