Monthly Archives: August 2013

Equalizer 24K, xNoBBQx, Love Chants, Kitchen’s Floor – Discipline 3 Launch, Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC (2013-08-04)

The next in a string of really, really amazing lineups over this weekend. It seemed that all the Brisbane folks came down together, and this resulted in some memorable shows; this one probably takes the cake though, lineup wise. I’ve been wanting to see Kitchen’s Floor for a very long time – I’m talking years. […]

Flat Fix, Wonderfuls, Love Chants, Woollen Kits – Crawlspace Presents, The Gasometer, Collingwood, VIC (2013-08-03)

I’d been looking forward to this gig for a very long time; the Love Chants EP is probably my favorite record of the year thus far, and they had never played a show in Melbourne before so I had been keenly keeping an eye out for any announcements for a while. This gig was organized […]

Ian Wadley, xNoBBQx, Encounter Group, Wonderfuls – Slow Club, The Tote, Collingwood, VIC (2013-08-02)

Apparently the Cobra Bar has been renamed the Slow Club for some reason. I can’t seem to find any official announcement of this from The Tote, but on both their website and wall every instance of “Cobra Bar” seems to have been replaced with “Slow Club”. Anyway, it’s best to keep that in mind when […]

Match Fixer, Big Yawn, Club Sound Witches – Electric Cultures III, The Old Bar, Fitzroy, VIC (2013-08-01)

My main reason for going to this gig was to see Club Sound Witches, who’s members were down from Brisbane. They’ve had some really intriguing cassettes out on the Breakdance The Dawn label (one of the best DIY labels in Australia, if not the world), and I was very interested in seeing them produce that […]

Destiny 3000, Lower Plenty, Mad Nanna – Mad Nanna 7” Launch, The Northcote Social Club, Northcote, VIC (2013-07-31)

This show was billed as both the late launch of Mad Nanna’s 7″ single My Two Kids (released by US imprint Soft Abuse back in November 2012), and their farewell gig before the head off on a tour of the US and Europe. They got a great turnout for this show, and we were treated […]

The Curse, Nth Wheel, Mad Nanna, Taco Leg – Mad Nanna’s 100th Birthday, The Tote, Collingwood, VIC (2013-07-25)

This gig was held to celebrate Mad Nanna’s 100th show, a pretty impressive feat. They had a cake on stage, which was a nice touch. Tasted great too. All these sets sound great; The Curse played their first pub show, Nth Wheel played in full band mode, and Taco Leg made a rare Melbourne appearance […]

Encounter Group – A Movie And A Music, Bar Open, Fitzroy, VIC (2013-07-21)

This show was the last of the three movie and music nights that Pat O’brien ran for the Leaps and Bounds festival. Encounter Group followed a screening of William Eggleston’s amazing film Stranded In Canton (seriously, look it up). Encounter Group is a (I think?) relatively new band fronted by Lynton Denovan (the genius behind […]