Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Weezer @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl (2013-01-16)

Supported by Cloud Control and Ball Park Music.

I didn't catch Ball Park Music at this show or the following night because I was too busy drinking. Sorry to anyone who's a fan.

Cloud Control
2 years on since I saw these guys and I can't say I'm upset they left me behind. I'm just not digging them anymore. I mean.. I liked the new song 'Scar' but the older stuff just didn't grab me like it did a while ago. Maybe it was the space they played in. The Myer Music Bowl has some big shoes to fill and not every band can pull it off.

This was recorded at the back of the seated area which is actually in front of the GA area. I was on that little grassy area behind the chairs just hanging out. The first song or two sound a little off and have some mic handling noise in them because I was setting up as I walked to my position as I was chatting to some friends and didn't realise they were starting.

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1.  Meditation Song #2 (Why, Oh Why)
2.  Scar
3.  Gold Canary
4.  Promises
5.  This Is What I Said
6.  Ice Age Heatwave
7.  There's Nothing In The Water We Can't Fight
8.  Ghost Story

Length: 34:05

Sound Quality: C+

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So this finally happened. Weezer did an Australian tour and it was amazing and well worth the wait. This was the first of 2 shows in Melbourne with the other being a Pinkerton set.
The show was split into 2 parts. The first half was a greatest hits set which pretty much consited of the best 1 or 2 songs from each album working backwards towards the Blue Album which was the second set. Pretty much the whole show was a giant singalong and everyone was in high spirits for this. El Scorcho got a massive response and was probably the track of the night for me.

This was recorded dead center in the seating area of the music bowl so the sound is quite good. Maybe a little boomy but whatever.

Weezer @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl (2013-01-16)

1.  Memories
2.  (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To
3.  Pork and Beans
4.  Troublemaker (w/Burndt Jamb outro)
5.  Perfect Situation
6.  Beverly Hills
7.  Dope Nose (Scott Shriner on vocals)
8.  Island In The Sun
9.  Hash Pipe
10. El Scorcho
11. My Name Is Jonas
12. No One Else
13. The World Has Turned and Left Me Here
14. Buddy Holly
15. Undone - The Sweater Song
16. Surf Wax America
17. Say It Ain't So
18. In The Garage
19. Holiday
20. Only In Dreams

Length: 1:27:55

Sound Quality: B+

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Alexisonfire @ Festival Hall (2012-12-12)

I'd seen Alexisonfire twice prior to this show but both times it was at soundwave and I only caught about 7 songs of the set. The first time I left early to see Jim Ward and the second time I arrived late as I was watching The Weakerthans. Both times however I loved what I saw but was disappointed with them playing mainstage. Flash forward a few years and they're calling it quits and playing a dozen or so shows to celebrate. Only a few are outside Canada and Australia are lucky to get two of them. Needless to say I had to be there...

From a fans standpoint this show was pretty spot on. Giant setlist and a good selection of songs. The whole band really seemed into it which was great considering 2 of them have quit. Looks like there is no hard feelings there. Big singalongs to every song was cool to see/hear. I'm gonna miss these guys.

This was recorded from the balcony so the sound is pretty great and balanced. I had some sort of sickness so I cough a few times in the recording but I tried to time it with a loud kick or snare to hide it. I think I did a pretty good job. Also, I have about 85 minutes of video of this show and am thinking of compiling a DVD of it considering it could be one of the last recordings of the band. If you filmed any of the show in HD (iPhone 4/4S) send it my way.

Alexisonfire @ Festival Hall (2012-12-12)

1.  Intro
2.  Young Cardinals
3.  Boiled Frogs
4.  Heading For The Sun
5.  Pulmonary Archery
6.  Drunks, Lovers, Sinners and Saints
7.  No Transitory
8.  Get Fighted
9.  Born and Raised
10. Waterwings (and Other Poolside Fashion Faux Pas)
11. Control
12. Rough Hands
13. Old Crows
14. You Burn First
15. We Are The Sound
16. Keep It On Wax
17. Accept Crime
18. Dog's Blood
19. .44 Caliber Love Letter
20. Accidents
21. The Northern
22. This Could Be Anywhere In The World
23. Happiness By The Kilowatt

Length: 1:50:33

Sound Quality: A-

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