Teethpit Live Review: Anti-Thesis, Plan of Attack, Albion Gold, DMS Punx @ Chardons Corner Hotel, Brisbane - January 17th 2014.
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I arrived at Chardon’s Corner a little late to this event (stupid having to chase supplies), but didn’t miss anybody. I rushed in to load in my gear and get some drinks so I didn’t miss the first act. We (Anti-Thesis) were playing last, so we had a night of boozing and rocking out ahead of us before our set.
First up were DMS, we’ve played with these guys a few times and they’re always punk as fuck. From doing their best to piss off people to straight out rocking hard as fuck, they generally leave the audience wanting more even if they disagree with half the stuff they say. At this gig there was one audience member who decided to argue with the band at several points in the show, it was pretty amusing to watch.
Next up were Albion Gold. I’d never seen/heard of this band before but fuck I was blown away from their first song onward. They have a very scatterbrain-esque sound, think The Locust, if the Locust was a punk band. Their frontwoman is a crazy ball of energy who’s venomous vocals perfectly guide the the song (and listener) through the intensity of the bands sound. Definitely give these guys a listen!
Plan of Attack are well known around the Brisbane scene with their old-school style oi punk (among other types). This show was solid and had the audience mostly dancing and wanting more. In between banter was also generally entertaining and amusing. It was good to see the amount of older punks who came out for these guys. It’s great to see the 40+ punk scene kicking strong still!! Fuck yes.
Their set was entertaining from start to finish and the crowd interaction was fantastic. I’ll definitely see them again at some point in the future.
While Plan of Attack were playing, I finally decided to grab our free booze rider. I was expecting it to be the normal 1 drink per band member (which usually all goto me as the other don’t really drink). But instead the promoter bought over this super jug. I mean… It was double the hight and width of your normal jug. It was a bit of a shock. But an awesome one :D.
Our Anti-Thesis set was pretty hit and miss that night due to some technical issues with my guitar (it appears it had taken one to many flights across the stage and wasn’t going to hold tune anymore). We rocked it out and finished the show anyways. I decided to “retire” that guitar by spearing it off the stage onto the floor, the neck snapped at the head and Pissbelly is now dead. Ecks from Trigger Warning joined us on stage during our performance of ‘Fuck Abbott’. It was a fuck load of fun and I think that was one of the better songs of the night (for us).
This was definitely a fun night. Albion Gold blew me the fuck away, so they’re now in my “awesome as fuck” Brissy bands list. It sucks their bassist recently had a major injury, they were supposed to be playing with my boyfriends band on the 8th March, but alas, I’ll have to wait until they appear again. I can’t wait!
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The Valentines Day Massacre show, held at the Transcontinental Hotel, was definitely a rad night. I started off knocking down some vodka & cokes while waiting for the bands to start. I did the usual chatting-with-various-mates/band-members thing while waiting for the first band to start up a couple of hours later.
My boyfriends band Trigger Warning were the first ones up. These guys (and girl) smashed through an intense set of humorous and aggressive punk music. During the middle of their set, they did a cover of Jon Lajoie’s birthday song from tv show ‘the League’. This was amusing as fuck. These guys always get the crowd into the right mood and definitely had everyone rocking by the time their show finished.
Baron Samedi were up next! I hadn’t seen these guys live before, but had heard a bunch of their recorded stuff (available from their facebook page). They do an incredibly refreshing take on the old school punk/ska sound with a bunch of other alternative genre inspired sounds splashed throughout.
Their show was a tonne better than was I was expecting (that’s not a payout on their recording either, they were just REALLY good). Check the video out, you’ll dig them !
Next were Forward Beast. This was the first time I’d seen them perform as a 3 piece (I’m pretty sure it was just their second show overall). The guys definitely put on an awesome show with Loki (also of Whiskey & Speed) adding a new dimension to the sound with his bass. Their originals were definitely the highlight of the night, although it’s always rad to hear a non-often-covered Nirvana song like Floyd the Barber.
Goon on the Rocks blasted into it after Forward Beast for probably the most energetic set of the night!! I hadn’t seen or heard these guys before, so I had no idea what to expect. Their engaging and highly energetic live performance definitely grabbed everybodies attention and sent them into a bit of a frenzy. Their songs are tight, at time complicated and fucking refreshing to hear. If you haven’t heard them before, check them out!
Last up were Whiskey & Speed. As usual their show was intense from start to finish. Dayne is a killer of a frontman, you can never take your eyes off of him. He barks orders at the audience and they always do as their told and love doing it. The band played a fairly rad mix of their established live songs with a few newish ones. Probably the highlight of the set for me was during ‘Killing Baddies’, mad as fuck. Check out the video below.
Overall this was a mad night out!! A whole bunch of rad bands and a whole bunch of good times, what more could you want.
Now before people start bouncing up and down saying “where’s your tinfoil hat”, let’s look at the facts here.
The American HAARP facility in Alaska supposedly has the ability to trigger earthquakes and other natural phenomenon anywhere on the planet. I’ve been on the fence as to weather this program was just a conspiracy or real (the facility DOES exist, but weather or not it is used for the purpose that conspiracy theorists say it does).
However, that has changed as of today. Consider this:
The Americans threatened the Russians that there would be consequences for their invasion of the Crimea region of the Ukraine. Is it a coincidence that within’ 24 hours of that invasion there is suddenly an earthquake in that exact region of the Ukraine (source)??
Sure it wasn’t a major earthquake, but it could be what you’d call “a warning shot”. America flexing it’s muscles. It’s also funny that there is a complete media blackout on this earthquake, you can only read about it by looking at seismology reporting websites (such as this one and this one). It just so happened to hit pretty much exactly where the Russians are taking control. Coincidence? I’ll let you decide. To me, it’s pretty open and shut.
Weapons of mass destruction are disgusting. Any country that uses them should be fucking ashamed.