CHEAP WEDNESDAYS!




YELLOW BRICK ROAD.

NEW. WEEKLY. LIVE. FREE.


Wednesday 8th April marks the eighth week of Yellow Brick Road, the new weekly night breaking in the PA in the Oxford Art Factory's Gallery Bar.

Previous weeks have seen the blossoming of an event which promises to be one of the better mid-week parties in Sydney - free entry, cheap booze and some of Sydney's best young talent have proved a winning formula so far.

On 8th April, Yellow Brick Road proudly presents two bands, Parades and Shady Lane.

With so much on offer and so little asked in return, we see no excuse to stay at home on Wednesday night. Come down and support some great local talent at Yellow Brick Road.



COMING UP
08.04.09 - Parades and Shady Lane
15.04.09 - Halal How Are You?
22.04.09 – Allies (plus support TBC)
29.04.09 – Streetlight plus Shouts to Motorcade
06.05.09 - Underlights plus The Money Smokers
13.05.09 – Cabins (plus support TBA)
20.05.09 - Bridgemary Kiss plus Zeahorse
27.05.09 – The Goldhearted (plus support TBA)




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TGIF.




AFTER WORK ART

After Work Art is the new best way to say goodbye to your Friday.

The Oxford Art Factory throws open its doors at the post-work-friendly hour of 7pm every Friday night, and warmly invites you in for a drink.

Entry is free, and the OAF is laying on bands in the gallery bar nice and early. Also on offer are some of the cheapest jugs of beer and cocktails you're likely to find on Oxford St. The OAF student discount passport, 'Das Kleine Buch' will be valid until 11pm. There will be movies, couches galore, and wireless internet access for the less socially inclined.

Our residents for the month of April are ethereal Sydney indie band The Spirits.Toby Fitch, lead singer and guitarist, tells us a little about the band. “Our songs are pop songs essentially, melodically driven but very atmospheric. We like to make ethereal sounds with reverb and delay. We use bright and clean sounding amps, and we like our guitar rock, so our music can be very big and rhythmic. Someone called us 'Joy Division on speed' once, and we laughed. Love does tear us apart though, and we do sing about such things. We recorded a few demos with Damian Press (Expatriate) who is a lovely dude. We were awarded Tune of the Week and Unsigned Artist of Week on FBi because of those tracks.” You can hear the band online at http://www.myspace.com/thespirits.

The Spirits have curated their own supports for the month, and they include Decorated Generals, Smoking Vaults and made In Japan. Now you have even more reason to look forward to Friday night!


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DANCE, TOO MUCH BOOTY IN THE PANTS.




For the 11th time running, Dance Central brings you the hottest dance showcase and party of the year!

Tour De Dance 11 will be showcasing a collection of dance styles from the teachers and students of Dance Central.

Be prepared for some serious booty shaking from Dancehall and Bellydancing, the seductive moves of Burlesque, the fastest moving legs of Samba and Martial Arts, and even more.

No judges will present and all outrageous dance moves are allowed and encouraged!

But the fun doesn’t stop there. If all that hasn’t inspired you to start dancing, then Dj’s Jimmy Sing DJ Willie Sabor and Brazilian Drumming and Dance group SAMBAFROG will get you up and dancing like no one is watching.

Dance Central brings the world of dance to your feet, and on Saturday 4th April it is being brought to The Oxford Art Factory.

Doors open at 8pm and the dancing begins at 9pm! Over 18’s only and Id is required.

$15 + BF @ Moshtix
www.moshtix.com.au
$20 at the door


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KICK START YOUR ART COLLECTION.






The next Art Market is on Saturday 4th April.

The Art Market is a Dialogue PR initiative in which buying art has never been so effortless.

On the first Saturday of every month, the Oxford Art Factory will act as the platform and exhibition space for Sydney's established and emerging artists to sell their work.

The Art Market offers diverse, original and affordable art to be purchased by YOU. This event also allows you to relax with your friends, have a drink, surf the net (bring your laptop - wireless supplied) and hang out with our city's creative talent! All during the day, all under one roof!

Sydney's first Art Market is an opportunity for you to support the art community; all you have to do is remember when it's on... The first Saturday of every month, from 11am to 5pm.

Are you an artist? Interested in participating? Please contact Nathan Sullivan of Dialogue PR. Phone: 0405 833 263 or email: nathan@dialoguepr.com.au


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PARTY FOR A CAUSE.




