What’s Cool and Unusual – 15th July 2009

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

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

ok – back to the list!

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thu 16

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

Lawrence English, Seaworthy & Solo Andata

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thu 16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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fri 17

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

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

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fri 17

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

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

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

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sat 18

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

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

BYO drinks and BBQ things

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sat 18

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

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

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sat 18

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

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

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sun 19

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

Zine-making workshop

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

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

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

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sun 19

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

http://www.mumeson.org

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

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sun 19

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

gavin ahearn- manaslu!

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

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

listen —–>   www.myspace.com/gavinahearn

— Bohemian Grove performances are 6:30pm doors for a 7pm start each Sunday (unless otherwise advised). The cover is $10 / donation. Please feel free to invite your friends to come and/or join the mailing list, but we ask that nothing be posted on the web for the authorities to find (they are squares). Support live music!

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

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 1st July 2009

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

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thu 2

red rattler, 6 faversham st, marrickville
6.30 $15

Kino Kabaret

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

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

Doors open 6.30pm

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fri 3

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

Opening Fri 3rd July
3 July – 18 July

I HATE YOUR GUTS!
Raquel Welch

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

www.blackandbluegallery.com.au

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fri 3

red rattler, 6 faversham st, marrickville

Femme Guild present HANKY PANKY – Hanky Code Party

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

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

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

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

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sat 4

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

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

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sat 4

Serial Space, 33 Wellington St, Chippendale
midday

Hey Folks

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

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

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

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

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sat 4

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

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

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

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

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sat 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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sat 4

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

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

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sun 5

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

RULES FOR DJ-ING SUNDAY DUB CLUB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

YOURS FAITHFULLY
S.D.C MANAGEMENT

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sun 5

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

Rock and Writers – Winter of our Discotheque

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

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

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

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 12th May 2009

sat 16

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

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

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sat 16

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

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

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sat 16

dirty shirlows, 32 shirlow street
6pm start

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

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sat 16

Newtown Cemetery
1pm

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

everyone should bring instruments and food and join in.

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sun 17

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

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

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

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

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sun 17

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TICKETS TO THE PERFORMANCE

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

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

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sun 17

jura books
440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham

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

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

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sun 17

Palace Norton St, Leichardt.
4.15pm

-> A new anarchist film is showing at the Spanish Film Festival – The Anarchist’s Wife. Set during the harrowing years of the Spanish Civil War, this drama tells the story of one young couple?s love in the face of terrible obstacles. For more details: http://www.spanishfilmfestival.com/sydney/films_war3.html . Jura will have a
book stall outside each cinema for a couple of hours before each screening.

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 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 – 25th March 2009

wed 25

once again i’ll be manning the stations at paint it black this evening so drop in and say hello, buy a cd, do a dance.

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wed 25

Location:       Don’t Look Experimental New Media Gallery
Street:         419 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill (426/428/445 bus)
Start Time:Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 6:00pm
End Time:       Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 5:00pm

COMINGS AND GOINGS
The entrances and exits of the artist Andrew Newman

“I don’t know what you do with your days,” my father recently said to me.
“I go to my studio ,” I said.
“And what do you do there all day?” he asked begrudgingly.
“I make art.”
The conversation stopped there. My father didn’t really try to unravel my life any further. Art was a foreign concept to him. At every exhibition opening he would walk around the gallery exclaiming, “this is art?” I told my father I would document my days for him and start a blog so he could see that I was doing something.
I wasn’t too offended by my fathers inability to understand what I did each day. I never understood what he did each day. He was an accountant. He would go into the office, and then he would leave the office. The hours in-between were a mystery to me. Once as a child I spent a day in his office and I watched what he did. He had an inbox and an outbox. He would take pages from the inbox, look at them, change them, and then put them in his outbox. It seems to me now that an accountant isn’t too far removed from a conceptual artist.
This abstract of the daily grind that exists in most modern professions, where people are at pains to exactly explain what they do each day is the motivation for the blog titled ‘Comings and Goings’. The blog documented me at the door of my studio, entering at the beginning of the day and exiting at the end of the day. Each blog post included a photograph and a short text explanation listing what I had done before I entered and after I entered the space. Instead of clearly articulating what it was ‘I did’ the blog revealed an absurd, Beckett-like, state of existence that expressed the persistence of the passing of time.
The sociologist Manuel Castells wrote that ‘the process of work is at the core of social structure’. The idea of ‘work’, particularly during this current rise in unemployment, is a pertinent issue that needs to be addressed by artists. People’s very existence is shaped by work and their daily comings and goings. Yet artists, who have a vital social role to reveal the idiosyncrasies of the world, often overlook the nature of ‘work’.
An artist practises art. It is an experimental state, yet at the end of this practise, this dress rehearsal, the artist has an artwork. This is where the work begins.

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thu 26

jura books, 440 paramatta road
7pm entry by donation, all ages

monthly acoustic nights at jura (last thursday every month)

the lurkers, stono caves, merferalz

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fri 27

where?house
Occult Blood
Prehistoric Fuckin’ Morons
Wasted Truth
(and a secret guest)
all ages door opens at 8pm entry = $8

please contact spanish***@hotmail.com for details on the place if ya haven’t visited one of the where?house’s before. we have a couple of hurdles for the next gig – please read below…i will only post it once, then delete this thread soon. sign up for the mailing list at the gig or email the above. thanks.

