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ROCKIN’ FOR WEST PAPUA 2017 ON NEXT WEEK – GLOBAL LINEUPS CONFIRMED

September 26, 2017

 

Next week people around the world will come together from 6th to 8th October to make a noise about the plight of the West Papuan people. For the 2nd year, Rockin’ For West Papua global peace concerts will be held in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, The Netherlands, England and Scotland, with more than 20 shows in Australia alone!

 

With genres ranging from reggae, RnB, country and heavy metal to hip-hop, DJ’s and Aussie rock – more that 100 artists performing at over 25 gigs - it is going to be LOUD!

 

West Papua is Australia’s closest neighbour and in our own backyard more than 500,000 West Papuans have been murdered and they daily face the threat of being punished with 15 years jail simply for flying their own flag.

 

ROCKIN’ FOR WEST PAPUA 2017 – DATES / VENUES / LINEUPS

www.facebook.com/RockinForWestPapua/events/

 

 

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA:  

Friday 6th October – The Central Club Hotel, Richmond

www.facebook.com/events/124809644769083     

One More Weekend, Brett Franke & Temple Of The Tunes, Black Sistaz, West Papuan Community Band.

7.30pm

 

WOLLONGONG (gig 1) , AUSTRALIA:  

Friday 6th October – The Yo-Yo Bar, Kembla Heights Bowling Club

www.facebook.com/events/104689040155534/     

The Dark Clouds, Eightball Junkies, Night Goat.

8pm, $10

 

SYDNEY (gig 1) , AUSTRALIA:   

Friday 6th October – The Chippo Hotel, Chippendale

www.facebook.com/events/1452253454830388      

Dark Horse, Dept. of Gloom, Red Gazelle, Grim

8pm

 

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA:  

Friday 6th October - The Prince Of Wales Hotel, Nundah

www.facebook.com/events/358503777902280     

New Clear Vision, Charlie Rebel, Kold Creature, Kobrakai, Bitter Lungs

7.30pm, $10

 

SYDNEY (gig 2) , AUSTRALIA:   

Friday 6th October - Valve Bar, Sydney CBD

www.facebook.com/events/1753304678301785      

Hip Hop For West Papua feat. Sky High, Dawn Laird, MC Trey, Sarah Connor & heaps more…

9.45pm, $15

 

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA:  

Friday 6th October - Empire HQ Club 

www.facebook.com/events/255253221655984    

Ms.V, Kamali, Kaweyova, Koahlition, Justin Wellington, Cameron Cusack

8pm, $15

 

CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA:

Saturday 7th October – West Papua Solidarity Group, 6 Spin St

www.facebook.com/events/1072560672885277   

Black Consciousness Poetry, Biko MC Godobori, Kutandara Mbira Music Group & more…

2pm

 

WOLLONGONG (gig 2) , AUSTRALIA:  

Saturday 7th October – The Yo-Yo Bar, Kembla Heights Bowling Club

www.facebook.com/events/1216670858461418     

Patrick Lyons & The Band Of American Creek, The Numbered, Justin Frew, Renee Steele, Swamp N Beats

6pm, $10

 

IPSWICH, AUSTRALIA:   

Saturday 7th October – Coronation Hotel, West Ipswich

www.facebook.com/events/1842497442745781   

Deadbeat Society, Sol Tradas, Eat City, The Dickersons, Friendly Fire, Captain Cake, Jocks, The Irrits, The Gutter & more…

4pm

 

AUCKLAND (gig 1), NEW ZEALAND:  

Saturday 7th October – The Audio Foundation

www.facebook.com/events/228613214318840     

The Biscuits, The Hollow Grinders, Stefan Neville, Pumice

7.30pm, $10

 

CASTLEMAINE (VIC) , AUSTRALIA:   

Saturday 7th October – Lot 19 Arts Hub 

www.facebook.com/events/342621106156522  

R4WP17 CASTLEMAINE

with MC Madeline Hudson starring members of the Black Orchid Stringband (Melb West Papuans), Corker Orchestra, Gooses Bridle, MC Izzy, DJ Wasabi, Kestral, Brighton Whiteley, Chris Scott, Complimentary Caravan & West Papuan short films.
6pm, $10

 

PERTH, AUSTRALIA:  

Saturday 7th October – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle

www.facebook.com/events/1310675755718124     

R4WP17 FREMANTLE

The Davs, Kimura, The U-nites, The Milkmen, Moorditj Brothers, Kings Queens Duo

4pm, $10

 

LISMORE, AUSTRALIA:   

Saturday 7th October – New Tattersalls Hotel

www.facebook.com/events/305478243237813

Fly Agaric, Hybridize, Monkey & The Fish + ‘Punks For West Papua’ doco screening

7.30pm, Gold Coin Entry

 

WARRNAMBOOL, AUSTRALIA:   

Saturday 7th October – The Loft Bar

www.facebook.com/events/1459877967652245

John Hunter Combo, The Lowdown Brew, One More Weekend, The Defibrillators

8.30pm, $10

 

