Friday, March 29, 2013

BADBADNOTGOOD @ Coachella Festival (2012-04-19)

So we really only decided to catch these guys last minute after I spent half an hour convincing my friends it would be good and it actually really was. However, we couldn't find where they were playing and walked around aimlessly for 20 odd minutes and missed a lot of it. But once we did find our way in we had a fun time with them. Really cool way to end a long day of drinking and to start off the festival. I made sure to catch them again before the weekend was out and that show will be uploaded another time.

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1.  Limit To Your Love
2.  Flashing Lights

Length: 15:27

Sound Quality: B-

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ I'll Be Your Mirror Festival (2013-02-16)

The end of my 3 night Godspeed run and while it was a slightly truncated version of the Enmore show two days prior it was no less impressive. Once again Hope Drone > Mladic ruled and Moya was good to see again. However, new track Behemoth was again the standout and is quickly climbing up the ranks as my favorite Godspeed song.

This was recorded in line with the left speaker stack about 3-4 meters from the barrier. This resulted in quite a clear recording free of a lot of crowd noise.

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1.  Hope Drone
2.  Mladic
3.  Moya
4.  Chart #3
5.  World Police and Friendly Fire
6.  Behemoth

Length: 1:41:33

Sound Quality: B+

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dick Diver @ The Curtin Bandroom (2013-02-22)

Dick Diver are pretty much the best band in Australia and anyone who knows me knows about my love for them. So I try to get along to as many of their shows as I can. This one especially as it would be their last headliner before the new album 'Calendar Days' drops so I was excited for the new songs. In particular the title track of the new album rules and is my favorite song of theirs by far. So goddamn catchy. Amber and Water Damage are also really good. And yay for Flying Tea Towel Blues in any set they play.

This set was recorded from the soundboard area using a mix of room microphones and a soundboard output. The result is one of, if not the best recording I've ever done and I couldn't be happier it was for Dick Diver.

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1.  Alice
2.  Hammock Days
3.  Walk For Room
4.  Interstate Forever
5.  Flying Tea Towel Blues
6.  Head Back
7.  Calendar Days
8.  Amber
9.  Lime Green Shirt
10. Water Damage

Length: 46:02

Sound Quality: A+

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Dick Diver @ Schoolhouse Studios (2013-01-28)

Things that are annoying. Standing outside a venue listening to the muffled sounds of the band you're most excited for because the idiots who are running the door are slow and inefficient. Yep.. that's what happened here and I missed the first 4 songs of Dick Diver and it sucked. Lucky however I got there in time for a 4 song run of new tracks that are all pretty great.

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1.  Water Damage
2.  Alice
3.  Amber
4.  Calendar Days
5.  Head Back

Length: 22:59

Sound Quality: C-

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Royal Headache @ Meredith Music Festival (2012-12-08)

First time I saw these guys was at Golden Plains a few years back and I've been a fan ever since. And it's safe to say not much has changed since then. They still write catchy as fuck songs and they still put on a fantastic show. A few new ones in there as always. You Get Me High will get stuck in your head after hearing it.

This was recorded on the barrier on the inside of the left speaker stack. The sound is great and quite true to how it sounded at the festival. Enjoy!!
Note: the picture below is not mine but one I found on the internet. If it is yours and you want it taken down let me know and I will do so no questions asked.

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1.  Down The Lane
2.  Never Again
3.  You Get Me High
4.  Really In Love
5.  Another World
6.  Girls
7.  Eloise
8.  Stand and Stare
9.  Psychotic Episode
10. Distant and Vague
11. Pity
13. Surprise
14. Honey Joy

Length: 34:02

Sound Quality: B+

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Laura @ RRR Performance Space (2009-11-08)

It's been a few years since this show and a little while since I've shared it but that's because some guy at RRR had a go at me but with Laura granting me permission to share recordings of theirs on the Live Music Archive I've felt its time to put it back up.

I remember running late and missing the first bit of Every Light and the venue being packed. This was probably due to Laura not really playing many shows around the time. If I recall this was their first in over a year.
The intro to Cardboard Cutout was pretty cool and the song ruled. It was the first time I heard it and I listened back on it heaps after this.  Glint (or Ginger as it was known at the time) was also a short and sweet song unlike anything they'd done before.

This is an FM broadcast so the sound is quite full. To me it sounds a little mixed down but regardless it's a great listen. The album art I made is from a picture Laura posted on their tumblr account. I thought it appropriate to their music and better than the idea I initially had.

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1.  Intro
2.  Every Light
3.  Bobik Is In Amerika
4.  I Hope
5.  Is There No Help For The Widow's Son?
6.  Shot In The Arm
7.  Glint
8.  Mark The Day
9.  Cardboard Cutout Robot Victim Hero Children

Length: 42:15

Sound Quality: B+

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor @ The Forum (2013-02-15)

Godspeed!! The Sad Mafioso!!! While not as impressive as the show the night prior this was still one hell of a show. Behemoth fucking rules and they did The Sad Mafioso which pretty much made my life. Gathering Storm was really good to see as well and man.. I could watch this band so many more times and still be blown away by them.

