What’s Cool and Unusual – 18th June 2014

Wed 18

Lamps, level 4, 342 Elizabeth St, Sydney
$5/$10 ALL AGES

Laura Altman
Evan Dorrian with Andrew Fedorovitch
Luiz Gabriel Gubeissi with Mel Herbert, Jim Denley and Bonnie Stewart

  • special guests

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Fri 20

Birdrib, Tempe
9pm

ACHE, SOLIS , VEX MACHINA , HACKED TO CHUNKS , FRAME 313

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Fri 20

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

LAST CHAOS (Bris) / THORAX / CANINE / MANDATE

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Sun 22

107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern
6pm $10/8 ALL AGES

Pretty Gritty #7
assault and bassery

Cat Hope
Defektro
Knife Crimes

What’s Cool and Unusual – 11th June 2014

Fri 13

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

Matthew P. Hopkins – LP launch

with special guests:

Monica Brooks
Moonmilk
Exotic Dog

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Fri 13

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
$10 ALL AGES 7pm

HOODLUM SHOUTS (Cbr)
MERE WOMEN
FREAK WAVE (Melb)
COLLAPSO

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Sat 14

Edgeware Rd, Marrickville
9am

DEQY & Daily Jam Present: Benefit for RISE (Pop-Up Cafe/Motherlands and Hometowns Zine Launch)

Proceeds raised from the cafe and zine will be sent to RISE (http://riserefugee.org/) and Cross Border Protection.


THE MENU (All vegan, all gluten-free):

Breakfast:
Scrambled Tofu
Sauteed Balsamic Mushroom & Zucchini
Home Made Beans
Home Made Hashbrowns
Gluten Free Bread

Lunch:
Onion Bhaji
Cashew Butter & Pesto Pasta
Oven-Baked & Seasoned Vegetables
Garden Salad with Balsamic Dressing

$10 for a plate of food
$15 for a plate of food, a zine & a tea/coffee

THE ZINE:

Motherlands and Hometowns explores the way in which we move through the world, build metaphysical homes in physical spaces and disentangle our complex identities. Contributors: LM, Blossom Mckenzie-King, Ellie Rose, Cher T, Stono River Caves, Farnoush Parsiavashi, Alana West, Craig Lyons.

$4

THE ENTERTAINMENT:

5pm-onwards
Line-Up TBA

DEQY is an initiative that advocates for people of all genders to enjoy and play live music, without being marginalised.

Daily Jam Recycled Furniture
Furniture designed and constructed by Michael Dukes and Blossom Mckenzie-King using recycled timbers, fabrics and whatever we find useful.

This event will be held upon the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We acknowledge the Gadigal people as the traditional custodians of this land and that sovereignty was never ceded.

What’s Cool and Unusual – 21st May 2014

Wed 21

Lamps, Hibernian House, 342 Elizabeth Street
8pm ALL AGES

Peter Farrar – solo
Shota Matsumura
tba

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Thu 22

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

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

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Fri 23

Firstdraft, 13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo
7pm

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.

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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.

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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!

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Sun 25

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

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

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Sun 25

Alaska Projects Level 2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road
5pm FREE ALL AGES

MUSICAL ALASKA no. 17
involuntary muscle
feat. Jane Sheldon | Michaela Davies

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Sun 25

Level 3, Central 28 Broadway, Chippendale
11am-4pm

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 – 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
***@gmail.com

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.

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Wed 26

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
7pm

BILLY BURKE / COLLAPSO / PINCH HITTER – Purple Day for Epilepsy

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
7pm
AA BYO

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.

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Thu 27

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

WHEEL OF CRAP
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’

JUSTICE YELDHAM (Lucas Abela)
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


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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.

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Sat 29

Alfred Street, Marrickville
6pm ALL AGES

LOOSE VOL 1: PEEWEE, BED WETTIN BAD BOYS, CAMPERDOWN & OUT

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

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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.
https://www.facebook.com/events/475041939285111

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ON THE STAGE
‘Hey Lady!’
Dani
James Breko’s Last Rainbow
Davey Duzit
DezVision
Daniel Prior
Sarah Connor

IN THE GALLERY
Caryn Griffin
Hugo Rourke
Huck Luck Screenprint
Bee Makes

SPINNING
Let’s Be Friends
Elwizzbomb
Subway
Black Magic

VISUALS BY
Chrystal Gaze
Zoe Jeanne Photography
Punk Monk Propaganda

  • vegan brownies for your cake holes.

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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.

