Sunday, September 30, 2007

Battles at Brunswick East Club

Battles at Battles at Brunswick East Club, Tuesday 25/09

Battles started around 10 which is such a great time for what they call a school night, however I did miss out on MyDisco (but had already seen them a few months ago). I just arrived when Battles started, so I was up the back, when entering I was greeted with the smell of Sweat coming from the gig. There was a broad range of people in the crowd including music heads, cool indie kids and possibly some Mike Patton fans. Battles were pretty intense, kept me thinking and the Sound was great (the mixing). Hopefully they'll play again for a side show to the Big Day Out.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Air Guitar Nation

Air Guitar Nation starts this Thursday at Cinema Nova(thst's the 27th).

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, Starts September 20

Joe Strummer, The Future Is Unwritten (MA15+) Starts September 20 at Cinema Nova.
Session times from Thurs Sept 20 to Wed Sept 26: Thurs & Mon to Wed: 11.30am, 2.00, 4.30, 7.15 & 9.40pm, Fri to Sun: 11.30am, 4.30, 7.15 & 9.40pm.

Watch a review for this on At the Movies, Margaret gave it 4 star and David 3.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

La Femme, Legends of Motorsport, & Jarvis

Ding Dong 15/09/2007 $15 La Femme, Legends of Motorsport(space), Jarvis and Bladeshy, plus Hush Hush burlesques troupe.

Missed out on seeing Bladeshy so I cant comment on them. Was initially expecting a big turn out for the gig, as a friend told me his plus one had been canceled. The crowd was fairly mixed, with kids and the older crew. Also the Roof around the bands fell down a bit, kind of like what you would find in an office, if you know what I mean. Also the Hush Hush girls was strange, I thought I was in the wrong venue, it was totally unexpected. Also it seems that the whole Burlesque thing is very in at the moment in Melbourne Town, did notice that there was a few of these kind of shows happening around Melbourne this week.

Jarvis had alot of energy, provoking the most dancing from the crowd compared to all the other bands. Legends of Motorsport was probably my highlight from the night. They always put in a solid effort on stage, rocking out, and I always thought they would of gone alot further in the music world. Hopefully they wont become bitter with age, or can this make them stronger.

I enjoyed La Femme's performance with the new line up, which includes Jules M(ex lead guitar with Kids from Russia) on guitar, Dandan(ex-front man/guitarist with PBR Space Program) on bass and Joe Torrz. Chane Chane did a fairly gutsy performance with an old guy, and no a black t shirt wont cover your gut. My friends mention that he seemed a bit bitter, and he did mention something about Countdown and Uncanny Xmen. Last song they played 'The Boys Next Door', is one of my favourites from the reissue.

La Femme - The Boys Next Door
Legends of Motorsport - Mess is up

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Skip hop to this

GameBoy/GameGirl - Sweaty Wet/Dirty Damp
GameBoy/GameGirl - Pumps & Rumps Mature Content

I'm not a big fan of Skip hop or Australian Hip Hop but there are some little nuggets out there, that are hard to find.

GameBoy/GameGirl (from Melbourne) do this Hip Hop Electronic thing, but without the Aussie accent. Members are Katy, Jess and Tranter who do the MCing and DJ Miami Horror. Recently they've been playing around the clubs and event around Melbourne. Miami Horror is currently producing for Gameboy/Gamegirl and also has done some remixing for the likes of Datarock,
Grafton Primary, Soft Tigers and Young and Restless.

Spun Rivals + Worlds End Press + Teenagers in Tokyo + Cut off your hands

the Tote
Sat 8th
Spun Rivals + Worlds End Press + Teenagers in Tokyo(space) + Cut off your hands(Space)

Cut Off Your Hands - You And I

This was a very fresh and interested gig, with comparison to Friday nights disappointment.
Spun Rivals kicked off the night with some rock; Worlds End Press bought some spaced out Psychedelic Prog Rock; and Teenagers got the crowd dancing. I did however miss the power pop sensation that is Cut of Your Hands from NZ, but have already seen them back earlier this year supporting Love is All (read about it hear).

Datarock + Plug in city

hi fi, Datarock + Plug-in city
Friday 7th Sept

Managed to see plug-in city, this was my first time, but have posted some stuff about them in the past. They seemed tight, could hear all sides of the band including keyboards, vocals and guitars (will compare this to datarock). And they even played my favorite song 'broke on a wheel', and did a cover of Happy MOndays 'kinky afro'.

I was totatly borred with datarock, maybe I was tired. they came on stage at 11.45 or after, can't remember as my phone batteries were flat. The crowd that was there was into it. They seemed to be all young and cool likes. On stage they seemed very cocky and brash. Sound was very hard to hear the electronic parts, which seemed to be hidden by the vocals.