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Shadows Cinema is back – Autumn 2011 programme

April 7, 2011

The Shadows Cinema is back with a very intriguing Autumn programme indeed, including Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre and Italian Nazi-esque naughty the Night Porter.

New Autumn programme available here:

http://pj-shadow.blogspot.com/2011/04/autumn-part-2-asunderlands.html

 

This year’s venue is the ABC Art Gallery

127a Campbell St, COLLINGWOOD, VIC, 3066

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Suspiria – Gothic and Steampunk clothing store – hits Moonee Ponds!

November 29, 2010

 

Moonee Ponds is not the first place you’d expect to find a gothic clothing store: and particularly one specialising in Steampunk and Gothic Lolita!  But lo! There it is! Their motto is ‘making fashion affordable again’ and this mother-daughter team up are making a lot of their own clothes instore.  You know what that means?  Potentially unique pickups!! Huzzah!

Further information about current stock can be found on their Facebook – they don’t currently have a website which is a little bit of an inconvenience. Meanwhile, you’ll just have to get a tram down Mt Alexander Road and see for yourself! :D They stock design for men and women.

Details: 559 Mt Alexander Road
Moonee Ponds, Australia, 3039

Phone: 93757088
Open:   Tues – Sun:
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Worn Wild Alternative Design Market – 5th September – Spring Fashion Week

August 25, 2010

Worn Wild

The Alternative Designers Market

Harajuku meets Camden Markets -

Aussie style!

Next Melbourne Date:

Sunday 5th September 2010

Time: 1pm-6pm

Cost: $5.00 entry

Venue: Mercat Cross Hotel
456 Queen St Melbourne, Victoria Australia
(opp Queen Vic Markets)

Worn Wild is a bi-annual event held in March the weekend after the long weekend & as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week the first weekend of September. Showcasing the best of Melbourne’s underground & alternative designers with select interstate guests. Fashion, jewelry, hair artistry, accessories & body art for rockers, ravers, queers, punks, cyberpunks, goths, hippies, metalheads, emos, lolitas, clubbers, fans of corsetry & burlesque & general street-stylin’.

For customers & industry buyers “Worn Wild” is the one-stop shop for all styles alternative. It’s a chance to see the full range of products on offer from each designer, try on items you have only ever seen on the net or order a custom-made design. You’ll be amazed at the huge diversity and volume of products on show.

If it’s jewellery you’re after Worn Wild will be showcasing a stunning variety adorned with feathers, flowers, cameos, beads, ribbons & steel from the romanticly elegant to the more chunky, industrial & masculine in design. There are hair accessories too in the form of cyber lox & hair additions, rockabilly & skull clips, voodoo combs, lolita headpieces & fascinators to name a few.

You’ll find plenty of individualistic & unique couture – corsets, street wear, occasion wear & club styles that can be custom ordered or off the rack, one offs and standard stock. Our unique designers are less likely to be influenced by the latest season’s looks, hemlines, celebrities or new blacks!

But it’s not just about clothing and accessories, Worn Wild is committed to bringing to its audience products and services which influence every aspect of alternative lifestyle. There’s artwork, bags, manchester or perhaps you’d fancy a new hairdo?

Worn Wild is the first show of its kind in Australia. It’s a hotspot for all genres of alternative design and portfolios some of the most innovative wearable art forms as well as the most exciting ‘niches’ in the underground of fashion.
Finally there is a captivating and high energy event that does more than just put fashion on show.

Presented by GeoMythik / Starseeded Productions with fashion shows, performance, discounts, music, food service & full bar! Be there early to plot your course and take advantage of our specials.

Are you interested in being on our database?
You’ll receive all the latest news and top-secret information about our discounts, shows etc

Email us at wornwild@starseededproductions.com with the header ‘E-List’ and we’ll add you to our bulletin group.

