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6:30pm, Fri 21 May, 2021

Event Details



Doors 6.30pm (seating and dinner available, order at the bar)

8.40pm         PLASTIC SECTION

9.50pm         INTOXICA

INTOXICA 32ND ANNIVERSARY OF ‘INTOXICA’ (Shock Records) – Encore Performance

After a wildly successful sold-out show at St Kilda’s Memo Music Hall in March, to belatedly celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut CD, Intoxica will play an encore performance at the fabulous new Brunswick Ballroom in Sydney Road on Friday 21st May. The party of the decade is now moving north of the river!! Come and experience a unique blend of psychobilly, surf apocalypse, and relentless rock and roll, presented in a blistering live performance!!
 INTOXICA play rock and roll, pure and simple. With Garage, Rockabilly, Surf and Blues in it. Thumping drums and bass, fuzzy and twangy guitars and the distinctive vocal styling and hypnotic presence of Tony Shaw. You can dance to every song except the really fast ones that you can only shake to. This Melbourne live scene mainstay, famous for being the wild night out, is now packing a new generation of fans is into venues.

The release of the self-titled vinyl 12” LP in November 1989 was also the first by fledgling label Shock Records of an Australian band ((Shock LP 1). The album was launched, fittingly, at St Kilda’s POW Hotel December 9 1989.
 In 1990 CDs were impacting the market and artists were cramming them with tracks because they could. Intoxica returned to the studio, recorded five more tracks and rereleased the album as a seventeen track CD (Shock CD 001).
 The album contains the band’s first (still vinyl) single ‘Brandivino Party’ and songs that are still crowd favorites to this day: ‘Funnel Of Love’, ‘Boss Hoss’ and of course ‘Intoxica’!
 Intoxica will perform all seventeen tracks at what is sure to be an historic and heroic performance at the Brunswick Ballroom!
 Band members are:

Tony Shaw – vocal
 Original member of The Corpse Grinders, also fronts The Exotics.
 Australia’s most mesmerizing front man has influenced everybody from Tex Perkins to Guy Sebastian. They don’t come close.

Teebs – bass
 Original member of The Corpse Grinders, played in The Band Who Shot Liberty Valance. Also plays upright with The Murder Rats. An unrelenting bass powerhouse.

George – guitar
 From The Olympic Sideburns. Unique – nobody plays or sounds like George. Intoxica’s snappiest dresser.

Nicky Del Rey – guitar
 Joined The Corpse Grinders in 1985. Played with The King Jerklews, Truckasaurus, Jack Howard, Crane Trash, Monique Brumby and Doug Mansfield to name a few. Currently with Jack Howard, The Cartridge Family, The Sideshow Brides and Surf&Turf! Plays anything with anybody.

Lluis Fuzzhound – drums
 Drums from Muffcake in Melbourne to Los Chewbaccas and Negative Waves in Spain. Guitar/vocals back in Melbourne with Midnight Woolf and back in Spain with Psycho A Go Go. Back on drums with Intoxica in Melbourne. Plays guitar and drums simultaneously with Thee Cha Cha Chas. Phew! Spain sounds good. The groove is massive.



Due to current Covid restrictions shows will be seated and limited per sitting. 

Please note: Tables cannot be joined together on the evening. Please ensure everyone you wish to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Ideally if you can arrive together at the same time, that will help with seating you all together.

Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff.

Customers are required to check-in via the Service Victoria App as they enter the venue.

The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and full clean between sittings

Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport. 


The kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show, and will be open from 6:30pm.

You can view the delicious offerings available by clicking here.

The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an 
Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)

To find out more about the venue, FAQs can be viewed by clicking here.