What’s Cool and Unusual – 16th April 2008

Pic: Circle Pit taken from Two Point Eight blog

wed 16

consolador de dos caras
la campana, 53-55 liverpool st, sydney

circle pit
dead farmers

plus the usual DIY markets and stupid dj’s


thu 17

40 great western highway, medlow bath

elise and jem,
hotel wrecking city traders,
hee haw


fri 18

emily hasselhoof – it’s an art show darling
opening party – drinks start at 7pm

Ruban Rat designer toy store and gallery, 423 king st, newtown
show ends may 8th wed-fri 11-6, sat 10-6, sun 11-5


fri 18

croation club, newcastle

hotel wrecking city traders,
elise and jem,

(sorry – don’t have an address for this – drop me a line if you’re keen to find out)


sat 19

40 fitzroy st, marrickville
8pm $?

hotel wrecking city traders,
elise and jem,
hee haw,
the thaw


sun 20

music farmers, wollongong
2pm (free i think)

hotel wrecking city traders, elise and jem

(don’t have the address for this one either)


sun 20


Please join us for the opening of our cafe and the launch of Crowbar my Heart squatting zine on Sunday the 20th of April, just near Rozelle markets – catch the 501 or 433 from central (I can get the exact address for those interested). Zine and tucker by donation. 11 to 4, delicious things on beds of sumptuous stuff, drizzled in homemade sauces. Fresh from the garden ingredients with tasty exotic flavour. Matching tablecloths. Plus optional extras:

1pm – Squatter aerobics with the Love Pump

2pm – Beyond the right to housing (reading group)

3pm – Crowbar connections (Networking)

For more info email comradecrowbar@yahoo.com.au

Squatter aerobics

Get physical with a unique whole-body workout to equip you for the rigors of jellywrestling and/or squatting. Good for all levels, beginner to advanced. Please bring a leotard, or at least comfortable clothes, and a towel. Note – aerobics will be cancelled in the event of rain or bad hangover, but you should bring your leotards anyway.

Beyond the right to housing

This is a reading/discussion group taking off from an interview with Alex Foti called ‘Precarity and N/european Identity’, available online at http://www.metamute.org/en/Precarity-european-Identity-Alex-Foti-ChainWorkers Hard copies will be available at the cafe. Points for discussion: paid and unpaid work, squatting and tenant struggles. Sounds boring but will be fascinating no doubt.

Crowbar connections

A chance for people who are squatting, or want to be, or are interested in working on squatting-related projects, or don’t really care, etc., to meet, network, share skills, propose projects, speed date, the possibilities are endless…

And more random stuff if people come up with it.


Calling all short film makers! Have your work shown at the Winter Magic Short Film Festival in Katoomba on Sat 21 June 2008!

The Winter Magic Festival is a wild street party held to mark the winter solstice every year in Katoomba. People dress up in all kinds of crazy costumes, there’s a street parade, and a whole day of events in various
locations around Katoomba. (check out the web-site: http://www.wintermagic.com.au/)

There are 2 short film locations during this year’s Katoomba Winter Magic Festival. One is at the Carrington Hotel and the other is on a bus to be located somewhere in Katoomba… We are calling for short films to go to the selection committee.

Do you have (or do you know anyone who has) a short film (or a few) that you want to show the world?

Please submit your films before May 15. The selection committee will have a series of selection screenings between May 15 and May 30 to select the films that will finally be shown on the day.

Include the following details when you send your DVD:

Name, Address, Email address, contact tel no, brief description of yourself and what motivates you to make films/ what you are seeking to accomplish.

Send your DVD to
Winter Magic Short Film Festival Selection Committee
c/o Akemi
40 Great Western Highway
Medlow Bath NSW 2780


coming up next week is VIALKA!  hard touring french two piece playing politically charged punk with traditional influences.  supporting will be the Laurels, Ian Wadley and Question? with a bunch of gameboy dj’s too!  will be huge!


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

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