Party with us in Fitzroy next Friday as we celebrate the launch of Going Down Swinging No. 35: a very special book full of new writing and art, with an audio anthology of stories, music and spoken word.

To do this we’re putting on a line-up of awesome performers, followed by party tunes until you’re ready to stop, with free drinks through the night thanks to Aguila. You take home the book and the album for your later pleasure. All this comes for the same cost as just buying the book in a shop.

Which means: free drinks + a show + good tunes + a book + an album = one ticket. Good deal.

The show:

MARTY DONALD

Songwriter for seminal Melbourne band The Lucksmiths for over a decade and a half, Marty’s going to try leaving off the guitar for a night to read stories instead.

YANA ALANA

God damn funny cabaret queen and giver of directions to Wrongtown. Musical, literate, sings, orates, always entertains. Yana has taken on a GDS Commission, meaning she’s writing a whole new piece especially to début tonight.

BEN POBJIE

TV writer for The Age, busiest man on Twitter, and purveyor of black humour, you may not have known Ben also writes poetry about zombies.

BENEZRA

Spoken word master Benezra also fronts blues-rock band The Broadside Push. His GDS Commission channelled early Melbourne’s bluestone lanes and convict history, and now he has a new and improved version to share.

Hosted by GEOFF LEMON, tunes by LAZER FERRARI.

Beers by AGUILA CERVEZA

Book your tickets ahead of time, because space is limited and we’ll have to close it off once full. $25, no booking fees, no bullshit.

Doors open 7:30
Fitzroy Illegal – 124A Johnston Street, Fitzroy
(near corner of Brunswick Street)

Drinks will run until they’re done, but don’t worry, we’re well stocked. BYO is also fine.