Monday, 26 November 2007

Maximum Arousal Sun Dec 2


Sun Dec 2
8pm

The Toff
Level 2
252 Swanston St
Melbourne

Maximum Arousal presents:

PIKELET
+
SUPER STUPID
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JOE TALIA & THEMBI SODDELL

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PIKELET
Pikelet is Evelyn Morris, a 24 year old musical
wunderkind from the outer suburbs of Melbourne who
began life as a hardcore-obsessed drummer, and still
currently serves on sticks in such heavy-hitting
Melbourne institutions as Baseball and True Radical
Miracle. But a couple of years ago, something tickled
Evelyn’s brain in a funny way and she felt compelled
to grab an old accordion, a guitar and a delay pedal,
and launch a decidedly un-hardcore solo career as
Pikelet.
Evelyn's music is a gorgeous, multi-tiered work of
swirling and shifting melody, layered harmonies and
charming story-telling, uniquely assured and highly
personal.

SUPER STUPID
The return of Melbourne's amazing power trio!
'Power Trio.' Say the phrase to any long-hair since
its conception some 40 years ago and they'll
immediately know what to expect. Blistering leads,
power-house drumming, heavy bass lines and bluesy
vocals. Sounds like a formula, yes? Well, it is. Many
have stepped up to the plate, attempting to make their
1+1+1=3 but few dare be mentioned in the same breath
as legends like the Groundhogs, Grand Funk, Sleep, Sir
Lord Baltimore and the almighty Cream. But who among
us will take this hard rock to a new place? Enter
Super Stupid: three dudes from the burbs of Melbourne
each with degrees in Cactology and a Masters in
Riff-ality. Let the throb fest begin!

JOE TALIA & THEMBI SODDELL
Thembi Soddell is a Melbourne sound artist who works
primarily with the sampler to manipulate and abstract
the external world into both a vicious and alluring
sonic experience. With a focus on texture and depth,
she plays with the extremes of dynamics, pushing the
threshold of both silence and noise, toying with the
listener’s sense of expectation. For this performance
she will be joined by Melbourne drummer supremo Joe Talia.

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