What’s Cool and Unusual – 14th August 2013

Wed 14

TSH w/ Ion Pearce + Julian Day + Andrew Tuttle + Live&Direct
Level 2, 77-83 William St, Darlinghurst
8pm, $10

She’s BACK.. elegantly composed! For those of you who appreciate the beauty of sound and symphonic textures. The Silent Hour is an intimate evening dedicated to electroacoustic and audiovisual composition.

Established in 2011, TSH is one of its kind and has presented Internationally acclaimed artists in the field of electroacoustic and audiovisual explorations such as Daniel Blinkhorn, Axel Singer, Chihei Hatakeyama, minamo, Greg Haines, Spartak, Pollen Trio, Ollie Bown, Seaworthy, Fourcolor, Pimmon and Moskitoo in the heart of William Street East Sydney.

Featuring Wednesday the 14th of August are local sensations Ion Pearce and Julian Day along with Brisbane artist touring his new release 4064, Andrew Tuttle.

Ion Pearce:

Julian’s Day

Andrew Tuttle



Thu 15

2SER’s Live at the Loft with HOLY BALM
The Loft UTS (15 Broadway, Ultimo)
5pm, FREE

Live At The Loft returns to the UTS Loft Bar on Broadway in August with the one and only Holy Balm.

Throbbing pulses, icy synths and a big nod to NY’s post-disco punk ethic, we’re figuring this Sydney electronic trio will happily be losing control when they play 2SER’s Live At The Loft on Thursday August 15 at 5pm.

You can hear the whole set on air live or come down to be in the audience for the broadcast.



Thu 15

1/4_inch presents Andrew Tuttle, Peter Blamey and HU
Yours and Owls, 95a Crown Street, Wollongong
8pm, $5

1/4_inch presents Andrew Tuttle, Peter Blamey and HU at Yours and Owls Thursday August 15th from 8pm.
Be prepared glitch, error, rich textures, intimate sound scapes. $5 on the door.

Andrew Tuttle

Peter Blamey

//Aaron Hull and Greg Hughes\



Fri 16

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale

Isaac Graham (Album Launch) / The Shadow League (Melb) / Lincoln Le Fevre (Tas) / Pinch Hitter / Jack Reilly /


Fri 16

Skunkworks, 46 Fitzroy St, Marrickville
8pm? $? ALL AGES

Gay Paris, Totally Unicorn, Berkshire Hunting Club, The Chorus Girls

All proceeds donated to ‘The Ride to Conquer Cancer”


Sat 17

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
Doors 6:30pm, entry $10, AA and BYO.

The Reverend Jesse Custer
Snakes Get Bad Press


Sat 17

Orbital Quartet + SAAN @ 401
401 Hibernian House
8:30pm, $10, BYO

8:30 – Orbital Quartet
‘Orbital Quartet’ is an alluring blend of improvisation, ambience and unique composition, making for a distinct and original sound. Drawing influence from jazz, minimalism, rock and world music, this group offers an engaging listening experience for anyone.

Julia Reidy – Guitar
Mary-Christina Rapp – Cello
Harry Day – Drums
Dave Allen – Keys

9:30 – SAAN
SAAN’s improvised soundscapes develop slowly – moving from a delicate nothing to often roaring heights. Come get lost with us.

Novak Manojlovic – Piano
Chris Bourgeois – Guitar
Drew Bourgeois – Drums


What’s Cool and Unusual – 5th May 2009

call out:

We’re launching a competition on our website!! We’re on the search for 8 artists!! We are looking for two from each category:
*Street Art

For each of the categories we will have a winner and a runner up. The winners will have their work shown at our art expo on the 18th May 2009 in Sydney and the runners up will feature with the winners on a two page article in our magazine.
So whatever you’ve got, send it over!!!!

The link to the entry form on the website is:

Enjoy and good luck!!!
Any questions or problems contact holly@musiqueart.net

You can also join our facebook group at:


The Red Rattler needs your help! We’re still horribly in debt. Your contributions will help The Rattler pay our huge bills – insurances, licenses, plumbing, electrical, etc. so we can stay open, continue supporting local artists and performers, support and provide access to our creative community, and continue valuable programs such as Artists Studios.

