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Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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Australia has lots of awesome music that, with a few exceptions, isn't really known outside of Australia. I've only been in Australia 9 years, but I work for a gig guide and go to lots of local shows so I like to think I know a few decent Aussie bands. They deserve a thread. Please add more; I'm especially lax on dance/electronica stuff which I know Australia does well.

You Know Them Already


AC/DC are a great rock band. They rock very, very hard and I love them.

Nick Cave deserves his own thread, and probably had one. You can start with the raucous Boys Next Door and work your way forward to The Birthday Party, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Grinderman (which take things full circle). I've loved him since I was a teenager, and since I started with Murder Ballads I'd suggest you start there but you can start anywhere. Offshoots include The Dirty Three, Eisturzen Neubaten, and his various soundtrack work.

The Living End are fun, and are still really popular in Australia. Their last album wasn't that great, even though Craig Finn worked on it, but they're great fun live. Catch them next time they play Big Day Out, Homebake, Bassinthegrass, or the Vans Warped Tour.

GOTYE used to be in a band called The Basics before Somebody You Used To Know exploded. This is my favorite GOTYE song, 'Heart's A Mess': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnXFJOXvL_A

The Easybeats have members who are related to AC/DC members, and wrote one of the best oldies songs: Friday On My Mind

Midnight Oil: Super political, popular in the 80s, and very fierce. The lead singer is currently a member of parliament and the rest of the band have joined up with Brian Ritchie from The Violent Femmes to form The Break.

Inner City Sounds

The old Melbourne music scene wasn't just Nick Cave and Rowland S Howard. There was a whole group of miscreants and misfits out there. The best places to start are two fantastic compilations: Inner City Sound and Lethal Weapons.

They'll provide hours of pleasure to anyone who loves post-punk, punk, or garage. Among the best bands there are The Saints and The Scientists.

Some claim The Saints invented punk, and (I'm) Stranded is still one of the greatest punk songs ever. The Scientists have a claim to inventing grunge, and Swampland is still powerful.

Beyond that just dig around; I'll go back through the compilations and pick out some good stuff.

Pub Rock

This is what people think of when they hear the term 'Aussie rock'. Loud, faced music designed for playing in pubs. It's starting to disappear now, but it still draws a following.

You know AC/DC.
The biggest pub rock band in Australia seems to be Cold Chisel, who I think have fantastic songs. Khe Sanh is apparently overplayed, but I still love it. Cheap Wine is another winner.

The Choirboys have Run To Paradise, which never gets old.

The Angels have Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?; you chant 'No way, get hosed, hosed off!' after each chorus.

I'd love to hear more from Australians, since I love what I've heard.

Hands Up For Detroit

There were bands that worked with/sounded like The Stooges. The best known is Radio Birdman (Aloha Steve and Danno) who even had a member inspire Top Gun. I also like X and The Hitmen.

Unguarded Moments

I'm not sure the chronology, but their are some bands that to me sound like general indie/college rock. I know I'm missing something.

The Church are most famous for Unguarded Moment, but they've got a bunch of great albums and even recorded the soundtrack to a Jeff Vandermeer book.

You Am I are fantastic inner city rock, and Hourly Daily is still a classic album. Check out Purple Sneakers or Berlin Chair.

The Whitlams are generally hated and considered really middlebrow, but I like You Sound Like Louie Burdett.

Hoodoo Gurus are a bit more garagey and surfy; I'm just getting into them but they're curating a garage festival next month. What's My Scene?

Modern Garage

There's been a bit of a garage revival recently. The band getting the most international attention is Royal Headache (Psychotic Episode) who are an amazing combination of soul and punk. I've seen them about 8 times and never get sick of them. Their main Sydney partners in crime are The Straight Arrows, who are a bit punchier song-wise.

Eddy Current Suppression Ring might be the best of the bunch, and probably have the best songs and stage presence. Check out Which Way To Go.

