Category: Punk

Gig Review: Therapy?

This piece originally appeared on The Thin Air Gig photos courtesy of Ste Murray Who: Therapy? Where: The Button Factory, Dublin When: December 11th 2015 One of the main qualities of a band such as Therapy? is their pure and unadulterated unwillingness to compromise. During their 26 year career they’ve never shied away from sticking…

Gig Review: Still Little Fingers

This piece originally appeared on The Thin Air Who: Stiff Little Fingers Where: The Academy, Dublin When: November 13th 2015 The last time I saw Stiff Little Fingers (SLF) was when previous bassist Bruce Foxton was still amongst their ranks. With him having left the fold in ‘06, to say that tonight’s gig was something…

Gig Review: Giveamanakick

This piece originally appeared on The Thin Air All photo’s courtesy of Fran Michel Who: giveamanakick Where: Whelans, Dublin When: October 10th 2015 When it was announced that Limerick noise-rock duo giveamanakick were reforming to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their second album We Are The Way Forward, to say I was a tad ecstatic would’ve be…

Gig Review: Perfect Pussy

Who: Perfect Pussy Where: Northcote Socialclub, Melbourne When: January 29th 2015 This review originally appeared on Tonedeaf.com.au Before one of the most hyped bands in recent memory took to the stage, a smattering of people witnessed a short but sonically brutal set from noise experimentalists Exhaustion. The band, made up of Duncan Blachford; guitar/vox, Per Bystrom; drums and Richard…

Album Review: Fucked Up – “Glass Boys”

Glass Boys is the fourth full length record from Toronto’s Fucked Up, and with it, the hardcore punk outfit have decided to take a more introspective view of their career and its subsequent success. Vocalist Damian Abraham growls and bellows his way throughout Glass Boys, however his abrasive approach to spitting out lyrics is at times downright…

Gig Review: The Scientists

Who: The Scientists Where: Howler, Melbourne When: 29th March 2014 The Scientists’ show managed to draw in quite a large number of Melbourne’s original punk-rock loving community, as Brunswick’s Howler was crammed with punters a good 20 minutes before the headliners hit the stage. The reformed Perth rockers have only just hit the road in celebration of the 35th anniversary of their original line-up, so to have such a huge…

Gig Review: Iggy & The Stooges

Who: Iggy & The Stooges Where: Festival Hall, Melbourne When: 27th March 2013 When The Stooges, i.e. godfathers of the US punk movement, decided to not just reunite a little over a decade ago, but still wanted to release new material, there was an obvious cloud of fear that appeared to fans of the group.…

Gig Review: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

What: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Where: Footscray Community Arts Centre, Melbourne When: Sunday 3rd February 2013 What initially started off as a city centre based music event in a Melbourne laneway in 2004, the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival has since developed into a large scale touring affair. Nowadays it stops off at spots in Sydney, Perth,…