What’s Cool and Unusual – 4th June 2008

wed 4

consolador de dos caras
la campana, 53-55 liverpool st, sydney
8pm $5

garbage and the flowers, lt colonel spastic howitzer, thylacine

garbage and the flowers – Coming out of Sonic Youth-drenched Wellington, NZ in the early nineties, The Garbage & the Flowers were always going to be an anomaly. Denounced as the fifty-thousandth band to sound like the The Velvet Underground, and even as a Christian band in the local street press, the five-piece nevertheless built up a solid gang of devotees, who claimed their sound to be “unique, fractured, and psychedelic” and ideal to take acid with and get stoned to. Championed by songwriter Alastair Galbraith, they released a critically acclaimed first single, Catnip/Carousel, and double album, Eyes Rind As If Beggars, both on US labels. The latter, with its “sun-burning” and lyrical improvisations found them a secure place in the noise-pop canon.

lt colonel spastic howitzer

Thylacine – Anna Chase: vocals, rhythm guitar. Ben Benton: drums. Jack Dibben: lead guitar, ambience. Jess Corcoran: vocals, keys, harmonica, violin. 


thu 5

Club 77

+ a free beer on entry

sat 7

The Jura Collective, 440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
9550 9931

Come along to our working bees, where we’ll be sanding and painting the floor, and fixing the skirting boards – the final touches on the library renovations. Saturday 7th June, from 12pm.

The Jura Food Co-op continues to provide people with affordable, organic fruit and vegie boxes. Order yours or find out more by emailing jurafoodcoop@riseup.net


sat 7

dirty shirlows, 32 shirlow st, marrickville
8pm $?

abc weapons, when chimps attack, voting with bricks, euripedes beserker, do not resuscitate, melaleuca memorial


sun 8

14:00 – 17:00

“The Upstairs Dance Studio”
Jura Bookshop, 440 Parramatta Road, Petersham

Join us for an arvo of VEGAN high tea, popping lessons with the elegant shelly and hip-hop sounds from secret special guests!!! This shall be followed by a discussion of gender, and the subversion of gender, in hip-hop and dance.

Vegan treats are most welcome (e.g. cupcakes, jelly, choc crackles).
This event is FREE, but donations to Jura are always appreciated.

Check back for some suggested pre-readings and materials (e.g. dance moves!). These are purely for fun! Don’t feel you need to read anything or have ANY dance or cooking skills to participate. ALL ages, genders, species, etc are welcome.


Hip-Hop, Gender, Race and Capitalism – Nichali Ciacco (Znet)

The Exploitation of Women in Hip-Hop Culture – Ayanna (My Sistahs) 

Hip-Hop and Sydney’s Western Suburbs – Meguel D’Souza (Urban Expressions, 1988)

Jura Collective (and myself) do not necessarily agree with all of these writings. These are intended to start the brains ticking on the pertinent issues. Also, search “popping” on youtube!


sun 8

super 8 diaries launch
dirty shirlows, 32 shirlow st, marrickville
$12 all ages

tucker b’s, charge group, ohana, when chimps attack, castings, lola flash, do not resuscitate, qua, alps of nsw


mon 9

The NOW now Series 2008 #4

laura altman + monika brooks
daiji igarashi (Brisbane) – solo
daiji + adam sussman + rory brown
artery – chris abrahams, jon rose + mike majkowski
artery + peter farrar & sam dobson

Serial Space 33 Wellington Street Chippendale 7pm $10 + $8 

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

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