New Masuak film clip hits the target

Here’s the official film clip for "Gun Song", the politically-charged track from the Chris Masuak & the Viveiro Wave Riders album "Address to the Nation" on our own I-94 Bar Records. Find it for sale here. The clip was produced by Jonathan Sequeira of Living Eyes Productions/Cheap Music Videos who is also the man behind the Radio Birdman documentary, “Descent into the Maelstrom”.

"Open Season" hits the online screen

The official film clip for the title track from the Mick Medew and The Mesmerisers album "Open Season" on I-94 Bar Records is out. It was produced by young Queensland filmmaker Kieran Griffiths and we kinda love it! Get your copy of the CD here.

Come Rumble in Sydney with The Wraylettes and friends

missing link hideawaySome of Melbourne’s keenest worshippers of guitar pioneer Link Wray will share their adulation of the man with Sydney on Saturday, October 19 with a special gig at Enmore’s Hideaway Bar.

All-girl combo The Wraylettes (Melbourne) will be joined by sleazy ’60s psychedelia advocates Cheetah Beat, surf reverb fanatics Los Tremoleros (Melbourne) and Sydney’s own The Missing Link with DJ support from King O.P.P.

The Wraylettes are something of a supergroup, comprising lead guitarist Yolanda DeRose (DollSquad, Mass Cult and The Beat Taboo), drummer Susan Shaw (The Exotics, Girl Monstar, The Wet Ones and Andre Williams), bassist Nikki Scarlett (Asylum, Dusty Springclean & The Pops. The Jasmine Mahon Trio) and guitarist Sammy-Lou (The Shimmys The Vibrajets.)

Cheetah Beat are no slouches too with membership drawn from The Crusaders and The Booby Traps while The Missing Link were Link Wray’s Sydney pick-up band for his one and only Australian tour in the ‘90s. Leader Bones and Co play out rarely these days.

The Link Wray Tribute became a thing on the Melbourne live music calendar a couple of years ago. Hideaway Bar is at 156 Enmore Road - a short stroll form the Enmore Theatre. Admission is just $10.

Damo the Musical moves uptown

damo the musicalThe Damien Lovelock tribute aka "Damo The Musical" has outgrown Sydney's Factory Theatre and moved to the Enmore. Headliners are the Celibate Rifles, with special guests including Jello Biafra, plus Wigworld and the Centrelink Surfers. Tickets are on sale here

Jello Biafra joins cast of stars to remember Damien Lovelock

damo the musicalAs expected, the Celibate Rifles are marking the loss of their frontman Damien Lovelock with a suitable tribute. “Damo The Musical” will feature a star-studded cast  at The Facroty Theatre on Sunday, September 22 from 4-8pm.

The Celibate Rifles are performing "But Jacques The Fish" and assorted Rifles hits with a range of guest vocalists – including former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra. Supergroup The Centrelink Surfers will play the music of Damien’s solo band Wigworld, plus some of the man’s jukebox faves.

There will be testimonials, visuals and more. Tickets are on sale now via Feel Presents

Datura4 announces European tour in October

datura euroHot on the Cuban heels of their third international album release, “Blessed is the Boogie”, Fremantle-based rock psych-blues outfit Datura4 are heading to Europe in October. Datura4 will take on Italy, France and Spain in a three-week boogie-blitz of festivals, seedy bars and cool clubs on their "Blessed is the Boogie" tour.

"Blessed is the Boogie "was released worldwide on Alive Naturalsound in April, marking an exciting new evolution for the critically acclaimed band. The record builds on Datura4’s ‘guitars to infinity’ approach of “Hairy Mountain” (2016) and the hard-rocking, progressive debut “Demon Blues” (2015) – and takes the band a few swaggering steps further into psych-blues territory.

Frontman and creative force of the band, Dom Mariani continues his successful collaboration with bass player Stu Loasby (The Majestic Kelp) and drummer Warren “Wazza” Hall, the original drummer for The Drones.

Upping the legend quotient on “Blessed is the Boogie” is long-time friend and Australian music stalwart Bob Patient (of Fatty Lumpkin) on keys. Multi-instrumentalist, singer and freakishly brilliant guitarist Joe Grech joined a few months ago and it’s like he and Mariani were born to play together.

Datura4 are at the top of their game and audiences can’t get enough. The band cannot wait to plug in the guitars and the vintage amps and say merci, gracias and grazie to their European fans for fantastic support of their music!

Perth fans can wish Datura4 well before they go at four huge shows:

21 Sept – Mojos
22 Sept – Indian Ocean Hotel
24 Sept – Perth Blues Club
27 Sept – Four5Nine, Rosemount Hotel

European fans can plug into Datura4’s tour via the dates on Facebook.

Those Hard-Ons are feeling Crushed

Hard-Ons have a new album about to land - their first with their old drummer Keish de Silva back as lead vocalist. Here's a film clip for lead track "Crushed" shot by Jonathan Sequiera, producer of "Descent Into the Maelstrom" and boss of Cheap Music Videos, who you need to engage if you want your band to have a filmclip without morgaging its backline. 

The Hard-Ons
So I Could Have Them Destroyed Tour
NOV
8 - Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

15 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
16 - Mojos, Fremantle, WA

22 -  Vinnie’s Dive Bar, Gold Coast, QLD

23 - The Foundry “Punk Fest”, Brisbane, QLD

29 - Altar, Hobart, TAS

30 - Pub Rock Diner, Devonport, TAS

DEC
6 - Crown & Anchor, Adelaide, SA

7 - Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club, Seacliff, SA

13 - Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW

14 - Dicey Riley’s, Wollongong, NSW




Cradle of Filth to tour Australasia, baby

CradleOfFilth

Some of you know who Cradle of Filth is. Some don't. They're an extreme metal band from England. Well, they're a lot more than that, which is why I'm excited.

Think Slayer. Venom. The theatrical, symphonic show, the theatrics, the make-up. Like Venom, "they're big, but also mysterious". They started in the black metal area in 1991. And developed, taking on some of the different metal subgenres. 

New Chris Masuak album is here

maz adWe now have stock of "Address to the Nation", the new album from Chris Masuak and the Viveiro Wave Riders, after a slight delay in the manufacturing process. You can score a copy on CD here. If you prefer bricks and mortar shopping, try Redeye Records in Sydney and Off The Hip in Melbourne next week.