What’s Cool and Unusual – 26th March 2014

Call out!

Monster Mouse Rehearsal Studio, Maud Ln, Marrickville

Monster Mouse Studios is a big Arts hub.
We currently have 2 studio spaces available in a beautiful, light filled and large open space.

Become part of a thriving, inspiring and supportive community. Share space with other inspiring artist, musicians and all sorts of creative souls.
Includes access to a number of communal Arts facilities and multi function spaces. These include a spray booth, band room/rehearsal space, resource library,resin table, performance space, woodworks and welding station and heaps more. Rear lane access, outside area and a bunch of chill out spaces. All in a humungous, awesome warehouse.

We also hold events such as art markets and life drawing as well as workshops and skill shares, as an Artist at Monster Mouse you would have primary access to holding events and become part of our creative team. We are all about people sharing skills, ideas and knowledge. Empowering every artist to do what the fuck they like in a non institutional Art space.

Rent= $75 pw
4 weeks Bond

Located in industrial .
2 mins from Marrickville rd.
5 mins from Sydenham station.

Please email:
Willurai at

If you are interested and we will line up a meeting and viewing. Please contact us asap!!! as it is 1st in best served.

Available NOW!!!…go on you know you want to.


Wed 26

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale


Punks for purple day is a bunch of gigs around Australia as part of PURPLE DAY for EPILEPSY dedicated to raising awareness for epilepsy.

The Sydney chapter, while not wall-to-wall punk, will be awesome and will include

Collapso for the bangin hits

Pinch Hitter for ya banjo hit

Billy Burke (of Yes I’m Leaving fame) doing lovely music by himself

$5 donation to blackwire

There will be a sweet illustrated booklet for you to take away detailing how to deal with an epileptic seizure. spoiler alert:

  1. move away sharp/dangerous objects,
  2. check the time
  3. try to put something soft under their head,
  4. don’t try to restrain them, don’t put anything in their mouth,
  5. call an ambulance if it lasts more than 5 mins or there are two seizures in a row)

the booklet was designed by the very special Ellise Bourne (see 1111part1.blogspot.com.au/p/ellise-bourne.html

and beautifully photocopied and stapled by Sydney’s own Nick Levy.


Thu 27

Red Rattler, 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville
$15 6.30pm

Live Acts & Art

The first of many events showcasing homegrown artistic diversity harbouring ‘open mind-fulness’. Live acts and a group exhibition. Teaming up with the hands on delight-fulness of Reverse Garbage you will get to watch a show, be involved in the creative production, and walk away empowered with the tools to live more sustainably. Reverse Garbage will be facilitating and have constructed our wonderful wheel using only reused materials saved from landfill.

MC Mr. Nicholas Simon Capper
Accompanied by the gorgeous ‘Dizzy bility’

DA Carter
Sy Browne (from Golden Orb) + Melanie Eden

Art/Words from:
Szymon Dorabialski
Isabel R:
Geoffrey Goodes
Geoffrey Chaucer Burgess
Maddy Miller
Laura Jade Hindes


Sat 29

107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
8pm $10 ALL AGES

The Finer Things Presents: Cassius Select & Scissor Lock 12″ Launch

Continuing an indelible creative partnership that has brought us the sweat-soaked r’n’b of Black Vanilla, Collarbones’ ‘Hypothermia’ and countless shows shared across Australia, two of Sydney’s most prolific producers go back-to-back on 12” wax for the first Finer Things release of 2014 – splitting Scissor Lock’s 9 minute epic ‘Awatef’ with the vocal-infused dub-noir of Cassius Select’s ‘Bull’ and ‘Each Step’. To celebrate the release we will be having a launch show at 107 projects. Joining them on the night will be Sydney local Power Moves.


Sat 29

Alfred Street, Marrickville


For address try here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1482362458653582


Sat 29

A curated night of artful delights from the cream of the queer underground.

$5 presales: http://bit.ly/hellbent1

Secret Marrickville Warehouse Location – address announced on the day.


