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What: GIRLS GONE MILD “My Body Is Ready”
When: Thursday 3 May 9pm
Price: Free

Do you have a body? Is It Ready? Then this is the party for you! Girls Gone Mild is putting on a night of West Coast Hip Hop, French Disco, and R&B, as well as testing your body with athletic activities in which you can WIN FREE DRINKS!

The events include:
******REVERSE BOOTY LIMBO!******
++PIN THE TAIL ON THE BOOTY!++
:::::::::::MUSICAL STATUES!::::::::::::::::
+A FREE Punch Jug for best booty accentuating attire! It’s a bonafide booty Olympics! Always FREE in the Front Bar.

What: BEARHUG “Bill, Dance, Shiner” Album Launch
When: Friday 4 May 8pm – 10:30pm
Price: $11 + BF through Oztix Coming Soon!

+ Unity Floors

Sydney’s Bearhug are set to release their debut album “Bill, Dance, Shiner” on March 23 on spunk. Recorded and co-produced by Tim Whitten (and the band), it follows the release of the EP ‘s “To Anything” and “Cartoon Islands”. First single “Angeline” is a west coast indie stylin’ rock song written during an obsession with Springsteen and his canon of escapism. It’s about motels and models and cars and car crashes. It’s romantic in the sense of everything going to hell with the best intentions.

Following the release of 2010’s “To Anything”, the band played a national tour with the Philly Jays and some headline shows of their own. More importantly support slots popped up with their heroes Built To Spill and Broken Social Scene. Looking back at the shows the band remembers being “terrified” seeing Doug Martsch watching them perform. And even more “terrified” when they saw Kevin Drew dancing to the bands song “Grapefruit”.

For most of 2011, the band were holed up in their rehearsal space at Hibernian House in Sydney. Many of the songs on “Bill, Dance, Shiner” were skeletons that were fleshed out a there. There was a conscious effort to develop and arrange an album of warm pop songs that fit together without running together.

The name of the album kind of reinforces that, these words that somehow work aurally together but are still cut up and disjointed.

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What: CACOPHONY A Dance Party Party
When: Friday 4 May 11pm
Price: $10 on the door

DJs: PELVIS ~ “All Vinyl, All Night”
+ Cacophony DJs

Shake off your sour mood, find ? & dance the night away.

A little ditz for ppl who still got faith.

Audio curated by PELVIS & cacophony djs. (vinyl only) Spinning sounds for your soul to seek to, and for your body to move to, too.

What: CHASM & DJ NEIL ARMSTRONG (USA) “This Is How We Never Die” Album Launch
When: Saturday 5 May 10pm
Price: $15 + BF through Moshtix

+ special guests: Thundamentals, Astronomy Class, The Tongue, Kween G, Scott Burns, Rinse, Skryptcha, Mr. Clean & DJs: Frenzie, Ology & Demon

Plus a special DJ set from:
DJ NEIL ARMSTRONG (5th Platoon/Adidas Global Ambassador)

“This Is How We Never Die” is the refreshingly on-point third instalment from prestigious Sydney producer CHASM. True to the quality displayed throughout debut album Beyond the Beat Tape (2008), and Move (with Vida Sunshyne, 2010) Chasm proves himself once more as a consummate composer.

Joined by local and international artists; This Is How We Never Die features USA underground vocal heavyweights AG (Showbiz & AG), Guilty Simpson (Stones Throw), Vast Aire (Def Jux), Fashawn (One), New Zealand’s David Dallas, and Blak Twang (UK). Not to mention an assortment of Australia’s top lyricists including Solo, Lazy Grey, Mdusu, Delta, Dialectrix and Brad Strut.

Chasm approaches beats like a learned artist with a brush, building on classic principles to create evolutionary new music. The collection of beats chosen for the album vary from old to new, moving through down tempo, blunted soul, up-tempo funk, and reggae.

