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Posted 25 May 2016 @ 9:59pm

 

This Sunday I’ll be busy in the kitchen at The Bendigo Hotel cooking up a storm for the final Taco Day. Featuring free tacos, bands, cheap beers and drink specials, I’ll be covering all bases with vegan, vegetarian and meat-eater options. With the lineup curated by Glenn “The Drunk Promoter” Stewart, live entertainment will be provided by Summer Blood, Tankerville, Don Bosco, Lizard...

Posted 18 May 2016 @ 7:37pm

 

I've always thought that Afroman's 2001 hit, Because I Got High, would make a great straight edge hardcore song. Chronicling the story of self-destruction and misery solely attributed to drug abuse, the lyrical content would easily be at home on any Minor Threat or Earth Crisis record. The first band to send me a straight edge hardcore cover of the track will receive first prize of a...

Posted 12 May 2016 @ 10:29pm

 

This lineup for the this year’s Poison City Weekender has been announced and as always, it’s a cracker. Headlined by Melbourne’s The Bennies and The Nation Blue, the weekend also sees international visitors Pity Sex, Cayetana, Roswell Kid and Creative Adult, plus an all-star supporting local lineup including High Tension, Camp Cope, Batpiss, Fear Like Us, The Sugarcanes, Flour,...

Posted 4 May 2016 @ 8:58pm

 

Everyone needs to check out Uncle Geezer. Imagine if three dudes met at a Launceston skate park, bonded over an appreciation of bongs and grindcore, thought of some funny song names and then actually put a band together. If you can still find it, get their split tape with Sydney noisecore legend Michael Crafter. It’s an absolute belter. The boys have managed to put their beers and...

Posted 27 Apr 2016 @ 8:22pm

 

In an unfortunate turn of events, the scheduled Screeching Weasel and MxPx co-headline tour for May has been cancelled. In a statements on the band’s website, Screeching Weasel explained, “Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances we are going to have to cancel ALL of our upcoming Australia dates in May. Ticket holders will receive an automatic refund from your point of sale. If...

Posted 20 Apr 2016 @ 10:07pm

 

Grim Rhythm is a sick band that you need to be listening to. It’s three members of Poison City signees Apart From This (who’re currently performing under the new name Worm) jamming all kinds of sick riffs and heavy grooves. They’ve been playing every Saturday evening this month at The Tote front bar, delivering the goods with bitchin’ guitar solos, out of control drum solos and riff...

Posted 14 Apr 2016 @ 10:40pm

Hey everyone, my name is Joe Hansen and I’ll be carrying on Core for the rest of 2016 and beyond. Extra special thanks to Emily Kelly for writing the column for a staggering ten years, providing week after week of solid musings and a perfectly curated gig guide. When I got the call to take over the column I knew it would be big shoes to fill, so here we go.

 

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Posted 30 Mar 2016 @ 11:25pm

 

Sydney’s With Confidence are having a banger of a year and are about to kick off their first headlining tour of the country in over a year. They’re arriving in Melbourne in April to play Arrow On Swanston with Set The Score to an all-ages audience. The band started 2016 by signing with pop punk powerhouse label, Hopeless Records.
 
Fear Like Us are back and will release a...

Posted 25 Mar 2016 @ 2:39pm

The Living End are officially back. Following on from the release of new single Monkey, the band have revealed details of their new album and accompanying national tour. New album Shift will be the follow up to 2011’s The Ending Is Just The Beginning Repeating and drops on Friday May 13. The band will tour throughout June with Bad//Dreems and The 131’s, hitting The Forum in Melbourne on Friday...

Posted 16 Mar 2016 @ 8:28pm

 

Tassie’s Luca Brasi have finally revealed the details of their new album to very patient fans. The third LP will be titled If This Is All We’re Ever Going to Be and is going to drop via Poison City Records on April 29. No headline dates have been revealed around the release, but the band must be gunning to get back on the road after their sold out Aeroplane tour this summer. Meantime...

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