Okay, that’s life, that’s what I was told anyway – 24th February 2012

Friday, February 24: Dirty Shirlows, Marrickville – Haunts, Thomas William Vs Scissor Lock, Making, Simo Soo

Dirty Shirlows has struggled along as an alternative venue for a few years now. At times kept quiet by too many visits from the police or council this great space seems to be enjoying some toleration by the authorities, at least for now. Probably best known for many great late night, early morning breakcore dance parties, the 2011 SMAC award winning collective is starting to focus more on band nights and with more regularity – the logistics probably being a lot easier to deal with, with people tending to arrive and leave purely around the band show times and not just partying on until the sun comes up.

Tonight’s show was organised by Greg from Underlapper/Haunts and the line up was inspirationally diverse. He choose Dirty Shirlows for a couple of reasons. Firstly he felt like this was a venue that he actually wanted to organise a show in, the ethos and community spirit of the collective being a draw card. Secondly he knew that this line up would be unlikely to be accepted by a more regular venue due to the diversity factor and the almost necessary requirement for a reasonable number of punters to be buying enough drinks over the bar. This last point being of particular note as it seems that expectations from some venues are becoming higher and higher, with many of them now just refusing to host shows that they don’t think will bring out at least 150 to 200 people.

As a venue, Dirty Shirlows has transformed itself from an often cold and uninviting iron clad warehouse into a fabulously graffitied and artistically decorated lounge with what is regarded, by many who play there, as one of the the better PA systems in Sydney. With the stage area slightly separated from the lounge area fans get the full force of the sound system with a crystal clear sound at reasonable volumes. I’m sure it can be pumped but the levels tonight were perfect. Lighting wise things were quite restrained tonight, just some nice projections purely on the bass amps creating an interesting distraction between sets.

A reasonable crowd of approximately 100 people made it to the show. Some old warehouse hands, others visiting for the first time. Some paying undivided attention to every act and others taking in the atmosphere of the graf-lounge or playing foosball.

First up were Haunts, who were an unknown act for me so I was curious to see how they fit with the rest of the line up. A three-piece featuring the aforementioned Greg from Underlapper, as well as one of his cohorts doing various things electronic and Peter Hollo adding effect laden cello. For only their second show they seemed in total control, with their (still mostly unnamed) songs generating some nice beats mixed with soundscapes, Godspeed-type spoken word passages and occasional vocal lines. I enjoyed this much more than I would’ve expected from that description and perhaps that’s a testament to artists having perfected their craft.

Marcus Whale and I go back a little way to when he was a quiet, shy 16 year old attending and occasionally performing at the legendary Pitz. We agreed that tonight’s line up reminded us of those shows and even more so as Thomas William Vs Scissor Lock (aka Marcus) quickly set up off stage to get up close and personal with their audience. Three long tracks, with the first being a highlight; long droning electronic sounds generated by devices eventually forming into some gentle laid back struggling rhythms that drove the piece forward into heavily treated vocals. Marcus, no longer the shy boy, and obviously quite pleased with himself, experimented further with the effect between the songs. The next two tracks following the same lines but failed to find any rhythm; nice experimental noise that prompted one the Shirlows crew to wonder if they had had a fire alarm installed recently. The audience, quite absorbed were mostly seated by this point, sucking in the vibrations through the floor and up into they backbones.

Chris, guitarist for Making, commented about the commitment of the sound guys to ensuring a grand audio experience for the event and compared this to the sometimes lackadaisical efforts at other venues and spaces. It certainly serves as a good advertisement for your venue if the house engineer is working with the band and not just someone who rocks up and being paid to ‘do their job’. Making certainly benefited from the attention as this was the best I’ve ever heard them, their tight math rock perfectly suiting the sound system. Bass man Peter certainly appreciated the big vibrating booms from his cab, trembling through the floor and blowing his arm hairs forward as the band melted song into song with some glorious feedback. Despite limited lyrics and little interaction they kept the audience rooted to the spot for their entire set and dropped in many nice subtleties in their last two songs.

As with Marcus, I’ve known Simo Soo since the Pitz days when he would perform with Call The Medic, Call The Nurse. Since unrestrained from the confines of those punk parameters Simo challenged himself (and often his long suffering house mates) to making mad electronic music with blindingly funny and self aware lyrics. It had been 4 years since I’d seen him last so I was curious to see how he had developed. I remembered an unconfident, gangly, awkward youth just jumping around like crazy to some crappy rhythms. Fun for a few minutes but nothing of substance. And tonight was a great example of how he has grown, no longer afraid of the awkwardness, and sometimes embracing it as a device, he started tonight by simply playing a remix from his laptop and just bouncing around the stage with a huge smile. Where he really shines though is with his own songs and there’s plenty of opportunity for crowd sing-a-longs. I’ve discussed with Simo previously how I value his contribution to what I consider to be ‘punk’ much more than some of his compadres who sometimes wallow in the mire of that musical genre – this is the aesthetic of ‘punk’ and I champion him for it. Earlier we were discussing the line up for the evening and how whilst we enjoyed it, often audiences would just come for the band they wanted to see and then leave again. Simo thought that perhaps this was changing now as kids seem to be growing without the genre boundaries that we’d somehow imposed on ourselves in our own youth. Let’s hope.

The Shirlows collective, the bands and organisers, all are essentially volunteers, donating their services, their space or their art and tonight showed that in what some naysayers insist is a failing Sydney scene, there is plenty of life left in the underground.

29th Apr 2021 – I’d forgotten I’d written this article! Originally posted at Polaroids of Androids as part of an article entitled A Weekend – see entries for the 25th and 26th of February 2012.

I guess I better think up a way to spend my time – 20th November 2010

I forget who made this poster now….? Own up! Maybe Marnie Vaughan or a Fag Panic?

25th Sept 2021 – When I look at the line up for this show I wonder how it happened! The initial inspiration was to put on a show for Mekare-Kare from Japan. I’m not certain how they got in touch with me now but possibly through friends in Perth. Struggling to find a venue, Dirty Shirlows were willing and able to help me out but it was a big space for an unknown band from Japan to try and fill so I came up with this crazy idea for an all day show.

