Short Stack @ The Croxton Bandroom, 8 July 2022

by the partae

Photography & Words: Darren Chan

Punk rock trio Short Stack solidified their second reunion with a national tour to support their new album “Maybe There’s No Heaven”. The 2nd of three shows in Melbourne saw an excited crowd ready to rock. 

The band opened with the guitar-driven track “Burn you Down” in a flood of blinding lights. They launched into the brit-rock inspired “Dance with Me” which had the crowd singing along. They continued to power through their extensive catalog with youthful energy and reckless abandon interjecting between songs with some casual humour.

Surprisingly, the middle of the show had Bradie Webb deliver a powerhouse drum solo playing “Centipede” by Knife Party. The band launched into the crowd hit “We Dance To a Different Disco, Honey”, then recent release “Armageddon”, followed by the anthemic “Planets” that had fists pumping and fans singing along.

Never one to disappoint, Short Stack returned for an encore with a rousing rendition of Blink-182”s “All the Small Things”, then closing out with the catchy “Sway Sway Baby”.

Judging by the smiles on people’s faces, Short Stack came, saw, and delivered.

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