As ever, Sydney's dark underground music scene beckons to those who simply cannot survive without live music. Come April 9th, we're aiming some of the country's loudest and most intense psychedelic, stoner and doom bands at yo head - and it all goes down at Dirty Shirlows; one of the more prominent semi-legal warehouse venues in the Marrickville area.
Canberraian trio Looking Glass hark straight back to the days of Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath - a time where substance-fuelled rock gods seemed to tower above the general populace, with a guitar-wielding ability (and an appetite for hallucinogens) that seemed to far surpass what was attainable for a mere mortal. This is classic, high-energy, high-volume stoner rock laced with psychedelic leads, thundering bass and effects-drenched acid vocals. Simply awe inspiring.
Then comes Space Bong - South Australia's downtuned denizens of drone and a band that has produced some of the loudest and most incredible live experiences I have been privy too. Their brand of droning, nihilistic sludge is trance-inducing. We can guarantee you will have heard nothing quite like it.
To round out the night we have psychedelic drone/fuzz outfit Adrift for Days, Brisbane stoner-rockers Shellfin and local stoner blues standouts Mother Mars.
Since this is a warehouse venue, the night will be BYOB, BYOJ and all ages. The sound system at Dirty Shirlows is certainly nothing to scoff at - so bring your earplugs, your squares and your brooding misanthropy down for an evening of vibration, fuzz and drone. Entry is $15 and the show will run from 8pm til late.
We hope to see you there.
April 9 - Dirty Shirlows Warehouse
Looking Glass (ACT), Space Bong (SA), Adrift for Days (NSW), Shellfin (QLD), Mother Mars (NSW)
Entry $15, doors 8pm, all ages, BYOB/BYOJ.
32 Shirlow Street, Marrickville. NSW
Looking Glass - Freya Myspace Kozmik Artifactz Waterfront
Space Bong - The Black Wall Myspace In Out Recordings Missing Link Facebook
Adrift For Days - The Leech Myspace Free Album Download from 65Degrees.com.au
Shellfin - Cruzzin Myspace Bandcamp The Soda Shop Reverbnation
Mother Mars - It's So Crazy Myspace Kozmik Artifactz