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



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

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

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

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 ++

Club Consolador De Dos Caras Anniversary – 26th November 2008

12th August 2021 – Not even sure I was at this anniversary show. Surely I must have been! A lot of the time was spent running around, managing a market stall, organising equipment, doing the door etc and I didn’t always get to see bands play. I used to finish work a little earlier on Wednesday, dash home to change and into the city to start arranging things in the club. Usually I’d be the only one there for a couple of hours, sometimes twiddling my thumbs, nervously waiting for bands and audience to arrive. I couldn’t help myself though – I just want to be prepared and ready to go.

Club Consolador De Dos Caras – 19th November 2008

war all the time (uk)
“….War all the time are the purest hardcore hit I’ve heard in years. Stripped-down and to the fucking point, they really show how much can be done with so few ingredients. So utterly simple, so brutally direct, this is exactly what hardcore should be like. Plus is there a song about Thatcher in there? Jesus. Further proof that no one under the age of 30 (or should that be 40?!?!) should be in a band.”

sydney hi-intensity dark crust hardcore


do not resuscitate

What’s Cool and Unusual – 11th November 2008

tue 11th

275 victoria st, darlinghurst

xnobbqx, knitted abyss, dj white pimpernell


wed 12th

consolador de dos caras
la campana, 53-55 liverpool st, sydney

fag panic, kill a celebrity, squat club, anklepants

this show pretty much embodies the idea behind the club – 4 very different bands brought together for one night of ‘zentertainment’!

**ANKLEPANTS: the bad doctor lives life as a cuntdick with a faceprick. A one man dance band sort of thing spinning twisted danceable rhythms and beats. Dr Richard Facemaker has a face that can be programed to perform an exciting fruit bowl of dazzling movement. Badfacehead pndpndpndpnd.


**SQUAT CLUB: as a 4 piece consisting of a drummer, bassist, piccolo bassist and eukekele/guitarist, Squat Club are one of the most unique, talented and exciting bands to emerge out of Sydney in recent memory. Their style is akin to the amalamation of Eastern/Secret Chiefs 3 influenced polyrhythmic structures with early King Crimson, Pink Floyd and other assorted 60s and 70s psychedelic/progressive groups and a slight post-rock influence.

Squat Club combine brilliant progressions with mind-twisting rhythm changes and a beautiful jazz-tinged dynamic drumming feel akin to Jon Theodore’s work in Golden and The Mars Volta. If you’re a fan of Secret Chiefs 3, King Crimson or a range of avant-garde, post-rock or progressive genres, then this is something you wont want o miss. Squat Club are only expected to play a handful more shows before they disband.


**KILL A CELEBRITY: the words that come to mind in describing Kill A Celebrity are caustic and agonizing. Somewhat renown and reviled within various Sydney scenes, Kill A Celebrity are a Sydney-based three piece playing inconceivably fast grindcore influenced by groups such as Discordance Axis, Agents of Abhorrence and Pig Destroyer. Expect a lively stage presence which has caused infamy at less spirited venues, coupled with raw, violent and wholly uncompromising music stripped of all pretentions.


**FAG PANIC: All-singing all dancing tough arse ponies with hearts of gold. Electro-glam-tronic with the force of a tiger going into battle. We’ll accept payment in cake form or Steven Seagal’s Lightning Bolt Energy Drinks (preferably Asian Experience flavour). Please let us play for you.



fri 14th
$8 all ages

BUM CREEK _ well, i (have) got nothing. they’re website is weird, at least one of them has a large beard, and they’ve been described as ‘tribal’. fuckin’ hippies? fuck no. fuckin’ rad! just come along and see/hear the enigma that is Bum Creek…i can’t articulate why, i hate fuckin’ keyboards.

CASTINGS _ yeah, again – what’s the point? though let me establish a few things. we’re not rich. we’re not hippies. sex and death imagery is boring, and no, we did not start a fight at TINA. next…

PREHISTORIC FUCKIN’ MORON _ also known as Jimmy James And The White Cranes (new CDR ‘The Stud’ out now on Spanish Magic…$5 at the show), the aforementioned moron is arguably sydney’s best and worst kept secret. a complete mess (a composed though absolutely unpredictable mess) of broken tape machines, broken turntables, a broken clarinet…are you seeing a pattern? if you’re lucky, he’ll sell you a tape (there’ll only be five of ’em but THAT CASSETTE WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE), drink your booze, smoke your weed…then perform. acid.

