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Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 12:51pm

Reviewed on Saturday March 18 (photo by Ashley Mar)

 

Amid a sea of nostalgia-baiting anniversary tours, there are a few notable standouts. The best of them show that the passing of time has taken none of the fire out of the music, nor the band itself.

 

For tonight’s openers Screamfeeder, a stalwart of Australia’s grunge/garage scene, nostalgia was far from the...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 3:00pm

Back in 1996, an Aussie band little known to the world was thrust into the international spotlight with the release of its third studio album, Ivy And The Big Apples.

 

Spiderbait became the face of Australian rock, and in many ways, the popularity of grunge took a step back to make way for them. 

 

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ivy’s release, Spiderbait are...

Posted 22 Sep 2015 @ 4:51pm

★★★★☆

 

It’s been a few years between drinks for The Meanies. One of the most recognisable and beloved acts in Australian punk rock has returned with a first full-length since 1994, and it doesn’t miss a beat.

 

Everything you would want from The Meanies is right here. By the time you reach ‘Dream Age’ and get caught up in the synth-like guitar lines and signature...

Posted 27 Jul 2015 @ 1:55pm

After two decades without releasing new music, the Australian punk veterans are returning with a fresh album entitled It's Not Me, It's You. To celebrate, they'll be hitting the road. 

 

With a career spanning 26 years, The Meanies have played alongside the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Beastie Boys, The Lemonheads, Bad Brains and Fugazi. Since reforming in 1998, they've...

Posted 19 Mar 2015 @ 12:00pm

Last October, Aussie punk veterans The Meanies rolled into town on their 25th anniversary tour. 

 

As that milestone indicates, the four Melburnians are no spring chickens, so fans questioned whether they could conjure the manic onstage energy that made them so notorious in the early ’90s. Hopes dimmed somewhat when it was revealed that crazed frontman Link...

Posted 12 Feb 2015 @ 1:32pm

Before knuckling down to make their first album in 21 years, The Meanies have announced they will be playing a short run of shows this February and March.

 

The tour will see the four-piece play five shows across Victoria and Sydney, including their very first Golden Plains.
 
In the mid-'90s they shared a bill with The Ramones and on the first stop of the tour things...

Posted 3 Sep 2014 @ 1:10pm

Iconic punk outfit The Meanies have announced The Silver Jubilee Tour and a 7" issue in celebration of their 25th anniversary.

 

Since forming in the early '90s, The Meanies have toured around the world with the likes of Nirvana, The Lemonheads and Pearl Jam. After a hiatus, the band kicked back into gear in '98 and have been releasing a steady stream of music since. They'll...

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