Poisonous Viper Gang are a heavy as hell raw sludgey stoner-tinged punk 5-piece from Adelaide. They're a little hard to nail down style-wise, as they constantly play with a mixture of stoner, sludge, hardcore, rock and punk - but they're damn cool.
They feature a few faces that should be familiar to people hip with the Adelaide underground, including Steve (vocalist of awesome partyfunk group God God Dammit Dammit) on drums and Troy (vocalist of awesome doomstoners Hydromedusa) on guitar.
Their debut full length album is available FOR FUCKING NOTHING over at their bandcamp. You'd be a straight fool not to give it a spin.
Go download it for free, because you're heaps punx.
Sydney d-beat crust hardcore punx roxers Dark Horse have got their 2011 demo online for free download. It's pretty nice man. Real raging, nice noisy, crust production and solid playing.
The band is full of old mates who have been around for ages. Dark Horse has members of Dischord, Frank Rizzo, None Remain, Rock N' Roll Weapon, Unclean, Vae Victus, Cause and Effect, etc. That's probably why they don't suck.
Then you can like them on Facebook and we can all be e-friends.
Beatdisc Records in Parramatta is reluctantly hosting a Michael Crafter-curated mini-festival celebrating some of NSW & ACT's finest grind/hc/punk outfits. This show is also known as Blastdisc or Beatdisc Blast Beats. This is the last Sydney show for Crafter for a while as the older of the 2 members is slowly dying from old age, with death looming within the next 30-40 years he is running from the truth down to Melbourne. To find out for himself if the grass is really and truly greener. So come give me a hug and a big thumbs up before I leave you all in my dust.
Shop 11/181 Church Street, Parramatta
From 2.30pm, Sunday the 5th of February. 10 bands, 10 min sets.
THE REVEREND JESSE CUSTER
FAT GUY WEARS MYSTIC WOLF SHIRT
NO SUCH LUCK
YO, PUT THAT BAG BACK ON (first show!)
EVEREST (reunion show!)
THE HOLIDAY PROJECT
Such Is Life is a DIY punk (heeeeeps crust) festival organised on a not-for-profit basis. It first took place in 2004 and is the only festival of its kind happening in Australia. This is a great little festival for those who love their music fast, food vegan and jackets heavily patched. Since attending/playing a previous Such Is Life Fest this comes highly recommended although not for the faint hearted. Get some of your punk mates together and head to this to crust up. Don't forget the goon bag.
Camping space + limited amounts of food and beverages will be provided. Bands will play everyday. No dogs, no fires, no fancy lodgings, no sooks -camping only!
Last Chaos (Bris)
The Bigots (Melb/Can)
Panel Van Halen (Melb)
Pneumatic Slaughter (Melb)
Iron Wurzel (Adelaide)
Video Nasty (Syd)
Obat Batuk (Newcastle)
Prison Bitch (Adelaide)
Soma Coma (Melb)
Last Measure (Melb)
Rogue Elephant (Melb)
Hordes Ov The Black Cross (Melb)
Shit Weather (Melb)
Heroin SS (Bris)
Hex On The Beach (Melb)
OG punk rockers OFF! are touring Australia over December. Members include Keith Morris (Black Flag / Circle Jerks), Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides), Steven McDonald (Redd Kross), and Mario Rubalcaba (Earthless / Hot Snakes / Rocket From the Crypt), a highly canonised bunch of individuals. The shows revolve around their appearance at the Meredith Music Festival.
Friday 2nd December – Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]
Saturday 3rd December – Enigma Bar, Adelaide [18+]
Sunday 4th December – The Zoo, Brisbane [18+]
Tuesday 6th December – Sun Distortion Studios, Brisbane [AA]
Wednesday 7th December – Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+]
Friday 9th December – Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
Saturday 10th December – Meredith Music Festval, Meredith
Sunday 11th December – Fitzroy Bowls Club, Melbourne [AA]
OFF! - Crawl