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:: "BENDER IN
THE BEER GARDEN"
with GREAT GABLE,
ATTILA MY HONEY,
CHINESE NEW YEAR,
BERMUDA BAY and
THE ROYAL GALA
:: GRACE: THE SONGS
OF JEFF BUCKLEY,
and SONS OF ZOKU
(Fringe Festival)
:: ROGUE ROMANTIC
(Fringe Festival)
:: BAD LUCK CABARET
(Fringe Festival)
:: MIO, FACEMEAT -
A ROCK OPERA, and
LITTLE CAPTAIN
(Fringe Festival)
:: HALL OF FAME ::
:: 20TH CENTURY GRADUATES** :: ANNIE SIEGMANN :: ARTAX MISSION :: THE AVES :: AVIATOR LANE :: BASTARD SONS OF RUINATION :: THE BATTERY KIDS :: BEARDED GYPSY BAND* :: BOOSTER :: CENTRAL DELI BAND :: CHEER ADVISORY COUNCIL :: CIRCLE CLAN :: COERCE :: COOPS & THE BIRD :: CONCHILLIA :: DANVERS & GHOST KNIFE :: DEAD POPES OF THE VATICAN :: DELUSIONS OF GRANDMA :: DIRT PLAYGROUND :: DOUBLE HANDED* :: THE DUNES :: EGYPT :: ENCARTA / COLONEL KERNEL** :: FIRE! SANTA ROSA FIRE!*** :: FRIENDS :: GLASS SKIES :: GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT* :: THE HONEY PIES** :: HORROR MY FRIEND* :: ISLE OF VISION :: JUNGLE CITY :: KAMIKAZE :: THE KEEPSAKES* :: THE KILLGIRLS*** :: KORAL & THE GOODBYE HORSES :: LADY STRANGELOVE** :: LEADER CHEETAH* :: LIKE LEAVES** :: LUMONICS* :: LYLA :: MAX SAVAGE & THE FALSE IDOLS*** :: MERE THEORY :: MORALS OF A MINOR* :: THE MOTIVE :: MR WEDNESDAY** :: NO THROUGH ROAD*** :: QUIET CHILD :: QUIET IN THE LAB! :: REALIST FEW :: RIDE INTO THE SUN** :: THE SEA THIEVES* :: THE SHINY BRIGHTS* :: SINCERELY, GRIZZLY*** :: SKELETONS :: SOFT WHITE MACHINE* :: SONS OF ZOKU :: SPARKSPITTER* :: SQUEAKER :: ST. MORRIS SINNERS :: STEERING BY STARS* :: SWIMMING :: TEA :: THE TIMBERS :: TONY FONT SHOW** :: TRACER :: THE TRANSATLANTICS** :: TWO SUNS :: TYGER TYGER* :: THE VILLENETTES* :: WEST THEBARTON BROTHEL PARTY :: WOLF & CUB** :: ZETA ::
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:: ARTIST INDEX ::
:: !!! :: 20TH CENTURY GRADUATES :: 20TH CENTURY GRADUATES (DUET) :: 200 MOTELS :: 4 KINGS LOUD :: 4 VOICE :: 67 SPECIAL :: 78 SAAB :: A.B. ORIGINAL :: A BASKET OF MAMMOTHS :: A.D.K.O.B. :: A RED DAWN :: AAARRR! ALL ABOARD FOR PIRATEY VARIETY :: AARON THOMAS :: ABBEY HOWLETT :: ABBEY HOWLETT & THE GOLDEN REALM :: ABLACKWELL :: ACID MOUNTAIN :: ACROSS THE ATLAS :: ADALITA :: ADAM PAGE :: ADELAIDE'S PIPE GUY :: ADNAAN BARAKY :: ADRIAN BELEW :: ADRIAN DEUTSCH :: AFFAIRS OF MEN :: AFI :: AFTER THE FALL :: AIRBOURNE :: ALANA JAGT :: ALARM BIRDS & THE SEA THIEVES :: ALIAS & THE JAMS :: ALITHIA :: ALL FLIGHT CREW ARE DEAD :: ALL MADE OF RUBIES :: ALL NIGHT GIRLS :: ALMA KALORAMA :: ALPEN :: ALPHA BETA FOX :: ALPHABETTE :: ALPINE :: ALUKA :: AMBUSH MARKETING :: THE AMCATS :: AMUNDSENS FLAG :: ANDREW HIGGS & THE SAND CASTLE HARUM :: ANDREW P. STREET :: ANDY BULL :: ANDY ROBERTS :: ANGEL & THE BADMAN :: ANGEL EYES :: ANGEL OLSEN :: ANGELIK :: ANGELS OF GUNG-HO :: ANGIE HART :: ANIMAL SHADOWS :: ANIMAL TRAPS :: ANNIE BASS :: ANNIE SIEGMANN :: ANNY DUFF :: ANTHONY ANT :: ANTHONY WIGNALL :: ANTONY OF THE FUTURE :: ANYA ANASTASIA :: ANYA ANASTASIA & THE BIRD WIZDOM CABARET :: ANYA MCNICOL-WINDRAM :: THE APE :: APHELION :: APPOMATTOX RUN :: ARAKEYE :: THE ARCADE FIRE :: ARCHERS :: ARCHIE :: ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI :: ARGUS & THE LIAR :: ARIEL PINK'S HAUNTED GRAFFITI :: ARLO COOK :: ARMOUR FOU :: ARRAY :: ART OF ESCAPE :: THE ART OF FLYING KITES :: ARTAX MISSION :: AS THE PENNY DROPS :: THE ASTEROID BELT :: THE ATLANTIC STREET BAND :: ATLASIS & AMICA :: ATTILA MY HONEY :: ATTONBITUS :: AUBERON DANCE ACADEMY :: AUDIUM :: THE AUDREYS :: AUGUSTE :: AURA FORM :: AURORA :: THE AUTHENTIC REPLICAS :: AUXILLA :: AVANT GARDENERS :: THE AVES :: AVIATOR LANE :: AWKWARD LOVE TRIANGLE :: BABES ARE WOLVES :: BABYLON BURNING :: BAD//DREEMS :: BACHELOR OF ARTS :: BACHELORETTE :: BACK$EAT ROMEOS :: BAD LUCK CABARET :: THE BAKER SUITE :: THE BAKER'S DIGEST :: BAKEWELL STREET :: BALL PARK MUSIC :: BANG! BANG! AIDS! :: BANJO JACKSON :: BANJO WEATHERALD :: BANOFFEE :: BARCODE :: THE BARON :: THE BARONS OF TANG :: BASEBALL :: THE BASKERVILLES :: BASTARD SONS OF RUINATION :: BAT FOR LASHES :: BATPISS :: BATRIDER :: THE BATTERY KIDS :: BATTLEHOUNDS :: BATTLE POPE :: BATTLES :: BEACH HOUSE :: BEANIE MY FRIEND :: BEARDED GYPSY BAND :: THE BEARDS :: THE BEASTIE BOYS :: BED WETTER :: BEDHEAD :: THE BEDROOM PHILOSOPHER & HIS AWKWARDSTRA :: THE BEERBELLY BUSKERS :: BEFORE THE AFTERMATH :: BELITTLE LEAGUE :: THE BELLE CURVE :: THE BELLRAYS :: BELOVED ELK :: BEN GEL & THE BONEYARD SAINTS :: BEN ELY'S RADIO 5 :: BEN REVI :: BEN REVI ALL-STAR REVIVAL BAND :: BERMUDA BAY :: BETTY AIRS :: BIG BAD BARRY & THE DEAD SETS :: BIG DADDY'S DISCOTHEQUE :: BIG RICHARD INSECT :: BIG SCARY :: BIG SKY THEORY :: BIG YAWN :: BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR :: BILLY BOB'S BBQ JAM BAND :: BING GOES TO MONACO :: BINKY & THE BUNG MICS :: THE BIRD :: BIRD WIZDOM :: BIRTHGLOW :: BIT BY BATS :: BITCH PREFECT :: THE BITTER DARLINGS :: BITTER SWEET KICKS :: BJORK :: BLACK GOLD :: BLACK LIPS :: BLACKCHORDS :: THE BLACK AND WHITE :: BLACK CORAL :: THE BLACK DOVES :: BLACK KNIGHT :: BLAKE SABAN 3 :: BLAST RHOMBUS :: BLEEDING KNEES CLUB :: THESE BLESSED BONES :: THE BLIND HERD :: BLISTERED PALMS :: BLOOD PLASTIC :: BLOODHOUNDS ON MY TRAIL :: BLOW UP BETTY :: THE BLUEBERRIES :: BLUEJUICE :: BLUSH RESPONSE :: BOB DOWNE :: BOB LOG III :: BODY HORROR :: BOHOEFFER :: THE BON SCOTTS :: BOOSTER :: THE BORDERLAND :: BOS :: THE BOTTLEROCKETS :: BOX ELDER :: THE BOX ROCKETS :: THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE :: BRENDAWG & THE DROID :: BRIANNA MAHONEY :: BRIARS :: BRILLIG :: BRITISH INDIA :: THE BRITISH ROBOTS :: THE BRITISH ROBOTS (DUO) :: BRONZE CHARIOT :: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE :: BROKERS :: BROTHERSISTER :: THE BROUHAHA :: BRUNATEX :: BUFFALO BOYFRIEND :: THE BUMBLEBEEZ :: BURAKA SOM SISTEMA :: BURIED FEATHER :: BURLESQUE BEAUTIES :: BURN THE ASHES :: THE BURNING SEA :: BURNING TOWER :: BURNSIDE MUMS :: BUSHIDO :: BUSTER FIDEZ :: BYE BYE MOUNTAIN :: THE BYZANTINES :: CABBAGE & KINGS :: CABIN CULTS :: CAL WILLIAMS JNR :: CALIFORNIA COUSIN :: CALLERDENIGHT :: CALLING ALL CARS :: CAM GOODALL :: CAMEROM MCTERNAN :: CAMP COPE :: CANDIDA :: CANIDAE :: CANIS VULPES :: CAPTAIN CLEANOFF :: CAPTAIN HELLFIRE & THE WRETCHED BRETHREN :: THE CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY :: CAPTIVES :: CAR SEAT HEADREST :: CARLA LIPPIS & THE MARTIAL HEARTS :: THE CASIO BROTHERS :: CASKET CASE :: CASS McCOMBS :: CASSETTE KIDS :: CAT DOG BIRD :: CAT PARTY :: CENTAURZ :: CENTRAL DELI BAND :: CERES :: CESARE :: CHAPMAN STREET :: CHARLIE MONSOON :: CHASING PHOENIX :: CHEER ADVISORY COUNCIL :: CHERRY GRIND :: THE CHEVRON WHORES :: CHÉRIE DE KLERK :: CHILD :: CHILDREN COLLIDE :: CHINESE NEW YEAR :: CHRIS FINNEN :: CHORAL GRIEF :: CHVRCHES :: CIARAM GRANGER :: CIRCLE CLAN :: CIRCUS ARCADE :: THE CITRADELS :: CITRUS JAM :: CITY CALM DOWN :: CITY RIOTS :: CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH :: THE CLIQUE :: CLOUD CONTROL :: CLOUD NOTHINGS :: THE CLOWNS OF DECADENCE :: CLUE TO KALO :: COBRA :: COCK :: COERCE :: COG :: COLLARBONES :: COLLIDE/ESCAPE :: COLLIDER :: COLONEL KERNEL :: COLORBLIND :: COLOURISE :: CONCHILLIA :: CONSOLE WARRIORS :: COOKIE BAKER :: COOKIE BAKER & HER SPECIAL SECRET SPELLS :: COOL JUMPER :: COOL JUMPER & TANTIVY FAIR :: COOPS & THE BIRD :: CORPUS :: CORTEZ :: COSMO BLACK :: COSMO THUNDERCAT :: COSMO THUNDERCAT (DUO) :: COUNTERFEIT TRAITOR :: COY CARP :: CRACKWHORE :: THE CRAYON FIELDS :: CREEPERS :: CRUSTY SUITCASE BAND :: THE CRYING GAME :: CUB SCOUTS :: CURSES :: CUT COPY :: CUT OFF YOUR HANDS :: THE DAIRY BROTHERS :: DAISY BUCHANAN :: DAIYE SPA :: DALLAS FRASCA :: DALLI :: DAMN ARMS :: DAMN TERRAN :: DAMNED MEN :: DAMO SUZUKI NETWORK :: DAN DEVLIN :: DANCE TIL YOU CAN'T SAY YEAH! :: DANGER & PLASTIC :: DANGEROUS! :: DANIEL VARRICCHIO :: DANIELE VILELLA :: DANVERS :: DANVERS & GHOST KNIFE :: DAPPLED CITIES :: THE DARDANELLES :: THE DARK LIGHTS :: DAS UBBERDUNG :: DAVE PHILLIPS :: DAY RAVIES :: DAYDREAM :: THE DAYLIGHT BRAVES :: DAYSWORTH FIGHTING :: THE DEAD BELLS :: DEAD END FRIENDS :: DEAD FRENCHMEN :: DEAD JOE :: DEAD POPES OF THE VATICAN :: DEADLY ARE THE NAKED :: DEAFAULT :: DEAR PLASTIC :: DEEP SEA ARCADE :: THE DEER JOHNS :: DEERHUNTER :: DEJA :: DEJA ENTENDU :: DELIA OBST :: THE DELTA RIGGS :: DELUSIONS OF GRANDMA :: DESCRIBE ELIZA :: DESERT CROOKS :: A DEVIL AMONGST THE TAILORS :: THE DEVILROCK FOUR :: DEXTER JONES :: DIAMOND SINS :: DIANA SCALZI :: DICK DIVER :: DIE! DIE! DIE! :: DIESEL WITCH :: DIIV :: DIPLOMAT :: DIPSTONE :: DIRT PLAYGROUND :: THE DIRTY MONKS :: DIRTY WOLVES :: THE DIVINE FLUXUS :: DIZZEE RASCAL :: DJ KELE OKEREKE :: DJ SHADOW :: DJ SPOZ :: DJANGO ROWE TRIO :: DMA'S :: DOE :: DON MORRISON :: DONNARUMMA :: DOUBLE DENIM :: DOUBLE DRAGON :: DOUBLE HANDED :: DOZERS :: DRAWN FROM BEES :: THE DREAMBOATS :: DRILLER JET ARMSTRONG :: THE DRONES :: DROPLET :: DRUID FLUIDS :: DRUNK MUMS :: DUD PILLS :: DUKES OF WINDSOR :: DUMB EARTH :: DUNE RATS :: THE DUNES :: DUNGEN :: DUSTY LEE :: DUSTY LEE & THE ANGELS OF GUNG HO :: DUSTY LEE'S WASTED WANDERERS :: DZ :: DZ DEATHRAYS :: EAST END VILLAINS :: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN :: ECHO & THE EMPRESS :: EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING :: EGYPT :: THE EL CAMINOS :: ELECTRIC WIDOWS :: THE ELEVENTH HOUR :: THE E.L.F. :: EL-P :: ELECTRIC EXILES :: ELEPHANT :: ELLEN KIBBLE :: ELVIS :: EMDEE :: EMERGENCY RULE :: EMILY DAVIS :: EMPERORS :: EMMA HORWOOD :: EMPIRE VAGABOND :: ENCARTA :: ENDLESS NAMELESS :: ENEMY OF :: ENNIS TOLA :: ENVY STREET :: ES IST SUPER :: EVEN :: EXPATRIATE :: THE EXPLODERS :: EXPLODING PLASTIC INEVITABLE :: EZRA HOPE :: FACEMEAT :: FACEMEAT - A ROCK OPERA :: FAITH NO MORE :: FAIR MAIDEN :: THE FAK :: FAKE LAKE :: FAKE TAN :: FASCINATOR :: THE FAT SACK :: FAT TAILED ANTICHINUS :: FAVOUR THE BRAVE :: FEAR AND LOATHING :: THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS :: FEIST :: FEMME FATALES :: FERGUS O'REGAN :: FEZ FAANANA :: FIGHTERPILOT :: A FILM FOR THE FUTURE :: FILTHY LUCRE :: THE FINISHING SCHOOL :: FINNEN & DAVIDSON :: THE FINNS :: FIRS :: FISHING WITH HENRY :: FIRE! SANTA ROSA, FIRE! :: FIST PUMP, FIST BUMP :: FISTFUL OF TROJANS :: FLEUR GREEN :: FKA TWIGS :: THE FLEEING MINDS :: THE FLOORS :: FLORENCE & THE MACHINE :: FLUME :: THE FOLKO-OH-NOES :: FONT PLAYS FONT :: FORCES :: FOREIGN/NATIONAL :: FOREST OF GNOMES :: FORMER CHILD STARS :: FOX FAEHRMANN :: FOXX ON FIRE :: FRANZ FERDINAND :: FRAUD MILLIONAIRES :: FREESTATE :: FRESH KILLS :: FRIDAY'S FOX :: FRIENDS :: FROM THE