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Posted 1 May 2012 @ 12:27pm


The fate of the Dardenelles campaign of 1915 was the product of blind optimism and breathtaking naivety. Hatched in the offices of Whitehall, the plan was a triumph of dysfunctional strategic planning. Neither the War Cabinet nor the commanding officers had ever experienced the imposing terrain of Gallipoli Peninsula; when the allied troops arrived, the poorly...

Posted 26 Apr 2012 @ 7:44am


The Go Set are all set to hit The Espy  to launch their new self-titled album. The new album is the band's fifth studio effort and was recorded with producer Paul McKercher.


Likened to everything from early Midnight Oil, to The Pogues, and The Clash, The Go Set combine the traditional sounds of bagpipes, accordian and fiddle with punk rock guitars, and a mind blowing...

Posted 26 Apr 2012 @ 6:02am

Core- April 25

Dear Inexperienced Security Staffers Assigned to Various Venues When Bands of the Punk/Hardcore Persuasion Are Headlining,
I hope this letter finds you well, and that it does not long distract you from lifting heavy things before your beaming reflection. I would like to suggest a couple points of basic etiquette that are expected from you at a show. Though a...

Posted 25 Apr 2012 @ 8:24am


In the 1970s Leonard Nimoy held audiences spellbound with his sombre, occasionally dire, narratives of natural events and unexplained supernatural phenomena in the television series In Search Of…. At age six I was convinced a swarm of killer bees would descend upon my parents’ house, hopefully just after witnessing the inevitable invasion of aliens from outer space.  At age 11,...

Posted 24 Apr 2012 @ 12:51pm


Another ripping night of Melbourne alternative music. An extremely varied bill more suited to the open minded among us. Thankfully, there are a number of those in Melbourne, and a very solid crowd jammed into the classic surrounds of the mighty Evelyn this cool early autumn Melbourne evening.


Featuring two members of one of Melbourne’s best known alternative/heavy acts...

Posted 24 Apr 2012 @ 12:15pm

Five words that describe your genre:
Rock’n’roll garage pop.


When and why did you start writing and playing music?
Like a lot of people reading this, I can’t imagine not writing or playing music. To write is obviously to express, and rock music is one of the greatest methods of self-expression ever. Store Bought Cool have all been performers and players of music since...

Posted 19 Apr 2012 @ 10:00am


Bitter Sweet Kicks vocalist Jack Davies has mixed feelings about the band’s St Kilda background. On one hand, St Kilda is arguably the most important suburb in Melbourne’s punk rock heritage, home to the Seaview Ballroom in the late '70s and early '80s, and the Esplanade Hotel in the 1980s and 1990s. On the other hand, St Kilda of the modern era is a shadow of its former punk rock...

Posted 18 Apr 2012 @ 6:28pm
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Last weekend I stumbled upon a devastating ailment that threatens gig-goers nationwide. Every one of us is susceptible to it, and many of us can find it leaves us penniless and forlorn. Worse than the drunken text message, more menacing than the mashed ‘pash n dash’, slightly more crippling than the ‘underestimation-of-perpetual-state-of-poverty-when-shouting-strangers-rounds-of-...

Posted 18 Apr 2012 @ 1:57pm


‘All I wanna do is sink my teeth in you. You already told me to, you said that it’s alright.’ Powerful, powerful words from the 48-member garage punk collective that has lit a fire in the heart of many a Melbourne music fan. Bloody Ripper is short and sweet and noisey, a decent little tune, but it won’t quite illuminate the glory that is King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. You gotta...

Posted 12 Apr 2012 @ 1:23pm


Outside the Liberty Social House, scores of young hipsters smoke their weight in rolled cigarettes, laughing entirely too hard at tasteless jokes. The underground club may be located deep in the heart of Melbourne’s business district, but on this evening, the alley has the distinct feel of a house party that’s just minutes away from imploding.



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