The Bawdies (Japan)(space), The Tash Mints, The Ooga Boogas, Blow-Up DJS Emma Peel & Il Cattivo.
The Bawdies (Japan) Tuesday 19th of June The Tote After getting back home from a fairly feeling surly, check the gig guide to see The Bawdies playing at the Tote for a staggering 1990’s price of $10. I did however manage to miss the first few acts but caught I believe The Tash Mints (but when your up the back of the tote it's a little hard to see whats going on)..
The place was packed at 9.30 when I got there, probably not as packed out as the Eddy Current Suppression Ring gig I went to later on this year. But still great to see a packed out gig for the Tote on a Tuesday. The crowd was a mix of some excited Japanese ex-pats, local youth and some older folk too.
The Bawdies play a mixture of 50’s Rock’n’Roll, R’n’B, Garage and Japanese group sounds. If you can get yourself to Dragon Fly records in the CBD you may be able to find a great compilation called Go Go Group Sounds of the 1960’s, full of band from the 60’s. High light for me was there cover of the Little Richards ‘Tootie Fruity’ which was in there encore.