We were lucky enough to get our hands on some great tickets to see the Gotan Project at the Brisbane Powerhouse last Saturday night. Wow; what a show. We didn’t really know what to expect, but it was a mish-mash of beats, a large video screen, various instrumentals and superb Argentinian vocals. Absolutely amazing, absolutely spectacular. Wow.
I haven’t updated my music page for a while, which doesn’t mean I am not listening to (new) music, just that I have been a bit slack updating this site.
The latest album I am getting into is Groove Armada’s Black Light album, released last month. Kitty isn’t a big fan, yet, but I like it as it is taking them in a different direction.
We have also been listening to the Chillout Sessions XII on pretty heavy rotation, including a watching whole heap of the film clips from youtube.
One of my favourite songs from the album is the ultra-catchy, yet somewhat dark, Burial by Miike Snow, which has a cool film clip as well.
We’ve also been getting into the Featurecast bootleg: Half a Mill, Chill Deal mix.
My pretty much all-time favourite band are touring Australia next month. With a choice between the Tivoli in Brisbane on a Friday, or two gigs (Saturday & Sunday) in Byron Bay, we opted for Byron, with the added bonus of the Byron tix being about $20 cheaper.
The last time I saw them was in late 2007 and they blew me away so it has been a long time coming: I can’t wait!
- 9 Mar 2009: Palace Metro ,Melbourne
- 20 Mar 2009: HQ, Adelaide
- 21 Mar 2009: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
- 27 Mar 2009: The Tivoli, Brisbane
- 28 Mar 2009: The Great Northern, Byron Bay
- 29 Mar 2009: The Great Northern, Byron Bay
We only decided yesterday that we’d go see Blue King Brown at Brisbane’s Tivoli last night.
Melbourne hip hop collective TZU (pronounced tee zed yoo) were mixing things up when we arrived about eight-thirty. We’d seen them before at the Valley fiesta and yet again they didn’t dissapoint. They had this beatbox thing which was seriously rad. They played the somewhat relevant Summer Days but with a mid-tempo disco beat which was rather cool. They finished with an amazing spoken word by Joelistics.
Blue King Brown put on a really good show. They had a cool video screen with lots of imagery. Playing as a ten piece band meant there was lots of depth and also many solos which all sounded great, especially the keyboard solos. There were a hilarious group of fans standing next to us who would provide a running commentary such as “oh my god, he has magical fingers man” .
I try to listen to music over breakfast most days. It sure beats listening or watching news which is sure to be unpleasant at the moment. I’ve been really getting into Angus & Julia Stone, the brother/sister duo from Newport.
I really love A Book Like This, it’s amazing.
Michael Franti and Spearhead are playing at the Tivoli on Friday 10 October 2008, it’s already sold out though. It show be a good show; I’m really looking forward to it.
I don’t think there’s a nicer way to finish a good weekend than listening to some uplifting tunes. I find it gives me energy to tackle the coming week, something that 60 minutes won’t do.
Today I picked up Supreme Beings of Leisure‘s new(ish) album strangely titled 11i. Although it sounds quite similar to their debut album from 2000, I think it still sounds fresh so it well worthy of Sunday night entertainment.
I was browsing through my music library tonight and I noticed an album my brother gave me a few Christmases ago called Radiodread. It’s a reggae/dub cover album of Radiohead’s amazing OK Computer where the Easy Star All-Stars recreate the whole album, in their unique way, without even using a single sample of the original album.
I had another listen to the album tonight and I can’t believe how much I like the Karma Police cover. The whole album is really good actually. I imagine you’d like it even if you aren’t into dub that much. Well worth a listen.