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA:   

Saturday 7th October – Happy Yess

www.facebook.com/events/782499788586481

WildWater, Acid City, Ben Evolent, Summit, Cliffton, June Mills

9pm

 

VIVEIRO, SPAIN:

Saturday 7th October – Teatro Pastor Diaz

www.facebook.com/events/116141409063568

Bang 74, Chris Masuak & The Viveiro Wave Riders, Bule, Miriada

8.30pm

 

CORNWALL, ENGLAND:

Saturday 7th October – Zennor Village Hall

www.facebook.com/events/1970529906307395

The Oscillators feat. Margot Kane & MC Chanza, Who Man Flu, DJ Dave Spenceley (Sir Vinyl), DJ Indian Billy

8pm

 

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA:  

Sunday 8th October – The Lass O'Gowrie Hotel, Wickham

www.facebook.com/events/1755033678122383

Kid On A Leash, Lillye, Time On Earth, Monkeypig, Sailors Grave, Trashed Again, The Not Nots, The Craw

12.00pm

 

AUCKLAND (gig 2), NEW ZEALAND:

Sunday 8th October – Golden Dawn: Tavern Of Power

www.facebook.com/events/116653539013859

SJD, Steve Abel, Jocee Tuck, Sean McMahon (aus), DJ English Jake

4.00pm

 

HOBART, AUSTRALIA:   

Sunday 8th October – Republic Bar & Café, North Hobart

www.facebook.com/events/201497470375228

Roadkill, The Raccoons, Miss Jones, KashKin, Tim Davies

 

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA:   

Sunday 8th October – The Coolangatta Hotel

www.facebook.com/events/128999814345323

Wartooth, Odius, Charlie Rebel, Monster Fodder

2pm, $10

 

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA:  

Sunday 8th October - Hotel Metro

www.facebook.com/events/298143080654573

Apteria, Pigasus, Profiteers, Terania, Sloven

2.30pm

 

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA:  

Sunday 8th October – Smith’s Alternative

www.facebook.com/events/142585456307677

Space Party, The Rhythm Hunters, Hence The Testbed, The Guitar Cases, The Standard Deviants, Ronny Kareni

5pm-10pm.

 

CENTRAL COAST, AUSTRALIA:   

Sunday 8th October – The Entrance Leagues Club

www.facebook.com/events/265588213917264

Blade Of Horus, Grim Demise, The Grounds, Screaming Eagle, Jake Cassar

6pm, $20

 

SYDNEY (gig 3), AUSTRALIA:   

Sunday 8th October – Frankie’s Pizza

www.facebook.com/events/680416608811051

Demonatrix, BlackBreaks, Once Remained, Totofu

7pm

 

GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA:  

Sunday 8th October - 1610 Pub & Grill, Gauteng

www.facebook.com/events/1279241535458746

The Colour Blew, After Robot, The Psykotix, Adam Distortion, The Fismits, The Mean Streets

2pm, R40

 

 

Award-winning documentary Producer of “Punks For West Papua” and Rockin’ For West Papua organiser Ash Brennan said, “as well as being the biggest thing I have ever organised, it is the biggest music event for West Papua that the world has ever seen. For 3 days in October, it's gonna be loud! I want to thank not only the bands but all the promoters, venues and local organisers that have come together to make Rockin’ For West Papua 2017 a global event”.

 

All money raised goes to the United Liberation Movement for West Papua. The money is used for film training in West Papua and the ULMWP's travel to vital meetings in the Pacific, and to the UN in New York and Geneva.

 

“Indonesia has tanks and guns, we West Papuans only have guitars,” Benny Wenda - Leader Free West Papua Campaign, Spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua.

 

#musicisaweapon

 

 

R4WP 2017 ARTIST INFO

 

STEVE ABEL R4WP17 AUCKLAND#2 –a refined alt/folk writer whose lyrics have a bone-bare quality – the sound of someone writing and singing from a place where there is no guile, just hard truth and clear eyes.”

www.facebook.com/steve.abel.music

 

ACID CITY R4WP17 DARWIN – have gigged relentlessly in Darwin, releasing 2 Eps. Hugely influenced by old-school classic grunge with a dark prog-rock sound gelled into epic tunes. Renowned for high energy, blistering live shows.

www.facebook.com/AcidCity2012

 

AFTER ROBOT R4WP17 SOUTH AFRICA – A mix of progressive rock, blues, jazz and crazy, all thrown together in a melting pot of colour, life and freedom to express and say that which cannot be put into words.

www.facebook.com/AfterRobotSA

 

APTERIA R4WP17 ADELAIDE – are a crust punk band from the Kaurana Plains SA who maintain firm anarcho punk ethos, critiquing the mess of western civilization.

www.facebook.com/APTERIA/

                                                   

BANG 74 R4WP17 SPAIN – Hail from Spain and deliver an emphatic synthesis of voltage, energy & harmonies fusing power pop and punk rock, and in recent years have collaborated with Radio Birdman’s Chris Masuak.

