Archive for Nothing Rhymes With David

Totally Unicorn / Sorcery / Green Green Green / NRWDavid / 26.03.17 *SOLD OUT*

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , on March 15, 2017 by blackwiretocommonground

Sunday 26th March // 2:30pm // *SOLD OUT*

Totally Unicorn has been slaying since 2010 with resident wino Michael Bennett at the drum kit. Earlier this year he decided to call it a day after hundreds of shows and thousands of drinks – most likely to spend more time drinking wine hedonistically, running naked through the vines of McLaren Vale.

To celebrate his success and many, many failures we’re putting on a cheap as shit show at our home, The Black Wire Records with friends:
green green green
Nothing Rhymes with David

Sorcery are evil witch lords. Green Green Green are our fucking good friends from Melbourne and are back together to play this show in Sydney! And DJY will be at his 41st TU show, doin his thang as the 2nd front man of the unicorns.

Tix are limited af so get in early for the ultimate wine event!” SOLD OUT!



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.”

Paper Thin / Self Talk (Vic) / Rachel Maria and the Cox / Nothing Rhymes With David / 16.12.16

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , , on December 16, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground


Friday 16th December // 7pm // All-Ages

Newcastle’s Paper Thin and Melbourne’s Self Talk are teaming up for a tour of Australia’s South-East this December, giving fans of both bands a taste of their respective debut EPs.

Paper Thin released their debut self-titled EP in August through Lost Boy Records. Despite only forming in April this year, the band have already gained a following with their honest and endearing songs, while also supporting acts such as The Levellers and The Hard Aches.

“The Newy pop-punks are at the top of our ‘to keep an eye on’ list”
– Blunt Mag

Self Talk released their debut EP Seeing What I Want To See in June, off the back of two successful singles. The bands unique brand of punchy pop-rock has seen them support scene heavyweights such as Luca Brasi and Ceres. Earlier in the month the band dropped a video for their song ‘Clean Washing’, which you can watch here.

“Self Talk are continuing to assert themselves as a
head-turn-worthy presence” –

Jack R Reilly (EP Launch) / Obscura Hail / Nothing Rhymes With David / Isaac Graham / Allison Gallagher / Rachel Maria Cox / Spencer Scott / Marina Mitchell / 12.11.16

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , , , , , on November 3, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground


Saturday 12th November // 12pm // All-Ages

To celebrate the release of Video Tapes, Jack R. Reilly has enlisted the help of Obscura Hail, Nothing Rhymes With David, Isaac Graham, Allison Gallagher, Rachel Maria Cox, Spencer Scott and Marina Mitchell. Let’s Party


Yes I’m Leaving / Zeahorse / Heads Of Charm / Nothing Rhymes With David / Lapse / 29.05.16

Posted in Performance, Posters/Flyers with tags , , , , on May 26, 2016 by blackwiretocommonground


Sunday 29th May // 2:30pm // All-ages

Strictly limited tickets –

Black Wire Records PRESENTS:
2.30pm – 6pm

Zeahorse (‘Draino’ single launch)
Heads of Charm (‘One Second’ single launch)
Yes I’m Leaving (saving the day)
Nothing Rhymes with David (just playing cause)

This is going to be crazy good. Remember, Black Wire is awesome but intimate. Follow the link above for pre-sale tickets which include immediate free download of new singles by Hoodlum Shouts and Heads of Charm.

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.”

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