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Those cute little things THE GRATES! [May. 1st, 2005|04:45 pm]
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[music |Rilo Kiley PORTIONS FOR FOXES]

The Grates are a fun pop/rock band, with a little bit of phsyco madness thrown in the mix, with lead singer Patience's brilliant onstage antics. Alot of people would, on first hearing and seeing Patience, compare her to Karen O, of the New York City band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but if you were to compare her to Miss O, you would say she's a cute 1960's swinging dancing version of Karen O, which really isn't Karen O at all, so i guess my point is she ain't like Karen O, she's Patience...ANYWAY This is another great Brisbane band, [we have alot of them] whom went to represent us at the SXSW festival in Austin Texas this year and i have no idea if they did good, but i assume they kicked hick butt! But they did do good in England and gained some pommy fans [and apparently came across some cheap whores and crack dealers..]. If you have not heard The Grates single "trampoline", that is just an insite into the the wonders of the Grates talent to produce witty, quick and sexy pop song funness, YARH HOO

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The Grates first record store EP is out now in Australia and the UK, it is called "The Ouch, The Touch." It is a really fun little record, with lo-fi sound at it's best and i can't wait for an LP, that will last at least 30 minutes. The Grates are touring Australia at the moment, with a special gig in their hometown and mine Brisbane, on Friday the 6th of May at the Zoo, featuring Bit by Bats, The Gin Club and Andrew Morris!! Go The Grates for favouring Brisbane, thats how it always should be i say!

Visit The Grates website! Listen to some cool tunes yeah. http://www.thegrates.com

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The Grates remind me of the positives parts of my childhood...They represent Brisbane grately!


I'll also mention The Gin Club while i'm at it, becasue they are supporting The Grates this week. The Gin Club are a great band with MANY members, not always playing at the same time. How can i describe it...there are many members, but sometimes their will be 5 on stage playing and sometimes all will leave and one guy will come up who wasn't even apart of the five and do a solo tune, then two people will come up and do something...ANYWAY something like that. They play mostly country/blues/rock/pop type music, lead by the witty delights of Mr Ben Salter. [i like to call him Brisbane's answer to jack White..but thats just my loserish style...+ the white stripes r always on my mind because i'm a woman possessed]

They have a CD out, with some great tunes. They play in Brisbane alot obviously, but their album is always doing well on the independent charts, so they do tour other states also sometimes YOU CAN VISIT THEIR WEBSITE TOO!!! OOO AHH

HERE IT IS!!!!! http://www.theginclub.com.au
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Alrighty, i'm fucking tired, i danced for 3 hours + last night, to a dance electronic music Australian band named Infusion [australia has great bands in every genre these days]. And i now have a headache in the back of my head and no matter how many pain killers i take, it's just staying there!! I probably should stop taking them then hey....hmm

cya dolls

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The Toxicness of it all [Apr. 20th, 2005|02:06 pm]
norman_talks
[music |Toxic Lipstick DUH!]

Listen up bitches! Let me tell you a little something about hardcore electrotrash teen badass bitches Toxic Lipstick..whatever

Well they're two chicks from the badass streets of Brisbane, ready for a stage near you, to pump your ears full of dirty hardcore techno punk scribble pop beats. Topped with in your face bitches lyrics to make you cry all the way home to your mummys. [think music version of vicky pollard from Little Britian. If you don't know who that is then suck shit!]

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Heres all the infomation you need here; gigs, mp3's, hot pics and whatever SHUT UP

http://learn.to/betoxiclipstick listen to some phat beats here http://www.mp3.com.au/toxiclipstick/




Yeah dd's back - This is a Brisbane electro music act that are definetly one of the funnest i've ever heard/seen live. I'm going to do an article on them, because they are basically putting on one of the funnest nights on paper i've heard of all year, including heaps of support acts/bands and a pash'o'meter [and it's all ages!! basically because they are underage themselves...i think...]. The CD launch date is wrong on the website - it's going to be at 610 art space instead on the 28th of May!!
GET THERE EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO SELL YOUR MUM FOR THE $7 ENTRY FEE!

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(no subject) [Apr. 18th, 2005|03:36 pm]
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[music |Honest Mistake * The Bravery]

Fuck i'm tired, i just got home from roaming around what felt like the WHOLE of Brisbane. I went op-shopping, there is no reason for me to buy cloths from anywhere else, i adore op-shop cloths so much. Plus you get more for your money and you don't see 50 million people with the same cloths on as you when you go out.

The gig review at the bottom of this entry, is a bit of a draft version of the actual published version on www.fasterlouder.com.au, which if you don't already know is an Australian music online magazine type thing, or music community if you will. It's pretty big and most Australian bands would have heard of it, it's pretty highly respected in the Australian music community as well. I'm a wannabe music journalist, so i just write reviews for them for some experience, it's great that they actually let you contribute in that way.

So just organising my life at the moment, for what i'm going to actually do for the rest of the year, best bet is just finally finish the boring studing i'm currently tangled in now. It might happen, it might not, who knows. I won't know until tomorrow actually, so until then i'm going to do a really really long and boring maths assignment on geometry, yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
......not.

