Archive for January, 2017

RVIVR (USA) / Pinkbatts / Abigail & Daisy / Snape / 13.02.17

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , on January 19, 2017 by blackwiretocommonground



Monday 13th February // 6:30pm // All-Ages

One Brick Today is excited to announce its first international tour of 2017: RVIVR !!

Energetic, melodic, political, queer punks – RVIVR (USA, Featuring members of Latterman, Somnia, Shorebirds, Caves, sometimes Iron Chic!!) make their way back to Australia this coming February for the first time in 3 years!

2016 has been fucked, so come welcome the beginning of 2017 with RVIVR!


Sans Visage (Japan) / Blind Girls / Blight Worms / Frame 313 / 18.02.17

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , on January 19, 2017 by blackwiretocommonground


Saturday 18th February // 7pm // All-Ages

Touring Australia February 2017, Sans Visage (Tokyo,Japan) bring their uncompromising brand of screamo for a trip down under. Joining the Tokyo 3 piece on their run of shows is BLIND GIRLS (Gold Coast,Australia) touring together in support of their recently self released split 7″ Record.

Available for stream/download at –

FRAME 313 –

D.R.I (USA) / Wolfpack (Vic) / Frank Rizzo / 19.02.17

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , on January 19, 2017 by blackwiretocommonground


Sunday 19th February // 3pm // All-Ages

**VERY limited number of tickets still available over the counter. Online SOLD OUT**

“For the past 30 years, D.R.I. has been the epitome of the aggressive, hardcore-punk thrash sound that we’ve all become accustomed to hearing. Throughout this time, they’ve been one of the few genuine underground bands to remain true to their pure punk roots and are cited as a major influence behind modern heavy music.

Still actively touring and recording, the only thing that may have changed is that they’re a little older but time hasn’t gotten the best of the Dirty Rotten Imbeciles. With a reputation as one of the most intense live acts you will ever see, they are still thrashing just as hard and just as loud as ever, continually blowing away audiences all over the world with the unique & undeniable D.R.I. sound.

With 30 years, numerous EP’s and seven albums to their name, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles are revered as the creators of the crossover thrash sound that has served as a model for iconic bands like Suicidal Tendencies, Municipal Waste and Corrosion of Conformity. Their 2016 EP ‘But Wait There’s More’ on Beer City Records has cemented this legacy and Australian fans can expect to hear tracks from this as well as ‘Dealing With It’, ‘Thrash Zone’, ‘Crossover’ & ‘Violent Pacification’ during their monster hour and a half set when they hit Australian Shores.

Do not miss D.R.I. touring all over Australia in February 2017, including places they’ve never played before. See you in the pit…”

MERE WOMEN – BLACKtoCOMM Session 11216

Posted in Downloads, Performance, Photos, Video with tags , on January 6, 2017 by blackwiretocommonground


Recorded “Live in Studio” Sunday lunchtime 11th December 2016 at Black Wire Records, Annandale. Engineered and mixed by Josh Dowton. Mastered by Josh Dowton. Photography by Mikhaila Jurkiewicz. Video by Zac Penhall. Broadcast Monday 2nd January 2017 on Dead Air, FBi Radio 94.5FM


  1. Is This Real?
  2. Heave Ho
  3. Our Street
  4. Untitled


‘Is This Real?’ video by ZK Photo

MERE WOMEN are Amy Wilson, Flyn Mckinnirey, Katrina Byrne & Trisch Roberts

BLACKtoCOMM sessions are a non-profit, non-government funded, supported or affiliated initiative aiming to directly support artists and community radio. Recorded on Eora / Gadigal land

Oily Boys / Enderie / Aloha Units / Sinkhead / Pinkbatts / 20.01.17

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , , on January 6, 2017 by blackwiretocommonground


Friday 20th January // 6pm // All-Ages





will never record any music

Gardenia #2: An Afternoon of Music and Poetry / 29.01.17

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2017 by blackwiretocommonground


Sunday 29th January // 2pm // All-Ages

“In January of 2016, I did something on a whim that I’d always dreamed about – I decided to put together a completely acoustic and unplugged show out the back of the beer garden at my favourite venue, Black Wire Records. GARDENIA was born, and it ended up selling out completely. It was an afternoon of music and poetry, featuring some of my dearest friends and exciting new musical discoveries.

