Wednesday, April 16, 2008

This Friday and Saturday...

Hi everybody,

This is what we've got for you:

Lost Animal
Das Butcher

Friday April 18, 8.30pm, $cheap

This Friday night features three of Melbourne's finest solo acts.
Wait, come back! There's not a single acoustic guitar strummer amongst

I think we might have said before that Lost Animal is one of our most
favourite new local things. The top two influences listed on his
myspace are Suicide and Serge Gainsbourg, and that kinda nails it,
but, you know, not really. Sparse, raw songs with crooning vox and
minimal backing. "Say No to Thugs" is a stand-out earworm.

Barrage: The Big Issue sez: "The austere moodiness of early 80s new
romanticism and the bounce-riddled aesthetics of early 90s melodic
electronics ... [with] a strangely disturbing edge." Mess + Noise sez:
"A chronicle of order and disorder for a golden dawn" which is, uh,
meaningless, but has a nice ring to it. We say that Barrage is just
about the cutest little boy you'll ever meet, and his brand of fucked
pop is sweet AND sour, and largely pork-free.

Das Butcher reckons: "Mother used to always speak backwards to me,
then one day I found a casio rapman in hard rubbish, I got dressed all
in blood, made some noise, & this is what happened." He's not joking
about the blood neither.

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Khuruksetra (Indonesia)

Saturday April 19, 8.30pm, $cheap

Khuruksetra is an Indonesian experimental noise group influenced by
Javanese performing arts and the Bharatayudha War. A collaboration
between the members of Kalimayat, Whisperdesire, Hypervillain & a
Poet. Now based in Sydney. Featuring Danif Pradana, Mikael Mirdad,
Enrico Utomo and Andra Fembriarto. This is a rare opportunity to see
em do their thing in Melbourne.

Spit is the performing title of Ryan Cockburn, a New Zealander who is
a sometime/past member of EYE along with Peter Stapleton (Victor
Dimisch Band, Pin Group, Scorched Earth Policy, Dadamah, Terminals,
Handful of Dust, Rain, Sleep, Flies Inside the Sun... ), Nathan
Thompson (Sandoz Lab Technicians, Sleep) and Peter Porteous
(Empirical), among other things. He's in Melbourne now and we're not
sure what to expect: Cheap toy guitars, mixers, microphones,
turntables with busted records and computers are all part of his kit,
and his recorded output seems pretty varied... His rekkid label (UFM)
says "If the Dead C had kept making records in the vein of 'Operation
Of The Sonne', but ditched the drums and the electric guitars, they
might have ended up here. If the Clean got incredibly lazy and started
forgetting to finish songs or turn the radio off or sing properly..."
Best to just come along for a look yourself.

Krystoffkrvstoffiston: "From dehidrated northcote dusty lungs full of
grief and god's wrath splutter forth omnipitant pain and anguish.
coroading twin neck guitar and organ acompany these death throughs
only barely riseing from collapsing in heat stroke, this is mottled
Southern Hemisphree Black & White Metal!!!! other project ST John's
Ambience, MOFFARFARRAH, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam, White Horse,
MofHoRah, Malakat, Slotholith, 1/16th headed, Dumb Crystals, Paeces,
MFFRvsBNS, EOH,Kimberly, Bohemian Knights, Alley oops (ex-Slam Dunk!)
and Half man Half Moffafarrah." So, yeah, these two guys who're
involved in a swag of skewed local musical projects do this great
bleak/black ("bleack"?) metal / doom / drone + scree thing. And
they're doing it with the best bandname in town.

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275 High Street Northcote Vic 3070 Australia


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