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04/10 Gig Guide: Five Star Prison Cell, Monster Magnet, Downtime, Maus

Posted by Lachlan

Here's whats going down this weekend in Sydney:

FRIDAY 04/10/2009

The Sandringham Hotel
Downtime, Taipan, Cleaned Out, Maus
8PM $12

The Bald Faced Stag
Nucleas, Five Star Prison Cell (VIC), Origin of Janken, Torn Asunder (QLD), Jovian
8pm $15

SUNDAY 06/10/2009

The Metro
Monster Magnet, Regular John, Grand Fatal
8pm $71.10


Conquest for Death Australian Tour

Posted by Lachlan

Conquest for Death liveConquest for Death have announced a tour of Australia during October with Cut Sick!

Conquest for Death is a fast thrashy old school hardcore outfit made up of members of What Happens Next?, Artimus Pyle, All You Can Eat, Love Songs, Charm (Japan), Pisschrist & Straightjacket Nation - so it's a little bit of a punk rock supergroup.

They're playing with The Kill, Dad They Broke Me, The Corruptors (members of Los Diablos, Space Bong and The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers), Straightjacket Nation, 4 Dead, Crux, Deathcage, Maus and Pathetic Human over the course of the tour. They've got a pretty crazy live show, so be sure to cut the sleeves off your old Sick of it All t-shirts, do some dumbell curls and practice your spin kicks before the gig rolls around.

All shows with Cut Sick except *
*Friday October 10 - The Arthouse, Melbourne
w. The Kill, Dad They Broke Me, Useless Children, Doubled Over

Saturday 11th October - Worldsend, Adelaide
w.Snake Run, Corrupters (members of Los Diablos, Spacebong & Guantanamo Bay City Rollers)

Sunday 12th October - Fitzroy Bowls Club, Melbourne ALL AGES 7pm start
w. Straightjacket Nation

Tuesday 14th October - Bar 32, Canberra
w. 4 Dead, Slowburn

Wednesday 15th October - Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
w. Shitfight, White Male Dumbinance

Friday 17th October - The Jubilee, Brisbane
w. Insurgents, Dick Nasty & Hatefuck

Saturday 18th October - Maggotsville, Sydney
w. Crux, Deathcage & Maus

Sunday 19th October - Bar Open, Melbourne
w, Pathetic Human, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam & Pissbolt.

Conquest for Death Australian tour


Sydney weekend gig guide? Aww yeah

Posted by Lachlan

There are more than a few good shows going down in Sydney town this weekend. Personally I'll be at the Squat Club one at the Excelsior come Saturday night, followed by some warehouse noise thing with Anklepants I think might be on from midnight at Louie's in Marrickville.

Oh and Testament are playing at The Metro too on Saturday if thats your kinda thing.

Maggotsville - 40 Fitzroy st, Marrickville

Saturday 27th Sept 8pm $8
Scum System Kill (crusty punx)
Useless Children (Melbourne, female fronted fast hardcore)
Repo Man (80s style mosh)
Maus (Instrumental grind ex-Massappeal)

Excelsior Hotel - 64 Foveaux St Surry Hills
Saturday 27th Sept $8 Presale $10 on door
Part of Bird’s Robe Collective.
Aquanaut (VIC)
Squat Club
Six Thinking Hats


Captain Cleanoff announce Australian tour!

Posted by Lachlan

Captain Cleanoff logoCaptain Cleanoff have long been considered one of Australia's (and dare I say the worlds) best grind bands. These guys manage to mix mosh-inducing punk grooves with sheer blasting brutality, coupled with an inimitable vocals style, an enormous live sound and a sense of humour and fun.

Captain Cleanoff Symphonies of SlacknessNot only have they released two instant classics within the genre (Self-titled and Symphonies of Slackness), but they are also one of Australia's best live bands (rivaled only by fellow grind heavyweights Agents of Abhorrence, The Kill and Fuck I'm Dead in my opinion).

1 Nov  THE ARTHOUSE MELBOURNE (Fuck I'm Dead, Roskopp, SFHS)
7 Nov  ROSIES LIVE BRISBANE (Daemon Foetal Harvest)
8 Nov  MAGGOTSVILLE SYDNEY (Deathcage, Roadside Burial, Maus, Ebolie)
9 Nov  REPRESSED RECORDS SYDNEY (Kill A Celebrity, Code of Lies)
21 Nov  AMPLIFIER BAR PERTH (The Furor, Cuntscrape, Vespers Descent)
22 Nov  LEEDERVILLE HQ SKATEPARK PERTH (Grotesque, Claim The Throne, Death Fucking Cunt)
27 Nov  THE OLD BAR MELBOURNE (Pathetic Human, DB Call)
28 Nov  THE SALOON BAR LAUNCESTON (3 Victims, DB Call, Nopse Teipsum)
29 Nov  BRISBANE HOTEL (all ages) HOBART

So order your copy of Symphonies of Slackness and draw some love hearts, unicorns and rainbows around the date Cleanoff come to your town!

Hardcore Fashion Parade - The Corner Hotel (VIC) 2007

Meathead - The Corner Hotel (VIC) 2007


Download: Dot Dot Dot – Fits of Nothing

Posted by Lachlan

Not the cover for Dot Dot Dot - Fits of Nothing (but still a very good album)Ahh now here is a rare gem from Australia's extreme scene - so rare, I doubt even fans of the band would've heard this. This is Dot Dot Dot's never-released album 'Fits of Nothing' from 2002.

Dot Dot Dot (or ...) are/were a spastic, ear-piecing Sydney punk/powerviolence band with a bit of grind and noise thrown in for good measure. They played around 25-30 shows from 2000 to 2003, and it's members would go on to form the likes of Baltic, Guts, Altered Beast, ROFL*, Vae Victus, Predominant Slug, Maus and Sirens of IO.

The lineup was: MICKO (vocals), SHOGUN (guitar), ROCKY (bass) and DEANO (drums).

Pretty cool stuff if you ask me, well worth a listen, especially for fans of powerviolence like Spazz and Man is the Bastard, as well as every fast, angry punk band. It's a cross between fast screamy punk and powerviolence with some spastic and discordant shit thrown in with a few suprises and played with a sense of humour. There are some guest vocals from Troy (ROFL) and Ari (Nintendo Police, Baltic) in the mix as well.

Download action cop: Dot Dot Dot - Fits of Nothing

Now lets see if I can't back this up with some downloads in the coming weeks.

*Who have a killer out-of-print split with the very cool Frank Rizzo hovering around in DIY second hand CD stores - maybe I should see if the guys'll let me throw that up here sometime?

Dot Dot Dot Live Dot Dot Dot


Friday Gig – Sydney

Posted by Matt

Tonight a good gig on at the Landsdowne for once!
Friday 11th April
Free Entry

New Justice Team
Vae Victus
Frank Rizzo
DeathCage (ex Smash n Grab)
Maus (ex Massappeal)



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