LYDIA LUNCH

Lydia Lunch (born Lydia Anne Koch, June 2, 1959) is an American singer, poet, writer, actress and self-empowerment speaker. Her career was spawned by the New York City no wave scene. Her work typically features provocative and confrontational noise music delivery, and...

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ROWLAND S. HOWARD

Rowland Stuart Howard (24 October 1959 – 30 December 2009) was an Australian rock musician, guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work with the post-punk group The Birthday Party and his subsequent solo career. 1978–1990 Rowland Stuart Howard wrote "Shivers" at...

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LOUIS TILLETT

Louis Rohan Tillett was born in 1959 and grew up in Sydney. In 1977 his first band, The Wet Taxis, began as a group "based around experiments with 'industrial noise'". In 1980 they issued a cassette, Taxidermy, on the Terse Tapes label – owned by fellow Sydney band,...

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CHARLIE OWEN

Charles Lothian Lloyd "Charlie" Owen is an Australian multi-instrumentalist and producer. He has been a member of The New Christs (1987–90), Louis Tillett and His Cast of Aspersions (1990), Tex, Don and Charlie (1993–95, 2005–06), and Beasts of Bourbon (1996–97,...

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LORDS OF THE NEW CHURCH

The Lords of the New Church were an English/American gothic rock supergroup with a line-up consisting of four musicians from 1970s punk bands. The band originally comprised vocalist Stiv Bators (ex-the Dead Boys), guitarist Brian James (ex-the Damned), bassist Dave...

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DARK CARNIVAL

Dark Carnival is Detroit rock that has progressed beyond the MC5 and Stooges...just like Destroy All Monsters, which featured vocalist Niagara, Ron Asheston on guitar (Stooges) and Michael Davis on bass (MC5)...this band features Niagara and Asheton, but with stronger...

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BEASTS, THE

Age shall not weary The Beasts, although the years may condemn. After the emotional and frankly devastating loss of their fellow footsoldiers and Australian musical icons Brian Hooper and Spencer P. Jones in 2018, Tex Perkins and compadres Kim Salmon, Tony Pola, Boris...

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KNOXVILLE GIRLS

                    Bob Bert - drums (The Chrome Cranks, Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore, Lydia Lunch…) Jerry Teel - vocals, guitar (The Chrome Cranks, Honeymoon Killers, Boss Hog, Jerry Teel and the Big City Stompers…) Kid...

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LOU REED

Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and poet. He was the rhythm/lead guitarist, singer and principal songwriter for the rock band The Velvet Underground and had a solo career that spanned five decades. The...

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SEÑOR NO

SEÑOR NO was born in Donostia/San Sebastian, Basque Country (Spain) in 1993, after the dissolution of the seminal Spanish group La Perrera. The band released their first LP with No Tomorrow Records in 1994 and toured Spain and surrounding areas relentlessly while...

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TELESCOPES, THE

The Telescopes formed in Burton-upon-Trent, England, in 1986, starting off as a noise rock band, then becoming shoegazers, then dream poppers, later delving into electronics and exploring the avant-garde over a long, interesting career -- mostly spent out of the...

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SONIC´S RENDEZVOUS BAND

In the Midwest during the 1970s, you would be hard-pressed to find a rock group with a more impressive pedigree than Sonic's Rendezvous Band, which brought together members of four key bands from the fabled Detroit/Ann Arbor rock scene of the late '60s -- Fred "Sonic"...

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BONG ODYSSEY (Gareth Liddiard / Rui Pereira)

Bong Odyssey is a bunch of stuff Rui and myself recorded in the mid nineties after we left high school.  We were total music nerds into stuff like Suicide, Hüsker Dü, Psychic TV, Merzbow, Big Black, lots of free jazz, Stravinsky and all sorts of weird shit.  We lived...

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FUZZTONES, THE

The Fuzztones have certainly achieved legendary status as cult faves during their 36 year career. Their fiery brand of Garage-Psych Punk pre-dated the entire "Garage Revival" of the 1980s and has influenced hundreds of groups, from The Hives to The Horrors. Born in...

