Wednesday, 28 January 2009

This Wednesday the 4th of February @ Stutter...

Skin and Bones (Bus Gallery), Stutter and Sunshine & Grease present a night of music and merriment.... Performances on the night:

  • Circle Pit (Sydney) - World's greatest living rock band
  • Animal Prophets (Sydney / Melbourne) - Furry Free Jazz ecstasy
  • Cocks Arquette - 21st century Junk shop rock composition to open the night.
  • Dj Shits + Giggles

Only $5 (conc) and $8 (full) to get in.

Starts at 8:30pm
This show is part of the Skin and Bones, Bus Gallery costume and Fashion show and is part of the LÓREAL Melbourne International Fashion Festival.

@ Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street

Click here for Stutter myspazz

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Acid Mothers Guru Guru - Feb 10 @ The Toff

Tues Feb 10, 2009.
The Toff 252 Swanston St Melbourne

Maximum Arousal presents:

Acid Mothers Guru Guru
features Mani Neumeier from the legendary and influential German Krautrock group Guru Guru as well as Kawabata Makoto and Atsushi Tsuyama from Japan's holy Acid Mothers Temple. The result is a fiery fantasy filled, loud/soft, colorful trans-generational psychedelic collaboration.

The Acid Mothers Guru Guru started in a spontaneous session in March of 2006 in Nagoya, Japan. When the improvisation commenced the passionate excitement was clear to all in the room and it was then that this special psychedelic trio began. A Japanese tour was planned, an album was recorded and the 'Psychedelic Navigator' release on Important Records is the fruits of this mutual musical admiration.

While all involved will admit that this project is a dream collaborations it was the Acid Mothers Temple guys who were worshipping Guru Guru in their teens. In the world of Krautrock, which is filled with no shortage of stellar drummers, Mani is right up there among the best of them. He's not Mr. Motorik but instead maintains a very jazzy, busy and often quite tribal percussion style that nonetheless manages to stay heavy and create a consistent wall of rhythm. In combination with the freak-out sounds of Kawabata's Acid Mothers soul collective this group is definitely much more than the sum of its parts!

The Acid Mothers Guru Guru is two generations of psychedelic rock joining forces for the 21st century. This will be their only Melbourne performance & is not to be missed!!!


Upcoming Arousals:

Sun Feb 15: Damo Suzuki (Japan) + The Kits (UK)
Sun Feb 22: Gudrun Gut (Germany) + Mani Neumeier (Germany)

Friday, 23 January 2009

Sabbatical Presents: Brassskulls / Chrysalis 6/7.02.09

Sabbatical Presents 06/07.02.09: These shows centre on return visits to Victoria from Brassskulls and Chrysalis after brilliant sets in Melbourne during 2008. Please note the early start time for the second show on Saturday 7 February.

Live at Pony (68 Little Collins Street City)
at 9pm on Friday 6 February

Sabbatical presents:
Brassskulls (from Newcastle NSW)
Chrysalis (from Hobart TAS)
Marco Fusinato
Absoluten Calfeutrail
Microvom (formerly Sonand)

Live at Gulag Projects (6 Jenkin Street East Brunswick)
at 3pm on Saturday 7 February / six dollars entry
Sabbatical Presents:

Brassskulls (from Newcastle NSW)

Chrysalis (from Hobart TAS)
vs. Absoluten Calfeutrail
Ebola Disco

Oranj Punjabi


Sunday, 18 January 2009

Found Sound launch - Guildford Land Gallery - 28 Jan 2009

forwarded from Amelia Douglas:

Found Sound: The Experimental Instrument Project is a new series of sound art and musical events featuring handmade and experimental instruments designed and built by Australian artists, sculptors, designers, performers, musicians and composers. The 2009 program is hosted by The Wednesday Project at Guildford Lane Gallery. Click bing swazzle klack whirrr clang!

Please join us for the launch of the series on January 28, 2009 at 6:30pm. Featuring renowned sound artist Ros Bandt in collaboration with Albert Mishriki on glass percussion, sound sculptures, tubes, bicycle wheels, kitchen implements, bells, plastic pipes, household goods and a hat stand!

Guildford Lane Gallery, 20-24 Guildford Lane, Melbourne

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Maximum Arousal presents Eugene Chadbourne & Schneider TM this Sunday!



The task of describing the life and work of Eugene Chadbourne is more than daunting. His music is so unique, and his output over almost thirty years of music-making is so vast, as to defy description - to that must be added so many other skills and important contributions to music. He is truly a Renaissance man, a rebel among rebels.

