What’s Cool and Unusual – 21st May 2014

Wed 21

Lamps, Hibernian House, 342 Elizabeth Street

Peter Farrar – solo
Shota Matsumura


Thu 22

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale

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


Fri 23

Firstdraft, 13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo

Video Ezy

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


Fri 23

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

Angharad Yeo – Spiderstring Album Launch.

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


Sat 24

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

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


Sun 25

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

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


Sun 25

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

involuntary muscle
feat. Jane Sheldon | Michaela Davies


Sun 25

Level 3, Central 28 Broadway, Chippendale

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

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 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


Wed 5

Frankie’s Pizza, 50 Hunter Street, Sydney

Bug Girl, Babymachine


Thu 6

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

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


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


Sat 8

Jam Gallery – Underground 195 Oxford st Bondi Junction

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


Sun 9

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


MIKE MAJKOWSKI – double bass
RISHIN SINGH – trombone

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


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 – 23rd October 2013

Thu 24

Jura Books, 440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham

Folk punk in the library


Fri 25

Jura Books, 440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham

Featherweight, Yo Put That Bag Back On, Mowgli, Those Things


Fri 25

Peppertree Cafe, 63 The Mall, Bankstown
6pm Free ALL AGES

Angharad Yeo, Aaron and Luke, Tommy Francisco


Sun 27

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale



Mon 28

401 Hibernian House, 342 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills
7pm $10 ALL AGES

::::::::: KLAUS FILIP (Austria) :::::::::::
solo sine waves

:::::::::::: ASTRID LORANGE:::::::::::

::::::::::: THE SPLINTER ORCHESTRA ::::::::::::
electro-acoustic sounds made by lots of people

::::::::::: IVAN LYSIAK ::::::::::::
‘Lucky Dip’

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 – 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:


  • 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 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 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/


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


Fri 2

8PM / $10


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


Fri 2

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale

Duck Duck Chop, Making, No Art and Lenin Lennon


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.


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 – 26th June 2013

Fri 28

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

Tired Minds
Ghosts (final show)
The Reverend Jesse Custer
Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt
Yo, Put That Bag Back on


Fri 28

Jura Books, 440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham

DEQY Presents: New Boyfriend, Palmar Grasp & Everything I Own Is Broken


Fri 28

Paragon Cafe, 65 Katoomba St, Katoomba.
28th June, 7 – 8.45pm 28th June, 7 – 8.45

$15 / $8 conc.
Sound Bites is a monthly performance forum of music, improvisation, poetry, spoken word and sound-art in Katoomba’s original Art-Deco Café – Paragon Café. This month ‘s event is presented in collaboration with the Goethe-Institute and will feature:


Andrew Brooks is a saxophonist, improviser and curator creating work which draws from jazz, improvised and experimental traditions. His music explores the intersection between composition and improvisation and focuses on a ‘collective-interactive process’ between the musicians. Amongst many things, Andrew is a co-director of the NOW now series and festival of exploratory music, a co-conveyor of the Splinter Orchestra, a co-presenter of the experimental radio program Shepherd Tones on Eastside Radio and a co-founder of the independent record label and creative music network‚ Listen/Hear Collective‚ an artist-run initiative. http://www.andrewbrooksmusic.com/

John Wilton is a Sydney drummer involved in rock, jazz, and experimental music scenes. He plays in Nhomea, Yard Duty, the Splinter Orchestra, Project Collective Unit, Ur 1st Luv, and a number of collaborations with various improvisers including Rishin Singh, Andrew Brooks, and Jeremy Tartar. He performed at the 2012 and 2013 NOW now festivals and has since become a co-director of the organisation. He was also recently involved in the Australian premiers of works by Austin Buckett, Cat Hope, and Peter Ablinger on New Music Up Late on ABC Radio.

