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10 simple ways to tell you are on tour in a DIY band

Posted by Matt

If you answer yes to 7 or more of the following below, you are probably on some sort of DIY tour.

  1. You are driving on a highway all day surrounded by stinking dudes.
  2. Its a sunny day, you are outside in a strange city, and everyone is looking at you like you just raped their toddler-sister during a Satanic ritual.
  3. Everyone is chain smoking.
  4. You are drunk before midday.
  5. Coffee is redundant.
  6. You can see someone sculling goon mixed with orange juice in every photo you take (see left for example).
  7. No one has anything but the vaguest idea of what they are doing or where they are going.
  8. You haven't seen a hot girl in 2 days.
  9. Your ears are ringing.
  10. No one has anything to say to each other, so instead you simply repeat the same 5 catchphrases over and over.

Seek help.


Decolonise Festival II – June Long Weekend – Sydney

Posted by Matt

The second Decolonise is planned for June! Much has happened since the the first Decolonise occurred at Maggotsville in 2009, ummmmmm Captain Cleanoff brought out an album... and I'm probably sure we have all been laid since then. Still the crusties will be descending upon the inner west over the June long weekend, goon sales will jump, and we all get to celebrate the good Queen mum for letting us have the day off work. Happy birthday mum! Theres a few local and interstate bands worth mentioning on these bills including a rare show for Newcastle hardcore veterans White Male Dumbinance and pop punkers Spew Your Guts Up. Steppin' Razor skanking, Do Not Resuscitate reuniting, Tangle making the trip down and a heap of more bands I know nothing about but most probably worth checking out, even if you have to dodge the squatters and females "taking a squat". Much brutality for all. Come outside your homes over June and celebrate all that is the fringe culture in Sydneys inner west.

Friday 10th June @ Black Wire: 6pm
Concrete life (VIC)
Hira Hira
Ether rag
Tangle (QLD)
Spoon fed

Saturday 11th June @ Vic Park: 12pm

Saturday 11th June @ Midian: 7pm
Do Not Resuscitate (NSW/QLD)
Last Measure (Vic)
Social Death Squad (Tas)
Cabin Fever (Vic)
White Male Dumbinance (Newc)
Infinite Void (Vic)
Burning Servant

Sunday 12th June @ Punk Outside: 2pm & @ Shirlows: 8pm [alternate rain venue or spill over]
Ross [Vic]
Kids on glue [Qld]
Video nasty
Deep heat [Vic]
Death Cage [maybe not]
Steppin' razor
Spew Your Guts Up [Newc]

Read about the first one

Attend the second one


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