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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



Few tickets left for SUGAR MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL this Saturday – Get in quick… by blak3b5

Sugar Mountain Festival banner

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:

Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100)
The Forum Box Office (
www.forummelbourne.com.au or 03 9299 970)
and Polyester Records (
www.polyesterrecords.com)

Check the set times:

THE WOMB
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)

THE SUMMIT
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

www.sugarmountainfestival.com

Tickets on sale now via:
Ticketmaster (
www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100)
The Forum Box Office (
www.forummelbourne.com.au or 03 9299 970)
and Polyester Records (
www.polyesterrecords.com)



BATRIDER launch tour show at Tote this Friday! / New videos by Steph Crase online by blak3b5
September 27, 2011, 10:33 pm
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Batrider play the last date of their national ‘Piles of Lies’ launch tour this Friday at The Tote alongside Tasmania’s Native Cats who are also launching their album ‘Process Praise’.  Joining these awesome bands on the night will be the equally awesome Absolute Boys as well as Lady Dreams. Get down early, if the facebook numbers are anything to go by, this one is going to be a sell-out…there’s a great artist on artist interview on Mess+Noise with Batrider and Native Cats here too…

…In between playing some powerful shows around the country, Steph Crase has been producing music videos for a bunch of songs from the album, check them out below:

free mp3 download of single ‘Piles of Lies’ ]

Batrider – Piles of Lies out now through Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control

Buy on CD online  //   Bandcamp  //  iTunes

and available in all good record stores nationally through Inertia



VIRGO FOUR, SPEED PAINTERS, INKSWEL & TBL DJS @ Toff Tonight! / SUGAR MOUNTAIN THIS SATURDAY! by blak3b5

Its on tonight…Chicago House duo Virgo Four play their only Melbourne solo show at The Toff with support from Speed Painters, Inkswel and Blake + Tig – we’ve been waiting for this, listening to some classic tracks, revisiting a special moment in time that can now be experienced again in the luscious sonic surrounds of The Toff.  Doors and music from 8pm, get down early so you don’t miss out on some classic and future classic music – the enigmatic gentlemen from Chicago will take to the stage at 10pm, don’t sleep on this…tickets from moshtix and on the door…

…and SUGAR MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL this Saturday!  It starts at 2pm friends, with Oscar+Martin starting the day off strong in the big theatre from 2:30pm, so don’t sleep in!  There’s lots of satellite events to with the festival opening happening tonight at the Federation Square Atrium from 6pm – 9pm with Sydney’s Brett Chan and California’s Thomas Campbell live painting and Melbourne’s own Isaac Emmanuel (Young Magic) & Artist/Guru Leif Podhajsky accompanying them with a DJ set.  There are heaps more events happening too, check out the upcoming page on the Two Bright Lakes website for more details and get your tickets from ticketmaster or on the door if available…



OTOUTO supporting Stornoway tonight at Annandale – Corner Hotel on Thursday by blak3b5
February 8, 2011, 11:29 am
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Tonight in Sydney you can catch Otouto supporting Laneway Festival-goers Stornoway at the Annandale Hotel (tickets here) and this Thursday in Melbourne at the Corner Hotel (tickets here).

Fans of Brazilian psychedelic band Os Mutantes will also be lucky to catch Otouto playing alongside them on March 11th at The Forum in Melbourne.  Tickets from here…



Galapagoose, Two Bright Lakes DJs @ This Thing, Horse Bazaar by blak3b5

This Friday night at Horse Bazaar, Two Bright Lakes DJs Blake & Tig will be playing at a farewell party for the super talented Galapagoose before he embarks on a US tour.  They’ll be joined by the equally dexterous live talents of Wooshie, Mike Kay and Electric Sea Spider as well as The City Rises DJs (Rambl and Martin L) and Declan Kelly.  It’s going to be jam-packed so get down there early to get a good spot, doors at 8pm, only a gold coin in exchange for a hundred (and thousand) or more choice beats…