Wednesday, November 24, 2010

THE CROOKED FIDDLE BAND @ SHUSH - TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

tickets now on sale for the The Crooked Fiddle Band 's 4th annual post-festival show on January 7th NOW AT THE FACTORY, ENMORE AND NOT AT @ Shush Newtown ! Its our first show of 2011 and theirs too, and with a line up including The WooHoo Revue, Kira Puru and the Bruise, The Lurkers, David Carr's Fabulous Contraption & more, it's going to be HUGE!


Buy tickets here


MYSPACE LINKS : 
Laneous & The Family Yah
http://www.myspace.com/lachlaneous


The Crooked Fiddle Band
http://www.myspace.com/thecrookedfiddleband


The Woohoo Revue
http://www.myspace.com/thewoohoorevue


Kira Puru and the Bruise
http://www.myspace.com/kirapurumusic 


The Lurkers
http://www.myspace.com/getlurked 

Monday, November 15, 2010

ASONG SOS CONCERT @ SHUSH!


GANGgajang and Mahalia Barnes will headline an SOS (Salute Our Songwriters) Concert to be run by the peak body for Australian songwriters, ASONG (www.asong.org.au ) at Shush in Newtown on Thurs 2 Dec. The entire lineup will showcase a range of extraordinary original  Australian artists, including members of ASONG’s contributing bodies – the Australian Songwriters Association (ASA), Songsalive! and the Songwriting Society of Australia (SSA). The focus of the event is to highlight the need for improved levels of local content on our radio programs.

National not-for-profit organisation ASONG (Australian Songwriters Official National Group)s is determined to foster a positive change for locally produced Australian music by increasing the per centage to be played on Australian commercial radio.
The SOS (Salute Our Songwriters) Concert will help raise awareness of the current perilous state Australian songwriters find themselves in, with the local content quotas for the existing radio formats (the analog stations) being locked in at no more than 25%.  This is in stark contrast with countries such as France and Canada, where quotas of up to 60% local content have been successfully legislated for, with a view to maintaining and encouraging the growth of the local culture. Without sufficient quotas, countries may find themselves slowly but surely becoming cultural satellites of the United States, with local populations identifying with Detroit hip-hop and slick plastic Hollywood music, while losing touch with the very music which reflects their own country's culture.
The recent decision by the Australian Communications and Media Authority(ACMA) regarding local content quotas is a timely case in point. Briefly, this decision covers the coming three year period, during which time commercial radio stations on the digital band will be able to play music 24 hours a day, without having to include one Australian song on their playlists. How ACMA could have come to this decision is beyond the understanding of the Directors and the member organisations of ASONG. It is obvious to them that the relationship between commercial radio playlists and the profile of Australian music (and the culture itself), is intrinsically interwoven.
ASONG will continue to support Australian Songwriters in matters pertaining to the political and commercial spheres of influence. Its mission to look after our songwriters is supported by the organisation’s major sponsor, APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association).
The ASONG SOS Concert 2010 is the inaugural show of what will become an iconic annual event. Get your ticket at presale prices from www.asong.org.au.
Where: SHUSH (52 Enmore Rd, Newtown – Level 2, @ Newtown RSL)    www.shushnewtown.blogspot.com
When: Thurs 2 Dec 2010
Time: 7pm
Price: $30 ($25 presale via www.asong.org.au)

Further enquiries: A Red Letter Day (Event Management) 02  9519 3978

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

TEE EIGHTCH PHOTOGRAPHY - B-COMPLEX @ SHUSH

TEE EIGHTCH PHOTOGRAPHY's amazing photos of Bass Drop pres. B-Complex @ Shush are now on his facebook page - check it out via the links!

Great photos of an awesome night...








Monday, November 8, 2010

LOW SOCIETY presents REQUIEM AUDIO LABEL LAUNCH @ SHUSH!

Australian dubsteppers Droid Sector & Boot are proud to present Requiem Audio.

Requiem Audio is a label dedicated to dark & atmospheric dubstep, with a focus on originality, technical prowess and beats that go for your brain as well as your feet.
We'll be bringing you the deepest, darkest innovative artists from around the world, with releases from US dancefloor stalwarts Babylon System,
studio geniuses Triage & The Bassist, Hungary's dark master Matt U, Dubtek, Sook, Matta, 3rdeye, Safire, Chewie, Shadow Conspiracy, J. Nitrous, Sick Cycle, Sounds Of Solidarity as well as tunes from Droid Sector & Boot locked and loaded.

ARTISTS -

LOW SOCIETY

3rd Eye (Byron)
Droid Sector (Melb)
The Abyss (Syd)

+ Low Society DJ's

FOREIGNDUB

Sariss
Sam The Chemist
ForeignDub
Person3
Dj Finesse
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Doors open at 9pm. Get down early to ensure entry!
2nd room hosted by ForeignDub with all the usual suspects.
Awesome visuals and lighting presented by Ubersexual and JAX.
Hosted by Conduct MC.

