What’s Cool and Unusual – 28th May 2014

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Future event heads up!

NCWS Presents
LET’S GET STUPID – Outdoor Underground Party

Event Info: http://lgs.dancepartyhire.com.au/
Warm Up Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1434316483468052
Tickets: $35 + b.f Presolds now on Sale (Please email ****@dancepartyhire.com.au for payment info)

  • Tickets only sold to all who love the music & the scene
  • This is a presold only event, all ticket sales end on the 5/08/2014 or once sold out


Call out!

Monster Mouse band room now taking bookings 2 weeks in advance! Support our user-friendly and affordable DIY rehearsal space. Only $30 for 3 hours plus $5 gear hire (drumkit/cabs/pa) Marrickville area, weeknight slots 4-7pm and 7-10pm. Weekends 1-4pm and 4-7pm. Write an email to: ****@gmail.com or text Hannah for bookings. Tell your friends 🙂


Wed 28

PACT 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville
7pm $15 ALL AGES

Room – Earthcrosser Company
Room is a new theatre work that explores the interaction between a performer’s physicality and unconventional light and sound sources.


Fri 30

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
6pm $10 ALL AGES

Ether Rag
Alf Stewart
Bombs over Brunswick (Melbourne),
Scrotal Vice
Nobody’s Driving


Sat 31

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale

Ixodes, Kremlings [Geelong], Chinese Burns Unit, Moonsign and Grey Places


Sat 31

Monster Mouse Rehearsal Studio, Maud Lane, Marrickville
7pm $10 ALL AGES

Dark Horse
Hostile Objects
Bombs Over Brunswick (Melbourne)
Vile Ways


Sun 1

Young Henrys, 76 Wilford St, Newtown

Conspiritus Muppetus | Print Exhibition and Book Launch

Glenno Smith has drawn and written all about esoteric cults, conspiracies and weird history, shoved it all in the (72) pages of a book and is offering it up, like it’s some sort of… thing!

Individual prints, as well as signed copies, will be made available on the day, as well as frosty, cold beer… at the source of all beery goodness – Young Henry’s Institute of Awesome.

What’s Cool and Unusual – 21st May 2014

Wed 21

Lamps, Hibernian House, 342 Elizabeth Street

Peter Farrar – solo
Shota Matsumura


Thu 22

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale

Thee Nodes (Canada) / Gentlemen (Melb) / Nobody’s Driving / Mandate


Fri 23

Firstdraft, 13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo

Video Ezy

Video Ezy is a collaboration between two Sydney based musicians and artists, Nina Buchanan and Del Lumanta. Using synths, keyboards and drum machine, the pair move between dystopian pop songs and loose, repetitive jams.


Fri 23

Red Rattler, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville
Entry is by Gold Coin Donation! Doors 7pm

Angharad Yeo – Spiderstring Album Launch.

Playing an exclusive set with full band, there will also be copies of the album for sale at the event.


Sat 24

PACT Centre for Emerging Arts 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville
12-2pm, $15 / $10 ALL AGES

This is a special event co presented by New Music Network and the NOW now. The Splinter Orchestra will be presenting an afternoon concert of new works. – We’ve been building up to this the last 5 months!


Sun 25

107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern
2pm $10 ALL AGES

Reykjavictim, Mannheim Rocket, The Seaport and the Airport, Wade M Gilmour


Sun 25

Alaska Projects Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road

involuntary muscle
feat. Jane Sheldon | Michaela Davies


Sun 25

Level 3, Central 28 Broadway, Chippendale

Other Worlds Zine Fair – an alternative to the MCA’s zine fair.

The MCA is sponsored by Transfield, a corporation that operates contracts in the detention centres on Manus Island and Nauru. Transfield derives brand value through its association with the arts. By participating in events that are sponsored by Transfield we add value to their brand. This alternative fair will give zinesters an opportunity to show their protest while still enabling them to sell and swap their zines. An alternative to the MCA zine fair may seem like a small protest, but it’s a specific protest as zine makers, in solidarity with asylum seekers who protest against and resist mandatory detention from within the camps

What’s Cool and Unusual – 14th May 2014

Call out…

Call Out for Red Rattler:
Volunteer Live Music Coordinator!
We’re looking to fill the volunteer Live Music Coordinator position(s). Ideal for emerging music event managers or promoters that are able to be part of a programming group to develop festivals/events showcasing and promoting the Red Rattlers commitment to Sydney’s alternative arts and music culture.