This is a fundraiser event for High & Dry festival that will be happening 27th - 29th November 2009. As a not for profit, community run event we need your support. Come, dance drink and be merry and help us make High & Dry 09 the success it deserves to be!

Live room:
Juke Baritone and the Swamp Dogs
Unkle Ho (Elefant traks, the Herd)
The Phonies
Brackets
Dropbear

Bar:
ElGusto (Hermitude)
Monkey Mark (Combat Wombat)
Monkfly (Frequency Lab)
MOR
Cleptoclectics
BFG + Conduct MC (Figureight)
Deepcycle (Rejenr8)
Sam Da Chemist (DSS)



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DRESS UP, DANCE DOWN.




It is time Sydney had something actually fun to go to... Sooo I hope you are ready to get your most dressed up rave on for the much awaited party - NUF (for people who like backwards FUN!) presented by the very nocturnal lady of the night, MC Gaff E on the 11th April (Easter Weekend) in the side room of Oxford Arts Factory.

Think colourful glitter delight and you can imagine what this night is about. Don't hold back and let the boogy evolve. The very special lineup includes a group of friends who know how to have a very ravetastic time including our favourite man Tyson (Health Club), The Inappropriates (Gaffy + Sex Hoof), Cassette (your girl next door), Sister Brockman (sister to the very Sleater Brockman himself!), Drugmoney (without his dreads and MC Gaff E live in action ready to ka-POW your night!

It's FREE and themed FLASH GORDON. So be ready to enter a set from the super amazing movie and get involved. Dress up is a must do, so add it to your to do list A S A P !


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DANGEROUS BOYS.




Formed in Newcastle in early 2008, The Protectors are Pete Stals - lead vocals/guitar, Sunny Wood - drums/backing vocals, Will Wood - bass/backing vocals & Willy Coleman - guitar/backing vocals.

Within months of relocating to Sydney, The Protectors intense and unique live set quickly won them summer festival spots alongside Cold War Kids, Crystal Castles and The Streets.

The Protectors also earned some major supports with the likes of Mercy Arms, The Vasco Era, British India, End Of Fashion, and Wolf & Cub.

In late 2008, The Protectors were pounding their way through another visceral live set, and one particular person who just happened to be in the venue and was quite simply "blown away" – triple j's Lunchtime DJ Vijay Khurana. triple j’s Home & Hosed host, Caroline Tran was similarly impressed; stating that The Protectors demo All Systems Go was "like a breath of fresh air blowing into your room". Shortly afterward triple j began to play the bands demo!

Producer Scott Horscroft (The Presets, The Sleepy Jackson, The Panics) was also suitably impressed and quickly agreed to produce / record the band's debut EP Tarantula. (Release date: Friday April 10th)

The Protectors are “sonically fresh and energetically dangerous" - Scott Horscroft, Producer

Drum Media was quick to draw attention to The Protectors lead vocalist;

"Frontman Pete Stals oozed intensity, from his fembot Iggy Pop image to the screaming abandon of his vocals..."

The Protectors will officially launch their debut EP on:
Saturday April 11 Oxford Art Factory Sydney TARANTULA EP Launch




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WASTED YOUTH!




Sunday 12 April - Trashbags continuous its success with another easter sunday party , with both Sydneysiders Redial & Smacktown making another night of music & debauchery.

After Redials first ep launch in july 2008, the times comes again, as he releases his second ep, self titled "EP2".Redial headlines april, with his first 2 hour exclusive live set. , be there to check it out.

Trashbags also has another surprise, after 2 successful launch of The Massacre 1 n 2. mixed by the trashbags Djs, Trashbags releases its 3rd compilation mix to end the trio of promo cds. Mixd by no other than resident dj Redial who is about to take his career overseas, concreting a tour throughout europe, america, and north america, we wouldn't have it any other way, as Redial completes the trio of Massacre. this one titled "33" if your curious to know what 33 is. search away for the mystery.

Celebrating 2 years of Wasted Youth!


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LISTEN LOCAL.




Making Waves Hip Hop is music with meaning. This collection of tracks provides a snapshot into contemporary black Australia through the eyes of some of this country’s best hip hop artists who are determined to make a difference and take a stance, using the power of the lyric and the hook of a beat.

