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Title: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: anditsdiscontents on 04 Jan 2008, 01:04
Hey all. Not sure if this thread should be in the music thing or whatever, or if it's cool to be asking this on here at all. if so, i apologise, you can delete the thread and i'll consider myself duly cautioned. but...

I live in Sydney and don't know anyone who listens to interesting punk music. by punk i definitely do not mean the Hot Damn!/Chrome Hearts hairstyle-punk scene. I mean the DIY scene, music made by people who know who Fugazi are and form bands with similar ethics, etc. For example tonight I'm going to see Ohana, Talons and Dead China Doll. erm. by myself.
however i once heard Fugazi's 'Red Medicine' being played at a pub on Broadway, so i know that such people exist.

I also go to indie shows, but for the most part loathe the Modular scene (Van She/Valentinos etc) because of its sheer wankery. i do like bands like ghosts of television, my disco, love of diagrams, laura, art of fighting, blueline medic, etc etc.

so. I really want a gig buddy, because my only current one is an exchange student, and he's going back to Germany, plus my best friend who shares much of my taste lives in tamworth, NSW   :cry:

hit me up on my myspace (dot com slash anditsdiscontents ) or IM me here if you figure that you could enjoy some local punk and/or indie music in a laidback kind of way with a 21-year-old guy around sydney. We could go to the Fall Of Troy sideshow maybe, if they play one.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Johnny C on 04 Jan 2008, 01:15
Is this like one of those "fuck buddy" things I've been hearing about?

Could someone explain that to me?
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Tom on 04 Jan 2008, 02:29
THX Johnny, you just made the OP completely funny.

I kind of have the same problem, no one i know listens to the music I do at my school so I'll probably be goin' on my own to see Andrew Bird at the Spiegeltent.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: ForteBass on 04 Jan 2008, 07:03
Is this like one of those "fuck buddy" things I've been hearing about?

Could someone explain that to me?

Well Johnny when two people/animals/people dressed as animals like each other very much but don't want any of that nagging commitment looming overhead... they remain friends.



And fuck.


 A lot.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: valley_parade on 04 Jan 2008, 07:14
hairstyle-punk?

What the shit is that?
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: I is Grammar on 04 Jan 2008, 10:57
First-off, this definitely belongs in the music thread.  Secondly, I think this is something for a wanted ad in the newspaper.  Keep in mind, we are internet people.  Try finding people in meat-life.  None of us are fuckable, we are from the internet.  Internet people have no genitalia. 

Get yourself a punky girlfriend, dude. 
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: a pack of wolves on 04 Jan 2008, 11:20
No, this is actually a perfectly good idea. I did the same thing myself years ago on another forum and met a number of people who I'm still good friends with today.

Might be an idea to try somewhere people are more into DIY though, there must be some boards with a decent number of Australians on.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: negative creep on 04 Jan 2008, 11:25
None of us are fuckable, we are from the internet.  Internet people have no genitalia. 

Get yourself a punky girlfriend, dude. 

I don't think the OP is specificially looking for a girl to go to shows with (and possibly more).

Also, i think it's okay for this thread to be ini I Like Fish, because it's not actually about music.


suggestion-edit: Why not talk to someone while attending a show? The people who are already there obviously like the music and are also most probably from the area.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Johnny C on 04 Jan 2008, 13:30
Yeah, the "fuck buddy" thing was a joke.

Sorry to burst your collective bubbles.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Verergoca on 04 Jan 2008, 13:51
Girlfriend, boyfriend, fuckbuddy, it doesnt matter, you can all find it on craigslist!
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Hat on 04 Jan 2008, 14:36
This would be a better idea if it meant more people would come to see The Kidney Thieves  with me, but I am pretty certain that even if anyone from this forum in my city I was interested in meeting in real life wanted to come to a show and get extremely funky, they would probably think I was a prat anyhow.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Rizzo on 04 Jan 2008, 14:48
I'll be in Sydney from the 13th to the 23rd. My research indicates there isn't anything I'd really want to see.
However, we could meet up. I'll start a Sydney meetup thread or something.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Tom on 04 Jan 2008, 17:00
I'll be out of Sydney from the 13th to the 29th or something.

