Category Archives: Events

Romero Records 5th Birthday!

That’s right, Romero Records released our first two albums in 2012, on April Fools Day appropriately enough. We’re having a little party to celebrate 5 years, including a launch for The Mango Balloon’s fourth album (featuring keyboardist extraordinaire Matt McMahon) as well as two acts we are hoping to release in the very near future: surf rockers La Tarantella, and Micky Stu’s Magical Polymba Experience (aka Mick Stuart).

April 20th at Lazybones Lounge in Marrickville, join the party!

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Cannibal Spiders album launch!

Finally we can announce the official launch of the debut album from Cannibal Spiders! February 17th at Lazybones Lounge in Marrickville, with support from Danaïdes and Bonniesongs. Get all the info, like, share and all that stuff at the facebook event.

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Cannibal Spiders, first outing

Very happy to announce that Cannibal Spiders will be doing their first ever performance in a couple of weeks, supporting the great Sex On Toast from Melbourne. For those that have been living under a rock, Cannibal Spiders is the brand new surf/punk powerhouse of Brian Campeau, Abel Cross, Julian Curwin and Danny Heifetz. More info on the gig here.

The debut album from Cannibal Spiders will be released early 2017.

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Pigeon Laundry, Official Launch

Two weeks from now, Pigeon Laundry finally launch their album officially at Django Bar. Aside from Shenzo Gregorio and Julian Curwin playing a wide array of weird and wonderful instruments, the launch band will feature Jess Ciampa, Sam Golding and John Hibbard. Opening the night is the appropriately named Diamond Duck (Jimmy Daley and Brian Campeau). More info and tickets here.

The band has also been releasing some promotional videos, which you can find in this playlist.

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Marc Ribot Solo in Sydney

Very excited to announce that The Mango Balloon is doing the support slot for US guitarist Marc Ribot’s first solo performance in Sydney. Known for his work with Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and John Zorn among countless others, Ribot has also released over 20 albums under his own name. August 9th at The Vanguard, more info here.

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The Tango Saloon ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’

Romero Records is very happy to announce the brand new single for The Tango Saloon, ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’ featuring vocalist Elana Stone. This is the second single to be released ahead of the band’s forthcoming fourth album, following on from last year’s ‘In Black And White’ (and its stunning video clip directed by Julian Shaw).

The official launch is June 5 at Venue 505 (280 Cleveland St Surry Hills), featuring Elana Stone, and supported by the inimitable gypsy punk trio Mr Bamboo. Book tickets.

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The Mango Balloon: Volume 3

Romero Records’ first release for 2014 is Volume 3 of Julian Curwin’s The Mango Balloon series. Developed in 2010 as a stripped-back version of The Tango Saloon, the smaller band has quickly taken on a life of its own.

Each recording has a special guest bringing their personality to the music, and on Volume 3 that guest is Shenzo Gregorio, best known for playing ‘stunt violin’ in his project Shenzo’s Electric Stunt Orchestra (essentially, he flies!). With The Mango Balloon, Shenzo plays viola, and keeps his feet firmly on the ground, though still manages to bring plenty of fireworks to the occasion.

Volume 3 is officially launched March 19 at Venue 505.

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