INTERVIEW /// OZZY WRONG – DO YOGA THROW BRICKS AT COPS

OZZYWRONG INTERVIEW MYSYDNEYRIOT
There are those who know Ozzy Wrong personally and those who have high-fived him in a Goons of Doom mosh pit of mayhem. There are those who have shrieked below him in the surf as he literally flies across the sky casually ripping a backside air reverse on his Surfboard and then there are those who have seen him driving his car while casually strumming his ukulele. There are many manifestations of Ozzy Wrong out there in the world, but one things for sure, you will probably never meet another Ozzy Wrong in this lifetime.

It’s freaky enough knowing that this ball of life energy is one of the most creative surfers of his generation, but then on top of that he is a killer visual artist, a rock n’ roller, skates like a demon and is a fuckin good human being to boot. Ozzy Wrong is just a whole lotta legitness!

Last week we headed out to Mild Manners Gallery in Surry Hills to check out Ozzy’s amazing / colourful art show DO YOGA THROW BRICKS AT COPS. A few days after our huge hangovers, we caught up with Oz and he freestyled his way through our questions like a boss and still it was something special. This interview will make your day, after you read this then go check out his art show (it’s hangin till this Saturday 30 May!!!!) it will definitely put a big smile on your face.

Big thanks again to Ozzy. Keep Rockin! Details about the exhibition below. Enjoy!

You’re known to your family as Oscar Wright. Where did the name OZZY WRONG come from?    
i think its from some hate mail i got back in the nineties a company ceo from california was trying to cut me down in the surf media and he called me Ozzy Wrong and i thought it had a great ring to it so i ran with it, i started to sign my work Ozzy Wrong ,,, sometimes the haters are doing you favours and they hate it when they realise that.

Did you come from a musical or artistic family?    
Well definitely artistic ,,, not that musical although my dad did play bush bass in a bush band called The Boston Blacks Bonze Boys and they used to play parties at the Old Yellow House Gallery in the Cross ,,, they were awesome i have tapes!!!

What was your childhood like?      
Pretty stoked on my childhood ,,, lots of camping, we lived in a big army tent for about six months in the bush at Ingleside on some land while dad built us a ramshackle house which was just one big room with a big sandstone fireplace and a bunch of windows and doors he collected from the tip and just fit them all together it looked so cool.

When and where were you when you realised man I wanna be creative for a living?
i don’t know? i always loved drawing a lot and it was pretty much all i wanted to do besides surf.

Who did you look up to as a kid?
my mum and dad and aunts uncles cousins and then surfers and artists. all of them.

First Live gig you attended?
i think it might have been Henry Rollins at Kangaroo Rock in Manly.

The last gig you attended?
Mylee and the Milkshakes and The Ruminaters.

Your band GOONS OF DOOM have played many shows all around the world, which show stand out for you the most?
a big one in france on the beach once , i think it was our biggest crowd, it was awesome as the sun was setting.

Are there any plans for a new Goons recording?
yeah we might try and do some recording this year.

Who are your personal influences in life?
i just like so many artists and surfers and musicians too many to name,,, but my main influence is my lady Mylee cause we are always together and that influences you. She is awesome.

Any cool rock n’ roll stories?
i mean our own band has had so many amazing experiences around the world just having a blast with your best mates it’s a dream and a nightmare at the same time.

Name the band or artist that made you want to start a band?
The Mouldy Peaches.

Any favourite bands right now?
Dead Moon,,, i listened to Peter Bibby the other day he is awesome.

What song are you loving right now?
Peter Bibby has some wicked songs great lyrics.

Your killer art show DO YOGA THROW BRICKS AT COPS is happening right now at Mild Manners in Surry Hills, what was the ethos behind your show?
i just did a bunch of stuff and hung it on the wall,,,, i guess the moral of all my work is “stick it to the man”

What is the process for you as an artist? Do you have any funny rituals before getting into the art making process?
i find it hard to start working but then when i’m on a roll i find it hard to stop…

Artists you look up to? alive and or dead?  
Basquiat, Van Gogh, so many good young artists now who you see on instagram its awesome,,, i like the whole skater art thing too Ed Templeton, Chris Johansson, all those guys rule.

You have mastered many creative fields. What advice do you have for anyone out there who might want to get into music, surfing, art or many fields all at the same time?
go go go you have to work very hard but you also have to make sure you are enjoying it, keep the fun alive otherwise it ain’t worth it.

