Waves Festival for Timor – 7th October 2006

Waves – Sounds for Timor

@ The Pitz, 11 Faversham Street, Marrickville

Saturday October 7th (7pm – 12am)

Bug Girl (Wollongong)
Pure Evil Trio
Brand Disloyalty
Pay Colour
Happy Go Hate Fuck
Boys Club
Unaustralians (Melbourne)

Sunday October 8th (3pm – 8pm)

Toecutter
the thaw
Pigman Vampire (Lismore)
Dead Farmers
Eucalypt Band
Crux

All ages welcome.
Donation entry: $10

16th Sep 2021 – This show became my first introduction to Mr Matt Downey and the Pitz, a relationship that would bear fruit over the following months through 2007. The configuration of the room changed within the venue over time and although I know the layout at this show I don’t have any recall of any bands whilst playing except Toecutter.

This was my first time seeing Dave Toecutter play. I had come across him previously when visiting Lanfranchis as he was living there with Lucas and Swerve (probably where I first met Swerve too). Dave had been crowned “Captain Spaceman” by Chris and Hilary from Sabot when I took them to visit – he definitely had a different way of doing things.

I knew Dave was into electronic music which wasn’t something I was really interested in but Dave’s presentation was fantastic. I had to pick him up from Lanfranchis or the station which may explain why I have zero recollection of Pigman Vampire. He soon jumped on stage with his minimal set up of gadgets and announced that he hated music and this would be his last show ever. He then proceeded to start every song in his set but ending them abruptly and talking about the songs instead. It was a hilarious act that those who stuck around after the rock stuff finished thoroughly enjoyed. I don’t know if it was a ruse but Dave continued playing shows after this and I like to think that it was the positive reaction from this small enthusiastic crowd that convinced him to keep going.

The vibe for the whole weekend was positive and inclusive. Everyone helped each other to do what needed to be done. It was quite inspirational. I was now seeing more opportunities to be involved in warehouse shows and less obvious spaces, in preference to the regular pub gigs. There was a time where for about two years I saw three shows a week without ever stepping into a bar venue.


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