Monday, 29 October 2012

The Dirty Projectors – Melkweg, 23 October 2012

The simple fact is - we are not cool enough to ‘get’ a band like the Dirty Projectors.

With no pre-purchased tickets in hand, we decided to check out the Dirty Projectors at the small stage of the Melkweg on a quiet Tuesday evening. Despite being there at our regular time, just after doors opening, there were literally only 5 other people there. This was either going to be an incredibly small crowd, or we had just failed part one of the hipster test, being fashionably late.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Julia Stone - Paradiso 21 October 2012

Julia Stone was hands down the best ‘walk-up’ show of the year, so far.

Ok, so maybe we don’t do as many walk-up shows as we used to, mainly due to the fact we don’t like running the risk of something selling out, but don’t let that take anything away from the statement. We were willing to run the risk with this show, so expectation were obviously not sky high, but sometimes that’s the best frame of mind to be in when you’re about to be blown away.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Robert Cray - Paradiso, 16 October 2012

Inducted into the Blues hall of fame- tick. Five time Grammy Award winner- tick.

When I look back on my music collection there appears to always be quite a bit of Blues. Ok so it is not like I am so in love with the Blues that I would disregard everything else, but there is something about this genre that really stirs ones emotion. And I don’t mean just a little bit, I mean you can really feel what the artist is going through, or has gone through.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Husky – Club Ziggo 24 September 2012

Yes it’s a Husky but by no stretch of the imagination is it a dog.

Four non assuming lads from Melbourne sauntered on stage at Club Ziggo to start their live performance, after a few out takes and retakes for the recording TV cameras, the introduction to the band was complete and the show could get under way. A beautiful show that felt like it came from nowhere, but maybe that just because I don’t live in Australia anymore.