Crystal’s Team Pick: Soundwave Revolution with Hole and The Pretty Reckless

Hello Australians. In September, two female-fronted rock bands that I can’t help but to adore — Courtney Love’s band Hole and Taylor Momsen’s Hole tribute band The Pretty Reckless — will be playing at this year’s Soundwave Revolution festival. I’m quietly confident that this alignment means that the world will shortly be ending, and really what better way to spend one of your last days than having your ribcage rattled by 10+ hours of live music by rock legends.

If you’re a rock fan who’s never before experienced Soundwave, it’s recommended. Soundwave is slightly different to other Australian music festivals in that most attendees wear sensible clothing and seem genuinely enthusiastic about the bands they’ve shown up to see. Also, the music is killer. This year’s line-up includes: Van Halen, Alice Cooper, Bad Religion, Panic! At The Disco, Danzig, Machine Head, The Used, Dashboard Confessional, Sum 41 and many more.

Brisbane – September 24, 2011
Sydney – September 25, 2011
Melbourne – September 30, 2011
Adelaide – October 1, 2011
Perth – October 3, 2011

Tickets will be on sale from Thursday June 2, 2011 – full details are on the Soundwave Revolution website. I’ll see you in the mosh.

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  1. the line up sounds great, but I don’t understand Taylor Momsen/The Pretty Reckless at all – I don’t the the big/regular-sized deal…maybe it’s just me, maybe I missed something.

    • You probably haven’t missed something. I find it difficult to articulate why i like the Pretty Reckless as much as I do.

  2. I really love The Pretty Reckless but I wish Taylor Momsen would quit trying too hard. Her music is so good she doesn’t have to objectify herself and dress so revealing.

    • Maybe she is just wearing what she likes to wear. You can have slutpride without objectifying oneself.

      • and even possible to wear whatever the fuck you want without having slut pride. Ughhh

  3. Taylor Momsen once asked my friend Amy to swap stripper heels with her. Their feet were different sizes and that made them both sad. True story.

  4. I love Hole and The Pretty Reckless. That’s a dream concert of mine. I wished I lived in Australia :'(

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