Local musos and late night shopping in Margaret River tonight

Warren HatelyAugusta Margaret River Times
Margaret River punks 3 Days Later play their first gig in years tonight — and it’s free.
Camera IconMargaret River punks 3 Days Later play their first gig in years tonight — and it’s free.

There’s free thrash, punk and metal on offer at the Corner Bar tonight.

The backdrop of live local bands will be interesting for shoppers also enjoying late-night trading in Margaret River this evening.

Beerfridge frontman and promoter Karl Heussenstamm said the return to the live circuit of local legends 3 Days Later was one of the highlights of tonight’s gig, which will also be headlined by hard rockers Scyatic. The show starts at 7.45pm with Tartarus, followed by South West mainstays Ocean Drive.

Heussenstamm told the Times 3 Days Later were the “original Beerfridge punk rock band”.

“We formed in the late 90s, heavily influenced by Swedish hardcore legends Raised Fist and America skate punks Suicidal Tendencies,” he said.

The band played nationwide for 10 years and released four full-length records while headlining local gigs and supporting bands such as NOFX, Britain’s punk legends The Exploited, and motorcycle daredevils the Crusty Demons.

Heussenstamm said it was a “one show only” deal — and so a good chance to check 3 Days Later out if you missed them.

“It will be a Christmas party to remember,” he said.

Tartarus will open the night, playing as a two-piece while bassist Calob Jones recovers from a motorcycle crash.

“Kieren Renolds on lead guitar will be making some adjustments to their sound and running a guitar and bass amp combo together to make up for the missing bass player,” Heussenstamm said.

With his brother Brodie belting out some awesome double-kick beats on the drums, it should be thrashtastic to say the least.

Karl Heussenstamm

Bunbury’s Ocean Drive feature mates press-ganged into action by drummer Jason Smith seeking to play the sort of fun, skateboard- inspired punk he grew up with.

“This band represents an amazing South West style mixing surf tones and bush beats with the power of youth and rock‘n’roll,” the promoter said.

Margaret River band Scyatic have top billing tonight, drawing on local audience support.

Scyatic boast playing “everywhere from country halls, weddings, birthdays, drift racing and burnout comps, the back of flatbed trucks and pubs and clubs, through to major supports for the likes of Karnivool, The Hard-Ons, I Killed The Prom Queen, The Four Horsemen and Hells Bells”.

Their set kicks off after 10pm, drawing on more than two hours of originals.

Entry to tonight’s show is free.

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