Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shows this weekend! (24th-27th Feb)



This weekend! (and Thursday!)

Thu 24th Feb // 7pm // $10 - Original post/flyer
WALLS (USA) / USELESS CHILDREN (Vic) / PURE EVIL TRIO / WHORES

Fri 25th Feb // 7pm // $5 - Original post/flyer
MENTAL POWERS (W.A) / HOLY BALM / PALMISTS

Sat 26th Feb // 2pm // $8 - Original post/flyer
Cambodian Prisons Project Benefit w/ CHINESE BURNS UNIT / ETHER RAG / NONE REMAIN / BURNING SERVANT / VIDEO NASTY / DOSS / BLACK VAT TRIO

Sun 27th Feb // 2pm // $5 - Original post/flyer
POP SINGLES (Vic) / ATHOL (Newcastle) / LITTLE KILLING (Vic) / PENGUINS (Vic) / INTENTIONS


And next weekend...

Sat 5th Mar // 6pm // $5 - Original post/flyer
PERSIST (Last Show) / ILL BRIGADE / 10 PACES / VIGILANTE / SLEEPWALKER

Photo of Brave The Burrito by Shaun Tenzenmen.

Sleepwalks (Qld) / Unity Floors / Sweet Teeth 08.04.11



Friday 8th April // 7pm
SLEEPWALKS (Qld) / UNITY FLOORS / SWEET TEETH

facebook event

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Shows this weekend! (18th-20th Feb)



This weekend!

Fri 18th Feb // 7pm // $5 - Original post/flyer
LAZERFACE (Vic) / MICHAEL CRAFTER / VIDEO NASTY / BATTLE POPE

Sat 19th Feb // 7pm // $8 - Original post/flyer
TOTALLY UNICORN / LO! / AT DARK / NUCLEAR SUMMER (Qld)

Sun 20th Feb // 3pm // $5 - Original post/flyer
SLIMEY THINGS / CAPTAIN KICKARSE and The AWESOMES / SERIOUS BEAK / BATTLE POPE


Also, a big (immense, even) thankyou to people who donated money, gear & other useful things, and to those that bought loads of stuff over the last couple of weeks. Thanks! You have helped on so many levels, but most pressingly you helped us pay off our bills. yay for you. Champions.

A big w'end coming up next...

Thu 24th Feb // 7pm // $10 - Original post/flyer
WALLS (USA) / USELESS CHILDREN (Vic) / PURE EVIL TRIO / WHORES
Fri 25th Feb // 7pm // $5 - Original post/flyer
MENTAL POWERS (W.A) / HOLY BALM / PALMISTS
Sat 26th Feb // 2pm // $8 - Original post/flyer
Cambodian Prisons Project Benefit w/ CHINESE BURNS UNIT / ETHER RAG / NONE REMAIN / BURNING SERVANT / VIDEO NASTY / DOSS / BLACK VAT TRIO
Sun 27th Feb // 2pm // $5 - Original post/flyer
POP SINGLES (Vic) / ATHOL (Newcastle) / LITTLE KILLING (Vic) / PENGUINS (Vic) / INTENTIONS

Photo of Ether Rag by Shaun Tenzenmen

Michael Crafter / Battle Pope & more 20.03.11



Sunday 20th March // 3pm // $5
MICHAEL CRAFTER // BATTLE POPE // FAT GUY WEARS MYSTIC WOLF SHIRT // SWEET TEETH // MCLOVIN

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Extortion (W.A) / Ether Rag & more 25.03.11



Friday 25th March // 7pm
EXTORTION // ETHER RAG // SLOGAN FREE YOUTH // CHAINED HEAT

Yep.

Shows this weekend (11th-13th Feb)



This weekend!

Fri 11th Feb // 7pm // $5 - Original post/flyer
CISTERN CORRUPT (Newcastle) / DRILLBIT (Newcastle) / BONES / PURE WORD DEAFNESS

Sat 12th Feb // 7pm - Original post
ALPS (LP Launch) / MERE WOMEN (12” Launch) / BARE GRILLZ / UNITY FLOORS

Sun 13th Feb // 1pm // $5 - Original post/flyer
THICK SKIN (Qld) / STEP DOWN (Vic) / TAIPAN + 1


And next weekend...

Fri 18th Feb // 7pm // $5 - Original post/flyer
LAZERFACE (Vic) / MICHAEL CRAFTER / VIDEO NASTY / BATTLE POPE
Sat 19th Feb // 7pm // $8 - Original post/flyer
TOTALLY UNICORN / LO! / AT DARK / NUCLEAR SUMMER (Qld)
Sun 20th Feb // 3pm // $5 - Original post/flyer
SLIMEY THINGS / CAPTAIN KICKARSE and The AWESOMES / SERIOUS BEAK / BATTLE POPE

Photo of Infinite Void by Shaun Tenzenmen

Bookings in March / April / May

Bands/people with bookings anytime after Feb please get in touch to confirm we have your details and they are up to date. Nothing's getting cancelled, we just lost all info when the computer died a quick death. Thanks!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Our computer is broke and so are we

It sure did/we sure are.
pretty much lost everything except what's been uploaded around the place...and to add to the good times our rent, phone & electricity are all past due. Hooray.

