COSMIC PSYCHOS, Power, Batpiss, Organ Donor. Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne. 27-01-2017.

Words Mikaelie A. Evans.
Photos Suzanne Phoenix – Photos Punctuate My Life.

Comprising an ecstatic Melbournian line-up for the evening, Organ Donor kicked off the first of three massive nights in celebration of The Bendigo Hotel’s 7th Birthday Bash. The three-piece unleashed their defiant hardcore rhythms throughout the filling band room, setting the pace for the evening’s line up to follow.

Batpiss are next in line, who hit the stage with a loud presence; distorted vocals mix through their coarse layers of spiralling guitar licks and dooming drums. Bringing the boozy crowd to the front of the room are the deepening grooves of their set list that turns into rounds of applause as they slur The Bendi a happy birthday. The venue doesn’t look big enough for the amount of punters who have managed to find enough space to stand. This makes it hard to believe that it’s become big enough to provide the space for the swelling pit of jumping heads that’s on the rise, though they’re making it work as they jump wildly about throughout the Batpiss show. Continue reading

PEACHES. 170 Russell, Melbourne. 11+13-12-2016.

Photos Suzanne Phoenix – Photos Punctuate My Life.

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L7, Cosmic Psychos. 170 Russell, Melbourne. 12-10-2016.

Words Mikaelie A. Evans.
Photos Suzanne Phoenix – Photos Punctuate My Life.

L7Taking the stairs by two to run into a sea of bodies, the amplifiers pound like thunder inside the thick walls of 170 Russell as ‘Dead In A Ditch’ is among the opening songs for boozing punk legends, Cosmic Psychos. The venue’s filling, and they wholeheartedly dedicate a song to our Australian Prime Minister; “This one’s for Malcolm Turnbull and it could be for Donald Fuckin’ Trump.” The heavy bass groove of ‘Better, Not Bitter’ takes over and a round of applause is received with a cheer of laughter. Their raw jams continue to be reciprocated, with their sounds well known in their home town. Rocking through their set, the three piece maintain their energy that is shared amongst the venue; ’She’s A Lost Cause’ has the crowd screaming along to the lyrics. Before too soon their set comes to a close and the cue for the bar more than doubles during the intermission. Continue reading

SOUTHEAST DESERT METAL, Mason, Kyzer Soze. The Reverence Hotel, Melbourne. 08-08-2016.

Photos Suzanne Phoenix – Photos Punctuate My Life.


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Melbourne Reclink Community Cup feat REGURGITATOR, Ross Wilson, Kram, Tim Rogers, Dan Sultan, Rhys Muldoon, Waleed Aly, Total Giovanni, Loose Tooth, The Sugarcanes, and more! Elsternwick Park, Melbourne. 26-06-2016.

Photos Suzanne Phoenix – Photos Punctuate My Life.


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ROCK DOGS PIE NIGHT! Featuring Ashley Naylor & The Rock Dog All-Stars (Dave Larkin, Anna Liendhop, Koral Chandler, Danny Walsh, Lucy Dwyer, Tim Woods & more) + Sherrin & The Needles. Cherry Bar, Melbourne. 24-06-2016.

Photos Suzanne Phoenix – Photos Punctuate My Life.


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