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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:32 pm 
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Did darkness and the ruts on the same night :) (darkness at the enmore and the ruts down the road at the factory)....darkness so so....the ruts superb :) rudimental coming up...SLF tickets bought for March next year.....


THE Darkness? Bugger, didn't realise they were touring :(( :((


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Saw Mercury Rev last night. A great show as ever, they are a super live band.


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Mat the Expat wrote:
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Megadeth and Chris Cornell in a few months.

Recently saw:

TV on the Radio
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Is this the acoustic tour and have you been yet? I'm going tonight, looking forward to it as it's in the Michael Fowler Centre which is the only place in Wellington with decent acoustics.


Mine is the 12th Dec. Acoustic.


Well he still has a great set of pipes but I couldn't help waiting for the guitars to kick.

Played various songs from Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave which I didn't think translated that well. Fell on Black Days and Like a Stone excepted. Thought Burden in my Hand or 4th of July would've been good but it didn't make an appearance.

The covers were actually the best. Did a pretty good versions of Nothing Compares, The Times They Are a-Changin' & Billie Jean :lol:

He also sung the everything in a completely different time signature so the crowd couldn't really sing along which I felt was a bit of a mistake. OK re-interpret the majority of the songs but give the crowd something.

Anyway concerts are shit now. No smoking, no joints, hard to get a beer... all a bit bland really. The whole point should be to go and dance and sing your tits off and not sit there being a boring plum.

So all in all highly recommended :thumbup:


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swc wrote:
Did darkness and the ruts on the same night :) (darkness at the enmore and the ruts down the road at the factory)....darkness so so....the ruts superb :) rudimental coming up...SLF tickets bought for March next year.....


Really?

the Darkness were freakin awesome live :shock:
they were ok but seen better. Ruts farkin nailed it though.


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swc wrote:
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Did darkness and the ruts on the same night :) (darkness at the enmore and the ruts down the road at the factory)....darkness so so....the ruts superb :) rudimental coming up...SLF tickets bought for March next year.....


Really?

the Darkness were freakin awesome live :shock:
they were ok but seen better. Ruts farkin nailed it though.


Really?

I would go out on a limb and say that they are the best band I have seen live :shock:

Still maybe it was just a poo performance for you. In which case I recommend seeing them again next time


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:55 pm 
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Off to see You Am I at their spiritual home, the Metro in Sydney again tonight.

Caught them in Newcastle 3 weeks ago - still one of my favourite bands to see live after all these years.

Remember seeing them at the Metro in the mid-late 90s and they did 7 nights in a row at the metro with one matinee performance thrown in.....them were the days :thumbup:


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I've never really got into You am I - sacrilidge to you and Shrekles I know :blush:

Black Label Society were immense - Zakk is nuts!


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Locked in for new year
Hot Chip
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Looks like I missed out on the Chvrches show sold out


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I've never really got into You am I - sacrilidge to you and Shrekles I know :blush:

Black Label Society were immense - Zakk is nuts!

Saw YAI at Emnore a couple of years for the first time since BDO days, very good show but Tim Rodgers just loves himself too much


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Locked in for new year
Hot Chip
Icehouse
The Jezabels

Looks like I missed out on the Chvrches show sold out


Catch up for a beer before the Jezabels?

Iron Maiden and Charlatans locked in :nod:


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Spent a long weekend at the Queenscliff music festival.
Headlined by Angus and Julia Stone, but also had Augie March, Hoodoo Gurus, Tex Perkins, Lior (playing his 2003 release) and Melbourne Ska Orchestra. But the highlight was some of the smaller acts. They had a thing called the blues train where you caught a train for 30 minutes, with one musician in a carriage, got to the end of the line, changed carriages and had another musician on the way back.

Also saw Cat Empire on Thursday night before we headed down.


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Icehouse in Feb


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Mat the Expat wrote:
grievous wrote:
Locked in for new year
Hot Chip
Icehouse
The Jezabels

Looks like I missed out on the Chvrches show sold out


Catch up for a beer before the Jezabels?

Iron Maiden and Charlatans locked in :nod:

Sure thing but catch the open act Eves the Behaviour, really good


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Icehouse in Feb

Another beer then


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grievous wrote:
Mat the Expat wrote:
grievous wrote:
Locked in for new year
Hot Chip
Icehouse
The Jezabels

Looks like I missed out on the Chvrches show sold out


Catch up for a beer before the Jezabels?