I still don’t know how all these bands managed to pull together to make this show, except Spider Goat Canyon and Teratova, who got added to the bill at the last minute. Both these bands were touring together and were on their way through from a show the night before, to another show that evening and asked if they could play. They were happy to start the event off and didn’t need to be paid. They just wanted to be part of what was going on.

As the show date approached the Shirlows crew were getting jittery about law enforcement interest in the space and they mentioned that they had had other things go on in their space, such as film shoots, without any issue. So I hit on the idea that this wouldn’t be a show but a film shoot instead. Of course, 20 bands would be playing and the ‘paying’ audience would be the film crew. This was more a subterfuge cover than a directive and at the end of the day little film footage was taken.

I was generally busy running around making sure things happened when they were supposed to happen. People came and went and whilst it wasn’t the most successful event attendance wise, everyone got paid something if they had asked for it. Others were just happy to play and take part. There were so many great bands that night but for me Mekare-Kare stole the show. I’d never heard them before but they blew my mind with their complex and super tight musicianship. As they were tuning up and getting ready, the sound guy was growing impatient, telling them and me that they could start. But these guys knew exactly what they wanted and what they were doing. When they started their first song, jaws hit the floor (including the sound guy), soon replaced with joyful smiles. At least, that was my impression. Mid set, this crazy bass and drums two piece started circling around a duelling banjos theme before super-tightly repeating the whole piece together at an even faster pace.

The whole shebang was worth it to me just for this 25 minutes of bliss.

And to round things off East Brunswick All Girls Choir played a stirring set of their soulful rock which was lovely and poignant.

I’m still grateful for everyone who helped out with this show and all the wonderful members of the bands who played. There were no dickheads and luckily no cops. It was also Kevin Duo Jin’s 16th (?) birthday. A newly arrived scene protagonist who became a regular at these shows as he wasn’t able to attend bar venues.

25th Sept 2021 – Well, searching around the internet to remind me more about this day and I found this, which I had completely forgotten about and don’t even have a copy myself. I think I sent this out to radio stations and drop into records stores as giveaways.

From Two Point Eight blog by Dimity Katz:

An all day/night festy put on by tenzenmen featuring a really versatile line-up of mostly Australian bands from all over the country, but also a couple from Japan (full line up here). The idea was that people shoot videos and submit them to the YouTube channel, and in turn receive $5 off (the $20) submission, with the result being a bunch of footage at the disposal of all the bands I guess. I’m not sure how much of a success that part was, but it was a fairly enjoyable day spread across two stages so there was always something going on. I was mostly there to see The Native Cats in what was their first Sydney appearance. They played all new stuff and all good stuff and I wish more people hung around to watch them so they’d come back soon and play their own show, but what do you do (come back anyway). I also caught Fag Panic of whom I was at first very sceptical (could have done without the ‘wacky’ outfits) but pretty soon warmed right up to their tropical pop jams. Though they look like a novelty band their songs were actually really good, substantial pop music. I don’t know that it’s something I’d listen to at home, but they got people in a banana suit and what I think was a snow-pea suit to dance and that is awesome. These photos go: Fag Panic, Axxonn who seemed to be having a wonderful time with his synth (I didn’t mind it either), The Holy Soul (who have supported and played with the likes of Can’s Damo Suzuki but I wasn’t all that impressed), and then the Native Cats. I kind of left wondering when Dirty Shirlows turned into a hippie-haven, though. So much incense was goin’ on.

Fag Panic

Real-life evidence that this event did occur can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nUU5M1WQgM

What’s Cool and Unusual – 19th May 2009

fri 22

Dirty Shirlows
$10 8pm

Come and enjoy a night of sound performance with your favourite even-toed ungulates HOOF & ANTLER.We have lined up a number of sound performers for the wonderful evening:
SCISSORLOCKhttp://www.myspace.com/scissor0lock
FRAME & SPOONhttp://www.myspace.com/framespoon
COCKMOSEShttp://www.myspace.com/cockmoses
TRAVIS is moving to Mexico (a.k.a Melbourne) a few days after this gig, it may be well the last time you see his beautiful face, so come along and wish him farewell…
I anticipate a night of aural bliss, be prepared!

Check out http://www.myspace.com/hoofantler for tunez

Please donate to the Fbi fundraising tin on the night!!!

may not be much in this one as i don’t think i’ll have much spare time to up date.  i’m back from thailand on may 25th tho and things are looking pretty hectic for the following weekend already 🙂

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sat 23

TuTu Community Queer Space
22 Enmore Rd
Newtown, Australia

Gendered Hearts:  a series of workshops on trans gender // genderqueer ideas and politics

♥ THE GOOOOOOOD SHIT – SEX AND FUCKING TRANS PEOPLE
in our world sex is complicated and hard for so many reasons for different people. this workshop is a space to talk about having sex with trans people.

the first half of this workshop will be a space for everyone to chat about sex and trans people

the second half will be for trans ppl only to talk about how their gender identity effects their experience of sex, what is complicated, what is good, to ask questions and to share stories.

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sun 24

FREE event
Sunday 24 May, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
140 George Street, The Rocks

CALLING ALL ZINESTERS
MCA & SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL ZINE FAIR 2009

Sell/trade your zines or browse the wares of others at the MCA & Sydney Writer’s Festival Zine Fair. Huge day planned, featuring live music, great panel sessions and free guided tours of exhibitions.

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 15th July 2009

a quick piece of self promotion.  paint it black has recently closed though tom will be trying to get something going again later this year.  in the meantime most of the stock i had there will probably end up at repressed records on king street.  but you can also check the list online along with my distro which now is fully focused on all sorts of DIY releases from the whole Australasia region – i have stock from Taiwan, Thailand, China and many other countries.  Nothing from Cambodia or Vietnam yet but I’ll find some!  you can check the list here: http://www.tenzenmen.com/distro/TZM_distro.shtml

also as part of the MAYBE MARS series of cds I’ve been releasing of new chinese music you can visit http://www.tenzenmen.com and take advantage of a special offer of the two latest releases, OURSELF BESIDE ME and the GAR, just $20 ppd for both!  OURSELF BESIDE ME are a beijing trio in the post-punk Slits/Fall vein and the GAR are perfect indie rock ala Built to Spill.

ok – back to the list!

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thu 16

Serial Space, 33 Wellington St, Chippendale
8pm $?

