Filed under: TWO BRIGHT LAKES DJS | Tags: Chris Gill, Declan Kelly, Eliana Schoulal, MELBOURNE, Mohair Slim, NLNL, No Lights No Lycra, Ormond Hall, Simon Winkler, Two Bright Lakes, Two Bright Lakes DJs
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.
Saturday March 23
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 | Tags: Absolute Boys, Lady Dreams, MELBOURNE, Native Cats, The Tote, Two Bright Lakes
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:
Batrider – Piles of Lies out now through Two Bright Lakes / Remote Control
and available in all good record stores nationally through Inertia
Filed under: DJS BLAKE & TIG, SPEED PAINTERS | Tags: Brett Chan, chicago, chicago house, Federation Square, inkswell, Isaac Emmanuel, Leif Podhajsky, MELBOURNE, rush hour records, sugar mountain festival, the toff, The Toff in Town, Thomas Campbell, trax records, Two Bright Lakes, virgo, virgo four, Young Magic
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…
Filed under: OTOUTO | Tags: Annandale Hotel, corner hotel, MELBOURNE, OTOUTO, Stornoway, Sydney, Two Bright Lakes
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…
Filed under: DJS BLAKE & TIG | Tags: Declan Kelly, Electric Sea Spider, Galapagoose, HORSE BAZAAR, Martin L, Martin Langridge, MELBOURNE, Mike Kay, Rambl, Richard Campbell, The City Rise, This Thing, Two Bright Lakes, Two Bright Lakes DJs, Wooshie
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…