Haydn Radford -A freelance writer born in Adelaide, who loves living here. I write about movies, theatre, entertainment, literary and art events. I am happy to promote & review your events. www.weekendnotes.com/profile/121822
Nature Loves Courage
This is going to be a great night! Producers of massive rock-sounds Damned Men, neuro-poet Ian Gibbins, the brutal guitar and vocals of Adolf Sasquatch and participation trophy-winning voiceROM will gather together to do their respective musical performances.
It doesn't really matter what your passion is, whether it involves music, literature or poetry, or all three; Nature Loves Courage offers an innovative and entertaining program of music and spoken word at the Hotel Metropolitan.
Some folks will know Nature Loves Courage as a radio program, others will remember the event conducted in London as a zine, involving poets and musicians, featuring the band Deerhoof and Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth who read copies of the zine. Many will remember the well known poet, John Hegley performing at Nature loves courage in London.
When Dominic J Clark moved to Adelaide he started Nature Loves Courage at The Reading Room in Hindley Street with lots of free jams and an improvised soundtrack to an infamous 70's romp movie about debauchery, among other things. It later moved to The Metro with performances from local writers and various bands, such as Rule of Thirds, The Rules, Last Days of Kali, Beige Abrasion, Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity, Subtract s, Kami McKinnes, Kerryn Tredrea, Tom Cassidy, The Sunbirds, Dick Dale and Dominic's own band, Sonatine.
Dominic believes audiences are attracted to the music being alternative and retaining individuality. It's a matter of jumping into the black abyss and nature will provide a feather bed for you to land on. While Dominic declares, "I'm following instinct, not tangible pigeon holes etc..."
Ian is well-known as a poet and electronic musician and member of Friendly Street Poets, who are dedicated to merging science and art together, particularly with public performances and installations, which have become extremely popular.
Urban Biology by Ian Gibbins
Ian's collection of poetry,Urban Biology was published by Wakefield Press. Australian-residing writer, editor and academic, Heather Taylor Johnson described Ian as "an exciting poet who may well dazzle Australia. Ian challenges readers to open and expand their minds while delighting in new words, new creatures and new rhythms."
Garrett R Cooper - Guitar & vocals
Justin Hermes - Bass & vocals
Nick Kraitzer - Drums
"Hailing from Adelaide South Australia, Damned Men are building walls of sound on a foundation of pure grit. Experimenting with a simple and inexcusable three man line up, no stone is left unturned and no tone too harrowing to be thrown in a crowd's face." Courtesy of www.reverberation.com/damnedmen
Damned Men launched their latest EP The Squall on 23 April at The Hotel Metro. It was recorded in an old stone community hall in Harrogate, built from local stone in approximately 1861. Harrogate is located about 14 kms from Woodside.. It is said of this small dot on the map, "all roads lead to Harrogate, if you blink you might miss it."
On the second day the recordings were mixed at Twin Earth Recording along with some re-amplification and additional vocals added.
A one man attack of drum machine, brutal guitar and vocals like some kind of woodland beast deftly garbaging the offensive wit of Big Black, the ridiculousness of Cheap Trick and the lo-fi honesty of Daniel Johnston. Hails of feedback, gutter punk guitar and earnest vocal melodies all the way to Disneyland. Adolf takes the stage fresh from a nylon acoustic guitar session on Nature Loves Courage Radio Show.
Nature Loves Courage at The Metro:
WHERE: Hotel Metropolitan, 46 Grote Street, Adelaide