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The Rock-itt : September 2011
YO YOS BAND NIGHTS Friday 29 July 2011 Featuring – Caulfield, Pledge This, Villa Rise, My City Screams, Changes and Encounters Friday 19 August 2011 Featuring – Sienna Skies, Stories, The Storm Picturesque, My City Screams and Tenpenny Towers It’s been a huge few weeks at YOYO’s with two top notch hard core shows on offer for the young punters. On July 29th , close to 250 turned out to party with a strong bill - local boys ‘Encounters’ opened proceedings, at what was their first ever show. The boys were heavy and technical with well written guitar and bass sections. These guys will no doubt improve and become a strong talking point in the scene as they play more shows and get more comfortable with their stage performance. ‘Changes’ were up next, a young five- piece with interesting combinations in their tracks which intrigued the crowd. It’s hard to define their style, with strong vocals from front man Henry Gearing, combined with a chugging rhythm section, with the odd inclusion of more technical guitar work. Drummer Josh Muncke also supplied some clean vocals. Diverse with good energy and interaction with the crowd, keep an eye on these kids. Hailing from W estern Sydney, ‘Villa Rise’ were all guns blazing from beat one. Their aggressive hardcore sound had a very original spin lead vocalist who put a new definition on stage presence, bounding over the barrier and into the faces of those who were brave enough to be up front. If they didn’t know about Villa Rise before, they sure do now! Local lads ‘My City Screams’ have been around the traps for a while and pull a strong fan base on the beaches as well as through the Sydney scene. They showcased some new material from their upcoming release, as well as old tracks from their first EP. Vocalist Mike Rutten was sick as a dog, but that didn’t stop him and the guys tearing through a fat, energetic set. Finishing with a new track, the boys went from strength to strength and are set to tear apart venues around Sydney and beyond. The crowd were vocal, the atmosphere was electric, the first chord was chugged out...BOOM! ‘Pledge This’ were on stage and the crowd got into full swing. ‘Pledge This’ have the perfect recipe for mosh, chugging rhythms and chant- able vocals which the crowd knew word for word. It was mike grabs galore, and the air ninja’s were getting a work out as ‘Pledge This’ tore YOYO’s apart. Caulfield finished the night and were keen to get up and party with the enthusiastic punters. The boys went hard through their 30 minute set and put on an electric show for the appreciative fans. Their m elodic guitar was sublime and the blend of clean and scream vocals were well done. Those who didn’t catch Caulfield definitely missed out! As if that wasn’t enough power house punk for the m onth on Friday 19 August the YOYOs Crew backed up with another gig. This time the weather was cold, wet and windy.