Posted by Jonty Thompson
16. Sep, 2011
Everyone has that one friend …you know, the guy who wears aviators and a leather jacket in the summer. This guy is almost certainly in a band; and the band they’re in almost certainly sucks. Melbourne is full of DIY garage bands that sport op-shop guitars and torn jeans. Luckily we can see them every night playing in dive bars throughout our suburbs.
Melbourne garage outfit Baptism of Uzi is one of these bands, but they are far from awful. With droney, distorted power chords and drums that are simultaneously chilled out and hard hitting, this is a band that should not be missed.
Their new single ‘Stablung’ sounds like it just stumbled out of the 70s and is now crashing on your couch. With a prog-rock vibe they sum up the Melbourne garage vibe with charisma and a live energy that cannot go unseen.
Female vocalists Aluka have recorded their debut album in some of Victoria’s most unusual locations.
With the Jazz Fest is full swing, we made a short film looking at how Melbourne is a jazz city. Enjoy.
Singer, songwriter and comedic genius Jude Perl will launch her debut album Modern Times at The Toff in Town.
Milk Bar Mag got to speak with JackJackJack's singer Maggie Baines about their upcoming show at the St Kilda Festival.
Milk Bar Mag got to speak to local muso Zac Goldberg on his music, what inspires him and his gig at the St Kilda Festival.