Yon Plume is taking it to the streets (this Friday)
For those of you who don't know, Yon Plume (they wouldn't tell me what Yon Plume means, they didn't want to ruin the ~mystery~) is an online publication focused on "promoting and instigating creativity in the arts" by nurturing talent and showcasing all media/entertainment/art creations made around the world. Founded in 2012 by an 18 year old Brisbanian (Brisbianite?) Paige Christy, Yon Plume has been consistently and diligently churning out features and interviews with the best resident music, art and entertainment acts and artists from all over Australia, and has even expanded to international locations such as Portugal, England, Canada and the US.
Coming from these humble beginnings, Yon Plume are excited to unveil their latest project. This Friday January 10th, Yon Plume will be premiering their international Plastic Nightclub (they tried to fight Mac DeMarco for Rock 'n' Roll Nightclub but they lost) series in Sydney, which will exhibit the best local music acts in venues all over the world. For us, this means The Upskirts, Blind Valley, Buzz Kull, Black Zeros and Bored Brats (all the Sydney faves) will be taking stage at Oxford Arts Factory for a night of sweet tunes and groovy vibes.
I spoke to Claudia Roosen (or Cruisin' Roosen as she prefers) to talk a little about the night and Yon Plume.
What are you hoping to achieve from the Plastic Nightclub tour?
A lot of our interactions are online, because we have many contributors from overseas, but with this string of international shows we're hoping to begin our expansion to the Outernet. We also wanted to share the excitement from discovering these acts with our readers, and turn it into a complete experience.
What's the best thing about writing for Yon Plume?
Actually getting to do something about all the new bands and artists you've found and enjoyed. It's like when you blab on about your favourite band but on a larger scale. When you stumble upon someone new and amazing you get to do what you can to help keep them doing what they're doing.
Why should people go to Plastic Nightclub?
Well, if you don't go, you'll definitely lose some street cred! To boot, it's an easy way to get 'in the know' about cool local bands if you don't know much. And if you do, then you already know this is the place to be! Besides, it's really important to come down and show your support for these amazing bands, and all the people who have worked hard at Yon Plume to organise these shows. But it's mostly the street cred thing though.
So if you're not doing anything, head on down to Oxford Arts Factory this Friday and kick back with some jams. And If you are doing something? Cancel it. This will be better.
Tickets are $10+bf through moshtix, or you could try your luck at get them at the door. Doors open at 8pm.
Be there, or be slightly less cooler than you already were.
By Gabriella Khouri