Tuesday, October 27, 2009

An Early Evening At The Troubadour

School nights aren't what they used to be. Or it could be just me. Anyway by the time Mr Beach was due I was gone. Sorry Mr Beach. But I did see The Deadnotes feat The Legend, Blank Realm, and Kitchen's Floor

In fact the main reason I went was to see The Deadnotes. I saw the gig advert and thought gee I would like to see how The Deadnotes go without The Legend but this was not to be. Some other time. Mind you I quite enjoy The Legends work. Especially the last song where I sing along shifting the phrases around to match my experience and reliving parts of it that I probably would rather forget as well as the high spots.

Blank Realm's set without the bass guitar is almost playful compared to some earlier sets I have seen of them.

I have not seen Kitchen's Floor before and was quite impressed.

Deadnote - Live @ The Troubadour - 21 Oct 2009

Blank Realm - Live @ The Troubadour - 21 Oct 2009

Kitchen's Floor - Live @ The Troubadour - 21 Oct 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Stems Farewell Show

The absolute last Stems set till they reform for their 50th anniversary farewell tour.

And they should because they were absolutely great this night. I had a great time. We all did including the Band.

The Stems - Last Show - Live @ The Step Inn - 11 Oct 2009

Vivian Girls etc

So The Vivian Girls hit the Step Inn. A good crowd came and generally enjoyed it. Personally I was overwhelmed by the reverb in the vocals to the extent that it made it difficult to understand some banter.

Supports were local bands Feathers, Nova Scotia, and The Deadnotes feat. The Legend!. I have heard better sets by all of the local bands but an enjoyable night nonetheless.

Feathers - Live @ The Step Inn - 02 Oct 2009

Nova Scotia - Live @ The Step Inn - 02 Oct 2009

Deadnote feat The Legend!- Live @ The Step Inn - 02 Oct 2009

Vivian Girls - Live @ The Step Inn - 02 Oct 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mark Seymour at The Troubadour

The first of an occasional special treat. This recording is not mine but done by user rockola. Rockola does recordings irregularly and he doesn't think his output justifies a blog of his own so I have agreed to post suitable recordings of his from time to time. His first then is a nice recording of Mark Seymour recently at The Troubadour. I look forward to his anticipated Les Claypool set,

In his own words then here's rockola:

Mark Seymour played the Troubadour on 8 Oct 2009, in acoustic duo form,
with Cameron McKenzie on 2nd guitar and backing vocals. The Troubadour
was quite full, which of course doesn't take that much - it must be one
of the tiniest venues in Brisbane. Maybe 100 people in attendance? Also,
I was probably the only one there who didn't know all the words to Holy

As this was my first time out with my new rig, I didn't get a proper
recording of the support act (Asa Broomhall). There's a slight drop in
sound quality during the encore, due to operator error - still learning
how to use the gadget. Throw Your Arms Around Me is incomplete, you can
actually hear me walking out of the venue while they're still playing.

Track listing:

1. Dominion Road
2. The Ghost of Vainglory
3. True Tears of Joy
4. Westgate
5. Walk Through Fire
6. Holy Grail
7. Jerusalem
8. Little Bridges
9. Sirens in a Country Town
10. Do You See What I See
11. Mississauga
12. The Legend of the Snowmen
13. Love is a Heavy Load
14. Say Goodbye
15. Ready To Go
16. When The River Runs Dry
17. Throw Your Arms Around Me

Support the artist, buy the studio albums:
1 The Mutton Birds (NZ band) cover
2 Mark Seymour, "King Without A Clue"
3,6 Hunters & Collectors, "Cut"
4,5,7,11,13 Mark Seymour, "Westgate" (7 is a Steve Earle cover)
8,9,12 unreleased (8 written with Angie Hart)
10 Hunters & Collectors, "What's A Few Men?"
14,17 Hunters & Collectors, "Human Frailty"
15 Mark Seymour, "One Eyed Man"
16 Hunters & Collectors, "Ghost Nation"

Mark Seymour - Live @ The Troubadour - 08 Oct 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Cut and Paste is such a chore, especially from Mediafire to Blogger.

If anyone else has been trying to download the Axxonn X&Y Bar set and wondering why they suddenly have vocals I have fixed the link and now if you click you won't get Spencer P Jones @ The Powerhouse. Sorry bout that.

I also must apologize to Axxonn because I have been wondering why Spencer was so popular suddenly. I mean he is popular for sure but I suspect most of the recent downloads of his Powerhouse set were made by very disappointed Axxonn fans.

Only one person has asked me about it though. So if in doubt here is the link again to

Axxonn - Live @ The X&Y Bar - 03 Sept 2009

and here is the link to

Spencer P Jones - Live @ The Powerhouse - 16 Aug 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tiny Vipers

Tiny Vipers is from Seattle and sings beautiful songs. I swear I did not nod off but gee it went fast.
Tiny Vipers - Live @ The Troubadour - 03 Oct 2009

McKisco is a Brisbane singer who is always worth listening to.
McKisco - Live @ The Troubadour - 03 Oct 2009

Lion Island are a 7 or so piece who sound a little like Beirut until you listen and the difference become clear. Some good stuff if at times a little leaden where it should bounce more.
Lion Island - Live @ The Troubadour - 03 Oct 2009

bigstrongbrute I haven't seen as a six piece. I like it a lot.
bigstrongbrute - Live @ The Troubadour - 03 Oct 2009

By Request

Tiny Vipers - Live @ The Troubadour - 03 Oct 2009 in flac format [225MB]

Sounds Of Spring 2009

Not much t say but it was a great festival. Excellent lineup with only Shonen Knife from outside Australia and NZ [I think]. Well organized good facilities except for crap beer at high prices. They couldn't control the duststorm which rolled in at dusk. So in no particular order I saw:

The very fun Shonen Knife - Live @ Sounds Of Spring - 26 Sept 2009

The Hard-Ons - Live @ Sounds Of Spring - 26 Sept 2009

Root - Live @ Sounds Of Spring - 26 Sept 2009

Quan - Live @ Sounds Of Spring - 26 Sept 2009

Ouch My Face - Live @ Sounds Of Spring - 26 Sept 2009

My Disco - Live @ Sounds Of Spring - 26 Sept 2009

A few tracks from Kill Devil Hills - Live @ Sounds Of Spring - 26 Sept 2009

i heart hiroshima - Live @ Sounds Of Spring - 26 Sept 2009

Giants Of Science - Live @ Sounds Of Spring - 26 Sept 2009

Ross Hope's [ex Iron On] new band Disco Nap - Live @ Sounds Of Spring - 26 Sept 2009

Dave McCormack & The Polaroids - Live @ Sounds Of Spring - 26 Sept 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pinky Beecroft & The White Russians

at the Spiegeltent in Queens Park. I really enjoy Pinky's shows. He writes great songs with humour and love. His band is always great for him and the songs. Pardon the bass guitar guy, Ben; he was pissed as a newt at the start of the night but managed to play his parts.

So enjoy . Next up Sounds Of Spring

Pinky Beecroft & The White Russians - Live @ The Speigletent - 30 Sept 2009