Thursday, May 12th, 2011 by John





I blame INXS, a soft target I know, but if Michael Hutchence and his bunch of leather and paisley wearing haircuts hadn’t decided that Wembley Stadium was a great place to do rock concerts then maybe, just maybe musicians would have kept their prancing and showboating to stages instead of  football fields.

This year The Crustacean Cup matured into a four team competition, pitting local lead breakers and beat makers against each other in an irreverant riff on the world game. Cut & Paste was there to record all the highlights, the low lights and the absurd lack of motor skills that people who can play play multi-octave scales at blistering speed demonstrate when a big round thing gets near their feet.

Special mentions must go to the Foodchain crew for putting together an excellent afternoon’s entertainment, Tomas Ford for MC-ing the day and of course to the mighty Crabcelona FC for defending their title from last year.

During the Final of the 2011 Crustacean Cup, Young Filmmaker of the Year and roving documentary man Mat de Koning went deep inside the camps at half time and full time to talk strategy, skills and post match celebrations.

You can view the half time commentary here and the full time wrap up here.


Game 1: FC Crabcelona 1 def Mictacea 0

Game 2: The Mariners 1 def Tyrannocrabs 0

Final: FC Crabeclona 1 def The Mariners 0



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.