Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Johnny Saw Horses launch "Juarez" at Maximum Arousal this Sunday!

Sunday AUG 3, 2008
8pm The Toff, 252 Swanston St Melbourne

Launching their debut album, Juarez, Melbourne-based duo Johnny Saw Horses will be playing one of their last shows in Oz before a brief hiatus. 'Juarez' is named after Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and is conceptually based upon the many unsolved murders and abusive crimes against women in this city and Chihuahua.
The duo is an ongoing partnership between Jess Pinney and James Rushford. Pinney alsoperforms solo under the moniker, JUAREZ, and Rushford is a composer who also plays in a variety of avant-classical ensembles, including the experimental duo, Reindeer and Parchment. Johnny Saw Horses brings together their vast musical interests, producing something more fluid to placate their epic country-rock/folk/pop/noise hearts. The album 'Juarez' expands the group's usual sensibilities, with contributions from Ned Collette, Joe Talia, Neil Sweeney and Marco Fusinato, alongside a DIY-choir of local heroes. The launch will feature a version of this expanded ensemble.

Also appearing are psych-rock juggernauts Super Stupid + a "tag team" set from Kes, Biddy Connor & Cougar Flashy

Upcoming Arousals:
Sun Aug 24 - Noriko Tujiko (Japan) + Last Of The Real Hardmen (UK)
Sun Aug 31 - Haco (Japan) + Tom Hall (Brisbane)
Sun Sept 7 - DJ Olive (USA) + Tim Olive (Canada)/Robbie Avenaim duo
Sun Sept 14 - Shoji Hano (Japan)

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Toxic Lipstick - Melbourne dates - 8 & 10 August

forwarded from Lucas Abela:

To celebrate the release of Toxic LIpstick's seminal 3rd debut album 'POOPIN!', dualpLOVER's prodigal daughters are undertaking a gruelling tour of their favourite speed dating venues all ova the nation.
These girls really bark at the gristle when they get on the mikes so make sure you're within projectile vomiting distance this August.

8 Aug 2008 Infinity Party Melbourne, Victoria
details TBA
email for updates

10 Aug 2008 Toxic Art Show @ Disco Beans, Melbourne
233 High st Northcote (above Tabinya)
7pm – 11pm

Monday, 28 July 2008

Sabbatical Presents 090808:Green Beret

On Saturday 9 August Sabbatical proudly presents the launch of our next series release Green Beret (SBB011) at the Afterdark (565 High Street Northcote). This release documents an ongoing collaboration between three Melbourne based artists active in a range of contexts: Justin Fuller, Arek Gulbenkoglu and Henry Krips. The self titled work consists of two extended pieces recorded at MPS studio in 2007, and will be available for purchase at the launch along with other Sabbatical catalogue items. Also performing on this occasion are Snawklor, Undecisive God and Default Jamerson. 9pm start/$5 entry.

Default Jamerson 9:30 - 10pm
Undecisive God 10:15 - 10:45pm
Snawklor 11:00 - 11:30pm
Green Beret 11:45 - 12:15pm

Monday, 21 July 2008

Menstruation Sisters play Maximum Arousal this Sunday!

SUNDAY JULY 27, 2008. 8.00pm
Maximum Arousal presents:
The Toff, 252 Swanston St Melbourne

“Unlike anything book or animal, the M.Sisters destroy wholly" - Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth.

Menstruation Sisters are more of a natural phenomenon than a musical group. Owing more to the sound of ice melting and eggs hatching than strummed guitars and pounded drums, the Sisters keep one ear on the ground and the other towards the atmosphere. Rather than working within the lines of modern rhythm and structure, they revert towards a primal direction, cutting off the fat and oozing forth only the most natural and unfettered sounds. Naturally, such a technique can be unsettling, as it's not something most humans are interested to hear, or have heard since upright-walking became a viable mode of transportation. This is music for those who kill their own food.

Tonight the Sisters make a rare Melbourne appearance to launch their new masterwork "Samantha.." on Thurston Moore's US label Ecstatic Peace! Additional sonics from Sydney noiseniks CIRCLE PIT & Melbourne lovelies BEACHES.

Upcoming Arousals:
Sun Aug 3 - Johnny Saw Horses CD launch + Super Stupid + Kes + Biddy Connor + Cougar Flashy
Sun Aug 24 - Noriko Tujiko (Japan) + more
Sun Aug 31 - Haco (Japan) + Tom Hall (Brisbane)

Sabbatical Presents 25.07.08

8PM Friday 25 July at Forepaw (275 High Street Northcote 3070) Sabbatical Presents: Breathing Shrine (Rob Mayson + Bonnie Mercer of The Grey Daturas in duo mode), Family Jewels (Nic Warnock of Onani & Circle Pit solo), Blarke Bayer (Ben Andrews of Agents of Abhorrence & My Disco solo), Krystkrvstoffiston (Simon Taylor + Chris Hill Grey Klvt Metal/Depressive AFBM noise project) and Absoluten Calfeutrail (Mark Groves of True Radical Miracle & Collapsed Toilet Vietnam solo Noise/PE project). This show needs to be over by 11pm, and these playing times will be adhered to: 8:00 - 8:25pm Blarke Bayer / 8:40 - 8:55pm Absoluten Calfeutrail / 9:10 - 9:35pm Krystkrvstoffiston / 9:50 - 10:15pm Family Jewels / 10:30 - 10:55pm Breathing Shrine

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Next Wednesday the 23rd of July @ Stutter...

@ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street,
8:30 PM
$5 on the door

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Arabic Numeral (Any Integer) - Make It Up club - 22 July

forwarded from Barnaby Oliver:

Multiple simultaneous realisations of La Monte Young's legendary 'Arabic Numeral (Any Integer)'. Featuring:

Ned Colette
Jess Pinney (Johnny Saw Horses)
The Crystal Set
Mark Cauvin
Andrew Macintosh (aka Screwtape)
Don Rogers (Faspeedelay, Volume=Colour et al)
Mike Dawe
Anthea Caddy
Troy Naumoff (Ants)
Tarquin Manek
Hugh McSpedden

Directed by Barnaby Oliver
Tuesday July 22nd, 9pm
Make It Up Club @ Bar Open

La Monte Young's 'Arabic Numeral (Any Integer)' (1960, aka 'X (to Henry Flynt)') might be described a cornerstone of experimental and minimalist music. The score consists of a single written instruction - to repeat a sound every 1 or 2 seconds as accurately as possible for a long time. Previously realised only as a solo performance, we are presenting the piece as a continuum of solo and ensemble interpretations, utilising double bass, found objects, clarinet, banjo, live video and other media, all performed by a diverse cross-section of Melbourne's experimental music community.

Liquid Architecture - special events 16-19 July

An installation by Michael Prior & Lachlan Conn
Upstairs at the Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne.
Open Thursday 17 July ? Saturday 19 July, 2?8pm FREE

SOUNDWALK with Anthony Magen
Saturday 19 July 3pm ? 5pm, FREE
Observe the acoustic ecology of North Melbourne on a guided sound exploration
Commencing at Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall, 3:00pm and ending at Melbourne Planetarium at 4:45pm
Please bring water, good walking shoes, and a Zone 1 train ticket
No talking during the event / Cancelled in the event of rain
Anthony Magen is the secretary of the Australian Forum for Acoustic Ecology

102.7 FM
Dance Cadaverous
(Wednesday 10pm - 12am)
with Sophie Brous
This Wednesday 16th July Sophie chats with Lawrence English, media artist, composer and curator based in Brisbane, Australia. Touring Australia as part of Liquid Architecture 9, thanks to Sound Travellers, Lawrence also heads the multi-arts organisation and imprint ::ROOM40::

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Liquid Architecture 16-19 July

Sound Curating Workshop Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall 521 Queensberry Street Wed 16th 10am - 4pm

Satellite Event: Within Earshot presents 'Displacement' City Watch House, Old Melbourne Gaol, Russell St (between La Trobe and Victoria Sts)Wednesday July 16 from 7pm $5

Westspace Level 1, 15 - 19 Anthony Streetwed 16th -fri 18th 12-7pm - saturday 19th 11-4pm vacuum #1

Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall Thursday July 17 7.30pm $15/$12

Arts House North Melbourne Town Hall Friday July 18 7.30pm $15/$12
TOY.BIZARRE (Bellac) ANDREW PEKLER (Berlin) LAWRENCE ENGLISH (Brisbane) METALOG (Sydney/Melbourne)

Immersion curated by Philip Samartzis Melbourne Planetarium, Scienceworks, Spotswood Saturday July 19 5pm $15/$12

Arts House North Melbourne Town HallSaturday July 19 9pm $15/$12 ROBERT NORMANDEAU (Montreal) JACQUES SODDELL (Bendigo) ROD PRICE

Full details at

Vacuum #1 - West Space - 16,17,18,19 July

forwarded from Camilla Hannan:

16 July – 19 July 2008
vacuum #1
part of the Liquid Architecture 9 festival of sound arts
Eamon Sprod & Camilla Hannan
Guest appearances:
Wed 16 July, 12-7pm: Camilla Hannan + Eamon Sprod
Thurs 17 July, 12-7pm: Carl Priestly + Anthea Caddy (with Camilla Hannan + Eamon Sprod)
Fri 18 July, 12-7pm: Thembi Soddell + Ryan Cockburn (with Camilla Hannan + Eamon Sprod)
Sat 19 July, 11am-4pm: Matthew Davis (with Camilla Hannan + Eamon Sprod)
Cedric Peyronnet appearance times as yet to be confirmed
Guests may make unscheduled random appearances at other times for
duration of performances

Wednesday to Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 12-5pm
West Space
1st Floor, 15-19 Anthony Street
Melbourne Vic 3000, Australia

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Pateras/Baxter/Brown CD Launch @ The Empress 20.07.2008

Melbourne's world-renowned abstract improv trio, Pateras/Baxter/Brown Launch their third record at the only prepared-piano-friendly venue in town on Sunday afternoon, July 20th, 2008.

