Monday, September 2, 2013

Al's Music Rant: Fear Of A Blog Planet @ Melbourne Fringe 2013


Nowadays musicians are mostly annoyed, annoying, or cheating on their partners (except BeyoncĂ© and Paul Dempsey); less art - more ‘being kewl’ and ‘making bank’. 

But perhaps it’s not their fault. Maybe they’re a product of their environment. Human iPod, cultural satirist, and music journo Al Newstead is a product of his, and he’s ready to blow the whistle/drop the bass on the industry's absurdities once more. 

Returning for a third outing after two critically acclaimed shows, Al now shares his all-singing, all-stand-upping brand of comedy edutainment with a mysterious co-conspirator. The Oates to his Hall or the Yoko to his Lennon? 

Anna O'Bryan makes Al's Music Rant 100% more female, which is an oppressive way of saying she's going to bring as much wisdom and wizardry where it is (sorely) lacking. 

One thing's certain: intelligent wit and knowledgeable silliness in a multimedia experience that’ll have you rethink your stance on popular music. 

Bookings and info at: http://www.melbournefringe.com.au
When: Sep 18th - 28th, 2013 (except Wed 25th) 
             9.30pm (Sun 8.30pm), 55min 
Where: Tuxedo Cat - The Urchin, 17-23 Wills St

Tickets:
Full Price: $20.00 
Concession: $15.00 
Tuesday: $12.00 
Group: $15.00 (per person for 4) 

Social:

Twitter @AlNewstead
Facebook event here

Image: Judith Chamizo Illustration

Additional Praise For Al's Music Rant:

  • Jhnosy Award Nominee - MICF 2012 
  • “Unmissable. The quality doesn’t dip.” - ★★★★ Herald Sun
  • "A walking, talking opinionated jukebox that will blow you away" - Beat
  • “Funny, intelligent and thoroughly entertaining” – Comedy BeastMagazine
  • His knowledge of the music industry and its genres is wide-ranging and seemingly all-encompassing” – Crikey
  • “For those of you who despair about the state of the arts, you might just find yourself a new leader in Al Newstead.” – Artshub
  • “His eye for the absurd marries perfectly with his shrewd ear.” – The Enthusiast
  • "His persona allays fears that this will be a whiny hipster complaining for an hour.
  • Al may be ranting, but his cynicism is suitable for more than a niche crowd." - Farrago
Various Ephemera:

  • YAWP Magazine cover story here
  • Comedy Diary for Everguide of Al's Music Rant: The Difficult 2nd AlbumPart 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
  • Lip Magazine Q&A here

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