Filed under: BANOFFEE, BATRIDER, Blake Byron Smith, COLLARBONES, DJS BLAKE & TIG, DREAM KIT, FOX + SUI, GALAPAGOOSE, Hazel Brown, HELLO SATELLITES, KID SAM, KIERAN RYAN, NICK HUGGINS, OSCAR + MARTIN, OSCAR KEY SUNG, OTOUTO, PSUCHE, RANDOM POSTS, SEAGULL, SPEED PAINTERS, THE HARPOONS, THE WAR DIARIES OF FRANK BROWN, Tig Huggins, TOUCH TYPIST, TWO BRIGHT LAKES DJS
After five years of blogging here, we are moving our middling words to our new website, courtesy of our friends PT Campbell and That Mob, who’ve collaborated with us to make a brand new website at our home of six years, www.twobrightlakes.com
Come visit us there and keep up with all the latest news about Two Bright Lakes people.
Thanks for listening,
Two Bright Lakes.
This Thing have been responsible for presenting some of the most talented beatmakers and electronic acts this country has to offer, and today they are showcasing a massive collection of artists at the Gasometer in Melbourne.
After the inaugural SEQUENCE Festival in Sydney last Easter, the second instalment comes to Melbourne with more than 20 artists representing the best of both cities’ fringe electronic communities.
Don’t miss out on catching Oscar Key Sung, Scissor Lock (Marcus Whale from Collarbones, Andras Fox (Fox+Sui) and more than 20 other artists playing some of the best electronic music Australia has to offer:
Thomas William, Guerre, Electric Sea Spider, Oscar Key Sung, Wooshie, Friendships
Andras Fox, Nakagin, Max Crumbs, Harvey Sutherland, Kane Ikin, True North, Naps
Lindsay Tuc, Luis Cee Elle, Rohan, Cassius Select, Victoria Kim, Scissor Lock
Angel Eyes, Hyperborea, MPL, Pearse-Hawkins, Mannheim Rocket, Tea Factory, Inkswel …
Running from 2pm at the Gasometer Hotel, 484 Smith St, Collingwood.
to an all-nighter at the Mercat basement, 456 Queen St Melbourne
SEQUENCE is a hyper-local sound festival for attuned ears. .
Get your tickets on the door, they get you in to both the day party and the afterparty at Mercat til the break o’ dawn.
Check the set times below:
Filed under: COLLARBONES | Tags: action bronson, boomgates, brothers hand mirror, Collarbones, dirty projectors, esg, htrk, hunx and his punx, jonti, kirin j callinan, kris moyes, lower plenty, MELBOURNE, naysayer and gilsun, peanut butter wolf, Sugar Mountain, sugar mountain festival, woods
The main event for this year’s Sugar Mountain Festival will be taking place at The Forum Theatre on this Saturday 19 January 2012. It’s going to be even better than last year, with performances by some amazing local and international artists, and the only Melbourne show for Dirty Projectors.
There are still a handful of tickets left at these outlets:
Check the set times:
11.30pm – 1.00am: Dirty Projectors
10.30pm – 11.10pm: Action Bronson
9.30pm – 10.10pm: ESG
8.30pm – 9.10pm: Hunx & His Punx
7.30pm – 8.10pm: Woods
6.30pm – 7.10pm: Boomgates
5.30pm – 6.10pm: Lower Plenty
With projections and visuals by Kit Webster and Markus Hofko
Lauded Melbourne visual projection artist Kit Webster will make his third mind-melting main stage appearance at Sugar Mountain2013. Webster will expand on his previous two appearances at Sugar Mountain, taking us home with an expanding audio-responsive visual set for Action Bronson & Dirty Projectors.
German-born, New Zealand based artist Markus Hofko will make his Sugar Mountain debut with a series of swirling, live projections. Hofko will dress the main stage with live visual splendor for acts Woods and ESG.
Within The Forum’s many hidden nooks, local flamboyant artisan Hamishi will await you. Collaborating with musician and sound artist Henry Fin Madin (The Harpoons), the pair aims to draw you into their audio/visual world, bound to confuse and boggle, all in a strange and colourful manner.