You would play a massive part in continuing the Rattler’s success as a creative live music playground in Sydney’s inner-west.

What you need:
• Lots of contacts with skills to expand on The Rat’s music bookings
• Ability to develop your own events or bring tours to Sydney
• Strong desire to build relationships with local/interstate promoters & work with local community radio stations
• Excellent event management & tech knowledge
• Ability to help promoters & bands with music briefs; programs & setlists

You’ll bring a great attitude, diverse music knowledge and a desire to maintain the Rattler’s strong anti-racist, queer friendly, activist and feminist arts culture.

Email your expression of interest (max 1 page by Friday 24th May)


STIRR UP GALLERY Addison Road Community Centre
142 Addison Rd, Marrickville NSW 2294 Australia

“DESERT / FOREST” Ganbold Lundaa aka Gawaa and Hirofumi Uchino exhibtion
20 May -1 June 2014

opening party TUE 20 May at 6 pm
live: Defektro, Toydeath, Zedfemale with Shane Fahey, Codakrohm

closing party SUN 1 June at 2 pm
live: Bukhchuluun Ganburged, Lc Beats, Bright Murane, Forenzics, Axis


Sat 17

Red Rattler, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville
Doors 7.30pm, $22+bf

Broken Hive Records presents

Foundation (USA)
Twitching Tongues (USA)
I Exist (ACT)
Warbrain (VIC)


Sun 18

Red Rattler, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville

Celluloid Sessions is a collaborative indoor arts festival with local Djs, Bands, Street Artists, Projection Art, Short Film Screenings, Food & Art Stalls & the biggest clothing swap in Sydney.

We’re screening cult classic and awesome Aussie masterpiece Wake In Fright (1971).

In the Art Department we’ll be joined by talented Sydney based artists, The Dirt, Mulga The Artist as well as Lowri Best & Rudá Tillett. Each artist will be painting live artworks throughout the day.

Super Galaxies, The Spoon Collectors, Love Swagga, Spike the Punch, Mannheim Rocket, Zhe Nhir, Shart City, & many more talented musicians will be dishing out the funky tunes & freshest beats.

There will be Art stalls, Food stands and a fully licensed bar to keep you well watered!

Celluloid Sessions will be held at The Red Rattler Theatre in Marrickville on the 18th of May, right around the corner from Sydenham station!

The Clothing Swap will kick things off at 1pm with the event finishing around 11pm.

Get in early and grab tickets online for only $10-


or pick one up at the door for $15

The first 100 guests to buy their ticket online will be entered into a draw to win an original piece painted by one of our talented artists. So don’t miss out!

What’s Cool and Unusual – 7th May 2014

Call out

Monster Mouse is looking for a new house mate. But no ordinary house mate.

Monster Mouse is a living and business situation that requires someone that can balance home, warehouse work, and external work.

Living here is amazing and comes with so many amazing perks such as a swimming pool size living room (sometimes containing a 12 person swimming pool), band rehearsal space, pot belly fireplace, communal art spaces, large events and lots of quiet time too. The rent is very cheap for the area and space you get to live in.

However living here means you’ll also be running an artist in residence program and maintaining a very large space. It requires about 4hrs a week dedicated work as well as ongoing work that is hard to estimate. You’ll be given one of eight roles which rotate every 3 months. Building Coordinator, Events coordinator, Waste management, Bandroom manager, Finances, Artist Liaison, Public Relations and Graphic Design.

If you’re interested in living here please contact us and we’ll invite into the space for a viewing and further run down of our warehome.

Tell a friend

Contact a host or msg


Fri 9

birdrib, marrickville

ixodes, world at glance [melb], the farting arses, yes i’m leaving, outposts [melb] and ivan and the backpackers


Tue 13

Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland Street, Redfern
8pm $20

It’s time again to don the cassock and go mental on the wafers!

Joining us for a night of humiliation and absolution will be:


If you’ve been living with a secret shame in your life, this is the event for you. Confession Booth invites writers, musicians, actors, comedians and creatives to the stage and asks them to confess their deepest, darkest, most embarrassing, disgusting, hilarious or surprisingly moving moments that they’d previously kept hidden from the world.

And, of course, we invite you to share in a catharsis. Bring your own story for our wildly popular audience confession segment, hosted by Matt Roden, and you could win yourself an awesome prize (as though freedom from eternal punishment weren’t enough).

Hosted as always by A.H. Cayley.

All for just $20! (plus booking fee). Make sure you select May 13th in the date dropdown: http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/confession-booth-tickets-11312860069