Dammit I goin' to miss out on LCD Soundsystem and the Arcade Fire at their respective side shows  :cry:
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: est on 05 Jan 2008, 07:35
Pro: They are both playing 5mins up the road from me.
Con: Both shows are sold out.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Ozymandias on 05 Jan 2008, 15:39
I'll go to shows with you if you pay my way to Sydney.

Actually, I'll just sneak off to Queensland when you aren't looking.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: David_Dovey on 05 Jan 2008, 17:33
Pro: They are both playing 5mins up the road from me.
Con: Both shows are sold out.

At least they're playing sideshows in your city D:
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: anditsdiscontents on 05 Jan 2008, 18:57
haha, thanks all. i realised after i posted this that it would've been a better idea to post this somewhere with more sydneysiders or whatever. but this is the only forum i visit with any regularity, or have a username at)

to negative creep: I tried! i spoke to some dude at the show but he didn't really volunteer anything in the conversation... most people there were friendly enough but still kind of standoffish. and i didn't want to come off as clingy and/or stalker-ish. guess i just have to go to heaps of shows and stike up conversation with people i recognise.

Grammar: a girlfriend is not the point. (although just so you know i'm not kidding myself, that would be kind of cool).

valley_parade: hairstyle punk as in horrible third-wave emo bands and their ilk. OMG lyk i luv the used!

anyhoo.
show was awesome.
what was weird was that the next day i was walking up george street telling my friends about this show when i see the singer from the headline band walking past. i told him good gig.
a coincidence? i think so!

and guys, last night i saw brian wilson's band for free in a park. i did not expect to get so bloody HAPPY off that music. but i did. wow.
but i'll stop now cos this is not the music forum.
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Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: McTaggart on 05 Jan 2008, 20:32
Fight you, Sydney festival.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Hat on 05 Jan 2008, 21:18
Actually, I'll just sneak off to Queensland when you aren't looking

Dogg why on Earth would you do that unless it was to surprise me with beer.

Are you planning to surprise me with beer? That would be neat.

And I feel for the OP. I really cannot talk to people at shows. Not because I am not a social person but because there is never enough of a social vibe. There's never really a "scene" theres just a bunch of cliques that are kind of closed off. Basically the only way I manage to meet people at shows is if I go for a smoke out the front, there might be some minor small talk and it never pans out to much.

To be fair, this doesn't apply to metal shows in the slightest. Making friends at metal shows is basically a matter of going through a series of initiation rituals like getting as drunk as possible and joining in the massive group singalong to the Judas Priest song coming over the PA between bands.

<3 the Brisbane metal scene so much
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Inlander on 05 Jan 2008, 21:51
I really cannot talk to people at shows. Not because I am not a social person but because there is never enough of a social vibe.

And because you don't want to be the kind of arsehole who forks out good money to be in the same room as a band, then talks loudly throughout the entire set, almost completely ignoring the music, thus ruining the night of everyone else who wants to actually enjoy the music, right? Right?
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Hat on 05 Jan 2008, 22:03
There are times at a show when there is actually no music playing! Personally I think it is kind of slack of the musicians. When one band finishes, another should immediately start playing! They can't do this because they're all on drugs
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Tom on 05 Jan 2008, 22:10
Sydneysiders , your attention please!
Andrew Bird is playing a free a gig at 6:30 in hide park tonight!

I might even see you there, or not.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Johnny C on 05 Jan 2008, 23:34
I like to talk to people between sets.

During sets, not so much. Except when I'm saying stuff like, "I love [bassist]" or "Man, [song title] is [so awesome/better live/better on record]."
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 06 Jan 2008, 15:27
I'd go to gigs with you except I don't enjoy them very much. Also we don't have the same taste in music. You should just try to make friends at gigs.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: jeph on 06 Jan 2008, 16:35
Laura are pretty great. I'd like to see them live.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: McTaggart on 06 Jan 2008, 19:32
Fight you, Sydney festival.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: jodizzle on 06 Jan 2008, 20:48
Dogg why on Earth would you do that unless it was to surprise me with beer.

Are you planning to surprise me with beer? That would be neat.