www.facebook.com/bang74

 

BEN EVOLENT R4WP17 DARWIN – This award winning songwriter and his band fill their folk/reggae/blues songs with a healthy dose of raw emotion, relatable truths, loveable melodies and lively hooks.

www.facebook.com/BenEvolentNT

 

BIKO MC GODOBORI R4WP17 CAPETOWN - Godobori Vol.1 is Biko MC's Shona translation and Hiphop adaptation of the first 7 chapters of Khalil Gibran's book, "The Prophet". In this volume of work Biko MC showcases his unparalleled mastery of Shona poetics and this is superbly matched by Kado Beats' instrumental selection, mixing and mastering. 

https://bikomc.bandcamp.com/album/godobori-vol-1

 

THE BISCUITS R4WP17 AUCKLAND#1 – Delicious noisy pop band.

www.facebook.com/TheBiscuitsNZ

 

BITTER LUNGS R4WP17 BRISBANE - a five piece stoner rock band stuck in the body of a 5 piece punk hardcore band.

www.facebook.com/bitter.lungs

 

BLACKBREAKS R4WP17 SYDNEY#3 - Hailing from across Sydney and Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, Blackbreaks formed in 2012 when Kerry Fouke (MM9) and Chris Dubrow (iNsuRge) joined forces by combining common influences such as Delta blues, Prodigy style sonics, and the raw emotion and rage of punk rock. Live, they are joined by Matty McMartin on electronica (a 6 foot 4 go-go dancing Cook islander), Mark ‘Milli’ Avery (also ex-iNsuRge) on bass, and the ever lively Sean Burnett.

www.facebook.com/blackbreaks

 

BLACK CONCIOUSNESS POETRY R4WP17 CAPETOWN – is a movement in South Africa that was started by four young men who established themselves as arts. Through the art of poetry they came to a realization that they need to raise awareness on the injustices that continue to plague their people.

www.facebook.com/Black-Consciousness-Poetry-725109957555688

 

BLADE OF HORUS R4WP17 CENTRAL COAST - Sydney based tech death, currently writing some brutal and technical yet headbang inducing tunes, combining multiple metal influences with an overall technical death metal result. Focusing on technicality, brutality and without compromising memorable song structures and combining all these elements with some traditional and middle eastern melodies into an organised chaos.

www.facebook.com/blade.of.horus

 

BULE R4WP17 SPAIN – This 4 piece from Spain came together through their admiration for late 70s music from the Undertones Records era, combining contagious melodies and Galician lyrics with cinematic playful references and vital experiences.

 

CHARLIE REBEL R4WP17 GOLD COAST – Hailing from the Gold Coast conceived by brothers Nick & Chris Torr, the two brothers are smashing down the walls of punk rock as we know it…fresh from touring Japan!

www.facebook.com/Charlierebelmusic

 

NICOLAS CLIFTON R4WP17 DARWIN – is a 20 year old hip hop artist based in Darwin. With nearly a decade of honing his craft behind him, his debut self-titled EP is set for release soon.

 

THE COLOR BLEW R4WP17 SOUTH AFRICA – The Color Blew represent depth and insight in a plastic over produced shallow sea of “radio music”… they provide the “alternative” the result when talent and passion combine with no preconceived notions, when music is played and experienced for the mood, fuelled by the moment and ignited by passion!

www.facebook.com/thecolorblew

 

CAMERON CUSACK R4WP17 CAIRNS – raised in a small town on the New South Wales Far South Coast, Merimbula now Cairns based in the Contemporary Country world has blended a new flavour of Calypso, Reggae, Soul, Rock/Pop within his Country Genre.

www.facebook.com/cameroncusack

 

CAPTAIN CAKE R4WP17 IPSWICH – Comedic hip-hop laptop musician from Brisbane influenced by TISM, King Missile & Weird Al Yankovic, managed by Mr Potato Head.

www.facebook.com/captaincakeyohoho

 

CORKER ORCHESTRA R4WP17 CASTLEMAINE – a community orchestra from Castlemaine who empower musicians of all skill levels and with any instrument to experience the joy of making music with one another.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/419301631438705/ , http://www.corkerorchestra.com/

 

COMPLIMENTARY CARAVAN R4WP17 CASTLEMAINE – A project exploring the ‘power of words’, providing a space to consider what it is to receive and also give a compliment. It involves collecting compliments (written and recorded) from passing participants and is adaptable to all sorts of situations. 

www.facebook.com/ComplimentaryCaravan

 

SARAH CONNOR R4WP17 SYDNEY#2 – is an independent hip hop artist, writer and poet from Sydney. Winner of the Briggs / Golden Era King of the Town competition.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xuK2xLbM3A

 

THE DARK CLOUDS R4WP17 WOLLONGONG#1 – In the early hours of a cold and frosty morning, in a seedy motel room just west of Corrimal Hill, Midnight Oil and The Dictators made love. From the power and the passion their love child; The Dark Clouds were born. Now it has been suggested in some quarters that a Saint, an Angel and even a Celibate man holding a Rifle were also present in that room...

