A sometimes reckless and even ribald chat between Elana and Jack, peppered with two outstanding live performances that could not be further apart in terms of tone and technique: one a profoundly beautiful acoustic rendition of her original song, ‘These Days’; the other a live-looping electronic cover of Mariah Carey’s ‘Emotions’.
At the beginning of this year some of Sydney’s favourite sons, Youth Group, reconvened – playing for the first time in over four years, live from the FBi studios. After a rapturous response to their sold out reunion at the Newtown Social Club, today they’ve announced more dates.
Old mates Mick Turner (Dirty Three) and Thurston Moore (ex Sonic Youth) played together for the first time ever, live on Jack Off with Jack Shit.
Fourplay have gone from covering rock tunes for the UNSW band comp to performing with Neil Gaiman on the world’s most revered stages. They recently released their first all-original album and here join Jack Shit to perform a few pieces live, in-between chats about life working for the leader of the Australian Greens – and arguments about the relative merits of CDs over vinyl.
A couple of months ago Remi, Sensible J and Dutch visited FBi, set up some drums and MPCs – and proceeded to bust out some of the freshest, funniest and most politically sharp rhymes Australia has heard in years. Last night they won Best Hip Hop Album – and took home a $50 grand grant – at the Independent Music Awards.
Having run away to NYC at just 16, there beginning to cross-dress and develop a transgendered life, Blanco became renowned for her poetry and performance first, only finding fame for her wavvy music later. Hear her insights on a wild life – plus two acapella raps.
Two of our leading lights came together for a very special show with Jack Shit. Hear some exemplary live performances from both ladies, including the world premiere of “Dazzling”, a beautiful new song by Adalita.
30 years with the Hard-Ons; another solo album just released; and still driving a cab despite a heinous attack that left him with a fractured skull two years ago. That awful incident yielded a massive outpouring of love & support from around the world. Listen here and you’ll see why.
Tennessee’s Valerie June recently visited Australia for the first time – and spent a whole week in Sydney after appearing on FBi. Here she waxes lyrical about sparkling water, recalls meeting legends like Bobby Womack whilst helping out on tours her father promoted – and agrees to play her only solo show in Sydney at Jack’s suggestion.
Effervescent indie upstarts Frente! were a breath of fresh air when they arrived on the scene in the early 90s, yet pressures mounted as their star ascended. Here Angie and Simon revisit an intensely creative time, delivering pristine and playful live renditions of Labour Of Love and Ordinary Angels, showing said star will burn brightly for a while yet.