X’s Steve Lucas to open for Hugo Race’s L.A. Woman 50th Anniversary Show

STEVE LUCAS PLAYS 1971 ADDED TO THE BILL AS HUGO RACE AND THE TRUE SPIRIT PLAY THE DOORS’ "L.A. WOMAN" ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS RELEASE. The ghosts of '80s St Kilda will meet the spirit of '71 when Hugo Race and Steve Lucas join forces in April. Wreckery mainman & foundation Nick Cave & The … Continue reading X’s Steve Lucas to open for Hugo Race’s L.A. Woman 50th Anniversary Show

CLINTON WALKER’S ‘STRANDED: AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC 1976-1992, REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION’ GETS A REBOOT

AN UPDATED VERSION OF THE CLASSIC 1996 TEXT THAT TELLS THE STORY FROM THE EARLY STIRRINGS OF PUNK THROUGH TO TRIPLE J, THE BIG DAY OUT AND BEYOND, 'STRANDED: AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC 1976-1992, REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION'  BY CLINTON WALKER IS PUBLISHED BY THE VISIBLE SPECTRUM FEATURING THE SAINTS, RADIO BIRDMAN, BOYS NEXT DOOR/BIRTHDAY PARTY,  … Continue reading CLINTON WALKER’S ‘STRANDED: AUSTRALIAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC 1976-1992, REVISED & EXPANDED EDITION’ GETS A REBOOT

From the Rockbrat Archives: Ian Rilen – Love Is Murder (Phantom)

Damn this is good….real good. If this isn't the best Australian release of the year then I'd like to know what is. Is it necessary to introduce the man ? OK, for the benefit of the few who weren't listening the first time around. Rilen formed the seminal Australian rock 'n' roll beast that be … Continue reading From the Rockbrat Archives: Ian Rilen – Love Is Murder (Phantom)

Rockbrat News Flash: Blood, Sweat & Beers : Oz Rock From The Aztecs to Rose Tattoo

Blood, Sweat & Beers : Oz Rock From The Aztecs to Rose Tattoo by Murray Engleheart It is an honor to be the first person on the internet to review this book - the latest penned by the highly acclaimed Australian music writer Murray Engleheart. 'Blood, Sweat and Beers : Oz Rock From The Aztecs to … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Blood, Sweat & Beers : Oz Rock From The Aztecs to Rose Tattoo