Canberra on a Sunday night. My expectations were low because we went there in 2008 only to find out our show had been booked but not promoted. There was literally noone there so we didn't play and it was pouring rain and freezing and we spent the night at a random guy's house in his housemate's beds who he said 'may or may not be coming home' that night. At the time I was like 'fuck Canberra, this place is shit' but that was then and this is now. I met heaps of great people and the show was awesome and totally worthwhile. Canberra, we are cool.
THE FIGHTING LEAGUE
I had never really checked out these guys before except for an obligatory glance at their myspace and was nicely surprised by what was a very entertaining show. A+ for showmanship.
A set with less emphasis on the 'heavy' than their Brisbane shows in November, Assassins 88 switch the bass for guitar and the noise for melody. Suited perfectly in this venue, totally underrated as they're one of the best bands around.
ALPS OF NEW SOUTH WALES
A very solid set from Alps who revisits some old favourites.
Filmed by Lachlan from Assassins 88 on his own camera. Thanks Lachlan.