Lead single ‘The Truth’ with its eclectic sample combinations, fuses Latin piano loops with brass accents and futuristic synth solos. Bringing a new shine to the art of braggadocio, the track features emcees The Tongue, Hau, and Dazastah.

This Is How We Never Die is certain to be a historical cornerstone reflective of the unifying strength hip hop inspires. A testament to the power an accomplished producer possesses, bringing the most diverse of artists and fans together.

What: THE NECTARS
When: Wednesday 9 May 8pm
Price: $10 on the door

+ Danger!Bus
+ Cortesbank (formally Panama)

Do you like vultures? Jazz-funk-punk-blues? Songs about teenage angst, heartbreak and boys making out? Overweight guys on guitar? Drunk chicks with microphones? Crazy wicked dance moves? Cheeky nipples? Exploding glitter? Adorable pictures of kittens doing adorable things? Mystery underwear? Chairs? Internet fads? Ninjas? Penguins with ice skates? Jazz scat? Arkansas? Ping pong?

If you were nodding your head to most of that then you’re probably a perfect participant for this rowdy mid-week bash!

Be there!

What: KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD The ‘Bloody Ripper’ Tour
When: Thursday 10 May 8pm
Price: $11 + BF through Moshtix Coming Soon!

+ Special Guests

Last year, the band released their debut EP; Willoughby’s Beach and since then, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have been pretty busy. The 7 piece opened Meredith Music Festival and won a plum slot at Melbourne’s Big Day Out. Just recently the band were invaded on stage during their Warrandyte Festival performance and from all reports they killed it when supporting Girl Talk earlier this year. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are well and truly gaining a reputation as one of the country’s most exciting live acts.

During mid March the band once again teamed up with Melbourne Producer Paul Maybury to start work on their debut album in Paul’s warehouse studio. Rising from the sessions is a new song ‘Bloody Ripper’ and its b-side ‘Sam Cherry’s Last Shot’, narrated by The Dingoes singer, Broderick Smith. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard approached their new material for the first time as a solid 7 member collaboration, resulting in a whole heap of exciting new sounds. ‘Bloody Ripper’ is a good indication of what to expect from the band’s album, due for release later this year.

What: THE PEEP TEMPEL & THE FIGHTING LEAGUE
When: Friday 11 May 8pm – 10:30pm
Price: $12 on the door

+ THE FIGHTING LEAGUE
+ Yes I’m Leaving

Forming as a two-piece, The Peep Tempel developed their distinctive sound in their studio/rehearsal space called the Wing Sing La. Living next door to each other Blake Scott and Steven Carter recorded and released two 7″ singles ‘Thank You Machiavelli’ and ‘Fatboy’.

After adding bass player Matt Chow who had recorded the band’s first two 7″s, The Peep Tempel headed into the studio to record their debut LP. The result is a fierce energetic satire of denim, cheap cigarettes and lost men.

They are self-described as Suppressed-Anxiety-Adrenaline and have been declared 1 of the 20 new artists you must hear now by Rolling Stone Australia, who characterised them as “frenetic rock, pointed lyrics and one of the best live shows in Melbourne.” – Darren Levin, “Artists to Watch 2012”, Rolling Stone, May 2012

The Fighting League’s own brand of tropical punk was spawned in the inner circles of Canberra, Australia in early 2007. Representing the self proclaimed ‘New Sound’, The League combines grit teeth punk and danceable pop with a tongue-in-cheek approach to songwriting. It’s music you can dance to while kicking someone’s teeth in at the same time. – “The Fighting League”, 2012.

What: HOUSE OF BENI
When: Friday 11 May 11pm
Price: $10 presale or $15 on the door

+ Cassian
+ R&R
+ Special Guests

MODULAR, ADIDAS & PEDESTRIAN.TV PRESENT THE HOUSE OF BENI PARTY!

BENI will be joined on stage by dancing troupe THE BROTHERHOOD for a one-off performance of flawlessness. CASSIAN and R&R will also be joining him on the night along with some VERY SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL SURPRISE GUESTS.

