Monthly Archives: November 2013

Old Mate – Old Mate 7” Launch, The Grace Darling, Collingwood, VIC (2013-10-18)

The first time I saw Old Mate was earlier this year at the Gaso; they were supporting Divorced (at what was apparently the last Divorced show), and they fucking blew me (and everybody I was with) away. Since then I picked up a copy of their Word Is Bond EP, which is also staggeringly good […]

Leather Towel, Rat Columns, Constant Mongrel – The Gasometer, Collingwood, VIC (2013-10-04)

I’d been looking forward to this show for a long while – I’d been a massive fan of Rat Columns’ main man David West’s other (there are many, including Total Control and Lace Curtain) project Rank/Xerox since the band’s sole LP was reissued by a couple of different European labels. My (re)discovery of that amazing […]

Tlaotlon, School Girl Report, Where Were You At Lunch, Footy – Monday Night Mass, Northcote Social Club, Northcote, VIC (2013-09-30)

Another awesome Monday Night Mass, this time from the weirder end of the spectrum. I’m pretty sure that School Girl Report put this gig together, and I’d been wanting to see them since picking up a copy of their Success is Dating cassette (through label Do Your Block, CD-R via Heavy Lows), and reading Andrew […]

Leather Towel, Eastlink, Exhaustion – Monday Night Mass, Northcote Social Club, Northcote, VIC (2013-09-23)

One of the best masses in a very long time. The legendary Brian Turner of New Jersey radio station WFMU DJ’d on the night (if you haven’t heard his live session with Mad Nanna then listen to that now. Amazing.), and I can’t think of many bands that would be this good of a showcase […]

Exhaustion, Bitch Prefect – The Native Cats ‘Dallas’ LP Launch, The Gasometer, Collingwood, VIC (2013-09-21)

This night was the launch of The Native Cats’ album Dallas, a band who I had never seen before this night (though was very keen to check out). Unfortunately, though I did record the (really, really good) Native Cats set, I’m really unhappy with how the recording turned out. If anybody is interested in hearing […]

Abstract Mutation, Nathan Gray, Cured Pink – Boyz Noize 2013, The Gasometer, Collingwood, VIC (2013-09-19)

The main reason I came to this show was to see Cured Pink, who’s solo-mode output of late has rapidly shifted from harsh industrial ramblings to heavily house-influenced dance music. This isn’t actually as out-of-the-blue as it at first appears; Andrew has for some time now shown his enthusiasm for the genre through his 4ZZZ […]