Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Bronx @ Belly Up Tavern (2012-04-17)

Seriously love these guys. Was really gutted when they were announced as supports for Soundgarden earlier in the year and not having tickets to see them. However, when this show was announced it seemed like the planets aligned so that I could see them... or something. Regardless, here is a typically awesome Bronx show. It was cool to see them work The Hives' crowd from not being overly interested to being much more animated and into it.

I recorded this from directly to the right of the soundboard so the sound is pretty good. However, the vocals are quite low throughout as they were on the night. Not sure what was going on there...

The Bronx @ Belly Up Tavern (2012-04-17)

1.  Intro
2.  Knifeman
3.  Rape Zombie
4.  White Tar
5.  Inveigh
6.  Shitty Future
7.  False Alarm
8.  I Got Chills
9.  Six Days A Week
10. Under The Rabbit
11. White Guilt
12. They Will Kill Us All (Without Mercy)
13. Heart Attack American
14. History's Stranglers

Length: 48:20

Sound Quality: B

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The Bronx @ Soundwave Festival (2011-03-04)

Oh man. Forgot how much fun The Bronx are at a festival. Despite the fact that it was freezing by the time they came on everyone in the crowd thoroughly enjoyed them. The setlist is a truncated version of the night priors. A different song or two would have been awesome but whatever.

The Bronx

1. Intro
2. Knifeman
3. Rape Zombie
4. Shitty Future
5. White Tar
6. Inveigh
7. Under The Rabbit
8. Six Days A Week
9. Strobe Life
10. Around The Horn
11. Heart Attack American
12. History's Stranglers

Length: 41:15

Sound Quality: B+

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The Bronx @ The Corner Hotel (2011-03-03)

This set probably cemented the fact that The Bronx are my favorite band to see live. So fun to watch and sing along to. Was really glad they played Around The Horn and Strobe Life as I'm yet to see them. And the new song is pretty rad too. New album should be soon!

The Bronx

1. Intro
2. Knifeman
3. Rape Zombie
4. Shitty Future
5. White Tar
6. Inveigh
7. Under The Rabbit
8. Six Days A Week
9. Around The Horn
10. Strobe Life
11. White Guilt
12. They Will Kill Us All (Without Mercy)
13. Heart Attack American
14. History's Stranglers
15. False Alarm
16. Kill My Friends

Length: 57:42

Sound Quality: A-

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The Bronx @ The Corner Hotel (2013-04-30)

Pretty typical Bronx show. Lots of energy and as always... it was loud. It was great to see a bunch of new songs after seeing them tour the last album 4 times. And even better they switched it up the following night.

As always, this was recorded left side of the venue and the sound is fairly good.

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1.  Intro
2.  The Unholy Hand
3.  White Tar
4.  Shitty Future
5.  Under The Rabbit
6.  Rape Zombie
7.  Too Many Devils
8.  Six Days A Week
9.  Youth Wasted
10. Knifeman
11. White Guilt
12. Ribcage
13. They Will Kill Us All (Without Mercy)
14. Valley Heat
15. Heart Attack American
16. I Got Chills
17. History's Stranglers

Length: 1:10:51

Sound Quality: B+

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Bronx @ The Corner Hotel (2013-05-01)

So... this is probably the best Bronx show I've seen out of the 6 (7?) times I've seen them. I don't know why this one stands out I just really enjoyed it. Maybe because I finally got to see them play Oceans of Class I'm not sure. I've just wanted to see that song since I first heard them. It's not even one of my favourites. Notice of Eviction was a surprise and actually ruled. Really happy they did that one. Now I've only got one track left of that album to see.

Thanks for switching setlists up between the two nights as well. Love when bands do that.

This was recorded from my usual spot by the left side emergency exit. The sound is clear and like it was on the night.

