Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
First up was a neat 4 piece post rock act. It was a little more than obvious that the guitarist was a big fan of Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez and utilised his style accordingly. The result is an alright band with an awesome guitarist. I'll definitely seek them out again for more!
Kinda crappy rock and we weren't that impressed with this 3 piece gimmicky (girl bass player - sorry to the feminists) kind of band. If it wasn't for the lure of more live music down below in the basement we would have given them more than 3 songs to prove themselves before abandoning them. To neon/any starting out band: maybe play your second best song first where the crowd has the option to see someone else to keep them interested - and if u did...sorry!
Joining the 60s feel, good time rock revival. They felt significantly more loved/popular than the last time I saw them. Pretty good tunes from these guys, in my opinion I'd have to say there's not enough distortion on the guitars to be awesome but still worth watching. Jim, I expect you'll want to add to this...
Calling All Cars
Didn't stay for very long to see these guys because we weren't all that excited and I was starting to fall asleep (I know It's lame - it was a big week). Jimwah had previously done his research and listened to them on their MySpace, so we were able to make an informed decision that qualified leaving as an option because we weren't missing much in his opinion - and from what I witnessed I would have to agree that it wasn't really our style.
They were obviously a bit disappointed with the size crowd they drew at a free show and this kind of show is hard. However if you're playing to a pop crowd It's all about the "what have u done for me lately". I'm willing to bet if they'd made a better impression with 'moo you bloody choir' on an underground audience they could packed the place out. That said I wasn't too much of a fan of having an MC at a gig, bet he'd be a real dick. Anyway about the gig...they were a little out of practice as they freely admitted and many of the songs I hadn't heard sounded very similar as is the downside of an acoustic style. The 2 or so songs they played that weren't that style were way more enjoyable; 'just passing through' is a particularly good song. I was surprised when they didn't say goodnight after their big hottest 100 winner, 'one crowded hour' and instead continued with a boppy finishing track which sounded great - couldn't find out the name of it unfortunately.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Top Gigs (Outstanding Performances)
THE LAUNDRY - with drinks/gigs this cheap you're in such a good mood when the band comes on they could be crap and you'd still have a good night
Runner up: EAST BRUNSWICK CLUB
Top Bands (musically)
Minds Eye Award
Wolf and Cub @ Primal Scream - Guys come on! They have an awesome back catalog of rippin' tunes but I think they could have put in a bit more effort for this gig, I really like these guys but they truly looked pained to be on stage. Very worthy of most disappointing performance of the month