Lawrence English, Seaworthy & Solo Andata

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thu 16

red rattler, 6 faversham street, marrickville
7pm $10/$20

A facelifting fundraiser with hearty organic soup, sourdough bread and film screening to help renovate the outside of the Alfalfa House shop on Enmore Rd.

“The Real Dirt on Farmer John” is an epic tale of a maverick Midwestern farmer. An outcast in his community, Farmer John bravely stands amidst a failing economy, vicious rumors, and violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and renewal heralds a resurrection of farming in America.

Doors open and dinner served at 7pm; the film starts at 7.30pm.

The cost is $20 for fully-waged, $10 for unwaged and includes the movie, soup and bread. We’ll also have organic beer, wine and cakes for sale.

For more info about the film visit http://www.angelicorganics.com/ao/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=148&Itemid=182

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fri 17

red rattler theatre, 6 faversham street, marrickville
$10 8pm

the assassination collective, the losers, the thaw, intentions, psycho nanny and the baby shakers

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fri 17

ok – i’m only mentioning this one as tenzenmen released the Wifey cd recently (sorry!)

Wifey supporting Sui Zhen and Ned Collete at the Factory, Marrickville.

you could run between here and the red rattler if you were so inclined!

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sat 18

220 Trafalgar Street, Annandale
2:00pm – 6:00pm

The King of the Red Lions and Bare Arms will be demonstrating music in the Kitchen around 2pm.

BYO drinks and BBQ things

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sat 18

Dirty Shirlows, 32 Shirlow St, Marrickville, Australia
7pm $5

EPSILON – Keeping it oldschool, NCL style
PAUL BLACKOUT – Loving your mum
RYBACKER vs HATENOIZE – Scorecards and speedcore – hard as fuck
HIGHLY DUBIOUS – Turntablist maggot from Petersham
DALIT – Fucken Dalit!
MOTHBALL Z – Emotional booty breakcore
DJK47 – Formerly known as DJ Shithouse
DJ CORPORAL LEPER – Weirdo music for outsiders

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sat 18

red rattler, 6 faversham st, marrickville
$6 8pm

scooter show!
little a, mc phreaze, mc karmin, djs

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sun 19

54 Old Canterbury Road, LEWISHAM NSW 2049
11:30am – 4:30pm

Zine-making workshop

The weather is still cold, yes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t come round, drink tea, eat soup, make zines, listen to live acoustic music and talk.

See you on the 19th July for all of the above and maybe a little bit more.

Bring whatever you’re working on, bring a friend, bring a plate of yums.

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sun 19

Location Mu-Meson Archives, Crn Parramatta Rd & Trafalgar St (behind King Furniture)
4pm/free bring a plate

http://www.mumeson.org

Miss Deaths Knitting Group
Do you want to learn how to knit, crochet or any other craft? Miss Death will be crocheting some hyperbolic coral reefs so if you want to contribute to the Powerhouse Museums exhibition (opening in late August) then here is your chance. You don’t have to know how to crochet it’s easy to learn quickly. Or you just want to come along for a social? For the new ladies who are coming for the first time bring a friend. Boys are welcome as long as they do a craft or something useful.

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sun 19

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

gavin ahearn- manaslu!

Manaslu is a band that features some of the hardest funking musicians in Sydney playing original music and re-interpreting jazz classics. The band was formed by keyboardist Gavin Ahearn who has returned to the Sydney scene
after spending 10 years in the U.S., Europe and Asia playing with some of the finest musicians around. Jesse Ricketson on drums (the Bakery) and Matt Gruebner on bass (Orly, Lily Dior) will be laying the grooves down. Virtuoso
electric guitarist Richard Bornman will be exploring melodic possibilities with Bahram Saba keeping the whole project earthed on acoustic guitar. The musical emphasis in Manaslu is on the groove. As well as playing intricate original songs the band will be interpreting music from the jazz/fusion/latin archives – from the compositions of Thelonius Monk and Duke Ellington through to Bob Berg and Chick Corea.

review—–>
http://www.australianstage.com.au/reviews/sydney/the-gavin-ahearn-trio-2450.html

listen —–>   www.myspace.com/gavinahearn

— 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!

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when you attend any of these events feel free to tell the organisers/door people that you heard about them thru this list – that way we all know we’re doing a good job and it’s all worthwhile!  the list costs me about $70 bucks a year in fees and a bucket load of time to collect info and send out every week (even when i’m overseas!).  if you want to help out financially then please buy some cds from my catalogue or distro!  there’s something there for everyone!  (well, almost!)

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 1st July 2009

in case you haven’t heard, paint it black has moved out of 86 enmore rd and looking for alternative accommodation

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thu 2

red rattler, 6 faversham st, marrickville
6.30 $15

Kino Kabaret

Kino Kabaret is a series of 2 day filmmaking marathons, screenings and parties taking place across Sydney 29 June – 4 July. Each session gives the participants only 48hrs to write, shoot and edit short films and culminates in a screening and party. Come and see the results of this mad filmmaking experiment at The Red Rattler Thursday 2 July!

Just $15 at the door gets you in to see brand spanking new short films made in under 48 hours, live performances, snacks, Coopers Pale Ale and Jamesons Irish Whiskey. The night will also feature music by Sydney based duo MA and installations courtesy of Punk Monk Propaganda.
Dress code for the night is: Fire Walk With Lynch! Eraserheads, Amnesiacs and Elephant Men – prizes for best dressed!

Doors open 6.30pm

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fri 3

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

Opening Fri 3rd July
3 July – 18 July

I HATE YOUR GUTS!
Raquel Welch

Gallery hours Thurs to Sat 11 – 6pm
Other times by appointment

www.blackandbluegallery.com.au

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fri 3

red rattler, 6 faversham st, marrickville

Femme Guild present HANKY PANKY – Hanky Code Party

Hanky Panky is a harking back to queer sub-cultures of the past as we delve into the rich history of queer semiotics & the socio-political reasons behind it. The party will be both fun & educational as we teach, learn (and unlearn) the ways we express our sexuality through gesture and dress.

Hanky-theme performances by Ginger Snaps, Zahra Stardust & Glittertrash.
Hankilicious DJs Tokyo Pink & Fisty Cuffs
Go-Go Dancers, Hanky Demonstrations and the very cheeky Dirty Little Slide Show, as well as Emergency Hankies for all you forgetful folk.

