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Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 1:01pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

Lots of happenings in the world of late ‘80s/early ‘90s hard rock this past week. RATT has ousted drummer Bobby Blotzer, who was touring under his own RATT lineup. The new Blotzerless RATT includes Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini and Juan Croucier and they’ll be playing shows in 2017. Blotzer has just played a show with his version of the band but it looks...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 12:05pm

With Joe Hansen

 

Former Minutemen bassist Mike Watt has announced the release of a new EP of unreleased compositions by his former band. Joined by members of his current backing bands the Secondmen and the Missingmen, the EP will feature songs originally written by Mike Watt and the late D Boon during Minutemen’s original run from 1980-1985. The EP is entitled The Bobblymen EP...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 12:04pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

Head along to The Bendigo Hotel this Friday December 2, for the first Mindsnare show with the full lineup in two years. Come catch the chaos before they drop a new full-length. Along for the ride are Born Free, Level and Join The Amish.
 
Australian metal destroyers Aversions Crown will release their second album Xenocide on Friday January 20. The...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 12:03pm

With Michael Cusack

 

This Friday December 2 sees London’s Randomer attempting to blow the roof off My Aeon for Kontrast. His productions and DJ sets are goddamn relentless raves to the grave, pushing that heavy acid/techno sound. You want to lose your mind on a dark dancefloor and take your brain off the hook for a while? Well this is probably a party for you. Backing him up are...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 12:02pm

With Declan Burgess

 

The holiday season is nearly upon us and there’s no better way to get into the spirit than by hitting up The Channel this Friday December 2 for this year’s final New Slang. Headlining is the winner of Best Female Artist in the Age Music Victoria awards; Alex Lahey with support from Bec Sandridge and New Zealand rockdogs The Beths. That’s not even all though...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 11:10am

With Julia Sansone

 

The Royal Croquet Club has grown considerably since it quietly occupied the banks of the Yarra River a few years back. This year, it’s returning with a killer music lineup alongside some of Melbourne’s most loved food trucks. The event will boast an expanded site at the Birrarung Marr and some of Melbourne’s hottest music acts like Dope Lemon (Angus Stone),...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 12:20pm

With Michael Cusack

 

Festival season is finally here and first up is Paradise Music Festival. Paradise has steadily been gaining momentum since its inception in 2013, growing in lineup and popularity every year. And why the hell wouldn’t it? With a focus on emerging Australian acts, decent ticket price, BYO booze and the gorgeous surrounds of the Lake Mountain Alpine Resort....

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 12:17pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

Irish pagan metallers Primordial have announced the release of the first live album in the band's history: Gods To The Godless (Live at Bang Your Head Festival Germany 2015), due out Friday November 25 via Metal Blade Records. Primordial's A.A. Nemtheanga says: “It might seem like an unusual move, a double live album. Especially within the scene we are from,...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 12:16pm

With Declan Burgess

 

The city smoulders in the wake of Melbourne Music Week and the late November sun and there’s a slight breeze that carries with it words of excitement for the two FReeZA Push Start regional finals this weekend. Since March, a host of young talent have been battling it out for a spot in the grand final at the annual Melbourne Moomba Festival. The northern...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 12:13pm

With Joe Hansen

 

The Bendigo Hotel has announced an absolutely massive lineup for this year’s New Years Eve celebrations. Headlined by Clowns, the night will also include The Nation Blue, Flour and Würst Nürse. Tickets are on sale now from their website.
 
Cro-Mags bassist and general madmanHarley Flanagan has announced he’s recording songs for an as yet unnamed...

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