What’s Cool and Unusual – 24th September 2008

wed 24

la campana, 53-55 liverpool st, sydney
8pm $5

CLUB CONSOLADOR DE DOS CAROS PRESENTS:

TIM OLIVE –  3 OF MILLIONS – KUSUM NORMOYLE

starring on our NEW IMPROVED PA SYSTEM!

TIM OLIVE (USA/jap)-     Osaka resident, born and raised on the Canadian prairies, began playing electric bass at age 12, fueled by 70’s hard rock.  A move to “the city” brought exposure to free jazz, early electronic music and the music(s) of Asia.   Efforts were made to accomodate these sounds within the range of rock instrumentation in the bands Nimrod and Soap-Jo Henshi, but eventually periodic rhythms and tempered pitches were jettisoned in favour of open forms, improvisation and exploration of the full sonic possibilities of steel strings and magnetic pickups, the number and diameter of strings varying periodically.
Extensive touring in North America, Europe and Japan has provided opportunities to play with a wide range of musicians, as well as long-term playing recording relationships with Jeffrey Allport, Shinichi Isohata, Fritz Welch, Francisco Meirino (aka Phroq), Nishikawa Bunsho (in the duo Supernatural Hot Rug And Not Used), as well as a duo with dancer Corrie Befort.
http://www.virb.com/shranu
http://www.myspace.com/timolive

3 OF MILLIONS- Brave turns, textural layering and a strong sense of united phrasing direct the music from intimate storytelling to epic intensity. This is music for the laughers, and the cryers. The rawest of emotions are sure to be unleashed. Keep your ears peeled and eyes open. In 3ofmillions, the piano trio format is morphed in to a new ultra-sonic beast. Rising from the embers of eclectic musical experiences including Triosk, Trio Apoplectic, the Splinter Orchestra, Pivot, Pure Evil Trio, and Holly Throsby Band. These influences are all called upon to improvise music that can, and does, go anywhere.
“a brave new world of sound.” **** John Shand, SMH

KUSUM NORMOYLE – Kusum is an improvising vocalist/electronic artist/alternative pop musician based in sydney. She works with voice and electronics for performance and installation. Kusum is also performing at TINA this year, get in for a preview with consolador, this exciting new sound experimentor is one to watch.

http://www.myspace.com/kusumnormoyle

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fri 26

dirty shirlows
32 shirlow st, marrickville

truth from facts, fourteen nights at sea, hira hira, the thaw

(killer line up!)

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fri 26

where?house
when?time
what?price

Castings, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam, Lakes, and Naked On The Vague.

castings myspace for info

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sat 27

Splinter at Anode

FIELD TRIP is a free subterranean excursion through art and sound, projections, performance, installation, photography, and music. Along the way you’ll find artist Jess Cook musing on Sydney, and Token Imagination giving a moving performance. ANAT present the live improvised sound art of the 20-piece Splinter Orchestra. Check out Perran Costi’s Portable City installation, odd travel photography by Alex Crowfoot, take a seat in the pop-up cinema to see animation by Ingrid K Brooker, or hang out at the Bodega crew’s car park deck party.
Domain Car Park, Sydney.
Free. 12 – 7pm
For more on Anode go to http://www.anode.net.au/

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sat 27

the louie’s PA fundraiser event of the century
louie’s
34 murray st, marrickville
7pm til late late late $10

fourteen nights at sea
truth from facts
dead farmers
bed wettin bad boys
voting with bricks

drum and fakecore after party!
the incredible hexadecibels w/ creassult
main$tream
p.p. flo
dalit
killjoy

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sat 27

52 Pick Up launch!

7pm – 12am, shows 9pm sharp
Saturday 27 September
The Red Rattler
6 Faversham St. Marrickville

A night of cabaret, dirty tunes, filthy roadside food, arm wrestling and sickly sweet cocktails, to launch a truckstop-themed deck of playing cards.

$7 / 10 entry, or $25 entry and deck of playing cards.
Special introductory offer one-night-only price of $20 per deck (normally
$25)!!!

