Archive for October, 2012

This weekend… (Fri 26th / Sat 27th / Sun 28th October)

Posted in Performance, Photos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2012 by blackwiretocommonground

Friday 26th Oct // 7pm // More info

DOLLAR BAR (Bris/Tape Launch) / DISGUSTING PEOPLE / YARD DUTY / O FOR AWESOME

Saturday 27th Oct // 6:30pm // More info

BLACKLEVEL EMBASSY (Melb/Album Launch) / FURTHER / RAMPS / CHROMA

Sunday 28th Oct // 3pm // More info

BLACK COFFEE / HYGIENE (A.C.T) / COP GESTAPO / HOSTILE OBJECTS

Photo of Space Bong by Lee Stefen.

Jamie Hay (Melb) / Lincoln Le Fevre (Tas) / Jen Buxton / Milhouse / 02.12.12

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , on October 24, 2012 by blackwiretocommonground

Sunday 2nd December // 3pm // All-ages

JAMIE HAY (Melb/Album launch) + LINCOLN LE FEVRE (Tas/Album launch) + JEN BUXTON + MILHOUSE

Jamie Hay launching his new LP on Hobbledehoy, “King Of the Sun”…

“Newcastle native come embraced Melbourne resident Jamie Hay has spent most of his days participating in music. From the politically wrought Conation, the magnetic anthems of Fear Like Us to the recently departed Melbourne rock stalwarts A Death In The Family and everything in between. While recent years have found Hay sharing the stage with a number of companions, it’s still his twangy ruminations on life’s great mysteries that render heart-touchingly close-delivering songs, befitting of his upbringing in an old coal-mining town.

The debut full-length from JAMIE HAY is a haunted collection of material tracing stories of resilience, courage, heartbreak and tragedy. Whether stripped down to a voice and a guitar or behind his band of close friends, Hay commands attention with an impassioned voice and a compelling narrative.

Featuring accompaniment from Adrian Lombardi (Blueline Medic), Carl Burnett (Arrows), Matt Bodiam (A Death In The Family), Liam White (The Scandal) and Lincoln le Fevre,King Of The Sun offers a heavy-hearted perspective on losing one’s way and ultimately trying to start anew.”

http://www.facebook.com/JamieKimHay

http://hobbledehoyrecords.com

…joined by Lincoln le Fevre launching his new one on Poison City, “Resonation”.

“RESONATION is Lincoln Le Fevre’s sophomore album, recorded at Melbourne’s Sing Sing Studios with master producer and Tasmanian ex-pat Paul McKercher (You Am I, Augie March, Screamfeeder) at the helm. The result 12 song volume is motivating, diverse, warm chunk of storytelling with a heavy dose of soul.

Australia has a notable fondness for the ‘every man.’ This encompasses the kind of relatable, not-so-every-day performers that steal the imagination of audiences wherever they roam. This rare breed tells stories through music, so fantastic and amorous that they wind around hearts, reach into heads. Enter Tasmania’s Lincoln Le Fevre.

He is a little bit punk, a little bit country, a little bit rock’n’roll. He’s no bullshit, no pretences, immediately relatable and 100% approachable. It is real words and real music. Borne out of the freezing waters of the Derwent River, his verbose lyrical style, confident musical delivery and rich vocal timbre are stirring to behold.

One of Hobart’s most admired songwriters; Lincoln Le Fevre has largely been a state secret until recently. He subscribes to the grand tradition of chord striking, richly orchestrated, narrative songs. And while this obviously calls to mind national treasure Paul Kelly, it also deftly references the styles of artists of such artistic pedigree as Elvis Costello, Ryan Adams, Lucero and Raymond Chandler. The result is Lincoln’s very Australian, very sumptuous canon of songs that relate the stories of people just like him: the ‘every day folk.’”

http://www.linclefevre.com

http://poisoncityrecords.com

Helping to make proceedings even more excellent are Jen Buxton & Milhouse!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jen-Buxton/181899205186513

http://milhouse.bandcamp.com

Poster by Annie Walter!

Duncan Redmonds (U.K/Snuff!) / Amateur Drunks / Alex Sepansky / 23.11.12

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , , , , on October 24, 2012 by blackwiretocommonground

Friday 23rd November // 7pm // All-ages

DUNCAN REDMONDS (U.K) + AMATEUR DRUNKS + ALEX PARTY-CAT SEPANSKY

Duncan Redmonds, the deadset bloody legend behind some of our favourite records of all time (SNUFF! GUNS N’ WANKERS!) will be performing both acoustically & joined by the Sydney All-star Chapter of Billy No Mates (blokes from CHINESE BURNS UNIT) playing the hits! This will be awesome.

