Tonight on Get Shot Radio … foreign hordes … Beth Hart, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, Peter Green, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Rick Price, Bessie Smith … and locals Cass Eager and Toni Childs.
What do we have here ?
One American who lives in Australia and one Australian who lives in the USA … what a joke that makes out of the argument as to who qualifies to be “Australian” … so what difference does it make in the new global world of international travel and migration across borders and continents.
Who really cares who lives where ?
Find out tonight on Get Shot Radio !
Review and photos by Dan Stone.
King Parrot with Desecrator and Horsehunter, July 25, 2014, Ding Dong Lounge Melbourne.
To say I was a little nervous walking into this gig would be an understatement. I had never been to a King Parrot gig before, but have read the stories. Circle pits, the wall of death and pretty much anything else that you can throw at each and somehow stay alive. Tonight it seems wasn’t much different.
Things started peacefully. I arrived just in time to catch Horsehunter. Definitely fitting into the sludge rock/metal genre, think lots of fuzz and lots of long drawn out songs. Not something I personally get into a lot but the half full Ding Dong Lounge crowd really ate it up.
Next up was the mighty Desecrator. Riley Strong (vocals/guitar) and Scottie Anning (guitars) rip the crowd into frenzy with their monstrous riffs, backed by an impenetrable rhythm featuring Jared Roberts on drums. It’s a quickfire set that surprising for live shows in Melbourne actually started early and the crowd loved every second. Definitely highlights were “Balancing on a Blade” off the recent Down to Hell EP and “Little Jimmy Black” and the set closer “Destroying Gods Work”.
Before King Parrot even hit the stage I can sense the atmosphere in the room intensifying. There is not much room to move and it feels like the temperature has increased ten fold. It doesn’t take long for the chaos to begin as they pull out the favourite “Bozo” early in the set. Vocalist Matt “Youngy” Young spends almost as much time perched above the crowd as he does on stage and in between getting whipped by the hair of those around me I find myself dodging headstocks and guitarist Andrew “Squiz” Squires as he tumbles off the side of the stage. It’s not only the band that gets into the crowd surfing, but the crowd themselves. In fact I don’t think there was ever a time when someone wasn’t sprawled onto top of the crowd, except maybe that one time Youngy ventured into the crowd, separated them for the wall of death and yelled at the to do their worst. Amongst that and numerous circle pits the band themselves continue to pull out crowd favourite after crowd favourite.
With new drummer Todd Hansen on skins, Wayne “Slatts” Slattery on bass and Mr White (guitars) rounding out this thrash metal quintet it is no surprise to see why these guys were voted as one of the best bands at SXSW earlier this year. They are a tight unit but it is all about the show. Youngy and Slatts have the crowd eating out of their hands as empty glasses fly one way and water bottles go the other. The stage is a mix of beer, water and sweat and it’s no surprise that Youngy almost finds himself down the stairs at the side of stage just as quick as he was thrown back onto it from one adventure into the crowd.
With no encore the band leave the stage from their last Melbourne show before heading to the US. For them I hope it’s a while before we see them again, but damn do I want to go back for some more of that…just maybe next time without camera in hand!
Review By: Dan Stone
Photography By: Dan Stone
Story & Photos by John Snelson
Get Shot Radio goes to air every Monday night at 8-00pm, streaming live around the world from the TripleH 100.1 FM studio, Hornsby & Ku-ring-gai Radio.
The Magazine offers artists coverage of their music and performances through articles, reviews, photographs, announcements and interesting profiles.
If YOU have an interesting story and would like some coverage in Get Shot Magazine or even perhaps the chance to come into the Get Shot Radio studio at TripleH FM 100.1 to have your message and talent featured on the airwaves all around the world, you can contact John Snelson, Editor of Get Shot Magazine right here.
In order to keep up our standards of course, you need to be comfortable in company with the following great artists who have appeared live in the studio over the last few months ….