‘Hey Lady!’
James Breko’s Last Rainbow
Davey Duzit
Daniel Prior
Sarah Connor

Caryn Griffin
Hugo Rourke
Huck Luck Screenprint
Bee Makes

Let’s Be Friends
Black Magic

Chrystal Gaze
Zoe Jeanne Photography
Punk Monk Propaganda

  • vegan brownies for your cake holes.


Hell Bent is here to turn you on to the next generation of queer talent and celebrate the creative shoulders on which we stand… or wrap our knees around.

Expect erotic poets, genderfucking performance, bands, interactive art, projections and halfpipe trickery.

This is an all-inclusive, safe space for the full spectrum of the rainbow. We are queer, gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex, pansexual and hetero lovers.

We’re not down here for your love of money, we’re down here for your soul. $5 presales /$10 entry goes towards paying our artists. All profit will be donated to charity.


Sun 30

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale

Summer Flake (solo), Beef Jerk & Weak Boys


Mon 31

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
Doors 7.30 for 8pm start $10

Hidden History: The Life of Nicola Tesla
Why is the inventor of alternating current, radio and Television transmission , remote control and much more, expunged from the history books. Possibly the greatest inventor of the 20th century, the majority of his work either remains suppressed or stolen. We explore his life and inventions plus a look at their contemporary use in the military field.

What’s Cool and Unusual – 19th March 2014

Thu 20

107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern

The Spheres (Melb) + Haunts + Scissor Lock + special guests R. Electrique & Seth Rees


Thu 20

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
Doors 7.30 for 8pm start $10

Meson master Class
Surfs UP
Jay Katz Dj’s a set of rare surf instrumentals from around the world circa 1960s. Contemporaneously Miss Death will project surf wallpaper from the same era . Showcasing the distinct array of styles of the rock n roll instrumental, from Japan, France, Belgium, Spain, Australia the USA and more.


Fri 21

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale

Idle Minds (Melb) / Meter Men (Melb) / The Ixodes / Alf Stewart


Sat 22

Sydney Anarchist Bookfair, Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville

In 2 weeks time, Sydney will have its first-ever Anarchist Bookfair. The lineup of stalls and speakers is looking fantastic, with visitors from around Australia and the world. Plus there’ll be a great afterparty with a mixed bill of folk, bluegrass and punk at the Red Rattler.

Anarchist bookfairs started 30 years ago in London, and have since proliferated in over 50 cities worldwide. Why have they become so popular? Why do many more people go to anarchist bookfairs than conferences or meetings? Jay Kerr, one of the bookfair organisers, discusses these questions and more in a recently published short article, Anarchist Christmas comes to Australia.

Entry to the bookfair is free (although donations are welcome!). The bookfair is a safer space, the venue is accessible, and free certified childcare will be available. It’s being organised by Black Rose Library and Social Centre, Jura Books and other Sydney anarchists. If you’re interested in helping out, volunteers are still needed on the day and to poster in the lead-up. If you can help, send an email to sydneyanarchistbookfair@riseup.net. But most importantly, come along on the day! And tell your friends (you could forward this email to them) and bring them too. All are welcome.

For the full timetable, check the Sydney Anarchist Bookfair website closer to the day: http://sydneyanarchistbookfair.com/


Sat 22

Butterfly Mountain, Marrickville

Ether Rag, Chinese Burns Unit, Canine & Grey Places



Sun 23

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
4pm $10 ALL AGES

Roku Music (Bris) / Beast And Flood / Sounds Like Sunset


Sun 23

Red Rattler, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville
8pm $5

Anarchist Book Fair After Party

Steppin’ Razor, The Lurkers, Forty Five

What’s Cool and Unusual – 19th February 2014

Thu 20

Beatdisc Records, Parramatta
?pm Free ALL AGES

Wil Wagner, Max Stern, Pinch Hitter


Thu 20

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

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

Brian Eno: The Bowie Years
Musician, composer, producer, music theorist, singer and visual artist; probably best known for his early work with Roxy Music, his production duties for U2 & Coldplay, and as one of the principal innovators of ambient music. Explore his life, career and music during the period that some view as his golden age..


Thu 20

The Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville
$10 8pm

Brisbane songwriter Amateur Childbirth launches new album Pripyat.

