SIMO SOO 4EVA!! Album Launch Tour

Simo Soo has a new album coming out titled SIMO SOO 4EVA!! We love Simo Soo very much and think he is very fun and rad. We look forward to his album and hope you make the effort to catch him at one of the following launch dates.

APRIL
22nd @ Pony, Melbourne w/ Keith! Party, Baaddd & Mesa Cosa
24th @ Discobeans, Melbourne w/ The Wackness, KT Spit & In The Vogue Closet

MAY
1st @ Arthive Gallery, Newcastle w/ Liz Hurley, Stitched Vision & Casiogloria
21st @ World Bar, Sydney

JUNE
12th @ TBA, Brisbane w/ Brutal Hate Mosh

Canberra & Perth TBA somewhere in between those dates

SIMO SOO 4EVA!!! Available May 1st through Lesstalk Records.

This Is Not Art 2009

This Is Not Art is coming up in Newcastle this weekend, and this year seems to be jam packed with interesting things to do. There is so much stuff happening,  including gigs, performances, workshops, panels, art exhibitions, installations, discussions, and heaps more. If only this much activity could be stretched out over the full year. Below is a small sample of  just some of the stuff we’re going to try and check out, but you can check out the full programme HERE .

FRIDAY

2PM – 4PM / PANEL
TPI AUDITORIUM
CREATIVE COMMUNITIES
Using nothing but their bare hands and creative compulsions these folk build communities bonded by like minds and loud dreams. From Perth, NT, to the Sunshine Coast, Newcastle and New Zealand, to obscure production and Ladyfest, we explore how communities form around music, what sustains them and why they exist.
Facilitator: Andrew Tuttle
Featuring: blink, Kris Keogh, Nadia Mizner, Nick Senger, Will Stroud

6PM – 8PM / OPENING
LOOP SPACE
THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS OPENING
An exhibition drawing together notable historic and contemporary examples of videogames created by artists that push the bounds of the genre, and break the orthodox rules.
Curated by Neil Jenkins and co-presented by dLux Media Arts.
Artists: Laurie Anderson and Hsin-Chien Huang, Tale of Tales, Jaron Lanier, Michael Nyman, Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie, Anita Fontaine and Mike Pelletier, Andy Deck.

8PM – 3AM / GIG
CAMBRIDGE HOTEL
GIGS SHOWCASE (FRIDAY)
Premier local and international acts from Sound Summit and Electrofringe programs are showcased over two nights.
Featuring: Ducktails, Pumice, Rosy Parlane, Qua, Stalker, Aoi, Guarde Compartmente, Jim Cuomo

SATURDAY

11AM – 12:30PM / ROUNDTABLE
TOTORO’S TEA HOUSE
SPACE INVADERS: DIY AND ARTIST-RUN FESTIVALS AND SPACES
No budget is the way of the future. DIY spaces bring people together, creating an explosion of ideas and action: real social networking, people. Hear true stories and get valuable advice on setting up spaces and running whole festivals with just enough money to buy a shoestring.
Featuring: Ianto Ware, Natalie Aylward, Maddy Phelan, Susy Pow, Danielle Bentley, Guy Sterling.

4PM – 6PM / PANEL
TPI AUDITORIUM
ARTIST RUN INITIATIVES AND DIY SPACES – FOCUS ON MARRICKVILLE
Nestled between the factories of Marrickville, Sydney, you’ll find a range of independently run warehouse spaces offering a vibrant alternative to the doldrums of Sydney’s ‘official’ creative pastimes. We discuss the challenges in starting and sustaining an independent warehouse space in Marrickville factory land.
Facilitator: Eliza Sarlos
Featuring: Dirty Shirlows, Louie’s, Maggotville, Red Rattler

4:00PM – 5PM / PRESENTATION
TENT CITY
INTENSITY IN TENT CITY
Pure Being demonstrate their performance technique by staging a performance in This Is Not Art’s ‘Tent City’. An individual fort will be constructed for the performance with in-fort projection enhancements.
Featuring: Pure Being

6PM – 7:30PM / PERFORMANCE
ROYAL EXCHANGE
ACT ONE
Act One is a showcase of four short plays by the participants of Tantrum Theatre’s inaugural Emerging Writers Program. Mentored by four of the country’s finest playwrights, these young writers bring to you four bold and gutsy plays. This show includes Bivouac by Brad McDonald and Three Days by Sarah Gaul .