We can’t say who it is gonna be, but TRUST US you won’t be disappointed!

What: ASTRAL PEOPLE presents…BLAWAN & PARIAH (UK)
When: Saturday 12 May 11pm
Price: $20 + BF through Moshtix

+ PREACHA
+ BAD EZZY

Astral People are proud to cross the globe and bring you two of the UK’s most hyped up, forward thinking producers from the literal thick of it. In a double headed low-end frenzy, London’s star of 2011 BLAWAN will be going head to head with understated bass artist PARIAH for one of the most in-demand club experiences from the globe and beyond.

To put it simply, 2011 dance music belonged to BLAWAN. Besides his white label, Brandy-sampling single ‘Getting Me Down’ becoming one of the most sought-after records in the world, it went on to be polled the number one tune of 2011 by Resident Advisor, as well as spots in Fact Mag’s top 20, XLR8R’s top 50 and Pitchforks Top 100 of 2011. Simultaneously releasing on the critically acclaimed R&S Records and Hessle Audio, his in-demand production skills (traversing house and techno with a healthy dose of sub-bass), have been supported and championed by the likes James Blake, Hessle Audio, Night Slugs, RinseFM, Mosca and a host of the worlds highest order of tastemakers.

As a contemporary on the night and in musical status, PARIAH is a name often repeated amongst the who’s who of new-era UK sounds. Releasing his debut EP on R&S records (rated in the top 20 of 2010 by XLR8R), his distinctly London sound is driven by unique, unheard samples filtered out into an underwater galaxy. Supported and admired by Oneman, BenUFO, Bok Bok, Girl Unit and a raft of forthcoming superstars, Pariah is the sound of the future; driven, filtered and sustained by the music of today.

Supporting this massive double-header on the night will be Sydney’s reigning low-end follower PREACHA alongside fellow purveyor of the sub-levels BAD EZZY. With a long-(inthemix top 10 2012 most) anticipated double-header and the ever-ready GoodGod Danceteria, this is a night of future music simply not to be missed.

What: OPOSSUM (NZ)
When: Wednesday 16 May 8pm
Price: $10 + BF through Moshtix

+ Kill City Creeps
+ Bloods

New Zealand trio OPOSSOM arrive in Australia for their first shows across the Tasman in May. From simple beginnings in late 2011 on a bandcamp page, OPOSSOM recently featured on Pitchfork as “pysch-pop noisemakers” whose “playful, tunnel-vision guitars should remind you of Tame Impala”.

Songwriter and producer behind the band is Kody Nielson. Vocalist for the Mint Chicks, contemporary flag-bearers for the legendary kiwi indie Flying Nun, he began recording these tracks after his brother Ruban left town to start Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Kody brings OPOSSOM out into the world having just completed a few months moonlighting on drums in UMO, playing the Falls and Southbound Festivals in Australia and touring the US alongside Girls.

Three scuzz pop tunes now sit enticingly on bandcamp with the promise soon of an album entitled Electric Hawaii. Joined in OPOSSOM by chanteuse turned multi-instrumentalist Bic Runga and Mint Chicks bassist Michael Logie, Kody played Auckland’s leg of the St Jeromes Laneway festival in January to great reviews and the band will make their UK debut live just ahead of their Australian dates.

What: KATE MARTIN + BEN WELLS & THE MIDDLE NAMES
“Let’s Meet In The Middle” Tour
When: Thursday 17 May 8pm
Price: $8 + BF through Moshtix

On the album tour for her debut album, Townsville’s Kate Martin and her band almost died! Driving at night along the Pacific Highway between Brisbane and Sydney, the semi-trailer that they were behind burst one of its tires. There was a loud bang, and then out of the darkness, a truck tire bounces towards their tour van. Luckily, the tire bounced over the van, leaving them with only an out-of-control semi-trailer in front of them to avoid. Despite this experience on her first national tour, and after 2 years of recording a new album, Kate is going back on the road.

