By Meghan Player
It’s been a pretty rad few days for fans of LA punks, The Bronx; who, having been added to the hectic bill of Violent Soho, Luca Brasi and Tired Lion – are currently doing a big old lap of our shores.
Bluesfest Day 3
By Wanda Hill
The rain came down as spirits soared lifted by music unfazed by the weather or mud underfoot. Day three was a bit wet but who really cares when your safe and dry listening to The Gypsy Kings surrounded by warm bodies all captivated by sounds that make you feel like you’re thousands of miles away in the warm Spanish countryside having a religious experience. Being transported by Spanish Romini elder Nicholas Reyes’s vocals in combination with the magical flamenco guitar of Tonino Baliardo, supported by younger cousins on vocals and guitars is a cultural experience everyone should have in this lifetime.
Review by Scott Singh
Friday night at The Metro Theatre showcased a diverse range of acts that provided mixed vibes of the rock, which left everyone with coarse voices and drained bodies. The trio of bands who performed each owned their set and left a distinct mark on the crowd, showing off their signature sounds.
Born Lion were first to take the stage. This local band already had a gathering of local support waiting to rock along with these party goers. Stylised as harsh rockers with dynamic stage chemistry, their faithful head-bangers took the front of the crowd to feed off the energy that was released by the band.
Photographer: Maria de Vera Photography
Photographer: Charlyn Cameron
he Bronx don’t take their responsibility to deliver unforgettable nights to Australian audiences lightly. In anticipation of their arrival this June, the five-piece from Los Angeles have announced which quality local acts they will be sharing the stage with.
Interview: Kenada Quinlan
Approximately 24 months old, POLAR are a hardcore statement that are already making waves across Europe while securing suport slots with the likes of Gallows. Part of an ever increasing UK hardcore pack, this 5-piece from Guilford, England obliterate the boundaries of hardcore bringing guts, melody and musical intelligence to the fold.
Off the back of the band’s recent signing to independent label A Wolf At Your Door Records, an excited Life Music Media (LMM) catches up with vocalist Adam Woodford (AW) to talk all things hard, fast, loud and Jager.
LMM – How have the last 12 months been?
||AW – The last 12 months have been amazing, we have put alot of work into our live performance with various tours with great bands such as It Prevails and Heart in Hand.
||We are really proud of our first EP which is called ‘This Polar Noise’ this then got us noticed by Wolf At Your Door and has led us to be signed with our first release to be out in February 2011.
LMM – The most memorable experience…
||AW – The most memorable experience we have had is being main support for Bring Me The Horizon for there album launch, it was a very good experience to play with one of the biggest bands in the world and to much younger audience which was a challenge and we feel we won over some new fans.
LMM – Can you tell us about the song-writing process…
SOCIAL DISTORTION SYDNEY SHOW ADDED! THE BRONX TO SUPPORT!!
||SOCIAL DISTORTION’S Australian fans will finally get their moment in the sun after 31 grueling years!
SOCIAL DISTORTION are seminal punk torchbearers and is all that is right and pure about rock’n’roll. There’s always been genuine soul in the work of this Orange County crew, Mike Ness undoubtedly the closest musical descendant to Johnny Cash as you’ll find in the business.
THE BRONX is the LA beast that cannot be tamed, neutered or sedated. Anyone that has seen the ultimate party mob live will testify to their blood pumping set, brutal punk’n’roll and unrivalled destruction with the conductor of carnage frontman Matt Caughtran. “If the spirit of punk and the brawn of US hardcore is to be found anywhere today then it is in The Bronx” – Mojo. THE BRONX are back in Australia, kicking ass and taking names.
Australian fans have waited what seems like an eternity for this; and we are thrilled to announce SOCIAL DISTORTION and THE BRONX will be performing a legendary sideshow at the Enmore Theatre on Tuesday 1 March.
TICKETS ON SALE FOR THE SYDNEY SHOW ON FRIDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2011, 9AM
New show announced!
TUESDAY 1 MARCH 2011 – SYDNEY, ENMORE THEATRE – Lic A/A
www.ticketek.com.au 132 849
WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH 2011 – MELBOURNE, PALACE THEATRE – 18+
www.ticketek.com.au 132 849 – On sale now…strictly limited tickets remain.
Review By: Hannah Collins
A punk gathering with more ink than I’ve ever seen in one place gravitated to Brisbanes Hi Fi on Thurs 9th for what will soon become, a show of constant intrigue.
Entering the venue and approaching main viewing area, I’m tuned in to the sight of a rather tall, masked clown making funnies on the stage. Standing alone, in front of the red and gold, fanned Bronx titled backdrop, it feels somewhat like a circus. Deep red lighting accentuates the atmosphere, as the “clown” begins to chant and stir the audience. Statements like “get those tequila shots into you guys!” come ringing from right of stage.
Sunset Sounds 2010 – Brisbane 6-7 January 2010
SUNSET SOUNDS returns to announce a picnic basket-full of guests to join the soiree-starters of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, Moby, Hilltop Hoods, King Khan & The Shrines, and loads more over January 6 and 7. Welcoming them to the lush paradise-like realm of the stunning Brisbane Botanical and City Gardens comes;
Dance-inducing, pop-culture fanatics DATAROCK (Norway)
Synth drenched icy-pop delivered by indie darlings DAPPLED CITIES
The dapper-suited pop-rock crooners LITTLE RED
Funny, dirty and devilishly clever JAMIE T (UK)
Gritty and charming modern exploration of pop music from BERTIE BLACKMAN
Evocative blenders of intelligent lyricism, the folky bliss-starters OH MERCY
The dream-like tapestries that weave an aural delight from PATRICK WATSON (Canada);
Statically charged wall of sounds from DZ;
Dressing indie tunes with a healthy dose of 60’s pop, Brissy’s own HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY
Brisbane’s indie overlords FANS! DJS
Delicately layered lullabies of MCKISKO
With many more still to be announced!
With the release of AFTER THE FALL’s new album [IN] EXILE last week its time for the band it hit the road and get back to what AFTER THE FALL do best …. PLAYING LIVE!
AFTER THE FALL have teamed up with Melbourne band CALLING ALL CARS for a massive national tour hitting all capital cities & regional areas around the country. The tour kicks off in Brisbane with both bands playing the “Sounds Of Spring Festival” on Saturday September 26th and finishing up in Melbourne on Saturday the 5th of December at the “The Evelyn Hotel” Continue reading