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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 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):

Erk FM: Australia 446 – Recovering From A Unicorn Bite

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 446. Erk is still recovering from what he is calling a unicorn bite. This episode was originally recorded as Erk FM episode 35 in September 2009. For something different, Erk started what he called the 2009 Erk FM Musical United Nations Tour opening in Australia. It was a different way to present a series of episodes - it was made to sound like a concert rather than an episode of a music podcast.

  All music for the tour supplied by Jamendo. Theme music for this tour series is "Around the World" by Natalie Brown (extracts used with permission). You can hear the song in full on episode 34 of Erk FM. Ambient noise obtained from The Free Sound Project. Concert tickets from Concert Ticket Maker.

  Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 444 – Severe Pain Makes Erk Something Something (repeat Erk FM episode 46)

by Shawn

Welcome to a Erk FM: Australia episode 444. Erk is in severe pain due to a leg infection so is not in a position to produce a full episode of Erk FM: Australia this week. You will hear what was originally Erk FM episode 46 from November 2009 where the episode was programmed by Will Alexander from Queensland promoters Heapsaflash

  Song list:

Erk FM: Australia 442 – Excellent Friday

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia. Present Erk is really happy with Past Erk for creating a playlist a week early. Erk can just sit back & listen to some songs from some artists that he enjoyed last week. For some people who work office hours, it is a 4 day long weekend but for Erk, it's business as usual & great Australian music as usual.

  Music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Song list (all times approximate): 

 

  • 03:30 - Babe What You Want Me To Do - Kara Grainger (AirPlay Direct)
  • 07:59 - I'll Make Love To You Anytime - Kara Grainger (AirPlay Direct)
  • 12:04 - Holding On - Kara Grainger (AirPlay Direct)
  • 16:38 - Sky Is Falling - Kara Grainger (AirPlay Direct)
  • 21:10 - Come To Mama - Kara Grainger (AirPlay Direct)
  • 28:51 - All That Matters - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 32:27 - Falling In Love - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 36:05 - Run Away - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 39:45 - Get Out Of My Life - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 43:39 - The Chance Again - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 47:30 - What You Mean To Me - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 51:01 - Fly Away - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 55:00 - These Are The Days - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)
  • 59:00 - If You Need Somebody - Lori Greco (AirPlay Direct)

Erk FM: Australia 440 – Wall To Wall Ladies

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 440. It has been a while since Erk has produced an Erk FM: Australia episode with multiple artists as an all female episode. This was not by design but just the way it turned out. In a couple of cases, the artists were born overseas but relocated to Australia which more than qualifies them to be featured on this episode.

  All music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Song list (all times approximate):

Erk FM: Australia 438 – Halfway To Darwin

by Shawn

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 438. Erk is back in the Erk FM: Australia studio after his epic overseas trip & has a lot of Australian music in his submission queue.

  On this episode, Erk features several songs from 2 artists courtesy of SGC Media.

  The episode opens with Brisbane band Halfway. Some of the foundation members are from Rockhampton in central Queensland. Eventually with the addition of some further members from Brisbane & Ireland, the band is now complete as an 8 piece band.

  The second track of this week's episode features Tom E Lewis. Erk has not had an easy time finding indigenous Australian Aboriginal music so when Tom's new album came to Erk's attention, he knew that it had to be featured. Tom is an actor & a musician who lives in the Northern Territory.

  SGC Media represented artists feature predominate on this episode & then the episode climaxes with a couple of Erk FM favourites who Erk has seen live since being back in Australia.

  Music supplied by SGC Media & the artists directly.

  Song list (all times approximate):

Erk FM: Australia 436 – Hay In The Valley

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 436. On this episode, Erk features Australian rock legend Colin Hay courtesy of AirPlay Direct. Listeners who have a knowledge of Australian music in the 1980's might know Colin as the lead singer of Australian band Men At Work. Songs on this episode are from Colin's solo career after Men At Work.

  Song list:

  • Into The Cornfields
  • She Keeps Me Dreaming
  • Can't Take This Town
  • Walk Against His Ruins
  • Hold Onto My Hand
  • Keep On Walking
  • Dream On
  • Boy Boy
  • Conversation
  • Melbourne Song
  • Sometimes I Wish
  • Go Ask An Old Man

Erk FM: Australia 434 – Growing Up & Finishing School

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 434. On this episode, Erk features two Australian bands.  First up, The Grownups were an Australian indie band in the 1980's. They produced 2 singles & an EP but parted ways before making an album. 20 years later, they reformed and produced their debut album.   The second band is Adelaide based band The Finishing School. They have toured throughout Australia with bands such as Evermore & James Reyne. They have also appeared on Australian TV including playing live on My Restaurant Rules in 2010.

  Music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  The Grownups song list:

  • Beautiful Rain
  • Stay Strong
  • The Grand Illusion
  • My Hideaway
  • When I Discover You
  • The Very Move (The Very Twist)
  • Lucky Me
    The Finishing School song list:

  • Rugs & Blankets
  • Starting A Conga Line
  • Goold Old Fashioned Heroes
  • May
  • Sally's Song
  • Childhood Witch
  • Party Animals
  • Heroes Reprise 

Erk FM: Australia 432 – Bluesy Yodeling Ladies

by Erk

Welcome to Erk FM: Australia episode 432. On this episode, Erk features two ladies who have been featured on Erk FM & Channel Erk before but not for some time. First is country artist Laura Downing. She is a very good yodeler & country singer & has won several awards. Following Laura is Fiona Boyes. She is a blues musician that has toured & performed across Australia & America. Like Laura, Fiona is also an award winning artist.

  Music supplied by AirPlay Direct.

  Laura Downing song list:

  • It Takes A Woman
  • Grand Ole Opry
  • They Taught Me To Yodel
  • Yodeling Blues
  • Your Own Sweet Time
  • When You Love Me
  • How Blue
 

Fiona Boyes song list:

  • Woman Ain't A Mule
  • Howlin' At Your Door
  • I Want To Go
  • Train To Hopesville
  • Look Out Love!
  • Got My Eye On You
  • Do You Feel Better
  • The Barrelhouse Funeral
  • Place Of Milk & Honey
  • Waiting For Some Good News
  • Precious Time
  • Fishin' Hole
  • City Born Country Gal
  • Juke Joint On Moses Lane
  • Old Time Ways 

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