This was recorded very close to the left speaker stack. At the start of Behemoth I leave to go to the bathroom and a friend holds on to the microphones resulting in a different low end response for a couple of minutes.

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1.  Hope Drone
2.  Mladic
3.  Lift Yr. Skinny Fists, Like Antennas To Heaven...
4.  Gathering Storm/Il Pleut à Mourir [+Clatters Like Worry]
5.  Behemoth
6.  The Sad Mafioso

Length: 1:50:44

Sound Quality: A-

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Fucked Up @ Prince Bandroom (2013-02-26)

Fuck yes Fucked Up rule. I love seeing these dudes play. They just put on such a fun show. As always Damian was crazy and picking up dudes and spinning them around and stuff. Spent less time in the crowd this time around than the last few times I've seen them. It was a shame the venue was only around half full though. Would have been so much more hectic if it sold out. Oh well...
Oh and did I mention they played Two Snakes because I asked for it? Yep, it was me and it was the best. Been so keen on seeing that song since I first listened to Fucked Up about 6 years ago now and it was fantastic. Thanks guys :)

This was recorded from the left side of the venue in line with the PA but at a 40 degree angle to the stage. The sound is clear and how it sounded on the night.
Also, stupid girl who wouldn't stop screaming... shut the fuck up and learn the proper lyrics you dickhole.

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1.  Let Her Rest
2.  Queen of Hearts
3.  Under My Nose
4.  David Comes To Life
5.  Black Albino Bones
6.  Turn The Season
7.  I Hate Summer
9.  Baiting The Public
10. Son The Father
11. Magic Word
12. Police
13. The Other Shoe
14. Two Snakes


Sound Quality: B

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Thee Oh Sees @ Schoolhouse Studios (2013-01-28)

This is the second year Thee Oh Sees have done an Australia Day show in Melbourne and I truly hope that it continues for many more. It really is just the best way to spend the public holiday. Great music, great people and a few beers in the sun. This year featured a few more bands than last year and all of them ruled but that is for another post...

Thee Oh Sees came out and did what they do best. This would be the 7th or 8th time I've seen them so I won't write too much about it. 4 new songs from the upcoming album in this recording and quite honestly, they are all pretty great. Toe Cutter - Thumb Blaster and Tunnel Time being my favourites. Dead Energy was pretty great as always and man I just wish I could see this set again.

This was recorded pretty much in line with the left speaker stack. The sound is almost exactly how it sounded on the day. Nick who does sound for Thee Oh Sees when they tour here did a great job as always and it reflects in the recording.

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1.  The Dream
2.  Toe Cutter - Thumb Blaster
3.  I Come From The Mountain
4.  Carrion Crawler
5.  Lupine Dominus
6.  Tunnel Time
7.  Block of Ice
8.  Contraption/Soul Desert
9.  Strawberries 1 + 2
10. Dead Energy

Length: 59:35

Sound Quality: A-

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Tame Impala @ Meredith Music Festival (2012-12-07)

Jeez it's been like 3 years since I saw these guys. In fact the last time I saw them was at the Supernatural Amphitheatre. In fact, all 3 times I've seen them it's been there...
Anyway, needless to say this is the first time I've seen them since the new album dropped and it translates fantastically to a live setting. Elephant > Feels Like We Only Go Backwards was pretty much the best thing ever and the jammed out versions of some songs are pretty interesting. I should really catch these guys at a headline show sometime.

This was recorded on the barrier towards the left speaker stack. About halfway in (I think during Elephant) I leave to use the bathroom so the sound goes a little weird. However using my decent editing skills I've kept the sound level quite constant. When I come back however I'm not in the same spot so the sound isn't as consistent throughout as I'd like it to be. But, considering the circumstances I'm quite happy with this recording.
Note: this photo isn't mine but is one I found on the web. If you want me to take it down let me know and I will do so.

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1.  Solitude Is Bliss (w/outro jam)
2.  Endors Toi
3.  It Is Not Meant To Be
4.  Music To Walk Home By
5.  Elephant
6.  Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
7.  Desire Be Desire Go
8.  Apocalypse Dreams
9.  Half Full Glass of Wine (extended)

Length: 52:00

Sound Quality: B-

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

New War @ The Corner Hotel (2013-02-08)

Man I haven't seen these for a while now but they're still the same amount of awesome. First time I've seen Black Site Cantos since I first saw them (also their first ever show) and it was great. Revealer is still the standout track though.

This set took place on the side stage and as such the sound isn't preferable. A little muddy but still enjoyable to listen to.

