GUITAR WOLF, Leeches, The Shakeys. The Boston, Perth. 30-11-2017.

Photos & footage Kim Anderson – Shoot The Wicked Witch.

Every time I head off to a show or a photoshoot I have this mini panic attack where I’m 100% convinced I’ve forgotten something important, only I haven’t. Tonight I spent an hour travelling to a show just to discover I left my camera battery on the kitchen counter. Of all the nights I choose tonight to screw up and I have all the regrets. ALL. THE. REGRETS. So I decided I’ve give reviewing another shot so I could feel less guilty for having a door spot. I know right, what’s wrong with me?

First up for tonight was The Shakeys. This is the third time I’ve seen them this week and in total contrast to the other nights this room didn’t have too many people there to see the opening act. This didn’t stop the band putting on one hell of a performance though. Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever seen The Shakeys do a half-assed performance! Claire is a badass front woman and full of attitude. They started their set off with ‘Don’t Make Me Crawl’, and during their next song ‘Pink Demon’ people started getting off their seats and moving closer to the stage. They mentioned opening for Marky Ramone on Tuesday night and how he insisted they do a couple of covers. They decided they loved the songs and kept them in their set. Quite literally, it’s the same set as Tuesday night. This just made my job tonight so much easier. I can’t say that for the other bands though. During their final song ‘Drinkin Till Dawn’, they were joined on stage by members of The Beehives GoGo Dancers who danced up a storm. I’ve now decided The Shakeys need gogo dancers at every show! My opinion matters and everyone should listen to me. Continue reading

CHAINSAW HOOKERS ‘ Make Them Die Slowly’ Single Launch with Blackwitch, Emu Xperts, The Shakeys, Crash Rat. Amplifier, Perth. 13-02-2015.

Words Rob Graves.
Photos Kim Anderson – Shoot The Wicked Witch.

Chainsaw Hookers - Make Them Die Slowly Single LaunchIt was a warm Friday night and blood rock was in the air, and line to get in!

First up were Crash Rat, who I have never heard of, yet managed to be blown away. Sounding like a mix between Motley Crue and Aerosmith, they dominated their opening slot. Their set included Rebel Youth, Rest In Sleaze and Zombie Girl. They are Perth’s answer to rock’n’roll. Singer OD Winters owned his spot on the stage and these guys definitely deserve to support some of the better known Perth acts.

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Astor Rocks, Perth with Meat Puppets, Brant Bjork, Hard-Ons and more. 02-06-2014.

Words Sophie Dunsford
Photos Kim Anderson – Shoot The Wicked Witch

Astor Rocks, 2014. Perth.The Astor Theatre is no stranger to live music and the forecast for the evening was cloudy with a chance of rock and roll hysteria. With bands on two stages, fans were sure to get a workout running up and down the stairs to catch their favourite local acts as well as interstate guests Hard-Ons and internationally acclaimed Meat Puppets.

On the main theatre stage, The Painkillers were entertaining a few eager punters who were ready for the long night ahead. Unfazed by the small numbers, the trio performed their songs with confidence and swagger.

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