Scene & Heard Festival Drops Killer Nostalgic Lineup

Last year saw the debut of Newcastle festival Scene & Heard, which was basically a mini resurrection of Homebake or Livid festival featuring some of their best alumni – The Living End, Spiderbait, Something For Kate, Killing Heidi, Skunkhour, Dallas Crane, Sneaky Sound System and Front End Loader. This year’s festival already promised to be bigger and better, with the announcement that the event would … Continue reading Scene & Heard Festival Drops Killer Nostalgic Lineup

Caravãna Sun’s Beauty, Pain and Creative New Direction

For the last 10 years, Aussie band Caravãna Sun have forged a musical career out of upbeat, feel-good sometimes frenetic songs. However, the release of their latest single, ‘Beauty and the Pain’ challenges their signature sound as the band explores new musical territory. Girl at a Rock Show‘s India Marx had a chat with singer-songwriter Ant Beard, Caravãna Sun’s vocalist and bass guitarist, about the band’s new … Continue reading Caravãna Sun’s Beauty, Pain and Creative New Direction

Eskimo Joe Preparing Their Party Pants (and shoes) For 21st Year

If you were to ask some casual music fans on the East Coast, West Australian stalwarts Eskimo Joe all but disappeared following 2011’s commercial radio hit Love Is A Drug. But, indeed, the guys are all still gigging together, working on new projects and, as lead vocalist Kav Temperley explained to Girl this week, gearing up for the band’s 21st anniversary this year. So how … Continue reading Eskimo Joe Preparing Their Party Pants (and shoes) For 21st Year

A Super(jesus) Summer Festival Ahead

As a teenager growing up watching summer festivals like Livid and Homebake, with Aussie bands taking the main stages with gusto, women fronting bands like The Superjesus’ Sarah McLeod were held by yours truly in the same regard as Chrissie Amphlett, Stevie Nicks, Blondie and Joan Jett: revered as true rock n roll heroes. To this day, I am still one of McLeod’s biggest fans … Continue reading A Super(jesus) Summer Festival Ahead

Aussie Summer Festival Is Here & Hotter Than Hell

Ah, the great Australian summer. Blowflies, barbies, bushfires, backyard cricket, cyclones and, in 2018, one of the hottest tours to hit the country since Homebake, Livid and Big Day Out. Hotter Than Hell was announced yesterday, and holy hell it is the festival of our nostalgic ’90s/’00s dreams: Eskimo Joe, Jebediah, Killing Heidi, Grinspoon, The Superjesus, Thirsty Merc, Dallas Frasca, Frenzal Rhomb and Regurgitator have … Continue reading Aussie Summer Festival Is Here & Hotter Than Hell