Doing It Ourselves Fundraiser Gig
Doing It Ourselves is pleased to announce our first formal fundraiser and awareness raising event for 2014. Held at the Evelyn Hotel between 1pm to 5pm on Sunday August the 3rd, the afternoon promises to be an entertaining multi-media event with music from all genres, a zine stall and an animation screening.
Doing It Ourselves is a Melbourne collective built around the motto: ‘never mind the system, build the dream.’ Recognising that modern society is facing a number of irreversible challenges, such as peak resources, financial collapse and envionmental calamity, we aim to spread awareness, raise resilience and help people equip themselves with the skills to weather change and to transition to a new, DIY style paradigm. Find our animation more info about doing it ourselves here: www.doingitourselves.org
The night will open with Nick Evangelou, an acoustic mastermind who’se 12 string guitar instrumentals and soulful slide guitar songs are heavily inspired by the Victorian coast, and sees him playing across Victoria, at Folk festivals and on community radio. For a taste of Nick’s music, visit here: https://soundcloud.com/nick-evangelou-12
Following will be the mercurial Sam Menzies, a lively ‘one-man band’ using voice, guitar, vocal percussion and vocal trumpet to create a full band sound in Funk, Soul, Blues and Jazz. www.sammenzies.com
After the one-man-band, a full band takes to the stage with Greeves, who play meticulously composed songs, echoing 70s prog rock with huge tasty riffs and atmospheric soundscapes. www.soundcloud.com/greevesband
Perth band Shock Octopus will cap the night and play their debut Melbourne performance. Shock Octopus are known for their dynamic live performances in WA and have been wowing audiences for several years with their songs based on societal collapse and environmental issues. https://shockoctopus.bandcamp.com/
Completing the event will be a zine stall covering various topics such as permaculture gardening, bicycle repair, practical DIY initiatives and theoretical perspectives on collapse and resistece. Rounding the night will be a public screening of the Doing It Ourselves animation “What The Economic Crisis Really Means – And What We Can Do About It.” This excellent short animation has hit 280 000 views worldwide – and counting!
Funds raised from the evening will go partially towards the Red and Blue festival in November this year, a participant run conference in November that will host a variety of workshops on preparing for collapse and transition. Funds will also contribute towards future Doing It Oursleves projects.
Come along, enjoy some music, read some zines, talk to some interesting people and make the afternoon a big success!