Joining Kate will be Ben Wells & The Middle Names. No strangers to touring, they have clocked up over 10,000km in the past year alone, driving from their home town of Hobart to all points along the east coast of Australia. As well as playing supports to such acts as Art vs Science, San Cisco, The Jungle Giants, Little Red and Passenger, Ben Wells & The Middle Names were selected by Triple J’s Unearthed to perform at Falls Festival Marion Bay 2011, the band’s second year to perform on the main stage, having been selected by Falls to open the year before.

With Kate is coming from Townsville and Ben Wells from Hobart, they are both outsiders in the Australian music scene. With each of them traveling from opposite ends of Australia, they will be meeting in the middle throughout May to share their unique music.

Kate Martin’s album ‘Hand Me My Bow And Arrow’ is out now through Shock Records. Ben Wells & The Middle Names EP ‘House Come Home’ is out now through Green.
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What: RICHARD IN YOUR MIND
When: Friday 18 May 8pm – 10:40pm
Price: $12 + BF through Moshtix

+ The Otchkies
+ The Upskirts
+ Hand Games DJs

After a radical launch party last month Hand Games are back in action for another fun eve of sonic exploration. This time with Sydney psychedelic quintet RICHARD IN YOUR MIND…

Support on the night comes from the ever-groovy OTCHKIES and snotty garage rockers THE UPSKIRTS.

Roll up on your magic carpet and be ready for some inter-dimensional dancing.

What: DUTTY DANCING – DANCEHALL | REGGAE | BASHMENT
When: Friday 18 May 11pm
Price: $5 on the door

DYNAMITE SOUND (Captain Franco & Count Doyle)
BASSLINES (Live)
LEVINS (Dip Set)
NICK TOTH (Jamrock)
SHANTAN WANTAN ICHIBAN (Stolen Records Skrillionaires)
ABILITY (Stolen Records Massive)

This is the one night where Sydney’s finest Sound Systems will join forces within the walls of the Goodgod Danceteria for an unmissiblenight of Dancehall Reggae!

It’s set to be an outrageous soundclash party that is expected to reach a heated Caribbean feverpitch when that clock strikes midnight. When the best of the best get together, the writhing cluster of jumping bodies will follow!

Prepare to get sweaty wet on the floor for a night of dancing so dirty it would make Nicki Minaj blush. Expect the best of the old and new tropical riddims!

ALSO…Get ready to dagger! And win yourself some VYBZ KARTEL STEAK KNIVES in their certified daggering competition

What: KLARTRAUM (GER)
When: Saturday 19 May 10pm
Price: $10 + BF through Resident Advisor

+ MSG
+ Trinity
+ Jordan Deck
+ Chris Honnery

After their last debaucherous jaunt at Goodgod back in January – sweat dripping off the walls, capacity well and truly reached, the Subsonic crew are back for another epic night with one of Berlin’s most sought-after live acts: Klartraum.

KLARTRAUM is German for the stage of lucid dream, when you become aware that you are dreaming and are able to manipulate your surroundings. Driving deep into the subconscious, their music envelopes and surrounds its listeners! If it’s enlightenment you seek on the dancefloor then Klartraum are for you. They take their luicd, rolling techno deep and into a spritual level.

ALSO COMING SOON…

SPLIT SECONDS & UNDERLIGHTS – Thursday May 24
MARY’S BASEMENT ~ Outter Space, Inner Funk – Friday 25
CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES – Friday May 25
JOOK JOINT ~ Rhythm & Blues – Saturday May 26
CRAIGH SCHUFTAN”Entertain Us” Book Launch – Thursday May 31
DEEP CHILD – Friday June 8
MUX MOOL (USA) – Wednesday June 13
HYPE WILLIAMS (UK) – Thursday June 14
8 MILES HIGH with WITCH HATS, SISTER JANE + more – Friday June 15

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