Monday, December 14, 2015

December 2015 Gigs

 Fuzzsucker, Shrimpwitch, Girl Crazy, The Pink Tiles, The Tote, 4th December 2015,

Woo Hoo, Bar Open, 10th December 2015,

The Groans, The Five Shakes, Off The Hip, 11th December  2015

Johnny Telefone, Habits, The Tote, 11th December 2015

Even The Evelyn, 20th December 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November 2015 Gigs

Bad Vision Bits of Shit ,Swim Team, Midnight Wolf, Tote Cobra  November 6 2015

Jeff Henry Band 303  November 7 2015

Rocket Science The Gasometer November 7 2015

Department and Shrimp Witch & Jacky Winter The Tote November 11  2015

Acid Baby Jesus, The Curtin, Nov 12 2015

Straight Arrows & Jonathan Toubin, The Gasometer Nov 13  2015

Les Minijupes, The Predawn Civilisation, Thee Cha Cha Chas Nov 14  2015

Faye Soft, Angel Eyes, Two Steps on the Water, Pink Tiles,  Howler Nov 17 2015 

Wet lips Public Bar November 19 2015

Terrible Truths Max Watts November 19 2015

Kitchens Floor, The Shifters Labour In Vain November 20 2015

Broadway Sounds Pink Tiles XO Studios November 21 2015

Teuton, Little Desert, The Tote November 21 2015

Hills Hoist, Joe Neptune, Loose Tooth, Tote November 22 2015

Kit Warhurst, The Conclusions, The Bowers,  The Old Bar, 26th November 2015

Sleepless Nights, Steph Hughes & Darren Hanlon Cobra The Tote, 27th November 2015

Hoss, The Gasometer, 27th November 2015

The Quinals, Fiesta, Exhibition Hall, 28th November 2015

Ghastly Spats, Hierophants, Exhaustion, The Tote, 28th November 2015

Sunday, October 11, 2015

October 2015 gigs

Listen compilation launch with Soft Rubbish, Philippa Omega & Creeks Band, The Old Bar, 3rd October 2015

Cable Ties, Good Morning & The Memories (from LA) Brunswick car park, 4th October, 2015

Chris Russell's Chicken Walk, Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene, The Pink Tiles, Max Watts, 9th October 2015

Mammoth Mammoth, Barbarion, 10th October 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

September 2015 gigs

LazerTits, Swim Team, Girl Crazy, PT's, Bar Open 4th September, 2015

Battle of the Bands with PT's, Colac COPACC 5th September 2015

Slick, Seasides, PT's, Eli's Mile High, San Francisco, 11th September, 2015.

Damn! Mister Tang, Turn! Turn! Turn, Portland, 13th September 2015.

Skip Church, Daylight Robbery, PT's The Burlington Bar,  Chicago, 15th September 2015.

Quitty and the Donts, The Electric Mess, PT's,  The Gutter, Brooklyn NY, 18th September 2015.

Islands and Tigers, PT's, Limelight, San Antonio, 21st September 2015.

The Wolf, Hundred Visions, Matt Hollywood, Hotel Vegas, Austin Motel, 22nd September 2015.

Sheiks, Pink Tiles, Aquarian Blood, Gary Wrong Group, Pampers, Jack Oblivian with The Sheiks, Gonerfest, Hi-Tone,  Thursday 24th September 2015.

Nowhere Squares, Kit Convict & The Terrible Two, Pookie and the Poodles,  Manhunt, The Buccaneer car park, Friday 25th September 2015.

Musk, Cuntz, Nots, Timmy's Organism, Ty Rex, Sonny Vincent, Hi Tone, Friday 25th September 2015.

Salad Boys, Lord High Panther, Wet Ones, Shadow In The Cracks, Obnox, Ultimate Painting, Make Overs, Giorgio Murderer, Sweet Knives, Murphy's, Saturday 26th September 2015.

Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Nobunny, Blind Shake, Quintron, Saturday 26th September 2015.

King Louie's Katrina Memories, Gazebo at Cooper and Young Sunday 27th September 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

August 2015 gigs

57. Chelsea Bleach, Military Position, The Tote, 1/8/2015

58. Empat Lima, Mangelwurzel, School Damage, Girl Crazy, The Pink Tiles, Shadow Electric, 4/8/2015

59. Totally Mild, Fitzroy Town Hall 6/8/2015

60. Wet Lips, The Braves, Girl Fridas, Gonzo, Shrimpwitch, The Tote, 7/8/2015

61. Marc Ribot, John Spencer Blues Explosion, Playhouse Theatre 8/8/2015

62. 100 Acre Woods, Ghost Dick, The Pink Tiles, The Old Bar, 9/8/2015

And I saw a bunch of other gigs that I failed to log and cannot remember the list now.....

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

July 2015 Gigs

51. Singing Pretty- The Songs of Died Pretty by Ron S Peno and Hired Guns, Pink Tiles, The Hired Guns The Corner Hotel 5/7/2015

52. Xmas In July by SMB feat Summer Flake, the Steve Miller Band, The Shabbab, Cable Ties The Tote 5/7/2015

53. Barb Waters and Craig Pilkington, The Standard, 9/7/2015

54. Hits, The Television Addicts, Sheek Stain and The Creep, Lazertits, The Tote (upstairs and downstairs)17/7/2015

55. The Electric Guitars, Girl Crazy, The Pink Tiles, Hits, The Dubrovniks, Rocket Science, The Scientists, Corner Hotel, 18/8/2015

56. Totally Mild, Deaf Wish, Sugar Fed Leopards, The Copacobana, 19/7/2015

57. King Khan and BBQ show, The Living Eyes, The Pink Tiles, The Corner Hotel, 24/7/2015

June 2015 Gigs

44. 10 Years of Stone Love Empat Lima, Archer, Simoncee Page Jones Bj Morriszonkle, Miles and Simone, Lovers of the Black Bird, Chook Race, Amanda Roff Singers, Elvis Princely Taka Honda,  Sugar Fed Leopards 5/6/2015

45. TV, Loose Tooth, The Yarra, 7/7/2015

46. Pink Tiles EP launch, Habits, Loose Tooth, Bonnie Doom 13/6/2015

47. Beef Jerk Northcote Social Club 15/6/2015

48. Mighty Boys, Bad Vision, Girl Crazy The Tote 20/6/2015

49.  Girl Crazy The Girl Fridas Cathouse Canary The Old Bar 24/6/2015

50. Mesa Cosa, Dumb Punts, The Gaso, 28/6/2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 2015 Gigs

40. Heirophants, The Tote 2/5/2015

41. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Fucking Teeth, Harry Howard and the NDE,  Dave Graney and the MistLy, Davey Lane, Mangelurzel,  Gizzfest, The Corner, 3/5/2015

42. The Electric Guitars, Legends of Motorsport, Incigneri/Bystrom & DJ Kezbot, The Old Bar, 9/5/2015

43. Loose Tooth, Andre, Rolling Blackouts, Shebeen, s15/52015.

This has been my poorest record of attendance of gigs in 5 years. I'm sorry self

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

April 2015 Gigs

31.Girl Crazy, Richie 1250 and the Brides of Christ, Pink Tiles, Mesa Cosa, Los Chicos, The Tote, 3/4/2015

