REGURGITATOR crushing it. 2023.
SFRI 24 NOV – kaurna THE GOV, adelaide
with THE EMPTY THREATS and MOLER (Vic)
Doors 7.30pm. Tickets from oztix
full impact culture.
get it as you grow it.
And grow at will – off the back of a steady diet of anything comes another hot box of shows across the evaporating twilight of ’23.
The past year back on stages has crushed and improvised from Spring Loaded to Good Things to Units – more steps than one can wonder up that craggy trail of precarious independence lingering on the kindling embers of a bloated spectacle. All in the face of an industry fabricating a vortex of froth and culture packed and canned for your homogenous convenience. And the costs burn offerings like a dialed up hot spit roast set on excess.
“Independence is not a word which can be used as an exorcism, but an indispensable condition for the existence of people who are truly liberated, in other words who are truly masters of all the material means which make possible the radical transformation of society” (Fanon)
From the red hot centre of Mparntwe in September; stadium scale adventures with Weezer and KISS in October; festivals in Melton and now not in Newcastle, two nights of 5th birthday mayhem at Vinnie’s Dive Bar on the Gold Coast, a night at the much adored GOV in Adelaide, all collapsing in two nights of a Badlands closing down sale – we span the horizons. All travels carbon offset.
Mash on in the superfluous noise! Crush it up now.
An inclusive and cooperative society is the only way forward. We say YES!
THE EMPTY THREATS
The Empty Threats are a 5-piece queer post-punk/noise-rock band from Kaurna Land/Adelaide, South Australia. They create a blend of modern post-punk and 80s Australiana while featuring political convictions and lived experience through their music -no moreexemplified than on the first two singles, ‘Boys in the Gutter’ & ‘ATACB’, from their upcoming debut album ‘Monster Truck Mondays’. They are a band to behold live on stages of any size, evoking stage craft from greats like the Oils and the StonesThis blend of commentary, genre mash and performance style has seen them play a range of events from WOMAD2022 to the Adelaide 500 supporting Jimmy Barnes to playing with contemporaries like Methyl Ethyl, Mildlife, Teen Jesus & the Jean Teasers, A. Swayze & the Ghosts, Babe Rainbow to name a few.They are set for an incredible 12 months ahead with the largest tour of their career in 2023, debut album ‘Monster Truck Mondays’, appearance at Yours & Owls and the prospect of taking their show to Europe.
Melbourne’s enigmatic 90s indie post-punk trio, carved out their niche with a fusion of dissonant melodies and a raw and edgy sound. Hailing from the underground scene and fronted by the ever charismatic Helcat who could seamlessly shift from introspective crooning to frenzied yowls, they weave tales of urban disillusionment, with lyrics as thought-provoking as their melodies were infectious. It’s been a while Adelaide but we’re coming atcha again so strap yourselves in, it’s gonna be a wild ride for sure .