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24Oct/15Off

Grindhead Records Presents: East West DeathGrind Fest 7!

Posted by mothereel

Every Year Death Grinds!

Another year, it's here!  Christmas for those into extreme underground local talent has arrived.  Bubsy, who plays Santa in this metaphor, has done it again, or maybe he's gone done better than last year!  What a line-up!!

Showcasing a bunch of fools with instruments from a wide variety of towns and villages, this year's East West has bands from South Australia, the mightiest contribution from Victoria, Tasmania is showing up and even a few bois from the A.C.T are coming around to make some noise.

Split over 2 days/nights, you'll have to plan ahead for this one.  Buying entry to both shows gets you a healthy discount.

Keep up to date with set times and other announcements by going to the facebook event page.
East West Deathgrind Fest 7
If there's something you'd like to buy in person, maybe have a trawl through the Grindhead e-store and send us an email.
www.grindheadrecords.com

Grind the Death!!

2Oct/13Off

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:

Friday
Highlights:
Get Rid of Gina
Who Killed the Avant-Garde? Apathy and Contemporary Art
The Right Stuff

 Saturday
Highlights:
Authorial Ethics in a Self-Authoring Age
Sonic Ontology: The Art of Noise
The Book of Hours

Sunday
Highlights:
Electrofringe Showcase
Zine Fair
Closing Night Party

More importantly, while you're up there, there's this good 'un gig!
https://www.facebook.com/events/156595287865268/
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?

1Jun/13Off

Free Download: Ivan & The Backpackers, Obat Batuk & Yes I’m Leaving

Posted by mothereel

Obat Batuk @ WYC

 

You probably don't need much of a description because it's a free download.  If you cant afford free, then really, really re-think your life.  Put simply this is 3 bands playing their sets at a local youth center recorded with a Zoom H4n plus two additional microphones.  Each band play their own form of punk.  Available through Agitator Records (who have plenty of other free downloads).

Go here for the page to choose what to download: Agitator Records
Download the whole thing through this link: Live 26/05/2013

Facebooks:
Ivan & The Backpackers
Obat Batuk
Yes I'm Leaving

29May/13Off

Obat Batuk / Ivan & The Backpackers go to SA

Posted by mothereel

 

Obat Batuk & Ivan And The Backpackers hit SA

 

A great show is being put on in Adelaide on the 1st of June this year.  Cheap entry too!  Featuring punkers from NSW: Obat Batuk and Ivan & The Backpackers, they are joined by Funeral Moon who are a grim black metal band with members from Space Bong and others, Gangrenous Penis who play hate-filled grindcore and opening the night is Peter Brock, a v8 fuelled power violence band who also has members of Space Bong, but different dudes to Funeral Moon.

This is a part of the Obat Batuk Tour which started last Thursday... it looks like this:

Thurs 23rd May - Croat, Newy
Sat 25th May - Blackwire, Syd
Sun 26th May - Katoomba
Tues 28th May - Geelong
Thurs 30th May - Public Bar, Melb
Sat 1st June - Mad Mouse Alley, Adl
Mon 3rd June - Evelyn Hotel, Melb

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/185700528246190/?ref=22
O
bat Batuk: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Obat-Batuk/270568816321002
Ivan & The Backpackers: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ivan-and-The-Backpackers/166202746774219
Funeral Moon: https://www.facebook.com/denim.devils
Gangrenous Penis: http://gangrenouspenis.bandcamp.com/
Peter Brock: https://www.facebook.com/peterbrocksahc

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.

18Apr/13Off

Diploid Mini-Tour

Posted by mothereel

DiploidSm

 

Diploid, those Victorian people who play a form of Blackened Hardcore and feature a dual 'gender equal' vocal attack, are coming to Sydney and its surrounds.  They are even joined by Queenslanders, Dirty Charlie, on the Saturday.  That's two interstate bands plus some pretty good locals for the price of one!

Diploid, the band that has recorded a song featuring Extortion's Rohan doing vocals and that features members from recent to Sydney band Idle Minds, will pleasantly surprise your Sydney elite-ish sensibilities.

Diploid, go and see them.

http://www.facebook.com/diploidmelb

   

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