It’s that time again, a time for everyone to come together and celebrate the things that are most important (live music, scene photography and a reason to do your hair nice on a Sunday). Chicks with Picks is back at The Townie on Sunday the 17th of August with the usual guaranteed good vibes* and general mischief.
This month we’re featuring Bruise Pristine for the first time in the band spot at 10pm, and we’re still taking names for open mic performers from 5pm – if you’d like to play send a private message to Chick Pick on Facebook or send us an email.
Just to get you in early we’ve also got a drink voucher for the first ten people to arrive after 4:30pm – you claim it by approaching Mac (if you don’t know who she is, she’s kind of a big deal and I’m sure she’ll tell you all about it. Look for someone with a shaved head with coloured eyebrows and piercings).
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!
5:00- Linda Molony
5:20- Cassie Judychair
6:00- Helen Goldzieher
6:20- Fiona Magee
6:40- Bec Hill
7:20- Hayley Legg
7:40- Joanna Hannan
8:40- Jess Pickering
9:00- Ess Em
9:30- The Mis-Made
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
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
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.
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
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
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
We’re very pleased to announce Swamp Fat Jangles will be gracing our stage at 9:45
“The Swamp Fat Jangles story begins in the bayou. Located in an unexpected area of Sydney, the Swamp is hidden from the city in a secret place. The brackish muddy waters that birthed the Jangles informs the band’s sound, and produces a music drunk on the frog’s burp and the mud’s suck. With instruments formed in the stinking soup, the Jangles pour a hypnotic soundtrack from their swamp. The songs and poems that were forged there have now been called to the busking streets and dusty festivals, to which the Jangles bring the swamp, and the audiences bring the stomp.
Swamp Fat’s music is punctuated by the swamp’s resident soothsayer. A word witch-doctor who spits half-truths and trances. Framing the Jangles with her storytelling, the old crone evokes call and response culture, which engages the audience and propels the Jangles’ performance into a theatrical experience. With narration and spoken word exposing secrets and tales from the isolated swamp and its creatures, the Jangles sing songs of dark truths and the mysterious monsters that dwell within them or roam around their muddy playground. They present themselves and their tales in a raw performance, with poetic female vocals atop the rhythms of Banjo, Guitar and Bass accompanied by bendy blues harp or clarinet and percussion. To the audiences eye they appear as a whirling bunch of miscreants from a mythical land, with feathers, fur and eyeballs to spare.
Swamp Fat have been plucking these notes and narratives from the Swamp for a little over a year now, and as they get on so do they reach deeper into the wooded darkness to reveal and confess stories of their swamp, be it a place in reality or a space they have created with their writing. ”
We’re back for a Sunday afternoon classic edition of Chicks With Picks! We can say classic now that we’re 4. Drop in for comfy couches, pool, headstands by McKenzie every hour on the hour and of course an endless stream of talent on the stage from 5pm and a band to close the night. The first 10 people to approach the aforementioned McKenzie at 4:30pm or after will get a free drink ticket, not to mention best odds of claiming a couch. There might be cake.
Click on the poster below if you’d like to join the Facebook event.