It was a TWOKATHON last night, when The Twoks played THREE gigs in one day! Here is their first stop at The Bowlo with their electric performance of my FAV song by them, 240 Volts. ㋡
From The Dwarf:
The True Celebration Of St Kilda Music - A Day By The Green #10
A Day By The Green is a uniquely St Kilda celebration of good music. This Saturday it is the tenth time this event is happening. Just for a few bucks, you can see some of the best bands performing around Melbourne. We wanted to know more here at The Dwarf. So we asked the lead guitarist and all round good guy, Rusty Teluk of Cold Harbour about the history and what to expect about this Saturday's A Day By The Green.
Q: This Saturday at the St Kilda Bowls Club, affectionately known by the locals as "The Bowlo" is the tenth A DAY BY THE GREEN event. Tell me about how this celebration of St Kilda music started and how many times a year does it happen?
A: We (Cold Harbour) were becoming frustrated by the limited opportunities for local bands in the area, and that along with the inability of being able to score a spot on the St. Kilda festival led us to attempt our own day of music with like minded local artists. We'd only really thought about doing one, but the success of that first one and the support we received from musicians and music fans encouraged us to keep going, and hey, before you know it, we're at number ten! We present the day three times a year, and have finally learnt to avoid the colder months. We look like sticking to January, April and October. Footy can have winter!
Q: One thing about A DAY BY THE GREEN is that to me it has a true community spirit, sadly lacking in other events. The tribute to Shane Byrne and reprinting of his LALA LOVES YOU on the T-Shirts make this a uniquely St Kilda event. Tell me about Shane and the community spirit in St Kilda?
A: Shane was a great friend, a great musician and his passing deeply affected many of us. We've also lost quite a number of friends and musicians since we started, notably Shane Walsh, Fred T Farlowe and Steve Prictor. These friends played at one or more of our events and we want them and other members of the St. Kilda community who have passed to be remembered both for their friendship and the unique musical skills they brought to the table. We started off with mainly St. Kilda bands, but over the years have welcomed both musicians and fans from as far away as north of the Yarra! But we proudly call it a St. Kilda event. Many of us started playing at venues such as the Seaview Ballroom and the Prince of Wales and are proud of the cultural heritage of St. Kilda.
Q: I have been very lucky to have attended most of the past A DAY BY THE GREEN and I have personally seen some amazing set. At times, it's like reliving the height of the classic aussie punk movie 'DOGS IN SPACE' when you are standing two inches away from THE EARS, X, LITTLE MURDERS and this weekend, the favourite skinhead punk band of that era, LA FEMME performing. Do you guys have a wish list of classic aussie punk bands to any future events and who would they be?
A: We have somewhat of a wish list....we're always trying to incorporate classic old bands with new acts....but I'm not at liberty to say who we might try and get in the future....that would spoil the surprise! Of course it needs to be understood that in keeping it as cheap as possible places a limit on what we can pay acts. But yes, having said that we have had some all time cracking bands come onboard....we encourage the fun aspect and hope that each act that plays has fun and leaves with some new fans!
Thank you Rusty and we at The Dwarf will be seeing you rockin' out this Saturday at The Bowlo.
A Day By The Green Presented By Cold Harbour #10
St Kilda Bowls Club
66 Fitzroy St., Melbourne, VIC.
St.Kilda's own day of live music returns in another feast for discerning music fans !
Ten bands for only $20...Doors Open @ 3 pm.
La Femme 11.00-LATE (original line-up)
The Ears 10.10-10.40
Cold Harbour 9.20- 9.50
Chris Russell's Chicken Walk 8.30-9.00
Burn In Hell 7.40-8.10
Jack Howard & The Long Lost Brothers 6.50-7.20
Dirty Harriet and the Hangmen 6.00-6.30
Dead River 5.10-5.40
The Twoks 4.20-4.50
Vincent J Kramer 3.30 - 4.00