Punk #624

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Punk #624

Oh. My. God. Southern Californian punk rock legends Agent Orange are heading to Australia for a run of shows! And the Melbourne show just so happens to be taking place on New Year’s Eve! Holy shit! It’s happening at the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood (so don’t get it twisted and actually end up in Bendigo!) with special guests Party Vibez and Cosmic Kahuna. Yowsa!
But before that, though, a killer show is taking place in the exact same venue (the Bendigo Hotel- keep up, you lot!) on Melbourne Cup Eve, featuring the Hard Ons and Clowns!
So, two months ’til Soundwave and STILL no official line-up announcement. Yes, there’s the eight or so bands we’ve been told about via an ill-conceived drip feed strategy, but come on. Poor ticket sales MUST have given some indication to promoters that something has gone terribly wrong here. Would I be surprised if the plug was pulled on this thing altogether? Not really, but it WOULD be a huge shame, especially with the absence of the Big Day Out being felt so keenly…
One Soundwave rumour that seems to keep having legs, however, is that Kanye West (probably best known in this country as the rapper that married Kim Kardashian, and not to be confused with the rapper that made the sex tape with her!) has been approached to headline. Hmmmmm… I wonder if somebody out there is taking the piss. I mean, who next? Danni Minogue?
Jeez Louise, has anyone else noticed how many killer killer movies are headed to the big screen in 2016?! I could care less about Star Wars, the one that’s really got me excited is the X Men Origins: Gambit movie. Oh, and Suicide Squad! And the Batman/Superman movie! And Deadpool! And X Men Apocalypse! Jesus! I know some of you lot are looking forward to the new Spiderman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, but really, what are we? Twelve? Please!
Now, while I’m a big fat fan of experimenting with hair dye, I gotta say I’m glad Robbie Williams has ditched the triple process bleach he rocked on tour overseas earlier this year and gone back to his usual dark brown!
Sydney Ramonescore heroes The Colytons are heading into Forte territory for a Nevermind The Warp’d Tour sideshow in Bendigo! As in, BENDIGO, Bendigo, not the pub in Collingwood! They’ll be tearing up the Music Man Megastore alongside local lads The Revengers on Friday December 4- if you’re in the area, you’d be crazy to miss it! And bring butt-loads of cash, coz there’ll be tons of merch available on the night!
But go easy on the booze, coz Nevermind The Warp’d Tour PROPER rocks The Brunswick Hotel in Melbourne the next day! Not that you need reminding, coz you’ve got it marked in your calendars already, haven’t you?! Thought so!
If you haven’t checked them out yet, suss out a vegan hardcore band from Frankston called Abolicion, featuring members of Public Liability. Good stuff!
Until next time, have a massive Halloween- it comes but once a year, unfortunately, so make the most of it!
Written by Christopher Cruz