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2Mar/14Off

Cripple Bastards & Jig Ai in Sydney!

Posted by mothereel

BYO at a DIY!! Couldn't be more Grind if it tried!!

That other guy, who does most of the stuff of Grindhead Records*, has pulled this little beauty out.  For those of you who cant make OEF in Victoria this year, here's the alternative.

Cripple Bastards from Italy, first time in Australia.  Jig Ai from Czech Republic, I believe their first time in Australia.  Both want to impress, caress and distress you.  Both known for their past.  Both are looked to for the future.  I'm rambling.

The Sydney bands are smiled upon by many.  Ether Rag being hailed as the best the region has to offer in grind.  Dark Horse have been doing some great things with their D-Beat style as well.

It's one of those gigs.  Be there or cry about it later.

Here's the facebook event page.
Grindhead Records website.

 

*you know I co-run the label now, don't you?  Just thought I better mention it, in case I start blathering about how awesome a label it is and how it does all these great things for the scene and bands etc.  Potential bias and conflict of interest in reporting stuff.

28Jun/12Off

IDYLLS hitting Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide

Posted by Lachlan

IdyllsI'm getting pretty fucking excited about catching IDYLLS in Sydney this weekend. If you haven't read my review of their latest LP, do so now.

IDYLLS have got two shows happening this weekend in Sydney's underground; one at Jura Books and one at Black Wire Records. Get to them. If you're outside Sydney, be sure to catch them when they're in your town.

29.06 Sydney - Jura Books - AA
w/ Jurassic Penguin (NZ), Zita Grimm

30.06 Sydney - Black Wire Records - AA
w/ Serious Beak, Thorax, Jesus Christ Posse, Snakes Get Bad Press

01.07 Wollongong - Yours & Owls - AA
w/ Hira Hira, Islands, The Revered Jesse Custer, Machina Genova

04.07 Canberra - Bar 32 - 18+
w/ The Reverend Jesse Custer, Venom Eyes, Cold Youth

05.07 Melbourne - Irene's Warehouse - AA
w/ Quiet Steps, Stockades, Nontinuum

06.07 Melbourne - The Gasometer - 18+
w/ Palisades, Old Skin, Carbs

07.07 Adelaide - Crown & Anchor - 18+
w/ Prison Bitch, Craterface, Death Cult Jock

08.07 Adelaide - Squatter's Arms - 18+
w/ TBC

26May/12Off

New IDYLLS album is available now

Posted by Lachlan

IDYLLS - Farwell All JoyIDYLLS' new album, optimistically titled 'Farewell All Joy', is available now through Monolith and Tenzenmen.

When you pre-order the 12" you get an IMMEDIATE download of the album. It's fucking loose. They've got some cool shirts too. Check it out if you're into Agents of Abhorrence, early Converge or Discordance Axis (and maybe Daughters or The Locust?).

Press thing says this:

‘Farewell All Joy’ is an intense journey that brings to ferocious light the uglier sides of human experience. Brisbane’s IDYLLS balance astounding technical precision and an unbridled punishment across all instruments with a gnashing, multi-faceted vocal input. The 10 harrowing tracks warp 20 minutes through an insurmountable passage of time, with absolutely maniacal arrangements, grinding intensity, and sudden yet progressive drops in mood as key components.

Go listen / buy / download.

Oh yeah, and they're playing 30 June at Black Wire Records with Serious Beak. More on that later.

Serious Beak and IDYLLS at Black Wire Records

8May/12Off

Serious Grindparty at Black Wire Records this Saturday!

Posted by Lachlan

UPDATE: Spoonfed are out. Battle Pope are in!

Grindparty at Black Wire Records!

Art As Catharsis and Black Wire Records presents GRINDPARTY! A celebration of some of the fastest and most intense music that Australia has to offer. The first GRINDPARTY! takes place on Saturday 12 May, 2012 at Black Wire Records.

Headlining the night are those lovable positive powerviolence scamps Michael Crafter - hot off their recent tour of New Zealand. They are joined by their Sunshine Coast brethern Laeirs and Vile Specimen, as well as the always-intense Spoonfed, and local merchants of dissonance Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt.

This awesome event could only ever happen at Black Wire Records -- one of Australia's premier underground venues that continues to support experimental, heavy and fringe music. Support the underground, and get down to this show.

Doors are at 7pm. $10 entry. Drinks are BYO, and all ages are welcome. This is a night of nuttin but blast beats, beer bongs and blazin' chongs.

Facebook event here.

Grindparty at Black Wire Records!

 

25May/11Off

June 2-4: Encircling Sea (VIC) in Sydney and Canberra

Posted by Lachlan

Encircling Sea - Melbourne sludge/doomThe crushing Melbourne sludge/doom group Encircling Sea are heading up to Sydney and Canberra for a handful of shows next week. I've been wanting to check these guys out for a long while, so I'll definitely be at one of the shows.

June 2nd at Jura Books, Sydney
- Encircling Sea
- Dark Horse
- Dire Rook (VIC)
- Obat Batuk
- At Dark
Doors 7.30pm. $8 entry. All ages.

June 3rd at Black Wire Records, Sydney
- Encircling Sea
- Dining in Tuscany
- Video Nasty
- Rat Bat
Doors 7pm. Entry $10. All ages. BYO.

June 4th at ANU Bar, Canberra
- The Nation Blue
- Bowcaster
- At Dark
- Life and Limb
Doors 8pm. Entry $15.

Facebook event for the tourhttp://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=218719164824285

http://encirclingsea.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

Encircling Sea NSW/ACT Tour


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