It wouldn’t be a Meanies anniversary without some new vinyl hitting the shelves, so to commemorate their 30 years, the band has unearthed a special live recording from their last birthday bash.
The result is 25 Live – a recording of their cracking 2014 set at The Hi-Fi Bar in Melbourne. Featuring an exhaustive setlist of bona fide Meanies classics, 25 Live features numbers from their earliest singles through to their most recent output.
25 Live is released on LP and all digital platforms via Cheersquad on Friday November 1 and will be available at all shows and all good record stores.
Pre-orders available via Cheersquad.
The Meanies, 25 Live
Friday November 1
2. You’re Pathetic
4. Our New Planet
5. Round in Circles
7. Sorry ’bout the Violence
8. There’s a Gap
10. Ton of Bricks
11. Keep a Balance
12. Feed The Dog
To hail25 years since the release of their influential LP10% Weirdand awhopping 30 years as a band, Australian punk titansThe Meanieshave summoned the band back into Australia from all over the world to embark on a huge national tour, bringing acts likeTumbleweed, Civic, Glitoris andDicklordalong for the ride.
Treating punters to alive set stacked with tunes from their hefty back catalogue, the tour will kick off with amatinee show on Cup Day, Tuesday November 5 at the Corner, before zigzagging across Australia, playing shows in Castlemaine, NSW, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia.
It wasMay 1989whenThe Meaniesfirst moved their music out of their rehearsal space and onto the stage, and fast became notorious as the mostunruly and savage punk act the country had seen. Countless live shows saw the band cultivate a formidable local following and play with a veritable stack of international heavyweights, likeNirvana,Pearl Jam,Bad BrainsandBeastie Boys,to name a few.
Five years later and10% Weirdbelted through the punk-rock stratosphere and into the laps of punk fans across the country. Released viaAu Go Go, Munster Records (ES), Subway Records (DE) and Frontier Records (USA), the LP has long been regarded as the band’s magnum opus, analbum symbolic of Melbourne’s chaotic beer-drenched punk-rock scene of the timeand a record cited bycountless bands as a major influence.
Fast-forward to 2019, and the band have flown into the country from all over the world to celebrate 30 years of recklessness, broken bones, excessive boozing and busted eardrums.
Tickets to The Meanies are on sale now.
30 YEARS OF THE MEANIES
(ALSO 25 YEARS SINCE 10% WEIRD AND PROBABLY A FEW OTHER MILESTONES)
Tues Nov 5
Corner Hotel, VIC
Cup Day Matinee w/ Civic, Dicklord, Disco Junk
& Guest DJs The Chiko Molls Tickets via Corner
CHEERSQUAD presents Japanese 4 piece garage rock ’n roll band STOMPIN’ RIFFRAFFS who head to Australia for the first time ever with a whirlwind visit early November. Inspired by an invitation to perform at this year’s Viva La Gong Festival in Wollongong, the band said yes!!, a few more shows were booked and the band took a week off work!
Come and hear classics from the STOMPIN’ RIFFRAFFS album ‘A Man & Three Chicks’ and the singles Phantom Rock, Mondo Topless and Horror Show. Renowned for their wild live shows, some wild guests have also been booked to ensure these four shows are unforgettable.
You can catch the STOMPIN’ RIFFSRAFFS at:
Night Cat, Fitzroy (VIC)
w/ INTOXICA + Mesa Cosa
Vic On The Park, Marrickville (NSW)
+ Los Tones + Bone Graft
In their words…. STOMPIN’ RIFFRAFFS, formed in Tokyo in 2006, are comprised of three chicks—Rie (bass), Miku (keyboard and theremin), and Saori (drums)—and fronted by their man Nao (guitar and vocals). They have been regular fixtures of the Tokyo underground since their inception and regularly tour around their native Japan while still finding time to play internationally with regular frequency. STOMPIN’ RIFFRAFFS combine all the elements of the golden age of ferocious rock and roll without sounding simply derivative, providing irrefutable proof that despite their homeland being known for propriety, orderliness, and manners, these Nipponese can still hit as hard and fast as anyone else.
Who are they? Minibikes are a one-man band with 8 arms and 8 legs. Marcel Borrack calls the shots and his band pulls out the stops. What? Who cares! Marcel went on a mystical pilgrimage communing with wizards and learning the art of the silken song. Mixing up a cocktail of dolphin disco, the new single is a journey of love and redemption that’s ‘magical, physical AND spiritual’. With co-producer Tim Harvey (Jade Imagine), Minibikes serve up tidal synth textures layered with yearning guitars and a pinch of the Steely Dan’s.
At this time of year, it’s not unusual to read about songs that “ooze summer vibes” but this single comes with a serious warning…Slip Slop Slap! And watch out for falling coconuts.
Minibikes will be launching ‘Magic Happens’ on Saturday 3 November at The Merri Creek Tavern in Northcote. Free entry.
Cheersquad Records & Tapes are pleased to announce the release of Nashville songwriter Jasmin Kaset & QuicheNight‘s new album ‘Tuxedo’ on Friday November 2. Coming out on two continents: on vinyl on Cheersquad (AU) and on cassette on Yewknee Records (US). The album is available to pre-order now.
Jasmin Kaset is the daughter of acclaimed Nashville songwriter Angela Kaset and is also a member of synth-pop outfit You Drive, and Birdcloud, the unabashedly raunchy, pointedly provocative country duo currently touring Australia performing a handful of headline shows and also appearing at Out On The Weekend.
Jasmin Kaset’s new album ‘Tuxedo’ was written and tracked in 2017 and 2018 as a collaboration with prolific rock and roll musician, Brett Rosenberg of Quichenight. ‘Tuxedo’ is to be released as a fully visual record.