CHERRY ROCK 2015! Red Fang, The Shrine, Beastwars, Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene, Child, Clowns, Horsehunter, HITS, My Left Boot, Los Hombres Del Diablo, Warped, The Ugly Kings, Dr Colossus. Cherry Bar, Melbourne. 10-05-2015.

Words Anthony Moore.
Photos Adam Russ – Right Eye Media Australia and Anthony Moore.

On the morning of festivals Melbourne often likes to act all dramatic. Early on Sunday it was cold, wet and overcast and looking like this years Cherry Rock was going to be a soggy mess. To be honest the only difference it made to my attire for the day was to throw a couple of sealable lunch bags into my pocket to save my phones life in the event of a flood. Nothing though was going to stop the punters this year with international headliners Red Fang (US), The Shrine (US) and Beastwars (NZ) as well as a strong local contingent featuring Warped, Child, Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene, Horsehunter, My Left Boot, Clowns, The Ugly Kings, Dr Colossus, and interstaters HITS (Brisbane) and Los Hombres Del Diablo (Sydney).

The rain had already subsided as punters started to roll up at midday. The dual-stage fest kicked off with Dr Colossus on the AC/DC Lane stage and sounded incredible. It was such a great mix for the two-piece whose style of rockin doom only includes lyrics about The Simpsons. Perfect. Singer / guitarist Dr. Jon’s vocals were up higher than I’ve previously heard in the mix and shot out and up the lane way giving their sound extra depth and strength. Best I’ve heard them.

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Child, River Of Snakes, Spacejunk. Cherry Bar, Melbourne. 27-09-2014.

Words Alexandra Ferrier
Photos Adam Russ – Right Eye Media Australia

Post AFL Grand Final madness on the weekend, Cherry Bar was a safe haven to head to Saturday night to escape anything footy related and check out some local talent.

Spacejunk kicked off the evening and those who rocked up early were treated with some tenacious energy and humour from bass player / vocalist Betty Righteous and guitarist Mark E Moon. Minus a set list, they encouraged the crowd to “purchase their album” and, after their set, I made it a mission to grab one. It was a fusion of fast paced punk rhythm and garage rock riff. The Cherry stage was no match for these rock and rollers, the small crowd were swept up in their energy and charm. Live, this band will enthral you and whatever day you may have had will fall by the wayside. Continue reading