Unpopular Music was a three-year series of annual live events that I co-curated, all of which raised funds for Sydney community radio station, FBi Radio.
From 2009-2012, FBi supported the New Weird Australia project by broadcasting its two-hour show every week. Via this platform, New Weird Australia gave exposure to hundreds of innovative and experimental artists from around the country, and Unpopular Music represented the chance to give something back. All of the artists donated their time for the gig, with all proceeds going directly to FBi, helping to ensure the ongoing survival of Sydney’s home of new music.
Co-curated with Brooke Olsen and Eliza Sarlos (2009), and Kim Galceran, Romy Caen and Emily McDaniel (2011).
2009 – Unpopular Music 2009 – PIMMON & JEFF BURCH (Solo Sets & Debut Live Collaboration as Mandala Trap), KYU, ANON, SCISSOR LOCK, ANNA CHASE, NICK WISHART (Toydeath), Kevin Purdy (Tooth), Tim Ritchie (Sound Quality, ABC Radio National) and Tom Smith. Presented with Unputdownable & Sunday Night At The Movies.
2010 – Unpopular Music 2010 – SCATTERED ORDER, TANTRUMS, CLEPTOCLECTICS VS SCISSOR LOCK, MELODIE NELSON, STITCHED VISION, MERE WOMEN.
2011 – Unpopular Music 2011 – STRANGE FORCES, ZEAHORSE, SECRET BIRDS, SCATTERED ORDER, THOMAS WILLIAM VS SCISSOR LOCK, MONOLITH, ANNA CHASE, UND, DJs PAUL GOUGH, JACK SHIT & OCTOPUS PI. Presented with Octopus Pi, Sound Series & Refraction.