Pripyat is a collection of scatological torch songs, an eleven-part atonal poem to the desecration of hallowed grounds in eastern Europe by u.f.o. cults.

Also Featuring:
Heat Haze, 
Kell Derrig-Hall
, Exotic Dog


Sat 22

The Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville
8.30pm $25/$20

Camp Club

Come to our queer dance party to raise funds for Camp Out 2014

Featuring queer performances, amazing djs,
Camp Out merchandise and fun times.

Camp Out is a community-run, peer-based, empowering 5-night camp
for LGBTIQ youth. Funds from camp club will allow us to keep this project growing.

Come party with us and throw your body behind an amazing DIY project to support the next generation of LGBTIQ peers.


Sun 23

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale



Sun 23

@ The Peoples’ Republic!


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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 12th February 2014

Fri 14

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale
$10 ALL AGES 7pm

No Art + Making + Duck Duck Chop (Melb)

This is No Art’s last show.


Sat 15

Beatdisc Records, Shop 11/181 Church St, Parramatta



Sun 16

Mu-Meson Archives Doors 4pm with a plate.

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

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 lots to discuss). Boys are welcome as long as they do a craft or something useful.

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


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.

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

Check out Nicko’s page:


Sat 24

Beatdisc Records, Shop 11/181 Church Street, Parramatta

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






Sat 24

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale


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.



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.


Thu 25

The Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville



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.


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.


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


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!


Sat 27

Black Wire, 219 Parramatta Rd, Annandale




Sat 27

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

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


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 – 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 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!


thu 16

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

Lawrence English, Seaworthy & Solo Andata


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


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


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!


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


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


sat 18

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

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


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.


sun 19

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


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.


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.


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!


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!)

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 16th January 2008

wed 16th

consolador de dos caras
la campana, 53-55 liverpool st, city (spanish quarter)
8pm $5/free

Bearded space punks playing acid metal. Like ZZ Top – but without legs!

New interstellar pop sensation comprising Adrian Klumpes (keys n’ that), Abel Cross (bass n’ stuff), and Dave Goodman (drums n’ stuff like that aye).

Possibly the worst and stupidest band in Sydney…..possibly. Caberet Burlesque RAWK! They say you shouldn’t laugh at retards on stage but Death Mattel actively encourage it of their singer. Please bring flowers.

Noisy indie rockers fizz and fire brimstone. Instrumental but their music sings heavenly shards of glass, fingernails on chalkboards.

we have two rooms of music the front room with Dj’s playing a hectic array of all music will be free of charge + the back room with live acts will attract a small cover charged depending on whos playing and other variables.

we’ll also be opening the dualpLOVER distribution store for bargains galore everyweek and invite others to bring in DIY consigment stock for us to sell.


wed 16th

Mu-Meson Archives
at Crn Parramatta Rd & Trafalgar St Annandale at the end of King Furniture building up the steel staircase. Phone 9517-2010
8pm $10

2007 in review (the revised edition)
This your last chance to see Sandy Crack’s incredible review of 2007 Sandy has re-edited and revised it and will be inperson to walk us through one of the craziest years yet . Mu-Meson Archives doors 7.30 for 8pm start with supper $10


thu 17th

mgtvle, 40 fitzroy st, marrickville
7pm SHARP!! $?

Extortion,Crux,Beyond Terror Beyond Grace, The Exiled & Taipan


fri 18th

the NOW now Festival 2008
Wentworth Falls School of Arts
(cnr Adele av & Great Wstrn Hway, Wentworth Falls)

Wentworth Falls School of Arts
Main Hall

7pm sci-hi – paul winstanley (nz) – electronics

greg kingston (tas) – guitar
carolyn connors (vic) – voice

8.15pm louise dibben – audio visuals


clare cooper (berlin) – chinese harp
thomas meadowcroft (berlin) – organ

10pm passenger of shit

11pm festival club at Akemi – spontaneous and unscheduled collaborations
feat. Sun of the Seventh Sister


sat 19th

mgtvle, 40 fitzroy st, marrickville
8pm $12?