HINTERLANDT is a German-Australian solo act juggling string and wind instruments, electronic sounds, percussion and effects. Composed parts are merged with improvised sections to create one piece of music and sound. Hinterlandt has released eleven studio albums on nine underground labels in five countries. Having already played in places such as Sydney, London, Melbourne, Bangkok, Berlin, Helsinki, Rome, Brisbane, Amsterdam, Lisbon, etc. Hinterlandt is looking forward to add Katoomba to the list.

SCHNEIDER TM is a traveling sound artist from Germany sponsored by Goethe-Institut. He has been touring extensively and putting out semi-electronic indie albums on City Slang etc. but he also did more experimental collaborations with Oren Ambarchi, Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten), Pan Sonic, Damo Suzuki (Can) etc. etc. His current set Construction Sounds is an abstract body of work based on field recordings. http://www.schneidertm.net/


Sat 29

Black Wire Records, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale

Making + Roku Music + Yes, I’m Leaving + Sour Cream


Sat 29

The Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St. Marrickville
8pm $15 ALL AGES

Sydney’s long-running electronic act, ollo, are leaving our fair shores, and this will be their final show. Featuring performances from friends such as Liz Martin, and a selection of DJs, ollo will be going out with a Shebang! Pow! Plop! Whizzzzzzz! (to quote Bardot/Gainsbourg).

And get your pens and paper ready as at some point in the show they’ll be improvising lyrics based on your suggestions once again…

Their third album ‘Ape Delay’, released last year, made the SMH best of 2012 list, and was nominated for the Australian Music Prize.

$15 (part of the door charge
goes to Save the Rat!)
Find out more at ollo.net.au.


Sat 29

Tin Sheds Spots #3 – Schneider TM (GER), Scissorlock, Steffan Ianigro
Tin Sheds Spots in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Australia.

Not actually in the tin sheds gallery

Back to the Old School – meaning that this one is back in the Darlington Old School Building, not that we’ll be playing 80s hip hop, although SchneiderTM is a guy who has been around long enough to have seen some genres come and go. We’re pleased to welcome him to Sydney and perform his Construction Sounds set. In support are two Conservatorium alumni who are pushing at the edges.

Schneider TM (Germany): electronics and recorded industrial sound from Berlin, w visuals by paniK
Scissor Lock: electronics and voice
Steffan Ianigro: gas cylinder bells and electronics

Old Darlington School (Maze Crescent, University of Sydney, Darlington)


Sun 30

Alaska Projects (Level 2, Kings X Carpark, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Kings X)

“The power of the music – what it gives you and does to you, where it takes you – seems impossible, like sorcery or subatomic physics, considering its simplicity. It’s like the sun; and then the moon. How does it do that? It encompasses, more dimensional even than light, instantly, and not by force but sympathy. It changes everything.”

  • Richard Hell, Go Now

Contemporary music and art magazine World’s Only and Kings Cross gallery space Alaska Projects come together again in the ninth free concert in the MUSICAL ALASKA series, Tribes. Exploring the mystical and transcendent power of music and what it means to perform it as a group, Tribes will feature two very unconventional orchestras: improvised music stalwarts The Splinter Orchestra alongside the very new Alaska Orchestra in their fourth performance together.


Mon 1

@ 401 Hibernian House
342 Elizabeth St,
Surry Hillz
doors 7pm, sounds 7:30pm


// Dale Gorfinkel (melb) //
modified trumpet

::: Té :::
Kynan Tan (perth) + Andrew Brooks
electronic and acoustic sounds

Aemon Webb // Adam Sussman (bris) // Laurence Williams
double guitars + drums

What’s Cool and Unusual – 18th June 2013

Wed 19

Beatdisc, 11/181 Church St, Parramatta
6.30pm free ALL AGES

Wil Wagner, Laika


Thu 20

Cafe Church (37-47 St. Johns Rd, Glebe, 2037)
$10/$20 8pm

Lines of Flight are an improvising ensemble who work within a sometimes alien, sometimes familiar soundworld, built on the ruinous foundations of contemporary jazz, rock and metal, art music, experimental beats, and free improvisation.
This will be the first time we have played in the high-ceilinged ambience of Colbourne Ave. We’re really looking forward to exploring the room’s sonic possibilities- if you’ve never been to Colbourne, it’s a wonderful venue. Admission is $20/$10 adult/concession. BYO food and drink, and there’s plenty of comfy couches to facilitate the listening to of musics.

