Tuesday, 22 December 2009

What Is Music Festival: 50/50 Documentation

19 December 2009

Iwaki Auditorium
ABC Southbank Centre, Southbank Blvd, Melbourne

Fifty artists in fifty minutes

This performance is now available to stream from the ABC Classic FM website (Real Player or Windows Media). 50/50 featured involvement from all three members of the Sabbatical team, as well as a range of artists from the label.

The rules of 50/50 are thus: 50 bands playing in 50 minutes. One minute per group, no breaks.

Think of the 50/50 project as a living, breathing mixtape, with everything from experimental to jazz to noise to metal to minimalist improv to rock to pop to hiphop to spoken diatribes. Something for everyone, and if you don't like a band then there's less than 60 seconds left until the next one! An event that won't likely be seen ever again, you won't want to miss this speedy sonic degustation.

Participating artists:
Carolyn Connors, Breathing Shrine, DJ 2, Francis Plagne Band, Clare Cooper, Curse ov Dialect, Robin Fox, Tim O'Dwyer Trio, pig&machine, Candlesnuffer+Son, Fabio Umberto, Jon Rose, Shit to the Spirit, Mim Kyhr, Brad Smith, Dead Ants Rainbow, Poletopra, Maya Victoria, Erick Mitsak, Nomex, Sex On Toast, Robert Piotrowicz+Lloyd Honeybrook, DJ Arsecrack, Anna Zaradny, hercel, Rank Sinatra, Charles Ives Singers, Greg Kingston and Robbie Avenaim, Julian Culpan, Bum Creek, Wasted Truth, Occult Blood, Hotel Wrecking City Traders, The Bat Device, Ivens, Mark Lossier, Grytviken (Dav Byrne and Matt "Skitz" Sanders), Scratchplate, elise&jem, Steve Law+Scott Hamilton, Mechanical Performers, Adam Simmons, Vijay Thillaimuthu, Absoluten Calfeutrail, DJ3, Golden Fur Trio.

Final Sabbatical Presents 21.01.10

Thursday 21 January 2010 Sabbatical presents our final ever regular monthly night at the Old Bar (74-76 Johnston Street Fitzroy). To mark this occasion we have assembled a lineup perfectly suited to a balmy evening of beer swilling and shit talk. Opening is MV (Maya Victoria) a London - Melbourne transplant and recent collaborator with local scum clan Occult Blood. Low end / low life tape junk. Melbourne improvisation advocate and percussion legend Sean Baxter follows with his extensive arsenal of metallic junk and other percussive detritus. Ethic Cleansing is a new collaboration between two of Melbourne’s genuinely nasty sonic entities: Screwtape and Ebola Disco. This debut death industrial-inspired live outing promises to be an ideal accompaniment to the copious consumption of alcohol and an indulgence in black humour. Closing the night will be the almighty violent Melbourne grind trio Agents of Abhorrence. These gentlemen are true masters of concision and batter - a perfect end to our tenure at the Old Bar. Cheers. 8:30pm / SIX BUCKS

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Sabbatical presents: The What Is Music? Festival

Sabbatical is proud to be presenting one of the Melbourne events at this year's What Is Music? Festival. This Monday, 14 December we will be presenting a showcase of some of the label's finest talents as well as a special once off collaboration between Japanese noisemakers Shayne Bowden (from the group hercel) and our very own, Rob Mayson (Grey Daturas, Breathing Shrine, Bone Sheriff).

The complete line-up is:

Shayne Bowden (Japan) & Rob Mayson - a trans-national aural sparing match
Dead Boomers with Lloyd Honeybrook - the wall of noise just got bigger
Green Beret - an incredible combination of talent in a rare live outing
Aux Assembly - one the last shows of this fine duo before an international relocation

As well as these performances we will be screening new film works from Christina Tester (Gold Tango) and Eli Partridge (Heil Spirits).

This show will start a little earlier than usual, with the first act kicking off at 8pm. Cost is $10 at the door.

This will be our last show for the year, so come down and have a drink, take in the sights and sounds and celebrate what has been a great year for Sabbatical.