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Peril Underground – now on Facebook for your convenience…

August 16, 2010

It is pretty evident that many of you who would like to contact Peril Underground aren’t sure how to do so.  Obviously their phone number is in my post.  But if you prefer the Power Of Teh Interwebs they have a facebook page here:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melbourne-Australia/Peril-Underground/86778481796

Please address any queries about stock, opening hours, consignments, clothes, music, tattoos…etc etc direct to Peril Underground via the Facebook page or phone number…

:)

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Visage ‘n’ Vice Boutique, Johnson St, Fitzroy

July 14, 2010

I’m convinced that Fitzroy is on a Leyline.  Or Vlad Tepes corpse is buried there.  Or maybe it’s  because it’s on a bat flight path?  whatever the reason… Fitzroy is the Little Carfax of Melbourne, with yet another gothic boutique opening its doors. This one is interesting in that it is specialising in accessories as much as clothing, from what i can tell, and is emphasising local designers, including a few strutting their stuff at the yearly Circa Nocturna parade.

But it doesn’t end there: the boutique holds its own parades and soirees, which they advertise on their website… which also includes a webbe shoppe for out of towners.

Their website describes their wares thus:

Who is Visage ‘n’ Vice?

Visage ‘n’ Vice Boutique, specialise in alternative wear and accessories catering to all occasions, and also inclinations of individuality and self expression.

V ‘n’ V Boutique is dedicated to providing you, with cutting edge clothing accessories and giftware. Creations are available as off the rack designs and also through our custom services, we provide something unique for a wide range of alternative subcultures.

One thing that we like at VnV is that if you see an item happens to tantalise your senses, but we don’t currently stock it in your size – never fear, as we are able to order it in. Our custom service really shines with the pure custom service, which entails you – the client, creating something that is uniquely you – an extension of your identity and personality.

Although not all designers can provide custom orders, these still cover a wide range of items including, but not limited to, furniture, clothing and accessories.

Custom orders are made possible by contacting us with a request and, where possible, an in store consultation with the respective designer can be arranged for a small fee.

Our Boutique offers you quality Independent creations with a focus on independent artistians, with a predominantly Australian made range.

Some of our local stockists include the following designers:

Bone Orchard, Crypt Trash, Gallery Serpentine Corsetry, GeoMythiK, LeLash, Lyris Design, Mizzerie Debauch Accessories, Feral Fraggle Hair, Hexotica, Naughty Nights Custom Furniture, Nocturnal Flames, Manic Panic, Miss X Cosmetics, Raven Clothing, Safari Lee, Vitae, XSIV Leather, Z~ENT!TY, Milly Pilly Designs

Here are the details:

248 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Victoria. Australia 3065

Trading Hours
Monday 11:00am – 6:30pm
Tuesday 11:00am – 6:30pm
Wednesday 11:00am – 6:30pm
Thursday 11:00am – 6:30pm
Friday 11:00am – 6:30pm
Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Email
visage.n.vice@gmail.com
Phone
+61 (0) 3 9486 0752
Postal Address
248 Johnston Street,
Fitzroy,
Victoria. 3065
Australia
They also have a Facebook and a Myspace for you social media mongers…
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Monsters, Ghouls and Melancholy Misfits – a season of films @ ACMI 09 – 18 July 2010

June 3, 2010

Two ACMI posts in a row is almost self indulgent, but anyone who has read through this blog would understand that I couldn’t leave this particular event unmentioned!  A season of underground/lesser known horror, grostesquerie and ghoul films alongside some beloved classic schlock to coincide with ACMI’s Tim Burton exhibition in July.

The week-long spook-fest includes the following films:  more information about session times and bookings here:

Freaks + Frankenweenie

Tod Browning’s cult curio from 1932 screening with Burton’s Frankenstein-inspired live-action short.

The Elephant Man

David Lynch’s moving Victorian-era drama about a hideously deformed yet disarmingly genteel man.

Jason and the Argonauts

The mythological 1963 fantasy classic with special effects by stop-motion wizard, Ray Harryhausen.

Frankenstein + Frankenweenie

Mary Shelley’s gothic novel spawned both James Whale’s Universal classic and Burton’s 1984 short.

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

Terence Fisher’s 1969 Hammer horror, most faithfully inspired by Mary Shelley’s gothic story.

Black Sunday

Mario Bava’s moody gothic horror from 1960 made a star of cult ‘Scream Queen’ Barbara Steele.

Baron Blood

Mario Bava’s Austrian-set Grand Guignol gothic melodrama, with Joseph Cotton and Elke Sommer.