The band features Joe Cummins on trumpet, Casey Golden on piano, Alex Slater on drums, and Sam Pettigrew on bass. We describe our music as ‘heavy’, ‘intense’, ‘hypnotic’, ‘quite’, ‘lyrical’, ’emotional’, ‘understated’ minimal’. If you like music by Alasnoaxis, Miles Davis, Radiohead, Holy Other, Queens of the Stoneage, and Arve Henriksen, there’s a chance you might think to yourself ‘what the hell, Lines of Flight sound nothing like that’.


Fri 21

Mu-Meson Archives, Corner Parramatta Rd and Trafalgar St Annandale, at the back of King Furniture Building in Trafalgar st up the steel staircase.
Doors 7.30 for 8pm start $10

Frank Zappa’s Straight and Bizarre
During the late 1960s, Frank Zappa develop the business side of his career by setting up Bizarre Records and Straight Records as ventures to aid the funding of projects and to increase creative control. Zappa produced Captain Beefheart, and releases by Alice Cooper, Wild Man Fischer, and many other influential performers.


Sat 22

Black Wire Records, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
4.30pm $10 ALL AGES

Black Wire is awesome. Tom is Awesome. Everybody that donates their time and effort to making such a unique and important place for live music is awesome.

Here are some awesome bands that will be performing for your enjoyment, with all proceeds going to directly to the best venue in Sydney.

Brought to you by Monolith Records, Tenzenmen, and the goobers responsible for SoundDave, Draytone Indu$trie$, we present the next in a continuing line of pun-titled music festivals that are significantly better than the ones whose names they appropriate: STEREOTOMIC!

STOCKADES (Melbourne)
The noodliest bunch of heshians you ever did hear. They’ve got a new 10″ out and it’s amazing.
This will make you want to perform anti-capitalist sax solos in your local McDonald’s.
Listen & Pre-order their 10″ here:

Featuring people from every good band ever, Seahorse Divorce have just released their debut LP through Tenzenmen and in doing so proved that XXXX is far from the best thing Queensland has to offer.
Get sad, then dance about it.

Dude’s guitar is made of metal, metal! I’d wager it was actually constructed from some kind of space-metal that doesn’t actually exist on earth, but that he had obtained from a rare asteroid that landed in rural Russia.
The result is very loud, very awesome music.

People talk about no bullshit rock, they are all full of shit unless they are in Firearms, who actually play no bullshit rock. And it’s pretty party. And the gig is BYO, so you can drink a beer every time Reg does his energizer bunny jumps.

Edward Bridge “Ted” Danson III (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor, author and producer, well known for his role as lead character Sam Malone in the sitcom Cheers, and his role as Dr. John Becker on the series Becker. He is currently starring in the CBS drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Little known fact: Ted Danson is actually a composite human (much like Captain Planet) that only exists when the four members of this band combine their special rings and make headnoddable – but at times difficult to nod your head to – tunes in a live setting. Witness the birth of TD!

Imagine Bob Nanna punched cones and lived in Newcastle. This will make you wish you had a high school sweetheart that you fucked things up with so that you could be all Perks Of Being A Wallflower introspective while telling your friends that this music should totally be the sound track to the new, harder hitting season of The OC. Because it should. Can you kickflip to the Shins? Get outta here!

Most sybian-friendly band in Sydney. Oslow are like a ballsier Get Up Kids, or a sexier Sunny Day Real Estate. Or something. They are amazing.

If the brothers Kinsella starred in Deliverance, and then forgot how to play ‘Dueling Banjos’ but continued playing banjos and were rapidly running out of funny excuses as to why they can’t play ‘Dueling Banjos’ when heckled to do so you might have something remotely similar to Pinch Hitter.

Doors are at 4:30pm, get down nice and early as there’s a huge line up to get through and this will inevitably hit capacity (we hope, so hesh).

