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).
5:30 – Caitlin Erbacher
6:00 – Ess-em
7:00 – Faith Chaza
7:30 – Sammy G
8:00 – Bec Hill & Hayley Legg
9:00 – Napoleonic
10:00 – Bruise Pristine
Click the photo below if you want to join the Facebook event!
*vibes dependent on proximity to subwoofer.
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!
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
SCABZ – click to go to the Facebook event
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.
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
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
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
5:00- Tash Richardson
5:20- Brigit Murane
5:40- Neet n Molly
6:00- Bec Hill
6:20- Colleen Fricker
7:40- Steph Bennett
8:30- Stellar Addiction (acoustic)
9:00- Tessa Devine
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
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).
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
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
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
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.