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JACOBITES

Jacobites were formed in Birmingham in 1982 by Nikki Sudden and Dave Kusworth, following the breakup of their respective previous bands, the Swell Maps and the Subterranean Hawks. The two had met in early 1980, with an initial live performance together in May 1982...

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REDD KROSS

Redd Kross have always been too good, too perfect, too true, to believe. Mythic. Could this tuneful hardcore punk EP really be the work of a brother band with the 15-year-old on vocals and guitar and the 11-year-old on bass? Did Redd Kross really open for Black Flag?...

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JEFF McDONALD

Everyone needs a hobby, and during the downtime between Redd Kross' 1993 album Phaseshifterand 1997's Show World, the band's guitarist, co-founder, and general frontal lobe (along with his brother Steve McDonald), Jeff McDonald, decided to make a record on his own for...

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KIM SALMON

Out now - a true Surrealist's script engraved on two beautiful vinyl records. Kim Salmon goes all the way to glam and back, with an ever fiery telecaster and a lot of that attitude. Introduction superfluous, from the Cheap Nasties to The Scientists, Beasts of Bourbon...

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GRANT HART

As one of the co-leaders of the seminal post-hardcore punk group Hüsker Dü, Grant Hart was one of the most influential musicians of the '80s, blending raw sonic aggression with pop melodies and songs. Following the group's demise in 1987, he launched a solo career...

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EBBOT LUNDBERG & THE INDIGO CHILDREN

Ebbot Lundberg, mastermind of THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES (1994-2012) and UNION CARBIDE PRODUCTIONS (1986-1993) is back. "The Inmaculet Concept" is the name of the longplayer he recorded with his new band The Indigo Children, and the 50-year-old Ebbot transforms his...

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NOMADS, THE

Based in Stockholm, the Nomads have stood out from other garage rock revivalists because of the intensity of their performances and the wide range of their influences, which extend beyond the usual '60s bands to encompass '70s punk, heavy metal, rockabilly, and blues....

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WOVENHAND

The band began in 2001 as a solo project for Edwards while 16 Horsepower was taking a temporary hiatus.[2]Woven Hand's first live shows were performed by Edwards and multi-instrumentalist Daniel McMahon; the self-titled debut album was released in 2002 on Glitterhouse...

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GALLON DRUNK

The band formed in 1988 with an initial lineup of James Johnston (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Mike Delanian (bass), who by 1990 had recruited Nick Combe (drums). After debut single "Snakepit" the band signed to the Clawfist label, releasing the "Ruby" single in...

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KIM & LEANNE

“You have to do stuff that average people don’t understand because those are the only good things.” ― Andy Warhol Guy Peellaert imagined Rock Dreams, Jeff Koons immortalised Michael Jackson, but Andy Warhol is the artist that looms largest in the world of rock n’...

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WIPERS, THE

Sage founded the Wipers in Portland in 1977 along with drummer Henry and bassist Koupal, originally just as a recording project. The plan was to record 15 albums in 10 years without touring or promotion. Sage thought that the mystique built from the lack of playing...

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JEFFREY LEE PIERCE

Chronology written by Ryan Leach June 27, 1958 Jeffrey Lee Pierce is born to Margie and Robert Pierce in Montebello, California at Montebello Community Hospital. Jeffrey’s mother Margie Pierce is a stay-at-home mom; Jeffrey’s father Robert Pierce is employed as a...

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WOBBLY ORGAN

NYC sonic brutality recorded in 1991 which has remained unreleased until now!!!. Check this band: - Ron Ward (Five Dollar Priest, Speedball Baby) - Seth Tiven (Dumptruck) - Billy Cote (Madder Rose) - Jimmy Ryan (Blood Oranges) - John Williams (Volcano Suns) - Mark...

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TIGER BY THE TAIL

It’s long been believed in psychological circles that guys can’t express their deepest emotions. They fall in love, they fall out of love, girls break their hearts, friends fuck them over, and they’re left staring blankly at the floor like monkeys whose bananas have...