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(no subject) [Apr. 17th, 2005|12:35 pm]
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[music |The Kills - Keep On Your Mean Side]

The Mess Hall, Nightstick and Douglas Fir @ The Zoo 15/04/05

The Zoo had a nice little capacity tonight when i entered, not changing much for Douglas Fir, an hour and a half after doors open. Douglas Fir seem to have two sounds, it's as if they are two bands in one. They start off with a Red Hot Chilli Peppers type rap/rock, with a reggae influence behind the lead guitaring, then go into a sound consisting of emo-ish rock, that tug on the heart strings [even if the lyrics still consist of swear words]. A "wica wica wha wha wha" sound, sums up Douglas Fir pretty nicely.

After the schizophrenic band Douglas Fir finish, it's the long wait until one of Brisbane's favourite bands enter stage, Nightstick. If you have never seen Nightstick live before, they consist of three men with three very characteristic personalities. Heinz Riegler is the lead singer, he looks like he has caffeine injections hourly, especially when he is singing, he is very captivating to watch. The bass player Tam Patton, is more of a quiet character, who at times looks like a freaky axe murderer and when he actually has his eyes open, his stare could freeze fire. "The Monkey" as he is known, is the drummer Martin Lee, he actually does look like a monkey when he is playing. He has a cheeky personality that makes you giggle, [even the boys] and i can tell you, he never misses a beat [although he may lose a drumstick to the front of the stage, every now and again]. Nightstick have a unique way of presenting their music on stage, i couldn't name any other band today that do the same thing as these guys. You wouldn't want them to do anything different, you know exactly what your going to get when you come to see a Nightstick gig, the most danceable rock music in town, the best live music entertainment in town and we wouldn't want it any other way.


The Zoo heats up for The Mess Hall's stage appearance, this Sydney duo seem to have a good little following in Brizzie. The rock band duo dynamic is definitely spreading the globe and strangely, sometimes two people make for a better show then four. There is an excitement about the intimacy of two people on stage, making noise that alot of people wouldn't think two people alone could make. This dynamic proving popular from bands such as The White Stripes and The Black Keys, both drawing influences from the blues and the same goes for The Mess Hall. Oddly yet bravely, starting their set off with a slow tune, fans sway to the dark drone of the guitar sound, but it's not long before the word fuck is said a few times by Jed, that The Mess Hall kick off a rocking set. The dance floor is full, just the way i and i'm sure the band like it, with rock'n'roll, blues infulenced tunes to make you scream [which Jed does do one or two times]. More impressive than Jed's guitaring, is Cec's drumming, the tall frizzy haired man sits high above his kit and he really is a great drummer, with arms flying every which way. His drum kit is pushed to the front of the stage, which is where it always should be i say! At times The Mess Hall sound a little bit like jet, a little bit like the kills and a little bit like a Sydney band with a passion for fun, gritty, rock'n'roll tunes, which The Mess Hall deliver with avengence.

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The Mess Hall Rocking out


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NightStick!!! [Apr. 14th, 2005|12:18 pm]
norman_talks
[music |Ramones - Judy is a Punk]

Im going to see a really great Brisbane band tomorrow called Nightstick! Nightstick are definetly one of Brisbane's best bands along with;

The Gin Club
The Grates
The Zebras
Intercooler
Delpino
Daisycutters
The Daybridges

They are playing with a two piece band named Mess Hall, from Sydney. I haven't seen this band before, so i'm yet to judge if they are any good, i doubt they won't be though. I have a thing for two piece bands, White Stripes are my favourite band, so i guess thats where my obsession comes from. Speaking of the White Stripes, their new album is coming out in June!!! Thank god, i'm really really looking forward to this, i can't explain how much i fucking love Jack and Meg. I hope to start up a two piece band myself soon, i want to do one like the Kills and not have a drummer, i myself am a drummer, so i can do the drumming and just tape it and use it as a backing track on stage, ie. The Kills.

I'm going to ask Nightstick if they want me to do some promotions for them, i love promoting great Australian local bands, they deserve more support in our music industry. I want to start a business that will gradually get great bands like Nightstick to the top of the charts and kick off fucking x-factor/australian idol bullshit singers. My Sydney friend Bonnie is a really great Manager and she wants to get into music management, so we could start a publicity kind of music business together, that would be heaps of fun. I would have to move back to Sydney though, which probably wouldn't be that bad. I went through a period when i was saying i would never come back and live in Sydney, becauuse alot of bad shit happened to me in Sydney. My adolescent years were pretty fucked up, i lived with alcoholics and went throguh a break-down at age 14, shit shit shit. I think i'm over it now though, so i can move on and get my ass back to Sydney....sooner or later.

So anyway Nightstick and Mess Hall tomorrow night FUN FUN FUN...but until then i'm going to be BORED BORED BORED.

This is the great NightStick
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Who is this..it's Jack and Meg "Get Behind Me Satan"
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