17 March 2021

John Sharkey III Album Launch

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John Sharkey III

John Sharkey III is launching his new album Shoot Out The Cameras on Saturday 6 March at Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres. Photo: Supplied.

Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres is pleased to present John Sharkey III live at the Ralph Wilson Theatre.

This intimate event will showcase his new album Shoot Out The Cameras released by Mistletone available Friday 5 March. Accompanied by fellow Canberran musician, Nick Craft, the evening will promise to deliver the goods.

Written and recorded amidst the devastating bushfires which ravaged his adopted hometown Canberra, just before the wave of pandemic broke, Shoot Out The Cameras reveals John Sharkey III to be a master craftsman; honing in on the existential dread of living in a burning world, and the imperative to find beauty in what remains.

Perhaps best known as the creative force behind confrontational noise-punk band Clockcleaner, which erupted from the fertile soil of Philly’s DIY scene in the 00s, Sharkey’s solid underground creds include hardcore/punk bands such as 9 Shocks Terror and more recently, literate indie-rock explorations as Puerto Rico Flowers and Dark Blue.

“We will adapt, we will get through this together,” he vows. “The most important thing to have in your arsenal of emotions is empathy. Not many people have it; so you have to build your own resilience and strength to deal with that too. You have to be tougher than anything the world can throw at you.”

Tickets are limited!

(*copy adapted from Mistletone)

The Details

What: John Sharkey III album launch, Shoot Out The Cameras
When: Saturday 6 March, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Ralph Wilson Theatre at Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Ave Braddon
Cost: $10-$15 + BF
Tickets: Get your tickets at Humanitix

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