[now, the building situation: the landlords have put in a security door at the front of the building (which is broken already!) we can only leave it open for so long, ’cause some residents actually wanted the fuckin’ thing…so: it will be open (wide open) from 7 til 9 and then closed but not locked for the rest of the night (unless someone locks it) if people can’t get in, there’s no point in buzzing the room – we won’t hear it. either message a friend or the easiest option is entering from the back – directly opposite the aurora hotel. there is a carport in the building with three yellow poles stopping it from being used (go figure). if you walk past/through the poles, into the port – directly on your right is an always open fire escape door. enter, climb the concrete, then wooden stairs to the first level and enter the first door on your right that isn’t an apartment. exit, turn right up a three stair rise and listen for the noise 100 feet down the hall/balcony. voila!]

www.myspace.com/occultblood
www.myspace.com/forevertruthfulandwasted
www.myspace.com/prehistoricfuckinmorons
www.myspace.com/uniqueoilfreeair

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fri 27

Serial Space, 33 Wellington Street, Chippendale
8pm
Be on time for the fashion parade!
Free entry

As part of Chippendale Fashion Week
There Goes The Neighbourhood is hosting a
FASHION SPECTACULAR FUNDRAISER!!!

There Goes The Neighbourhood is an exhibition and book about spatial politics in Redfern at Performance Space and we are fun-raising to bring some of the international artists to Sydney for the show.

We’re taking our politics, dressing ‘em up and parading them down the runway- this is a fashion show like no other!

Featuring some of Sydney’s hottest local talent looking more MODEL-LY than ever, strutting the catwalk in some of the FIERCEST fashion around- 5 limited edition tees designed by some of the artists in the exhibition- Daniel Boyd, Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, Temporary Services, Michael Rakovitz and the There Goes The Neighbourhood logo designed by Tom Civil from Breakdown Press!

In these dire times of the Global Fashion Crisis
but you can save yourself in these dire times by buying a limited edition artist designed hand screenprinted t-shirt plus support the show and the [very] local economy!

Every purchase gets you in the draw for an amazing PRIZE! [announced on the night]

Featuring music by Toecutter
DJ Smallcock
plus a special set by everyone’s favourite husky- DODO THE WONDER DOG- and band!!!
And The fantabulously fashionably fierce Celia Curtis as our MC!

And get the sub-culture makeover you always wanted in our make-over booth!

Tyra Banks eat your heart out- this show is gonna riot!
PLUS
a WALK-OFF—Zoolander style!

we will also be launching our website:
www.theregoestheneighbourhood.org

T-shirt order form and samples here:
http://www.theregoestheneighbourhood.org/tshirts.htm

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sun 29

repressed records
456 king st, newtown
2pm, free, all ages

the holy soul, bowerbirds

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sun 29

Black Rose regular film screening will be Matewan on Sunday the 29th of March at 6:30 PM. Matewan is a documentary film about a labor union organiser that comes to an embattled mining community brutally and violently dominated and harassed by the mining company for which they work.

Black Rose Anarchist Library & Bookshop
22 Enmore Rd (100m from Newtown Station)
w: www.blackrosebooks.org
P: 042***

open:
thursday & friday 11-7
saturday & sunday 11-5

accessibility: there are three steps at the entrance. the toilet is not easily accessible

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sun 29

Don’t Look Experimental New Media Gallery
419 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill (426/428/445 bus)
040*** dontlookgallery@gmail.com
6:00pm – 7:00pm

For the past 40 years Mike Cooper has been an international musical explorer, performing and recording, solo and in a number of inspired groupings and a variety of genres.
Initially a folk-blues guitarist and singer songwriter his work has diversified to include improvised jazz and electronic music, live music for silent films, radio art and sound installations. He is also a music journalist, writing features for magazines, particularly on Pacific music and musicians, a visual artist, film and video maker, collector of Hawaiian shirts and appears on more than 60 records to date. [The Wire] The Trystero System features improvisation over drum ‘n’ bass style beats.

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tue 31

Sedition, 275 Victoria St Darlinghurst

*Mike Cooper*
*ICAN HZ CH33ZBGR*
*Lungalung*

*from 7pm by donation*

This last in the current series of shows at Sedition features tropical tinged
experimental slide guitar via Rome by Mike Cooper, cosmic multicoloured synth
madness by IAC HZ CHE33ZBGR and breathy gesticulations from Lungalung.

http://www.myspace.com/cooparia

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 4th March 2009

some call outs first up:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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wed 4

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

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fri 6

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

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

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fri 6

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

Grouper, Pimmon & Seaworthy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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fri 6

Where (?) house
8pm

Heil Spirits, Prehistoric Fuckin’ Moron & Onani

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

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sat 7

58 railway rd, sydenham
1pm

hira hira, question, green green green

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

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 25th February 2009

thu 26

Serial Space, 33 Wellington St, Chippendale
7:30pm – 10:30pm

Dan Deacon brings his insanely fun & participatory antics to the beautiful space of SERIAL SPACE for a special all ages show with support from HOLY BALM. Tickets $25 +BF on sale now from http://www.mistletone.net/shop/

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thu 26

Dean’s Cafe, 5 Kellet Street, Potts Point
8pm

Gugg, DJ’s Jack Mannix (circle pit) Alex Pye (fbi) Alex Pisani Han Valen
All for Free!!!! No Cover Charge!!!!!! We have a happy hour from 8-9pm, FOUR DOLLAR BEERS!

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fri 27

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

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

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

February 27 – March 14
Opening Friday February 27, 6 – 8pm

Martorell is a Melbourne based artist who’s work examines biological form and
its applications to the creation of sound based drawings and sculpture,
influenced by his work as a musician (Snawklor, The Hi God People).

Martorell’s process based methodology uses the gallery as a combination of
workshop and social meeting space where the gallery area is used as the basis
for a variety of improvised collaborations and performances.

