I’ve decided to try to add a bit more direction to the blog by publishing a weekly segment every Monday. Basically I’ll try to cover the major news that we’ve noticed in the week passed, as well as updating plans for the week ahead. It’s going to be pretty casual, so don’t be expecting Shakespeare or any sort of ground-breaking journalism.
Well, if you haven’t been living under a rock for morning or hiding from social media because your Premier League embarrassed themselves against a local rival overnight then you will know the major news of the morning; Eiffel-65 will be touring Australia in September. After the excitement that accompanied both Vengaboys and Aqua tours this year, the Italian trio will try to grasp onto the remaining nostalgia held by 90s kids in what will surely be a hit-laden set. And they say sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.
Of course, news that Radiohead will be here in November has clearly dominated the web today. Triple J’s Facebook page stated they had a secret on Thursday of last week, and the staff somehow managed to keep their big-mouths shut to reveal the long-awaited news this morning. I guess we finally planted enough trees to please Thom Yorke. There’s a few pre-sales going on in the next couple of days, but general sale opens on Thursday morning. If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably planning on going anyway, so it’s probably silly for me to try to convince you.
Gig of the week:
This weekend is Soundwave and most of the week is full of Sidewaves, and a couple of sideshows for both Golden Plains and Future Music that occur the weekend after. But the first Gig Of The Week goes to Oscar & Martin and the final ever show at the East Brunswick Club on Wednesday. The live music institution has been sold and the new owners have no intention of keeping the band room. While live music seems to have had a revival in the last year, coinciding with the SLAM events, the EBC has been deemed a less profitable investment and it is a shame to see the venue closing. Unfortunately, the gig is sold-out but if you already have tickets make sure to enjoy what is the end of an era.
Album of the week:
Dirty Three – Toward The Low Sun
Post-Rock favourites release their highly anticipated ninth studio album this week. I’ve heard countless stories about their magical live show, one set at Meredith in particular but from what I’ve heard of it, Toward The Low Sun is Warren Ellis at his best.
What I’m listening to:
Pavement – Quarantine the Past: The Best of Pavement
I’m a beginning bass player, and I’m slowly picking up on some easier tabs that I can play. Pavement are perfect, with songs like Shady Lane and Stereo great to begin with.