Tuesday, 21 May 2013

@ The Tivoli : The Rubens

This band of brothers have become Australia's golden boys of rock very quickly. Lead singer Sam Margin oozes charisma and is a real lady pleaser. 
Highlights were the cover of The Roots song 'The Seed' and their classics My Gun, Lay It Down and The Best We Got.

Fun Fact: Lead Guitarist Zaac Margin has no fingers on his right hand, what a great effort.

Be sure to see these boys next time they are in town.  

The lads are quality and will be rocking the Aussie music scene for years to come.

@ The HiFi Bar: The Bronx

Its been a few years since I've seen a punk band. I spent my youth listening to Millencolin. NOFX, Unwritten Law & Strung Out but nothing of that ilk lately... Boy have I been missing out!

 The Bronx have been rocking for 12 years now & have not lost any of their energy. I haven't seen a mosh or crowd surfing like that since the Vans Warped Tour 99'. Its awesome that it still allowed to exist.

Frontman Matt Caughthran demands the crowds full attention and participation. Even the Energizer bunny would run dead trying to keep up with him. He is a classic frontman.

My ears were ringing for days after this concert but it was well worth it. No wonder I couldn't hear the umpires yelling at me on the weekend....

@ The Zoo: Local Natives

I plugged 'Heavy Feet' from  Local Natives earlier on my blog. When I went to see them I was expecting a very chilled out relaxing Sunday night gig. But I was hit in the face by an energetic, harmonious & thumping performance which blew my mind. Local Natives are amazing live! A definite for any festival promoter & a must see band for any punter going to a festival they feature in. The LA locals bring that on stage presence that we expect from US bands. They have drawn comparisons to Grizzly Bear, Fleet Foxes & Vampire Weekend. I found them reminding me of a mixture of Cold War Kids & Grouplove. All are amazing bands you would agree & Local Natives sit comfortably in their presence.
Check out their new album 'Hummingbird'.