Cash Savage's Last Stand

Week in and week out (or should I more accurately say "time in and time out") for the past 5-6 years Coach Cash Savage has lead the mighty Old Bar Unicorns both on and off the field with inspirational words and actions. 

The other week saw Cash coach in her final game at the Oak Park oval against some other team... let's just say it was the Bats, because they're bloody legends. But it was actually the East Brunny Gougers, who played the 'Corns in the first game way back when...  fitting really.

In the rooms, Coach Savage works with her minions to formulate a plan to bring most awesomeness to this game we call Aussie Rules

While out on the ground, cheers would always go up at pretty much everything Cash had to say.

After her last speech in the rooms after half time, Cash had to wipe her nose. Not a sniffle for any other reason except that there might have been a bit of a cold going round that week... honest.

Unicorns past, present and future will eternally love Coach Cash Savage.
Thanks for all the glorious awesomeness.


Dark MOFO - Grimoire

Grimoire was an event... a series of nights during this years Dark MOFO held at the Brisbane Hotel.  Here were some of the highlights of the night I attended..

Andrew Harper (above) was glorious with his vocal looping.

Smutty Sam And The Cleaners were very entertaining, smashing a thing or two in the process  


Ruiner & The Threshold Forms (below) featured Leigh Ritson and Alex Pope. Two very notable local muso geniuses.

Pikelet saw Evelyn play solo, with a more free flowing and improvised style set in a small upstairs room




Soma Coma (above) playing a ripper set the other week, playing at Nun's (below) album launch at the John Curtin Hotel. 
Both bands were great.


Toolangi State Forest

A couple of photos taken while searching for the Leadbeater's Possum and watching the blood moonrise at Toolangi State Forest.



Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Panman!
What a glorious bloke.


Harmony - Carpetbombing

Harmony's second album is called Carpetbombing, and I am very proud to report that I have taken a bunch of photos that were used in the artwork within the glorious gate-fold sleeve and the front cover. Order it here.


Striborg performs at MONA

Tasmanian black metal artist Striborg doesn't play very often, however last weekend he treated us to a set entitled Purifying The River Of Tears, written in homage to the Derwent River to be played at MONA for the MONA FOMA festival. 

Emerging from behind the MONA building through the riverside fog, Sin Nanna (Striborg) and a string quartet played beside the Wim Delvoye Gothic Chapel where they performed for 30 minutes. It was fantastic.

Please excuse this following GIF...
Striborg at MONA by Ben Butcher photo Striborg-at-Mona-by-Ben-But.gif


Hobart Improv Collective at MONO FOMA

The Hobart Improv Collective played as a 6 piece at MOFO this year. It's a fluid line-up of some of Hobart's more interesting musos. 

Sun Ra Arkestra at MONA FOMA

Sun Ra Arkestra played twice this weekend in Hobart. Once on the main stage, and then a fantastic set the next night at the Faux Mo afterparty. Marshall Allen (below) often stole the show via his wild sax sounds.

Colin Stetson at MONA FOMA

Colin Stetson was a late withdrawal from last year's MOFO, but made it this year, however without his signature bass saxophone. It really didn't matter. Colin was able to blow minds with just his regular sax and a few strategically placed contact mics. Hypnotic, lush and at times hauntingly beautiful. When he's not playing with Arcade Fire, Bon Iver or Tom Waits, do yourself a favour and go and catch him play a solo set!  

Russell Haswell at MONA FOMA

 Russell Haswell performed a great set of brutal closed and/or bent circuit noise and loudly played whistle on Saturday afternoon at MOFO. Awesome set. He kinda smashed his hand open while doing it too. Blood did flow, and minds were blown.