grey daturas, naked on the vague, justice yeldham, the nation blue


sat 19th

10am Sound Walk

3pm workshop for kids (both young and old!!)
instrument building – Dale Gorfinkel & Rod Cooper

Small Room

Jo Truman – voice
Mike Majkowski – double bass

Ross Bolletar – ruined piano
Jon Rose – violin

Car park
7.30pm Brendan Walls – inventions, creations and monstrosities


Main Hall
Emmanuelle Pellegrini (france) – sound poetry

Philip samartzis (melb) – electronics
Marcia jane (melb) – live video

10pm Splinter Orchestra
shannon o’neill, mike majkowski, abel cross, finn ryan, milica 
stefanovic, dan whiting, rod cooper, dale gorfinkel, monika brooks, 
jim denley, alex masso, clare cooper, mira peart, michael sheridan, 
ben byrne, Karen Booth, grant arthur, laura altman, simon ferenci, 
cass mcglynn, ian pieterse, peter farrar, sam dobson, rory brown ++

11 pm festival club at Akemi, spontaneous and unscheduled collaborations


sat 19th

VENUE: Peace Park and surrounding laneways, Pine Street, Chippendale
DATE: January 19, 2008, 3pm-8pm
Bring a picnic.

Gyp$y Dub $ound $y$tem (Sydney)
Uberlingua (Melb/Syd)
Nova/Twinsista (Malang)
Kuno Kini (Jakarta)
CuzCo (Wire Mc + Choo Choo)
The Kampung Street Festival is about laneways and marginalised sites; its also about public space and the insertion and creation of art into the everyday – a re-igniting of civic spaces with creative expression. A joining of Indonesian and Australian artist communities.

‘Art Day Is Today’ will feature a makers’ market, zine fair, art in the laneways, games, free screenprinting, and a number of site specific performances.
Gang is currently seeking expressions of interest from stall holders for the maker’s market and zine fair. download information (http://www.gangfestival.com/gang_MM.pdf)


sun 20th

12pm outdoor kids workshop – Wilson Park
ross bolleter – ruined piano and story-telling

2pm at Echo Bluff, Lawson.
from Lawson station walk down San Jose Ave to the end of the street 
where there is a locked gate to a dirt road.
walk down the dirt road until you get to another locked gate. to the 
left of the gate is a wlking track.
follow this down to the end. (don’t take the left turn off this track)

There will be a bus relaying people from the station to the track from 1.30pm.
info http://thenownow.net/home/outdoor-gig Any problems call peter 
0401 883 532

sam dobson – double bass, sarangi, clock radios
peter farrar – saxophone
alex masso – percussion
simon ferenci – trumpet
yusuke akai – guitar

carolyn connors (melb) – voice
rosalind hall (melb) – prepared saxophone

Main Hall
mathieu werchowski – violin (fr)
dan whiting – laptop
xavier charles (fr) – clarinet

6.30pm Metalog
amanda stewart – voice
jim denley – flute & saxophone
ben byrne – laptop
natasha anderson (melb) – contrabass recorder & laptop
dale gorfinkel – vibraphone and deconstructions

7.15pm ora(ra)
matt earle – electronics
adam sussman – guitar & electronics
rory brown – double bass & guitar
rivka schembri – cello

8pm Joyce Hinterding – electronics

8.30pm Taste of Teeth (brisbane)
Yusuke Akai – guitar
Daiji Igarashi – electronics
Nik Mayer-Miller – percussion
Sam Mitchell – sounding things
JoJo Dogshit – sounding things


tue 22nd

a where(?)house SYDNEY, New South Wales
contact me if you need details
8pm $?

Castings, Chris Corsano (UK),XNOBBQX


tue 22nd

Akemi: 40 Great Western Highway
8pm $5 vegan meal served

Nano Stern (Chile)
For the first time in Australia, and fresh from touring at Woodford and
Byron, Nano plays both original songs and traditional music from South
America. A multi-instrumentalist with a taste for the whimsical and melodic.
Supported by singer-songwriter Brian Dubb and the local soul/groove trio

more info at:


i’ll be in melbourne over the weekend but that won’t stop you going out and checking some of these shows now will it! 😉


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