Gold Class (“It’s You” Vinyl Launch) / Mere Women / 6.12.15

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers, Uncategorized with tags , on November 22, 2015 by blackwiretocommonground


Sunday 6th December // 7pm // All-ages

Gold Class and Mere Women come together for an all-ages show at Black Wire on Sunday 6 December from 7pm. Gold Class will be launching ‘It’s You’ on vinyl, out through Spunk Records/felte. $10 on the door only.


The Hotelier (USA) / Carb On Carb (NZ) / Ceres / Sweater Season / 9.12.15

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers, Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 22, 2015 by blackwiretocommonground


Wednesday 9th December // 7pm // All-ages

“Sonically, politically, and ethically, The Hotelier are punk as fuck,” boasted Pitchfork, when talking about their breakthrough album, Home, Like No Place Is There. Released through Tiny Engines in early 2014, the Massachusetts band has since ridden a wave of firsts and, corresponding to the music they create, pushed uncharted territories.

Amidst a relentless schedule in North America, there were maiden tours of U.K & Europe this year, and now in November and December, the band’s first ever tour of Australia.

“From the first time I was in a band, the idea of going to Australia has always been, something for the most part, that has seemed unreachable,” says the band’s guitarist Chris Hoffman. “Now that it is happening, it’s a goal and achievement that feels a long time coming.”

Though the rise in their fan base on the other side of the world is unquestionable, it was an encounter with Melbourne’s The Smith Street Band at a festival in Germany that put the wheels in motion for a much anticipated Australian tour. “When we were in Europe, we met the members of The Smith Street Band and it was their idea to make this all happen, so we have no idea what to expect when we go there,” he laughs.

As the hype surrounding The Hotelier continues to grow, as does their international profile, the Australian tour will also serve a chance for fans to hear new music from the band. “We just finished tracking it,” reveals Hoffman on the follow up to Home, Like No Place Is There. “We’ll probably being playing some of them for the first time in Australia.”


The Kill / Home Burial / MSV BCP / Dispolar / Avian Terror / 6.12.15

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on November 22, 2015 by blackwiretocommonground


Sunday 6th December // 1:30pm // All-ages

Grindhead Records presents Melbourne’s blast masters, The Kill @ Blackwire Records…The relentless grinding punishment that is The Kill, will be keeping the blast party rolling for an all ages Sunday afternoon show, joined by some of Sydney’s best punk, hardcore and grind bands.

The Kill (Melb)
Home Burial
Avian Terror

DEAD / Meat Cake / Arafura / 4.12.15

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers, Uncategorized with tags , , on November 22, 2015 by blackwiretocommonground


Friday 4th December // 7pm // All-ages

DEAD are back from US tour. It took a lot of thongs to get round that country. Some never made it home. Look at them up there. Hard yards.

We had to bail on our last Black Wire show. It sucked. Now we’re making up for it with a stellar lineup and some special guest baking courtesy of Stinkin’ Pies for Delicious Bastards

We’re launching this LP:

See you there.

Little Desert (Album Launch) / Whitney Houston’s Crypt / Ela Stiles / 26.11.15

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , on November 17, 2015 by blackwiretocommonground



Thursday 26th November // 7pm // All-ages

“Little Desert ‘s unique sound is tough to define. Since forming in 2012 they have grown a loyal and ever expanding following on the fringes of Melbourne’s rock scene. Featuring Roman Tucker (Rocket Science), Ash Wyatt (Red Red Krovvy/ Masses), joined by new members Bonnie Mercer (Dead River/ Breathing Shrine) and Ema Dunstan (Autoportraits) ,and fronted by the wild Esther Rivers. Little Desert are a savage force of pulsating psych, afire with hard rock brilliance, doused in post punk cool.” – IT Records

After a sold-out launch of their 2014 debut 7” ‘Ashes’ Little Desert present their long-awaited debut LP ‘Saeva’. With a recent video release for single ‘Captive’, the album has seen tracks played on Triple J, 3RRR, 4ZZZ, and on community radio in NZ and the US.
Recorded and produced by Simon Grounds (Gold Class/ Architecture in Helsinki/ Rocket Science) ‘Saeva’ will be launched in Sydney at Black Wire Records, with supports from Newcastle’s Whitney Houston’s Crypt + Sydney’s very own Ela Stiles. $10 on the door.

“At first, Little Desert tease, but soon, they soar skyward on Roland S Howard-inspired towers of paranoid musicianship, fiercely led by Rivers’ defiant vocal exorcism.” – Soundly Sounds

“I’m pretty overcome by this dark magic that Little Desert are throwing our way. It’s all nervy post-punk energy seen through a Vaseline-smeared lens.” – Dave Ruby Howe, Triple J Unearthed Music Director

Agency (Album Launch) / Burlap / Party Dozen / Evan Dorrian / 27.11.15

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers, Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 17, 2015 by blackwiretocommonground


Friday 27th November // 7pm // All-ages

We’re launching our debut LP this November and December, starting off with this kick arse show at our favourite record store Black Wire!

Joining us on the night at the amazing Burlap and new sax/drum kit duo PARTY DOZEN (feat. Jonathan Boulet) while Spartak/Tangents dude Evan Dorrian opens up with a debut performance of new solo material and then sits in with us on keyboard and percussion as Agency goes all out for one of our last shows in 2015!

Stanley Knife / Chinese Burns Unit / Obat Batuk / Offensive Behemoth / 20.11.15

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , on November 16, 2015 by blackwiretocommonground


Friday 20th November // 6:30pm // All-ages

We’re putting on a rock show to raise money for our mate Stephanie McCarthy. She was the victim of a vicious assault earlier in the year at the Town Hall Hotel in Newtown. She has been attending counselling sessions since the attack and they are really helping her a lot, but unfortunately she only receives a few free sessions a year and is currently not in a financial position to continue with the counselling once these sessions run out in a couple of weeks. All money raised from this gig will go directly into paying for more counselling that she still needs.

Stanley Knife, Chinese Burns Unit, Obat Batuk & Offensive Behemoth will be playing and entry is $10!

Also there will be raffles with fantastic prizes!!

Poster by Glenno Smith x


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