Prince of Wales Hotel Hosts ‘Superhero & Villains NYE Party’

Anyone can be their favourite superhero or super villain, even comic book or manga character, when they attend the Prince of Wales Hotel “Superhero & Villains NYE Party” from 8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. on the 31st of December. Ring in 2018 as your alter egos whilst The Grin provides the music all through the night.

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The Grin will be playing hits from the 80’s along the genre of rock, pop, and soft rock. The band’s influences are Pearl Jam, Hoodoo Gurus, Live, and the Collective Soul.

The Prince of Wales Hotel, which a lot of locals call POW, has always come up with the most interesting, out-of-the-ordinary, and upbeat events. Just take a look at their previous event called the Santa Sack Fest:

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So you better be sure that you are prepared.

Here are some DIY and affordable superhero/super villain costume ideas! Enjoy!

A fleece mask

Buy a fleece cloth of which colour is the same to your desired superhero or villain outfit. Cut into eye mask pattern, tie at the back of your head and match with a shirt with plain colour that matches another part of your desired costume.

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Cape from an Old Shirt

Pick an old shirt with hue similar to the majority of the colour of your desired character. Cut some paper out to make the insignia of the superhero or super villain of your choosing and voila! You’re ready, as easy as 1, 2, 3.

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The Tutu Skirt for Women

The key is always choosing the primary colour of the character you are aiming for. In this case, buy tulle of at least 15 yards in those colours. Take your waist measurement and buy elastic based on your waist’s dimension. Measure the length from your waist to the part of your leg where the tutu skirt should end. Cut the tulle in 4-inch strips based on this size. Tie each tulle stripes to the elastic and you have  a costume before you even know it.

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Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock Is Back And His First Stop Is Nundah

Glen Matlock, the pioneer member of Sex Pistols, is back Down Under to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s first album, “Never Mind The Bollocks.” Matlock’s first stop is in Nundah, on Friday, the 10th of November, at the Prince Of Wales Hotel.

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The concert is hosted by the Nightmare Music, a mainstay of successful concerts in the country. Nightmare Music has been handling events for the entertainment industry for more than 20 years now. The promotion company has been behind the Australian launch of Matthew Sweet, Indigo Girls, M People, The Bellrays, Prong, Slim Jim and The Meat Puppets among others. It also has worked with AC/DC, Cindy Lauper and Brian Adams.

Special Album Release

Just in time for Matlock’s Nundah concert, a budget-priced edition of the “Never Mind The Bollocks” album was released. The special release contains 3 CDs and includes the original studio album with 1977 B-sides, a disc of behind-the-scenes, and a disc of 1977 live recordings.

Also included is a DVD showing the Sex Pistols live from the boat party on the River Thames, other locations across the United Kingdom, and Sweden.

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The album also comes with a book featuring tales from known music reporter, Pat Gilbert, and never-before-seen photos from Bob Gruen, Barry Plummer, John Tiberi and Dave Wainwright.

To know more about the deluxe edition of the album, click here.

Through The Years

After leaving Sex Pistols in 1977 and being replaced by Sid Vicious, Matlock has continued his music career, forming the new wave band “Rich Kids”, known for the album “Ghosts of Princes in Towers”.

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Rich Kids’ popularity was short-lived, and after Sex Pistols disbanded in 1978, Vicious and Matlock also had a brief time playing together at another band called “The Vicious White Kids”. A CD of this short gig together was only released in 1993.

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In 1979, Matlock reappeared with Iggy Pop, toured throughout 1979, and wrote the album “Soldier” and the track “Ambition”. The association with Sex Pistols, however, has remained strong. Matlock published an autobiography in 1990 titled, “I Was A Teenage Sex Pistols”.

In the early 90’s Matlock has continued with his musical career with The Mavericks. He did records collaborations with Ian Hunter, Frank Black and Primal Scream, until eventually going solo under Alan McGee’s Creation Records in 1995. He released his first solo album “Who’s He Think He Is When He’s At Home” in 1996, reuniting with the Sex Pistols in the same year for the “Filthy Lucre” world tour.

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All through 2001 to 2005, Matlock was a member of the Dead Men Walking. The band has been famous across the United Kingdom. At present, Matlock is with his band, The Philistines. The band’s fourth album has been successful since its release in 2010 and the band has since toured the world.

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Amidst success with his own music career, however, Matlock will always be best remembered as a member of the original Sex Pistols.

Click here for ticket information and purchase.

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