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news / shows (2006-11)

Dec

Nov 2012

on Saturday 17th November at Melbourne Town Hall the Chapter label celebrate 20 years of operation with a big, all-ages, afternoon and evening gig featuring:

follow the link for details

Jun 2012

the New Waver "best of" album Neuters co-released by Dual Plover and Spill in 2006 is now online in its entirety, with lyrics and artwork, for free download at BandCamp

the Emu Parade online compilation asks you to donate what you think the album is worth .. proceeds go to benefit autism sufferers .. compiled by Dave Nichols, mastered at Spill, contains a New Waver track

May 2012

on Sunday 20th May at the Tote .. I'll be drumming in 90s indie group Clag as we reform for one (afternoon) show only to launch the retrospective cd Pasted Youth .. Clag will be supported by The Ancients, The Inevitable Orbit, and Stationary Suns, Chapter Music DJs .. follow the link for details

Apr 2012

check out this free download released by the Shame File label and mastered here at Spill .. a compilation of tracks by Val Stephens, who was an indie synthesizer musician in Melbourne in the 1960s

Feb 2012

In response to the increasing dematerialisation of culture, the Hi God People have released an EP 'Suntouch' in the form of a biscuit. The biscuit is packaged in a resealable plastic bag with artwork and a download code which gives you access to the songs at http://spill-label.org/hgp . 'Suntouch' is available at Polyester city store. Biscuit launch was on Friday 21st October at Kings ARI, Melbourne.

Dec 2011

Here is your Xmas present. Ten years after its first release it's time to put Hi God People's 2001 album Play to the Temple of Depth on the web for download .. For this album HGP took 20 hours of their own live and studio recordings, cut them into tiny pieces, and carefully remixed them, mashup style, into one album of 13 tracks .. HGP launched the album in January 2002 at the Empress with supports by Dworzec and Minimum Chips. Follow the link to play individual songs, or grab the whole album

Oct 2011

here's video from a brief Hi God People appearance at a McDonalds drive-through a few weeks ago .. part of the Slow Art Collective's project 'Shelter', which was part of the Ian Potter gallery's Mis-Design 2011 festival

Sep 2011

on Friday 30th Sep I'll be giving a presentation on cd-mastering at Sound Summit in Newcastle

Mess and Noise have published an article by Rene Schaefer about the Fast Forward archive

Aug 2011

Dylan of Hi God People has work in this group show in August: http://www.monash.edu.au/muma/exhibitions/devilhadadaughter.html

Jul 2011

the archive of 1980-2's Fast Forward cassette magazine is now in place .. browse through this goldmine of Australian and international post-punk

New Waver's cd Neuters has run out of copies and is now a free download

two videos of the Hi God People shows at Overground, Melbourne International Jazz Festival: Nick Potter's clip of the leaf-blower suite .. Jason Heller's montage of all the shows including footage of the group on Swanston St

on Saturday afternoon 2nd July at the Empress .. Hi God people support Mexican audiovisual artist Jorge Raminez

Jun 2011

on Sunday 12th June .. Hi God People return to the Melbourne International Jazz Festival to play in Overground

Saved from the cutting room floor! The Hi-God People's appearance on ABC-tv's "Set" programme a few years ago had an interesting ending that was edited from the show in mysterious circumstances. The ABC kindly let us have the master tape and we can present this ending now on YouTube: click here to view

May 2011

we've started an online archive of Bruce Milne's early 80s Fast Forward tape/magazine which specialized in post-punk music. There were 13 issues and they'll make their way onto the web about one per week.

I've dropped the Blog that used to sit here, as I haven't written any entries for two years and I have a constant fight against comment-spam. I'll revive it later on my personal website.

Mar 2011

on Saturday March 12th at Sunshine and Grease .. Mad Nanna, Full Fucking Moon(NZ), Prehistoric Fuckin Morons(Newcastle), Javier Frisco(WA) and Reunion Sacred Ibis. 3pm.

Feb 2011

on 26th Feb at 3pm at Gertrude Contemporary, 200 Gertrude st Fitzroy, part of Dylan Martorell's residence .. Hi God People launch Julian Williams' new album Standing Creek. HGP will be joined by public-disruption performance artist Penelope Trotter. This all-ages, free-entry, easy public transport show starts right on 3pm.

on 19th Feb at Sunshine and Grease .. free performance by Ernie Althoff and Undecisive God .. from 4pm

Jan 2011

on Mon 31st Jan at the Forum .. a benefit to celebrate Stephen Walker's 30 years at RRR .. featuring DIRTY THREE, THE SKULL CAVE ALL STARS, GARETH & DAN (THE DRONES), DAVE GRANEY & THE LURID YELLOW MIST, RON S. PENO, SAND PEBBLES, MAX CRAWDADDY & RRR DJs

New Waver now have a Facebook page

Dec 2010

Damian Cowell's new band DC3 has a website .. they've released their first single "I Was the Guy from TISM"

here's a NYE option: at YaYas on Friday 31st .. Jane Dust and friends (featuring Dave Graney on bass), Little John and the Bulls, Hired Guns, Dan Brodie and the Grieving Widows .. $15 entry

on Thursday 30th Dec at the Tote .. celebrate NYE Eve with a night of electronic dues hosted by the new Nihilistic Orbs label

on Tuesday 21st Dec on 3RRR from noon .. Melbourne indie legends Jon Michell and Karl Scullin are guesting on Banana Lounge Broadcasting

on Dec 7, 14, 21 at Northcote Social Club, the End Of Financial Year in December residency of the Bedroom Philosopher .. with The Awkwardstra and special guests Josh Earl (7th), Giles Field (14th) and Scott Edgar & The Universe (21st).

I'll be speaking about New Waver at Revise: the art and science of contemporary remix cultures, at the University of Wollongong on 2-3 December

on 2nd Dec .. the opening of Mr Kitly, a new shop at 381 Sydney Road Brunswick

Nov 2010

on Saturday 27th Nov at Iwaki Auditorium, Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne .. the launch of Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music vol. 2 (click for track listing) featuring Ron Nagorcka's tape recorder opera "Atom Bomb" (1977) performed by Golden Fur, Jon Rose's interactive violin bow, Browning Mummery, Sarah Hopkins .. $20

from 7 Nov to 28 Nov at the Old Bar .. Kim Salmon's month of Sunday's in which Kim reprises a different era of his music career each night, ie Scientists, Surrealists, Beasts of Bourbon and so on

on Sunday 21st Nov on Two to the Valley I'll be speaking with Clinton Green of the Shame File label, and members of Golden Fur, about the launch of Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music vol2 later that week .. podcast is now online

on Sunday 14th Nov at Sunshine & Grease, final show in current format .. Rob Mcdougall, Mad Nanna, The Charles Ives Singers, The Donkey's tail, The French, and Tim Catlin .. from 3 to 7pm or so .. $5 admission benefit for Dimitra's hospital bills

on Saturday 6th Nov the monthly Fitzroy Market includes not only the usual food and coffee and second hand stuff but Q&A with the three local candidates for the Victorian state election: Richard Wynne (Labor), Kathleen Maltzahn (The Greens) & Steve Jolly (Socialist Party) .. at Fitzroy Primary School, corner Napier & Chapel

on Friday 5th Nov at the Public Bar .. BangON number two features Aleks and the Ramps, Mia Schoen Group, and Patinka Cha Cha

on Wed 4th Nov at the Wesley Anne .. the campaign launch for Northcote candidate Anne Martinelli .. speakers Adam Bandt and David Spratt (Author, Climate Code Red), drinks and nibblies with Anne, enjoy local music

on Mon 1st Nov at the Tote .. Dave Graney and the six-piece Lurid Yellow Mist featuring Mark Fitzgibbon on keys and Billy Miller on guitar and vocals .. Conway Savage and friends .. Go Go Sapien

Oct 2010

New Waver presents a ten-year-anniversary redux reissue of their album "The Defeated" .. available now from BandCamp

Clinton Green has written a new article on Australian cassette culture

on 30 Oct at Yah-Yahs .. the Native Cats, Lakes, Hissy Mikaye, Jonny Telafone

on Saturday 30th Oct at at warehouse 127 A'Beckett St .. SOFT FUTURE (featuring members of Zond, Snawklor, Panel Of Judges, Hi God People, and Das Butcher) play HELLO DARKNESS HALLOWEEN PARTY .. kicking off the Hello Darkness film festival

on Friday 29 Oct at the Birmingham .. Harry Howard's N.D.E. + New Estate + Scale Models .. Harry Howard has played in These Immortal Souls, Crime & The City Solution, Pink Stainless Tail, The Birthday Party and the Shotgun Wedding band, and is joined in NDE by Edwina Preston, Clare Moore and Dave Graney

on Friday 29th October at Richmond Uniting Church .. Oliver Mann launches his new 7"

on Thursday 28th October from 7:00pm at Utopian Slumps, ground floor 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne .. the opening of Dylan Martorell's show "duppyhousing" .. runs until November 20, Hours Wed - Sat 12 - 6PM

on Thurs 27th Oct at the Old Bar .. Angel Eyes, J. K. Fuller, and This Free Field

on Tuesday 26th Oct at the Toff In Town .. Gravetemple - Stephen O'malley (Sunn 0)), Khanate, Ktl), Oren Ambarchi & Matt Skitz Sanders (Sans Attila Csihar) with Marco Fusinato (Solo)

on Sat 23 and Sat 24 Oct at NSC .. Mirah (USA) supported by the Smallgoods and Wintercoats (Sat) and the Ancients and Mia Schoen Group (Sun)

on Sat 23rd Oct at the Tote .. The Aesthetics (Dunedin), Panel of Judges, Zond, Hissey Miyake

on Sunday 17th at the Workers Club .. Rodney Rude's new band (featuring Dean Richards of Disturbed Earth, Equal Local, James Earthenware playing Casio, and Kevin Paine on digital drums .. supported by Harry Howard's NDE and The Saddests featuring J.P.Shilo

on Saturday 16th Oct at the Birmingham .. the last Paul Kidney Experience show for couple of months, with Porcus Vs Equus, LCD, The Dopetones

on Friday 15th Oct from 6pm at Missing Link, 405 Bourke st Melbourne .. Boomgates and Woollen Kits play instore, free admission

on Wed 13th at Stutter .. TOMUTONTTU (Jan Anderzen from Kemialliset Ystavat - Finland), MUD BRICK COUCH (Jarrod Zlatic solo), SIMON TAYLOR, TIM COSTER

on Monday 11th October at the Workers Club .. Aiden Baker / Chris Smith / Justin Fuller

on Sunday 10th October at Bar Open .. Guitarelay is an audio-visual improv involving 17 guitarists: Brendan Noonan (The Stabs), Dan Lewis (Aktion Unit), David Brown (Candlesnuffer), Dean Richards (Disturbed Earth/ex-Equal Local), John Nolan (Powdermonkeys), Jon Perring (Slocombe's Pussy), Lara Soulio, Marney MacLeod (ZOND), Matt Gleeson (Assassination Collective), Nick Carson (Hands That Break Hands/Vodnik), Pete Bramley (Penguins), Pete Dickinson (Deaf Wish), Ross Harvey Seth Rees (Amplifier Machine) Stuart Grant (Primitive Calculators) Tom Hall Troy Naumoff (Dead Ants)

the Sun Araw tour hits Melbourne on Sunday 10th Oct at the Empress, supported by Beaches and Free Choice Duo

on Sunday 10th I'll be hosting Two to the Valley on radio 3CR from 11pm .. tonight playing new and recent local releases

on Friday October 8th at 6pm .. Bum Creek play an instore at Polyester Records, 288 Flinders St, Melbourne (free, all ages)

each Sunday in October at ACMI .. Grain of the Voice is a retrospective screening of 50 years of the film work of Arthur and Corinne Cantrill

on Thursdays 30 Sep and 7 Oct, the Melbourne Fringe Festival revives the "little bands" concept, with performers including Guy Blackman, Pikelet, members of The Emergency, The Bowers, Love Connection, The Ukeladies, The Devastations and Teeth & Tongue, Fabulous Diamonds, Crayon Fields, The Boat People, Primitive Calculators, and Dick Diver

on Thursday 7th Oct at the Old Bar .. NORTH ATLANTIC AUDIO (ex Two Litre Dolby)

on Wed 6th Oct at Stutter (Horse Bazaar) .. Jason Forrest (USA) + Pateras/Baxter/Brown + Sam Hamilton (NZ) + Fabio Umberto w DJ Bobo Fantucci‏

on Sat 2nd Oct .. the Static Age festival features Dead C (New Zealand), Gate (New Zealand), Oren Ambarchi, Blarke Bayer // Black Widow, Marco Fusinato, Breathing Shrine, Candlesnuffer, Make up Sex, Zond and more

on Friday 1st October at Sunshine&Grease, Clifton Hill .. the Drumheller album launch, with support by Ripples and Tom Hall

on Friday 1st Oct at the East Brunswick Club .. Hit The Jackpot, Crayon Fields, Darren Sylvester

Sep 2010

the transcript (well, script) of the New Waver interview with 3RRR's Lime Champions (comedy show) is on the NW web site

there's a new Pikelet radio-only remix EP and it's available free on SoundCloud

New Waver have a new video for an old track - the ridiculous techno remix of John Cage's 4'33"

on 30 Sept at The Tote .. Fabulous Diamonds (last show before US tour) + Absolute Boys, Superstar and Yuko Kono (my pal foot foot, Japan)

Glenn Norman has been busy and presents two new podcasts .. his recent guest spot on Two to the Valley, and the latest Radio Harjala podcast on Australian post-punk .. find these in the menu on the right

the Make It Up Club's annual Melbourne Fringe Festival shows focus exclusively on percussion .. on September 28th, Robin Fox (processing) and Robbie Avenaim (percussion), Joe Talia, Brad Smith, James McLean, Nat Grant, Matthias Schack-Arnott and Gareth Thomson ... on October 5th, Ollie Bown (processing) and Max Kohane (drumkit), Sean Baxter and Eugene Ughetti , Riki-Metisse Marlow (automated and aleatoric percussion), Bianca Hester, Maya-Victoria, Jen Tait and Harriet Morgan

on 25th Sept at the East Brunswick Club.. KES Band launch their new album (out through Mistletone) with support from the Mick Turner / Jeffrey Wegener / Ian Wadley trio

on Fri 24th Sep at the Builders Arms .. Chris Smith's Bad Orchestra + The Donkey's Tail + Palomino

on Thursday 23 Sep at Bar Open, the Melbourne Fringe Festival presents 1+1, featuring musicians coming together in 2s .. PIVIXKI is pianist Anthony Pateras and drummer Max Kohane, EV & SHAGS is Evelyn Morris & Shags Chamberlain, DRUNK DIAL is Ian Wadley and Justin K. Fuller

on Thurs 23rd at Builders Arms .. the Actor Buddhists residency continues with supports this week by Milk Teddy and Tequila Mockingbirds

from 22 Sep to 10 Oct the Melbourne Fringe Festival presents so much live stuff it could never be listed here, though I've picked out a couple of the music shows

on Saturday 18th Sep at the Curtin Bandroom .. the Pikelet / Richard in your Mind tour hits Melbourne, with supports by Seagull and Denim Owl

on Friday 17th at Bar Open .. the remarkable Collapsed Toilet Vietnam support the Useless Children 7" launch

on Fri 17th at the Workers Club .. the Twerps, Bitch Prefect and Woollen Kits + DJ People

on Sunday 12th at NSC .. Jane Dust and the Giant Hoopoes, with an eight-piece orchestra, launch their new album, supported by Sir

on Saturday 11th September .. The Ancients 2 album Launch .. at the Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall .. with special guests, the Native Cats and The French

on Sat 11th at Pony .. New Estate, Infinite Ox, Midnight Caller, Pioneers Of Good Science

on Friday 10th September, two great Melbands launch seven inch singles .. at the Old Bar: Go Genre Everything, Popsingles, Little Killing, Elizabeth Pistol Club .. at 650a Nicholson St: Acid Casualty, Pissypaw, Superstar, Terrible Truths, Dirtbag

on Friday 10th at 717A High St Thornbury from 7pm .. Screwtape, Undecisive God, Cleaning Lady, Sean Baxter and more

on Sunday 5th my guest on Two to the Valley will be Australian music icon, author and RRR presenter Dave Graney, whose new album supermodified has just been released .. for podcast go to the Two to the Valley page in the menu

on Friday 3rd Sept, Julian Williams launches his new single Isle at the pleasantly intimate Sunshine and Grease gallery/performance-space/record-shop in Clifton Hill .. supports by MV, Mad Nanna

the Australian Sound Recordings Association conference in Melbourne this week includes some interesting speakers and performers

on Friday 3rd September at the Public Bar .. BangOn presents New Estate, Actor/Model, Elizabeth Pistol Club

on Friday 3rd from 6pm .. the opening of the next round of exhibits at Kings ARI gallery

Aug 2010

on Sunday 29th August on Two To The Valley I'm presenting a special on The Fall to celebrate this band's upcoming shows in Australia

You can now download the ahem lossless version of New Waver's album Bohemian Suburb Rhapsody from BandCamp

Edition 37 of Julian Williams' From The Same Mother magazine is online

On Sunday 22nd August from 330pm in the grounds of Melbourne's Heide Museum of Modern Art, the Hi God People perform as part of Dylan Martorell's exhibition 'Musique Povera'. HGP will present a geometrical interpretation of Kurt Schwitters' 'Ursonate', with music by the Hi God People music department (Dylan, Justin, Nathan, Duncan), VDO (Josh Petharick and Chris Hill), the Donkey's Tale, Oblivion Hex, Mudra Woo Hoo, Bruce Mawson, Lachlan Conn, and the Charles Ives Singers, playing acoustic and battery-powered sounds in the beautiful grounds of Heide. Bring a picnic, get refreshments at the cafe, or eat sunlight. PT is by train to Heidelberg station, then bus or bike.

Root are playing their last show ever at YaYas on Friday 20th August

on Monday 9th August somewhere between 7 and 8pm I'll be popping in to chat about New Waver with 3RRR's Lime Champions

from 6pm on at the Tote Wed 4th August .. the Greens campaign launch featuring Crayon Fields, Milk Teddy and Matt Bailey

Jul 2010

on Thursday 22 July at Sunshine&Grease .. ROB LOWE (LICHENS, OM) & IAN WADLEY duo .. A. WALLACE .. ACTUAL HOLES (new duo featuring Duncan and Alison) .. $7 .. 9 Queens Parade Clifton Hill

fans of 90s Australian indie might enjoy the 555 label's Truth Against the World ep, featuring Crabstick, Long Weekend, New Waver, Driving Past, Sleepy Township, Pip Proud, and the Frustrations

on Sunday 11th July at the Empress .. Perth's Tracey Read with Guy Blackman and New Estate

on Saturday 3rd July at the Birmy .. Hobart's Native Cats return to Melbourne, with UV Race and Super Wild Horses

between 1st and 17th July, Liquid Architecture hits Melbourne with a series of events

Jun 2010

Glenn Norman has been working through his large archive of sounds and texts to assemble Radio Harjala. The first episode is online now at the above web page.

there are two videos on YouTube from the recent Hi God People performance at Hybrids and Folklore, staged in the NGV sculpture garden for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival .. playing the wobble-boards .. moving with Snawklor

on Sat 26 June at the Edinburgh Castle .. the Turner/Wegener/Wadley trio supported by Ev+Shags and Jon Michell

on Friday 25th June at the Workers Club .. Beaches launch their new 7" .. with The Twerps and School of Radiant Living

on Wed 16th June at the Grace Darling hotel, Smith st .. the launch of UN magazine features Always and The French

WestSpace gallery has a new outpost at Melbourne Central called West Wing .. on the 2nd floor under Hoyts .. coming up is One day the rain will come by Eamon Sprod and Camilla Hannan, a site specific installation created from the sounds of Melbourne Central ... Open: 12-5pm each day, Dates: Wednesday June 2nd - Tuesday June 15th, Performance: Sunday June 13th 7.30pm.

on Sunday 13th at the Birmy on Smith st .. Craft Cartel and Earthsharing present the Anti-Gentrification Festival .. featuring free sticky Tote carpet relics for all, Lagerphone making workshop with Alicia Bee, Economics for activists info, Fetid fashion by Kathryn Jamieson Cuba Is Japan, Jimmy Hawk & The Endless Party Grizzly Jim Lawrie, Mount Disappointment, Agent Cleave (hirsute pole dancer), I Wanna Live Here Film Comp winners screening, Green Renters survival tips, Launch of Craft Cartel theme song by Simon Johnston, Zero Miles an Hour, DJ Chestwig

on Sunday 13th at the Retreat .. Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist + the Sand Pebbles

the Clan Analogue electro collective is releasing a new compilation cd, and launching it at an in-store gig at Missing Link on Friday 11th June from 5 to 7pm .. live sets by Winduptoys and Apell .. 405 Bourke St

on Sunday 6th June at ACMI .. launch of cd of soundtracks by Australian experimental film-maker Arthur Cantrill .. released by Clinton Green on the Shame File label .. launch is next weekend at ACMI featuring some prominent contemporary musicians playing along to some of the films .. listen to my interview with Arthur on 3CR

on Saturday 4th June at the Curtin hotel in Carlton .. a 3CR 'Two to the Valley' benefit featuring bands Beaches, New War, Rubbish Throwers, Interzone

at Stutter (Horse Bazaar) on Wed 2nd June .. Bruce Russell, Robin Fox, Jon Hunter, Francis Plagne, dj Thembi Soddell

May 2010

on Wed 19th May at the 3RRR performance space .. Kim Salmon and the Surrealists (during Incoming show)

Bob Brown is opening the Greens' new campaign office on Monday May 17 at 6.30pm .. 284 Brunswick St Fitzroy .. photographs by wilderness photographers David Tatnall and Ern Mainka and paintings by artists Julia Bilecki and Riza Manalo. Finger food and drinks provided.

on Fri 14th and Sat 15th May at the Butterfly Club .. Dave Graney presents MC BITS - SONGS THAT DESTROYED .. Singing the songs that destroy. Muddy Waters, Hoagy Carmichael,Kevin Ayers, Peter Milton Walsh,Robyn Hitchcock, Bert Jansch,Nat King Cole and many others

on Sat 8th May at Sunshine and Grease .. the launch of Albert's Basement label's compilation 'Your colla the colour of mounds'

on Saturday 1st May, a free outdoor daylight concert in the NGV sculpture garden, from noon to 2pm .. the DeadNotes, Joel Stern, Snawklor, Hi God People, Kim Myhr (Norway), Cor Fuhler (Holland), Dale Gorefinkel, Clocked Out Duo with David Chesworth, Terra Asstralis perform Hybrids and Folkore, a free outdoor show, part of the 2010 Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Apr 2010

I've added a new page on the Spill website for storing podcasts from Two to the Valley

I'll be talking about the new New Waver album on 3CR's Let Your Freak Flag Fly on Saturday 24th from about 530pm

on Fri 23rd April at Pony .. the Sticky store's Romalang17 stapler fundraiser featuring Ouch My Face, Go Genre Everything, The Church of Hysteria + Sticky Zine Stall

on Thurs 22 April at The Empress .. STU THOMAS PARADOX solo at 9pm, followed by JANE DUST with full band at 10pm, followed by THE DAMES (Clare Moore-drums, Rosie Westbrook-bass, Kaye-Louise Patterson-keys)

on Wed 21st April at the Horse Bazaar bar in the city .. Stutter features the impressive lineup of Lars Graugaard + Makers of the Dead Travel Fast + Scattered Order + dj Rob Mayson

from 6pm on Thursday 15th April at Sunshine & Grease, 9 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill .. (opening of) Victor Meertens and Sunshine & Grease present: The Charles Ives Singer and his world * Sound Art, Please .. Joseph Beuys, Terry Fox, Eugene Carchesio, Alexis Ensor, David Palliser, Josephine Rosier-Meertens, Olivier Messiaen, Subreal, Dan Mihaltianu, Calin Dan, Iosif Kiraly, John Nixon, Lingua Franca, Isang Yun, Stockhausen, Sol Le Witt, Rolf Dieter Brinkmann, A.O.

on Sunday 11th April on 3CR .. Alison returns to Two to the Valley with a swag of new records to play, after her tour of the USA with Beaches

on Sat April 10th at the Northcote Social Club .. Pikelet launches her new album 'Stem' with the Twerps, Parking Lot Experiments and DJ Jens Lekman

Mar 2010

on Wed 31st March at Stutter .. Melbourne street drummer Victor Lancaster does four collaborations with Bum Creek, Sean Baxter, Marco Cher-Gibard, and Earle Stuart

During March I'm hosting Two To The Valley, Sunday nights at 11pm on 3CR, while Alison is o/s with Beaches. Each night I have a guest who'll play and talk about music they were involved in .. First up on Sunday 7th March will be Melbourne musician and producer Simon Grounds, who's been involved in all aspects of indie music from singing in Shower Scene From Psycho to recording some classic Australian bands. We'll focus on "indie recording", who/where/what and how it's changed over the decades. Simon has been recording since the days of the first portable 4-track machines and currently works with a combination of two-inch 24-track analog tape and computer technology. [Simon podcast] .. Next on 14th March is Pete Benda, guitarist in several 90s Toronto hardcore/punk bands, now a researcher in Melbourne. He'll clue us in on Canadian culture old and new and may well have something to say about his research topic, the Internet. [Pete podcast] .. On the 21st its Brisbane/Sydney/Melbourne musician, zinester and radio-artist Glenn Norman, whose outfits Pork, Volvox and Devotion would probably today be categorized 'experimental', though that word hardly does them justice. Glenn will play/discuss these older outfits as well as his newer stuff. [Glenn podcast] .. On the 28th my brother, abstract solo guitarist and member of many bands Ian Wadley will play tracks by bands he's played in, and bands he hasn't, and so on [Ian podcast]

on Sat 27th March at the Builders Arms .. the premiere performance of Harry Howard's new band featuring Dave Graney on bass and Clare Moore on drums, supported by Stu Thomas, and Chris Smith's Bad Orchestra

on Sat 27th at the Empress .. New Estate, Paper Planes, Jane Dust

on Fri 26th March .. a street party at 3CR, Smith st, to launch their new mural

on Wed 10th at the East Brunswick Club .. Wooden Shjips, Kim Salmon & The Surrealists, Breathing Shrine

on Fri 5th, Sat 6th and Sun 7th March .. Julian Williams' new play 'Bei Shen' 7pm at the Oki-Do centre, 3 Waterloo St Carlton

the Sunshine and Grease store+gallery has moved from the city to 9 Queens Parade Clifton Hill .. and from now until 4th March is hosting a group show "Backyard Works" featuring artists Simon Taylor and Chris Hill, Thomas Morison, Sara Jean Brimfield, Dylan Martorell, Kym and Noah Maxwell, and Eamon Sprod

on Wed 3rd March at the Corner .. Deerhoof, Tenniscoats, and Minimum Chips

Feb 2010

Hi God Person Dylan Martorel is in a group show In Order Out, at Anna Pappas Gallery, 2-4 Carlton Street Prahran, from 4 to 27 Feb

on Sunday 28th Feb the NGV presents Last Day of Summer a free indie pop concert featuring Crayon Fields, Beaches, Henry Wagons and Ned Collette, with RRR live-to-air broadcast

on Sunday 28th Feb from noon .. the Brunswick Music Festival

on Saturday 27th at NSC .. Kim Salmon and the Surrealists play their 1987 album 'hit me with the surreal feel'

on Wed 17th Feb at Stutter (the Horse Bazaar bar in Little Lonsdale st) .. Julian Williams launches his new album 'Zhu Zi Dan Ge' .. support by Justin K. Fuller and Wet Patch (featuring Jon Dale) .. check JW's new magazine and new video

on Sat 13th Feb .. Sticky Institute presents the Festival of the Photocopier .. lots of other zine-related activities during Feb also

on Fri 12th at the John Curtin Hotel .. Beaches last show before US tour .. with Zond, Das Butcher and Breaking the Law

on Sunday 7th Feb at the Empress Hotel .. Inevitable Orbit and Free Choice

Jan 2010

two nights of experimental music from Argentina .. Mon 25th at the Empress and Wed 27th at Stutter

on Sat 23rd Jan at the John Curtin .. St Helens, Panel Of Judges, Snawklor, Dirtbag

on Fri 22nd Jan at the East .. the Laughing Clowns and New War

on Saturday 16 January at the Corner .. Tiny Tones features Beaches, Kelley Stoltz (USA), Dent May & his Magnificent Ukulele (USA), royalchord and Vampillia (Japan) .. tickets $20

on Sunday 10th from 11pm on 3CR, my guest will be Clinton Green, sound-artist under the name Undecisive God, and operator of the Shame File label, whose releases since 1995 include highlights such as the 'Artefacts of Australian Experimental Music: 1930 - 1973' .. Clinton will talk about these, and his research into the history of experimental music in Melbourne, discussing pioneers such as *Val Stephen - first Australian to have electronic music released on an overseas label, a anaesthesist who worked on musique concrete and synthesisers in his spare time; *Arthur Cantrill - noted experimental film maker who's sound tracks are the subject of an upcoming Shame File release; *and the upcoming Artefacts of Experimental Music volume II: 1974-1983 compilation CD. .. tune in on 855AM or via http://www.3cr.org.au .. download podcast/mp3

Dec 2009

this Sunday 27th from 11pm on 3CR, my guest will be Melbourne indie maestro Julian Williams, who will preview songs from an album he's about to release, and one he's still working on, and play tracks from recently acquired vinyl by other artists .. Julian is currently strongly influenced by a recent stint in China, and intends to return in 2010 .. He does not like iPods - I will ask him to explain why .. tune in on 855AM or via http://www.3cr.org.au

Merry Xmas from Boyracer .. http://boyracer.bandcamp.com

on 23rd Dec at the Corner .. the Low transit Industries Christmas party features Kim Salmon and the Surrealists, Warped, Midget, New Estate, Legends of Motorsport, We All Want To, No Through Road, Fonda 500

on Sunday 20th December from 11pm my guest on Two to the Valley on 3CR will be Melbourne music identity now resident in London, Andrew Bulhak. He will play and talk about interesting new music from the UK and Europe focusing on the indie-pop, electro and shoegazer scenes.

What Is Music 2009 will run in Melb/Syd/Perth during December, including 50 bands in 50 minutes on the final night, Saturday 19th Dec

on 12th Dec Walk Against Warming is a mass protest in the CBD leading up to the Copenhagen talks .. leaves the State Library at noon

on Thurs 10th Dec at the refurbished Builders Arms .. benefit for Jason and Lu .. featuring Sleepy Township, Beaches, the French, Peace Out

during December I'll be doing most of Alison's Sunday night shows on 3cr (except the 13th) .. My guest on Sunday 6th will be Bec Moore, singer of legendary early-90s Australian band Clag, who are to be reissued next year by the Chapter label .. Bec will talk about Clag, indie, the 90s etc and play her favourite tracks

Nov 2009

the current issue of Art Monthly Australia is about Aust sound-art

bands who want a free web presence but are sick of the MySpace design-hell might want to try Band Camp. Watch the explanatory video on the front page. They have excellent music-storage facilities, even allowing you to charge money for high-quality downloads, and good facilities for band information and cover-art. They lack (at this stage) the advertising, bad visual design, and social networking (friends list etc) of MySpace. I'd be interested to hear what musicians make of this site and any comparisons with SoundCloud and other new competitors in this space.

my latest blog essay is on the 90s revival (and previous revivals, and what causes them)

on Sat 28th Nov at Ceres .. the Sacred Kingfisher Festival .. celebrating environmental hope, small birds, singing and signing .. 3pm to 10pm

on Sat 28th at YaYas .. a fundraiser for the Applecore festival features Panel of Judges, Woollen Kits, Pageants and Deadbeat Club

on Sat 28th at the Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol St Nth Melbourne, $40 .. Lightning Bolt, Grey Daturas, Naked on the Vague, Robotosaurus, Justice Yeldham, Rebeiro / Andrews, Other films, Embers Big Band, Primitive Calculators, Ivans, Abject Leader, The Whulge

on Fri afternoon, 27th Nov, starting at the State Library .. join Critical Mass for their 14th anniversary bike ride

on Fri 27th Nov at the Old Colonial Inn, 127 Brunswick St .. UNUSUAL WORK No 8, by collective effort press edited by Pi0 .. an evening of EXPERIMENTAL POETRY PERFORMANCES, POWERPOINTS and other forms of verbal art beginning with abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz .. FEATURING Anna Fern and The Crystal Set (performing Syd Clayton's The Man on the Left, He's Joe Bigger of Topeka), James Earthenware, Pi0, Sean O'Callaghan and The Postfactualists, Sharne Vate, Maurice McNamara, & Garth Madsen .. FREE ENTRY / $10 a copy

on wed 25th at Stutter .. JUSTIN K FULLER + ABSOLUTEN CALFEUTRAIL + FORTH IMPACT! .. final in series of shows curated by Marco Fusinato

on Sun 22 from 11pm .. I am hosting 'Two to the Valley' on 3CR .. discussing new and imminent releases including new Julian Williams and Inevitable Orbit albums, Clag re-issue, 'Your Colla the Colour of Mounds' and Hobart 'Community' compilations and stax of other goodies .. 850 on the AM dial or the Internet

on Sunday 15th Nov at the Toff in Town, Royal Chord launch their new album

Oct 2009

on Friday, October 30 at Westspace Gallery, level 1, 15-19 anthony street, Melbourne .. Julian Williams and co put on a JW-esque show, as part of Tomorrow the World festival. "juliian and craig have been practicing a movement duet which is based on julians experiences in china, and is the first part of a trilogy of duos with three difereent partners for julian. this first part is based on nanjing and its horrible past, mixed with its modern now. what is it to feel nostalgia for a place now lost in time. rosalind and marco hav invited us to collaborate and expect video and sound manipulation mixed with various movement strategies weve been planning. there will be another showing in late november, but it will be radically different to this one, so come on down."

Crayon Fields launch their new album this month with some strong support lineups in Melbourne: on Friday October 23rd at Trades Hall with Panel Of Judges, The Twerps and DJ Jens Lekman and Saturday October 24th at Trades Hall with Robin Fox Laser Show and Minimum Chips

on Thursday 15th at 8pm at Craft Victoria , 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne .. free performances by The French and Free Choice Duo, for Attack Decay Sustain Release, the current show by Nathan Gray

on Sunday 11th October @ Bar Open @ 9pm .. Guitarelay features 19 guitarists creating an instant composition performance for one night only. Includes Barnaby Oliver (infinite decimals), Ben Yardley (Laura/Retail Fireworks), Bonnie Mercer (Grey Daturas), Carl Scullin (Kes/Mum Smokes), Chris Smith (Bad Orchestra), Clinton Green (Undecisive God), Dimitra Stankovic (Scratchplate), Gill Tucker (Beaches/Spider Vomit/Dirtbag), Harry Howard (Pink Stainless Tail/ex-These Immortal Souls etc), Ian Wadley (St Helens/ex-Bird Blobs), JP Shilo (Rowland S Howard band etc/ex-Hungry Ghosts), Justin Fuller (Zond), Keith Mason (White Woods), Marc Regueiro-Mckelvie (Popolice/New Estate), Michael Munson (Second Vienese School), Rene Schaefer (Action Unit/ex- Hand Hell/The Bites), Richard Walsh (The Electric Guitars/ex-Instellar Villains), Rob Wrigley (East Brunswick All Girls Choir/Drumheller), Seth Rees (This Is Your Captain Speaking/The Spheres)

on Saturday 10th October at at the Cobra Bar .. New Estate, the Inevitable Orbit and Sun of Clark, $7 9pm.

Sep 2009

on 19th Sept at the Tote .. CHAPTERFEST features Tenniscoats (Japan), Primitive Calculators, Pikelet Hit The Jackpot, Minimum Chips, The Twerps, Dick Diver, Bum Creek, Jeremy Dower, Crayon Fields DJs .. Tickets $15.00 on the door

on Sat 5th Sep at the Corner hotel .. the Flip Out Festival & Record Fair 2009 .. Pink Reason (Usa), Goodnight Loving (Usa), James Arthur's Manhunt (Usa), Ooga Boogas, Naked On The Vague, Super Wild Horses, Slug Guts, The Disbelievers The Native Cats, Dick Diver, The Twerps, Teen Archer, Repairs

on Friday 4th Sep at Bar Open: the premiere screening of a new documentary 'Clan Analogue: Plug In & Switch On' (screening at 7pm), followed by a panel discussion on electronic music in Australia with producer Josh Abrahams and RRR’s Owen McKern, then live performances by Winduptoys and Apell, DJ sets from Toupee, Reductionist and Wand live visuals by Object_State .. "the first time, the story of Clan Analogue has been told in Clan Analogue: Plug In & Switch On. The documentary examines the original formation of the Clan Analogue collective, moving through the late 90s when it gained a reputation as one of Australia’s leading underground electronic music labels to where the collective is today. Plug In & Switch On explores the appeal of electronic music and issues faced by electronic music artists in Australia. Interviewed are founding members Brendan Palmer and Toby Grime, artists such as B(if)tek and Deepchild, past and present Label Managers Gordon Finlayson and Nick Wilson, and a new generation of artists including Winduptoys, Koshowko and Bleepin’ J Squawkins." Plug In & Switch On also includes excerpts from filmclips, live gigs and rare archival footage.

Aug 2009

on Sat 29th at 303 High St .. New Estate, Deadbeat Club, The Love Bites .. doors 8:30PM $7.

from 14 to 28 August .. the 3RRR radiothon seeks your support

on Sat 22 Aug at the the Arts Centre Fairfax Studio .. Kes Band launch their new album .. Kes Band players will include Kes, Laura Jean, Lehmann Smith and Julian Patterson plus a specially assembled lineup of guests from Melbourne’s fertile music scene .. supports by Anthony Pateras & Robbie Avenaim plus Free Choice Duo .. doors open 8.30pm, tickets $17

on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th .. Free Play, the independent games developer festival

Pimmon plays two nights in Melbourne .. on Thurs 13th Aug at Bar Open with The Coralinas and The Frightening Lights .. on Sat 15th Aug at Pony with Francis Plagne and Chris Smith

Dave Graney and band are launching his new solo album KNOCK YOURSELF OUT at the Fairfax Studio in the Arts Centre on Friday August 14th at 8pm.

Jul 2009

on Fri 31st July .. free instore at Missing Link ..James Earthenware and Cigarettes For Ping Pong .. 5pm start

on 31st July at Craft Victoria .. Snawklor (with Greg on electronic drums) play at the opening of the Perspective Festival .. free entry but rsvp essential

Paul Perry of Frostwave Effects fame has started a new secondhand book shop .. ALLSORTS BOOKS, 275 HIGH ST, NORTHCOTE, Ph: 94827930, Open 7 Days a week (12 - 6pm) .. includes books on electronics, synthesizers etc

the latest issue of Un Magazine has text and photos of Hi God People and Jason Hood .. get a pdf from the website or a paper copy via outlets listed there

on Sunday night 26th July, from 11pm on 3CR "Two to the Valley" show, I will preview songs from the new compilation of Hobart bands "Community", which is being produced by Julian Teakle for release in September .. listen via 855am or on the web at http://www.3cr.org.au

on Sunday 26th July at the Tote .. the Chapter Music, Lost & Lonesome, Mistletone, Remote Control/Dot Dash, Sensory Projects, Two Bright Lakes, and Unstable Ape labels present Hold Hands, a day-long celebration of the Melbourne music community .. 16 bands on two stages from 2.30pm until 11.00pm .. Beaches, Black Cab, Children of the Wave, Dick Diver, Guy Blackman, Jessica Says, Kes Band, Kid Sam, Lee Memorial, Mick Turner, Ned Collette, Spider Vomit, St Helens, The Sand Pebbles, The Smallgoods (Duo), The Sun Blindness, and DJ Faux Pas .. $20, proceeds to radio stations RRR, PBS, FBi and 2SER

on Wed July 22 at the Toff In Town .. My Pal Foot Foot (Japan) supported by Kes Band and Fabulous Diamonds, $15

on 17th July at ABC Iwaki Auditorium .. Lucky Number - the Music of Syd Clayton featuring Adam Simmons (saxophone), Mark Cauvin (double bass), The Crystal Set (vocals and percussion), Barnaby Oliver (piano), Clinton Green (pitched percussion), Hugh McSpedden (lighting and projections)

on Tuesday 14th July at 10am at the CERES visitors center .. the Green Precincts Grant Launch by Minister for Environment, Heritage, and the Arts, Peter Garret

from 9 to 12 July Australia's Liquid Architecture festival hits Melbourne

on Wed 8th July at 630 pm .. Beaches play live-to-air from 3RRR

on 3rd July at The Tote .. the Melbourne launch of Love of Diagrams' new limited edition 7" .. with The Twerps and Chris Smith's Bad Orchestra

on Friday 3rd July at the Empress .. NAKED ON THE VAGUE 7"INCH LAUNCH W/ Chrome Dome, Wasted Truth & Bum Creek

on Friday 3rd July, Mum Smokes and Fab Diamonds play at the Curtin Bandroom

Jun 2009

notable New Jersey radio station WFMU has opened a new project, the Free Music Archive, containing selections from their great playlist for download .. some Australian artists are represented via the Dual Plover label's membership

on Tues 30th June from 8:30pm at Bar Open .. Ahmad/Thomas/Talia & Wadley/Dorrian

on 27th June at the Builders Arms .. the launch of Un Magazine 3.1, which includes an article by Anna Daly on performance (featuring some stuff about HGP) .. live music by Snawklor in full electronic drum kit mode, Rod Cooper and Pissypaw

on Friday June 26th at the Curtin Bandroom .. Mum Smokes play their first show in two years to launch their new cd .. with Fabulous Diamonds and White Woods

on Wed 24th at/on RRR from 630pm .. St Helens, live (to air)

Dylan Martorell has an exhibition from May 29 to Jun 20 .. new works / musique povera / sonic arcologies .. at Lamington Drive, 89 George St, Fitzroy

Dave Graney has a new solo album, the r'n'b-influenced "Knock yourself out" .. and is doing a 19 June lunchtime instore at Basement Discs, 24 Block Place

Hobart music fans will want to see Beaches and Mum Smokes with All Fires The Fire + Our Sails at the Brisbane Hotel on Friday 19th June

on Friday 19th at Tape Projects / Bouverie Studios, 1/81 Bouverie st Carlton .. launch of new Tarab cd featuring live shows from Ernie Althoff, Camilla Hannan, Jim McKay, Glenn Norman, Geoff Robinson, Eamon Sprod .. early! 7pm to 9pm

on Wed 17th @ Stutter .. ABRE OJOS' 'ELEMENTS' DVD LAUNCH featuring .. ABRE OJOS, JK FULLER, WITNESS GIRL, dj sets by CAT GRRL

on 14th June .. the Clear Spacemen launch their new cd 'Outerlude' at Pure Pop Records, 221 Barkly st, St Kilda

on 13th June at the Birmingham .. Albert's Basement launch their new compilation 'Warm Cupboard' (afternoon and evening gig) .. look out for the compilation which includes tracks by: the frightening lights, hi god people, kes band, francis plagne, aux assembly, star, free choice, seth rees, aleks and the ramps, christina tester, fabulous diamonds, woollen kits, baseball, bleak infinity .. launch play times are: doors 2.30pm $10 donation suggested, 3.20pm Mad Nanna, 4.10pm Woollen Kits, 5.00pm Chrome Dome, 5.50pm Seth Rees, 6.40pm Inevitable Orbit, 7.30pm Free Choice, 8.20pm Francis Plagne, 9.10pm Aux Assembly, 10.00pm The Frightening Lights, 10.50pm Super Star, 11.40pm Kes Band

on Sat 13th June at the Wesley Anne .. Children Of The Wave, Great Earthquake and Jason Heller .. early show, Jason starts at 8:45

on Thursday 11th June at Bar Open .. Vlady Vivaldi (Penelope Skliros solo) album launch on Alberts Basement label .. this is a free show with an almost-too-good-to-be-true lineup: 7pm-8pm DJ michael zulicki, 8.15pm-8.45pm Yama Boy, 9pm-9.30pm Snawklor, 9.45pm-10.15pm Mark Barrage, 10.30-11.30 Vlady Vivaldi

Wagons return to Melbourne with a show at the Corner on 7th June

on Tuesday 2nd June at Bar Open .. Ian Wadley & Justin Fuller are part of the MakeItUpClub

May 2009

on Sat 30th May at NSC .. St Helens album launch, with Panel of Judges and Circle Pit

from May 1st to 22nd .. Alex Vivian and Nathan Gray have a show at Rear View Gallery, rear 244 Smith St Collingwood (Discount Chemist Wharehouse), enter from Stanley st, open wed - sun 12-6pm

on Sunday 17th May my guest on Two To The Valley (3cr, 11pm) is indie electronicist and circuit-bender James Earthenware, who will play and discuss music from his old and new releases, and music that has influenced him

on Wed 13th at Stutter .. Jack the Rapper (Qld), Das Butcher, Robin Rox / Lloyd Honeybrook

on 10th May my guest on Two To The Valley (on radio 3cr from 11pm) is Nathan Gray, Melbourne visual artist and one half of sound-art duo Snawklor. He'll play music and talk about his life and times. .. If you're overseas or interstate, you can listen via the 3CR web site

on Saturday May 9th at the Old Bar .. the new-look New Estate featuring Toby (ex Flywheel) on bass guitar .. with Ashtray Boy and other bands

Brisbane's OtherFilm collective puts on regular events featuring avant garde film and music. These are world-class and I highly recommend them. They have two events coming up in Melbourne. On 7th May at ACMI, 6.30pm (Free entry), and 8th May at Tape Space, 1/81 Bouverie St Carlton at 8pm sharp, $6/$8 .. follow the link for the excellent lineups for these shows

on Sunday 3rd May my guest on Two To The Valley will be Sean Bailey, speaking about his bands Lakes and Wasted Truth, and other releases on his label Inverted Crux ( http://www.myspace.com/invertedcrux ) .. from 11pm on 3CR 855am .. interstate and overseas listeners via web http://3cr.org.au/

on Fri 1st May at the Forum .. the Laughing Clowns supported by Nels Cline (USA) .. $35/$42

Apr 2009

Pat O'Brien of the Sunshine and Grease store has done some great radio filling in on Dance Cadaverous .. now he has his own show on RRR, Tuesdays from midnight to 2am, starting 7th April.

Marney Macleod of Melbourne rock band Zond is curating Saturday nights at Horse Bazaar .. a dj night called Stump .. on Sat 11th members of The Witchhats and The Stabs .. following week is members of Eddy Current Surpression Ring

on Sunday 26th from 11pm on 3CR my guest on Two To The Valley is Mia Schoen (New Estate, Sleepy Township, Above Ground Pool, Driving Past, Long Weekend, Huon, etc

from 12th March to 24th April .. Craft Victoria (31 Flinders Lane) presents Chicks on Speed's "Viva La Craft!" .. "traditional techniques of millinery, silk screen printing, ceramics, patchwork, tapestry and fashion tailoring will be combined with new research in technical innovation."

on Fri 24th April at the Tote ..Go Genre Everything are launching their EP 'Disciple of Waste' with The Losers, Zond and the Assassination Collective

on 18/19 April at Ceres environmental park .. the Melbourne Social Forum festival of art, music, culture, changing the world

during much of April and May, Alison the host of 3CR's Two To The Valley show on Sunday nights will be overseas .. filling in will be David Nichols and I .. for my first show on 19th April my guest will be Michael of the Albert's Basement label, who will play and talk about his latest and forthcoming releases

Adelaide's Hit The Jackpot are playing two shows soon in Melbourne .. Friday April 17 at The Old Bar with Lindsay Lowhand, Talons and Late Arvo Sons .. Saturday April 18 at Cobra Bar with Spider Vomit and Scott & Charlene's Wedding

on 5th April from noon .. the Brunswick Bowls Club presents a fund-raiser to buy a new water tank .. features barefoot bowling games, raffles, games and live music including Shane Edmunds, Bohjass, Paul McArthy, Fee Brown, Zhang Lingdi, Matt Sharp, Anthony Rea, Dale Garfinkle and Rod Cooper, DJ Xonk

on Sat 4th April at Antey & Ashton, at rear of 209 Albion st enter via laneway next to UGG Boot factory .. 11:00am - 8:00pm .. FABULOUS DIAMONDS, JUSTIN K FULLER, PAECES, HEXAGON COMMIT, MOFFARFARRAH, MATTHEW BROWN & SIMON TAYLOR, FAECES, I-SUFFERAZ (KRUMP PERFORMANCE) .. free entry .. part of west Brunswick Sculpture Trienniale

on Thursday 2nd April at the Birmingham .. Panel of Judges, Dick Diver, Ships Piano .. it's the last PoJ show for several months

on Wed 1st April @ Stutter .. SUPER STAR, REPAIRS, 8008, DJ FREE CHOICE @ Horse Bazaar 397 Little Lonsdale Street

Mar 2009

Melbourne duo Snawklor have released a new album direct to the web .. download it from http://www.snawklor.blogspot.com

from 26th to 28th March at the Butterfly Club, South Melbourne .. Dave Graney's new cabaret "live in hell"

on 28th March at 830pm it's Earth Hour

on Fri 27th at the Tote .. Beaches, the Ancients, the Twerps

on Fri 20th March, 7-8pm, at Craft Victoria .. FOR THE LOVE OF THE OBJEKT INSTRUMENT features HGP's Dylan Martorell and Chicks on Speed .. Cost $10 Craft Victoria Members; $20 Non-Members

on Wed 18th March at the Empress .. Das Butcher and Julian Williams' Inevitable Orbit

at Stutter on Wed 18th .. Gauntlet (Alex Vivian, Simon Taylor and Christopher L G Hill), Clickjaw, Pig&Machine, Bum Creek

on Wed 11th March @ Stutter .. MIKE COOPER (UK), BONNIE MERCER & MARNEY MACLEOD, LAKES, DJ SHAGS

on Wed 4th March @ Stutter .. SUPER SMASH MONEY .. DALE NASON, TROY INNOCENT, CHRISTINE MEYER AND JON PAK .. This evening at Stutter presents a trio + 1 exploring themes: money, metal, micro, nation and animal, via video, object process, music and information. The current sees what currency can't see. In order of commencement: * 1950's Europe including Kabul and the Suez Canal. The home movies of a pilot and his wife. Film transferred to dvd. * The Micronation of Ludea. Live AV object exchange action. * $0 Zerodollars. Live 'molten metal' object cast & media action. * Oxide. Micro video, metal oxide, max msp and bunched fibres.

on Sunday 1st March the Sydney Road Street Festival shuts the cars out and offers free music and events all day

as part of Sunday's Sydney Road Festival, Round & Round Records (513 Sydney Rd (near the corner of Blyth St)) is hosting these acts: 1:00 Jason Heller, 1:50 Mad Nanna, 2:40 Peter Joseph Head, 3:30 Inevitable Orbit, 4:20 Popolice, 5:10 Das Butcher

Feb 2009

on 28th Feb 2009, the Summer Tones party at the Espy features Dan Deacon, High Places, Pivot, Lawrence Arabia, The Ruby Suns, The Stabs, Beaches, Qua, The Smallgoods, Mountains in the Sky, Kes Band, Ned Collette Band, Fabulous Diamonds, Mark Barrage, Panel of Judges, Ships Piano, The Twerps

from 20-22 Feb at Fed Square .. the Sustainable Living Festival showcases a huge range of exhibitors, talks, workshops, art, films and performances celebrating and inspiring sustainable communities.

on Sat 21st Feb in a back yard in Pender st Thornbury .. Applecore 09 featurs a long list of acts including PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS, SLEEPY TOWNSHIP, LAURA JEAN and HAND HELL

on Sat 21 Feb at the Curtain Bandroom 22 Lygon st .. LOVE OF DIAGRAMS, PANEL OF JUDGES, ST HELENS, ZOND, SPIDER VOMIT, BEACHES DJS

on Thurs 19th Feb at the Toff .. Japan's Tenniscoats, with Kes Band and The Twerps .. $15

on Sun 15th Feb at the bat colony .. TETRAHEDRUM features snawklor, donkeys tale, julian williams, mark barrage, super star

live rock events are usually earth-unfriendly consumption-fests whose proceeds go to the alcohol industry, so it's good to see a festival that is both non-polluting and donating money to conservation .. hats off to the Thin Green Line on 14th Feb

on Fri 13th Feb at the Old Bar ($10) .. Battery Cover Missing (casio theme) zine presents the CD Launches of Cigarettes for Ping Pong's debut EP and James Earthenware's "Perception Management" CD .. features Ninetynine and Casionova along with those two artists

on Fri 6th Feb at the NSC .. Root

on Wed 4th Feb at Horse Bazaar .. Skin and Bones (Bus Gallery), Stutter and Sunshine & Grease present Circle Pit, Animal Prophets, Cocks Arquette, Dj Shits + Giggles .. (part of the Skin and Bones, Bus Gallery costume and Fashion show)

the third Skin & Bones "fashion" show opens at Bus Gallery on the 3rd of Feb .. features designs by Oliver Hextall, Alex Vivian, Fjorn Butler, Alexander Ouchtomsky, Sean Bailey, Kiki Ando (Japan), Harriett Morgan, Evergreen Terrace, Sally Blenheim, Hyper colour castle, Thomas Bernard (France), Circle Pit (Sydney), Dell Stewart, Tin and Ed, Jarrah de Kuijer.

on Tues 3rd Feb .. Stereolab, Crayon Fields and Guy Blackman at Billboard the Venue

on Tuesday 3rd Feb at Wesley Ann .. Justin K.Fuller, Ian Wadley, Keith Mason, Simon Evans and Kate Skinner (draw mountains There)

Jan 2009

JULIAN WILLIAM's solo album "Liquidamber" is co-released by the Synaesthesia and Spill labels and available at Missing Link and Sunshine and Grease .. after the Melbourne launch with Snawklor, Justin K. Fuller and video art by Jason Heller, JW takes this show on the road with dates in Brisbane and Sydney during Jan/Feb .. hear preview tracks at JW's Myspace page .. see reviews by Bob Baker Fish and Mark Gomes

on Sat 31 Jan at the Old Bar .. Panel of Judges launch the vinyl version of 'Bad Vibrations' .. with ZOND and Scott and Charlene's Wedding

on Sat Jan 31st at Horse Bazaar .. the Ox Party Sessions featuring Dylan Martorell (Snawklor, Hi-god People), Capiche Mode .. This will be the second installment of a month's Saturday night DJ residency as programmed by Saigon Sausage & Albino Dwarf. Expect to hear cosmic mantras, sublime frequencies, DIY gutter rave, subterranean black metal, ghettotech, happy hardcore, blah blah.

on Sat 31 Jan in Clifton Park, Albert st, Brunswick, the Summer Winds festival includes Circle Pit (Syd), No News(Syd), Marl Karx (Bris), Kitchens Floor(Bris), Chrome Dome, Free Choice, Bum Creek, Pathetic Human, Splitfoot, 8008, Super Star, Acid Casualty, This Party Sucks, Absoluten Calfevtrail, Wasted Truth, Matthew Brown, Gugg, Breaker Morant, Art & Craft

on Fri 30 Jan at the Thornbury Theatre .. the Lurid Yellow Mist featuring Dave Graney and Clare Moore + The Sand Pebbles, Barrage, MC Dave Graney

after being caught up all year in other writing projects I have posted a new essay, about indie economics and the recession, on the Spill blog

on Wed 28th Jan at the Globe Theatre, Brisbane .. Julian Williams launches his new alhum, Qld style .. with the Lost Domain

on Wed 28 Jan at The Tote .. New Estate play their first show with new member Toby on bass (ex Flywheel)

local acts at this year's Melbourne Big Day Out include Beaches, My Disco, and the Hi God People .. 26th Jan at the racecourse

on Fri 23rd Jan at Tote upstairs, North Atlantic Audio launch their new cd "Heavy Wings" and Ian Wadley launches his new cd "Attempts To Forget"

on Sun 18th Jan at the Toff .. the notable double of EUGENE CHADBOURNE (USA) & SCHNEIDER TM (Germany)

on Sat 17th at 3pm at Sunshine & Grease .. Mani Neumeier in-store (free entry)

on Friday 9th Jan from 6.30 to 730 .. Julian Williams is playing an instore at the Sunshine and Grease record and book emporium (Bus Gallery, 117 Little Lonsdale st, free entry)

on Wed 7th Jan between 10pm and midnight on RRR .. Julian Williams will be a guest on DJ DownPat's show

on Sunday 4th Jan 2009 at the Tote .. CHAPTER MUSIC TURNS 18 .. Tote stage: 3.30pm Karl Smith 4.30pm Hit The Jackpot 5.30pm Sleepy Township 6.30pm Mystery Guests 8.00pm Pikelet 9.00pm The Crayon Fields .. Cobra Bar stage 4.00pm Clare Moore 5.00pm Lakes 6.00pm Henry Wagons 7.30pm Minimum Chips 8.30pm Panel Of Judges

on Thursay 1st Jan at 7pm Australian EST, Julian Teakle plays the best of indie 2008 on Edge Radio (click to listen online)

Dec 2008

on 21 Dec at NSC .. Jane Dust (currenty working on 2nd album) plays with Bulls, James McCann and Van Walker.

the Mistletone label xmas party is on 20th Dec at the Thornbury Theatre and features Kes Band, Beaches, Ross McLennan & his Sympathy Orchestra, Panel of Judges and Mark Barrage for $15

Nathan Grey's new exhibition runs from 4 to 20 Dec at the Narrows, 2/141 Flinders Lane

on Thurs 11 Dec .. the final Sabbatical at the Old Bar night for 2008 .. featuring Collapsed Toilet Vietnam, Wasted Truth, Rod Cooper, Aktion Unit .. starts at 830pm, $6

the new Panel of Judges album will be launched on Dec 6 at the John Curtin hotel in Carlton/cbd

on Wed 3rd Dec at Stutter (at the Horse Bazaar bar in the city) .. Paeces, Pitbeat / JK Fuller, Carsten Tabel / Ian Wadley / Tarquin Manek, James Rushford / Joe Talia

Nov 2008

I am back in Melbourne after few months living in the San Francisco bay area

Beaches launch their first album at NSC on 29th Nov .. followed by shows at Meredith in December

on Wed Nov 26 @ The Toff In Town .. MARK BARRAGE launches his new album DELAYS w/- Panel of Judges + Pompey

Oct 2008

New Estate are touring to support the release of their new album Out of the Ground .. 19th Sep - MELBOURNE - THE TOTE w/ Actor/Model, The Ancients and Deadbeat Club .. 20th Sep - BRISBANE - RIC'S w/ Deux Garcons .. 16th Oct - SYDNEY - HOPETOUN w/ Sounds Like Sunset and Moonmilk.

on Wed 8th Oct on 3RRR from 10pm to midnight .. a live-to-air RRR/Fringe extravaganza featuring Hi God People, Pikelet, Bum Creek, Always, Ian Wadley, Dave Brown, Sean Baxter, James Rushford, Jarrod Zlatic/Fab Diamonds, Qua, Rod Cooper, Robbie Avenaim .. see also http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/season/2008/show/432/

on Sunday Oct 5th at the Tote, the Mistletone party Spring Tones features Lucky Dragons, Sly Hats, Hi God People, Aleks & the Ramps, Always, Kes, The Motifs and Super Melody .. $20

Sep 2008

the next Jump Up family music event is at Horse Bazaar on Sunday 27th features Jarrod Zlatic solo, Djs, and the Scale Free Network science/art show.

Aug 2008

starting on Sunday 31 Aug .. on the last Sunday of each month, a family friendly music afternoon from 2 to 7 pm .. kicking off 31 Aug with Guy Blackman live and DJs Dylan Martorell and James Wilkinson .. presented by Collectors Set

on Friday 29th August at WestSpace ..Bruce Russell (NZ) and Marco Fusinato .. entry $10 .. Level 1, 15-19 Anthony Street, Melbourne

on 22 August at Roxanne Parlour (Level 3, 2 Coverlid Pl, Melbourne) .. Mistletone winter party featuring Beach House, Bachelorette , Love of Diagrams, Pikelet, Kes Band, Crayon Fields, Qua, Beaches, Panel of Judges, Actor/Model, Barrage, Talkshow Boy, Lost Animal

Jul 2008

the Melbourne International Film Festival starts on 25th July

Ellen's first magazine has a "colouring in" theme and is available for $1 at the Sticky zine store, in the subway beside Flinders Street station

on Sat 26 and Sun 27 July at Bus Gallery .. Pat's Sunshine and Grease shop opening with 20 bands and an art raffle .. $7 per day ..
SATURDAY
2:30 Cougar Flashy 3:10 eyeoff 4:00 Jason Heller 4:40 Always 5:20 Juarez and Absoluten Calfeutrail 6:00 Wasted Truth 6:40 The French 7:20 Paeces 7:50 Anthony Pateras 8:30 Lost Animal 9:10 Circle Pit 10:10 Panel of judges
.. SUNDAY ..
2:30 Oranj Punjabi 3:10 Bam Brothers 3:50 Neil Sweeney 4:30 Evelyn Morris with Bum Creek 5:30 The Ancients 6:50 JKFuller 7:10 Helmet Head 8:00 Collapsed Toilet Vietnam

Hi God People are part of the Liquid Architecture festival on July 17 at at the North Melbourne town hall.