DEAD SEA :: FULL CONTACT SAFARI :: THE FUMES :: FUNK LATIN UNION :: FUNKOARS :: FUTURE FARM :: FUTURE ISLANDS :: THE FYOOGS :: GALAPAGOOSE :: GALAXY CAT :: GALLEON :: GAVIN DE ALMEIDA :: GAY PARIS :: THE GELS :: GEMINI DOWNS :: GENERATION SWINE :: GEORDIE LITTLE :: GERMEIN SISTERS :: GG ALAN BINDIG :: GHOST WALK :: GHOUL :: GHYTI :: GHYTI (DUO) :: GHYTI & THE PHILANTHROPIC ORCHESTRA :: GINDIANA BONES AND THE SEVERAL KIDNEYS OF THE UNDERGROUND TRAIN STATION :: GINFOX VS HELLO NEWMAN :: GIRL TALK :: THE GIVEAWAYS :: GLASS :: GLASS DUNES :: GLASS SKIES :: GLASS TOWERS :: GLISK :: GNARLS BARKLEY :: GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT :: GOD GOD DAMMIT DAMMIT (Lounge Set) :: GOLD BLOOM :: THE GOOD CHINA :: GOOD BOY :: GOON WIZARRD :: GOTYE :: GRACE: THE SONGS OF JEFF BUCKLEY :: GRACE GOODFELLOW :: GRAFTON PRIMARY :: THE GRAND RAPIDS :: THE GRATES :: GRAVEYARD TRAIN :: GREAT GABLE :: THE GREETING METHOD :: GRENADIERS :: GREY DATURAS :: GRIMES :: GRIMEY :: GROOVE ARMADA :: GROUND COMPONENTS :: THE GROWL :: GUILLAUME SOLO ACOUSTIC :: GUINEAFOWL :: GUN IT :: GÜNTER & THE SAFEWORD :: GYRO :: HAIM :: HAL BIRD :: HALCYON DRIVE :: HALFWAY TO FORTH :: THE HAPPY ENDINGS :: HAPPY SOMETIMES :: HAR MAR SUPERSTAR :: THE HARD ACHES :: HARMLESS HUNTER :: HARMONY :: HARRY FREEMAN :: HARTS :: HAWKS OF ALBA :: HAYSTACKS CALHOON :: HEATH WEBER :: HEKYL :: HELLO, LOVER :: HELLO NEWMAN :: HELMET :: HESTON DROP :: HEY FEVER :: HEY LADY! :: HI, I'M RECLUSIVE AUTHOR THOMAS PYNCHON :: HIGH STAKES :: HIGH TENSION :: HIGH VIOLET :: HIGHTIME :: HILLS & TRAINS :: HIT THE JACKPOT :: THE HOLD STEADY :: THE HOLIDAYS :: HOLOGRAPHIC CHARIZARD :: HOLOGRAPHIC COLTS :: HOLY FUCK :: HOLY HOLY :: THE HOLY SEA :: HOLY SERPENT :: HOME FOR THE DEF :: THE HONEY PIES :: HORROR MY FRIEND :: HOSPITAL THE MUSICAL :: HOT WINGS :: HOUSE OF JADE :: HOWL AT THE MOON :: HOWL 'N BONES :: HOWLING BELLS :: THE HOWLING FOG :: HUMBLE BEE :: HUMMINGBIRD :: HUNGRY KIDS OF HUNGARY :: THE HUNTED CROWS :: HURRICANE JANE :: HURRICANES :: THE HUSHES :: HUXLEY :: I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT WEEZER :: I HEART HIROSHIMA :: I, A MAN :: ICE ON MERCURY :: ID :: IGGY POP & THE STOOGES :: IIAH :: ILLICIT EVE :: IMMIGRANT UNION :: IMOGEN BRAVE :: IMPARTIAL :: THE IMPOSSIBLE QUICHE :: THE INCHES :: INDIAGO :: INSTITUT POLAIRE :: INTERCOOLER :: INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF MOJO :: THE INTERNET :: INTERPOL :: INTERZONE EXPRESS :: INTROVERT :: INUETTE :: INWOODS :: IRAAN SANADZADEH :: IRIDIUM :: IRIE KNIGHTS :: THE IRRESPONSIBLES :: ISLE OF CAPRI :: ISLE OF VISION :: IT'S A HOAX :: IT'S A HOAX (INSTRUMENTAL) :: IT'S WARSAW :: IVORY :: J-LO BIAFRA :: J-WAH :: JACK LONDON :: JACKSON FIREBIRD :: JAMES PARRY :: JANE'S ADDICTION :: JAPAM :: JAPANDROIDS :: JAPANTHER :: JARVIS :: JARVIS COCKER :: JASON SIMON (DEAD MEADOW) :: JAY WALKER AND THE PEDESTRIANS :: JAYNE-ANNE POWER :: JEFF MARTIN & TEREPAI RICHMOND :: JESS KENT :: JESS PORTER :: JESSE DAVIDSON :: JESSE FRANCIS :: JESUS CHRIST POSSE :: THE JEZABELS :: JIKA :: JIMMY & THE MIRRORS :: JIMMY EAT WORLD :: JIMMY MARIN :: JIMMY MOUNTAIN :: JOE MCKEE :: JOEL STERN :: JOEL STERN, CURED PINK & TIMOTHY TATE :: THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS :: JON ADDAMS :: JON MARCO :: JON MORTIMER :: JONNY BLIZZARD :: JORDAN TITO :: JOSH CALLIGEROS :: JOURNEY WELL SPACE WIZARD :: JOY & SPARKS :: JP COE & THE DELEGATES :: JUDGE MENTAL :: JUMP! 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:: Thursday, April 17, 2008

