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Posted 29 Apr 2015 @ 1:05pm

 

US metal band Doom are dealing with some heavy shit (no pun intended) this week after at least three people were killed during a concert in Santiago Chile. News suggests the club was heavily oversold and when the crowd trying to enter the venue surged forward, an enclosure collapsed. Thankfully the club’s administrators have been taken into police custody and the band had little to no...

Posted 21 Apr 2015 @ 5:12pm

 

Sydney’s Wasters are hitting the road this month for a string of shows in support of their new track End Of The World. Go see the quartet smash out a set at Public Bar on Thursday April 16 or the Grace Darling Basement on Friday April 17.
 
Poison City Records have announced the Weekender lineup for this year and it’s the best yet. Cementing its reputation as one of the...

Posted 14 Apr 2015 @ 3:00pm

 

Off With Their Heads frontman Ryan Young took to the band’s Facebook to defend his decision to walk off stage after being confronted with a rough and riotous crowd in Cincinnati. It’s been reported Young copped several cans and bottles to the head throughout his set, so he left the stage and shortly after wrote: “I don’t have to take shit from people. I gave multiple warnings. If you...

Posted 7 Apr 2015 @ 6:18pm

 

You probably heard the name mentioned more than once while SXSW fever was in full effect last week, but you’ll know the name much better soon. Waxahatchee will tour Australia for the first time in July following the release of her new album, Ivy Tripp, on Friday April 10. See her play The Toff In Town on Saturday July 4. Tickets are available now.
 
The Resignators will...

Posted 1 Apr 2015 @ 9:52am

Melbourne thrashers King Parrot have revealed a release date for their long awaited new album. Dead Set will come out on Friday May 15 and the band will return to Australia to tour extensively in support. See them smash The Corner Hotel on Saturday May 16 with High Tension and Collosvs.
 
So keen to see Wilhelm Scream smash out a set at The Evelyn next month. Even better to see...

Posted 18 Mar 2015 @ 1:31pm

Lately we’ve been treated to slew of retrospective tours from international acts, and this week is no different, except this time it’s our locals that are gearing up and looking over their shoulder. Jebediah celebrate 20 years since formation by touring with two monster sets. The first set will be all their hits from two decades and the second is Slightly Odway from beginning to end. Chuck...

Posted 11 Mar 2015 @ 2:02pm

Last weekend I made my first ever pilgrimage to Golden Plains. For the first 30 years of my life, I baulked at the idea of camping festivals, probably because I have a weird relationship with drop toilets. Once a huntsman revealed itself to me in a drop toilet by way of emerging via my inner thigh. I also cannot stop myself from peering down them for some reason. Like a crusty, stank rabbit...

Posted 10 Mar 2015 @ 4:56pm

 

Unsurprisingly, A Wilhelm Scream sold out their Melbourne show on Friday May 1, so they’ve announced a second for ya’ll on Thursday April 30 at The Evelyn. They’re on sale now and they’ll probably sell out too, especially since it was announced that you’ll be able to help choose their setlist for this show and local legends Anchors will be supporting. Yah. You heard right.
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Posted 3 Mar 2015 @ 5:10pm

 

Melbourne Soundwave Festival is done for another year, and 2015’s lineup officially delivered on the goods. Faith No More, Steel Panther and Manson drew extremely eager audiences as anticipated but the real winner was the outstanding turnouts for the local acts on the bill. I witnessed fantastic crowds for Ne Obliviscaris, King Parrot, Tonight Alive and The Bennies despite their sets...

Posted 23 Feb 2015 @ 7:17pm

 

So this weekend’s Soundwave has been made more confusing by recent revelations that there’ll be no public transport available in Melbourne. Apparently the Melbourne City Council are utilising all the PT they can to direct people into the city for the annual White Night Festival. The White Night Festival was rather massive last year, so resources are dedicated to getting everyone in...

