THIS IS NOT THE END /// BUT THIS IS THE FINAL WEEK OF ‘CANTEEN’ IN BONDI

Back in the early part of 2012 we got involved with a new venue called CANTEEN, located on the main strip of Bondi Beach. Every Thursday our weekly night RESIDENTS booked a whole lotta new bands to play at CANTEEN and some of the most amazing good times have been had by many friends and bands who have passed through over the last couple of years.

Unfortunately due to the nature of the Swiss Grand Hotel needing to renovate and make the building into another cash cow for the rich (baha!) CANTEEN will be looking for a new home.

So yeah this week is the final week, after this Sunday CANTEEN will be no more, well in Bondi.

So here are a few highlights for us…

– The Mylee Grace month-long residency which ended up getting extended for another month. We all still regret it didn’t stay for three months.

– Witnessing the talents of the following bands; THE CHITTICKS, THE JONES RIVAL, BEC AND BEN (thanks to Helen!), THE VERNONS, PIRATES ALIVE, THE RUMOURS, B-MASSIVE, VIOLET PULP, THE OWLS, MAGIC BONES, PAPERCRANE, NEW LOVERS, HIGH-TAILS, BIG WHITE, PILOTS, THE TROUBLED ROMANTICS, BONEZ, VIRGO RISING and many more…

– That night when GOONS OF DOOM, OTCHKIES and THE RUMINATERS gave us faith that this place actually rocked!

– That night ELEGANT SHIVA and THE DARK HAWKS tore CANTEEN a new a**hole and people were lined up down the street.

– When one of this Country’s most underrated solo artists DAVOR PAVLOVIC (brother of Steve Pav – Modular Records) aka OLD TECHNOLOGY humbly came in at late notice on many occasions and played some of the most soulful tunes and then left many people either confused or totally blown away.

– The jukebox giving dj’s a run for their money.

– Who could forget GOONS OF DOOM New Years 2013? or remember it? Haha!

– That lock-in that happened on a cold Tuesday night? WTF?!!!! ps: When Aya says it’s a casual night of him playing acoustic guitar, don’t believe a word he says!

Which brings us to this weeks farewell party. Together with CANTEEN we invited some of our favourite bands to come together to help us celebrate what has been an amazing couple of years. And from tonight till Sunday CANTEEN will be heaving with some of the most amazing musical talent from all around. So please do yourself a favour and get down to one of the shows. We advise you to come early to avoid any disappointment.

A big reason behind this week is to simply thank you all for your love and support, the other reason is because we just wanted to give something back to CANTEEN and the music community at large for giving new bands the opportunity to play some pretty amazing and special shows that many of us will remember for years to come as part of the beginning of a special journey for many of these amazing artists.

Thanks for the good times CANTEEN. We look forward to what comes next. If it’s anything like it has been then of course you guys will be walkin on rainbows.

WORD ON THE BEACH!

MY SYDNEY RIOT X

CANTEEN FINALE-PARTY

THE RUMINATERS /// RETURN TO CANTEEN w- THE JONES RIVAL

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One of our favourite Sydney bands of all time is THE RUMINATERS. Anyway when we first started our RESIDENTS night they came along and hung out for a whole month with GOONS OF DOOM. Some good times were had and then they went away, visited some amazing places like USA, Venus and Mars and now they’re back!

They’re back with a brand new single called ONE GIRL AND A KNIFE. It’s a kick ass track and the video is pretty sweet too, hand-made and filmed on an iphone.

Anyway the boys return this Thursday to CANTEEN to play a one-off show and we hope you will all make an effort to get down there this Thursday. Pretty sure it’s going to be packed to the eye balls, so get there early and get yourself a good spot.

They will be joined by another Sydney band who are kickin some sweet ass right now – THE JONES RIVAL.

8pm free entry this Thursday. FO REAL!

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FREE SHOW /// LOOSE TOOTH (MELB) & VIOLET PULP AT CANTEEN THIS THURSDAY

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This Thursday night Bondi folk will be treated to a cool new band LOOSE TOOTH, ex members of THE GINGERS and close friends of MSR who are heading North from Melbourne to celebrate all things Australia Day weekend with their Sydney friends. Yep that means me and you!

So get down to Canteen after work today and enjoy some new tunes by Nellie and Etta, two talented ladies who know a thing or two about Rockin and a Rollin!

Opening the show will be the talented Jess Angelina of VIOLET PULP with a little help from Mr Ray (Fait/Goons) on the drums.

See ya then. 8pm, free as a bird!

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LOOSE TOOTH are also playin the Aus Day Eve show with Goons of Doom, Bec and Ben, Smaal Cats and Ocean Alley at Monavale Hotel on Friday 25th Jan! xx

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FREE SHOW / NEW SINGLE /// THE JONES RIVAL & OLD TECHNOLOGY AT CANTEEN BONDI THIS THURSDAY

THE JONES RIVAL totally grew on us last year. Or did we just grow on them? No matter what all we have to say is damn these guys are fully sick!

Their approach to garage rock has a unique pinch to it, because what ever it is they are doing, well they’re doin a fine job of it and all we hear is good time party times.

Sydney is really winning the fight against lame music and THE JONES RIVAL have the power to kill people who don’t dance and replace them with groovers and lovers of rock n’ roll.

Check out their brand new single TELL YOU AGAIN below and get yourself ready for the good times cause they are ready to roll. Come see them tonight at CANTEEN. FO REAL!

FREE SHOW AT CANTEEN, BONDI
THURSDAY 17th JANUARY
w- special guests OLD TECHNOLOGY
From 8pm

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FREE SHOW /// THE WALKING WHO, THE CHITTICKS , THE GREASE ARRESTOR AT CANTEEN THIS WEDNESDAY

One band making some noise out there on the streets right now is THE WALKING WHO. They are currently on tour up and down the East Coast in celebration of their new psychedelic single HAVE YOU SEEN THE COLOURS.

We are putting on a special show at CANTEEN, Bondi this Wednesday 16 January. So get down early, this thing is going to be packed to the Josh point Oh!

Support coming from the awesome THE CHITTICKS and THE GREASE ARRESTOR. Doors from 8pm, entry is free!

THE WALKING WHO and THE CHITTICKS will also be playing BEN’S fundraiser party in Wollongong this Saturday. Woop!

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FREE SHOW /// VIOLET PULP PLAY RESIDENTS AT CANTEEN, BONDI THIS THURSDAY

This Thursday VIOLET PULP play a dreamy set to kick off RESIDENTS for 2013 at CANTEEN in Bondi.

Sadly with the departure of drummer Betty, Ray Lalotoa (Fait/Goons) will be joining Jess having a little tap on the drums. Should be fun.

Ge down to Canteen for a chill night out in Bondi and enjoy their nice menu full of tasty delights; from mini burgers with fries to taco’s and more.

Free entry from 8pm. Come!

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