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Sun 30

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

Summer Flake (solo), Beef Jerk & Weak Boys

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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 – 5th February 2014

Wed 5

Beach Burrito, Newtown

Opening night: Monday 3rd February and continues throughout the month of February.

“Rod Hunt is a Rock Photographer of the heaviest and most prolific kind.

“He’s been taking action shots of some of the greatest and especially heaviest bands on the planet for yonks and this exhibition will be a great chance for you to pick up a print and meet the man behind the camera. He’s also fronted some of the heaviest bands Sydney has had the displeasure of witnessing.

“This exhibition will be heavy.”

Glenn ‘Glenno’ Smith

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Wed 5

Frankie’s Pizza, 50 Hunter Street, Sydney

Bug Girl, Babymachine

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Thu 6

107 Redfern St, Redfern
$10 8pm-10.30pm

/// UR 1ST LUV (Andrew Brooks + Sam Pettigrew) + CLARE COOPER + RISHIN SINGH ///

performing:

After Kill Yr Idols – by Rishin Singh
For Solo Performer (3) – by Rishin Singh
They Might Engage A Soprano – by Sam Sfirri

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Sat 8

Jam Gallery – Underground 195 Oxford st Bondi Junction
$10

Darth Vegas (last OZ show!!!), La Tarantella, White Knuckle Fever

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Sun 9

7 pm
A remarkable dual album launch at The People’s Republic!!!

/// MIKE MAJKOWSKI + RISHIN SINGH ///

+++ TWO SOLO SETS +++
MIKE MAJKOWSKI – double bass
RISHIN SINGH – trombone

email for more info: nshimmin@dodo.com.au

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Mon 10

Level 4, 342 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills
$10 7.30pm

/// BLIP (Mike Majkowski + Jim Denley) + Tony Osborne/Andrew Fedorovitch + MAGDA MAYAS ///

What’s Cool and Unusual – 30th October 2013

Wed 30

The Silent Hour @ the general store
The General Store (Level 2, 77-83 William Street, East Sydney)
8pm, $25

The Silent Hour is an intimate evening dedicated to meditative composition through electroacoustic and audiovisual explorations.

Featuring:
Marihiko Hara
Maputo
Steffan Ianigro

http://www.thesilenthour.the-generalstore.net/

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Fri 1

107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
7.30pm ALL AGES

Valley Spirit Launch

The launch of a small online record label called http://valley-spirit.com/

To celebrate this and to launch the first releases we’re having a gig with a bunch of awesome Sydney musicians.

Featuring:
JEREMY TATAR
PIMMON
CAPE NORTH
COMMANDANT
SHISD

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Fri 1

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale

Infinity Broke (Jamie Hutchings/Bluebottle Kiss) / Ted Danson With Wolves / Trent Marden (The Holy Soul)

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Fri 1

Django Bar, 19 Marrickville Rd, Sydenham
$10 8pm(?)

Darth Vegas, Bat Hazzard

Not sure if Django Bar is a legal venue or not but hope to go to this and find out 🙂

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Sat 2

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

CHINESE BURNS UNIT (Album Launch) / AMATEUR DRUNKS / CANINE / OBAT BATUK

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Sun 3

SUNDAY DUB CLUB
Sydney Park, Sydney Park Rd, Saint Peters
10am

What’s Cool and Unusual – 25th September 2013

Thu 25

The Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St. Marrickville
Entry by $5 donation.

Come play video games, board games and chill out to some sweet music.

They’ll be hooking up a PS2, PS3, N64, Wii, and an Xbox360 to projectors and TVs.

Small World, Pandemic, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride (Europe),
Risk, Risk 2210 A.D., Spartacus,
Munchkin, Scrabble, Twister, Chess,
Time Lord Monopoly, and a bunch of other games.

Feel free to bring your own games too.

DJ Gatski will be spinning tracks from 7 till Midnight.

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Sat 28

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

Ben David (S.A) / Dan Cribb (W.A) / Isaac Graham / Ranger Spacey / Koby Geddes

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Sat 28

Red Rattler, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville
8pm

The Native Cats,TV Colours, Four Door, Ruined Fortune

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Sun 29

Jura Books, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
4pm ALL AGES $5

SAFE HANDS / MACHINA GENOVA / CANINE / BAD DEEDS

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Mon 30

107 Projects (107 Redfern St, Redfern)
$10/$8 7pm

:::::”””””:::: MONICA BROOKS ::::::””””””:::::
Playing solo pianos

::::::”””””:::::: KELL DERRIG-HALL::::::”””””:::::
Doing some instrumental thingbomidies

https://soundcloud.com/kell-derrig-hall

::::::”””””::::: POWER MOVES :::::::”””””::::
Turnted out wonk shop hip hop
EP is coming out on dream damage records tomorrow for free download
http://www.polaroidsofandroids.com/reacharounds/power-moves-selfish/7353.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/POWER-MOVES/496795310385810

