Within this journal, I list the bands i've seen live and the best and worst bits I…


1 Feb 2008, 0:14

Many bands missing due to my forgetfulness.

Aphex Twin (a guy playing on his macbook for an hour - yawn)
Asian Dub Foundation
Atari Teenage Riot
Beastie Boys
Bikini Kill
Bird Blobs
Bit by Bats
Black Level Embassy
Dappled Cities Fly
Death in Vegas (sucked)
DJ Shadow
Foo Fighters
Future of the Left
LCD Soundsystem
Luke Vibert
Luscious Jackson
Mclusky <3
Nine Inch Nails
Sahara Hotnights
Screaming Trees
Sonic Youth
Stereo Total
Teenage Fanclub
The's (Ding Dong was so smoky I was sick for a week)
The Amps
The Breeders
The Chemical Brothers
The Cruel Sea
The Fireballs
The Sleepy Jackson
The Smallgoods
The Smashing Pumpkins
Urge Overkill
You Am I


- I won tickets to the '94 Big Day Out from "The Skull Cave" on 3RRR for a fantasy festival lineup I wrote. Highlight was my 14 year old head being stomped on by Docs in the mosh pit for The Breeders and a kind soul helping me up. I was close to Kim Deal, I could smell her cigarette. Bliss.

- Being one of the few who DIDN'T see THAT Silverchair set at the '95 Big Day Out and seeing The Screaming Trees instead. A guy in the audience was flicking coins at Mark Lanegan and Mark's witty retort was to throw a full 2 litre bottle of water at the guy's head, trashed the instruments and then storm off stage. Awesome.

- On my birthday, seeing Asian Dub Foundation do their own soundtrack to La Haine on a balmy evening in the Myer Music Bowl

- Sonic Youth doing a self indulgent 20+ minute version of 'Bull in the Heather', and then Beck coming on right after and started playing the first few lines of the same song. Ha! (@ Summersault festival)

- Lining up for hours to get into the '00 Big Day Out and then sprinting as fast as we could so we could get up the front for Atari Teenage Riot. Nic Endo is the coolest female in existence.

- DJ Shadow @ The Forum His first of 2 shows. It's one of the best shows I'm ever likely to see. Midnight In A Perfect World made my spine tingle.

- mclusky @ Corner Hotel, because they are my favourite band and I love them to pieces. I'm sad they broke up but am pleased that they did while they were still good.

- Future of the Left @ Northcote Social Club Due to a toe injury, I couldn't stand ) so I sat on a railing the whole night and got an awesome view over the crowd.
They played everything that I love (pretty easy since they only have one album). Their retorts to the stupid heckling bogans in the crowd were priceless.
I was dying for them to play a Mclusky song, but doubted they would given the less than amicable breakup. But then, when returning from encore, they announced that even though we didn't deserve it, they were going to play it anyway, and then launched into the EXACT song I had been longing to hear: Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues. I can die happy now. I left the gig sweaty, hoarse and ecstatic.


  • _pants_

    I saw mclusky in Perth at Amplifier a few years back. Awesome show.

    21 Jun 2009, 6:29
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