Snap Scene: Ugly Kid Joe, Croxton Bandroom, Sat 9th Dec 2017

December 15, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

It was September 1992. Millions of snot faced skate – surfers worldwide were cracking a few brews in their bedrooms, on beaches and in their garages listening to one album…’Americas Least Wanted’ by Ugly Kid Joe. ‘Americas Least Wanted’ was a double platinum phenomenon selling over 2 Million albums catapulting Ugly Kid Joe to headlining Arenas and touring with the likes of Van Halen, Bon Jovi and Ozzy Osbourne. […]

Snap Scene: Dallas Frasca, Croxton Bandroom, Sat 9th Dec 2017

December 14, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

Don’t be mistaken, Dallas Frasca is a band and not just named after the lead singer. Like Blondie and PJ Harvey that came before them, it is clear that namesake front woman Dallas and guitarist Jeff Curran are the driving force of the Melbourne based trio, which other members rotate.

The unconventional songwriters are two guitars, vocals and a beast behind the kit. They fit somewhere in between blues riffed The Black Keys, and the incredible full-throated wail of Janis Joplin. Having no bass, the drums are integral to the sonic massive-ness that fits in-between the mechanical style riffs, their songs are catchy, huge and you can feel the truth in their tales. […]