We invite all our guests to come flagging on the night for a bit of sex-positive fun whether you have one favourite colour hanky or a whole string of them you whip out magician-style from your bottomless back pocket.

Pre-sale tickets available exclusively from MaXXX Black, 1/264 King St, Newtown – $15/$20. We encourage you to pre-purchase your tickets as only a very limited number will be available on the night.

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sat 4

dirty shirlows, 32 Shirlow St, marrickville
7pm $5

b.i.n.t. , maladroit, dislasystem, null object, sado, killjoy + more

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sat 4

Serial Space, 33 Wellington St, Chippendale
midday

Hey Folks

I’ll be doing a wee showing of what I’ve been up to at Serial Space over the last couple of weeks on this Saturday July 4 from midday. Mostly I’ve been working on the wheelie bin…

For some time I’ve been interested in sound system cultures, particularly around the Caribbean and in South and Central America. Looking to build one locally, it occurred to me that a unique version already exists. John Jacobs <http://patchwrangler.net/> designed and built the original Wheely Good Sound System in the early nineties for use in urban actions/interventions such as Reclaim The Streets.

As part of my residency at Serial Space, I’m hoping to get all the systems in Sydney together. If you do have one, or any kind of portable sound system, mobile-robo disco unit please swing by around on Saturday July 4 at 2pm for some kind of enthusiasts meet / sound clash / road jam – we’ll take it to the streets, yes?

Sven Simulacrum
Please fwd on to anyone you think might be interested

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sat 4

Bandwidth
Clan Analogue Festival
Red Rattler Theatre
6 Faversham St, Marrickville
4PM-late, $7

Clan Analogue is Australia’s oldest electronic music/audio-visual collective. Over its history, many of Australia’s foremost proponents of electronic-based music and visual arts have contributed but, in recent times, the collective has become a little dormant on the public front. While it has never actually gone away, the Sydney chapter of Clan Analogue is preparing to relaunch its public face with a mini-festival of live music, DJ-ing and VJ-ing.

Bandwidth features some long-term members as well as younger groups who have been diversifying the aesthetics of the collective. With some of Sydney’s best underground live acts in their ranks, such as Bleepin’ J Squawkins, Lunar Module, Karoshi, Telafonica, Valley Forge and Kate Carr, along with DJs such as Tigerlily and the godfather of Australian electronic music, Andy Rantzen, the re-emergence of Clan Analogue in Sydney’s music scene is placed to be wildly varied and exciting.

Clan Analogue was birthed in the early 90s warehouse scene and so is proud to be working with Red Rattler Theatre and its ideals of artist run initiatives, community creativity and its D.I.Y. ethos.

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sat 4

The Lock Up, 90 Hunter Street, Newcastle
5:00pm – 9:00pm

The team behind the brand new ARThive studio/gallery complex at 111 Hunter Street are hosting a sweet party at THE LOCK UP to raise some funds to put into the upcoming exhibition program, and to pay for essential items like hooks, lights, paint, etc.
Come show some support, get behind a brand new Newcastle art space.

The Party will feature an ART RAFFLE consisting of new works donated by Simone Sheridan, Angus Crowley, Grant Hunter, Shane Westernhagen, Nicole Chaffey, Anthony Ferris, Jake Penn-Cullen, Sam Hughes, Hayley Wheaton, Emily Roberts, and Michael Randall. This could be your opportunity to walk away with some amazing art for only a donation.

BEN KENNING will be performing an art piece in one of the infamous prison cells of The Lock Up museum.

Live Music will be provided in the Lock Up exercise yard by CRAB SMASHER, SCISSOR LOCK, and MART BRENNAN.

This Event has been kindly sponsored by Nextra Marketown, The Lock Up, and Renew Newcastle.

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sat 4

Kick Start Studios
6-8 Ralph Black Drive,
North Wollongong.
2-5pm, Gold coin donation.

Mary Jane Kelly, Epitomes + 1 or 2 more TBA soon

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sun 5

Sydney Park, cnr Princess Hwy & Sydney Pk rd
11:00am – 6:00pm

RULES FOR DJ-ING SUNDAY DUB CLUB

1.0………. FIRST RULE OF DUB CLUB, YOU WILL DISCUSS DUB CLUB

1.1………. YOU WILL ABIDE BY RULES OF DJ-ING SUNDAY DUB CLUB

1.2………. NOBODY CARES IF YOU DON’T TURN UP TO DUB CLUB SO ONLY SUNDAY DUB CLUB MANAGEMENT BRUCE, JOEY (if not barred) AND WALLY HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF ACTING LIKE GOOD SORTS ON DUB DAYS

2.0………. SUNDAY DUB CLUB MANAGEMENT BRUCE. JOEY (if not barred) AND WALLY EXPECT TO BE BRIBED AND GENERALLY SUCKED UP TO FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF DJ-ING AT SUNDAY DUB CLUB

2.1………. SUNDAY DUB CLUB MANAGEMENT HAS THE RIGHT TO
a………. TAKE OVER THE DJ-ING FROM ANY VISITING DJ AT ANY TIME
b………. REFUSE ENTRY TO BEHIND THE DECKS IF VISITING DJ(s) ARE ACTING LIKE TWATS
c………. GIVE ANY VISITING DJs A HARD TIME DUE TO POOR MUSIC CHOICE, GAPS IN SOUND OR IF MANAGEMENT IS JUST FEELING IN A SHIT STIRRING MOOD
(points 2.1(a)(b)and(c)are often in direct proportion to how well you adhere to point 2.0)

3.0………. IF SUNDAY DUB CLUB MANAGEMENT BRUCE, JOEY (if not barred) AND WALLY DECIDE THAT THERE ARE TO MANY DJs ON ANY GIVEN DUB DAY
a………. MANAGEMENT WILL DECIDE WHO WILL PLAY AND WHO WILL MISS OUT ON THAT DAY
b………. DJs THAT DO MISS OUT DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO GO ON LIKE GOOD SORTS OR HARASS MANAGEMENT OR SLAG OFF MANAGEMENT TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC BUT SHOULD GO BACK AND RE-READ POINT 2.0

4.0………. SUNDAY DUB CLUB MANAGEMENT BRUCE, JOEY (if not barred) AND WALLY HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY GIVEN TIME TO AMEND THIS DOCUMENT VERBALLY OR IN WRITING WITHOUT WARNING TO VISITING DJs WHERE OR WHEN EVER THEY FEEL FIT OR CAN GET SOMETHING OUT OF IT.

