Let yourself be swept away on the musical phenomenon known as Dirty Projectors, about to hit our shores for their inaugural tour.
Praised from the likes of Bjork to the Roots and David Byrne the Dirty Projectors are an experimental pop - rock or dare I say Indie act, pushing the boundaries of these genres as we know them.
Lead by Dave Longstreth and releasing eclectic pieces of music under the title of Dirty Projectors since 2003, with an ever evolving line up of band members and vocalists joining Dave along the journey this act is not to be missed.
Where: Golden Plains, the Hi-Fi (Melbourne), The Metro (Sydney), Lost Weekend (Brisvegas [CANCELLED]), Rosemount Hotel (Perth)
When: Sunday 7, Tuesday 9, Wednesday 10, Saturday 13 March
Damage: $46 + bf ( hi-fi) seek local press for the rest.
Posted 03-08-2010 by Omni Demarco in Events, Melbourne, Music Stuff
Yakks was born out of frustration, hostility towards the general public, and the mundane 9 to 5 life that was evaporating any form of creative juice attempting to flow.
Annoyed with the amount of garage bands and club music that was being played in Melbourne at the time, Yakks started jamming. In a bedroom where the roof was caving in and the cracks in the walls were so wide you could see outside, they stripped sound back to the basics, turned up the amp and bloody reverberated the crumbling plaster onto the floor, which had a rodent hole, but no cracks.
Encouraged by the late Jay Reatard to “just do it! just go crazy!”, synth player and vocalist Ezzy quit his day job as a screen printer and opted for a more scummy lifestyle of less is more. Drawing influences from bands such as Lost Sounds, Destruction Unit and The Screamers, Yakks began playing stripped down synth-based punk music, touching on subjects such as hardship, disease, the human condition and misunderstandings of everyday life.
Taking it to the streets mid 2009, Yakks have played alongside some of Melbourne’s greatest bands to be associated with the independent music scene, taken part in festival appearances – receiving positive feedback from both press and fans alike.
The bands current self-released cd-r is a 3 song demo, titled ‘The Dawn Fraser Demos’. Inspired by a Dawn Fraser look-alike who roams the streets and tram lines of Brunswick, gold medal around her neck and all.
Posted 03-05-2010 by Ezzzy in Melbourne, Music Stuff
Sketch City is celebrating Melbourne’s female creatives by bringing them together for a day of music, art, dance and film. See live painting by Melbourne’s best female artists and musicians with their unique blend of interactive live art and hip hop.
For the funnest creative experience ever check out film by Joske and Female Breakers, while loading up on comps, giveaways and all the art materials and wall space you’ll ever need!! This event is all ages until 7PM with big kids only after that to party on all night.
Who: Artists: Poise, Joske, Isis, Sear, Inkle, Mishap, Miss Riz, Nicole Tattersall, Maria Rozalia Finna, Snookie and Montassj
Music: Mz Rizk, Cutluce, Taka Co, MC Pash, Toasters Boutique, Lotus, Muma Doesa and Joske
What: ‘Ladies Luv’ Sketch City
Where: Dazzleland Studios, 25 Eastment St, Northcote
When: 13 March @ 4pm onwards
Don’t forget our Gallery Exhibition ‘My Girls’ presented by We Make Stuff Good
Posted 03-02-2010 by Rachee Renee in Events, Melbourne, Sketch City
Letterheads is here again! It’s an exhibition showcasing the English alphabet by as many artist as there are letters! Be sure to check out Letterheads 2010 typography show at 1000 Pound Bend on the 26th of February.
Posted 02-22-2010 by Camilla Bromann in Events, Melbourne
Hello readers of good stuff, we were wondering if you can come and help us celebrate the launch of our new online store?
Be sure to get there early to grab a free beer, listen to some cool tunes and check out the good stuff in the fabric. There will also be an all female show exhibiting a collection of works by the girls’ behind We Make Stuff Good.
Our WMSG exhibition coincides with the ‘All Lady’s’ Sketch City event the following week, creating two weekends to celebrate and show-off Melbourne’s amazing female design, art and street culture.
Hope you, your friends, your nan and your 2nd cousins can all make it.
xxx WMSG Crew
Posted 02-19-2010 by Krystal Schultheiss in Events, Melbourne, Sketch City, We Make Stuff Good Gallery
S.L.A.M (Save Live Australia’s Music) has organised a protest in both support and celebration of Victoria’s music scene. The strong independent and thriving music culture, renowned worldwide, is currently being severely threatened by unfair constraints being enforced upon venue owners. The long term aim of the idiotic laws is to reduce the number of Liquor Licenses in Victoria by making it too difficult or expensive for smaller venues to afford one. The end result will mean that there will be less small venues and more larger venues. S.L.A.M will play an integral role in attempting to voice the dismay and concern of music lovers and creators alike.
Show your support for this precious industry by taking part on this important day, make a placard, bring ya instruments and chant down these ridiculous laws!
Coinciding with the 34th anniversary of AC/DC’s famous ‘It’s A Long Way To The Top’ film clip shoot down Swanston St, The RocKwiz Orchestra shall be leading the rally, with guest performers, repeating the three chords from ‘It’s A Long Way to the Top’ in the back of a Flat Bed Truck.
What: Rally / Party to protest against new Liquor Licensing Laws.
When: 23 February @ 4pm, guest speakers from 6-7pm.
Where: Starts at the State Library, then moves along Swanston St, upto Bourke St then to Parliament House in Spring St.
Posted 02-18-2010 by Omni Demarco in Events, Melbourne, Music Stuff
As part of the Berlin Film Festival Berlinale, a private showing of Exit Through The Gift Shop was screened last night at Potsdamer Platz. As you may have heard, the film is presented by the infamous and un-recognisable Banksy. I was lucky enough to be invited along to the Berlin premiere and besides falling over on the red carpet, I had an otherwise safe experience.
Posted 02-15-2010 by George Ironside in Good Stuff, International, berlin
WINTER WARRIOR WORKSHOPS: Thurs 18th Feb.
Come into the WMSG Gallery for a day of fun and creativity. Three of our Market artists have volunteered their time to help you create jewellery, bags and plush toys. At 30 euros a head you can be sure to have a great day as well as taking home your own creations. Materials, brunch and Wine are all inclusive.
Posted 02-11-2010 by George Ironside in Events, International, We Make Stuff Good Gallery, berlin
Posted 02-09-2010 by Poppy Calhoun in Events, Good Stuff, Melbourne, Music Stuff
Usually scattered to four corners of the globe, Homecoming is the bringing together of three of Melbourne’s most prolific young creatives. The three bestest of friends and coolest dream team alive, Rick Mereki, Lee Gingold and Jason Mildren have once again returned to Melbourne after many years of travelling and working overseas. Independently, they span the fields of film, art, design, music and fashion and collectively they share a passion for art, music and random worldly experiences. These three guys are on my no.1 coolest cats of all times list.
Posted 02-08-2010 by Camilla Bromann in Events, Melbourne
Come along to the We Make Stuff Good Gallery in Berlin to celebrate the last month of Winter. On the 5th of February at 19:00 Uhr the gallery will open to the public for the Winter Warriors exhibition and indoor market.
We’ve taken creative types from the Berlin markets and moved them into the warm surrounds of our gallery. We’ll also be introducing a bunch of fresh international artists that are now residing in Berlin. Thanks for your support!
Posted 02-03-2010 by George Ironside in Events, International, We Make Stuff Good Gallery, berlin