It is Melbourne Cup day which possibly doesn't mean much to many of you... nor does it have any bearing on NZ music. Something that is very NZ and musical in nature is the forthcoming compilation album Stroke.
Chris Knox fans will be excited to learn about Stroke - Songs For Chris Knox
On June 11 this year musician, artist, father, writer, film critic & jandal wearer Chris Knox suffered a life-altering stroke at his home in Grey Lynn.
Everyone wanted to do something to help. So a bunch of his muso mates from NZ and around the world have gotten together to do what they do best to celebrate Chris' music by recording versions of his songs.
The resulting album is a chance for Chris' many fans and friends to contribute to his future.
Meanwhile in other news; another study published in yesterday's Herald suggests that illegal downloaders are also the biggest consumers of paid downloads/music.
To sum the article up, big consumers/fans of music get their music any way possible... go figure.
Release Of The Week
The Black Seeds Live - Volume 1
Formed in 1998, The Black Seeds quickly developed a reputation as the capital's ultimate good groove band, setting local joints jumping with their irie grooves and smooth skanking moves. A seven (or sometimes more) piece group, The Black Seeds produce a uniquely Pacifican blend of soul, funk, reggae and dub sounds that have set dancefloors alight and crowds a-skanking all over Aotearoa, and cemented the band's position as one of the country's leading live outfits.
Volume 1 is their long awaited, first ever live album.
Twelve live tracks recorded in venues around the world.
Have a great music day.