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Damon and Naomi


Sat 13 Apr 2013, 8:00pm–11:45pm

Where: Rosemount Hotel, 459 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth, Western Australia

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission (+bf): $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: danisanintern

Line up:
- Damon and Naomi (Galaxie 500/USA)
- Guy Blackman (MEL)
- The Flower Drums

Dreamy American slowcore folk rock couple Damon and Naomi (of Galaxie 500 fame) visit Perth for the very first time, along with the return of ex-Perth singer/songwriter Guy Blackman, for a special night of skewed pop at the Rosemount Hotel.

Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang started playing music together as the rhythm section, co-songwriters, and sometime singers in Galaxie 500 – one of the most influential bands of the 80s. When that band ended, they continued as a duo, first recording for Shimmy Disc and then on a series of albums for Sub Pop Records.

In 2005, they formed their own label (20/20/20) and have since released three further Damon & Naomi albums – The Earth Is Blue, Within These Walls, and False Beats and True Hearts – alongside reissues of their own and the Galaxie 500 back catalogue.

In addition to their work as musicians, Damon and Naomi are the publishers of Exact Change, a small press dedicated to avant-garde literature and artists’ writings. Individually, Damon is a writer (books, blog, and articles), and Naomi is a visual artist.

Guy Blackman started the label Chapter Music in Perth in 1992 at the tender age of 17 with the cassette compilation Bright Lights, Small City, after releasing three issues of a Syd Barrett-inspired fanzine named Chapter 24. With a rich history playing in the bands Sulk, Sleepy Township and Minimum Chips, as well as releasing solo material under the name Riot Guy; since 2004 he’s been playing “sensitive piano ballads that aim to make straight white men feel slightly uncomfortable by confronting them with my renegade sexuality” under his own name.

Local band The Flower Drums will open up proceedings with their fine take on a cosmic pop dream.

Presale tickets available from the website above.