Saturday, January 30, 2010

Don't Look Back: Australia Day

Featuring Laughing Clowns and Dirty Three.

Laughing Clowns performed History of Rock n' Roll Part 1, the first half was alright but the second half really picked up, started to really enjoy it then, but the mix is terrible. Can only hear half the drum kit and the bass is overpowering. I also cut out the intro because there was just crazy amounts of feedback during it.

Laughing Clowns - Enmore Theatre, Sydney, 26/01/2010 - 85.4mb - 1 hour

Dirty Three performed Ocean Songs. Simply, this is going in my Top 5. I had always heard Dirty Three were good live but I was not prepared for this at all. Some of the most amazing shit I've ever seen. Listen for yourself.

Dirty Three - Enmore Theatre, Sydney, 26/01/2009 - 139mb - 1 hour 39 minutes

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Joanna Newsome in Wollongong

Supported by Jens Lekman and Robert Forster.

I was seated in row F for the show really over to the side, so the mix isn't quite that even but I did what I could and it turned out alright. It was pretty hard to record as well considering the PA was quite low and every was incredibly loud between songs. Also I was sitting directly in front of the drums and not that far away from them so that had quite an effect.

I'm not allowed to records Jens Lekman but he was amazing and charming as all hell, probably my favourite set from the night. Argument With Myself is still genius.

Robert Forster was next and while he started off a bit slow, by the end I was really enjoying it. Played a song of Friends of Rachel Worth as well.

Robert Forster - Anita's Theatre, Wollongong, 23/01/2010 - 49mb - 35 minutes

Considering I only recognised only 3 or so songs in Joanna Newsom's set, she was completely captivating. Walked out hells impressed by her. New songs are damn fine, looking forward to the album.

Jack Rabbits
Bridges and Balloons
Have One on Me
Ribbon Bows
Inflammatory Writ
Soft as Chalk
No Provenance
Peach, Plum, Pear

Joanna Newsom - Anita's Theatre, Wollongong, 23/01/2010 - 149mb - 1 hour 49 minutes

Friday, January 15, 2010

Al Green in the Domain.

Part of Sydney Festival first night, was pretty special. Al Green playing before some ridiculous sized crowd (In the range of the hundred of thousands) that I raced to get to from the Annandale. He played a pretty short set and it was pretty quiet, but it was damn fine, he's still got it basically. The medley he does in the middle really got everyone going. I love free shit.

L.O.V.E. (Love)
Let's Get Married
Lay It Down
Let's Stay Together
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
Take Me to the River
I Can't Help Myself >
My Girls >
I've Been Loving You Too Long >
If You Ever Change Your Mind >
Dock of the Bay >
You Are Everything
Tired of Being Alone
Love and Happiness

Al Green - Domain, Sydney, 01/01/2010 - 78.7mb - 54 minutes

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ghosts of Television at the Annandale Hotel

Supporting the Laurels and Love of Diagrams.

I only got time to see Ghosts of Television before I went off to go see Al Green play in the city. Worth it though, awesome awesome set, probably the best sound I've got of them.

Ghosts of Television - Annandale Hotel, Sydney, 09/01/2010 - 41.8mb - 29 minutes

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Supported by Circle Pit.

Yes yes, I got evidence of the time Circle Pit played the Hordern but the guy I was with talked through most of it and the crowd were pretty much assholes (a common theme for the night) so I won't be putting it up though. Fuck what everyone else thinks because they were great as usual.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs were pretty good. The set list order pretty much made no sense and they didn't really play the songs I wanted to hear, but I can't really fault it, I was distracted most of the time by the douchebags in the crowd, don't care what anyone else says a bad crowd can ruin a show and ruin it easily. Also $80 for an hour and twenty minutes of music.

Shake It
Heads Will Roll
Black Tongue
Dull Life
Gold Lion
Y Control
Soft Shock
Cheated Hearts
Art Star
Date With the Night

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, 08/01/2010 - 118mb - 1 hour 21 minutes

God damn it. I tagged this wrong, it's not 2009 anymore. You may want to correct that when you download it.

King Khan and the Shrines

Supported by Royal Headache.

Royal Headache were awesome, but I've decided that I've been recording them too much and feel pretty bad for it. I got the show but I'm not gonna put it up, gonna keep it that way for a while. They finally got their 7" coming out "soon" on RIP Society. Get on that shit.

King Khan and the Shrines were beyond awesome. 10 piece band crammed on to the OAF stage, a cheerleader, tight as hell playing and just some damn fine songs. Ending the main set with Know Your Product pretty much ensured everyone would go mental. I recorded this from up on the balcony to see if it would make sound any better and I'd say the results are damn fine. So stoked on this show, better than most things I saw last year.

(How Can I Keep You) Outta Harms Way
Picking Up the Trash
Land of the Freak
Le Fils de Jacques Dutronc
Took My Lady to Dinner
Welfare Bread
Burnin Inside
I Wanna Be a Girl
Shivers Down My Spine
Stone Soup
Take a Trip
Know Your Product
Ghost Rider
No Regrets
Yes I Can't
Live Fast Die Strong

King Khan and the Shrines - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, 06/01/2009 - 107mb - 1 hour 15 minutes