So I drove 1000km today to see gigs this weekend... Australian band Hunters and Collectors among others... that were cancelled due to bad weather at the last moment. Bah! Nice drive, quite a few albums down, though the fire carnage is disturbing.
Wow I didn't realise Icehouse were still going! I have the CD of "Great Southern Land"I attended the 40th annual St Kilda Festival on Sunday. I got to watch a friend of mine perform in a brass band, which was really cool. I then caught the latter half of Stonefield's set. Damn, they play well! They're a band of sisters from rural Victoria who play some epic doom / stoner / psychadelic stuff. Later, I saw Icehouse perform most of their debut LP Flowers, in an homage to their performance at the very first St Kilda Festival. They also played an unlikely trio of covers: The Jean Genie, T. Rex' Get It On, and Pretty Vacant. Fantastic show.
Yep; they tour sporadically, and I've been fortunate to catch them a couple of times. Iva can't hit the highest notes consistently anymore, though he has a touring guitarist who sings a couple of those songs for him (Man Of Colours, for example, though they didn't play that song on Sunday). I think it's a great way to offer their audience the best experience.Wow I didn't realise Icehouse were still going! I have the CD of "Great Southern Land"
Really like them, nice raw bluesy rock. I'm sure I've heard Rolling 7s played on the UK Radio Station Planet RockDirty Honey at Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI, 2/12. Dirty Honey - Wikipedia
Great show and we got to meet the band. We briefly talked about their success without being signed to a label!
Their mix tape was playing White Room in the background. Mentioning that we had listened to both discs of Wheels of Fire in the car that afternoon elicited chuckles from the band. We were obviously into one of their influences. If you like Zep, Rush, Aerosmith, etc., you might like these guys:
I can only imagine him in small venue. He's a stunner...though I've never seen him live.I got to see Joe Bonamassa last Saturday night and was mesmerized start to finish. Great smaller venue and I have never heard such awesome playing! I am now a new fan and plan to see him and his band again.