$15 all night long :)
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BIO's -

3rd Eye
(Requiem Audio, Stoke, Gradient, Area, TwentyTwelve, Echodub, Sub Continental).

Emerging from a background in audio engineering and metal production, 3rdeye began experimenting with drum and bass production in 2005 as well as establishing himself as a DJ supporting artists as diverse as Concord Dawn, Artificial Intelligence, High Contrast, Mindscape, Black Sun Empire, Big Bud and Calyx. Now considered one of the leading lights of the Australian dubstep scene, 3rdeye has been grounded in the movement since debut track ‘Irish Wind’ garnered widespread acclaim in 2007. He is submerged in the deeper side of the genre with a soulful, diverse, and ever- expanding sound.
3rdeye’s detailed productions point to a wide range of influences - the lush chords and crackles of dubtechno, the atmosphere and melody of deep drum and bass, to the stark minimalism and enveloping sub-bass of early dubstep. He also draws influence from personal experiences, art, philosophy, dreams, and film in order to create his cinematic, emotionally charged soundscapes. 3rdeye’s style is never static, and this is reflected in a healthy release schedule on a variety of internationally renowned labels including Requiem Audio, Stoke Audio, Twenty/Twelve Recordings, Sub Continental Dub, Gamma Audio, Case Records, Echodub and Gradient Audio.
DJ support including: HxdB, BunZer0, Phaeleh, TKR, Myrkur, Vesicle, Boot, Dubtek, Droid Sector, Tri-Funk, Mind, Jeekoos, Westernsynthetics, Be-1ne, Flippo, Phonetics, Vishnu, B1t Crunch3r, Matoa, King SlaFF, Phonetic System, Roko, Bigbasha and Andy Warburton (Ministry Of Sound).

Current Releases:
[CASE003] ‘Memory’ (ft Akshay Kalawar) / ‘Aqua’ – Case Records (released April 2009) [TT004] 3rdeye & Sj√∂uk - ‘Apocalypto VIP’ – TwentyTwelve Netaudio (released April 2009) [ECHO002] ‘Undulate’ – Echodub (released September 2009 on ‘Echodub Loves Vol.1’) [STOKEC001] ‘Rothko’ – Stoke Audio (June 2010)
[GAMMA014] ‘Octanorm’ (with Sadim) – Gamma Audio (June 2010)[TTRD009] ‘The Road To Awe’ EP – Twenty/Twelve Recordings (July 2010) [HAITI004] ‘Ascent Descent’ – Betamorph / Twenty/Twelve Recordings (August 2010)
Forthcoming Releases:
‘Embryonics’ (with Safire) – forthcoming Requiem Audio (vinyl, 2011) ‘Monolithic’ (with Interval) – forthcoming Gradient Audio (2011) ‘Expressions’ (with Dubtek) – Forthcoming Requiem Audio (late 2010/early 2011) ‘Yonaguni Dreams’ – forthcoming Area Recordings (2011)
‘Irish Wind’ – forthcoming Sub Continental Dub (2011) Interval – ‘Destiny Has Fallen’ (3rdeye Remix) – forthcoming Case Records (2011) B1t Crunch3r – ‘Decaying Matter’ (3rdeye Remix) – forthcoming Gradient Audio (2011)

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Droid Sector
(Requiem Audio, Ascension, Subway, Terminal Dusk, Shift, Paradise Lost).

Tom Wojcicki aka Droid Sector is a 27 year old producer/dj currently residing in Geelong on the east coast of Australia. Since late 2008 Droid Sector had steadily been increasing his exposure within the scene through a number digital releases on labels such as Rottun, Shift and Stupid Fly. Mid 2009 saw him get picked up for his first vinyl release by none other than Tech Itch, and he made his vinyl debut on Ascension with two popular tunes Crimson Tears and Bipolar.

From that point onwards things really picked up for him and a succession of vinyl releases followed, with his collab with the Bassist 'Jah Is Coming' becoming a hit in the US and EU. His tunes range from the face meltingly hard and heavy to deep melancholic numbers.

At the end of 2009 he began playing DJ shows and has thus far headlined in every major city in Australia. His sets take in a wide range of dubstep styles from the deep to the heavy, and crowds can always be assured of hearing 100% fresh tunes when they see him play. He has also recently started a vinyl label dedicated to dark, deep and techy dubstep with artists such as Babylon System and Matt U onboard to release tunes on it.

The rest of 2010 sees a swathe of vinyl coming out on a broad range of labels, as well as many shows both at home and abroad.

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The Abyss
(Requiem Audio, Terminal Dusk, Ad Noiseam, Gradient, Rottun, Rogue Dubs, Paradise Lost).

