Two Bright Lakes Blog


The TBL blog is dead, long live the TBL blog. by blak3b5

TBL Website

Hey friends,

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.



GIVEAWAY: NLNL OPUS ’13 at Ormond Hall this Saturday – Double pass! by blak3b5

No Lights No Lycra – An Opus ’13 Mix for The Thousands by Thethousands on Mixcloud

Two Bright Lakes are proud to be a part of the Opus ’13 dance extravaganza at Ormond Hall this Saturday 23 March and we’re giving away a DOUBLE PASS to the show to a random new or old subscriber to our monthly newsletter.  Just sign up to our mailing list using the form on the bottom left of our home page, or for current subscribers, send us an email at info@twobrightlakes.com with the subject line “NLNL OPUS ’13 giveaway’ and we’ll pick a winner at random. There are still a few tickets available, so if you haven’t got tickets yet then get em here:
BUY TICKETS THROUGH MOSHTIX
Presented by No Lights No Lycra, Polyester Records and Melbourne International Fashion Festival, NLNL Opus ’13 is a history of dance hits since 1930 at the amazing Ormond Hall on Saturday March 23 from 4pm.
SIX MELBOURNE DJ’S – Eliana Schoulal, Mohair Slim, Chris Gill, Simon Winkler, Two Bright Lakes DJs, Declan Kelly
SIX DECADES OF DANCE HITS
Come dressed in your decade of choice!
Ending with No Lights No Lycra DJ’s and a playlist that celebrates dance music through the ages.
In true NLNL style the dance floor will be dimly lit so you can dance like no one’s watching.
Doors open at 4pm with the rundown as follows:
4pm – Jazz ‘n’ Swing – Eliana Schoulal
5pm – Rock’n’Roll – Mohair Slim
6pm – Soul’n’Funk – Chris Gill
7pm – Punk Rock – Simon Winkler
8pm – Disco – Two Bright Lakes DJs
9pm – Rave’n’House – Declan Kelly
10pm – No Lights No Lycra Mashup
WHAT IS OPUS and WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT ORMOND HALL?
Ormond Hall has a proud heritage as one of Melbourne ’s premier entertainment venues. Built in 1891, this beautiful hall was originally established as a music hall for the blind, run by the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB).
In 1922 Ormond Hall began operation as a dance hall.
During the Second World War, the hall was occupied by the RAAF, and its late-closing bar proved very popular amongst members. Ormond Hall was returned to the RVIB in 1947, and much to the excitement of the community, balls and dances were once again held.

In the late sixties, the “famous Ormond Hall” experienced a surge in popularity when it became home to one of Melbourne ’s most popular dance clubs, Opus. Opus was the place to be for the “teen and twenties” set, and provided patrons with live music, Opusdancers, and a coffee lounge with television screens every Saturday and Sunday night.

NLNL OPUS’13

Ormond Hall
Saturday March 23
From 4pm

BUY TICKETS THROUGH MOSHTIX

www.nolightsnolycra.com



GIVEAWAY: XXYYXX tonight at Liberty Social by blak3b5

Tonight’s XXYYXX gig at LIberty Social in Melbourne is sold out, but we have one ticket to give away. Just sign up to our mailing list using the form on the bottom left of our home page, or for current subscribers, send us an email at info@twobrightlakes.com with the subject line “XXYYXX giveaway” and we’ll pick a winner at random.

Doors open at 10pm tonight, get down early so you don’t miss Two Bright Lakes DJs, Luke Pocock, I’lls and Marcel Everrett AKA ‘XXYYXX’, one of the most exciting new producers from Orlando, Florida.

XXYYXX (US)

I’LLS

LUKE POCOCK

TWO BRIGHT LAKES DJS

at LIBERTY SOCIAL

279 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

Doors 10pm



Two Bright Lakes Presents ACCA Art Bar 2013 by tigei
 

The ACCA Art Bar is back, bigger, brighter and better than ever.

