<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(godfreeyouth @ Sep 27 2006, 03:12 AM) [snapback]141009[/snapback]</div>
hey, me and my friend are coming to australia in beginning to mid january and ive been doing lots of reading on the internet trying to figure out what i want to get out of this trip. ive been reading some posts, specifically one that summed up at the major cities, and it came down to what do you want? So, what me and my friend are into basically is punk stuff. like going to shows, riding bikes, squatting, camping, dumpstering, flea markets, busking, farmers markets,anarchism, veganism. pubs, DIY and rad kids(were only 18) and so...are there any areas that are politically and musically radical, or is it basically all the cities have there own undergrounds to look for?
as a "punk" already Travelling in australia (im currently in Brisbane on a hostels wireless connection .........yup i brought my laptop with me) ive found it quite difficult finding shows etc to go to..................there are alot of cover bands of green day U2 and the chili's etc playing particularily in big cities like Sydney.
although i was only there briefly Melbourne seems to have a good scene you should definitely hit up a joint called the Espy (esplanade Hotel) saw a great band there called Guitar Wolf (japanese punx kinda like the ramones) and a few weeks later the anti nowhere league were playing in Melbourne.
As for Sydney places often have album launches a friend of mine went to one for NOFX's latest album (he got a free copy for exposing his pecker on stage) but these arent gigs and the band arent present (only one i saw happening whilst i was there was for my chemical romance..............like fuck was i going to go to that)
BMX seems pretty damn popular if thats what your into particularily in outback farmer towns where the kids ride BMX when they cant be out motocrossing
Have fun when ya get out here dude get shitfaced and stuff and if ya find any good fucking gigs let me know!!!!!
E-mail is Gaz2k21@hotmail.com
im in oz til about april