Steve Pass

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Album Review: Tin Horn Prayer – Get Busy Dying

October 11, 2010

Title: Get Busy Dying Artist: Tin Horn Prayer Label: Bermuda Mohawk Productions Released: 24 August 2010 In one word: Diverse Here we are with another “Country and Midwestern” band comprised on current/former punk rockers. Flavour of the month as these bands may be, one shouldn’t discount relative newcomers Tin Horn Prayer...
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Album Review: Two Cow Garage – Sweet Saint Me

September 27, 2010

Title: Sweet Saint Me Artist: Two Cow Garage Label: Suburban Home Released: 26 October 2010 In one word: Powerful Colorado’s Suburban Home records has established itself at the forefront of the current Americana/Alt-Country explosion, and this latest release from Ohio’s Two Cow Garage set for release in late October is a...
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Album review: Grim Fandango – Birthmark Blues

September 13, 2010
Album review: Grim Fandango – Birthmark Blues

Title: Brithmark Blues Artist: Grim Fandango Label: Poison City Records Released: 6 September 2010 In one word: Intricate Birthmark Blues is the debut long-player from Perth, Western Australia cow-punk/power-pop quartet Grim Fandango, following from their 2008 debut EP IV: Eat Not The Heart and a 2009 split-release with Melbourne’s Kill Whitey....
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NO SLEEP TIL… Festival confirmed for Australia/NZ this December

August 24, 2010

Since Music Vice first reported that US punk rock legends the Descendents were headed to Australian shores, we have been on the edge of our seats awaiting local confirmation of whatever festival they would be playing. We can now announce that they will be playing as part of the inaugural No...
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Run to the hills! Soundwave 2011 lineup announced!

August 6, 2010

Earlier this week the internet was abuzz with rumours and speculation over the line-up for 2011’s Soundwave Festival which will be touring Australia in February and March. MusicVice can now confirm the official line-up announcement, as follows. For those straining their eyes to see all those names, the full list is:...
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Descendents to tour Australia in December

August 5, 2010

California’s pioneers of cheesy, nerdy pop-punk Descendents have announced three Australian dates; their first tour of Australia in their 30 year history and first anywhere since 1997. The band has released the following statement via their website: We’re pleased to annouce that the Descendents will be playing three shows in Australia...
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Album Review: Ben Prytherch – Songs to Make Love to Your Boyfriend By (featuring streaming track!)

July 29, 2010
Ben Prytherch – Songs to Make Love to Your Boyfriend By

Title: Songs to Make Love to Your Boyfriend By Artist: Ben Prytherch Label: None Released: 19 June 2010 In one word: Goofy The introduction to this debut solo album by English born Colorado, USA musician Ben Prytherch (pronounced Pri’-thərk, as per the record’s liner notes) is a spoken word monologue from...
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Cal Peck and the Tramps Interview – Drinking hobo-hooch with Callum Peck

July 20, 2010
Cal Peck and the Tramps Interview – Drinking hobo-hooch with Callum Peck

Eleven months after first gracing the pages (pixels?) of Music Vice, Perth’s resident blues-rockers Cal Peck and the Tramps are set to launch their second EP, Kill For You which comes out on Peck’s own label, Hurricane Records this week. Sitting outside his rehearsal space, looking as sharp as one can...
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Hot Water Music announce Australian Tour w/- Bouncing Souls

July 6, 2010
Hot Water Music announce Australian Tour w/- Bouncing Souls

As hinted at during the recent run of Australian Revival tour dates, Music Vice favourite Chuck Ragan has announced that he and his recently united band of Floridian cohorts will be returning to Australian shores to wreak havoc in December of this year. Accompanying HWM on these dates will be New...
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Album Review: The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang

June 23, 2010
Album Review: The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang

Title: American Slang Artist: The Gaslight Anthem Label: SideOneDummy Released: 18 June 2010 In one word: Smooth Following up on 2008’s breakthrough album, The ’59 Sound, was never going to be an easy task for New Jersey’s “punk band for grown-ups”, The Gaslight Anthem. Now renowned for their subtle guitar hooks...
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