Crunch! - April 25, 2012
Gruntbucket Launch Empty Room At Hopefully Full Room
Gruntbucket (pictured) will celebrate the release of their album Songs From An Empty Room through Torn & Frayed with a huge gig at The Tote on Saturday May 5. The album itself is out on Tuesday May 1 and you can hear a teaser in the form of the song Didn't Leave A Trace at soundcloud.com/gruntbucket
Gig Alert: Moroccan Kings
Moroccan Kings will launch Grizzly Bear, the single and film clip from their forthcoming EP, at Revolver on Saturday April 28 with special guests A Lonely Crowd and Sheriff. Tickets are $10/$12 (pre-sales through Moshtix). Doors at 9pm.
2012 Guitar Festival
HardRoad Events, KustomShop Guitars and Blues Promotions present the 2012 Guitar Festival at Musicland on Saturday April 28, from 2pm to 11pm, featuring Melbourne's blues legend tribute band Chained as well as John Williams' Doubleshot Of Blues, Black and Blue, Bag O Nails, Blue Times Blue, Black Fuel, Freeloader, Day of the Eagle and special guests B.G.B. Tickets are $10, which includes entry into the lucky door prize: a KustomShop Telecaster guitar. Visit kustomshopguitars.com for more info.
New Dimebag Darrell Song!
It kind of crept in under the radar in the wake of the release of the one vaulted full Pantera song, (Piss from the Vulgar Display of Power sessions) but Dime's girlfriend Rita Haney has just released Twisted, a song Dime wrote and recorded for his own amusement back in 1996. The song is being used to help launch a new line of Dimebag Darrell tribute skateboards by Mike Vallely's Elephant Brand Skateboards company and Dimebag Hardware. You can buy the song on CDBaby and iTunes and hear it in an official video on YouTube which features all sorts of skateboard hijinks at Dime and Rita's place.
Gig Alert: The Ocean & Side Projects
The Ocean will tour Australia for the very first time in May, with four shows in Victoria - including one that will be a side project extravaganza. The band proper will play at The Karava Lounge in Ballarat on Saturday May 19, the National Hotel in Geelong on Sunday May 20 and at The Hi-Fi on Saturday May 26, but before the tour proper kicks off, if you rock along to The Tote on Thursday May 17 you'll catch Oceans side projects Coilguns and K U N Z as well as DJ sets by band members, and other surprises.
Gig Alert: Wheatus
Wheatus will play at The Corner on Wednesday September 19 as part of their Still A Teenage Dirtbag Tour. Brendan B. Brown have released five studio albums since 2000 and are currently in pre-production for their sixth.
Gig Alert: Fu Manchu
With Cherry Rock now completely sold out, and Fu Manchu's headline show on Sunday May 6 almost sold out too, the time has come to announce and second and final headline show for Southern California's legendary stoner rock lords! They'll play at the Hi-Fi on Monday May 7 with supports Black Cobra and Matt Sonic and the High Times. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday via Moshtix and The Hi-Fi's website. Doors open at 7pm.
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