Folk Punk Punk Folk

Here's a bunch of bands that I see regularly, and who I can't really be objective about :

Perry Keyes sounds like Bruce Springsteen, if he grew up in Redfern and liked The Hold Steady. He's amazing, and his songs have taught me so much Aussie history. The Day John Sattler Broke His Jaw is probably my favorite song of his.

The Smith Street Band are amazing songwriters and put on a raucous live show. They've played with Defiance Ohio, hosed Up, and will tour with Frank Turner soon. So much fun!

Isaac Graham was actually on a split with Frank Turner, and sounds a bit like him.

Graveyard Train play horror-country and never stop being fun live.

The Snowdroppers are sexist and sexy as hell.

Architecture In Helsinki started twee but got more dancey; the video I linked to is by Paul Robertson, who did all the pixel art for the Scott Pilgrim game.

Everyone has a crush on The Grates.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Celtic punk is fun. I'm seeing The Rumjacks tomorrow. I've seen them incite mosh pots on Sunday afternoon, so I'm not sure I'll survive a St Pat's gig.

The Ramshackle Army are another good group of guys. Can't find any good recordings of The Handsome Young Strangers, but they play more traditional Australian songs. Not sure if this counts, but The Pogues do good versions of South Australia and the Eric Bogle classic The Band Played Waltzing Matilda. My friend's band Barons of Tang are opening for them.

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BlitzkriegOfColour
Aug 22, 2010

Call me 'black fella'.


Count Chocula posted:

The Choirboys have Run To Paradise, which never gets old.

I once saw The Choirboys play live and they plated that god drat song about seven loving times. It gets really old after the second or third time.

edit: CROOKED FIDDLE BAND!

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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Brown Blitzkrieg posted:

I once saw The Choirboys play live and they plated that god drat song about seven loving times. It gets really old after the second or third time.

edit: CROOKED FIDDLE BAND!

Saw them a few weeks ago; can't believe I forgot about them. That whole scene is fun: Mojo Juju, Brothers Grim, Gay Paris, Glitter Canyon, etc.

Celery Face
Feb 18, 2012


I love how Australia's pub anthem that happy drunk people sing along to is about a tramuatized Vietnam vet who can't return to civilian life.

Land Down Under is a really good song and Waltzing Matilda is quite beautiful.

H2Eau
Jun 2, 2010


I love Australian music.

One of Cold Chisel's best tracks - Flame Trees

On the heavier side, there are some great Australian metal acts.

Glam rock - The Ritz - Black Dog

Dooooom - The Wizar'd - Horned Lorn

Probably the biggest band to escape Van Dieman's land - Psycroptic - Initiate
Fun fact: That Psycroptic clip is shot in the local derelict mental hospital.
Psycroptic's old stuff is probably better, though. The Colour of Sleep

There is also Mephistopheles (Deathbed). Their current vocalist is the ex-vocalist of Psycroptic. Some of their members also played with Spawn of Possession for a while.

One of the best - Destroyer 666 - Australian and Antichrist

edit:
Don't forget Kylie
and the better version

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BlitzkriegOfColour
Aug 22, 2010

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Celery Face posted:

I love how Australia's pub anthem that happy drunk people sing along to is about a tramuatized Vietnam vet who can't return to civilian life.

Land Down Under is a really good song and Waltzing Matilda is quite beautiful.

And Run To Paradise is about being addicted to heroin, but ask most Australians and they'll tell you it's about sex.

The "smart country"

Sadly, Waltzing Matilda was done best by US citizen Tom Waits in Tom Traubert's Blues.

Does anyone know if Men At Work won their copyright infringement case? Apparently they stole the tune from Kookaburra Sits On The Old Gum Tree.

edit: Metal? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNkX4Up14Vg

johnny almond
Apr 20, 2009


I'm a huge You am I fan. Anything Tim Rogers writes I'll lap it up.

To me, Convicts was their high point as far as unabashed 'gently caress yeah rock music' albums go.
Thank god I've hit the bottom:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9wYLZfcTuI

But every album has a quite a few gems.

Heavy Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coEAjgBRwOs
Rumble
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMS5...feature=related
Good Mornin'
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh7h...feature=related
Soldiers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1SV...feature=related

Just go listen. You am I are a weird loud version of The Easybeats.