Adam and Greg's mixed-reality live show When Worlds Collide will next be performed at the Afterdark bar, 565 High st, Northcote on Saturday 12th July. Also playing on the night are Lakes, Eye Off, Cicatrix, and Julian Williams' new band the Inevitable Orbit (featuring Francis Plagne and Dion of HGP). MMORPG news site Massively have published a review of the last WWC performance at Stutter.

on Sat 5th July at the Toff .. Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow launch their new album "We Wuz Curious", with support by Barrage

on Tues July 1 @ Bar Open .. Make It Up Club presents the premiere of Marco Fusinato's 0_Synaesthesia Edition .. Marco Fusinato's 0_Synaesthesia Edition 4 turntable performance. Featuring:Jim Knox, Annalee Koernig, Patrick O'Brien, and Paul Wain (turntables)

Jun 2008

Pat O'brien's new record and book store Sunshine and Grease is nearly open for business .. at Bus Gallery in Little Lonsdale st

on Sun 29th at Manchester Lane .. Pikelet and Laura Jean are joined by Tasmanian pianist Peter Escott, who to my knowledge hasn't played in Melbourne before but has been strongly recommended by some knowledgable Hobartians

on Sat 28th at Hells Kitchen .. IAN WADLEY + DEFAULT JAMERSON + BUM CREEK

on Fri 27th at the Gershwin Room .. Eddie Current Suppression Ring, St Helens, Cut Sick, The Twerps

on Thurs June 26 at Gertrudes .. Human six billion (three-piece version w/o fumiko) are supporting Martin Mackerras's new group Future Happiness

on Sat June 21st at 2pm at Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Lane .. Dylan Martorell, Julie Burleigh, Nathan Grey, Francis Plagne perform "3 Speed Golden Ratios (Clockwise and Anti Clockwise)" and "Pentatonic Succulent Rounds"

on Sat 21st June at Collectors Set (11 Collins st) .. The Inevitable Orbit (JW new band) and On Mars (M 'n' M duo)

on Sunday 15th June from 11pm to 1230 .. Alison Bolger of 3CR's Two to the Valley has called in her helper announcers, David Nichols and I, to co-host a special radiothon edition of her long-running music show. Why should you listen? Because you'll hear the latest and greatest independent music you love. Why should you donate some money? Because the show (and station) supports your local music scene by interviewing musicians, playing their music, getting them to guest program etc - a service you only get on stations like this.

on Sat 14th June at Afterdark, Northcote .. Sabbatical Records presents Absoluten Calfeutrail, Blarke Bayer, Sean Baxter, Rod Cooper

on Sat 7th June at .. 1/158 Lygon (cnr Glenlyon) above Chemist .. Alberts Basement compilation benefit party .. all ages $5 entry .. acts include .. 11.30 actions of love, 10.45 panel of judges 10.00 module, 9.15 hand hell, 8.30 the psyche ensemble, 7.45 scott & charlene's wedding, 7.00 ian wadley, 6.15 sister brighid, 5.30 twerps, 4.00 record sharing session

on Wed 4th June at Stutter (at Horse Bazaar, Little Lonsdale st) .. Lakes, JK Fuller, Free Choice, Always

on Tuesday 3rd June at 730pm, on SBS tv .. Insight presents a panel of Australian musicians discussing the ethics of music downloading

on Sunday 1st June at the Tote .. Fab Diamonds, Crayon Fields, Bum Creek, Kes Trio, Paeces, DJ Jason Heller

May 2008

on 31st May at the Toff .. Guy Blackman launches his new album, with his new backing band, and supports by Laura Jean & The Eden Land Band and Always

on Sat May 31st at the Spanish Club, Fitzroy .. ROOT!

at Collectors Set (Recorded Music Salon, Collins st) on Sat 31st .. Jimmy Sing + Hana Shimada, aka GOODGOD

I have tried my hand at interviewing - the subject being DC, the singer of Melbourne band ROOT!. The interview is at Webcuts Magazine.

on Sunday 25th May at the Toff .. Justice Yeldham album launch with Hi God People and Curse ov Dialect

on 24 May at the Espy, St Kilda .. Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist, on their return from Europe supporting the Bad Seeds tour, play a killer lineup with Wagons and ROOT!

on Sat 24th at the Tote .. St Helens, Love of Diagrams, Lee Memorial

on Sat 24th May at Afterdark, 565 High st Northcote .. Aotomating album launch, with Popolice, Black Widow, Absoluten Calfeutrail, Jk Fuller

on Sat 24th at Collectors Set (Collins st) ..SVEN SIMULACRUM + MATTHEW BROWN

on Thurs 22nd .. Ian Wadley and Free Choice play at Thangs bar/cafe 502 Lygon st Brunswick .. launching Ian's recent album "Oslo Solo" out now on Blackest Rainbow

on Wed 21 May .. Adam Nash and Greg Wadley's Second-Life / real-life show When Worlds Collide returns to Horse Bazaar with Sasha Margolis + Casey Rice + Dj Dylan Martorell (part of the Stutter series)

on Tues 20th May at the Old Bar .. Ampere (USA), Cut Sick, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam, Pissbolt, Justice Yeldham .. from 8pm, $10

on Sat 17th at the Tote Upstairs (Cobra bar) .. Zond, the Anciencts, Julian Williams and Friends

on Sat 17th May at Collectors Set, 11 Collins St Melbourne .. KES and Henry Wagons, both solo .. free entry

on Sat 10th May at the Old Bar .. ROOT!

on Sat 10th May at Collectors Set (Collins st) .. Always + the Emergency do Krautrock

on Friday 9th May at Ding Dong .. the Kes Band launch new album with Love of Diagrams, Francis Plagne Band + DJ James Cecil

on Wed 7th May at the Toff .. the Motifs launch their new 12" with support from Sly Hat and Flying Scribble

on Wed 7th at Stutter (Horse Bazaar) .. Ai Yamamoto , Cougar Flashy & His Spooky Adventures, Errki Veltheim, Dave Brown/Rod Cooper/Sean Baxter

on Sat 3 May at the Toff .. Fabulous Diamonds album launch, with support from Super Stupid and Snawklor

on Sat 3rd May at Collectors Set .. Guy Blackman and Ian Wadley .. free admission, 11 Collins st, kicks off about 9pm

on Thursday 1st May, RRR "Australian Mood" show presents a special on Robert Forster

Apr 2008

The Cannanes play a rare Melbourne show at the Brunswick Hotel on Saturday April 26th with the Zebras + Deadbeat Club (free entry) before going to the US in May

on Friday 25th at Pony .. Panel of Judges at 2am

on Fri 25th at the Tote .. Witch Hats, Kes Band, Beaches, Embers, The Ancients, The Sun Blindness

on 21-24 April the MakeItUp Club celebrate their 10th birthday with shows at Horse Bazaar, Bar Open, the Toff, and the Iwaki Auditorium

on Saturday 19th .. New Estate play at the Cobra bar, upstairs at the Tote hotel

on Sat 19th, Jason Heller's weekly night Collectors Set continues with Ai Yamamoto and experimental / country / minimalist musician Anomyneye .. remarkably, this show is free to get into .. at Recorded Music Salon - 11 Collins St Melbourne.

on Friday 18th at Forepaw .. Lost Animal, Das Butcher and Barrage

on Monday 14th April at the Toff .. the 2008 What Is Music festival.

on Saturday 12th Jason Heller's night at Collectors Set continues with FOUNDATION STEPPER and ATTACK+RELEASE playing DJ sets after 11pm and Jason on until that time. As always it's free to get in and held upstairs at 11 Collins St Melbourne

on Saturday 12th at Forepaw .. Fatti Frances, Beaches, Default Jamerson

in late March / early April .. a new festival of improvised music .. MIBEM

Mar 2008

on Saturday nights at The Recorded Music Salon, Collectors' Set presents a weekly variety showcase evening, hosted and curated by Lucreccia Quintanilla and Jason Heller, rounding up an eclectic selection of local musicians and DJs.

on 30 March at the Bar Open .. Jane Dust launches her new album A Spray Of Red From The Deep with guests including luluc, Kim Salmon, Clare Moore and Leon Stackpole

here's a step in the right direction .. on Saturday 29th March from 2pm at the Brunswick Velodrome, VeloRock, a human/bike-powered indie pop show featuring the Lucksmiths, Crayon Fields et al .. all gear transported by bike and powered by green energy, and free to get in .. they're looking for volunteer cyclists to tow gear on the day - see website

on Friday 28th at the Old Bar .. Handhell, The Losers, Go Genre Everything, New Estate .. compilation cd of songs by these four bands available on the night

on Tuesday 25th March at Horse Bazaar .. When Worlds Collide .. Adam Nash and Greg Wadley play "virtual-world" music in a "real-world" bar

the Felt Hammer Festival at the Toff is wrapping up with .. SAT 22nd: SOPHIE BROUS with 8-piece band featuring PAUL GRABOWSKY + DJ Viva L'amour .. SUN 23rd: LULLATONE (Japan) + Crayon Fields .. MON 24th: National Living Treasures (album launch) --

on Fri 21st March at the Public Bar .. Beaches, Scott and Charlene's Wedding, Darren Sylvester

on Thursday 20 March at the East Brunswick Club .. Root (band rumoured to contain traces ot TISM) with Keri Simpson and the Prodigal Sons

on Sunday 16th at the Old Bar .. Canyons (milo), Northatlantic Audio, Chris Smith .. early start 730 pm

at the Toff on Tues 11th March ..Francis Plagne Band + Poleto Pra (Pateras/Fusinato noise duo) + The Ancients + Christina Tester

from 7-9 March at the IMA, Brisbane .. a series of concerts called The Brisbane Sound explores the cross-pollination of indie and experimental musicians and artists in the early 80s in Brisbane

on Sat 8th March 8 at Northcote Social Club .. The Sea and Cake, with Aleks & The Ramps and Human Six Billion

on Tues 4th March at Bar Open .. the Make It Club features Boy Brightlulb: AKA Josh Santospirito (avant-guitar) (NT), Tom Fryer (guitar), Adam Simmons (various saxophones), Joe Talia (various drumkit devices), LCD_ci (unexplained phenomena explained through slide show and repetitive motions)

on Sunday 2nd March .. Hi God People and Damo Suzuki together on stage at the Northcote Social Club .. tickets $13 in advance

on Sat 1st March at 730pm, at a rooftop location in Rathdowne st .. Panel of Judges' first show of the year, with the classic format New Season

Feb 2008

on Friday 29th at 8pm .. the Darling Downs play live in-store at Readings book shop, Lygon st Carlton

each Saturday in Feb .. Pateras/Baxter/Brown play a residency at the Empress Hotel .. with an international guest collaborating each week

Rolling Stone have an article on the damage being done to music by mastering cds too loud

during Feb 08 .. the Hi God People universe opens for a residency at the Tote Hotel in Collingwood. Every Wednesday in February they will reveal their underside in a four part performance arc, a rhapsody of harmonious dissonance. They will be joined by many musicians from the northern chimes for an energy dance of various difficult colour schemes.

from 19-23 Feb .. Bus Gallery hosts its annual fashion and costume show .. weird and wonderful works from local designers .. with Jason and Lucreccia in the sound gallery

at Forepaw this weekend .. Fri 22nd Pikelet cd launch with Paeces and Bum Creek .. Sat 23rd 6majik9 , Blank Realm and No Guru ( all from NSW) with Lakes

from noon on Sat 23rd in Pender St Thornbury .. the AppleCore backyard festival features .. Ooga Boogas, Look Who's Toxic, Grand Salvo, Flying Scribble, The Cannanes, Deadbeat Club, Digger and the Pussycats, Box Freezer Romance, Disasteradio, Actor Slash Model

on Friday 22nd Feb at Loophole, 834 High Street Thornbury .. the Go Genre Everything subscriber drive .. with GGE cinema and a jam with Elise and Mat B. from Bad Cop Bad Cop, Ms Daisy Buchanan, and Tash Sun Moon Star

on 20 and 21 Feb at the Metro .. Dont Look Back Melbourne features Sonic Youth (doing Daydream Nation) and the Scientists (doing Blood Red River)

on Sunday 17 Feb .. United Artists play at the Palais

on Sat 16th Feb at the Cobra bar (upstairs at the Tote) .. Into The Void (NZ), The Renderers (NZ), Chris Smith

on Sunday 10th Feb at The Toff .. YASUNAO TONE (Japan) + NATASHA ANDERSON

Jan 2008

on 30th Jan .. Snawklor launch their new album at the Toff

currently at Fed Square .. Glass Percussion Intermezzo by Myles Mumford .. a site-specific project open free to the public between Jan 10 and Feb 2 .. Live performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 9:15pm - 10pm. These include 2 percussionists playing the Glass live

on Wed 30th Jan at the Tote .. the final performance of Human Six Billion

the new, cubist Darling Downs video is rather good (YouTube)

I'll be programming Two to the Valley on 3cr this Sunday 27th 11pm-1230

on Sun Jan 27 at the Toff .. CHRIS CORSANO (USA), + PSYCHEDELIC DESERT (Japan) + DUKE MISERABLES

on Sat 26 .. the Summer Winds outdoor music festival is at Merri Creek near St Georges road

on Fri 25 Jan at the Tote .. Naked On The Vague (Syd) Album Launch + Circle Pit (Syd) + Zond + Scott & Charlene's Wedding

on Sat 19 Jan at Hells Kitchen .. Yuko Kono (My Pal Foot Foot - Japan .. with Karl Scullin and Guy Blackman .. $5

on Fri 18th Jan at ForePaw (High st Northcote opposite Wesley Anne) .. Francis Plagne, Dworzec, Marco Fusinato, Julian Williams .. JW playing his new songs including some he wrote in China

on Sunday 13th Jan 2008 the Hi God People and Zond launch their new split 12" at Maximum Arousal, at the Toff, Level 2, 252 Swanston St Melbourne .. lineup is HGP, Zond, Mutual Loathing (Adelaide) and Kynan Lawler (Adelaide) .. $10 entry, doors at 8pm

on Sunday 13th at the Empress .. Pateras/Baxter/Brown + Xavier Charles (France) .. 4-6pm .. $5/7

on Sat 12th at Forepaw .. Zond, Snawklor, Lost Animal .. 8pm start

Hi God People are doing a couple of radio interviews this week: Monday 7th on 3PBS Left of the Dial, and Wed 10th on RRR Dance Cadaverous

sorry for being off the air for a few days .. we've just finished moving the Spill site to a new server .. DNS was out for a bit .. most things working now but I'll iron out a few glitches over the next few days

on Radio National on 3rd jan at 7.35pm .. Robyn Williams and Oliver Sacks .. The Musical Brain .. Dr. Oliver Sacks plays Chopin mazurkas on his piano in New York. Sometimes he hears them in his head, note perfect, without the piano. How can we 'imagine' music so powerfully and why does it make such an impact emotionally?

