Melbourne community station PBS 106.7 FM heads into print this month with new quarterly magazine, Easey.
Dedicated to unearthing great musical stories that are sometimes overlooked by the mainstream music press, Easey will do on paper what PBS has been doing on air for 25 years.
All of Easey’s contributors are announcers, fans or musicians themselves. “If they happen to be writers too, well that’s a bonus,” says the station. But first and foremost they are passionate supporters of Australia’s independent music community, giving readers a refreshing insight into the stories they write.
The Summer 2004 issue celebrates PBS-FM’s 25th year in broadcasting with a look at the convergence of music and crime. It also covers a local artists, labels and events.
Chuck D’s in there. So’s Lee Scratch Perry, Clare Bowditch & Mia Dyson, Kahlil Gudaz & Bobby Singh, TextaQueen, Sensory Projects, Meredith Music Fest, Mr Doo Wop, Delta Juke Joints and more.
Essentially, Easey does in print what PBS 106.7 FM does on air – giving readers stories covering the kinds of under-represented music and art that we think should be given a little more room in our print culture.
Look out for Easey around Melbourne. Or drop into PBS (47 Easey Street, Collingwood) for your copy.