Monday, August 28, 2006

Oh Boy

Johny Boy at the Hi Fi, Sunday 27 August

What's Happening with the Hi Fi bar, cant attrack the punters? Free tickets, cheap tickets, exspensive door prices... don't know.

Potentialy from what I've heard on there Myspace site and going by what some what sites and media are saying, for example "
Johnny Boy brings indie, hip-hop to the Xfm studios with some sophisticated dance thrown in for good measure." The evening just didn't do it for me, came in with no expectations went out with what was that 40 minutes of ...

Maybe it was the sound (so loud and muffled) or the disconected audience who just stood around, with the exception of a lone drunk dancer. Even some of the punters walk out, in full view of the band, don't they know that the hi fi is not a place you can walk out on, you have good view of the band and the band has good view of you.

One freind said it me it was like buying a junior burger, luls the hunger for a few minutes, but you want some more but its not a great burger. Was disapointed in many reasons, 35 bucks at the door, no beer on tap, only 40 minutes and punters who looked like they just couldnt give a toss.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Ariel Pink

Ariel Pink's Doldurms was made in seclusion using an 8 track with a guitar, bass & eyboard, to make some Lo Fi Pop.

He's making an Instore at Missinglink Records on Wednesday 4 October 5pm (FREE), and also at the East Brunswick Club on Wednesday 27 September ($22).

Going on the net you can find a couple of track through, the first one I think is 'for kate i wait' from the Doldrums; maybe 'juleslosthis' from Worn Copy; and 'Helen' from House Arrest.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Bellrays at the Corner

Friday 4th August 2006

Bellrays played for a solid one hour, non stop, no breaking, no tunning, no awkward silences. It was like a soul review but done in the form of rock, so you could call it a rock review, with some soul thrown in for good measure, plus the lead singer could really belt it out. For a packed corner you could have been mistaken for people coming just to see them, but later that night radio birdman played. If they had played there own headlining show in Melbourne I would of gone, but this was the only option, I was hoping for some secret special gig but didn’t happen to hear of anything.

As soon bell’s finished, all the hip kids wanted more, being realistic I left (Already seen radio birdman) and then I noticed an army leather clad old men started moving to the front.

I was told by a friend they also played to a quiet Hi Fi bar, also played a cover of an AC/DC song.