Entry is only 10 bones, and that goes to Black Wire. Who rule.

Poster by Sam McKenzie – http://samsamsamsam.com/



Sat 22

Where: Hibernian House (Level 4?)
How much: $10 on the door
8pm till 1am BYO

The Finer Things and 3BS Records Present: LOST FEW 7″ Launch

On the 22nd June we’ll be assisting Melbourne artist LOST FEW in the launch of his brand new 7″ EP, out on Sydney label 3BS. Having taken his unique brand of dubbed out drums and feedback loops, LOST FEW, along with his many collaborators, has managed to pave his own corner of the Australian underground music scene, and will finally be making it up to Sydney for what will surely be a unique live experience.

Joining on the night will be Sydney’s own Scissor Lock – better known as one half of both Collarbones and Black Vanilla – he’ll be performing under his more experimental moniker; as well as a live performance by 3BS head Mannheim rocket, who’ll be debuting his new A/V live show in spectacular fashion.

Our good friends from Sydney collective Anomaly will also be present, Gareth Psaltis performing live and Jordan Peters DJing, along with a special set by Daniel Gottlieb from Spiral Sounds.

Scissor Lock
Mannheim Rocket
Gareth Psaltis
Jordan Peters
Daniel Gottlieb


Sun 23

Mu-Meson Archives, Corner Parramatta Rd and Trafalgar St Annandale, at the back of King Furniture Building in Trafalgar st up the steel staircase.

Miss Deaths Knitting Group
Do you want to learn how to knit, crochet, or any other craft? Or you just want to come along for a social (there is lot’s to discuss). Boys are welcome as long as they do a craft or something useful. Mu-Meson Archives Doors 4pm with a plate.


Sun 23

Lamps, Hibernian House, 342 Elizabeth Street

Alyx Dennison, Evelyn Ida Morris, Sarah Jullienne, Richard Cartwright

What’s Cool and Unusual – 15th April 2009

a quick heads up – i’ll be in malaysia and thailand for most of may. i’m going to schedule the weekly updates whilst i’m away so send thru any events asap so i can add them in before i go as i’m not sure how much time and access i’ll have to keep them up to date whilst i’m away. now…blue shirt or red shirt?!


wed 15

i’ll be in paint it black again tonight – drop in and have a chat. obviously i’m not going to be there on wednesdays whilst i’m overseas! 😉


thu 16

@ PACT theatre – 107 railway parade erskineville
7:30pm start
$10 / $8 (for concession) on the door

large-scale electro-acoustic improvising ensemble, The Splinter Orchestra, will be performing for the first time in sydney for many months!

Sydney-based artist Mathew Rochford will also be presenting a new piece for 50 clocks on the night. The night is presented by Quarterbred.


fri 17

eva burning light, 319 parramatta rd, leichardt

squat punk frenzy

Room 1. 8pm: Punkcore feat. Grim Love, Hot Girls, Badlands, Scum System Kill, The Disadvantaged, Upsidedown Ms Jane.

Room 2. 8pm: Noise/Breakcore feat. Turds of Prey, Forming, Freedom Sound, Free Damage, Spin Control, Dj Corporal Leper, Dj Shithouse, Swarm, Dislasystem


fri 17

Serial Space
33 wellington st, chippendale
8pm? $?

FREE CHOICE DUO & SUPERSTAR are bringing their longform textured music to Sydney.

w/ Garbage & The Flowers + Holy Balm

FREE CHOICE DUO are Jarrod & Jess playing synthesizer, electric organ & ryhthm box. Most likely performing our latest composition “Coal Train”.

SUPERSTAR are Keiran & Esther playing guitar & synthesizer. Most likely performing their on-going ever evolving piece “Space Hassle”.

Hopefully copies of the FREE CHOICE / MENTAL POWERS split 7″ (on Fifth Column) will be available. Superstar will maybe prepare a tour cdr?


fri 17

Gallucci @ The Place – Friday 17/4/09 – 10:15pm.