Boot & Sook write music because they have to, they seriously wouldn't know what to do with themselves if they didn't. No similes, allegories or waffling flowery statements are needed to describe the sound: Badass teched out take your pants off dancefloor punk filth plain and simple!
Their sets consists of their own funked out filthiness combined with some of the most ridiculous dubs on the circuit from some of the most mindbendingly disgusting producers on the planet.
The Abyss have several releases out and forthcoming on some of dubstep's most established and fastest upcoming labels such as Sook's huge powerfilth tracks End Of Time & The New Bleak on Rottun, Boot's haunting Satellite forthcoming on Terminal Dusk & a filthy remix of Secateur's Metalizer for Brisbane label Digital Mixdown. They've also got a split EP forthcoming on Betamorph containing solo and collab tracks from both the boys.
Boot & Sook have had DJ and Radio support from artists such as Excision, Droid Sector, Triage, Garage Pressure, Sub Bass Snarl, Twisted, Dubtek, Dank Dealz, Western Synthetics, Phaded, Datsik, Sick Cycle, Innasekt, Suspect, Vaski, Paranoise and Current Value.
The boys have supported the likes of Antiserum, Excision, Reso, Seven, Balkansky, Garage Pressure, Mark Pritchard, Calyx & Teebee, Phace, Misanthrop, Raiden, Spor, Ewun, Gridlok, Storm, Klute, Temper D, Impact, Dose, C4C and Telemetrik.
They've also been regulars at many events/riots/paddywagons around Sydney including the infamous DSS Warehouse parties, Void, No Frills, Konkrete Jungle, DNBBQ, Suck It Up, MITC, Greenbeats and Inhale, and have just completed an Australian mini tour, taking in Adelaide, Perth & Melbourne.

Strap on your moonboots, it's time to spacewalk... 

BASS DROP @ SHUSH - PHOTOS ON INTHEMIX!

Bass Drop pres. B Complex

Check them out HERE!

CARNAGE @ SHUSH THIS SATURDAY!



Death Metal, Prog Metal and Blackened Death Metal all on one Bill!
Carnage will host its second event at its new location in newtown with three monster bands,two of them being Hate Disciple (QLD) and Altars (SA) having their Debut shows in Sydney and the other being Mass Burials Long awaited Launch of their album "Eternal war".
Supporting these three monsters will be the local acts of Progressive Metal Hemina and Avarin both featu
ring some well respected Musicians in the Australian Metal scene.

www.myspace.com/heminaaus
Hemina, Sydney's Exclusive Prog Power Metal band have only been playing for a shortwhile, with Andrew Craig on battery from Numerous bands including Lycanthia, we are assured an amazing performance from these guys.

www.myspace.com/avarin
Avarin, with front man Mike Zois, there arent many matches to how impressive this bloke can throw his voice, along with the rest of the band, once again, I've seen them pull off "Children of the Sea" pretty damn well, so lets hope they play that one again.

Altars

www.myspace.com/altarsofficial
Hailing from Adelaide, South Australia, Altars is a four piece Death Metal band. Since their demo release in 2008 Altars have created a stir in the Australian Death Metal underground, receiving positive reviews and tightening their skills alongside Cannibal Corpse [USA], Portal [AUS], Ulcerate [NZ], Mournful Congregation [AUS], Dismember [SWE], Grave [SWE] amongst others. Removed from the muddy exterior present on their demo release, Altars’ contribution, “Nepenthe… Sepulcher” to the Tzun Tzu/ Altars Split, demonstrates the bands capabilities and promises a far more sinister and unrelenting entity to come as the band now focus on completing tracks for their debut full length TBA.

Hate Disciple

http://www.myspace.com/hatedisciplebbmc
With the unwanted stigma of violence surrounding the band, Hate Disciple have quickly amassed a loyal, somewhat cult following in only a short period of time. With a number of setbacks, including being banned from the venue of their first gig before they had even hit the stage, Hate Disciple have put all this behind them to forge a united bond, intent on delivering a live performance to remember each and every time. Paying no attention to the 'pecking order' of bands around them, Hate Disciple strip away the bullshit, delivering music that refuses to follow any current

Mass Burial

http://www.myspace.com/massburialtheband
Mass Burial was established in 2008 by vocalist/bassist Goran M, the ideologist and main song writer, and lead guitarist Alen A, who gave the band's sound its typical sophisticated finish. The current line up is completed with Ron M on drums. The blackened death metal band from Sydney Australia musically combines elements of merciless vehemence with atmospheric mysticism; amalgamating a unique blend of death and black metal.

Influenced by the greats of extreme metal, including Morbid Angel, Behemoth and Emperor, Mass Burial received acclaim from worldwide audiences and underground metal media for their self released demo "In The Realm Of Death". The formula of necromantic, martial lyrics poured into compositions of hard hitting yet tasteful riffs, mesmerising guitar solos and neck breaking drum patterns, immediately resonates with metal fans who long for music that is artistically rich in dark spirituality.

Following a series of successful concerts in Australia during 2009, Mass Burial engaged Lachlan Mitchell; known for his engineering work on the albums of Australian metal exports, The Amenta and Nazxul, to record and mix the band's debut full length studio album.

'Eternal War' captures some of the darkest apocalyptic visions and unleashes them upon the world in the form of nine perfectly aggressive tracks. Finalised in July 2010, the album was mastered by Alan Douches, credited for his mastering services for some of the world's most famous extreme metal bands including Nile, Mastodon and Sepultura.