Dec 2007

the Sticky store and website is seeking information from Melbourne zine writers past and present in order to build up a catalogue of our zine history

Julian Williams' new album "Liquidambar" is ready for release and will hopefully be out before too long

Clinton of the Shame File label has started a new online gig guide .. Experimental Melbourne .. designed to get all experimental / sound-art shows listed in the one spot, in a blog format

Jason Heller's new Hi God People video Tiger Tooth Bangles of Nomo is on YouTube

Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist have a new single I'm In The Future Now, released on digital format only and a video onYouTube

at Bar Open on 27 Dec .. Front of Van, Rainbow Brite, Go Genre Everything, Zond

on Sunday 23rd at the Tote .. the Mistletone Christmas party and launch of the Mistletonia Xmas compilation CD .. Featuring KES BAND + NED COLLETTE + ROSS MCLENNAN + PIKELET + BARRAGE + GRAND SALVO + FRANCIS PLAGNE.. + DJs Unstoppable Forces, Milord & M’lady Mistletone, Switchblade Sisters Sound System & Mark Nelson

on 15th Dec .. Lindsey Low Hand (record launch), Panel of Judges, Beaches

on 13 Dec at Utopian Slumps , Collingwood .. the ALWAYS cd launch, with Hi God People + Bell Towers

The Third Annual Art of Record Production Conference is on at QUT, Brisbane from December 10 to 11, 2007 .. themes include Lo-Fi vs Hi-Fi and Recording as a Compositional Process .. issue 2 of the Journal of ARP now online too

on Friday 7th Dec at the Espy .. the Root! album launch

on 3-5 Dec at RMIT I'll be involved in the Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment

on Sunday 2nd Dec at the Toff .. Maximum Arousal presents Pikelet, Super Stupid, Joe Talia & Thembi Soddell

at St James Gallery, 127 Lygon Street Carlton from from 17th November though to 1st Dec .. The Missing Chord, an exhibition by painter/musicians Ben Montero (Treetops), Jim Murray, James Ratsasane (The Rumours/J Hawk), Si Francis (Wagons), Kirsty Stegwazi / Rene Schaefer (Hand Hell), Ned Larnach-Jones (Ned & The Meds), Alana Cromwell (Sir), Mikey Stabbs (The Currency), Shags (The Smallgoods) and Rui Pereira (ex-The Drones) .. Wed-Sat, 12-6pm.

on Sat 1 Dec at Hells Kitchen .. Bum Creek, Das Butcher, Free Choice, The Panchos

Nov 2007

on Fri 12th at 530pm, starting at the State Library .. the Critical Mass 12th birthday bike ride

on Thurs 29 and Fri 30 at Acmi and Diatribe .. Brisbane's OtherFilm festival comes to Melbourne .. I've seen their Brisbane setup and it's a fun, consciousness-expanding night out

on Fri 16th Nov at the Old Bar .. Viva Computer (Hobart) launch their new album with BANG! BANG! AIDS! + Hand Hell + Pumice [N.Z.] .. then at Bus Gallery on Saturday 24th with Bachelor of Arts

on Friday 23rd Nov at the Tote .. Panel of Judges, Garbage and the Flowers, Fabulous Diamonds, the Ancients .. launching the PoJ/GatF split single

throughout November Bus Gallery is hosting an installation by Ernie Althoff, Robbie Avenaim and Dale Gorfinkel .. with nearly-nightly performances by these and others from 9 to 23 nov

on 14 Nov at Black Box, Victorian Arts Centre .. The Bewdy of Speed featuring Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist, the Mu-Meson archive, Plutonic Lab, Penny Ikinger, Joe McKee (free admission)

on Sunday 11th Nov from 6pm at Utopian Slumps .. the closing party for Nathan Gray's exhibition, featuring music by Snawklor and Jarrod o'FabD

on Fri 9th at Gertrudes .. Bulls, Jane Dust, G in the air

on 7th Nov at the Corner .. SELL-OUT - The Independent Music Auction' feat. Abbie Cardwell + more .. The auction provides the opportunity to bid on rarities, signed items and limited edition music goodies from Australia's best.

on Tues 6 Nov at Bar Open .. Bird Traps, Clinton Green, Zac Keiller, Barnaby Oliver, Craig Peade, Chris Smith, Chris Rainier. Seth Rees, Jona Byron are launching the Dreamland label's guitar compilation String Theory which features Chris Rainier, Tim Catlin, Fathmount, Barnaby Oliver, Ian Wadley, Mwvm, Jona Byron, Zac Keiller, Bird Traps, Remora, A Lily, Lakes Of Russia, Sleep Robot, P.D. Wilder, Jerusalem, Thisquietarmy, Northatlantic Audio, Seaworthy, Shoeb Ahmad, Scott Cortez, Seth Rees, Thoughts On Air, The Corrupting Sea, J.P. Shilo, Undecisive God, True Colour Of Blood, Aspidistra Fly, Brian Grainger, Chris Smith, Pteranodon

Wagons launch their new album The Curse of Lightning at Northcote Social Club on Cup Eve (Monday 5th Nov) and Cup day (Tuesday 6th)

on Sundays 28th Oct and 4th Nov, David Nichols and I are filling in for Alison on 3CR's Two to the Valley show, while she is o/s with Panel of Judges .. playing mostly new local releases

on 3rd Nov at the East Brunswick Club .. the Darling Downs launch their second album "From one to another"

LCD (the Melbourne sound art group) are playing at Forepaw, 275 High St Northcote on Friday 2nd Nov .. book launch and celebration of Dia De Los Muertos

on Thursday 1 Nov at the East .. Bachelorette (NZ) with Fabulous Diamonds, Actor/Model & Flying Scribble

Oct 2007

on Wed 31 Oct at NSC .. Kaye-Louise Patterson launches her new album International Travel with special guest Cam Butler (Silver Ray).

the Melbourne Festival always has something worth seeing and this year is no exception with a Cage piece and Laurie Anderson live, amongst others

on Sat 27th at the Old Bar .. Hotel Wrecking City, Traders, BadCopBadCop, Zond

SpiderVomit wind up their October residency at the Tote on Wed 24th with support by Downtown, Rock Bottom, DJ’s J-Spot (St Helens) and Valerie (Beaches)

at Heide Gallery from 30 June - 21 October 2007 .. an exhibition relating sound, sculpture and architecture, An Arrangement to Span the Distance Between by Jennie Lang and Geoff Robinson

Dylan o'HGP has work in the group show For Every Bird showing at MARS until 21 Oct .. he is exhibiting a sculptural work inhabited by a series of interconnected sound "nests" based on a series of Bell Miner bird field recordings, as well as a number of prints and drawings

on Sun 21 Oct from 7.30pm at the Toff .. "You Don't Have To Call It Music" featuring Donkeys Tail, Snawklor, Paeces

on 11th Oct at Idgaff, 160 Hoddle st Abbotsford .. The Ancients and Human Six Billion

on Tues 2 and 9 Oct at Bar Open .. the Melbourne Fringe Festival and Make It Up Club are running two nights of improvised music .. 2nd Oct - Thembi Soddell, Eamon Sprod, Sebastien Roux (IRCAM - France), William Lane (Australia/Germany), members of True Radical Miracle, Abe Sada, DJ Sophie Brous, Visuals by Smiddy & Gonzo .. 9th Oct - Von Crapp Family (Wgong), members of wOg (Sydney), Oren Ambarchi/ Marco Fusinato/ Brendan Walls (Sydney), Snawklor, Nik Kamvissis, DJ3 (Antediluvian Rocking Horse), Visuals by iCandy at Bar Open, 8:30pm, $10

on Mon 8th Oct at the Toff .. LEAFCUTTER JOHN (UK), SEBASTIEN ROUX (FRANCE), SANSO-XTRO (AUS/UK)

on Sunday 7th Oct at NSC .. Guy Blackman, Sly Hats, Sir, Ned and the MEds

from 4 to 7 Oct at the Butterfly Club, 204 Bank st South Melbourne .. Dave Graney, Clare Moore and Mark Fitzgibbon's remarkable Point Blank show .. no mics, no amplification

Hand Hell launch their new album Phonography at the Tote on Sat 6th Oct

on Sat 5th Oct at 5pm on Radio National .. an interview with Ennio Morricone

on Wed 3rd Oct at Horse Bazaar .. electro-acoustic duo SAU_RANG (Sebastien Roux of France and William Lane of Australia/Germany), supported by Lucas Abela of Sydney

coming up in October .. Newcastle's ElectroFringe festival

Sep 2007

This year's NACTMUS conference includes a paper by Julian Knowles of QUT (long pdf) on the impact of web 2.0 sites such as MySpace and Last.Fm on music production and consumption

Even As We Speak have a compilation cd of their singles out now on Egg Records.

the new Nervous Jerk compilation "ESP" is in stores in early September and features tracks from: eddy current suppression ring, kiosk, birth glow, fabulous diamonds, josephine foster, michael yonkers, sean bailey, mount eerie, little wings, kelley stoltz, the stabs, crayon fields, sly hats, always, superstupid, paul flaherty and chris corsano, guy blackman, hi god people, francis plagne, panel of judges, weird war, calvin johnson, my disco

Root!, the new c'n'w band rumoured to contain traces of TISM, plays the Rob Roy on Thursday 27th Sep

on Thurs 27th from 7 to 8 pm RRR presents a special on Lee Hazelwood

the Northcote High Vibes festival is on Sunday 23rd Sep

on Sep 22 .. Barrage 7" record launch at Gertrudes, with Das Butcher and You Will Die Alone

on Tues 18th Sep at the Toff .. KTL, ie Sunn O)) member Stephen O'Malley and the Mego label's Peter Rehberg

on Tues 18 at 10pm on ABC tv .. a show on early British electronic music called What the Future Sounded Like

from 24 Aug to 16 Sep at Utopian Slumps gallery .. Dylan from Hi God People has an exhibition combining visual and sound art .. gigs are Snawklor 6pm Saturday 15th Sep and the Drone Big Band 6pm Sunday 16th

on 15 Sep at the Cobra bar .. Always last show before US tour, and launching new full-length cd on Nervous Jerk .. with Circle Pit (ex Kiosk, Sydney)

on Wed 12th Sep .. JJJ's morning show presents an interview with Australian studio engineer Tony Cohen whose notable credits include the Birthday Party albums

on 9 Sep at the Empress .. Will Guthrie, Pateras/Baxter/Brown, Thembi Sodell / Joe Talia duo

on 7 Sep at Northcote Social Club .. Greens party fundraising gig with Lisa Miller, Rebecca Barnard, Renee Geyer and Ross McLennan

on 6th Sept at the Corner .. Napalm Death and Blood Duster

on Thurs 6 Sep at the Tote .. LCD_ci, Front Of Van, Battlesnake and Lachlan Mooney coming straight outta RMIT .. with DJ Lewis

on Sunday 2 Sept at The Toff In Town .. WILL GUTHRIE, CHRIS SMITH, xNoBBQx .. $10

Aug 2007

on 31 Aug at the Corner .. Mono (Japan)

on 24 Aug at the Tote.. Panel of Judges, Love of Diagrams, St Helens, Sparrow Hill (syd)

on Friday 24th at the Toff .. Francis Plagne cd launch with Barrage, Marco Fusinato, Dworzec, DJ Down Pat

on Thursday 23rd at 7pm ... 3RRR presents a special on the early years of the Fall, 77-83

the annual 3RRR radiothon starts on 10th Aug

on 19 Aug at Carni, 60 High Street, Preston .. The Wall of E Electric Guitar Ensemble .. support from Seth Rees, JK Fuller, Tim Catlin, Undecisive God

on Sat 18th at 830 pm .. SBS Great Australian Albums is on the Saints "I'm Stranded"

on Wed 15 Aug from 9pm at the Hard Rock Cafe, Bourke st .. USA #1 .. featuring XHalen – the Australian Van Halen tribute show, Sean Baxter, Oren Ambarchi, Tom Fryer, David Shea, Emile Zile, Robin Fox, Jade Blair

on Sat 11th at the Blue Diamond, 123 Queen st Melbourne .. Dave Graney and the Lurid Yellow Mist

on Sat 11th Aug on SBS tv .. the Great Australian Albums series is about the Triffids 'Born Sandy Devotional'

on Friday 10th .. Human Six Billion and Seagull play the Empress Hotel

on 4th August at the Toff .. SpiderVomit record launch supported by Hi God People

on 2 Aug at the Toff .. the Summer Cats launch their new split 7" .. support by the Cannanes at 9pm

Jul 2007

on Tues 31 July at the Corner .. Anthony Pateras launches solo piano album 'Chasms'.

Clinton Green's compilation cd of Australian experimental music 1930-73 is available now and being launched around Australia at Liquid Architecture. Follow link for liner notes and info.

A new article called Viewing American class divisions through Facebook and MySpace describes demographic trends in the exodus of users from MySpace to Facebook .. (via SlashDot)

the Melb International Film Festival starts on 25th July

on 27 July at Gertrudes .. the Human Six Billion cd launch with support from New Estate and the new look Flywheel .. the cd is available for download from the h6b site - burn it to a cd, print a cover and there you are

on 27th July at the East .. Eddie Current Suppression Ring

on Thurs July 26 at the East .. the Clientele, Robert Scott, Institut Polaire, Summer Cats

on Monday July 23 at the Hi Fi Bar .. Blonde Redhead, Love of Diagrams, St Helens

from 18 to 22 July at 45 Flinders Lane (downstairs) .. company miji presents Reliquary .. "Korean shamanistic ritual and Australian indigenous spirituality come toegehr in dance and puppetry to explore the embodiment of belief and heritage in a culturally diverse context."

on Thurs 19th at NSC .. Charlemagne (USA), Panel of Judges, Grand Salvo

th 2007 Liquid Architecture festival is happening now around Australia

on 13 July .. Macromantics at Revolver

on 7th July at the Corner .. Low Transit Industries label night featuring many bands including Subaudible Hum and New Estate .. speaking of NE, they are rumoured to be recording another studio album next month

Hobart masters of indie the Bad Luck Charms (ex Frustrations etc) play two dates in Melbourne in July .. 6th at the Old Bar with New Estate and Ladybird (France), 7th at Roxanne with Shooting At Unarmed Men (single launch), Legends Of Motorsport, and A Friend Of Mine

on 7 July from 1 PM at 62 nettle st thornbury, 'house of mokey' .. DENIM OWL 1.30-2pm VIVA COMPUTER SOCIAL UNION 2.30-3 RIALTO DECIBEL CHOIR 3.30-4 LIGHT MUSIC CLUB 4.30-5 ME MU & MEOW 5.30-6 LADYBIRD 6.30-7 HAND HELL 7.30-8 REIGN OF PARANTHROPUS 8.30-9 PANEL OF JUDGES 9.30-10 .. Gold Coin Donation

Jun 2007

Melbourne sound art duo Snawklor (Dylan from HGP, and Nathan Grey) have placed some past albums for download at their blog site.

on Sat 30th June .. Panel of Judges play the 2am slot at Pony

on 29 June at the NSC .. the reformed Apartments, supported by Dave Graney and band .. the Apartments were an outstanding post punk band in Brisbane in the late 70s .. two current members are ex Go-Betweens .. one of their singles was included on the Cant Stop It compilation

on 24 June at 3pm at Trades Hall .. "Roboticon", ie JOLT Sound Art Series Concert no.2 .. ERNIE ALTHOFF, ROBIN FOX, JAMES HULLICK

on Fri 22nd June at the Toff .. Sly Hats album laumch (Geoff with super group), Always, Francis Plagne

on Mondays 11 and 18 June from 4 to 7pm on RRR .. Ben and Guy fill in for Woody on Wig Wam Bam

on 17 June .. the Spanish Club closing party with a variety of bands .. notables are Bob Log III and the new band of TISM's Humphrey B Flaubert

on Fri 15th June .. Guy Blackman & backing band consisting of members of Crayon Fields, Ground Components and Minimum Chips .. doing his last show before o/s tour, with Grand Salvo .. at The Toff In Town (Level 2, Curtin House, Swanston St, Melbourne), $10 entry

on Thursday 14th June at the Toff in Town .. last Whitehorse show before US tour .. also launch of Blarke Bayer / Bone Sheriff split cd out now on Sweatlung

the Tenniscoats (Japan) are touring Australia again in June .. on 8th at NSC (with the Crayon Fields and Chris Smith), and 9th at Cloud City (with Panel Of Judges and Scissors For Sparrow)

in late May and early June, Hobart two piece Moe Grizzly who have just released their new album "10mg" through Consumer Productions are playing in Melbourne .. 24th May @ Exile on Smith Street .. 26th May @ Forepaw, Northcote with Kind Winds, Daisy Buchanan and Death Bag .. 2nd June @ Afterdark with Ants, Badcop Badcop

