SUNDAY DECEMBER 28, 2008. Doors 8.00pm
Maximum Arousal presents:
+ SONS OF THE IONIAN SEA + ROD COOPER & EVELYN MORRIS
252 SWANSTON ST
Superstupid farewells 2008 with a Sunday night shot of love - with compliments to Maximum Arousal's on going effort to provide Melbourne with musical alternatives! Joining us will be Sons of the Ionian Sea and Rod Cooper/Evelyn Morris Duo.
Superstupid: The return of Melbourne's amazing power trio! 'Power Trio.' Say the phrase to any long-hair since its conception some 40 years ago and they'll immediately know what to expect. Blistering leads, power-house drumming, heavy bass lines and bluesy vocals. Sounds like a formula, yes? Well, it is. Many have stepped up to the plate, attempting to make their 1+1+1=3 but few dare be mentioned in the same breath as legends like the Groundhogs, Grand Funk, Sleep, Sir Lord Baltimore and the almighty Cream. But who among us will take this hard rock to a new place? Enter Super Stupid: three dudes from the burbs of Melbourne each with degrees in Cactology and a Masters in Riff-ality. Let the throb fest begin!
Sons of the Ionian Sea are Gerasimos and brothers Nick Grammenos and Joshua Waddell, and Cameron "Hammer Hands" Cairnes bringing new light to a sound that can only be described as classic - mixing ridiculously complex riffs ala Socrates and Steamhammer, heavy grooves in the realm of Captain Beyond and Sleep and a level of showmanship that puts just about any band of their ilk to bed without supper. Not to be missed! Featuring ex-members of Melbourne Juggernauts of yore PEEPING TOM.
In another pairing, following their recent triumph at Horse Bazaar's STUTTER, we have ROD COOPER & EVELYN MORRIS aka PIKELET performing an improvised duo on Cooper's hand made instruments and gadgetry with Morris' on drum kit and percussion. To summarize some of the raving reports, these two created a uniquely positive atmosphere, alien and full of invention!
Jan 18: EUGENE CHADBOURNE (USA) + SCHNEIDER TM (Germany)
Feb 10: ACID MOTHERS GURU GURU (Japan/Germany)
Feb 15: DAMO SUZUKI (Japan) + THE KITS
Feb 22: MANI NEUMEIER (Germany)