- Aimee Francis
- Baby Animals (Dave Leslie)
- Chase The Sun (Jon and Ryan)
- Chosen Ones (Matt and Ian)
- Glenn Cardier
- JHD Revival Band (John Hardaker and Adam Lean)
- Kevin Borich
- Mechanical Black (Luis Rojas and Riley Tipton Pulsawat-Perry)
- Phil Emmanuel
- Rick Price
- Shanghai (Riley Tipton Pulsawat-Perry, Luis Rojas and Chantel Bann
- Soundproofed (Lo Marshall and Leon Gower}
- Steve Balbi (Mi-Sex, Noiseworks)
- Tony Cini (Blues Explosion, Blues on the Water & Ginhouse)
- Wellmaker (Andrew and Trevor)
- Wolf Mail
If you can hold your head up with these great Australian musicians and entertainers, get shot now … get on Get Shot Radio !
Story and Photos by John Snelson
Tonight in the Get Shot Radio studio at TripleH 100.1 FM, Hornsby & Ku-ring-gai Radio, we present Kevin Borich arguably one of Australia’s (and New Zealand’s) best known musicians … those of you old enough may remember The La De Das.
The La De Das were a leading New Zealand rock band of the 1960s and early 1970s. Formed in New Zealand in 1963 (as The Mergers), they enjoyed considerable success in both New Zealand and Australia until their split in 1975.
In Australia the band is probably best known as the launching place for the career of guitarist Kevin Borich, and for their recording of The Happy Prince (EMI, 1968). You can hear why by giving the recording of the show below a bit of a listen … featuring many tracks by Kevin and some great stories as told to John and Tony.
The non-stop touring juggernaut of King Parrot rolls on, this time announcing a new Winter tour and their partnership with booking agency New World Artists (Dead Letter Circus, Northlane, Thy Art is Murder, In Heart’s Wake). The 10 show tour will introduce new drummer, Todd Hansen (The Bezerker, Rome), to the fold and showcase new material and never before played tracks before the band once again head to North America for an extended touring season, rounding out the remainder of 2014.
The electrifying live show with an energy and intensity unsurpassed, made waves in the USA on their 45 date North American tour earlier this year. King Parrot were named as one of the top 3 acts at South by South West in Austin, Texas by leading US music news site Metal Injection and earned the praise of Phil Anselmo, Mike Williams and Chuck Billy.To top it all off the band has also signed with Extreme Management Group in New York, to share a roster with the likes of Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Cryptopsy and Origin.Don’t miss what will be the last time you catch King Parrot on Australian soil for quite some time. Tickets on sale NOW www.kingparrot.oztix.com.a
uSaturday, 19 July 2014 - Corrimal Hotel, Wollongong, NSW 18+ w/- Daemon Foetal Harvest, Carbon Black
Friday, 25 July 2014 - Ding Dong, Melbourne, VIC 18+
w/- Desecrator, Horsehunter, Cryptic Abyss
Saturday, 26 July 2014 - Wrangler Studios, Footscray, VIC AA *ARVO* w/- Involuntary Convulsion, Horse Hunter, Solis
Saturday, 26 July 2014 - Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC 18+ *NITE* w/- The Kremlings, Athena’s Wake, Toxicon, BARBARION (just added)
Sunday, 27 July 2014 - Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC 18+
w/- Eyes Wide Open, The Arbiter, Bury Me in Autumn,
Friday, 1 August 2014 - Vaudeville Room, Caloundra, QLD 18+ w/- Inhailed, Undermine the Supremacy, Premorbid
Saturday, 2 August 2014 - Crowbar, Brisbane, QLD 18+
w/- F.U.C., Defamer, Malakyte, Widow The Sea
On Get Shot Radio tonight at 8-00pm, streaming live around the world, some new music.
