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A review from backstage – Bird’s Robe Records 5th Birthday (aka Mikefest), Sat Dec 5 at Manning Bar

It’s been an amazing week. Thank you so much to everyone who came out and supported the Mew tour & of course the incredible experience that was Saturday’s birthday show for The Bird’s Robe Collective. I can hardly express how humbled, flattered and blown away…

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A review from backstage – Bird’s Robe Records 5th Birthday (aka Mikefest), Sat Dec 5 at Manning Bar

We’re celebrating 5 years

On Saturday December 5, we’ll be celebrating 5 years as a label (and 7 years as a collective) with a big show at Manning Bar.   The first ever Bird’s Robe show was at Hermann’s Bar down the road. So it’s nice to come back…

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We’re celebrating 5 years

A brief history of Bird’s Robe

Gilbert over at Echoes and Dust is a great supporter of Bird’s Robe and asked me to write a bit about the background behind how BRC and BRR formed and how it works – as well as where it’s going. It’s only been 4 years…

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A brief history of Bird’s Robe

sleepmakeswaves announce book release

Sydney instrumental quartet sleepmakeswaves have announced the publication of their first book, co-authored with manager and label director Mike Solo. The book, a joint venture between bassist Alex Wilson and manager Solo, also feature vignettes and quotes from the other band members. Tentatively titled “Being…

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sleepmakeswaves announce book release

Bird’s Robe’s favourite releases (and things) of 2011

Last year Alex and I put our heads together and came up with our favourite releases of the year. The task was made easier by the fact that the BRR label had only a couple of releases out and the general musical landscape was barren…

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Bird’s Robe’s favourite releases (and things) of 2011

2011 – the year of prog (part 2)

Well, what a year 2011 has turned out to be.  Overall, just fantastic, not just for Bird’s Robe, but for music lovers everywhere! There was a huge number of absolutely fantastic releases from artists all around the world, a series of great tours that came…

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2011 – the year of prog (part 2)

Welcome to 2011 – the year of prog

So it’s been a while since I last blogged you but it’s for good reason – in that time the Bird’s Robe label has been set up and what with 50+ shows, a multitude of releases and publicity… it’s been hard to find the time…

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Welcome to 2011 – the year of prog

Bird’s Robe’s Favourite Releases of 2010

If you’re anything like us, the holiday season has long been a period of great mental anguish, not only due to the hard task Christmas shopping, essentially emptying your wallet for the loved ones in your life. But recalling your favourite albums released within the…

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Bird’s Robe’s Favourite Releases of 2010

65 Degrees Music Cafe BRC Write-up

The amazing guys at. 65 Degrees Music Cafe have written a way-too-kind blog post about The Bird’s Robe Collective’s role as a promoter of the experimental and progressive arts in Sydney: It can take a lot to be able to build up a good rapport…

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65 Degrees Music Cafe BRC Write-up

Violence In Action

Sydney fans of musical improvisation, rejoice! In case you didn’t notice, the incomparable and unmatched Lachlan Kerr of Sydney progressive outfit Godswounds has developed, nurtured and massaged his incredible gamepiece VIOLENCE IN ACTION for you to witness. From the Facebook page: “VIOLENCE IN ACTION gets…

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Violence In Action
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