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A Poor Man’s Gig Guide

Posted by mothereel

First up is that The Exploited show has been cancelled.


I wrote poor man's gig guide because my searches haven't brought up much.  Matt's Michael Crafter is doing some Melbourne shows, you should have been able to see them.  So now it's onto NSW...

Video Nasty's Last Ever Show

Video Nasty's Last Ever Show

Blue Mountains Death & Grind

Meel are giving their money to Autism Spectrum Australia

 Facebook event for Meel (some members of Mother Eel) giving their money to Autism Spectrum Australia:

April is Autism month, it is encouraged for people to wear blue in order to raise awareness that 1 in 100 children are diagnosed with some form of Autism - a highly complex disease that is still not close to being understood, let alone treated.

Segression are also playing at the Agincourt Hotel...


Video Nasty – South East Asia Tour – Feb 2012

Posted by Matt

Good to see more Sydney DIY bands making the trip to tour South East Asia. These guys are honestly gunna rip a new one in Indonesia, I can see their style of fastcore going down a treat.




14th Feb / Tues - BANDUNG, INDONESIA **(w/ CLOWNS)
15th Feb / Wed - BEKASI, INDONESIA **(w/ CLOWNS)
16th Feb / Thurs - JAKARTA, INDONESIA **(w/ UP AND ATOM)
17th Feb / Fri - BOGOR, INDONESIA **(w/ UP AND ATOM)
18th Feb / Sat - DEPOK, INDONESIA **(w/ UP AND ATOM)
19th Feb / Sun - CIREBON, INDONESIA **(w/ UP AND ATOM)
20th Feb / Mon - CIPANAS, INDONESIA **(w/ UP AND ATOM)
21st Feb / Tues - TBA, INDONESIA

24th Feb / Fri - SANDAKAN, BORNEO
25th Feb / Sat - KUNDASANG, BORNEO
26th Feb / Sun - TBA, BORNEO

Video Nasty - Smoke
Live at Decolonise II


Tonight: Sydney grindcore pub crawl

Posted by Matt

If you think Sydney has no grind scene I would like tonight to be one of the many examples to prove you are wrong. Both key writers for this blog, Lachlan and myself are both putting on competing grindcore shows tonight, giving you a "choice" to get your grind fix. And if you don't like the sound of either of those gigs, then why are you reading our blog? Don't worry, if you play your cards right you can catch both (hopefully).

1st Stop - Black Wire Records

At Black Wire Records Cyberne, Japanese cybergrind and Melbourne's DEAD are playing with locals Nunchucka Superfly, Battle Pope and Video Nasty, that will kick off round 7pm. So far all reports are that Cyberne are freaking bruuutal.

After Party - The Townie

Immediately after being punished by Nunchucka Superfly I recommend hitting up The Townie in Newtown for The Worstmn and Michael Crafter, supporting the excellent Reverend Jesse Custer, brutal spazz grind from Canberra who are launching their EP tonight.

The EP sounds freaking awesome, and this will officially be their first show in Sydney, so come catch em while they are still wide eyed and bushy tailed. A perfect after show hang for more grindcore and partying just in case a single show of excellent grind wasn't enough. A busy night of blastbeats.

The Reverend Jesse Custer


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 tour




Encircling Sea NSW/ACT Tour


Battle Pope – hyper-sexualised all-swinging, all-blasting sludge/grind

Posted by Lachlan

Battle PopeBattle Pope aggressively wield their pious brand of hyper-sexualised all-swinging, all-blasting mix of sludge/grind like a Paladin would wield his blessed sword.

Catch them on the following dates:

Battle Pope - Cocaine Yeehah Muthafucker Yeah!

Battle Pope - 800lbs of Squid


Extortion Sydney Tour – March 2011

Posted by Matt

Extortion - Perth powerviolenceThe rockstars of Australian powerviolence/hardcore Extortion are coming to Sydney to play 2 of the most anti-Resist shows I have seen them play in Sydney since the good ol' days of Maggotsville. For two nights they will be ripping apart venues in Sydney's inner west, home of all things crusty. Check it!

Friday 25th March 7pm
BlackWire Records (219 Parammatta Rd, Annandale)
Extortion (WA), Ether Rag, Chained Heat, Slogan Free Youth

Saturday 26th March 8pm
Town And Country Hotel (cnr Unwins Bridge Rd and Campbell Street, St. Peters)
Extortion (WA), Taipan, Video Nasty, Ratbag

Extortion - Grind To A Halt + You're Next (with Barney of Napalm Death)

Extortion Sydney


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