WHEN YOU HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF DJ-ING SUNDAY DUB CLUB, DUB DAY, WITH OR WITHOUT PRIOR READING OR ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THIS DOCUMENT YOU ARE STILL BOUND TO ADHERE TO ALL POINTS AND ANY AMENDMENTS. THE CRY OF NOBODY TOLD ME OR I DIDN’T KNOW THAT, DOSE NOT WORK HERE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS DOCUMENT OR SUNDAY DUB CLUB MANAGEMENT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO RE-READ POINT 1.2
AND SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!

YOURS FAITHFULLY
S.D.C MANAGEMENT

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sun 5

red rattler, 6 faversham st, marrickville
1-5pm

Rock and Writers – Winter of our Discotheque

Sydney writers and bands in a rocking, pulp fiction freakout!

Featuring – The Men from UNCLE, the LangLangs, the Dead Rabids, Ned Alphabet, Darrin Baker and King Wally Otto – direct from the Sound Proof Booth!

“Now is the winter of our discotheque
Made summer by a mad few who, forsaking dignity for glorious folly
Lay plans to freak out both swain and maiden
At the Rock n Writers gig, Red Rattler Marrickville,
Perchance there you may waylay them.”

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 12th May 2009

sat 16

“The Place To Be” 105 Crown Lane, Darlinghurst
10:15pm – 11:30pm
Email: diepunk***@yahoo.com

Gallucci is hosting it’s laneway shoot around in Darlinghurst this Saturday
evening 10:15pm. Seems the basketball is becoming more popular than the music,
no big surprise there…. ‘The Place’ is located on Crown Lane in
Darlinghurst – behind Bill & Toni’s. Museum Station is nearby. Get in
touch if you’d like this explained more clearly http://www.diepunkdeath.com

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sat 16

Serial Space
33 Wellington St, Chippendale
8pm $? ALL AGES

Golden Diskó Ship (berlin)
http://www.myspace.com/goldendiskoship
jasmina maschina (berlin)
http://www.myspace.com/jasminemaschine
quaoub
http://www.myspace.com/quaoub
garbage and the flowers
http://www.myspace.com/thegarbageandtheflowers

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sat 16

dirty shirlows, 32 shirlow street
6pm start

Dj Treason (UK/Edinburgh)
Epsilon
Hedonist
Al Corrupt
Dislasystem; (live)
MothballZ
DJ HateNoise
Ryzla

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sat 16

Newtown Cemetery
1pm

Cougar Flashy, Stono Caves, The Lurkers and many others.

everyone should bring instruments and food and join in.

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sun 17

Lewisham, NSW
11:00am – 4:30pm
So the MCA Zine Fair is on 24 May & some friends and I want to get together in the one place to make zines. Bring along whatever zine/craft/art you’ve been working on, have a little chat with those around you, make some new friends, eat some snacks.

We’ll also be making a little zine on the day (you can do your own page) & then we’ll make it up 10+ copies each and you can sell it or give it away at the MCA Zine Fair. Even if you don’t have a table at the fair, you can still trade it with other stallholders.

There’ll be live music from a couple people, a picnic in the yard, nice drinks & warm company. You’re welcome to bring someone if you like. Just let us know.

For more information see http://zines.wordpress.com

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sun 17

‘FOREVER THE MOTION’
An Audio Visual Collaborative Collision
Featuring Robyn Wilson, Jack Dibben, Anthony Garvin, Jordana Maisie, Kirin J
Callinan & Morning Stalker

Sunday 17 May 2009
6pm
Black & Blue Gallery
302/267 – 271 Cleveland Street, Redfern

View of Courage is proud to present ‘Forever the Motion’, an audio visual collaborative performance featuring a unique cluster of highly progressive Sydney-based artists and musicians – Robyn Wilson, Jack Dibben, Anthony Garvin,
Jordana Maisie, Kirin J Callinan and Morning Stalker. Incorporating original compositions in music and sound design, video art, costume and movement, just 100 tickets will be released for the event, one that is set to be a cataclysm of
intense visual beauty and aural splendor.

Each individual creative holds a solid grounding in the Sydney art and music milieux, with a diversity of backgrounds that lay rich the context from which the forms and messages of the evening will transpire.

The key performance ‘Forever the Motion’ will feature Robyn Wilson (vox, costume, movement), a multi-disciplinary artist and musician who grounds the conceptual basis of the headline performance, as her personal journey shapes it.
This project embodying the next evolution in her ongoing fascination with the marriage of audio and visual practices into one momentous, multi-dimensional experience.

The original score also features the composition and performance of musician Jack Dibben (guitar, live fx), whose superb experimental approach invests heavily in a unique, improvisational sound aesthetic. Plus the remarkable
Anthony Garvin (live fx, sound design), whose production expertise brings a transformative ability to process and shape sound as it is created.

The video element of the key performance will feature the new media and electronic artist Jordana Maisie, whose interactive approach, exemplified throughout her video and sound works, will underpin a temporal association
between the aural, visual and physical realms.

The nature of the piece has a basis in continuity and cyclical progression and the correlation between expressive media and artistic interpretation.

Across five immediately consecutive movements, the performance elaborates experiential abstractions of the process of self, in action and progression. It attempts to explore the inherent balance of impetuosity and inevitability in our
decisions and the ways in which they ramify. Highly personal in its motivations, ‘Forever the Motion’ extrapolates the subjective mapping of an emotional experience in terms of transferable universals: black and white, sound and
silence, light and dark, perfection and defacement, stasis and motion, shattering and coalescence. These pairs are not binaries but continuums along which the five movements flow gesturally and conceptually.

The blurring of roles, boundaries, media and authorship, that underlie the examination of process and progress enacted imbue ‘Forever the Motion’ with a vitality and originality that places this special collaboration in an interesting position in the Sydney art scene.

