Legendary New York punk rock forefather, label head and manager, Marty Thau, has passed away, sources close to the ex-New York Dolls manager say. He was aged 75.
Mighty little French label Pitshark continues to punch above its weight. Not content with issuing exclusive vinyl releases from the likes of the Stooges, Radio Birdman and the New Christs, it’s about to launch a Singles Club with a year’s worth of 7” records in bi-monthly waves.
The exhaustive program of bonus-packed re-issues by Australia’s favourite pop-punk shit-stirrers the Hard-Ons continues unabated with 1990’s “Yummy” getting the treatment.
The chaotic, unpredictable and, dare we say it, dangerous thing that is Brisbane band HITS have announced that their long-awaited second album is on its way on Queensland label Conquest Of Noise in April.
The first of a series of what will hopefully be a series of archival editions hits the streets in March with the re-release of the Sunnyboys’ 1981 debut album in dramatically expanded form.
US-based punk-metal duo-turned-trio BugGIRL! are heading home to play a handful of shows in Australia in February and unleash a new album.
Straight off the back of his old band’s December Australian tour, ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein has released his solo debut “Abominator” to bloodthirsty horror-punk fans across Australia, ahead of plans to tour here sometime this year.
Some 34 years after they formed, punk rock icons Poison Idea are finally making it to Australia.
Four dates have been announced for the influential band from Portland, Oregon. Catch them at The Enigma Bar in Adelaide (May 14), Crowbar in Brisbane (May 15), The Baldfaced Stag in Sydney (May 16) and The Bendigo in Collingwood, Melbourne (on May 17.) Ticketing details and supports are still to be revealed.
Poison Idea has been cited as an influence by bands and musicians like Nirvana, Zeke, Turbonegro, Eyehategod, Pantera, Napalm Death and Machine Head. They formed in 1980, broke up in ’93 and have been gigging only sporadically since '98.
Celebrated American rock poster artist Gary Grimshaw has died at the age of 67 after protracted health battles. Some Detroit musical greats are gathering for a concernt to benefit his family in March.