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Long Weekend Options pt 1: This Is Not Art

Posted by mothereel

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

Electrofringe Showcase
Zine Fair
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?


Decolonise Festival II – June Long Weekend – Sydney

Posted by Matt

The second Decolonise is planned for June! Much has happened since the the first Decolonise occurred at Maggotsville in 2009, ummmmmm Captain Cleanoff brought out an album... and I'm probably sure we have all been laid since then. Still the crusties will be descending upon the inner west over the June long weekend, goon sales will jump, and we all get to celebrate the good Queen mum for letting us have the day off work. Happy birthday mum! Theres a few local and interstate bands worth mentioning on these bills including a rare show for Newcastle hardcore veterans White Male Dumbinance and pop punkers Spew Your Guts Up. Steppin' Razor skanking, Do Not Resuscitate reuniting, Tangle making the trip down and a heap of more bands I know nothing about but most probably worth checking out, even if you have to dodge the squatters and females "taking a squat". Much brutality for all. Come outside your homes over June and celebrate all that is the fringe culture in Sydneys inner west.

Friday 10th June @ Black Wire: 6pm
Concrete life (VIC)
Hira Hira
Ether rag
Tangle (QLD)
Spoon fed

Saturday 11th June @ Vic Park: 12pm

Saturday 11th June @ Midian: 7pm
Do Not Resuscitate (NSW/QLD)
Last Measure (Vic)
Social Death Squad (Tas)
Cabin Fever (Vic)
White Male Dumbinance (Newc)
Infinite Void (Vic)
Burning Servant

Sunday 12th June @ Punk Outside: 2pm & @ Shirlows: 8pm [alternate rain venue or spill over]
Ross [Vic]
Kids on glue [Qld]
Video nasty
Deep heat [Vic]
Death Cage [maybe not]
Steppin' razor
Spew Your Guts Up [Newc]

Read about the first one

Attend the second one


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