Beck’s Rumpus Room is a series of performances from underground bands from the far corners of the world along with big name international acts, up and coming locals, DJ’s, Visual Artists and unexpected collaborations.
“It’s not art versus entertainment. It is art AND entertainment.” Casey Spooner
Fischerspooner is an electroclash outfit formed in 1998 by Warren Fischer and Casey Spooner in New York. The duo, who has worked with artists ranging from David Bowie to Kylie Minogue, is known for serving up electronically driven songs with a generous dose of pop theatrics.
In concert, Fischerspooner is renowned for a rich mix of art, dance, music and fashion. Hairy monsters, feathered chorus girls spitting blood, raucous new versions of their underground hits and storms of glitter, a Fischerspooner show is a phantasmagorical experience that is all the way live.
You never know what quite to expect from a Fischerspooner performance, but it’s safe to say that you have to be there!
With a mix of disco beats, shimmering synths and dubbed out vocal effects these Melbourne lads weave a web of heavy cosmic pop and make the music of tomorrow you imagined in a hazy childhood daydream
Since starting out in 2001, The Emergency has been a pioneer of the current wave of local synth bands. For their Festival debut, The Emergency takes the listener on a sonic journey to the outer limits of the cosmos, as well as offering up some pure pop diamonds.
Combining the infectiousness of The Presets, the pop sensibility of Tran Am and the new-wave soul of New Order, this Melbourne outfit is the most exciting new act to emerge from Australia’s burgeoning electro scene
Outrun evolved out of the shared ambitions of old friends and founders Dan Preston and Josh Armistead. Channelling influences as diverse as Daft Punk, David Bowie, Joy Division, Kraftwerk, Brian Eno and Roxy Music, Outrun are regulars on the Melbourne/Sydney club scene, playing alongside the likes of Muscles, The Emergency, Cassette Kids, The Dardenelles and The Phillips Sisters.
Brash and catchy, with hints of retro synthetics, Outrun’s music ranges from tightly-wired and somnambulistic laments to straight-up, late-night party fuel. Hypnotic, hip and wholly danceable, Outrun is set to follow The Presets, Midnight Juggernauts and Cut Copy, as the newest stars of Australia’s thriving dance-rock movement.