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Opinion: You can be a successful band without airplay

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By An Anonymous Australian Band Member

Recently I was interested to read an article on a News Corporation website in which Justin Burford, from a lame pop band called End of Fashion, took aim at AustralIa’s national youth broadcaster JJJ.

Stinky Lines, Avant Gardeners, Harry Howard and the NDE

 

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If the '90s and early '00s were the era of young folk aping the look of punk junkies (see Buffy the Vampire Slayer), the Twenteens will be remembered as the era of OI! BEARDFACE! YOU! FACE THE FUCKING AUDIENCE! You are PERFORMING! YOUR BACK DOES NOT PERFORM! YOU FUCKING TWAT!

New Christs preview new album "Incantations"

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The New Christs are re-surfacing after knuckling down in the studio to work on their forthcoming album, “Incantations”. The band hits the stage at Beaches in Thirroul (in Wollongong’s northern suburbs) on Sunday night. Support band,The Escarpment, opens the evening at 5pm and admission is free.

Volcanic Rock - Buffalo (Aztec Music)

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I copped this 2006 reish late (thanks ‘n’ a tip o’ the hat to Lou Ridsdale at Lance Rock Publicity), but the Barman is generously allowing me to weigh in with myYankee two cents’ worth.

Deniz Tek and Friends at The Midnight Special

It depends where you live but electrified Deniz Tek shows are more or less annual affairs these days, with the good Doctor spending half his time tending to A&E patients in Sydney, Australia, or Billings, Montana, with rock tours squeezed in during down-time.  Unplugged gigs, on the other hand, are fewer and further between.

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