Also featuring on the night, as an epic solo act, will be the strikingly distinguished, increasingly prominent Kirin J Callinan, a captivating musician-performer, of eminent Sydney band Mercy Arms and the explosive incidentalists Fashion Launches Rocket Launches. Beautiful, stirring, undeniable

  • Kirin is a vital figure in the current Sydney creative landscape. His approach to his shows “offer me a gig, I’ll give you a performance” speaks for itself.

Plus experimental, ambient soundscape 3-piece Morning Stalker made up of Morgan McKellar (guitar, live fx, vocals), Simon Oh (bass sax) and Marc Chomiki (drums) will lay forth the first layer of aural carpet throughout the unique and
splendorous space of Black & Blue Gallery.

There will be a live sound and video recording captured on the night, to then be produced as an independent audio visual piece due for release late-August. It is with great pleasure for View of Courage to announce that the sound
recording will be mixed and mastered at Studios 301, Australia’s most prestigious recording studios.

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TICKETS TO THE PERFORMANCE

$20
Includes entry, liquid alcoholic refreshments and a limited edition print featuring concept essay by writer Bethany Small

Strictly 100 tickets released Monday 27 April 09 at http://www.viewofcourage.com
Purchase via the View of Courage online store

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sun 17

jura books
440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham

cougar flashy, polyfox and the union of most ghosts + more

9550 9931
http://www.jura.org.au

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sun 17

Palace Norton St, Leichardt.
4.15pm

-> 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
book stall outside each cinema for a couple of hours before each screening.

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

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:
*Painters
*Sculptors
*Photography
*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:
http://musiqueart.net/visualComp.html

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

You can also join our facebook group at:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=22084774989

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PLEASE CONTRIBUTE!
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.

DONATE ONLINE
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.

DONATE BY CHEQUE
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

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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

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wed 6

THE HAMILTON STATION
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!

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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.

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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

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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

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

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

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fri 8

Seymour Centre Sound Lounge
8:30pm $?

Trio Apoplectic launch their second album ‘Sofia

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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:
ZEN MASTER :
A mystery bass heavy techno orientated producer from the trees.
MOTH BALL Z:
a werewolf inside a whizkid breakcore producer bound to make your noses bleed…
BRAINSTORMA:
Playing Dubstep!
MR BILL:
Producer from the gritty hood of south town…
Glitch n breaks .. you can’t deny this boys got rhythm.
ERECSEAN VS STABS:
DnB kids… back to back 🙂
Gorgeous, young.. bass heavy.. what more could you want!?
SERAPHINE KITTEN:
small kitten playing abrasive fuck off noise with a dark and sexy twist!
RHYSTAINZ:
Deep heavy dupstep.
Ju Ju *:
Cosmic Salamander Prog Princess with some sexy IDM beats.
MILF :
Random madness with this boy
MAXX MARY-2000 AFTERBURNER:
Extreme Metal with extra brutal and double kicks
Plus Special guests!

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

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sat 9

REPRESSED RECORDS, King Street, Newtown
2pm FREE ALL AGES

THE STABS. DEAF WISH. PEE WEE.

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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.

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sat 9

THE RED RATTLER, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville
7PM. $? ALL AGES

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

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sun 10

DIRTY SHIRLOWS 32 Shirlow St. Marrickville
3PM. $? ALL AGES

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

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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

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

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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.

Train:
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.

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sun 10

Palace Paddington.
6.45pm

-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.

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 28th April 2009

call-out:

‘FOREVER THE MOTION’
An Audio Visual Collaborative Collision
Featuring Robyn Wilson, Jack Dibben, Anthony Garvin, Jordana Maisie, Kirin J Callinan & Morning Stalker

Sunday 17 May 2009

Black & Blue Gallery
302/267 – 271 Cleveland Street, Redfern

View of Courage is proud to present ‘Forever the Motion’, an audio visual collaborative performance featuring a unique cluster of highly progressive Sydney-based artists and musicians – Robyn Wilson, Jack Dibben, Anthony Garvin, Jordana Maisie, Kirin J Callinan and Morning Stalker. Incorporating original compositions in music and sound design, video art, costume and movement, just 100 tickets will be released for the event, one that is set to be a cataclysm of intense visual beauty and aural splendor.

Each individual creative holds a solid grounding in the Sydney art and music milieux, with a diversity of backgrounds that lay rich the context from which the forms and messages of the evening will transpire.

The key performance ‘Forever the Motion’ will feature Robyn Wilson (vox, costume, movement), a multi-disciplinary artist and musician who grounds the conceptual basis of the headline performance, as her personal journey shapes it. This project embodying the next evolution in her ongoing fascination with the marriage of audio and visual practices into one momentous, multi-dimensional experience.

The original score also features the composition and performance of musician Jack Dibben (guitar, live fx), whose superb experimental approach invests heavily in a unique, improvisational sound aesthetic. Plus the remarkable Anthony Garvin (live fx, sound design), whose production expertise brings a transformative ability to process and shape sound as it is created.

The video element of the key performance will feature the new media and electronic artist Jordana Maisie, whose interactive approach, exemplified throughout her video and sound works, will underpin a temporal association between the aural, visual and physical realms.

The nature of the piece has a basis in continuity and cyclical progression and the correlation between expressive media and artistic interpretation.

Across five immediately consecutive movements, the performance elaborates experiential abstractions of the process of self, in action and progression. It attempts to explore the inherent balance of impetuosity and inevitability in our decisions and the ways in which they ramify. Highly personal in its motivations, ‘Forever the Motion’ extrapolates the subjective mapping of an emotional experience in terms of transferable universals: black and white, sound and silence, light and dark, perfection and defacement, stasis and motion, shattering and coalescence. These pairs are not binaries but continuums along which the five movements flow gesturally and conceptually.

The blurring of roles, boundaries, media and authorship, that underlie the examination of process and progress enacted imbue ‘Forever the Motion’ with a vitality and originality that places this special collaboration in an interesting position in the Sydney art scene.

Also featuring on the night, as an epic solo act, will be the strikingly distinguished, increasingly prominent Kirin J Callinan, a captivating musician-performer, of eminent Sydney band Mercy Arms and the explosive incidentalists Fashion Launches Rocket Launches. Beautiful, stirring, undeniable – Kirin is a vital figure in the current Sydney creative landscape. His approach to his shows “offer me a gig, I’ll give you a performance” speaks for itself.