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

F.W. Murnau’s iconic 1922 German Expressionist classic.

Dracula

Bela Lugosi stars in Universal’s enduring 1931 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s literary classic.

Forbidden Planet

MGM’s 1950s sci-fi cult classic, shot in Cinemascope and starring Robby the Robot – as himself!

The Raven + Vincent

The Universal Pictures’ classic starring Bela Lugosi screens with Burton’s early stop-motion short.

The Pit and the Pendulum

Roger Corman’s extravagant Edgar Allan Poe adapatation co-stars Vincent Price and Barbara Steele.

The Tomb of Ligeia + Vincent

Roger Corman and Vincent Price re-team for Corman’s brilliant, U.K. set, Edgar Allan Poe adaptation.

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Steampunk Extravaganza forewarning: Clockwork Butterfly @ Thornbury Theatre, 9th October 2010

May 13, 2010

Everyone loves a bit of Steampunk, right?  Or so it seems these days what with every bit of technology and clothing having, seemingly, a Steampunk equivalent or adjunct made of shiny brassy retro clockwork stuff.  Want to find out more about how all this Steampunkery looks and works?  There’s a good option coming up later this year, and it doesn’t require you to show up looking like some kind of Victoriana meets Metropolis character:  the Clockwork Butterfly show. Deets below and more to come on their website:

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Vampire Con! Sat May 22nd, West Brunswick

May 10, 2010

http://www.msfc.sf.org.au/?page=minicon2010

Something to get your teeth into if you like a bit of Fangtastic entertainment…

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Vicious Venus – Corsetry and Clothing, Fitzroy

May 6, 2010

Originally, back in the bad old days, Vicious Venus was a dedicated gothic corsetry store tucked away in King Street, in the city.  This was before anyone had ever heard of using King Street for the power of good, not Goldfinger style weevil.  Their corsets were experimental, daring, and of cult status within gothtopia: they came at a larger than normal price tag but had far better than usual workgrrlship and standards.  Fastforward a laced up fist full of years and Vicious Venus have perched themselves at the Cool end of Smith St (hang on, that’s, like, most of Smith Street now. OK let’s call it the Johnson Street End), and their in-store range has expanded from just uber-haute corsetry to a rockabilly-inspired pin up range of clothing and lingerie, and the high heeled and wedged pumps to match.   There are threads for guys and gals, bois and grrrls and even for kiddies of said bois or grrrls, and, of course, there is a small but strategic range of gifts and accessories for that goth/rocker birthday/housewarming/bah mitzvah gift.

Their corsetry isn’t cheap. It’s hand made work and the price reflects it.

Their site says the following:

Vicious Venus is the collaboration and joint vision of Australian designers Joy Liakis and Natalie Fowler. Sharing a love of traditionally tailored, couture clothing, they formed a partnership in 1994. With 16 years of pattern making experience and design skills between them, their work combines elements of traditional craftsmanship with modern textiles to create bold new designs. Their sophisticated styles are inspired by themes from ages past as well as futuristic fantasy.

To create dramatic silhouettes, Joy and Natalie experiment with modern textiles, adapting these to vintage inspired styles and old-world corsetry shapes  as readily as they do more traditional materials like brocades, velvets, lace and beading.

Their couture bridal service is unparalled in Melbourne and renowned for its quality craftsmanship and attention to detail and styling. Each individual garment is laboriously hand-made, giving careful attention to even the smallest of details.

Both designers enjoy working closely with clients to create unique, custom-made pieces designed specifically for their needs. Couple these fabulous creations with exquisite jewelry and other modern accessories, and you begin to behold the full Vicious Venus experience.

Contact details:

346 Smith Street | Collingwood 3066 | ph: (+61 3) 9417 7449
155 Sydney Road | Brunswick 3056 | ph: (+61 3) 9387 5995
Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

email: form available on their website under ‘contact us’.

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Independent Record Store Day 2010 – Saturday April 17th

April 14, 2010

Independent Record Store Day has come around again!

Special events and rare releases just for Record Store Day available at a participating record store near you.

