Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thanks to all that came and checked us out on Saturday at ze Hangar...twas a good gig! We're playing again next week on Thursday the 6th of August at Browning st Studios as part of the Bud Petal (sydney) album launch! Other bands shall be Ambitious Lovers and Mt Augustus...we're up first...doors at 8 I can check out all these crazy motherfuckers on myspace.

Today's recommended genius:
Tom Ze (the man responsible for dementing the samba)
Swans (listen to Swans listen to Swans listen to Swans)

That is all.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Scrapes LIVE!
Saturday 25th of July
The Hangar, Musgrave Rd Red Hill
doors 8pm
+ Dizzygotheca, Oyster Murders & Doom Doom


Friday, July 17, 2009

Just a little update. The Scrapes will be performing again at the Hangar in Brisbane on July 25th with Dizzygotheca, Oyster Murders and others! Doors are at 8 I believe...more info in the future. Check out this youtube video if you know what's good for you:


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

More classic underground fiddlin. Tony Conrad with Faust "Outside the Dream Syndicate" is a great work of minimalist new music, Krautrock...whatever the fuck you want to call it. It's not just a record but an experience...gruelling and rewarding. I highly highly recommend it...particularly if you're in the mood for a trance or two! Conrad was a member of pre-VU band the Primitives and more importantly a member of the Theatre of Eternal Music with John Cale, La Monte Young, Angus MacLise, Marian Zazeela etc...the beginning of a beautiful thing we now call the Velvet Underground! Dig it!


Check out the new video blog...thing...over there to your right....yeah that. It's a video of a performance of my string quartet version of Cold Shoulders performed by me, Jonathan Ng, Eddie Whiting on ze viola and Danielle Bentley on cello. 'Twas a solo and chamber concert I put on at the ye Olde Museum here in bane of Bris. Hope you dig!