Plus experimental, ambient soundscape 3-piece Morning Stalker made up of Morgan McKellar (guitar, live fx, vocals), Simon Oh (bass sax) and Marc Chomiki (drums) will lay forth the first layer of aural carpet throughout the unique and splendorous space of Black & Blue Gallery.

There will be a live sound and video recording captured on the night, to then be produced as an independent audio visual piece due for release late-August 2009. It is with great pleasure for View of Courage to announce that the sound recording will be mixed and mastered at Studios 301, Australia’s most prestigious recording studios.

TICKETS TO THE PERFORMANCE

$20
Includes entry, liquid alcoholic refreshments and a limited edition print featuring concept essay by writer Bethany Small

Strictly 100 tickets released Monday 27 April 09 at www.viewofcourage.com
Purchase via the View of Courage online store

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A ZINE ABOUT GRIEF! (Title TBA)
Needs Contributors

We want to make this zine because in this culture, we only talk about death when it crahes into our lives. Fuck that!

Please send us your experiences, ideas, questions, remembrances, etc. Words, pictures, anonymous contirbutions all welcome.

Possible topics include:

– How have you mourned?
– How can we support friends who are grieving?
– Favourite comfort food recipes?
– Worst, or best, cliches about death/loss?
– How is mourning gendered?
– How does grief change over time?
– Whatever else you want

Send stuff to Sandy (deadline june 7) at:

42 Merton St, Rozelle, 2039 NSW

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tue 28

dirty shirlows
32 shirlow street, marrickville
$12 8pm ALL AGES

the network, robotosaurus, hospital the musical, yeah bears

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wed 29

paint it black
86 enmore rd, newtown
8ish free ALL AGES

lynch (+more?) live and acoustic in the shop!)

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thu 30

jura books
440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
7pm $5 ALL AGES

Its time again for a Jura acoustic night.

This Thursday (30th) at 7pm. Costs about $5 maybe. Or just a donation of sorts. There’ll probably also be some Comrade Brew to spend all your money on. Oh and there’s books too. Buy shit, there’s no better feeling.

Kitty in the Well are definitely playing.
http://www.myspace.com/kittyinthewell

And.. if you want to play let me know, or just show up and play songs. Or scream shit. I want some fuckin’ intense spoken word def jam poetry shit going down.

There also might be curries to be eaten. If no curries, at least there will be soup. Maybe a tom yam. But I just made that last bit up then so maybe not tom yam.

Everyone bring instruments and be prepared to throw away all the super punk diy cred you been saving up all these years by partaking in hours of singalongs covering classics such as nirvana, grinspoon, jebediah, spiderbait and foo fighters. I might even pull out some Creed just to fuck with you all.

Yeah, come. If anyone can play Death to the Apple Girls on guitar then definitely definitely come.

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thu 30

Boutwell Draper Gallery
82-84 George Street, Redfern
0293***
info@boutwelldrapergallery.com.au

Originally from Perth Australia , KID ZOOM has definitely become the one to watch in the Australian street-art scene. Combining precise technical ability with tongue in cheek subversions of pop iconography, his work is not only attention grabbing, but innovative in it’s use of medium.

In his first Sydney Solo Exhibition, Kid Zoom will create a unique site specific mural installation directly onto the walls of Boutwell Draper.
Come climb inside Kid Zoom’s mind for a night…”

Opening Night
Thursday 30 April 2009
6-8pm

Showing until 23 May 2009

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fri 1

jura books
440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
6pm

-> May Day party for the grand re-opening of the Jura Library! The Jura library has been closed for two years. Now, after dozens of working bees, and thousands of hours and dollars provided by volunteers and supporters in the Jura community, we have a beautiful new library space! For photos and more about the library check out http://www.jura.org.au/library . Come and party with us, read books, and plan the revolution. >> 6pm, Fri 1st May.

955***
http://www.jura.org.au

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fri 1

“The Place To Be”….. Darlinghurst
105 Crown Lane
10:15pm – 11:30pm

GALLUCCI

Swing by and hear ‘227’ played AAlive start to finish, with Mr Corcoran now re-imagining basslines on the B3. Stick around after to work on your free-throws. Usually our prac spot, ‘The Place To Be…’ is situated on Crown Lane in Darlinghurst – behind Bill & Toni’s, at the basketball ring. Museum Station is nearby. Get in touch if you’d like this explained more clearly http://www.diepunkdeath.com Ciao for now.

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fri 1

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

Thomas Jeppe
Take The Edge Off
May 1 – 16
Opening Friday May 1, 6 – 8pm

Gallery hours Thurs to Sat 11 – 6pm
Other times by appointment

T + 61 2 969***
www.blackandbluegallery.com.au

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sat 2

Brackets and Jam
Lake Munmorah Community Hall
Lake Munmorah, Central Coast

The (temperamental) Pocket
Crashing Planes
4pm start

All Ages community afternoon, with craft stalls and drum circles and fire twirling etc. Run by the community.

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sat 2

11:00am – 3:30pm
Pyrmont Bay Warf
Sydney Harbour

LOOK AT ME, I’M ON A BOAT on SATURDAY 2nd of MAY 2009

Hospital The Musical and friends will take you all around the Sydney Harbour. Please visit Hospital The Musical’s Myspace to purchase tickets $25

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sun 3

-> Join other Sydney anarchists marching together in the May Day rally – look for the red and black flag and/or bring your own. We’ll gather on the eastern side of Hyde Park fountain. >> 12pm Sun 3rd May, Hyde Park.

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sun 3

FISH MARKETS R coming up Sunday 3rd May… time to BOOK a table. limited space,
A place where u can $ell/ trade/ buy/
what people made> published>recorded< grew< themslves.
1-5pm on the 3rd MAY in Newtown
so u can still do everything else L8r!
WHAAAAT!!!!!

Co$T is a donation to the/ community space/gallery
Live folk music from the black rose shop and a *jaffle* cafe provided by the TuTu collective!!
Hope to see u there cos its getting cold and i havent had a jaffle for yearsss!!