CHROME DOME _ a new band featuring mr. shaun south. fucked up 80’s synths banged into melodic submission ala The Normal, Dark Day and Primitive Calculators (yeah…i know, but this shit’s for real ya know?) rad.

please message one of the bands or me for the show’s location.



sat 15th

louie’s, 34 murray st, marrickville
6pm $10 all ages

Bum Creek
Chrome Dome
Knitted Abyss
Pagan Dawn
Polyfox and the Union of the Most Ghosts


sun 16th

Have a yarn with Uncle Dootch from The Kuradji Tent Embassy, and watch some footage of community resistance to big developers to protect open parkland and preserve Kuradji sacred site. From 6pm onwards, at Black Rose bookshop, address below.

Hope to see you there 

Black Rose Anarchist Library & Bookshop
22 Enmore Rd (100m from Newtown Station)

w: http://www.blackro***.org
e: blackros***@yahoo.com.au
P: 0424****

thursday & friday 11-7
saturday & sunday 11-5
accessibility: there are three steps at the entrance.  the toilet is not easily accessible

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

What’s Cool and Unusual (quick nifty update) – 7th November 2008

fri 7

the show at louie’s has been cancelled – possible re arrangements being made for a wollongong house show instead.  if you want to catch The Sharks, They Bite! I believe they’re playing the Sando on Sunday.


fri 7

319 paramatta rd, petersham
9pm free ALL AGES

scum system kill + more


sat 8

punx outside #2
end of sydney steel rd, marrickville
1pm free ALL AGES

do not resuscitate, scum system kill, dead wasted, voting with bricks


sun 9

repressed records, 256 king st
2pm free ALL AGES

captain cleanoff, kill a celebrity, code of lies, roadside burial


sun 9

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

the Creeks, and Jackson/Leipnitz Duo

Creeks is a trio of former UWS students formed in 2008.

When not getting drunk and eating cheese we make some music together which involves Monika Brooks playing Piano (when one is available), Jon Hunter on Guitar and Kusum Normoyle singing in and around her computer. We also made
some recordings into Jons New Laptop, but then Kusum spilt wine on it, but it was ok (One of the shift keys does not work but luckily it has two). We are an improvising band.

The  Jackson / Leipnitz Duo is an intercontinental collaboration of alto saxophonist Dave Jackson (Syd) and drummer Jan Leipnitz (Berlin). The duo improvises freely with an emphasis on melody and groove. Fans of the famous
Charles Lloyd/Billy Higgins duo recordings will love these guys.

— 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! bohemiangrovemusic@gmail.com L2/68 Sophia St, Surry Hills

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 5th November 2008

wed 5th

forget about the US election.  the US is becoming increasingly irrelevant and their latest puppet will make no difference.  time is better spent making friends with real american people and showing them how cool the rest of the world is.


wed 5th

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

bare arms, little a, slogan free youth

little a – lush casio pop to charm the pants off the most jaded music lovers.
journeying up from the south especially for this show!

slogan free youth – rad fast and loud rip offs of 80’s hardcore. new band!

bare arms – new sydney screamo / mathcore. come sing along to tales of toxic soldiers and stolen organs.

‘the question’ has had to pull out of this show as ryan was hospitalised in a savage unprovoked attack after a yeah bears show out the back of the oxford arts factory.  come and check out the other bands and wish ryan a speedy recovery.

the worksafe poster


wed 5th

L5, 342 elizabeth st
9pm $?



fri 7th

louies, 34 murray st, marrickville
8pm $?

The Sharks, They Bite!, Code of Lies, Hira Hira, Little A.


sat 8th

it’s the return of GALLUCCI!
10pm in darlinghurst – at ‘the place’ – call Tim on the night to confirm details (0408147336)



mon 10th

The NOW now series
33 Wellington St, Chippendale
8pm $10/8

Finn Ryan/Jack Dibben/Aemon Webb/Abel Cross: guitars and drums and
electrical equipment.

