August 2, 2016

David Grimson did it again, putting on the Via Melbourne Tony Sly Tribute show for the 3rd year in a row. Grimson played in the July 30 show and also pulled together a stellar line up that included: Nerdlinger, Pitt The Elder, The Lizards, The Suicide Tuesdays, Jay Wars and the Howard Youth, Daybreak,The Beggars Way, Northwood, Jo Neugebauer and Tim Hampshire. The show at Reverence Hotel in Footscray earned $750 AUD which we are proud to match and send $1500 AUD to the  Australian Children's Music Foundation. Thank you to all that came out on the night.


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July 18, 2016

On Saturday 2 July 2016 a group of Australian punk bands and acoustic acts and their fans rocked out at Sydney’s Valve Bar at the Agincourt Hotel for a very worthy cause – giving underprivileged kids a chance to learn and enjoy music through the Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF).

Sydney musician Josh Arentz organised the mini-festival show to celebrate the life of Tony Sly (No Use for A Name) in the month of the anniversary of Tony’s passing. In the lead up to the event Josh spoke with Tony’s brother Jonathan who offered, on behalf of the Tony Sly Music Foundation For Kids, to match the money raised at the Sydney gig to donate to the Australian Children’s Music Foundation.

“We raised $800 at the show which turned into $1600 thanks to the Tony Sly Music Foundation,” said Josh Arentz. “The bands and acoustic acts donated their time and expertise. Everyone who came contributed to an awesome time and enabled us to support an amazing cause. We couldn’t be more stoked with the result. Rad!”

A massive thanks goes to:

  • Acts: Chris Duke & The Royals, Wasters, Batfoot, Revellers, Ivan Drago, 51percent, Essem, Laura Mardon, Yvette Vials, Spencer Scott, Andy Mac, Angus & Julia Stoned, Antonia Susan, Nothing Rhymes With David and Josh Arentz.
  • Posters: Tim Hampshire and Adam Collins
  • Video: Morgan, Punk Rock Radio
  • Promotion: The Aussie Punk Scene
  • Venue: Greg, The Valve Bar (Agincourt Hotel)
  • The Sly family (Jonathan, Brigitte, Fiona and Keira Sly)
  • Tony Sly Music Foundation For Kids

Tony Sly Music Foundation For Kids

The Tony Sly Music Foundation For Kids (USA) helps support music education for children through projects dedicated in Tony’s honour. It was founded by the Sly family after Tony Sly passed away in 2012.

The Aussie Punk Scene

The Aussie Punk Scene is a Facebook page established by Josh Arentz in 2013. The online forum enables punk bands and fans to help each other and create stronger national and local scenes.

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July 2, 2016

Thank you Josh Arentz for putting together this amazing show in Sydney on July 2nd at the Valve Bar.  We will match the $600 raised on the night and donate a combined total of $1200 to the Australian Children's Music Foundation.  The Australian Children's Music Foundation provides free, long term music programs and instruments to disadvantaged and indigenous children across Australia, inspiring creativity and imagination while nurturing self-esteem and confidence. Thank you to all the amazing musicians on this bill. 


April 25, 2016

Rory Koff, Dave Nassie, Matt Riddle and Scott Shiflett will play with various friends of the band at a special show at the Groezrock Festival in Belgium this weekend. The band hits the stage at 10:20 PM on Saturday April 30. The story is here.



12/31/2015 We hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. As we sign out for the year we just wanted to thank everyone who has donated their time, efforts and money towards getting the Tony Sly Music Foundation for Kids up and running. We set out with the goal to support kids music education by donating funds from projects done in Tony's honor. In this spirit it was a pleasure to work with the Bay Area Girls Rock Camp for their annual end of year appeal. For the campaign we pledged to match contributing funds up to $4000. We raised this amount to $5000 once we realized the contributions were outdoing the match. All in all the end of year appeal brought in $10,849! These funds will help empower more than 20 young girls to learn an instrument, find their voice or even form their own band. To learn more about our partner organization BAGRC and how you can get involved you can go here: Bay Area Girls Rock Camp  Happy New Year and thank you!

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