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sun 3

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

At 2pm on the 3rd of May Black Rose is having another delightful acoustic night! Playing will be Magnoliaceae and Camilla Hill (with more to be confirmed). Entry by $5 ono donation.

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

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sun 3

Clifton School of Arts
338 Lawrence Hargraves Drive
Clifton NSW 2515
Sunday May 3rd 2:30-6:00 PM
$10 at the door (kids – whatever)

A Slow Rip are an improvisational trio steeped in their love of Krautrock, Musique Concrete, Drone, Post-Punk, Prog and Jazz. Since 2004 they have created 7 CDRs of material, the best of which was compiled onto the 2008 Endgame 2CD release “For The Time Being”. This is their 3rd live performance. Tommy Tugboat – Top Secret Project #2 is a performance by one of Australia’s most respected sound engineers. Although the details must remain hush-hush, we expect frivolity and stern discipline in equal measure.
Bring A Cushion!!! [there’s no seats]

Getting There:
Train: From Sydney Central departing 12:40, arriving at Scarborough 1:56. From the Gong trains arrive at Scarborough 12:42 and 2:42 so, if on the early train, you may want a refreshing beverage at the Scarborough Hotel. It’s a short walk north to the venue from the station.

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sun 3

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

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

jura – 955***
http://www.jura.org.au

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ANIMAL LIBERATION FUNDRAISER

What: Movie (Earthlings) + Dinner (Vegan Thai restaurant Peace Harmony)
Cost: $20 (incl. dinner + donation to Animal Liberation)
Where: Animal Liberation HQ, Level 9, 32 York St, City
When: 6:30pm, Monday May 4th

(EARTHLINGS is a feature length documentary about humanity’s absolute dependence on animals (for pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and scientific research) but also illustrates our complete disrespect for these so-called “non-human providers.” The film is narrated by Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix (WALK THE LINE, GLADIATOR)  and features music by the critically acclaimed platinum artist Moby. For more information, check out http://www.earthlings.com/). 

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just a reminder that i’ll be overseas from monday may 4th.  i’ll be scheduling the updates with what information i have before i go and will add anything i come across when i get chance/internet access.  if you have something on that you want added to the list try and let me know before this friday. 🙂

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 4th March 2009

some call outs first up:

CALLING ALL ZINESTERS
MCA & SYDNEY WRITERS’ FESTIVAL ZINE FAIR 2009

Calling all zinesters, writers who self-publish, artists who work with words, and general lovers of the independent press and the arts!

Sell/trade your zines or browse the wares of others at the MCA & Sydney Writer’s Festival Zine Fair. Huge day planned, featuring live music, great panel sessions and free guided tours of exhibitions.

FREE event
Sunday 24 May, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
140 George Street, The Rocks

Stall bookings: 02 9245***
Stall fees: $15 per table

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Date: Sunday, March 15, 2009
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Dirty Shirlows
City/Town: Marrickville, Australia
Phone: 955***
Email: dirtyshirlows@gmail.com

Monthly Dirty Shirlows markets kick off soon (and continue) on the second Sunday of every month.
Sell your music, clothes,zines, gadgets and other stuff!  email to book space
Djs etc

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wed 4

come hang out with me at paint it black (86 enmore rd) every wednesday night (6 til 11ish) as i’ll be keeping the store open.  mogwai are playing at the enmore tonight so maybe i should go buy some earplugs to sell 😉  there’s a stack of new stock in the store including things from tenzenmen distro, accident prone distro and short fuse records.  i’d like to get people to just come and hang out, maybe get some quieter acts/bands to play too.

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fri 6

Dirty Shirlows, 32 Shirlow St, Marrickville
8pm $8 all ages

DEATHTRAP, DNR, KILL A CELEBRITY, ‘DEAD, WASTED’

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fri 6

Serial Space, 33 Wellington Street, Chippendale. 8pm.
8pm $12 all ages

Grouper, Pimmon & Seaworthy

In what should turn out to be one of the best live music nights of 2009, Preservation will present a show from US artist Grouper in Sydney on March 6.

The project for Portland, Oregon’s Liz Harris, Grouper has steadily built incredible international acclaim for her mesmerising music, culminating in reaching both Pitchfork and The Wire’s Top 50 albums for 2008 with her most recent full-length, “Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill”.

Often compared to classic 4AD dream-pop acts – especially the Cocteau Twins – the trance-like melodies and narcotic voice in a Grouper song swirl both prettily and mysteriously in their pastoral, psychedelic way. Otherworldly and blissful, this one-off, intimate show will be special.

Making that more so will be a rare performance from Sydney’s sublime electronic composer Pimmon, set to release his new, long-awaited album Smudge Another Yesterday in April, with Seaworthy also adding their own delicate beauty to the evening.

The night takes place Friday March 6 at Serial Space, 33 Wellington Street, Chippendale from 8pm. Entry is 12 dollars.

Hear Grouper – http://www.myspace.com/grouperrepuorg

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fri 6

Where (?) house
8pm

Heil Spirits, Prehistoric Fuckin’ Moron & Onani

No door fee. Just bring yourselves and whoever & possibly a mobile phone cause we’re not sure how we can arrange for people to get in through the new door downstairs… call whoever you know will be there to let you in!
contact me if you need details

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sat 7

58 railway rd, sydenham
1pm

hira hira, question, green green green

shaun/tenzenmen
http://www.tenzenmen.com

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 11th February 2009

wed 11

505
hibernian house, 342 (?) elizabeth st
8:30 $10 all ages

Klumpes, Ahmad w/ Austin Benjamin Trio

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thu 12

Akemi
Opp. Meadlow Bath Station, Blue Mountains
8pm? $? all ages

Inappropriate Tough Guy Behaviour, Turds of Prey, Sun of the Seventh Sister

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fri 13

Dirty Shirlows
32 Shirlow St, Marrickville
8pm? $? all ages

Inappropriate Tough Guy Behaviour, Nunchukka Superfly, Athol & Hee Haw

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fri 13

where?house?
contact me for details
$? 8pm?

hochman and hopkins, moonmilk, knitted abyss and alps of nsw

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tue 17

@ Sedition
275 Victoria St Darlinghurst
7pm by donation

Justice Yeldham and the Dynamic Rhythm Device
Pure Being (Bris)
The Spiders (Blu Mtns)


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