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Photo: One of Erk’s favourite gigs in 2012 was Sausagefest held at the Lucky Australian Tavern at St Marys. It determined the running order for Deadfest 2012 & was also the event where Erk started approaching bands to play at Erkstock. From left: Emmy (Smokin Mirrors), Erk, Isy (Hard As Nails), Erica (Domino).

 

 

Erk FM: Australia is a music podcast featuring various artists from Erk’s own country – Australia. Available every Friday from December 2011, it is a companion podcast to Erk FM: International released on Wednesdays. Both podcasts were formerly on Fridays from January 2009 until November 2011 as Erk FM. This approach allows Erk to focus on Australian music in dedicated episodes while also allowing more exposure for overseas artists.

 

Australia is a large country & there are many styles of music as well as many different music scenes mainly focused on the major state capital cities & regional areas. Thanks to the interweb, it has become a lot easier for Australian musicians to get their music out to the world.

 

 

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    Erk's Europe Trip

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    In 2011, Erk visited Europe & the UK for the first time. In mid 2014, Erk is returning for another visit. Traveling via the Middle East for the first time, Erk will be heading into Europe & the UK again. Details to be confirmed but a highlight will surely be repeating a music podcasting pub crawl in London with fellow members of the Association Of Music Podcasting,  

 

Recent Episodes

 

Erk FM: Australia 482 – Remembering Bigsound

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 482. This encore episode sees the beginning of a range of content from the Bigsound 2013 conference/showcase in Brisbane a year ago. Bringing together a range of musicians & music industry people from Australia and beyond), it was an exciting conference for Erk FM. It was a great way to meet people that I have only spoken to online and/or heard online via this podcast. There were days of conference sessions that I did not attend as well as 2 nights of live music across 12 venues in Fortitude Valley.

  As you might be able to imagine, I was in podcasting & music heaven. However, I was (obviously) unable to cover the entire event because there's only so much one person (me!) can do.

  On this week's episode, there are interviews conducted over 2 days of various artists. Over 2 days, there were over 250 interviews conducted by various media & new media outlets. A very big thank you to Stephen, Andrew & Sarah from SGC Media for arranging these interviews & my media accreditation. Big thank you also to my media/band liaison people Laura & Maddi for making sure that the bands & I were...

Erk FM: Australia 480 – Blasting Back

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia 480. On this episode, Erk decides to go for a blast from the past - namely via his mum. Erk's mum Judy used to podcast with him on a talk show called Blast From The Past. She later decided to do a music show, Judy's Blast FM. So Erk decides to replay an episode of Judy's Blast FM featuring a series of artists primarily from Sydney.

    Song list:

 

Erk FM: Australia 478 – Queensland Sampler

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 478. On this episode, Erk continues his musical journey around Australia courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Had Erk started this journey in a logical way & not started in the state he lives in, the journey may have started in Queensland. But no, Erk started in NSW, headed to Victoria, South Australia then Western Australia. This week, Erk heads to Queensland, the Sunshine state.

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Erk FM: Australia 476 – Western Australian Sampler

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 476. Erk continues his musical trip around Australia courtesy of AirPlay Direct, this time visiting Perth & Western Australia. Many local bands have issues traveling outside of Western Australia due to distance while many bands do not visit Western Australia for the same reason. It is so far between the west coast and the east coast of Australia that it is quicker and easier to fly to New Zealand from the east coast of Australia rather than fly to Western Australia. It has been said that Western Australia feels like another country due to the distances involved.

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Erk FM: Australia 474 – South Australia Sampler

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 474. Erk continues his trip around the country featuring Australian artists courtesy of AirPlay Direct. This time, Erk focuses on South Australia and the capital city, Adelaide.

