This Saturday (May 5) is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY, an annual event that takes place to celebrate the existence of the comic book, a day where YOU can visit your local independent comic book retailer and score free comics!
You can find a participating store near you by visiting the Free Comic Book Day website. On top of that Sydney's Kings Comics have also organized for sixteen libraries around NSW and VIC to participate in the days events (and supply folks with free books!).
INFINITE VOID are releasing their debut self titled record through Poison City Records on Apr 28, and pre-orders are up right now. Infinite Void are a ridiculously great band from Melbourne that play soulful, intricate and super catchy post-punk. Members also play in/have previously played in The Diamond Sea, Deep Heat, Circuits, and Schifosi. Shit is epic!
You can check out a track from the album by hitting up the Poison City bandcamp page here.
Or you can head to the PC interweb store to preorder a copy. Here.
The third Dopamines record is entitled Vices and is scheduled to be released Jun 19 on It's Alive! Records, and excitingly the label have just made two tracks streamable on their bandcamp page.
Click here to listen!
The bands last record Expect The Worst came out in 2010 on the extremely shitty Paper+Plastik Records, which you may or may not have recieved (I didn't!).
1. You're So Vain Part II
3. Heads Up Dusters!
4. You're Ruining My Life
5. Don't Mosh The Organ
6. Paid In Full
7. Kitchen Cleaners
8. More Chords, Better Value
Frank Turner continues his seemingly unstoppable ascent with a headlining tour of Australia this May! The charismatic British singer songwriter will be performing here for the first time with full band, The Sleeping Souls, in support of his heralded new album England Keep My Bones. Turner’s latest deftly merges his poetic observations with a rousing and inspirational sonic palette. The result is an undeniably stirring work from one of the UK’s best new songwriting talents.
In another first for Australian shores, Iowa USA's William Elliott Whitmore will join the tour as special guest. His new Anti-Records album FIELD SONGS proves that a man armed only with a banjo and a bass drum can be a formidable force.
UFC on FX 2 was hosted at Allphones Arena at Olympic Park, the third time that Sydney has hosted the premier Mixed Martial arts competition in the world. A lot of naysayers were saying that after hosting two PPVs in the past that to get a free to air event with a less than stellar card at the same price was a bit of an insult to the fans. While they may of had some valid points, the day turned out to have its fair share of amazing fights, surprise wins and a bit of controversy. I'll run through a couple of the fights:
Welterweight fight: TJ Waldburger vs. Jake Hecht
Crazy submission by Waldburger, almost like a rolling armbar.
I'm aware this could be old news by now but since I really couldn't give a rats arse about the AFL, I've probably come to the party a little late on this one.
...this is the actual tagline on a property currently being advertised for sale in Cambridge Park, Western Sydney. My fiancee was looking through realeastate.com when she came across this little doosy in which the real estate agent actually tells it like it is.
Here's what he has to say about the house...
'Words Fail Me!'
Tried to come up with a catchy title for this dump in Cambridge Park and for the first time I didn't know what to say. The case for saving this house is very hard to make. The kitchen and bathroom are falling apart, there are leaks and flaking paint on most surfaces and the only toilet is outside! What does make it interesting is the block. Sloping gently back towards the road the large 664sqm block a wide 15.24 metre frontage.
What a great night of fights on a Thursday afternoon! Six great fights over three hours for free, what more could you ask for?
Bantamweight fight: Ivan Menjivar vs. John Albert
"The Pride of El Salvador" Menjivar, a veteran of the octagon having tallied up fights against GSP, Urijah Faber and many others came into tonight's fight on the back of three wins opposing John "Prince" Albert, who's most recent victory was at the most recent series finale of the Ultimate Fighter.
And what a way to start with tons of back and forth action between the pair, probably the most I've seen for a while.
The American sports media is going all kinds of "lin-sane", pretty much using a derivative of Lin (Lin-sation, I'm all Lin!) in every headline in their foracious coverage of the nobody turned superstar.
Former Golden State Warrior turned reserve for the New York Knicks, Jeremy Lin has become somewhat of an overnight sensation in the NBA seemingly coming from nowhere to become one of the most talked about athletes in pro basketball.
The importance of this news will vary amongst you. Some of you will be like "Orble who?", whereas others will be like "What the fuck is Orble?" Orble is a blogging network that started around five to six years ago in Sydney, Australia. After gathering together a small pool of paid writers (myself amongst them) the network began growing exponentially until it contained literally thousands of blogs from around the world.
Here it is if you want to see it - Orble
Anyway, it was realised quite early on that paying up front for writers wasn't going to be lucrative for the Orble moneymakers, so they stopped offering to pay new writers quite early on.