My Disco @ HiFi Bar

My Disco played support to Shellac (see previous post) last weekend at the HiFi Bar.
It was very dark, smoke filled with added laser!


Shellac (of North America) play Melbourne

Shellac played their first Australian show for 18 years (or something) the other night, at Melbourne's HiFi Bar. They were pretty awesome.

Here are some things I noticed...

At times Shellac think they are planes

Todd doesn't mind taking his snare drum for a walk

Sometimes Steve has to hang onto his mic stand

Steve has a spare metal pic lodged in his guitar

Bob has only one knob

Yes, Steve does cast a shadow

Yes, Todd does also play drums from behind a kit

No time to focus the camera, as Steve introduces his guitar to his amp...

Sometimes Bob and Steve help Todd stop his cymbals from making a noise


primitive calculators

The Primitive Calculators are legends of the Melbourne music landscape, and are still as vital as they ever were back when they began in the late 1970's. For those who don't know, read up about them here.

They're currently releasing a 7" single, and will have an album released in the not too distant future. stay tuned!


Tim Guy

Tim Guy is a Melbourne based (via a few other places) singer songwriter who's got a new album on the way...


River Of Snakes 2012

River Of Snakes have a new 7" out! Always great live. Here's some recent photos


Blender Studios and Doyle's Subtopia

For the last decade or so, Blender Studios has been the home of some of Melbourne's better street and fine-art talent. There is currently being aired on ABC TV a 2 part doco called Subtopia on it's man-in-command Adrian Doyle (above). 

I dropped in recently to see my mate Michael Fikaris (below), and snapped a few other dudes who were hanging round that arvo...  check out their air, it's all killer.

This guy, Merv was also just popping in to share his 'zine wares with the resident library/ssshhhhhop


The Murlocs

The Murlocs are ace. They'll bring the party.

Nikki Toole

Nikki Toole is a Melbourne based Scot, who takes fantastic portraits. That's her hair and tripod in the foreground. 
Her Roller Girl series features a shot of my wife Nell, which has gone on to become a finalist in the 2012 National Photographic Portrait Prize, at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra

Normally quite shy in front of the camera, Nikki allowed me to take her portrait...

You can find her Roller Girl series as well as her other work at her website.


Future Of The Left - after soccer beer

So the lads from Future Of The Left had some spare time on tour here in Melbourne to have a beer with Boof and Ralf and co after we had a kick of soccer.


The Shellettes

The Tivoli Lovelies

Recently at The Last Greatest Show On Earth a massive highlight were the Tivoli Lovelies.
It was a pity their backing music was too loud to be able to hear their singing and tap-dancing... but they were marvellous all the same.


MONA FOMA (late edition)

Kellie O'Dempsey painted to the sounds of a jazz ensemble (above), and afterwards at the Faux Mo afterparty venue, these two blokes spun some mighty fine waffle... Not sure who they were, but they were funny.

Another night at Faux Mo, this band, Guthrie were on fire with their stompin southern blues rock. Totally worth checkin out if you've got the chance.


Lucas Abela play MONA FOMA - Hobart

Helping to launch MONA FOMA in January was Lucas Abela, playing his unique glass flute (?!). This time his piece of glass seemed much classier than on previous occasions I've seen him perform. Rumour has it, that this one is fine crystal. Probably explains why he didn't smash it over his head this time...

His performance received a range of responses from the Hobartian crowd...