Using the concept of transforming plant algorithms into musical scores, ‘Stolon
Tonals’ inhabits an imagined musical Diaspora where the rhythms and structures
of nature give form to a series of architectural models, sound works, costumes,
prints and drawings.

This is Dylan Martorell’s first solo show in Sydney.
He has previously shown internationally in both solo and group shows, in London
and New York.

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sat 28

The Red Rattler Theatre 6 Faversham St. Marrickville NSW 2204

we’d like to invite you to help us with all the fun parts of building a
space this weekend!

saturday is paint mania, bring a roller and extension pole if you’ve got
one, we’ll hook you up with a tin of paint and a wall or something.

sunday we’re hosting a gardening party, think cucumber sandwiches and
garden gloves… please bring something to contribute to the garden, we’re
asking for plants, pots or containers, soil (lots of soil), plant stands,
etc. please bring your own garden tools, gloves and drinks. starts at
12noon

http://www.redrattler.org

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sat 28

The whole month of March is Jura Books Cheap Month! That means:
–> 10% to 50% off all stock
–> Hundreds of books for a few dollars each
–> And a special sneak peak for people in the Jura community (this means you!) on Sat 28th Feb – one day before the general public.

The Jura Collective
440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
http://www.jura.org.au

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sat 28

The Jura Collective
440 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
6pm

Revolutionary Publishing in an Age of Crisis.
Ramsey Kanaan, founder of the successful workers controlled publishing houses AK Press and PM Press will be speaking at Jura. He will talk about the trials and tribulations of making media in a time when media is taking a massive beating (in all formats), when funding is drying up, and social movements seem to be stagnating. He will argue that it’s more vital now than ever. He’ll also speak about the set up, aims and structures of workers controlled publishing.

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sat 28

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

Snawklor + Gugg

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sun 1

Black Rose Books – 22 Enmore Rd, Newtown
2pm donation entry all ages

– MERFERALZ
– LOUISE
– LENA

In no particular order. Entry by donation, come down and chill out for the arvo at Black Rose.

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sun 1

Intensified Soundsystem & Dog’N’Duck
11:00am – 7:00pm
Sydney Park, Cnr Princess hwy & Sydney Pk Rd, Tempe, Australia
Contact Info Phone: 0419026655
Email: intensified@bigpond.com

RULES FOR DJ-ING SUNDAY DUB CLUB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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sun 1

cad factory, 5 handley st, marrickville
5pm $10 all ages

*Chris Abrahams* (The Necks) : _http://www.thenecks.com_
*Kraig Grady* : _http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraig_Grady_
*Adam Hull* : _http://www.aaronhull.net/Aaron%20Hull.html_
*Martin de Lamo* :_http://www.ozarts.com.au/artists/martin_del_amo_

also featuring the artwork of *Hiske Weikers*

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sun 1

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

*SNAP* is a new saxophone quartet, bringing together ideas from jazz and New
Music. New York émigré Phillip Johnston has joined with some of Sydney’s
best-loved saxophonists, Paul Cutlan, Sandy Evans and Nick Bowd, to begin
what they hope to be a long-lived chamber group championing new jazz and
classical saxophone quartet music. So far it features original compositions
by Sandy, Paul, and Phillip, as well as both Australian and American
composers from outside the group.

John Shand, in the *Sydney Morning Herald*, described their appearance at
the 2007 Jazz: Now Festival at the Sydney Opera House as, “*creating
sonorities from the Ellingtonian to the spiky*,” and music writer John Clare
called them “*full of early jazz quirkiness, impressionism and modernity*…”

Their combined C.V.s include work with the Australian Art Orchestra, The
catholics, Clarion Fracture Zone, MARA!, Guy Klucevsek, Gary Lucas, The
Microscopic Septet, James Morrison, Mike Nock, ROVA, Mikel Rouse,
Sousaphonics, Art Spiegelman, Lou Reed, 10 Part Invention, Gest8, & John
Zorn. Individually, they have toured Australia, Asia, Europe, the U.S., and
Outer Space.

— 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! bohemiangrovemusic@gmail.com L2/68 Sophia St, Surry Hills

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tue 3

Sedition
275 Victoria St Darlinghurst
from 7pm by donation

Folk You Kant (Blu Mtns)
Espadrille
Polyfox and the Union of Most Ghosts

This edition of Sedition espouses the free trio from the Blue Mountains, Folk You Kant featuring Adam Sussmann, Marc Bour and Kahtsee, improvising trio Espadrille which includes John Encarnacao and one man songsmith and notorious bottlegger Polyfox and the Union of Most Ghosts.

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 4th February 2009

wed 4

When: Wednesday February 4. Night begins at 7pm, movie starts at dusk
Where: Pavilion at Bondi Beach
What: Premiere of award-winning new film “Soldiers of Peace” – an uplifting story about the power of community movements

Nothing to do?
How about sitting by the beach watching a film under the stars? What if we add chilled music from Zimbabwe, cold drinks and comfy bean-bag recliners?

Still not sold? Join us at the Bondi Open Air Cinema and you will also see an inspirational new film about peace and meet hundreds of other GetUp members; plus all the proceeds will help GetUp create social change on issues you care about!

Creating change doesn’t always have to be hard work!

The award winning ‘Soldiers of Peace’ is an uplifting story of how, thanks to engaged citizens such as yourself, we are fast approaching ‘the outbreak of peace’. Narrated by Michael Douglas and featuring a host of well-known personalities, the film shows that by working together to combat global problems we can create a world flushed with peace not war.
Let’s take a moment together to draw inspiration from this film about incredible social movements, who like us, are engaging everyday people in creating a better world. Bring friends and family, grab a picnic and head down to Bondi Openair Cinema on Wednesday.
We’ll see you there!
Oliver, for the GetUp Member Engagement Team

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thu 5

GRANTPIRRIE | WINDOW
86 George Street, Redfern
6:00pm

Collaborating as the Mechano Brutalists, Sumugan Sivanesan & James Gulliver Hancock take a rough and ready approach to the plastic arts.

