The Great Gaso Launch

You may have heard that the Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood, Victoria is under new ownership and obviously that type of thing needs to be celebrated so how about a launch week, well sort of, a five night launch week is an epic effort. The festivities will be from Wednesday the 12th of May through to Sunday the 16th of May.

Head down on Wednesday the 12th of May for “Bin Night at The Gaso” featuring Garlic Nun, Baby Mullet and BIFF. This show is $15 on the door. I hadn’t heard of Baby Mullet but their bio on facebook sounds like a winner “Baby Mullet are a three piece female fronted rock band from Melbourne. Their punchy and unapologetic tracks are fuelled by topics such as cat calling, sex and just not giving a fuck!”

Garlic Nun are an absolute spectacle of a band live, just check out the video footage below.

On Thursday the 13th of May for “Gaso Party Thursday” to see Pizza Death, The Fckups and I Have A Goat (now with added bass). This is an upstairs event with limited capacity so get down early with your $10 for the door.

Pizza Death will be bringing the heavy with a mish mash of power-violence, metal, thrash crossover noise. If that doesn’t make sense use this bandcamp link. The Thursday night festivities will be memorable with everyone’s favourite tongue in cheek bogan punkers I Have A Goat playing. The band have an already well established live show and this year have added a bass player to the mix. I’m still listening to “Rippin’ Up The Road”

Head down on Friday the 14th of May for “Gaso Party Friday” featuring DOUBLEBLACK, The Balls, Electric Purrs and Persecution Blues.

DOUBLEBLACK are a raw, honest white-knuckled rock’n’roll, loud hip shakin’, psychobilly type band, if you haven’t heard of them check out this youtube link.

Formed in 2011, The Balls is a monster-bearded, hard-riffin’, stoner-punk-rock trio homegrown in Melbourne, here’s a bandcamp link.

Electric Purrs are a garage punk band emerging from the stained panties of the northern suburbs and Persecution Blues are what they sound like, here’s a bandcamp link.

On Saturday the 15th of May the big show is happening, this is your chance to see all that the Gaso has to offer with bands performing across all three stages and both levels. “Gaso Party Saturday” offers up a bit of everything including a few interstate bands. At least two of these bands will be delivering some ska punk goodness

Operation Ibis, are ska punk Party Birds that are always a welcome edition to every gig. Since their formation they have built a reputation for a high energy paced performance that gets all folk on the dance floor. With “DIY till we die” ethos they revel in playing unconventional it down an alleyway, in a dive bar or punks picnic. Here’s a bandcamp link.

Admiral Ackbar’s Dishonourable Discharge are a chaotic ska punk band formed in 2011 by Toffer Rush, Matt Sexworth and Alex Ristovski, AADD have seen a rotating cast of friends share the stage with them. They are known for their highly colourful and energetic live shows and dark and self deprecating humour. Here’s a bandcamp link.

The other interstate bands on the bill are Anty and SixFtHick from Queensland, CULL, a savage garage punk rock n roll band from South Australia and Topnovil, from the Wollongong punk scene in New South Wales.

The other Victorian bands performing include Bastard North with their brand of dirty rock n roll band, Dirty Harriet & The Hangmen who are a little bit country….a little bit rock and roll (bandcamp link), DickLaser (bandcamp link), K-MaRt WaRRioRs, Shane & the Dog C#nts, Side Splitter, Shadow League (bandcamp link), Udder Ubductees (bandcamp link) and Wolfpack.

Sunday the 16th of May in the Gaso band room features Bob Log III, Grindhouse, Australian Kingswood Factory, Psycho Moto, Bagful Of Beez and DJ Link Meanie.

In summary, take money for the door on Wednesday and Thursday, and get your tickets for the weekend shows from MOSHTIX.


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