What’s Cool and Unusual – 26th March 2014

Call out!

Monster Mouse Rehearsal Studio, Maud Ln, Marrickville

Monster Mouse Studios is a big Arts hub.
We currently have 2 studio spaces available in a beautiful, light filled and large open space.

Become part of a thriving, inspiring and supportive community. Share space with other inspiring artist, musicians and all sorts of creative souls.
Includes access to a number of communal Arts facilities and multi function spaces. These include a spray booth, band room/rehearsal space, resource library,resin table, performance space, woodworks and welding station and heaps more. Rear lane access, outside area and a bunch of chill out spaces. All in a humungous, awesome warehouse.

We also hold events such as art markets and life drawing as well as workshops and skill shares, as an Artist at Monster Mouse you would have primary access to holding events and become part of our creative team. We are all about people sharing skills, ideas and knowledge. Empowering every artist to do what the fuck they like in a non institutional Art space.

Rent= $75 pw
4 weeks Bond

Located in industrial .
2 mins from Marrickville rd.
5 mins from Sydenham station.

Please email:
Willurai at

If you are interested and we will line up a meeting and viewing. Please contact us asap!!! as it is 1st in best served.

Available NOW!!!…go on you know you want to.


Wed 26

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale


Punks for purple day is a bunch of gigs around Australia as part of PURPLE DAY for EPILEPSY dedicated to raising awareness for epilepsy.

The Sydney chapter, while not wall-to-wall punk, will be awesome and will include

Collapso for the bangin hits

Pinch Hitter for ya banjo hit

Billy Burke (of Yes I’m Leaving fame) doing lovely music by himself

$5 donation to blackwire

There will be a sweet illustrated booklet for you to take away detailing how to deal with an epileptic seizure. spoiler alert:

  1. move away sharp/dangerous objects,
  2. check the time
  3. try to put something soft under their head,
  4. don’t try to restrain them, don’t put anything in their mouth,
  5. call an ambulance if it lasts more than 5 mins or there are two seizures in a row)

the booklet was designed by the very special Ellise Bourne (see 1111part1.blogspot.com.au/p/ellise-bourne.html

and beautifully photocopied and stapled by Sydney’s own Nick Levy.


Thu 27

Red Rattler, 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville
$15 6.30pm

Live Acts & Art

The first of many events showcasing homegrown artistic diversity harbouring ‘open mind-fulness’. Live acts and a group exhibition. Teaming up with the hands on delight-fulness of Reverse Garbage you will get to watch a show, be involved in the creative production, and walk away empowered with the tools to live more sustainably. Reverse Garbage will be facilitating and have constructed our wonderful wheel using only reused materials saved from landfill.

MC Mr. Nicholas Simon Capper
Accompanied by the gorgeous ‘Dizzy bility’

DA Carter
Sy Browne (from Golden Orb) + Melanie Eden

Art/Words from:
Szymon Dorabialski
Isabel R:
Geoffrey Goodes
Geoffrey Chaucer Burgess
Maddy Miller
Laura Jade Hindes


Sat 29

107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
8pm $10 ALL AGES

The Finer Things Presents: Cassius Select & Scissor Lock 12″ Launch

Continuing an indelible creative partnership that has brought us the sweat-soaked r’n’b of Black Vanilla, Collarbones’ ‘Hypothermia’ and countless shows shared across Australia, two of Sydney’s most prolific producers go back-to-back on 12” wax for the first Finer Things release of 2014 – splitting Scissor Lock’s 9 minute epic ‘Awatef’ with the vocal-infused dub-noir of Cassius Select’s ‘Bull’ and ‘Each Step’. To celebrate the release we will be having a launch show at 107 projects. Joining them on the night will be Sydney local Power Moves.


Sat 29

Alfred Street, Marrickville


For address try here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1482362458653582


Sat 29

A curated night of artful delights from the cream of the queer underground.

$5 presales: http://bit.ly/hellbent1

Secret Marrickville Warehouse Location – address announced on the day.


‘Hey Lady!’
James Breko’s Last Rainbow
Davey Duzit
Daniel Prior
Sarah Connor

Caryn Griffin
Hugo Rourke
Huck Luck Screenprint
Bee Makes

Let’s Be Friends
Black Magic

Chrystal Gaze
Zoe Jeanne Photography
Punk Monk Propaganda

  • vegan brownies for your cake holes.


Hell Bent is here to turn you on to the next generation of queer talent and celebrate the creative shoulders on which we stand… or wrap our knees around.

Expect erotic poets, genderfucking performance, bands, interactive art, projections and halfpipe trickery.

This is an all-inclusive, safe space for the full spectrum of the rainbow. We are queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex, pansexual and hetero lovers.

We’re not down here for your love of money, we’re down here for your soul. $5 presales /$10 entry goes towards paying our artists. All profit will be donated to charity.