www.facebook.com/TheDarkClouds.au

 

DARK HORSE R4WP17 SYDNEY#1 – Hardcore, grind, punk, metal from Sydney

www.facebook.com/DARK.HORSE.HARDCORE

 

TIM DAVIES R4WP17 HOBART - uses an amalgamation of guitars and vocal with electronic soundscapes and aftershocks to create a gritty, euphoric journey into mind, space and the inner rumble of life and the human condition.

www.timdaviesmusic.com.au

 

DEAD BEAT SOCIETY R4WP17 IPSWICH – Music for the cultural apocalypse, a bastardised combination of psychedelic, grunge, stoner, blues & dirty rock.

www.facebook.com/deadbeat.society.bne

 

THE DEFIBRILLATORS R4WP17 WARRNAMBOOL – delivered with high energy and a generous dose of humour, the four vagabonds bring an eclectic mix of alternate rock.

www.facebook.com/thedefibs

 

DEMONATRIX R4WP17 SYDNEY#3 – Glam/death/groove/rock/metal from Sydney. The sound that escaped from depravity…

www.facebook.com/Demonatrix-1676621792660055/

 

DEPT. OF GLOOM R4WP17 SYDNEY#1 - Diabolically infectious pop melodies set to a heavy metal elektro charged sound-melding the analogue days when guitars ruled and rockstars were heroes to tomorrow's digitally sharp attack- Modern/Vintage rules OK!

www.facebook.com/deptofgloom/videos/465125407154078/

 

ADAM DISTORTION R4WP17 SOUTH AFRICA – Armed with an electric guitar, and dripping with as much overdrive as disdain, Distortion is here with a message. A message that, much like the world around him, is ugly, raw, loud, and sometimes even hilarious. Heavily inspired by early punk and the 90s alternative Seattle scene, it's music that not everybody’s going to like, but that nobody can ignore.

www.facebook.com/DistortedAdam

 

EAT CITY R4WP17 IPSWICH – play dirty punk Rock n' Roll just how we like it...

www.facebook.com/EAT-CITY-170088299714655

 

EIGHTBALL JUNKIES R4WP17 WOLLONGONG#1 – four piece rock band from Sydney blending a mixture of supercharged rock and roll, heavy hooks and punk attitude

www.facebook.com/eightballjunkies

 

THE FISMITS R4WP17 SOUTH AFRICA – Four piece indie/alternative/rock band from South Africa. Luke claims we play "space rock". What’s that anyway?

www.facebook.com/fismitsband

 

FLY AGARIC R4WP17 LISMORE - Heavy Rock, Stoner Rock, Stoner Prog Rock & Metal Stoner Rock are all tags associated with this Northern NSW outfit. Fly Agaric make a habit of combining riff laden guitars, searing leads & harmony vocals cemented in place by an unrelenting barrage of bass & drums.

www.facebook.com/FLYAGARICBAND

 

JUSTIN FREW R4WP17 WOLLONGONG#2 – Dark Country Blues from down a well nowhere near Wollongong. “Don't throw me in the alt country basket. I'm not that reverential about music. There's no irony in my misery. I do it the way Hank showed me. Honest.”

www.facebook.com/Justin-Frew-Music-175210823732

 

FRIENDLY FIRE R4WP17 IPSWICH – A unique brand of hate metal providing a high energy performance, complete with violently emotional lyrics.

www.facebook.com/FriendlyFireMoB

 

GRIM R4WP17 SYDNEY#1 - Emerging from the dark depths of Sydney's drainage systems, four nobodies come together to play loud fast raucous scream-a-longs.

http://www.facebook.com/grimsydney

 

GRIM DEMISE R4WP17 CENTRAL COAST - have made a name for themselves locally by playing an intense battery of heavy music with a dose of attitude and sounds inspired by a wide range of different metal subgenres. Hailing from the "Steel city", Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

www.facebook.com/GrimDemise

 

THE GROUNDS R4WP17 CENTRAL COAST - a motley collection of Novocastrians that should know better, revelling in loud, loose rock and roll with more than a smattering of punk rock sensibility. With members from such eclectic outfits as Rubix Cuba, Moth, Muzzy Pep, The Great Dividing Range, Tax Sea Cabs, Grannyfist and Dog, this is a band whose sound will grab you by the throat from the first chord, melt your face, shake you around a bit, and shout you a schooner afterwards.

www.facebook.com/TheGroundsBandAU

 

THE GUITAR CASES R4WP17 CANBERRA – create their own brew of outlaw country and folk influenced blues with  songs about betrayal, the road, deep-fried friendship and burnt corn fritters. Sounds like Redgum meets Peter Green, JJ Cale and Johnny Cash.

www.facebook.com/theguitarcases

 

THE GUTTER R4WP17 IPSWICH – Brisbane's finest gutter-folk punk outfit, a carnivalesque cavalcade of contemporary, confrontational, cantankerous cacophonies. Totally rocks to folk!

