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REVIEW: Beefweek bring the looseness and the laughs to the Lass

Australian Beefweek Show + The Med Heads + Snelvis and the Rancheros

Lass O’Gowrie – Friday 29 March

With this weekend past kicking off the last month that long-standing Lass O’Gowrie owner/operators Ian and Sharon Lobb spend at the helm of the iconic Newcastle gig hole, it seemed appropriate that it went off with a bang.

And that’s exactly what happened on Friday night when Newcastle’s favourite bovine-themed punk rock and rollers The Australian Beefweek Show took to the stage with fellow upstarts Snelvis and the Rancheros and The Med Heads.

Snelvis and the Rancheros
The Med Heads

Opening up proceedings, the rollicking country-ringed punk of Snelvis and the Rancheros got the crowd into a party mood, thanks in no small part to frontman, the cowboy hatted Snelvis, who put on quite a show for the assembled.

The Med Heads were up next and, honestly if you haven’t checked these guys out yet, you need to redress that balance. This four piece deliver a fuzzed-out brand of punk rock (think the likes of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard) that it infectious and highly danceable – a fact not lost on the ever-growing crowd.

Australian Beefweek Show

And then it was time for the main attraction – The Australian Beefweek Show – a long standing fixture on the Newy original music scene as well as the Lass O’Gowrie stage.

Running through a loud and loose set that included such cuts as What’s The Go With F***wits, and Everything You Say Is S**t, Beefwek showed, once again that they are one of Newcastle’s premier drunken punk rock party bands.

And there was definitely a party on the dance-floor with the venue almost fit to burst by the band’s third song.

This is a band, that while more than competent behind their instruments, never take themselves too seriously and that all adds up to a rollicking good time.

Written by Stephen Bisset