Performances by Glita Supernova, Wife, King Daddy and Candy, Sister Muscle Mary, Rooty Rita and KK No Pants. Music by DJ Gemma, Deadbeat, Huckleberry Spin and Toecutter. Plus trucker arm wrestling, cake stall, diner coffee and hotdog stand by The Dog, Diamond King of the Diner.

Dress diner glamour or roadside grime.

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sat 27

@MGTVLE 40 Fitzroy st, Marrickville
8pm $8

Scum System Kill (crusty punx)
Useless Children (Melbourne, female fronted fast hardcore)
Repo Man (80s style mosh)
Maus (Instrumental grind ex-Massappeal)

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sat 27

rock hard cock!
4 talbot st, sydenham
$8 9pm

cherry 2000, des peres, anklepants, djs anal erection, andy rantzen, catinabox and a surgical sideshow performance

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sun 28

hackett house
6-8 old bankstown plaza, bankstown
1pm $5

First show in a room in Bankstown. Its very close to the station, so no travel-based excuses. Its even on the Inner West line!!

The Thaw (Westies trying to be Magic Dirt but playing Godspeed and eating cupcakes instead)
Melaleuca (current/ex members of Marrickville, Newtown, Beverly Hills, Lakemba and Penrith)
They Kill And Eat People (Lizzie from BoysClub?? The quiet boy and the one who used to have dreads? They also cover the Weakerthans)
Cripple Gypse (The T-1000 turning kittens into sludge)

plus more! (a-lot-of-bands-we-asked-can’t-play-so-we’re-asking-more-core)

Check http://myspace.com/hacketthouse for more mad shit.

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sun 28

punx outside!

1pm meet at enmore park rocketship or text 0449***** for directions on the day

useless children
vae victis
gwilym evans
fraud

+ stalls, food etc

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 20th August 2008

wed 20

consolador de dos caras
la campana 53-55 liverpool st, sydney
8pm $5

bosom
stick stick
bernie lomax 5

+ markets and disco lights

we’re always looking for new bands to play this night – weirder the better!
also feel free to bring a box of your favourite junk along and set up on a table at the markets.

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fri 22

*G**20 Fundraiser Benefit show!*
in solidarity with the arrested

Louie’s 34 murray st marrickville
7.30pm $7

scum system kill
voting with bricks
vae victis
plus more!

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sat 23

Louie’s Mansion
34 Murray St, Marrickville
8pm  $6  All Ages

bed wettin’ bad boys
Circle Pit
Atrocities
Fangs Wound Down

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sat 23

suite 303, 271 cleveland st
10pm $5 BYO

charge group (album launch), canyons

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messages: 

Hi peepz,

I’m putting together a zine called CounterClism so if you are interested in contributing then drop me a line. Anything goes; the more random the better. I’m talking photos, artworks, short stories, social comment, poetry, comics,
weird stuff you’ve collected, etc. As long as it can be photocopied then we can use it. Remember, there’s no money in it for anyone and people are free to make their own copies of the zine. You can send me your stuff digitally
or via the post but I’d prefer things with character so if it’s written then hand write it or use an old typewriter, add some stains, write it on a napkin, etc. Any questions?

-Nick
off******@gmail.com

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next week is the official release of the first in an ongoing monthly series of chinese underground bands on tenzenmen
keep a look out for Demerit – Bastards of the Nation cd in shops or order direct at http://www.tenzenmen.com (mp3 to check out there too).  call your local radio station to request airplay too! and talking of radio:

Thursdays 10.30pm
We Come from Garageland: 2SER 107.3FM

Tuesdays 11pm
Dead Air FBI 94.5FM

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 13th August 2008

wed 13

CONSOLADOR DE DOS CARAS

La Campana, 53-55 liverpool st, the spanish 1/4, Sydney.

EMERGENCY! EMERGENCY! Game Boy, harshnoise, with screamed vocals about nothing much at all. f**k amazing showman, and sexy as f**k anything. Girls and guys alike, don’t miss this

SIMO SOO The solo project of Simo from Call The Medic, Call The Nurse!!. Features synth punk laptop good times. Simo & only other band member, his laptop, dance, scream and yelp about like the love child of Kathleen Hanna & James Chance.

