Saturday, December 27, 2008

Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

Supported by Snob Scrilla and DJ IZM.

Sans Flavor Flav, and they did just fucking fine without him.

The wait and constant delays were painful, and the hypeman saying the exact same things over and over got kind of annoying, but in the end, the show exceeding all of my high expectations. Chuck D and crew performed all of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back as well as everything you’d expect them to play (Without Flavor Flav of course).

Listen to this on some decent speakers pleeeease. It will make it better for all of us.

Public Enemy - Metro Theatre, Sydney, 27/12/2008 - 129.45mb - 1 hour 46 minutes

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Jim Ward Quiet EP Tour

Supported by Like... Alaska and One Small Step for Landmines.

Direct quote from my tumblr:

When I saw Jim Ward earlier this year at the incredble shambles that was Soundwave on top of a hill at sun set, the only thing I could think of is that I will never see anything like this again, let alone Jim Ward without a band. 10 months later and he’s back for some reason and it’s awesome. He played all his Quiet EP songs, most of Sleepercar and 4 Sparta songs: Breaking the Broken, Collapse, Air and Without a Sound.

He had the mad shakes throughout the show though. Don’t quite know what that was about. If it was just nerves or if there’s something more to that, but it was odd to see.

The volume in this is extremely low, the mix on the night was already quiet and I recorded it at the time with minimal gain, I’ve already added way too much gain to it afterwards and don’t feel as if I could put more on it. Sorry but turn your speakers quite a bit up

Jim Ward - Annandale Hotel, Sydney, 09/12/2008 - 56.3mb - 52 minutes

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pivot November 2008 Australian Tour

Supported by My Disco and Qua.

In retrospect I have no idea why I went to this instead of Ohana's final show. But it was still a pretty great show. This was also my first show using the iRiver iHP-120 over my Edirol R-09HR.

Qua were first up and I didn't record but I'm sure it's on MoshCam somewhere.

My Disco then played their distinct brand of repetition, I mean minimalism. But really it was quite enjoyable and very fucking loud.

My Disco - Gaelic Club, Sydney, 29/11/2008 - 46.6mb - 39 minutes

At the time, this Pivot recording was the exact sound I had been looking for. The show was great and ends in an awesome cover of I, Zimbra by Talking Heads.

Pivot - Gaelic Club, Sydney, 29/11/2008 - 72.6mb - 60 minutes

Clockcleaner Australian Tour

Supported by The Disbelievers and those other bands that always play Oxford Art Factory.

This was the same night as the Die! Die! Die! show and I opted to go to the OAF show over the Dirty Shirlows (I think? Louie's?) so I could see Ohana. They weren't due on to 2am and it wasn't really worth it. They were alright I suppose but yeah. Shit gets old fast.

Clockcleaner - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 29/11/2008 - 45.7mb - 39minutes

Die! Die! Die! A.T.T.I.T.U.D. Tour

Supported by Ripping Dylans and Ohana.

Ohana were on first, little did I know this would be the last time I would ever see them.

Ohana - Spectrum, Sydney, 29/11/2008 - 32.6mb - 26 minutes

I regret not recording Ripping Dylans now because they seem to so rarely play shows now and they are rather great.

Die! Die! Die! were just freaking awesome. No other way to put it. Recording is a bit muddy but worth it.

Die! Die! Die! - Spectrum, Sydney, 29/11/2008 - 53.4mb - 45 minutes

"Let's fuck shit up pretty please."

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Qua and Mountains in the Sky Double Album Launch

Supported by Ohana.

Ohana are by far my favourite Australian band. This is only 1 of 2 recordings I managed to nab of them before their hiatus. It's a bit iffy but the performance is as great as any Ohana show.

Ohana - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 06/11/2009 - 31.7 mb - 25 minutes

Next up was a sort of round robin set between Qua and Mountains in the Sky. They basically just swapped instruments, played 3 or so songs each, swapped again, did some improv on each other songs, and then came together for some messy jam at the end. It was amazing and I doubt they'll ever do it again. They also had some comedian (I guess?) break up the set. Only time I've seen Qua with a live drummer. Needs to be done more often.

Qua & Mountains in the Sky - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 06/11/2009 - 139mb - 1 hour 56 minutes

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Drones - Havilah Tour

Supported by The Gin Club and Kes Band.

This was the very first recording I ever made. This is probably one of my favourite Drones show I've attended, purely because of the awesome set list. The slow songs off Havilah work amazing live.

The Drones - Metro Theatre, Sydney, 24/10/2008 - 108.3mb - 1 hour 28 minutes

Nail it Down
The Minotaur
I am the Supercargo
Oh My
Six Ways to Sunday
The Drifting Housewife
Cold and Sober
Luck in Odd Numbers
Shark Fin Blues
I Don't Ever Want to Change
Your Acting's Like the End of the World