So you know by now how obsessed we are with new music – the good stuff – well we just found another way to start getting it out there to the masses: Radar is bringing live bands to the Footy field
, for the 2012 AFL Season
Each Saturday night in Melbourne across the 2012 Toyota AFL Premiership season, at either the MCG or Etihad Stadium, Live at the Footy will feature an established or emerging Australian artist, performing pregame and half time – brought to you by us! If you want to find out what bands are coming up and who's playing, just hit up the Live at the Footy page.
This Week: Lanie Lane - Saturday July 14, Geelong v Collingwood, MCG
Lanie Lane – you’ve probably heard of this forthright young Aussie artist by now, she seems to be taking over the country with her quirky fusion of rockabilly, blues and pop. There’s really nothing like her sound out there at the moment… which makes her even more intriguing… intriguing enough to get out to see her live? I should hope so. She’s also just about to embark on a national solo tour and some shows are already sold out, all the dates and details are right here.
Or you could just get down to the game this weekend! Geelong Vs Collingwood at the MCG; bag yourself some tickets right here at the Live at the AFL page.
In the meantime, check out Lanie’s latest single.
Week 5. San Cisco - Saturday July 7, St Kilda v Essendon, Etihad Stadium
West Australian rockers San Cisco will be hitting the stage on Saturday night so we thought we better fill you in.
Becoming household names in the indie music scene pretty much overnight because of this song
Well, they came in to our studio to talk about the big questions like 'What's next?' - check that out here
Aaannnnddd just to familiarise yourself with San Cisco, here's there latest called 'Rocket Ship'
You can find out more about San Cisco and the Live at the Footy program by the AFL here
Week 6. Faker - Saturday June 9, Essendon v Sydney Swans, Etihad Stadium
The name may throw you a bit, one of those 'hang on, it sounds familiar' kind of names, well, you're right. In 2009, Faker won an APRA award for the Most Played Australian Work win for 'This Heart Attack'.
Still not sure, check this out
There's more details about Faker playing Saturday night at the Live at the AFL site.
Week 5. Bluejuice - Saturday June 2, Essendon v Melbourne, MCG
If you haven't heard of Bluejuice before - well I'd be shocked for one - because geez those boys like to talk! Aside from that, they've been nom'd for an ARIA a few times, but more importantly in dedication to their loyal fans they're toured across regional Australia SO extensively - they must have quite the souvenir spoon collection by now. But if you still haven't been acquainted with the musical styliings of leading men Jake & Stav; they make pop - but good pop with heart and well thought out hooks, with real instruments - not the kind you need a cracker with just to digest all the overly-produced cheese. That and they are one of the best, oddly dressed, live acts this country has to offer. So if the footy doesn't get you in the jump-out-of-your-seat mood come this Saturday field-side, these guys definitely will. Get your tickets and more info at the Live at the AFL site.
Here's what they had to say about the first single they released off Company Act Yr Age... pashing grandmas, their live show... and somehow genitalia comes up...
And this is one of my fave videos of the year, their latest single "On My Own"...
To celebrate Live at the Footy, Bluejuice and Universal Music Australia are offering AFL fans their latest album ‘Company’ at the specially reduced price of $9.20 (normally $14.95) through Bigpond Music. To take advantage of this limited time offer, click here
Week 3. Strange Talk
- Saturday May 12, Essendon v West Coast Eagles
, Etihad Stadium
Strange Talk have to be one of the most lively and innovative up and coming pop outfits on the Aussie indie music scene to date, and better still for those of you getting to the game on May 12, they're Melbournians! They've just finished recording their debut LP - which we're damn excited to get our hands on after burning out their first 4 track "EP of singles".
The four boys actually started to make a bit of a name for themselves in the US, partnering with a Procter & Gamble-owned laundry detergent Cheer
, to produce the first interactive music video of it's kind... check it out:
Now you can check them out live and see for yourself! For tickets and event details, hit up the Live at the AFL site.
I'm chair dancing as we speak...
Week 2. Last Dinosaurs - Saturday May 5, St Kilda v Hawthorn, MCG
This week, one of our fave Brissy indie bands Last Dinosaurs are taking to the field with their new take on pop (I like to call it tropi-pop). Their debut album just released in March In a Million Years (read the full review here) made some serious waves here in Australia (No. 2 on the Aust. digital itunes charts) and they're set to take on the world - this is their last Australian show in fact - before they head to the UK, Berlin and beyond. so to get yourself there, hit up the Live at the AFL site.
This one's the first track of their debut release In a Million Years. We've spun it so much here on Radar... and we're still not sick of it. To watch the boys talk about the album and the meaning of each song, hit us up here.
SOOOOOOOOoooooooo you going to go check them out?
Week 1. Children Collide - Saturday April 28, Melbourne v St Kilda, MCG
This week, Aussie champions of futuristic rock Children Collide are shaking down the stadium, just after the release of their epic new album Monument (our Radar Record of the Week this week, find out when to tune in here) when Melbourne take on St Kilda at the MCG. For more info and to buy tickets, get yourself to the Live at the AFL site.
If you haven't lost your shit to their latest one that we're currently spinning, "Cherries", permission to do so... now...
Pretty sure this one, their first single "Sword to a Gunfight"
will be in the set list too... aw yeah.