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26Apr/13Off

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.
Show Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/457091601035304
Tour Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/315483711911501

Or head over to the Gladstone Feeling for Diploid (Melb) + Dark Horse + Obat Batuk + Ivan And The Backpackers + Disintegrator
Show Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/552276158136130

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.
Deets: https://www.facebook.com/events/480903868629794

Then get over to Blackwire for another evening of tunes.
Diploid + Dirty Charlie (Bris) + Ache + Frame 313 + Hacked to Chunks
https://www.facebook.com/events/439052562837629

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

PUNKS OUTSIDE 14

-Hux.

23Mar/13Off

Michael Crafter//Sweet Teeth Tour – Easter

Posted by Matt

Sweet Teeth and Michael Crafter, back from their joint tour through South East Asia are keen to continue the party. This will be the first run of shows for both bands in NSW in a very long time. Also up from Melbourne will be the chick fronted band Fully Cooked for some fresh faced fast punk rock for those with a short attention span.

Friday 29th March
Newcastle - Terrace Bar
w/ Polyfox and The Union of the Most Ghosts
Fully Cooked (Mel)

Sat 30th March
Central Coast - San Remo Neighborhood Centre
w/ The Worstmn
Alf Stewart
Fully Cooked (Mel)

Sun 31st March
Sydney - Blackwire Records
w/ The Sufferjets
Fully Cooked (Mel)

Monday 1st April
Generator Show - TBA
w/ Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt
Unbranded Animals

https://www.facebook.com/events/556919780993336/?ref=ts&fref=ts

EasterTour

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!

 

2Feb/12Off

Grindpalz Festival – Beatdsic Records – Parramatta – Sunday

Posted by Matt

Beatdisc Records in Parramatta is reluctantly hosting a Michael Crafter-curated mini-festival celebrating some of NSW & ACT's finest grind/hc/punk outfits. This show is also known as Blastdisc or Beatdisc Blast Beats. This is the last Sydney show for Crafter for a while as the older of the 2 members is slowly dying from old age, with death looming within the next 30-40 years he is running from the truth down to Melbourne. To find out for himself if the grass is really and truly greener. So come give me a hug and a big thumbs up before I leave you all in my dust.

Beatdisc Records
Shop 11/181 Church Street, Parramatta
From 2.30pm, Sunday the 5th of February. 10 bands, 10 min sets.

MICHAEL CRAFTER
THE REVEREND JESSE CUSTER
GHOSTS
FAT GUY WEARS MYSTIC WOLF SHIRT
NO SUCH LUCK
THEDOWNGOING
YO, PUT THAT BAG BACK ON (first show!)
EVEREST (reunion show!)
DRILLBIT
THE HOLIDAY PROJECT

https://www.facebook.com/events/365407156819836/

15Dec/11Off

Lachlan’s best of 2011

Posted by Lachlan

Eagle fucking Twin at Manning Bar. Incredible.Well, 2011 was yet another year dominated by souless, watered down music in the mainstream music industry. Bland garage/indie and horrid R&B-pop were, once again, the order of the day. Perhaps more disturbingly, some styles previously associated with underground music continued to be watered-down and repackaged into acceptable pop culture products - namely hardcore and metalcore, who have now seemingly completed their transition into music forms completely devoid of any human emotion or feeling. The post-rock scene similarly provided an endless supply of bands that sound exactly the same.

In spite of my general misanthropy towards the wider music scene, there were still some more unique gems to be had if you dug deep enough. What's more, I really felt like this was a great year for the various underground music scenes in Australia. I feel like there are more bands of more diverse styles going the DIY path, putting on great shows and releasing original, soulful music.

What more, Sydney was lucky enough to have Black Wire Records to actually support underground punk, hardcore, crust, powerviolence and grind.

Here's what I dug in 2011.

Top 5 releases of 2011

  • The Devin Townsend Band - Deconstruction: Brilliant. Possible Devin Townsend's very best.
  • YOB - Atma: If anything just for Before We Dreamed of Two and Adrift in the Ocean. An incredible doom record.
  • Bjork - Biophilia: The best Bjork release since Homogenic.
  • Graveyard - Hisingen Blues: I struggle to think of a better rock album released in the last decade.
  • La Dispute - Wildlife: An honest and genuine emotional catharsis. Honest and genuine.

Top 5 grind(ish) releases of 2011

  • The Kill - Shower of BricksThe Kill - Shower of Bricks: the perfect distillation of intense grindcore.
  • The Reverend Jesse Custer - The Reverend Jesse Custer: sludgy, raging metallic grind and hardcore.
  • Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt - Counter Transference: techy polyrhythmic, sporadic math/grind bliss.
  • IDYLLS - Amps for God / Plague Hell: furious fucking grinding metallic hardcore.
  • Wormrot - Noise: blistering and intense.

