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The Rock-itt : August 2011
YOYO’s will be running Young Guns and Rookies nights later this year. If you are in a young northern beaches band that has never played at YOYO’s, or your band is all U/18, let us know! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. And don’t forget the annual Northern Composure Band Competition in March each year! YO YOS BAND NIGHT By Dan ‘The Man’ Nascimento Friday 1 July 201 @.YOYOs Youth Centre, Frenchs Forest. 7-11pm. Featuring – Perspectives, Strive for Normality, Recording All, Seek the Silence, Stand for the Fallen and We Are the Emergency. Outside it was cold, wet and miserable. This didn’t stop the kids though, with over 200 enthusiastic punters turning out in force to party with a huge local bill supporting Perth giants - We Are the Emergency. As the clock ticked past 7, new kids on the block, Perspectives, took to the stage. You wouldn’t have guessed it was their first ever show as the 5 piece tore through their 20 minute set, displaying well written originals and well rehearsed covers. The crowd dug it, and even those who weren’t there to see them, soon took notice. These guys are going to be a force to be reckoned with in the local hardcore scene. Keep an eye out for them. Following up was Pop Punk lads Strive for Normality. Even though they only had 3 of their 5 usual members, they were tight with both their sound and performance. They kept the momentum going with well structured originals that had the right amount of bounce, speed and flow. With a killer rendition of “Scar” by their “second favourite lesbian”, the guys got the crowd into a good mood with some good hearted tunes. Recording All were the youngest band on the bill, but their experience shone through as they got the crowd screaming and bouncing around like 5-year-olds on a sugar high. These kids really have something going for them. With an average age of just 15, I can’t wait to see what they are slamming out in the future. They already have a strong legion of fans, which will only increase as tim e goes on. Their originals are tight and their cover selection caters for the varied crowd that turned out on the night. Having been together for close to 3 years now, Seek the Silence are somewhat veterans of the local scene, but there was no sign of walking frames. These 5 dorks went nuts from the first beat. A non-stop party set was filled with a good balance of originals and covers. This writer thoroughly enjoyed their set which included a 4 band stage invasion. Seek the Silence always have fun on stage and transfer their good times to the appreciative crowd. Stand for the Fallen were a late inclusion to the bill, adding a heavier dimension to proceedings. Having only 3 of their 5 usuals on stage, with a replacement drummer and 1 guitarist, they were as tight as they could be, happy just to be on stage again in front of their healthy local fan base. Kids were going nuts as they broke down, got nose rings stuck in microphones and gave in to the crowd’s requests by playing their classic “Shoe Song”. Any other band would have pulled out under the circumstances, but SFTF look past the impossible and make it work, and that’s why they are one of the beaches premier core bands. Rounding out the night was We are the Emergency, from Perth. With a lot of the crowd hearing the band for the first time, you could sense the awe that spread over those in attendance as WATE tore through a mesmerising set. Lead by Ryan Lake, who captured the crowd with his performance up front, the 6 piece combined vocal harmonies with killer guitar work, keys and a fat bass and drum line. They completely blew away any expectations coming into the show. As they completed their set, you could tell that there was an army of kids leaving with a new band to check out when they got hom e. A great night all up, with something for everyone spread across the board. Do yourself a favour and check out all of these bands if you haven’t already. See you at the next gig featuring hard core specialists; Sienna Skies, Stories, The Storm Picturesque, My City Screams, The Driftwood Theory and From the Sky. Friday 19 August. $12@door.