What’s Cool and Unusual – 5th March 2014

Wed 5

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
$25 7pm ALL AGES

Cripple Bastards (Italy), Jig-Ai (Czech Republic), Dark Horse & Ether Rag

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Wed 5

Monster Mouse Studios, Maud Lane, Marrickville
7pm-9pm $5 entry donation
Food and drinks available

Monster Mouse is holding a two-hour life drawing session with a Sci-Fi theme!

There will be comfy couches and good music as the model engages with great props and background projections in our warehouse space.

Bring your chosen mark making tools along with lots of paper. There will be some extra pens and pencils in case you need them. Dont worry if your not a confident drawer, what better way to practice!?

Those who came to our Post Apocalyptic night last month know what to expect! Bring friends!

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Sat 8

Grindhaus, Enmore
?pm

Grindhaus #3: Battle Pope vs. Jesus Christ Posse (final/farewell show)

What’s Cool and Unusual – 15th January 2014

Thu 16

Rizzeria Printer, Shop 5, Metcalfe Arcade, 80-84 George St, The Rocks
7pm FREE ALL AGES

Legendary music and arts zine Bizoo lands in Sydney to spread the love. To celebrate the launch of Bizoo’s final release – ‘The Best, The Worst and the Trash That Never Made It’ have joint forces with the Rizzeria zine club for a special Bizoo launch incorporating:

  • a performance by Isaac Graham https://www.facebook.com/isaacgraham
  • The State of DIY in Sydney in 2014 discussion panel
  • Bizoo covers exhibition
  • Print your own exclusive Miss Helen Gocco Print
  • Rizzeria crowd-funding celebration

http://www.bizoo.com.au

Bizoo’s editors and trouble makers from Queensland are heading to Rizzeria’s Pop Up Show! Breaking the mould of traditional and often stale book launches.

The State of DIY in Sydney in 2014 will run from 7:00pm till 8:00pm. Panellists include: Leigh Rigozzi (http://www.bloodandthunder.com.au/), Shaun Tenzenmen (http://tenzenmen.com/), Kimb (http://octopuspi.com/) and Rachel Button (www.facebook.com/pissfactoryzine), Fez (Got Caught Stealing Zine) and Miss Helen http://www.spycore.net/. The session with be facilitated by Dr Jerm (Bizoo, ZICS) and Elouise Quinlivan (Smells Like Zines, Anablogue).

This panel gives local perspectives and presents different approaches to do-it-yourself and do-it-together ethics that have seen music, zines, books, wheat pastes, festivals, graffiti and protest move public opinion and allow a voice for those yet unspoken for. This is a social event, it’s not the “big wigs” sitting out front and talking at you. Come along and make some new friends and start collaborating!

Not only do punters get the free Bizoo retrospective book, but they also get to engage with interactive and make a postcard sized created by Sydney’s own Miss Helen on a Gocco Printing Machine. Gocco printing originated in Japan and is a mix of traditional screen and pressure printing, but without the mess usually associated with screen printing. Miss Helen’s print will only available on the night!, so show up or miss out.

Plus The Covers of Bizoo Exhibition featuring cover artists: Ken Taylor, Rowan Tedge, Milly Loveknuckles, Simon Degroot.

Coinciding with the launch, The Rizzeria Go for Gold (ink) Pozible Campaign with end on the same day. We’ll count down the hours and fingers crossed, celebrate its success!

Get in early to pick up your FREE copy of ‘Bizoo: The Best, The Worst & The Trash That Never Made It’

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Sat 18

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

SHAKING HELL (Melb) / YES I’M LEAVING / NARROW LANDS / PALMAR GRASP

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Sat 18

Goatfest, Jerry’s Place, Dural
(email me for details of if you fb go here: https://www.facebook.com/events/617938218264018)

TRANSPORT
Unless you can get a ride back or going to stay the night I do not recommend public transport. Now you can feel my pain whenever I want to socialize.

