Sunday, 30 May 2010

Sabbatical Presents: CURED PINK

“Cured Pink is a discomposed mess of underdeveloped ideas, glorifying civil sickness before finding anything that actually sounds good. Self-releasing hand-made material out of Brisbane for the last few years, the mess, usually summed as ''psychotic performance art'', ''post-industrial noise bliss'' or ''bored at 3am'', appears to have its strengths in the alienation of pub owners, the forcing of early closures and alienation of most band members. Maybe it is just irritating”.

Sabbatical presents the first release by this constantly evolving Brisbane based project overseen by Andrew McLellan. To launch this self-titled limited run cassette release Sabbatical provides three opportunities for Melbourne residents to witness Cured Pink live.

Friday 25 June 2010 at The Empress Hotel
714 Nicholson Street Fitzroy North

Tuesday 29 June 2010 Makeitupclub at Bar Open
317 Brunswick Street Fitzroy
[McLellan/Groves/Thomas trio]

Wednesday 30 June 2010 Stutter at Horse Bazaar
397 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne

Full lineups for these shows will be announced shortly.

Also during this visit to Victoria:
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 June 2010 Psycho-Subtropics at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces
Part of the 'Always Moving' event series.
Information at and

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Sabbatical Presents: ISOMER 230610

Wednesday 23 June at Horse Bazaar (397 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne) Sabbatical presents a rare live performance by South Australian resident Dave Tonkin’s long running Isomer dark ambient project as a part of the weekly exploratory music series Stutter. This show comes almost exactly a year after Sabbatical’s first attempt at hosting an Isomer performance, which resulted in a disastrous evening marked by a blown PA, an evacuated venue and aborted performances. Within a discography spanning a decade, Isomer material has surfaced on iconic industrial imprints such as Tesco Organisation and Cold Meat Industry, as well as local labels such as Cipher Productions, Shame File and Smell the Stench. An infrequent live performer, Isomer has supported such legends as Merzbow and Death In June. Sabbatical is proud to present this rare live opportunity in Melbourne. Also performing on this occasion are Dead Boomers (the vicious electronics duo of Mark Groves and Leith Thomas of True Radical Miracle), Ebola Disco (the long running industrial noise mission of Ben Taylor and Mathew Casey) and the severe electronics of Andrew McIntosh’s formidable Screwtape. Action starts at 8:30pm, 5/10 bones entry.