Friday, October 29, 2010

Australian Oz Rock Classics as Interpreted By American Song Poem Companies

American Song/Poems companies have exisited for decades, basically song sharks who prey on amateur lyricists, exploiting their ambition to break into the music business. Under the guise of a co-writing ‘partnership’, they will hastily arrange accompanying music to basically any lyrics sent in, for a fee! pitting the naivety of aspiring song writers from across North America with bored overworked sweatshop musicians.

Although their heyday was throughout the 50's 60's and 70's Incredibly I discovered these companies still exist to this day so I decided to hear what they would come up with if i presented them with some of Australia's biggest hits that failed to chart in America. So i pretended these lyrics as my own sending them lyrics to two companies, Magic Key in Utah and The Nashville Song Service in Tennessee, asking them to compose music for them.

these are the results, enjoy!


to celebrate dualpLOVER's first Free Digital Download release we are going to have a listening party for these and other song poem gems as well as a screening of the incredible documentary 'Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story' which features appearances by David Fox at Magic Key who had a go at writing music for the Skyhooks - Ego, Radiators - Gimme head and Mondo Rocks - Come Said the Boy!!!.

Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story (2003)
directed by Jamie Meltzer

Wednesday 3rd November
GRUB, 643 elisabeth st waterloo (entry via rear lane)
listening party from 7pm to 10pm, film screening at 8pm
entry and refreshments by donation

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Auraltered State #5

The performance space in association with dualpLOVER invites you to Auraltered State #5 the fifth in a series of eight free concerts to be conducted across 2010/11 focussing on the music of New South Wales as heard through the ears of Lucas Abela. These performances will cross a wide spectrum of music from the state, focused on presenting evenings of contrasting music’s from some of our more irreverent, innovative, unusual and original artists from now, then and the future. All shows will be held at the new Performance Space Clubhouse, with a limited capacity of 100 patrons so please come early. This series has been kindly supported by the NSW ministry of the arts.

//HORSEMACGYVER\\\ (canberra)
Horse MacGyver (formerly as is now always a ///▲▲▲\\\) is a sound and video artist toying with breakdown and smoked out feedback. Slurring lines between multiple genres of music, none of his live shows have been entirely the same thing twice.Y

Robbie Avenaim and Lloyd Honeybrook are Fucked. In every sense of the word. The two have been playing together in various forms for half a decade, but with both exploring the sheer extremities of their respective instruments - Robbie with his mechanical kick-drum pedals and Lloyd with his feedback sax - this duo is undoubtedly the most fucked thing they've done. Sonically somewhere between Borbetomagus, Napalm Death demos and your unfavourite noisecore band, but so much more antagonistic. These guys take 1600 bpm bass drum blastbeats and hideously loud saxophony to exactly where you would expect it: pure fuckedness. Fresh off their Japan tour where they collaborated with the likes of Optron (Atsuhiro Ito) and Shoji Hano (High Rise), and shared stages with Corrupted, Lasse Marhaug, Otomo Yoshihide and other purveyors of brutality, the two are pushing themselves even harder to levels of devastation. First Sydney show!

Martin Ng
Martin, formerly known as DJ Scalpel Chest is considered the 4th sexiest Asian man in Sydney. He was also runner-up in the Dr Hot competition of 1999. As a heart surgeon, an extraordinary musician and experimental sound artist, Martin is at the cutting edge of a new musical genre dubbed 'cardiologycore' (though rival medical teams have also dubbed the genre 'ambient post-heartbreak doom'). He also spent time hitting the skins for The Transplants, keeping the pulse of the band's melodic punk roots alive, in the same vein as Artery Agogo. Martin now divides his interest between twirling the needles in the suture room and twirling the decks.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

HOMELESS#1 [ONLY OZ GIG for Boredoms side projects Zach Hill and NO MOA DURAMMA]

Side project of Hisham Bharoocha & Butchy Fuego. Both of these prolific drummers/artists have played in a wide variety of settings with different people. In addition to both being current members of the iconic Japanese experimental band Boredoms, Hisham's musical legacy includes Soft Circle, Pixeltan, Black Dice and organizing 77,88, 9, and Boadrum 10. Butchy has played with Pit Er Pat, M.I.A., NA FUEGO & Matteah Baim, in addition to being an established producer making albums with bands such as The Red Krayola, These Are Powers, Hecuba & many more.


is a musician residing in Sacramento, California. Primarily known for his drumming, he performs/has performed in numerous Pacific Coast based groups, including his primary group, Hella, as well as Holy Smokes, Nervous Cop [with Greg Saunier of Deerhoof and Joanna Newsome], and a diverse range of others including El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez [basically a meld of Hella and the Mars Volta memebers], Team Sleep (featuring Chino Moreno of Deftones), Goon Moon, Marnie Stern, Crime in Choir, The Ladies (a duo with Rob Crow of Pinback), Bygones (a duo with Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos), CHLL PLL (a duo with Zac Nelson) and Flössin (a collaboration with Christopher Willits and rotating members Kid606, Matmos, Nate Boyce and Carson McWhirter).

also on the bill are

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.

What's been described as ''a trumpet player trapped in a two dimensional universe'' is in fact the unique work of Justice Yeldham, a maverick musician with an unhealthy obsession with sheets of broken glass. In his infamous show that has astonished and bemused countless people in over 40 countries, yeldham ecstatically purses his lips against sheets of amplified glass whilst deftly employing various vocal techniques ranging from throat singing to raspberries, turning discarded shards into crude musical instruments. The results are a wild array of cacophonous noise that is strangely controlled and oddly musical. The instruments simple, original and effective premise is a welcome riposte to over complicated musical performances of modern times. A one of a kind act re-defining the expression 'don't try this at home' this show quite simply needs to be witnessed to be fully appreciated, let alone understood.

Crab Smasher is a NSW based group of improvisational sound sharks crafting a frenzied hodgepodge of weirdo psychedelic noise rock and experimental pop delicious. The band formed in 2002 as a cheesy electronic novelty noise act and have since mutated through a number of confusing formations into the sellout 4-5 headed rock-and-roll hydra that exists today. With about 13 or 14 CDR, cassette, and digital releases to their name, the band is currently working on a new LP, which promises to be both titillating and queer.


friends of mine i toured with in the US who just happen to be in town this week and asked for a show.

13th Oct from 8pm
presale tix $15
otherwise $25 on the door @ Home Nightclub, Darling Harbour

20:30 21:00 The Dawns

21:10 21:50 Crab Smasher

22:00 22:45 No Moa Duramma

22:55 23:10 Justice Yeldham

23:20 0:05 Zach Hill

0:15 0:50 Menstruation Sisters

all set times are estimations