jesse factoryJesse the Intruder of the Psychotic Turnbuckles

The Kings of The Combat Zone, the Psychotic Turnbuckles, returned to Sydney from Pismo Beach last Saturday night for a one-off Xmas show, presented by the I-94 Bar.

They were joined by Melbourne's Stoneage Hearts and Sydneysiders The Prehistorics in a no-holds-barred tag-team contest at Marrickville's Factory Floor. Shona Ross captured these images as the Turnbuckles triumphed in front of a packed house. Click more to see the images.

The Prehistorics have been slogging away on the Australian circuit for a decade or more with their high-energy Detroit-styled jams and have two European tours under their belts. Mainman Brendan Sequeira is now based in France and this was a one-off appearance by the Aussie line-up. It was eargely lapped up by the faithful.

The Stoneage Hearts are from Melbourne and are at the top of the garage-powerpop tree in this country. Led by only original member Mick Baty and armed with a killer set of catchy tunes, they were playing their first Sydney gig with this line-up.

The Psychotic Turnbuckles were playing their first gig in a year and flew in especially from California's Pismo Beach. A man down because El Siccodelico was detained by Border Force, they blitzed their way through a bracket of high-energy classics.

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