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Emil
(acolyte)
02/19/06 12:09 PM
what, no other LS fans? new [re: Marquis]  

In reply to:

The plan is to head to Webster Hall to check out Lady Sovereign


Just noting that this is the only post on all of Conversation piece where my new favourite artist is mentioned. Brought to us by Marquis, as always.

or David Bowie.

SoulLoveChild
(acolyte)
02/20/06 00:02 AM
Re: Jan-Feb 2006 new [re: Adam]  

Adam, just heard City City City for the first time last week and like what I heard.
Also found out last week that an old mate of ours owns the Northcote Social Club!!

And I told you on another board and I'll tell you again here, Dolly's Joelene does NOT suck. Clean out your ears and open your heart boy.





I am your future, I am tomorrow, I am the end

AdamAdministrator
(eden but no sham)
02/25/06 03:18 AM
It's the bomb that will bring us together new [re: SoulLoveChild]  

CANDLE RECORDS CONCERT 2006, Corner Hotel, Feb 24, 2006

Last night was the annual showcase of Melbourne Indie label, Candle Records. Darren Hanlon played a 40 minute set and was joined by the brilliant backbeat of Bree Van Reyk who I will surely one day wed. Rob Clarkson played a solid set of new and old songs and encouraged us to live dangerously and do sketches of religous figures and hide them under the bed. The Guild League were the best I've seen them - this time having the aid of a much larger band including guitars, bass, cello, drums and horn players. To finish up, The Lucksmiths played a set that included the energetic "T-Shirt Weather" and then for the encore-finale, we were treated to a very nice one off version of The Smiths/Morrisey's "Ask" in which Bree and Tali exchanged rythyms and Daz and Tali exchanged verses.


BOWIE DOWNUNDER

SoulLoveChild
(acolyte)
02/25/06 04:44 AM
knew you'd be there new [re: Adam]  

I had a feeling you'd be at that gig Adam :)

I have been to a couple of gigs over the past month....

Antony and the Johnsons, Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre. 19th January

There's not too much I can say about the Antony show that hasn't already been said, except that it was the very last show of the tour that has gone all around the world over the past year. It took a while to comprehend that THAT voice was coming out of that big creature at the grand piano. The setlist was a lot of the sublime "I Am a Bird Now" and some old faves (of mine anyway) - I Fell In Love With a Dead Boy, Cripple and the Starfish and a final (second) encore of the Velvet's "Candy Says", which is so beautiful that Ant has stamped it as his own. The audience clapped at the start of every single song from "I am a Bird Now" which was a bit annoying (except Bird Gerhl which was strange!).

Antony's simplicty, the beauty and passion he delivers live is just incredible. He was funny and charming all night which surprised us all, even radio announcers the following morning commented that they thought he was going to be an introverted strange person but he was just lovely.They'd all (summer RRR Breakfasters and the JJJ morning chick) had been at the show the night before. We did the audience singing on the track about the mothers and the children and it sounded phenomenal in such a fantastic venue.

Support trio CocoRosie blew Melbourne away. Two sisters who play the grand piano, home made harps, guitars and a percussionist playing the most extraordinarily beautiful sound. The hall was almost full for their set and they very nearly got a standing ovation which is just unheard of for a support band! When they announced "this is our last song" people were quite vocal that they didn't want them to stop. I bought their Noah's Ark CD.... I think almost every at the venue bought it. Incredible stuff, especially live.

Blue Ruin - The Corner Hotel, 11th February

Blue Ruin were one of my 3 most very favourite live indie bands in Melbourne in the 1980's. I went to every gig of theirs I could over a two year period. Whereas the other two bands I loved had a lot of humour, satirical lyrics and good times, Blue Ruin were the real thing - fantastic musicians (including Phil Calvert - ex Birthday Party and Psychedelic Furs on drums), deep, dark and original music and while they never took themselves too seriously, they produced the most wonderful mix of blues, gospel, rock and melody while sounding like no-one else on the planet.

This gig was a one off reunion show to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut album "Such Sweet Thunder". Of course, I've been thrashing this album yet again to get in the mood for the gig, and of all the more recent music on the iPod, I just keep coming back to this. Stands the test of time more than almost anything released in the 80's (including and especially commercial stuff).

I won't go through all the songs, you guys won't know them. But they did them all. Except their cover of Venus for which they were quite well known. Couldn't belive they hadn't played live for over a decade, they didn't miss a note. This night was a time warp, suddenly I was 19 again, in the front row and unable to take my eyes off the charismatic lead singer Quincy McLean. Singing along and loving every second of it. Ran into old friends from the era.... Blue Ruin have said they'll do one more reunion show for the 20th anniversary of their even better second album Flame next year. We all can't wait.





I am your future, I am tomorrow, I am the end

AdamAdministrator
(eden but no sham)
03/16/06 10:43 AM
A busy week new [re: SoulLoveChild]  

JENS LEKMAN & support GUY BLACKMAN, Central Club, 10 March, 2006
I was very tempted to tip red wine over Guy Blackman's head. I mean, someone has to let this man know he should change career ASAP. But I was here to see Jens Lekman. Anyway, Jens opened with the lyric....."We're all gonna die....we don't know when and we don't don't why.......but we're all gonna die...." and it's a stunning new song that merged perfectly with "Happy Birthday, Dear Friend Lisa". All so good but the concert was cut a little short cos Jens started to lose his voice. Afterwards, I met Mr. Lekman and he kindly signed some CDs.

