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The Porkers

PigSty in July 2018 will proudly feature home-grown Aussie ska legends THE PORKERS. Forming in Newcastle way back in 1987, the group, led by founder and singer Pete Cooper, are an [...]

By | May 7th, 2018|

Dashville Progress Society

It wouldn't be the same if the Hunter's legendary supergroup Dashville Progress Society weren't to take the stage at PigSty In July Made up of an evolving squad of musicians [...]

By | May 7th, 2018|

EMPIRE – William Crighton’s New Album

William Crighton Announces New Album EMPIRE - Touring July / August William Crighton announces his landmark second album, EMPIRE. With Empire, Crighton delivers both ageless and untempered fire and inexhaustible forward [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|

Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire Announce Australian Tour

Canadian exports Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire set to blow minds Down Under "A 350-pound man with a beard, wearing a dress always puts a smile on your face." -  Bob Mersereau, CBC [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|


Topping the first round line up for The Gum Ball 2018 is Melbourne artist REMI and musical collaborator Sensible J, who together are one of the fastest-rising hip hop acts [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|

The Aints play The Saints (’73-’78)

“Rock music in the seventies was changed by three bands—the Sex Pistols, the Ramones and The Saints.” (Bob Geldof) On the 40th anniversary of the release of The Saints’ classic album (I’m) [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|


After a 10-year long hiatus from the recording studio, Butterfingers are officially back in the saddle for Gum Ball 2018, with a new found vigour, a swag of new material [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|

Dave Graney ‘n’ The Coral Snakes

Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes were THE stand alone act in Australia during the 90s. Nobody stood near them. They cut through with wit, flash and weirdness and flew [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|

The Creepshow (CA)

Get ready Dashville. Heading our way from Canada is The Creepshow, a Frankenstein's monster of punk, country, psychobilly and old-school rock 'n' roll. Drawing much of their inspiration from horror movies, the [...]

By | February 1st, 2018|

Thrashville 2018 – Playing Times

THRASHVILLE SET TIMES ARE HERE! Thrashville is ready to crank! Now you can see how your Thrashville day out will play out. A great bunch of edgy artistry, in a [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|

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