What’s Cool and Unusual – 15th July 2009

a quick piece of self promotion.  paint it black has recently closed though tom will be trying to get something going again later this year.  in the meantime most of the stock i had there will probably end up at repressed records on king street.  but you can also check the list online along with my distro which now is fully focused on all sorts of DIY releases from the whole Australasia region – i have stock from Taiwan, Thailand, China and many other countries.  Nothing from Cambodia or Vietnam yet but I’ll find some!  you can check the list here: http://www.tenzenmen.com/distro/TZM_distro.shtml

also as part of the MAYBE MARS series of cds I’ve been releasing of new chinese music you can visit http://www.tenzenmen.com and take advantage of a special offer of the two latest releases, OURSELF BESIDE ME and the GAR, just $20 ppd for both!  OURSELF BESIDE ME are a beijing trio in the post-punk Slits/Fall vein and the GAR are perfect indie rock ala Built to Spill.

ok – back to the list!


thu 16

Serial Space, 33 Wellington St, Chippendale
8pm $?

Lawrence English, Seaworthy & Solo Andata


thu 16

red rattler, 6 faversham street, marrickville
7pm $10/$20

A facelifting fundraiser with hearty organic soup, sourdough bread and film screening to help renovate the outside of the Alfalfa House shop on Enmore Rd.

“The Real Dirt on Farmer John” is an epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. An outcast in his community, Farmer John bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America.

Doors open and dinner served at 7pm; the film starts at 7.30pm.

The cost is $20 for fully-waged, $10 for unwaged and includes the movie, soup and bread. We’ll also have organic beer, wine and cakes for sale.

For more info about the film visit http://www.angelicorganics.com/ao/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=148&Itemid=182


fri 17

red rattler theatre, 6 faversham street, marrickville
$10 8pm

the assassination collective, the losers, the thaw, intentions, psycho nanny and the baby shakers


fri 17

ok – i’m only mentioning this one as tenzenmen released the Wifey cd recently (sorry!)

Wifey supporting Sui Zhen and Ned Collete at the Factory, Marrickville.

you could run between here and the red rattler if you were so inclined!


sat 18

220 Trafalgar Street, Annandale
2:00pm – 6:00pm

The King of the Red Lions and Bare Arms will be demonstrating music in the Kitchen around 2pm.

BYO drinks and BBQ things


sat 18

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

EPSILON – Keeping it oldschool, NCL style
PAUL BLACKOUT – Loving your mum
RYBACKER vs HATENOIZE – Scorecards and speedcore – hard as fuck
HIGHLY DUBIOUS – Turntablist maggot from Petersham
DALIT – Fucken Dalit!
MOTHBALL Z – Emotional booty breakcore
DJK47 – Formerly known as DJ Shithouse
DJ CORPORAL LEPER – Weirdo music for outsiders


sat 18

red rattler, 6 faversham st, marrickville
$6 8pm

scooter show!
little a, mc phreaze, mc karmin, djs


sun 19

54 Old Canterbury Road, LEWISHAM NSW 2049
11:30am – 4:30pm

Zine-making workshop

The weather is still cold, yes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come round, drink tea, eat soup, make zines, listen to live acoustic music and talk.

See you on the 19th July for all of the above and maybe a little bit more.

Bring whatever you’re working on, bring a friend, bring a plate of yums.


sun 19

Location Mu-Meson Archives, Crn Parramatta Rd & Trafalgar St (behind King Furniture)
4pm/free bring a plate


Miss Deaths Knitting Group
Do you want to learn how to knit, crochet or any other craft? Miss Death will be crocheting some hyperbolic coral reefs so if you want to contribute to the Powerhouse Museums exhibition (opening in late August) then here is your chance. You don’t have to know how to crochet it’s easy to learn quickly. Or you just want to come along for a social? For the new ladies who are coming for the first time bring a friend. Boys are welcome as long as they do a craft or something useful.


sun 19

Bohemian Grove, L2/68 Sophia St, Surry Hills 
6.30pm $10

gavin ahearn- manaslu!

Manaslu is a band that features some of the hardest funking musicians in Sydney playing original music and re-interpreting jazz classics. The band was formed by keyboardist Gavin Ahearn who has returned to the Sydney scene
after spending 10 years in the U.S., Europe and Asia playing with some of the finest musicians around. Jesse Ricketson on drums (the Bakery) and Matt Gruebner on bass (Orly, Lily Dior) will be laying the grooves down. Virtuoso
electric guitarist Richard Bornman will be exploring melodic possibilities with Bahram Saba keeping the whole project earthed on acoustic guitar. The musical emphasis in Manaslu is on the groove. As well as playing intricate original songs the band will be interpreting music from the jazz/fusion/latin archives – from the compositions of Thelonius Monk and Duke Ellington through to Bob Berg and Chick Corea.


listen —–>   www.myspace.com/gavinahearn

— Bohemian Grove performances are 6:30pm doors for a 7pm start each Sunday (unless otherwise advised). The cover is $10 / donation. Please feel free to invite your friends to come and/or join the mailing list, but we ask that nothing be posted on the web for the authorities to find (they are squares). Support live music!


when you attend any of these events feel free to tell the organisers/door people that you heard about them thru this list – that way we all know we’re doing a good job and it’s all worthwhile!  the list costs me about $70 bucks a year in fees and a bucket load of time to collect info and send out every week (even when i’m overseas!).  if you want to help out financially then please buy some cds from my catalogue or distro!  there’s something there for everyone!  (well, almost!)

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

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