He began playing guitar at an early age. Noticing that girls liked The Beatles, he thought perhaps learning to play the guitar could lead to getting a girlfriend. Having rejected the other two paths to this desirable outcome, beating people up and being good at sports, he began to teach himself how to play. What began with a simple boyish dream and a Herman's Hermits record turned into a musical odyssey that has connected the dots between the Appalachians and the edges of the known musical universe.

Eugene is a music lover who listens to the world with an open mind, which is reflected in his sets. A typical one could include the music of Thelonious Monk, Eric Satie, Merle Haggard, Phil Ochs along with his own. Some of the departure points may be familiar, but even if you have heard him play a song before, you won't hear it the same way again. Each performance and each listening is unique. It has to be. To paraphrase an old saying "you can't play the same note twice" and at the heart of improvisation is an awareness of music, the instrument, the place and all that has led up to that moment. The improvisational music scene can sometimes get a bit rarefied and oblique, but Eugene's guiding star is his ongoing love for country music. It is not a repertoire customarily heard in New York's The Knitting Factory or the avant-garde festivals of Europe, but Dr. Chad has made it so.

The list of artists he has collaborated with runs into pages. Henry Kaiser, John Zorn, Charlie Haden, Jimmy Carl Black, and the Violent Femmes are just a handful, appearing in clubs, galleries and festivals and in one case, a command performance with Tony Trischka for William S. Burroughs.

He has also written widely about music, inventing the touring diary when he described his travels with Shockabilly in 1984, and creating books including I Hate the Man Who Runs This Bar. He is one of the founders of the "low-fi" or "low tech" movement that came to see thousands of artists creating and releasing their own cassettes (and now CDs) on their own labels. He has also inspired many as a creator of instruments. His electric rake has motivated many artists to build new instruments and expand the sonic landscape. When you combine all of the above with his penchant for speaking out loud and clear about what exactly the hell seems to be going on, you have an unforgettable artist. This will be Dr.Chadbourne's first Melbourne performance since 1985!

Also appearing is Schneider TM from Germany. With his cover of the Smiths classic 'There is a Light That Never Goes Out' released as 'The Light 3000' Schneider TM aka Dirk Dresselhaus broke through from obscurity into the consciousness of the emerging underground electronica scene with this cheeky cover. Time Out described him as sounding like 'the Velvet Underground covering Blue Monday' and there are plenty of other interesting angles his vocoder heavy experimental electro-freak-pop music includes. Much of his work is psychedelic almost dreamy music and has been remixed by artists such as MOGWAI and THE CALCULATORS. Most recently Dirk has been working with Ilpo Vaisanen of PAN SONIC in the duo project ANGEL.


Upcoming Arousals:
Feb 10: ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU (Japan/Germany)
Feb 15: DAMO SUZUKI (Japan) + THE KITS
Feb 22: MANI NEUMEIER (Germany)

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Sabbatical: Announcing Juarez's debut, 'Revontulet'

Juarez is the solo project of Jessica Pinney, and Revontulet (SBB012) is her debut release for the Sabbatical label. This is a dark electroacoustic work centred on processed analogue electronics and the layering of rich vocal lines, generating an eerie intimacy that is equally inviting and unsettling. The four extended pieces comprising Revontulet were tracked and mixed by Marcus Cook at Head Gap in Preston, Victoria during July 2008.
Revontulet is available now through our webstore at or at independent record stores around Australia.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Sabbatical Presents 22.01.09

Thursday 22 January at the Old Bar Sabbatical Presents our first show for 2009. Opening the show is the brutal wall of Dead Boomers, featuring Mark Groves and Leith Thomas of Sabbatical. Second up is the duo of Evelyn Morris & Shags from Pikelet, exploring new-age-kraut synth jams, followed by Chrome Dome, a new duo (featuring one Shaun South) offering up ugly hypnotic pop music. Closing the evening is Paeces, on this occasion consisting of Sean Bailey, Chris Hill and Bianca Hester with a recorded component from the absent Joshua Petherick. Doors are at 8:30pm, with the first performance kicking off shortly after 9pm. Entry is $6.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Julian Williams album launch 14th Jan

Julian Williams (of Hi God People etc) has a new solo album Liquidambar out this month, jointly released by the Synaesthesia and Spill labels. Launch is on Wed 14th Jan, the first Stutter night of 2009, at Horse Bazaar, 397 Little Lonsdale st. Playing on the night are JW, Snawklor, The Inevitable Orbit and Justin K. Fuller, with video art by Jason Heller. For more details please see Julian's web page or the press release. -Greg