Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

In April 1993, celebrated comedian Bill Hicks performed at Universal Two in Fitzroy as part of the Melbourne Comedy Festival. Now, exactly 25 years later photographer Stuart DeSilva reveals these never before seen images in his new exhibition 'Bill Hicks Unpublished'.
Taken less than a year before Bill's untimely death, Stuart's photographs are a stunning and revealing time-capsule of the comic genius during his first and only tour of Australia.
The exhibition features over 30 different, unpublished prints available to purchase in very limited edition.

Opening reception Thursday April 5th, 6-9pm (exhibition continues until April 15)
Vs. Gallery, 1 Vere St, Richmond.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thinking Out Loud: Maynard James Keenan on religion, jiu-jitsu and Bill Hicks

What's really on the Tool and Puscifer frontman's mind?

In our regular feature Thinking Out Loud, we find out what's going on in the minds of the great and good. This week, we peek inside the brain of Tool and Puscifer frontman Maynard James Keenan....

"Bill Hicks' ideas really resonated with us. We were resonating similar concepts. Unity is the philosophical centre. Evolution. Change. Internally and externally. Individually and globally. That's pretty much the gist of his comedy no matter what he was talking about – music, porno, smoking. Whatever it was, it came back to the idea of unity and evolution. Evolving ideas."

Friday, April 15, 2016

Rant in E-Minor: Variations - & Bill Hicks: A Life in Comedy

Following on from the unedited release of the Arizona Bay album comes Rant in E-Minor: Variations, an uncut presentation of one of the sets used in the creation of Bill's seminal Rant in E-Minor album. Originally aired on Sirius XM radio on April 1st and released for purchase today!

Along with the broadcast of Rant in E-Minor: Variations on April 1st, Sirius XM produced an hour long exclusive audio documentary called Bill Hicks: A Life in Comedy, presented by Ron Bennington and featuring interviews with Dave Attell, Judah Friedlander, Bob Saget, Barry Crimmins, Tom Rhodes, Ron White, Paul Provenza and Margaret Cho.

“Bill Hicks is one of the most important comedic voices of our generation, and his jokes and indictments seem as relevant and important today as they ever did,” said Jack Vaughn, Senior Vice President, Comedy Programming, SiriusXM. “We’re really excited to be able to have our listeners be the first to hear this amazing uncut show.”

Several clips of the audio documentary can be heard on Sound Cloud.

Rant in E-Minor: Variations now available in MP3, CD and Vinyl from -