POLYFEST: 30 Years of Polyester Records

Melbourne Music Week, Polyester Records and Wing & Gill present

POLYFEST: 30 Years of Polyester Records Tickets

12:00pm, Sat 16 November, 2013
The Residence, VIC

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Melbourne Music Week, Polyester Records and Wing & Gill present POLYFEST: 30 YEARS OF POLYESTER RECORDS at The Residence. Featuring Personal & The Pizzas (USA), Chris Cohen (USA), Terrible Truths, Songs, Super Wild Horses DJs and more!

In 1983, Vicki Phillips saw beyond the boarded-up wasteland of Brunswick Street and decided to open a record store as an outlet for her jazz obsession. Originally 'Dizzy Spinners', the name later changed to Polyester Records; a store which has since gone on to become a cultural institution for Melbourne.

Over three decades, Polyester's ethos has remained unchanged; passionately supporting the local music scene through regular in-stores and album launches, and championing the best music from around the globe.

For one very special day at The Residence, Polyester Records celebrates its 30th birthday with a party to end all parties.

Three greasy New Jersey goons, Personal & the Pizzas (US) are self-professed rock'n'rollin, beer-swilling delinquents. Audiences can expect a doozy of a stage show, with the boys' common antics involving whipping chains, throwing guitars, and hurling boiled tomatoes at the audience.

Producing psychedelic-pop with unexpected arrangements, Chris Cohen (US) carries an intimidating resume, having been a member of The Curtains, Cryptacize, Deerhoof and Natural Dreamers, and touring musician with White Magic, Cass McCombs, Haunted Graffiti and Danielson. A singing-drummer, Cohen also records his own bass, Casio MT65, piano, and guitar.

Post-punk and 70s influenced band Terrible Truths will offer ecstatic, intense pop songs, while Sydney-siders Songs Duo capture the infectious simplicity of The Clean, the minimalism of John Cale, and the quintessential Aussie jangle of the Triffids.

Completing the party line-up are two of Melbourne's favourite local acts - the guitar-wash, hair swinging Beaches and pulsating, energetic rockers New War.