Iron Maiden and Charlatans locked in :nod:

Sure thing but catch the open act Eves the Behaviour, really good


Will do - Double beers!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:38 am 
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Mat the Expat wrote:
I've never really got into You am I - sacrilidge to you and Shrekles I know :blush:

Black Label Society were immense - Zakk is nuts!


Heathen!
(How you spelt sacrilege, not because you didn't get into YAI) ;)

Responsible for some of the great all time riffs in Australian music....and Tim Rogers is the classic frontman!

But with music, its different strokes for different folks as they say :thumbup:


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L. Ron Hubbard wrote:
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I've never really got into You am I - sacrilidge to you and Shrekles I know :blush:

Black Label Society were immense - Zakk is nuts!


Heathen!
(How you spelt sacrilege, not because you didn't get into YAI) ;)

Responsible for some of the great all time riffs in Australian music....and Tim Rogers is the classic frontman!

But with music, its different strokes for different folks as they say :thumbup:


Only one coffee x(


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I've tried hard with You Am I, but they just don't work for me. Often they sound like grown men belting out high school tunes. Then they flip it by adding brass and that doesn't click either. Strange band that keeps missing the mark, IMO. But each to their own as L. Ron says.


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Aside from a couple of songs I always found You Am I to be fairly pedestrian...

In fact, most of the Australian bands that blew up in the mid 90's via JJJ have not aged well...


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Aside from a couple of songs I always found You Am I to be fairly pedestrian...

In fact, most of the Australian bands that blew up in the mid 90's via JJJ have not aged well...

Rockin out with Airborne at the moment. ACDC lite they maybe but i like acca dacca. In fact off to see them.on sunday 8)


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Love me Acca Dacca but can't bear Airbourne. Initially thought they were a pisstake tribute band.


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Love me Acca Dacca but can't bear Airbourne. Initially thought they were a pisstake tribute band.

Will let you know how the real deal goes. Almost time to add some photos . . .


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I've tried hard with You Am I, but they just don't work for me. Often they sound like grown men belting out high school tunes. Then they flip it by adding brass and that doesn't click either. Strange band that keeps missing the mark, IMO. But each to their own as L. Ron says.


Yep.

Never missed the mark with me :D

Almost as good as nickelback

Ps have you listened to their early stufff....the sound as ever album is pretty sweet. I can understand why you would struggle with their later albums but there are some great tunes on that album...coprolalia, forever and easy, Rosedale, berlin chair and the title track sound as ever amongst others. Cracking album from 1993.


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The Blades Saturday night :nod:


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Aside from a couple of songs I always found You Am I to be fairly pedestrian...

In fact, most of the Australian bands that blew up in the mid 90's via JJJ have not aged well...

Spiderbait are quite good still although they havent released anything for a long time. Saw Jebediah a few months ago and they played Alightly Odway start to finish and it was great. Frenzal are still fantastic.
Although by and large you are right.


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Aside from a couple of songs I always found You Am I to be fairly pedestrian...

In fact, most of the Australian bands that blew up in the mid 90's via JJJ have not aged well...

Spiderbait are quite good still although they havent released anything for a long time. Saw Jebediah a few months ago and they played Alightly Odway start to finish and it was great. Frenzal are still fantastic.
Although by and large you are right.



I wont hear a bad word said about tumbleweed.


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L. Ron Hubbard wrote:
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Aside from a couple of songs I always found You Am I to be fairly pedestrian...

In fact, most of the Australian bands that blew up in the mid 90's via JJJ have not aged well...

Spiderbait are quite good still although they havent released anything for a long time. Saw Jebediah a few months ago and they played Alightly Odway start to finish and it was great. Frenzal are still fantastic.
Although by and large you are right.



I wont hear a bad word said about tumbleweed.

Did I see they are playing gigs again?


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Farva wrote:
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Aside from a couple of songs I always found You Am I to be fairly pedestrian...

In fact, most of the Australian bands that blew up in the mid 90's via JJJ have not aged well...

Spiderbait are quite good still although they havent released anything for a long time. Saw Jebediah a few months ago and they played Alightly Odway start to finish and it was great. Frenzal are still fantastic.
Although by and large you are right.



I wont hear a bad word said about tumbleweed.


Did I see they are playing gigs again?


i saw them about a year ago. Other than that the only time i have seen them was at Taree maccas

Their bass player died a couple of years ago. Used to smoke cones with him post gig. Poor bastard.


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I've tried hard with You Am I, but they just don't work for me. Often they sound like grown men belting out high school tunes. Then they flip it by adding brass and that doesn't click either. Strange band that keeps missing the mark, IMO. But each to their own as L. Ron says.


