Governments are cracking down on public dissent, spin-masters are becoming craftier, the mass media has sold out to big business, and Brisbane hip-hop/folk band Rivermouth is celebrating the launch of two unashamedly political tracks with our first ever gig at The Zoo.
The gig’s theme, Propaganda and Puppet-Strings, is about critiquing the agendas and motivations of media organisations of all shapes and sizes, and we’ll be donating a portion of takings to support 4ZZZ’s alternative news media centre.
The first 100 people through the door will receive a limited-edition CD containing Rivermouth’s new double A-side single ‘Propaganda’/’Are We Cool Yet?’. The tracks will also be available for purchase on USB and on Bandcamp.
Pre-Sale Cost: $10.00 + BF
Door Price: $12
Hi, we’re Rivermouth.
We live in the storm-water drains beneath Brisbane’s West End. Our music is a blend of spoken word, hip hop, jazz, funk, reggae and excellent chai. Lyrics are important. We want to tickle your cerebrum and tug your heartstrings at the same time.
Our vocalist is a cross between a typewriter and a megaphone. Our keyboardist is a classically trained virtuoso mad scientist. Our bassist plays in the Richter scale. Our drummer’s great-grandfather was a metronome.
You can dance to our music or you can just sit, listen, stroke your chin and nod thoughtfully.
Street 66 are a Brisbane based Hip-Hop band who draw influence from all types of music. Their blend of Hip-Hop and Funk music abandons the sampling of beats and breaks, with the band instead channeling their energy into organic live instrumentation.
FORMIDABLE VEGETABLE SOUND SYSTEM
Playing everywhere from Glastonbury to Woodford in 2013, WA’s most successful experiment in ecological electroswing ukulele, Formidable Vegetable Sound System delivers you the secrets to growing abundance, improving life and reversing climate-change through energetic live mash-ups of vintage speakeasy-style electroswing wonk and ukulele quirk to help lettuce turnip the radish beets and rocket.
Plus poetry by Brissie spoken word artist Simon Kindt.
Proudly presented by 4ZZZ 102.1 Fm!