Blog The Bronx @ Oxford Art Factory

The Bronx @ Oxford Art Factory

Posted Nov. 1, 2017, 8:16 a.m. by T

Advertisement
KFAI - Roar of the Underground

The Bronx

Oxford Art Factory

Sydney, Australia

October 30, 2017

 

Tonight was a side-show from The Bronx’ current Australia tour with Pennywise and how great it was to see incarnate them within the intimate confines of the sold out Oxford Art Factory.

Devoted to punk rock with rough edges even in their more tempered, melodic moments blended with a healthy dose of detached garage rock swagger and infused with the essence of what fueled early hardcore bands – The Bronx are in fine form.

Frontman and focal point of the band, Matt Caughthran did the Caesar thing in his own mischievous way – veni, vidi, vici – he inhabited the stage, declared the objectives of the night and jumped straight into implementation phase – literally, as he preferred the pit to the stage and spent a good deal of the show either crowd surfing or amidst the crowd, evoking reckless levels of energy in his wake and creating special moments galore that the audience lapped up.

An evening with no barriers, no pause for breath, just a sheer endless barrage of vitriolic LA punk with explosive finishes.

The Bronx is a rare breed: A soulful, violent, passionate and furious beast with a tinge of melancholy that is a lot of fun to ride with.

With a knack for song-writing and chant-worthy music, having found their niche with their fast obnoxious emissions that pay homage and respect to a myriad of punk territories, in a live environment The Bronx delivers the perfectly calibrated dose of showmanship and thrilling music.

An evening heavy on audience participation that cements The Bronx’ powerhouse status.

---

Photos by KAVV

Leave a comment
Share this content

Other recent blogs

The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara & Lenin Play Chess

Posted by T
Oct. 17, 2020, 10:06 a.m.

The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara & Lenin Play Chess, by Andrei Codrescu Having just had the pleasure of reviewing Sakevi Yokoyama’s oeuvre, triggered me to tumble down the rabbit hole ... read more

What’s Sumatra with you? – Hey Tiger

Posted by T
Oct. 15, 2020, 10:18 p.m.

What’s Sumatra with you? – Hey Tiger   As the Beatles ever so eloquently put it, all you need is love – but a lil’ chocolate every now and then ... read more

Pie International Publishing

Posted by T
Oct. 14, 2020, 6:47 p.m.

Pie International Publishing The name of the publishing house “PIE” is an acronym standing for “Pretty”, “Impressive”, “Entertaining” and was founded by a graphic designer with long-standing experience. Given the ... read more

Columbia University Press

Posted by T
Oct. 12, 2020, 9:05 p.m.

After the Red Army Faction: Gender, Culture, and Militancy The impact the Red Army Faction (RAF) and the implications of its reign of terror have left a lasting imprint not ... read more

The Formative Years – Classical Music

Posted by T
Oct. 11, 2020, 10:42 a.m.

The Formative Years – Classical Music   The fact that the strict principles classical music from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries adhered to became the foundation of pretty much any ... read more

Advertisement
KFAI - Root Of All Evil
x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.