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Down The Track - October

IT’S ALL HAPPENING at The Black Wreath this October with wild DJs, live music and a special Halloween show.

By Zoya Godoroja-Prieckaerts

If you’re not familiar with The Black Wreath, you should definitely get around it.

Originally started back in 2011 in response to the lack of pathways for musicians in the Central Australia region, the Wreath has since established itself as an incubator of alternative arts and the champion of heavy music in the Northern Territory.

The space is renowned for its openness and accessibility to First Nations musicians, supporting some of our favourite bands including the infamous Southeast Desert Metal. You might also know the Wreath for its annual festival, Blacken, which is now one of the most revered heavy metal music festivals in the country.

The Wreath crew has spent the last month recording album after album, including local legends The Holy Dimes, as well as Southeast’s third album. Now, they’re ready to get out of the little black box and turn the volume up on that sweet, sweet sound system of theirs.

First up, they’re hosting a Desert Festival performance of Madame and the Mafia, featuring Madame ZuZu. This is sure to be a wild night of cabaret and kink to knock your socks off and get those party juices flowing for October. Heads up – this is definitely not a family show – but 100% encouraged for anyone who’s ready for a titillating time.

We’re in for a bit of a doof with DJ Wrong Banana and a line-up of local DJs, armed with their deep electro beats. As well as these live events, the Wreath is launching a video clip they created onsite with Jeremy Whiskey for his new solo album. Is there anything these guys can’t do?

And things are about to get spooky in the Centre... Passionate and lovable Black Wreath founder, Pirate, says he’s got a special event planned for Halloween.

“Halloween and heavy metal have a shared love of the macabre… ‘The dark side’ and ‘horror’ have always been themes in the genre, so it’s really a great excuse for us to put on a big show.”

Halloween falls on a weekend this year, so there’s no doubt this is going to be a blow out night. Get ready to embrace the dark side.

Madame and the Mafia FRI 2 OCT | 8PM

Rainbow in the Dark: DJ Wrong Banana + guest DJs SAT 10 OCT | 8PM

Halloween SAT 31 OCT | 6PM

COST $10-$20

Photo: Southeast Desert Metal playing at MONA FOMA, Launceston, 2019

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