Melbourne-based label Rubber Records will end 2014 with a series of one-off shows celebrating their 25th year of labeldom, which will showcase the cross-generational Australian talent signed to the label over its lifespan.

Initially signing international garage acts like The Boys From Nowhere and Prisonshake, Rubber Records stretched their reach down under not long after this when they signed Melbourne psych-grunge act The Bo-Weevils. From there, they’ve signed Melbourne acts of all styles and ages including grunge act The Affected, classic pop outfits Icecream Hands and Even, folk act The Genes, as well as Codrazine, bZARK, The CasanovasUndergroundLOVERS, and, well, JET. More recently they’ve also crossed into hip-hop, with signees 1200 Techniques also set to join the celebrations next month. So yeah, Rubber Records are pretty expansive.

The celebrations will run throughout most of December across various inner-Northern Melbourne venues; with the idea for the concert series originating from label founder David Vodicka’s determination to re-unite bZARK for a one-off show. One thing led to another, and now Rubber almost have a mini-festival on their hands.

Of the festivities, Vodicka said “In truth, that’s what we wanted to celebrate. Whilst 25 years in business is an achievement in itself, it wouldn’t mean much without the artists. So rather than a big shindig, we wanted to program some very special shows at smaller intimate venues, featuring artists that you won’t get to see unless we cajole them back into the spotlight.”

Tickets to all of the events are available at www.rubberrecords.com.

RUBBER RECORDS 25TH ANNIVERSARY – DECEMBER SHOWS

Wed 3rd December – The Casanovas – Northcote Social Club w/ The Affected
Wed 10th December – bZARK – Northcote Social Club w/ Low Fly Incline, Gareth Skinner & Fergus Hunt
Wed 17th December – Cordrazine – Northcote Social Club w/ undergroundLOVERS members Vince Giarrusso & Glenn Bennie & The Genes
Wed 17th December – 1200 Techniques – Howler
Sat 20th December – undergroundLOVERS – Howler
Fri 19th & Sat 20th December – EVEN – Gasometer Hotel w/Jasmin Kaset