Celery Face
Feb 18, 2012


I told a friend that Waltzing Matilda is about a sheep thief who drowns himself when the land owner comes for him. She was very surprised.

2ndclasscitizen
Jan 2, 2009

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Here, have some awesome Sydney rock:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QadRQSATNlE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyjH9PberZg

What about some absolutely terrible Aussie punk? These guys are loving poo poo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXyplMT2dWI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9-jBticD00

Although you can't go past some chilled out tunes from sleepy Byron Bay:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITaXZz1x_GM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNvOVey0MSs

Count Chocula
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Brown Blitzkrieg posted:

And Run To Paradise is about being addicted to heroin, but ask most Australians and they'll tell you it's about sex.

The "smart country"

Sadly, Waltzing Matilda was done best by US citizen Tom Waits in Tom Traubert's Blues.


Yeah, the title of the thread is from a Gaslight Anthem song. I don't think I've ever heard the actual song.

quote:

Anything Tim Rogers writes I'll lap it up.

Me too; this got me in trouble in the iOS Games thread.

quote:

Does anyone know if Men At Work won their copyright infringement case? Apparently they stole the tune from Kookaburra Sits On The Old Gum Tree.

Nope, they lost.

Forgot about The Meanies, who I might see tonight. They're great:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im9T82kgMYs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3prnvJS5tdc

Also forgot my favorite Australian pop band, The Hummmingbirds. They're just beautiful, and their reunion tours recently were perfect:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCq8aAiJeTg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGCMgm5R7T8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi35p21eICM

I also somehow didn't mention The Triffids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSMF3h7LE2Q or The Go-Betweens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bqA...feature=related

There's also Capital City, a Perth band who lasted a few years and who nobody cared about. They wrote one of my favorite songs ever: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HlauZrRJw8

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2ndclasscitizen posted:

Here, have some awesome Sydney rock:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QadRQSATNlE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyjH9PberZg

What about some absolutely terrible Aussie punk? These guys are loving poo poo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXyplMT2dWI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9-jBticD00


Okay, Frenzal are great, so you're implying that Gay Paris are poo poo?

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004

Sipping harsh elixir,
the ice above us melting fast


H2Eau posted:

Probably the biggest band to escape Van Dieman's land - Psycroptic - Initiate
Fun fact: That Psycroptic clip is shot in the local derelict mental hospital.
Psycroptic's old stuff is probably better, though. The Colour of Sleep


I dont like their new singer, I thought the original guy on the first album was much better, and then they had someone else and it appears another vocalist has taken over?

color of sleep and scepter of <stupid metal phrase here> are probably my favorite songs.

Other great aussie metal acts are gently caress...Im dead, Blood Duster, and the classic Ebolie (parody of metal and culture in general)


I have been a part of the Sydney music scene for a few years now, although Im currently between bands. Live music in sydney has suffered some blows recently with the demise of the Excelsior (pretty much every sydney band has played there more than once), the hopetoun (tho I was never a fan) and the Sando and Annandale hotels on the chopping block. I cant say I would be disappointed to see the Annandale go - recently its been a bunch of lovely promoters booking massive 'festival' bills that suck rear end to go to and suck rear end to play at because no one is there and its always horrible acts. The Gaelic club just shut its doors to live acts too


I feel like venues wouldnt have such a hard time putting on bands if bands were willing to play for free. If you can play for free and scrap the cover charge youll see more people at shows. Then once you have a following move on to bigger venues and start selling tickets - its hard to get an audience when people dont want to spend $15 to try you out for a 20min set.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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Laserface posted:

I dont like their new singer, I thought the original guy on the first album was much better, and then they had someone else and it appears another vocalist has taken over?

color of sleep and scepter of <stupid metal phrase here> are probably my favorite songs.