    Song list:

  • Square Peg - Etype (AirPlay Direct)
  • Why  - Etype (AirPlay Direct)
  • If You Were Me  - Etype (AirPlay Direct)
  • Everybody Wants To Touch Me - Paul Kelly (AirPlay Direct)
  • Somewhere In The City  - Paul Kelly (AirPlay Direct)
  • Sydney From A 747  - Paul Kelly (AirPlay Direct)
  • To Her Door  - Paul Kelly (AirPlay Direct)
  • All The Wandering - The Yearlings (AirPlay Direct)
  • Heart Of It All  - The Yearlings (AirPlay Direct)
  • Blue Sky Boy  - The Yearlings (AirPlay Direct)
  • Soliders Fortune  - The Yearlings (AirPlay Direct)
  • Country RnR - The Texettes (AirPlay Direct)
  • All These Years - Natti (AirPlay Direct)
  • Humpy Bumpy - Natti (AirPlay Direct)
  • Don't Look Back  - Natti (AirPlay Direct)
  • Put A Bit Back  - Natti (AirPlay Direct)
  • Punk Is A Lie - Alien Zoo (AirPlay Direct)
  • Argument Party - Alien Zoo (AirPlay Direct)
  • Blow - Alien Zoo (AirPlay Direct)
  • Disappear - Alien Zoo (AirPlay Direct)

Erk FM: Australia 472 – Victorian Sampler

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 472. Erk is back after some technical issues last week and continues a review of Australian music he has featured on this podcast courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Changing focus from New South Wales, Erk looks down to the south and the hotbed of Australian music, Victoria.

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No Erk FM podcasts this week

by Erk

Due to a suspected hard drive failure at Channel Erk HQ, there will be no episodes of Erk FM this week (July 28 – August 1).   Hopefully the computer can be fixed this week & normal programming will resume next week. Related posts: State Of The Channel Erk – Introducing 2 New Podcasts! Channel Erk Special Announcement Episode – New Subscriptions & New Website #mevioluxury Listen To Channel Erk’s podcasts on Pocket Casts Erk FM: Special Alpha – Busy Week Made Worse! Mevio Jumping The Shark? #mevioluxury (part 1) Erk FM: International 297 – Norockvember Week 4 Frustration Central No New Episodes This Week (30 January – 04 February) Erk Pod 218 – The Week of The Peanut Erk Pod 323 – Simulator Week Powered By H4N! Music Submissions On Hold

Erk FM: Australia 470 – NSW Sampler

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 470. On this episode, Erk looks back at some music from his home state of NSW supplied by AirPlay Direct as he starts to look back and reflect on some of the music he has played on Erk FM: Australia.

    Song list (all times approximate):

Erk FM: Australia 468 – Experimenting Mobilely

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 468. On this episode, Erk decides to record the episode remotely only using his iPhone and an application called Boss Jock Studio as an experiment. As a result, the show will sound different than usual. All of the artists have appeared on Erk FM: Australia before, some more recently than others. Artists include Acid Nymph, Aimee Francis, Awaken Solace, Domino, Heaven The AxeRise Of Avernus and Vanity Riots. Erk also wanted to play Red Bee and Frankenbok but that plan did not work - Erk later figured out why. 

Erk FM: Australia 466 – Warming Up Slowly

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 466. On this episode, Erk features a range of Australian bands courtesy of AirPlay Direct. The episode starts acoustically & gradually warms up - much like the heater in the Erk FM studio. Lots of music & not a lot of talking - just the way a music podcast should be!

    Song list (all times approximate):

 

Erk FM: Australia 464 – Welcome Back, Erk!

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 464. Erk is now back from overseas and has returned to the Channel Erk studio. That said, the music hasn't stopped on Erk FM: Australia. Some regular artists have returned with new material which is always appreciated.

    Music supplied by SGC Media.

  Song list (all times approximate):

Erk FM: Australia 462 – Erk Is Snaking His Way Home From Overseas Land

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 462. Erk is snaking his way home from Overseasland and has some more Americana (oops Australiana) for you this week courtesy of AirPlay Direct.