JENS LEKMAN, Northcote Social Club, 11 March, 2006
One concert is simply not enough. Unlike his first tour of Oz (last year) Jens is now backed by a full band (members of Architecture in Helsinki) for Melb and Sydney which includes horns and the sound is fantastic. He manages to play a longer concert tonight.

DINOSAUR JR, Corner Hotel, 12 March, 2006
Tonight was the chance to catch a show on Dinosaur Jr's first ever tour of Australia. Apart from Mascis' great guitar, I thought the drummer was particularly good. A few songs in they played "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure and it's a great version that was loudly applauded. Also very nice to hear "The Wagon" - my favourite song of theirs.

JACK LADDER & DAVE PAJO, Missing Link Records, 13 March, 2006
I was actually here to see Jens (again) but he was sick and had to cancel. The tall thin Jack Ladder played his original folk songs on guitar and I thought they were very good.

BIC RUNGA, Hamer Hall, 17 March, 2006
Tonight was a showcase of her new album BIRDS and several other songs in her gentle ballad style. No 'Ashes to Ashes' unfortunately but she did play a fine version of 'Ne Me Quitte Pas' by Brel. Sitting in on keyboards was Neil Finn (a bit like Bowie keyboading for Iggy). Afterwards, I waited by the stage door to meet Bic and I asked her about whether she still plays A2A. She answered "no" because she cannot remember the chords!


BOWIE DOWNUNDER

EJ
(byroad singer)
03/16/06 02:18 PM
The Scene Freaked new [re: Adam]  

In reply to:

DINOSAUR JR, Corner Hotel, 12 March, 2006
Tonight was the chance to catch a show on Dinosaur Jr's first ever tour of Australia. Apart from Mascis' great guitar, I thought the drummer was particularly good. A few songs in they played "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure and it's a great version that was loudly applauded. Also very nice to hear "The Wagon" - my favourite song of theirs.


Dinosaur Jr. played an excellent late night gig at last year's Hurricane festival. Maximum heat in the cold. Mascis' guitar playing was total power. Definitely a band to watch.

And I want to believe that a light's shining through somehow


Claude
(big brother)
03/16/06 02:39 PM
Re: What Bands Have You Seen Lately? new [re: johnnysitar]  

Bauhaus.

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Claude

looking glass
(acolyte)
03/16/06 03:45 PM
catch-up new [re: Claude]  

10.08.05- dead can dance- radio city music hall. sweet jesus, a reunion tour from a band rumored never to get back together again! played many fan favorites and sounded incredible. one drawback- too much lisa gerrard solo material started to get a wee bit boring towards the end.

11.11.05- bauhaus- nokia theatre. nabbed front row for this, right by daniel ash...and had a helluva time. no theatrics ((slight disappointment)), but the band sounded incredible. some excellent treats in the set too...swing the heartache/stigmata martyr/opening with burning from the inside...

12.05.05- goldfrapp- nokia theater. pretty decent and definitely high energy, but a little too "shake shake booty" for me. disappointed having only played ONE song from felt mountain. tight band though, and her voice does indeed match up.

12.07.05- depeche mode- madison square garden. finally saw one of my all-time favorites in the flesh, with decent seats to boot. good stage setup, and pretty good set. the new songs sounded great, and the surprise singles ((somebody/everything counts/behind the wheel/question of time)) were amazing. dave gahan is a force on stage..

2.06.06- his name is alive/low- bowery ballroom. i love both bands, but HNIA came off much stronger and tighter, complete with haunting harmonies and passing out tambourines to the audience. low were a little sloppy, but endearingly so.

2.10.06- mission of burma. bowery ballroom. holy shit. amazing. band was on fire through TWO seperate and equally lengthy sets. not bad for a 20+ year old band from boston, with one member sporting permanent ear damage... also, when sitting in the balcony, guess who came over and stood by me for two seconds before realising the reserved seats were on the OTHER side?

if you said daddy, you'd be correct.

03.06.06- mogwai. avalon. much better than the time i caught them at curiosa... seeing them in an old converted church was apt. my ears were ringing for hours afterwards, and i wasn't even near the front! played a long, cathartic set.

up next: ministry/rev. cocks and DM (again) into the summer. more in the works. need to get neko case tickets for webster, too...

hands up, WHO WANTS TO DIE!

RabbitFighter
(acolyte)
04/05/06 07:49 AM
Am I being serious or not? new [re: johnnysitar]  

I saw Morrissey last night and I'm still suffering of post orgasmic convulsions. Now I've seen and experienced everything worthwhile this world has to offer. Feel free to shove me into my grave now...

"This is Arthur, I had sex with him last night."
Marc


Dara
(acolyte)
04/05/06 10:08 AM
You have hooked me [re: RabbitFighter]  

In reply to:

I saw Morrissey last night and I'm still suffering of post orgasmic convulsions


Did he drag you up on stage, hug you in an asexual manner, and then have security throw you back like a fish not worth keeping?

That seemed to be his main trick last time I saw him (admittedly more than 10 years ago).

Slan libh,

Dara

"David O'Leary is a club killer. Seriously, if you want your club to disappear down the tubes, just appoint him as manager and wait a few years" - Mireille O'Kearney


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