And it felt so good, to paraphrase Bachelor Girl, that I wanted to do it again.

So, here we are. GARDENIA is returning in 2017 with another line-up of eclectic musicians and poets all performing out the back of Sydney’s home of DIY. I’m very excited to be sharing this with you, so here goes nothing.

DOG DIRT is up first, a bedroom folk project based out of the central coast of New South Wales. This marks the second time Dog Dirt has performed at Black Wire after making their debut as a part of the Sad-O-Meter show earlier this year. Dog Dirt – aka Zoe Lane – makes strikingly honest and beautiful music, and I can’t wait for you to hear it. Get sad early, get sad often.

Making the trek up from Canberra is James Marchet, aka JIM DUSTY. You may have seen Jimmy in previous bands like Propeller and Rather Be Dead. In 2016, however, he branched out on his own with a banjo and a raw, unique take on Australiana. This will mark Jim Dusty’s first-ever Sydney show, so let’s make our guest from the nation’s capital feel most welcome.

NOTHING RHYMES WITH DAVID. Yep, that’s me. You’re probably wondering how I got myself in this situation. Well, I picked up a guitar in 2009 after the bands I was in went their separate ways. From there, I’ve released three EPs and two albums. My most recent album, Things Work Out for People Like You, came out in May to a fittingly-muted response. This will be my last show for a little while.

Originally from England, LAURA MARDON today calls the Gold Coast her home. If you don’t know her, you know at least a few of the punk veterans who can’t get enough of her sweet, charming and sentimental tunes – Unwritten Law, Joey Cape, Erica Freas and Scott Reynolds have all been lucky enough to share the stage with her. Now, at long last, it’s Black Wire’s turn.

Finally, our headlining artist is your mate and mine, JAMIE HAY. Jamie’s spent a bit of time at Black Wire already in 2016 – his band Fear Like Us played there twice in support of their brilliant album Succour, he played solo as a part of Rachel Maria Cox’s EP launch and got the band back together with Newcastle grind legends Conation that saw many hands raised like the bear claws in appreciation. Jamie’s back again to share songs old and new from his extensive discography – and you’re invited for a sing-along.

If that wasn’t enough, I’ve also recruited a team of teenagers with attitude to fend of the evil Rita Repulsa before each artist starts. Please give it up for the mighty morphin poet rangers of GARDENIA #2 (in alphabetical order): ALISHA BOURKE, ALLISON GALLAGHER, CADE TURNER-MANN, DAVE DRAYTON and LORIN ELIZABETH. Hold on to your iambic pentameters, because these five don’t mess around.

So, here we are. GARDENIA #2. Sunday January 29. Rock up at 2pm for a 2:30 kickoff. BYO food and drink etc. All ages, races, genders, creeds etc. welcome. Babies and dogs are especially encouraged. Hope to see you there.”

FOLEY (Vic) / Yellowcatredcat (Qld) / Jacob / Zen Haircuts / 07.01.17

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , on January 3, 2017 by blackwiretocommonground


Saturday 7th January // 3pm // All-Ages

Anchorhead and YEAH NAHHH presents FOLEY “Break Up Song” Tour

“The posi-wizards from Foley are back with a brand new single – ‘Break Up Song’.

The band have been gaining momentum since their debut album ‘Ascot Vale’, which saw its release early last year. The album was highly praised among peers, proving the band to be one of the best of their genre.

Foley’s growing reputation has earned them national supports for Foxtrot’s ‘Habitats’ tour, and more recently The Hard Aches ‘I Freak Out’ tour, which saw the party tear through over a dozen regional dates, and a handful of sold out shows in the country’s capital cities.

With the release of their new single, they’ll embark on a tour of their own – the ‘Break Up Song’ Tour. Alongside Brisbane newcomers Yellowcatredcat, the pair will be taking their vibrant stage shows to venues across the country.”

Stream FOLEY!’s new single ‘Break Up Song’ from: