The Hoist by the Tracks – Punk Night!

Combining forces with Signal, FReeZA and SYN, this month’s all-ages gig The Hoist by the Tracks brings you Melbourne up and comers Hug Therapist and Raise The Stakes!
WHEN: Friday 18th March, 6-9pm
WHERE: SIGNAL, Flinders Walk, Northbank, Melbourne VIC 3001
Behind Flinders St Station towards Sandridge Bridge
WHO: Hug Therapist and Raise The Stakes
COST: Free!

Signal are always keen to open up their doors to young music lovers. They know that listening to good music is just the way we like to do it here in Melbourne, regardless of age.
This free gig initiatiave is all about supporting emerging musical talent and giving youth a hands on insight into event management. It is a drug, alcohol and smoke free event.
With support from Signal and FReeZA, SYN local music program The Hoist will continue to host a bunch of up and coming Melbourne bands the third Friday of every month until the end of 2011.
 Hug Therapist is an unsigned 4 piece punk act, based in Melbourne. Starting off as a group of mates in a garage, the Hug Therapist boys decided to record a demo and are now playing gigs wherever and with whoever, at anytime possible. With hard punk influences such as The Amity Affliction, At The Drive-In and Deftones, its hard not to notice these guys. Hug Therapist’s key track “Don’t Touch My Stuff” is a favourite amongst fans, and they have already played The Espy and The Arthouse in Melbourne.
Exciting and young, Raise The Stakes blast out loud and fun pop-punk in the vein of Fall Out Boy and Set Your Goals, with elements of pop-hardcore in the spirit of Four Year Strong and Rise Against. Hitting the stage for the first time in 2010, RAISE THE STAKES have already racked up some impressive shows, including support slots with The Flatliners (Canada), Ben Jorgensen (USA) and The Mission In Motion (Aus), and this year were crowned winners of the Soundwave Festival sunken treasure band competition!

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