    Song list (all times approximate):

 

Erk FM: Australia 460 – Turkish Oysters On An Australian Farm

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 460. On this week's episode, there is a lot of acoustic, bluegrass, Americana (Australiana?) and country while Erk is in Overseasland. This episode is a little (ok, a lot!) bluegrassy! All music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

    Song list (all times approximate):

 

Erk FM: Australia 458 – So Many Esses!

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 458. Erk is still in Overseasland but has a range a good Australian music for you courtesy of AirPlay Direct. The episode starts country but ends up a lot rockier with a lot of bands with S at the start of their name.

    Song list (all times approximate):

Erk FM: Australia 456 – Discovering A Storm

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 456. While Erk is in Overseasland, here is more Australian music to remind him (and you) of home courtesy of AirPlay Direct. It could be described as Americana even though the bands are Australian.

  Song list (all times are approximate):

 

Erk FM: Australia 454 – Stringing Along The Neighbourly Love

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 454. Erk is preparing to head overseas to Overseasland but never fear, there is going to be a range of Australian music for you to enjoy each & every Friday on Erk FM: Australia. The episode starts with a musical neighbour of Erk & continues until the end.

    All music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

    Song list (all times are approximate):

State Of The Channel Erk – Introducing 2 New Podcasts!

by Erk

Erk is pleased to announce the launch of 2 new talk podcasts on Channel Erk - in part to celebrate 7 years of podcasting. There will be preview episodes to set up the feeds and submission to iTunes. The relevant show pages will be updated when required.   Preview episodes for both new shows will feature on the feeds for both shows. This introduction and Channel Erk report features on all Channel Erk shows.   Non Channel Erk links mentioned:

   

Courtesy Phone 950 x 150 banner March 2014

  • Release Day: Generally non music days (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Frequency: Occasional
  • First episode: May 2014
  • Last episode: New podcast
  • Theme Music: Battle Plane by Territory (Creative Commons) with additional sound byte.
  • Expect to hear: Travel tips, suggestions, features, guests. 
  • Subscriptions are not available at this time. 
  • Not available yet via the Channel Erk Mega Feed
  • Erk To The White Courtesy Phone information
 

Erk To The White Courtesy Phone is a travel based podcast where Erk shares travel stories, tips and news. The show will be released as episodes are recorded. The show was conceived during Erk's 2014 US trip. The name comes from a...

Erk FM: Australia 452 – Standing By To Fly Away

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 452. Erk features some new releases from artists promoted by SGC Media as well as some tracks that have been played before. It is always interesting to Erk to see what bands he has featured (and interviewed) have been up to recently. This week's episode totally by chance seems to have an indigenous theme!

  Song list (all times are approximate):

Erk FM: Australia 450 – Front & Centre

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 450. On this episode, Erk features some bands that he has seen live that have really made an impression on him as he celebrates another milestone. There are plenty of great Australian bands out there who are doing their best to have their music heard. Erk has seen all of these bands live and has various levels of involvement with the bands since meeting them. 

  All music supplied by the artists directly.

  Song list (all times are approximate)

Erk FM: Australia 448 – Feeling 300

by Shawn

Welcome to episode 448 of Erk FM: Australia. Due to some technical issues and poor song choice and limited time, Erk re-presents episode 300 of Erk FM: Australia. This is a celebration episode as it is a milestone episode. So to celebrate, Erk has a couple of guests - it is even better when said guests help with the playlist! Guests on this episode are Shawno & Jen from San Luis Obispo who are long term friends of Erk FM. Their previous podcasts include Hyper Nonsense and Gemini Dragon with their latest venture being a multimedia portal (including podcasts) called No Market.  For this special occasion, Shawno & Erk have worked on the playlist separately and there are videos below for most songs.  If you watch the videos in real time like Shawno & Jen did, you'll understand what we discuss when it comes to the videos.
Music supplied by SGC Media, Heapsaflash & the artists directly.
Song list (as selected by Erk):
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