Preforming For You

  • Wed 18 AprilAuckland The Kings Arms
  • Fri 20 AprilBrisbane The Tivoli
  • Sun 22 AprilSydney Enmore Theatre
  • Tue 24 AprilAdelaide HQ
  • Wed 25 AprilMelbourne The Palace
  • Fri 27 AprilMelbourne Caravan Club

The godfathers of this whole mess, The Sonics laid down the blueprint for garage-rock back in 1963 with the release of their first single The Witch. They followed that up with even up with even more grease and oil soaked nuggets in Psycho, Boss Hoss, Cinderella, Strychnine, He’s Waitin’, Shot Down and Have Love Will Travel before calling it quits in 1968. Reuniting briefly in 1972 and again in 1980, The Sonics then took permanent leave while the rest of the world caught up with them.

Revered and covered by the likes of The Cramps and The Black Keys (alongside a list of Australian bands too lengthy to mention), the influence and spirit of The Sonics has never waned and in 2007 they answered the call reforming at the invitation of the New York garage festival, Cavestomp and followed that up with an appearance at Barcelona’s giant Primavera Festival, the London Meltdown (curated by The Kinks Ray Davies) and now Dig it Up!  Ladies and gentlemen does it get any better than this? The Sonics!


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