Archive for March, 2016

Burlap (Album Launch) / Whitney Houston’s Crypt (7″ Launch) / Home Burial / Cat Heaven / 25.03.16

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


Friday 25th March // 7pm // All-ages

Burlap are getting in their v8’s and hitting the road over March / April to play all your favourite riffs from their debut album, BURNOUT KING…

FFO: bath bombs, Reschs, wearing slides, napping on couches, gyros and being fashionable guys.




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Foundation (USA) / Rebirth (Vic) / Homesick / 23.03.16

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


Wednesday 23rd March // 7pm // All-ages

Life.Lair.Regret Records & Broken Hive Records Presents
FOUNDATION “End Of The Rope” Final Australian Tour March 2016
With Special Guests Rebirth

Having announced they will hang up the instruments in 2016, Foundation will return to Australia for the last time in March for a victory lap showcasing their entire back catalogue. Last seen in Australia as part of the Break The Ice festival in 2014, the band also took in the east coast for a run of shows that flattened venues. Knowing this will be the last chance to dance forever, it’s time for Australia to say goodbye to one of the most important hardcore bands of the last decade.

A band that has never compromised their message or intensity, Foundation laid down their final release in “Turncoat,” a 5 song EP dropped in 2015 that showed no signs that the band was slowing down and was going to go out with a bang and not a whimper. Turncoat finishes the job that Foundation started with their self titled EP in 2008, 7 years of straight edge and hardcore anthems, fuel to fire the mind and the heart and all perfect for performance in a sweaty crowded room.

Joining Foundation in their victory lap around down under will be Melbourne’s Rebirth. A band that wears their ethics on their sleeves, Rebirth has made ripples in the Australian hardcore scene, bringing back socially aware straight edge hardcore reminiscent of the greats like Indecision, Trial and Earth Crisis. Having dropped 4 releases in just over a year both independently and through Life.Lair.Regret, Rebirth are readying their debut LP for release early 2016 and will air out tracks new and old on this tour.

Foundation and Rebirth will be heading down the east coast this march taking in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide in a final goodbye to Australia. Show your devotion, get your rope and don’t miss Foundation, one last time..

Erica Freas (RVIVR/USA) / Black Vat Trio / HANNAHBAND / 21.03.16

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , on March 18, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground



Monday 21st March // 7pm // All-ages

ONE BRICK TODAY PRESENTS: A very last minute SYDNEY show.



HANNAHBAND (Acoustic Set)

Ted Danson With Wolves (12″ Launch) / The Nuclear Family / Party Dozen / Marcus / 19.03.16

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , , on March 18, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground


Saturday 19th March // 7pm // All-ages

Ted Danson With Wolves return to Sydney to conclude the tour for their new EP ‘Don’t Tell Me What’s Wrong With You, Because I Will Find Out And Tell You. It Will Make Sense To You And Work.’ at the best place in the whole universe and neighbour of the EP’s inspiration; Black Wire Records!

The EP is available digitally and on 12″ vinyl at

They’ll be joined by ~

THE NUCLEAR FAMILY – Noisy garage punx fresh from a tour of South East Asia. Cop their new 7″ from vvv

PARTY DOZEN – New project from members of Snakeface, Parades, Top People and Jonathan Boulet (ie – Jono himself). Loosely based on improvisation feat. brutal, noisy sax RIFFS.

MARCUS – new project from Marcus Whale of BV/Collarbones/Scissor Lock. It’s his first show under this monicker and given his track record it will probably be amazing.

Idylls (Qld) / Obat Batuk / Lord Sword / Extreme Misanthropy Crew / 20.03.16

Posted in Performance, Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 13, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground



Sunday 20th March // 3pm // All-ages

IDYLLS returns to Sydney as a four unit formation performing the content of their yet to be recorded new LP. Housing the noise is blackwire records and joining them are:

Obat Batuk…/obat-batuk-fuck-off-to-melbourne

Lord Sword

Extreme Misanthropy Crew

Diploid (Vic) / Parents (NZ) / Blind Girls (Qld) / Home Burial / 12.03.16

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , on March 11, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground


Saturday 12th March // 7pm // All-ages

PARENTS touring their new 10″ GREAT REWARD

Diploid –
Parents –
Blind Girls –
Home Burial –

Jeff Rosenstock (USA) / Antarctigo Vespucci (USA) / Camp Cope / Nothing Rhymes With David / 10.03.16

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , , on March 10, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground


Thursday 10th March // 7pm // All-ages

“No stranger to our shores, New York’s JEFF ROSENSTOCK is returning Australia this March for a national tour to promote his recent solo album We Cool? (2015), with support from Antarctigo Vespucci, and Melbourne’s Camp Cope. This will be Jeff Rosenstock’s fourth time in Australia, after touring with his band Bomb The Music Industry in 2012 and 2013 and producing The Smith Street Band’s third album Throw Me In The River in 2014.

Released in March 2015, JEFF ROSENSTOCK’s second solo album and first SideOneDummy release We Cool? was universally met with rave reviews across the world. The Music boasted that “it’s fast, fun, intelligent pop-punk of the highest order,” and its release led to a relentless touring schedule including shows withAlkaline Trio, Modern Baseball and PUP. This tour will see JEFF ROSENSTOCKperform songs from We Cool? live for the first time in Australia backed by Bruce Lee Band drummer Kevin Higuchi and former Bomb The Music Industry bassist John DeDomenici.

And if that wasn’t enough, making the most of his time down-under, JEFF ROSENSTOCK will use the tour as an opportunity to present Antarctigo Vespucci, his power-pop collaboration with Chris Farren of Fake Problems. Formed in early 2014 as a one off recording project whilst Farren was visiting Brooklyn, Antarctigo Vespucci has since released two EPs and an album. This will only be Farren’s second time in Australia, having previously played in support of The Gaslight Anthem in 2015 which ended up a career defining tour: he miraculously managed to write and record his EP Where U Are in the stolen moments between sound checks, lobby calls and flights across the country.

Joining JEFF ROSENSTOCK and Antarctigo Vespucci on all dates will be Melbourne buzz-band Camp Cope. Having recently signed to Poison City Records to release their debut album due in April, the trio have quickly forged a reputation as the band to watch in 2016.”