Yeah, baby – another local focus this issue, coz… shut up.
From all reports, the Tasmanian Up The Punx! Festival held at the Brisbane Hotel in Hobart on June 21st was a huge success, so bring on the Melbourne show. Saturday, October 4, The Tote, Collingwood – mark it in your diaries NOW. You do not want to miss this. Hopefully there’ll be fewer perverts in the crowd this time, but THAT’S a story for another time!
Ballarat Ramonescore heroes The Savages are gearing up for the release of their new CD! Go to their Facebook page, chuck ’em a ‘like’, and keep up to date with all things Savage, including launch gig details! And while you’re at it, if you haven’t already, check out the amazeballs Muscle Mary from Melbourne. Trashy, sleazy, queer punk rock – like a John Waters movie with instruments!
Don’t forget, next Thursday night (the 17th to be exact!) at The Reverence Hotel, Footscray, will be three (count ’em, THREE!) Geelong punk bands: Culzean (playing their last show), The Variants (playing their FIRST show) and Hopes Abandoned (playing their same old crap!). Be there and support Forte territory bands!
The Bennies have scored the main support slot for the highly anticipated Dead Kennedys Australian tour. Huge!
Spiderbait will play a SECOND Melbourne show at the Corner Hotel in Richmond, which is handy, seeing as the first show sold out. It’s like it’s 1995 all over again! Sunday, August 31. Be there. Well, if you’re into Spiderbait and missed out on a ticket to the first show, duh.
Bottlecaps (featuring former members of Melbourne bands The Last Design and Wonder Lust) have a 7” single on the way. Pretty awesome news, and a pretty awesome format! Their recent show at The Rev with Cabin Fever, Hopes Abandoned and Postscript SLAYED.
Tassie punk rock whippersnappers Fatty Esther have a new record on the way. It’s called Teenage Wasteland and you can pre-order it NOW. Hit up their Facebook page. The band will also soon tour the UK with the legendary Killing Joke.
Ready to hear some more terrible band names? Believe it or not, these were all taken from ONE gig flyer. Yes, an entire line-up of modern hardcore (read: rubbish) bands: Thesis, Punchdagger, Naive, Glass Fingers (Huw of Metcalfe) and Illusionist. Are they KIDDING with this crap? These are bands that look like they shop at Cotton On, have stupid haircuts, tacky tattoos and all sound the same. To call them hardcore is to disrespect bands like Black Flag and Minor Threat. For shame, hipster morons. Blech.
And on THAT note, I’m outta here for another issue. Until next time, rug up against this disgusting winter cold and go see a punk rock show. An ACTUAL punk rock show. None of this indie rock hipster nonsense that seems to have infiltrated and desecrated our scene!
Written by Christopher Cruz