May 2007

on Thurs 31 May at the Empress .. Oliver Mann, E-wah Lady, Pete & the Old Tar Gang

movie-maker Jason Heller has been busy filming Hi God People shows, editing them into short films, and placing them on YouTube .. see links under "video" on the HGP page

on May 26 at Cloud City .. Melbourne leg of Pikelet cd launch tour .. support from Fabulous Diamonds, Francis Plagne, Josh Armistead and Snawklor .. all ages, no alcohol, $10

on Fri 25 May at Exile on Smith st .. New Estate launch their new album "Is It Real?" out now on the Low Transit Industries label .. with Panel of Judges and Lindsay Lowhand .. This is on the back of a whirlwind east coast tour supporting US band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah .. I'm hearing this show has to be over by 11 so turn up early.

on 23 May at Northcote Social Club .. rock supergroup Salmon launch their new album .. band includes oz rock deities such as Dave Graney and Clare Moore and of course Kim Salmon, recently returned from a Scientists show at All Tomorrow's Parties

from Fri 11th to Sun 20th May Acmi is hosting a series of movies called focus on punk

on Sat 19th May at the East Brunswick Club .. Dave Graney and Clare Moore .. supported by Conway Savage (Bad Seeds) with Amanda Fox and Robert Tickner.

on Sat 19 May at the Corner .. the Ockerchino Variety Show presented by Curse ov Dialekt, featuring Makkenz (Japan), Toecutter, Suckafish P Jones, Aoi, Potato Master, Ivens, Anal Cookie, Mountains In The Sky, Purple Duck, Qua, Uber Lingua DJ's and Curse Ov Dialect

on Sat 19th 9pm at Bus, 117 Little Lonsdale Street .. Rob Curgenven & Melekat: Sound Performance $5 entry

on Fri 18th May .. Melb launch of Love of Diagrams album at NSC with Crayon Fields and Spider Vomit

from 630pm on Wed 16th at 2 Coverlid Place above Charltons .. Nathan Grey installs his new installation "while you watch"

during May Panel of Judges head off to Adelaide (Jive) and Brisbane (the Troubadour) supporting Love of Diagrams on their album launch tour

on Friday 11th May at the Cobra Bar (Tote upstairs) .. Shooting at Unarmed Men, the Bad Luck Charms (Julian Teakle's Hobart band), Hand Hell, Outward Obtooce .. $5

on Wed 9th May .. SUNN 0))) (USA) and Boris (Japan) play the Hi-fi Bar

on Sat 5th May .. Sir launch their new album "The Brando Room" at the Toff in Town, Swanston st, with Crayon Fields supporting

Apr 2007

the Age has two articles on the impending world domination by home studios here ... and here

on Sunday 22 April at WestSpace .. Anthea Caddy and Thembi Soddell cd launch .. with Eamon Sprod and Tim Catlin supporting

New Zealand band the Renderers play four shows in Melbourne soon .. on Thurs 12 April at The Tote w/ KES(solo) & Rowland Howard, on Fri 13 April at Cloud City Brunswick w/ Panel of Judges, Spider Vomit, on Sat 14 April at Exile on Smith St w/ Dean Roberts and Chris Smith, on Wed 18th April at NSC w/ The Garbage and the Flowers.

on Saturday 14th April at the East Brunswick Club .. My Disco, Hi God People, the Stabs, Mum Smokes .. this is the last show for My Disco before an Australian tour, and the last show for Mum Smokes before heading to the UK to play at All Tomorrow's Parties

on Thurs April 5th at Exile on SmithSt .. Hammering The Cramps, Moe Grizzly, Go Genre Everything and Popolice .. HTC are a Hobart band who come with a recommendation by Mr Teakle. Popolice have (has?) a new ep which I suspect will take the indie pop world by storm.

with Mark H moving overseas, his Synaesthesia shop in Melbourne is closing down in April .. follow link for sale items

Mar 2007

on Fri 30th March at the Spanish Club .. Aleks and the Ramps launch their new album Pisces Vs Aquarius, with Because Of Ghosts, Plastic Palace Alice, Flying Scribble and VJay Jean Poole

on Fri 30 March at the Tote .. Pink Stainless Tail (album launch), Rowland Howard, New Estate, Biddy Connors

on Friday 23 March .. Hi God People play on a tram .. this is one of the W11 series of performances on Melbourne city circle line .. entry/ride is free .. lap of city starts at Fed Square at about 5 or 6pm

Sundays in March .. Guy Blackman residency at Exile on Smith St (125 Smith St) . shows start at 5pm and includes a free BBQ from 6pm .. free entry .. supports Sunday 4th Laura Jean, Sunday 11th Sly Hats, Sunday 18th Mia Schoen

at Bus Gallery during March .. the Skin and Bones fashion and costume show features many Australian indie designers .. the costumes come to life at the closing party on Sat 17th which features Hi God People, Paeces .. see HGP video on YouTube

on Sat 17th March at Exile on Smith St .. Mum Smokes, Go Genre Everything, Flying Scribble .. I'm told that the Bus closing party will finish early enough for fans to bike through Fitzroy to this show

on Fri 16th March at Erwin Radio Theatre, 211 Johnston st Fitzroy (between Brunswick and Smith) .. Blarke Bayer/Black Widow cd Launch with Chris Smith, Default Jamerson, Birdtraps (aka Winterville)

on Fri 16th March .. You Will Die Alone and Panel of Judges play Exile on Smith st

on 13th March at the Corner .. the Slits

out now .. the Chapter label's second installment of the Can't Stop It compilation series of Australian post-punk music .. launch Melbourne on Thurs March 8 at the Wintergarden Room, Exford Hotel, Russell St .. Sydney Wed March 21 at Spectrum, Oxford St, Darlinghurst

on Thurs 8th March .. David Kilgour, Crayon Fields and Panel of Judges .. at cloud city, 14 prentice st brunswick, $12 all ages.

on 6th March at the Corner .. Yo La Tengo

Pateras/Baxter/Brown are playing each Sunday in March at the Empress hotel .. with guests Tony Buck (4th), Richard Francis (11th), Joe Talia (18th), David Chesworth (25th)

on Sat 3 March at the Tote .. SALMON launch their new cd "ROCK FORMATIONS"

Feb 2007

Melbourne's ON have a video for their song We've Got Tv (released on their 2006 album and on the Melbourne Water compilation) .. produced by Jason Heller and available on YouTube.

late adopters HGP get a MySpace page

on 23 Feb at NSC .. Camera Obscura

on Friday 23 Feb at the Cobra Bar .. Go Genre Everything launch their EP Competing Myths of Popular Unconsciousness .. supported by Hand Hell, Popolice and Bad Cop Bad Cop.

on Tues 20th Feb .. Pecha Kucha Night Melbourne Volume 02, at Blue Diamond Social Salon & Cabaret, Level 15, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne .. Bar and Kitchen open at 6pm, presentations start 8pm

Melbourne's Candle label is winding up, and marking the occasion with two shows at the Corner on 16/17 Feb

on 10 Feb at Exile on Smith st .. St Helens and Panel of Judges

Mia Schoen (New Estate, Huon, Sleepy Township) is exhibiting paintings of new estates at Kozminsky gallery from 9 Feb to 1 March.

on Fri 9th Feb at the NSC .. KES launches his new album with the KES band, Ned Collette, Fab Diamonds

Jan 2007

on 30 Jan at the Corner .. Hot Chip

last year's SET series is being repeated on ABC2 .. the HGP episode is on Saturday 27 Jan .. now also on YouTube

on Australia Day Friday 26 Jan at the Tote .. Alex Jarvis launches his new album The New Patriotism, with supports by Witch Hats and the debut show by St Helens .. $10 includes bbq from 730pm

on Australia Day Eve 25 Jan .. several bands play across 3 stages at the Espy .. Panel of Judges headlining in the public bar

on 18 Jan at Spoon Cafe, Victoria st Brunswick .. Blarke Bayer, Ian Wadley + Simon Taylor .. entry and food by donation

on Sunday 14th Jan at the Northcote Social Club .. Autistic Daughters, (NZ/Austria), Francis Plagne (with special guest Joe Talia), Robin Fox (laser) .. $15

Fri 12 Jan at Nervous Jerk, 672 Nicholson st (near Empress) .. Kiosk, Always, Hi God People, Birth Glow, Spider Vomit .. 8pm

on 8 9 and 10 Jan, at the Corner .. The Necks

on 6 Jan at the Corner .. Curse ov Dialect album launch

on Sat 6th Jan at After Dark, 565 High st Northcote .. Casionova at 3pm and Go Genre Everything at 4pm .. free entry

on Thurs 4th Jan at the Evelyn .. Kill Boogie and Go Genre Everything

Dec 2006

on New Year's Eve at Panama Dining Club, 231 Smith St Fitzroy (ex the Stage) .. the Grand Loud New Years Eve Party with Hi God People, Das Butcher, and DJs Richard Kelly, Wilham, Ron Tart, Declan Kelly .. tickets $20 available from Fat (209 Brunswick st) and Panama (tickets sold out - 29 Dec)

on Sat 30 Dec at new venue Exile on Smith St .. Panel of Judges, Spidervomit

on Sat 30 Dec at the Tote .. LCD, Front of Van, Justin Fuller, Jonah Byron .. $6

Alison Bolger presents a special edition of the Two to the Valley show on 3cr on Xmas Eve, joined by recorder player Julie Burleigh (occasional sitarist in the Hi God People amongst other gigs) .. 11pm Sunday 24th Dec

on 23 Dec at the Brunswick Hotel, 140 Sydney rd .. New Estate, Paper Planes, Marika from Love Cuts Kill .. free admission from 9pm .. New Estate's second album 'Is It Real?' to be released on U.S. label Kittridge Records in Feb

on 23 Dec at NSC .. My Disco, Kes band, Spider Vomit

on Thurs 21 Dec at the East .. Ian Wadley launches his new instrumental guitar cd "three uneasy pieces" with Simon Taylor (Whitehorse, Bone Sheriff) on looped percussion .. also on the bill: Magnetics, Fabulous Diamonds, Lakes.

on 16 Dec at Revolver .. Chapter Music and Trifekta labels xmas party featuring Mountains in the Sky, Always, Crayon Fields, Lakes, Minimum Chips

on 13 Dec at Horse Bazaar .. web developers community party Melbourne Massive

Having rereleased on cdr the entire set of New Music Australia tapes (expt music from the early 80s), Clinton of the Shame file label will discuss them on RRR's Symbiosis program on Wed 13th Dec.

on Wed 13 Dec .. Missing Link xmas party at the Green Room, featuring True Radical Miracle, Fabulous Diamonds, 731

Canadian video/kinetic artist Diane Landry has an exhibition at Bus Gallery this month .. opening on 12th Dec .. music show on Sat 9th at Kaleide RMIT supported by Ernie Althoff and Snawklor.

on Sat 9th Dec at @ The Afterdark Bar, 565 High St Northcote at 9pm, Free .. Y35.3, Fuck You God, Ross Manning (one half of Faber Castel

Chris Smith launches his new album 'Bad Orchestra' at the Northcote Social Club on Wed 6th December, with the Hi God People supporting. Chris and Justin Fuller also have a cd out soon, on the SweatLung label

on Mon 4th Dec .. Zond play on the Makeshift Swahili show on radio 3PBS

Dave Graney and Clare Moore launch their new album "Keepin It Unreal" on 3 Dec at the PoW.

at the Old Bar on 1st Dec .. Panel of Judges, Hit the Jackpot, Lindsay Lowhand

Nov 2006

classic post-punk at the NSC during November with Kim Salmon and the Surrealists on the 25th and Ed Kuepper / Jeff Wegener each Thursday.

on 26 Nov at the PoW .. Chicks on Speed

on 26th Nov .. a big show for 3RRR's 30th Birthday, at the Espy .. The Dacios, Ned Collette, Ground Components, Diafrix, Macromantics, Black Cab, Miso, Crayon Fields, Sand Pebbles, Love Of Diagrams, Laura Jean, Mountains In The Sky

on Fri 24 nov at the Tote .. Gaslight Radio, Panel of Judges, Orbweavers

on Thurs Nov 23 at the Rob Roy .. Blow (USA), Pikelet, Guy Blackman

on sat 18th at the East: Erase Errata, Macromantics, Love of Diagrams, Grey Daturas

at the Old Bar on 16 Nov .. Al Duvall, Singing Sadie, and Pip Proud.

on 11th Nov, New Estate return to the stage with Actor/Model, Ouch my Face!, Moonbase at the Old Bar .. $6 admission

Animal Collective play at the Corner hotel on Monday 6th November, with Oren Ambarchi supporting.

on Thurs 2nd Nov at Joint Hassles, 15a Mitchell st Northcote .. Calvin Johnston, Woelv, The Cannanes, Sly Hats.

Oct 2006

Pateras/Baxter/ Brown are doing two shows at the Empress as a warmup for their European tour .. Sunday 22 Oct and Sunday 29 Oct .. $7 / $5

Dylan from Hi God People has a solo (art) show at SomeDay gallery, Swanston st Melbourne during October, with HGP doing a "closer" performance from 7 to 730 pm on Sat 28th.

on Sunday 28 Oct at the Empress .. Natasha Anderson CD launch (out on Cajid) supported by Pateras/Baxter/Brown

on Fri 27th Oct at Gertrudes .. Human Six Billion, Pikelet, Orbweavers, Ian Wadley

on Wed 25 Oct at Loop, Meyers Place Melbourne .. DEFENDERS OF THE AXE #3 featuring THE WEST FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY STRING BAND (Chris Smith, JK Fuller, Barnaby Oliver, Clinton Green) .. TIM CATLIN (unique tabletop drone guitar concoctions) .. CHRIS RAINIER (experimental lap steel extraordinaire) .. TROY NAUMOFF (Fibonacci, The Ants) .. $5

at the Spiegeltent on Sat 21st Oct .. Radio National's Music Show broadcasts live to air from the Melbourne Festival .. free entry

Sat 21st Oct at the Old Bar .. Cumbersome presents Go Genre Everything, Hand Hell, Ants, Guns are for Kids (Sydney).

the Make It Up club gears up for the Melbourne Fringe with two special nights on 3rd and 10th Oct .. Bar Open, 317 Brunswick Street

on 4th Oct: Japanese sound art crew Skist at the East Brunswick Club (presented by Room40 label)

UK experimental electronic dude U-Ziq plays the Corner on Tues 3rd Oct.

Sep 2006

on 30 Sep, Love of Diagrams ep launch with KES and Zond, at the East

The Crayon Fields have a new album Animal Bells jointly released by Chapter and Trifekta .. Melb launch at the Spanish Club on 29 Sep supported by Minimum Chips returning to the stage.

on 27 Sep at the East: Ariel Pink KES, Das Butcher, Pip Proud

on Sat 23rd at WestSpace .. performance / installation by Richard Chartier (USA) .. with Robin Fox and Ai Yamamoto .. presented by Room40 and Symbiosis

on 17 Sep at the Corner: the Dresden Dolls (USA)

on Sat 16th September, veteran indie band Driving Past launch their new album Travel at the Empress, with Silver Ray and Royal Chord supporting. DP is the musical outlet for well known Australian poet Gig Ryan.

on Friday 8th Sep at Pony .. Human Six Billion, Plastic Palace Alice, Flywheel and Hot Little Hands

in Sept Kevin Blechdom (USA) tours Australia .. the remaining Melbourne show is on 7th Sep at the Corner with KIOSK, NAKED ON THE VAGUE, ROSE TURTLE ERTLER, ALWAYS, CURSE OV DIALECT following a live-to-air on 3PBS.