TEN THOUSAND FREE MEN & THEIR FAMILIES! Plays this event because there is nobody else to play it in Sydney at the moment. Kinda sad that he has to play a full set at an event he org’d. What a wanker. Expect violence. Kicking. Something to break.Oh, and hard house renditions of popular old songs played with no more than a game boy

MICKEY GLOSS Garage punk rock psychedelic band who are very very good. Just drums, vox and guitar. Tops!

PRZEWALSKIS HORSE ON THE DECKS. spinning the classics. last week month he rocked some shit I didn’teven know about. Expect inappropriate use of loop functions andprobably some kaos pad action, f**k up the tracks you worked long and hard to make sound good.

BACK ROOM OF THE CLUB, WHERE ALL THE BADASS shit IS AT. FOR VERY LITTLE MONEY.
8pm!

www.myspace.com/emergencyemergencymusic
www.myspace.com/pregnantwithawesomeness
www.myspace.com/mickeygloss
www.myspace.com/10kfreemen

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fri 15

Host: GOODGOD
Type: Party – Club Party
Location: LA CAMPANA SPANISH NITE SPOT
Street: 55 LIVERPOOL ST (Entrance off Douglass Lane). SYDNEY CITY.
City/Town: Sydney, Australia

GOODGOD SMALL CLUB returns…
A LATE NIGHT DANCETERIA THAT SPITS!
DANCE MUSIC? THIS IS DANCING MUSIC!
10PM – 6AM

OUR NOW FAMOUS DRESS CODE (for ALL to kindly observe):

BLUE JEANS & WHITE TEE
or
WHITE JEANS & BLUE TEE.

Resident DJs SPRUCE LEE, HANA SHIMADA & JIMMY SING are bringing it to the wee hours, with…

SPECIAL LIVE PA by Sydney’s Ethiopian extra-extraordinary R’n’B queen…
OPI !
ON STAGE AT 1 AM

$5 ENTRY or $10 WITHOUT MEMBERSHIP

GOODGOD MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR
HEAPSA CHEAPS drinks before the gong of 12!

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sat 16

Mgtvle, 44 Fitzroy St, Marrickville
8pm $?

Realized (Japan),Dad They Broke Me, Inappropriate Tough Guy Behaviour + more tbc

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sat 16

Repressed Records, 356 King Street Newtown. 3.30pm. FREE!

“Repressed Records first in-store gig will be Saturday August 16th at 3:30 with South Australian lo-fi pop noise trio Hit the Jackpot. It’s free and they will also be launching their new album *Soul Money Gang Vibe* the Sunday night at the Spectrum with Naked On the Vague and Circle Pit. We thought we’d jump on the bandwagon and use it as a grand opening of sorts. Celery and carrot sticks provided.”

http://www.myspace.com/hitthejackpot

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sat 16

Louie’s, 34 Murray St. marrickville
$10 7pm

Paisley Palace
The Dolly Rocker Movement
The Laurels
Straight Arrows
Pee Wee

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sun 17

Host:         amelia and nic
Type: Party – Barbecue
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2008
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: meeting at our house, but walking to the park

Street: 5 Kirk St
City/Town: Ultimo, Australia

bed wetting bad boys + more

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 6th August 2008

wed 6

consolador de dos caras
la campana, 53-55 liverpool st, sydney
$10 8pm

this wednesday 6th august a massive fractal crackin bass extravaganza by the pre teen queens of screams, catch their only sydney show before they head back to osaka to unleash hell on an unsuspecting japanese public!KAWAIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!

TOXIC LIPSTICK ALBUM LAUNCH Thats right the new dual plover release, POOPIN by everyone’s favourite fractal crackin’ bass junkie toxic lipstick will be launched at club consolador. Here are some quotes from dedicated toxic fans: “Poopin sounds reelly good, it makes me feel good 2″ Steven, 4 (Logan, Brisbane)”After coming home from work, there`s nothing I like better than a cold glass of Poopin” Steven, 12 (Wombat Peaks, Tasmania)”Poopin`s like a fine wine that gets u wasted” Toxic Lipstick, 14 (no relation), (Purga Creek, QLD)

Supporting on the night will be the ever entertaining toecutter

plus
cockupshittingwhore(featuring members of suicidal rap orgy and butchers harem)