- New tracks from Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa … from their new double “Live In Amsterdam” CD
- A great track from Kevin Borich from his new double album “Totem”
- From Cyril B Bunter Band, a selection from the new album “The Good Boogie – Live”
- Another live recording from the Trucks Tedeschi Band – featuring some outstanding guitarwork from Derek Trucks PLUS a favourite contemporary blues singer, Susan Tedeschi.
- Finally – one of Australia’s best and longest standing blues bands, Stormcellar - a softer side, a very touching song taken from “The Curious Assembly” album
So, all up – an eclectic mix of Australian and International bluesy music.
Don’t miss it … at this time
- Monday 14th July 08-00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.
- Monday 14th July 11-00am British Summer Daylight Time
- Monday 14th July 03-00am in Toronto
- Monday 14th July 06-00am in Detroit
- Monday 14th July 12-00pm midday noon in Berlin
- Monday 14th July 07-00am in Rio de Janeiro
- Sunday 13th July 12-00 midnight in Tahiti
… streaming live around the world from here
If you do just happen to miss it, you may be able to pick it up tomorrow afternoon AESTime from here.
Story & Photo by John Snelson
Canadian bluesman Wolf Mail appears tonight live in the studio on Get Shot Radio.
If you missed the show or would like to hear it all again … great music from Wolf plus good stuff from artists who have inspired him, including BB King, Albert Collins, Ian Siegel and others … you can do so right here.
Review by Dayne Applebee and Dan Stone. Photos by Kate Wehl and Dan Stone.
Saltar Hype and Crush Media Presents ROCK N LOAD, June 21 2014, The Espy St Kilda
If you missed Part 1 you can check it out here.
Following on from Smoke Stack Rhino, we all squeezed in a quick bite and a rest of the legs. It is time to check out one of my (Dan) favourite rock bands from Melbourne, Bugdust. They had the crowd singing along, especially to the classic “Mexican Death Squad”, and guitarist Shannon Trottman really steals the show with his guitar virtuosity and stage presence.
Don Fernando took to the Gershwin Room stage and our intrepid photographer, Kate, found herself getting pushed on stage by the band’s manager. Let’s just say, in situations like that, Kate doesn’t ask questions, she just does. This band, a well oiled machine, dripping with large amounts of fuzz and massive riffs, has a clear loyal following up front and genuinely garnered a lot more fans in their 40 minute set. The band were very impressive and very tight. I for one can’t wait to see them live again.
We’ve all seen King of the North a bunch of times recently having just completed their Sound the Underground national tour and caught the early parts of their set. A packed out Front Bar and Andrew Higgs and Danny Leo doing that amazing thing they do. If you haven’t already you have to check them out!
Pulling a decent crowd whilst giant killers King of the North are doing their thing in the front bar is no easy task. But Melbourne faves Ten Thousand managed to do it. These guys are on top of their game. Their alternative rock sound is extremely tight and has everything you’re looking for in a live gig. Catchy tunes, clever lyrics you can sing along with and an entertaining on stage presence that not every band is able to nail. These lads certainly do however, which is made a lot easier when you have the charismatic Jay Bowen as your front man. Awesome band, great sound, entertaining set. What more could you ask for?
And then it is time for that mighty Nineties band, Tumbleweed. I’m not sure who in the venue was anywhere other than the Front Bar as the crowd were packed like sardines and they loved every second of it. Highlights were “Sundial (Maryjane)” and the classic “Hang Around”. They were definitely the right choice to end the day filled with plenty of heavy fuzz-laden rock bands. Even though they weren’t the “last” band of the night, I’m not sure how many hung around for both Neon Queen (in the Gershwin) and Zuzu Angel (Front Bar) as it seemed everyone filed out very quickly. Personally, I’d have just ended it with The ‘weed and so after deliberating whether to hang around for the last band, we too also left. Ten hours of rock n roll and probably my favourite day of all the Saltar Hype and Crush Media events I’ve been to. Congrats to those teams and dare I say, bring on Creepshow…
Review By: Dan Stone and Dayne Applebee