Just a quick one – If you’re in Melbourne, and like seeing bands real bands at venues OTHER than the Casino or Etihad Stadium you should head in to the city today to show some support for the SLAM rally.


I’ll be there making a racket so that hopefully I can still go and see bands at places like the Arthouse and the Towny, and so that future generations might have a chance at discovering pub rock for themselves instead of being forced to see overblown gigs at stupid kilometer-away-from-the-band venues or worse still, just be left with nightclubs, strip clubs, Jager bombs and a punch in the head as a “good night out”. Sigh.