Core – February 15, 2012
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Core – February 15, 2012

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Today I tip my hat to Resist for touring some of the best live bands out there at the moment. After they decimated my eardrums at Blood Sweat and Beers last weekend, I went to the East to get another taste of I Exist, only to find they added a fourth guitarist to their already lethal mix. Everything hurt afterwards. My brain was literally fuzzy like a laptop that’s been shaken violently. This week I’m looking forward to not affording it the rest and relaxation it deserves. Whitehorse at The Gasometer will be amazing, and I’m keen to see The Ramshackle Army do their thing at The Gaso before they head off the USA to try their luck. Most exciting, though, is La Dispute’s return. Resist have paired them with some of Melbourne’s finest over two overage performances. Harmony, Hoodlum Shouts, The Smith Street Band and Palisades will accompany one of the most exciting live bands out, and I’m so excited I am quite likely to blow my week’s wage on beers and merch. Pretty standard, really.

Break The Ice Fest has been moved to TLC in Bayswater on Sunday March 10 to accommodate the demand for tickets. An extra bunch of tickets have been unleashed, and In Trenches and Endless Heights have just been added to the bill.

Groovin’ The Moo have announced their 2012 lineup, and most importantly marked City And Colour’s first tour of Australia since the sensational Little Hell was released. Other acts on the bill include Andrew WK, The Getaway Plan and Wavves. GTM will come to Bendigo on Saturday May 5.

Metal lords Veil Of Maya will tour Australia this April along with Newcastle’s The Storm Picturesque and Sydney band, Stories. Catch them at The Musicman Megastore in Bendigo on Tuesday April 10, Karova Lounge in Ballarat on Wednesday  11 and at Phoenix Youth Center in Footscray on Friday April 13.

Sydney up and comers Tonight Alive – who are currently on tour in the UK and Europe- have revealed that they’ll play the Vans Warped Tour this June in the USA. Melbourne’s Ramshackle Army also announced this week that they’ll tour the US with Dropkick Murphys and Frank Turner, even playing at Washington’s epic RFK Stadium for Shamrock Festival 2012.

Alright kids, hands up who wanted to see The Pretty Reckless get their own headlining gig? GETTHAFUCKOUTTAHEEERE. Somehow some lithe marginally talented actress has scored her own headlining spot. The good news is, Sydney pop punk dudes Heroes For Hire are supporting, so that’s at least one reason to get to the Thornbury Theatre on Wednesday February 29, right?

In other local news, The Go Set have revealed that they’ll hit the road in support of their new self-titled album. Their tour kicks off in Melbourne at The Nash in Geelong on Saturday February 25, then the Boolarra Festival in LaTrobe on Saturday March 3. They’ll eventually finish up at The Espy’s Gershwin Room on Friday May 4.

CORE GIG GUIDE

Wednesday February 15: River OF Snakes, The Loveless at Cherry Bar

Thursday February 16: The Bombadiers, Road Ratz at Bendigo Hotel
Jericco, MAsketta Fall, Pyrene, Driveby Epic at Next
Whitehorse, Pivixki, Magda Mayas and Tony Buck at The Gasometer
Venom Eyes, Risk and Reason, Machina Genova, Ghosts at Gasometer Upstairs

Friday February 17: The Ramshackle Army, The Tearaways, Cavalcade, Road Rats, The Furrows at The Gasometer
Kill The Matador, Ben David and The Banned, Strathmore at The Gasometer Upstairs
The Bonniwells, The Kremlings, The Heirophants, The Living Eyes at The Bendigo

Saturday Feburary 18: La Dispute, Harmony, Hoodlum Shouts at The Corner Hotel
Underground Lovers at Northcote Social Club
Brat Farrar, The Meanies, Mesa Cosa at Yah Yahs
Hometown, On Pacific, Who Invited The Wolf at Bang
 Kromosom, Unknown To God, Debacle, Pneumatic Slaughter, Havattijat at The Bendigo
Life and Limb, Wicked City, Palisades, Bat Yoghurt at The Gasometer
Collapsed, Shit Weather, Urns, Grim Rhythm at The Gasometer Upstairs

Sunday February 19: La Dispute, Infinite Void, White Walls at Corner Hotel (U18)
Darren Gibson, Ben David, Maricopa Wells, Luke Smith at The BEndigo Hotel

Monday February 20: La Dispute, The Smith Street Band. Palisades at The East Brunswick Club