Archive for September, 2016

Obat Batuk / Sinkhead / Gross Notion / 24.09.16

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , on September 22, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground


Saturday 24th September // 7pm

AUSTRALIA’S ONLY PUNK BAND OBAT BATUK! THIS SATURDAY! Also featuring inherently not-as-punk acts SINKHEAD (everybody loves the demo – exciting!) and GROSS NOTION (they don’t even have a demo yet – exciting!) X


Rolo Tomassi (UK) / Belle Haven / Ted Danson With Wolves / 20.09.16

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , on September 19, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground


Tuesday 20th September // 7pm // All-ages

United Kingdom
Holy Roar Records – UK/EU
Ipecac Recordings – U.S/Japan
Shock Records – Australia/NZ


Oily Boys / Sex Drive / Rapid Dye / L.E.D / 17.09.16

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , on September 17, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground


Saturday 17th September // 7pm // All-ages

Last Minute Show, Bring ur friends


Creative Adult (USA) / Mere Women / Skin Prison / 13.09.16

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


Tuesday 13th September // 7pm // All-ages

Supported by the Eunoia Collective, Poison City, Cooking Vinyl and Run for Cover



After many hiccups and delays and a painstaking half-year writing and recording, The Bay Area’s Creative Adult have put the finishing touches on their sophomore Run For Cover LP Fear of Life, which they call a mix between abstract art and pop music. During that time, the quintet – vocalist Scott Phillips, guitarists Michael Bingham and Anthony Anzaldo, bassist Mike Fenton, and drummer James Rogers – pieced together 15 songs in the studio, with only 9 making the final cut. “We spent less time practicing songs over and over and more time just forming rough skeletons so when we went into the studio we had a ton of material to play with.” The album was recorded fully analog with instrumentation produced, engineered, and mixed by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Comadre, Punch) at The Atomic Garden in Palo Alto, California and vocals with RJ Phillips at Grizzley Studios in Petaluma, California.

The band likened making the record to building a house: everyone has a different preconceived notion of what color each room in the house should be painted. During the recording process, tensions started to grow between members as each had a different product in mind, including producer/engineer Jack Shirley. At the end of the day, the band was able to put aside their differences and realize that the record was “a house we’re all living in,” resulting in Phillips venturing to a different studio with a different engineer to track the vocals, without the input of those who were previously clouding his vision. This separation of the various parties allowed everyone full creative input and the outcome turned out better than any of them could possibly imagine.
Fear of Life is made up of nine tracks influenced by the likes of Oasis, Spaceman 3, and Explosions in the Sky and the songs – two of which clock in at over eight minutes – build slowly and are full of texture with an emphasis on payoffs and heavy guitars. The band’s five members have known each other their whole adult lives, and grew up playing in bands together and working together in a Tailor Shop, altering clothes for many years, resulting in the record’s non-musical influences: “Brutal Punishers, The San Francisco Bay, Design, Friendships and Awkward Conversations.” While the album has no overarching theme, each song’s lyrics were treated as “an attempt to delineate how it feels to be alive at the moment with respect to all emotions.”

Creative Adult will spend the rest of 2016 touring behind Fear of Life as well as working on each of their respective other projects.


Extreme Misanthropy Crew / Older Men (Vic) / MSV BCP / Morte Lenta / 10.09.16

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


Saturday 10th September // 7pm // All-ages

“First ever Sydney show for Older Men, a band of three dads who have been in a lot of other bands and now play music that we liked when we were teenagers ordering stuff out of the ebullition and gravity records catalogs. We might have our new 7″ out by then but I doubt it! Joining us is the blistering reptilian noise of Extreme Misanthropy Crew, harsh power violence of MSV BCP and raging hardcore Morta Lente! Holy shit I’m so bad at these descriptions! I’m 34 and this is the first interstate show I’ve ever booked! Mad!”Older Men

Hard-Ons / Baby Machine / Chinese Burns Unit / Canine / Warhawk / 04.09.16

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , , on September 4, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground


Sunday 4th September // 3pm // All-ages



Poster by Glenno