Also featuring the very welcome return of AMATEUR DRUNKS (yes!) and ALEX “PARTY-CAT” SEPANSKY kicking things off.

https://www.facebook.com/duncanredmondsacoustic
https://www.facebook.com/Billynomatesband
https://www.facebook.com/snuffukband
New SNUFF single out soon on Fat Wreck:
https://www.fatwreck.com/record/detail/262
New SNUFF album out soon, also on Fat Wreck:
http://www.fatwreck.com/news/detail/520
BILLY NO MATES album still available on Poison City/No Idea:
http://poisoncityrecords.com/2011/12/billy-no-mates-snuff-album/
There will also be a limited Australia/Japan Tour EP available at the show.
Sick one!
Poster by Glenn Smith!

We Lost The Sea / Islands / Snakes Get Bad Press / Dining In Tuscany / 02.11.12

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , on October 17, 2012 by blackwiretocommonground

Friday 2nd November // 7pm // All-ages

WE LOST THE SEA + ISLANDS + SNAKES GET BAD PRESS + DINING IN TUSCANY

http://welostthesea.tumblr.com

http://islandsaus.bandcamp.com

http://soundcloud.com/snakes-get-bad-press

http://www.myspace.com/diningintuscany

Psy Ants (Bris) / Teen Ax / Desert Luck / 03.11.12

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , on October 17, 2012 by blackwiretocommonground

Saturday 3th November // 7pm // All-ages

PSY ANTS (Bris/12″ Launch & last shows) + TEEN AX + DESERT LUCK

“Based in Brisbane and originally called Science, they began as a two piece in late 2009 with Mitchel Perkins on bass/vocals and Aiden Reid on drums. They became a three piece when Sebastian Hew (The Seizures) joined. He played guitar in the band for most of 2010, leaving by the years end. In early 2011, Glen Schenau stepped in on six strings. They have now called it a day, moving on with various established acts such as Per Purpose, Knee Chin, Cured Pink, et al. 

BIT TONGUE PRIK will be their only release. 

Limited to 300 copies on vinyl (each with a supplementary CD version). 
Akin to the discordant guitar rock of the late 80’s/90’s from both Australia (King Snake Roost) and USA (Cows, Rapeman).
Something like a riveting chug. 
A genuine tour de force. 
Recorded by Andrew McLellan at Alchemix Studios.”

Kitchen’s Floor (Bris) / Sewers (Bris) / Ruined Fortune / Housewives / 16.11.12

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , on October 17, 2012 by blackwiretocommonground

 

Friday 16th November // 7pm // All-ages

KITCHEN’S FLOORS (Bris/7″ Launch) + SEWERS (Bris) + RUINED FORTUNE + HOUSEWIVES

Bitter Defeat 7 inch launch tour. New record, new lineup.

Words about the record:

“It sounds like its own awkward victory, because it hasn’t capitulated, because these songs are here, and they’re lovely, and Kennedy isn’t rotting in a call centre selling dial-up internet to off-the-radar folk in far-North Queensland. In this way, Kitchen’s Floor is the most spirited and important sadness there is, and these are his best songs yet.” – Shaun Prescott, Crawlspace Magazine

http://crawlspacemagazine.com/

“Matt Kennedy told me that he didn’t want to do another rock record. Fair enough. Instead he’s cranked out two tracks of amazing downer pop that lean heavily on broken guitars and hope. Imagine Viva Last Blues-era Will Oldham if he was from Brisbane, Queensland rather than Louisville, Kentucky and drank coffee mug wine rather than bourbon.” – Tim Scott, The Thousands
http://thethousands.com.au/adelaide/hear/kitchens-floor-bitter-defeat-bw-down-7/

This weekend… (Friday 12th & Saturday 13th October)

Posted in Performance, Photos with tags on October 12, 2012 by blackwiretocommonground

Friday 12th Oct // 7:30pm // More info

SMALL TOWN INCIDENT (Album Launch) / WEDGETAIL (Melb) / DAVE FLETCHER BAND

Saturday 13th Oct // 7pm // More info

MEKARE-KARE (Japan) / DEAD CHINA DOLL / BAMODI (W.A) / MAKING

Photo of Inebrious Bastard by Lee Stefen.