Author: Matt Maric

Foo Fighters + Weezer + Clowns, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne

Concluding the Australian leg of their Concrete and Gold tour, the Foo Fighters rolled into Melbourne bringing hurricane level chaos to those descending into Etihad Stadium last night. The die-hard fans that turned out early were treated to a smaller display of the chaos that was come later on in the evening, as Melbourne’s own Clowns took to the stage just after 5pm; even though they were only allocated 30 minutes, the band made the most of their time as they got those in the pit flying throughout their seven songs! If you haven’t seen Clowns take the stage...

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Spirit Of Fire Fest – Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne

After spending the day relaxing with friends and celebrating Australia Day, this reviewer braved the heat and humidity to head out to the Bendigo Hotel to catch several hours of Australian hard-core music at the Spirit of Fire Fest! The first band of the day was Grudge and they set the bar for the rest of the bands to follow; the energy from the band on stage was quite high, as the lead singer was working his magic down on the floor amongst those who had come down early. Those in attendance were banging their heads and there was...

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A Decade Of “Horizons” With Parkway Drive & Mates, Melbourne 1/27/18

Words by Matt Maric Photos by Andrew Basso of Electrum Photography The city was a hot spot of activity yesterday; not only is the Australian Open drawing to a close, but the beautiful weather over the long weekend and the countless concerts on meant that both tourists and locals were out in full force! Even though the mercury was hitting the higher 30s, The Forum had a line stretching up the alley way as die-hard Parkway Drive fans came out to show their support for the last date of the A Decade of Horizons tour and the second performance...

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“We’re bringing our best attitudes, our money and we can’t wait to meet all of you!” An Interview With Jennie Cotterill Of Bad Cop/Bad Cop

American fans of Bad Cop/Bad Cop have been enjoying the last six months; not only did the band release their second album ‘Warrior’ through Fat Wreck Chords, but they also hit the road for the Punk In Drublic festival! Australian fans, your long wait is now finally over; not only are Bad Cop/Bad Cop coming down for the inaugural Download Festival, but they are also supporting NOFX on their two sideshows. “That was a long tour; I think it was the longest tour that we had done at that time. It also bracketed the presidential election, which was just...

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“Anything you can make out of kangaroo, bring it to me and I will eat it in front of you” An Interview With Landon Tewers Of The Plot In You

Since forming in 2010, The Plot In You have made themselves known around the world; not only have they travelled the world and opened pits up, they are awaiting the release of their fourth album ‘Dispose’ via Fearless Records AND getting ready to come to Australia once more in support of Polaris in April! Before getting into conversation about the upcoming release of ‘Dispose’ and the upcoming trip to Australia, the first topic of discussion was about the recent cover of Let It Go by James Bay for Punk Goes Pop Vol. 7; frontman Landon Tewers started by pointing...

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