OMG Fuck the flu that has been going around NYC. I laid in bed for two weeks freaking out that my band was going to play Australia and I was gonna have to cancel…. Of course no one likes to travel sick, or to feel like, “oh fuck am I ruining everyone’s vacation?” but feeling like I was gonna fuck everyone over who worked so hard to get us plane tickets and set everything up was just mind boggling. But twenty bottles of holistic meds, salt water gargling 8 times a day and my bullshitty version of meditation and here I am down under and feeling great! Our first show (last night) in Melbourne was awesome. I think the 105 degree temperature helped me clear out any remaining cobwebs even though everyone here is like “It’s sooo gross, you must hate this!” I’m loving the overbearing sun, the sweat, the sandals, all of it. We wandered into this awesome coffee bar place called Handsome Steve’s House of Refreshment cuz we saw a Go Between’s drum head hanging on the wall and ended up meeting our new bestfriend Steve Miller (yes that’s his name). He’s in an amazing band called ‘The Moodists’ and we have tons of friends in common, we traded tee shirts for coffee and played ping pong. And then the crowd in Melbourne was awesome! We played at The Corner, a venue I played at in 1996 and again in 2004 and now in 2014 which means, every 8 years I play the same club. Hopefully we’ll be playing there again next year so I will break the tradition. Anyways we have 2 more shows so please come if you are around.
SYDNEY FRIDAY JANUARY 17
The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville doors 8pm
HOBART TASMANIA SATURDAY JANUARY 18
Macquarie Wharf 2 (MAC 2) Main Stage Hunter St, Hobart Doors are at 5pm
HOBART SUNDAY JANUARY 19 : SCREENING / Q&A
State Cinema 375 Elizabeth St, North Hobart.
3:00 – 4:30pm The Punk Singer Documentary Screening
4:30 – 5:15pm Q&A with Kathleen Hanna, up to 45 mins
Artist of the week- Damali Abrams
A great interview with her here.