Making Waves Hip Hop kicks off with The Last Kinection who spent part of 2008 on the road with The Herd; pays respect to Munkimuk, a pioneer of the Indigenous Hip Hop Music scene; flows through to JB Seed recipient, Impossible Odds and showcases the MC stylings of both Wire MC and Brotha Black. The album also features Jimblah, who won the 2007 Hilltop Hoods Initiative and demonstrates why both Street Warriors and Tijimba and the Yung Warriors are Deadly Award nominees. Freestyler, Knowledge Bones slams out his impressive rapping style; Eskatology lyrically delivers his personal journey; The Dreamtime Brothaz are in for their love of making beats with Mau Power presenting a solo track as well as one with his group, ‘One Blood Image’. This compilation is not without it’s share of guest appearances, Jimblah teams up with A-Love for ‘Skill Survey’, Radical Son features on The Last Kinection’s track, ‘I Can’ and Sista Native lends vocals to Wire MC’s ‘Face My Music’.

Making Waves Hip Hop is the follow up album release to ‘Making Waves singer songwriters’ from Gadigal Music/ABC Music and continues the story in this new chapter for the Australian Indigenous music industry. Featuring 19 tracks from 12 artists hailing from Brisbane to Armidale, Melbourne to Newcastle Sydney to Adelaide and Perth to the Torres Strait Islands, Making Waves Hip Hop is music that matters. Each track is threaded with stories of personal journeys, social comment, respect for culture and self belief, as a collective, this compilation is set to empower the young Indigenous, inform the non Indigenous and inspire anyone who hits ‘play’.


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FIREKITES.




Tucked away for two years, Firekites recorded their first musical offering a debut LP, "The Bowery". Sonically rich & musically diverse, Firekites have drawn together disparate, sometimes juxtaposed, influences resulting in a record that covers some unexpected ground. Blurring the lines between lo-fi jazz, folk pop and subtle electronica, comparisons have been drawn with well known artists: Hood, Midlake, Kings of Convenience, Fionn Regan and Nick Drake.

Expanding on initial acoustic ideas, Tim & Rod called on long-time friends Jane Tyrrell, Jason Tampake, & Matt Blackman (Charge Group/Purplene) to explore their sound in the abandoned iconic coffee-house/dance hall, "The Bowery". The Bowery was the first art-deco coffee-house of its kind in Newcastle and was an appropriate backdrop for the initial sessions. The remainder of the record was crafted in collaboration with Richard Pike (Pivot), who added synth elements and electronic beats.

Since the release of The Bowery, Firekites have played with some of their favourite bands including - Built To Spill, Iron & Wine, The Sea and Cake, Laura Marling, Bill Callahan, Stars, The Tallest Man on Earth, Holly Throsby and Crayon Fields - as well as slots on Laneway and Peat's Ridge festivals.

April sees the band play three very select shows to round off a year of touring for The Bowery before they head back into the studio to record the follow up, ready for release in late 2009.


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KILLIN IT.




KillaQueenz Sistarhood Album launch.

KillaQueenz - one of Australia's most promising Hip Hop acts celebrate the launch of their debut album Sistarhood, backed by a 4 piece live band and supported by a host of local acts, to deliver a night of Hip Hop, Dance and Reggae sounds!


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AN ESSENTIAL DATE FOR YOUR CALENDAR.




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MATT & KIM.




The BF/GF duo have quickly become mascots for their creative hotbed neighbourhood, seducing legions of fans with irresistibly dance‐crazy party anthems – MTV

Matt & Kim are a dance punk musical duo based out of Brooklyn. What’s that you say? You’ve heard it all before? Uh-uh, not with Matt & Kim. Indeed, if you’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing the duo, you’ll know, they hands down take the prize for kinetic dance floor energy.

The band’s live shows are legendary. Known for encouraging crowd surfing and inciting barrier climbing, Matt & Kim shows are more like out of control dance parties than they are concerts – blurring the line between musician and listener. Matt explains. "We're excited just to be able to play and we show it, as dorky as that can look."

In 2006, Matt & Kim released their self–titled debut album — which was instantly embraced by critics and fans alike — then hit the road, performing at high profile events such as Lollapalooza and The Siren Music Festival and ending up in Australia for the first time in early 2008.

