Canberra dragging the chain on pop-punk?

johnboy 6 August 2008 23

PostOp is having a lengthy whinge about a lack of quality in Canberras pop-punk scene.

They do have some kind words for Transmission Nowhere, and Bedford Decision.

Unkind or fair cop?


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New Yeah New Yeah 10:16 pm 06 Aug 08

Funny stuff.

“And if you know how to throw a few power-chords together, why not give it a go yourself?”

Sound advice, but a context change is required. I know how to throw a few power-chords together, and do so in a much more maniacal way. It’s called METAL \m/

babyface babyface 8:39 pm 06 Aug 08

pop punk is universally awful

Weaselburger Weaselburger 6:24 pm 06 Aug 08

what ever happened to ANTIFISH??????????????

caf caf 6:21 pm 06 Aug 08

skaboy: Did you see Frankie Wants Out when they played here last year?

johnboy johnboy 6:14 pm 06 Aug 08

No problemo, best of luck with it.

repete2308 repete2308 6:13 pm 06 Aug 08

True, didn’t mean to sound like I was trying to borrow some traffic

johnboy johnboy 6:08 pm 06 Aug 08

Although we’d quite like to get them here first….

repete2308 repete2308 6:01 pm 06 Aug 08

I run PostOp, and I’d just like to add, I’m not a fan of post punk. I give our contributors a fairly free reign, and that was what one of them came up with. Feel free to contact me if you want to put your own music views in the zine

Cheers

Pete

Bam Bam Bam Bam 5:02 pm 06 Aug 08

Is it a prerequisite in pop-punk to put on a southern californian accent despite the fact that you’re Australian? WTF?
http://www.myspace.com/bedforddecision

Thumper Thumper 3:16 pm 06 Aug 08

Certainly not cut your grass emo crap…

More guitar driven…

skaboy12 skaboy12 3:05 pm 06 Aug 08

Doesn’t have a brass section. Prefer The Bosstones, The Frugals, Dance Hall Crashers, Madness, The Selecter, No Doubt, Less than Jake, Reel Big Fish. Most 2-Tone and Third Wave stuff will keep me happy.

johnboy johnboy 2:40 pm 06 Aug 08

Less moany, think Blink182, surprised a skaboy doesn’t like it.

skaboy12 skaboy12 2:26 pm 06 Aug 08

Is pop-punk that emo crap??

I’m sorry but I tend to listen to the same stuff I have listened to since I was at school, much to the dismay of my wife.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 2:24 pm 06 Aug 08

johnboy said :

Kiama, pop 30,000, has a pretty busy pop-punk scene.

I wonder if Canberra’s problem has anything to do with the fans trashing the venues?

I don’t know, Canberra seems to have a budding hip-hop scene despite the paranoia of venues about fans – searching patrons before entry for markers, paint and weapons and the like. On that note, I have unfortunately encountered quite a few pop-punk bands at gigs around town. Maybe the writer is complaining that there aren’t enough pop-punk bands to his taste more than making a serious observation on the scene.

johnboy johnboy 2:14 pm 06 Aug 08

Kiama, pop 30,000, has a pretty busy pop-punk scene.

I wonder if Canberra’s problem has anything to do with the fans trashing the venues?

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 2:13 pm 06 Aug 08

Pseudo Nym said :

Meh, small town not catering to all special interests. News at 11.

I want the non-catering to continue. Call me bigoted on this one, guys.

Pseudo Nym Pseudo Nym 2:06 pm 06 Aug 08

Meh, small town not catering to all special interests. News at 11.

Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 1:46 pm 06 Aug 08

If you like tibetan throat singers, then you’d love Maori nose-horn blowers.

I think the story is best summarised by *draws breath* taumatawhakatangihangihauapokaiwhenuakitanatahu. (yes, its a real word)

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 1:28 pm 06 Aug 08

“Over the past few years, the popularity of the true thinking man’s genre, pop punk, has been exploding all over the world”

What’s wrong with the youth? What did you bastards do? Don’t blame me, I’m not old enough to have produced them…

Tonka Tonka 1:27 pm 06 Aug 08

I agree with Nifty…

I also truly lament Canberra’s complete lack of mandolin based thrash metal jazz trance bands. That and Ukranian folk songs played by Irish harpists and tibetan throat singers.

What a scene we’d have!

All those years I wasted doing my own thing and thinking i was happy when I could have been participating in the worldwide takeover that pop punk is currently enjoying.

I might have been popular!

*sad*

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