8PM – 3AM / GIG
CAMBRIDGE HOTEL
GIGS SHOWCASE
Premier local and international acts from Sound Summit and Electrofringe programs showcased over two nights.
Featuring: DJ Ripley, Vivian Girls, ILIOS, Bum Creek, Free Choice Duo, Toecutter, Ivan Lisyak, Crab Smasher, 10k Freemen.

SUNDAY

11:30 -12:30PM / SPECIAL EVENT
GHETTO – TOWN: KING STREET CAR PARK
FITNESS WORST
Fitness Worst promises to be the hair of the dog of physical exertion. A little bit wrong, but you’ll feel all the better for it! Encompassing everything from DDR Dance Mats to Gabberobix, you’d better be ready!
Featuring: Brutal Hate Mosh, Dot.AY, Gabberobix, Spatula City

2PM – 3:30PM / PANEL
TPI AUDITORIUM
THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILISATION
The music market is under threat and against it the DIY movement presents a beacon of light for those with passion,musical purpose and a pile of CDRs. In the age of myspace, facebook and twitter how are new networks and new worlds forming to take over the musical magnates of old? Is this DIY or die, MK II?
Facilitator: Eliza Sarlos
Featuring: Anna John, Guy Blackman, Kell Derrig Hall, Matt Mondanile, Stuart Buchanan

www.thisisnotart.org

New Weird Australia Live At Sound Summit

Lucia Draft - Appearing at Sound Summit 2009

Lucia Draft - Appearing at Sound Summit 2009

On Sunday 4th October, New Weird Australia presents a one-day free, live showcase – in celebration of the tenth anniversary of Newcastle’s Sound Summit Festival. In borrowed terminology, NWA shrinks the notion of distance between genre, taste, Australia’s own vastness and the world. Neither popular nor alternative, one genre nor another, NWA represents a new breed that find refuge in the space between us, played out in realtime around a renewed Newcastle. Across three spaces and nine hours, eleven bands play live, representing a cross section of New Weird Australian music from New South Wales, Northern Territory, Victoria and Queensland.

FEATURING: Go Genre Everything, Polyfox And The Union Of The Most Ghosts, Brutal Hate Mosh, Lucia Draft, Alps, kyü, Moonmilk, Castings, Blastcorp, Gugg, Holy Balm, and DJ sets from Faux Pas & Stuart Buchanan

From 15:00 at ArtHive, Level 1/111 Hunter St
LUCIA DRAFT
POLYFOX AND THE UNION OF THE MOST GHOSTS
BRUTAL HATE MOSH
GO GENRE EVERYTHING

From 17:00 in the Renew Newcastle Church
ALPS
KYU
MOONMILK

From 19:00 at the Festival Club (Masons)
CASTINGS
BLASTCORP
GUGG
HOLY BALM

Plus DJs
FAUX PAS
STU BUCHANAN (NEW WEIRD AUSTRALIA)

Download a free Sound Summit mixtape, featuring NWA showcase bands Castings, Kyu, Holy Balm and Lucia Draft, plus music from other artists playing at the Festival – Ducktails, Vivian Girls, Tiny Vipers, Cleptoclectics, Crab Smasher and more at soundsummit.com.au.

Polyfox And The Union Of The Most Ghosts QLD Tour

Polyfox And The Union Of The Most Ghosts will make his first appearances in Queensland this week, with a number of top secret house shows lined up, and a neat looking show at a venue called Book Nook with Anna Vo, our good buddy Drea’s amazing Brutal Hate Mosh project, master instrument builder and just absolutely awesome sound wizard Ross Manning, and The Dead Notes. We’re just about to launch a CDR version of his The Union Of The Most Ghosts release, so keep your eyes peeled all you cassette haters out there. 

Sept 2nd
Book Nook
173 Boundary St West End

He is also playing a house show at Drea, Mark, and Emily’s house on Friday Sept 4 with Anna Vo, Whyte Lightning, Kitchen’s Floor, Gerald Keaney and The Gerald Keaneys, and Bloody Roo. For address details email brutalhatemoshpr.katemoss@gmail.com