March, 2010


Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 by John
The boys behind Think Twice launched the first ‘Mass Appeal’ last Friday, at The Manor.
Mass Appeal showcases 90s hip-hop – vinyl, breakdancing and solid tunes. Kicking things into action was 3x WA DMC Champion – DJ Junior, with an old-school five minute trick set. Check out his chops…
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If you wanna be down with Mass Appeal hit ‘em on Facebook



Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 by John

Asphalt3ON3So we have gotten together with the Cut & Paste crew to put together a 3ON3 Comp. around the time frame of mid-April to early May. With the Venue and confirmed date to be announced. This e-mail/post is to let you know that this happening and for you to draft your players and register your team for the comp. This will just help out to gage how many teams we will have on the day so we can find the appropriate venue for the event.

We also want to base this around having local business, groups, labels, artists, bars, promoters, anything enter the comp. Just for fun and meeting new people that are like minded in Perth. So if your down for playing some ball on a Saturday soon, then follow the details below and register your team.



Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 by Matt

CP9 Launch Poster

Cut & Paste Issue Nine: Launch Party

The Cut & Paste Issue Nine Launch Party will be held at The Bird on William St, Northbridge on Friday April 30 doors open at 8pm and going until the riot squad arrives. The launch will be an exclusive event featuring Scotch of Saint James, local producer Ta-Ku (Paper Chain records) in his first live-showcase featuring a list of local emcess and singers. Cut & Paste Nine’s Mixtape creator, dub-step leader Rekab as well as exclusive outing for the Dub Get Dirty Jam Band (last seen supporting HEALTH at Beck’s Music Box). The Cut & Paste Soundsytem, will be showing off their new visual hi-jinks mixing sounds and sights. Extra visual stimulation will be supplied by Creepy who will be showing new artworks ahead of his solo exhibition at Turner Galleries in Melbourne in addition to new works from Timothy Rollin and Martin E. Wills.

We have found an Online ticketing company that is based in Perth, so we’re still supporting our local by using their service. They’re called Epic Events and you can hit ‘em up here When we open the box office next Tuesday April 6 this post will be updated with a direct link to our Launch on the epic website.
You will need a credit card or paypal details handy and you are required to register with the site. The registration is free.
Your tickets will be delivered by email and you’ll need to print them out and bring them along on the night.
If you have ANY problems at all using the Epic Events Website or with the event itself we need to know so please email and we’ll sort it out.
Thanks all and we will see you at The Bird!

We have found an Online ticketing company that is based in Perth, so we’re still supporting our local by using their service. They’re called Epic Events and you can hit ‘em up here.  When we open the box office next Tuesday April 6 this post will be updated with a direct link to our Launch on the epic website.



Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 by Shannan

Keith Schofield is an American director renowned for his music videos and commercials. Keith has worked with everyone from BeckSupergrassMIMS and Charlotte Gainsbourg through to campaigns for Diesel and Virgin Mobile.

If you’re a fan of Spike Jonze or Michel Gondry then you need to check out the cheeky and totally innovative way he stretches concepts.

Cut & Paste caught up with Keith during the Perth stopover of the Semi-Permanent design conference 2009. The first 2010 Semi-Permanent took place in Sydney, on March 19-20 and will make its way to Perth on the 11 September.

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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 by John

postcardsYou know how we all live in this fast paced, instant gratification, real-time-web world of updates and comments and updated comments, like your life was just a blog post reduced into smaller easier to digest bits of expendable data swept relentlessly through copper cables and flung through the air as even tinier bits of information destined to be deleted by the casual swipe of the thumb…


A Little Bit More…

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 by Nicole Norelli

Alright kids! Get ready for a little bit more of Boom Bap Pow! who play Amplifier Bar this Saturday,March 20th.  For those of you who may not know, Boom Bap Pow! are ready to get you dancing to the bossiest bossa nova and doo-wop pop n’ soul tunes this side of the coastline! Get your  on!

Coming immensely recommended, directly after playing Sandalford Estate’s Day on The Green and supporting Motown stars (and personal heroes) The Temptations, The Four Tops and Martha & The Vandellas, Boom Bap will be launching the new single “Science” from their new album ‘A Little Bit More’. Supporting Boom Bap are The Jackards, The Siren Tower, The Brow Horn Orchestra.

Also keep an eye out on Cut and Paste and get involved in their music video next weekend on the 27th, down Freo way, for a massive street parade and jitterbug jamboree as they are looking for lovely locals to dance their lil’ hearts out!!Boom Bap Pow



Thursday, March 18th, 2010 by John

My Photos | my last time on stage with QOTSA (Perth Australia 2004) | Nick Oliveri aka Rex EverythingNick Oliveri is back in the country for some recording and pre production work for the forthcoming Mondo Generator release and tour which kicks off in late May, Nick will take some time out to play select shows in Sydney, Wollongong and Melbourne. With his shows in Melbourne and Wollongong both selling out and a last minute change of venue due to the closure of the Hopetoun in Sydney on the last tour, Nick has decided to return to the three cities to give the people that missed his show last time a chance to catch him in intimate, solo mode.

