Archive for January, 2016

FOREVR (7″ Launch) / SUIIX / Broadcasting Transmitter / 29.01.16

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , on January 28, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground


Friday 29th January // 7pm // All-ages

“Brisbane shoegaze/electronic duo FOREVR are stoked to visit Sydney for the first time. They’ll be launching their debut 7″, ‘Shoegazer’, with support from SUIIX and Broadcasting Transmitter.

FOREVR are a band combining their love of real shoegaze with electronics to produce lush, loud, beautiful noise larger than the sum of its parts. Following the success of their 2015 live four-track EP DEMONSTRATION, ‘Shoegazer’ builds on FOREVR’s foundations with towers of glistening electronica. Donovan Miller’s (No Anchor, Roku Music) underwater guitar and Sam George-Allen’s (Mega Ogre, Low Season) smoke-wisp voice thread ribbons through a scaffold of arpeggiator, pulsing bass and rapid-fire digidrums. This 7″ is the first glimpse of where their electronic ambitions are leading them, and the first taste of their self-produced debut album due mid-2016.”


Snakeface / Frame 313 / Nervous Habit / MSV BCP / Skin Prison / 30.01.16

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Saturday 30th January // 6pm // All-ages

SNAKEFACE taught them to be ninja teens

FRAME 313 leads,

NERVOUS HABIT does machines

MSV BCP is cool but crude

SKIN PRISON is a party dude!


David Le’aupepe (Gang Of Youths) / The Button Collective / Nothing Rhymes With David / Spencer Scott / Allison Gallagher / 31.01.16

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground


Sunday 31st January // 2pm // All-ages

“It’s the place where we’ve spent countless hours laughing, joking, telling tall tales and downing long-necks. The garden at Black Wire is a universe unto itself, and so this January we’re bringing the gig out there for a Sunday afternoon of unplugged acoustic entertainment.

Opening the show will be ALLISON GALLAGHER. You may have recently seen Allison fronting a new band, Skin Prison, with the gents from Frame 313. You may have also seen her playing solo acoustic, which she’ll be doing here. Expect some heartfelt originals and maybe a few killer covers.

Next up is someone who’s no stranger to the surrounds of Black Wire – former Newcastle kid and now official Sydney-sider SPENCER SCOTT. He’s opened for the likes of Wil Wagner, Georgia Maq and the Dead Kennedys (no shit!); and he most recently put out a top-notch 7-inch split with the aforementioned Georgia. Let’s make this guy feel welcome in his new home.

Sandwiched nice and tight in the middle is NOTHING RHYMES WITH DAVID. He has slowly but surely been working toward the release of his second album, Things Work Out for People Like You, and this show will effectively (and finally!) launch it. Forget Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt – this is Fat Guy Wears Heart On Sleeve music right here.

The wanderers of THE BUTTON COLLECTIVE are stopping in for their first-ever appearance at Black Wire. Having traversed up and down the coast playing their sea-shanties and folksy ballads across near every pub and folk festival you could imagine, a new EP is on the horizon and they’ll be sharing tracks from it – as well as a bunch of others. Y’arr!

Finally, headlining the show – and also making his debut – is DAVID LE’AUPEPE. You might know David as the lead singer, guitarist, keyboardist and primary songwriter of GANG OF YOUTHS, who have had a remarkable year playing sold-out national tours, scooping up an ARIA nod or two and releasing one of the most acclaimed albums of the year in The Positions. David will be doing a rare solo set, stripping back his songs right to their very skeleton for all to enjoy.

It’s AA, BYO and $10. Doors are at 2 and music will start from 2:30. This is going to be a really interesting experience/experiment and hopefully a lot of fun. Join us!”


Allison Gallagher
with a reading from Holly Isemonger
2:25 – 3:00

Spencer Scott
with a reading from Rory Green
3:15 – 3:50

Nothing Rhymes with David
with a reading from Stacey Teague
4:05 – 4:40

The Button Collective
with a reading from James Norton
4:55 – 5:30

David Le’aupepe
with a reading from Dan Hogan
5:45 – 6:30

Oily Boys / The Rangoons / Overmen / Aloha Units / 23.01.16

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , on January 23, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground


Saturday 23rd January // 7pm // All-ages

Sydney’s most precious punk divas play their last show for a while before going into ~recording mode~ and then ~hustle mode~ trying to find someone wild enough to put out a 12” EP :’)

You know them by now. Cult rock that spans punk, psych, and sometimes country; fronted by a Svengali Neil Hamburger?? Always a fun time.

Sydney may have da boice, but Canberra has da men. Frantic and snotty punk from these übermenschen that kinda reminds me of The Freeze at times.


Shit, I feel like I haven’t seen these guys in aaaaages, or that they’re just not playing that much anymore. Super catchy post-punk via dolewave.

DEAFCULT (LP Launch) / Mere Women / Miners / Lapse / 22.01.16

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , on January 13, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground


Friday 22nd January // 7pm // All-ages

DEAFCULT are a six-piece noise-pop band from Brisbane, Australia. Featuring members of The Gifthorse, The Larch, Roku Music, Nuclear Summer and more. LP out now on Black Wire Records!

Deafcult are the shoegaze band Brisbane has been waiting for’ – Jessica Milsome,

‘Taking the shoegaze shine of Roku and adhering it to the Nothing mould of post-hardcore ferocity, the tracks on the Deafcult EP (recorded at Incremental Studios) are incredible intense, sonorous, intricate and cathartic in their sonic expulsions.’ – Brendan Telford, Sonic Masala

DEAFCULT are a six piece that create an atmosphere reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine, combined with the melodic energy of post-hardcore and the condensed fury of anthemic punk.’ – James Law,