Yeah, I know, at least we're not flooded.

so we'll be out of action most of the week, unless you try us on the phone (which may, or may not be cut off anytime soon). Sigh.

Shows still on this weekend though!

Fri 11th Feb // 7pm // $5
CISTERN CORRUPT (Newcastle) / DRILLBIT (Newcastle) / BONES / PURE WORD DEAFNESS
Sat 12th Feb // 7pm // $5
ALPS (Newcastle - LP Launch) / MERE WOMEN (12” Launch) / BARE GRILLZ (Newcastle) / UNITY FLOORS
Sun 13th Feb // 2pm
THICK SKIN (Qld) / STEP DOWN (Vic) / TAIPAN + 1

Friday, February 4, 2011

Twin City Faction - We Are The... (2003)



Twin City Faction - We Are The... // DIY or Die (DIY-01), 2003.
53.96mb // 20.7mins // 320kbps

1. Cutting Corners
2. Machines Make it Possible...(People Make it Happen)
3. If You Want Art...Go to a Fucking Museum!
4. Johnny's Been Drinking
5. When Will it Stop?
6. She Shoots Pistols
7. World Stops Turning
8. This Bomb Rocks!

Great, underrated (well, people liked em, but still), hardcore band from the Northern Beaches in Sydney. More Born Against, less Sick Of It All (as all good hardcore should be. I still remember fondly the "hardkaw-dewd" shopping for records who got all excited when he picked up Born Against only for it to turn to dismay as he listened to it. "I thought they were a hardcore punk band" he proclaimed in disgust, but I digress). All flailing limbs, flying instruments and sweat-plastered walls, they were nothing if not an explosive (an oft overused, but relevant term here) live band. This is their first, self-recorded & self-released efort and it remains my favourite even though they undeniably got better in later years. Chris (and John a bit later on from memory) were in legendary (yep, I just decided they were) cult-hardcore Sydney band Subversion.

From their old site...

"POST FACTION UPDATE...Feb ’08.
Here's a quick rundown of what we all be up too since the demise of TCF!
Chris - Chillin' being the rockin' husband he is and workin' like a dog as per usual! Has a band in the works with his wife Kati called The Students who hopefully will get some stuff down this year. (*Not sure if this eventuated, i'd like to hear it if it did though!)
Jimmy - Recording the new Grand Fatal album aswell as starting a new band with fellow TCF members DG / Grant.. More to come on that soon as still at very early stages. (*He's in EPICS now too, and BRAVE THE BURRITO)
Johnny - Recently joined up with Grant's thrash band FRANK RIZZO on bass after a recent line up change in the RIZZO camp. (*He's now doing UNKNOWN TO GOD with folks from OMNICIDE and NOISAM (I think?)
DG - Still doing his FIREBRAND electro band with Matty Rizzo aswell as jamming in the new band with Jimmy/Grant and Matty Rizzo. (*New band was/is GENE POOL SHARKS)
Grant - Doing way too many bands as usual: The Future Device, Arcane, Frank Rizzo, Violent Abuse, aswell as the new band with Jimmy/DG and Matty Rizzo." (*GENE POOL SHARKS again)


Will post more stuff shortly when it's dug out...I'd like to get a hold of the rumoured unreleased stuff as well (please?). For now, apart from this, there is an otherwise unreleased Black Sabbath cover on the Unbelievably Bad comp for download here.

DOWNLOAD

myspace (inactive)
DIY or Die myspace (also inactive, it seems)

Mental Powers (W.A) / Holy Balm / Palmists 25.02.11




MENTAL POWERS
(W.A - 12" Launch) // HOLY BALM // PALMISTS
Friday 25th February // 7pm

Perth 4-piece Mental Powers perform in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle in February in support of their new 12” LP, HOMOH. A four-track pressing with hand printed recycled covers, HOMOH marks the fourth release from this enigmatic group of performers.

The pure chaos and energy that Mental Powers infiltrates into every gig is unparalleled. Weaving together ambient drone, hypnotic rhythms, krauty influences and free-jazz composition, Mental Powers are certainly one of Australia’s most exciting acts. Performing since 2007, the remarkable synergy that binds the band together on stage is captured on vinyl in their new release.

