Chapter Music presents CHAPTERFEST 2009!

Thrilled by the sold-out success of our 18th Birthday Party in January this year, we at Chapter Music have decided to put on another wild all-out party! It’s not our 19th just yet, but when we realised both Japanese psych-folk wunderkind Tenniscoats and Adelaide fuzz-pop angels Hit The Jackpot were going to be in town the same weekend, that seemed like enough of an excuse to put on a shindig!

So we’re back at the Tote Hotel again, making use of both upstairs and downstairs stages, with a huge lineup of Chapter Music artists past and present.

Aside from the compelling and hypnotic Tenniscoats in their fourth Australian tour, there’s also excoriating synth-punk legends Primitive Calculators, who played their first show in 29 years back in January at the Chapter 18th party. On top of that PIkelet plays her return gig after a four month world tour odyssey, during which she played with the likes of Jens Lekman, Jeffrey Lewis, Will Oldham and many more.

Elegant French-Kraut rockers Minimum Chips reform again for a special one-off show (the last was Chapter’s 18th party), and then there’s Adelaide’s own two chord wonders Hit the Jackpot. New 2009 additions to the Chapter stable are warmhearted scallywags The Twerps, literate pop dynamos Dick Diver and psycho-freakout improvisers Bum Creek.

Another blast from Chapter’s past is the return to live performance of Jeremy Dower, who released an incredible electronic EP on the label in 2002. Jeremy is promising a live faux-jazz tropicalia spectacular, enough reason to convince anyone to get down to the Tote early on the day!

In between bands, Chapter’s very own Crayon Fields will be DJing throughout the night! Their second album All The Pleasures Of The World comes out that day, and so Chapterfest will be your first opportunity to snag yourselves a copy!

What’s more, there’ll be a Chapter Music lucky dip for the first 50 payers through the door, cheap as chips CDs, LPs and 7″s on sale, and even some old Chapter Music cassettes available again on CDR for the first time in 15 years!

Tenniscoats (Japan)
Primitive Calculators
Pikelet
Hit The Jackpot
Minimum Chips
The Twerps
Dick Diver
Bum Creek
Jeremy Dower
Crayon Fields DJs

Saturday September 19, 7.30pm.
Tickets $12.00+bf from the Tote (9419 5320) / $15.00 on the door.

Remember – the last Chapter party sold out, so get in early this time!