Posts Tagged ‘gig’
Shenanigans aplenty at the Of Montreal show at the Manning Bar last tuesday night.
Tame Impala, fuzz-rocking everyone’s pants off at the Oxford Art Factory last night.
Here are a few shots from last week’s Dappled Cities show for FBi 94.5 supporters at the Famous Spiegeltent. It was one of the band’s last shows for the year before heading off overseas again, and they played almost exclusively from their just-finished new album.
The Spiegeltent only has a small capacity, so it was an intimate show. It’s in town for a short season at the moment as part of its worldwide tour, hosting shows for various festivals and events. It’s currently set up on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House.
The store has a limited capacity, so I didn’t fancy my chances of getting in when I turned up around an hour and half before the show, and the line to get in was stretching right around the corner.
Sure enough, I was about 50 people behind the last people admitted – so I ended up watching from the street, which was pretty entertaining in itself, even if we could only barely hear the music through the soundproof glass. The mood among the crowd was a mixture of drunken excitement, disappointment, resentment towards security and the lucky peeps inside, and a manic determined urge to enjoy the less-than-ideal situation as much as possible.
On the last night of the long weekend, I went along to the Metro to see !!! (Chk Chk Chk). Overall, they seemed a little more subdued than the last time I saw them (possibly because they’d only just played We Love Sounds the day before), but vocalist Nic Offer was still energetic as hell.
They were supported by Lost Valentinos.
After a few musically-quiet weeks, I went to check out Brazilian baile-funk band Bonde do Rolê play last night at the Forum over at Fox Studios.
It was an awesome show. They’re a party band to the extreme, with frenetic on-stage action – I lost count of the number of times I had to dodge drinks (from both on and off-stage), inflatable penguins flying into the back of my head as they were tossed around in the crowd, as well as various members of the band leaping down into the photo pit to jump into the audience.
They’ll be in Sydney for the weekend, playing the We Love Sounds festival.
PNAU hadn’t really been on my radar for ages and I hadn’t heard the new album – but this show completely blew me away. Not only were the tunes great, but the show itself with crazy dancers in enormous suits, huge numbers of balloons bouncing all over the place and a very happy, enthusiastic crowd made it a great experience. Also, uncharacteristically, I was allowed to shoot the entire show which is something I’ve never had the luxury of doing at the Enmore Theatre.