THE TOUCH + TYGER TYGER + LOVE ZOMBIES
LIVE @ RHINO ROOM / Saturday April 12th 2008

I begin tonight's entry with an open letter to the live music venues of Adelaide. We've seen a lot of each other you and I, we've shared many a good time and I would like to think that over these many years we've come to a mutual understanding; so much so that some people may come to believe that you and I are one and the same; only that I'm not known to dispense beer, which is just as well as I've seen the kind of people that habitually drink from yours. For the most part I've been happy with our life together as you in turn are happy to let me shoot inside of you each weekend and not ask too many questions. We make a great team, but it's time I was honest with you. No Jade Monkey this is not about you, you can close your ears (you know I love you!). I have have a bone to pick live music venues of Adelaide: your lighting leaves a lot to be desired. At first it was all shiny and new and I loved nothing more than to go at it all night long, but now it's like you're always in this dark and depressing mood. I've been more than understanding, more than patient, times have been tough I know! I know it was hard giving up on all those cigarettes, I know you're all down because everyone thinks you're a binge drinker and how all the neighbours are STILL complaining about the noises we make whenever I'm about (pheeuw! tell me about it!). But why so gloomy all the time!? it's not the end of the world y'know! you've still got me! why can't you just brighten up? c'mon babe, you're the light of my life here!