We’re teaming up with ACCA to bring you sensational artists as part of their Art Bar series throughout 2013.

Join us on Friday 1 March, as we kick off our first ACCA Art Bar of the year.

Oscar Key Sung (of renowned Melbourne duo Oscar + Martin) will draw you in with his rich vocals, deep bass and honest words. Think soulful melodies over tape loops and beats. The result is nothing short of luscious, and with an album on the cards in 2013 catch him first, live at ACCA.

Oscar will be followed by long time music lovers and collectors, Two Bright Lakes DJs, who will finish off the ACCA Art Bar with diverse, danceworthy selections.

ACCA’s current exhibition Desire Lines will stay open until 7.30pm for an exclusive, extended viewing before it closes on 3 March.

Embrace the end of the week at the ACCA Art Bar.

FRIDAY 1 MARCH 6pm – 10:30pm
Entry is FREE. Pay bar operating.
Happy Hour 6-7pm



FOX + SUI Taboo EP out now! / Instore performance in Polyester City 6pm tonight / EP Launch November 3rd by blak3b5

– Fox+Sui play Moon Nightclub for Wunce Mag –

Very happy to say that Fox + Sui‘s debut EP Taboo is in all good record stores today on CD, for download and through the Two Bright Lakes store. It’s been a long time in the works, but it is worth the wait, as you’ll know from hearing the single Summer Storm.

Speaking of good record stores, Polyester are playing host to a live performance from Fox + Sui at 6pm today in their Melbourne city store.  And there are a few more gigs coming up as well, including a launch on November 3rd at Soldier Sailor with Two Bright Lakes DJs, DJ Andras Fox and special guests to be announced.

October 12th – Polyester Records, City, 288 Flinders Lane, Melbourne – Instore performance 6pm

October 18th – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, VIC – Supporting Axolotl

October 20th – Finders Keepers Market, Melbourne, VIC

November 3rd – Solder Sailor, Fitzroy, VIC – Taboo EP Launch – w/ Two Bright Lakes DJs, DJ Andras Fox and special guests to be announced

November 24th – Melbourne Music Week Market at Federation Square, Melbourne VIC

Order Taboo EP online through Two Bright Lakes store



Place of Assembly launch this Wednesday night with FOX+SUI, SPEED PAINTERS and CLIENT LIASON by blak3b5

 Place of Assembly

Two Bright Lakes are very proud to be a part of the community at Schoolhouse Studios, and to have been asked to program the music for their upcoming exhibition Place of Assembly (10th-27th October)

Over the last 2 years, Schoolhouse Studios in Abbotsford has been the workplace of over 75 artists working across a wide range of disciplines. With the demolition of the site planned for the end of 2012, resulting in the displacement of the tenants, founders Elizabeth Barnett & Alice Glenn, in conjunction with Melbourne International Arts Festival, are curating a two-week, site-wide exhibition. To find out more about the artists involved, go to the Place of Assembly website.

Playing at the opening night, Wednesday October 10th, from 8pm, are Fox + Sui, Speed Painters, Client Liason and Two Bright Lakes DJs. It’s free and you won’t regret coming and celebrating one of the most vibrant artistic communities in Melbourne, before it’s gone…
Co-curator Alice Glenn and Blake Byron-Smith from Two Bright Lakes will be on RRR tonight on Set It Out from 5:30pm talking about the exhibition and opening night.

Place of Assembly opening night

Wednesday 10th October

Doors open: 8pm (Entry is free!)

8pm: Client Liason

9pm: Fox + Sui

10pm: Speed Painters

10:40 – close: Two Bright Lakes DJs

Schoolhouse Studios, 97 Nicholson St Abbotsford (Between Langridge and Gipps Sts)

Watch:

Fox + Sui’s Summer Storm

Client Liason’s End of the Earth

Listen:

Speed Painters’ Drifter