Our writer Shane Robertson headed out to East Brisbane Bowls Club to check out the first of two days of the local, DIY festival run by SCHEMA Collective.
I managed to catch eight bands at the first day of SCHEMA Festival. What struck me about the event was the excellent organisation and musical diversity of heavier acts that all performed exceptionally.
First up were six-piece combo Fire Away, who had the crowd excited with their fast, poppy and heavy punk set.
Four-piece Lunchtime rocked the house with their dirty yet tuneful sound. Audience members could be seen blowing bubbles, banging their heads and partaking of the lollies that were thrown from the stage.
Heavy five-piece All Hours delivered driving music with hooky lead guitar and vocals that ranged from melodic to growling.
Three-piece Baltimore Gun Club delighted the ears with their heavy blues-rock with a set that accelerated into a fury of flailing hair.
Four-piece Oldtown put out a grinding, powerful sound fuelled by powerhouse drumming, tough guitars and desperate vocals. They delivered a well co-ordinated assault on the senses.
Three-piece The Arturos maintained a high level of energy throughout their set of fast, tight, no-nonsense punk rock.
Four-piece Trinatyde had the crowd rocking hard with their low-pitched metallic groove.
Four-piece Serial Killer Dinner Party delivered a blistering set with propulsive bass, powerful guitars, solid drumming and vocals that were tuneful, but tough.