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1.  Intro
2.  Inveigh
3.  The Unholy Hand
4.  Shitty Future
5.  Oceans of Class
6.  Notice of Eviction
7.  Pilot Light
8.  White Tar
9.  Under The Rabbit
10. Youth Wasted
11. Six Days A Week
12. Style Over Everything
13. White Guilt
14. They Will Kill Us All (Without Mercy)
15. Ribcage
16. Knifeman
17. History's Stranglers
18. False Alarm
19. Heart Attack American

Length: 1:12:32

Sound Quality: B+

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Refused @ The Palace (2012-11-15)

Writing this now its been over half a year since the show and despite how drunk I was I remember the night quite vividly. I'd started off at home with a few pre-drinks and met up with a friend on the train and then we went to Spicy Noodle Cafe for dinner. I had the spicy chicken noodle and a coopers green. Afterwards, we decided to stick around there and have a few drinks because it was happy hour (happy hour is 5-9) and before long we were 5 or 6 drinks down. Then another friend came to meet us and he had dinner and we drank some more. Needless to say.. 9:30 rolled around and by the time we realized we hauled ass to get to The Palace on time and made it inside (grabbing a beer or two as we passed the bar) just in time to catch Refused come out. If I'd been there earlier I would have left in the pulsating noise thing as an intro to the recording but I wasn't. Sorry.

The show itself was pretty spectacular. Although I'd already seen them earlier in the year at Coachella I was beyond excited for this. That mixed with all the beers meant I did something I normally wouldn't at a show in that I got pretty rowdy. Yep.. I was front and centre sweating it up and screaming my lungs out. Stupid I know but in my defence it would be the last chance I would get to do it at a Refused show so I made the most of it. However, the heat and all the alcohol caught up with me during Life Support Addiction and I had to make a sneaky trip to the bathroom to vomit. Classy right? Luckily I made it back for Worms of The Senses / Faculties of The Skull because if I'd missed that I would have been pretty shattered. Man that song rules live.

Anyway. Great show. Reform again in 10 years or so and we'll do it all again OK?

Recording wise this one isn't the best. As mentioned I was on the drink and 3 songs in wanted to go and get rowdy. So, I gave my equipment to a friend who was there and he recorded from the mid-back left of the venue. At one point he leaves to go to the toilet so I patched that bit with some audio I found on youtube. There's also a bit of talking in parts.
Listen to this one with an open mind. It is one of the last shows they played and it ruled.

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1.  The Shape of Punk To Come
2.  The Refused Party Program
3.  Liberation Frequency
4.  Rather Be Dead
5.  Coup D'Etat
6.  Summerholidays vs. Punkroutine
7.  The Deadly Rhythm
8.  Hook, Line and Sinker
9.  Protest Song '68
10. Refused Are Fucking Dead
11. Life Support Addiction
12. Worms of The Senses / Faculties of The Skull
13. New Noise
14. Tannhäuser / Derivè

Length: 1:08:15

Sound Quality: C-

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Trial Kennedy @ Corner Hotel, 23/06/2012 - FINAL SHOW EVER

Well. Farewell gigs kinda suck, don't they? It was only a few weeks after me and quite a few mates were at the Hi Fi Bar saying goodbye at The Butterfly Effect's last gig with singer Clint Boge (and many secretly thought, their last ever gig), and now a lot of the same people were gathered again, this time at the Corner Hotel, for one last hurrah for Melbourne rockers Trial Kennedy. You know what, I don't think I appreciated this band enough when they were around. I saw them a few times as a support band, always really enjoyed their two albums, but I don't think I ever got to a headline show until this one. Oh well, at least I was there at the very end, and it was a good way to go out. The band seemed to be pretty happy with how they were wrapping things up, and they played a great setlist with pretty much all the "hits" and a few rare treats for everyone. Well, this was ages ago so I've really not got a lot to say about it anymore, except it was a very fun night. With a bit of luck, we might see more from the band members in the future (other than appearances on The Voice, hopefully).

Sound quality is a little variable. I was having a pretty good time moving around, and I also wasn't that close to the stage. But hey, it's their last show ever. So at least a recording exists :)

Sunday Warning
Strange Behaviour
Living Undesigned
Breathe a Dime
My Idol Who?
Damage on Parade
The Great Escape
Colour Day Tours
Pac Man
Arrest Room
Tuesdays Shoes
War King
Knife Light
Mississippi Burn


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Scott & Charlene's Wedding @ The Curtin Bandroom (2013-03-15)

Haven't really listened to these guys as much as I should but I guess that after this show I will from now on. Really enjoyed this one and listening back it's even better.

This recording is a mix between my audience capture and a really good soundboard recording. The Curtin is quickly becoming my favorite place to record because every show I'm getting there is sounding fantastic.

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3.  Treat Yourself
4.  Epping Line
5.  Gammy Leg
7.  Footscray Station
8.  Wiseman At The Station

Length: 40:31

Sound Quality: A-

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