Core - June 6, 2012
After recently attending several drawn out weeknight shows wherein one eye is placed upon the band on stage and the other firmly on my watch, I've taken particular interest in live practices that I deem unnecessary. While this clearly indicates I’m ageing at an accelerated rate, and taking firmly into account that my opinion counts for jack shit, I nevertheless wish to henceforth abolish the unnecessary custom of encores. Once upon a time this bonus round was only granted to an entertainer if their performance was particularly brilliant. However having seen my fair share of bands who's performances didn’t really warrant an encore but whom returned to the stage after the obligatory three minute hiatus regardless, I've decided that we must return to old practices. An encore should be completely unexpected for the band. They should return to their dressing room, exhausted from having delivered every inch of themselves unto their audience and be winding down and rehydrating/smashing a beer/snorting carefully manicured lines of coke off a groupie’s D-cup and have their descent into post-gig relaxation rudely interrupted by an outrageous crowd chanting, screaming, rattling the very foundations of the venue for more, sending an oversized and wildly flustered security rep rushing into the dressing room demanding the band return to stage before the barriers collapse.
The Cancer Bats are coming! The Cancer Bats are coming! Everyone’s favourite Canucks have announced an East Coast Australian tour for next month, to support their fantastic new album Dead Set On Living. They’ve set their sights rather high venue wise, too. You can catch them at The Hi-Fi on Saturday July 14. See youse there.
Yellowcard have added a second Melbourne show to their upcoming September tour after their first show sold out rather promptly. You can now grab tickets to see them with Heroes For Hire and For Our Hero on Friday September 21 at The Hi-Fi.
Experimental Russian metal dudes Russian Circles (pictured) will return to our shores this September, almost exactly a year since their last visit. They’ll be bringing America two-piece Eagle Twin with them when they hit The Corner Hotel on Friday September 28. Tickets are available now.
The '90s revival continues this October, with old school rock dudes Everclear announcing an Australian tour to support their comeback album Invisible Stars. It’ll be their first album in 14 years and their first tour in who knows how long. Could this one be a car crash waiting to happen? Catch Everclear with Sydney’s Strangers at The Hi-Fi on Saturday October 13.
Brooklyn band Obits have confirmed their first ever Australia tour for this August in support of last year’s Moody, Standard And Poor release. See them at Northcote Social Club on August 24. Tickets are available on June 12.
Chucking A Mosh, the website that exclusively promotes local punk and hardcore acts, will celebrate their first birthday this weekend. Head to the Laundry on Johnson Street to see The Mung, Declaration, The Union Pacific, Right Mind and Gold this Friday night. All profits go to Beyond Blue.