Sunday, 15 January 2017

Sonic Sounds of Melbourne

Top 5 of the best Melbourne Rock'n Roll radio programs.

I've listed 5 of the best Radio/Podcast programs for your introduction/or Melbourne Rock fix. You'll definitely get a sense of the style of Melbourne's Rock'n Roll by giving these programs a regular listen, and why Melbourne has the greatest Rock scene in the world.

1. Respect the Rock
Triple R Radio
Presenter: Nicole Tadpole
Thursday 2pm-4pm.

Hear the rock 'n' roll universe expand as Tadpole travels to all the corners of rock and back again. Also featuring the gig guide, and the odd segment.

2. Garage Land 
PBS Radio
Presenter: Ruby Soho
Tuesday 8pm-10pm

Garageland is a space dedicated to rock and roll music from the many generations and genres that it was formed. Rock and roll began when the first guitar was picked up and the first song was sung about the truth. These musicians played not for the man or his money, but for their passion for music and love. Today the best music continues to get made when people are struggling or going through life change.

3. Burning Vinyl 
3CR Radio
Presenter: Matt Gleeson
Friday 2pm-4pm
3CR's seminal rock program of Melbourne, Aussie and international rock with a focus on unsigned bands and who's gigging around Melbourne. Features live-to-air band performances. 


4: Fang It!
PBS Radio
Presenter: Ruari Currin
Thursday 5pm-7pm
The getaway car mixed tape. A high octane decibel fuelled Nought to One Hundred in 25 tracks or less.  From The Cramps to The Chemical Brothers.

5. Go For Broke
PBS Radio
Presenter: Ken Eavel

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Melbourne Rock guide to JJJ's hottest 100

The annual Triple J hottest 100 voting has opened up for another year. While we're not expecting rock bands to feature heavily into the top 100 songs. There's enough good quality tunes to vote for, and we hope some scrape in.
Since the beginning of Triple J in mid 70's, they've been essentially a Sydney centric radio station. While they have expanded to broadcast nationally, there has been criticism over the years that they are still heavily focused on Sydney's music scene.

In protest to this, we've listed a bunch of Melbourne Rock bands which are available to vote for on the Triple J tracks listing.

Head to Triple J to cast your vote

Bennies, The
Legalise (But Don't Tax)

Bennies, The
Detroit Rock Ciggies

Camp Cope
Jet Fuel Can't Melt Steel Beams

Camp Cope
Keep Growing


Destroy The Evidence

Courtney Barnett
Three Packs A Day

Courtney Barnett
New Speedway Boogie

Drones, The
To Think That I Once Loved You

Drones, The

Dumb Punts
Space Waster

From Oslo
No Sound

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Gamma Knife

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard


Boss Bitch

Living End, The

Mike Noga
Nobody Leads Me To Flames

Murlocs, The

Murlocs, The
Happy Face

Peep Tempel, The

Peep Tempel, The

Pretty Littles, The


Pretty Littles, The
Sleeping In Water

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Write Back

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Smith Street Band, The
Death To The Lads




Tuesday, 12 July 2016

RIP Tommy Ramone

2 years ago we said farewell to the last remaining original Ramone; Tommy Ramone.
Tommy was the first of 4 drummers that played with the legendary Ramones (followed by Marky, Richie, & Clem Bourke from Blondie). He was also the first member to leave the band because he thought he'd be more useful as the bands studio producer. Tommy Ramone produced 5 of the Ramones albums; Leave Home, Ramones, It's Alive, Too Tough to Die, and one of my all time favorite albums Rocket to Russia. He was the drummer in the band from 1974-1978.

Tommy Ramone
January 29, 1949 – July 11, 2014

Violent Soho...... The Bronx ...yeah!

Really exciting news about Violent Soho's upcoming national tour which has just been announced today. They're joined by best buds from the USofA The Bronx. Who will shred your ears to bleed. Also joining the tour is Tassie act Luca Braci and Perth's own Tired Lion. The Melbourne show will be at Festival Hall on Monday 31st October...... Which is great news for kids because they'll be able to get along as its All Ages.

 I'm actually a very big fan of the Bronx and I'm yet to miss one of their Australian tours. The first I seen in 2003, they played at the old HiFi Bar with local rock legends Warped. Funny enough in 2013, The Bronx were on tour for the Groov'in the Moo festival. They played 2 side shows at the Corner Hotel, which I went to both shows. The first show they're support act was actually Violent Soho. Which was a few months before they exploded with the release of Hungry Ghost. Violent Soho killed it that night, while it was the first time I've seen the Bronx off their game. The following night DZ Deathrays supported the Bronx. The Bronx made up for an average performance the night before and crushed it much like They usually do.

 Violent Soho are always a solid live band. They've been an interesting band. They have always had a decent following around the rock scene. Especially with doing nation wide USA tours with the Bronx, and from memory released their debut album with Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace! Records. Obviously they're now the biggest band in the country, which is fantastic for Rock'n Roll.

General tickets go on sale this Friday 15th July at 9am.