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The Rock-itt : January 2012
The Lower Pluto and Kyle Fisher. With over 250 punters showing up, there was huge support for the Charity and the local bands on show. July saw two shows with Perth rockers W e are the Emergency join the local punk and rock line up. One of Sydney’s heaviest, Pledge This tore apart YOYOs with the help of Caulfield and Villa Rise who came from various ends of Sydney. August saw Sydney heroes Sienna Skies lead a mammoth bill, featuring a host of fine local talent, as well as Newcastle’s The Storm Picturesque. September saw the first Young Guns event for the year, showcasing young local bands under the age of 18. There was plenty of variety on the night, from Rock to Punk to Chill to Blues. Recording All, The Lower Pluto, The Sweet Apes, Nostalgia, Microcheifs and Bloodlines all rocked out the debut Young Guns Event which was a huge success – so much so that they will now be a regular feature of the YOYOs scene. Late Septem ber saw another bill filled with variety, with western Sydney’s The Bride leading a bill scattered with Hardcore, Rock and Pop Punk. October saw Young Guns II go ahead, featuring a host of fresh local bands, as well as a special guest performance from local groovers Lime Cordiale. Oxygen Factory, Itchy Lighthouse, Black Manta and Hailstone showed that the future of music on the northern beaches is looking good. November saw two very different shows roll through YOYOs. The first ever Acoustic Night was trialled, decking out the hall with a Beach themed setting, complete with bean bags, cafe tables, snack food and a chilled atmosphere. Marcus Bridge (Sound of Seasons) led the night, supported by some of the beaches finest acoustic sets including Josh Muncke, The Lower Pluto, Jess Cowdroy and Henry and Ella. The Acoustic Nights will also be an ongoing part of the YOYOs program giving artists from a broader range of talent than the usual YOYOs HardCore/Punk/Rock fair an opportunity to perform. Then The Heavy returned in force. With a massive Sold Out Show - Northlane launched their debut album, which has seen the band make leaps and bounds in the Australian Heavy scene. Byron Bays In Hearts W ake were main support, with a host of Sydney’s finest joining the antics to play what was the biggest and heaviest show of the year. Rounding out the year was local punks Seek the Silence launching their debut EP, supported by local mates Recording All who were playing their last show under that name, as well as Melbourne’s Oh Pacific and Western Sydney’s Soapbox Summer. It was a good, upbeat way to end the year, a year that saw YOYOs expand in the Sydney Scene as a sought after venue for shows of all genres. And that’s a wrap! YOYOs will be back in 2012, holding the next instalm ent of the Northern Composure Band Competition in March, as well as a range of band nights, Acoustic cafes and Young Guns nights to keep the local youth entertained. In 2012 we are going even larger with DJing workshops and the much anticipated return of the Graffiti Spray – In Sessions. If you want to be a part of the YOYOs events or have other ideas for activities– please let us know! Thank you to all that have been a part of YOYOs this past year, including the bands, the punters, security personnel, staff and the great young people who are a part of the Warringah Youth Advisory Committee (WYAC) for helping out at all the events! We will see you in 2012!