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CD and Book Launch photos

City Sharps joined Julie Mac to launch the EP here come the Sirens and the book Snap – Sharpies Urban Folklore on 2nd March at Playground, 298-300 Brunswick St Fitzroy.
Special guest artist was Tequila Mockingbyrd.

SNAP and ‘here come the Sirens’ are now available in The Store

SNAP and ‘here come the Sirens’ now available in The Store

SNAP and ‘here come the Sirens’ are now available in The Store

SNAP - Sharpies' Urban Folklore - Australia 1952-1987 here come the Sirens

Remembrance of things sharp, by Darren Tofts

“It’s about time someone documented the early days” – Chris O’Halloran

SNAP - Sharpies' Urban Folklore - Australia 1952-1987So here’s the thing about memories. You think they are unique, special. Like the Acropolis shoes in an old box under your bed or the Contes you’ve kept in street-ready condition in the deep recesses of a wardrobe. They’re yours, and no one else even knows they even exist. …

CD and Book launch 2nd March at Playground

CD and book launchCity Sharps join Julie Mac to launch the EP here come the Sirens and the book Snap – Sharpies Urban Folklore on 2nd March at Playground, 298-300 Brunswick St Fitzroy.
Special guest artist Tequila Mockingbyrd.…

City Sharps new EP: here come the Sirens

here come the SirensThe City Sharps third release, an EP titled here come the Sirens is their best yet, consolidating their unique sound with these thought provoking idolistic vocals surrounded in a blanket of hot guitar and hooks, flourished throughout in booming bass and driven by hypnotic pounding drums.

We expected big things from City Sharps in 2014 and they have not disappointed.…

Coming soon: SNAP – Sharpies’ Urban Folklore – Australia 1952-1987

SNAP – Sharpies’ Urban Folklore – Australia 1952-1987
Compiled by Julie Mac
SNAP - Sharpies' Urban Folklore - Australia 1952-1987
SNAP sketches the timeline of a lost Australian sub-culture, the teenage Sharpie gangs. Tough and stylish, the Sharpies created their own diverse family, where mateship and defiance were valued over race, colour or authority. SNAPis loaded with photos, snippets from the internet and first hand recollections from …

Wanted: SHARPS

Julie Mac, author of Rage, is looking for old Sharpies/Skins that would like to tell their story or talk about the times for her next book/s. Also looking for old sharpie photos, prison or love letters to/from sharpies, old nespaper clippings etc. Identities will be protected on request.

Email mcjulie@optusnet.com.au

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Stephen Prictor December 1964 – December 2012

 

It deeply saddens me such a true talented artiste has passed on.

He was a natural and a great guy with a passion.

I’m so lucky I had the privilege to have worked with Stephen over the years on the Skins n Sharps Exhibitions in 2006 and 2010

Stephen Prictor’s unique style captured the colours and character of the …

Drag Racing – City Sharps

This is the first clip for Melbourne band City Sharps. It was put together by a friend of ours, Bryan Colechin, who heard the song and was inspired to put this clip together. We liked it so much we decided to publish it.

City Sharps: are four ex Sharpies, who love their culture & music.
Their songs are original, with …

Sharpies, Sharps & Skins a 1960-1970s Melbourne Subculture: On Facebook

Welcome to all old sharpies and others that are interested in the sub-culture. By nature sharpies don’t like following rules, but we do ask that you try to keep posts relevant to sharpies and popular culture of the time, (otherwise the natives get restless). In the past everyone hated Sharpies, but they are now of historical significance.

The Sharpies in …