Never before have I seen such a poor choice in support act. For a crowd who have been waiting for five months to see Biffy Clyro [they had to reschedule their January dates due to James needing a minor operation], having to wait through predominantly instrumental post-rock group These Hands Could Separate the Sky was a little bit much.
Wilco don’t like people taking photos at their gigs. They don’t mind amateur recordings, though, as we were informed by the automated message at the beginning of the show.
[Photo from Invadercee at FasterLouder.com.au] Three things that I learnt at Spoon’s gig at Billboard on Friday night: 01. You can’t judge someone purely based on their performance in an episode of Veronica Mars.
I don’t have to be so wise You’re just my fantasy, and I will fantasise… “Round and Round” Back in Australia for the first time in 25 years, Spandau Ballet had Rod Laver Arena packed out with middle-aged women, their partners, and the occasional young person [like myself, and the two attractive guys in the third row who knew all of the words].
There aren’t too many of the original Britpop bands still floating around, but Welsh rockers Stereophonics are still going strong. Selling out the Palace, last Thursday they played to a crowd who appeared to be about 3/4 British [English/Welsh/Scottish] and maybe 1/4 Australian, judging by the roar following charismatic [and tiny] singer Kelly Jones’