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 Trip Bendigo Hotel.
– Roger Waters Rod Lavar Arena.
– MAMMAL Croxton Bandroom.
Streaker Gate Benefit Gig – Gasometer.
: 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 Fingers Croxton Bandroom.
: Download Festival , NoFx , Hot Water Music , Prophets of Rage . Arch Enemy
– Beck Margaret Court Arena.
– David Byrne Margaret Court Arena.
– The Demon Parade Psych Fest – The Tote Hotel.
, Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene – El Colosso Sookie Lounge.
– Shame The Tote Hotel.
– Future Of The Left The Old Bar.
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Tagged 170 Russell, A Basket Of Mammoths, A Celebration of Chris Cornell, A Simple Favor, Aaron Damon, Acoustic Foxx, Adalita, Agent Cleave, Alex Hayes, Amon Amarth, Amy Taylor, Amyl and The Sniffers, Anthony Biancofiore, Antonio Marra, Arch Enemy, Ash, AVER, Baker Boy, Bauhaus, Beck, Bendigo Hotel, Benny James, Benny James & The Blue Flames, beyondblue, Billy Bragg, Birdcloud, Bitch Diesel, Black Angels, Black Panther, Blackkklansman, Blindspot, Boogie, Boogie Festival, Borrachero, Braiden Mann, Brett Franke, Buried Feather, ByNorse Music, C.W. Stoneking, Cable Ties, Cancer Bats, Captives, Cash Savage, Cherry Bar, Cherry Rock, Church Of Misery, Clowns, Coffin Wolf, Cooking Vinyl, Cosa Nostra, Cosmic Psychos, Craig Williams, Croxton Bandroom, Dave Fazza, David Byrne, Dead Kennedys, Demon Parade, Desert Highways, Devil Electric, Doddsy's Last Stand, Dot Hopkins, DOTshots, Download Festival, Draught Dodgers, El Colosso, Equal Vision Records, Even, EVP Recordings, Fabian Aravales, Fandango - ZZ Top Tribute, Fifth Friend, Filth Dimension, Foo Fighters, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes, Frankenbok, Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene, Future of the Left, Gasometer, Gene Koutras, GizzFest, Golden Plains Festival, Greyhaven, Guns n Roses, Hachiku, He Cries Diamonds, Heavy Trip, Hellions, Hereditary, High As Hell, High Tension, Hobo Magic, Holy Smoke, Hot Water Music, Idles, Indie Recordings, Insidious The Last Key, Jason Richmond, John Garcia, Justin Entwistle, Kill The Apprentice (KTA), Kim Anderson, Kris Killriot, Little Ugly Girls, Living Colour, Luca Brasi, Lyle Jenkins, Macka, Magic Dirt, MAMMAL, Margaret Court Arena, Marilyn Manson, Matt ‘Chappy’ Chapman, Max Watts, Meredith Music Festival, Mogwai, Mom and Dad, MONARCHUS, My Left Boot, Never, NOFX, Northcote Social Club, Nuada, Pagan, Parkway Drive, Partisan Records, Pat Decline, Pelagic Records, Përolas, Pete Vanda, Peter Murphy, Philippines, Poison City, Polaris Oblique, Power Trip, Presets, Preston-Reservoir Bowls Club, Priority One, Prophets Of Rage, Psych Fest, QOTSA, Queens Of The Stone Age, Radio Moscow, Rampage, Red Sky Burial, Redro Redriguez & His Inner Demons, Regurgitator, Reservoir Stomp, Resist, Rezza Rockers, Ricky Barbour, Robbie Chambers, Rod Lavar Arena, Roger Waters, Sam Krieger, Scalphunter, Searching, Seedy Jeezus, Shame, Shinae Dimaj, Shoot The Wicked Witch, Six Ft Hick, Smoke Witch, Sons of Zöku, Sookie Lounge, Southern River Band, Spencer P Jones, Spot Billing, Stephanie Jane, Stephen Boxshall, Stiff Little Fingers, Streaker Gate Benefit Gig, Strung Out, Suicidal Tendencies, Surfbort, Suspiria, Suzanne Phoenix, Sweet Child O' Mine, Temple of Tunes, The Breeders, The Chats, The Corner Hotel, The Croxton Bandroom, The Demon Parade, The Drop Bears, The Hidden Venture, The Meg, The Neptune Power Federation, The Nun, The Ocean, The Old Bar, The Presets, The Quarters, The Southern River Band, The Spy Who Dumped Me, The Stems, The Strangers Prey At Night, The Tarantinos, The Tote Hotel, Them Sharks, Thom Yorke, Three Headed Fool, Tropical Fuck Storm, Turtle Skull, UNFD, Upgrade, Wardruna, Weezer, Wild Thing Records, Will Oakeshott, Winter Moon, Wolf Alice, Wolfbats, XL Records, Zong
Words Mark Ireland.
Photo Travis Shinn.
In the mid ’90s there was not one single band that was more political than Rage Against The Machine, their self-titled album was like a punch in the throat while be being suffocated. Their militancy and strong lyrics made crowds think that shit could be changed, everything that they sang about they backed it up with passion and knowledge, there wasn’t an inch of fakery about them.
So when it was announced that 3/4 of Rage (
Tom Morello – guitar, Brad Wilk – drums, and Tim Commerford – bass) were teaming up with hip hop heavy weights Public Enemy‘s Chuck D (vocals) and DJ Lord (turntables) and Cypress Hill‘s B-Real (vocals), to form Prophets of Rage (named after a Public Enemy track) it was like the Messiah had returned. Continue reading
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Tagged B-Real, Brad Wilk, Brendan O’Brien, Chuck D, Cypress Hill, DJ Lord, Prophets Of Rage, Public Enemy, Rage Against The Machine, RATM, Shepard Fairey, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello, Zack de la Rocha
FROM PRESS RELEASE:
PROPHETS OF RAGE prepare to ‘UNFUCK THE WORLD’!
REVOLUTIONARY MUSICIANS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND SHARE VIDEO FOR LEAD TRACK TODAY.
PROPHETS OF RAGE:
TOM MORELLO, TIM COMMERFORD, BRAD WILK, CHUCK D, B-REAL and DJ LORD SET TO RELEASE THEIR EXPLOSIVE, SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM SEPTEMBER 15 ON SONY MUSIC AUSTRALIA
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE POLITICALLY CHARGED LEAD TRACK ‘UNFUCK THE WORLD’ DIRECTED BY
MICHAEL MOORE WATCH HERE Continue reading
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Tagged Audioslave, B-Real, Brad Wilk, Brendan O’Brien, Chuck D, Cypress Hill, DJ Lord, Johnny Cash, KRS-One, Michael Moore, Prophets Of Rage, Public Enemy, Rage Against The Machine, RATM, Sex Pistols, Shepard Fairey, The Clash, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello