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Cherry Bar – Sunday’s in December…

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Sunday 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd we’re playing a free set at Cherry Bar (7pm). Come and celebrate December with some hot stinky electro rock…

Gershwin Room Sat Nov 16th

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We’re coming close to getting the live show to where we’d like it to be – something you can dance to, lots of free forming improvisation with electronics and some fun AV treatments.  Our recent NSC show was a big step forward and folks seem to dig it.

Here’s a snippet and some pics (awesome visuals by out friends at Select AV)



 

Next show is at the Gershwin Room, Sat 16th November.  Pre-sales here.

Then it’s Hobart, Wollongong and Sydney!

Updated 2013 shows and Fourth release date

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Yes – you heard that right. Fourth album will finally be released as a double vinyl in June 2014.  Singles (proper ones this time) out in September and another in March with the release of the digital version of the album. I can’t believe the end is in sight…

And here are all shows lined up for the rest of 2013  (who said the Cab were lazy bastards)?

UPDATED 25th Sept…

  • Monday 4th November: Northcote Social Club (full band & club set)
  • Saturday 16th November: Gershwin Room, Melbourne (full band & club set – single launch)
  • Friday 22nd November: Melbourne Music Week (Morning Ritual Festival) 9:30 am! (club set)
  • Sat 23rd November: The Homestead, Hobart TAS
  • Friday 29th November: RAD (formerly Yours & Owls), Woollongong NSW (club set)
  • Saturday 30th November: GoodGod, Sydney NSW (full band – official single launch Sydney)
  • December 1,8,15, 22 - Sunday night residency Cherry Bar Melbourne (club set + guests)

A positive frenzy of shows…

Yah Yah’s Sunday 21st July

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BLACK CAB playing a club show (beats, synth and vox) at Yah Yahs, Sunday 21st July as part of the 2013 Gertrude Street Projection Festival.

We’re helping to kick off the 2013 Gertrude Street Projection Festival as well as end the 2013 Leaps & Bounds Music Festival by playing a free gig at Yah Yah’s, 99 Smith Street Collingwood on Sunday 21st July.

This will be a duo/club show, featuring electronic versions of tracks from their forthcoming fourth album inspired by the Games of the XXI Olympiad (1976 Montreal summer Olympics).

As part of the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, this show will see Yah Yah’s transformed into an exotic light filled gallery with a collection of projection artists while Black Cab provide the soundtrack. Milica Stanojlovic from http://meltstation.com/ will be doing our set.

Black Cab return to Northcote Social Club, Sun June 9th

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We’re returning to one of our favorite Melbourne venues, the Northcote Social Club on Sunday June 9th for a full band show with guests Lowtide and MRSPKR from The Queens Head.  Pre-sales can still be nailed via: https://corner.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/1375-black-cab and our beloved and long suffering Pozible’s fly VIP. Expect some oldies, newies and those other ones.

In album news, we’ve been tracking some *final* stuff for the last three songs of the new album at Idge’s ace Soundpark studio plus Tim Holme’s continues to mix stuff in London.  We’re finally getting somewhere and the album (at least the digital version – the only physical version will be vinyl) should be out in October or November.

And Sean Simmons at Premier (as well as the excellent Spoils) is now handling our Australian bookings so we’re looking forward to doing more Melbourne and national gigs later this year. Rooty Hill here we come!

Idge smiles.

James on the wurli

Back on the axe at last

Cab got gigs!

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We’re doing a few shows…

First up is an intimate club and full band show at Grace Darling’s Basement club on Friday May 3rd. This will be a late night show (doors 10pm) for people to come down and listen to tracks we’ve completed or are in the process of completing for the dreaded Fourth, see us perform them to various levels of quality, and then have a dance as we mix them up to a clubbish frenzy.   We have a special guest band joining us and the whole night is intended to be an excuse to get wrecked, particularly for Wes and Lucy who are fucking off overseas for a bit, as well as our long suffering Pozible supporters who have understandably written the whole thing off as a poorly performing investment along the lines of emu farming and the like.  This will be a fun, intimate gig. No it won’t –  we’ve CANCELLED this one (venue & PA is just too small).

For those of you near Newstead in country Vic, Cab will be playing a tripped up stripped back club set under the stars on Saturday May 4th as part of the Newstead short story tattoo. The organiser is one Neil Boyack, now an author, who played guitar with me, James and Steve Law in a fairly ordinary 90′s band called Foil. It’ll be good to have a drink with him and Chris Grierson (also an author who played bass in said same ordinary band) and celebrate all those shitty gigs we played way back when, as well as those we still have to play…

Then we’ll launch a new single at the NSC on Sunday 9th June (long weekend).  Not sure what we’ll launch.  But it’ll be a single.

As for the album, well, we’ve three songs to mix. But I have to write some lyrics.  So it’s close-ish, in a cab sort of way…

One more Suicide plus a Date With Elvis

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We had such a good time performing Suicide’s legendary first album at Pure Pop Records (in 40 degree heat!) we’re going to do it JUST ONE MORE TIME.  This time we’re doing a double header at Yah Yah’s on Friday Jan 25th with Mikelangelo’s and his Hot Pearl Snatch band doing the Cramps’ classic A Date With Elvis.

Friday January 25th at Yah Yah’s Fitzroy Melbourne.

And you can get pre-sales here.

Suicide’s first album

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Performing Suicide’s legendary first LP on Friday Jan 4th to support PurePop’s aim to soundproof their great live space against pesky music haters who live in downtown St Kilda.  We’re geared up with a borrowed Farfisa plus actual sounds from a Roland CR-78 Analog Drum Machine (Suicide used a Seagram’s rhythm machine which is impossible to find, but quickly moved to the CR78 for subsequent releases and performances).

It’s sounding pretty authentic and we’ll try and keep the performance true to the vibe of the album as best we can. This was first the album to truly blow my tiny mind and still does today…

Xmas show…

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Now taking pre-sales - free digital EP plus poster with every ticket!

Performance enhanced mixing news…

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We’re slowly knocking off tracks for the Fourth with two done, another 8 ready to mix and two still needing some writing effort. Focus now is mixing and releasing next single Go Slow which will feature two additional tracks mixed by Tim Holmes – a 12″ style remix of Combat Boots plus new track Supermädchen. We’re aiming to get this single launched in October in Melbourne. As usual Cab work at a glacial pace but we treat every release as if it’ll be our last so we may as well get it right.

And for our beloved Pozible supporters, stay tuned for more news and prerelease previews…