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CUT & PASTE MICRO-FESTIVAL //

Friday, December 17th, 2010 by John

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Last weekend saw the Cut & Paste: Micro-Festival launch the tenth issue of the Cut & Paste DVD. Kicking things off in the balmy sun at 4pm the Bakery was filled with Perth’s first Silent Micro-Cinema, a Hurben/Planet Clothing collaboration (which had sticky tape horns and limbs hanging from the rafters) and a plethora of vintage and retro game console and canvas hangings adorning the sea containers.

The Micro-Festival saw unique collaborations between Felicity Groom and Diger Rokwell, Naik, Zeke, Kit Pop and KZ the Boogieman from Cosmo Gets, in addition to 6s & 7s playing their album Choose the Sentinel Blooze from beginning to end, as the Panda Band did with their yet to be released album. Soulfister, Abbe May, Rex Monson, Tomas Ford, Mathas, Chris Wheeldon, Gemma Pike and the Cut & Paste Sound System were all on hand to round out the musical entertainment.

The man with his stills camera in hand, Bradley Serls was there to grab everyone in their Micro-Festoval festivities… See if you’re featured in the gallery!

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FUTURE ONES //

Friday, November 12th, 2010 by John

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Last Saturday night saw the re-launch of the Future Shorts brand. Held simultaneously over 12 countries, Perth was the place to be for your fix in Australia.  Those of you not up on their shorts from the future. Future Shorts has fast become a worldwide leader in pushing the short film format and giving filmmakers a platform to screen their wares. Fresh cinema a with a fresh approach to the shorts culture.

In addition to a selection of world class films, the Future Shorts Perth relaunch featured DJs Rex Monsoon, Ben Taaffe and PCJ, Rabbit Island, local skinny-boy hip-hop pranksters The Good Boys and the current pride of the Melbourne party scene, World’s End Press who launch their ‘Faithful’ EP in tandem with Future Shorts One at The Bakery.

Brad Serls dropped in to check things out and grabbed a couple of snaps below.

The Future Shorts monthly screenings start up again this month, you can see what’s on the cards here.

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SERIOUSLY SOUND SYSTEM 2009 // ALL SYSTEMS GO!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 by Cassie

Seriously Sound System Line-Up‘Twas the Sunday before Christmas and the fun and funky of Perth congregated in the Hyde Park parklands for a musical celebration of summer. Seriously Sound System – RTR’s festival of local music was on again!

Hundreds basked in the 35 degree heat of the day drinking in the great tunes and the great Coopers served up to chill us out. The afternoon’s entertainment was comprised of RTR jockeys Rex Monsoon, Mama Cass and Sardi riding the decks, a sprinkle of dope rhymes from Mathas and some electro beats by The Transients, Declan and Gonzo.

At 5 o’clock The Brow Horn Orchestra took to the stage. The 9 piece ska/hip hop outfit consisting of percussion, brass, keys and vocals put on an entertaining show, grabbing the audiences’ attention with their fun music and quirky stage presence (which included partial nudity from Rezide ending up in naught but cock jocks). Taking us into the evening was the beat-mastery of Diger Rockwell, Naik and Micah VS Ben Mac.

With only a couple of hours of the night left, energetic twelve piece band Askari Afrobeat Orchestra took to the stage. This talented collective controlled the dance floor with their afro funk party music. Dan Tha Man and Rok Riley fed the vibe with a fun face-off and capping off the night was The Typhoons. The hip hop act teamed up for their last performance together before MC Able relocates to M-Town. Putting in their all, Able, Galaga, Alley and their army of talented musicians pushed out a kick-ass performance while basking in the audiences’ enthusiasm and appreciation.

RTR did it again – SSS hit the festive nail on the head!

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