[MUSIC NEWS] THE SCHIZOPHONICS Announce Farewell Melbourne Show
Keep something in the tank this long weekend because San Diego’s dynamite Schizophonics are throwing a special farewell to Oz show on Labour Day, Mon. 13 March . Cementing themselves as “one of the best bands to see live, ever!” with their performance at Tentpole Festival, this will be your last chance to catch them before they head home.
Besides, where else would you choose to celebrate the eight-hour working day than in recently saved John Curtin Hotel, a pub synonymous with the history of the labour union movement.
Local garage-punk faves Blowers are special guests, tix are just $20 + bf and you can get them here and now.
It’s time, brothers and sisters, to kick out the jams again with San Diego’s dynamite The Schizophonics, whose first two brief and BC (before covid) Australian visits in 2019 and early 2020 back blew the minds and burst the hearts of everyone who saw them.
Returning on the back of their latest LP “Hoof It”, The Schizophonics will reaffirm your faith in rock’n’roll. Over the last few years this high-energy trio, which is formed around the dynamic husband and wife duo of singer/guitarist Pat Beers and drummer Lety Beers, has built up a formidable reputation around the world as an explosive live act – one that taps into the same unstoppable combination of unbridled rock’n’roll soul energy and showmanship that fueled The MC5 in the heyday of the Grande Ballroom in late ’60s Detroit. In addition to The MC5, The Schizophonics’ wild live show is heavily influenced by artists like James Brown, Iggy Pop, Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix and The Sonics.
This electrifying outfit first plugged themselves in back in 2009, and have since released three albums (their first, “Land Of The Living”, on legendary LA label Sympathy For The Record Industry) and numerous EPs and singles – most recently a blinding cover of The MC5’s unreleased early showstopper “Black To Comm” backed with a surprise cover of Roxy Music’s “Remake/Remodel“. Not content to exist at the very centre of 21st Century international garage rock circles, they’ve also toured Europe backing the “Mexican Elvis” El Vez (as The Little Richards) and done shows with brass, keys and backing vocalists as The Schizophonics Soul Revue.
Although they churn through bass players quicker than Spinal Tap went through drummers, Pat and Lety’s vision is strong; so strong they were able to record “Hoof It” without any outside help during lockdown. If you’ve never seen them play, you’ve probably never seen a band play with such physical abandon.
Maintaining the high voltage generated by our tour from New York’s blueswailing Daddy Long Legs late last year, Love Police keeps the power switched ON in 2023, with The Schizophonics. Be there and feel the flow.
THE SCHIZOPHONICS ON TOUR IN MARCH – REMAINING SHOWS
Sat March 11 – KING LEAR’S, BRISBANE, QLD with The Unknowns
Sun March 12 – VINNIE’S DIVE BAR, GOLD COAST, QLD with The Unknowns
Mon March 13 – THE CURTIN, MELBOURNE, QLD with Blowers