www.facebook.com/yourmumsahipster

 

HENCE THE TESTBED R4WP17 CANBERRA – are a Canberra based 3 piece rock band who specialise in turning up on time, beer testing and laksa consumption.

www.facebook.com/hencethetestbed

 

THE HOLLOW GRINDERS R4WP17 AUCKLAND#1 – The surfin band from a southern land.

www.facebook.com/The-Hollow-Grinders-114240336207

 

JOHN HUNTER COMBO R4WP17 WARRNAMBOOL – Melbourne based musician known for his harmonica playing blues, country, folk, R&B with real emotion, real language, and an occasional touch of humour…

www.facebook.com/johnhuntermelbourne

 

HYBRIDIZE R4WP17 LISMORE - best described as old school heavy rock/metal, but Hybridize don't like being put in a box, they are hybrids, a dynamic blend of various influences and styles fused together to create an original sound all of their own.

www.facebook.com/hybridize.metal

 

THE IRRITS R4WP17 IPSWICH – a band that loves Punk Rock and knows how to have fun! Listening to The Irrits original songs will hopefully give you something to relate to whilst giving you a taste of excitement and fun. Grown & bred in Brisbane.

www.facebook.com/theirrits

 

KAMALI R4WP17 CAIRNS - Cairns based trio is nothing but a smooth eclectic blend of reggae, R’n’B and neo-soul sounds infused with the rustic soul harmonies.

www.facebook.com/kamalitrio/

 

KASHKIN R4WP17 HOBART – seven-piece band hailing from Australia’s deep south on the edge of the Southern Ocean. Take a fat slice of funk, a side of soul, mix in some rock and jazz and you get fine funk and soul for your listening and dancing pleasure.

www.facebook.com/kashkinband

 

KAWEYOVA R4WP17 CAIRNS – Samantha Clark. Voice and Guitar. Born and raised in Papua New Guinea. From the Trobriand Islands of Milne Bay Province. Self-taught musician. Aspiring singer/song writer.

www.facebook.com/Kaweyova-160734060624748/

 

KESTRAL R4WP17 CASTLEMAINE – has developed his own individual style influenced by Blues, Techno, Ragas and Western Classical music. His complex percussive style of guitar playing utilises modes and pentatonic scales in solo improvisation, creating rhythms using harmonics and string buzz and the use of sweep picking over barre-chords. Kestral’s original songs are adorned with harmonic singing, and share insight of the collective dreaming.

www.facebook.com/Kestral-848763831877155

 

KID ON A LEASH R4WP17 NEWCASTLE – punk rock band based out of Newcastle (gods country). We create tolerable background music with the sole purpose of being fun to listen/sing and dance along to.

www.facebook.com/kidonaleashband

 

KIMURA R4WP17 FREMANTLE –a Modern Groove Metal band based in Perth, Western Australia. Sounding like the love child spawned from an orgy between The Haunted, Devildriver & Pantera, Kimura are known for putting on brutal and dynamic live shows.

www.facebook.com/kimura.aus

 

KOAHLITION R4WP17 CAIRNS - a multicultural band from Far North Queensland. The 6/7 piece band is ever evolving, and their music can be described as roots, rock, reggae with a quirky Aussie twang and a South Pacific breeze.

www.facebook.com/Koahlition

 

KOBRAKAI R4WP17 BRISBANE – Both introspective and altruistic, built on a foundation of uncompromising rhythm, and riffs that are fat and wiggly. The intensity is real.
www.facebook.com/kobrakaimusic/

 

KOLD CREATURE R4WP17 BRISBANE – a Melodic/Groove Metal band from the southside of Brisbane dedicated to making heads bounce!!!

www.facebook.com/koldcreature/

 

DAWN LAIRD R4WP17 SYDNEY#2 – A rapper and producer from Newcastle, Dawn Laird is inspired by the likes of Run The Jewels, Erykah Badu, Horrorshow and Georgia Anne Muldrow. Her lo-fi, piano heavy monologue has been well received on Triple J Unearthed and nationwide community radio. Dawn was named one of the top 5 Newcastle artists to watch in 2017 by NewcastleLive.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ-z2o6-iCI

 

LILLYE R4WP17 NEWCASTLE – Incandescent , seething , soaring , Hyper Power rock from Sydney. Sonically ready and willing to gate crash your mind, transform your soul and cause sub-conscious chaos magic throughout your body. Dynamic hook laden powerful melodies delivered with unbridled passion and designed to stay with you beyond a lifetime.

www.facebook.com/LILLYEband

 

THE LOWDOWN BREW R4WP17 WARRNAMBOOL – its all about four friends just making straight up, no frills, loud rock music.

www.facebook.com/thelowdownbrew

 

PATRICK LYONS & THE BAND OF AMERICAN CREEK R4WP17 WOLLONGONG#2 – folk pop rock country surf soundtrack singer/songwriter stuff from Wollongong.

www.facebook.com/patricklyonsmusic

 

