Episode 76: Dollar Bar; Stag

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Dollar Bar
Recorded by Joshua Watson & Mino Peric.
Mixed by Branko Cosic.
Recorded at Electric Playground, Apr 4 2014.

Dollar Bar formed back in 1998 when Dale Peachey wanted to get a revolving band behind his Guided By Voices and Kurt Vonnegut inspired pop songs. That was the general idea until he got Patrick McCabe, Brendan Rosenstengel and Chris Yates involved, and they’ve stuck together ever since. Well, if you ignore the six years that they were on hiatus. The second coming of Dollar Bar has been very fruitful for the band; since getting back together they’ve released a compilation of old demos, a split cassette with Little Lovers and a sophomore album entitled Paddington Workers Club. The album was released on Brisbane’s Mere Noise records and has lapped up plenty of acclaim over the last 6 months.

You can find out more about Dollar Bar at Mere Noise records stream or download their stuff at their Bandcamp page.

Watch their video for (You’re) Blind Baby.

Stag
Recorded by Joshua Watson.
Mixed by Joshua Watson.
Recorded at The Waiting Room, Feb 8 2012.

Stag were an all-girl sort of post-punk inspired band from around 2010 to 2012. They were only around for a short time but they left their mark all the same. Influenced by 80s pro-feminism art-bands like The Slits (except for their cover of I Heard It Through The Grapevine) and Crass, Stag flipped the bird to dude rock with a live show intensity that has hardly been matched by a great number of their male co-horts around the Brisbane music scene. In 2012 the band released a debut 7” thru Disembraining and broke up not long after. Drea lam and Sarah Byrne went on to form Screaming Match; Julia Norris left for greener pastures in Melbourne and currently plays in Stations; and Katie Martin is one half of the electronic duo Brainbeau.

For more info on Stag, check out their bandcamp.

Airing details: Originally via Zed Digital, 8-9pm, Friday 27 June 2014.
Show production and engineering: Josh Watson.

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