Thursday, February 25, 2010
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
Saturday, February 20, 2010
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
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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEmsaXAXP3Y
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.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Sunday, February 07, 2010
Yesterday I managed to catch the The School of Radiant Living at Front Bar Residency the Birmingham Hotel. 4 piece, has a sound that reminds me of something back in the early 90's. The Birmingham was busy, probably due to there Ska B Q they had out the back, or maybe it was due to the Tote not being open anymore.