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CHROME CRANKS

The Chrome Cranks started life in Cincinnati, Ohio, the hometown of singer-guitarist Peter Aaron and guitarist William G. Weber, in 1988. For the first two years the group was pretty much a band in name only, kicking around basement and loft rehearsal spaces with...

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TEX PERKINS & THE BAND OF GOLD

The Band of Gold is TEX PERKINS & RACHAEL TIDD on vocals, bassist STEVE HADLEY, guitarists SHANE REILLY and MATT WALKER, and DAVE FOLLEY on drums. These fine folk became a unit by chance, bound by much-lauded deeds performed in the hit stage concert 'The Man In...

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PENNY IKINGER

PENNY IKINGER electric guitaristsingersongwriter from Melbourne, Australia. Released her debut solo album ELECTRA on DENIZ TEK'S label CAREER RECORDS (USA) on CD in 2003; and on BANG! RECORDS (Basque Country, Spain) on vinyl in 2006. Recorded at HOTHOUSE, Melbourne...

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PROTON ENERGY PILLS, THE

Finally after many years of effort and waiting, The Proton Energy Pills music is going to be available in the digital age on Bang! Records. The original recordings by the Proton Energy Pills were only ever issued on vinyl records on Australian label Waterfront Records...

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WOMAN

WOMAN, led by the twin vocal/ guitar towers of Australian native Kristian Brenchley and Mexico City’s Brett W Schultz, and featuring the skinniest and coolest looking rhythm section in town, the black-clad Skeleton Boy and Alex Velasquez, remain one of the rawest,...

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FIREWORKS

Fireworks was founded by Darin Lin Wood, a former member of the bands Cop Shoot Cop, '68 Comeback, and The Blacksnakes. In 1993, he founded Fireworks with Chris Merlick. Merlick was an itinerant member, leaving the group and returning several times; its other members...

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SPENCER P. JONES

Spencer P. Jones - not only someone with a string of solo albums under his belt but over the past 20 years or so Spencer has been a constant in the Australian music scene, from early obscure inner city scufflings with THE EMOTIONAL RETARDS and CUBAN HEELS, to the...

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GUN CLUB

The Gun Club were a rock band from Los Angeles in the 1980s and 90s, led by the flamboyant singer, ex-rock critic and Blondie fan Jeffrey Lee Pierce. They were one of the first bands to blend punk with blues, country, and other American roots musics. The band was...

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MONKEYWRENCH

The Monkeywrench -- who played a hybrid of blues, punk, and classic garage rock -- came together in 1991 after Mark Arm and Steve Turner of the classic Seattle band Mudhoney met Tim Kerr, the former guitarist with punk bands the Big Boys and Poison 13....

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JAMES McCANN

Beginning in the South West Australian backwoods town of Albany, an old port town, coastal, big trees, big granite rocks, where your options were fishing, shearing, surfing or playing music, or occasionally all of the above, James started writing and performing...

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SCIENTISTS, THE

The Scientists went through many incarnations in their 9 year history but are remembered mostly for the lineup that existed from 1981 to 1985. Kim Salmon, Tony Thewlis, Boris Sujdovic and Brett Rixon together had the peculiar chemistry that produced the classics,...

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ASS DRAGGERS, LOS

The ASS-DRAGGERS are an ass-Turian punkrock'n'roll band formed back in the '90s. His debut LP "Abbey Roadkill" is edited by Crypt in 1996 (only Spanish band in signing for the seal sr. Tim Warren, which is no small feat!) From which his piggy sound and extreme will be...

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BORED!

I first discovered Bored! when they were still called White Noise – it was early ’87 (I think?!) and I’d been hanging out in an indie record store in Geelong (for a year or so) called Missing Link. I’d become good mates with the guy who ran the shop (Dean Bateup of...

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SCOUNDRELLES, THE

The Scoundrelles are an occasionally swirling group of London musicians who were originally brought together to record Tony Thewlis’s demos for the Scientists’ LP “The Human Jukebox”. The band went into hiatus whilst Thewlis returned briefly to Australia and hijacked...