Yes I realise some of you are to blame more than others. So maybe I'm being too hard on you all. But you, Rhino Room here on Frome Road, are the worst of the worst! Far be it for me to blame my own technique here, but what gives? I'm finding myself shooting blanks at the walls rather than get close to you! (Although lets face it, this may have something to do with how much I drink on this job) *cough* Yup I must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel if I'm pulling THESE kinda jokes tonight, but maybe, just maybe, tonight you can still turn it on for me..



LOVE ZOMBIES (*) myspace ::
Wow, speaking of scraping the bottom of the barrel, what the HELL happened here? No your eyes are NOT deceiving you, that really IS a one star rating. OUCH! As such, for the benefit of the Love Zombies (who I bet are the nicest people once you get to know them), I'll offer up the following lame excuses: (a) it's all the mixer's fault and those technical malfunctions that plagued most of their entire set clearly robbed us of their artistic brilliance, (b) that micro korg the chick was playing was in fact a nuclear device counting down to zero and we should all be grateful she defused it in time, (c) I mean c'mon! have you EVER heard music played from a nuclear device? this shit's way ahead of it's time.. woooo!! (d) "it's like avant garde and stuff and like you're not meant to understand it schyaaah!", (e) what else were you expecting if you combined the stoner grunge of Pavement and the art punk of Snowman and Yoko Ono!? songs you can freaking dance too!? (f) this clearly ISN'T the Love Zombies, as the Rhino Room was so dark tonight we were all looking in the wrong direction, (g) binge drinking is bad m'kay? *cough* Of course I WON'T say outright what you're ALL thinking, as I've learnt well enough not to dig myself into THAT grave! No sir, nu-uh, I ain't saying it! I like these dudes, I really do. I reckon the sky's the limit!









