I haven't had much of an interesting year, live music wise.
In February, I went and saw Butterfly Effect
supported by Junto
, and same may say surpassed by Breed77
, at the ANU Bar. This was the most fun I have had all year. Before this, the hardest band I had in my collection was Linkin Park
, and to be honest I only went because my mates were going. As I said, most fun I have had all year. I had so many bruises! And I got to meet some of the guys from Junto and Breed, and that was awesome. The guitarist was very hot.
In April, Yun Yu
played at a Sci-Fi Convention I was at (Do I get tarred and feathered for saying stuff like that here?). She is a mate of a mates, and she is really good. She won JJJ Unearthed in WA a few years back. Really interesting music, I can't wait till she finishes her next CD.
To finish off my live-music year in style, I went to Stonefest in October. Stonefest is a big music festival held over 2 days at the University I go to. Student tix were $15 (included entry for both days), and you still had some jerks complaining it was too expensive. Friday night I saw Soma Rasa
for the first time, they were completely going off. Then I went and grooved to Cabin Crew
for a bit.
On the Saturday, everyone was hanging out for Butterfingers, but I wasn't too worked up about them. I was more looking forward to Electic Six
and I wasn't disappointed. They were awesome, though you did have the idiots who thought the band started and finished with Gay Bar. The Saturday suprise band was Casual Projects
, a local hip-hop/rap outfit that made the best of being first cab off the rank and got the crowd up and moving, hung over as we were. :-)I don't normally go for that style of music, but I've had the CD in my car stacker since then, so goes to show you can always be pleasantly surprised.
Ok, so it was more interesting than 2004. Hopefully this year will be better. I am hoping to go to the Cockatoo Island Festival in Sydney, but we'll see how money goes.