What’s Cool and Unusual – 16th January 2008

wed 16th

consolador de dos caras
la campana, 53-55 liverpool st, city (spanish quarter)
8pm $5/free

Bearded space punks playing acid metal. Like ZZ Top – but without legs!

New interstellar pop sensation comprising Adrian Klumpes (keys n’ that), Abel Cross (bass n’ stuff), and Dave Goodman (drums n’ stuff like that aye).

Possibly the worst and stupidest band in Sydney…..possibly. Caberet Burlesque RAWK! They say you shouldn’t laugh at retards on stage but Death Mattel actively encourage it of their singer. Please bring flowers.

Noisy indie rockers fizz and fire brimstone. Instrumental but their music sings heavenly shards of glass, fingernails on chalkboards.

we have two rooms of music the front room with Dj’s playing a hectic array of all music will be free of charge + the back room with live acts will attract a small cover charged depending on whos playing and other variables.

we’ll also be opening the dualpLOVER distribution store for bargains galore everyweek and invite others to bring in DIY consigment stock for us to sell.


wed 16th

Mu-Meson Archives
at Crn Parramatta Rd & Trafalgar St Annandale at the end of King Furniture building up the steel staircase. Phone 9517-2010
8pm $10

2007 in review (the revised edition)
This your last chance to see Sandy Crack’s incredible review of 2007 Sandy has re-edited and revised it and will be inperson to walk us through one of the craziest years yet . Mu-Meson Archives doors 7.30 for 8pm start with supper $10


thu 17th

mgtvle, 40 fitzroy st, marrickville
7pm SHARP!! $?

Extortion,Crux,Beyond Terror Beyond Grace, The Exiled & Taipan


fri 18th

the NOW now Festival 2008
Wentworth Falls School of Arts
(cnr Adele av & Great Wstrn Hway, Wentworth Falls)

Wentworth Falls School of Arts
Main Hall

7pm sci-hi – paul winstanley (nz) – electronics

greg kingston (tas) – guitar
carolyn connors (vic) – voice

8.15pm louise dibben – audio visuals


clare cooper (berlin) – chinese harp
thomas meadowcroft (berlin) – organ

10pm passenger of shit

11pm festival club at Akemi – spontaneous and unscheduled collaborations
feat. Sun of the Seventh Sister


sat 19th

mgtvle, 40 fitzroy st, marrickville
8pm $12?

grey daturas, naked on the vague, justice yeldham, the nation blue


sat 19th

10am Sound Walk

3pm workshop for kids (both young and old!!)
instrument building – Dale Gorfinkel & Rod Cooper

Small Room

Jo Truman – voice
Mike Majkowski – double bass

Ross Bolletar – ruined piano
Jon Rose – violin

Car park
7.30pm Brendan Walls – inventions, creations and monstrosities


Main Hall
Emmanuelle Pellegrini (france) – sound poetry

Philip samartzis (melb) – electronics
Marcia jane (melb) – live video

10pm Splinter Orchestra
shannon o’neill, mike majkowski, abel cross, finn ryan, milica 
stefanovic, dan whiting, rod cooper, dale gorfinkel, monika brooks, 
jim denley, alex masso, clare cooper, mira peart, michael sheridan, 
ben byrne, Karen Booth, grant arthur, laura altman, simon ferenci, 
cass mcglynn, ian pieterse, peter farrar, sam dobson, rory brown ++

11 pm festival club at Akemi, spontaneous and unscheduled collaborations


sat 19th

VENUE: Peace Park and surrounding laneways, Pine Street, Chippendale
DATE: January 19, 2008, 3pm-8pm
Bring a picnic.

Gyp$y Dub $ound $y$tem (Sydney)
Uberlingua (Melb/Syd)
Nova/Twinsista (Malang)
Kuno Kini (Jakarta)
CuzCo (Wire Mc + Choo Choo)
The Kampung Street Festival is about laneways and marginalised sites; its also about public space and the insertion and creation of art into the everyday – a re-igniting of civic spaces with creative expression. A joining of Indonesian and Australian artist communities.

‘Art Day Is Today’ will feature a makers’ market, zine fair, art in the laneways, games, free screenprinting, and a number of site specific performances.
Gang is currently seeking expressions of interest from stall holders for the maker’s market and zine fair. download information (http://www.gangfestival.com/gang_MM.pdf)


sun 20th

12pm outdoor kids workshop – Wilson Park
ross bolleter – ruined piano and story-telling

2pm at Echo Bluff, Lawson.
from Lawson station walk down San Jose Ave to the end of the street 
where there is a locked gate to a dirt road.
walk down the dirt road until you get to another locked gate. to the 
left of the gate is a wlking track.
follow this down to the end. (don’t take the left turn off this track)

There will be a bus relaying people from the station to the track from 1.30pm.
info http://thenownow.net/home/outdoor-gig Any problems call peter 
0401 883 532

sam dobson – double bass, sarangi, clock radios
peter farrar – saxophone
alex masso – percussion
simon ferenci – trumpet
yusuke akai – guitar

carolyn connors (melb) – voice
rosalind hall (melb) – prepared saxophone

Main Hall
mathieu werchowski – violin (fr)
dan whiting – laptop
xavier charles (fr) – clarinet

6.30pm Metalog
amanda stewart – voice
jim denley – flute & saxophone
ben byrne – laptop
natasha anderson (melb) – contrabass recorder & laptop
dale gorfinkel – vibraphone and deconstructions

7.15pm ora(ra)
matt earle – electronics
adam sussman – guitar & electronics
rory brown – double bass & guitar
rivka schembri – cello

8pm Joyce Hinterding – electronics

8.30pm Taste of Teeth (brisbane)
Yusuke Akai – guitar
Daiji Igarashi – electronics
Nik Mayer-Miller – percussion
Sam Mitchell – sounding things
JoJo Dogshit – sounding things


tue 22nd

a where(?)house SYDNEY, New South Wales
contact me if you need details
8pm $?

Castings, Chris Corsano (UK),XNOBBQX


tue 22nd

Akemi: 40 Great Western Highway
8pm $5 vegan meal served

Nano Stern (Chile)
For the first time in Australia, and fresh from touring at Woodford and
Byron, Nano plays both original songs and traditional music from South
America. A multi-instrumentalist with a taste for the whimsical and melodic.
Supported by singer-songwriter Brian Dubb and the local soul/groove trio

more info at:


i’ll be in melbourne over the weekend but that won’t stop you going out and checking some of these shows now will it! 😉


++ i’ll either be at these events or wishing i was there ++

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