What’s Cool and Unusual – 28th August 2013

Fri 30

Ears Have Ears, FBi Radio Presents #4:
@107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
Doors 7:30pm, first act 8:00pm
$10

Feat:
Cured Pink (Bris)
Brainbeau (Bris)
Four Door
Ruined Fortune

Projections by: Jadis Mischka

  • Ears Have Ears Djs

Ears Have Ears, FBi Radio’s weekly experimental music program announces the next event in it’s live music series which invites Australia’s most exciting musicians to perform in a range of unique local venues.

In edition #4, Ears Have Ears presents the launch of Brisbane fractured noise misfits Cured Pink’s 7” BODY BODY BODY (Black Petal). Cured Pink will play alongside three hand-picked acts spanning various corners of the experimental and contemporary music spectrum, with visual accompaniment by projectionist Jadis Mischka and Ears Have Ears Djs.

Ears Have Ears Presents #4 takes place at Redfern’s 107 Projects, a council and collective run artist space, venue and gallery located at 107 Redfern Street, close to Redfern station.

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Fri 30

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
7pm $5

AUSTRALIS UBER ALLES (DK Tribute)
PIETER VAN DEN HOOGEN BAND
WHITE KNUCKLE FEVER

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Sat 31

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

ARMY OF CHAMPIONS (Bris) / GRENADIERS (Adl) / FIREARMS / DEATH MOUNTAIN

What’s Cool and Unusual – 31st July 2013

Thu 1

Lamps, Hibernian House, 342 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
Doors 7:00 pm, first act 7:30pm $10 ALL AGES
Ears Have Ears, FBi Radio Presents #3 feat:

THOMAS WILLIAM VS SCISSOR LOCK
KNITTED ABYSS
HORSE MACGYVER

  • Ears Have Ears Djs

Ears Have Ears, FBi’s weekly experimental music program presents the third in a series of live shows bringing together some of Australia’s most exciting experimental musicians to perform in some of Sydney’s more unique venues.

Ears Have Ears Presents #3 features three acts at the forefront of Sydney’s experimental and independent music community under various guises.

THOMAS WILLIAM VS SCISSOR LOCK

Thomas William Vs Scissor Lock is the collaborative project of Tom Smith and Marcus Whale.

Tom is a mainstay of Sydney’s experimental music scene – a curator, teacher and musician, most recently releasing the highly acclaimed ‘Deccan Technicolour’ via Melbourne label This Thing and curating Firstdraft’s Night Depot as part of ISEA, Vivid.

Scissor Lock aka Marcus Whale is best known for his work in Collarbones (with Travis Cook) & Black Vanilla (with Guerre & Marseilles). As Scissor Lock he combines manipulated voice and feedback with laptop processing.

In duo mode, Thomas William Vs Scissor Lock create detailed soundscapes which fuse individual styles effortlessly, as realised on their excellent 2012 album ‘Jewelz’ via New Weird Australia and 2013 original contribution ‘Dreams Have Dreams’ made exclusively for Ears Have Ears radio last year.

Thomas William: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thomas-William/256262611077443

Scissor Lock: https://www.facebook.com/scissor0lock

‘Jewelz’ on New Weird Australia: http://newweirdaustralia.com/projects/thomas-william-vs-scissor-lock-jewelz/

KNITTED ABYSS

Knitted Abyss is the resurrected duo of Lucy Phelan (ex NOTV, currently of Half High duo) and Anna John (Holy Balm). The pair sprung out of Sydney’s DIY scene in the 00’s – releasing small-run cassettes of unique guitar, pedal and drum machine driven audioscapes on Night People and Bumtapes before laying the project to rest some years back.

At Ears Have Ears Presents #3 Knitted Abyss play their first Sydney show in a number of years – not to be missed! We feel really honored to present this rare KA performance!!

Myspace: https://myspace.com/knittedabyss

Free Music Archive: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Knitted_Abyss/

HORSE MACGYVER

Third on the lineup is self-proclaimed loser concrete soloist Horse MacGyver aka Tim Dwyer. Horse MacGyver’s distinctive electronic excusions have seen him billed with Witch house legends oOoOO (USA) and Butterclock (Fr) as well as Standish/Carlyon and Kirin J Callinan. Beyond his a recent cassette release, Tim is also part of Zonk Vision, an audio/visual collective making psychedelic inclusive low art.

