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Keeping Punk Alive

Keeping Punk Alive

Who: Bodyjar
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
When: Tuesday January 13, 2004

MELBOURNE'S BODYJAR has been flying the flag for Australian punk rock for over a decade.

The quartet celebrated the feat last year with the release of Jarchives , a best-of package that boasts all the band's most popular tracks with a few new tunes thrown in for good measure.

``We mainly included the best live songs we'd been doing, some singles and new songs,'' TIM REED said.

``But mainly it was the ones that people yell out at us to play that we put on the album so we can go out and play the whole album live.

'' Fans will have the chance to rock along with Bodyjar once again when the band makes a long overdue return to the CAMBRIDGE HOTEL during its SUMMER LOVIN' 2 TOUR .

As with last year's tour of the same name, Reed said the Summer Lovin' Tour would entail plenty of fishing, drinking and, of course, rocking out.

``It's pretty much the same tour that we did last year, so we'd like to make it an annual event.

``We have heaps of fun it's like a bit of a holiday for us.

``We're doing the whole East Coast and we'll finish up in Melbourne and then head off on a surfing holiday, so that will be a nice end to the trip.

``We haven't played Newcastle for a year either so it will be good to get back and play a rock show.

'' Bodyjar began its latest tour with two dates at the FALLS festivals in Victoria and Tasmania and supported PENNYWISE for a series of shows.

Reed said punters could expect to hear a few new tunes when Bodyjar performs at the Cambridge Hotel on Tuesday night.

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