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BLOODLOSS

Bloodloss first formed in 1981 in Sydney, Australia, from four expatriates from Adelaide. Sharron Weatherill (vcls, gtr) Renastair EJ (gtr), Jim Selene (bass) & Martin Bland (drums). After being banned from every venue in town they changed their name to Zulu...

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HUGO RACE & THE TRUE SPIRITS

The True Spirit was always conceived as a collective more than a band. Hugo Race walked away from the multiple divorce of garage art rockers The Wreckery convinced of that, and into the freewheeling sample-heavy sessions of his first solo album Rue Morgue Blues which...

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BORIS SUJDOVIC

With his musical activities stretching back to the late ’70s and early ’80s in the Scientists, Boris Sujdovic is amongst a strong fistful of bright Australian underground luminaries still releasing music. His latest EP release under his own name features more stripped...

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HOSS

Joel Silbersher formed Hoss in the late 80's with Scott, Mick Webber and Todd McNeair. The first album Guzzle was released on Au-Go-Go in 1990. The first single Green came out on Grown up Wrong. The second album You Get Nothing LP in 1992 on Dog Meat Records . Cave Me...

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FIVE DOLLAR PRIEST

If the name tells you that this is some variant on Christian rock, cash-in your ticket to the resurrection for a refund from any of the usual outlets or go back to the psychiatrist to look at more of those ink blots that reminded you of your mother and a sailor. It's...

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BUTCHER SHOP, THE

The Butcher Shop was the project developed by Tex Perkins, at the same time as Beasts Of Bourbon, in the late 80s. In this band, the artist showed his wildest, brutal and sonic side, walking amont swamp blues and grunge (before the name "grunge" existed for music) In...

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ASTEROID B612

Through a seven-song set, Asteroid B612 played some of the loudest, dirtiest rock that some of the people in the room this evening had ever seen, judging by the looks of sheer terror that were seen on a couple of faces. Calling the Asteroids loud is probably a bit of...

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SALMON

SALMON is looming. What is Salmon? SALMON is five guitarists…generating scrap-yards full of metal for two drummers to belligerently pound, slam and flam their way through! SALMON is 8 individuals of iconic stature wildly shape-throwing and shredding their way through...

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JERRY TEEL & THE BIG CITY STOMPERS

Like A runaway train on a rusty track....or as smooth as a milk cows moo while being milked at 5:00am on a cold day in Hell , we give you The Big City Stompers. Jerry Teel , who fronts The Big City Stompers, wasn't only the driving force behind the seminal 1980s NYC...

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STU THOMAS

A very brief biography about…THE STU THOMAS PARADOX STU THOMAS has worked with some of Australia’s greatest bands. He joined Kim Salmon & The Surrealists on bass in ’95, and worked his way around the globe with Kim Salmon in: The Surrealists, The Business, The...

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BEASTS OF BOURBON, THE

Some records should not be taken lightly. This one is the real deal, an unexpected gift from the gods. This is a brand new Beasts Of Bourbon album, recorded and mixed in three days in the Melbourne winter of 2006. It's their first album of new songs in nine years. And...

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BAKELITE AGE, THE

With members from such diverse bands as SNOUT, THE MEANIES, THE EGOS, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, DUNG, ROSS MCLENNANS WISHBONE KNEES, DAN BRODIE AND THE BROKEN ARROWS, GOLDEN SHOWER, THE BREADMAKERS, and THE CURLY WURLYS, you'd expect THE BAKELITE AGE to sound like a dogs...

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GUTTERVILLE SPLENDOUR SIX

GUTTERVILLE SPLENDOUR SIX is the band from Perth, Australia in the late 90s where THE DRONES came from. The sound is clearly what The Drones came up with afterwards. A brutal amalgama of electricity, distortion, feedback and desperation drinking directly from the...

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GREEN MIST, THE

The Green Mist is a veritable ‘Australian super group’ assembled by music veteran Julien Poulson (Moler, Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea) who, while on a sabbatical back in his native state of Tasmania, had a chance encounter with Brian Ritchie of Violent Femmes...

