Friday, January 30, 2009

Spiral Stairs

Spiral Stairs for those who don't know is Scott Kannberg one time member of Pavement. Heavy shit to carry round or what. Last night he and Darryl, a guitarist from Melbourne [who i swear I have seen in some other band] did a show here supported by Nova Scotia. He will appear tomorrow with his band at Laneway Festival.

I liked his music and look forward to seeing him tomorrow.
Spiral Stairs - Live @ The Troubadour - 29 Jan 2009.mp3 (84.98 MB)

Nova Scotia supported and the crowd was quiet. They work better to a more lively audience I think but I haven't seen a bad show from them.
Nova Scotia - Live @ The Troubadour - 29 Jan 2009.mp3 (54.72 MB)

These are soundboard recordings. Soundboard recordings can be brutal.

Monday, January 26, 2009

All Tomorrows Parties

in Brisbane was great. Having three separate indoors concerts and one outdoors day long worked well except for the cost. I missed Michael Gira but saw the rest. For me the revelation was Afririmpo. Big fun.

Recording was screwed by gear failures so I can only post the bits without too many glitches. The main problem is occasional drops in volume in the right channel. I have 'fixed' the recordings where I could and the problem is drops in volume not spikes so you shouldn't hurt your ears.

I'm still working on some so I'll add as they become available. Here's the first batch.

Harmonia - Live @ The Powerhouse - 13 Jan 2009 [106.91MB]

Dead Meadow - Live @ The Powerhouse - 16 Jan 2009 [69.17MB]

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Neil Young and My Morning Jacket at the BEC

First saw MMJ at Big Day Out. I went to see the first three songs then off to the Drones. Here are the three tracks.

Three songs by My Morning Jacket at 2009 Big Day Out Gold Coast

Then to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre [BEC] on Wed night. It's a barn. The sound was full of mud. The MMJ set actually sounds better on tape than in real life because of the in-ear mics I think. On the night I could not understand a word being sung. Neil Young started out the same but they eventually got it right.

Both acts were great. Personally what I saw of the MMJ BDO set was more fun as I suppose befits a festival set but I'd be more than happy to see them again in concert.

My Morning Jacket - Live @ The BEC - 21 Jan 2009

Neil Young is ... um ... Neil Young. Is he too old for this sort of thing? I don't think he grew old, I think he grew up. I look forward to hearing the Prodigy's "Greendale" in 20 years time. Actually , no I don't.

Neil Young - Live @ The BEC - 21 Jan 2009

And below, a new feature, previews of songs from sets. Lets see how it works. If you like the idea let me know.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I Have Been A Naughty Boy.

Nothing posted since 29 Nov 2008. Haven't I seen anything since then??? Well, not really. Lord knows I tried. One day the truth about Meredith 2008 may come out but lets just say I'll never buy a cheap tent again, and showerproof =/= waterproof. I do have tickets for Golden Plains though [please don't tell me it rains there in March OK?]

I also totally forgot to put up The Lucksmiths CD Launch show at The Troubadour in early November so here it is.

The Lucksmiths - Live @ The Troubadour - 08 Nov 2008 [112.09MB]

From the Meredith trip I have Ten East at Northcote.

Ten East - Live @ Northcote Social Club - 11 Dec 2008 [84.28MB]

From the Valve Christmas Party here are

Del Toro - Live @ The Zoo - 20 Dec 2008 [38.96MB]

Sekiden - Live @ The Zoo - 20 Dec 2008 [61.3MB]

An Horse - Live @ The Zoo - 20 Dec 2008 [54.88MB]

i heart hiroshima - Live @ The Zoo - 20 Dec 2008 [71.16MB]

and a special treat, The Horrortones at the MereNoise Xmas Party.

The Horrortones - Live @ The Troubadour - 19 Dec 2008 [67.72MB]

There were a few other bits and pieces of support bands and a couple of sets I need to do stuff with first so keep an eye out.

I didn't go to Sunset Sounds mainly because after buying tickets to BDO, Neil Young, Laneway, Golden Plains, ATP Brisbane Riverstage [plus Harmonia, Fuck Buttons, Dead Meadow, and Afririmpo side shows], Laughing Clowns, Europe [the place], Primavera 09, and probably Roskilde 09 if someone buys the cat, I just couldn't afford it. I am looking for cheap places to sleep in Spain in June if anyone can help :)

So I have been busy I suppose. Come back next week.