Monday, November 29, 2010

Alpine at Miss Libertine

Mp3 Too Safe (Demo)
Pot of Boags Draught $3.50
Picture taken on 26th of Nov 2010, with Iphone 4.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sometimes I forget

Going through my pictures, I found this one, not a great photo, taken back on the 25th of April 2010, at The Old Bar, band unknown.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Birmingham new band room

Saturday August 14th, The Birmingham, $8
Heavy Yolks, Joseph liddy and the Skeleton horse (QLD), Quoabe (Syd), Marf Loaf (Syd)

Marf Loaf
Joseph Liddy and the Skeleton Horse
The new band room is very cosy, although there there was trouble with the smell and sweat. The aircon was turned on but the window was still fogged up. Maybe this room could be on the nose come summer. However no poll in the middle of the room was great.

Marf Loaf two peice, great voice and excellent guitarist. Quoabe played some Gothic folk rock, guitar I could hear but his voice was a little muffled. Joseph Liddy and the Skeleton Horse, young band, had some loud rocking tunes mixed in with some quieter moments.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Lost Weekend

Last weekend at the Old Bar. Can't remember the name of the band on the top picture, but we were lucky to see a couple of band play at the end of the night.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

King Khan at The Corner

Wednesday 2nd of June, $35, $4 pots of Draught.

Woollen Kits
As you can see in the above picture the Corner now has a security fence.

Royal Headache

Last time King Khan came to Australia it was King Khan & the Shrines, which I would assume was bigger than the two piece that was playing tonight. Did enjoy the covers at the start then I got a little bored towards the end. Great to see Melbournians are still packing out wid week gigs.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Kim Salmon and The Surrealists

Kim Salmon and The Surrealists at Cherry, $17 (I think), $5 can of Melbourne Bitter.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

At the Bar

The old Bar on Sunday 16th of May 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Run

Barb waters at Caringbush in Abbotsford. Some Nice peddle/slide guitar.

 Quickly caught Mooney Valley drifters at Yorshire Stingo playing some Hank Williams.

 The Bulls Beand and Lind, from The Dacios at Marquis of Lorne. Amazing Voice.

More at the Marquis of Lorne.

The Old Bar, Kim Volkmann & Billy Pommer

The School of Radiant Living # 2

The School of Radiant Living a band that's fits well in Melbourne and would also be suited for somewhere like New York, back on a lazy Sunday 2nd of May 2010, Free.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Gig Hopping

Several Sundays ago (11/4) some friends and I went for a bit of a gig hop around Fitzroy area, it's a great way to say goodbye to the weekend, band start fairly early and get you out of the house to stop thinking about the coming working week.

Sean Simmons at Builders Arms (Solo Residency, from the Spoils)

Lilith Lane at Marquee of Lorne

Spencer P Jones at Yah Yah's

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

James McCann & Jacky Winter

The Old Bar on Tuesday 6th of April, Free

 A lone guitar before James McCann started playing (you can find this picture at redbubble)

James McCann played half a set just instrumental and other half by himself plus his own vocals. His instrumentals are great, painting a picture with the use of a guitar. Play with him for the first half was Rui Pereira, who had an exhibition upstairs and also better known as guitarist in The Drones.

Jacky Winter (Phil Gionfriddo from Dynamo)

I didn't catch Your Animal.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Labour in Vain

Van Walker Duo, back on 27th of March at Labour in Vain.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Jane Dust

Jane Dust and the Giant Hoopoes, with support Poor People 21st of March at Yah Yah's, Free.

Poor People
Jane Dust and the Giant Hoopoes

Friday, March 19, 2010

Jeffrey Lewis

Dick Diver

Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Lewis, Dick Diver and Woollen Kits at Northcote Social Club on the 9th of March 2010
 Didn't catch Woollen Kits, but Dick Diver and Jeffrey Lewis (and band) were great, very refreshing. Luckily no one was sitting down at this gig. I seen some of Jeffrey's work via a Tate Podcast, and was a great mix of music and slide show/performance art, telling stories.

Em Are I 12 Crass Songs

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Bachelorette at the Northcote Social Club on the 20th of February 2010, $15 entry.

You kids are a disgrace all sitting down on a sticky floor, come on stand up.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

taken from the above website:
S.L.A.M. is Save Live Australias Music, a non-politically aligned, independent entity made up of musicians and music-lovers.

In a bid to address street violence Liquor Licensing Victoria (LLV) has introduced sweeping changes with unintended consequences for the local music scene.

LLV should admit its mistake and make simple changes immediately, acknowledging that there is no link between live music and high risk. The Tote is gone, whos next?

On 23 February, coinciding with the 34th anniversary of AC/DCs famous Its A Long Way To The Top film clip shoot down Swanston Street, S.L.A.M. is protesting in support and celebration of Victorias music scene, where new liquor licensing laws threaten to pull the plug on live music.

Monday, February 22, 2010

A lazy Sunday Afternoon

A lazy Sunday afternoon drinking some beer at Labour in Vain and listening to Austin Flood.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday Night


 After having a drink at The Fox with the crew at PBSfm, the second stop of the night was at The Gem, watched the band above while drinking a pot of draught (I'll have to check Beat to find out who they are). Then it was off to Yah Yahs to see Hugo Race and The True Spirit play.

Managed to catch support Bad Orchestra(pictured above), but missed out on Celery. Very pleased to catch this band, plenty of guitar, taking you somewhere, with some great female vocals thrown in. Bad Orchestra is a band I would definitely see again and look forward to listening to an album, very dreamy. Spoke to two of the members of the band on the street and they said they had only been together for 6 months, but I thought that they were much tighter than a new act and seemed a little bit more together had some sort of direction, compared to alot of new acts.

Probably the best part of Hugo Race and The True Spirit was the trombone/percussionist (on the left of the picture). He was doing thing with a trumpet/trombone/harb/knobs on that thing that if never seen before.

One thing I didn't get about Yah Yah's this night was the crowd, felt like alot of the crowd weren't meant to be there, and may of been more comfortable in a club or bar on Chapel Street.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

AC/DC Poster Installation

Sighted Melbourne CBD AC/DC Lane, on the 11th of February 2010

AC/DC poster installation, by Ben Couzens. This installation was done as AC/DC are playing in town, just in case you've been living under a rock or are not familiar with this rock band.

Direct link to the Video

Yah Yah's on a Lazy Sunny Sunday (7/2/10) Free

Breadmakers above were a good band that suited the Yah Yah's crate diggers event, nice and dirty 60's garage rock. I went around 3pm, and Yah Yah's was packed with people digging through records, so packed I couldn't get in to have a look, hopefully they'll do this again.

Even though this is not the best picture, I like the guy on the right rocking out.