Website: http://www.horsemacgyver.org/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/horsemacgyver

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Fri 2

107 PROJECTS – 107 REDFERN ST
8PM / $10

A DEAD FOREST INDEX (VIC) + DEVOTIONAL + BROADCASTING TRANSMITTER + SUPER GALAXIES

Unfamiliar with A Dead Forest Index? Time to familiarise yourself in an intimate show at 107 Projects with support from heart-wrenching Devotional, mind-wrenching Broadcasting Transmitter and gig debut by Super Galaxies.
Take a listen… more info below.

A DEAD FOREST INDEX – http://adeadforestindex.bandcamp.com/
DEVOTIONAL – http://devotional.bandcamp.com/
BROADCASTING TRANSMITTER – http://octopuspi.bandcamp.com/track/mandelbrots-hangover
SUPER GALAXIES- https://soundcloud.com/supergalaxies

  • music selections by Octopus Pi

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Fri 2

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

Duck Duck Chop, Making, No Art and Lenin Lennon

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Fri 2

Jura Books, 440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
7pm $5 ALL AGES

Hey everyone, we’re throwing a bit of a party at Jura books with some lovely bands.

Playing on the night is the amazing

Plus our friends from Tassie

Also playing is the dreamy

And kicking off proceedings (and hopefully singing songs about Skyrim and Enmore Rd)

Check out http://www.paperbagmusic.com.au for more info.

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Sat 3

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
$5 7pm ALL AGES

Ghost Talk, Angry Beige, Palmar Grasp & Stay Closed Minded

What’s Cool and Unusual – 5th June 2013

Fri 7

107 Projects (107 Redfern St, Redfern, 2016)
$10 at the door 8.30pm

A new sound series focusing on Sydney based fringe electronic artists. Instalment #1 features a set of artists both unified and contrasted by their use of sounds reminiscent of the oceanic and the aquatic. Undulating, submersed, expansive, dripping, deep and dark. Curated by Jeremy Lloyd

ARTISTS:

Commandant – https://soundcloud.com/commandant
Nakagin – http://nakagin.bandcamp.com/
Anatole – https://soundcloud.com/anatolemusic
Scissor Lock – https://soundcloud.com/scissorlock

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Fri 7

Carriageworks, Redfern

RYOJI IKEDA
The Australian premieres of two works by acclaimed Japanese audio-visual artist Ryoji Ikeda.

Internationally renowned for creating spectacular sound and visual environments, Ikeda’s large-scale contemporary installation test pattern [No 5] is an immersive audio-visual installation inspired by computer programming data which converts information into barcode and binary patterns. Comprising five visual projectors that will illuminate a screen measuring 28 metres high and eight metres long, test pattern [No 5] will submerge visitors in an extreme illustration of projected and synchronized data and sound. In addition to test pattern [No 5], Ikeda will perform acclaimed audio-visual concert, datamatics [ver 2.0] on Friday 7 June 2013. datamatics [ver 2.0] is part of the datamatics series, an art project that explores the potential to perceive the invisible multi–substance of data that permeates our world. Using pure data as a source for sound and visuals, datamatics combines abstract and mimetic presentations of matter, time and space in a powerful and breathtakingly accomplished work.

Born in Japan, Ikeda has performed internationally to critical acclaim at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Barbican Centre in London, Grec Festival in Barcelona and the Singapore Art Museum.

test pattern [No 5] installation 8 Jun – 1 Jul, 10am – 6pm daily

datamatics [ver 2.0] concert, 7 Jun 2013, 8pm

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Sat 8

107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
Doors 7:30pm, first act 8:00pm
$10

Ears Have Ears, FBi Radio Presents #2 feat:

LEGENDARY HEARTS (Mel)
HALF HIGH
COLLECTOR

  • Ears Have Ears Djs

(Ears Have Ears, FBi’s weekly experimental music program presents the second in a series of live shows bringing together some of Australia’s most exciting experimental musicians to perform in some of Sydney’s more unique venues. EHE Presents #2 takes place on Saturday 8th of June with three stellar acts from Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle. Expect everything from meditative forms of new age, audio-visual installation, synth-scapes and cosmic elevator music. Ears Have Ears Presents #2 takes place at Redfern’s recently opened 107 Projects, a Council and collective run artist space, venue and gallery located at 107 Redfern Street, just up from Redfern station.)