For Troubled Justice (2009) they combine assemblage, illustration and illumination – using milk crates, clip lamps, scrap car parts, abandoned bicycles and other debris, to recall the incidents surrounding the “Redfern Riots” and the death of a local aboriginal teenager, TJ Hickey in February 2004.

The work is part of an ongoing and multifaceted project, in consultation with Ray Jackson of the Indigenous Social Justice Association and TJ’s mother, Gail Hickey.
http://thetroublewithtj.blogspot.com/

Thanks to Jap World Spares, St Peters and the Nunnery Bike Workshop.

http://www.sivanesan.com/
http://www.jamesgulliverhancock.com/
http://www.grantpirrie.com/

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fri 6

8:00am – 10:30pm
Location:
Serial Space 33 Wellington Street, Chippendale

Solo performances across 4 speakers:

Robin Fox
www.myspace.com/fox_robin
http://www.robinfox.com.au

Rod Cooper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmn2w1IaEWA

Alex White
http://www.myspace.com/alexwhiteautoclave
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/pages/Autoclave-Alex-White/21200862320

$10 entry

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fri 6

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

6pm – 8pm

ALEX VIVIAN
ECSTASY AND DECAY

Ideas of torture/sex, dungeons and dragons and role playing create ideas of opening your mind, freeing your thoughts and become heavily involved in things like fantasy, partying and new ideas of sex. Ecstasy and Decay is a pot of ideas and loss of self control, passion, drugs, presented in the idea of a makeshift cruising area or aftermath of a comic book convention. Any kind of rubbish dump and breeding ground for men, trolls and boys.
Alex Vivian is a Melbourne-based artist.

Friday 6 February to 21 February 2009

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fri 6

CHINA HEIGHTS GALLERY, 257 CROWN ST

February 6, 2009 at 6:30pm until
February 11, 2009 at 5:00pm

WE BUY YOUR KIDS + GREEDY HEN
2 excellent art duo’s combine to open the China Heights 2009 roster.

http://www.webuyyourkids.com
http://greedyhen.com

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sun 8

Gyspy Cohort
2pm
Newtown Cemetary

Join our gypsy cohort:
a gyspy – folk – pirate collective
All welcome to sing, play and dance

Bring instruments, food, booze and brrraiins

Our Gyspy cohort aims to bring together musicians to form performance collectives of varying degrees.

Contact: 0413***

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sun 8

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

Rod Cooper (melb) + MMMN

Since 1988, Rod Cooper has transformed traditional instrument designs into new metallic hybrids. Each sound sculpture has a large range of sounds, incorporating percussion, bowing mechanisms resonant springs and acoustic noise. For his performance at Bohemian Grove Rod will be performing on a recently constructed instrument called the Not Made in China. The NMIC incorporates a new system of transducers which micro instruments are built directly onto, forming  new sound worlds.

‘mmmn’ presents a new collaboration between two musicians from sydney working in the fields of
improvised & experimental music. this will be their first public performance.

martin ng – turntables
mike majkowski – double bass


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!

bohemiangrovemusic@gmail.com

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tue 10

people’s kitchen – every tuesday at 7pm
155 balmain rd, leichardt

vegan food, tea and coffee for donation

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 14th January 2009

wed 14

club consolador
la campana, 53-55 liverpool st, sydney
$10 8pm

eugene chadbourne, suzanne grae and the katies, crabsmasher, dj smallcock

Eugene Chadbourne (USA) A seemingly endless — and endlessly eclectic — series of releases made the innovative guitarist Eugene Chadbourne one of the underground community’s most well-known and well-regarded eccentrics. Born January 4, 1954 in Mount Vernon, NY, Chadbourne was raised in Boulder, CO, by his mother, a refugee of the Nazi death camps. At the age of 11, the Beatles inspired him to learn guitar; later exposure to Jimi Hendrix prompted him to begin experimenting with distortion pedals and fuzzboxes. Ultimately, however, he became dissatisfied with the conventions of rock and pop, and traded in his electric guitar for an acoustic one, on which he began to learn to play bottleneck blues.

Perhaps Chadbourne’s most significant formative discovery was jazz; initially drawn to John Coltrane and Roland Kirk, he later became an acolyte of the avant excursions of Derek Bailey and Anthony Braxton. Despite the huge influence music exerted over his life, however, Chadbourne first studied to become a journalist, but his career was derailed when he fled to Canada rather than fight in Vietnam; only President Jimmy Carter’s declaration of amnesty for conscientious objectors allowed the vociferously left-wing Chadbourne to return to the U.S. in 1976, at which time he plunged headlong into the New York downtown music scene. After releasing his 1976 debut, Solo Acoustic Guitar, he began collaborating on purely improvisational music with the visionary saxophonist John Zorn and the acclaimed guitarist Henry Kaiser.

