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While you’re waiting

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010


Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Nice take on this song, the album by the band “Yesterday and Today” is pretty good

Horse Feathers – Live in Academy2

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

About this time last year I saw Parenthetical Girls live in Whelan’s and said it was my gig of the year and now I think Horse Feathers in Academy 2 on Friday night was my gig of 2009. And I went to some fantastic gigs this year I must say. I’ve been a huge fan of them ever since hearing Finch On Saturday played on Pearl’s show on Phantom a few years back. Beautiful music and when live it’s even better. Good banter between the band and the very small but enthusiastic crowd.



Frightened Rabbit

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

The support for Modest Mouse tonight.

Wild Beasts – ‘Hooting & Howling’

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

As recommended by the readers of this here blog and on Facebook. Album is so so. Bit common now for this kind of sound…

Wild Beasts – ‘Hooting & Howling’

Manila Rhythm at Bahay Kubo in D4

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Manila Rhythm – I’ll be there

Manila Rhythm – Bohemian Rhapsody

Pixies at the Olympia – September 30th 2009

Thursday, October 1st, 2009


Here comes your man

Wave of Mutilation – Alt version

Update: More videos from Alexia.

Imelda May – “Don’t Tell the Devil” Live in Bruxelles

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

First time seeing this girl live and she’s lovely. Talent and a good rapport with the audience. Amazing band too.

Disclaimer: I was there via an invite from WHPR, a client of Diageo and I got free pints of Guinness at it. The double cheeseburger, hamburger, cheeseburger and twisty fries I got from McDonald’s halfway through were not on their bill. Probably a good thing.

Hockey (the band) – Live at the Academy

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Saw them last night. Great performers, these lads. The crowd didn’t seem too into it and felt like some were there for a chat. Not at all like the vibe when they supported Passion Pit. Right up front people were chatting away as the band kicked into their first song and chatted all through it. Then the idiots trying to mosh at the end. Remnants of the idiocy from Oxegen?

Fun moment when Orin? volunteered from the crowd to do keyboards for the band. “Do you know how to do a D?” “I do D all the time”

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – The Musical

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.


Saw it last night. Found myself clapping and tapping my foot without even realising it. The movie is already brilliant but this musical really does justice to the idea. Ping pong balls n all. The bus is spectacular but I think the costumes even beat that. Tony Sheldon is exceptional. While some came along for Jason Donovan and got to see him in aussie bums or the equiv in the very first few minutes before he put on a dress, the rest of the cast probably eclipsed him. A huge bunch of talented people and one of the best sets I’ve seen. The website is great too,they get social media.