Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Stabs @ The Old Bar (2010-05-22)

So Grong Grong actually headlined this show but I wasn't too familiar with their stuff and I had to leave early anyway.

The second time I had seen ZOND, the first time being at last years Flip Out Festival in Sydney. Maybe it was the difference between the superb sound set up at the Manning Bar and the so-so one at The Old Bar but the volume and clarity just weren't there. The sound did improve as the set went on but I'll be looking forward to seeing them again when they support Naked On The Vague in July.


The Stabs
Another great show from The Stabs. Not that I was expecting anything less. A few new songs in amongst some old ones. I quite enjoyed the new stuff and look forward to a shorter wait between albums but with the amount of side projects each member is involved in in Melbourne's very incestuous scene, I don't hold out a whole lot of hope.


Monday, May 3, 2010

OVERGROUND: A Festival Within A Festival (2010-05-02)

First of all, thanks to Chris for letting a complete stranger borrow his gear. This was my first time using it and I'm pretty happy with the results.

Usually I would write up about each performance but with improvisational nature of each set and the fact that I was rushing between each set and didn't have time to take it all in (as well as worrying about the recording gear), I thought I'd just post up the links and let you be the judge.

There's only one set I recorded that I didn't put up because I thought it was pretty sucky so I guess that means that all those below are at least half decent.

Part of the 2010 Melbourne International Jazz Festival

Embers Big Band 27:10, 31.25MB