Thursday, October 23, 2008

Crab Smasher - The Picky Eater

Today we're releasing a new digital exclusive album through the SKY HUT free musics net label. It's called THE PICKY EATER and it features 8 tasty improv jams by CRAB SMASHER, who haven't released anything since the Impossible Monsters EP from October 2007. This is the first to feature Jeff Brown, Nathan Martin, and Marnie Vaughn, who joined the group this year. The band are working on a new physical release for early 2009. These tracks were recorded live at Fay Street to Zoom H4 portable recorder 10/08/2008. The Artwork is by "Dianne T" , who exists somewhere within the vast internet and is a keen scrapbook hobbyist.


1. apples atmosphere 4:45
2. an enormous hypocrite and a horrible husband 4:21
3. ko-ke kokkoh 2:16
4. mothers want brainy babies 6:09
5. questions and answers 3:32
6. very cool bugs 6:07
7. washing dishes 7:33
8. you have a secret admirer 7:11


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Audiopollen Social Club #78

The following bootlegs are taken from Audiopollen, a weekly show held in the Forest Cafe in the West End (Brisbane) It looks like a great big loading dock. Acts included Jamie Hume (well prepared MC, all around delight), Dan Lewis (drone stuff), Muttboy (electronic stuff), Everett True (he sang songs and spoke words), UR (a droning and stringed trio), Crab Smasher (pentagonal power combo), Joel Stern/Tim Olive (strobe light) and Sisters Grimmer (violin and painting) This particular night was curated by Lawrence English (well travelled) I didn't manage to bootleg all the acts though permanent dirt did! check this blog out it is amazing!!


Crab Smasher

Joel Stern/Tim Olive

Sisters Grimmer

Bastard Experimental Music Festival

This was held at the globe theatre in brisbane city fortitude valley 12/09/2008, it was an expensive but well attended well organised well advertised extravaganza of a variety of musics. Bastard Experimental Music Festival included silent partners which played in big band format with the cunt offensive, Ice magik which i don't really remember seeing, no guru a percussive band including Joel Stern and chelsea (ear beard), sugar logic, a nutty free jazzy awesome band which included john porter, mike lynn, nik mayer miller, daiji igarashi, scott & tim mcconnachie, drea ahaa and from memory sarah from blank realm (?). i missed the start. monster zoku onsomb!, an utimate wrestling flying v guitar dance band from outer space, best shit. The tango saloon, vibraphone, accordian, spaghetti western, gypsy, beards and hats brass, everything band, and crab smasher playing a rushed along set which can be heard in the sound guys impatient voice in the recording "guys you've officially got 15 minutes left of your set time...."

Crab Smasher

Sugar Logic

The Tango Saloon

Milton House Show

These are from from a house show held in milton queensland, during crab smashers quick tour of brisbane. It was under the house and included tribal police which I missed because I wasn't there in time, the recording also doesn't exist on permanant dirt this is an amazing blog featuring awesome live recordings from brisbane, it also features some of the same recordings from this post, so go there and download to experience the same show from another angle. Mountain jew turned out to be Joel Stern and Tim Olive (canada, japan?) Hollow earth were replaced with Blank realm who were amazing! Kitchens floor who played a couple of new tracks which are really good. Crabsmasher spazzed out with all their new drummers and shit.

Joel Stern/Tim Olive

unfortunately this is 5 minute recording is full of conversation...

Blank Realm

Kitchens Floor

Crab Smasher

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Anal Discharge - The Last Time

Anal Discharge were a grindcore influenced pop-punk band featuring members of The (Temperamental) Pocket and Crab Smasher. The band existed for about two years before they played this, their final show at Sirens Niteclub Terrigal on 23/05/2008.

intro 1:01
everybody hurts 2:03
raping the bud 0:37
spirit of cockwhore past 0:39
fat black abo 1:50
gash rash 1:11
matilda rose 0:19
xgayx 2:59
beer wench 0:35
women are inferior to men 1:00
less talk, more kill yourself 1:04
the trap door 0:43
smoking rat with the straighty one eighties 1:36
skate or die 1:37
i fucked a feminist 0:39
south bay middle core 1:57
journey to the centre of the earth 4:25


