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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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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PBS FM – HEAVY And HAMMERED 4. Grindhouse, Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene, Seedy Jeezus, Muscle Car, Demon Head, La Bronco, Ute Root, Pseudo Mind Hive, Devil Electric, Vertigo, Interceptors, Bitch Diesel, Ion Drive, Subterranean Disposition, Shannon Bourne, Arcane Saints. The Tote Hotel, Melbourne. 06-10-2018.

Photos Stephen Boxshall.

The past four years PBS radio  have put on Heavy and Hammered at The Tote to showcase Melbourne’s amazing scene of metal, stoner and punk bands.

Over the past year there has been a lot of controversy in the press about gig line ups and festivals not being equally balanced in the male / female ratio of bands on the bill, PBS have stood above the crowd and presented a line up that promotes equality and gender.  Which just goes to prove that Melbourne can provide a balanced lineup of bands without compromising their integrity. Continue reading

COSMIC KAHUNA ‘Paintstripper’ Album Launch with Spacejunk, Ute Root, Hoon, Body Parts, Tankerville, Uncle Geezer . The Tote Hotel, Melbourne. 21-10-2017.

Words Mark Ireland.

Cosmic Kahuna have been slogging away on the Melbourne punk scene for a couple of years, released a few EP’s, played a stack of shows, supporting people like CJ Ramone, and will be supporting Foo Fighters on their upcoming tour.

Tonight was the launch of their debut album Paintstripper. The title is all in the telling, it’s an album of brutal as fuck hard core punk. As well as Cosmic Kahuna, the band also brought a heap of their mates along to celebrate the launch.

Uncle Geezer kicked off the shenanigans with a brutal set of hardcore thrash; nothing says punk rock like a lead singer jumping around the front bar in his purple jocks, while singing through a water bottle. Continue reading