32. Rocket Science, Boogie Festival, Tallarook, 2/2/3015

33. Pow Pow Kids, Richie 1250 and the Brides of Christ, Guantanamo Baywatch,  9/4/2015

34. The Shifters, The Hierophants, Chook Race, The Catfish, 11/4/2015

35. Johnny Casio farewell show, Labour in Vain, 12/4/2015

36. Yis, The Tote, 12/4/2015

37. East Brunswick All Girls Choir, Palm Springs, Pink Tiles, Old Bar 19/4/2015

38. East Brunswick All Girls Choir, Shadowcasters, BJ Morriszonkle, Old Bar 26/4/2015

39. Lucas Heenan (Silver Moon) Swim Team, Girl Crazy, The Tote, 29/4/2015

Swim Team play their first show ever

Sunday, March 8, 2015

March 2015 gigs

20. Jack Oblivian and backing band, , Eric Oblivian and backing band (Ooga Boogas), The Gasometer, 6/3/2015

21. Greg Cartwright with Reigning Men backing band, Lower Plenty, Gemma and the Clifton Hillbillies, NSC, 7/3/2015

22. Greg Cartwright Labour in Vain, 10/3/2015

23. Oblivians, UV Race, Tyrannamen, The Tote 13/3/2015

24. Wet Lips EP launch Wetfest, Cinesex, Nun of the Tongue, Girl Crazy Pink Tiles Wet Lips. Wetopia 14/3/2015

25. PT,   Shed 1 Melbourne Fashion Week 2/3/2015

26.  Maddie Duke, Pinnyfest, The Pinnacle, 21/3/2015

27. White Shoes and The Couples Company Lu Wow 27/3/2015

28.  Red Spencer, Ocean Party, Labour in Vain 28/3/2015

29. Empat Lima, White Shoes Copacobana 29/3/2015

30. Naked Bodies, Midnight Scavengers The Tote, 29/3/2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

February 2015 Gigs

11. Kim and Leanne, Pink Tiles, Les Minijupes, 6/2/2015

12. Lower Plenty,  Calamari Girls, The Tote, 8/2/2015
I love seeing bands that seem new, and The Calamari Girls seem just that. The tell tale signs: those sideways glances at band members to double check if they've played the right note. The false starts, those moments in a song where they're all looking at each other to see who knows when the song ends.  Yes  I love it. Now they're a pop band, with acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass and  not a full drumkit. Guess it's supposed to be quiet indie pop but it was loud in the front bar. I look forward to seeing them play together again. As for Lower Plenty - I forgot that they are just one hellova good band. Good songs, good performances, good arrangements. You just can't deny it!

13. Girl Fridas, The Tote 12/2/2015
Girl Fridas are the opposite of tight. For this 3 piece, sound a little like The Shaggs, but more melodic.  Inspired by Riot Girl and other cool women performers, I liked their songs, I like their style and I bought their badge. Can't wait to see them again.

14. Lower Plenty, Galaxy Folk, 15/2/2015

15. The Estranged, Harry Howard and Edwina, Motel Love, Grace Darling, 15/2/2015

16. Midnight Wolf, Kave Inn, LuWow 20/2/2015

17. Hierophants, Indie Stage, White Night, 21/2/2015

18. Chook Race, Wet Blankets, Silver Moon, Pink Tiles, Tote, 28/2/2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

January 2014 Gigs

The scene of Cool Sounds at The Tote, January 4 2014

1. Lucas Heenan, Ciggie Witch, Cool Sounds Sunday arvo residency, The Tote, 4/1/2015
Lucas Heenan may seem to have an impenetrable outer shell, but as a performer, he has an ability to pierce through any kind of pretense, and gives a direct,  honest and interesting performance and I must admit, I think he's great. His songs are great. His musicianship is too and by golly he's worth putting on your 2015 watch list. No matter where you stand, you must admit Lucas Heenan is the real deal. Ciggie Witch and Cool Sounds are both cool indie pop bands, where the sounds float, the head bops. It's pure pop. It's just a bummer you couldn't hear the melodies through the PA.

2. Sugar Ghouls, The Old Bar, 4/1/2015

Sugar Ghouls is a tight 3 piece consisting of members of The Laughing Leaves minus one. Was it rock? Was it pop?  Answer: both,  highly likeable and the guys performed as if they were playing for their lives (as opposed to playing in front of 7 people- which they were). Kudos to that I say.

3. Stu Thomas Paradox, Malcolm Ross, Moodists, Handsome Steve's House of Refreshment,  10/1/2015

Stu Thomas Paradox offers highly likeable grooves and smoothness in a sleazy yet not a horrible way. Malcolm Ross played sweet sweet pop and a surprise mini-set played by The Moodists included the songs: Frankies Negative, Chad's Car, Double Life and Runaway.

4.Wet Lips, Girl Crazy, Gonzo, The Tote, 14/1/2014
Geelong's Gonzo play their second gig and impress the Melbourne crowd.


Is it just me or do Girl Crazy seem to be getting better every time I see them?
Girl Crazy

Wet Lips

Wet Lips play a shambolic set but still manage to triumph. They are punks with smarts, and good  songs and arrangements and this is one residency worth catching. I can't wait 'til their EP comes out.

5. Coathangers, ScotDrakula, Pink Tiles, Pow Pow Kids, The Tote, 16/1/2015

Pow Pow Kids with fill in bass player

ScotDrakula with a new line up


6. Hamish Kilgour and Robert Scott, The Old Bar, 21/1/2015

7. The Clean, The Corner, 22/1/2015

8. Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, Kim and Leanne, The Spoils, Testing Grounds, 23/1/2015

9. Girl Crazy, Mesa Cosa,  Scotdrakula, The Coathangers,  The Public Bar, 26/1/2015

10.Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, Harry Howard and the NDE, Pink Tiles, Northcote Social Club, 30/1/2015