Action Bronson – The Symbol
Dirty Projectors – About to Die
ESG – Moody (Live – From the movie Vampire’s Kiss)
10.00pm – 10.40pm: HTRK
9.00pm – 9.40pm: Forces x Antony Hamilton
8.00pm – 8.40pm: Kirin J Callinan x Kris Moyes
7.00pm – 7.40pm: Naysayer & Gilsun
6.00pm – 6.40pm: Phantôscopia
The Summit is a stage of collaborative performances, visual sensations and otherworldly experiences.
Climb the stairs to the very summit of Sugar Mountain’s peak and find yourself drawn into the world of Phantôscopia. An extra-sensory exploration of human perception and phantasmagoria in a panoramic audio-visual experiment, Phantôscopia will take participants on a hypnotic journey to explore and project the shadowy landscapes of the Mind.
In early 2012, Kirin J Callinan and Kris Moyes had a meeting of minds which spawned one of the most arresting music video clipsto come out of Australia, ever. Enigmatic performer and strange fellow Kirin J Callinan and acclaimed sociopathic director Kris Moyes reunite for their collaborative live debut at Sugar Mountain. What will they do? We don’t know. But we trust them.
Melbourne based synth outfit Forces will collaborate with acclaimed choreographer Antony Hamilton (Chunky Move, Australian Dance Theatre, Lucy Guerin). The result? Another ‘must see’ one-off performance, curated just for Sugar Mountain. As a choreographer, Antony Hamilton created dances for The Lyon Opera Ballet, Australian Dance Theatre, Chunky Move, Dancenorth, LINK, The Victorian College of the Arts, Stompin and Rogue. This is sure to be an unforgettable, confrontational performance.
BOILING POINT STAGE
10.00pm – close: Peanut Butter Wolf
9.20pm – 10.00pm: Jonti
8.20pm – 9.00pm: Collarbones
7.20pm – 8.00pm: Brothers Hand Mirror
6.20pm – 7.20pm: Boiler Room DJs
The Boiling Point Stage is presented by Boiler Room TV, featuring visual installations and stage design by Misha Hollenbach.
Respected as one of the foremost broadcasters of underground dance music in the UK, Boiler Room TV will bring Sugar Mountaininto the living rooms of discerning dance music lovers worldwide through the Boiling Point Stage. Located on The Forum’s mezzanine level, Boiling Point will feature a stage environment with heavy tribal undertones adorned with the awe-inspiring visuals of Melbourne’s Misha Hollenbach.
One half of clothing label and publisher PAM and the driving force behind art/music super group The Changes, Misha Hollenbach is known for his awe-inspiring environmental installations and space transformations. At Sugar Mountain 2013, Misha will enhance and build upon the existing realm of the Boiling Point, creating a space of collaboration between performer, artist and audience. Misha’s all out visual kook-out will be a perfect cave for dancing.
Thomas Russell will exhibit You Are Environment, an interactive video feedback installation. The work reflects exploration of Zen philosophy and ideas on human consciousness and its relationship to nature. You Are Environment will be located at the entrance to the mezzanine’s ‘Boiling Point’ level.
Keep your eye out for Keith Deverell’s beautiful new extension of last year’s film project Grace Note. Prepare to be introduced to an exquisite focus on figurative sound play via local classical musicians, viewed alongside the seemingly effortless movements of Ballet Lab’s finest dancers.
FESTIVAL DOORS OPEN AT 5.00PM
The Sugar Mountain satellite event program can be found HERE.
