Entertainment

Frenzal frenzy as Rhomb bomb drops

Frenzal Rhomb rocked the Plantation Hotel Saturday night.
Frenzal Rhomb rocked the Plantation Hotel Saturday night.

BY 10PM The Plantation Hotel's band room was sweaty, crowded and the air crackled with mosh-ready chanting.

And then Frenzal Rhomb appeared, and it was on for young and old.

Infamous, sarcastic, cheerful and just a little bit stoked, punk legends Frenzal Rhomb showed the Planto's backroom a good time on the weekend.

The band's last gig before this one was the Big Day Out.

"That was just practice - this is the real gig," guitarist Lindsay McDougall told the crowd.

And they could have been telling the truth.

They didn't sound like a band who haven't been gigging much - they sounded like they'd never stopped.

The energy was unmistakable, with Lindsay, singer Jason Whalley, drummer Gordy Forman and bassist Tom Crease totally comfortable with each other onstage, picking up each other's cues, the rhythm section smashing out riffs with precision, and some seriously short, sharp and seamless guitar solos.

Jason's hair made more of an appearance than he did, with whirls of dreadlocks all you could frequently see from up the back.

But you could definitely hear him - his voice has hardly changed, except to take on a harder edge in some of the really heavy sections.

Fans grabbed them, crowd surfers crowded them, and feedback distracted them - but Frenzal Rhomb never once dropped the ball.

A fan dropped his pants, but that's another story.

Topics:  music concert, plantation hotel


Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Missing man's body found in bushland at Coolum

Adrian Korst, 39, was last seen at Coolum on Friday.

Police treating cause of death as non-suspicious

Man arrested over bomb scare to stay in custody

Drama unfolds on Weyba Downs Street as bomb squad is called in.

Magistrate says accused has "snowflake's chance" of getting bail

Is Clive Palmer really in his Sunshine Coast electorate?

Clive Palmer was seen during Anzac Day commemorations at Nambour in 2015.

If you can believe what you read on Twitter Clive could be in town

Latest deals and offers

Adem Crosby's legacy: 30,000 lives saved in 3 years

IF ONLY life was fair, Brent and Lu Crosby would have suffered through enough to ensure a lifetime free of challenges.

Missing man's body found in bushland at Coolum

Adrian Korst, 39, was last seen at Coolum on Friday.

Police treating cause of death as non-suspicious

Man arrested over bomb scare to stay in custody

Drama unfolds on Weyba Downs Street as bomb squad is called in.

Magistrate says accused has "snowflake's chance" of getting bail

Is Clive Palmer really in his Sunshine Coast electorate?

Clive Palmer was seen during Anzac Day commemorations at Nambour in 2015.

If you can believe what you read on Twitter Clive could be in town

Pt Arkwright resident wakes to screaming tyres, sirens

Paramedics were able to safely remove the driver from the vehicle.

Paramedics were able to safely remove the driver from the vehicle

In sickness and health: cancer groom granted wedding wish

WEDDING BELLS: Andy Rahman, who has terminal cancer, married Emma Taplin at Sunshine Castle after My Wedding Wish granted his bucket list wish to get married

Life is no fairytale for Andy Rahman but one wish came true

Spectacular Crash as Corvette Flips at Drag Races

Corvette flips at 350kmh.

Driver walks away from 350kmh crash in Texas.

Star Wars: Force Awakens told in Emojis

Disney has released an emoji version of The Force Awakens.

To commemorate Star Wars Day, Disney releases emoji version of film on a smart...

NYPD join dance challenge

New York Police respond to NZ dance challenge.

New York's finest accept Kiwi dance challenge.

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances