Hitmen DTK to release new mini album with two Sydney shows in August !

  With utmost respect to The King, HITMEN DTK have recorded 6 Elvis tracks like you've never heard before and will perform them live on the Anniversary weekend of his death. Their "HITMEN KILL ELVIS" mini-album, produced by Sammy Kannis of Alchemy Music Group will be released 31st July on CD and all digital platforms. The band … Continue reading Hitmen DTK to release new mini album with two Sydney shows in August !

Episode 99 – Tapes Alive (audio)

  On episode 99 of The Australian Rock Show, we dust off the cassette player and crank some never before heard live recordings - pulled from our own personal archives. Tune in to hear rare live recordings from Hitmen DTK, Hellacopters, Heart Attack (Mick Cocks), Manifestations (Mark Sisto, Warwick Gilbert, Pip Hoyle), Mortal Sin, Painters … Continue reading Episode 99 – Tapes Alive (audio)

Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Hitmen DTK – Sydney (1991)

Who: Hitmen DTK (with Deniz Tek) Where: Annandale Hotel, NSW Australia  – 17 November 1991 Is this gig really 21 years back ? Where the hell are the years going ? This was when the Sydney rock n roll scene was still smoking, and great gigs were about as common as tatts on footballers. A … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Hitmen DTK – Sydney (1991)

Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Hitmen DTK 1989 Tour poster

I have owned several Hitmen posters over the years, some of which I’ve now sold.  Some I took from walls of Sydney pubs, some I bought from places like Phantom Records, others I procured from Klondike Masuak himself. This one though is one of my favourites. It’s from June, 1989 and it is a massive, … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Hitmen DTK 1989 Tour poster

Classic Album Art From The Rockbrat Collection: Hitmen DTK – UELA

Man oh man did I play this thing to death upon release. 1989 was a great year for local Australian releases and this was one of many. I've always loved the cover art which is why it deserves recognition here. The 4 Track EP still kicks major ass with Justice Blind the first song up. … Continue reading Classic Album Art From The Rockbrat Collection: Hitmen DTK – UELA

Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Dark Carnival, Canberra (1991)

Thursday 5th of December, 1991 was the date - Canberra's rock institution The ANU was the venue. Cowboy Col was so devoted that he drove down the Hume from Sydney to Canberra to see legendary Stooge Ron Asheton at the ANU. The fact that The Lime Spiders and Hitmen DTK opened the show meant that this was … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Dark Carnival, Canberra (1991)

Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Hitmen DTK (1990)

Who: Hitmen DTK Where: ANU, Canberra - 28 November 1990 Chris Masuak and Johnny Kannis - they were a part of The Rockbrat's world via live gigs for so long they were damn near family ! I have a backstage shot from this time-period which I'll have to locate and upload. I took many live shots of The … Continue reading Classic Image From The Rockbrat Photo Collection: Hitmen DTK (1990)

Rockbrat Remembers: The Kardomah Cafe

The Kardomah, the KD . In the late 80’s, this was THE rock place to be at. It was where all the wannabes and posers strutted around, thinking they were Sunset Strip material (when in all likelihood they were just suburban boys, as Dave Warner once wrote). I suppose it was the closest thing that … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: The Kardomah Cafe

Guess What The Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Rock n Roll War – A Vicious Kitten Compilation

22.95 US...GREAT Price for a GREAT ALBUM! VARIOUS: Rock 'n' Roll War (MINT/OOP/OZ/24 TRACKS) Issued in Australia by Vicious Kitten Records in 2000. Prefix and catalog number are VK008. Complete title as follows, VARIOUS ARTISTS 'Rock 'n' Roll War - A Compilation of International Rock Action'. Track listing: THE DICTATORS - "Who Will Save Rock … Continue reading Guess What The Rockbrat Found On eBay ? Rock n Roll War – A Vicious Kitten Compilation