This year, as soon as they finish touring the US with Cut Copy in April, Matt & Kim will be heading back to Oz, touring the East Coast in support of their second record release Grand, out through Popfrenzy Records. Grand has been quick to please, awarded Album of the Week on both FBI and RTR radio and Rave Magazine.

With Matt & Kim no dancing is not an option, so this May, dig out your dancin’ shoes, get ready to feel the dance floor bend and be prepared to sweat.

Popfrenzy presents Matt & Kim... Saturday May 2 at the Oxford Art Factory - tickets on sale now thorugh Moshtix.


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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS!




The Oxford Art Factory is looking for new DJs with innovative taste in music. We are on the look out for real bedroom bangers, DJs who have had little or no experience playing in front of a crowd.

We want the bedroom to come to the Oxford Art Factory, we want to witness the jams that go down in the privacy of your own homes. The Oxford Art Factory loves new music, and old music, and hearing old music played in a way that makes it feel new. We're not hung up on genres or technical wizardry, we're just after your premium jams.

If you'd like to get a gig at the OAF, please submit a LIVE mix, with track listing, and your name (and DJ name, if you have one), your email address and phone number.

You can post CDs to DEMO / OXFORD ART FACTORY, 38-46 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010, or email a link to download your mix to demo@oxfordartfactory.com.

DJs who have played in other venues need not apply for this as we are only looking for fresh talent with this drive.

We may not be able to get back to everyone who submits a mix, but we promise that everything will get a listen.


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WHITE FEATHER.



Very limited tickets on sale now.


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ANYWHERE BUT HOME.




Peep the new Cassette Kids film clip, filmed at the OAF.


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BAG MONSTERS!




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WHAT MAKES MEN BLUSH.




'Perverting the Perverted'

What Makes Men Blush (WMMB) is a performance collective that has hijacked Burlesque as a form to exercise boundaries, expectations, stereotypes and injustice. WMMB present tactile performances aiming to challenge audiences in a constant pursuit for perspective. Embodying hyper-realities and violent truths, the group inspires, undresses and ravages the world that too many have become accustmed to.

WMMB celebrates the ugly to realize the beautiful and celebrates the beautiful to re-define our ugly.

What Makes Men Blush are residents at the Oxford Art Factory, and can be found bringing art to the masses most weekends in the glass cube which functions as performance space for the venue.


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BORN RUFFIANS.






The St. Jeromes Laneway festival along with Fasterlouder, Yen  & FBi 94.5FM present BORN RUFFIANS
 

The Laneway Festival loves Canadian indie, so we invited BORN RUFFIANS along to the party. The trio made waves at this year’s SXSW with their terrific live show and backed up their promise with Red Yellow Blue, a ripping, taut stomper of a record that packs a punch with its muscular instrumentation, witty lyrics and understated production. Full of surprises, BORN RUFFIANS are rollicking fun and completely endearing. http://www.myspace.com/bornruffians
 
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28th


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TEN BANDS FOR FREE.




Here at the OAF, we understand the festive brokeness that often accompanies the beginning of a new year, so we're pleased to offer you 10 great bands, with zero cover charge.

Chambers
Sooners
The Spirits
The Vignettes
The Lockwoods
The Warm Feelings
Ghoul
The Go Roll Your Bones
Nhomea


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ED BANGER NEW YEARS EVE PARTY.




Oxford Art Factory are set to ring in the new year in style with the best of the French! 2008 has been an amazing year for the venue, who have recently passed their first birthday, won a bunch of awards from industry types and the public alike, thrown a pile of killer parties, and hosted a dizzying array of talented acts – it seems fitting to say goodbye to the year with a bang. It is with great pleasure that we announce that we are teaming up with everyone’s favourite label Ed Banger Records to celebrate New Year’s Eve, with Busy P and DJ Mehdi headlining a party that we anticipate will not be easily forgotten.

The Parisian label de jour, Ed Banger Records was founded by Pedro Winter in 2002, and has quickly found itself on the ‘best of’ lists of the worlds top tastemakers. With a broad stable of talent, home to artists such as Justice, Sebastian, Uffie and Mr Oizo, the Ed Banger crew has left an indelible mark on the music scene of the 2000s. Encompassing not only music, but fashion, design and attitude, Ed Banger no longer represents a musical genre, it represents a lifestyle.

The Ed Banger New Years Eve Party is supported by The Brag and Inthemix.com.au.

