The Basement Bake Sale Launch

We may have been broadcasting for a couple of months now but we finally officially launched The Basement amidst much fanfare last Tuesday with bake sales at the Leederville and Northbridge TAFE campuses. For weeks we’d been planning- who knew that something as simple as a bake sale would have so many logistical considerations? For most of us it was our first ever attempt at building an event from the ground up and the amount of things we had to think about was massive. OHS? Building a cash float? Making sure we had a tarp in case it rained? Couldn’t we just put some cake on a table and be done with it? Apparently not.

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We spent six weeks learning about how to plan and execute an event. While it could have easily spiralled into complete disaster everyone pulled their weight- whether it was through finding all the tiny bits and pieces we needed, writing up a safety report, scripting or recording promos, and, of course, baking a ton of food.

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While on the day the weather was kind of terrible (after weeks of sunshine) that didn’t dampen our enthusiasm! At the Leederville campus, we sold brownies, cupcakes, mini doughnuts, cheese sticks, and a variety of presents for mother’s day- candles, wine holders, artwork, etc. The Northbridge campus had an incredible array of cupcakes and muffins.

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The bake sale was primarily an opportunity for us to promote our brand and encourage new listeners but it was also a fundraising event. Between the two teams we raised more than $1400, which is an obscene amount of money! The bake sale has become a yearly tradition for Diploma students here at TAFE in Leederville and we managed to break the previously held profit record by a massive margin. We had a really successful day and we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to come down and support us.

 

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If you’re not quick, you’ll miss out on your last chance to see Freo Jazz-infused Hip Hop locals Koi Child perform, before they go silent. The band announced the gig along with news that they’ll be taking a fair bit of time off to write new tunes and get some more music out. The Freo band is greatly known for their work alongside Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, having had their debut album recorded, mixed and co-produced by him.

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Hosted at The Badlands Bar, on May the 26th. It’s their first, and last Australian show since getting back from the US touring. Supporting acts include local musician Benjamin Witt and Perth radio host Caitlin Nienber DJ’ing at the event. (Band member Christian Ruggiero’s dad will also be serving up “the best snags in Aus” for $3 during the gig. Just in case you needed another reason to go.)

More information on the gig can be found on their events Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/295063540939314/

OMG Jason Blossom was killed by WHO?!?

******Fair warning this contains spoilers!!!******

So the second last episode of the first season of Riverdale was aired last week and OMG!!! We finally got the answer to the question that has been on all our lips since January, who killed Jason Blossom? Well the answer is….. his DAD! What the heck!!

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We finally have our answer but now we just have more questions, ahhhh why? The season finale airs this Friday and we will all be on the edge of our seats!!! So be sure to get the popcorn and go to the bathroom before it starts because you won’t want to miss a minute.

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The day has finally arrived. Across our great city, kitchens have been a hive of activity as the Basement team have slaved over hot stoves to bring you the finest in home made baked goods.

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Muffins, brownies and cupcakes are going to be making an appearance at both Leederville and Northbridge TAFE campuses TODAY between 10am and 1.30pm, so come on down and bring some cash to swap for some AWESOME home-cooked goodies.

It’s gonna be the icing on the cake 🙂

Lady Gaga Debuts New Track at Coachella

Lady Gaga headlined the second night of the Coachella festival this weekend. She was the first solo female artist to do so, filling in for Beyonce who pulled out of the lineup after falling pregnant earlier this year. Her set was made up of classic hits including ‘Born this Way’, ‘The Edge of Glory’ and ‘Just Dance’, as well as a selection of new songs from her album Joanne which was released in October.

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The highlight of the evening though was her unexpectedly dropping a new song on the audience- it’s called ‘The Cure’ and is pretty far removed from the country/rock stylings of her recent music. In fact, it sounds exactly like it could have come from somebody like The Chainsmokers- definitely something new from Gaga. It’s a total jam and sounds modern and fresh. Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long for a new release.

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On Saturday the 8th of April, the Swan Valley’s Houghton Winery was filled with crowds of vivacious, sun loving youngsters for the Hot Dub Wine Machine festival. The greens were covered with a large stage, pop up bars, food stands, and picnic rugs. The weather was perfect with not a cloud in the sky when first act, Falcona DJ’s came on stage in the early afternoon. The crowd then danced through acts such as Running Touch, Tina Says, Miami Horror, Crooked Colours and Young Franco. A momentous song of the night was when PNAU performed their hit track ‘Chameleon’, with the audience dancing and singing along to the vocals of talented ‘Shakira Marshall’. PNAU’s set well and truly kicked the night off, with the sun going down just as their set finished.

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However, nothing could beat the star of the night, Hot Dub Time Machine. Perth was the final leg of his wine accompanied, festival – like tour, and he went out with a bang. Hot Dub Time Machine’s set started with snippets of the best songs from the 1950’s, and ran all the way through to the songs of today. Some of the memorable party tracks played included Darude’s ‘Sandstorm’, Backstreet Boys ‘Everybody’ and Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’. The night ended with some of the latest and best party tracks of today, and slowly Houghton’s was emptied out completely by 11 o’clock. Overall a great event in the Swan Valley and we hope to have Hot Dub back in the state again soon.