So what’s the next adventure for Ozzy Wrong?
Just continue being a Dad and doing my best to be a nice human who pulls his weight and doesn’t mess up his life, i see a lot train wreckage so i try and be conscious about trying to stay balanced, haha!

Are you a movie buff or a book head?
movies but i read to my kids every day, every day for seven years now reading aloud at night, i really enjoy it.

What does happiness mean to you?
Just this morning i drove to Whale Beach at 5.30 am and paddled out to The Wedge and surfed alone as the sun came up and was just getting tubed and dolphins were out there and there was no wind. Those moments are amazing and we are so lucky to live in Australia. I’m stoked.

Burial or Cremation?
cremation i want my ashes thrown into a barreling wave at either South Narrabeen or Uluwatu depending on where i die.

Famous last words?
peace is my drug

OZZY WRONG /// DO YOGA THROW BRICKS AT COPS
MMPG
Level 1, 499 Crown St
Surry Hills (above Title Store)
THURSDAY – SATURDAY 11-5PM
(Final Day Saturday 29 May)
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MY BONDI RIOT RETURNS /// A FREE ALL DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR A GOOD CAUSE

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Summer is about to kick in for Sydney once again and like all things MY SYDNEY RIOT you all know that we like to bring the best Party good times, celebrating life, friendships and most of all our love for the live music and art which surrounds us everyday.

The artists that are coming out of Australia right now are absolutely second to none and we encourage every single one of you to get out there to discover and support independent music right now!

This current wave of bands right now feels like the best era in underground music we’ve ever had since we first started pushing new bands back in 2006.

Like all our lineups MY BONDI RIOT is as good as a party is going to get. So get out of the house on Sunday 6 October (Labour Day Long Weekend) and come celebrate the good times with us.

So as per usual we’ll be pushing out 14 of the most amazing independent live bands we could find, Rock n’ Roll DJ’s, a world-class Barber, Tasty Eat Truck BBQ, Silent Disco (yes it’s back!), a Skateboard half-pipe, Sailor Jerry!, Skate and Surf Films and a very special Art Exhibition featuring works by talented local artists who will be painting portraits of their favourite music hero’s on Skateboard decks.

Raffle tickets will be sold on the day and if your ticket is called out you can head over to the Gallery and choose a piece of art to take home.

The show is a Breast Cancer fundraiser and all money raised will go towards our friend Pete Howard’s mum. So get ready to not only party but also do something good for a very important cause.

So we’re putting the shout out to our Friends and Music family to get along, enjoy a day in the sun with us at one of Sydney’s most amazing live venues and constant supporters of independent music; BEACH ROAD HOTEL from 12pm noon till midnight for a day you will never forget!

“Oh yeah and all of this is 100% FREE baby!”
“Seriously?”
“Yeah mon!”
“You can’t wait right?”
“Yaya!”
“See you at the Party!”

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MY SYDNEY RIOT, BEACH ROAD HOTEL, HAIR BY TOMMY J, SAILOR JERRY, TRUCKSTOP, TRUTH DRUMS, UPPERCUT DELUXE, ARTIST UNION presents…
LIVE BANDS ///
 
BAD PORN /// 
ALEX AND THE SHY LASHLIES /// https://www.facebook.com/AlexAndTheShyLashlies
DJ’S ///
AND /// 
HALF PIPE ///
BARBER / HAIR BY TOMMY J/ UPPERCUT DELUXE ///  https://www.facebook.com/guysandolls
SILENT DISCO /// 
DATE & VENUE ///
 
SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER
(LABOUR DAY LONG WEEKEND)
BEACH ROAD HOTEL Upstairs /// https://www.facebook.com/beachroadhotel
71 Beach Rd, Bondi Beach
FREE ENTRY!!!
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ///
 
***RIOT ART EXHIBITION / BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER FOR PETE HOWARD’S MUM***
Pete Howard is a good friend of MY SYDNEY RIOT and ex member of one our favourite Sydney bands THE CHITTICKS. 
 