A strictly limited allocation of tickets will be available on the door for $70.




For the party monsters amongst you who stretch out the New Years for as long as possible, those of you who missed out on tickets to Field Day, or fans of our SECRET INTERNATIONAL GUEST - you'll be thrilled to know that OAF is hosting the official Field Day After Party.

Tickets are on sale now and already moving fast - don't miss out on one of the first great parties of 2009!


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YOU AM I XMAS SHOW.




Following a commanding Homebake performance, YOU AM I play a special and intimate show at the Oxford Art Factory on Sunday 14th December.

Get in fast as tickets are strictly limited - you can purchase them here.

Please note that this is an afternoon show, doors will open at 3pm.

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SHEONE PAINTS OAF.




Born James Choules in London 1969, SheOne has been emptying spray cans and making graffiti for over 20 years. Sidelining the usual multicoloured pictorial approach to graffiti painting he instead to focuses on the visual language of writing and the expressive possibilities of the name as a subject.

His approach to image making is to re-render abstracted hand drawn typography. Hip, data injected splats, overspray and accurate spills relay an emotional slang mapped out in highly personal shorthand.

In recent years he has managed to successfully translate the energy and scale of illegal street paintings into the well lit confines of the gallery, creating international site specific installations and exhibitions and having recently performed a live painting show at the Tate Modern, while simultaneously forging a subtle invasion into the fashion world through collaboration, self branded products and one-off pieces.

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Sheone will be painting OAF's mural wall live.

In a first for the venue, we invite you to come in, enjoy some complimentary drinks from Jamesons, and watch as a pretty great artist paints us a new wall.

The show is presented by Oxford Art Factory and Nice Produce as part of the No Comply skateboard art exhibition, 2008.

http://www.niceproduce.com
http://www.nocomply.com.au



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COME ON GET CULTURED.




EXQUISITE CORPSE

Performance Art . Live Music . Short Films . Video Art. Audio Visual Installations . Spoken Word . DJs.
A NIGHT OF INSPIRING GREATNESS.

Every Thursday 9pm - late 
ART AFTER DARK BAR
OXFORD ART FACTORY

EXQUISITE CORPSE is proud to showcase the work of emerging and established performance artists, musicians and poets, sound and video artists, film-makers and all manner of innovators and creatives.

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Yes you heard right..we are excited to announce that in celebration of the uniquely rich, awesome, greatness that is the movement known as EC...we welcome you this week with...

NO COVER CHARGE THIS WEEK!!!

THAT'S RIGHT FREE ENTRY TO ONE AND ALL!!!!!

WOOOO HOO SUMMER IS COMING AND IT'S TIME TO GET YOUR CULTURE AND PARTY ON!!!

So all of you malnourished, over-studied darlings, come down this week for a wonderful, complimentary dose of craziness with this oh my gosh LINE-UP PACKED WITH A SELECTION OF SOME OF SYDNEY'S LEGENDARY ART AND MUSIC PIONEERS...

THIS IS GOING TO BE A CRAZY GIG!!!!!!!!!


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LITTLE OAFY.


Little OAFY is a vacant shopfront located at 58 Oxford St, Darlinghurst.

From 9-27 October, in conjunction with the City of Sydney Council's Art & About festival, Oxford Art Factory are taking their visual arts wing above ground, and have curated an exciting exhibition of performance art, film and installation.

Little Oafy is sponsored by Av Sound, The Brag, Jamesons and Supreme Security.

9/10 – Launch party - 7pm
10/10 – Glitta Militia Queer Cabaret – 8pm
11/10 - 'Light Being' - Performance by Robyn Wilson featuring music by Gentle Force - 9pm
14/10 – James Shirlaw, ‘The Skater & The Punk’ – 24 hours
16/10 - 'Cuprocking', a live cup installation by Andy Uprock - work to remain in window after installation - 8pm
17/10 - 'Centre of Arrest' - Robyn Wilson & Tara Cook featuring live improvised sound art by a collection of brilliant Sydney musicians - 11pm
20-27/10 – China Heights installation

& a diverse range of works between shows.




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COUSIN COLE.




