Sunday, 24 February 2013

Mid Week Gigs: Father John Misty

Mid week gigs definition: The only gigs I can get to now footy has started.

Myself & Sezmez went to "The Zoo" last Wednesday night to see the man Father John Misty.

The former Fleet Foxes drummer oozes charizma. He turns his folky/country album into a slightly grunge, soulful display that exibits confidence & connection with his audience. His voice was amazing & makes you wonder, "why isn't he more popular." He gives all his songs some extra guts & grunge.

It was their last gig, finishing off a 10 month tour, as he swirled his bottle of red wine there was no lack of energy or fatigue in his voice. It was smooth, passionate vocals all night.

Thank you Father John Misty, a joyful surprise - one of the best gigs I've been to.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Feb's Fab

My February playlist looks very solid. Just like my preparation for round 1 the foundation has been laid & now I'm  starting to see some of that hard work come to fruition.

The Rubens belt out a cracker with 'The day you went away'. From reports they smashed there Laneway sets... the boys are on fire atm.

The Foals,The Griswolds, Papa, Cold War Kids, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Delphic bring there usual high energy sound with all there new singles hitting the target.

Flux Pavilion, Rudimental, Disclosure bring the beat with some  heavyweight & I got the tune 'waves' -Joey Bada$$ from Kevin Durant who posted he was listening to this tune before his game for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Flume continues to kick goals with his tracks 'insane' & 'left alone'.

A sweet tune from Junip puts the body into recovery mode with the beautiful vocals of Jose Gonzales.

I can't wait for the games to begin! Go Lions.

Please enjoy my February 13' playlist: Feb 13'

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Papa.... Got a brand new bag

My new Tune for the week is from Papa.

I've love these guys ever since I heard there single "I am the lion king" a theme song for our next co-captain perhaps.

They are unique in the Drummer Darren Weiss is also the lead singer (Like Spiderbait). He also has an awesome beard.

Check out their new song 'Put me to work'.

Hopefully they tour down under soon.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

St Jeromes

St Jeromes Laneway Festival is fast becoming one of my favourites. They seem to deliver each year with their line up, finding artists who have just peaked or are about to and with their smaller stages the artists feel more accessible.

I was really excited to see Alt -J, they have become one of the bands of the year.

As an athlete you are always having to make sacrifices, usually it's your social life first. It is rare to be able to go to festival or gig without it affecting your training schedule. Luckily we have Friday afternoon off after a morning session at the Enoggera Army Barracks. We also have a 5:45am start Saturday morning with a running/skills session. So, Laneway was perfect, it starts at lunch, the main bands I wanted to see were playing between 4-7pm.... perfect! Except I forgot I had an AusKick clinic from 5-6pm at the Ferny Grove Falcons which I had to make up from last year when had to fight a charge at the tribunal.So I was going to miss Alt-J & Of Monsters & Men, two of the biggest acts.

But all good I was still going to catch Flume, Japandroids & Chet Faker.

Flume is a Star! With a huge future. Cannot rave on enough about how good his set was. His flight was  delayed 3hrs from Sydney due to lightning. He was expected to arrive 15mins late for the set but came running onto the stage only 5mins late... what a legend.
After the Laneway tour Harley Streten is off to tour with his mate Emoh Instead as 'What So Not'. Worth a look.
Here is a sick remix that they did of 'Warrior'.

After Flume blew the roof off the 'Car Park' stage Japandroids exploded on the 'Eat Your Own Ears' stage.
This two piece from Vancouver put out an outstanding sound & rocked hard! The energy they brought remind me of the punk bands I used to listen to in the 90's. A must see band while they are in Oz, you will not be disappointed with the show these two lads put on.

As I headed to watch Chet Faker I was locked out as the venue was at full capacity..... shattered :(

I had to make a tough call to stay for Devine Fits at 8:40pm or head home and prepare for my 2km time trial at 5:45am. In the end Football came first as it always does. Chet Faker we will meet again.