“Many people say u can`t polish a turd. It`s just impossible. But fractal-crackin bass junkies Toxic Lipstick have done the impossible, gettin’ busier than a mum down the pub on singles nite to produce their 3rd debut album, POOPIN. Following up previous releases on Sydney’s commercially challenged dualpLOVER label, including the seminal ‘When Doves Cry’ and puberty induced ‘Prisoner of Hormones’, POOPIN features such crowd thumpers as Rape Me, Itchy Balls, and Teen Mum, showing that magic really can happen… even if it`s just in your pants. Get ready 4 the trashcore bubblegum sensation that is…POOPIN!!!BREAKING NEWS!! To celebrate the release of POOPIN, Toxic Lipstick are undertaking a gruelling tour of their favourite speed dating venues. These girls really bark at the gristle when they get on the mikes so make sure you’re within projectile vomiting distance this July & August.”

toecutter

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wed 6

serial space 33 wellington st chippendale
$10 8pm
The NOW now Series 2008 #6

David Rothenberg – (USA) Rothenberg’s music connects the living sounds of the natural world to the traditions of global rhythmic innovation and improvisation. Inspired by the melodies and beats of birds, insects, whales, water, and wind. http://www.whybirdssing.com

roil (chris abrahams, mike majkowski, james waples)

Kraig Grady (USA now Wollongong) if as it says in Wikipedia “He has been nominated four times for the LA Weekly Music Awards best uncategorizable artist and was chosen by Buzz Magazine as one of the “100 coolest people in Los Angeles”, What the fuck is he doing in the Gong? + Chris Abrahams

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thu 7

black and blue gallery, cleveland st (above Mao and More)
Preview Thursday August 7
6pm – 9pm
August 8 – August 24

Emily Hunt & Raquel Welch
Hoochie Coochie

The fabled myths of death, the grotesque and the bizarre come to life in an excessively ornamented carnivale in Raquel Welch and Emily Hunt’s ‘Hoochie Choochie.’ Imaginary beasts and exaggerated caricatures are displayed in an
set-up which can best described as a behavioural study of the fantastic. Each scene features craftily constructed figures that are embellished with a nod to the crude elements of voodoo. But with a natural disposition towards the absurd,
Hunt & Welch’s make-believe underworld is nothing short of eccentric.

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fri 8

download the opening ceremony of the olympics – it’ll be better than any tv coverage – and go to this instead!

louie’s
34 murray street, marrickville
8pm $?

the new justice team, teargas, deathcage, deathtrap

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sat 9

mgtvle
44 fitzroy street, marrickville
8pm $?

the new justice team, teargas, do not resucitate + more

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sat 9

4 TALBOT ST, SYDENHAM
8pm $12

cherry 2000, day of the meerkat, lawyers guns and money, the quits

+ trash, sleaze, piercing show + djs til dawn

HEY SYDNEY! ROCKIN THE RANDOM IS FOR ALL THE TIMES YOU’VE BEEN CHUCKED OUT OF A VENUE FOR DANCING ON THE TABLES, GOING WILD, OR LOOKING DRUNK (AS IF THAT WASN’T HALF THE POINT), FOR ALL THE WAREHOUSES THAT AREN’T ALLOWED TO ROCK OUT ANYMORE BECAUSE OF NOISE COMPLAINTS!!! WE SAY FUCK YOU TO ALL THE ARSEHOLES THAT MOVE INTO THE CITY AND THINK THAT WE SHOULD ALL BE QUIET!!! THIS IS FOR EVERY GIG YOU EVER WENT TO FULL OF LAME MOTHERFUCKERS LOOKING SO SLICK BUT NOT BLOODY DANCING!!!!! FOR ALL THE TIMES WHEN YOU WERE JUST GETTING INTO IT AND THE PUB FUCKING SHUTS!! AND FOR ANY TIME A BOUNCER, COP OR OTHER CUNT TRIED TO CURB YOUR FUN – FUCK ‘EM! SO IF YA WANNA GET DOWN AND DIRTY THIS IS THE FUCKIN ANSWER!!! GET YOUR SLEAZE ON AND COME AND GET BENT TILL THE BREAK OF DAWN AT ROCKIN THE RANDOM!!!!! SEEDY!!! TRASHY!!! OUT OF CONTROL!!! YEEEEHAAAAH!!!!

BANDS, BROADS AND BOOZE (ALL CHEAP!)!!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!!

GETTING THERE:GO LEFT OUT OF SYDENHAM STATION, WALK DOWN RAILWAY RD UNTIL YOU HIT PRINCES HIGHWAY, TALBOT IS FIRST ON THE LEFT (8-10 MIN WALK). OR: CATCH A 422 BUS FROM CENTRAL STATION OR NEWTOWN.

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 30th July 2008

wed 30

consolador de dos caras
la campana, 53-55 liverpool st, sydney
8pm $5

KRYSTOFFKRVSTOFFISTON – Also drawing some degree of inspiration from the black stream (though concerned more with depressive ambience over hammering repetition), duo Kkriskristoffiston are just as likely to disgust BM purists. From dehidrated northcote dusty lungs full of grief and god’s wrath splutter forth omnipitant pain and anguish. coroading twin neck guitar and organ acompany these death throughs only barely riseing from collapsing in heat stroke, this is mottled Southern Hemisphree Black & White Metal!!!! other projects ST John’s Ambience, MOFFARFARRAH, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam, WhiteHorse, MofHoRah, Malakat, Slotholith, 1/16th headed, Dumb Crystals, Paeces, MFFRvsBNS, EOH,Kimberly, Bohemian Knights, Alley oops (ex-Slam Dunk!) and Half man Half Moffafarrah -Also drawing some
degree of inspiration from the black stream (though concerned more with depressive ambience over hammering repetition), duo Kkriskristoffiston are just as likely to disgust BM purists. From dehidrated northcote dusty lungs full of grief and god’s wrath splutter forth omnipitant pain and anguish. coroading twin neck guitar and organ acompany these death throughs only barely riseing from collapsing in heat stroke, this is mottled Southern Hemisphree Black & White Metal!!!! other projects ST John’s Ambience, MOFFARFARRAH, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam, WhiteHorse, MofHoRah, Malakat, Slotholith, 1/16th headed, Dumb Crystals, Paeces, MFFRvsBNS, EOH,Kimberly, Bohemian Knights, Alley oops (ex-Slam Dunk!) and Half man Half Moffafarrah

FAMILY JEWELS – A one man power electronics boogie band. Nic Warnock of Circle Pit and Onani playing analogue synthesizer, cassette four track loops and delayed/distorted vocals. Influence from his limited knowledge of early electronic music, Royal Trux, DJ Screw, Whitehouse and Alan Vega.

PEE WEE. – Killer garage/surf tinged punk rock featuring members of Straight Arrows and Dead Farmers. For fans of  the Ramones, pizza, partying, practical jokes, getting wild, Dead Farmers and Straight Arrows.

if you want to sell something, bring it along to the DIY markets and set up on a table.

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wed 30

Date:        Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Time:        7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location:          SYDNEY / Jimmy Sing’s Record Stand
Street:            302 Cleveland St. Surry Hills.
City/Town:City of Sydney, Australia

Come learn why wrestling is THE great artform of the 21st century while watching some of the most spectacular matches of recent years with Sydney’s greatest Pro-Wrestling expert, SHANE McGRATH.

Between the steroids and painkiller abuse, shitty working conditions, combat-zone mortality rate, and badly-acted, badly-written storylines, pro-wrestling may be literally the worst industry in the
world.

But that doesn’t mean it isn’t awesome!

From corporate arena spectacle to low-budget shows in high-school gyms, this is a night not to be missed. Oh my God, not the Death Valley Driver onto the ladder!

This one’s going to be a slobberknocker, folks.