We heard thru the grapevine that Pete’s mum had fallen ill to Breast Cancer and we wanted to do something to help out. We had a few false starts and then things we kinda left it there for a while. When the opportunity came to do MY BONDI RIOT again we discussed the idea of raising funds for Petes mum with the good people at Beach Rd. They thought it was a great idea and now here we are.
We’ve brought together some of our cities most talented artists to paint their favourite rock n’ roller or music hero on skateboard decks. That’s three cultures that we love and support; Music, Art and Skateboarding so we are stoked!
 
We are really looking forward to seeing all the artworks on the day. We also encourage any artists out there who’d like to get involved to get in touch via email: mysydneyriot@gmail.com – very limited spaces left.
 
Raising money for causes and friends isn’t a new thing to us, we just think that in times of trouble we as a community need come together to look after our own and to have the chance to do something for our friend and brother Pete Howard’s mum is an opportunity we couldn’t pass up. 
 
So on the day please bring change and buy a raffle to go into the draw to win a prize for an important cause.
Peace and Love

8/21 FEATURED ARTIST – GOONS OF DOOM

8 GOONS OF DOOM

Artist: BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL
City: Sydney, NSW
Style: Surf Punk Rock
Members: Ozzie Wrong, Vaughan Dead, Cut throat Cowboy, Ray of Sunshine, Pauly B (middle) is their beloved sound guy

Here’s a little bit of Goons of Doom discography / tour history / facts.

album 1 – DEAD BARBIE AND GHOST
album 2 – I HATE MY HAIR AND I WANNA DIE
album 3 – REVENGE OF THE GOONS
double album 4 – out in 2013! featuring special guests Brad (The Vines), Dave Atkins (Resin Dogs/Wolfmother), Ian (Wolfmother), Mylee Grace, Bec (Bec and Ben), Liam (Old Man River) and more…

GOONS OF DOOM  have smashed shows all over the world to packed houses filled with kids who love music, touring the USA about 10 times, Europe 5 times, Hawaii and even Bali. Goons of Doom played at SXSW 2009 alongside Hole, Damian Marley, Dillinger Escape Plan and Mariachi El Bronx.

So after all that info our question is; what has the music industry been? where are the gig bookers? where are the festival bookers at?

GOONS OF DOOM are hands down the most exciting live band in Australia today. THE END!

DISCOVER GOONS OF DOOM!
FACEBOOK HERE
PHOTOS FROM LAST SHOW HERE

21 BANDS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE WORLD ENDS!

Over the next 21 days we’ll be featuring a band per day online from this special list of independent bands from Sydney and around Australia. Stay tuned and discover something new. Who knows? your next favourite band might be right here!

SYDNEY UNDERGROUND MUSIC MONTH POSTER WEB 1

“MY PUSSY RIOT – A FREE PUNK ROCK MUSIC COMPILATION FROM AUSTRALIA” TO DROP THIS WEDNESDAY!!

MY SYDNEY RIOT and SAILOR JERRY are putting together an amazing music compilation in support of PUSSY RIOT.

It will be available as a free download for anyone out there who believes in the power of music and freedom of speech.

This Bad Boy drops this Wednesday 15th August. Stay tuned for its launch and other fun plans we have installed for you all.

Peace X

“MY PUSSY RIOT – A FREE PUNK ROCK MUSIC COMPILATION FROM AUSTRALIA”

Featuring the following artists in alphabetical order – with more to come!

BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL (Sydney)

BEC AND BEN (Sydney)

DAMN TERRAN (Melbourne)

DAMPVAMP (Sydney)

DUNE RATS (Brisbane)

FAIT ACCOMPLI (Sydney)

GOONS OF DOOM  (Sydney)

MYLEE GRACE (Sydney)

PIRATES ALIVE (Gold Coast)

THE RUMINATERS (Sydney)

SAMOAN PUNKS (Sydney)

SPIRIT VALLEY (Sydney)

SWEET TEETH (Sydney)

VELOCIRAPTOR (Brisbane)

WAX WITCHES (Gold Coast)

GOONS OF DOOM, BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL, MYLEE GRACE & THE RUMINATERS HIT THE TOWN THIS WEEK!!!

Four of our favourite Sydney music makers, a bunch of artists we consider some of this towns best live bands are coming out to rock Sydney this week. So put on your dancing shows, get in a the car for a week full of Rock n’ Roll good times.