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1.  Calling From The Inside
2.  Game of Love
4.  Black Site Cantos
5.  Slim Dandy
6.  Ghostwalking
7.  Revealer

Length: 35:17

Sound Quality: C+

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Boomgates @ Meredith Music Festival (2012-12-09)

Whoa I can't believe it's been over a year and a half since I caught these guys, and I'm glad to say not much has changed in that time and they're still a pretty fantastic band. The 3rd track here is a new one and the first time it has been played. Gutsy move at a festival but they pulled it off. I'm a little upset they've dropped Levitate from the set because that song was a great closer but Whispering Or Singing does a good job replacing it. Flood Plains was also nice to finally see live.

This was recorded on the barrier just left of centre. The sound is clear and the performance is great.

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1.  Natural Progression
2.  Any Excuse
4.  Bright Idea
5.  Everything
6.  Flood Plains
7.  Layman's Terms
8.  Cameo
9.  Whispering Or Singing

Length: 37:15

Sound Quality: B+

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My Disco @ The Corner Hotel (2013-02-08)

Been pretty excited for this show since it was announced for a few reasons. Firstly it has been ages since I saw My Disco do a headline set and secondly the chance to hear some older rarities. And I'm glad to say they ruled and played a bunch I haven't seen before. In The Benelux absolutely ruled and German For Attention was one I was glad to knock off the list. This was also the first time I heard Wrapped Coast and I dig it. I'm really interested to see where they go with the next record sans drums.

This was recorded in my normal spot but the volume inside the venue was quite loud so the recording isn't as good as it would normally be. However, still pretty great to listen to.

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1.  Administer A Prosthetic Dream
2.  Wrapped Coast
3.  Drumo Solo
4.  Turn
5.  German For Attention
6.  Perfect Protection
7.  Young
8.  You Came To Me Like A Cancer Lain Dormant Until It Blossomed Like A Rose
9.  With Age
10. In The Benelux
11. Inhaler

Length: 57:11

Sound Quality: B+

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Thee Oh Sees @ Hi-Fi Bar and Ballroom (2013-01-31)

Man I just could never get tired of seeing these guys play live. Every time I see them they throw in a couple of new songs and despite having seen them a few days prior (recording to follow) they still managed to squeeze in another song I hadn't heard yet. This set has a nice mix of songs and as always there are a few that are jammed out (Block of Ice/Dead Energy come to mind) that absolutely rule.

On a side note do these guys have the biggest boner for Melbourne or what? I think they've done 3 shows here every tour they've done.

This was recorded from my ideal spot in the venue. Just behind the dance floor on the top step slightly off centre. The results from there always come out excellent and this show was no exception.

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1.  The Dream
2.  Lupine Dominus
3.  Toe Cutter - Thumb Blaster
4.  Block of Ice
5.  Contraption/Soul Desert
6.  Carrion Crawler
7.  I Was Denied
8. Strawberries 1 + 2
9.  I Come From The Mountain
10. Tidal Wave
11. Dead Energy
12. The Flute Song
13. Minotaur

Length: 1:18:20

Sound Quality: A-

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Against Me! @ The HiFi (2013-01-22)

Supported by The Smith Street Band and Fear Like Us

The Smith Street Band
I unfortunately missed Fear Like Us but made damn sure I got there in time for The Smith Street Band who I wanted to see almost as much as the headline band tonight. As usual they played a brilliant set and really got the crowd going to the point that I was a little worried they might show up the main act. I was also surprised how many people were singing along considering it was a support slot.

1. Sunshine & Technology
2. I Ain't Safe
3. What's Changed
4. Tom Busby
5. I Want Friends
6. When I Was a Boy I Thought I Was a Fish
7. Postcodes (For People Who Will Not Arrest Me)
8. Young Drunk

Length: 39:54

Against Me!
As it turned out no one can show up Against Me! cause they're still one of the best live bands on the planet. Epic 24 song set though it would have been perfect if they'd played even just one more song from RAR. New drummer looked like he was having fun and did a good job. Not much else to say, can't wait for them to come back again and hope the new album is good!


1. Pints of Guinness Make You Strong
2. White Crosses
3. True Trans Soul Rebel
4. Don't Lose Touch
5. New Wave
6. Walking Is Still Honest
7. Americans Abroad
8. White People for Peace
9. I Was a Teenage Anarchist
10. Turn Those Clapping Hands Into Angry Balled Fists
11. Osama Bin Laden as the Crucified Christ
12. Up the Cuts
13. Miami
14. Pretty Girls (The Mover)
15. The Ocean
16. Black Me Out
17. Drinking with the Jocks
18. Because of the Shame
19. Thrash Unreal
20. Joy
21. Transgender Dysphoria Blues
22. Cliché Guevara
23. Piss and Vinegar
24. Sink, Florida, Sink

Length: 1:22:11