Michael Crafter/Sweet Teeth Easter Tour

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Sweet Teeth and Michael Crafter, back from their joint tour through South East Asia are keen to continue the party. This will be the first run of shows for both bands in NSW in a very long time,.
Also up from Melbourne will be the chick fronted band Fully Cooked for some fresh faced fast punk rock for those with a short attention span. Fuck Easter lets party every night.

Friday 29th March
Newcastle – Terrace Bar
w/ Polyfox and The Union of the Most Ghosts
Fully Cooked (Mel)

Sat 30th March
Central Coast – San Remo Neighborhood Centre
w/ The Worstmn
Alf Stewart
Fully Cooked (Mel)

Sun 31st March
Sydney – Blackwire Records
w/ The Sufferjets
Fully Cooked (Mel)

Monday 1st April
Generator Show – TBA
w/ Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt
Unbranded Animals

http://sweetteethau.bandcamp.com/
http://michaelcrafter.bandcamp.com/

Spring Break Festival 2011

Spring Break started in 2008 as a weekly night in Newcastle, to give the underground bands in our scene a regular place to play and hang out, and a chance for Newcastle kids to see some of the more interesting acts from around the world.

Last year we celebrated our favourite season with an all day festival of 20 of our favourite bands from our scene and a whole days drinking in the sun, for a measly $10. It went so well that we turned it into a series – “Spring Every Season” – and it was followed by the totally massive Summer Vibes, Totally Autumn and Winter Chills Festivals.

The Spring Every Season Cycle is about to complete itself for 2011, and to celebrate, we are returning to our roots!

That’s right, 20 bands, including a selection of the finest from our own scene, and a couple of damn interesting guests: we’re honoured to be joined by Krautrock pioneer DAMO SUZUKI from German 1960s-on psych legends CAN!!!! In Newcastle for the very first time, Damo will be joined on stage by veteran collaborators THE HOLY SOUL and some super special guests from Newcastle too.

And it’s gonna be a measly $10 again! So you can save your dosh for a shit ton of Zamkowes to drink out in the sun. Here’s the lineup.

DAMO SUZUKI (GERMANY) & THE HOLY SOUL (SYDNEY) & SPECIAL LOCAL GUESTS

JOINED BY OUR VERY OWN FINEST:

BARE GRILLZ // ALPS // TEEN AX // IN THE DOLLHOUSE // THE NUGS // POST PAINT // DRILLBIT // PHOBIAC // THE SI CLAROS // POLYFOX AND THE UNION OF THE MOST GHOSTS // SWEET TEETH // HOPES // LENIN LENNON // HANDSOME // VULTURE CULTURE // THE MERMAIDS // AITӒH // BORIS YELTSIN

SUNDAY SEP 18. 1PM – MIDNIGHT. CROATIAN CLUB, WICKHAM.

$10 Entry.

No presales. No fuckwits. Just awesome folks. We love you. Thanks to all the bands and all the kids and PAVO.

xx SPRING BREAK

N. Martin – Clean & Jerk


N. Martin has released a solo EP of pop/lo-fi DIY introverted folk music. Recorded in the bathroom at Fay St Lake Munmorah one chilly weekend, this guy is renowned for penning and recording his music/ideas quickly so not to let them grow stale and irrelevant. N. Martin is the Lesstalk staple for great and interesting songwriting and releases (e.g. The (temperamental) Pocket, Crab Smasher, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo, Sweet Teeth) , and this EP is another release he can add to the quiver of radness. Offered only as a free digital release for you to download, then put on your iPod and listen to while catching public transport to work in the morning.

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Spring Break in March @ The Croatian Club

Wednesday nights at The Croatian Wickham Sports Club in Newcastle have got even better, look at this awesome lineup of bands playing free Spring Break! shows this month at the best venue in Newcastle. All shows start from 9m, are free entry, and will also feature rubbish DJs.

Starting tonight March 2nd we have The Nugs, and Sweet Teeth. I haven’t seen The Nugs but think Sweet Teeth are really rad. Here’s the official word on the subject.

The Nugs are a bunch of stoners that make the best 60’s garage/70’s punk influenced rock around, and Sweet Teeth are a pop band made up of members of the temperamental pocket, crab smasher, origami girls, etc.

Next week Bat Yoghurt and Troopin’ Kerry Alpacas will have you dancing. I saw Bat Yoghurt live at ARThive for the first time the other night. They’re really awesome.

Join ex Athol math-genius A. Browning’s solo project for the best part of a decade and now full fleshed out three-piece band playing tunes reminiscent of Arab on Radar, Lightning Bolt, Get Hustle and Bad Brains, along with Robert from Bare Grillz’ drums, looping and guitar fucked-pop solo efforts as Troopin’ Kerry Alpacas. Can I borrow a feeling?

The Following Week March 16 is Mere Women and Lenin Lennon. Mere Women are really good eh?

Sydney’s Mere Women are a three piece made up of members of Ohana, The Thaw and Little A… and sound pretty much exactly what you’d expect from a pairing like that. Brooding, slicing guitar riffs, ambient synth interludes and emphatic vocals, bits of math and tribal rhythms… joined by Lenin Lennon, (members of Bare Grillz, Joe Pesci, Honest Thieves), who do a rumbley version of 90’s ebullition/dischord style punk

Then on March 23 there is Unity Floors and Polyfox And The Union Of The Most Ghosts. What a cool show!

Total wet-dream of a show. When Unity Floors popped up out of Sydney everyone pretty much breathed a sigh of relief. There’s been a massive void there waiting to be filled by a good 90’s-ish Dinosaur Jr/Archers of Loaf/Sebadoh/Pavement/Flying Nun-esque band. We’re stoked to present their first show in Newcastle, and to be pairing them with Crab Smasher’s Nick French in his Polyfox mode, playing the best indie pop to come out of Newcastle (cough… umina), well, ever. For fans of The Go Betweens and Flying Nun bands, yeah?

 

Finally on March 30 we have Collarbones and Scalps. You’ve probably heard about Collarbones already on blogs that are much more cool and hip than this one will ever be, or even heard their sweet glitchy R&B jamz on Triple J if you can bring yourself to listen to the radio. Anyway they’re super neat. Scalps is always pretty good too. I think I have an extra copy of the long out-of-print Scalps NNUUMMBBEERR22 release if anybody wants it. It will have to go at a premium price mind you.

Collarbones started as an internet collab between Marcus Whale in Sydney and Travis Cook in Adelaide. Their dense, spacey, dancey, r+b influenced fuzzed out jams might be chillwave? Fuck. Anyway, people gave a shit, for instance folks like Pitchfork and Rose Quartz, which may or may not have played a part in influencing these two make the effort to fly halfway across the country to play shows together a few times a year. Yeah? They were here for Sound Summit/TINA last year, but don’t feel spoiled and skip this one, it’s a special treat probably not to be repeated soon. Also a treat, perhaps, Chris “Alps” Hearn’s minimal tech/improv fucked dance music side project “Scalps” will be giving a rare performance… Scalps has been around as long as Alps (six years?) but perhaps only played live about five times. The third Scalps release is out now on Jase Campbell’s Estapes label and if you ask him nicely he might hook you up with one of the last copies of the pressing.

 

Sweet Teeth – Randy Irons

Nathan Martin is in Anal Discharge, Crab Smasher, Polyfox And The Union Of The Most Ghosts, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo, Tearjerker, Good For Nothing, and The (Temperamental) Pocket. David Smith is in Skippy The Bush Kangaroo, The (temperamental) Pocket, and Handsome. Marnie Vaughn is in Crab Smasher, Origami Girls, and Skoll Hops. Together; Nathan, David, and Marnie have a new band called Sweet Teeth. Here is a video of them playing live at Spring Break! at The Croatian Wickham Sports Club, Newcastle.

The (temperamental) Locket – South Coast Tour

Jess Locke (Origami Girls, Birdlife) and Nathan Martin (The Temperamental Pocket, Crab Smasher, Anal  Discharge, Sweet Teeth, Polyfox And  The Union Of The Most Ghosts, Tearjerker) are happy to announce they are having a baby. A musical baby! The happy couple are due to release their new split album, The (temperamental) Locket, and to celebrate, will be setting off on a small beach tour in December. Read full gig info here. Preorder the split here.

Friday 3rd December 2010
Alexandria – Ponymilk (Poetry and Music)
w/Greg McClaren, Fiona Wright, Lucy Hearn

Saturday 4th Dec
Petersham – Summer Sessions #1
w/ Zounds, Johnny Optional, Chris Bourke

Thursday 9th December 2010
Parramatta – Beatdisc Records
w/Maxwell

Friday 10th December 2010
Nowra – Tea Club
w/ Bird Vs Cage

Saturday 11th December 2010
Gerringong

Sunday 12th December 2010
Batemans Bay – North St Café

Monday 13th December 2010
Batemans Bay – North St Café

Friday 17th December 2010
Chain Valley Bay
w/Mushroom Family

Saturday 18th December (Jess Locke Solo)
Newcastle – Bird in the Hand Zine Shop
w/Mike McCarthy

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