GOONS OF DOOM + THE RUMINATERS w- guests at BUCKLERS CANTEEN, Bondi – Thursday 10, 17, 24, 31 May. Free entry from 8pm.
BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL  opening for ANDREW WK at THE STANDARD, Surry Hills – Thursday 10 May. Tix from moshtix. 8pm.
MYLEE GRACE & THE MILKSHAKES opening for THE OTCHKIES at OXFORD ART FACTORY Gallery Bar, Darlinghurst – Saturday 12 May. Free entry from 8pm.
THE RUMINATERS headlining Semi Permanent After Party at THE STANDARD, Surry Hills. For tix email:mysydneyriot@gmail.com

Check out posters and more info below.

This Thursday GOONS OF DOOM return to the stage for a four-week residency at BUCKLERS CANTEEN, Bondi with good friends THE RUMINATERS. All shows will include special guests, this week THE DRUNKEN SAILORS and resident DJ RED CARPET playin sweet classics. The fish taco’s are numero uno. This will be a party you will never forget x 4. Free entry from 8pm.

On the same night in town BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL will be opening for ANDREW WK & ALEISTER X at THE STANDARD, Surry Hills. Onstage early so make sure you get to this hot show for a rocking good time. Keep an eye out for their new EP which is set to drop very soon! Tix from moshtix. Doors 8pm.

On Saturday MYLEE GRACE & THE MILKSHAKES will serenade the OXFORD ART FACTORY Gallery Bar, Darlinghurst with their good time party tunes. Opening for Brisbane band THE OTCHKIES and DRIFFS, this gig will be special. Free entry from 8pm.

And on the same night THE RUMINATERS will headline the Semi Permanent After Party with a stellar lineup THE CADRES, WINTER PEOPLE & ANDRE17000 at THE STANDARD, Surry Hills. This will be great night, so if you are keen to head along we have a few tickets to the party. email: mysydneyriot@gmail.com

GOONS OF DOOM – THE BEST BAND TO COME OUT OF OZ SINCE AC DC – DANNY CLAYTON (CHANNEL V)


Danny Clayton has been a VJ at Channel V (a cable tv music channel) for almost 10 years now and he has probably seen more live bands than most of us. Danny attends all major music festivals Nationally and Internationally interviewing some of the biggest bands in the world to local sensations. There are two positives about Danny’s twitter which went out to his almost 10,000 followers from The Standard in Sydney last weekend. Firstly it’s a great leg up for Goons of Doom a band who get close to zero airplay on Australian radio besides having fans from all over the world. And secondly it’s cool because finally someone within the music industry is acknowledging what most of us out here already know.

Goons of Doom in the last couple of years alone have toured Europe, Hawaii and the USA three times including SXSW, opening for bands like Hole, El Mariachi, Damien Marley and Dillinger Escape Plan, they have also caused near riots at most of their shows at countless venues up and down the Australian East Coast. More recently they were handpicked to open for American band Grouplove.

Members within the Goons are visual/graphic artists, famous surfers, art directors, music producers, published writers, talented multi instrumentalists and each member is an accomplished songwriter in their own right. The Goons were also mixing visual art with surf rock way before the surf sound became the new wave in recent times, releasing their third studio album later this year thru Volcom Ent, the music arm of International surf/skate label Volcom.

So if a band can have all of these creative qualities and major touring experience yet still remain literally unknown to most music lovers in Australia, then the following questions need to be asked “Where is the music industry?” “Where have they been?” “What the fuck is going on over there?” and “Are they going to do something about it?”

Follow Danny Clayton at Twitter HERE

GOONS OF DOOM return to Queensland this week to play the final dates of The Rattlesnake Cobra Single Tour. Their third album ‘REVENGE OF THE GOONS’ drops soon thru Volcom Ent!

Wednesday 15th Feb – Bleach Festival Party @ Neverland, Coolangatta w- Pirates Alive
Friday 17th Feb – Volcom Party @ Snapper Surf Club, Coolangatta w- Dead Beat Band
Saturday 18th Feb – My Byron Bay Riot 2 @ Bhudda Bar, Byron Bay w- Dead Beat Band  + Pirates Alive

Free Download!

GOONS OF DOOM TO LAUNCH NEW SINGLE IN SYDNEY AT THE STANDARD ON SATURDAY WITH KILLER LINEUP

If you have attended a GOONS OF DOOM show, you have probably experienced either of the following; a massive hangover, a bump to the head or the biggest smile from ear to ear.