I believe it is more a matter of taking me out for pastries and coffee.  And eating steak.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: ViolentDove on 06 Jan 2008, 20:58
I don't really listen to punk much anymore, but here is my advice anyway! Go to the next Punks' Picnic. These happen in City Park, down the end of King St., Newtown. I think quarterly (?) but my memory is a bit hazy. Usually a very DIY gig with many people drinking long-necks in the sun. Otherwise, try drinking in the Townie. Invariably, you will see everyone from every Sydney punk band ever at 2 am in the Townie.

Otherwise, you could maybe learn three chords on the guitar and form a shitty punk band. It's pretty easy. Then you will have friends interested in the same kind of music.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: calenlass on 07 Jan 2008, 04:44
I'd go to gigs with you except I don't enjoy them very much.


Man I thought I was the only one.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Rizzo on 07 Jan 2008, 13:11
And because you don't want to be the kind of arsehole who forks out good money to be in the same room as a band, then talks loudly throughout the entire set, almost completely ignoring the music, thus ruining the night of everyone else who wants to actually enjoy the music, right? Right?
If you can talk through a band they are not Motorhead playing loud enough.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: anditsdiscontents on 08 Jan 2008, 06:04
ha!
the universe is awesome.

the gig buddy i was searching for was right under my nose, so to speak.
i'm at my job - a soulless call centre, talking to the dude next to me about bands and things. turns out he likes some cool punk stuff. turns out he knows some of the DIY venues and shows. TURNS OUT HE READS NN2S AND QC. aslkshfwjgkaefkasdga;gjasdsdalfhsdf

we're going to a show on saturday.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: negative creep on 08 Jan 2008, 13:59
Congratulations.  :-D
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Slick on 08 Jan 2008, 14:02
we're going to a show on saturday.

Stick it in his/her pooper.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Tom on 08 Jan 2008, 16:10
...like one of those "fuck buddy" things...
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 08 Jan 2008, 17:56
ha!
the universe is awesome.

the gig buddy i was searching for was right under my nose, so to speak.
i'm at my job - a soulless call centre, talking to the dude next to me about bands and things. turns out he likes some cool punk stuff. turns out he knows some of the DIY venues and shows. TURNS OUT HE READS NN2S AND QC. aslkshfwjgkaefkasdga;gjasdsdalfhsdf

we're going to a show on saturday.

 :lol:

Out of interest, is that call centre located in one of the UTS buildings and is your new gig buddy my brother?
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Eris on 08 Jan 2008, 18:01
How webcestuous!
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: anditsdiscontents on 08 Jan 2008, 19:08
JESUS jimmy. way to scare me.
yes. and if your brother's name begins with a b, then also yes.
fuck! webcest indeed.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Eris on 08 Jan 2008, 19:20
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/DSCF0368.jpg)
The guy that isn't Jimmy is his brother. Is that your gig buddy?
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: anditsdiscontents on 11 Jan 2008, 04:29
no, that's not the guy.

what distresses me now is that there are AT LEAST THREE qc nerds at my work place. is this normal?

(sorry for bumping, forumites! i don't internet much).
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: hannahrochelle on 11 Jan 2008, 16:08
Haha, I use QC as a talking point at my work too.

As well as bands. I found out that my old workmate John went to school with Skybombers, a local band I love and whose bassist I know pretty well. We bonded.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Inlander on 11 Jan 2008, 19:11
no, that's not the guy.

Well, that's not very exciting. When they make a Hollywood movie of you're life, it will be Jimmy's brother. Also Jimmy's brother will be a girl. And you'll get married. And the first band you went to see together will play at your wedding. As the credits roll.
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 17 Jan 2008, 02:52
Is it worth mentioning that we more or less do work for the same company but my brother and I work on the ninth floor and anditsdiscontents works on ground level?
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: blanktom on 17 Jan 2008, 04:22
talk about 6 degrees to kevin bacon of separation.

how big is Sydney?
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: Lunchbox on 17 Jan 2008, 04:29
The Googletron says about 4.2 million people big!
Title: Re: Callout for a gig buddy, Sydney AU
Post by: blanktom on 17 Jan 2008, 04:37
oh ok. i suffer from quite severe australia-ignorance.

i am leaving home in 6 months. someone in another country let me come live with them. i will find a job and pay rent and live out of a suitcase containing only 9 possible outfit combinations.

like in Lost.