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DIMI DERO INC

  THE BAND: D I M I - D E R O -Formerly a journalist for rock magazine Rock&Folk, he occasionally writes columns for the french fanzine Dig it ! -Producer of the first ***JERRY SPIDER GANG*** ' s LP : "Porn in the Bayou". -Drums and tour management...

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KILL DEVIL HILLS, THE

The Kill Devil Hills were formed in Fremantle in early 2003 by Brendan Humphries on lead vocals and guitars, Lachlan Gurr on mandolin and banjo, and Steve Joines on vocals and guitar.[1][2] Initially the trio played "bushranger rock" and "cowpunk". The name of the...

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TEX PERKINS & THE DARK HORSES

Originally part of a solo project to fulfil a recording contract, the Dark Horses had formed into a band by the release of the second album Dark Horses in 2000. Like much of Tex Perkins' musical past, Charlie Owens was a big part of the Dark Horses project. Other Dark...

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YES-MEN, THE

The Yes-Men were a high energy rock band from Melbourne Australia formed by Sean Greenway in 1995. Musically the band played a powerful Australian style of rock’n’roll, very close to the pulse of Radio Birdman andSonic's Rendezvous Band but with a harder edge and more...

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SEMINAL RATS

Picture this.....It's a hot mid-summer nite in some sleazy, run down Melbourne pub. Once upon a time, this place was the epicentre of the Victorian Rock 'n' Roll scene, with a crowd so hip that if you didn't hang out there, you were virtually non-existant. Nowadays,...

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POWDER MONKEYS, THE

Tim Hemensley and John Nolan were members of Bored! in the late 1980s. Both left Bored! following that band's 1990 tour of Europe. Nolan then played with Hossfor a time, and the first five-piece Powder Monkeys played in early 1992, with a lineup of Tim Hemensley...

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KIM SALMON & The GUYS From MUDHONEY

In 1995 during the grunge boom, when Steve Turner had a break from MUDHONEY, KIM SALMON was invited to join the band in Seattle. So Kim Salmon accepted the invitation from his friends and flew from Australia to Seattle to check whether the experience was viable and...

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VOYEURS, THE

Featuring Brian Henry Hooper, formerly of Kim Salmon and the Surrealists, the Voyeurs play a form of subtle music that draws on wide influences. Blending lounge, blues and soul, the Voyeurs write restrained songs with a solid focus. Backed by ex-members of Luxedo, and...

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LEADFINGER

LEADFINGER is the nom de plume (and band name) for Stew Cunningham, a fixture on the Australian underground rock and roll scene for nigh on 20 years. As guitarist and songwriter for the pre-grunge Proton Energy Pills, Detroit inspired Asteroid B-612, the explosive...

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NEW CHRISTS, THE

The New Christs are an Australian hard rock band formed in 1980 by founding mainstay, Rob Younger, on lead vocals. Younger was the lead singer in the punk rockers, Radio Birdman, and in other hard rock groups, New Race, Bad Music, the Other Side, Nanker Phelge and...

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JACK MEATBEAT & UNDERGROUND SOCIETY

Back in the '90s, Finland's Jack Meatbeat & The Underground Society (root band for The Flaming Sideburns) recorded some of the most killer tracks to ever come out of Scandinavia. A crazy, bad trip located somewhere between MC5's High Time, The Stooges' Funhouse...

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BRIAN HENRY HOOPER

Before Brian Hooper and His Band, Brian pursued his musical vision with The Voyeurs - a loose line up of interchangeable alternative rockers - whilst steadfastly searching for those musicians who might be capable of sharing his mind-set. After auditioning and playing...

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WALLBANGERS, THE

'The Wallbangers is a loose project devised by The Bad Seeds' Mick Harvey where he can vent his spleen in relative obscurity. 'Kick the Drugs' is the band's first EP and the title track is as much a celebration of the substances in question as it is a plea for people...

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BLACK PONY EXPRESS

For more than three years, Melbourne-based Black Pony Express have been honing their sound and gathering a loyal following around Australia’s premier indie venues and through extensive interstate tours. Recorded over 10 months in 2005, Love in a Cold Place is the...

