New Weird Australia presents:Unpopular Music 2010, A Benefit for FBi RadioWhere: Red Rattler, 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville, NSWWhen: Friday 3rd December 2010, Doors 7:30pmWho: Scattered Order, Tantrums, Scissor Lock vs Cleptoclectics, Melodie Nelson, Stitched Vision, Mere WomenHow Much: $12
New Weird Australia presents the second annual Unpopular Music event, a benefit for Sydney’s FBi Radio. Since July 2009, the not-for-profit station has supported the New Weird Australia project by broadcasting its two-hour show every week. Via this platform, New Weird Australia has given exposure to over 400 innovative and experimental artists from around the country, and Unpopular Music represents the chance to give something back. All of the artists are donating their time, with all proceeds going directly to FBi, helping to ensure the ongoing survival of Sydney’s home of new music.
The six-act line-up is headlined by Scattered Order, one of the most unique players in the history of Sydney’s experimental and electronic music scene – founders of the M Squared record label in 1970s, a home for artists such as Systematics and Makers of the Dead Travel Fast, and a beacon for emerging underground artists around the country. Reforming their original line-up in 2009, Scattered Order play ‘Unpopular Music’ in support of their new album, ‘Adjust The Terminology’.The bill also includes:• Tantrums – four-piece midi-evil disco outfit from Melbourne, whose debut release ‘Anomie’ is soon to be released via New Weird Australia’s label imprint, New Editions• Scissor Lock vs Cleptoclectics – two of Sydney’s best known experimental electronic producers going head-to-head for the first time at Unpopular Music• Melodie Nelson – Moonmilk’s Lia Tsamoglou in warped, alt.pop mode• Stitched Vision – solo synth / noise / drone project from Newcastle’s Jason Campbell, founder of cassette-label Eternal Solitude• Mere Women – dark, minimalistic pop & post punk from recently formed Sydney trio, who previous projects include Ohana, Little A, The Thaw & Bare Arms
FBi Radio is a not-for-profit community radio station and is 100% independent It relies on the generosity of its supporters to keep it on air and to thus maintain its support of innovative local music. Help support the cause by supporting Unpopular Music.
Coming up on July 30 in Newcastle is a delightful night of light entertainment at the Croatian Wickham Sports Club, featuring Crab Smasher, who are still trying to sell you their new Thick Mosquito Sky cassette, Scissor Lock,who is launching his new album Broken English which is out on HellosQuare Recordings, the consistently fantastic Little A, and Lucia Draft, who is making a return to performance after disappearing for much of this year. It all starts at 8pm and is free to get in. Please buy drinks to support Pavo and the club, and buy CDs to support the bands.
8pm July 30
Croatian Wickham Sports Club
Our pals at Lesstalk Records are gearing up for the biggest Artless Armchair event yet! What originally started as a bunch of friends playing acoustic guitars on a blanket in a local park has now developed into a massive 2 day DIY festival set on 25 acres of secluded farmland overlooking the hills of Bungwahl, a 5 hour drive north of Sydney.
The lineup includes Mushroom Family, Quiet Steps, Handsome, Crab Smasher, Michael Crafter, Pop Singles, TearJerker, Zounds, Omerta, Nice Guys, Edwin Montgomery, Tumors, Hira Hira, Penguins, To The North, The (Temperamental) Pocket, The Origami Girls + Craftanoon Club, The Brutal Poodles, Virginia Sook, Fairy Mountain, Nick Van Breda, Lobster Face, Jess Locke, Matt Spinelli, Little A, Simo Soo, and the long awaited return of Anal Discharge.
It’s all happening on the October 22 weekend, camping facilities will be available and tickets are $18.
For full event details and to order tickets online, head to http://www.lesstalkrecords.com/artless
Here is a video of The (Temperamental) Pocket at Artless Armchair #1.
Here is a video of Crab Smasher at Artless Armchair #3.
Here is a video of The Brutal Poodles at Artless Armchair #5.
It’s been pretty quiet recently, but it’s all happening again at Newcastle’s Croatian Wickham Sports Club, with heaps of rad shows lined up nearly every Friday for the next few months at least. In coming weeks you can catch the likes of Cistern Corrupt, Naked On The Vague, Bare Grillz, Crab Smasher, Alps, Scissor Lock, Little A, Polyfox And The Union Of The Most Ghosts, Lucia Draft, Phobiac, Stitched Vision, Assassins 88 and heaps more.
Tonight you can see Cock Safari, Rats With Wings, and Teen Ax (ex Liz Hurley).
Entry is Free. Support Pavo and the bands by buying drinks and merch instead.
June 11 8pm
Croatian Wickham Sports Club
Albert Street Wickham
Coming up on Sunday April 18 is Cuddle Party #2, an all day music festival in the ARThive gallery in Newcastle. The first event back in January was such a swell way to spend a sunday we figured we might have another! Before you freak out, this isn’t some pervy gropefest, just a posi day of sharing music and rad vibes. This cuddly day will feature a whole bunch of great live music including a rare trio performance from Polyfox And The Union Of The Most Ghosts, debut sets from The Origami Girls and Fairy Mountain, plus CasioGloria, Hira Hira, Little A, Michael Crafter, Happy Phlegm and heaps more. Bands will kick off around 12pm. See you there!
Sunday April 18
Level 1/111 Hunter St
Supporting their new D.Y Or Die EP, nice guy power-punk duo Michael Crafter are touring Australia’s East Coast in April and May. Of course you should know that this band includes Matheson Vaughn from Anal Discharge, so things are bound to get a little bit hairy.
Thursday April 1st
House Show – Albury
Friday April 2nd
Such Is Life Fest – Truganina
w/Teargas, Insurgents, Mongolia, Deathcage and more
Saturday April 3rd
Penguin house – Richmond
w/Penguins, Go Genre Everything
Sunday April 4th
Pony – Melbourne
w/Penguins, Quiet The Few
Wednesday April 7th
Hamilton Station Hotel – Newcastle
w/Grannyfist, Cunt Butcher, Scabduty At The Deathcamp
Friday 9th April
Tanja Hall – Tanja
w/Hira Hira, Little A, Totally Unicorn, Let me down gently jungle man
Saturday 10th April
North St Cafe – Batemans Bay
w/Hira Hira, Little A, Totally Unicorn
Thursday 15th April
Hot Damn! – Sydney
Sunday 18th April
ARTHive Cuddle Party – Newcastle
w/Hira Hira, Little A, Origami Girls + heaps more
Friday 21st May
House Show – Brisbane
Saturday 22nd May
Strippers and metal – Brisbane
w/The Downgoing, Grannyfist
As a part of the release of their new EP will eat your soul, Terrordactyl are touring with Hira Hira, playing shows over 3 nights in Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast with various guests including The (temperamental) Pocket, Little A, Pockets, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo, Eyes Of The Scavenger, and Crab Smasher.
Thursday Sept 10
The Landsdowne Hotel Sydney
Friday Sept 11
Hamilton Station Hotel Newcastle
Saturday Sept 12
Chilli Lounge Wyong