It has been a long enough absence for NOFX. They have missed the punk spirit of Australia, and we have sure as hell missed them. So it’s happening, kids; the band is returning for another run of shows that will leave you hot, sweaty and possibly without pants.
There’s barely a person in the world that doesn’t seek comfort in the cheesy aromatic goodness of a pizza fresh out of a wood-fired oven. This is all part of the ethos behind the new Italian joint Denny’s Kitchen, formerly Black Sheep Café.
Oxygen College will open its doors to the public during their annual Open Day on Saturday, 30th August. Over the last 12 months Oxygen has continued to grow and is now offering courses in Music Performance, Electronic Music, Music Business, Sound Production, Photography, Video Production and Painting & Drawing.
Having enjoyed a nice little run with Dead Letter Circus, Brisbane-based Like Thieves hit the road at the beginning of the month after polishing up their skills a little. And they had a little polishing to do, with the release of their sophomore EP, Autumn’s Twilight, last month. Even cooler, they’re welcoming a local band to open each date, with heavy riffers The Soulenikoes getting the honours in G-Town.
…Piece of chocolate cake? No cake, but plenty more gigs. Residual are at Beav’s Bar, Geelong on August 28. Áine Tyrrell has a date with Harvester Moon, Bellarine on August 29. Liz Stringer has Cimarron B&B, Aireys Inlet in her sights on August 30. The Junes hit Lot 19, Castlemaine on August 30.
We’ve come to know Bendigo’s Music Man Megastore pretty well thanks to their Music Slam events (among their fine array of other gigs). Now they’re serving up a real treat for those that love their music a little heavier and a little louder. Metal Slam is coming your way in early September with hopes to make it a biannual event.
A punk band talking about butterflies? Who knows how deep their lepidopterology runs, and who cares. And who the hell uses lepidopterology in a music street press. Probably a top guy, I reckon. Anyway, Tassie punks Captives have been on the road since the beginning of this month in support of their forthcoming EP Butterflies, Diamonds & Lightning.
Dancehall Days is the new album from The Beautiful Girls, and in its release one question needs to be asked: How does it compare to Wang Chung’s glorious ‘Dance Hall Days’? Time shall tell, boys and girls, time shall tell. Mat McHugh, one of the talented souls of The Beautiful Girls, has taken to PledgeMusic to help fund the new release.
The Music Box, upstairs at Bended, is inviting all local Bands, Performers, DJ’s and anyone interested in playing at, or putting on a special event or function. Get in touch with Justin the Bended events manager on 0408 892 287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org