What’s Cool and Unusual – 31st December 2008

wed 31

attic productions
Party – Night of Mayhem
Forest 1 hour north of sydney… check sydneyfriction.com for info line and directions on the 31st.

-Exodus –

Outdoor DNB NYE party 1 hour north of Sydney.

Mad Cow
Highly Dubious
Sam the Chemist
& more TBA…

all on Hijack sound.

$10 donation will go towards paying for the sound and generator hire.
check www.sydneyfriction.com for info line and directions on the 31st.


fri 2

@ where?house
8pm $?
contact me if you need details for the venue

Slug Guts, Alzheimer Blanks, NOTV and Dead Farmers


sat 3

34 murray st, marrickville



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Last ever Club Consolador De Dos Caras – 17th December 2008

Truth From Facts
“for any of you who enjoy the music of bands like oxes, slint, young widows and/or colossamite”

Hira Hira
we are all xray pricks no talent fuck off and then some

Yr Intestines
nick dan and anthony guerra baptist their demons

Grand Fatal
Double guitar post hardcore rock

Blacklevel Embassy
Bringing the power and precision of acts such as Hot Snakes and The Jesus Lizard as well as the good-time power boogie of ZZ Top and ACDC – this powerhouse trio delivers both musical French kisses and kidney punches


Scissor Lock, Peter Hollo, Kurt Iveson, Cleptoclectics, Kate Carr, Shaun Prescott, Sub Bass Snarl and Matt Levinson

What’s Cool and Unusual – 10th December 2008

first up – a call out for quarterbred:

Summer in Sydney means its time for the final Quarterbred for 2008! The December program at PACT space, boldly brings together local and interstate artists for collaborations working in video, dance, performance and installation. *


**Ship of Fools *want you, sailor, for the open mike section. It will be an open opportunity for you to provoke, agitate, repent and stay afloat. Live the dream. Become a God. Register at quarterbred@gmail.com or just turn up on the night.

*Ship of Fools* is soon to set sail on it’s volatile, caustic and sardonicjourney.
When you ask? *Saturday 13 December at 7pm*.
Where you cry? *PACT Space Erskinville**. 107 Railway Pde Erko *
Who you passionately whimper? Kelly Doley, Zoe Coombs Marr, Janie Gibson, Claudia O’Dougherty,
Anastasia Zaravinos, Ben Ellwood, Sue Thomas, Nick Capper, Billy Connelly and YOU.

Hosted by MCs Nick Sun (of PHUKLUB fame) and Frances-Francis (the bearded lady).
Our residencies include superstar artists from Sydney and Melbourne with artists talks Sat Dec 2o.

To be part of SHIP OF FOOLS or for further details and artist listings check out *www.quartrebred.blogspot.com*  or
call PACT space on 9550****!

Quarterbred is a resident company of PACT and are supported by the City of Sydney.
Quarterbred is an artist run initiative supporting emerging artists engaged in innovayion, experimentation and cross-pollination. Quarterbred is volunteer-run, and working on a part-time basis means that occasionally there will be a delay in our response. We appreciate your patience.


wed 10

Firstdraft Gallery, 116-118 Chalmers Street, Sydney
runs til December 27, 2008 at 6:00pm
Email:  tullyarnot@gmail.com

“I think sculpture is a more primitive form of art than painting… there’s something essentially infantile about the sculptural relation to matter. It has to do with the infant differentiating itself from the world.. of course, that’s a disaster, because the infant wants to think of itself as continuous with the universe – the infantile omnipotence. It’s a disaster when one realises one is discontinuous. There is the self, and all that is not the self. And sculpture has something to do with that fundamental feeling.”

– Carl Andre 1972

Obliteration explores the physical and emotional continuum created through loss of self. The works exhibited are situated between self and non-self, dissolving boundaries between artist, audience and curator.

Some works utilise interactivity as a tool to activate and complete the works, while others express an awareness of interaction through deliberate non-performance. These interactions reflect the psychologically regressive potential of self-obliteration, expressed in a way that explores base human relationships rather than intellectual analysis. Inherent to the physically human element of the show, is a strong sense of spatiality underlying the curation of each work.

The exhibition includes a number of artists who have no formal training, or that have previously never exhibited. The show looks at the artist’s personal expression of the self and the non-self as it exists both interior and exterior to the art field.

