Rockin for West Papua in Newtown

Sydney this next show is an important one. It’s the Sydney leg for the worldwide arts and music festival supporting West Papua. When our politicians are blindsided by mining profits it’s up to us – musicians and music lovers to take a stand, and show this long suffering community we hear them, and we care.

It’s at Waywards Bank hotel just next to Newtown Station, Friday Sept 30th. See. Youse. There.

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Live Dates 2016 – With The Mis-made

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Dubrow on Radio Rehash

Blackbreaks crooner Chris Dubrow is long-form Interviewed by the Radio Rehash team at Radio Blue Mountains, for 2.5 hours !!, Playing all the influences from youngster days through to the creation of Blackbreaks.

Blackbreaks live, Frankies Pizza, October 25th. Free!

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The mother of all interviews

Hope y’all are ready for the mother of all interviews, by the wonderful folks over at Depth Perception Podcast (DPP)
with me, your forever shy and humble Blackbreaks singer Chris Dubrow. http://www.dppod.com/dppod-s04e04-chris-dubrow/

Only the truly dedicated may wish tackle the full 2.5 hours. But for the slightly unhinged or Australian music history buffs – it may be worth it.

But more seriously, it’s an example of the ‘long form interview’ that the folks at DPP specialise in, a genuinely fresh and in depth approach to interviewing artists and musicians that works very powerfully, and is only made possible by modern technology such as affordable storage and the blog format.

In this episode I go into my development as a musician from childhood, the early years busking and growing up around the wild St.kilda scene, the ups and downs of my previous bands the Prostitutes, Soulscraper, and iNsuRge, and finally how I was drawn back into the creative life to create Blackbreaks.

The DPP blog is well worth checking over for other interviews with many great Australian artists.

Dubrow.

Katoomba – Wrong side of the tracks Sat Sept 19

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Last night Blackbreaks lost a brother. RIP James Misbrener.

James Misbrener never played with Blackbreaks. He did however leave his mark by representing in our first ever photo-shoot, way back in 2012, before we had even played our first gig. That’s James smelling the flowers, second from the left.

James is smelling the flowers, second from the left

James is smelling the flowers,  second from the left

The story goes that back in 2012 the band finally felt it had enough songs to start playing live, and we somehow managed to talk our way into our first ever show for (very) early in the day at the Gearins hotel for Katoomba Winter Magic festival. The show was three months away, but the festival organisers were ramping up the badgering for all bands to urgently produce bios and pics for their looming publicity printing deadline. (more…)