The Great Apes Sat 7th June 08 at The Tote front bar, residency gig.
While in Collingwood, I wondered down to the Tote to see what residency gig was happening and it was the Great Apes(Melbourne based). They had a good turn up, most seem to be friends/family and other music loving types. I've seen some very lonely residency at the Tote, but sometimes certain sounds are not for everyone. To my surprise they were very professional to be playing in a front bar but suited a lazy Saturday afternoon with some psychedelia and 60's garage inspired tunes. Also going by there myspace they're influenced by 13th Floor Elevators, Ween, B52s, Spacemen 3, Stooges, Sonic Youth, David Bowie and Velvet Underground. Catch them at the Tote this Saturday 28th June from 5pm for the last of there months residency.
The Great Apes - L8-night nympho-mercials
You can find more tunes here at the JJJ unearthed website.