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.
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.
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.
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.
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.