+ more


tue 11th

275 victoria st, darlinghurst


xnobbqx, knitted abyss, dj white pimpernell

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 29th October 2008

wed 29th

consolador de dos caras
la campana, 52-55 liverpool st, sydney

New archetypes – FRIENDS since birth, Screamin’ E. Hernia and Karl Richard-Marx formed New Archetypes in 2006 when it became apparent that Karl’s musical skills combined with fledgling guitarist, filmmaker and gutter poet Hernia’s songs formed the perfect recipe for a brutal new archetype. In a rehearsal room in their death-metal friend Billy’s warehouse flat above a smash repair joint in Redfern, they hammered away at their craft, throwing in covers by The Stooges, The Beasts of Bourbon and The Birthday Party, Karl accompanying variously on guitar, bass and a horrific optical theremin shaped like a baby doll’s head with red glowing eyes, which he ran through all manner of effects to synthesise the rotting belch of the devil. Hernia’s raspy screaming and shouting was terrifying. One evening, during a particularly bone-powdering jam, they earnt their first $5, when a tripping metal head who hung out at the flat stuck the money under the door, with a note pleading with them to stop making him feel like he was dying. Skip forward a few months, and Karl is at a party getting hammered. His brother Hans Regretel and friend The Naked Drewth mention they want to form a band, Hans being a bassist/guitarist, Drew being an aspiring drummer (in that he couldn’t play, but liked the idea). Karl and Hernia decided this mix of experience and inexperience (or innocence?) had an attractive Blakean undertone. Besides, this way there’d be more people to chip in for bourbon. Soon after, New Archetypes rehearsed together for the first time, The Naked Drewth having his first ever bash at a kit. With them was friend Ted Frostbite, an eccentric punk and pipe organ virtuoso, who’d performed recitals in places like the Sydney Town Hall and the Opera House. His father was also a keyboard player for Suzi Quattro, as well as The Who’s John Entwistle, Kiki Dee and Robert Palmer’s early-’70s group Vinegar Joe. Despite Ted’s extreme abilities in the art of fine music, he aimed for total chaos. The formula had been written. New Archetypes were complete. The first public New Archetypes gig took place January 5, 2007, at the Lansdowne Hotel and was cut short after just two songs because Screamin’ E. Hernia had already been in a fight with a bouncer and got kicked out. The band had to sneak him back in to play. They were compensated by the venue with unlimited free beer. Things just haven’t been the same since. Prepare yourself for NA. It will be loud. It will be brutal. It will be primitive. You will be addicted. NA beckons.

Maxwell stone – Formed 2005 in Enmore, Sydney. Maxwell Stone is described as Stoner Rock with metal inclinations. Members include Peter ”P.P.R.” Richards (Guitar/Drums)27,Albury ”Benny” West (Drums)24, Sam ”Rush” McNair (Vocals/Guitar)26 & brother Tom ”AKA1-Madman” (Lead Guitar)27. Maxwell Stone is the product of the now infamous ”Cakehole”. The Cakehole is a shoptop flat above a cake shop (though the cake shop no longer remains). Tom,Sam & friend since primary school Pete began jamming on an old borrowed amp inthe lounge room. It grew from there to playing at parties and soon enough in November 2005 the group played their first gig, Bar Broadway in Sydney. In 2007 Maxwell Stone recruited ex-Leprechaun Deathstar drummer Albury West. Maxwell Stone’s music was used in the soundtrack of ”Cheerleader Swap Meat” also playing at the Film launch in August 07. The group plays regular local shows and draws a dedicated fanbase. In 2008 Maxwell Stone has recorded a self titled E.P and plans to release in November. A tour of the Eastern States of Australia is planned for late 2008.


