Thursday, November 5, 2009


On November 14, before The Bing Austria starts show proper, we are hosting auditions for bands to be part of the Bisikleta Productions roster. I had received sms messages for quite sometime and some emails asking me if they can play at Sazi's Bar. Sad to say most of the sampled emailed mp3s that i had received are not up to the standard of what this production is all about.

I am guessing some of the bands that emailed me did not quite understood the poster that i had posted here or is lazy to read that article. Anyway i will be setting up the guidelines , terms and definitions of the music that we wanted and what bands we are really looking for in this audition and here they are, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO SAY HERE!


is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s,Ska combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. It is characterized by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the upbeat.

What we are looking for:
2tone (The Specials, Madness, The Selecter) and Third Wave (Operation Ivy, Hepcat, Slackers)

ROCKSTEADY: A successor to Jamaican ska, and a precursor to reggae. rocksteady differs from ska musically as the tempo is slower and more relaxed. The bass is heavier and more prominent in the mix and in addition, the bass lines abandon the earlier "walking" style of the ska period in favor of more broken, syncopated figures. The ska-style back beat and the emphasis on the offbeat carried over into rocksteady.

What we are looking for:
Bands who are heavily influenced by Justin Hinds, Phyllis Dillon, Ken Boothe

REGGAE: The term reggae more properly denotes a particular music style that originated following on the development of ska and rocksteady. Reggae is based on a rhythmic style characterized by accents on the off-beat, known as the skank.

What we are looking for:
Skinhead Reggae (Toots and The Maytals, Symarip, Harry J All Stars) Dub (King Tubby, Lee "Scratch" Perry) Lovers Rock (Louisa Marks, Dennis Brown) Dancehall (Yellow Man, Saxon Sound System)

PUNK ROCK: is a rock genre with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation that developed between 1974 and 1976. exemplified by the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Damned, and The Clash.

What we are looking for:
UK '77/'82 Style Punk (The Briefs, Clorox Girls, The Exploding Hearts) Streetpunk (Angelic Upstarts, Cock Sparrer, Sham 69) Hardcore (Bad Brains, Black Flag, Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys)

ROCKABILLY: A fusion of black music and country music that was popular in the 1950s; sometimes described as blues with a country beat the simplest way may be to describe it as picturing an exciting blend of the blues, country and gospel sounds of American music that were prevalent, up to the mid 1950's. Mix that in with the heavier beat that was becoming more and more a part of pop music of the day and the result was "rock 'n' roll."

What we are looking for:
Neo Rockabilly: (Boneville Barons, Carlos and The Bandidos) Psychobilly (Thee Exit Wounds, Batmobile)

MOD REVIVAL: Is a music that was influenced by 60' soul (stax and motown records) rhythm and blues mixed with the energy of punk rock.

What we are looking for:
Bands who are into The Fixations, Merton Parkas, The Lost 45's, The Jam.

POWER POP: A musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop and rock music. It typically incorporates a combination of musical devices such as strong melodies, crisp vocal harmonies, economical arrangements, and prominent guitar riffs. Instrumental solos are usually kept to a minimum, and blues elements are largely downplayed. Recordings tend to display production values that lean toward compression and a forceful drum beat.

What we are looking for:
Bands who are into The Incredible Kidda Band, Paul Collins Beat,

SOUL: Soul music is a mixture of gospel, rhythm and blues and doo-wop merged resulting in a catchy rhythms, stressed by handclaps and extemporaneous body moves and powerful bass lines.

Soul music was, fundamentally, a consequence of rock music. The leadership went from the blacks (rhythm'n'blues) to the whites (rock'n'roll) back to the blacks (soul). Soul music was everything that rock music was: dance music, personal expression, teenage angst, political rebellion. Rock'n'roll had stolen the body (the sound) of rhythm'n'blues, and soul music stole the soul (the spirit) of rock'n'roll.

What we are looking for:
Bands who are heavily influenced by the sound of Motown, Stax and Northern Soul.

So there it is i already gave you some pointers to hold onto this is spoon feeding people! Use your head and do some research of your own and exercise the D.I.Y. ethic of punk rock.. And one more thing we do not accept bands who are on the bandwagon trend, because this is not a trend this is a lifestyle. See ya all on the 14th of November 6 in the evening sharp!

Please do email for screening and reservations. Send all the details to him (Band Profile Demo, Influences, Contact Numbers Etc.). We do not accept walk-in bands during the show proper.