FOOD
There will be food made by my old folks on the night. Homemade burritos and nachos with vegan options too. It will cost money but it will go towards sending packed clothes to Chile so all for a good cause. Alternatively, you can travel out to IGA, KFC, Maccas, Hungry Jacks or any of the kebab and burgers places that will be open till a certain time. Feel free to bring your own food too if you wish

CAMPING
Yes, you can camp here. Got plenty of acreage to go around. Bring your own gear.

OTHER INFO
There will be a donation box up. It’s not compulsory but it would be really appreciated if you can donate a few coins. I did a CD compilation last time but I don’t think I’ll do it again this year unless you guys really want to.

BYO booze and doobs just no smoking inside. Feel free to invite people that will respect the house and people so no dickheads, please. Please don’t nick any money bands have made from merch. Stealing from local bands is low.

Without sounding like a dick there is somewhat of a capacity limit but i don’t know how many people i can keep inside. Bring friends and lovers but leave your entourage at home.

There will be an esky and a fridge available but it’s probably best to bring your own just in case.

If you want to bring your distro to sell some stuff you’re more than welcome to.

If in the very unlikely chance that it rains on the day then the Acoustic Tree will be an Acoustic Indoors thing. Its going to be fucked if it does rain though

My dogs are not very people friendly due to them not being city dogs. They will be kept inside but if you see them out and they go berserk and you freak out then it’s best to remove yourself.

MY STUFF
Don’t thrash it, please. No jumping off the TV. You’re welcomed to sling couches at bands though

I DON’T EVEN LIKE MUSIC AYE
I’ll have a Nintendo 64 hooked up. I’m no fool man I got all the top multiplayer games. Mario Kart, Diddy Kong Racing, Goldeneye, F Zero X, Super Smash Bros, you know the deal.

I DON’T LIKE VIDEO GAMES EITHER
Then go pat Tina or something.

GOAT
Yes, I really do have a pet goat. Her name is Tina. No heavy petting.

Jurassic Penguin
Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt
Vile Specimen
Goon Soaked Rag
Jackals
Ramps
The Sufferjets
Amateur Drunks
LHI
Hannah Band
Ivan And The Backpackers
Yo Put That Bag Back On
The Holiday Project
Alf Stewart
Emergency Syndrome
Brain Zaps
Raptrz
School Shooting
Frame 313
Planet Terror
Bum Spew
Battels

Acoustic tree
Zzzounds
Blackcrosses
N. Martin
Lachlan R. Dale (The Isolation Tapes)
Great Lakes
Mr. Beautiful
Andy Wenman
Ladders
No Folding Chairs For The Homeless

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Sat 18

ONE BRICK TODAY PRESENTS:
@ The DogHaus!!!!!
156 Unwins Bridge Road, St Peters.
(a super close walk from Sydenham Station)
7pm

ERICA FREAS (usa)
https://www.facebook.com/musicofericafreas

& MORE!!!!

PLUS :

  • Vegan BBQ.
  • Movie screenings.
  • Stalls.
  • Mocktails/cocktails/dogtails.
    & heaps more.

This is a house show. Please leave shitty attitudes at home

LISTEN HERE: http://ericafreas.bandcamp.com/
MORE INFO HERE: One Brick Today
& http://onebricktoday.wordpress.com/

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Sat 18

Red Rattler, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville
$12+bf, 8pm

Primitive Calculators

35 years after they first crawled out of dark, suburban Springvale to spew their synth-punk filth over Melbourne and beyond, Primitive Calculators have made their first-ever studio album, aptly entitled The World Is F@#ked.

Bleaker, harsher and more desperately hilarious than ever, Primitive Calculators have created the ultimate aural statement of ageing, despair and futility. The new album pulls no punches across its nine one-word songs. The sound is a kind of shimmering ball of white noise and malice, a floating miasma filled with all the bile most people never let emerge from their subconscious. Surprisingly, it’s really fun to listen to!

For this special occasion, Primitive Calculators are revisiting the legendary Little Bands idea that they created in the late 70s, asking a bunch of friends and fellow artists to form one-off little bands to play a series of 15-minute sets before Primitive Calculators take the stage.