Yep.

Never missed the mark with me :D

Almost as good as nickelback

Ps have you listened to their early stufff....the sound as ever album is pretty sweet. I can understand why you would struggle with their later albums but there are some great tunes on that album...coprolalia, forever and easy, Rosedale, berlin chair and the title track sound as ever amongst others. Cracking album from 1993.


That's the album I'm most familiar with. While there's some ok riffs it just doesn't meld well to me. He's not a very melodic singer and there are even times when he sounds like he's singing a completely different tune to the band.

I also like more melancholy in my rock. YAI are quite uppity rock and just don't have the hooks nor the depth to their sound. Check out Black Rebel Motorcycle Club if you haven't already. They're riffy but with a lot of what YAI are missing.


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I like some Tumbleweed :thumbup:

Slim will be talking more of Powderfinger, Jebidiah, Grinspoon, Spiderbait, Killing Heidi, Silverchair.

Mostly shite.

Aus needs Humphrey B. Flaubert & Ron Hitler-Barassi to make a return.

http://youtu.be/D4QAdJ4ei7E


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I saw Paul Dempsey last weekend...

Anyway, TISM are shit.


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Never got TISM at all.

mates of mine loved them....i was quite the opposite.

Some clever lyrics but to me, the music is the primary consideration and most of theirs sounded atrocious.


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mr bungle wrote:
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mr bungle wrote:
I've tried hard with You Am I, but they just don't work for me. Often they sound like grown men belting out high school tunes. Then they flip it by adding brass and that doesn't click either. Strange band that keeps missing the mark, IMO. But each to their own as L. Ron says.


Yep.

Never missed the mark with me :D

Almost as good as nickelback

Ps have you listened to their early stufff....the sound as ever album is pretty sweet. I can understand why you would struggle with their later albums but there are some great tunes on that album...coprolalia, forever and easy, Rosedale, berlin chair and the title track sound as ever amongst others. Cracking album from 1993.


That's the album I'm most familiar with. While there's some ok riffs it just doesn't meld well to me. He's not a very melodic singer and there are even times when he sounds like he's singing a completely different tune to the band.

I also like more melancholy in my rock. YAI are quite uppity rock and just don't have the hooks nor the depth to their sound. Check out Black Rebel Motorcycle Club if you haven't already. They're riffy but with a lot of what YAI are missing.



I know BRMC well.

Like them. Certainly a different band to YAI

Your description of Why you dont like YAI makes you sound like some sort of pompous art critic :lol:

I like YAI as their music is catchy, easy to listen to and they sing about stuff i relate to.


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Aside from a couple of songs I always found You Am I to be fairly pedestrian...

In fact, most of the Australian bands that blew up in the mid 90's via JJJ have not aged well...

Spiderbait play the metro in Feb, Im thinking about it....


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L. Ron Hubbard wrote:
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Aside from a couple of songs I always found You Am I to be fairly pedestrian...

In fact, most of the Australian bands that blew up in the mid 90's via JJJ have not aged well...

Spiderbait are quite good still although they havent released anything for a long time. Saw Jebediah a few months ago and they played Alightly Odway start to finish and it was great. Frenzal are still fantastic.
Although by and large you are right.



I wont hear a bad word said about tumbleweed.

Annadale 3 years ago, awesome gig, theyve toured this year, lost a member too.


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Aside from a couple of songs I always found You Am I to be fairly pedestrian...

In fact, most of the Australian bands that blew up in the mid 90's via JJJ have not aged well...

Spiderbait play the metro in Feb, Im thinking about it....



I would be keen


Currently at You Am I

Anyone who doesnt recognise that the riff to sound as ever is catchy as fudge is a fool. There i said it


:uhoh: morning after now.....my head....dang. these mid week gigs are a killer.

Great night though


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MOTÖRHEAD THIS WEEKEND

Last chance saloon. I doubt that Lemmy will be around in 24 months at the most! Taking my kids to see them

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Anyway, TISM are shit.


http://youtu.be/szDOzLkqhm4


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Tickets booked to Kurt Vile in Queenstown in Jan. Not sure how he'll translate live. But great that we're getting solid acts down south.

Off to see him in Glasgow next week. :thumbup:


Cool, pretty sure he's playing solo in QT. Let me know how you enjoy it.

Wasn't too shabby. Venue was as big box so th music gets a bit lost. Kurt and the band were constantly fannying around with the boys in the Sound Deck between songs too. Think he's much better suited to a more intimate venue.


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