Message from Mindsnare: “They said we'd never play a show with a different member and haven't for the last 15 years, but Gordy is still banged up and unable to work. Massive thanks to Outright, Bulldog Spirit, Rebirth and the Bendigo Hotel who are all making this benefit happen.” Who is filling in for Mindsnare? We have Mr Alex Wakem from Hit List amongst others and Mindsnare would also like to thank Andy Murphy for the art. “He’s been responsible for so much Mindsnare art over the years and has always supported.” This Friday November 6 at The Bendigo Hotel. No presales, 18+ only.
Tasmanian hardcore band Uncle Geezer have recently made the move to Melbourne and have been playing around and taking names. They are a three-piece with just guitar, drums and dual vocals, but their intensity will melt your face. Smashing out 20 songs in 20 minutes, catch them at The Public Bar, North Melbourne on Friday November 6 with Coffin Wolf and Saturday November 21 with Hailgun.
The Cherry Bar on AC/DC Lane will host a double album launch for two of Australia's best hard and heavy bands on Saturday November 7. Power metallers Black Majesty, who have recently returned from a few live gigs in Europe, will launch their new album Cross Of Thorns (mixed by ex-Helloween guitarist Roland Grapow) and melodic heavy rockers The Radio Sun will launch their new album Heaven Or Heartbreak, which was mixed by ex Danger Danger frontman Paul Laine. Merch will be available on the night.
Panic! At The Disco has announced that their highly anticipated fifth studio album, Death of a Bachelor, will arrive everywhere on Friday January 15, 2016. The album is now available for pre-order on the iTunes Store accompanied by three instant downloads: Emperor’s New Clothes, Hallelujah and Victorious. In addition to the new album, Panic! released a new video for Emperor’s New Clothes, directed by award-winning filmmaker/choreographer Daniel “Cloud” Campos. The clip continues upon 2013’s Cloud-directed This Is Gospel video, which has earned close to 40 million views.
St Peters Lane is the new single from The Superjesus and has been taken from their forthcoming EP. At radio now and due for release on Friday November 6, the song was written by Sarah McLeod and bassist Stuart Rudd, and explores a different kind of lyrical content for the band, drawn from McLeod’s real-life experience living on the edge of St Peters Lane, which is a popular hang-out for transvestite prostitutes. “I live on the beat for transvestite hookers in Darlinghurst,” McLeod says. “The windows to my studio look right out on to the road where they pick up, so it’s become a part of my life to observe them. When they get a customer they take them around to St Peters Lane, and then I see them stroll back out again about ten minutes later. It was hard not to write about such a fascinating subject. I feel they command respect because it would take so much guts for them to keep doing it night after night. They are always polite to me and they are relentless in their pursuit of work.” Catch them on Friday November 13 at the Corner Hotel with Cicadastone and She’s The Driver.
Jamgrass Music Festival celebrates its fifth year this November and is kicking things off with a huge launch party at The Spotted Mallard on Friday November 6. A tradition of the festival, the Friday night launch is always a high energy party, a reunion of musos and regular festival goers who keep coming back year after year. This year's launch is headlined by Sydney band The Morrisons, Melbourne's own Scrimshaw Four and a rare appearance by The Ramblin' Roses who do a variety of classic songs by The Grateful Dead, The Band and other artists of that era. Doors will open at 6pm for dinner with music starting at 7pm.
Escape The Fate have released their brand new album Hate Me via Eleven Seven Music/Sony Music Australia. “Lyrically, a lot of these tracks are based around the hate we’ve received over the years and just embracing that and using it to our own advantage,” Craig Mabbitt says. “I’ve had to step up to the plate lately, for the fans as much as anything else, because they take the name Escape The Fate very seriously and I owe them something for that, for all the support they’ve shown us over the years. It’s very humbling for me to be able to listen to this collection of songs and think about where we’ve come from and what we’ve been through to get to this point.”