CHRIS MASUAK & THE VIVEIRO WAVE RIDERS  R4WP17 SPAIN – Chris “Klondike” Masuak’s musical history reads like a muscle car ride through the mean streets of Australia’s rock and roll underground. Now based in Spain, the Canadian-born prodigy achieved teenage notoriety as guitarist for legendary RADIO BIRDMAN and then waged a War Against The Jive with Australia's hardest working rock and roll band, THE HITMEN.Next came a stint with the original (and defining) line-up of THE NEW CHRISTS, followed by international prominence with the chart busting SCREAMING TRIBESMEN.

www.facebook.com/chrismasuakofficial

 

THE MEAN STREETS R4WP17 SOUTH AFRICA – Hailing from the East Rand of South Africa, The Mean Streets are a band who are destined to put the punk back into spunk. Their energy exuded on stage is an unadulterated tribute to the raw mayhem of music. For their short time together, since 2008, The Mean Streets have managed to awaken the faith of the faint hearted. A true punk band with anthems and fast music that goes good with the content of their music, not afraid to take on Government and authority and proud to admit that they hate both, something this country needs, so if you are in need of some chaos, a lot of beer and sweating in the pit, be sure not to miss them.

www.facebook.com/meanstreetsband

 

SEAN McMAHON R4WP17 AUCKLAND#2 – Largely inspired by the American songbook, its traditions and its champions, Melbourne’s Sean McMahon’s poetic and melodic style of songwriting is loaded with confessional narratives and vivid story telling that explore and exploit themes we may all know well, however it’s his ability to craft a song, the way he strings the words together and punctuates a line in perfect rhythm while dancing a melody across 3 chords that sets him apart.

www.facebook.com/seanmcmahonmusic

 

MIRIADA R4WP17 SPAIN – experimental instrumental rock artists from Buenos Aires, using improv and sound collage as an expressive resource and frame of reference.

www.facebook.com/0000miriada

 

MISS JONES R4WP17 HOBART – is heavily influenced by early jazz, blues and a bit of 90's grunge and takes you on a emotive ride conveyed in original jazzy blues and folky tunes - all with a devilish smile.

www.facebook.com/MissJonesPlays

 

THE MILKMEN R4WP17 FREMANTLE – indie acoustic rock band based in Perth WA. Listen closely and you can hear years of blended velvet sounding ballads, driving rhythms, catchy and thoughtful lyrics which take the listener from original folk/blues/indie rock/pop to foot tapping pure rock. 

www.facebook.com/pg/TheMilkmen01

 

MS. V R4WP17 CAIRNS – Cairns based singer / songwriter originally from Papua New Guinea. Discovering her love of singing from an early age, music became a part of her everyday life. Motivated from her own journey as well as the stories of others, Ms. V touches on raw emotions of love, life & loss creating an experience she likes to refers to as " music for the soul ".

www.facebook.com/msVmusic15

 

MOORDITJ BROTHERS R4WP17 FREMANTLE – deliver a melting pot of unpretentious acoustic roots, rock, reggae, blues and more drawing influences from the likes of Butler, Harper and Rudd. Slide guitar offerings and pumping didge and drum instrumentals are delivered by the trio via improvised sets flooding the stage with stress less good vibes. Lets Dance!

www.facebook.com/pg/MoorditjBrothers

 

MONKEY & THE FISH R4WP17 LISMORE - this Lismore outfit create a special vocal harmony & presence with a dynamic rhythm section, tight grooves and powerful arrangements. They present a unique repertoire with folk, roots and reggae influences with engaging and evocative lyrics which resonate themes of love and respect for family & the natural world.

www.facebook.com/MonkeyandtheFish

 

MONKEYPIG R4WP17 NEWCASTLE – independent rock music from Newcastle, Australia. The music features hard rock, punk, surf, pop, stoner and old school indie elements. There is strong emphasis on vocal harmonies and melodic guitar leads and working by the principle that good music has substance that can be digested over a long time getting better like a great bottle of wine. 

www.facebook.com/monkeypigofficial

 

MONSTER FODDER R4WP17 GOLD COAST – Hailing from the Gold Coast, this hard punk rock four piece set out to blow your ear drums. A ferocious punk rock beat and growling bass tone set the scene for the guitars to lick over the top. With Motorhead is their hearts and a rocket up their arse, watch out it’s going to get loud!

www.facebook.com/monsterfodderband

 

NEW CLEAR VISION R4WP17 BRISBANE – Fusing frenetic drumming, paranoia-inducing guitar riffs, and guttural vocals, all wrapped up in a big, bad groove-fuelled nu-metal ball, New Clear Vision have the ability to enter your ear drums and slam around the inside of your head, making your bod.

www.facebook.com/New-Clear-Vision-702203453228216/

 

NIGHT GOAT R4WP17 WOLLONGONG#1 – Doom blues/ garage sludge from Wollongong

www.facebook.com/nightgoatmusic

 

THE NOT NOTS R4WP17 NEWCASTLE –Newcastle 3 piece

www.facebook.com/thenotnots

 