The 10 albums I couldn't stop playing all year

  • Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton - Knives Don't Have Your Back
  • Roots Manuva - Brand New Second Hand
  • YOB - Atma
  • Bohren & Der Club of Gore - Black Earth
  • Bohren & Der Club of Gore - Sunset Mission
  • Dax Riggs - Angel in the Dopesmoke (live bootleg)
  • Neil Young - Dead Man soundtrack
  • Neurosis - The Eye of Every Storm
  • Worlds End Girlfriend - Hurtbreak Wonderland
  • The Cinematic Orchestra - Every Day

The 10 Australian releases you really should have heard

  • Hydromedusa's debut albumHydromedusa - Self-titled: Adelaide stoner rock that just oozes bluesy class. (It's FREE! Get it!)
  • sleepmakeswaves - And So We Destroyed Everything: An interesting post-rock record? Well I never!
  • Pirate - Left of Mind: Fantastic Sydney instrumental¬†prog.
  • An Emerald City - The Fourth: Technically Kiwi, but a great, cinematic album.
  • Tangled Throughts of Leaving - Deaden the Fields: These guys came outta nowhere (Perth)! Incredible progressive, piano-driven music mixed with progressive and post music.
  • Mother Mars - Fossil Fuel Blues: Perhaps Sydney's greatest stoner/desert rock band.
  • Arrowhead - Atomsmasher: Or perhaps these guys are?
  • Serious Beak - Huxwhukw: Okay it's my band, fuck you.
  • Squat Club - Corvus (remixed, remastered and re-released): Now with even more mind-bending polyrhythmic clarity!
  • Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt Counter - Transference

My favourite live shows of 2011

  • Portishead at Sydney Harvest Festival
  • Eagle Twin at Manning Bar
  • Gotye at Angel Place City Recital Hall
  • Kyuss at The Big Top
  • The Reverend Jesse Custer at Town Hall Hotel
  • Captain Cleanoff and Death-Cult Jock at Black Wire Records
  • Ruins, Darth Vegas, Slimey Things (Featherfest 2011) at TONE
  • Clagg and Agonhymn at The Pony
  • Space Bong, Looking Glass and Hydromedusa at The Sando

Australian grind hero of the year

  • Jack of Die Pigeon Die. Just an all around good bloke who never relents in his selfless passion to support Australian grindcore.

You disagree? Oh what a surprise! What did you guys dig this year? Was it a good year? A shit year?

7Dec/11Off

DOWNLOAD: AusGrind’s Hits of the Summer (Australian grind compilation)

Posted by Lachlan

AusGrind hits of the Summer (Australian grindcore compilation)

The grind hit mix of summer, turn those summer blues around with some real party tunes!

Free download. Get it now. Australian blastbeat! Will! Warm! Your! Heart!

At AusGrind's recent annual shareholders conference (read: a messy drunken grindparty for two) the AusGrind board move to initiate a new social welfare initiative aimed at increasing the grindparty of our fellow Australians over this summer period.

It is in this spirit of charity that we are proud to present AusGrind's Hits of the Summer 2011 - a FREE digital compilation featuring 21 tracks of premium grindparty tunes from some of Australia's greatest grindcore, powerviolence and crossover bands - not to mention some awesome underground gems you might not yet know.

AusGrind's Hits of the Summer is great gift for your grind loving mother on Christmas Day. Please burn this mix to a CD, to place in your shitty car stereo, boost the Treble to 11 and let those buff Gaga-loving circle jerks know who's boss.

Featuring 21 'blastering' tracks from the best underground grindcore boybands Australia has to offer, including The Kill (VIC), Ether Rag (NSW), Death-Cult Jock (SA), Captain Cleanoff, NowyourefuckeD (TAS), Michael Crafter (NSW), IDYLLS (QLD), Night Hag (SA), Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt (NSW) and The Reverend Jesse Custer (ACT).

DOWNLOAD IT NOW! FOR FREE!

Track-listing:

  1. Ether Rag - Mortal Combat of Light and Shadow
  2. Captain Cleanoff - Your Fate
  3. thedowngoing - hurtnone
  4. Serious Beak - Lähendama
  5. Death-Cult Jock - War Through Other Means
  6. IDYLLS - Tooth and Claw
  7. Michael Crafter - Tea O Ais
  8. The Kill - Shower of Bricks
  9. Nice Guys - Van Damnation
  10. Night Hag - Coolidge, Kansas
  11. Battle Pope - Heroin Jesus
  12. Jesus Christ Posse - Thou Shalt Not Spill
  13. The Reverend Jesse Custer - Outside of Everything
  14. ARSEHOLOCAUST - Japanese Nuclear Hero Brigade
  15. Machinoir - Song Written on a Scrap of Paper
  16. Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt - Breath Left Breathing
  17. Dyke Destroyer - Smooth Crotchless Operation
  18. Frank Rizzo - Left at the Door
  19. McLovin - White Livers
  20. NowyourefuckeD - Spasticated Milkman
  21. Michael Jackson's Doctor - Heil Oettinger

Shutup and download it, fool.

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