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.
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.
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.