Now that we’re knee deep in 2013, just watch all the Soundwave sideshows roll in! Last week we were granted a Kyuss Lives headliner with Red Fang at The Palace on February 26. We also copped Sick Of It All/ Madball/ Vision Of Disorder at The Espy on Febrary 27. The old rockers can now see Duff McKagan’s Loaded with Danko Jones at The Espy on February 28.
Poison City’s Paper Arms will tour in February in support of their new album The Smoke Will Clear which cops a release on February 1. Mark February 22 in your diary and don’t miss them when they hit The Bendigo with Fear Like Us, Cavalcade and Regrets.
Speaking of the recent revived Fear Like Us, they’ve just been granted the gig of a lifetime after Infinite Void pulled out of their spot supporting Against Me in Melbourne. The HiFi will now host Against Me (who incidentally have just announced Atom Willard as their temporary drummer), The Smith Street Band and Fear Like Us on January 22. Crazily, tickets are still available. This will be one of the best gigs of the year.
Sydney’s The Bride have broken up. The band revealed that they would part ways following the conclusion of the upcoming Boys Of Summer Tour this month. The decision was made after singer Kevin announced his intentions to leave the band. Make sure you head along to the mammoth shows to say farewell as well as suss performances from Deez Nuts, Comeback Kid and First Blood.
Battle Pope and Jesus Christ Posse will flog their new split 12” LP on an upcoming tour of the country. Catch tracks like Slingin Dick N Smokin Spliffs and Agnostic Cunt when they hit Gertrude’s Brown Couch on Friday February 1 with Seedy Jeezus and Fully Cooked.
Blood Sweat and Beers will combine the talents of singer/songwriters Wil Wagner, Lincoln LeFevre, Isaac Graham and Ben David for The Glory Days tour this January. Following the success of LeFevre’s Resonation album and recent news that Wagner will drop a solo EP later this summer, these shows should be downright bangers. Catch the crew at The Reverence on Saturday January 19.
Brissy death-metal band Eternal Rest will released their new album Prophetic early 2013 via Deepsend Records, but in the meantime will do a rather thorough run of the country. See them at The Gasometer on February 8 or Ha’Penny Bridge in Frankston on February 9.