Q&A Scene: James Young (Cherry Rock 017)

Tell us about CherryRock017?
CherryRock017 is a mystical rock n roll festival hosted in AC/DC Lane Melbourne. There’s 13 acts playing 2 stages with no clashes and now in its eleventh year it is not uncommon to see a unicorn in a denim jacket rocking out…

What, or who, inspires you?
[pullquote]AC/DC Lane Melbourne, the coolest address on the planet [/pullquote]I am inspired by rock n roll and my pet rabbit Malcolm. And the best rock n roll in the world is Australian pub rock.

Which song do you wish you wrote?
‘Happy Birthday’. I hear the Royalties are gob-smacking. That or AC/DC’s ‘Highway To Hell’ cos Bon Scott was the shit.

What do you love about running events?
Spending a quiet, solitary and reflective moment on-stage, as the MC of CherryRock, under the spotlight in front of a thousand beer-guzzling rock- loving punters embracing as one gigantic sweaty denim group hug.

How would you describe CherryRock in food form and why?
Rock lobster. Looks cool. Beautiful on the inside, but can get snappy when pissed off.

What’s your scene?
AC/DC Lane Melbourne, the coolest address on the planet.


About Cherry Rock 017

I’m James Young, the owner and booker of Cherry Bar and CherryRock017. I figure, who better to hear from, about our latest and greatest 11th annual AC/DC Lane street rock n roll festival, than yours truly, so listen up…

We’re revealing 6 of our Internationals today. We’ve got legendary San Francisco garage punks Dwarves. Southern rock/ psychobilly from Atlanta’s Nashville Pussy. The incredible female two-piece, Bala, from Spain, who sound like Patti Smith out front of Motorhead. Bottlecap must be the bastard triplets of fellow Swedish rockers The Hives and The Hellacopters. Plus the best rock n roll coming from our Indonesian neighbours in Mooner and Kelompok Penerbang Roket (KPR).

But lest we forget our locals. We had to have Totally Unicorn from Wollongong, who ripped River Rocks a new arsehole last year. The sexy psych-blues of Child. Debbie Harry out front of Eddy Current Suppression Ring is how I see lo-fi garage punksters Amyl & The Sniffers. From the “ninch” (Mornington Peninsula) comes the band on everyone’s lips Stiff Richards, plus the 2016 Cherry Awards Act of the Year, Zombitches. And we’ve still got some incredible aces up our sleeves people! So, don’t miss it and buy your tix early, blah, blah, blah.

CherryRock017 Lineup

Dwarves (USA)
Nashville Pussy (USA)
Bala (Spain)
Bottlecap (Sweden)
Totally Unicorn (NSW)
Mooner (Indonesia)
Amyl & Sniffers
Stiff Richards
Kelompok Penerbang Roket (Indonesia)

+ more to be announced

Sunday 7 May 2017 12 noon – 9.30pm
13 acts. 2 stages. No clashes (AC/DC Lane + Cherry Bar)
18+ Event. Strictly Limited to 700 Tix.

Early Bird Tix $74+b/f
From 1 March, Tix assume normal price $88+b/f
On sale Wed 15 Feb www.cherrybar.com.au

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