Other great aussie metal acts are gently caress...Im dead, Blood Duster, and the classic Ebolie (parody of metal and culture in general)


I have been a part of the Sydney music scene for a few years now, although Im currently between bands. Live music in sydney has suffered some blows recently with the demise of the Excelsior (pretty much every sydney band has played there more than once), the hopetoun (tho I was never a fan) and the Sando and Annandale hotels on the chopping block. I cant say I would be disappointed to see the Annandale go - recently its been a bunch of lovely promoters booking massive 'festival' bills that suck rear end to go to and suck rear end to play at because no one is there and its always horrible acts. The Gaelic club just shut its doors to live acts too


What do you play? Want to join a new band?
And I've been liking the Annandale, especially the bills put on by Blood Sweat & Beers. It looks close to being saved; they're not going to sell it at least and Peter Garrett has been talking them up.

It is pretty bad though. The best hope is warehouse venues like Dirty Shirlows and Red Rattler.

H2Eau
Jun 2, 2010


Laserface posted:

I dont like their new singer, I thought the original guy on the first album was much better, and then they had someone else and it appears another vocalist has taken over?

color of sleep and scepter of <stupid metal phrase here> are probably my favorite songs.

Chalky did the first two albums, which were their better two. He got booted out because he can be a bit of a prick sometimes and because he wasn't very good live back then.

Apparently Peppo is out at the moment or some poo poo? No idea. Psycro don't really play down here in Tassie these days. I can't say I've listened to the two most recent albums much at all.

Laserface posted:

I feel like venues wouldnt have such a hard time putting on bands if bands were willing to play for free. If you can play for free and scrap the cover charge youll see more people at shows. Then once you have a following move on to bigger venues and start selling tickets - its hard to get an audience when people dont want to spend $15 to try you out for a 20min set.

The nice thing about the Tassie scene is that everyone knows each other and gigs usually cost $5. The downside is we get pretty much no international acts. The biggest ones were Sodom and Dismember, I guess.

2ndclasscitizen
Jan 2, 2009

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Count Chocula posted:

Okay, Frenzal are great, so you're implying that Gay Paris are poo poo?

I take it you've never seen Frenzal live, or read an interview of any of them?

Count Chocula
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2ndclasscitizen posted:

I take it you've never seen Frenzal live, or read an interview of any of them?

Only at that festival with the Descendents. The Doctor inexplicably knows my name though.

2ndclasscitizen
Jan 2, 2009

by Y Kant Ozma Post


If Frenzal aren't calling someone else poo poo, they're usually calling themselves poo poo.

Destroyenator
Dec 27, 2004
"Don't ask me lady, I live in beer"

The Avalanches should be in the OP.

2ndclasscitizen posted:

If Frenzal aren't calling someone else poo poo, they're usually calling themselves poo poo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1DRTnP0gY8

Also there should be some Powderfinger in this thread.
Waiting for the Sun
(Baby I've got you) On My Mind

And some Augie March.
This Train Will Be Taking No Passengers
City of Rescue
And the heavily overplayed One Crowded Hour (live version)

gabensraum
Sep 16, 2003


LOAD "NICE!",8,1

I think that Nick Cave is Australia's greatest musician, and that his competition includes Paul Kelly and Peter Allen, although the latter is probably from a different genre to what what this thread is talking about.

I'm not a big TISM listener, but I think the thread is incomplete without them. And this song, I think, is a perfect demonstration of the way Australians simultaneously mock and celebrate their culture. Which is what was happening in the D&D conversation that (I think) spawned this thread:

TISM - What are ya?

The reason I'm not a big fan is that although I like what they are about, I mostly don't enjoy the sound. But they've addressed that, too!

The TISM Guide To Little Aesthetics posted:

Give me a pop-song, mate. Give me a loving pop-song. Not only is it more fun, it's pretty fuckin' hard to write as well. You can bung in as many out-of-tune oboes as you want, but putting chords together so they sound pleasant isn't as simple as it might appear. It mightn't be the Sistine Chapel, but what is? Ollie loving Olsen with his stupid feedback and cough mixture? The Jesus and Mary Chain, with their stupid feedback, and their stupid stage show with 800 powerful stupid lights and enough stupid dry ice to enhance their stupid stupidity up its own bullshit crappy teenage pretentious one dimensional dick witted puissant artistic enigma?

