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Saturday, 20 August 2016 |
A Day By The Green 17
A Day By The Green was first held in May 2010 at the St Kilda Bowling Club and has been getting stronger ever since. It has been a celebration of St Kilda music and it is a truely unique event. The venue is perfect, as is it is directly opposite the old Seaview Ballroom. So this event is a homage to the old glory days of the St Kilda punk scene.
Where else can you see eight awesome bands play for a lobster (i.e. a twenty dollar note). MC by the great 3RRR-FM radio icon, Tony Biggs, this 17th event featured the welcome return of Scrap Museum, Quincy McLean's punk band before Blue Ruin. With Linda J from The Dacios, The Bulls and Little Ugly Girls hitting the stage to perform two songs with Scrap Museum - it was electrifying!
Here are some videos of what happened at A Day By The Green 17.
More Scrap Museum videos. Quincy and his band were in fine form.
If you are boasting on Facebook about how many concerts you attend and you are go around calling yourself a "GIG PIG" but you have never seen Fred Negro rock out with his cock out, well then here is a reality check - you haven't seen enough gigs in Melbourne Rock Central.
WARNING! ACHTUNG!! NSFW!!!
If you are easily offending....don't watch this following video of the Fuck Fucks in action.
Fred Negro's naughty little punk outfit, The Fuck Fucks have played before at A Day By The Green. Gig highlights were their signature song, "Beer Sandwich", a rockin' cover of The Beastie Boys "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" and their Monkees pisstake, "Hey, Hey We're The Fuck Fucks". It's always enjoyable but when Fred Negro gets into the crowd, make sure you don't get hit in the noggin' with his bleedin' microphone because you have just seen where it has been.
Mesa Cosa is out there....WAY OUT THERE! It's all dirty, in your face sneering Mexican Punk Rock attitude. They have had some lineup changes and the welcome addition is this demented mofo of a saxophone player, which has made a big difference to their live sound. I do miss that they are no longer playing "Diablo" though, as it was my favourite Mesa Cosa song.
Penny Ikinger is the queen of Aussie noise guitar. It has been a long time since I have seen Penny play with Andrew McCubbin, whose guitar playing reminds me of the late and great Rowland S Howard. Playing his Fender, slung low and talking about guitars, Penny was sporting the original noise machine - the immaculate electric blue Ikinger Pennycaster. Her performance was totally mesmerising. BRILLIANT!
Marilyn Rose and The Thorns are becoming a tour de force. They have dropped one of my favourite albums of this year with their debut album "ANTARCTICA". Produced by Melbourne music legend Ash Wednesday, who has played with JAB, the Models and the iconic Einstürzende Neubauten and who has recently reformed The Metronomes and release a new album. Marilyn and her band of thorny good blokes remind me of Siouxsie and the Banshees. They perform this ripper cover of The Scientists "Set It On Fire" that would do Kim Salmon proud. As a special guest, Jack Howard from Hunters & Collectors fame, joined the band for two songs. I am a big fan of Marilyn Rose and The Thorns and I can't get enough of them.
Liquor Snatch bring some punk rock fun to the proceedings. Best band name pun and it always funny when they play on the same bill with Dixon Cider.
I have never heard of Eden before but when I arrived mid set, I couldn't help but notice the swirling psychedelic sounds that reminded me of the best of The Church and The Cure. Plus the guitarist was wearing a paisley shirt, so that was a giveaway. I was really impressed Eden and I want to see more.
That was another Day By The Green under my belt. Until next time, for another great day of music with friends in St Kilda.
For more videos of previous Day By The Green concerts, go to my VIMEO music channel. There are 85 more videos to watch.
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