LEGENDARY HEARTS (Mel)
Legendary Hearts are the duo of Andrew Cowie (Angel Eyes) and Kieran Hegarty (Superstar). Named after a forgettable Lou Reed album, Legendary Hearts wrestle synths and guitars with the humble intention of creating “elevator music”. The pair have released one cassette on Dungeon Taxis and have a fourthcoming LP due out later on this year.
Legendary Hearts on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/legendary-hearts
Legendary Hearts live on Ears Have Ears: http://tiny.cc/xd1gxw
Check out Superstar and Angel Eyes on excellent Brisbane label Bedroom Suck here: http://bedroomsuckrecords.com/

HALF HIGH:
Sydney’s Half High are the recently formed duo of Lucy Phelan (Naked on The Vague) and Matthew Hopkins (Naked on The Vague, Four Door). Half High make a damaged form of new age music featuring meditative synth lines, atmospheric tape collages and broken voices. They independently released ‘Suspension’ on CDr and Cassette in late 2012 and have more recently performed as part of their audio/visual installation titled ‘Calling Nina’ and supported Tim Coster (Room 40).
Half High ‘Suspension’: http://halfhigh.bandcamp.com/album/suspension
Half High’s Ears Have Ears soundtrack: http://tiny.cc/hf1gxw
Half High live at Deadshits Festival, Bris: http://vimeo.com/58686939

COLLECTOR (Newcastle):
Collector, the new solo synth project of Newcastle’s Jason Campbell who previously made music as Stitched Vision, outputting small-run releases via his tape label Eternal Solitude. As Collector, Jason explores a new sonic terrain of pulsing rhythms and drenched soundscapes. This will be his very first Sydney show as Collector.
Collector on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/eternalsolitude/collector-fourth-stage
Stitched Vision’s Ears Have Ears Soundtrack: http://tiny.cc/2j1gxw

Ears Have Ears Presents #2 takes place at Redfern’s recently opened 107 Projects, a council and collective run artist space, venue and gallery located at 107 Redfern Street.
For further details head to: http://earshaveears.tumblr.com/
Ears Have Ears will continue to curate ‘presents’ nights of live music over the coming months and beyond with a host of exciting acts from across Australia. Expect familiar and not so familiar names on bills in venues that you may not have explored before.

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Sat 8

Black Wire Records, 219 Paramatta Rd, Annandale
7pm ALL AGES

Black Vacation (Bris),Destiny 3000, King Tears Mortuary

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Sat 8

Red Rattler, 5 Faversham St, Marrickville
Doors Open 8pm $15 $10 con – tickets on door only
http://trikone.org.au/

Bollywood Dance Party

Trikone Australasia
The South Asian gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community in Sydney (and Australia).

Presents a Queer Bollywood Dance party

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Sat 8

Temple of Din (ISEA)

ISEA presents Lucas Abela’s Temple of Din, an audio arcade where sound generation – not scoring – are the games’ main objective; featuring.

BALLS FOR CATHULU (2013)
A pentagram shaped pinball game emblazoned with fluorescent graphics by the Rev Kriss Hades depicting the lord of the deep ones. A multiplayer pinball game with five players stationed at each of the stars five points. The outer triangular walls of the star are made from ten guitars with their fret boards facing inward into the playfield, while in the central pentagon ten pop bumpers are connected to a drum machine. These are all connected to various audio effects triggered by targets positioned throughout the game. So when the balls bounce off the strings distorted open tunings are produced while the pop bumpers accompany the din with a chaotic drum solo.

PINBALL PIANOLA (2012)
A Frankenstein experiment, combining the greatest musical invention of all time, the Piano; with the coolest amusement machines ever conceived; Pinball, to create an interactive sound installation like no other; ‘Pinball Pianola’ a musical device constructed by replacing the keyboard, hammers and front panelling of an upright piano, with a pinball cabinet butted up perpendicular against its exposed strings. Embracing high and low culture this instrument allows virtuosos and wizards alike to pit their skills in a game where musical compositions are created as metallic balls jettisoned into the game clash with the pianos resonating wires to make what Wired magazine called “terrible, beautiful music”.
http://dualplover.com/pinball/

in two exciting locations (dont ask!)

Saturday 8 -to Monday 10th June
Opening Hours: 12 – 7 PM
Shop 25 The Rocks Center (Rocks Square of Playfair st)

then
13th June til 24th July
Opening Hours: 12 – 7 PM (Closed Tues & Wed)
Shop 2.06/140 George (old MCA entrance)

part of the Electronic Art Pop-Ups Program for ISEA 2013
http://www.isea2013.org/

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