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Chicks With Picks July 20

Come hang out with us. We’ve missed you!

The usual happy faces, talented babes and cheap drinks. We promise it’ll be fun!
The first ten people to buy our album, CWP#2 will score a drink ticket! $10 for 14 songs and ALL proceeds will be donated to Elsie Women’s Refuge in Glebe :)

Oh and the band? All the way from down the road, SCABZ!

Set times:
5:00- Linda Molony
5:20- Cassie Judychair
5:40- Arlin
6:00- Helen Goldzieher
6:20- Fiona Magee
6:40- Bec Hill
7:00-
7:20- Hayley Legg
7:40- Joanna Hannan
8:00-
8:20- Hayley
8:40- Jess Pickering
9:00- Ess Em
9:30- The Mis-Made

10PM- SCABZ

SCABZ - click to go to the Facebook event

SCABZ – click to go to the Facebook event

Chicks With Picks 15th June

Here we go again..

Y’know the drill- talented women, music, friends and a chilled Sunday evening at the Townie :)
We’ll be selling our album, CWP#2 recorded live at our Fair Day gig and ALL of the dollars will go to Elsie Women’s Refuge in Glebe.
The first 10 people to arrive from 4.30 and hassle (I mean, “politely ask”) Mac will score a drink ticket!
It’s fun and there’s no cover charge, so what have you got to lose?!

Open mic acts from 5PM and the band, Dirty, will hop on stage around 10.
We’re still taking bookings for open mic acts so email us for a spot.

Hope to see you there!

Click the poster to go to the Facebook event.

Sets:
5- Emma Clair
5.30- Vic Meehan
6- Bel Woods
6.30- Colleen Fricker
7- Faith Chaza
7.30- Allie Jane
8- Stellar Addiction (acoustic)
8.30- Sally Hackett
9- Gabby Dever
9.30 Bitchpick
10PM Dirty
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Chicks With Picks does Snapback – 4/6/14

We are teaming up with Snapback to bring you a Wednesday night dose of punk!

Kicking off at 8pm on the 4th of June at Newtown Hotel (King St, Newtown) you can see two of our favourite bands – SCABZ and Bandintexas for free and then the infamous MUM DJ’s will keep the party going all night after that. Want to join the facebook event? Click Here

Chicks With Picks May 18 – Album Launch!

It’s getting cold but we’re showing no signs of slowing down!
This month, we’re launching an album- a live recording of our f*cking amazing Fair Day gig! Not only does it sound superb (Sally put over 100 hours into making SCABZ sound not shit ;P), but ALL proceeds will go to Elsie Women’s Refuge :)
For more info about the refuge, the album or to buy it online, go to www.chickswithpicks.bandcamp.com

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There will be BONUS TRACKS on the CD which we’ll be selling on the night, so bring an extra tenner with you (or more- it is a fundraiser after all!) to support women AND live music!

Open mic acts from 5ish and a band, SLEEPDREAMs at 10PM

Set times:

5:00- Tash Richardson
5:20- Brigit Murane
5:40- Neet n Molly
6:00- Bec Hill
6:20- Colleen Fricker
6:40- Thaylia
7:00- Sepora
7:40- Steph Bennett
8:00- Ess-Em
8:30- Stellar Addiction (acoustic)
9:00- Tessa Devine
10- Napoleonic

Our First Live Album!

Sally has been quietly locked in her room for the past few months and has finally finished mixing an album recorded at our huge Fair Day gig in February this year. All proceeds will go to Elsie Women’s Refuge in Glebe and it features some of our favourite artists who have all donated their songs in aid of the cause. Aside from the fundraising side we also think it’s a very good album with some great performances, check it out.

You can buy it online at bandcamp now: it is $5 minimum donation but you can pay more if you wish and we do encourage that because it is a fundraiser after all, Elsie and other organisations like it in NSW are facing huge funding cuts at the moment.

If you would prefer a hard copy come to the next Chicks With Picks on May 18, we will be launching it there and the CD will have bonus tracks on it not included on the digital download (it will cost more though!).

Here’s the blurb on Elsie if you’re not familiar with the organisation:

“The other week we got to take a bunch of families to see the Lion King with donated money. Man- the happiness it gave the mums and kids to do something they could never usually afford!!”

- Account of staff member at Elsie Women’s Refuge.

Elsie Women’s Refuge was the first women’s refuge in Australia. It opened in 1974 when a group of women squatted in an unoccupied property in Glebe and opened the doors to women and children fleeing domestic violence. The refuge provides an invaluable service to our community today, as it did when it first opened. You can read more about Elsie Women’s Refuge here.
(It really is an amazing story).