Opening night 10th December 6pm
Artists talks 27th December 4:30pm

Lauren Booker
Tara Cook
Angela Garrick
Neg Head
Alex Kiers
Jack Mannix
Orit Meylakh
Johanna Olminkhof
Sally Pittman
Chris Petro
Shaun South
+ More TBC


wed 10

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

Antipan – are Matt Earle, Sumugan Sivanesan, Anthony Guerra and Nick Dan.
They last rocked Sydney 4 years ago and include members of xNoBBQx, X Wave, Sven Simulacrum, SSS, etc
Releases are out on Breakdance the Dawn, Pulled Out and Musique Provocateaur. Go here to see their pink LP http://pulledout.org/antipan.html

Terrastylus – terrastylus like to meet for playdates in the space where analogue and digital collide. we spend most of our time collecting new nerdy gadgets and smithing rhymes like no gold digger could. our favourite things are power tools, signal paths, doing wheelies, and chasing girls. xx

Monica and the Explosion – Monica and The Explosion is Monica Welander a 29 year old rock artist from Sweden.
As a solo artist performing with only an acoustic guitar and playing her own explosive rock music she is something extraordinary, and has been predicted to become one of Sweden’s best live artists. In July this year she represented Sweden at World Championships of Performing Arts in Hollywood U.S. where she received two silver medals.
The debut album was released in October 2007, produced by Monica herself, and new songs will be released in the beginning of 2009. She has recieved good response for her live shows all around Sweden, but also in Germany, Holland and Ireland.

rev 777 – also known as rank sinatra and dj rainbow ejactulation , a veritable plethora of alias as long as your arm and proud owner of goulborn poultry fanciers society label. Be prepared to expect the unexpectedly expected.

Eiterherd is an Austrian breakcore artist. He first got into experimental music in 1994, when he started DJ’ing hardcore and gabber around Graz, Austria and Maribor, Slovenia. In 1995 he started making music on a computer, using various trackers. In 1996 he together with Gwal he founded the record label Widerstand Records. The goal of Widerstand, besides just releasing music, is doing record business in a non-profit orientated way and using the platform for delivering political messages. In March 1997 Silent Revolution Records was founded as a sublabel of Widerstand records and later two more sublabels followed: reek.org and pornoir.com.
The first release on the label came out in October 1996: a limited split 12″ featuring Gwal and Eiterherd. In early 1997 Eiterherd and Gwal both released solo 12″ EPs. In 1999 Eiterherd released his first full-length album as a co- production between Praxis Records and Widerstand Records. The album used samples from the film 1984 and was titled 1984 vs. 1999.
In 1998 Gwal and Eiterherd split up and Gwal founded his own label Dusk Records. Eiterherd continues to manage Widerstand Records and is also responsible for the maintenance and design of Widerstand website online from late 1997 until 2006.


thu 11

Dirty Shirlows, 32 Shirlow St, Marrickville
7pm $5

This Thursday- from 7pm we’re bringing together niche schlock horror with rare performances from the damn original JRocker (Manifestival) and The Vultures (in some sort of configuration).


Zombie Holocaust, directed by Marino Girolami is an Italian horror disaster classic complete with a holey plot, verging on the rediculous. It was made during the Italiano horror craze of the 1970’s / 80’s and features a bunch of B-Grade actors that you’ve never heard of.

The plot deals with that age old question ” Hmmm.. I wonder what would happen if Zombies and flesh-eating cannibals came together for an all-out face biting, skin gnawing fight fest?”.

It’s worth a watch- believe me.


Bands 7:15-9
Film 9-11
Entry $5.00 (Dirty Shirlow’s funrdaiser)
Also popcorn, vegan cupcakes and non vegan caramel slices for sale.


sat 13

220 Trafalgar Street, Annandale
“this is in no way a bad idea” Vol. 1

Bare Arms, Pockets, Little a, Mark Lagana

Entry is: food for VegBQ, Cold dips or Gold Donation
BYO respect for other peoples property and this may be the first of many.
15 minute walk from Stanmore Station
or catch the 370 from Newtown to Booth St, Annandale
or 470 from City… again to booth st


sat 13

REPRESSED RECORDS< king st, newtown



sat 13

Dirty Shirlows, 32 Shirlow st
3:00pm – 8:00pm

The Momo Benchseat Band

Hey, we haven’t played for ages! But we have been jamming in preparation of recording an album. Come along and listen to brand new Momo songs… Yeah!
First set: 3pm
Second set: 6pm