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

serial space

I heard they offered to pay the neighbour to stay in a hotel room so that he wouldnt switch off the power during the show. :) I wonder if he took them up on the offer...? I suppose the power remained on.
These are from a Tuesday night at a space called serial space in surry hills (?) It was a real nice place with broken down pianos and an upstairs area with a table.
Acts included the awesome inappropriate tough guy behaviour playing a captivating and melodious set with the addition of steph from the thaw playing another bass guitar. Brassskulls making loud rumblings from Newcastle. Seaworthy played a gorgeous set from the blue skies in his mind, I could Imagine little birds landing on his shoulder. Antony Milton from New Zealand played a varied and wondrous array of sounds and Birchville cat motel played abrasive and brain singeing noise, I think this was his second last show using that name...

click links to download mp3 files:
brassskulls - 7-10-08 - serial space.mp3
inappropriate tough guy behaviour - 7-10-08 - serial space.mp3
antony milton - 7-10-08 - serial space.mp3
birchville cat motel - 7-10-08 - serial space.mp3
seaworthy - 7-10-08 - serial space.mp3

Friday, October 10, 2008


these are taken from a really small space called sedition which I think runs as a barber shop in darlinghurst. Acts included Orodruin, which I regretfully wasn't there in time for, Inappropriate tough guy behaviour (bass and drum duo from Melbourne), Pagan dawn (otherworldly melodic synth) and a collaborative set by Antony Milton and Campbell Kneale (from New Zealand):
pagan dawn - 6-10-08 - sedition darlinghurst.mp3
inappropriate tough guy behaviour - 6-10-08 - sedition darlinghurst.mp3
antony milton campbell kneale collab - 6-10-08 - sedition darlinghurst.mp3

Thursday, October 9, 2008

moved zine fair show.

A great big carpet was hanging over the front door to the lass o'gowrie to somehow block the sound of a mid afternoon show originally intended for the the t.i.n.a. zine fair. i don't know effective this is, but it couldn't of hurt. Due to a damp park and the threat of rain it was moved.
In contrast to the stress and violence of the night before the day was very relaxing and enjoyable. I enjoyed everything and regretfully neglected to bootleg 'songs'
the line up included brassskulls, the alzheimer blanks, the bowles, dead farmers, songs and castings:
click links to download mp3 files:
brassskulls - 5-10-08 - lass o'gowrie hotel wickham.mp3 (noise dudes)
castings - 5-10-08 - lass o'gowrie hotel wickham.mp3 (noise dudes)
dead farmers - 5-10-08 - lass o'gowrie hotel wickham.mp3 (rock dudes)
the alzheimer blanks - 5-10-08 - lass o'gowrie hotel wickham.mp3 (bent pop dudes)
the bowles - 5-10-08 - lass o'gowrie hotel wickham.mp3 (twisted pop dudes)

this is not part

Due to lazyness I haven't been able to manage updating this in quite some time and as a result have something like 40 bootleg recordings laying around. I plan to gradually upload them over time...

The following are some taken from the this is not part of the tina festival held at the hamilton station hotel in Newcastle.
A bootleg doesn't exist for everything listed in the lineup for various reasons. The night became increasingly tense and erupted with fist fights and urine schooners. A number of bands were unable to play due to excessive stress on time and broken p.a. equipment... or having people in the band under the age of 18. There isn't a bootleg though I want to mention that McClane played an absolutely legendary set plugged into the side of some house up the street.

click links to download mp3 files:
thylacine death rattle - 4-10-08 - hamilton station hotel.mp3
the thaw - 4-10-08 - hamilton station hotel.mp3
mitchell brennan featuring jem and patto - 4-10-08 - hamilton station hotel.mp3
inappropriate tough guy behaviour - 3-10-08 - hamilton station hotel.mp3
grannyfist - 4-10-08 - hamilton station hotel.mp3
go genre everything - 4-10-08 - hamilton station hotel.mp3
crux - 4-10-08 - hamilton station hotel.mp3
anal cum wolf - 4-10-08 - hamilton station hotel.mp3
alps - 3-10-08 - hamilton station hotel.mp3