Quickly, Chadbourne carved out a singular style, comprised of equal parts protest music, free improvisation, and avant-garde jazz, topped off with his absurd, squeaky vocals. A complete list of Chadbourne’s countless subsequent collaborations and genre workouts is far too lengthy and detailed to exhaustively document, although in the early ’80s he garnered some of his first significant attention as the frontman of Shockabilly, a demented rockabilly revisionist outfit which also featured the well-known producer Kramer. Following the group’s breakup, Chadbourne turned to his own idiosyncratic brand of country and folk, accurately dubbed LSD C&W on a 1987 release, the same year he joined the members of Camper Van Beethoven for a one-off covers project. In addition, he recorded with artists ranging from Fred Frith and Elliott Sharp to Evan Johns and Jimmy Carl Black, the original drummer in the Mothers of Invention; in between, he continued exploring unique styles inspired by music from the four corners of the globe, all the while issuing a seemingly innumerable string of records, most of them on his own Parachute label.

http://www.eugenechadbourne.com 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugene_Chadbourne

SUZANNE GRAE & THE KATIES (MELB) Inspired by their namesake fashion icons responsible for bringing shoulder padded style and geometric glamour to the suburbs of eighties Australia, Suzanne Grae and the Katies are a 6 piece all gal sleaze rock band based in Melbourne, Australia.

It was just this spring season of 2008 that Suzanne Grae met the Katies at a discount outlet over the 50% off rack. The Katies all had their nails into the one peach power suit, and things were getting hairier than a Poison after party. However Suzanne stepped in to suggest the divvying up of the garment between the ladies, shoulder pad by pleat by precious polka dot, and the Katies could not help but come to their fashion senses. They offered to Suzanne both the peach power suit and a promise – To together form a band that would let no obstacle, not broken heels nor lack of musical ability, stand in the way.

Suzanne Grae and the Katies are… Texta as Suzanne Grae: ‘singer’, tamborinist, stylist Lou as Katie Tutti Frutti Pan Flutti: keys, back up vocals Anna as Katie Ramone Bomb: guitar, back up vocals Marian as Katie G: saxophone, drums, guitar, back up vocals Bec as Katie Kaos: bass, trianglist, back up vocals Alex as Katie uber Alles: drums, bass 

Crab Smasher (NEWCASTLE) ”Crab Smasher’s music isn’t as gleefully violent as their name might suggest. Based in Newcastle, the duo released two documents of their pop-inflected experimentalism last year: a Trapdoor Tapes cassette vividly entitled Doom+Doom=OMG! as well as this twenty minute EP. Despite its brevity, Impossible Monsters – their tenth release to date – manages to cram at least eight largely contrasting styles across twenty minutes, with a sense of wistfulness permeating most of the proceedings. Wistful, because despite Crab Smasher’s noise-orientated means their music is ultimately approachable and illustrative. While it’s common for bands of Crab Smasher’s ilk to extend their abstractions over a longer period of time, to give ideas the opportunity to crystallize, these guys don’t stuff around. The two opening tracks start the EP on harsh terrain – clinical white noise bursts puncture through barely-audible hum on ‘I Am Error’, while ‘Killing With Kindness’ wields scraps of noise in a more confrontational and less ominous way. Pleasantly enough, ‘The Moon Rattled Inside Her’ takes a complete left turn into bedroom pop cum science fiction soundtrack, while ‘A Sad Day For Everybody’ recalls Italian instrumentalists Larsen in the way the slowly paced rhythm breathes starkly and threateningly, mapping the ascendancy of noise and murk in the mix. Indeed, it’s these colourful contrasts that make Impossible Monsters a compelling, if slightly puzzling listen. There doesn’t appear to be any common thread running through these tracks, and often the brevity of the tracks can be frustrating. Still, Crab Smasher get it right most of the time because they have the audacity to do what isn’t expected of them, and if that means sometimes they lose a bit of focus, that’s a worthwhile compromise.” – Shaun Prescott @ Mess&Noise

http://www.myspace.com/crabsmasher

  * DJ Smallcock will play other peoples music between sets

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thu 15

Beatdisc in Parramatta.
6pm All Ages Free
Tyre Swans, Animal Shapes and Oh Messy Life.

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fri 16

Serial Space
33 Wellington Street, Chippendale
7pm $8

This gig is a fundraiser to bring some of the international artists out to Sydney for There Goes The Neighbourhood.

Are you yet another person who has had the rent jacked up and been outpriced and outed of your own space?…

Inspired by this global phenomenon of gentrification, There Goes The Neighbourhood is an exhibition, film festival, workshops and publication about the politics of space happening in May at the Performance Space.

The project brings together a group of local and international artists who have worked on various projects that have explored the relationship between community and space and we’re inviting them to develop these issues further in the contested local environment of Redfern.

The artists involved are: Daniel Boyd, Brenda Croft, Lisa Kelly, SquatSpace, Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro, Ned Sevil and friends (Australia), Temporary Services (USA), Jakob Jakobsen (Denmark), 16beaver (USA), Miklos Erhardt and Little Warsaw (Hungary), Michael Rakowitz (USA) and Bijari (Brazil). We will also be doing a re-enactment of Allan Kaprow’s Push and Pull: A Furniture Comedy for Hans Hofmann (with thanks to the Allan Kaprow Estate) and hosting a Gordon Matta-Clark film screening.

For more information on There Goes The Neighbourhood:
www.theregoestheneighbourhood.org

We know January is super hectic but please come down and support us- this gig is going to be awesome!

Featuring:

SUZANNE GRAE & THE KATIES (MELB)
Inspired by their namesake fashion icons responsible for bringing shoulder padded style and geometric glamour to the suburbs of eighties Australia, Suzanne Grae and the Katies are a 6 piece all gal sleaze rock band based in Melbourne, Australia.

It was just this spring season of 2008 that Suzanne Grae met the Katies at a discount outlet over the 50% off rack. The Katies all had their nails into the one peach power suit, and things were getting hairier than a Poison after party. However Suzanne stepped in to suggest the divvying up of the garment between the ladies, shoulder pad by pleat by precious polka dot, and the Katies could not help but come to their fashion senses. They offered to Suzanne both the peach power suit and a promise – To together form a band that would let no obstacle, not broken heels nor lack of musical ability, stand in the way.