Expect the unexpected!

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Sat 18

The Pitz, 1 Mitchell Street, Marrickville
2pm ALL AGES $10 or $5 if you bring a dish for the Pot Luck!

ACHE

OVERRUN (Brisbane)
http://overrunpunx.bandcamp.com/

MAN-DATE F.I.R.S.T.S.H.O.W
No internet presence.

KLANGBERG
http://3bsrecords.bandcamp.com/track/reformed-caveman

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Sun 19

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
3pm ALL AGES

ERICA FREAS (of RVIVR – usa), MAKING, GLORY HOLE, KT SPIT, OVERRUN

What’s Cool and Unusual – 25th December 2013

Sat 28

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
$10 ALL AGES 8pm

MERE WOMEN//LENIN LENNON//SADFACES

MERE WOMEN (Sydney) are set to release a 7″ on Southpaw Records in the new year AND recording album # 2 in January for release some time in 2014. Get along to see a couple of tunes you wouldn’t have heard and a couple of “oldies”
joining them are:
LENIN LENNON (Newcastle) which have to be one of the best post punk/hardcore bands in the world
AND
new boys
SADFACES with a one time all boy band lineup

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Tue 31

38 Norton St, Ashfield
4pm

Stuck for something to do this NYE? Why not enjoy some of finest bands/solo acts currently going in the relaxed atmosphere of… my lounge room. There will be some kind of vego/vegan bbq going but if anyone wants to bring a plate you’re more than welcome. Bands featured are:

Alex party Cat:
Billy Bourke:
Sleepy:
Ache:
Safe Word:

Plus more tba

What’s Cool and Unusual – 20th November 2013

Fri 22

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

NARROWLANDS (Album Launch) / TED DANSON WITH WOLVES / ACHE

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Fri 22

Monster Mouse Maud Lane, Marrickville
8pm ALL AGES

SCAB EATER/ROSS/CANINE/EVERYTHING I OWN IS BROKEN/UNKNOWN TO GOD

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Fri 22

Red Rattler, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville
$? 8pm

Day Ravies + Sounds Like Sunset + Chook Race + East River

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Sat 23

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
2pm ALL AGES $5

CITTAGAZZE, OSLOW, YES I’M LEAVING, PALMAR GRASP

7pm ALL AGES

CLOWNS + MORE

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Sat 23

When: Saturday, November 23, from about midday onwards.
Where: A Backyard In Marrickville, Sydney, Australia

Harmony + DJs

To get yourself a ‘ticket’ (a Google Map with directions) simply send an email to us@polaroids****.com with the subject line HARMONY.

The backyard is small/cosy, so capacity is fairly limited. There will be a maximum of 4 tickets allocated for each email we receive, so please also specify the number of mates/kids you wanna bring along as well. No dickheads.

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Sun 24

Sydney Steel Rd, Marrickville
2pm FREE ALL AGES

Scab Eater, Ross, Glory Hole, Chinese Burns Unit and Safe Word

What’s Cool and Unusual – 21st August 2013

Thu 22

Mu-Meson Archives is at the Corner Parramatta Rd and Trafalgar St Annandale, at the back of King Furniture Building in Trafalgar st up the steel staircase. Phone 9517-2010

From Noise to No Wave
Jay Katz selects and compiles as series of Music clips that embrace the late 70’s to mid 80’s post punk industrial sound. This was the last musical revolution, in which pop was completely deconstructed and the birth of sampling began. Imagine Rage with Miss Death and Jay Katz as guest programmers. Mu-Meson Archives Doors 7.30 for 8pm start $10

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Fri 23

843 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill
Start from 6pm, $10 entry – all proceeds towards Nicko’s ride
BYO friends and beer

The Surgery is raising the roof to raise money for Nicko Lunardi’s Tour for a Cure.
Our friend Nicko is cycling over 1000 kilometres participating in six different rides covering Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Adelaide in an effort to fundraise for Cancer research.
This is one of many shows in benefit for the cause.

