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Frenzal Rhomb Nancy Vandal Tour

Posted by Matt

Tour of the year???

I'm a giggly little school girl over this tour, I've known about it for ages but it hadn't been announced and everything is always hush hush which is fucking annoying when all you want to do is tell everyone! Oh yeah and Crab Smasher are going to be featured on a Nancy Vandal cover CD that will be sold at the shows with the likes of Frenzal, Dan Kelly and Custard (from memory).

Definitely get to one of these shows so we can all get drunk on goon outside and throw up before the first band plays, help us relive our punk teen years.

Press Release:

Well, the International Financial Crisis has hit us all hard, but no harder than those of us who've been watching our investments in punk rock stocks grow steadily since the mid nineties. Imagine our surprise when our man on the trading floor radioed in to say 56 points had dropped off Frenzal Rhomb Touring And Petroleum Consolidated in less than 45 seconds! And then to hear that the arse had completely dropped out of Nancy Vandal Smallgoods and Smaller Music Inc. faster than the Zimbabwean dollar? We all almost had heart attacks - again!

Needless to say the answer was simple. Pick our old, wrinkled and much happier down arses up off the ground and get on the road again! Our lawyers and tour managers were in agreeance. Enough time has passed since our last gigs (a year and a half for Frenzal, 5 for Nancy Vandal), surely the punters have forgotten our shortcomings. So here is Frenzal Rhomb and Nancy Vandal, with audiences as ravenous as our creditors, and wallets as empty as our promise of...



Fri 13th March Arena Brisbane 18+
Tickets from 1300 762 545, & 132 849

Sat 14th March Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast 18+
Tickets from 07 5589 6888, Sunflower Pacific Fair 07 5538 1850, Disasterpiece Southport 07 5527 1706, Great Northern Byron Bay 02 6685 6454,, & all outlets 1300 762 545

Thurs 19th March HQ Adelaide 18+
Tix from 08 8225 8888

Fri 20th March Corner Hotel Melbourne 18+
Tickets from the venue, 03 6248 9220, & Missing Link 03 9670 8208

Sat 21st March Peninsula Lounge, Moorooduc 18+
Tix from the venue 475 Moorooduc Hwy (Cnr Eramosa rd) 03 5978 8717, &

Fri 3rd April Metro, Sydney All Ages
Tickets from Metro Box Office 02 9550 3666, & 132 849

Sat 4th April Capitol Perth 18+
Tickets from: 78's 08 9322 6384,, Bocs ticketing 08 9484 1133 and all Moshtix outlets 1300 438 849

Fri 24th April Uni Bar Wollongong 18+
Tickets from the UniShop 02 4221 8050, Redback Music 02 4229 6169, &

Sat 25th April Bar On The Hill, Newcastle 18+
Tickets from the venue 02 4968 3717, Rock Shop 02 4929 1856, Billy Hydes 02 4965 4222, &

Frenzal Rhomb

Nancy Vandal


Gordy calling Mindsnare quits

Posted by Lachlan

Gordy of MindsnareSome sad news came in over the weekend. It looks like Gordy is going to call Mindsnare quits. Anyone who's followed Mindsnare over the years knows that he is a fucking unbelievable drummer and will be sorely missed.

Whats more is the band are going to re-evaluate their future plans. They are currently undecided whether they are going to break up, keep moving on or forming another band.

Here's the word from Mindsnare's MySpace:

Gordy has decided that after 8 years in Mindsnare that it is time for him to leave the band. He has been playing live and touring the world in bands for over 15 years and with the arrival of his son last year he has taken stock and chosen to put music aside for the time being. Any band that has been around for almost a decade with the same lineup is bound to have someone bow out and we have been lucky to have him in the band all these years. The plan is for him to play the Meatlocker shows in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Bunbury. We may add Sydney and Newcastle if we can get the venues. After this we will be deciding what to do with the band - whether it will be to go on with someone else or, if it's time, call it quits.

Mindsnare liveCrappy news. Hanged, Choked and Wrist Slit and The Death are fucking awesome albums - some of the best hardcore albums on earth in fact. For so many years Mindsnare have effectively led the Aussie hardcore scene with their intense live shows. I've been of the opinion for the last 5 years that they are deservedly one of the greatest hardcore bands in the international scene. If they call it quits there will be a huge void in the Australian hardcore scene.

And no, a new Crafter project cannot fill that void. Please leave.


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