White knuckle Fever are the dynamo psychobluesy duo uniting 3k short (from machine gun fellatio) and celia curtis (biffos blow up bonanza) . Better put your seatbelts on because they are going to take you for a ride into the abyss !


thu 30

Conor O’Brien

There Stands The Glass

Opening 30th October

31st October – 16th November 2008

Conor O’Brien was recently referred to as one of the country’s ‘best, most interesting and certainly most promising’ young photographers by the Associate Curator of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Dr Robert Cook.  In October and November 2008, Black & Blue Gallery will host O’Brien’s most recent body of work, There Stands The Glass. 

First shown at the Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) in Melbourne earlier this year, There Stands The Glass is a collection of colour photographs; portraits, landscapes and observations that are calm and considered, never poking fun at their subjects but always celebrating their beauty. The images were captured over two years and deal with people and the sense of people.  The subjects are almost always friends, family and the places that hold their spirit.

The Age reviewer Penelope Modra wrote of There Stands The Glass, “[O’Brien]’s not asking you to look through his eyes as thought they are your own and share some modernist‘epiphany moment’. It’s just an invitation to feel, well, what you feel.”

O’Brien has shown work at the Australian Centre for Photography, the Centre for Contemporary Photography, The National Portrait Gallery, The Art Gallery of

Western Australia, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Utopian Slumps Gallery and was included in the New York Photography Festival 2008.  He currently lives and works in Sydney.

Vito Belgiorno-Zegna, Director

Black & Blue Gallery
302/267-271 Cleveland Street
Redfern NSW 2016

Thurs to Sat 11-6   Sun 12-5 


fri 31

louie’s, 34 murray st, marrickville

*Duke Magazine Halloween Party* – Serial Killer Dress Up, Fat-O-Gram, Dancing, Tunes, Party!!!!

thing is, party’s are always fuggin sick. and dressing up is awesome. and dressing up on halloween is the best. AND and and they are gonna have FAT-O-GRAMS. as in some big fatso gettin naked. you really wanna miss that?

starts at 8 and costs $10. try say no.

“Duke is like if National Geographic and National Lampoon had a kid, and the kid grew up to be this really bitchy teenage girl”

– Peter Shamrock, arts editor for  Irish Brogue Weekly


fri 31

Dark Carnivàle

The Red Rattler Theatre Stage One Launch
and fundraiser for eco-efficient utilities
doors open 8pm, showtime 9pm sharp
limited capacity, be early!

6 Faversham St.

$20 / $15 conc

MOJO JUJU & the Snake Oil Merchants
The Kingpins
Lillian Starr & D-Vinyl
Sex Intents & Glitta Supernova
Brown Council
Justin Shoulder
Janie Gibson
Celia Curtis
Crash and Danni

hosted by Kelli Jean
with DJ Gemma


sat 1

*Deja Boo!*

ok halloween is the night before, but its such a good holiday that i think it’s pretty fair to spread it out over 2 days.

this is Deja Vu’s 4th birthday, and some guy named Aiden’s Halloween party.

this is from the flyer – “open jams & food from 5pm” – i guess jam is more of a spread than a food ey. ha ha ha. blegh. it goes till like 4 am or something.

ANYWAY bands/people/dj’s featured on this night are:

Fuji Collective, Toecutter, Day of the Meerkat, Svelt, Squid, Captains, Baram, Brackets

all for a gold coin donation. fuckin deal!


sat 1

The Red Rattler Theatre
6 Faversham St.
Marrickville NSW 2204

7pm $5

BugGiRL (gong)
Valentiine (melb)
Kate Duffy (syd)
DJ Huckleberry Spin



sun 2

Black Rose Anarchist Library & Bookshop

22 Enmore Rd (100m from Newtown Station)


Leila Khaled: Hijacker. About the Hijacking of TWA flight 840 in 1969. The destination was Tel Aviv, Israel. A short while after take off Leila Khaled leaves her seat and threatens the crew with hand grenades and enters the cockpit. She takes hold of the microphone; “Ladies and gentlemen, your attentions please, kindly fasten your seat belts. This is your new Captain speaking. The Che Guevara commando unit of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine…”

thursday & friday 11-7
saturday & sunday 11-5

accessibility: there are three steps at the entrance. the toilet is not easily accessible

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