RIVER ROCKS REHAB 2019: The Meanies, Kim Salmon and the Surrealists, Kid Congo and the Near Death Experience, Painters and Dockers, Los Chicos, Ute Root, Hobo Magic, Intoxica, The Tremors, Dicklord, Glitoris, Sacramento Sweaters. The Barwon Club Hotel. 10-11-2019.

Photos Adam Russ – Right Eye Media Australia.


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DESERT HIGHWAYS CONTRIBUTORS TOP 10 LIST’S (+ MORE) FOR 2018!

Here’s a few of the Desert Highways team’s Top lists for 2018. Thank you all for your support again throughout 2018, it’s very much appreciated! Also a massive thanx to all of our contributors. Very proud to work with such an incredibly talented group of people!

Mark Ireland – Writer.

Best gigs 2018:
Power TripBendigo Hotel.
Roger WatersRod Lavar Arena.
MAMMALCroxton Bandroom.
Streaker Gate Benefit GigGasometer.
Meredith Music Festival: The Presets, Billy Bragg, Little Ugly Girls.
The Stems, Even Northcote Social Club.
Boogie Festival: Cable Ties, Clowns, The Southern River Band, Birdcloud, Cash Savage.
Golden Plains Festival: Mogwai, Baker Boy, Black Angels.
Stiff Little FingersCroxton Bandroom.
Download Festival: NoFx, Hot Water Music, Prophets of Rage, Arch Enemy.
BeckMargaret Court Arena.
David ByrneMargaret Court Arena.
The Demon Parade – Psych FestThe Tote Hotel.
Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene, El Colosso Sookie Lounge.
ShameThe Tote Hotel.
Future Of The LeftThe Old Bar.

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RIVER ROCKS REHAB 2018 – Magic Dirt, Cosmic Psychos, Hits, Totally Unicorn, The Chats, Grindhouse, Hobo Magic, Future Tongues, Shanty Tramp, Meatbeaters, Jelly Mammoth. The Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong. 18-11-2018.

Photos Stephen Boxshall.


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RIVER ROCKS 2018 – Hard-Ons, Hoss, Hits, I Spit On Your Gravy, Front End Loader, Peeping Tom, The Chats, Stiff Richards, Pillow, Senor No (Spain), Meatbeaters, Totally Unicorn, Hobo Magic, Dr. Colossus, Jaws Of Deaf, Juliette Seizure & The Tremor Dolls, Shepparton Airplane, Ute Root, Pistol Peaches, Jelly Mammoth. The Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong. 17-11-2018.

Photos Stephen Boxshall.

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NEGATIVE WAVES: Brant Bjork, Dwarves, Nashville Pussy, HITS, The Peep Tempel, The Ruiner, Batpiss, Hobo Magic, Zeahorse, Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene, Dr. Colossus, Don Fernando, The Living Eyes, Good Time Aussie Bogalars, Killerbirds, Sabrina Lawrie & The Hunting Party, Smoke Witch, Holy Serpent. The Barwon Club Hotel, Geelong. 06-05-2017.

Photos Stephen Boxshall.

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DINOSAUR JR, Flour. The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne. 21-01-2017.

Words Anthony Moore.
Photos Sally Townsend Photography.

© 2017 - Sally Townsend Photography.Partly because I am a product of the ‘90s music scene and partly because anything J Mascis and co are associated with is awesome, I was psyched to be heading off to Thornbury in Melbourne for the second of two sold out shows at the Croxton Bandroom. Dinosaur Jr are touring their eleventh studio album, 2016’s Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, and their fourth since reforming in 2005 with the original lineup.

Local band Flour are the only support and opened to a quickly filling room. The guys already had a buzz about them when they first started in 2014 and as time goes by they keep going from strength to strength. However, they did have to start one of their songs again, as guitarist Steve Cohen announced that he was really hung over and stopped at the intro. Flour come from a place of pure unadulterated don’t-give-a-fuck rock’n’roll and for fans, that was no drama, a restart is just part of the show. And the hangover was probably fair enough, his ‘Left of The Dial’ art show with Sydney-sider Ben Brown kicked off the night before (Check it out here!). Continue reading

BREWTALITY SYDNEY – Part 2: Black Like Vengeance, The Levitation Hex, Hobo Magic, Darker Half, Hostile Objects, Southeast Desert Metal, Fireballs, The Celibate Rifles. The Factory Theatre, Sydney. 13-08-2016.

Photos Brendan Delavere – Gaslight Photography.


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HORSEHUNTER, HOBO MAGIC, Fried Goods, Derailment. The Old Bar, Melbourne. 08-07-2016.

Photos Sally Townsend Photography.


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