Wednesday, January 18, 2012

This blog has moved!

Hi. In a not-too-startling admission of defeat, we're giving up trying to keep this updated. It just doesn't like us. So for all up to date news and happenings (until the long awaited site-proper is up) head over here: http://blackwiretocommonground.wordpress.com/
Thanks! xox

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Raein (Italy) / Loma Prieta (USA) & More! 02.01.12


Monday 2nd January // More info soon...
RAEIN (Italy) + LOMA PRIETA (USA) + NICE GUYS + MICHAEL CRAFTER + NEVER RIGHT

http://www.raein.eu/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/LOMA-PRIETA/69571119156

http://niceguysband.wordpress.com/
http://michaelcrafter.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Never-Right/250915588254710

Lander Configurations / Solkyri / Indian Gun / Ballads 28.01.12


Saturday 28th January // 7pm // $8
LANDER CONFIGURATIONS + SOLKYRI + INDIAN GUN (Newc) + BALLADS (Melb)

http://www.landerconfigurations.bandcamp.com/
http://www.solkyri.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/IndianGunMusic
http://www.ballads.bandcamp.com/

Yes I'm Leaving (Album Launch) & more! 20.01.12


Friday 20th January // 7pm // $5
YES I'M LEAVING (Album Launch) + CROUCHING 80'S HIDDEN ACRONYM + KANG GANG

http://yesimleaving.com/
http://casionana.bandcamp.com/
http://soundcloud.com/kanggang

Bad Taste (Vic) / Old Skin (Vic) & more! 21.01.12


Saturday 21st January // 6pm // $8
BAD TASTE (Melb) + OLD SKIN (Melb) + VIDEO NASTY + NO SUCH LUCK + GLORY HOLE

http://www.facebook.com/oldskinmelbourne
http://www.facebook.com/BadTasteband
http://hessianhardcore.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/No-Such-Luck/254991453622
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Glory-Hole/217812668270259


Thursday, December 15, 2011

This Friday! plus our wants list...



This Friday! 16th December // 7pm // $10 // more info
AXEMEN (N.Z) + SILVER MOON + WHORES + LOW LIFE


Also, seems to be the time of year for listing things, so here's a list of the top 5 things we need!

1. A new mixer...or the old one fixed.
2. A couple of new mics.
3. Mic leads! or someone to fix the piles of dead ones...
4. 1 or 2 mic stands that don't need to be gaffed to the floor to stay upright.
5. A new couch! Yeah, it's done well, but needs to be put out to pasture...
xox

Apologies for the lack of updates on here, our poor old computer is all kinds of sick...and google apparently now runs the earth.

Photo of Making by Shaun Tenzenmen

Undead Apes (Qld) / Chinese Burns Unit / Shark Bait 10.02.12





Friday 1oth February // 7pm
UNDEAD APES (Bris) + CHINESE BURNS UNIT + SHARK BAIT

CBU = Blokes you can trust!
http://www.undeadapes.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shark-Bait/139702122785868

Poster by Glenn Smith

Jamie Hay (Vic) / Zounds 23.12.12





Thursday 22nd December // 7pm
JAMIE HAY (Melb) + ZOUNDS (Dave Drayton)

A double-header and our last show for the year at Black Wire, come sing, dance, drink and just generally be happy. But not too happy. Maybe be melancholy. Hooray!

http://hobbledehoyrecords.com/artists/jamie-hay/
http://lesstalkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/delusions-of-grandeur

Counterattack (Vic) / Chinese Burns Unit & more! 13.01.12





Friday 13th January // 7pm
COUNTERATTACK (Melb) + CHINESE BURNS UNIT + DARK HORSE + MICHAEL CRAFTER + OBAT BATUK

"Melbourne City Skatecore Violence"
Ex- Massappeal / Open Wound / Nihilistic View etc etc.
http://counterattackmelbourne.blogspot.com/

with...
CHINESE BURNS UNIT:
(Blokes from Lawnsmell / Frenzal Rhomb / The Optionals / Pure Evil Trio etc.)
MICHAEL CRAFTER:
http://michaelcrafter.bandcamp.com/
DARK HORSE:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dark-Horse/188463287870269
OBAT BATUK:
Newcastle! Punk! Flip to presant!