Perth’s Mental Powers play a kind of trance music. The kind that feels like you’ve taken one too many muscle relaxants and somehow – accidentally – severed your carotid artery. – Tim Scott via Mess&Noise

Traversing the impenetrable terrain of rhythm and repetition, their first release should be taken as a whole and not the sum of its parts. Combining painstakingly handcrafted art direction and musical production - all credited to none other than ‘Mental Powers Group' - one is lured into their universe, the way they want you to see it. – John Kay via SixThousand

They create sound which inhabits only the very fringes of what might be called pop or rock music, and which in any case renders the use of such terms redundant. – Lyndon Blue via CoolPerthNights


So if you want myspace links, search for em. Here is some other stuff (couldn't find any Palmists links, they're good though)...
Holy Balm interview on Cyclic Defrost
Holy Balm 7" review on Mess and Noise

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Shows this weekend! (4th-5th Feb)



Shows this weekend...

Fri 4th Feb // 7pm // $10 - Original post/flyer
BRAINWAVES (Vic) / DE HØJE HÆLE (Denmark) / WHORES / LIFE AND LIMB

Sat 5th Feb // 6pm // $5 - Original post/flyer
BONE (Vic) / WE CAUGHT THE KRAKEN (Tamworth) / NICE GUYS / INTENTIONS

And next weekend...
Fri 11th Feb // 7pm // $5
CISTERN CORRUPT (Newcastle) / DRILLBIT (Newcastle) / BONES / PURE WORD DEAFNESS
Sat 12th Feb // 7pm // $5
ALPS (Newcastle - LP Launch) / MERE WOMEN (12” Launch) / BARE GRILLZ (Newcastle) / UNITY FLOORS
Sun 13th Feb // 2pm
THICK SKIN (Qld) / STEP DOWN (Vic) / TAIPAN + 1

Photo of Mere Women by Shaun Tenzenmen

Alps (LP Launch) / Mere Women (12" Launch) & more 12.02.11



Saturday February 12th // 7pm
ALPS (Newcastle - LP Launch) // MERE WOMEN (12" Launch) // BARE GRILLZ (Newcastle) // UNITY FLOORS

This should be a great show...here is some info on Alps and the new record...

Fresh off an east coast tour supporting RATATAT (US), Newcastle's ALPS is heading straight back on the road for a full national tour to promote the release of his fourth full length and twelfth effort total, 'Alps of New South Wails'.

Here's what people are saying so far about the record:
"no production tricks covering up any songwriting shortfalls, just unencumbered melodic catharsis... could be the best thing Alps has ever done" - Rose Quartz
"utterly brilliant slice of bummer-pop heaven" - Polaroids of Androids

Here's what people said about 'Alps of New South Whales' (2009):
“No matter how you listen to Alps of New South Whales, one thing is certain: this album transcends Hearn’s self-imposed limitations, offering a gorgeously foreign sound world in which to ruminate.” – Mess and Noise
“Where much noise/drone/improv pop can seem to hide off-the-cuff laziness behind a curtain of fizz, Alps Of New South Whales is a carefully crafted, hazy gem.” – Cyclic Defrost
“Once you get past marveling at the strange sounds you’ll discover a record that’s both beautiful and unique.” – Rave Magazine

Recorded in bedrooms and artspaces between Dunedin NZ and Newcastle NSW and mastered in Melbourne by Eddy Current Supression Ring's Mikey Young, 'Alps of New South Wails' is out on 12" Vinyl LP on Feburary 11 2011 on Past Futures.

'Alps of New South Wails' is the guitar centred closing of the Alps of NSW trilogy; in the same way that 2009's 'Alps of New South Whales' took it's pop songs underwater, 'Wails' takes it's pop songs on a journey through the world of guitar music, via the guitar, drums, and the usual plethora of instruments found on Alps records like organs, tapes, etc - but not without a couple of synth jems thrown in for measure.

To fill in the gaps on stage that the additional instruments on the record open, on this tour Alps is expanding from a solo act into a four piece band. Band member recruits come from Newcastle band Bare Grillz, who since their humble houseshow beginnings in early 2010 have gone on to become Newcastle's best loved band and be name dropped by Polaroids of Androids as "probably the best band in Australia right now, no homo". Conveniently, Bare Grillz are also taking the opportunity to play supports on all shows, on their first national jaunt.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Thick Skin (Qld) / Step Down (Vic) & more 13.02.11



Taipan // Thick Skin (Qld) // Step Down (Vic) // + 1
Sunday February 13th // 1pm // $5

Dear bands, PLEASE DO NOT USE MYSPACE. It is shit. Beyond shit even. This marks the last time time we will ever link to it. Thankyou and good evening.

Cistern Corrupt / Drillbit & more 11.02.11



Cistern Corrupt (Newcastle - folks from Castings + SYGU) // Drillbit (Newcastle) // Bones (John from Pure Evil Trio etc.) // Pure Word Deafness (Charlieland)

Friday 11th February. 7pm. $5.
Yep, noise.