There is a problem with the server that normally distributes the Culturazi email so, until the guy who can fix it sobers up from his attendance at today’s PM’s cricket match (ie. tomorrow), posting it here will have to do. And now that I think about it, it’d actually make sense to post it up here every week, so maybe I will.
Welcome to Culturazi #139
Domus Adultus Tonight with Special Guest!
Domus Adultus, the new CMC weekly night of music at Hippo Bar that kicked off spectacularly (excuse the hyperbole, but it was pretty damn good) last Thursday, continues this week and forever after, except for the week after next (12th Feb) where there was a pre-booked show associated with the Fringe Festival. Just a minute ago we discovered The Bionic Hearts’ bionics had failed, leaving us an act short for the night, and were all ‘woe is me’ and ‘spreckle ma cuckfard’ but along comes Alison Procter to pick up a barbecue for some event this weekend and she saves the day by agreeing she’ll probably be able to swing by (as if she had not enough other things to do) and sing a few songs, possibly even with our man, Drummer Dan, her beau and soon to be hubby who can, it is rumoured, play a bit of stretched goatskin or somesuch. Awesome. And a last chance for any remaining hopefuls to blag a root with Ms Procter before she weds. I’ll see you in the queue.
Fringe of the Fringe
The Fringe Festival, which sits on the fringe of some other festival, is in danger of becoming so big it needs a fringe in its own right. Maestro Jorian Gardner has picked all the high hanging fruit, the creme de la creme, the top of the barrel and the tips of the popes’ noses to present what promises to be a sumptuous feast of the senses, and as far as I can tell, aside from the king of fatuousness himself (Mssr. Grainey), it’s all local. If not, the first Monday night of the Fringe is definitely all local acts, it being run by the CMC… but that’s enough self promotion…
Casual Projects Ejectus
There’s a lot of stuff happening at the Fringe Festival, including, count ’em, five bloomin’ CD launches, but if you’re fond of farewells (and no I’m not talking about the Cashews who have already had three and have at least a dozen other farewell/last gig/last chance to blag a root occasions lined up this month or so), local punk/pop/ska maestros Casual Projects are playing their last show as a Canberra band there on Sat 7th amongst an awesome line-up of local talent. Don’t believe the Fringe web site which steadfastly insists they’re playing on Sunday, I have it straight from the donkey’s a**e that they’re on on Saturday night.