Aug 2006

another Spill record goes out of stock and is released on mp3 .. feel free to download Solids 'The Possible Human' free of charge from the HGP page

on 30 Aug .. the Assumption Trio at NSC

Pat O'Brien of Bus Gallery etc is filling in on "Left of the Dial" on 106.7 fm 3PBS until mid October. The show is on from 10-12 right before "Makeshift Swahili".

Nathan Gray (Snawklor, Hi God People) has a show 'Terrorium' at the 200 Gertrude st Gallery from 25 Aug to 23 Sep.

on Thurs 24th of August at Northcote Social Club: Khancoban album launch with Clinkerfield and Oliver Mann

on Thurs 24th Aug .. Bar Open at 10pm .. Embers (features Sean, Adam and Dave of Bucketrider with Kris Wanders on Saxophone)

on Thurs 24th Aug .. Popolice headline 'Shake Some Action' at 161 High Street, Prahran, supported by Fearless Vampire Killers and Bluebird

Sydney's Dual Plover label have released the third in their long-running Rebirth of Fool series of compilations, featuring scenes of horror and elation from label regulars and special guests.

the 3RRR radiothon runs from Friday August 11th to Sunday August 20th

the latest NMA rerelease at Shame File features, from a 1987 issue, Syd Clayton, Chris Mann, Rainer Linz, Amanda Stewart, Ernie Althoff

ABC music program Set ends with a bang on Thurs 17th Aug by featuring Rob Avenaim, Dale Gorfinkel, and Lucas Abela

on Sat 12th August at the Town Hall .. Flywheel + New Estate do two half sets each (free entry)

Panel of Judges go to Adelaide in August .. Fri 11th, Lizard Lounge with Hit the Jackpot and Pearly Eyed Thrashers .. Sat 12th at the Exeter with Lindsey Lowhand

Melb indie fans will remember Julian Teakle whose band the Frustrations ruled the 90s .. he's back from Hobart with a new band the Bad Luck Charms .. they're playing on Saturday 12th August at the Rob Roy with Baseball and The Dacios.

on Fri 11th at the Green Room, Elizabeth st .. 08:00PM - NOVI SPLIT (CANADA), 08:30PM - THE SALIVATION ARMY, 9:15PM - POPOLICE, 10:00PM - DANE CERTIFICATE, 10:45PM - TALKSHOW BOY, 11:30PM - ALEKS AND THE RAMPS

on Wed 9th at 133 Sydney rd Brunswickx .. Ash Wednesday / Seth Rees / Chris Smith

on Friday 4th August at Northcote Social Club .. Mid State Orange album launch supported by Panel of Judges.

on Thurs 3rd Aug at 11 pm, ABC tv's experimental music program Set features the Hi God People and Peter Blamey / Jim Denley

Silvermine Tapes play at Gertrudes later this week.

on Tuesday August 1st at Loop Bar, 23 Meyers Place .. 8:00pm $5 .. the 2nd Defenders of the Axe .. featuring Chris Smith, Seth Rees, Barnaby Oliver, Winterville

Jul 2006

Jason Heller's zombie musical Eat Your Heart Out is now on the internet (YouTube) .. features Melbourne bands Whitehorse and Hi God People

Flywheel have a new album What To Look For In Summer through the Karmic Hit label .. Sydney launch 15th July 2pm at the Hopetoun Hotel, Surry Hills, with the Cannanes. Melbourne launch 29th July at the Empress with Popolice and Aleks and the Ramps.

on 29 July at Pony .. benefit for 3CR shows Burning Vinyl and Two to the Valley, featuring bands Panel of Judges, Hand Hell, Tarantula, Love the Bomb, the Losers.

What will digital distribution mean for indie labels and artists? Forum at Experimedia, Vic State Library, 27th Aug 630 to 830pm .. features Mark from Synaesthesia, Phil Wales from RRR and other luminaries.

on Thurs 27th at Pony .. Zond (ex On), Popolice

on 25 and 26 July at the Corner .. Mogwai, My Disco, Ned Collette

on 24th July at the Palace .. Sonic Youth + Hi God People

on Sat 22 July at the Old Bar .. Actor/Model, Shoot the Genie, New Estate, Major Major, and DJ till late.

on Sunday 16th: Amateur Party (USA) with KES + Baseball .. East Brunswick club

From 13-15 July, Newcastle's Crab Smasher play shows in Melbourne, at Pony (+ Bad Cop Bad Cop, Y35.3, JKFuller), Old Bar (Go Genre Everything, Y35.3), and Public Bar (Hand Hell, Ryan Ferry).

The Melbourne leg of this year's Liquid Architecture starts on Thurs 13th at the Old Melb Gaol (free entry).

On Sat 15th, the Muddy Spurs play two sets at the Spanish Club

Go Genre Everything are playing on 14th July at the Old Bar.

ABC TV's experimental music series SET returns to air on Thursday 13th July.

on Sat 8th July Flywheel (430), Driving Past (3pm), and Gabriel Piras (2) do the afternoon shift at the Rob Roy .. DP have a new album out soon

on Saturday 8th July at 1030pm, ABC fm broadcasts sets from the Articulating Space Festival earlier this year

Friday 7th July: Fiery Furnaces, East Brunswick club, Lygon st.

on Friday 7th at the Corner .. Snog

At Acmi on 4th July, an advance screening of the new fan-filmed Beastie Boys live video AWESOME; I F**KIN' SHOT THAT!

The Shame File label has moved its extensive online (and often free) catalog to a new web address. Latest reissue of NMA tapes available now.

Jun 2006

Friday 30 June at the Old Bar .. Panel of Judges, Fabulous Diamonds, Kill Boogie (Bris) and Lindsey Lowhand

Wolf Eyes are playing on Thurs 22nd at the East with Gray Daturas, My Disco, Chris Smith, and Sat 24th at Spanish Club with Hi God People, Snawklor, Ambarchi/Fusinato/Walls.

Empress hotel, 24 June .. New Estate + Tugboat + Worlds End Press

electronic duo Winduptoys launch their new cd (Clan Analog) at Bar Open on Sat 17th June.

at Laundry 16th June .. Popolice with DJs til 3am

Sunday 11th June .. Old Bar .. Human Six Billion, Jessica Says, Grey Tapes .. free admission

Panel of Judges play new venue the East on Friday 9th June with Love of Diagrams and the Young Professionals.

Hi God People have a new ep Shortwave Children. They play their first Melbourne show in 2006 with US folk singer Marissa Nadler, KES and Daytura Bros at the Rob on Thurs 8th June.

At the Rob Roy on 3rd June .. a benefit gig featuring Go Genre Everything, Aleks and the Ramps, Pinky Tuscadero, Dane Certificate, Popolice, Seth Rees, Innate desire, Teengod, Annabell won't tell.

at the Old bar on 2nd June .. New Estate + Ryan Ferry + Quo Vadis For Men

Melbourne rockers ON have a new album .. cd launch at the Rob Roy on Fri 2 June with BadCopBadCop and Birchville Cat Motel. Vinyl launch at Bar Open on 8th June.

May 2006

Dave Graney and Clare Moore are playing every Sunday in April and May from 5-7 pm, at the Marquis of Lorne, corner George and Kerr sts Fitzroy.

seated at the Spanish Club on 28th May .. Laura Jean with Chamber Orchestra, Grand Salvo with Ensemble, Oliver Mann with Ke Foundation Choir.

Paper Planes have a new bassist and some shows lined up with Hand Held on 12 May and Muddy Spurs on 27 May.

Sat 27 May at the Dan-O-Connell in Carlton: Pink Stainless Tail, New Estate, Go Genre Everything.

Thurs May 25 at Gertrudes: Jessica Something Jewish, Alps, Pikelet, Guy Blackman

Julian Williams' new one-man play NEW REPORT TO THE SUN OF HEAVEN is on at 68 Cassels rd Brunswick (see map) from 19-21 May at 7pm, and involves movement inspired by Mali, ancient Cambodia, and the 1969 moon landing. $4 Follow link for prog

At the Old Bar on 20 May: Deep Where All Drown, Y35.3 , Go Genre Everthing

HTRK play their last Melbourne show on 14th May at the East Brunswick Club .. with special guest Rowland S. Howard .. before heading off to Berlin .. supports by 99 and Sir

Melbourne solo performer Always launches a new single at Bus on Fri 12th May, supported by Lakes and Guy Blackman.

Flywheel, the Tranquilizers and Dane Certificate play at the Old Bar on Saturday 13th May.

New Music Australia magazine and the cassettes accompanying it documented the experimental music of the early 80s - these are being rereleased as downloads from the Shame File label.

Panel of Judges play live to air on the 3PBS Left of the Dial program this Monday 1st May (evening).

Apr 2006

Flywheel, Deep Country and the Muddy Spurs are playing at the Empress on 28th April.

Keith Fullerton Whitman aka Hrvatski plays one set as each persona at the Northcote Social Club on 27th April.

The Muddy Spurs have lassoed a posse of gigs on 7, 13, 26, 28 April .. too much detail for this page so follow that link.

On Saturday 22nd April at Bus Gallery, Panel of Judges, Lindsay Lowhand, Hit the Jackpot, Fabulous Diamonds (all ages show).

At the Old Bar on 1st April .. Motor Vehicle Sundown, Love Cuts Kill, Space Cadets, Go Genre Everything.

Deb Hall has an exhibition of drawings at 274 Fitzroy st Fitzroy on 1st April.

Mar 2006

Julian Williams has a new album out. Pebble Arc contains 11 tracks and consists entirely of piano and multitracked harmony vocals. Out on JW's FTSM label.

Min Chips have a video for 'Goodbye' available for download from Spiked Candy (21 Mb mpg)

James has put photos of the recent Cannanes tour of Japan on the web at http://www.flickr.com/photos/53041848@N00

Julian Teakle's post-Frustrations band the Bad Luck Charms have a single out and sold out, so label Consumer Productions has made it available as an mp3 at http://www.consumerproductions.com/

Dave Graney, Clare Moore, the Sand Pebbles and many more play at Friday March 31st at Don't Tell Tom (420 Sydney Rd) as part of the Brunswick Festival.

The second Melbourne Water compilation is back from the factory, for release on 6th March.

The new Mess and Noise magazine is out .. each copy contains a 15 song compilation cd.

New Waver have a new cd 'Neuters' out this month.

Panel of Judges go to Sydney to launch their new album on Saturday 18th March at Yvonne Ruve, with support from Rand & Holland and Naked on the Vague.

Japanese noise artist KK Null is in Melbourne on Friday 17th (four improv combinations at RMIT) and Sunday 19th March (NSC with Western Grey).

Sodastream, Grand Salvo, and Oliver Mann are at the Dan O'Connell on Sat 18th March.

Rumour has it that Dave Graney will appear in the tv special Australia's Brainiest Musician, on channel 10, Sunday 19th.

Min Chips, Panel of Judges and New Estate play at Manchester Lane on Thursday 16th March. This is the last Chips show for a while as members take time off for other endeavours.

Sydney / Newcastle improv group Castings are playing in Melbourne in early March ... Rachobite Hall Northcote on the 10th, instore at Cumbersome Records on the afternoon of the 11th, and the What We Do Is Secret launch on the evening of the 11th.

Launch-o-rama at the Spanish Club, Fitzroy, on Sunday 12th March: Robin Fox's laser show premiere, Pateras / Baxter / Brown cd launch, Francis Plagne cd launch, and Fusinato / Walls / Ambarchi.

The 33 1/3 compilation on Jacana has covers by 17 Melbourne bands and will be available - with some of them playing live - at Mia and Shane's 33 1/3, E2E4, 170 Abbotsford st North Melbourne, Sat 11th.

At the Central Club on 11th March, Dave Graney, Clare Moore, Mick Harvey.

Brisbane indie/expt 3-piece The Rational Academy are in Melb next week .. Friday March 10 @ The Old Bar w/ Go Genre Everything + Popolice, Saturday @ The Rob Roy (afternoon show from 2pm) w/ Sly Hats + Human

the Hi God People are playing at the Hobart Fringe Festival on 3rd March, their first foray out of Melb for a while.

On Sunday 5th March at the Spanish Club: a festival of Melbourne singer-songwriters, too many to list here but highlights include KES, Oliver Mann, Grand Salvo, Francis Plagne and Laura Jean.

At the Public Bar on Friday 3rd: Pink Stainless Tail, Go Genre Everything, Popolice.

Teen God launch their new album on Friday 3rd March at the Rob Roy with New Estate supporting.

Feb 2006

The Muddy Spurs are back from Tamworth and have a residency every Saturday in Feb at 5pm, at the Retreat Hotel, Sydney rd Brunswick.

Bo, main man of 80s/90s band Clowns Smiling Backwards has a new act Winduptoys and a new cd which he is launching: Saturday 25th Feb @ 124a Johnston St Fitzroy, a large warehouse space, Winduptoys, Galactic Gangstars (Syd), Koshowko, Apell, Fly by wire,

On Sunday afternoon 19th at Saint Jeromes: Love of Diagrams, Witch Hats, Mum Smokes.

In Brisbane, the Otherfilm festival is helping to bring experimental sound and vision together. Their opening party on Friday 19th Feb has a very strong lineup.

Pateras/BaxterBrown are playing this Sunday afternoon, 19th Feb with Czech band Sabot. Sabot are on at 3:30PM and P/B/B around 4:30 PM. Empress Hotel, Nth Fitzroy. $7 and $5.

Batrider and Talkshow Boy are at new venue Popshop this Saturday 18th Feb.

The Cannanes are touring Japan in early Feb - see their web site for show details.

On Friday 10th Feb New Estate play with the Tranquilizers at the Old Bar at a civilized hour, then are off to play the 2am slot at Pony.

A new documentary on Melbourne bands called Sticky Carpet premieres at Acmi this Thursday 9th Feb.

Panel of Judges are launching their new album at the Tote on 3rd Feb, with Love of Diagrams and KES supporting.

A new venue, 'Pop Shop', has opened at 18 Corrs Lane, Melbourne CBD. For the opening night on Sat 3 Feb they have the first appearance of Kirsty and Rene's post-Bites band 'Plus-Minus', along with the hardest working band in town, New Estate.

At Loop on 31st Jan, Defenders of the Axe experimental guitar night, featuring Ben Frost, North Atlantic, Three Month Sunset, Clinton Green and Bokor.

Function have a new album 'The secret miracle fountain' out on Chicago's Locust label in Feb.

Jan 2006

The Cannanes, New Estate and Flywheel are playing at the Old Bar on 28 Jan (Australia day weekend), launching new EPs by Flywheel and New E

What Is Music taking a break this year ... in its place is the Articulating Space festival, Corner Hotel, 22-24 Jan

the NowNow festival, 19-21 Jan (Sydney)

Mum Smokes launch their latest album at Ding Dong on Friday 20th.

This news page now has an RSS feed. If you have Firefox or another aggregator you should see a little orange radio symbol in your address bar: click that if you want to subscribe to the feed (saves you having to check back for new news).

Synaesthesia have a new interactive web site and a new radio show Wake in Fright on RRR.

Thurs 12th at the Rob Roy: Happy Lonesome, Breaking the Law

Mum Smokes support the Dirty Three at the Northcote Social Club on the 5th of Jan.

for the pre-2006 Spill news archive, click here