Valtozash Brisbane Review @ Crowbar

My take on this fabulous metal-jazz big band, originally published in Scenestr. Valtozash, Brisbane’s 17-piece jazz-metal big band, headlined X-Mess II at Crowbar in Fortitude Valley (20 December). They crammed onto the stage and brutalised us with an onslaught of their very, very loud, maniacal humour. Bandleader Andre Bonetti said: “We are the largest Continue reading Valtozash Brisbane Review @ Crowbar

Iron Maiden Voyage, Valtozash EP review

In the late eighties, my mind was deliriously shot to pieces by the maniacal brilliance of a group of London jazz musicians called Loose Tubes, under the mirthful goading of their band leader, enfant terrible Django Bates. Today, I am listening to Iron Maiden Voyage, the new EP by metal jazz big band Valtozash, and Continue reading Iron Maiden Voyage, Valtozash EP review

Blues Arcadia at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall

Originally published in Scenestr. Blues Arcadia guitarist Chris Harvey said before the gig, “At Lefty’s, they’re there to party, and we’re there to help them. So that’s what we do. Bang bang, it’s quite electrifying. We’re there to work the audience. Get them to that bar, get them on to the dance floor. So it’s Continue reading Blues Arcadia at Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall