Pennywise & Anti-Flag Slayed It In Melbourne

In the mid-1990s, the US-led punk rock explosion was at its zenith and Pennywise were at the forefront of the charge. With their 1995 album About Time, the band encapsulated the Southern Californian melodic hardcore sound that would spawn a generation of new bands. After 27 years of PMA (Positive...

Pyramid Rock Festival 2012

For any music fan, there are few better ways to welcome a new year than with a multi-day festival such as Pyramid Rock. 2012 saw the festival’s ninth annual running and was noted to be a much smaller event than in previous years, with less than 5,000 punters took to...

Anti-Flag

Anti-Flag is a band that tends to divide opinion. They are most commonly labelled punk, and punk began as an incarnation of nihilism; of the destruction of the present while determinedly not sparing a thought for the future. The Clash envisioned a burning London, while the Stooges instructed us to...

Pyramid Rock Festival 2012 Lineup Announced

We’ve already had the announcements from larger New Year musical bashes, like the John Butler Trio-headlined Peats Ridge bill and the second round of bands locked in for Falls Festival; but not to be outdone, Philip Island’s Pyramid Rock Festival have just gone live with their own collection of acts that will be...

Anti-Flag Announce Australian Tour

Without compromising their trademark style, The General Strike finds Anti-Flag bounding effortlessly from the Hot Water Music-esque 1915 to the hardcore of Bullshit Opportunist to the frenetic, reggae-influenced energy of This Is The New Sound, an anti-wage slavery anthem which highlights Justin and the gang’s tight, reckless virtuosity and effortless hooks. There’s plenty...