Poster by Glenn Smith

Thursday, December 1, 2011

In Sepia (Qld) / Making / F'tang 11.12.11


Sunday 11th December // 3pm
IN SEPIA (Bris) + MAKING + F'TANG + BLENHEIM

http://www.insepia.creeksidetrain.com
http://makingband.com
http://lesstalkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ftang
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This Friday & Sunday! (2nd/4th Dec)



Friday 2nd December // 7pm // $5 // More info
Good Times Weekender Part 1: PATRIARCHAL DEATH MACHINE (S.A) + NO SUCH LUCK + SPEW YOUR GUTS UP + DISPARO!

Sunday 4th December // 3pm // $10 // More info *Space Bong playing EARLY*
SPACE BONG (S.A) + HYDROMEDUSA (S.A) + THEDOWNGOING + VIDEO NASTY + SPOONFED + DRACOPEDE


Next weekend...
Fri 9th Dec // 7pm
CAT CAT (Vic: LP Launch) / GHASTLY SPATS / DAY RAVIES
Sun 11th Dec // 3pm
IN SEPIA (Qld) / MAKING / F’TANG


Photo of Let Me Down Jungleman by Shaun Tenzenmen

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cat Cat (Vic) / Ghastly Spats / Day Ravies 09.12.11


Friday 9th December // 7pm
CAT CAT (Melb / LP Launch) + GHASTLY SPATS + DAY RAVIES

"So vibed on this new Cat Cat single; it goes heavy on that total 90s trick of matching a melancholic tone with propulsive rhythm guitars & drums for a sound that's kinda gauzy & wistful but perfect for booze-fuelled teenage adventures"
- Rose Quartz

http://catcat.bandcamp.com
http://www.ghastlyspats.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Day-Ravies/203025996389284
facebook event

Patriarchal Death Machine (S.A) / Spew Your Guts Up & more! 02.12.11


Friday 2nd December // 7pm // $5 // Good Times Weekender Part 1:
PATRIARCHAL DEATH MACHINE (S.A) + NO SUCH LUCK + SPEW YOUR GUTS UP + DISPARO!

Part 1 of the 3 part "Good Times Weekender" Full details here

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Times-Records/169660546381672
http://www.facebook.com/patriarchadeathmachine
http://www.facebook.com/pages/No-Such-Luck/254991453622
http://www.keepyourlunchdown.blogspot.com
facebook event

Friday, November 25, 2011

Shows Tonight & Tomorrow! (25th-26th Nov)






Friday 25th November // 7pm // $5 // more info
ON SIERRA (Melb) + MAKING + ALKAN ZEYBEK & THE LESSERMEN (Melb) + ASHES

Saturday 26th November // 7pm // $5
PEABODY + MACHINE MACHINE + SMALL TOWN INCIDENT


Coming up in December (still one or 2 more to come)...

Friday 2nd December // 7pm // $5
Good Times Weekender Part 1: PATRIARCHAL DEATH MACHINE (S.A) + SPEW YOUR GUTS UP + NO SUCH LUCK + DISPARO!

Sunday 4th December // 3pm // $10
SPACE BONG (S.A) + HYDROMEDUSA (S.A) + THEDOWNGOING + VIDEO NASTY + SPOON FED + DRACOPEDE

Friday 9th December // 7pm
CAT CAT (Melb-LP launch) + GHASTLY SPATS + DAY RAVIES

Sunday 11th December // 3pm
IN SEPIA (Bris) + MAKING + F'TANG

Friday 16th December // 7pm // $10
AXEMEN (N.Z) + SILVER MOON + WHORES + LOW LIFE

All shows are all-ages and byo. No drinking on the street and respect the neighbours!
Photo of The Smith St. Band (and dog) by Andrew Johnson

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Shows this weekend (18th-20th Nov)



This weekend! Remember: No drinking in the street & respect the neighbours!