Last October Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, Queens of The Stone Age) was in Perth as he kicked off his solo world tour in support of his album ‘Death Acoustic’. Cut & Paste’s own Matt Hogan caught up with Nick for a chat and talks about the solo tour, supporting AC/DC and Nick’s new favourite Perth band Extortion. The full interview appears on Cut & Paste: Issue Nine, released on DVD and online via iTunes from Friday April 30, 2010.

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Nick Oliveri will play :

Wednesday March 24th
The Wall, Sydney (345 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt)
with Blackie (The Hard Ons)
Tickets on sale from Wednesday March 10th at Moshtix, Go Book Em, Q Jump and Oztix outlets.

Thursday March 25th
Harp Hotel, Wollongong (124 Corrimal Street, Wollongong)
with Blackie (The Hard Ons)
Tickets on sale from Wednesday March 10th at Q Jump, Oztix outlets.

Wednesday March 31st
Birmingham Hotel, Melbourne (333 Smith St, Fitzroy)
with special guests
Tickets on sale from Wednesday March 10th at Q Jum, Oztix outlets.

Nick Oliveri ‘Death Acoustic’ is out now on Impedance Records through Stomp.



Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 by Matt

FotoFreo Launching on Fri 19th March and running until April 18  is this years’ FotoFreo: The City of Fremantle Festival of Photography.

Each year this unique festival brings together photographers from a wide range of photographic disciplines- War which is the subject of the the South exhibition to Another Story: Chinese Contemporary Photography which spans decades, styles and subjects.

Simon Obarzanek has created an exhibition called Untitled Movement in which he explores ideas of weight, gravity and shape of figures in space. The eerie atmosphere created by these prints resonates through Stranded, Amy Stein’s exploration of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the breakdown of support structures in U.S. society.

In total there are twenty-five exhibitions taking place in locations as diverse as the Rottnest Island Salt Store gallery and Turner Gallery in Northbridge.  Works are drawn from local and international artists and each visiting artist will be presenting a ‘floor talk’ about their works during the festival.

The Festival includes a program of fora called Incite. These events are set to open debate and dialogue between photography professionals about key issues in the industry today, topics include The Tall Poppy Syndrome in Australian culture and Crossing Over that examines the boundary between photojournalism and art photography.

Magnum Photos are presenting their first ever workshop in Australia. Trent Parke, Bruno Barbey and Chien-Chi Chang are leading workshops with photographers from Australia’s eastern states, New Zealand, Japan & Europe who are exploring stories of local interest the results of which are to be projected at the Festival Opening Night on Friday March 19 at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

With so many exhibitions in so many locations Foto Freo has something for every photojunkie.

Visit the Foto Freo website for full details and to book for events



Monday, March 15th, 2010 by John

RunRabbitRunRun Rabbit Run is film competition and a great way to spend your Thursday nights.

Whether you want to get involved by making a film in which you creatively interpret the theme “run rabbit run” or you just want to grab a drink sit in a big comfy couch and watch  you should be making the Llama Bar your Thursday night location.

Make like Alice and follow that bunny!

Here are all the details you need:

Find the Run Rabbit Run Facebook group

Get an application form and  other competition details

Watch entries on the Run Rabbit Run Youtube Channel

Ohhh and of course there are prizes…

  • $1,000 cash for Judge’s Choice
  • $250 cash for People’s Choice

And the judges are…

Sue Erokan (Dreamworks Animation)
Rob Antulov (Sydney Film Festival)
Jimmy Jack (AFI award winner)
Nick Bertke AKA ‘Pogo’ (video artist)
Kat Black & Jasper Cook (VJzoo))

Just to get you started you should have a look at our friend Phil Nelson’s Entry – Grey Areas, featuring Tim Rollin from Last Chance Studios.  Check it out below and vote for it on Youtube!!

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Monday, March 15th, 2010 by Matt

The Gaslamp Killer gig at the The Bird in Northbridge was a truly excellent experience.  Cut and Paste were able to record a portion of that gig  because our good friend Naik was playing the support slot. We were really lucky to get a high quality audio feed of Naik’s performance which we hoped at some point in the future to be able to use in some way.

Incidentally we captured the Gaslampkiller’s performance as well. Later we were listening to that recording of  Gaslampkiller’s set in our offices. The set included some mixes and tracks that were incredibly special. In our excitement a clumsily worded tweet was issued. The intention of this tweet was to express our satisfaction at the music we were hearing. Unfortunately, because of the wording of that tweet some people thought that we intended to make this recording available for download. It seems also that people additionally inferred that we would give this away free of charge. We need to take this opportunity to make sure that people understand that at no point were we in a position to offer any portion of the Gaslampkiller’s performance for download in any capacity.

