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Rolling Holy @ Frankie’s, 14th Jan

SHOW NOTES “Rolling Holy beam in from decades ago, full of wide spectrum wah pedals and phasers and flared trousers. Do not, however, mistake this for standard hippie fare – it may seem at first listen like it wants to put a flower in your hair, but there’s an edge to the sound that suggests […]

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Radicals @ Frankie’s, 14th Jan

SHOW NOTES “Radicals stride confidently along a highwire between tight and loose. Depending on their mood, it’s either precision songwriting designed to cut through the noise of the night, or it’s off its leash and causing mischief and nicking your wallet. All of it is humongous grungy fun, every single note.” LEARN MORE Facebook | […]

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Teddy Rizzo @ Frankie’s, 14th Jan

SHOW NOTES “Teddy Rizzo’s love for the technicians of rock screams through in this collection of instrumental pieces taken from his ‘Wai Kei’ EP. The Tom Morello influence is strong, but that precision is happily loosened and unspooled, occasionally venturing into full-on Bob Mould chord-mania. Accompanied only by cheerfully demented drumming, this is as stripped-back […]

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Dead Creation @ Frankie’s, 10th Jan

SHOW NOTES “Dead Creation have no brakes, no lines. Too far? Not far enough. Too fast? Hit the accelerator. That dude’s got a bass in the shape of an ACTUAL axe, for crying out loud. You know what you’re getting here – your head beaten inside out, and handed back to you with a smile.” […]

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Black Knuckles @ Frankie’s, 10th Jan

SHOW NOTES “The thing I love about Black Knuckles is the purity. There’s no agenda, no hidden message – just open, clear channels of power and fury and fun. Huge and beastly guitars, a throat ravaged by God knows what, and rhythms to upset the sturdiest of stomachs. Don’t overthink it.” LEARN MORE Facebook | […]

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Poison The Vein @ Frankie’s, 10th Jan

SHOW NOTES “Poison The Vein bring with them a deep love for Iron Maiden but, unlike your average fan, they have musical chops to match. Every rhythm and thump here is pumping out of its own forehead, the guitars weave and slice and saw, and – the really hard bit – there’s a vocal that […]

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Great Job! @ Moshpit, 7th Jan

SHOW NOTES “Great Job! bring a manic combination of blank verse lyricism, wild-eyed enthusiasm, and wise-head songwriting and combine it into a lethal, night-ending cocktail of one of the most fun sets you’re likely to see anytime soon. So. Much. Fun.” LEARN MORE Facebook | Instagram Subscribe to The Underground Stage Playlist Thirty freshly-released goodies […]

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Goose Neck @ Moshpit, 7th Jan

SHOW NOTES “Goose Neck are minus a bassist tonight, but while a few more lower frequencies would be welcome, the songs are still raw and buzzy, waking up the senses and blistering the skin.” LEARN MORE Facebook | Instagram Subscribe to The Underground Stage Playlist Thirty freshly-released goodies from the very best new Australian artists. […]

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The Witching Hour @ Frankie’s, 3rd Jan

SHOW NOTES “The Witching Hour may have a glinting, sharpened edge to their set but it’s tempered by the sheer mad energy they bring to it. It would be easy to do this goth-moody-meets-Metallica set and just stare at your feet as if it was all really important, but instead they bring huge energy to […]