[gigs] Handsome Family this week

Next gig up is The Handsome Family at the Grace Emily on Wednesday night. I’ve heard lots of good things and am looking forward to seeing them.

(UPDATE Apparently the Handsome Family sold out the Grace when they were here 2 years ago, so if you want to see them mae sure you get there early or pick up a ticket beforehand at the Grace, they’re $35.  )

Also on Friday, No Through Road and Straight to Video support Sub Audible Hum at Electric Light.

That’s it for this week but remember also that tickets for the two V Festival shows, featuring The Pixies amongst others, go on sale tomorrow.

There are a couple more upcoming gigs to announce. As well as the Fringe guide it’s worth getting hold of the Garden of Unearthly Delights program too because it has some stuff that isn’t in the Fringe. Of particular interest to me is GB3, the current project of former Underground Lovers (one of the best Oz bands of the 90’s) guitarist Glenn Bennie. Also in the band are former Undies Phillipa Nihill, Maurice Argiro and Andrew Nunns, plus Robert Tickner (who is also playing elsewhere with Conway Savage – see below) , and “Evil” Graham Lee of The Triffids. They sometimes play with other guests too. They play on Sat 31 March at 7:15 at the Umbrella Revolution, $25.

Also worth checking out are Bad Seed Conway Savage who plays with backing from Robert Tickner and Amanda Fox on Fri 30th March at 8pm at the Bosco Theatre, The Wagons on March 31 at 11pm at the Bosco Theatre, and The Bird on Fri 16th March at SoCo Cargo 10pm.

Also at the Garden is The Future Music Festival featuring Carl Cox, LTJ Bukem, Felix Da Housecat, Ferry Corsten and many others. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it will be a perfectly good event, but I think they’re going a bit overboard with all the “experience the future” crap in the advertising – come on, is the future really 80’s acid house, 90’s drum ‘n’bass, Chicago house and trance? I mean isn’t all that stuff kind of in the past? Sure, if it was Kraftwerk in the 70’s, Detroit techno in the 80’s or Warp electronica (especially Autechre) in the 90’s but now … no doubt there’s futuristic stuff out there, but this isn’t it. Anyway, not having a go at the event itself (obviously much of what I recommend is hardly cutting edge, so I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that) just the way it’s been promoted is a bit ridiculous.
On the Stereo
Zulya and the Children of the UndergroundThe Waltz of Emptiness (and other songs on Russian Themes) cd+dvd (Unstable Ape)
The FallThe Twenty Seven Points 2cd (Castle)
Mouse on MarsVarcharz cd (Ipecac)
DJ Food A Recipe for Disaster cd (Ninja Tune)
Gang of Four Hard/Solid Gold cd (Wounded Bird) [Actually, only listening to the Solid Gold half since Hard is fairly awful]
Bob DylanHighway 61 Revisited cd (CBS)
Bob DylanBlonde on Blonde cd (CBS)
The Triffids Born Sandy Devotional cd (Mushroom)
Hit the JackpotHit the Jackpot cdep (Fken Stoner)
Yo La TengoI Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass cd (Matador)

5 thoughts on “[gigs] Handsome Family this week

  1. Glad the CDs made it – some of the cases were a bit dodgy. What did you think of the Dylan/Triffids stuff? “Highway 61” made more of an impression on me than “Blonde On Blonde”.

    Heard half of the Yo La Tengo special – bit annoyed they don’t back announce the tracks. There was one before that Daniel Johnston collaboration which I don’t know…

    Are there any Yo La Tengo CDs you’d recommend?

  2. What was the YLT special? I downloaded a bootleg of YLT with Robyn Hitchcock (FLAC format) from etree or archive.org (forgot which). Unfortunately I only heard a few tracks before my HDD died but I hope to recover it as it was soundboard quality.

    Not that I’m the one being asked or anything but I really like ‘I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One’ because there’s so much variety there but ‘And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out’ is brilliant too.

  3. The YLT was the mixtape on Saturday arvo. I missed it.

    I’d agree with The Don’s YLT recommendations. I’d say that ‘Painful’ isn’t too far behind those two, and I haven’t quite decided where “I’m not Afraid of You …”, probably not quite up there with those top two, but pretty close. ‘Electro-Pura’ is also good, Summer Sun didn’t really grab me but I need to listen to it more. The older stuff is for fans only I think. They only really hit their stride with ‘Painful’.

    Derek, I’ll get back to you on those other cds when I’ve listened more.

  4. Hi Le Rayon Vert
    My name is Simon Palomares and as you metioned I’m performing in Trevor Live from Burnside, I’d like to extend a couple of free tickets to the show and then you can extend your opinion, good or bad, the advertiser already gave it 4 stars, as opose to canning the show without seeing it. That would be fair wouldn’t it?
    Cheers Crayon Vert
    Simon Palomares, that’s my real name.

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