lemon twigs

  • blackie pony 2PETER “BLACKIE” BLACK
    Hard-Ons and Nunchukka Superfly guitarist and solo artist
    Sydney, Australia

    My "top ten" is a mess and i know some of the records i'm yakking about, i only got this year. OK? Sometimes, ya gotta play catch up, 

    1. Canine – “In Dog Years Ya Dead”
    Came out last year but i only scored it half way thru this year…really progressive in parts, top notch! And at the same time i brought Concrete Lawn’s “Aggregate”. Saw ‘em live and thought, "Fuck yea". Played the record and thought "FUCK YEA!" The singer Maddiso sounds like Cal from “Grave New World”-era Discharge.. ..there's no complaints from me :-)

    2. Dead – “Raving Drooling”
    HUGE actually they sound slicker yet heavier than ever before.. love it.

    3. Some killer sludge from both Lucifungus – “Derek” (check out the track “Quintro”) and Witch Skull's third album, “A Driftwood Cross” \\m/

    4. Rivers Of Snake – “Sleight of Hand”
    Go straight to track two “Black and Gold”…then you may start the album again.

    5. Owen Guns – “Violating Community Standards”
    Remind me of the wonderful Aussie punkers, Rocks.

  • lemontwigs twoLemon Twig Brian D'Addario.

    The Lemon Twigs
    + Jack Ladder
    Manning Bar, Sydney
    Saturday 28 October, 2023

    Photos: Shona Ross

    The Lemon Twigs are Long Island, NY, resident brothers Brian and Michael D'Addario and are on their second visit to Australia since 2017. They’ve been on the playlist in our house for four or five years at our youngest family member’s insistence and it was deemed compulsory we attend this show on their short tour.

    The show at the Manning Bar was opened by Jack Ladder who had done a spot on the NSW Spencer P Jones Tribute bill a few years back. My recollection from then was that Ladder did a set of acoustic tunes solo and was well received. Tonight, he appeared in a duo with an Epiphone parlour guitar and an accompanist and started off in much the same vein. 

  •  rossy 2023

    First, I’ll get the rant out of the way. I’ve spent more time working with younger bands this year and there seem to be a few issues… 

    Firstly, there are so many new young bands that they can’t find gigs… especially appropriate ones. The King Street strip in Sydney’s Newtown and surrounds has about eight venues and on any given night there are only up to 50 people in each room.