Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sydney Tapes on the Radio.

So I'm going to be on Radiant on FBi next Monday night at 9pm. Listen to me pick some of my favourite live tunes and talk about stuff in relation to the questions I am asked. I have a fine fine fine selection of tracks, four from Sydney, one from Melbourne and one from beyond.

So tune into 94.5 if you're in Sydney, or else, stream it from the FBi website. It should hopefully be being podcasted as well.

As you can tell my blog is pretty much dying at the moment, simply put I have been unemployed for 4 months now and am dead out of money, so I have only been recording gigs that I bought tickets to 6 months ago. It's hardly been "Sydney" Live at all. Anyway, there's nothing much coming up either, I got a free ticket to see Crowded House in a few days and that's it. Sorry guys, once I get a job it'll be back to why I started doing this in the first place. If I do come into money, then expect heaps because basically from this weekend onwards, Sydney becomes awesome again.

Update: Now play one track from Melbourne, one track from Brisbane and four tracks from Sydney. Was gonna play a La Quiete one but it sounds like shit.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pixies play Doolittle

And that's exactly what they did, played Doolittle. They were tight and the show was awesome, but it just didn't reach the heights of the 2007 tour. Not much to say to be honest, 10 minutes of intro video was annoying, then playing the first 4 songs in pitch black, before turning all the house lights on for the final encore after filling the entire venue with excessive amounts of smoke.

If anyone bought one, wanna lend me the CD of the show that they were selling? Me have no monies.

Dancing the Manta Ray
Weird at My School
Bailey's Walk
Manta Ray
Wave of Mutilation
I Bleed
Here Comes Your Man
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Mr. Grieves
Crackity Jones
La La Love You
No. 13 Baby
There Goes My Gun
Gouge Away
Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)
Into the White
Nimrod's Son
Where Is My Mind?

Pixies - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, 15/03/2010 - 136.2mb - 1 hour 33 minutes

Sunday, March 7, 2010

The Drones.

Supported by the Holy Soul.

I don't know why the Drones are touring but it was a damn fine show, strange as hell set list was really heavy on old stuff, after last tours playing all but one song off Havilah. But the strange part was the show ended up being an incredibly aggressive one. Stage banter from Gareth was genius as usual.

Nail it Down
The Minotaur
The Freedom in the Loot
Hell and Heydevils
Sharkfin Blues
Six Ways to Sunday
She Had an Abortion That She Made Me Pay For
The Miller's Daughter
The Cockeyed Lowlife of the Highlands
I Don't Ever Want to Change

The Drones - Annandale Hotel, Sydney, 05/03/2010 - 113mb - 1 hour 19 minutes

Friday, March 5, 2010


So it's safe to assume that a lot of people will be visiting my blog for the first time for this, if you are, take a second to read the introduction off to the side to see what goes on here, and thanks for checking this shit out, and have a look around, there's plenty of other goodies here.

It's good to get a reunion tour while it's still fresh and the band are still into it, which Pavement clearly were. Heart-warmingly so. They could have played the crappiest setlist (They didn't) and been sloppy as shit (they weren't) and I would have walked away happy, they were all so animated and happy to be there, even singing a long to song that didn't require them to sing. There's a lot of false starts but as a friend say, they just charmed you more. SM is pure entertainment, and Bob is accidental entertainment, they even had the occasional choreographed moved. Anyway, as for the set list, it was awesome, and they were hella tight, there's a few moment where they need to restart songs but you know, who cares? This was a great show, I could play the "I wish they played..." game all day but those songs wouldn't have made the show any better, it was amazing. Sit back and enjoy. Also props to the old guy behind me for pouring his entire beer on me during Cut Your Hair.

Wish I was going to tomorrow's show. Unfortunately I had to sell my ticket because I am really strapped for cash. Wish I was going to Golden Plains as well, seeing this in the Supernatural Amphitheatre would really be something else.

"As they say in the drum and base world... TUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUNES!"

Silence Kit
Father to a Sister of Thought
In the Mouth a Desert
Trigger Cut
Date With Ikea
Range Life
Elevate Me Later
Zurich is Stained
Cut Your Hair
Stop Breathin'
Summer Babe
Gold Soundz
Kennel District
Conduit for Sale!
Fight This Generation
Debris Slide
We Dance
Shady Lane
Spit on a Stranger

Pavement - Enmore Theatre, Sydney, 04/03/2010 - 156.2mb - 1 hour 50 minutes