Bands/Acts:
The Walking Who
High Tails
Big White
Dead Brian
Jack and Elmo
Handkerchief Thief
Wolf and the Gang

Check out Nicko’s page:
http://sy13.conquercancer.org.au/site/TR?px=1279682&fr_id=1113&pg=personal

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Sat 24

Beatdisc Records, Shop 11/181 Church Street, Parramatta
6pm

Melbourne’s FOXTROT will be bringing their blend of punk rock to Western Sydney in support of their brand new album ‘Gone Fishin’ and playing an instore here at Beatdisc Records!

Supported by Sydney duo CORPUS, Newcastle Alt-Country band ADELINE PINES & local awesome guys UNBRANDED ANIMALS! Bands from 6PM, Saturday 24th August! $5 ENTRY

FOXTROT
http://www.facebook.com/Foxtrotpunk
http://jackknifemusic.bandcamp.com/album/foxtrot-gone-fishin

CORPUS
https://www.facebook.com/CorpusMusic
http://corpuscorpuscorpus.bandcamp.com/

ADELINE PINES
https://www.facebook.com/adelinepinesmusic

UNBRANDED ANIMALS
https://www.facebook.com/unbrandedanimals

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Sat 24

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

AMATEUR DRUNKS (LP Launch!) / YES I’M LEAVING / ALEX PARTY CAT / GLORY HOLE

What’s Cool and Unusual – 24th July 2013

Thu 25

Forenzics, 8pm
Colbourne Ave – 37-47 St Johns Rd, Glebe

Free-improv with trumpet, bass, guitar, drums. Cinematic, hypnotic and unpredictable landscapes of sound.

They are a force to be reckoned with, taking the audiences on a journey, sometimes wild and tumultuous, sometimes soothing, fragile and hypnotically beautiful.

https://www.facebook.com/events/140602479478028

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Thu 25

Mu-Meson Archives is at the Corner Parramatta Rd and Trafalgar St Annandale, at the back of King Furniture Building in Trafalgar st up the steel staircase (OR IS IT ALUMINIUM?). Phone 9517-2010
Doors 7.30 for 8pm start $10

Meson Master Class
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: Unforgettable Characters Book Launch and Talks.
Author Michael Spann will discuss the recently republished ‘William S. Burroughs Unforgettable Characters’ focusing on Burroughs’ Mexican lawyer, Bernabe Jurado (whose work ensured Burroughs only served 13 days for the shooting of his common law wife {champion?}, Joan Vollmer) and the infamous narcotraficante, Lola ‘La Chata’ (who appears as Lupita in a host of Burroughs’ work). Author Jack Sargeant on WSB and sound. Plus: A rare and special film screening.

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Thu 25

The Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville
SAD CLUB #2 / 10 BUCKS

LIVE:
NAMINE (‘CELESTIAL LOVE’ ALBUM LAUNCH)
GOLDEN BLONDE

PLUS:
SAD TEEN POETRY (+ OPEN MIC!)
DJ UNBREAK MY HEART
THE SADDEST PROJECTIONS IN THE WORLD

Teenaged emotional house diva Namine’s debut album “Celestial Love” (Bossman Records) is a Wagnerian outpouring of pathos if ever I saw one and we are ever saddened to launch his epic trance ballads in live form.

Joining Namine are sad sacks Golden Blonde who are soon releasing their debut album, “Gwen” on Tenzenmen.

Opening up the night we have a devastating lineup of writers revisiting the saddest, most embarrassingly overwrought poetry of their youth. There’ll be an OPEN MIC section for this, post in the event or sign up on the night for the opportunity to shed the very fabric of your soul onto an unsuspecting public.

All this on a Thursday, the saddest night of the week.

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Fri 26

Mu-Meson Archives
Doors 7.30 for 8pm start $10

I’m totally Wired
Mark E. Smith and the History of the Fall
Would you believe that The Fall IS John Peel’s favorite band? Tonight we explore the life of Mark E. Smith and the ever changing line up of The Fall. Probably the most uncompromising act to be spawned in Britain and definitely one of the finest examples of musical outsider art.

