Save Live Australia’s Music (SLAM) is a collective of non-politically aligned, independent, local music-loving citizens. The only pre-requisite to getting involved is a love of live music.
On 23rd February 2010, the SLAM rally saw 20,000 people march through Melbourne to the tune of AC/DC’s definitive ‘Long Way to the Top’, to show their support and love for a truly great live music community.
Now all of Australia has the opportunity to participate in a national event that celebrates our local musicians in our small venues.
“Small venues were my university.”
- Paul Kelly, SLAM Rally speech
Music communities around Australia are now invited to unite in support of our thriving live culture by hosting their own National SLAM Day gigs - February 23rd 2012 will be a national day to celebrate live music in Australia!
Support your local artists and venues by getting out and experiencing the spontaneous excitement and intimacy you can only get at a small venue.
Support a National SLAM Day event in your town – any style, any genre. It’s easy to get involved:
- Venues can register their gigs on the SLAM website at slamrally.org. It’s free to sign up.
- Musicians can join with their local venues to curate a National SLAM Day gig.
- Community groups can host their own National SLAM Day gig.
We're encouraging bands on Unearthed to get together and hold a night in your community. If you know a band from your area you've always wanted to gig with you can use the "contact this artist' link at the bottom of their profile page to see if they're interested. You can hold your gig anywhere, but either the bands or venues need to register to be part of it at the SLAM website.
Once you've registered, we want to know about it! Let us know via the triple j Unearthed Facebook page or tweet us @triplejunearthd.