Released on adventurous Polish noise label,, the session was recorded by the amazing Chris Lawson and sounds incredible.

The Trio will be performing 2 sets back to back, beginning at 4pm.

Where: The Empress Hotel, Cnr of Nicholson and Scotchmer Streets, North Fitzroy, Melbourne.
When: 4-6pm, Sunday July 20th, 2008.
Cost: $10

Friday, 11 July 2008

Next Wednesday the 16th of July @ Stutter...

  • The Donkey's Tail
  • Absoluten Calfeutrail
  • Poletopra
  • Juarez

The Donkey's Tail is an experimental, abstract, free noise, improv, garage ensemble using electric guitars, brass, drums, percussion teamed with various home made instruments and noise making objects.

The group for the Horse Bazaar performance will include John Nixon, Sean Bailey and Simon Stephenson, with a guitar and percussion-oriented set.

Absoluten Calfeutrail is the solo noise/power electronics unit of Mark Groves (True Radical Miracle, Whitehorse, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam). Simple compositions utilising readily available elements: voice, synth, contact microphones, distortion, delay, stress and anxiety.

Poletopra is a new duo featuring renowned experimental musician, Anthony Pateras, and renowned sound/visual artist, Marco Fusinato. Combining a pummeling aesthetic with lightning response, Poletopra is brutal free improv for the 21st century.Poletopra on Pateras MySpazz

Juarez is the solo project of Jessica Pinney (one half of Johnny Saw Horses). Using analogue synths and various vocal techniques Juarez works with the sounds of the body and environmental extremes such as tidal flooding and the desert.

This will be one of the last performances from Jess for a while as she is heading off to the UK. We will be concocting a special Juarez drink on the evening in her honour, most likely with tequila! so please come down and raise a farewell glass!

@ Horse Bazaar

397 Little Lonsdale Street,


8:30 PM

$5 on the door
Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Monday, 7 July 2008

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Next Wednesday the 9th of July @ Stutter...

3 sets with Rod Cooper:

Since 1988, Rod Cooper has transformed traditional instrument designs into new metallic hybrids. Each sound sculpture has a large range of sounds, incorporating percussion, bowing mechanisms resonant springs and acoustic noise.

Rod will be performing with musicians from Melbourne, NSW and New Zealand. This is the first of an ongoing series @ Stutter which will focus on an individual performer in combination with others over 3 sets.

@ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street,
8:30 PM
$5 on the door

Click here for Stutter MySpazz

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Sabbatical Presents 12.07.08

Sabbatical Presents: Saturday 12 July at The Afterdark 565 High Street Northcote / 8:30PM / $5

When Worlds Collide (Adam Nash, Greg Wadley)
The Inevitable Orbit (Julian Williams, Dion Nania, Frances Plagne, Greg Flywheel Greg)
Lakes (Sean Bailey)
Eye Off (Simon Taylor)
Cicatrix (Matthew Brown)

Every day thousands of people go to online virtual worlds such as Second Life to communicate, create and explore. There is also a burgeoning scene of people making art and music inside this virtual world, using the unique qualities its virtual space. Two performers who blur real and virtual spaces are Adam Nash and Greg Wadley. They have devised a mixed-reality piece - When Worlds Collide - based on Adam's Seventeen Unsung Songs installation, which is located on a virtual island in Second Life. Adam and Greg pilot their avatars around the island, triggering sounds and animations as they navigate the sculptures. The sound and vision they create is broadcast into ''real world'' venues via a projector and PA.
Adam and Greg have performed WWC twice in Melbourne. They return for a third show - with a twist - at the Afterdark bar, 565 High st, Northcote on Saturday 12th July. The twist is that Greg will be performing from San Francisco - in real time. He will be represented at Afterdark by a laptop, placed on the stage. Also playing this night are The Inevitable Orbit, Lakes, Eye Off and Cicatrix.
The ''instrument'' in this performance - Seventeen Unsung Songs - is an audiovisual installation for Second Life created by Adam (avatar name Adam Ramona). Presented by the Odyssey Art Simulator, it represents a landmark in the development of the virtual audiovisual art/music scene. Deeply interactive, it consists of immersive audiovisual sculptures that are played by the users themselves, activating sounds and animations as they navigate within the sculptures.
Adam Nash is internationally recognized as one of the most innovative artists working in Multi-User Virtual Environments. His work has been presented around the world including at SIGGRAPH, ISEA, and the Venice Biennale. He is currently one of the recipients of the inaugural Australia Council Second Life Artist in Residency grant.
Greg Wadley has played in a number of Australian bands and is a founding member of performance group the Hi God People. Through his Spill label he has produced compilations of Australian music and performed production roles on many albums. He is conducting research into virtual worlds at the University of Melbourne.