Pirateska Rebellion, Chicken Wishbone, Curse Ov Dialect


6:30 pmSaturday, 15 September 2018


Bar Open

317 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

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Curse Ov Dialect have been described as having a “wild theatricality with an urgent street politic, raw cultural expression with collagist, first generation hip-hop aesthetics, surrealism with activism.”
The group are renowned for their intense live performances involving elaborate costumes, audience participation and Dadaist stage theatrics. Sebastian Chan in Cyclic Defrost writes that "their early shows had more in common in terms of theatrics with Throbbing Gristle than anything hiphop" while Joe Tangari in Pitchfork Media describes their performance as “like the Village People gone to the dark side, with a caped, masked weirdo and a staff-wielding Maltese duke flanking the stage and two guys in the middle dressed respectively like a South Asian prince and a mental hospital patient with severe head traumau”.

The Pirateska Rebellion came from all of the oceans following the wind. 
Comprising of talent from all over the globe, The Pirate Ska Rebellion fuses ska, dub, reggae, hip hop and Latin influences to create a forcefully spirited musical experience. This eclectic outfit is newly formed with members from Chile, Italy, Scotland, Brazil and Australia combining their individual styles, musical inspirations and poetic lyricism. The sound can be punchy and uplifting and at times vigorous and heartening. The Pirate Ska Rebellion is an exhilarating force that will have the dance floor thrumming. 

Chicken Wishbone are a jazz-infused, live instrumental lineup presenting a catalog of original music pushing the boundaries of hip-hop.

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