Posted 23 Feb 2015 @ 5:48pm

Guttermouth have announced an Australian tour despite two years ago the band insisting it would be their very last tour of Australia. A lot of people weren’t happy with their shows either, as singer Mark Adkins was in a fairly disastrous state. Adkins reportedly went downhill from there, finding himself homeless and subsequently in jail. Apparently he has since cleaned up his act and is now on...

Posted 10 Feb 2015 @ 5:29pm

 

Blink 182 successfully shattered the dreams of many last week when they indulged in a very public feud with one another about the future of their band. The spat peaked when Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker had a lengthy discussion with Rolling Stone about how Tom DeLonge was no longer committed to the band, how all correspondence with him was via his manager, and how he’d been a...

Posted 10 Feb 2015 @ 5:29pm

 

Blink 182 successfully shattered the dreams of many last week when they indulged in a very public feud with one another about the future of their band. The spat peaked when Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker had a lengthy discussion with Rolling Stone about how Tom DeLonge was no longer committed to the band, how all correspondence with him was via his manager, and how he’d been a...

Posted 3 Feb 2015 @ 5:10pm

 

The Soundwave Sidewaves continue to trickle through as the festival quickly approaches. Now only a month away, Soundwave recently released details on a bunch of very decent shows taking place in Melbourne in addition to the festival itself at Melbourne showgrounds. See Lamb Of God and all-star ensemble Killer Be Killed at 170 Russell on Tuesday February 24. Marilyn Manson will...

Posted 2 Feb 2015 @ 6:28pm

 

Guys don’t forget the massive Australia Day fundraising shows this weekend at The Reverence and Corner Hotel. The lineups are massive and most importantly, the causes are more than worthy. At a time where over 700 Manus Island detainees are on hunger strike (that’s two thirdsof the population of the centre now refusing food because they’re so distraught at their circumstances) at a...

Posted 22 Jan 2015 @ 3:06pm

Against Me! are making a triumphant return to our shores next year and it’s not part of a festival. The quartet will headline their own tour thanks to Resist Records. Epitaph’s Joyce Manor will accompany on the relatively thorough lap of the country. Lock in Saturday June 6 at The Corner Hotel. Tickets go on sale on Friday. The Melbourne show WILL sell out.
 
CJ Ramone is headed our...

Posted 15 Jan 2015 @ 5:27pm

 

It’s 2015, and if you still have a raging bongover from the break, you’re about to sober up real fast with the slew of gigs coming your way in 2015. That Everytime I Die/Touche Amore tour is pretty much here already and ready to heat up The Corner Hotel. Big tours from local legends Frenzal Rhomb, The Grenadiers, The Getaway Plan and The Smith Street Band are about to take flight and...

Posted 29 Dec 2014 @ 2:41pm

Here’s a fairly comprehensive list of albums that slayed me this year. It must be said there’s been dozens of fantastic releases this year but these ones never once left my Spotify playlists, much to the dismay of just about everyone near and dear to me.
 
1. Transgender Dysphoria Blues AGAINST ME!   This band still have an almost flawless catalogue. You’d think all the dramas of...

Posted 23 Dec 2014 @ 12:53pm

 

Resist Records have announced a national tour for Citizen to take place in April 2015. Pegged as one of underground rock’s most promising bands, and signed to Run For Cover, the band have been touring constantly since their Youth LP and will arrive in Melbourne for the first time on Monday April 20 to play at The Reverence. There’ll also be an all ages show Tuesday April 21. Tickets...

Posted 16 Dec 2014 @ 3:03pm

 

Fantastic local band Grenadiers have announced a new album and accompanying tour for 2015. They’re release Summer right at the END of summer, on Monday February 23 and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to catch them around Melbourne before then. See them at The Rev on New Year’s or at The Gasometer on Friday January 30.
 
Emery have had a tumultuous couple of years. They...

