Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sydonia @ Ruby's Lounge (2009-05-29)

Supported by Newborn, Moniker Soul and Dive Into Ruin.

Sydonia were the only band I recorded on the night sorry. I did catch the second half of Newborns set and they were pretty good. I wouldn't mind checking them out again sometime in the future.

Firstly. Thanks to Sean for putting me on the guest list so I could record the show/his band. Coolest guy :)

Secondly. Wow! I am so impressed with Sydonia’s live show. It is phenomenal the sound they can create with what they have and I am consistently blown away by them. Quickly they are already emerging as one of my favourite bands to see live. I'm also liking the surprise new tracks in the set. The new album is already shaping up to be as good, if not better than the first. And that is saying a lot.

Anyway, I can’t wait to see these guys open for Mammal in a few weeks. Hopefully my microphone issues are fixed by then.

This was recorded pretty much as close to the left speaker stack as I could get. The first minute and a bit are in mono and there is a little crackling throughout. This was pretty much the end of my mics.

1. C13
2. Dream Kiss
3. Taste More
4. Elbow
5. 3 Tongues
6. Sinner
7. Rubber Bullet
8. Shame
9. Sorry
10. Bateria
11. Incoming

Length: 54:51

Sound Quality: B-

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mammal @ Yah Yah's (2009-05-05)

Oh my god!! The best Mammal show I’ve seen by far. Very good mix of songs due to the ‘song out of a hat’ thing they had going which I strongly strongly insist they do at every show from now on. For the first time in a while the show didn't feel linear and didn’t follow the ‘safe’ setlist which has been of late: which made every song played exciting. Getting to hear Dionysian and Push & Shove finally was great too. And I’m still loving The Tempo and The Groove. Can’t wait until they kick out some other new songs too.
Irwin’s addition to Maker was pretty cool. It’s always great getting guests in on songs. And I think he nailed it. The Inciting rap by Zeke was awesome too.
However, my favorite part of the set went something like this:
“Zano’s choosing a song”
“what is it?”
long silent pause…
Zane busts into Think.. awesome style.

1. The Majority
2. The Aural Underground
3. Dionysian
4. Push & Shove
5. Maker w/ Irwin Thomas
6. Hollywood Shrine
7. Clear Enough?
8. Groove Junkie
9. Mr Devil
10. Slaves
11. Inciting
12. Two Soles
13. Nagasaki In Flames
14. Hell Yeah
15. The Tempo and The Groove
16. Think
17. Smash The Piñata

Length: 1:23:47

Sound Quality: B+

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