Punk Bands in Australia

Punk rock music has a great history in Australia, with some awesome seminal bands leading the way. Bands like Radio Birdman, The Saints, Nick Cave’s Boys Next Door, Kim Salmon’s Cheap Nasties and The Scientists, were all at the forefront of the whole punk thing in the early seventies. Many of the members of these…


Digital Punks Connecting Globally to Ever More Digital Punks

The globe is connected by billions of wires linking the digital world to everyone who plugs in. Punks are plugged in and sharing their stuff with other punks from the West to China and everywhere in-between. What is the definition of a punk? The archaic word root origin is English from the sixteenth century and…


Disabled Punk Syndrome

When you really think about it disabled punks have more to be angry about than your usual rebellious middle class white boy or girl who may be angry at mummy and daddy because they live in the suburbs. For the disabled, society dumps all over them all the bloody time. Try and get a good…


Punks Prefer IUDs!

What is a punk’s preferred form of contraception? Of course, we are talking about punks of both genders here, Ms Punk and Mr Punk. Yep lady punks sometimes get pregnant and become mummy punks, replacing nihilism with nurturing, which may not always work so well for a bloke punk’s image. As Clint Eastwood famously said,…


Punk Horses

Can a horse be punk? When flicking through images of ‘so called’ punk horses, the horse with its mane erect, Mohawk fashion is nominated as the archetypal punk horse. I think this is based on the cavalry mounted barbarian from history or depictions of them in art. The barbarian, a bit like the punk, was…


Crust Punk Porn Giving Homeless the Horn

Crust punk is characterized by raw noise, bassy sound, blast beats and guttural screams. It’s very metallic with some elements of speed metal and death metal. Crust core is another variant of this genre, it’s less metallic based in hardcore punk and closer to grind core. Anti-fascism, anti-war, critiques of government, social ill, dystopian future…


Rich Punks Poor Punks

“Better to burn out than fade away,” from the seminal eighties movie Highlander, which apparently sourced it from Neil Young, and Kurt Cobain included the line in his suicide note; so it has real gravitas my friend. Punk rockers should “not go quietly into the night” counting their money and getting fat in the suburbs….


Asian Punk Bands Spicing Up The Region

Asian punk bands

The break out of Punk Bands with Asian origin is on the rise not only in Australia but throughout entire Europe as well. It’s absolutely wonderful to watch some of the bands live due to their great attitude and passion they have for their music which nothing short of infectious. Some like The Kominas, which…


Waste Management at Music Festivals

Waste Management

When thousands of enthusiastic revelers party, it’s definite that you’ll find hordes of remains( food stalls, booze, leaflet material, sleeping bags, tents, giveaways, etc) left behind after the event. They’ll abandon their stuff and possibly leave it for someone else to do the cleaning. In most cases, the place will be littered with objects everywhere….


Bands Who Will Shred Your Eardrums

Some of the greatest bands of all time are also the loudest. Hard rock music demands high-level volume to feel right and to the fanatics of this type of music, the instinctive delight of the pure power of noise cannot be denied. Here are the loudest rock bands of all time that provide eardrum-pounding music…