The Ricecooker Shop: The New Space Warming Party!
I know it’s crazy for us to NOT announce the new space opening party here, and we have lots of lame excuses to offer. Nothing would hold up to close scrutiny though, so we would like to offer our apologies to those who didn’t know about it. We’re sorry!
Anyway, we had a good party last Saturday night, with a lot of good people turning up and bands playing at the tiny backroom of the space. Excellent nasi minyak and lauk-pauk courtesy of Shammir & Atia, good live music from the recently revitalised KUCHALANA, the increasingly awesome punky reggae party of THE GARRISON, one of the best “indie-rock” bands around ORANGE FREE STATE, a new pop band we discovered PHLOX and of course, our eternal, much loved “crony” PUSHER!
Thanks to all who took time out and joined us, especially Rina & Fahd (who’s recovering nicely from his recent accident), Pijan (who again the drunken host of the live session!), Eugene (of Pertama Studio, who lent us the PA for FREE!!), the Arteri gang who was having another party at the Rogue Art Gallery a few doors away but came to ours anyway, friends we haven’t seen for a long time (Wolf Spunky, Azim – who’s now back from Perth, Farez, Vinh – who manned the PA, etc.), other beautiful people: the FNBKL gang, the Kritikal Mass kids and their bikes, Avrocore – who belted a few improv tunes, Paul Lau – the man, Rogue Art beauties – Bev, Ade & Rachel, Kean Wong – on transit from Berlin to Canberra, Lee Kwang, Dean & Yin – who came with the nice German trio), our neighbour Akhno (merci!), and many many more…
The shop will start operation tomorrow (Tuesday, 23rd). We have a lot of fresh books, brand new and second hand, and CDs of PHLOX & ORANGE FREE STATE. We also have a lot of DIY totebags from FLOWERDRUM – mostly made from vintage fabric! More coming in through out the week, expect a number of MAGNICIDE’s new CDs too! See you there!
Much love & respect!
Joe & Mat Norr