Posted 9 Dec 2014 @ 4:35pm

 

Listen up folks. I have a personal public service announcement. I’ve organised a glorious gig THIS FRIDAY at John Curtin Hotel featuring High Tension, Clowns, The Peep Tempel, TNNLCNTS and new chick on the block, Ecca Vandal. Huxtaburger will be dishing out the burgery goodness and there’s a photobooth for maximum fun times. Tickets are available for pre-purchase or on the door....

Posted 2 Dec 2014 @ 6:14pm

 

Duuuudes, not only have Sleater-Kinney reformed but they’re also planning to tour Australia in the second half of 2015. The last time they toured here in 2006 they played Big Day Out but they’ve found themselves a bigger fan base since then.
 
Northlane have released a new single and announced their new vocalist as Marcus Bridge. “Marcus gave an outstanding audition video...

Posted 2 Dec 2014 @ 6:12pm

 

MARAUDER AT THE BENDIGO
For the first time in Australia. Legendary New York hardcore legends (and spellcheck-befuddlers) Merauder will be destroying their way across the country in November 2014, landing at The Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood with two killer shows: Thursday November 27 with Blood Duster, Metal Storm and Against (QLD), and Friday November 27 with Within Blood,...

Posted 27 Nov 2014 @ 9:21am

 

One of the most hated ‘party metal’ bands in the world have announced their upcoming Australian tour. Atilla will return to our shores for the first time since 2013 to take in 11 shows on a headlining run. The band are touring in support of new album Guilty Pleasure and have VIP packages available for big fans with big pockets. See them at Arrow On Swanston on Wednesday April 15 or...

Posted 18 Nov 2014 @ 6:32pm

 

Many knickers were knotted last week when Fat Mike from NOFX booted a young fan in the head after he climbed on stage and put his arm around the singer. The footage shows Mike pushing the fan off him but the real clincher is the follow up kick which is pretty sickening. Many have jumped to Mike’s defence. He’d after all complained of neck pain throughout the entire performance, but is...

Posted 11 Nov 2014 @ 4:01pm

 

The Amity Affliction have added a new underage show to their touring route to satiate Geelong fans. The Wool Exchange will host the band on Saturday January 11 with In Hearts Wake, Deez Nuts and Stories. Geelong’s overage shows sold out super quick so expect these ones to do the same. The Smith Street Band are also catering to their underage fans this December. They’ve announced an...

Posted 11 Nov 2014 @ 3:59pm

 

RIP WAYNE STATIC
By now you’ve likely heard the news that Wayne Static of Static X died on the weekend, aged 48. He was about to go out on tour with Powerman 5000 in the US. At press time, the cause of death hadn’t been reported but the postings of many of his friends and music industry associates suggest it was a drug overdose. It was probably best summed up by Jacoby Shaddix...

Posted 10 Nov 2014 @ 7:29pm

 

There are tonnes of excellent gigs for your ears this Halloween. Check the gig guide below for some suggestions, or just follow the cool kids and head down to The Reverence Hotel for a double banger of The Peep Tempel in one room and a legit Mariachi band playing in the other room. Plus Mexican foods all night! You can’t lose really!
 
San Francisco’s Dead To Me announced...

Posted 10 Nov 2014 @ 7:28pm

 

SLIPKNOT AT #1
Congratulations to Slipknot for debuting at #1 on the ARIA album chart with their brutal new album .5: The Gray Chapter.
 
PROGRESSION OBSESSION! AT THE BENDIGO
The Aussie Alternative brings a stunning lineup of progressive and experimental rock acts to The Bendigo Hotel on Johnston Street in Collingwood on Saturday November 8 under the banner of...

Posted 28 Oct 2014 @ 5:10pm

 

What a time to be alive! LA pop punk veterans The Dickies will tour Australia for the first time next year. The Dickies boast being the first West Coast punk band to bring the ruckus to a major label and the first to go to Europe. They’ll chuck some East Coast shows next April, hitting the Evelyn Hotel on Thursday April 16 with Nursery Crimes. Tickets are up for grabs from Friday...

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