COUSIN COLE (Tambourine Dream/NYC)
Smokin Psyche Sessions
Saturday 11 Oct 11pm
Oxford Art Factory


"I like [Cousin Cole’s stuff] because I can play it around other people, without boring them, making them want to cry, or ruining my reputation as the most gangster of gangster rappers.”
– MC Spank Rock

NYC party DJ and producer Cousin Cole is touring on the success of his ‘Tambourine Dream’ mixtape and remix project – a body of work that turned the business on its ear with an unexpected, yet evocative, blend of folk, psyche and indie, switching a new generation of party people on to these sounds with souped up reworks of Jose Gonzales, Joanna Newsom, Nico, Neil Young, John Lennon, Feist and a dozen other classics.

Cousin Cole stole the hearts and feet of clubbers worldwide with his ‘Crank Dat’ Soulja Boy remix last year, and at the same time fraternized with the mainstream with his cut programmed high rotation Hot 97 in NYC and Power 106 in LA, and still today played before Toronto Raptors basketball games.

Labelled the 2008 ‘blog king’, a quick trawl of the blogs gives up close on 100 results that include Cole’s exclusive edits of tracks by Wale, Peter Bjorn & John, R Kelly and The Killers, plus his banging rework of DJ Kool’s ’96 hit ‘Let Me Clear My Throat’. These efforts sit alongside 12”s like the 'Ruffle Yo Featherz' and 'Tougher Than Featherz' EPs on his own Flagrant Fowl label, remixes of Bird Peterson and releases on Baltimore label Flamin' Hotz.

Earmarked as the next big cross-over producer, his rowdy DJ sets follow suite – kicking it with all things funk, Bmore, new wave, electro and rock!

supports: Canyons, Kato, tha Fizz, Cassette
$18 presale thru moshtix

www.myspace.com/cousincole
www.onthefly.com.au


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Flagrant Fowl MiniMegaMix 2007
Click on the image above to download.

0:00 Wale - Good Girls (Cousin Cole Remix)
1:23 Spank Rock -¬?What It Look Like (Pocketknife's Poppinspiel the Glockenspiel Remix)
2:49 Arthur Russell - She's The Star (Pocketknife's Continual Cornfield Remix) *
4:21 Joanna Newsom -¬?The Book of Right-On (Pocketknife's Scowling Owl Remix)
7:05 Cousin Cole - Untitled (Rave Grobbing)
9:06 Cousin Cole - Bam a Lam *
10:57 Cousin Cole - Chicken Moose Rhino Monkey (Part One)
12:40 Salt & Pepa - Push It (Cousin Cole Bonus Beats)
13:09 Pocketknife - Wyld Ignition Thang (Pocketknife's Oh Pee Pee Masher) *
14:35 Cousin Cole - Ignition Remix Remix *
15:35 Cat Power -¬?Free (Pocketknife's Give It Away Remix)
16:40 Cousin Cole - Who's Your Daddy
18:08 Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Cousin Cole Disco Mix)
19:15 Love Is All - Make Out Fall Out Make Up (Cousin Cole Edit)
21:28 Jesus & Mary Chain - Just Like Honey (Cousin Cole Edit) *

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C-90.


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C-90 is an exhibition by Sydney artist and curator Mark Drew, of cassette tape imagery via canvas, sculpture and illustrative print media.

The works in this show have been developed from a large scale mural painted at Oxford Art Factory in February of this year, of his teenage collection of cassette tape spines.

"in a time of MP3 data, the imagery C-90 deals with is quite emotive, recalling the graphic side of personal music collections".

Drew has been behind the scenes of many local art shows, as the co-owner of China Heights gallery. C-90 is his first major solo show, opening at Palmer Projects 6pm, Thursday, 9th October 2008 and will then continue daily up until October 15th.

Opening Night: Thursday 9th, October, 6pm-9pm.

Palmer Projects Gallery
238 Palmer St, Darlinghurst, Sydney NSW
www.palmerprojects.com.au


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NEO-NARCISSISM.


scott lowe invitation


The October 2008 wall at the Oxford Art Factory comes from artist Scott Lowe. Drawing on powerful sentiment from his last show, 'Foreplay', Lowe's ongoing study of human imperfections is an assertion against the unforgivable notion that all things beautiful in humans should be flawless.

