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Hey Dad, can you pick me up from Josh’s, otherwise it’s like two buses

By 16 January 2011 11

12 February 2011
13 February 2011

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Hey Dad, can you pick me up from Josh’s, otherwise it’s like two buses is an exciting two day mini-festival showcasing 14 of the best up and coming independent bands Canberra has to offer. Performing at the event are triple j unearthed winners Crash the Curb, Party Bus, Assassins 88, The Fighting League, Voss, Kasha, Dark Horse, Spartak, Mornings, James Fahy, Orbits, Bo Greenwood, Reuben Ingall and Lakeside Circus. + more to be announced

The festival will also showcase artwork from some of Canberra’s best emerging visual artists which will be exhibited throughout the venue.

The musical styles will range from garage, hip-hop, punk, electronic, acoustic, experimental, modern jazz, surf rock and ambient – just to name a few. It will be a dense and eclectic local musical experience; one that the Phoenix Pub has never seen the likes of before. This event highlights the Phoenix’s unrivalled support for local talent. The space will be decorated by a group of Canberra’s most promising emerging artists; it’s sure to look as amazing as it will sound. Best of all – the event is free.

WHERE: The Phoenix Pub. 21 East Row, Canberra City.

Running from 2pm-midnight on both Saturday the 12th of Feb and Sunday the 13th of Feb

Audio:
– Party Bus
– Assassins 88
– The Fighting League
– Voss
– Kasha
– Crash the Curb
– Dark Horse
– Spartak
– Mornings
– James Fahy
– Orbits
– Bo Greenwood
– Reuben Ingall
– Lakeside Circus

Visual:
– Luke Penders
– Stella-Rae Zelnik
– Paul Summerfield
– Charlie White
– George Rose
– Robbie Karmel
– Elizabeth Goldrick
– Katie Anderson-Kelly
– Patrick Larmour
– Travis H Heinrich
– Lucinda Eva-May
– Annika Romeyn
– Zachary Dowton
– Jessie Adams
– Isaac Gorman
– Rory Raudvee

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11 Responses to Hey Dad, can you pick me up from Josh’s, otherwise it’s like two buses
#1
Mr Waffle10:52 am, 16 Jan 11

Damn, thought the article was a rant about Action buses for a moment :P

#2
trevar4:10 pm, 16 Jan 11

Great name for a festivus!

#3
bloviate5:17 pm, 16 Jan 11

More bands added. R_____ K_____, Love Shy and Killing Birds.
More to come in the future too

trevar said :

Great name for a festivus!

Why thank-you sir

#4
trix9:49 am, 17 Jan 11

Here’s the opposing POV: what a stupid name for a festival. Not to mention the illiterate-looking design of the poster. The event might be cool, but the advertising certainly gives no hint of that being the case. Nothing wrong with being funky and quirky, but I know 12-year-olds who be embarrassed to produce something looking like that, especially since you can’t even figure out the performers’ names.

#5
Pommy bastard10:16 am, 17 Jan 11

The poster is actually very clever, looking at the title it actually reads;

“Heydad, can you pickme up from Josh’s, other wise It’s like two buses”

You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to work out the crafty hidden message theer!

#6
Pommy bastard10:27 am, 17 Jan 11

“theer”? “There”, for goondess sake “there”.

It’s enough of a conceptualist pun without me adding to it.

#7
colourful sydney rac11:38 am, 17 Jan 11

Pommy bastard said :

The poster is actually very clever, looking at the title it actually reads;

“Heydad, can you pickme up from Josh’s, other wise It’s like two buses”

You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to work out the crafty hidden message theer!

huh?

#8
bloviate12:21 pm, 17 Jan 11

Pommy bastard said :

“theer”? “There”, for goondess sake “there”.

It’s enough of a conceptualist pun without me adding to it.

#9
Thumper2:49 pm, 17 Jan 11

I was thinking that if you need your dad to pick you up then you are probably too young to be at the Phoenix.

In addition, the logo thing looks like bunyip skull.

#10
bloviate9:04 pm, 17 Jan 11

trix said :

what a stupid name for a festival.

Thanks! Personally, I prefer the term ‘silly’. But it’s great that you understand. I was worried that that it would be hounded by the kinds of people who say thing like “Monty Python makes no sense. What rubbish”.

trix said :

Not to mention the illiterate-looking design of the poster. The event might be cool, but the advertising certainly gives no hint of that being the case. Nothing wrong with being funky and quirky, but I know 12-year-olds who be embarrassed to produce something looking like that, especially since you can’t even figure out the performers’ names.

Sad to hear that the poster is not your cup of tea. Personally, I love it. It’s by a local artist who graduated from the ANU School of Art with first class honours. http://robbiekarmel.wordpress.com/
If you’re having trouble reading the band names, I can organise a ‘safe’ poster for you. Like those phones with huge buttons old people have.

P.s. And whoa whoa whoa, I never mentioned anything about the event being ‘funky’.

kind regards to you and your gang of 12 year old prodigies,
Bloviate

#11
bloviate11:19 pm, 17 Jan 11

‘Waterford’ have just been added to the lineup. (playing on the Sunday)
They are the eels hips. Listen to them here – http://www.myspace.com/waterfordtherockband

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