So ... what have you listened to for a good time that isn't, after all, a 'traditional' song? Still playing the Mike Oldfield records, huh? Still whipping Yessongs on for a good time? Wanna count on one hand how many people have fun at a Sonic Youth gig? I'm not supporting The Choirboys, old man, I'm just saying that the day some jumped-up over-paid self-important post-modernist cocksucker puts his foot upon his Fairlight computer in the middle of his 47 minute opus "The Silent Forgiveness Of The Pig-God" and belts out the chords to "Johnny B. Goode" is the day I'll join you at the footlights of post-modernism.

Besides which, pop songs sell more.

Destroyenator: yeah, and Frontier Psychiatrist is probably my favourite track of the '00s.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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Destroyenator posted:

The Avalanches should be in the OP.


That's Sally Seltmann's husband's band, right?

The Ripping Dylans were one of my favorite local bands. They lasted for about 3 years, put on amazing live shows, and were ignored by people who didn't like pure rock and roll. I've still got all their EPs and their Fleetwood Mac covers album, 'Tumors'.

This is the only track I could find:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B8-TFVVamw

Bit more punk and rock:

The Nation Blue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL0HBpFAKcM

Blueline Medic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ibcjgWbS50

The Hard-Ons, who I've seen a million times: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTo_wmZ3X3A

The Drones: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYjDPlebNT8

The Spazzys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjmGF94CK7A (wish they had 'Marky Ramone' online)

Noah Taylor and the Sloppy Boys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOiM...feature=related

BlitzkriegOfColour
Aug 22, 2010

Call me 'black fella'.


This band is certainly one of the most amazing and least known about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHsPSqUMHs4

Snog provides political, social and class commentary, a heavy critique of capitalism and openly advocates the murder of leaders like John Howard and Queen Elizabeth. We need many, many more bands like them to spread these important ideas.

The producer behind the band, David Thrussel, currently lives on "a black and remote mountain, with no electricity or running water"

Amoeba102
Jan 22, 2010



A few short intros:

Seeing Strangers tonight in Sydney, supporting Closure in Moscow. Despite what the descripstions say on Youtube, I can't find any actual release info for their album. These guys are from Sydney and one of them rocks an awesome Handlebar stache.
Red Brick - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzdAoESuV-w
Searching the Low - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Hn4...lf=list_related
Bred for Breeding - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXse...feature=related

I first saw those guys last year when they supported Grinspoon. Who have been around for a somewhere between "a while" and "ages". Here's a couple of my favourite album of theirs.
Chemical Heart - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ5-Uvtepe8
Lost Control - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSkd6HJThlo

Anyway, back to Strangers. They're touring with Calling All Cars. CaC are a Melbourne band and have been around since early 2010. I saw these guys open for Ac/DC, support Grinspoon and then a couple of times headlining. Two albums out. Both pretty good. Here's the Best from Album 1:
Hold, Hold, Fire - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baMZJvqowmI
And the Best from the second Album:
Reptile - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUErq94zW0g
If anyone went to BDO Sydney, the lead singer got knocked out about 2 or 3 songs into their set when he tried to crowd surf. Funny stuff.


And Butterfly Effect who have been doing the circuit for 10 years are doing a farewell tour for their lead singer. Here's a song off of each of their three albums.
Crave - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnPy...feature=related
A Slow Descent - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLUdEYORZB4
In These Hands - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dY2...feature=related

Divorced And Curious
Jan 23, 2009

democracy depends on sausage sizzles


I'm not going to let this thread get any further without Roaring Jack. Late 80s/early 90s socialist folk-punk from Sydney with a Scottish vocalist, the LFest band in Australian history.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSYPecZI_AI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzxCbpzkUmQ
I might do a post on the good parts of the (frequently lovely) Australian hip-hop scene later.

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Dec 25, 2011

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Roaring Jack is awesome, but aren't Midnight Oil even more LF?

Twee/indie pop time!