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Fri 26

Red Rattler, 5 Faversham St, Marrickville
$10 8pm

Octopus Pi & Lost Race Records (QLD) are stoked to collaborate in presenting a night of solid, dual-city music. We don’t get Cobwebbs & Nite Fields around these parts too often so put this in your calendar!

COBWEBBS (QLD) – https://www.facebook.com/cobwebbbbs
Brisbane hypno-tsunamic of ultrasonic noise. With two 7″s and one sold out 12″ LP under their belt, they bring their psychedelic pop songs to the city of Sydney, for a rare show!

NITE FIELDS (QLD) – https://www.facebook.com/nitefields
Adultered art-rock/post-punk/ambient/electronic ala a high Roland S Howard fucking a drunk Enya!

FAMILY – https://www.facebook.com/familyaus
MILKK – https://www.facebook.com/Milkk

  • LOST RACE DJs

Presented by Octopus Pi: http://www.facebook.com/octopsupi
and Lost Race Records: https://www.facebook.com/lostrace
Very cool poster by Colin J Thompson!

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Sat 27

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

MULTIPLE MAN (Bris) / MOB / MODEL CITIZEN / DJ DARK CLICHE (NOTV)

  • LIVE VISUALS BY CL!NG F!LM (AKA DAN CAPE)

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Sat 27

Broken Hive and Chatswood Youth Centre Present
1PM – 5PM
$10 on the door.

Trainwreck
“Fresh Air/Dead Lungs” Launch Tour
With Special Guests
Hearts Like Wolves
Clipped Wings
Final Frontier
Corrupt Minds
Chatswood YouthCentre

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Sat 27

62 Constitution Rd, Dulwich Hill
2pm $5 ALL AGES

School Shooting, Frame 313, Hannah Band, Ramps, Christ Fetish

What’s Cool and Unusual – 10th July 2013

Callout

Monster Mouse rehearsal space In Marrickville near Sydenham station.
$10 an hour.
7pm-10pmish Monday to Saturday.
Cabs, drums n other gear available. Storage boxes.
Demo recording, venue, stage rehearsal and an all purpose hire space.
monstermousestudios@gmail.com
0413638668

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Fri 12

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

No Art (7″ Launch) / Unity Floors / School Girl Report / Lenin Lennon

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Sat 13

House show, Constitution Rd, Dulwich Hill
3pm ALL AGES

BITS OF SHIT, PALMAR GRASP, FRAME 313, OBAT BATUK

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Sat 13

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
7pm // All-ages

Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt / Face Command / Jackals / Dispolar

Art as Catharsis present a Black Wire fundraiser! First Jackals show!

http://artascatharsis.bandcamp.com/album/dys-closure
http://facecommand.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/jxckxlz
http://dispolar.bandcamp.com

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
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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?!

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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! 😉

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thu 16

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

THE SPLINTER ORCHESTRA
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.

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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

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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?

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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.

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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

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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

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sat 18

glebe record fair
opposite glebe markets
9am

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

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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

3D PARTY @ HIBERNIAN HOUSE, ROOM 4OH!4

Featuring the combined talents of…

YES NUKES
SIMO SOO
WAR BOYS
MILLY VON ILL (DJ SET)
CATINABOX (DJ SET)

+ 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!!!!!!!!!!!

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sat 18

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

FTW FUNDRAISER.

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.

SHOW STARTS EARLY – 5PM til 10PM.
all ages – there will also be a bar set up inside.

www.myspace.com/ftwfashion
www.serialspace.org – for map

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sat 18

4 Talbot St, Sydenham
(1ST LEFT AFTER HUNGRY JACKS, HEADING SOUTH FROM NEWTOWN ON THE PRINCES HWY)

$16 8pm?

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

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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!)

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sun 19

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

FREE CHOICE DUO & SUPERSTAR

w/ Hochman & Hopkins + Knitted Abyss + more

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sun 19

Mountain Fold Music Journal Launch Party

Black & Blue Gallery
302/267-271 Cleveland Street
Redfern
4-7PM

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!

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  ++