****** !!! ****** !!! ****** !!! ****** !!! ****** !!! ****** !!! ****** !!! ******

NB! LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SECURE YOUR PLACE BY EMAILING goodgodsmallclub@gmail.com

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fri 1

mgtvle
44 fitzroy st, marrickville
8pm $?

the focus, the diamond sea, hee haw, former republics

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sat 2

louie’s, 34 murray st, marrickville
8pm $8

fangs of satanic soccer moms, the thaw, hee haw, blackie (solo), the focus

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sat 2

Black Rose Movie Night: Office Space (1999) Mike Judge
@ 22 enmore rd newtown

from 5pm
entry by donation [$5 suggested]

Peter Gibbons just can’t seem to catch a break. His girlfriend is cheating on him, he has an obnoxious neighbor, and he’s completely miserable with his job as a small cog in a company called Initech.
Then he visits a hypnotherapist, who dies just after putting Peter into a state of complete bliss. Free of worrying about making a living, he no longer feels the need to keep his job,

Date:                          Saturday 2 August 2008
Time:                          17:00 – 19:00  (GMT +10:00)
Location:                      Black Rose Anarchist Books
Street:                        22 Enmore Rd
City State Postcode:                       Newtown
Phone:                         0424490792

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sun 3

akemi, great western highway, medlow bath

Coming up at Akemi on this Sunday, 3rd August is a night of quality acoustic folk, featuring two acts: Lime and Steel, and Five Leaves Left.

Lime and Steel play original songs, with harmonies sung with distinctly Australian flavour.   They also throw in generous helping of Irish influence, and a touch of bluegrass influenced banjo and some sweet mandolin picking. (myspace.com/bensong)

Five Leaves Left features singer-songwriter and fingerpicking guitarist Nick Szenkuti. They do some fine folk/blues originals and covers, with a line-up that usually includes Mary Jones on flute, Simon Watts, on fiddle, with Ian
Morrison brushing up percussive goodness. (http://www.myspace.com/szentkuti)

We plan on having a session of Irish Tunes after the gig, so bring your instruments, all you diddly-people.

It’ll be an easy-going toasty loungeroomy gig.  BYO, and Akemi folks sometimes put on a pot of stew or the like, for which you are allowed make a small donation if you feel like clocking up some good karma.

Cover on the door is $5

Feel free to forward this to all your friends

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 16th July 2008

wed 16

la campana, 53-55 liverpool st, sydney

dualpLOVER in conjunction with 2SER and tenzenmen present club
CONSOLADOR DE DOS CARAS

this week cloth ear presents:

Matthew Hopkins and Jonathon Hochman – like wizards with electronic devices , may have mind probes so approach with caution beware matthew hopkins’s future time travel machine. DON’T LOOK INTO THEIR EYES WHILE THEY ARE PLAYING OR YOU MIGHT FIND YOURSELF IN THE FUTURE.

XWAVE – loud abrasive noisy c**ts from the mountains.Like wizards with apples and heroin , weird horrible / beautiful sound that will make you feel extremely happysad

Cabaret Callado (Brazil) –  new folk album “Mecanismo Objeto” is almost ready , don’t miss the brazillian master of psychedelic neo folk in another rare solo appearance.

plus usual DIY markets and crazy dj’s in the front room

$5 is all it takes for a good wednesday night out.

Upcoming: TOXIC LIPSTICK ALBUM LAUNCH Wed 6TH AUGUST

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wed 16

message from lloyd:

Yeah that’s right, another email from some ‘struggling artist’ (read: some dude making horrible music that you aren’t going to come see anyway) about some gig that will either be cancelled at the last minute due to venue/transport/amp/zombie army/irreconcilable-dispute-between-band-member troubles or simply three people will show up to (the promoter, one band member’s girlfriend and some guy who just heard that Naked on the Vague were
playing even though they’re not).

Wednesday night I’m taking part in a revised version of Brendan Walls’ gamepiece “Chess” that was debuted at the NOW now festival at the beginning of this year.  Also playing are the Walls himself and James Iha from the Smashing Pumpkins.  Or Title Records, I’m not entirely sure.  Either way, about a hundred amps, little noisy thingies, a chess board and a banjo will be used to make transcendental blah blah blah you’re not listening.  WHO SAID POST-MODERN MUSIC WAS DEAD?  

If you’ve actually read this far and are still interested then (what the hell?) it’s taking place at 405 hibernian
house (342 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, just across from central station) and we’ll be playing with other collectives/bands/people/”musicians”.  No idea who because there has been precisely zero promotion for this event.  Big
surprise.

