Sydneys Cad Factory, where all good bands hang
The Cad Factory is an inner-city warehouse space in Marrickville, Sydney that holds band and performance nights, as well as art exhibitions. The likes of Conway Savage from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Mick Turner from The Dirty Three have played solo gigs at the Factory, while electro-punk performance trio Toy Death have caused chaos onstage on a regular basis. Artists such as photographer Clare Pandemonium and painter Edwina Wrobel have contributed to the ambiance, exhibiting their works on the warehouse walls. Event organisers Vic McEwan and Sarah Moor intend The Cad Factory to be a place in which ‘people can come together [and] nurture their own ideas’. With an artist residency program in action, and McEwan and Moor committed to promoting the work of new artists and musicians, The Cad Factory certainly looks like it will be an up-and-coming venue for creative people to strut their stuff. I’m really looking forward to their March 15 gig, which will feature Joe Lally, the bassist from Fugazi, and their upcoming experimental performance night of March 1, which will showcase the work of American sound composer Kraig Grady.