Suzanne Grae and the Katies are…
TextaQueen as Suzanne Grae: ‘singer’, tamborinist, stylist
Lou as Katie Tutti Frutti Pan Flutti: keys, back up vocals
Anna as Katie Ramone Bomb: guitar, back up vocals
Marian as Katie G: saxophone, drums, guitar, back up vocals
Bec as Katie Kaos: bass, trianglist, back up vocals
Alex as Katie uber Alles: drums, bass

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=37836002939

JUSTICE YELDHAM
Fresh back from 3 months eating dumplings and making noise in China, catch Justice Yeldham’s first gig back in Sydney. This guy is never sticks around for long before he’s off again- so don’t miss ‘the glass guy’ himself, even if he is a pane.

“What’s been described as “a trumpet player trapped in a two dimensional universe” is in fact the unique audio work of Justice Yeldham, a maverick musician with an unhealthy obsession with sheets of broken glass. By pressing his face and lips against the glass whist employing various vocal techniques ranging from throat singing to raspberries, he turns disguarded household windows into crude musical instruments. Resulting in a wide variety of cacophonous noises that are strangely controlled and oddly musical.

Justice Yeldham is the latest alter-ego of Australian sound performer Lucas Abela, whose past sonic experiments were conducted under monikers like A Kombi, Dj Smallcock & Peeled Hearts Paste. Initially classed as an experimental turntablist, although his early work rarely resembled anything in the field. Early feats, saw him stab vinyl with Kruger style stylus gloves, bound on electro acoustic trampolines, drag race the popemobile across Sydney Harbour Bridge, perform deaf defying duet duels with amplified samurai swords, hospitalised by high powered turntables constructed from sewing machine motors, record chance John Peel sessions with the Flaming Lips, & be Otomo Yoshihides’ favourite entry into his Ground Zero remix competition; ‘Consummation’ even though instead of sampling the CD he destroyed it using amplified skewers!”

http://www.myspace.com/justiceyeldham

HOLY BALM

If you like dancing under a blanket to Black Sabbath shoeless in the grass then you will love Holy Balm.

(Don’t forget the honey-ed mushrooms)

http://www.myspace.com/holybalm

EMCEE PASH

Freshly back from shows in Vietnam we are proud to have this incredible female emcee up in Sydney for one show only!!! – and look out for her debut album which is about to be released!

” she’s the femcee that’s gonna make you wanna smile – she got you foot tappin, lip smackin, rappin pash stylez!” emcee pash is a Sydney born, Perth raised hip hop emcee who now has her roots firmly planted in Melbourne (Aus). Her love of music and poetry formed a symbiosis when pash was nineteen, and since then she has performed at many clubs and community events in and around Sydney, Byron Bay and Melbourne. Her lyrics are deeply personal, yet relate to the every day experiences that speak to many. Pash does not shy away from the political or the controversial. Her unique vocal delivery sets her apart from the rest, as do her dj sets with live emceeing- not to be missed! This year Pash is recording her debut album, to be released in Feb/March 09. Other projects include a PBS radio show focusing on female, indigenous, local artists as well as all things fresh and cool from around the globe, and of course pash intends on spreading her own music across the seas.”

http://www.myspace.com/emceepash

Big, huge, massive thanks to all the performers and Serial Space.

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fri 16

NOWnow festival

Afternoon concert @ Lhamda Books
Shop 1, 32 Station St, Wentworth Falls

5pm : THE PROPHETS : drums and saxophones and masks : Dale Gorfinkel / Peter Farrar / Rosalind Hall / Sam Dobson / Finn Ryan / and more
5:30pm : Inge Olmheim / Aemon Webb : Electronics

Evening concert @ Wentworth Falls School of Arts
Cnr Great Western Hwy / Adele Ave, Wentworth Falls

7:00pm : PIN PIN PIN TRIO : Clare Cooper (guzheng) / Magda Mayas (piano) / Steve Heather (percussion)
7:30pm : THE SPIDERS : James Heighway (everything)
8:00pm : Adam Sussman / Martin Kirkwood : Acoustic Guitars
8:30pm : (outdoors) : T.A.D. and Yusuke : voices and guitars
9:00pm : Eugene Chadbourne : freely improvised country guitar and banjo
9:45pm : Pateras / Baxter / Brown + Louise Curham : prepared piano / prepared guitar / unprepared drums / performative film (respectively)

Late concert @ Akemi
40 Great Western HWY,Medlow Bath (opp. train station)
contact: (02) 4788-1230

from 11:00pm :
Clayton Thomas (double bass) / Dale Gorfinkel (vibraphone / inventions) / Finn Ryan (drums)

Cinemusic : a film by David Ahern : introduced by Geoffrey Barnard

Lloyd Honeybrook / Robin Fox : feedbax and computer

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sat 17

Ruban Rat (upstairs), 76 Parramatta Road Stanmore
(gallery is across the road, heading West on your left just past the Annandale Hotel)
4pm-8pm

After many rolls of film and a lot more beer…
Finally a heap of photos from 2003-2008 on show:
you are invited to:5 Years as a Rock Moll photography by Anne Bentley
(celebrating 10 years of Scooter RockChix gigs)

opening night sponsored by Lovells Lager  – cheers!

guest appearances from Madam Squeeze and friends + Baby Machine (rock!)

exhibition continues Sunday 18 Jan 11am-5Pm
then Thursday 22 Jan to Mon 26 Jan 11am-5pm
evenings by appointment:
info@artzinephotography.com.au m: 0405 098 529

come along & look for familiar faces from the past & present and raise a toast to Scooter