So, in effort to provide evidence to the jury that I haven't freaking lost it: I present to you this live video of their final (and arguably) BEST song tonight, "Friday Trance". Is this the most mind fuckingly awesome shit you've ever heard? or am I clearly just not "getting it"? discuss! :)



TYGER TYGER (****) myspace ::
And speaking of the most awesome live bands ever (huh, wuh.. what? why are you looking at me like that!?) here comes number two with a bullet, Tyger Tyger! Yup, if ever anyone was insane enough to use one of those 80's hollywood super computers, the Large Hadron supercollider and a gene resequencer to combine the narrative weight of Animal House, Porky's, Fast Times At Ridgemont High and Revenge Of The Nerds with the sounds of the Brazilian Mardis Gras, a six-pack of ferrets, a tab of acid, actor David Spade and the UK band The Arctic Monkeys; chances are you'd either end up with an environmental catastrophe five times worse than the Chernobyl disaster, Hiroshima, the BSE mad cow epidemic and bird flu combined; or worse still, you could end up with Travis and a band like Tyger Tyger. Do not be fooled! he may look for all the world like a toothbrush that's seen better days roughed up under the rim of a toilet seat, holding onto that mic stand for dear life (lest he fall over and the slightest breeze) but he and his merry band of misfits sure know how to blast out one fuck of a party time shitstorm..










Which is exactly what they would've happened tonight if it weren't for Mannix their drummer accidently punching a sizeable hole in the kickdrum 10-15 minutes into their set, and worse yet? it wasn't even HIS drumkit. Ouch! Yup, the look on Trav's face here says it all. For some bands this would've spelled the end of the night, game over, straight to the bar to drink yourself into a coma. Not Tyger Tyger. They've already drunken everyone's beer rider and they ain't leaving till everyone's damn near popping their illegitimate love spawn. So whilst Trav and Mannix spend the next 20 minutes in a flailing panic, searching for any venue in the east end they could steal a kickdrum from; Nick, Mick and Tim fire up an improvised blues jam, some twit from the crowd leaps up onto the mic (a suspiciously familiar twit you may or may not have been me, but since there's no photographic evidence you can't prove anything!) and the show goes on..



Moments later Mannix return in triumph, having stolen a kit from some fucktard band by the name of "Unspoken Things" (pfffft.. losers!), Travis jumps back on the microphone and they tear the roof off with one fuck of a finale (as captured here in all it's grisly detail on video). Yup, sometimes the most telling sign of any band is not how well you play, or how big your crowds are, but just well you cover up for the mother of all fuck ups: Tyger Tyger, FUCK YEAAH!



It's at this point that I'm really beginning to suspect that I've caught a standup comedy night by mistake. This suspicion is made no less apparent when I spot lead singer Josh from The Touch. For those of you otherwise unfamiliar with this band (this IS only their sixth gig afterall) you may remember them from THIS appearance at Rocket Bar, back in September 2007..



or this, from their first live appearance back in December 2007..



THE TOUCH (****) myspace ::
Yup if there's anything that this website thrives upon on, it's idiot lead singers just like Josh here. And as such no live review of The Touch will ever be complete without at least making a passing reference to his freakyarse dance moves. Is it Ian Curtis from Joy Division suffering an epilectic fit? Peter Garrett from Midnight Oil? whatever the fuck kinda brain injury Elaine Benes performed in Seinfeld? or the end result of a puppeteer being repetively hit in the head with a fire extinguisher? who knows? who the fuck cares! cause fuck damn is this hilarious to watch!







Yup, that's the The Touch; probably the most ill conceived name for a rock band ever (a name which will become all the more creepy when they start pushing 40), but otherwise a surprisingly solid five piece of a band in spite of themselves. At their very best they could be compared to The Moving Units or New Zealand's Cut Off Your Hands, any other day of the week they could be compared to Simon Le Bon from Duran Duran fronting the Bloc Party, or at their very worst they're exactly what those idiots from N'sync or The Backstreet Boys would've sounded like if they ever attempted post punk (yeeeouch!). As such, they're the quintiscential spastic indie dancefloor filler that a place like Rocket Bar would've gone absolutely batshit for in 2007..








