St Kilda Rock Chronicle July 2012

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The St Kilda Rock Chronicle (SKRC) is a local street press and gig listing that promotes the alternative live music scene in St Kilda and surrounds. This column is a tiny snippet of our latest musings and misadventures…

The winter solstice is upon us dear readers, but its no excuse for apathy or complacency – there’s way too much going on in and around St Kilda this month! Our hot tip for readers this winter, standing next to your fireplace/gas heater/electric fan heater for several minutes before you leave the house or until your you can no longer bear the searing heat between your skin and your multi-layered outfit is a great way of putting a good 5-10 minute buffer between you and the gale force winds as you venture out into the dark to see what the world has to offer this winter. Which brings us to some good old-fashioned neighbourly advice as to what to look out for this July.

The Bitter Sweet Kicks launch their album Linea De Fuego at the Prince Bandroom on Friday 13th July. By the time you read this you will either still be recovering from Community Cup, or have just realised you missed the biggest day of the year in local rock terms and have put the paper down to bat your head against something soft. Based on previous years we know there were sexy rock cheerleaders, at least one family of streakers, beer cans were drunk, you know what outfit the umpires wore, you heard the bands do their renditions of a Cramps song, watched The Espy Rock Dogs take it home and danced at The Bowlo after party to The Exotics, happy in the knowledge that a big donation had gone to Reclink. Speaking of the Bowl’s Club, one of us is sporting a particularly stiff neck this week after an exuberant Friday night dance session to Triple R DJ’s Stewbakka and Max Crawdaddy.

Penny Ikinger @ The St Kilda Bowls Club

What else? The music keeps coming with local unsigned by the fireplace every Monday at Dog’s Bar from 9pm; more unsigned acts every Tuesday and Wednesday free at the Espy; Open mike nights at Felix and Robarta every Thursday; Post office Sunday’s are live with the Merry Hillbillies arvo BBQ; And make sure you jump onto The Lyrebird’s Facebook page to get all their updates. Last but not least, Steve Lucas and his legendary punk band X have been touring Australia on their last ever tour and will be back in St Kilda in July for their final show!

Oh yeah, we nearly forgot, we have a brand spanking new website so make sure to check it out for regular gig updates, news, interviews and other melodious musings –!


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