THE NUMBERED R4WP17 WOLLONGONG#2 – Their aim is to produce a truly independent, slightly country, south coast tinged surf sound that has the ability to rock you in the right places. Their music has a broad range and difficult to pigeon hole as their influences are many, but to name a few : Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Pink Floyd. 

www.facebook.com/TheNumbered

 

ODIUS R4WP17 GOLD COAST – a heavy/thrash metal band from Cairns and who like to party!

www.facebook.com/Odiusband

 

ONCE REMAINED R4WP17 SYDNEY#3 – formed on the Central Coast of NSW. Influenced by the heavy riffs and vocal melodies of bands such as Trivium and Alter Bridge, Once Remained deliver high-energy hard rock music and live performances.

www.facebook.com/OnceRemained

 

ONE MORE WEEKEND R4WP17 WARRNAMBOOL – formed in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs crafting their own style of alternative rock

www.facebook.com/onemoreweekendband

 

THE OSCILLATORS R4WP17 CORNWALL – formed in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs crafting their own style of alternative rock

www.facebook.com/onemoreweekendband

 

PIGASUS R4WP17 ADELAIDE – bad vibes Adelaide old school sludge metal style - that rolling in the gutter sound… with a pedigree of SA underground and heavyweights.

www.facebook.com/Pigasus-916427398452063

 

PROFITEERS R4WP17 ADELAIDE – a DIY punk band from Adelaide whose 2014 EP ‘Burn It Down’ debuted at No.1 on Three D Radios Top 20 chart.

www.youtube.com/ProfiteersTV

 

PUMICE R4WP17 AUCKLAND#1 – feat. Stephen Neville “a New Zealand-based project that has been around since the mid-90’s and has since gone on to release a number of superb albums that are stylistically wide-reaching – from battered folk and pop songs to expansive droning chord organ dirges – and all soldered together in a singular DIY approach.” (fffoxy-podcast)

www.facebook.com/PumiceNZ

 

THE RACCOONS R4WP17 HOBART – play pumping rockabilly which caught the attention of UK label Raucous Records, receiving airplay in Spain, England, Canada & Holland.

www.facebook.com/theracconstas

                                       

RED GAZELLE R4WP17 SYDNEY#1 - Big riffs, big hooks, an electric live show and a few laughs along the way, made up of four lads from Sydney’s north.

www.facebook.com/redgazelleband/

 

THE RHYTHM HUNTERS R4WP17 CANBERRA – blend sounds from Indonesia, Japan, Africa and modern day Australia to provide cutting edge physical percussion, didgeridoo, Western horns, Asian flute, deep grooves and ethereal soundscapes that mesmerize and captivate.
www.therhythmhunters.com

 

ROADKILL R4WP17 HOBART – formed in response to a lack of hard rock bands in Hobart, featuring balls out, old school, hard rock & metal. No make-up, no masks, no spandex, Just a BAND called ROADKILL, playing REAL Rock n Roll!

www.roadkillofficial.com

 

SAILORS GRAVE R4WP17 NEWCASTLE – Newcastle based Celtic folk / punk band with a bit of a twist. Features modern and traditional instruments. The idea, concept and love for Irish music is not a new thing for the 4 members of the grave, that’s what gave this Celtic folk/punk band it’s power to set this vessel full steam ahead.

www.facebook.com/wailorsgravemusic

 

SCREAMING EAGLE R4WP17 CENTRAL COAST - an energetic rock band from the Central Coast, captivating audiences at many venues and events with their enjoyable high-energy show. Screaming Eagle's sound has been described as classic rock drawing on influences from a wide variety of respected artists some of which include, The Rolling Stones, Easybeats through to Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and The Screaming Jets. With the individual members of the band having much wider and diverse personal influences.

www.facebook.com/ScreamingEagleAus

 

 

SJD R4WP17 AUCKLAND#2 – a musician from Auckland, New Zealand. His music is a mix of electronica, pop-rock, and soul.

www.facebook.com/SJD-12793501823

 

SKY’HIGH R4WP17 SYDNEY#2 – A compelling Hip Hop artist yet who displays a raw and aggressive style born from the gutters of Sydney. Tough as nails from a glance but catch a glimpse of that disarming smile and you get a hint there’s a lot more to this character than meets the eye.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTtmtnBzkUo

 

SLOVEN R4WP17 ADELAIDE – apocalyptic sludge doom

www.facebook.com/pg/slovencoven

 

SOL TRADAS R4WP17 IPSWICH – Creatively fusing melodies and beats inspired by Reggae,Soul, and Funk, they have cultivated a sound that is firmly ‘outside the box’.

www.facebook.com/soltradas

 

SPACE PARTY R4WP17 CANBERRA – 4-piece garage/instrumental/surf band based in Canberra featuring Darren Atkinson (Ups & Downs, Big Heavy Stuff).
www.facebook.com/Space-Party-252920734772346

 

