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Monster Giveaways / 18 July 2017

WIN 1 of 5 Double Passes to See HITMEN DTK Live at The Gov in Adelaide!

Are you in Adelaide? Do you love punk rock? Would you and a guest like to see HITMEN DTK play this Saturday July 22nd 7:30pm at The Gov for free?

Courtesy of our good friends at The Gov, we’ve got five double passes to giveaway to HITMEN DTK and all you need to enter for a chance to WIN is Tick INTERESTED in our Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow (Adelaide) Event, COMMENT on the Event Wall and email us at competitions@cultofmonster.com.au to let us know you’ve done it!

The HITMEN were brash, bombastic and inventive. They were also victims of their status as the first in a long line of Australian underground bands of the late ‘70s/early ‘80s to cross the battle-lines and take their rock and roll campaign to the suburbs. THE HITMEN peddled a broad mix of metallic pop, flamethrower Detroit rock and re-vamped ‘60s standards, as well as their own wide range of originals. With their roots in the ground breaking RADIO BIRDMAN, the HITMEN sought overground success and clearly influenced dozens of bands that followed in their wake. That their status as one of the Australia’s hardest-working bands never translated to huge record sales probably came down to the fact that the major labels that courted and signed the band had no idea what to do with them. But the thousands of fans whose ears they opened to new sounds did – and voted with their feet by packing venues the length and breadth of Australia.

Competition closes Friday July 21st at 8:30AM AEST and winners will be notified by email that evening by 5:00PM AEST.

Don’t forget that DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM: The RADIO BIRDMAN Story has its Adelaide Premiere at the MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW at the GU Film House on Friday July 21st 7pm and you can grab tickets here!

About the film:
Sydney, Australia. 1974. A group of outsiders band together with a mission. In world of satin jumpsuits and screaming teens on Countdown, they form the high energy rock’n’roll band RADIO BIRDMAN, forever determined to keep compromise from their art. Switched off, shut down and booted out of venue after venue they stay determined to do things their own way, and they slowly accumulate a cult-like following of youth, a ‘New Race’ of disaffected youth who rally around the band. DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM is the true story of Radio Birdman, from their original formation to the present. Like the band itself, it’s an independent production, made from outside the industry. It shows what the band meant to the fans, and how they changed Australia, by inspiring a golden age of indie music from Cold Chisel to Midnight Oil. DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM features interviews with all surviving members of the band and doesn’t shy away from the internal conflict which sometimes fuelled the band’s performances. It’s already been called the greatest Australian music documentary ever made and is crammed full of RADIO BIRDMAN music and rare archival footage and photos, some not seen for over 40 years!

Join the MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW Facebook Event here and stay tuned for more line-up announcements!