Sugar Mountain Festival
Presented by Triple R, The Thousands and Vice
Saturday 19 January 2013
The Forum Theatre, Melbourne
MUSIC: DIRTY PROJECTORS | ESG | PEANUT BUTTER WOLF
ACTION BRONSON | BOOMGATES | BROTHERS HAND MIRROR
COLLARBONES | FORCES X ANTONY HAMILTON | HTRK
HUNX AND HIS PUNX | JONTI | KIRIN J CALLINAN X KRIS MOYES LOWER PLENTY | NAYSAYER AND GILSUN | WOODS
VISUAL ARTS: KRIS MOYES | HAMISHI | ANTONY HAMILTON
MISHA HOLLENBACH | KIT WEBSTER | MARKUS HOFKO
KEITH DEVERELL | THOMAS RUSSELL
PANTôSCOPIA | JEREMY EARL
Filed under: BATRIDER, Blake Byron Smith, COLLARBONES, DJS BLAKE & TIG, DREAM KIT, Hazel Brown, NICK HUGGINS, OSCAR + MARTIN, OTOUTO, SEAGULL, Tig Huggins | Tags: best of 2011, Donny Benet, Geoffrey O'Connor, Lost Animal, melbourne music week, New Look, Shabazz Palaces, Sugar Mountain, Theo Parrish, Two Bright Lakes, virgo four
It’s that time of year again where we weigh up all that has happened this year, throw some opinions around, and celebrate all of the good things that transpired in 2011. It’s been a very busy year for us at Two Bright Lakes, we want to thank everyone who came to shows, bought records and listened to the music that ‘s been released and said nice things about it, we really appreciate all of those things.
We put out some of our favourite records ever in the form of Collarbones, Oscar+Martin, Dream Kit, Batrider and Nick Huggins. We helped put on the the inaugural Sugar Mountain Festival in January, we braved endless rain for the Melbourne Music Week rooftop show, toured Virgo Four twice, took part in the Galactic Nights series, put on countless excellent local shows with musicians from near and far…we’re collecting an archive of photos and videos of shows from the year, and we’ll be posting them somewhere soon.
In the meantime, here are some reflections by some of the Lakes people on what they thought was great about 2011 and time and space in general…
Hazel Brown (Otouto):
1. Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
2. Arthur Russell – Lets Go Swimming
3. Hercules and Love Affair – Blue Songs
4. Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest
5. Motor City Drum Ensemble – DJ Kicks
6. Nicolas Jaar – Space is Only Noise
5 Low Budget Music Videos of 2011 (no order)
Filed under: Blake Byron Smith, COLLARBONES, Tig Huggins | Tags: Astral People, Bon Chat Bon Rat, Buffalo Club, Collarbones, Night Swimming, raobgab, Two Bright Lakes, WIntercoats
NIGHT SWIMMING is Two Bright Lakes monthly all night party at The Buffalo Club. Featuring some of our favourite bands and Djs, hopefully NIGHT SWIMMING will be your Friday night hang out – a place to boogie and forget a week, let loose and romance the night away.
This month we welcome Sydney’s lovely party bros Astral People and kindred spirits to co-present our lineup.
September 23 – 8pm till very late
DJs Astral Huggs (Syd), Huggz + Buggz (TBL)
Coming off a massive launch party in Sydney last month Astral People will be bringing the good times to Melbourne in future months, with local and international touring artists.
Artwork by Andy Wilson
Decor by Hicks Inc
Projections by Blake Byron-Smith
Filed under: Blake Byron Smith, COLLARBONES, DJS BLAKE & TIG, DREAM KIT, Hazel Brown, HELLO SATELLITES, KID SAM, NICK HUGGINS, OSCAR + MARTIN, OTOUTO, PSUCHE, SEAGULL, SPEED PAINTERS, Tig Huggins, TOUCH TYPIST
This Sunday on ABC1 at 5pm and ABC2 at 920pm, Hazel, Tig and Blake from Two Bright Lakes and other artists from the Schoolhouse Studios will be on ABC’s Arts Nation talking about all things Two Bright Lakes, how it all started, where it’s going, who’s involved, what we eat for breakfast, that sort of thing. It’s bound to be equal parts enlightening and embarrassing, we hope you can tune in to watch. If you missed it, click the banner above to have a look…
And Otouto are taking part in Arts Victoria’s Unfold series which looks inside the arts community in Victoria. Their episode will be screening in the coming weeks on the Arts Vic website alongside seven other talented artists and artist groups.