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fri 18

Friday July 18th @where?house

CASTINGS, KITCHENS FLOOR, 2779 + a mystery group that may involve members of Vincent Over The Sink

8pm opening…$8 entry

_Castings will probably play first.

_Kitchens Floor are from Brisbane. Matt (Look Pond, Minxx) and Julia play beautiful, eccentric, minimalist acoustic pop music. they are one of the best young groups in the country today in my not-so-humble opinion. think of Beat Happening, Neu and ”Hi, How Are You?” at a house party and you are close.

_2779
fuck! where do i start. trance-inducing but jaw dropping at the same time, this group from the mountains consists of Ben, Adam (Stasis Duo / XWave) and Matt (xNOBBQx / Stasis Duo). fucked up psych/noise/garage/punk/primitive/minimalist bliss. fuck No New York, come see 2779!

message me or myspace.com/castings for the where?abouts or the venue.

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sat 19

red rattler, 6 faversham street, marrickville
7pm $5

scooter presents

go go go go (brisbane)
haisha haisha
magnoliaceae

awesome new venue in marrickville!  please support this space as a lot of people have invested a LOT of money and time in this place!  totally legal too!

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sat 19

Louie’s: 34 Murray Street, Marrickville.
Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 8:00pm

KITCHENS FLOOR – World’s nicest dude Matt (also da main-man in Look!Pond) and buddy Julia playing killer outsider folk/pop tunes. Bloody great songwriters! All the way from Brisbane. *Also playing at the where?house Saturday night.

CIRCLE PIT – Wall-o-sound heavy boogie rock in full force five piece mode. Bound to be the headbangers ball.

ALPS – Resident of Newcastle/the world Chris Hearn armed with a Yamaha Keyboard, Xylophone, Drum machine, cassette recorder, two hands, voice etc. Great lo-fi pop. Some songs are uppers, others are total downers.

PEE WEE – 100% fun!!! Teenagery punx with a surf/garage vibe featuring members of Straight Arrows and Dead Farmers. DA ULTIMATE PARTY BAND.

BABY COFFIN – Lloyd Honeybrook of the much hated Happy Go Hate Fuck on amplified sax and Brendan Walls of the much hated Menstruation Sisters on bass (i think??). Their first live show, got high hopes
for this one!

BYO!!!!

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sat 19

dirty shirlows, 32 shirlow st, marrickville
cut to bits

killjoy
cat-grrl
maladroit
xian vs b.i.n.t.
dj rainbow ejaculation
dj anal erection
unhappy animals make bad meat
abortifacient
eject
dalit

$5 9pm

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mark this one in your diaries

MONDAY July 28th at
dirty shirlows, 32 shirlow st, marrickville

GRAF ORLOCK, ROBOTOSAURUS, YEAH BEARS, SCHRODINGERS CAT
$10 8pm first band

www.myspace.com/graforlock
“Not only are Graf Orlock’s tunes uproariously nihilistic but concise and poignant, morphing the innovative savagery of Pig Destroyer and Brutal Truth with scathing punk cynicism. ”Corpserate Greed”’s two minutes and 18 seconds careen around three priceless Joe Pantoliano samples. In the movie he plays a variation of what expert ’80s action deconstructionists Ruthless Reviews call ”the Stupid Chief,” breathlessly berating Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s body count for necessitating, yes, ”detectives detecting shit” and forensic teams having to stick corpses ”back in the fucking
bags.” It’s trivial, silly blockbuster ear candy, but the decontextualization and shuffling of the dialogue makes for an artful, grotesque exchange that couldn’t be more metal. Pantoliano’s tantrums buffer neck-snapping blastbeats, bad cop/worse cop freakouts and curiously enough Hatebreed-style staccato, which is all that’s left by the militaristic outro. On an EP heavy on Alien worship, is Graf Orlock’s Bad Boys II nod simply wink-wink turd-polishing? Or is Michael Bay’s cash-cow clusterfuck like Reagan-era staples Red Dawn, Invasion USA or Commando representative of something
sociopolitically deeper and darker?”

early warning on this one as it’s a monday night.  please venture out for this if you can as the touring bands specifically requested to have an ALL AGES show in sydney and this was the only free night.

shaun/tenzenmen
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