This is happening this weekend. So many quality interstate bands and all for only $20.
See all of those game enough at Ulcerate and then this.
Auckland hardcore outfit Parents have announced three Melbourne shows off the back of their upcoming New Zealand tour in support of their new, self-titled 12" LP.
Hey Victoria!! You feeling free and easy?
I'm pretty lazy, so I'm just going to copy the band descriptions as given to me...
The Impossible Nobodies:
Melbourne instrumental quartet featuring Morriszonkle (“that weird one-man-band symphony lunatic”) and members of Puta Madre Brothers, Foreign Magicians, My Favourite Colour is Gold and The Busty Insects. Self-described “noxious caveman splatter jazz” taking influence equally from Jerry Goldsmith, Lester Young and the Melvins.
Noah Symons aka Great Earthquake is a real renaissance man. Most days he can be found writing, playing and performing music as Great Earthquake or as a member of art-folk outfit Timothy and Wilderness or minimal punk-jazz band Light Lions, drawing and painting, or working as a barista in the lush green outer suburbs of Melbourne.
Noah is a veritable one-man-band live, playing, often all at one time, guitar, bass, drums, percussion and accordion, creating soundscapes, organically built up in time, with a strong emphasis on rhythm. His energetic performances have found him playing in cafes, pubs, shopping centre’s, art spaces, warehouses and backyards across the country.
Formed in 2009, Colostomy Baguette? were originally going to be a grind/gore band, but the night before the first rehearsal both members were blown away by Encircling Sea and decided to add various other noises into the mix. Taking elements of goregrind, funeral doom, black metal, industrial and just about anything that is painful to the ears, Colostomy Baguette? are a band of noise.
Go now to the event page!
You can also listen to Colostomy Baguette?'s 7" through their band camp page:
You may not know, nor care for that matter, but I currently live in the Blue Mountains. We've had a tough couple of days. Our place is safe, my family is fine, but many others: friends and others, have been dealt a terrible blow. Their past is gone, their physical memories, their trust in bricks and mortar, certainty and surety... enveloped in flames, turned to ash.
I was at work, it was lunch time when I first heard of a fire in the mountains. About a month ago we had one in my hometown, but that wasn't such a big deal. This one was even further away, so I wasn't really concerned for my immediate family. Around 3pm I looked at my phone and my father had sent me a text message saying the main road (there's really only 1 road in and out of the town) was closed and he was going the long way around to check up on the area. At around 4pm it was on the news that Springwood and Winmalee were surrounded. I tried to call my dad, but he wasn't answering, I assumed he was still driving (and we're a group of people who don't answer phones when driving). I called my mate who lives around the corner. He informed me that he's currently putting out spot fires in his neighbor's yard. That feeling of terror started to develop quickly. I was then continually calling my dad's phone, he answered and apologised for not answering earlier but he's currently putting out fires in their backyard. I told him I'm coming.
Everybody else had the same idea it seems... what normally is around a 25-30 min drive from Penrith up the mountain took an hour and a half. The main road was closed, but much further up than what the news report said. I knew a little back way, got a little closer, so had a bunch of others, but no-one could get any further. I got out of the car and ran until I got to the barricade. I could see some flames up the road, but that didn't make me sensible, it made me stupid. I tried to run the police barricade to get to dad. Naturally I was stopped. They wouldn't tell me what was going on. One policeman even said to everybody that he hopes we're close to our car because if the wind turns, he'll leave us all here. That was great.
Matt, the Mother Eel drummer, had been at the pub waiting to help, because he couldn't get through. I decided I may as well go there and wait it out. We set up this network of mates who were trying to find ways passed the blocks and back to our houses. Every one of them were stopped. I feel sorry for the cops that had to deal with such nuisances, but you can understand the feeling of helplessness and being so close but so useless.
The road was opened up at 11:30pm.
Here's a shot of the backyard (the bush part included):
The house 2 doors down:
The action next door:
Backyard looking towards the back of the house that burnt down:
The driveway that you can see here used to lead to a house, which is now only a pool and charcoal:
Here's my mate's photos of his place, that's around the corner (the one I phone called)...
Fire coming over the valley:
Fire says 'hello':
His neighbor's place:
Backyard after shot:
Brought to you by Grindhead Records, for more info, go to the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/402032989922374/
Today is hump day. If you're like me, which I hope that you're not, otherwise I'd probably have to change myself even further to attract people to make out with... uuhhhh... oh yeah! You may be thinking of the long weekend fast approaching! Here's the first post of things you could potentially do and may actually involve some of the ol' blasty beats.
First option, and I'm posting it now so you've got a bit of time to get your wheels into action, is Newcastle's This Is Not Art festival. It started as a part of the Writers Festival and the Electrofringe Festival, both taking place in the area. The two float into and out of each other seamlessly and there's lots to do. Here's the link to each day's schedule, with my personal highlights:
Get Rid of Gina
Who Killed the Avant-Garde? Apathy and Contemporary Art
The Right Stuff
Authorial Ethics in a Self-Authoring Age
Sonic Ontology: The Art of Noise
The Book of Hours
Closing Night Party
More importantly, while you're up there, there's this good 'un gig!
Featuring Flowers for Cops from Victoria and some localish bands. 8 bands for $5. That's pretty great. You'll have to click that link to get the list of bands because I'm pushing you out of your comfort zone.
What are you looking to do? Any other gigs or events? Got anything you're looking out for at TINA?
Long Weekend Options part 2 comes up on Friday. Got something that needs to be there?