[gigs] Thrones + John Wiese this Friday

I somehow managed to not notice an upcoming gig that looks interesting, from the Heathen Skulls website:

Heathen Skulls are proud to announce that legendary doom metal bassist and avant-garde punk Joe Preston will be bringing his revered one man band THRONES to Australian shores for the first time this April. After his departure from both the Melvins and Earth in the early 90’s, Joe went onto to mastermind the idea of touring as a solo artist in a one-man band, the results being THRONES! A Portland based sludge doom industrial project that’s recorded countless releases for the likes of Southern Lord, Conspiracy Records and Kill Rock Stars, not to mention shared stages and the road with every well respected artist with in the experimental, drone and doom metal genre.

During this time Joe has also recorded and toured as an active member with the likes of Sunn O)), High on Fire and Harvey Milk.

As an added bonus, Joe will be touring with the legendary Los Angeles based experimental noise artist John Wiese. John toured here as a member of Sunn O)) in 2005, not to mention touring with them around the world, he’s also collaborated with the likes of Wolf Eyes, Evan Parker, Merzbow, Smegma, Kevin Drumm and Cattle Decapitation. John also has his own project called Sissy Spacec.

It’s this Friday at the Ed Castle.


  • 30th Johnny McIntyre at the Highway.
  • 31st The Hard-ons at Enigma.


  • 2nd Grong Grong play at the Metro.
  • 4-7th – Paul Kelly‘s A-Z shows at the Space Theatre.
  • 8th – Collarbones, Steering By Stars, Panoptique Electrical at the Metro.
  • 15th – Eat Skull, Slug Guts, Hit the Jackpot, Terrible Truths, Dud Pills at Format.
  • 28th – Rites Wild EP launch at Format
  • 30th – Cheer Advisory Council album launch at Jive.


  • 4th – Herbie Hancock at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
  • 9th – Murs and 9th Wonder at HQ.
  • 11th – Kyuss Lives at Fowlers.
  • 14th – Avant Gardeners. Don’t know where, maybe the Metro?
  • 16th – Gary Numan and Severed Heads at HQ.
  • 28th – Avant Gardeners.


  • 1st Van Dyke Parks and Kinky Friedman at the Gov.