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Devil's Kitchen Music Festival 2013

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by Tina Walsh (subscribe)
A thirty-something music appreciator with a passion for blues, funk, reggae, jazz and soul. I love uncovering new acts and CDs to buy at live gigs. Follow me on twitter @tinajwalsh
Fourteen bands on the one bill
Presented by The Little Bird Agency, Art As Catharsis, Soul Trader Entertainment and magazine, Devil's Kitchen Music Festival is back in Brisbane, at the Beetle Bar, kicking off at midday, Saturday 19 January.

With a recommendation, a warning, or even a promise - "please lubricate your earholes in preparation for this tidy little onslaught" - you'll get to experience the following 14 bands on the day.

The Blackwater Fever is a Brisbane-based, three-piece band who call themselves "rock, blues, soul, alternative". They have released two full-length albums to date. Like them on Facebook here and listen to them online here.

BMX-RAY call themselves "pre post rock ... a riff laden rock 3way", and is another Brisbane-based, three-piece band. Having played in line-ups including one of my local favourite rocktronica bands Galapogos, they'll be worth catching at this event. Like them on Facebook here, and listen to them online here.

Dead End Kings are a Brisbane-based, four-piece band who call themselves "metal / rock / thrash". With influences including Alice in Chains, Down, Helmet, Machine Head, Mastodon, Metallica, and Aussie band The Mark Of Cain, those with heavier tastes will be happy here. Like them on Facebook here.

Death Valley Nights call themselves "rock ... pure and simple" and are a Brisbane-based four-piece band. With lots of old school rock influences including AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Clutch, Faith No More, Frank Zappa, KISS, Motorhead and Thin Lizzy, I'm looking forward to these guys. Like them on Facebook here.

The F1-ELEVENS are a four-piece band that hail from the Gold Coast who play speed rock. Sharing a number of influences with Death Valley Nights (AC/DC, Black Sabbath, KISS, Motorhead, Thin Lizzy), there's also punk influences from Zeke and sleaze rock influences from Nashville Pussy. Like them on Facebook here, and listen to them online here.

Fort are a psychedelic rock band from Byron Bay. Listen to them online here.

Giants Of Science, a Brisbane-based four-piece band, fronted by Ben Salter, who refer to themselves as "nerd core spazz rock with riffs since 1999". Like them on Facebook here, and listen to them online here.

Ironside call themselves "blues / rock / garage" and are a three-piece from Brisbane. With influences including Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mudhoney, Nashville Pussy, and ZZ Top, this'll be a good set. Like them on Facebook here, and listen to them online here.

King Parrot will travel up from Melbourne-town to grace the stage at the Beetle Bar. They are a five-piece who call themselves "heavy thrash grind punk metal". Like them on Facebook here, and check out a recent music video here.

Shellfin are a four-piece Brisbane band who call themselves "regressive / stoner rock" who "want to be Kyuss and Monster Magnet's love-child". Like them on Facebook here, and listen to them online here.

Slow Riots hail from the Gold Coast, a three-piece alternative / post-rock band. Like them on Facebook here and listen to their music online here.

The Smokestack Orchestra call themselves "steam powered rock and roll". I saw this band play recently at Blues Rock Riot; have a read of my review here.

Sons Of The Soil are a five-piece metal band who include, amongst their influences, "all our ex-girlfriends (boyfriends in Amber's case) who broke our hearts and all the alcohol we have drunk to forget their bullshit". Like them on Facebook here.

The Stone Fox are Brisbane-based, a four-piece rock'n'roll band that include in their influences, Motley Crue, Skid Row and Guns N' Roses. Like them on Facebook here.

Wow, I'm exhausted from writing up that list, so I highly recommend you get yourself a game plan for how you're going to make it through all of them. The playing order has not yet been released, so check out the Facebook event page closer to the event to help make your endurance plans. Tickets are $25 (plus booking fee) from oztix here or $30 at the door.
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Why? Fourteen bands playing metal, punk & stoner rock
When: Saturday 19 January, doors at midday
Where: Beetle Bar, 350 Upper Roma St, Brisbane
Cost: $25 (plus booking fee) or $30 at the door
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