For the second year running PBS has held its (hopefully) annual Drive Live, which in a nutshell is five days of live performances from inside the PBS studios. For a whole week PBS hosts three bands/artists a day and opens their doors for members and the general public. All for the sake of live music and to get some more members. Quite frankly, with a lineup as impressive as this years, they deserve all the members they get.
In this issue: Blues and Roots show at The Workers Club, Conquer Cancer Benefit at Northcote Social Club, Something For Kate return, Snow Patrol hit the intimate Take 40 stage, Joe McKee gets an album launch, Ska Nation comes to an end, Elvis and the Gunners gets a tribute, Virgil Donati hits the Gov, Smitty & B. Goode announce Adelaide shows, Split Seconds launch album, The Night Terrors play the Ding Dong Lounge, Streetlight Symphony launch a new single, Thundamentals announce tour, Jeru The Damaja returns to the Espy, Fabulous Diamonds announce supports...
After 30 years of producing hit record after hit record, what better way for the Hoodoo Gurus to mark the occasion than by asking their favourite performers to party on with them at the Dig It Up! - Invitational. For Melbourne punters, the gigs took place over three venues on a chilly Anzac Day afternoon. Eight hours of great rock n’ roll bands, comedy acts and DJ’s pumped out their best in celebration of the ‘Gurus’ phenomena.
Pictured: Hoodoo Gurus.
Another rainy, cool afternoon in Melbourne saw punters flock to AC/DC Lane to witness, among other things, the reformed Died Pretty some 25 years after their inception, (they had a six year break and reformed three years ago), and Jesse Hughes with his interesting girlfriend Tuesday Cross. A few would say that the line-up this year was somewhat hit and miss, however ticket sales would show that the crowd was almost as large as last year when Rose Tattoo were featured.