DJ DAVE SPENCLEY (SIR VINYL) R4WP17 CORNWALL – hoovering up sounds from around the world

www.facebook.com/Sir-Vinyl-235806903099635

 

THE STANDARD DEVIANTS R4WP17 CANBERRA – Primarily acoustic duo sings primarily acoustic songs about love, dickheads, and occasionally statistics.

www.facebook.com/thestandarddeviants

 

RENEE STEELE BAND R4WP17 WOLLONGONG#2 – play roots / rock / reggae with influences ranging from The Offspring and Sublime to Bob Marley and Third World…

www.facebook.com/reneesteeleband

 

SUMMIT R4WP17 DARWIN – Darwin 5 piece whose unique blend of metal falling somewhere between Metalcore and Alternative Metal.

www.facebook.com/SUMMITNT

 

SWAMP N BEATS R4WP17 WOLLONGONG#2 – Hailing from Wonona NSW with songs about family, community, nature and making the most of what “This Day” has to offer theme his original Indy Folk Blues with an Afro Twist.

www.facebook.com/SwampNBeats

 

TEMPLE OF TUNES R4WP17 MELB –  3 piece powerhouse of footstompin Blues Roots Funk and Progressive Rock powered by a 12 string guitar, bass and percussion, originally from the goldfields of central Victoria but now based in the musical mecca that is Melbourne,achieve with their highly distinctive sound. 

www.facebook.com/templeoftunesmusic

 

TERANIA R4WP17 ADELAIDE – Adelaide City raw punk assault

https://teraniapunk.bandcamp.com/

 

TIME ON EARTH R4WP17 NEWCASTLE – an energetic 3 piece with classical and jazz roots. The music generated is a fusion of grunge, rap, alternate and progressive rock which is delivered on stage with drive. The Newcastle lads have all known each other since their late teens and have been playing together around the country. 

www.facebook.com/timeonearth.band

 

TOTOFU R4WP17 SYDNEY#3 – A bunch of likeminded guys from The Shire with mutual respect of frequency get together and combine their international influences. Faces melt.

www.facebook.com/totofurock

                                          

TRASHED AGAIN R4WP17 NEWCASTLE – Punk rock 4 piece from Newcastle

www.facebook.com/trashedagain

        

MC TREY R4WP17 SYDNEY#2 – also known as Trey (born Thelma Thomas in Lami, Fiji), is a Fijian Australian vocalist, and hip-hop activist. She was nominated as one of Sydney's Top 10 Creative Innovators in the field of music and is a member of ARIA nominated band, Foreign Heights.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=IduGeyECTqk

 

JOCEE TUCK R4WP17 AUCKLAND#2 – a writer who likes to play wooden instruments and heavenly bell mallet noise instruments. She enjoys as much barbershop harmonies as possible and likes to sing in forests and mountains. Ideally, would love to live in Iceland for a while.

www.facebook.com/joceetuckmusic

 

THE UN-NITES R4WP17 FREMANTLE –  a six piece Reggae band from Perth, that strive to bring real Roots rhythm keeping true to the "old school" sound of the 70's though adding a touch of the modern era flavour.

www.facebook.com/perthreggaemusic

 

WARTOOTH R4WP17 GOLD COAST –ferociously crafting a unique melodic, yet fierce style of thrash metal, taking influences from old school bands such as the Big 4, Overkill, Testament and Exodus, combined with a number of other various music styles and bands. A mixture of melody and aggression, the four piece assault is built heavily around fast, riff heavy, yet melodic guitars and solid underlying chops on the kit. The mixture is topped off by a solid bass groove and ripping vocals.

www.facebook.com/Wartoothmetal

 

DJ WASABI R4WP17 CASTLEMAINE - has developed an intelligent bass heavy, beat driven style, moving forward into dub-step, glitch, whomp-hop, neuro dub and even minimal tech. Wasabi’s credits include an ARIA award, 2 x ABC awards, ‘Cheap Thrills’ DJ Of The Year and is a nominee for best dj in this year’s Ozhiphop Awards. His production and cuts have featured on over a dozen releases over the years

www.facebook.com/wasabitunez

 

JUSTIN WELLINGTON R4WP17 CAIRNS - Papua New Guinean born singer has emerged at the very forefront of the music scene throughout the islands and beyond. His charm and charisma have captured the hearts and minds of scores of adoring fans, and his beloved songs have become household favourites time and time again. Justin's unique style and sound is an irresistible blend of pop, reggae, R&B, dancehall and island music.

www.facebook.com/JustinWellingtonMusic

 

BRIGHTON WHITELEY R4WP17 CASTLEMAINE – the inventor of synthetic cabaret - the cabaret phenomenon for the 21st century! Brighton grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and fought his way into the glamourous world of show business combining the floorshow of cabaret with his ultra-modern synthetic aesthetic.

 

WILDWATER R4WP17 DARWIN – hailing from Darwin, their sound captures the contemporary urban identity of Top End Australia, reflecting the connection of its members to the sea, the land and its people; fusing reggae, dancehall, rock, dub and funk.

 

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