• They were Australian rock and roll’s undisputed Kings of Cowpunk in the 1980s and broke house records around the country. Four decades later, The Johnnys are out to show they’ve lost none of their edge when they rock Manly and Elizabeth Bay in New South Wales this month, presented by The I-94 Bar.

    The Johnnys will play The Old Boat Shed at Manly with locals DISGRACELand on Friday, February 16 and Pacific Palms Recreation Club with Mid North Coast rockers Mooton Saturday, February 17.  Tickets for Manly are here and Pacific Palms Rekky here.

  • beginners guideA Beginners Guide to DISGRACEland – DISGRACEland (Vi-Nil Records)

    DISGRACELandare the remnants of Sydney Northern Beaches band from the ‘90s, Orange County, MERGATROID and the group fronted by infamous ‘80s wastrel Johnny Teen, and have hooked up with re-animated label Vi-Nil to release a debut album. Sounds just what’s needed in these fraught times where live music is still staggering under the weight of a COVID hangover.

    With pandemics being what they are, DISGRACELand hasn’t appeared live much, but the shows they have under their collective belt have attracted attention. One animated affair at the Link and Pin Café in Woy Woy, north of Sydney, impressed part-owner and Vi-Nil honcho Mark Fraser so much that he decided to put out the band's CD.