Wednesday, July 21, 2010
AMBROSE CHAPEL / PSY ANTS / 6MAJIK9 / SKY NEEDLE / GERALD KEANEY AND THE GERALD KEANEYS / CURED PINK AT BURST CITY 18-07-10
A mini-festival presented by Bedroom Suck Records, described as "A FESTIVAL OF THE BRISBANE UNDERGROUND, ALL AFTERNOON BEERS + BBQ IN THE TROPICAL WINTER SUNSHINE." There was no BBQ but there were plenty of beers, all the bands delivered and it was a really nice day. Aww.
Ambrose Chapel is the solo work of Ian Rogers, well known for his work in No Anchor, AXXONN and back in the day, Iron On. He kicked off the afternoon with some ambient noise in the Burst City courtyard.
Psy Ants are so freaking great. Brutal early afternoon set.
Psychadelic collaborative improv noise trippers 6MAJIK9 make a rare journey out of the NSW highlands to perform. They played a long set that had grand moments of lysergic bliss.
Sky Needle are on their own indescribable level of unique awesomeness. Check this out.
GERALD KEANEY AND THE GERALD KEANEYS
One of my favourite things filmed for this blog was Gerald Keaney and the Gerald Keaneys playing at a house show last year in West End. It feels weird that almost a year has past since he's performed in band mode in Brisbane but this set was totally worth the wait. Backed with a new band, Gerald entertains the crowd with his ideas on the future, philosophy, binary code and music videos.
After playing a bunch of well received Melbourne shows, Cured Pink plays his first Brisbane show back to launch a new cassette EP (out on Sabbatical). The set was awesomely short, brutal and ended the event in blood oceans of doommmmm. doooooooooommmmmmmmmmmm. Doom.
I wasn't able to film all the bands that played (Heart Flew, Teen Sex, Yout Dem) but audio bootlegs of each set can be downloaded from Labyrinth City. More thoughtfully written reviews of the performances are there too.