BANALARAMA presents ABABCd, a series of live video recordings from some of Australia’s most interesting bands and a handful of international acts. Filmed live from the Gasometer Hotel’s illustrious open-air band room, ABABCd’s next showcase will feature The Harpoons, Mangelwurzel, Sui Zhen and a secret special guest performer yet to be announced. Melbourne's first lady of disco CC:DISCO will be spinning tracks between live sets.
Smack, bang in the middle of the festival circuit, The Harpoons’ synthesis of retro inspired melodies and catchy hooks can get even the shyest crowd member up for a boog’. Similarly jazz punk oddity Mangelwurzel, the fourth most played artist on Triple J Unearthed in 2015, have become notorious for their magnetic live show. Also on the bill, the enthralling and sometimes harrowing, Sui Zhen who’s critically acclaimed album Secretly Susan (a Triple R album of the week) was described by Rolling Stone as “John Hughes on acid” and “skewed Cindy Lauper pop.”
Get down to the Gaso on January 8th 2016 to be an audience member and catch full sets by each band, as well as short interviews conducted by STEP moderator and BANALARAMA founder: Nick Clarke. Tickets are $10 pre-sale, or $15 on the door. This event will sell out.
For previous ABABCd episodes including sets from Big Scary, Banoffee, Kirin J Callinan and King Gizzard check out the YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbiwBoKgOGRReBGB0ltVChqwE6eEO9PLC
Please note: Participation in this event includes an acknowledgement that you may be filmed by BANALARAMA for ABABCd and related media.