[Live Review] THRASHVILLE 2018 (Hunter Valley)

Lower Bellford, Hunter Valley Saturday January 20, 2017 : There’s nary a better way to spend a summer’s day in Australia than on a bush property watching heavy bands play to a rowdy crowd of friends and music lovers. Debuting Continue reading [Live Review] THRASHVILLE 2018 (Hunter Valley)

[Live Review] LIVE (Hunter Valley)

Roche Estate, Hunter Valley Saturday November 17, 2017 : I’ve never been much on the winery concert scene, apart from a free ticket to see The Who a few years back and even that involved the torture of seeing Counting Continue reading [Live Review] LIVE (Hunter Valley)

[Live Review] THE MARK OF CAIN

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle Saturday November 8, 2014 : A huge two headed attack tonight opens with the vice tight King Of The North, who destroy the room with their huge two piece sound of head shaking riffs propelled by freight Continue reading [Live Review] THE MARK OF CAIN

[Live Review] DEAD KENNEDYS (Newcastle)

Small Ballroom, Newcastle Friday October 10, 2014 : Opening the show for the Dead Kennedys would be an imposing challenge for most, but for a solo folk artist armed with an acoustic guitar, a huge jug of water and a Continue reading [Live Review] DEAD KENNEDYS (Newcastle)


Enmore Theatre, Sydney Tuesday February 25, 2014 : A slight mistime means I only get to see the last song of Walking Papers, which is a shame because the three piece featuring Duff McKagen ply a very decent muscular, melodic Continue reading [Live Review] ALICE IN CHAINS + DOWN + WALKING PAPERS

[Live Review] PRIMUS

Metro Theatre, Sydney Monday January 27, 2014 : Wow, The Metro is PACKED for Primus tonight! I’m scrambling into the building as the band take the stage and I can’t get any closer than the very back of the left Continue reading [Live Review] PRIMUS


Review: Roger Killjoy Tumbleweed/BRUCE!/Baby Machine Cambridge Hotel Sat Jan 18 Wollongong comes to town courtesy of a three headed wrecking machine at the Cambo tonight. Baby Machine start things with a rocking set of classic rock cum punk, driven by Continue reading [Live Review] TUMBLEWEED – CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, 18TH JANUARY

[CD Review] MOTORHEAD – Aftershock

Somebody pass the whiskey, speed and cigarettes please, because if this is how good you sound at 67 years of age with a good four decades behind you with those substances fuelling your exploits then sign me up. It’s both Continue reading [CD Review] MOTORHEAD – Aftershock

[CD Review] FATTURA DELLA MORTE – Ouranaophobia

Give Fattura Della Morte a few cartons of piss and mic them up at Rock The Nation studios over in Mayfield and you get this filthy little nugget of sludge, recorded live over a weekend. There are bum notes and Continue reading [CD Review] FATTURA DELLA MORTE – Ouranaophobia

[CD Review] RED FANG – Whales and Leeches

I’ve always been a bigger fan of the idea of Red Fang than the execution, the idea being a rip snorting, partying, stoner metal band full of seismic riffs and grooves deeper than the sea bed. The execution previously I’ve Continue reading [CD Review] RED FANG – Whales and Leeches