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sat 17

NOWnow festival

Morning concert @ King’s Cave**
6:00am : Steve Heather : percussion
Sound Walk : with Anthony Magen : from King’s Cave at midday

Afternoon Concert @ King’s Cave**

2:00pm : Inge Olmheim (electronics) / Ian Pieterse (baritone saxophone) / Rosalind Hall (prepared alto saxophone)
2:30pm : Sam Dobson (double bass) / Jon Rose (violin)

Afternoon talk @ Wentworth Falls School of Arts

5:30pm : Birdsong : The Music of Nature and the Nature of Music : Hollis Taylor

Evening Concert @ Wentworth Falls School of Arts

7:00pm : Clayton Thomas / Clare Cooper / Robin Fox : strings and computer manipulation
7:30pm : Joe Derrick / Simon Ferenci : trumpets
8:00pm : Kusum Normoyle / Aaron Clarke / Rivka Schembri / Bonnie Hart : voices
8:30pm : HELMET HEAD : Rod Cooper and Anthony Magen : Audiovisual madness
9:00pm : Laura Altman / Magda Mayas / Monika Brooks : clarinet, piano and accordion
9:30pm : BOTBORG : audio visual feedback web

Late concert @ Akemi

from 11:00pm :
Pilgramage from Scattered Points : a film on the Scratch Orchestra by Luke Fowler

EUGENE CHADBOURNE PROJECT

**KING’S CAVE
….by train
Get yourself to Linden Station. Exit station onto Bourke Rd (opposite side of the highway, don’t go up the stairs on the station). Go left onto bourke Rd. there will be an escort from station.

…by car:
Driving from Sydney – Turn off the Great Western Highway in Linden onto Tollgate Dr. where there is a sign for the Linden Observatory, go right at the crossroads, along Glossop Rd, then park on Bourke Rd. near “Donohoe’s Rave” sign to walk down the trail to the cave.
Driving from Katoomba – Down Great Western Hwy, Left onto Tollgate Dr, left onto Glossop rd, right to Bourke rd.

On bourke St, near “Donohoe’s (G)rave” sign to walk down the trail to the cave. a short easy walk.

Contact Alex on 0406 361 439 on the day if you have any problems

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sun 18

Midday in Pitt Park (next to Wentworth Falls School of Arts): KITE MUSIC : Jon Rose and Robin Fox

Afternoon Concert @ Wentworth Falls School of Arts

2:00pm : THE SPLINTER ORCHESTRA : the NOW now’s very own house band
2:45pm : Anthony Pateras : solo piano
3:30pm : THE LOOP ORCHESTRA : Australia’s longest running experimental music project : John Blades / Richard Fielding / Manny Gasparinatos / Hamish Mackenzie / Juke Wyatt
4:00pm : Mike Majkowski : solo double bass

Evening concert @ Akemi

from 7:00pm :
– Dave Brown / Joe Musgrove / James Heighway : guitars and electronics
– THE UNAUSTRALIANS
– Hosebeast : Jon Hunter / Ivan Lysiak / Peter Newman : guitar and drums and computer
– Lucas Abela / Sean Baxter

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

What’s Cool and Unusual – 7th January 2009

i think i’ve been doing this list almost every week for a couple of years now.  let me know if you’re finding the information useful or if you think there are things i’m missing that should be included.  note that this list will not generally mention shows in regular pub/club spaces or things which are advertised in drum media etc.  the list costs me about 50 bucks a year to maintain at the moment (plus all the time i invest in putting it together each week) so if you’d like to help me out financially in some way then have a browse through my distro list and order a cd or two!  list here: http://www.tenzenmen.com/distro/TZM_distro.shtml.

a lot of the warehouse spaces have become unavailable due to pressure from police and councils but i’m sure new spaces will be become available over time.  looking forward to another great year in 2009!

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A FESTIVAL CELEBRATING WOMEN IN FILM

January 3rd – 13th
Blank_Space Gallery
(http://www.blankspace.com.au)
374 Crown St, Surry Hills

http://www.seenandheardfilms.com/
site has links to info on the films

Seen and Heard is a festival focused on the works in film by women in response to long-lasting prejudices against women in the film industry. While there are as many women studying film as there are men, women continually have been an underdog in cinema production.

In its first year, audiences are invited to bear witness to the extraordinary visions of Indigenous and white Australian filmmakers, exploring race relations in Australia, gender, sexuality and class politics, disability and ability.

The festival is a free, not-for-profit event and will feature afternoon teas and evening screenings throughout early January.

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

The Seen and Heard Festival features more than 25 titles with more films to be announced.

Wednesday 7/1/09
Rethinking Ability: films centered on “ability” and “disability” screening from 8pm featuring White Sound, the films of Jessica Tyrrell and Unlocked

Thursday 8/1/09
Scarlett Productions: Films Produced by Kath Shelper – featuring six shorts all directed by women, produced by Shelper, about and by Indigenous Australians

Friday 9/1/09
Grind Girls and Love Refugees – screening from 8pm

Saturday 10/1/09
Afternoon Tea: Call Me Mum – directed by Margot Nash; written by Kathleen Mary Fallon; produced by Michael McMahon – screening from 3pm
Evening Screening: Rethinking Ability: films centered on “ability” and “disability” screening from 8pm featuring White Sound, the films of Jessica Tyrrell and Unlock

Sunday 11/1/09
Afternoon Tea: The Films of Jennifer Cox from 3pm
Evening Screening: Call Me Mum – directed by Margot Nash; written by Kathleen Mary Fallon; produced by Michael McMahon – feature screening from 8pm

Monday 12/1/09
Women and Work – screening from 8pm

Tuesday 13/1/09
CLOSING NIGHT: Come Home – Bird, Dugong and Playground – screening from 8pm

Why a festival of work by women?
Commercial cinema has a long history of having been a male dominated industry. Films that have dominated the mainstream were action films with male leads (need we list James Bond, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon?), comedies with male leads, from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to Shaun of the Dead, dramas with male leads, such as L.A. Confidential, Saving Private Ryan and Fight Club, have also dominated the choices of the movie-going public, leaving women-directed films a lesser-known, close to extinct choice.

