The Vibrajets w/ Penny Ikinger
15 July 2022
8:10 pm
St Kilda Sports Club 
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DATE: Fri Jul 15 2022 

Address: 66 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

Playing times:

Penny Ikinger 8.10pm – 9pm 

Vibrajets from 9.15pm

There are two things that count for The VIBRAJETS: a rockin’ tone and a good time. These guys (and gal) have tone to burn, and when they strap on their vintage guitars, hit the stage and crank up their amps a good time always follows.

This string-bustin’, twist ’n’ rumblin’ Melbourne four-piece plunder the archives circa ’57 to ’62 for unsung treasures and at the same time come up with their own killer tunes to slot right in among them.

Comprised of past and present members of The Stems, The Shimmys, and The Breadmakers, The Vibrajets aren’t the garage band the pedigree might suggest. This is wigged out and twangin’ surf and frat and rock ‘n’ roll that goes back to the source – and is best enjoyed while shakin’ your moneymaker on the dance floor!

Guitar ace, fuzz queen, sonic chanteuse, primal mistress of pop – it’s hard to pin PENNY IKINGER down in easy comparisons or simple terms. She has earned a stellar international reputation with touring rights in Japan, the U.S.A, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. She is considered by the toughest of critics to be one of the World’s finest.

“All woman and all business – the Australian singer-guitarist – a graduate of the Radio Birdman school of axe warfare – unveils a fetching line of balladry here: black-hearted folk songs draped in fuzz, topped with a dark baby-doll whisper … imagine Nico channeling Sandy Denny in front of Blue Oyster Cult – and you’re close.” DAVID FRICKE, Senior Editor, Rolling Stone (USA)

Ms Ikinger breathes delicacy and fuzz into her swooping solo work with an ease that is terrifying and beautiful. Known for her mind warping, note bending dirty rock, she also switches tempo to deliver classic pop tunes with shades of light and dark in a rich sonic soundscape.

Expect plenty of cool guitar tones this evening!