I miss Candle Records. They put on some amazing records. Their best known band was The Lucksmiths: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1co...&feature=fvwrel

I'd love to hear more from them.

There's also the literate and charming Darren Hanlon. Someday I will play him in pinball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1x-JOp9t_U (Happiness is a Chemical)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYOA...feature=related (Elbows)

Frente! were a bit of a novelty, but I love their cover of Bizarre Love Triangle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ1c9ErCn7w

Some Sydney pych pop:

Belles Will Ring: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkClzqa6WDY

Dolly Rocker Movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=846SF4gWVpU

Richard In Your Mind: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvnF9u-KExI

There's two genius Melbourne pop bands I'm trying to remember, but I can't seem to.

Instead, have some Zombie Ghost Train. I miss these guys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O57QAVg1u5c

BlitzkriegOfColour
Aug 22, 2010

Call me 'black fella'.


I once saw a cool band from Brisbane (I think) who supported The loving Champs at like, Bald Faced Stag or the Annandale or something along this strip. They were called Pony Loaf, or Ponyloaf. Anyone know anything about them?

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2ndclasscitizen
Jan 2, 2009

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While not all strictly Australian music, this is highly appropriate to the thread: http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/feat...ecovery-Moments Recovery owned.

Amoeba102 posted:

I first saw those guys last year when they supported Grinspoon. Who have been around for a somewhere between "a while" and "ages". Here's a couple of my favourite album of theirs.
Chemical Heart - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ5-Uvtepe8
Lost Control - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSkd6HJThlo

Oh come on, really? Those are the Grinspoon songs you're gonna post?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GDGRUtpwmE (Unwritten Law did a pretty good cover of this at Soundwave this year)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpx0OKZP39w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMy0Gu4Ghgs

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neat article on Sub Pop reissuing a bunch of feedtime albums

Gabbleduck
Mar 13, 2011

Three hots an' a cot.

2nd Class Citizen is your name an Area-7 reference?

het
Nov 14, 2002

A dark black past
is my most valued
possession


Hey so if you're just going to post boatloads of youtube links I'm just going to move this to PYF.

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het posted:

Hey so if you're just going to post boatloads of youtube links I'm just going to move this to PYF.

Sorry about that; I wasn't sure of the etiquette.

2ndclasscitizen
Jan 2, 2009

by Y Kant Ozma Post


Gabbleduck posted:

2nd Class Citizen is your name an Area-7 reference?

But of course.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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Gabbleduck posted:

2nd Class Citizen is your name an Area-7 reference?

I saw somebody propose to his girlfriend at their reunion show at the Annandale.

2ndclasscitizen
Jan 2, 2009

by Y Kant Ozma Post


Count Chocula posted:

I saw somebody propose to his girlfriend at their reunion show at the Annandale.

It was touching.

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004

Sipping harsh elixir,
the ice above us melting fast


Count Chocula posted:

What do you play? Want to join a new band?
And I've been liking the Annandale, especially the bills put on by Blood Sweat & Beers. It looks close to being saved; they're not going to sell it at least and Peter Garrett has been talking them up.

It is pretty bad though. The best hope is warehouse venues like Dirty Shirlows and Red Rattler.


I play bass. Im not really looking to join a new band as I am working with my brother on stuff.

Screaming sundays and a string of other annandale festivals are all poo poo for both punters and bands. We played it once and swore off it ever again. Tried to tell us we had to presell 50 tickets to a 30min set at 4pm on a sunday? and if we didnt sell them we had to pay for the ones we didnt sell? yeah, Ill buy a brick, and put it through your loving windows you cunts. thats not how music works.

dont even get me started about pay to play poo poo like emergenza or Valve bar festivals.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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Laserface posted:

I play bass. Im not really looking to join a new band as I am working with my brother on stuff.

Screaming sundays and a string of other annandale festivals are all poo poo for both punters and bands. We played it once and swore off it ever again. Tried to tell us we had to presell 50 tickets to a 30min set at 4pm on a sunday? and if we didnt sell them we had to pay for the ones we didnt sell? yeah, Ill buy a brick, and put it through your loving windows you cunts. thats not how music works.

dont even get me started about pay to play poo poo like emergenza or Valve bar festivals.