Of course I'm well aware there's least 20-30 other bands doing exactly the same shit, I'm also aware that most of you fashion tragics and scenster snobs out there have since moved on from this schtick and are now embracing shittyarse 80's electro. Still, what earns these monkeys the bonus points is the simple fact they don't give a shit. They're still flogging that dead horse, still cranking those guitars, still partying like there's no tomorrow and still touching everyone in entirely innappropriate places. And for all that (except the last bit), we freaking salute you!



Aaaah, just look at this rent-a-crowd (who've been packing out this venue all night in giddy anticipation of this final headlining act) absolutely losing their shit to this! The Touch may not the be sharpest sticks in the pile, but they sure as fuck know how to throw a wild party. Damn, where's my flamethrower and a few dozen empty graves when I need them?





1:11AM - Moments after Josh's head explodes in the finale: scattering skull fragments, Skittles, M&M's and one teeny tiny brain across Rhino Room; and moments after the fire department is called in to blast out the joint with water cannons, I awake to find myself splattered all over the emptying dancefloor: dumb, bug-eyed and goldfish staring into the mirror balls above..



"weeeeee.. look at all them pretty lights, so tiny shiny and fancy free!"



1:29AM - Finding me moments later, circling Rhino Room clucking like a chicken, I'm pulled downstairs by the band Tyger Tyger to join them on their misguided quest to get furtheringly retarded at Shotz. But not before they'd spotted that someone had since defaced Tyger Tyger's gig listing on the chalkboard outside. Obviously we had to get some photos with it..




1:31AM - Our epic odyssey to Shotz, was not without its fair share of gut wrenching tragedy..



and most freakingly awesome victory..



1:39AM - It took us many hours of intolerable hardship and misery, but we finally made it alive to those beaming gates. Aaaaah lose all ye remaining sobriety, ye who enter here..



And clearly this place is all kinds of awesome tonight if THIS is the only photographic highlight I could come up with in all the time I was here. Damn. The sooner they bring back Prohibition and burn this place to the ground, the sooner we can all sleep at night..



3:01AM - Many many hours (and way too many drinks) later and with the situation rapidly spiralling out've control at Shotz (they say it was a gas leak, I suspect vampire activity), I flee to the relative safety of the Cranka in search of more retarding mischief to amuse me..



Right on cue I bump into an all too inebriated Dick Dale (aka: lead singer of Adelaide's favourite punk trainwreck Kamikaze). Anyone with a passing familiarity to this blog will know all too well that this colourful idiot is never one to shy from making an absolute twit of himself on camera. For that, you need look no further than THIS shot we pulled back in January..



*cough* Anyhoo, for this week's installment he wanted to pull a stunt with the pool table. Time and time again we tried to set this shot up, and yet each time either the flash would fuck it up or we were just both too drunk to line it up properly; either way it just wasn't working..



So about 4-5 shots in, I thought I'd turn the tables on him with a little prank I like to call the Stuckey offensive (as named after it's devious inventor, one Adam James Stuckey back in 2003). What Dick Dale STILL thought was me attempting (and failing) to line up this shot, was in actual fact me filming the whole debacle and laughing myself retarded over how stupid it all looked. Understandably this eventually drove the poor fool to the brink of violence..



It got a little tense for a while there and I couldn't sworn he was gonna retaliate with the blunt end of that pool cue for all the trouble I put him through, but after a few beers he eventually saw the funny side of it all (mental note: next time I try a prank like this? bring backup!)



4:12AM - With the Cranka all but drunk dry for another Saturday night, I was on my way out onto Grenfell Street when I spotted these all too familiar idiots at the traffic lights..




4:21AM - And so, to the surprise of absolutely no-one, it's right back to Shotz again!



I wake hours later in a bathtub full of ice, south of the slums of Calcutta for another night running; and this time they took my passport too!? fuckers! How'd these pull this shit again!? Oh that's right "under the cover of darkness!" *forehead slap!* Hmmm, I guess there's a lesson to be learnt in all this irony: make "light" of your live music venue at your own peril. It may be dysfunctionally fucked up and forever skint on the electricity bill, but damnit, it's all we got!

Previously on Spoz's Rant: Mammal + Bushido + Quiet Child

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