VAGRANT #6+7 – Per Purpose, Rites Wild, Doctopus, Craig McElhinney + Terrible Truths, Per Purpose, Gunns & Hamjam

Two nights of artists from VIC, QLD and WA in the sixth and seventh instalment of New Weird Australia's 'open source' gig series, Vagrant.

DateJuly 2012
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Good Company & New Weird Australia present:

VAGRANT – a travelling gig series, a pop-up club-night with no fixed abode, an open-source platform for eclectic and experimental Australian music

VAGRANT#6
with
PER PURPOSE
RITES WILD
DOCTOPUS
CRAIG MCELHINNEY

FRIDAY 27TH JULY 2012 8pm
Galleria, 55 Wittenoom St, East Perth

VAGRANT#7
with
TERRIBLE TRUTHS
PER PURPOSE
GUNNS
HAMJAM

SATURDAY 28TH JULY 2012 5pm
Dada Records, Perth

featuring:

PER PURPOSE ; QLD, Bedroom Suck Records
– launching their ‘Warburton’ 7″
(Debut Perth Shows)

TERRIBLE TRUTHS ; VIC, Bedroom Suck Records, Mexican Summer
– launching their ‘Terrible Truths / Hissey Miyake’ Split 7″
(Debut Perth Show)

RITES WILD ; VIC, Not Not Fun Records

Friday 27th July ; Galleria ; 55 Wittenoom St East Perth: 8pm
w/ Per Purpose, Rites Wild, Doctopus & Craig McElhinney

Saturday 28th July; Dada Records; 5pm
w/ Terrible Truths, Per Purpose, Gunns & Hamjam

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Press.

“Would it be over-the-top to commence a sweeping ponderance about the parallel between Dada (the art movement) and punk rock, how both emphasize(d) shock tactics and controversy, but in a positive and useful way that both helped to clear the path for greater creative exploration, and proved potent as a political / social tool? Probably! Definitely! But that spirit of adventure and self-deprecation, that spitting-in-the-face of normalcy and mediocrity, is such a defining feature of (good) DIY music as well as the New Weird Australia initiative and Dada records itself. Tonight, meanwhile, has been more about good vibes, flickering shadows and light, BYO brews, great songs and the joys of being itinerant (physically, creatively) within the landscape of music.”
Cool Perth Nights, July 2012

New Weird Australia is the absolute pioneer of new experimental music in Australia. They have a free compilation seriesdigital record labelweekly radio show and podcastvideo blog (Output Device) and now they’ve extended all this into a live travelling gig series,Vagrant. Local wave-breaking sound devotees Good Company host the Perth Vagrant at art/project space Galleria (Danny Bourke’s Benchpress made a very lovely poster). We welcome the return of mega babe Stacey Wilson, AKA Rites Wild – if you’re a fan ofFabulous Diamonds or Maria Minerva you will dig Rites Wild’s cosmic drone pop. She’s joined by Brisbane’sPer Purpose (who are also playing Vagrant #2 the next day at Dada’s Garage), plus Craig McElhinney and good great boys Doctopus.
The Thousands, July 2012 (Preview)