Fri 18th Nov // 7pm // $5 // more info
OBAT BATUK / GLORY HOLE / AMATEUR DRUNKS / COURTNEY20

Sat 19th Nov // 2pm // $7 // more info
THE SMITH STREET BAND (Melb) / ANIMAL SHAPES / FOXTROT (Melb) / MILHOUSE

Sun 20th Nov // 3pm // more info
AFTER THE FALL (U.S.A) / ANCHORS (Melb) / MARY JANE KELLY / FIREARMS

Photo of Video Nasty by Shaun tenzenmen

Obat Batuk / Glory Hole / Amateur Drunks / Courtney20 18.11.11


Friday 18th November // 7pm // $5
OBAT BATUK (Newcastle) + GLORY HOLE + AMATEUR DRUNKS + COURTNEY20
*Apparently Glory Hole can't play, replacement t.b.a

"obat batuk - you know, fast punk stuff / glory hole - queer as fuck, punk as fuck! / amateur drunks - a group of people with instruments singing about drinking in a bias way / courtney20 - Sonic who?"

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Space Bong (SA) / Hydromedusa (SA) & more! 4.12.11


Sunday 4th December // 3pm // $10 *Space Bong playing EARLY*
SPACE BONG (Adelaide) + HYDROMEDUSA (Adelaide) + THEDOWNGOING + VIDEO NASTY + SPOON FED + DRACOPEDE

http://spacebong.bandcamp.com
http://hydromedusa.bandcamp.com
http://thedowngoing.blogspot.com
http://hessianhardcore.blogspot.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dracopede/173388959415057
facebook event

On Sierra (Vic) / Alan Zeybek & The Lessermen (Vic) & more 25.11.11


Friday 25th November // 7pm
ON SIERRA (Melb) + ALKAN ZEYBEK & THE LESSERMEN (Melb) + MAKING + ASHES

"Hailing from inner Melbourne, On Sierra is a cacophony of progressive post punk and whirling, ethereal soundscapes. With their debut EP in tow, they bring this hypnotic blend interstate for the first time with a series of shows throughout NSW.
Joining them on this cavalcade of explosive sounds are Melbourne rockers Alkan Zeybek & the Lessermen. Armed to the teeth with all things blues, surf, and punk, these young men will be bringing their debut EP "Kid's Medicine" and a swag full of grooves."

Plus the fantastic, Making!

http://onsierra.bandcamp.com
http://makingband.com
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After The Fall (USA) / Anchors (Vic) & more 20.11.11


Sunday 20th November // 3pm
AFTER THE FALL (USA) + ANCHORS (Melb) + MARY JANE KELLY + FIREARMS

"Blood Sweat & Beers in conjunction with Sludgefactory.com.au are proud to present...Albany New York’s After The Fall.
Established in 2003, After The Fall play melodic hardcore in the vein of Bad Religion, Paint It Black, NOFX, Propaghandi and Kill Your Idols. After criss crossing the USA many times ATF topped off 2010 with a tour of Central America with Millencolin and A Wilhelm Scream before hitting Europe and tidying the end of this year up with their inaugural Australian tour covering the East Coast of Australia.
Joining them on all dates, fresh off the boat from a Japanese tour will be Melbourne’s sweatiest dudes Anchors. These guys have already played Soundwave, Poison City Weekender, BS&B #5 and Pushover this year so it’ll be nice to have them and their fresh new vinyl ‘Bad JuJu’ in a real venue again"

Listen to all After the Fall records for free, here:
http://www.afterthefall518.bandcamp.com/

http://www.facebook.com/anchorspunk
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