Friday the 13th, another excuse to bust out the black metal attire, fly those upside down cross tats high and scream at the general public anti-Christian one-liners.Fastcore OG punks from Melbourne called Counterattack are coming up to play Blackwire with Chinese Burns Unit, should be sick! Counterattack feat. members of Massappeal, and play fast thrashy skatecore to circle pit to, need I say more.
Friday 13th January // 7pm // byo // All-ages // $8
"Melbourne City Skatecore Violence"
Ex- Massappeal / Open Wound / Nihilistic View etc etc.
Ex None Remain
Ex Video Nasty, Do Not Resuscitate and those awesome dudes/chicks from Newcastle who played in the only hessian punk band who's name escapes me right now.... ummmmm Spew Your Guts Up! That was it. I'm pretty sure they were in that too.
Counterattack Live at the Arthouse Melbourne 24/3/11
Sydney’s 2-piece noisegrind purveyors’ thedowngoing are travelling south to unleash their ultra distorted cacophony of sound upon the unsuspecting masses of Melbourne this November in support of their latest EP. Watch out for their pessimistically positive attitude and ability to party harder than your average grind fan.
The self released, untitled mini-CD EP was recorded at the Brain Studios Surry Hills with Michael Taverner and mastered by Matheson Vaughn of local posi-violence heroes MICHAEL CRAFTER, and features 9 tracks of abrasive blasting in ten minutes.
Frontman Mathias Huxley provides an almost nauseating vocal performance atop his swirling guitar playing while skinsman, Muzz, supplies the spine to the sound with stoned blastbeats and jagged snare-work, while an organic layer of samples squirm into any moment of space, rounding out the claustrophobic sound of thedowngoing.
Hitting the road with support from some of Victoria’s most charming local bands, thedowngoing will be spitting vicious chunks of musical nihilism at the following events throughout November.
Thursday November 24 - Gasometer (upstairs) Collingwood
w/ Penguins, Go Genre Everything & Monolith
Friday November 25 - The Parlour Preston
w/ Dane Certificate, Pop Singles, Red Red Krovvy & Zombie Psychologist
Saturday November 26 - House Show Thornbury
w/ DEAD, Galactagogue & Monolith
Sydney’s hyper sexualized swing-grind quartet Battle Pope are joined on the night by math-grind NSW coasties Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt and posi-powerviolence duo Michael Crafter, who are flying in straight from their tour of South-East Asia.
It is set to be a massive once off show for all Melbourne folk, supported on the night by locals Party Vibez and Lazerface to help rip your face off. Come funk those Winter blues away at Yah Yah's (99 Smith Street, Fitzory)!
Saturday 16th July at Yah Yah's (99 Smith Street, Fitzory)
- Party Vibez
- Michael Crafter
- Battle Pope
- Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt
Entry is $10. Doors at 8pm. Check the Facebook event.
Have a killer weekend, apologies for the lack of posts I've been in Melbourne working for the man. But while down there I got the chance to check out the new Agents of Abhorrence lineup for one of the last nights at the Arthouse Hotel, as their lease ends soon. Naturally, it was BRUTAL. My other pick for the night would have to be Yeap's from Pisschrist's new band Kromosom.