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Weekend Gig Guide

Posted by Mathias

Well well well.

A long weekend and a shitload of gigs to get out to.

Here's my picks...

FGWMWS are launching their brand spanking new CD, as the FAT GUY WEARS MYSTIC WOLF SHIRT + THE REV. JESSE CUSTER tour kicks off at Blackwire Records in Sydney tonight.
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Or head over to the Gladstone Feeling for Diploid (Melb) + Dark Horse + Obat Batuk + Ivan And The Backpackers + Disintegrator
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Saturday sees the 14th version of Punks Outside taking place at Sydney Steel Road in Marrickville. Free, All Ages, outdoor fun with Obat Batuk + Roadside Burial + Inebrious Bastard + Ivan & the Backpackers + ratbag + Disintegrator + Stove Tattoo + Riot Nine.

Then get over to Blackwire for another evening of tunes.
Diploid + Dirty Charlie (Bris) + Ache + Frame 313 + Hacked to Chunks

Then sleep all day Sunday or go to church or make tacos or whatever you do with the rest of your life.





Posted by Mathias

What a big week for grindcore.

Sydney gets a second international grind show in two days, as Japan's Noisegrind monsters are joined by split pals UMBILICAL TENTACLE (VIC), and supported by Sydney's THEDOWNGOING & HACKED TO CHUNKS at BLACKWIRE RECORDS tonight.

5 clams for 4 bands. All ages, doors at 7.


And don't be all punk and turn up an hour and a half late and expect to see all the bands, this show has gotta be finished early to not piss off the neighbours.


Video: Dark Horse – Live @ Blackwire

Posted by Matt

Featuring members of None Remain, Rock n Roll Weapon, Vae Victus and Hope in a slingshot. Live at Blackwire, Friday the 13th of January. Thanks to Jarrod O'Brien for the videos.

Days of Rage

At War With Everything

Nichts Ist Vergessen


Friday 13th January: Counterattack, Chinese Burns Unit and more…

Posted by Matt

Friday the 13th, another excuse to bust out the black metal attire, fly those upside down cross tats high and scream at the general public anti-Christian one-liners.Fastcore OG punks from Melbourne called Counterattack are coming up to play Blackwire with Chinese Burns Unit, should be sick! Counterattack feat. members of Massappeal, and play fast thrashy skatecore to circle pit to, need I say more.
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Friday 13th January // 7pm // byo // All-ages // $8

"Melbourne City Skatecore Violence"
Ex- Massappeal / Open Wound / Nihilistic View etc etc.

(Lawnsmell / Frenzal Rhomb / The Optionals / Pure Evil Trio etc.)
Posi cunts

Ex None Remain
Ex Video Nasty, Do Not Resuscitate and those awesome dudes/chicks from Newcastle who played in the only hessian punk band who's name escapes me right now.... ummmmm Spew Your Guts Up! That was it. I'm pretty sure they were in that too.

Counterattack Live at the Arthouse Melbourne 24/3/11


Sydney D.I.Y Screen Printing – Carrier silk-screen studio

Posted by Matt

The Sydney DIY/punk/grind/whatever community needs to support each other to really support itself. Without passionate and enthusiastic individuals it can often fall onto the weyside, and turn into one of those punk luls in the music scene which we all dread, cross our fingers and hope it will never happen while we are around. We all like to see everyone coming together to provide the tools necessary to overcome our lack of people power and $$ that popular music does not seem to suffer from. Carrier silk-screen studio is one of those unknown gems that is helping to keep this idea alive. I caught up with Carizza to rant about these such issues.

"I'm well aware that independent music labels would survive without the studio but I feel we do help each other out. Screen-printing flyers, shirts, patches, posters, artwork, records, cds, whatever.... keeps the studio buzzing and provides merch that bands, labels and independent record stores can sell to generate some funds to continue directing folk away from the mass produced nothings that line shopfronts" - Carizza

Merchandise is now playing a more and more significant role in independent music, generating any sort of profit from playing shows, with people more and more reluctant to pay for recordings of music with everything at their fingertips. It is also another medium to which portray the music and vibe portrayed by a live band.

"Screen-printing enriches the visual representation of our society so people can see who the independent music scene was in Sydney in the 2010's." - Carizza

The small majority of us who enjoy collecting pieces of the Sydney music scene, as Carrier enjoy being there to not only enjoy your music, but enjoy making the art behind the music. The resurgence of vinyl is also a vital piece of this idea of music being more than just a commodity, it is the art, the fleeting limited and not being able to carbon copy and spit it out from another oversized production line.

"There's something special about limited run memorabilia for bands and most of the time the ppl using the studio are friends- or friends of friends- so there is a strong community atmosphere and the studio is open for everyone to join and DIY screen there own art if they so choose- making it more special." - Carizza

I guess what I'm trying to say here is support the dudes that support you (I would say "scene" but we all know grindcore/hardcore/punk in Sydney just isn't big enough to have one of those). They love DIY and so should you.

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Sydney Fri 16th September: DUDMAN (Japan) + INTERNAL ROT (Vic) + DOUBLED OVER (Vic)

Posted by Matt

Dudman, Internal Rot at Black Wire RecordsThis Friday Japanese band Dudman\ is playing a single show in Sydney.

There is not much on the internet to explain this band in the internet, but from supports I am going to assume they play some sort of extreme music, possibly grindcore or hardcore/grind/fastish.

Also to add to the excitement of this show is the rare Sydney appearance by Melbourne band Internal Rot and Doubled Over, straight from their US tour with The Kill. Although the poster states Video Nasty it is actually the grind heroes Ether Rag that are playing this show, who are amazing every time. And Burning Servant rounding off the bill to ensure this show shouldn't be missed by any grind fan out there.

Friday 16th September // 7pm // $10 //

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