8 September 2023 – Mikhail Laxton on the blower

We feature a long interview with Queensland-born now Canada-based singer-songwriter Mikhail Laxton and spinning tracks off his debut album.

Plus we play some newish stuff. True!

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Playlist!

  • Sock puppet – Glitoris
  • Hurricane – Chickenstones
  • One more night – Jenny Don’t and the Spurs
  • Counting backwards – Fleur Wiber
  • Boys Lie – Katie Jayne
  • Ready to go – Wesley Black
  • Dying to let you go – Mikhail Laxton
  • Mikhail Laxton part 1 – VU interview`
  • Mossman – Mikhail Laxton
  • Mikhail Laxton part 2 – VU interview
  • May be it’s a good thing – Mikhail Laxton
  • Mihail Laxton part 3 – Vu Interview
  • Streams – Mikhail Laxton
  • Mikhail Laxton part 4 – VU Interview
  • Leaving you with less – Mikhail Laxton
  • Chevrolet – Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  • Control – Concrete Surfers
  • Someone else’s feelings – Terra Lightfoot
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1 September 2023 – Sydney Underground Film Festival, newish releases

We talk to Katherine Berger, director of the Sydney Underground Film Festival that kicks off on Thursday.

No studio guests, but we have some newish releases to trawl through.

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Playlist!

  • Like a rolling stone – Bob Dylan
  • You ain’t going nowhere – The Byrds
  • Lickety Split – Glitoris
  • Waltz in the electric church – Push Backs
  • Honey – Hot Glue
  • Katherine Berger – Sydney Underground Film Festival – VU Interview
  • Leaving you with less – Mikhail Laxton
  • Scream Holler & Howl – Blue Room Marquee
  • You wouldn’t steal a heart – Angus Gill
  • Voodoo Girl – Penny Ikinger
  • Dead Man’s World – 8 Ball Aitken
  • Tender mercies – Bruce Calloway
  • Public Display of Deflection – 90ivy
  • Ride this lullaby – Josie Laver
  • Solitude – Hannah Enlof
  • Guiding lIght – 8 Ball Aitken and Taya Chani
  • Path of Wellness – Sleater-Kinney
  • Wind up bird – Heartless bastards
  • One of these days – Jen Mize and the Rough n Tumble
  • Roadmap across a state of blue – TC Jones
  • Shelter and Storm – Sunny War
  • Rebel Girl – Jaguar Jonze
  • Hey Jude – Tim Bogert, Chris Slade, Bob Kulick, George Lynch, Tim “Ripper” Owens
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25 August 2023 Bruce “Cub” Calloway in the studio, Streets of Colour director on the blower

In-studio guest is Bruce “Cub” Calloway who has resumed residence in Sydney. He was in the Virtually Unreal hot seat, singing and playing and playing records and talking shit.

Plus we talk to Ronnie S. Riskalla, director of a new movie “Streets of Colour“. Set in Western Sydney, it explores themes involving the good, the bad and ugly of life west of Parramatta.

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Playlist!

  • Anyone – Catherine Traicos
  • Like lovers do – Hannah Acfield
  • Bye bye girls – Hard ons
  • Ronnie S Riskalla – Streets of Colour – VU interview
  • In my skin – The Revolutionaires
  • Melbourne Bars – The Revolutionaires
  • Tommy overture – The Who
  • All down the line – The Rolling Stones
  • Hey Joe – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • Ocean Shore – The Hovering Spooks
  • Hanging Round (Lou Reed cover) – Bruce Calloway
  • 200 years – Bruce Calloway
  • Delete repeat – Bruce Calloway & Liam McKahey
  • Midnight over Tashkent – The Revolutionaires
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18 August 2023 Franky Valentyn in the studio, Catherine Traicos and Shane Flew on the eau de cologne

Franky Valentyn was in the studio to promote his new album “Pop Songs” and to chew the fat generally.

Plus Shane Flew dialled in to give us the good oil on a couple gigs he has coming up, including an Americana Jam at the Vanguard on Sunday August 27.

Plus plus We spoke to Catherine Traicos ahead of next week’s release of her new album “The Nashville Album”.

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Playlist!

  • C’mon – Wet Taxis
  • D.C. – Died Pretty
  • Everybody wants something – Shane Flew
  • Cinnamon Girl – Neil Young & Crazy Horse
  • Only Human – Franky Valentyn Project
  • Lonely Girl – Franky Valentyn Project
  • Down on the corner – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • The Winston Shuffle – Franky Valentyn Project
  • rattling cuttley – John Maddox
  • Anyone’s Girl – Catherine Traicos
  • Anything is possible – Catherine Traicos
  • The Party’s just begun – Franky Valentyn Project
  • But it’s alright – Rose Turtle Ertler
  • Keep on dreaming – Franky Valentyn Project
  • The Jovian moon suite – Franky Valentyn Project
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August 11, 2023 – Stuart Coupe in the studio

Our in-studio guest was author Stuart Coupe.

We love Stuart’s books at VU, but this is different – it’s about himself.

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Playlist!

  • Choose your fighter – Glitoris
  • Waltz in the electric church – Pushbacks
  • Chickens – Matt Taylor
  • Friday on your mind – David Bowie
  • Shake some action – Flaming Groovies
  • Teenage Head – Flaming Groovies
  • The Rising – Nancy Wilson
  • Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
  • Stealin’ – Uriah Heep
  • Sui Bong – Denge Fever
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June 9, 2023 Mark Lucas in the studio

Mark Lucas and the Deadsetters have a new album – Onward into the Fog – and we were joined by Mark to talk shit and play records.