The opening party is at OAF's Art After Dark bar on Friday 3rd October, from 9pm - late.
All welcome.
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OAF BRINGS YOU THE BEST OF THE PARKLIFE SIDE SHOWS.


blackalicious flyer


The Blackalicious show is supported by Groupie Magazine – Australia’s only online music magazine. Get it for free each month at www.groupie.com.au


Diplo poster

DIPLO: An early proponent of the ‘dirty south’ sound, Diplo has been at the forefront of the promotion of Baile Funk outside of Brazil and continues to support countless musical projects around the world through his label Mad Decent. As one of the most renowned and in-demand remixers and producers, he has worked with M.I.A. and Bonde do Role to Hot Chip, and as a DJ he is famous worldwide for one thing: straight up party.

BOY 8-BIT: Named after the 8-bit samples he used to use to produce records on his Amiga computer, David Morris has come a long way from these simple, nerdy beginnings. Having built a reputation through solid party remixes for artists as diverse as The Black Ghosts, Burial, Mika, Chromeo and Armand Van Helden and his distinctive sound that combines chopped-up vocals with heavy bass and breakbeats Boy 8-Bit is regarded as one of the finest party-starters around today.

 


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Tickets on sale now through Moshtix.

Win the best tickets this Spring!

We here at the Oxford Art Factory are pretty thrilled to be hosting what we think are the most outstanding sideshows of Parklife for 2009.

We're got Diplo and Boy 8-Bit on September 26, Does It Offend You, Yeah? on October 1 and Blackalicious on October 7.

Wanna win a double pass to all 3 shows? We have ONE up for grabs.

To win, send an email to winstuff@oxfordartfactory.com with your full name and phone number, and a picture of your favourite party monster attached. Best/most creative/elaborate/hilarious entry wins.

The comp closes on Wednesday 24th September, and the winner will be contacted by phone on Thursday 25th.

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XRAYSPEX.




XRAYSPEX is a new, monthly event being held for under 18s at the Oxford Art Factory, showcasing some of the greatest acts from Sydney and beyond to an audience who often miss out.

You can check out photos and stay closely tuned for news about future events at our MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/xrayunder18s

The next XRAYSPEX event includes Young & Restless, Cassette Kids, The Wahas, Kato, Hubert and the Xrayspex dj all-stars. It's almost enough to make you miss being in high school.

 

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GROUPIE MAGAZINE.


Groupie Mag


Groupie are our new friends. They run a sensational online music mag, which you can check out here.

Launched in August 2006, Groupie covers a wide range of music genres reflecting the music fan's ipod of today.

With the latest news, info, gossip, reviews and live/touring info for the music fan, Groupie is written by the cream of the music crop including Robbie Buck (Triple J), Michaella Solar-March (Fbi), Glen Goetze (A&R Modular Recordings), Sasha Perera (based in the UK), Christian Barker (based in Tokyo), Nathan Thompson (Digital media) Nicole Fossati (music scenester & Fbi radio) amongst others.

Click click over and check it out, it's good internets.


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POST MORTEM.




Work by Jirat Patradoon.


28.08.08 - 09.09.08

KINOKUNIYA GALLERY
at Books Kinokuniya, Level 2 of The Galleries Victoria
500 George St
Sydney, Australia

Post Mortem is an investigation into the realms of an artist's pysche, carefully extracted and poured onto canvas. From the feverish portraits of James Jirat Patradoon, to the Art Deco stylings of William Loeng, to the sinister images created by Akina, Post Mortem is evidence of some of the most exciting emerging artists who are carving out their own unique identity both here and abroad. Artists include; Akina, James Jirat Patradoon, William Loeng, Bei Badgirl, Leigh Rigozzi, Nanami Cowdroy.

www.akina.com.au

www.jiratpatradoon.com

www.willloeng.com

www.nthread.net

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MYSPACE PRESENTS DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE.


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MySpace presents Death Cab For Cutie - Ticket giveaway for Sydney fans.

Death cab For Cutie are going to be playing a very special intimate live performance for MySpace on Tuesday August 19 at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney. It’s going to be filmed and broadcast LIVE on MySpace at www.myspace.com/mstvlive at 5pm (AEST - that’s Australian Eastern Standard Time).  

We are giving away a limited number of tickets to actually attend the performance for FREE. If you live in Sydney and are 18+ just head to www.myspace.com/mstvlive and click through to the blog for details.   

Please Note: You have to make your own way to the performance, hence why this is for Sydney fans only, and the venue is 18+ only.   

