It’s been a year the world would like to forget and one that the live music community needs to recover from. Laneway Music is helping to make that possible by hosting Welcome Back Melbourne at the Thornbury Theatre on Saturday, March 20!
Welcome Back Melbourne features a line up of Melbourne’s finest exemplars of rock n roll, Dollsquad, Radio KSG and Charlie Marshall & The Body Electric Together they will remind you all about the thrill and excitement of live music once again.
Charlie Marshall, was one of the founding members of the early 80’s blues punk band Harem Scarem, who’s band member history reads like a line up of the Who’s Who of Melbourne rock royalty. They were a “veritable institution on the Melbourne inner-city scene, playing raucous, swampy blues rock fleshed out by wild Stooges guitar riffs” (Ian McFarlane) Soon after they disbanded, Charlie formed The Body Electric, which has been active ever since and has featured musicians from The Dirty Three, Avalanches, Beasts of Bourbon, Hunters and Collectors, Surrealists, Chris Wilson and The Moodists, Hugo Race & The True Spirit.
Radio KSG is the Kent Steedman Group. Kent was a founding member of The Celibate Rifles and also a member of Midnight Oil guitarist, Jim Moginie’s Family Dog. KSG also features Laneway Music founder, Vincent Donato, Russell Baricevic of Bored and Pray TV with Hellman vocalist, Ben Brown out front. Radio KSG belts out blues rock n roll in the tradition of The Cruel Sea and delivers lyrics to search out the times we live in today.
‘the killingest girls with the deadliest instruments‘ Dollsquad deliver a rock n roll punch like only they can. One of the most notorious all female bands Australia has ever produced, DollSquad have had their fair share of comparisons: The Runaways on steroids’, ‘Suzi Quatro goes punk’ or a ‘1960’s version of The Clash’, but they are no imitators. The brainchild of the ever brilliant Joey Bedlam, Dollsquad bring a tonne of energy and sexual attitude via plenty of agitated guitar driving rhythms and those ever present leather catsuits.
So, dust off your gig jacket and get yourself to the Thornbury!
Tickets are strictly limited to 150 with the venue running in limited capacity mode,
so get in quick!
Saturday, March 20 @ 7.30pm
The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets are from $20 and are available now via
Visit the Official Event Page for more info