The Red Rattler operates on a non-profit philosophy and all funds raised are put direct to ongoing costs of setting up and keeping the doors open only, the building is funded separately and privately by The RR partners.

The Red Rattler will soon accept online contributions via PayPal, stay tuned. In the meantime, you can direct deposit into our bank account, email enquiries@***.org for the details.

If you would prefer to send a cheque, please make payable to The Red Rattler Theatre and post it to:

The Red Rattler Theatre
6 Faversham St
Marrickville NSW 2204

Please enclose your address, phone number, and email address, and your name as you wish it to be listed (or specify “anonymous”).

thank you
and as always
lotsa love xx
— The Red Rattler Theatre 6 Faversham St. Marrickville NSW 2204 http://www.redrattler.org


tue 5 (better hurry up for this one!)

jura books
440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
6pm $10 ALL AGES

daniel striped tiger, bare arms, circuits, epitomes
(+ vegan dinner!)

jura -http://www.jura.org.au


wed 6

2-6 Beaumont St. Islington, Newcastle
8:30PM. FREE 18+

Daniel Striped Tiger, All My Circuits & Earthlings.

just adding this one becos i love DST and can’t believe i won’t get to see them play any of their shows! fark! you should go see them tho!


thu 7

Please come and celebrate the beginning of a new chapter for 2ser and join us at the launch of our brand new studios at 11 Broadway.

Beginning with an official opening and studio tour from 6pm, the night will be completed by entertainment, drinks and food at UTS Loft Bar.

Live music will be provided by very special guests Dappled Cities (live & unrugged), *Jack Ladder *and* Laura Imbruglia* plus sets from 2ser DJs.

6pm til late Thursday May 7, 2009
Entertainment from 7pm
The Loft at UTS – enter via 11 Broadway

You are welcome to bring a guest. Capacity is strictly limited.
Please RSVP as soon as possible and by 5pm Monday May 4 at the latest. Email:
rsvp@****.com , or
phone 951****

The new 2ser studios are located at 11 Broadway, between UTS Tower and Harris Street, Ultimo.


fri 8

Where?house, Sydney, NSW
8pm(?) $? email me if you need to know where to go and the secret password

Deaf Wish, Stabs, Castings


fri 8

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

Punk Record Night and Jail Solidarity!
On the 8th of May from 5pm till 9pm there will be a Punk Record night and jail solidarity letter writing to Lex Wotton at Black Rose. DJ’s include Griffen, Jack, Sophie and John. Materials will be provided for writing letters to Lex (or anyone you want).
There will be food and beer by donation. What more could you want in one evening?

w: http://www.blackrosebooks.org

Thursday & Friday 1 1-7
Saturday & Sunday 11-5

Accessibility: There are three steps at the entrance. The toilet is not easily accessible.


fri 8

Seymour Centre Sound Lounge
8:30pm $?

Trio Apoplectic launch their second album ‘Sofia


fri 8

search facebook for “A ROOM WITH A MOOSE!” to figure out where this will be.

Phill and Mark turn 23! yay!
Nick Farry leaves us… Noooooo!
A night of Breakcore, Glitch, DnB, Dubstep and METAL

line up:
A mystery bass heavy techno orientated producer from the trees.
a werewolf inside a whizkid breakcore producer bound to make your noses bleed…
Playing Dubstep!
Producer from the gritty hood of south town…
Glitch n breaks .. you can’t deny this boys got rhythm.
DnB kids… back to back 🙂
Gorgeous, young.. bass heavy.. what more could you want!?
small kitten playing abrasive fuck off noise with a dark and sexy twist!
Deep heavy dupstep.
Ju Ju *:
Cosmic Salamander Prog Princess with some sexy IDM beats.
Random madness with this boy
Extreme Metal with extra brutal and double kicks
Plus Special guests!

Sound by : TIM DSS
Decor by : MILF AND ju ju*


sat 9

REPRESSED RECORDS, King Street, Newtown



sat 9

dirty shirlows, 32 shirlow st, marrickville
$10 entry with “Kullucinations” 3 inch / $8 without

16-year-old bedroom urchin Eugene Ward is probably better known through his instrumental hip hop outings as Mazzadius, which, at the tender age of 14, landed him on high rotation at Sydney radio station FBi, and launched beat-making enterprises with musicians as wide-reaching as Madvillain collaborator Stacey Epps.

