Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Grand Trine, So Cow, and Tyvek at Le Divan Orange, Montreal, 09/07/10

(Yeah I went back to Montreal- not just for this show though.)

Grand Trine seemed to play quite a different set from all the other times I've seen them, only one song off their Sunglasses 12" -- I think. I quite enjoyed the different stuff (despite singer "just getting off a bus from work". Tough life 'eh?) He also proceeded to hula with the fan. So Cow (Ireland) were not my bag at all. In fact they were so boring that I actually fell asleep in the bar for a few moments, I was that person (may or may not have something to do with the fact that I hadn't slept in about 40 hours, too.) And I was kind of expecting Tyvek to be a little bit more fun but maybe I don't think they were because of that sleep thing. I don't think they played Air Conditioner either (please correct me if I'm wrong due to my warped state)! Should be able to catch a few more shows in New York before heading back home to ol' Sydney where I may or may not continue this. It could be weird.

EDIT (16/07/10): Saw So Cow with Thee Oh Sees and Golden Triangle in New York (no photos) and they were actually really quite fun, so this Montreal show was perhaps both of us on a bad night. Felt the need to put that out there.













http://www.myspace.com/grandtrinemtl
http://www.myspace.com/socow
http://www.myspace.com/tyvekmusic

Monday, 12 July 2010

No Coffins, Social Junk, Double Dagger, and Lightning Bolt at The Ox, Philadelphia, 29/06/10

I finally got all my film developed (didn't want my digital to get battered in the dance storm) - it was over 2 rolls and you can see where I start the second roll, because I forgot to change my settings from 200 to 400 for the first roll and the colours came out kind of funny. Blah blah etc.
A really excellent show, all the bands were worth seeing. I particularly enjoyed Social Junk and would like to get my hands on some of their noisy output- I only wish they played for longer. Dude from Double Dagger was quite entertaining and kept touching people's faces. And well, Lightning Bolt. Lightning Bolt. I love that these guys could and do sell out decent-sized venues but still play shows in warehouses and only charge $10. And I just have to mention what an impressive space The Ox is, it kind of made me fall a bit in love with Philly.



http://www.myspace.com/myfaceissick (No Coffins)
http://www.myspace.com/socialjunk
http://www.myspace.com/doubledaggersucks
http://www.myspace.com/lightningboltbrians

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

The Feelies at Maxwell's, New Jersey, 03/07/10

PURE POP BLISS. PURE POP BLISS. PURE POP BLISS. PURE POP BLISS. PURE POP BLISS. PURE POP BLISS. PURE POP BLISS. PURE POP BLISS. PURE POP BLISS. PURE POP BLISS. PURE POP BLISS. PURE POP BLISS. PURE POP BLISS. PURE POP BLISS. PURE POP BLISS.
PURE BLISS. PURE BLISS. PURE BLISS. PURE BLISS. PURE BLISS. PURE BLISS. PURE BLISS.

New Jersey is only 10 minutes away by bus.






http://thefeeliesweb.com/

Iron Chic at The Charleston, Brooklyn NY, 01/07/10

Didn't know this band, still don't know this band, don't think I like this band though. Went to catch up with friends and they happened to be playing. The bar was good though. And I'm in New York so the rest is almost all secondary, because there will be many many many many many good shows seen in the almost-a-month I'm here. Ye-ah.





http://www.myspace.com/ironchicsmyspace

Farewell Republic, Cloud Nothings, and Wavves at the Rock n Roll Hotel, Washington DC, 25/06/10

This show was shit. Everyone who played was shit. (Actually, the second band weren't so awful but nothing to write home about). And the venue charged $4.50 for a can of PBR. Shit.








http://www.myspace.com/farewellrepublic
http://www.myspace.com/cloudnothings
http://www.myspace.com/wavves

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