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 exaplined more clearly. Ciao for now.


fri 17

Mutiny zine is turning three! To celebrate you’re invited to a party at Black Rose Books (22 Enmore Rd, Newtown) at 7pm on April 17. Mutiny is a Sydney-based zine which aims to explore different avenues of disobedience and resistance, and to encourage people to write about their ideas, actions and experiences. Mutiny is available for free every month on paper and online at http://www.jura.org.au/mutiny


sat 18

eva burning light, 319 parramatta rd, leichardt

squat punk frenzy

Room 1. 2pm: Squatting workshop featuring sydneys’ squatting best. Come find people to squat with!

Room 1. 8pm: Punkcore feat. Walrora, Do Not Resuscitate, Crippled Gyspies, Capacapo, Voting With Bricks, Sticky Fingers, Crux, Jiveass Trio.

Room 2. 8pm: Dodgy disco + Other things feat. Dj Oke, Deadbeat + more


sat 18

glebe record fair
opposite glebe markets

only mention this as there will be a combined paint it black/accident prone/tenzenmen table at the fair!


sat 18

Suite 404, Hibernian House, Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills
9pm, $10 donation will get you entry, 3D glasses & a blue & red shot of liqueur


Featuring the combined talents of…


+ special surprise guests TBA

Also, 3D films will fill the walls. Also all guests to the event will also feature in stunning realistic 3D, too!!!!!!!!!!!


sat 18

33 wellington street, chippendale
5:00pm – 10:30pm


raising money for our first collection.

there will be select garments available for purchase, from our ‘tie-die’ range, and our upcoming collection, as well as a small selection of vintage clothing.

LIVE PERFORMANCES from catcall, circle pit, kirin j callinan and dominic talarico.

all ages – there will also be a bar set up inside.

www.serialspace.org – for map


sat 18

4 Talbot St, Sydenham

$16 8pm?

Bug Girl,Peter Pan Speedrock, Captain Reckless and Nobody Knew They Were Robots


sun 19

eva burning light, 319 parramatta rd, leichardt

squat punk frenzy

Room 1. 2pm: Acoustic, folk, hiphhop, spoken words, art, drama afternoon. 

Room 2. ?pm: more!

(sorry – couldn’t find any more details but there will definitely be something on!)


sun 19

Locksmith Gallery
6 botany rd, redfern
6pm, $?


w/ Hochman & Hopkins + Knitted Abyss + more


sun 19

Mountain Fold Music Journal Launch Party

Black & Blue Gallery
302/267-271 Cleveland Street

Alcohol supplied by Grolsch

Issue #1 features:

– Beaches
– Eddy Current Suppression Ring
– Fabulous Diamonds
– Naked On The Vague
– Michael Rother
– Songs

is that enough for ya!

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

101 ways to shut down a venue – 7th February 2007

Sabot / The Thaw / Wog / The Warm Feelings
8pm, $10

One-Oh-One is a new independent space in Hibernian House ( room 101 in the stained glass building, 342 Elizabeth St, sizzle hizzayz). Come check it out!

23rd Oct 2021 – One Oh One was a relatively new space in Hibernian House run by Damien and Mert from the Warm Feelings. Unfortunately, its location within the building and the volume the Warm Feelings used the space to practice at caused problems with other spaces around and above. I think perhaps all bands got to play except Sabot before there were threats of physical violence and calls to the police. Ray from Wog was due to play with the Hard-Ons just around the corner at the Excelsior and was open to the idea of Sabot being able to play at the end of their set. Blackie wasn’t so keen and by the time it may have been a possibility Chris from Sabot had already had a couple of beers, which was a no-no for Team Sabot shows and the night ended up somewhat disappointingly all round.

ok – anyone on list who paid to come along to the sabot show with wog,the thaw and the warm feelings last night obviously didn’t get to see a full show for their money so i’d like to invite you to the following couple of shows for free entry:

sunday feb 11th 2pm at the pitz
the black hundred, gioconda smile, when chimps attack, half life

sunday feb 25th 2pm at the pitz
very much robot, wog, peewee, ohana

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