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    • August 14, 2011 4:24 AM CDT
    • Thanks for the list.. I move to Melbourne in about 6 weeks.. Can anyone recommend venues where I can catch garage / lo fi artists?

    • December 25, 2010 6:34 PM CST
    • Thanks steve! That was a fun afternoon at da da's ,I love playing in non venues, it's way more fun .

    • December 24, 2010 10:17 PM CST
    • nice stuff mate.

      I saw you guys play out the back at Dada's, must of been a few months ago now, the king khan cover was a killer.

      Keep up the goood shit

    • November 17, 2010 3:07 PM CST
    • well, at least a start. thanks a lot.

    • November 10, 2010 2:07 AM CST
    • check out mr sterile assembly whilst in wellington and die!die!die! in auckland (i think). there's also the coolies.

      there used to be a great record store on queen st in auckland. forget the name but from what i've heard it's still there.

      i don't know much else tho....sorry...

    • November 6, 2010 7:28 AM CDT
    • I'm gonna be travelling New Zealand in May.
      If yer still around then I'll meet up with ya
      If anyone wants to meet. Let me know!

    • November 6, 2010 5:54 AM CDT
    • Hi

      I'm going to do a trip all around new zealand in jan-march.

      Do you have any good bands, venues, shops which I must see?
      Or is there anybody who wants to get visited by me and would like to show me her/his town? :-)

      I'm 32 from Switzerland. Would be nice to meet some of you.


    • September 12, 2010 7:40 PM CDT
    • Hello comrades,

      I recently (Okay, not that recently--March) moved to Sydney from Brisbane, and though I'd been told it was pretty dead down here in terms of garage music and its many delightful relatives, I kind of shrugged that off as unlikely, given the size of the city and the sheer number of musicians that would have to live here.

      Surely some mathematical law must state that within such a fray, a certain number of individuals would be perpetrating my kind of musical crime.

      The first few months of my residence here were spent growing accustomed to my first full-time gig out of uni, and all the trappings of being an adult that I'd never faced before. Recently, given that all of it is now under control, I've been trying to figure out the comings and goings of Sydney music.

      Can anyone point me in the right direction? Bands, venues, even websites similar to this one with a Sydney bent (if that's appropriate)?

      Please forgive the n00blet 101 post, but I've failed pretty hard up to this point.

    • July 23, 2010 1:19 PM CDT
    • fabulous... thanks!!! I will have a look and see what I can find. That's one night sorted then! :D

    • July 23, 2010 8:15 AM CDT
    • How about this show? Johnny Casino & The Secrets + TheCrusaders + Los Chicos Sydney Harbour Cruise - Aug 14 If other shows are updated, you can check them out "THE LIVING EYE" section at: And you may be able to find any other show at: Also, if you get ill and stay in a hospital in Brisbane till 15th Sep., you may be able to see Ed Kuepper at the night!@@ "Ed is playing "a special show" on the Brisbane Festival, 15th September, on King's George's Square."

    • July 21, 2010 12:30 PM CDT
    • I'm gonna be spending a few days in each of these places and really wanna find some decent music nites while I'm there. If Anyone can point me in the right direction I'll love you forever!
      I'll be in Brisbane 3-6 August, Broome 7- 12 and Sydney 13-16. Even some names of bands to look out for will helps loads!

    • July 20, 2010 2:46 AM CDT
    • I'm thrilled to death that their Tora Tora D.T.K. has been reissued (1st time on cd) but when I checked the track listings from the guy selling on eBay, half the songs from the original lp are not on the double-disc cd. Does anyone know anything about this?

    • June 3, 2010 9:50 AM CDT
    • Not sure if this is really the right place but I thought I'd give it a shot.


      I'm currently looking to either form, start or jam with people with similar mind sets. I basically like a lot of obscure rock such as 60's Surf/Psychedelia/Garage/Beat, Shoegaze, Neo-Psychedelia, Garage Punk, Blues, Lo-Fi, ProtoPunk etc.

      Something along the likes of Black Lips, White Stripes, Eddy Current Supression Ring, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The UV Race, 13th Floor Elevators, The Sonics, The Frowning Clouds, The Seeds, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Warlocks etc.

      I'm hoping to play very striped back music that to most people, sounds wrong..shitloads of reverb, fuzz, treble, untuned guitars and jangle. Mostly 60's Garage/GaragePunk influenced type stuff but dabbling in shoegaze, surf, psychedelia etc.

      I'm 22 from Tullamarine so looking for people around that age. Don't really care on skill , band/recording/live experience or ability, as long as theres the right influences, an aquired tone & decent gear is there. I mostly play a Telecaster, & Gretsch Tennesee Rose through a few pedals into a Twin Reverb / Hot Rod Deville these days.