Sun 30

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale

Summer Flake (solo), Beef Jerk & Weak Boys


Mon 31

Mu-Meson Archives is at the Corner Parramatta Rd and Trafalgar St Annandale, at the back of King Furniture Building in Trafalgar st up the steel staircase. Phone 9517-2010
Doors 7.30 for 8pm start $10

Hidden History: The Life of Nicola Tesla
Why is the inventor of alternating current, radio and Television transmission , remote control and much more, expunged from the history books. Possibly the greatest inventor of the 20th century, the majority of his work either remains suppressed or stolen. We explore his life and inventions plus a look at their contemporary use in the military field.

What’s Cool and Unusual – 19th March 2014

Thu 20

107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern

The Spheres (Melb) + Haunts + Scissor Lock + special guests R. Electrique & Seth Rees


Thu 20

Mu-Meson Archives is at the Corner Parramatta Rd and Trafalgar St Annandale, at the back of King Furniture Building in Trafalgar st up the steel staircase. Phone 9517-2010
Doors 7.30 for 8pm start $10

Meson master Class
Surfs UP
Jay Katz Dj’s a set of rare surf instrumentals from around the world circa 1960s. Contemporaneously Miss Death will project surf wallpaper from the same era . Showcasing the distinct array of styles of the rock n roll instrumental, from Japan, France, Belgium, Spain, Australia the USA and more.


Fri 21

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale

Idle Minds (Melb) / Meter Men (Melb) / The Ixodes / Alf Stewart


Sat 22

Sydney Anarchist Bookfair, Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville

In 2 weeks time, Sydney will have its first-ever Anarchist Bookfair. The lineup of stalls and speakers is looking fantastic, with visitors from around Australia and the world. Plus there’ll be a great afterparty with a mixed bill of folk, bluegrass and punk at the Red Rattler.

Anarchist bookfairs started 30 years ago in London, and have since proliferated in over 50 cities worldwide. Why have they become so popular? Why do many more people go to anarchist bookfairs than conferences or meetings? Jay Kerr, one of the bookfair organisers, discusses these questions and more in a recently published short article, Anarchist Christmas comes to Australia.

Entry to the bookfair is free (although donations are welcome!). The bookfair is a safer space, the venue is accessible, and free certified childcare will be available. It’s being organised by Black Rose Library and Social Centre, Jura Books and other Sydney anarchists. If you’re interested in helping out, volunteers are still needed on the day and to poster in the lead-up. If you can help, send an email to sydneyanarchistbookfair@riseup.net. But most importantly, come along on the day! And tell your friends (you could forward this email to them) and bring them too. All are welcome.

For the full timetable, check the Sydney Anarchist Bookfair website closer to the day: http://sydneyanarchistbookfair.com/


Sat 22

Butterfly Mountain, Marrickville

Ether Rag, Chinese Burns Unit, Canine & Grey Places



Sun 23

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
4pm $10 ALL AGES

Roku Music (Bris) / Beast And Flood / Sounds Like Sunset


Sun 23

Red Rattler, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville
8pm $5

Anarchist Book Fair After Party

Steppin’ Razor, The Lurkers, Forty Five

What’s Cool and Unusual – 12th March 2014

Wed 12

Alfred Street, Marrickville

All the way from the USA, Kevin Micka AKA Animal Hospital makes sound ‘based on the idea of building a piece of music up from scratch into a completely fleshed out arrangement often containing enough parts to employ many musicians’. Alas Kevin will be performing in solo mode. He has produced three albums under the Animal Hospital name since 2004.

Also playing are The Friendsters, who just released a 7″ on Eternal Soundcheck (http://www.eternalsoundcheck.com/products/the-friendsters-s-t-7-pre-order) and Exotic Dog.

Check https://www.facebook.com/events/305399016251811 for address

12th March 2023 – By 2014 things were slowing down in the Sydney underground as councils started getting more aware of things going on that failed to comply with overzealous regulations.

What’s Cool and Unusual – 5th March 2014

Wed 5

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
$25 7pm ALL AGES

Cripple Bastards (Italy), Jig-Ai (Czech Republic), Dark Horse & Ether Rag


Wed 5

Monster Mouse Studios, Maud Lane, Marrickville
7pm-9pm $5 entry donation
Food and drinks available

Monster Mouse is holding a two-hour life drawing session with a Sci-Fi theme!

There will be comfy couches and good music as the model engages with great props and background projections in our warehouse space.

Bring your chosen mark making tools along with lots of paper. There will be some extra pens and pencils in case you need them. Dont worry if your not a confident drawer, what better way to practice!?

Those who came to our Post Apocalyptic night last month know what to expect! Bring friends!


Sat 8

Grindhaus, Enmore

Grindhaus #3: Battle Pope vs. Jesus Christ Posse (final/farewell show)