Apparently bitter at the (musical) world he’d operated in previously, Eugene, under the new moniker Maitreya Kali, has come up with a contemporary bent on the kind of vinyl-based ambience that Touch and Kranky luminaries such as Philip Jeck and Keith Fullerton Whitman have made their names from. I’m hugely thrilled to have the opportunity to let the results of this, “Kullucinations”, onto the world, via 3 inch CD-R.

Also playing is the wonderful Cleptoclectics, the primary musical project of sound designer Tom Smith, whose contribution to Feral Media’s Powwow series revealed a juicy balance between pop sensibility and sampling genius. Clepto will have a 3 inch on HellosQuare later in the year.

FourPlay String Quartet cellist and host of Utility Fog on FBi Peter Hollo brings us some solo cello noises as Raven, whose appearances have been almost as sporadic as, and potentially of similar quality to Scott Walker’s output since the mid 80s. A 7 inch with American cellist Aaron Martin on sound&fury’s passeridae series will also arrive later in the year.

This event will be hosted by the wonderful Dirty Shirlows in Marrickville’s warehouse quarter.


sat 9

THE RED RATTLER, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville

Daniel Striped Tiger, Crux, Scum System Kill & Circuits.


sun 10

DIRTY SHIRLOWS 32 Shirlow St. Marrickville

Daniel Striped Tiger, Former Republics, Hira Hira & Intentions. AFTERNOON SHOW!


sun 10

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

Film Screening by Mexico Australia Solidarity Network (MASN): The 4th World War
On May 10th at 6:30pm MASN will be screening the film The 4th World War at Black Rose.
From the front-lines of conflicts in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Palestine, Korea, the North; from Seattle to Geneva, and the War on Terror in New York, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The Fourth World War is the story of men and women around the world who resist being annihilated in this war.
Entry by $5 donation.

w: http://www.blackrosebooks.org

Thursday & Friday 1 1-7
Saturday & Sunday 11-5
Accessibility: There are three steps at the entrance. The toilet is not easily accessible.


sun 10

the NOW now at Kings Cave, Linden
starts 1pm
cost: donation

the NOW now returns to the Blue Mountains with a very special performance. Not only are there amazing international performers, but it will be also powered by solar energy! Thanks to Eden Ottignon for the use of his solar generator.

Brisbane-based Daiji Igarashi plays a final performance before he leaves Australia to live in Shanghai.
Hewill also be joined be local Blue Mountainer Adam Sussman and post-local Blue Mountainer Rory Brown.

Jeff Henderson from New Zealand performs solo banjo/woodwind/etc. This should be stunning!

Daiji Igarashi was born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1983. Since about 2001 he has actively developed music centered on free improvisation, and expanded the possibilities of the electric guitar by innovating various sound effects.
For 3 years together with Yusuke Akai and Joel Stern in Brisbane, Igarashi was the co-curator of Audiopoolen Social Club. APSC is an artist-oriented, freeform, sonic but sensorially promiscuous beast that bewtween 2006-2009 ran over eighty DIY happenings in a concrete storage shelter in West End, Brisbane. APSC had been hosted various international and interstates artists.
In March of 2009, Igarashi was the executive producer of the three days music festival, Ready Aim Fire – Audiopollen Social Festival ’09 – held in Brisbane.

Directions for King’s Cave
the cave is Bourke St, Linden, Blue Mountains. the walking track to the cave is at the “donahoe’s (g)rave” sign. it is a few minutes walk from here.

Driving from Sydney:
from the Great Western Hwy, turn right onto Tollgate drive.
Turn left onto Glossip rd.
turn right onto Bourke rd.

from Linden station, exit at the end of the platform (not over the bridge).
turn left onto Bourke st.
it is about a 5min walk.


sun 10

Palace Paddington.

-A new anarchist film is showing at the Spanish Film Festival – The Anarchist’s Wife. Set during the harrowing years of the Spanish Civil War, this drama tells the story of one young couple’s love in the face of terrible obstacles. For more details: http://www.spanishfilmfestival.com/sydney/films_war3.html . Jura will have a bookstall outside each cinema for a couple of hours before each screening.

++ 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.