We have been in contact with Gaslampkiller’s representatives in Australia and have rectified this situation by supplying all original recordings from that gig. We sincerely apologise to Gaslampkiller and all concerned over this misunderstanding.



Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 by Matt

FAC_PrintAwardsThe Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2010 – Supported by Little Creatures Brewing is now open for entries.

Established in the 70’s the FAC Print Award constantly raises the benchmark for for contemporary printmaking.  There can be great diversity in the works – lino prints will be found alongside genre-bending contemporary works.

The award continues to demonstrate that printmaking is alive and well in Western Australia and always attracts plenty of visitors not just from the local area but interstate.

“The Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award is an important event for artists in any stage of their career to present their work with their contemporaries,” says Elizabeth Delfs, FACPA Coordinator. “Be part of a national survey of contemporary print; and be part of a major promotional and professional experience which fosters further opportunities for artists.”



Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 by John

Mass Music Festival

Bringing together a unique combination of Music, Arts, Surf and Style – MASS, the festival will add a welcome creative element to the competition in and around the surf capital of WA, Margaret River.

Following the Women’s Surfing Final on Saturday afternoon March 20, the music component of the inaugural MASS Festival will be headlined by Gyroscope. Their latest single Some Of The Places I Know from their highly anticipated forthcoming album “Cohesion” due for release in April this year, is getting a flogging on pretty much every rdaio station that isn’t ABC Classic FM.

Joining them will be Cog who’s second album, “Sharing Space” (2008), proved even more successful than its predecessor, charting as high as number two on the Australian albums chart and spawning the Top 50 hit What If.

Eddy Current Suppression Ring will be belting out new stuff from their latest album “Rush to Relax” as well as their  multiple award winning 2008 release “Primary Colours.”



Monday, March 8th, 2010 by Nicole Norelli

Mister KillahIt’s official! A gig and a venue like no other in Perth certainly gave you a night to remember. Into an intimate 170 capacity, with pizza on arrival, the event was strictly bring your own, with plenty of champagne popped over head, sweat, fashionistas, politicians, the who’s who of the art community, the posers, the doers, the promoters, the originators, the creators, the models, the painters, the artists and the self-claimed artistes, the fixers, skaters, rockstars, and musos all let loose in the club: Welcome to The Bird.

Opening with an exclusive prequel secret show last Thursday, who could have given a better blessing for the newest underground music venue in Perth than by the muthafucking Gaslamp Killer.

NAIK jump started the night and played a passionate live set, setting the pace for when GLK arrived, and for a man who shares a similiar and well known story to Perthites, (inspired to name himself the Gaslamp Killer in disgust for much of the patronage in the downtown Gaslamp District bar scene in his hometown San Diego, which led to him uprooting and relocating to Los Angeles, where he found a niche for himself amid the city’s massive underground party scene), the MFGLK served well as the evening’s psychadelic Master of Ceremonies.

A fairly straightforward recipe for success, GLK launched into what can best be described as a trippy initiation ritual proceeding into definitive dubstep and left-field hip-hop mashups climaxing with a drum and bass finale. All I can say is it was one hell of a show. A massive congratulations to Mike and Brenton, for bringing a much needed and most highly anticipated new music venue to Northbridge, Perth and the {move} crew for getting GLK back to Perth!



Monday, March 8th, 2010 by Matt

disco_ballFilm Clip Shoot – Saturday March 27th

Dancer Call Out – That’s you in a music video!

Boom! Bap! Pow! need you to… DANCE

That’s right come down and spend a glorious day in the park on Saturday March 27 with your musical buddies as we film their first single film clip - No Pleasin’ You.

Come a join us for a dance fest!

We’re looking for A LOT of people of any age, it’ll be fun day in the park so bring whoever you want and be ready for a day of dancing!


Future Music Festival 2010

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 by Nicole Norelli

EOTSFuture Music Festival was the place to be this Sunday past. For the last long weekend of summer (and summer festivals) it was an a beautiful day at Ascot Racecourse.

Though it was 1.4 kilometres ‘tween some stages, the layout of Future gave opportunity for 29,000 people enough space and plenty of shade, with idyllic hideaways and full moons, team it with a whirl on the Ranger and a skate at Silent Disco, these kids looked happier than pigs in mud.  However it wasn’t until the sun started it’s descent and took the heat off with the breeze, that the party really started.

All bets were on The Prodigy being the best for a Future headline act but I must admit David Guetta was the DJ that got the crowd into that golden summer festival state. Franz Ferdinand seemed kind of out of place, but regardless of that are always fun to watch. Poor ol’ Empire of The Sun were pushed right down the very end of the track and considering Steele’s stage show, totally deserved a bigger, perhaps more central stage. Personal highlights?  Spank Rock and Booka Shade.



Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 by Matt

HEALTH_BANDI walked into the arena area at Beck’s Music Box while the Cut and Paste DJ’s were building a mood and VJ Lynch was taking the night’s theme “aggressively happy” and bombarding a huge screen with loops of animals in wrestling masks and other extraordinary sequences that left my brain feeling stretched and re-sampled.

Some hipsters were complaining that the crowd wasn’t as big as they thought should be there.  I wanted to agree but only a bit as part of the satisfaction of being hip is being ahead of that all important curve: The one that let’s you give up and start hating on bands, styles, haircuts as soon as they achieve a certain level of popularity and these HEALTH kids are really cool right now.

Then HEALTH arrived with an intensity that the audience’s anticipation couldn’t quite match. At the start of every gig the crowd always presses toward the stage, this is arguably the first time I’ve seen a band push back, just with sheer force of sound. The very first notes spat into Beck’s Music box, white hot with purpose.



Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 by John

Deckchair Theatre were honoured to welcome author Robert Drewe and adapter Humphrey Bower in conversation with Artistic Director Chris Bendall. See here an excerpt on what they had to say about the production of GRACE.

Deckchair Theatre is presenting GRACE, in association with the Perth International Arts Festival. Performances continue until March 6.

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Also don’t forget to check out our interview with Chris Bendall here

And our interview with the star of GRACE, Kirsty Hillhouse here



Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 by John

GasLampInviteLos Angeles based DJ/Producer, psychopathic beat maniac, Low End Theorist, and demonic bass shaman, THE GASLAMP KILLER returns! After the brutal and bloodied mass {musical} murderings of an entire club’s worth of unsuspecting attendees during his last Perth appearance he has gained special permission to re-enter the country, and blow your minds once again!

For the last two years he has toured steadily, earning prestigious spots at Plastic People’s FWD night in London, Barcelona’s Sonar Festival and Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder showcases to name a few; holding down his residency at LA’s seminal Low End Theory nights; and recording mixes for and with Flying Lotus, The Heliocentrics, Andy Votel’s Finders Keepers Label and Mary Anne Hobbes BBC radio show.

Describing his sound as “educational with a touch of rock ‘n’ roll energy and eclectic exorcisms. My rules, no industry standards apply”, the man is omni-voracious in his consumption and absorption of music. Spanning from psychedelic Middle-Eastern and Indian rare-grooves to body-rumbling bass-heavy hip hop and ear-piercing helicopter breaks The Gaslamp Killer is renown for his spectacularly dynamic style and energy behind his preferred weapons of mass destruction, turntables and a microphone.



Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 by John

MD5 LaunchMD Limited Editions is an arts magazine released quarterly. Each issue of MD Limited Editions showcases work by emerging artists in graphic design, photography, visual art, music, fashion design, writing, and Video-VJ’s.

MD Limited Editions 5: The Photography Issue. This issue features editorials from Esther Tetris, Tom Cramond (Six Thousand), Brad Serls, Dave Adams, Jake Casteldine, Virginia Ivory, Michael Ellis (relative Magazine), Jordan Shields (The West Australian), Nicole Norelli and Alberto Sanchez. That’s ten professional and avid photographers from Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and London.

MD Limited Editions 5 will be launched at The Bird, Thursday March 11 2010. The event is BYO.

MD Limited Editions 5 launch will feature a special Vinyl-only showcase from Naik, Arms in Motion, King Jon Ill and Kit Pop, playing favourites from their treasured record crates.



Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 by John

Picnic LaunchPicnic Records will be celebrating its birth as a label alongside the launch of its third release Love Vacation on Saturday, March 13.

Picnic Records is the brainchild of Perth producer and DJ Nathan Nisbet (aka Captn K), who conceived it as an avenue to release original local music with an eclectic style that blends psych, blues, funk, dub and disco.

“I wanted to have full control over the sound and not have to wait in vain after sending out demos to labels that would probably never be listened to, so starting my own label seemed the sensible option,” Nathan explains.

Nathan describes Picnic’s upcoming release as being “all about love, sunshine and dancing”. The title track “Love Vacation” is a feel-good disco-boogie sensation with sunny vocals and a smooth bass line, while “Beat Vacation” is a dance floor-ready remix by label affiliate Francis Rae. On the B-side “Inaku Dreams” builds with haunting guitar work followed by “Tumble” a laid-back track with an Italo/disco vibe that nicely rounds off the 4 track 12-inch vinyl release.

Founded in 2008, Nathan has chosen to delay the official label launch of Picnic Records until it had at least three releases and tangible success – with international distribution through UK-based Kudos Records, as well as airplay on radio stations and bars/clubs in Australia and around the world.