A fortnightly offering to the rock’n’roll gods that celebrates the best of local rock bands plus the legends that paved the way is better known as Punk Ass Kids. Jessi Lou is the bad-ass lady boss behind this one and with tattoos and eyeliner to boot, she turns Wednesday nights at Rocket Bar into a gathering of Adelaide’s dark and disturbed.
Last week’s edition featured live sets from newcomers Framework, Dead End Friends and one of our favs Horror My Friend. The party continued on with another must-see-live local band Young Offenders on the decks, followed by The Delta Riggs after their show with a little band you might have heard of – The Foo Fighters.
First up was pop-punkers Framework. Taking some time last year to record their EP, we look forward to the release anytime now. Worth getting to The Bakehouse’s gig early to have a suss. With a bit of tightening from Dead End Friends, there could be something really decent that comes from the punk quartet. Playing one of the better sets we have seen from them they are definitely making there stamp in Adelaide although it still felt at times they’re finding their groove.
Horror My Friends set provided the perfect opportunity for Sam, Tom and Josh to show off some of their new material and test the waters within the comfort a familiar place and familiar faces. No objections when tracks off their current EP A Million Hands were played plus ending on a high with old favourite Lifeblood. We call their upcoming debut full length album the most anticipated local release of 2015.
A mid song Shoe Brew race took place between The Bakehouse’s Brett Pike and our very own Courtney Duka. A well-deserved win from Mr. Shoe Brew Nation, but keep an eye out for a re-match.
Quick to get the dancing going Young Offenders hit the decks straight after the bands were done. Recent Rolling Stone Award winners, The Delta Riggs have been making some noise nationally of late and are one of the bands we most look forward to at the upcoming Groovin The Moo festival. They kept the party jams going late for punters to boogie while keeping out a close eye for any signs of Dave Grohl.
The next Punk Ass Kids is the March 18th, and get excited it’s the MTV Party Edition ft. Madworld, Devils Crossroad and Larseh. If that wasn't fun enough the rooftop cinema will be out in force with your favourite MTV shows and clips of the nineties and naughties. We look forward to kicking on the festive season sans Fringe with a mid-week party/Thursday morning hangovers. (With $3 beers and $5 Sailor Jerrys, the hangover is inevitable. Trust us.)