A list of Melbourne special events for the day here

including:

BASEMENT DISCS – 24 Block Place, Melbourne PH 9654 1110
www.basementdiscs.com.au

Basement Discs (defying its underground location) will once again be “raising the roof” with their celebrations…this joint will be jumpin’. From around 11.00 am there will live performances, feat. CHARLES JENKINS, CHRIS WILSON, JEFF LANG, LIZ STRINGER, SIME NUGENT, THE MERCURIALS (Mark Ferrie, Andrew Pendlebury & Adi Saffir), VAN WALKER, THE SPOILS (Trio), THE VANDAS (Duo) and LISA MILLER (TBC). REBECCA BARNARD & BRIAN NANKERVIS (of ROCKWIZ fame) will be mc’ing music trivia questions with lots of prizes & goodie bags up for grabs. There will also be a set flat-rate discount across the board on everything in the store for the day. The event will be very family friendly, with light refreshments, cheese & bikkies, etc. provided. So…come one, come all!

GREVILLE RECORDS – 152 Greville Street Prahran PH: 9510 3012
www.myspace.com/greville_records

Greville Records will be celebrating Indie Record Store Day with a 20% off sale on everything in the store.

THE LAST RECORD STORE – 304 Smith St, Collingwood PH 9416 2000
www.lastrecordstore.com/

The Last Record Store will be celebrating Independent Record Store Day with live in-store entertainment from ANDY BAYLOR, CHRIS WILSON and friends, THE JUNES and ALICE KEATH, along with assorted goodies throughout the day.

MISSING LINK RECORDS – Basement 405 Bourke Street, Melbourne PH 9670 8208
www.missinglink.net.au

There’s gonna be a huge sale that starts on record store day. Lots of cool stuff going out with big discounts. – 10% off everything in store except for tickets and already discounted stock. There’ll be a lucky dip with tons of free CD’s, records, merch etc. for everyone who spends over $10 (excluding tickets); a prize draw with multiple different packs of cd’s and records etc, plus a guitar to win (donated by Cut Throats Of Tall Poppies), a slew of live music all day (with bands to be confirmed this week). and a few other surprises we’re working on locking down at the moment.

NORTHSIDE RECORDS – 236 Gertrude St, Fitzroy PH 9417 7557
www.northsiderecords.com.au/

NORTHSIDE RECORDS is proud to present another instore! This time THE BAMBOOS on International World Record Store Day April 17th… This time hot after the release of their fourth record “4″ THE BAMBOOS are going to squeeze into funky Northside! Come down, grab a seat out the front and have a taste of what the band will be playing at their record launch at the Corner on May 8th The gig will kick off at 3pm, but don’t be late because they won’t play for too long!!!

POLYESTER RECORDS
CITY: 288 Flinders Lane, Melbourne PH 9663 8696 / FITZROY: 387 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy PH 9419 5137

www.polyesterrecords.com/

The good folks at Polyester will be donating 20% of all proceeds from CD/DVD/Vinyl sales on Saurday 17th to the Cancer Council, Victoria. Behind the counter, special guest staff on the day are FEE-B SQUARED, BEN BIRCHALL and TIM SHIEL (RRR Breakfasters), DAVID O’DOHERTY, ANDREW McCLELLAND & JOSH EARL (comedians), ALAN BROUGH and MYF WARHURST (Spicks and Specks) and JULIA ZEMIRO (RockWiz), so lots of laughs guaranteed.

WHITE RABBIT RECORD BAR – 176 Bellair St, Kensington PH 9376 5441
www.whiterabbitrecords.com.au

WHITE RABBIT RECORD BAR is celebrating the wonderful world of vinyl with 12 hours of DJ fun 11 am – 11 pm
Rabbit’s Resident DJ’s along with Guest DJ’s Frank Driscoll, Sister Alex, Sard Boogie and more to be announced.
20% discount on all music sales on the day & all music customers go in the draw for a Vinyl-Lovers Hamper
worth over $200 which will be drawn at the end of the day.

It will be a great day of celebration and we are inviting you all to come along, help spread the word, and support these great indie stores & join in the fun of International Independent Record Store Day!

Support your indie record stores so they can support the live scene, the clubs and the bands you love.

Vive Le Indie Record Store – long may you live.

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