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Playlist

  • Max Merritt and the Meteors – Western Union Man
  • Century Egg – Ring a bell
  • Mark Lucas and the Dead Setters – Consider me gone
  • The Grateful Dead – New Speedway Boogie info
  • The Spencer Davis Group – Gimme some lovin’ info
  • Eric Burdon and the New Animals – Sky Pilot
  • Mark Lucas and the Dead Setters – Between the lines
  • The Parwills – Sentimental
  • Doc Watson – Don’t let your deal go down
  • The Del McCoury Band – Sally Jo
  • Katie Brianna – To the bottom of the drink
  • Mark Lucas and the Dead Setters – Let it rain
  • Mark Lucas and the Dead Setters – Salty Tears
  • John Kennedy and the New Originals – Girl of my dreams
  • Mark Lucas and the Dead Setters – Northern Star
  • Nick Lowe – House for sale
  • Mark Lucas and the Dead Setters – New tattoo
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June 2, 2023 – Link from the Meanies and Blackie from the Hard Ons on the Blower

We spoke to Link from the Meanies bout their forthcoming gig and what’s been up to generally. We also got a text from Blackie from the Hard Ons, so we got him on the line too.

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Playlist

  • Fannie May – Max Merritt and the Meteors
  • The Midnight Special – Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Words (Big mouth) – Ian Hunter
  • Buried Alive – Ron Wood
  • In Falls Everything – Hard ons
  • Sousa – Meanies
  • Link Meanie – VU interview
  • Sorry about the violence – Meanies
  • Balence Bonanza – Bagful of Beeze
  • Anyone’s girl – Catherine Traicos
  • Rollercoaster – Checkboard Lounge
  • Uncivil Compliance – Checkboard Lounge
  • Get out your ear’s way – Lachy Doley
  • Run Dry – Amber Kenney
  • Trouble – Jess Crossman
  • Whiskey helps the sun go down – Looch Lewis and the Press Gansters
  • Cuttin’ wood – T.C Jones
  • That spell’s gone – Vixens of Fall
  • Sally Jo – The De McCoury Band
  • Drunk – Ronnie Joudo
  • Sentimental Scum – Suzie True
  • A.W.C.W.D – The Verlaines
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May 26, 2023 – Jen Mize and Jeremy Edwards in the studio

We were joined in the studio by Jen Mize and Jeremy Edwards from Brisbane band Jen Mize and the Rough ‘n’ Tumble play records and talk shit. We even got them to play live.

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Playlist

  • The Rolling Stones – Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  • Ike & Tina Turner – Honky Tonk Women
  • Bob Dylan – Rainy Day #12 & 35
  • Slim Dusty The biggest disappointment
  • Jen Mize & the Rough ‘n’ Tumble – Askin’ Enough
  • Jen Mize & the Rough ‘n’ Tumble – Do we go from here
  • Jeremy Edwards – Boy
  • Booker T & the MGs – Green Onions
  • Roy Buchanan – Green Onions
  • Jen Mize & the Rough ‘n’ Tumble – All riled up
  • Bonnie Raitt – Thing called love
  • Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton – Pink Cadillac
  • Jen Mize & the Rough ‘n’ Tumble – One of these days
  • Checkerboard lounge – Amazing Grace

 

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May 12, 2023 Alone in the studio with mostly new releases

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Playlist

  • Uriah Heep – Stealin’
  • Sideshow Annie – Hell or high water
  • The Holy Modal Butcher Birds – 27/04/23 09:11
  • John Kennedy – From St Peters to Kings Cross
  • The Pleasures – Paranoid
  • Mark Lucas and the Dead Setters – Northern Star
  • Alan Caswell – Grumpy old pickers like us
  • 8 Ball Aitken – Only guiding light
  • The Hello Darlins – What is a broken heart for?
  • The Settlement – Story of me and you
  • Fleur Wiber – Walk me
  • Miguel Rios – Chase the hour
  • Sand Brothers – Adelaide
  • Hard ons – Grandiose
  • Hard ons – In falls everything
  • Chris Masuak and Dog Soldier – Tract home chippy
  • Abby Johnson – Watch the angel go
  • Natalie Rose LeBrecht – Holy
  • Vanity Mirror – Somehow you know
  • Jen Mize and the Rough and Tumble – Elevator Ride
  • Jen Mize and the Rough and Tumble – All riled up
  • Caledonian Castaways – Glasgow latino
  • Turnpike Troubadours – mean old sun
  • Sun Years – Granddad’s song
  • Chris Rose – Cold beer buzz
  • Wombo – Slab
  • Checkboard Lounge – Bottle your love
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24 March 2023 – Glen and Glenda in studio plus Liz Stringer on the blower

Maria and Steve (aka Glen and Glend) joined us the studio to talk about their new album and Liz Stringer was on the blower to talk her gigs coming up.

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Playlist!

  • Matahari Mimi – The Mezcaltones
  • Thunderbird – Blue Moon Marquee
  • Dangerous – Liz Stringer
  • Liz Stringer – VU Interview
  • Water and Dust – William Creighton
  • Golden Age – Liz Stringer & William Stringer
  • Nobody – Glen and Glenda
  • A curse on you – Bob Short
  • Serpentine – The lang Langs
  • I’m sticking with you – The Light Brigade
  • Lovers on the lam – Glen and Glenda
  • Cousin Betty – Green Spiders
  • Max Dupain – Glen and Glenda
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