Reunion Sacred Ibis at STUTTER

STUTTER is a weekly night of experimental/unpopular/avant-tard/acoustic/electronica/call-it-what-you-will, music and performance madness. Every Wednesday night at Horse Bazaar from 8:30pm.
On Wednesday, June 9th, you can catch three local purveyors loosely affiliated with minimal techno sounds.

Wet Patch – Sporadic no-input tag-team comprised of Jon Dale and Fjorn Butler. Both are well-seasoned sound manipulators in their own rights, this will be their second outing as a duo

Hrvatska – Born in the spiritual home land of Australian noise, the Croatian Club, Hrvatska is the aural combination of Mitchell Brennan and Lachlan Gale. Drawing influence from Japanese no input mad(wo)men, dub and everything in between, together they present an assault of electrical tom foolery.

Reunion Sacred Ibis – Elaborately named Nintendo DS venture of Cooper Bowman. RSI lands somewhere between stupid techno and stupid noise.

June 9
Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne

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Crab Smasher Melbourne Tour 2010

Marnie Vaughn chats with the president of her fanclub.

Crab Smasher are heading to Melbourne for some shows this weekend, not really in support of anything but certainly promoting love and tenderness! However, for those keeping score, they have a new 3″ CDR out on CURT called The Doctor Is In… Over His Head out in late March, they’ve recently recorded a bunch of new material, including a cover of the X-MEN animated series theme song for a new compilation coming out through Lesstalk Records, and a really spiffy new track called Skin Destruction will appear on the fifth volume of the New Weird Australia compilation series.  So there.

On Thursday February 11 you can catch the band at the Old Bar at 74-76 Johnston Street Fitzroy from 8pm, with Penguins, Spitfire Parade, and The Bunyip Moon.

On Friday February 12 you can catch the band doing a live set on 3CR radio.Not sure what time. Just listen.

On Saturday February 13 there is much to take in, so take a deep breath! You can catch the band for an early set at the last ever Summer Winds Festival in Albert St Park in Brunswick. It starts at 10am, Crab Smasher are playing early, but if you’re sticking around you can catch the likes of Prehistoric Fuckin’ Moron(s), Gauntlet, Psychward vs. Tea and Sympathy Symphony, Gauntlet, Lost Animal, Eko Eko Azarak, Either/Or, Matthew Brown, JK Fuller, Avatron, Repairs, Pissypaw, Murrggh’urr, Hissy Mearky, Chrome Dome, Yakks, MV, Omen, and i’m sure heaps more. All ages welcome.

Later on in the day from 2pm at CrashbangFuckyourhead at 43 Pender st Thornbury, there’s an afternoon of Newcastle Noise worship with Crab Smasher, Drillbit, Mitchell Brennan, and John Butler Fucks Kidz performing heavy heavy sets of ear destroying sound ruffage. All ages welcome.

Rounding out this ridiculously ambitious day is the Eternal Youth Carefree Cleanness launch spectacular at Loophole from 7pm, where Crab Smasher and The Welcome Fight will support the mighty Go Genre Everything as they launch their new album, which is awesome, and when Go Genre Everything launch a new album, they really LAUNCH IT. Its on High Street in Thornbury and you need a ticket to get in. If you haven’t got one, email Go Genre Everything here if you’d like to get one. You have to ask or you’ll never get one.

Finally as Melbourne get sick of Crab Smasher’s one trick, they open up for their guitar hero Popolice, with Winterplan and The Analyte at The Empress on Sunday February 14, from 8pm.

And then they drive home, maybe just maybe Grant will let everybody stop at Dog on the Tuckerbox for magnums.

Theory Of Kris – Jivesy

A video clip of underground recording sensation Theory Of Kris, (once described by Mitchell Brennan as being  “the racist Daniel Johnston”) in a rare live appearance performing Jivesy at Cuddle Party #1 at ARThive in Newcastle, Jan 17 2010. Theory Of Kris has a new album out called …And Then Your Dead which will be available for download here very soon.

Winter Tragic Festival


One of the greatest events of the year is coming up! The Winter Tragic Festival will once again take place at Akemi in the beautiful Blue Mountains of New South Wales on Sunday June 21.
Akemi is a small shopfront and house on the edge of a cliff overlooking a great big valley. It is operated as a studio and performance space by various artists, activists, and mega celebrities of the Australian experimental underground.
The Festival runs over about 12 Hours and typically consists of heaps of radical Blue Mountains acts, as well as bands from all over the country. It really is one of the best opportunities of the year for all the weirdos to get together and the label distros are always excellent. We’ll be there trying to flog off the Monstera Deliciosa catalogue, but you can expect to buy or trade lots of other goodies too.

The line up consists of:-
Sun Of The Seventh Sister
Hochman & Hopkins
Nhomea
Craft Bandits
Audiopollen Collective
Adam Simmons
The Splinter Orchestra
Lungalung
QQQQ
Venting Gallery
Red Pinkos
Whores
the Spiders
Knitted Abyss
Crab Smasher
Podyolk
Katsi
Jim Denley
Mike Majkowski
Butler/Brennan Duo

free entry/donation exit
12pm Sunday Jun 21
Akemi
40 Great Western Highway
Medlow Bath

http://www.last.fm/event/1090620

An Afternoon at The Croatian Club

Saturday April 25 will see an eclectic assortment of experimental musicians perform at the famous Croatian Club in Newcastle. Be sure to catch the epic guitar and insect sound scapes of Seaworthy from Sydney, whose new album 1897 is out on 12k
Also appearing will be Heil Spirits from Lismore, Aktion Unit, and Microvom from Melbourne, and the debut collaborative performances of Butler/Brennan Duo (Mitchell Brennan from Brassskulls and Fjorn Butler) and Whale Hunter (Grant Hunter from Crab Smasher and Marcus Whale of Scissor Lock). Bands will start around 3pm.

Saturday April 25
Croatian-Wickham Sports Club
Albert St Wickham

For More info contact tobagotapes@gmail.com