I managed to make a profit palying Screaming Sundays, and my band's played less than a dozen gigs, have not recorded anything, and don't really have a fanbase or a following. But yeah Emergenza and Valve are scams. Blood Sweat & Beers puts on established acts with a bit of a fanbase though.

2ndclasscitizen
Jan 2, 2009

by Y Kant Ozma Post


het posted:

Hey so if you're just going to post boatloads of youtube links I'm just going to move this to PYF.

Apologies for the youtube onslaught, somewhat-of-an-effortpost incoming.

Count Chocula
Dec 25, 2011

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2ndclasscitizen posted:

It was touching.



Either you were there with your friends or you're downloading lovely photos I took and uploaded to my site. So congrats to your friends!

2ndclasscitizen
Jan 2, 2009

by Y Kant Ozma Post


Speaking of the Annandale, how about some discussion about something that's basically a constant in the Aussie mucis scene: Venuechat!

This post will probably be quite Sydney-centric so any Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth (looking at you duck) goons who want to chip in please do.

For those who don't know, venues for bands and musicians to play in Australia are constantly coming and going, but with the going part unfortunately happening more and more frequently these days. The Annandale Hotel in Sydney has yet again come close to having to shut up, but it's thankfully looking like their Buy A Brick! campaign (and some timely corporate sponsorship) may have staved off closure for the time being. The Gaelic has just announced no more live bands. The Hopetoun has been gone for about 2(?) years now. Melbourne punters are fighting hard for places to see acts.

There's a multitude of reasons for it. The high cost of venue operation and restrictive liquor licencing often makes venues that want to have bands unprofitable. City councils aren't helping either. Development approval is a long, expensive process, especially in Sydney where our lovely Lord Mayor would really rather you have a nice quiet night and then gently caress off home by midnight. So often only monied hotel developers (Hemmes, I'm looking at you) can get places opened, and you end up with generic renovated old pubs.

Gentrification is another issue. A lot of the areas where the bars that bands play in are older parts of town that are rapidly becoming gentrified, and councils love indulging noise complaints from people who move in next to nightspots. A club on Oxford St recently had to stop having band nights after noise complaints were made. About Oxford St. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

And then there's these bastards:



Pokies. Many many moons ago pubs and clubs used to put on bands to get people in and make money. And then NSW (and I believe Victoria) changed the laws governing them and then pubs and clubs went nuts on them as they are easy, easy money. This is an oft-cited reason for the continued strength of the WA music scene, as IIRC over there pokies are only allowed in the casino. (There's an [b]excellent[/b[ ABC doco about the WA scene, but hosed if I can remember the name of it.)

And of course the general apathy of the public doesn't help.

But never fear, there's usually some sort of silver lining. The Annandale seems to have gotten another chance. The Hi-Fi has opened in Sydney and seems to be getting positive reviews. Merivale has opened a new venue upstairs of The Beresford. And the rally for The Tote and the subsequent SLAM day rally helped force a change in government policy and saved an iconic venue.

2ndclasscitizen
Jan 2, 2009

by Y Kant Ozma Post


Count Chocula posted:

Either you were there with your friends or you're downloading lovely photos I took and uploaded to my site. So congrats to your friends!

I was front and centre getting my skank on for Area-7. The sydgoons are pretty regular gig-goers.

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Amoeba102
Jan 22, 2010



2ndclasscitizen posted:

While not all strictly Australian music, this is highly appropriate to the thread: http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/feat...ecovery-Moments Recovery owned.


Oh come on, really? Those are the Grinspoon songs you're gonna post?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GDGRUtpwmE (Unwritten Law did a pretty good cover of this at Soundwave this year)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpx0OKZP39w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMy0Gu4Ghgs

It was only a start. I figured if no one knew grinspoon, that would be a good start.

One of these days Im going to want to start trying to find people to play with. None of my friends play so it's hard. Did you guys mostly know the people you play with first? I need to find some muso friends, haha.

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