The modern film industry, however, is undergoing a dramatic change. Audiences now are more often making the choice to see arthouse films and independent cinema, such as Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Babel, and The Lives of Others, and the media attention given to these films continues to expand.

With this shift in the audience’s choice to see “decent” films, rather than films of somewhat thinner substance, there is no reason why women filmmakers should be ignored. In spite of the great depths filmmakers are currently exploring and audiences are embracing, there is a seemingly undying fear that women directors make films about women’s themes.

Just when audiences started to think that they were finally no longer being underestimated, women directors and cinematographers still go without widespread attention, and most importantly, work, because of the desire for capital “women’s themes” do not make money in the movie business.

The film industry shuts out both women filmmakers and audiences. Making just more than half the population, there are huge numbers of women who belong to at least one. The problem is not a lack of women who wish to work as filmmakers: the numbers of film school graduates are evenly male and female. Despite this, only 4% of directors are women.

In the history of the Academy Awards, only three women have been nominated for Best Director (none of them have won). Sofia Coppola was the last woman to be nominated, in 2003, for Lost in Translation. Prior to this, Jane Campion was nominated in 1993 for The Piano. The third, and the first woman ever to be nominated, was Lina Wertmuller in 1976 for her film Seven Beauties. There has never been an Academy Award nomination for a woman cinematographer.

The issue should not be the concern of filmmakers alone, audiences are also at the receiving end of the problem. To release films which feature “women’s themes” may be believed to shut male audiences out, with films heavily featuring men’s themes disguised as “people themes”.

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fri 9

Serial Space
33 Wellington St, Chippendale
8:00pm

Ghost of 29 megacycles (Perth)
3ofmillions
Underlapper

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sun 11

Protest the Lennon Bros Circus (they use animals- primates, lions, etc. – http://www.animalcircuses.com/ for more info). 

Protest this Sunday 11th January at 9am in Gosford (on the NSW Central Coast).

Meet at 9am between the circus and the Central Coast Leagues Club, Dane Drive, Gosford Waterfront. We’ll begin protesting at 9.15am until about 11am (the show begins at 10.30am).

It’s a short walk from Gosford station…

(Or email jac at jacqueline@****.org.au and she can drive you there and back.)

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sun 11

Bohemian Grove
L2/68 Sophia St, Surry Hills
$10 7pm

bohemiangrovemusic@gmail.com

*The Ghost of 29 Megacycles* (WA) is a performance art collective performing loosely composed dronescape scores to visual film loops. After touring Australia in June 2008, The Ghost of 29 Megacycles returns to Sydney and Melbourne to play 3 special intimate shows.

*Morning Stalker* began in 2005 as a solo home-recording project for Morgan McKellar, focusing on semi-improvised ambient noise/drone using heavily effected guitar, keys, and vocals. Since then Morgan has recruited two fellow Underlapper members Marc Chomicki (drums) and Simon Oh (bass clarinet and keys) to fill out the sound, and well…make it more fun really.

Bohemian Grove performances are 6:30pm doors for a 7pm start each Sunday (unless otherwise advised). The cover is $10 /  donation. Please feel freeto 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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wed 14

la campana
53-55 liverpool st, sydney
$10 8pm

Eugene Chadbourne, SUZANNE GRAE & THE KATIES (MELB), Crab Smasher

DJ Smallcock will play other peoples music between sets

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

I received these email replies (amongst others) to this week’s list which reminded me exactly why I worked hard on preparing this list every week:

Hi Shaun!
I meant to email you this week, so funny you should mention this, I LOVE your email, granted i don’t get along to everything I’d like to, but I always find it so interesting and comforting to know Sydney has such an amazing, diverse alternative culture, and thankyou so much for keeping me in the know!
Gabby


Hi Shaun,
I find the list very useful and have discovered lots of places and bands I would otherwise have never known about. Highlights so far have been Heehaw, Maxwell Stone, various performances at the experimental place in Chippendale and some fusion thing with two bass players at the Spanish place. I’d stopped going to see live music years ago but the list has brought it back for me. It’s music for the right reasons.
Jeremy

Hey Shaun!  I’ve never met you but I’m pretty sure I know who you are from a gig at the Pitz a few years ago when one of the bands pointed at someone called Shaun and said thanks for helping them out.

Anyway, in response to your question, yep, I most definitely find your weekly updates useful and attend events from it all the time!  I have no idea how I’d hear about gigs at Maggotville etc otherwise!  Most recently some friends and I went down to two of the Gallucci rehearsals at The Place to Be at the end of last year (2008).  Again something I wouldn’t have been able to do had it not been for you getting the word out!  I first saw those guys at the Minutemen doco thing at China Heights in 2005 but hadn’t seen them play since maybe 2007, so it was great to get your news and see them put on some great sets.  I spoke to Tim on both occasions, the upcoming shows with Joe Lally sound cool too.

So yes, thanks a lot for your efforts!  I’ve bought stuff off your list previously but its been a while so i’ll have a look now!

Cheers
Will