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What’s Cool and Unusual – 3rd December 2008

wed 3

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

BARRAGE – Melbourne’s Mark Barrage makes a nervy sound tonic, equal parts pop music EQd to breaking point and midnight crucifix synth-kraut. New album Delays finds the dissonant electronic songster in realms of hard sound, dance timings, band-ish arrangements and bleary-eyed nighttime sensation. Delays is a skittery, blunt mix of DIY electronic/minimal synth in the spirit of Australia’s Severed Heads and overseas labels Human Ear Music and Sacred Bones.

KNITTED ABYSS – Knitted Abyss is Lucy Phelan (1/2 of Naked on the Vague) and Anna John two Sydney AU. residents and staple down under weirdo makers… like a dark reverberation of down tuned psychedelic guitar murmur and gothy drum machine rhythm, backed by ghostly vocals and doomy echoes. This is a real hazy, foggy, nocturnal set of sounds for a new mutant world’ – Shaun Reed, Night People

COMATONE – Comatone is Greg Seiler. Influenced by the kinds of artists you’ll find on the warp and planet mu labels, with 5 albums and several other bits and pieces to his name, solo and colaborative released in the AU and UK that walk through IDM, Breaks and Textural experiments. The live sets are a carefully executed excursion through detail.  


wed 3

Gallery 9, 9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst, Australia
6:00pm – 9:00pm

New work by Matthew Hopkins
Opening night Wednesday 3rd December


fri 5

Gallucci ask how can you resist putting it off for another week?

10:15 PM – The Place To Be
Crown Lane, Darlinghurst (at the basketball ring – behind Bill & Toni’s).
diepunk***@yahoo.com – 0408***


sat 6

time:           7:30 pm
venue:        Mars Hill Cafe
address:     331 Church St, Parramatta
cost:           Free entry
                   All Ages

Join Telafonica for their annual Christmas bash next Saturday, December 6.  The band is returning to its ‘local’ for an end of year music and art celebration. Telafonica will blast their blend of post-electronica and we’ll be joined onstage by the wonderful johan neve doing live painting along with samantha lee with a special visual arts treat happening on stage.  the support slots are being filled by two of our members’ solo projects – blake will be playing the first ever live lessons in time show (www.myspace.com/lessonsintime) and eliza will be playing a set of her own stuff as well, with her band (see her lastfm page here).  A night of diverse celebration, all free and open to all ages at the Mars Hill Cafe – 331 Church St, Parramatta.


sat 6

the hutch, 12 hutchinson st, Marrickville, Australia

fag panic, ungus ungus ungus + chris arnott + fag panic + rocheforte
then jam times!!!


sun 7

Little Fish Gallery
22 Enmore Rd, Newtown

FISH MARKET is a zine and diy affair at Little Fish on the 1st sunday of every month. from 1:00 to 5. book a table by emailing ghost***@gmail.com or come for the day …….

On this month, (Sunday, december 7th) there will also be FOLK AND FOLKS day in Black Rose anarchist library and book shoppe, banjos,double bass, accordions violins and the like from 3pm.
Acts playing will be:
Queen of Hungary’s Water
Redbeard and Gorga
Last Minute Gypsies
The Effing Seas

And our monthly a FILM at 6:30 pm will be ‘Tales of a Gypsy Caravan’, a documentary that celebrates the music of international gypsy performers and interweaves real life tales of their home life and social background.

the ‘JAFF INN’ jaffles and coffees and dandyline coffees etc… will also be running in the newq -or newtown queer space. running from 1 o’clock


sun 7
Braithwaite Park, Yarramalong Road, Wyong Creek
12:00pm – 5:00pm

BBQ lunch all acoustic gig at the park. BYO Booze and Sausages. All welcome to hang.

James Wiley
The (Temperamental) Pocket
Happy Phlegm
Eclectic Dreams
Lucia Afarenze
Brod Diamond
Polyfox and the Union of the Most Ghosts
Mushroom Family 

Host: Lesstalk Records
Email: matt@lesstalk***.com 


tue 9

@ Sedition 275 Victoria St Darlinghurst
7pm by donation

Geodesic Domes of the Eastern Seaboard
Holy Balm

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