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APE, THE

Not one to rest on his laurels, the ever-prolific Tex Perkins is making noise again with his new supergroup The Ape. An Aussie rock icon, frontman for some of Australia’s most important bands and the only Australian worthy of portraying Johnny Cash, Tex is back with...

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CELIBATE RIFLES, THE

The Celibate Rifles were formed in 1978 by friends at a suburban Sydney high school. Their first full album "Sideroxylon", was released in April 1983 by HOT Records, showcasing eleven original songs full of energy, wit and disrespect for fashion. 1984 was spent...

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SACRED COWBOYS

SACRED COWBOYS: The Sacred Cowboys' frontman is Garry Gray (lead singer/lyricist), who as a member of the 'Negatives' ('77/'79) and the 'Reals' ('75/'76) was a pioneer of indie music in Melbourne. "I have been fortunate as a musician. Throughout my years as an artist...

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RAMBLIN’ JEFFREY LEE

In 1992 Pierce records a one-off album for a stripped-down blues side project, Ramblin’ Jeffrey Lee with Cypress Grove and Willie Love.

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DREAM SYNDICATE

Dream Syndicate are at the foundation (alongside the Velvet Underground, the Stooges, and R.E.M.) of contemporary alternative music simply because at the time when most bands were experimenting with new technology, the Syndicate deigned to bring back the guitar....

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DRONES, THE

Having spent much of 2005 and 2006 touring the US and Europe in support of their Australian Music Prize-winning album ‘Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Will Float By’, The Drones mark their return to Australia with the release of their...

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FLAMING STARS, THE

THE FLAMING STARS are a garage band. That's garage as in loud guitars, valve amps, cheap electric organ and trashcan drums. They play live in the studio, live on the radio and live on stage. Formed in December 1994, they have regularly filled venues such as The...

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MEANIES, THE

The Meanies got together in Melbourne, Australia in 1989 and immediately made a name for themselves with a succession of sold out 7" singles on the Augogo label. They continued the relationship with Augogo (home to Australian groups like Magic Dirt, Scientists and...

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SPENCER P. JONES & NOTHING BUTTS

FOR Australian rock fans, this supergroup is a match made in heaven: two members from Beasts of Bourbon and two from the Drones combining to make a beautiful racket. On the group's self-titled debut, the best of both bands can be heard: smart lyricism, enviable...

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SLAPPERS, THE

The leader of THE JOHNNYS and BEASTS OF BOURBON liberates and frees his passion for N.Y.C. trash-blues sound, without loosing at any moment his spirit and identity. The one which has given Aussie sound some of it´s greatest moments.

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DEVASTATIONS, THE

It has been a little over two years since the release of the Devastations' acclaimed self-titled debut - an album described by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs in Mojo magazine as "the best thing I've heard all year", and named the best debut of 2004 by Rolling Stone...

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KIM SALMON & THE SURREALISTS

Salmon formed the first lineup of the Surrealists in mid-1987, with Brian Henry Hooper on bass and Tony Pola on drums. He formed the band to record the album Hit Me With The Surreal Feel, using minimalist lo-fi approaches to recording a basic trio: recording the band...

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KIM SALMON & SPENCER P. JONES

A collaborative album from Beasts of Bourbon bandmates and Aussie rock stalwarts Kim Salmon and Spencer P Jones is not really surprising. What is surprising is that it took so long for it to happen and what they do without the constraints of a full band.  ...

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DINGOS, LOS

KENT STEEDMAN - Guitar & Bass JOHNNY CASINO - Guitar MICK POOLE - Guitar & Bass TIM CHILLINGWORTH - Drums GORKA DINGO – Voice

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IAN RILEN & THE LOVE ADDICTS

  Ian Rilen would have achieved lasting notoriety if his only claim to fame was as the founding songwriter for Rose Tattoo who left because the bands choice of music wasnt hard enough. Then he had to go and form X and unleash a strain of high-energy music so...

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