The Rattlesnake Cobra is the most fun party song you will hear on all fours, it is also the first single off their third album ‘Revenge of the Goons’ which drops later this year locally and internationally thru Volcom Entertainment.

This Sydney show will be the most important show of the single tour so far so please bring a friend along and get down to a pretty special lineup filled with some of Sydneys most hyped talent right now; THE RUMINATERS, MYLEE GRACE & THE MILKSHAKES, BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL plus THE BUNGALOWS on dj duties.

VOLCOM, MONSTER CHILDREN, MY SYDNEY RIOT, VAMPIRATE SURFBOARDS and ARTIST UNION TOURING presents…
GOONS OF DOOM http://facebook.com/goonsofdoom
The Rattlesnake Cobra Sydney Single launch!

w- very special guests
THE RUMINATERS http://facebook.com/theruminaters
MYLEE GRACE & THE MILKSHAKES http://facebook.com/myleegrace
BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL http://facebook.com/bangbangrocknroll
THE BUNGALOWS DJs http://facebook.com/thebungalowsmusic

Saturday 11th February
The Standard
Level 3, 383 Bourke St, Surry Hills (top of Kinselas, taylor Square)
8pm / $10 moshtix HERE

Download the new single The Rattlesnake Cobra here http://goonsofdoom.bandcamp.com
Facebook event HERE

BONDI RIOT NOT CRONULLA RIOT!

So many people came out to the Beach Rd Hotel last Saturday night to celebrate the Australia Day Weekend and locally made music it was not funny. You really had to be there to experience what went down, but from start to finish the bands that played all came out with guns blazing and the night was hands down one of the coolest parties we’ve put on to date.

The over capacity / sold out Beach Rd Hotel got down to the LIAR Awards 2011 Best new comers Bang! Bang! Rock n’ Roll and  the awesome Valley Floor (qld) who both played tight sets, receiving mass appreciation from the early birds, followed by Mylee Grace & the Milkshakes who bought everyone together for a dance off du jour and so did Gerrringongs The Bungalows who played their best live set to date, starting the first of many sing-a-longs of the night. Betty Airs ruled the stage and their cover of Bad Moon Rising is second to none (record dat shit boys!). Sticky Fingers had all hearts in a flutter as they spread the soulful good vibes around the room. Then it was time for the Goons of Doom, well no one in this town knows how to rock a party like the Goons do, the party was well and truly on fire. With Killerwhale playing his return show with the Goons the gig was made all the more special, a night we will never forget.

Beautiful women, cool cats, punks and newbians gathered together and we all simply partied for the love of friendship, good times and music. Yes there were a couple of boofheads in the crowd pushing people around, so we apologize if anyone got hurt, but overall from all reports everyone had a ball.

Downstairs after the show looking around at all the sweaty and happy people it was like we had all survived some kind of war, a fight for the very survival of what we believe in – Our Music. And I think we’re winning. Holy Fuck!

Thanks for coming out to support these bands, they are worth all their weight in gold. Big thanks to the bands (go check them out!) and thanks to Meg (best door biatch), Sarah for the tunes! Jimmy for takin care of sound and The Beach Road, especially bar manager and the cool staff. And thanks to Bert Newton. Copland!

See you at the next Party!

XOX

CLICK HERE Photos by Rocket Weijers

THE RIOT COMES TO BONDI THIS SATURDAY!

The Australia Day holiday is a special one and even though there are many perspectives surrounding what it means to different sections of the community, we’d like to invite all tribes to come together this weekend to celebrate the current state of underground music culture. And going off the list below, its pretty safe to say that the bands coming out of this town are pretty epic and amazing.

So help us kick off our first Sydney party for 2012 and join in on the fun at Beach Road, Bondi this Saturday. It’s going to be an awesome evening of live locally made music and good times for all. You will come away feeling smarter and more good-looking for it. Kapow!

MY SYDNEY RIOT, VOLCOM, LIAR Awards presents… AN AUSTRALIA DAY WEEKEND EXTRAVAGANZA!!! “MY BONDI RIOT”

GOONS OF DOOM
STICKY FINGERS
BETTY AIRS
THE BUNGALOWS
MYLEE GRACE & THE MILKSHAKES
VALLEY FLOORS (QLD)
BANG! BANG! ROCK N’ ROLL

UPSTAIRS BEACH RD HOTEL
SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2012
6PM – MIDNIGHT
$10

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