Thursday, March 12, 2009

Midnight Oil - Live at the Capital

Dude. WOT.

Came down with pretty low expectations. Rumours were they were only going to play for 20 mins and that they could only play a few of their songs due to Garretts political standings.

But nope, what we got was probably the second best show I’ve seen all year. Garrett is a fucking machine and Rob Hirst has guns, I would of paid just for that gun show. Good to see them putting in excessive amounts of effort, playing two 2 hour shows for a 20 min set on Saturday.

Redneck Wonderland
Brave Faces
Under the Overpass
Blue Sky Mine
Only the Strong
When the Generals Talk
Golden Age
Read About It
River Runs Red
Power and the Passion
One Country
Luritja Way
King of the Mountain
Dead Heart
Beds are Burning
Best of Both Worlds
Too Much Sunshine
Forgotten Years
In the Valley

Midnight Oil - National Convention Centre, Canberra, 12/03/2009 - 135.7mb - 1 hour 55 minutes

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Supported by Beaches.

Skipped Beaches and went straight to Mogwai.

I think my expectations were too high, when I saw them at Splendour in the Grass in 2006 the set list was perfect, the setting was perfect, the people were perfect and it was so loud I couldn’t hear Sonic Youth later that night.

The performance tonight was great, but I still left disappointed, second half of the set is much better though. Don’t know why the crowd felt they needed to yell out requests and every possible moment of silence. Ears not bleeding was also a bit of a let down but I guess I’m okay with that.

I’m Jim Morrison, I’m Dead
Friend of the Night
Scotland’s Shame
Hunted by a Freak
I Love You, I’m Going to Blow Up Your School
The Precipice
Thank You Space Expert
Like Herod
Yes! I am a Long Way From Home
Mogwai Fear Satan

Mogwai - Enmore Theatre, Sydney, 04/03/2009 - 126.6mb - 1 hour 49 minutes

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

of Montreal

Supported by the Ruby Suns.

Was supposed to see of Montreal three times on this tour, but I needed funds for my upcoming overseas trip, so this is the only show I made it to, back then I said:

Perfect. This show resulted in about 100x happiness than what I began with. Kinda bummed that they didn’t play much from before Hissing Fauna and the stage extras were a bit distracting but made the entire thing an actual properly done show. She’s a Rejector is probably one of the best things I’ve ever heard live. But I think I can sum up the entire awesomeness of the show with this. Brontosaurus Superman playing drums. Yep.

The levels are a bit fucked due to the crowd being comparatively loud to the PA, and me jumping around and dancing my ass off the entire time. Still kinda disappointed at the sound, I really wanted this one to come out perfect but yeah, a lot gets lost in the low levels. The crackling noise that happens in a few song is the actual in house PA, not my mics. Also you’re going to hear the word “boner” about 4 times. Thanks Tab, thanks Tom.

We Were Born the Mutants Again with Leaflings
Bunny Ain’t No Kind of Rider
And I’ve Seen a Bloody Shadow
Gronlandic Edit
Sink the Seine
Cato as a Pun
Tender Fax
Requiem of OMM2
Beware Our Nubile Miscreants
For Our Elegant Caste
An Eluardian Istance
She’s a Rejector
So Begins Our Alabee
Heimdelsgate Like a Promethean Curse
October is Eternal
Id Engager
Lion in a Suit and Brontosaurus Superman play a song
The Party’s Crashing Us
Suffer for Fashion
The Repudiated Immortals

of Montreal - Manning Bar, Sydney, 03/03/2009 - 94mb - 1 hour 19 minutes