So today I heard that long time legendary Brisbane band, The Onyas, are calling it a day. It’s been 20 years as a hard rockin’ band and they delievered the goods so if this is the end, then at least they weren’t lazy during their time together releasing a slew of 7″ vinyl all over the world, a bunch of records and influencing a ton of bands. I still remember the first time I saw them at the Crown & Anchor Hotel in Adelaide with the Bloodsucking Freaks as support. That night was awesome and The Onyas were unreal. I remember buying a t-shirt and the 7″ vinyl of Beer Gut at that show and becoming a big fan. I dedicate this episode to them. There’s also talk of Big Day Out stuff and heaps of random anecdotes and most of all, I spin the brand new single by the Green Lady Killers… HOT OFF THE PRESS! But did I mention just how awesome the music is here? Well, you will hear some of the best goddamn music you will ever hear. Listen now by clicking this link or if you wanna download the mp3 to listen to later, right click and save as on this link.
Enjoy tunes by:
The Exploding Hearts
Hot Water Music
The Green Lady Killers
The Love Me Nots
The All-American Rejects
The Dirty Lovers
Oh, and you should all go here and buy the Green Lady Killers stuff. Yeah, Hup!
So I don’t ever usually review shows I paid a ticket for but I have to rave about this one cos it was heaps awesome n stuff. Here’s the scoop; I bought a ticket cos Iggy & The Stooges was announced. Now, anyone who knows me knows that I was deported from the UK in May last year when I went to see Iggy & The Stooges at the Hammersmith Odeon so finally getting to see them was a big deal for me (I should state that the reason I was deported is that the UK Customs thought I was going to the UK work illegally so they refused me entry and didn’t attempt to ring my friends and confirm my reasons for being in the UK which was to see Iggy & The Stooges!). Then to add to the awesomeness, Andrew WK, The Black Keys, Airbourne and the Jim Jones Revue were added. I was uber excited! Sadly, closer to show time, The Black Keys cancelled their Australian show due to excessive touring burnout. I was kinda sad but once I got there, I didn’t care.
As soon as I got through the gates I headed to see the Jim Jones Revue. I am a huge fan of these cats and so seeing them live was gonna be sweet as! They came on stage to thunderous applause and tore it up, bigtime. I was fuckin stoked! Dancing like a dancey thing, groovin’ and movin’. It was wild. So wild that because I love you peeps, here’s a video I took of the JJR kickin’ off their set with “Dishonest John”…
From the JJR, I headed off quickly to the main stages to catch the last 20 minutes of Melbourne rockers, Airbourne. As always, a great rock n roll show was delivered to the enthusiastic crowd. What a band! Great songs, high energy, the whole kaboodle. Brilliant!
I then headed to see Andrew WK party hard with his band and party hard they did. What a set! AWK is good time party music. On a day that was a scorcher in the weather stakes (38 degrees), the crowd didn’t let that stop them from going fuckin’ apeshit in a huge circle pit once AWK sang his anthemic “Party Hard”. Here’s proof…
I waited around for a bit in the Lilyworld area for Andrew WK to make a solo appearance where he and random members of the crowd sang and played along to spontaneous covers of Billy Joel and The Troggs. It was pretty awesome. I had to laugh. Another good time for all involved. At this point, I managed to have a quick chat to Andrew who was more than nice. A top dude. Also spoke to his band members about Obituary. And why not? Classic stuff!
Time was drawing near for Iggy & The Stooges… a band I was longing to see. When 6:30pm rolled around, securing a front row spot, I was treated to an hour of pure rock n roll as the band launched into “Raw Power” and tore it up, inviting the crowd to get on stage and dance with him during “Shake Appeal” thus causing chaos for the BDO Security at the front of the stage. It took the security 3 songs to remove the crowd from the area between the stage and the barrier. Classic! It was heaps awesome. Want proof? Bust this…
After The Stooges were done, I headed back to Lilyworld as I had been tipped off on a band from Japan called Red Bacteria Vacuum. Well, that was indeed the best decision made that day as these 3 Japanese girls kicked out the fuckin’ jams with a blast of insane punk rock meets metal and pop. Totally off the wall and nothing short of mind-blowing. I suggest you check this band out STAT! When the band were done, I headed off. I didn’t need to sit through Rammstein or Tool. Nothing was going to compare to the bands I had seen that day. Yep, awesome.
Here’s a bunch of photos I took… enjoy!
It’s been a long week as I have been busy studying, working, writing, and seeing shows. It was heaps good to have some time to kick back and spin some records. This weeks show is filled with heartbreaking, relationshit rock n roll and power pop! Again, it wasn’t planned that way, it just happened. One song just lead to another and the show just flowed and rocked. There’s so much included in the show this week including talk of record fairs, the Pyramid Rock Festival, the No Sleep Til Festival, The Replacements, gig reviews, September 11th remembered, plus so much more. The music is heaps awesome this week and you can listen to the show right now by clicking this link or if you would rather download an mp3 of the show, you can do so by clicking this link.
Enjoy tunes by:
Goo Goo Dolls
Roky Erickson & The Explosives
The Last Shadow Puppets
The Black Keys
My back hurts too much tonight to sit at this computer any longer. Crank this up and then hunt out the bands on Myspace.