We are hoping to fundraise for the refuge so as to cover social activities for the women and children. Please donate what you can; ALL proceeds will be donated to Elsie Women’s Refuge. There is a $5 minimum donation but if you can donate more, we STRONGLY encourage you to do so. There will be hard copies at a minimum donation of $10 as they come with BONUS TRACKS!!
If you desperately want a copy of the album but are on welfare/living below the poverty line and genuinely cannot afford to pay, please approach Mac at any future Chicks With Picks events and we will arrange a hard copy for you. Thank you for your donation and support :)

Chicks With Picks Easter Sunday!

Kicks off at 4pm with open mic then bands from 6:30 :)

Click the poster if you’d like to see the Facebook event. If you haven’t been before, we’re at The Town Hall Hotel in Newtown (326 King St, next to the station).

Set times:

4:15 – Bridie Leah
4:35 – Hayley Legg
4:55 – Leith Sharp
5:15- Soph Alpen
5:35 – Hannah Jane
5:55 – Sepora

6:30 – The Mis-Made (unplugged)
7:00 – No Illuminati
8:00 – Miss Strychnine & The Poison Fingers
9:00 – The Belle Havens
10:00 – Swamp Fat Jangles

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Chicks With Picks March 16

Well, it’s time again – we’re back at The Townie for another Chicks With Picks Classic Edition™. We have heaps of open mic acts, a band set by The Leukocytes, free raffle prizes and most of all there will be boobs. Probably.

Click the poster below if you’d like to see the Facebook event where details of the lineup will be posted, don’t forget to add Chick Pick if you want to stay connected to all our events and photos from them.

Sepora played at the Fair Day gig 9.2.14

Sepora played at the Fair Day gig 9.2.14

Fabulous Fair Day After Party!

Fair Day, Fair Day, Fair Day!
Where would we be without it?
Probably a little less sunburnt and maybe not so pumped for Mardi Gras season, I imagine.

Let’s rock yet another Fair Day and make it even more fabulous with a Fabulous Fair Day After Party!

We have more talent than ever before and it’s going to be a freakin’ awesome gig!
Here’s the set times:

4:15 – Al Louis
4:35 – Monica and The Explosion
4:55 – Jade Lee Wright
5:15 – Sepora
6:00 – Cherry On Top
7:00 – SCABZ
8:00 – Bandintexas
9:00 – Maxine Kauter Band
10:00 – Two Girls Will

Drink tickets for the first 20 (YES, TWENTY!) people to approach Mac from 4PM :) I’m not great at math, but I think that’s enough for YOU and at least 19 of your friends- get on it!
Click the pic below to see the Facebook event :)

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Chicks With Picks Xmas Party!

So we thought we had better end the year with a big one, we had to move it to a Saturday night to fit it all in: on the 21st of December we have three bands and six of our favourite open mic acts. The music starts at 7pm and as always the fist ten people to approach McKenzie (purple and pink hair plus the stressed look of an event manager) get a free drink and good odds of claiming the couch.

Here’s the lineup:

7:00 – Meri Amber
7:20 – Pilot Darcy
7:40 – Siobhan Poynton
8:00 – Bec Hill
8:20 – Brigit Murane
8:40 – Cherry On Top

9:00 – The Double Shadows
10:00 – Leura
11:00 – Bandintexas

See you there?? Click the poster below if you’d like to join the facebook event.
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Chicks With Picks November 17

We’re back! Try to look surprised?

On Sunday November 17th we will have 11 open mic acts and a band set from The Troubled Romantics- the music kicks off at 5pm. The first ten people to approach McKenzie on the night (after 4:30) will get a drink voucher and first claim on the couches! She’s the one with pink/purple hair and a finger up her nose ;)

The Troubled Romantics are a three piece from Sydney. Raised on the dizzying drone of poker machines and RSL orange juice, The Troubled Romantics take their cue from what the olds had to teach them about love and luck and turn it into some kind of rock n roll thing.

Before The Troubled Romantics take the stage at 9pm we have the open mic performers:

5:00 Emma Menzies
5:20 Bonita Jean
5:40 Hollie Matthew
6:00 Nikolaine Martin
6:20 Emma Barry
6:40 Faith Chaza
7:00 Gabby Dever
7:20 Siobhan Poynton
7:40 Cherry on Top
8:00 Ess Em
8:20 Jade Lee Wright

Click it.

November 17 at The Town Hall Hotel, Newtown