Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rust - Thursday March 12, 2010

Turned up to Bar Medusa, , which has had a couple of changes of ownerships since being known as Valve. There has a been a few namechanges in a fairly short time too I caught the band Black Lick, who I'd been hoping to catch again for quite some time. They played first and played high energy rock and punk with a Motorhead influence and the frontman was often moving amongst the audience rather than staying on stage.

Napier punk band Vicious Rumour were on next. These guys always put on a good show and get a crowd moving towards the front. Their music veers towards catchy chorus-oriented street punk. The band seemed to finish abruptly and started packing up with one of them announcing, "that's it".

Hamilton band The Bludgers also play street punk. For some reason I just couldn't get into them all that much. Maybe it was the time of day. It was heading towards 12.30 and I had stuff to do in the morning so left without seeing the visiting band from Australia.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why don't blogs/websites etc on NZ punk feature The Warners? They used to get 800 people at gigs regularly and it's like they never existed!

Anonymous said...

come on dont exagerate they were great and i miss seeing them but I went to quite a few of their gigs Alan is a mate too but 800 I never seen that many at one of their shows. That was more of a great nz punk era than thesedays tho still sum good bands about tho like the Bludgers

Anonymous said...

come on dont exagerate they were great and i miss seeing them but I went to quite a few of their gigs Alan is a mate too but 800 I never seen that many at one of their shows. That was more of a great nz punk era than thesedays tho still sum good bands about tho like the Bludgers

Anonymous said...

come on dont exagerate they were great and i miss seeing them but I went to quite a few of their gigs Alan is a mate too but 800 I never seen that many at one of their shows. That was more of a great nz punk era than thesedays tho still sum good bands about tho like the Bludgers