If you miss out on tickets then you can either tune into the Live broadcast or check it out afterwards, it will archive on the www.myspace.com/mstvlive page.


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THESE NEW PURITANS COMP.




These New Puritans are playing at the Oxford Art Factory on Tuesday 12th August.

The good folks at Popfrenzy have given us two double passes to the show to give away, and one tour poster signed by the band.

These New Puritans currently have an album out called Beat Pyramid.

To win these prizes, send an email to winstuff@oxfordartfactory.com with your full name and telephone number, telling us what exactly a Beat Pyramid is.

The comp closes at 10pm Sunday 10th August, and winners will be informed by telephone on Monday.

See you at the shooowww!


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WHIP IT GOOD!




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SOMETHING FOR KATE ANNOUNCE SECOND SHOW.




We were very excited to announce an intimate (but loud) evening with Something For Kate., and then it sold out! Those of you who missed out can smile again, because we're now announcing a second show.

SFK will play two rare small club show in Sydney at The Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst on Friday July 18th and Saturday July 19th. While deep in the midst of writing his solo album, frontman Paul Dempsey will take a break to play this special show with the band - one of the very few SFK interstate shows for the year.

Tickets on sale now.

Stay tuned for more information, or visit www.somethingforkate.com.


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HIPSTERS IN SPACE.




If this doesn't make you laugh, you don't spend enough time at the Oxford Art Factory.


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CLASSIC.




Jay Z headlining 2008's Glastonbury festival has been a bone of much contention, with Oasis' Noel Gallagher being one of the loudest voices of dissent.

"I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong." stated Gallagher, and Jay Z's response has been to open his Glasto set with the Oasis song, Wonderwall.

Dude is so hilarious, we're happy to overlook the flip flops with socks.


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PRESETS <3 OAF.




The Presets were interviewed for NYC based website psychoPEDIA last week, and they mentioned us as a GREAT VENUE in Sydney!

Woop woop!


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SMALL GOODS.




Palmer Projects is an independent space and gallery at 238 Palmer St, Darlinghurst.

This week, they're having an exhibition featuring a bunch of extended family of the O.A.F. types - Mark Drew, Edward Woodley, Ben Frost, Luka de Chateau, Joseph Allen, DL76, Numskull, Trent Whitehead, Stephanie Anderson, Darko, Love Ariel, Jas Salisbury & Mark Alsweiler.

The show is on Thursday 19th June at 6pm, and of course we recommend that you make the trip up the hill to O.A.F afterwards to check out Exquisite Corpse in the Art After dark bar.

http://www.palmerprojects.com.au/


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WE <3 KILL PIXIE.






Peep Kill Pixie's blog, or the Artillery Magazine MySpace


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WIN TICKETS TO THE SOLD OUT TEENAGERS SHOW.


So, The Teenagers show at the Oxford Art Factory on Saturday 14 June is sold out! We're not surprised really, BUT because we love you guys, we have a nice little prize pack on offer.

Email your full name and phone number to winstuff@oxfordartfactory.com, with a photo of your favourite teenagers.

Best pic wins:
2 x copies of The Teenagers album 'Reality Check'
2 x tickets to The Teenagers at OAF
2 x free drinks on the night

Entry closes at 2pm on Friday 13th June, winners will be contacted by phone late Friday afternoon.

In the meantime, you can visit The Teenagers at their MySpace to get you psyched for the show, or just drool a bit while you watch their video, below.




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ART PARTY.




Every Thursday from 8pm to 10pm, Oxford Art Factory presents EXQUISITE CORPSE; an exhibition of live performance, film and time-based art in The Gallery. Picking up where gallery hours finish, the night provides a central platform for artists from surrounding art schools and beyond to perform and display their work.

FREE ENTRY

12 June 2008:
Performance; Leah McPherson
Projections; Eamon Barling


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THE SECRET LIFE OF O.A.F.


Lots of interesting stuff happens at the Oxford Art Factory when we're officially closed. Recently, Henry Rollins was interviewed for Movie Juice (a locally produced show on the Movie Network). That's him on the couch under the very bright light.




We have also recently played host to a taping for Australia's next top model.






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NEW WALL BY EDWARD WOODLEY.




Friday 9th May saw the launch of a new wall at O.A.F. opened with an installation and a party to top it off.

Stay tuned for more pics soon.


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