After having to shoot the Nine Sons of Dan guys for the Time Off Live cover, the preliminary research pricked our ears up and they were quickly placed on the “gotta see them live” list. Fast forward a bit and they’re headlining a gig at the Zoo! Unfortunately we missed the support of Burning Brooklyn, Awaken I Am and We Were Giants all worthy to see in their own right but the main event was worth the wait. Great selection of song styles and tempos and a vocal not too unlike Brandon Boyd of Incubus which definitely isn’t a bad thing in our books 😉

See below for the highlight photos of the event and grab this week’s Time Off magazine for a full review of the night.

More Nine Sons of Dan @ The Zoo photos here


Running Gun Sound are in for this week’s Time Off Magazine Live cover shoot. They chat about being chavs and meeting guys online.

Check them out in this week’s issue #1587.

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Mmm...sneakers! Nom nom nom

The Artisan gallery is currently hosting two great exhibits for the price of one at one great price… FREE!

The main event is a broad cross section of sneaker styles, purposes and colours; some iconic, some WTF but most dialing in some form of wow factor. The display is set to a rough time line of major sneaker related events through out their history. Individual items are also numbered and are available for look up via a Supercheap Auto oil/air filter, paint code booklet on a chain deal. Some random facts are also included which made for hushed gallery library voices to be broken with honks of chuckling.

As a bonus, a side feature of the exhibit includes the Converse Blank Canvas Project where plain Chuck Taylor Cons were given to local artists to customise or convert. Some pieces were outlandish and featured a lot of intricate work while others seem like they were thrown together during morning tea at a Westfield arts and crafts kids minding stand. However, my favourite pieces weren’t artist pieces but the anatomy of a Chuck and the history of Converse wall (even if there weren’t any of the ERX series!).

Our buds over at Sneaker Freaker provided a fair portion of the exhibits and information so if you’ve been around the traps you may have seen quite a few of the items before but its still worth a look to see them all in the one place (and pick up a free copy of Sneaker Freaker mag 😉 ).

Even if you only have even a passing interest in funky footwear and 20min to spare after you’ve stuffed yourself at Harajuku Gyoza then its definitely worth a look.

The exhibit runs till August 16, 2012.

More Sneaker exhibit photos here

This week we’ve got Mr Maps for the Time Off Magazine Live cover shoot.

Check them out in this week’s issue #1586.

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For this week’s Time Off Magazine Live cover shoot we bring the darkness with fire breathers Defamer.

Check them out in this week’s issue #1585.

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This week’s Time Off Magazine Live cover shoot we have the larrikans from SpitFireLiar, they make with the lol’s talking about their skills as mathmagicians and urinal sword fighting in Amsterdam!

Check them out in this week’s issue #1584.

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So where was I the last couple weeks? Why, getting head spins from paint and glue fumes of course!

Some of you may know I also moonlight under the Saru Venom/James Saru monikers for my creative projects, in this case it was for the Laced Munny customising competition held in conjunction annually with the Kidrobot Dunny release. With top notch entries in previous years I really had my work cut out for me, not to mention one of the biggest hurdles of just getting it started (unlike previous years!). So I decided to go all out and create the Diodon Battle Droid based loosely on Robotech Mech Warriors and incorporating some freshly learned painting techniques thanks to a resurging love for model kit building. Also threw some LED’s at it for good measure 😉

The competition itself had really taken off this year with 39 entries from some talented artists but the hard work paid off as I took home 1st place in the competition! 😀

Special thanks to Laced and their sponsors for hosting another great event, now how to follow it up next year??

Check the spec sheet for build information and the detailed photos below.

This week’s Time Off Magazine Live cover shoot we have The Belligerents, they chat about everything from DJ battling to “cutting their neighbours’ grass”.

Check them out in this week’s issue #1583.

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So apologies are in order, I’ve been preoccupied the last couple weeks with custom toy building (blog entry to follow shortly 😉 ) but thanks to the magic of the Time Off vault the cogs kept on turning. Last week we had Mosman Alder and this week we have Epidemic… Over as our Time Off Magazine‘s Live cover shoots.

We also jumped into the mosh with Silverstein at the Zoo.

Check all this out in the issues #1581 and #1582.

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Armada in the Dusk are our Time Off Magazine‘s Live cover shoot this week.

We also battled the screaming teens and caught Matt Corby at the Tivoli.

Check them both out in this week’s issue #1580.

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