Freak beat, loungecore, 60's French chicks, exotica funk, Bollywood, big band, ye ye, psychedelic bubblegum, kooky Japanese, spy themes, bossa nova, blaxploitation, hipster grooves, sunshine pop, Euro beats, Chinatowns. As well as contemporary artists who delve retro. Music & film related.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Tragedy: Chik A Boom Cancelled

It is with a heavy heart that we must apologise for the cancellation of our first party tonight in Surry Hills. We are still trying to contact as many people as we can on the phone and on the radio etc. (it's only an hour or so since we went to the venue and were told the bad news by the proprioter). Suffice to say, it was completely out of our hands and we want to apologise to anyone who travelled to Surry Hills to join the fun that never happened.

Saturday: After attempting to phone as many people as possible as well as announcing our cancellation last night on FBi, 2SER and Triple J, we realise that not everyone would have been informed of the party's cancellation. We know that many of you left your homes in good faith and got cabs or public transport to Surry Hills only to discover that there was no event.

We were as shocked as you would have no doubt been, when we turned up with a load of tunes and dvd's to play only to be notified by the kindhearted manager that he had recieved an injunction only half an hour earlier to cease the event or face legal action.

For any inconvienience caused to you or any of your friends, we can only offer our sincerest apologies and hope that when we relocate in the future that you all will still support us again and come along. This massive disappointment is nothing we could have avoided, as it was neither the fault of the venue or ourselves and was a council matter that went beyond the control of all involved. Again we are sorry, and hope to see you all soon.

Please feel free to leave any feedback here and we will get back to you.

yours sincerely,
The Chik A Boom Crew.

Space 1999: A Lifestyle

Inspired (nay, obsessed) by the TV show Space:1999 and a visit to the 1967 Expo World Fair, this huge fan of molded plastic and retro futuristic design has made a dream come true by designing this beautiful living space.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Hey Ya...It's Peanuts

Lovin' You

Kids, clowns, untuned guitar, funny voice.....Run away! Run away!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Hawaiian Airline Posters

Ahhh, Hawaii. When I was a kid the island seemed full of promises and exotic delights. Hula girls, Mai Tai's by the cabbanna, surfing and volcanoes. What a paradise! The 2006 reality is probably a little different, but for now, let's revisit those 50's/60's and 70's dreams with this collection of retro Airline posters and assorted paraphenalia from Hawaiian Days.

Friday, June 09, 2006

CHIK-A-BOOM! The Event!

Hey, hey! Its all happening with the very first evening of Chick-A-Boom!
We initially created this blog to coincide with the parties, and evening numero uno is upon us. Featuring top shelf selectors, glamour pusses, crazy rare vfilm footage and tasty free nosh courtesy of concierge Con, via the restaraunt downstairs (for those who get there early).

It promises to be a great night and of course, we will be posting photos and a review of the debut event right here. So come on down and join in the fun. Supported by Darlinghurst Pop Art Gallery supreme - Outre.