Author Archives: Boonga

About Boonga

What can I say? Born with the gift of the gab, and I don't believe in luck. You make your own luck in this world, so I just try and remain present, and live in the now.

Death By Carrot – Dope Riff Fest

Death By Carrot organised the Dope Riff Fest held at The Basement in August 2018, and while they were the headliners, they played the back stage, as they preferred the “vibe” in the back room, they were a bit arty … Continue reading

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Time On Earth – Performing “Alter”

Time On Earth played at The Basement as part of the Chaos In The Capital 4 Festival. Their bio read like a dogs breakfast of influences, but they were actually pretty cool, and they had some nifty songs to boot. … Continue reading

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Fisted Sister – Performing “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister

More action from the 80’s Tribute Night held on the 14th July, 2018. This time we have the classic by Twisted Sister, being performed in a very snotty, punked up manner by the suitably titled Fisted Sister. Note the quasi-misogynistic … Continue reading

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Guns N Roadkill – Performing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses

From the 80’s Tribute Night, here is a Guns N’ Roses classic. Just about the only disappointment for me is that the bass guitar was not captured particularly well by little mobile phone, especially in the intro. Well, you get … Continue reading

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Devoy – 80’s Tribute Night

Johnathan Devoy AKA Devoy doing his Acoustic schtick at the 80’s Tribute Night held at The Basement on July 14th, 2018. Some might remember Devoy from his time in the 90’s band Jerk, or not. He kinda has his own … Continue reading

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Head Injuries – Performing songs by Midnight Oil

As a bit of a spin off from the 90’s Tribute Nights, The Basement in Belconnen has also started holding 80’s Tribute Nights. These can actually pretty good also, as the bands covered are often less Metal orientated that the … Continue reading

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Wolfpack – Performing “Brainwash Blues” and “Screaming Queens”

According to the bio on their Facebook page, Wolfpack play blistering punk thrash. Damn straight they do! These guys put on a brilliant live show, and they have a pretty solid political message, without being too self righteous. Pretty nice … Continue reading

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Arrowhead – Performing “Bone Mountain” and “Sky Wizard”

Arrowhead are a Sydney stoner rock band, and here is some footage of them performing at their CD launch that they shared with Frozen Planet 1969. They were pretty cool, and easy to work with, and had some groovy songs. … Continue reading

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Dead Horse Gap Band – “Performing “Like A Hurricane” and other songs

This one is kinda funny. Nothing much too exciting, this show was a birthday party for someone, where they had Silentia and Dead Horse Gap Band (DHGB) playing. DHGB were meant to be the headline act, and were very precious … Continue reading

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Blissphorus – Festival Allsorts #3

This is the last band in my set of recordings from the Festival Allsorts #3 gig. By far, Blissphorus were the pick of the bands that played on the After Dark Bar stage. All the band members are solid musicians, … Continue reading

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