Dead Boys circa 2017.
The reformed Dead Boys play their first Australian shows in a long and storied history in 2023 with three East Coast gigs.
Guitarist Cheetah Chrome is the sole original player as infamous frontman Srtiv Bators left the planet in 1990. The band release a truie punk rock classic in “Sonic Reducer”.
Dead Boys were formed by vocalist Bators, Chrome and rhythm guitarist Jimmy Zero in 1975 before bassist Jeff Magnum completed the first line-up. The original Dead Boys released two studio albums, “Young, Loud and Snotty” and “We Have Come For Your Children”.
The Dead Boys were initially active from 1975 to 1980, briefly reuniting a few times in the mid-1980s, and then later again in 2004 and 2005 without Bators.
Chrome and Blitz reunited the band with a new line-up for a 40th anniversary tour along with a new album, “Still Snotty: Young, Loud and Snotty at 40”, a re-recording of their debut LP. Blitz is absent from a current US tour.
Dead Boys Australian Tour
23 – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
24 – The Bridge Hotel, Rozelle, NSW
25 – The Corner, Richmond, VIC
It’s a match made in the sub tropics: Dave Smith, founder of ARIA-nominated Brisbane synth act Boxcar, has teamed with Queensland rock and roll hall of famer Mick Medew and partner Ursula to launch a series of steamy dancefloor remixes of the title track from Mick Medew and Ursula’s “Love Is Calling” album.
Dave and Ursula go way back - to Brisbane in the ‘80s, in fact, when Dave helped make a video for Ursula's then band, Ironing Music.
Mick Medew is the former leader of the legendary Screaming Tribesmen, whose “Igloo” single is an all-time Australian underground classic, and more recently vocalist and guitarist for Mick Medew and The Mesmerisers.
“Love Is Calling” was 4ZZZ’s Album of the Week on its release on I-94 Bar Records in early 2022. The remix project has realised four Boxcar remixes whose titles are inspired by Dave Smith’s love of Roma and Brunswick Streets in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley entertainment precinct.
The artwork is by Ash Moses and the songs were meticulously mastered by Melbourne sonic wizard Ernie O.
The ”Love is Calling Boxcar Remix” EP will debut on the Heyday program on 4ZZZ on Saturday after 6pm Brisbane time and will go live on all streaming services from Monday. Save the streaming songs here.
Seminal Seattle four-piece Mudhoney returns to Australia in 2023, nine years since their last local shows. A mammoth odyssey spanning April and May will have them playing headline shows across six states, with a handful of festival dates among them.
Mudhoney has an enviable career spanning three decades 13 studio albums, five live records, and headline shows around the globe. Their provocative debut single “ and 1992 hit “” cemented them as pioneers of the grunge explosion.
The band has managed to find time to lay down tracks in the studio this year for their next opus due in 2023, which follows their 2019 EP “Morning in America” , giving Australian fans the opportunity to hear all of the new and a bunch of the former favourites live.
Dates after the fold.