The Vulture Nest: Latest Music News
First to breaking news (feeling so legit right now): Melbourne’s favourite punk and hardcore venue The Arthouse is making a comeback under the new name of The Reverence Hotel after more than two years of woes and doubt. Back in January 2010, the venue was facing the end of their lease and decided not to renew due to introduced Victorian Liquor Licensing laws that required them to shut at 1am instead of 3am to avoid being labeled a ‘high risk’ venue. The former owners of The Arthouse have found a new home in Footscray and are reading to open with full intentions to integrate live music into their new operations at the new site located near the edge of the Maribynong river. Details are sketchy but for a statement on Facebook and this teaser we found on YouTube.
“After a slight name hiccup, the previous Arthouse owners are gearing up to open THE REVERENCE HOTEL. Located at 28 Napier st on the rivers edge of Footscray, expect to see the pubs front bar, band room and beergarden open next weekend! Stay tuned for the kitchen and 2nd larger band room launches coming soon!”
With all the recent examples of companies clearly imitating songs that we know and love, we’re starting to wonder how hard it is for said companies to save a lot of time and money and just say the magic word, ‘please.’
According to Rolling Stone, the Black Keys are suing both Home Depot and Pizza Hut’s parent company Yum! Brands Inc. for using tracks from El Camino without permission. Producer Danger Mouse, with band members Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney submitted separate filings on the 21st of June, accusing Home Depot of using ‘Lonely Boy’ in an ad for power tools, and Pizza Hut using ‘Gold on the Ceiling’ in a Cheesy Bites pizza ad without permission. See the ad via Complex below:
Are you swept up in the whirlwind joy of Spotify right now? Join the club. Following rumors and reports that Telstra had plans to launch into the streaming music market, the telecommunications giant is has taken aim at pioneer Spotify with its own rival service, in partnership with MOG from the US. The service, also called MOG will give Australians access to a huge catalogue of Aussie and international music, with a 16 million-track library, which pretty much matches the capacity of Spotify here in Aus. It will allow for music to be streamed at 320kbps (that’s the quality of a regular CD) and the basic package after trial begins at $6.99.
Arguably one of the best days of the year if you’re a muso trying to hide your love for AFL to remain cool in the eyes of your too-cool friends, Elsternwick Park hosted the 19th annual Reclink Community Cup: a charity football match played between Melbourne radio personalities – RRR Megahertz – and Melbourne musos the Espy Rockdogs (coached by the legendary Paul Kelly and captained by Dan Sultan). The competition was fierce throughout and resulted in a dramatic 35-all draw. About 9,000 dedicated fans turned up and raised $70,000 for people experiencing disadvantage.
Here are some other things we wet our pants over last week:
The XX announce a 2013 tour of Australia following the cutthroat desperation to get tickets to their tour this year and Jamie XX’s sold-out club shows.
George Michael will tour Australia late this year. Don’t pretend you’re not excited.
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