For Immediate Release
18 September 2007
The program for This Is Not Art is released and positively bursting out of it’s little online seams with excitement. The festival is just over a week away, and with around 400 artists, makers, thinkers and tinkers in more than 200 diverse events in 30 venues over five days, it’s shaping up to be the most dynamic and engrossing October long weekend Newcastle has ever seen.
To entertain visiting festival audiences after the day's stimulating events, This Is Not Art presents a series of showcase gigs spanning the range of genres – from electronica to gypsy, hip hop to hardcore:
THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
● MODULAR PARTY @ KING ST HOTEL – 8pm until late. $15
Modular will be bringing its finest bands, DJs and a wealth of party knowledge to Newcastle for a onenight stand it’ll never forget. Bringing Muscles, Yacht (USA), Ergo B Bag & his All Action All Stars, Kato, Dan De Caires and many more.
● HARD DNB DAY'S NIGHT @ FESTIVAL CLUB- 10-midnight. FREE
DNB Djs shake up some Newcastle flavoured DNB and Jungle science. Featuring LSDJ and Quotient. Event is free.
FRIDAY 28th SEPTEMBER
● THE BALKAN GYPSY WEDDING @ FESTIVAL CLUB – 9.30-midnight. FREE
Theatrical performance: We are very excited you have come to our village to make party party party with us. For celebrating the cousin’s wedding we are inviting Nina Tzatziki and Sol & The Speaking Tribe for drama and passion, Lovelorn Living Party for helping you to get into a mood, and The Slipovitch Orchestra and Mojo Juju & The Snake Oil Merchants for warming you up and shaking you down. Please be making sure you have finest threads and pickled herrings to be keeping your Baba happy. Event is free.
● SOUND SUMMIT PRESENTS TINA OFFICIAL GIG @ THE CAMBRIDGE – 8pm-late. $12
FreQ Nasty (UK), Aloe Blacc (LA), Mark Pritchard (Harmonic 33, Troubleman), Steve Spacek (UK/LA),Foreign Heights , Ivens and Plutonic Lab (VIC), Blastcorp (NT), Catcall, Wire MC, S.Y.L.K., Sleater Brockman /Spruce Lee/Jimmy Sing (Ro Sham Bo), Radge, Captain Franco & Count Doyle (Dynamite Sounds). Tickets cost $12 at the door or presale at www.moshtix.com
COST: $12 on the door.
● DAVE ARKLESS MEMORIAL GRANT GIG@ THE LOFT YOUTH VENUE – 6-9pm. FREE
The Loft Youth Venue & Indent present A CD & Artzine Launch, curated and managed by local emerging event producers. With local bands, an illusionist, art projections and a BBQ. All-ages, no drugs or alcohol. Featuring: Men Who Drip With Germs, Littleroom, Sam Shephard, Matt Niccoli, Dangerboy. This is a free gig.
SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER
● GET UP, DOWN AND DIRTY@ FESTIVAL CLUB – 8.30-10.30pm. FREE
Join outspoken hip-hop / dub purveyors Elf Tranzporter and DJ Wasabi, experimental performance outfit Business As Usual and manic grime-hop crew The Hobby Whores for a night of lightning lyrics, dirty bass and poetry in mashy motion. Another free gig.
● ELECTROFRINGE PRESENTS A TINA OFFICIAL GIG @ THE CAMBRIDGE – 8pm until late. $12
Featuring: Tim Hecker (Canada), Darrin Verhagen, Pimmon, Leafcutter John (UK), Sebastien Roux (France),Jason Kahn (USA) & Ralph Steinbruchel (CN), Machina Aux Rock, Seaworthy, Sanso-xtro, Robin Fox, Jim Denley & Peter Blamey, Heil Spirits, Snawklor, Anonymeye. Gig costs $12 from the door or from www.moshtix.com.
SUNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER
● THE NIGHT SHARE LIVE TO AIR @ FESTIVAL CLUB – 8.30-10pm. FREE
Radio National's The Night Air broadcasts live to give the nation a taste of This Is Not Art 2007. Featuringperformances from Toydeath, Ross Bencina, Wire MC, Vanessa Berry and more. Free gig.
● CLOSING NIGHT PARTY: TWO CROWDED HOURS OF FESTIVAL DEATH THROES – 10pm-midnight. FREEMy ears hurt! I’m having a panic attack! I’m on fire! I live in a share house! Too bad!!!!! It’s the
Electrofringe 2007 Closing Party! Everybody knows that elongated Harshcore is the only way to party and makes a fitting end to what will have been a lovely festival right up until this point. Featuring Passenger of Shit, Mainstream, Autoclave, Drill Bit, rev777. Event is free.
● SUNDAY FAIR OUTDOOR STAGE @ CIVIC PARK – midday-8pm. FREE
Featuring: Ionic, Throbgoblin vs Base Electron, dog_boy_lover, Gail Priest, Secret Killer Of Names, Ross F Manning, Hetleveiker, Fugal Quese, Undecisive God, Anna Chase. Free day event.
● THE GREATEST INDIE DANCE PARTY EVER @ CBD HOTEL – 7pm-midnight. $5
PhDJ (the brains behind Sydney parties Purple Sneakers and Bad Kids Recreation Club)
teams up with DJ Streetparty (creator of Melbourne's Click Click , Colours and Shake Some
Action nights) to create what is sure to be the craziest indie dance party ever!
With PhDJ, DJ Street party, Sleater Brockman, Spruce Lee. Cost is $5 at the door.
For more information visit www.thisisnotart.org .
Media Contact: Marni Jackson
This Is Not Art Festival Coordinator
Phone: 0423 613 904