Archive for 'Splendour 2010'
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE The Metro Theatre August 4 I found myself asking a lot of questions at this gig: “Isn’t that the bass player playing percussion?” “Are there 11 or 12 people on stage just now?” “Wasn’t the guy on trumpet playing guitar at the start of this song?”
BAND OF HORSES, MIKE NOGA & THE GENTLEMEN OF FORTUNE The Enmore Theatre July 29 The Drones’ drummer has stepped out from behind the kit to front Mike Noga & The Gentlemen of Fortune, for a fun set that switched genres so often that instead of leaving me impressed it left me feeling a little [...]
Posted: August 23rd, 2010 under Brag 375 (August 16), Live Reviews, Music, Splendour 2010.
Tags: Band of Horses, Mike Noga & The Gentlemen Of Fortune, Romi Scodellaro, Splendour In The Grass 2010, The Brag
YEASAYER & KYÜ The Metro Theatre July 28 When I heard that Kyü had won the Yeasayer support slot, I thought it was a bit of a mismatch – the former I consider stripped-back and experimental while the latter are prone to lush arrangements and, if not exactly mainstream, involve at least orthodox elements (albeit [...]
SCISSOR SISTERS Big Top – Luna Park July 27 Look I’ll be blunt up front. Splendour In The Grass was the Scissor Sisters show that Sydney missed out on; up north, Jake Shears got naked. Ana Matronic deep-throated the microphone. Del Marquis wore a more festive neckerchief. But this New York pleasure-seeking troupe only give [...]
HOT CHIP & LCD SOUNDSYSTEM Hordern Pavilion July 26 As far as double headlining bills go, this is a truly exemplary one. And with the looming threat from James Murphy that this was to be LCD Soundsystem’s final lap, anticipation was very high – the only downer being that this double-banger fell on a Monday [...]