      Whole lot of reverb, delay, jangly guitar, fuzz, cleans, low-fi, treble & oscillation.

      I can be contacted via pm/this thread or email at

    • May 21, 2010 11:18 AM CDT
    • Alright, Steven! I'll check out Red Eye Rec then, to see what's goin on! Thanks a lot! Steven Noble said:

      Red Eye Records
      Good place to shop.

      Good music kind of appears in random places on random nights so there's no one venue to just hang in, but Red Eye or this place or are all good places to find out what gigs are on when you're in town.

    • May 20, 2010 4:55 PM CDT
    • Red Eye Records Good place to shop. Good music kind of appears in random places on random nights so there's no one venue to just hang in, but Red Eye or this place or are all good places to find out what gigs are on when you're in town.

    • May 17, 2010 11:34 AM CDT
    • Hey all!

      I'm going to Sydney next july so I'm looking for info about bands, places, beer, record stores, etc...

      Could someone gimme some tips?

      Thanks a lot!

    • April 15, 2010 2:29 AM CDT
    • Al, Sydney, like to play geetar and take happy snaps ... nod to the Bronx ;-). After that i haven't bought nuthin' in a while, need my horizons broadened somewhat, think i'm stuck in 1999 ...

    • September 17, 2009 3:08 PM CDT
    • hey y'all
      we are returning to nz for a short spell.
      we are looking for gigs in nz / oz
      dates are
      17th dec-22nd dec
      28th dec-3rd jan
      13th jan-15th feb
      lil help?
      brick, quickbrownfox

    • July 29, 2009 3:58 PM CDT
    • Break out the smoking jacket and mix an extremely dry martini: Sydney's debonair kings of suave voodoo garage rock and roll, the Intercontinental Playboys, are unveiling another ode to lust and lasciviousness in the shape of a silver CD platter. "Hymns of the Flesh" is due out on August 6 on I-94 Bar Records and will be launched at the Ivory Lounge, Ultimo, on Saturday August 15. "Hymns Of The Flesh" takes the organ-driven fuzz-tone finesse for which the Playboys are renowned around the world and adds a sharper pop hook dimension. After 10 years as unwavering, persistent constants in the airhead-sphere of Sydney, the band decided it was time for a follow-up to "Sonic Seducers" their successful debut long-player on Off the Hip. Two years of studio work later, "Hymns Of The Flesh" is here. Recorded at Sydney's Tardis Studio (Johnny Casino, The Booby Traps) and mixed by Mike Burnham, the sounds that emanate will leave you, and those with whom you are intimate, breathless. Solemn? No. Flesh-centric? Yes. There will be sweat. And delightfully so. Original Playboys Tommy, Benedict and Michelangelo have been augmented by Bobby on drums and the sound is more formidable than ever. Those impressed by their initial audacious and throbsome move to "Hammond organ as bass" will be sonically KO'd, again, by the sounds enclosed within "Hymns Of The Flesh". Newcomers? Watch Out! You will be violated, in ways unexpected, dexterous, and memorable. It's the band's fourth notable release, following "Sonic Seducers", the "Ladies May We Introduce Ourselves" and "Just Turn On" EPs. The Playboys sound has been likened to a lot of notable bands from garages and other dark places, but everyone has a different take on these remarkable gentlemen. What will they do for you? Find out when you wrap your ears around "Hymns Of The Flesh". Order at WHAT THEY'VE SAID ABOUT THE INTERCONTINENTAL PLAYBOYS: When I listen to this band, I find the answer to a question I had never thought to ask myself before: What if the Stranglers played garage rock? ... pretty f*ckin filthy... simply outstanding. - Mike Bennett on (on Sonic Seducers LP) This disc features one great song after another. A high energy affair, "Sonic Seducers" represents everything wild and wonderful there is about real rock and roll... Imagine The Stooges getting together with The Buzzcocks and Cheap Trick, and there you have it. - Twist & Shake April 2005 This Sydney four-piece have around for some time with more than a dash of the Cramps in them, but that's by no means their only influence. You can throw in the Barracudas, the Stooges, the Music Machine and the Fuzztones if you like (and that's only scratching the surface). May 2005 ... has a sing-speak vocal yap that draws comparison to both Tom Verlaine and Hugh Cornwell channeled through Lou Reed... have created a solid album of mostly great songs that sound like everything and nothing else at the same time. Hip indeed. - Uptown May2005 A powerhouse of neo-Tarantino cellar-sleaze-rock. - Obzine October 2000 Iggy im 60ties Milieu. - Moloko Plus (Germany) April 2003 Ihr Sanger verblufft zudem durch einen vielseutegen Gesangsstil, der zwischen dem von Lux Interior und Lou Reed variiert und seinesgleichen sucht. - Incognito (Germany) April 2003