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Michael Philp
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Last Active 11-05-11 7:08 pm
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06.02.11 Okkervil River12.06.10 Summer Reading
05.10.10 Groovin' The Moo03.14.10 Alice In Wonderland
12.23.09 Eclectic Is Back Baby!!!12.14.09 Break Time
08.13.09 5 Good Australian Rock Bands Of The 19906.15.09 Bands I Should Add To Sputnik

Groovin' The Moo

It was pretty good. For $100 I got to see a bunch of bands that I've been onto for a while, and I also discovered some that I wasn't expecting. List is the lineup that I saw, in no particular order except for the first and last bands.
1Silverchair

Fucking awesome, despite Daniel Johns' guitar solos consisting of pretty much just screeching (that might be because of his arthritis though, I'm not sure). They earn "best moment of the day" for when Daniel Johns screamed towards the end of "Freak". It was a beautiful thing and exactly what I wanted from him to prove he's still got it. Just a shame they didn't play "Anthem For The Year 2000", they did some new songs instead.
2Grinspoon

Rocked out pretty well. Unfortunately I spent most of their performance next to a ridiculously overpowered bass amp which kinda ruined it for me. No matter, it wasn't their fault after all.
3Tegan & Sara
4Empire Of The Sun

I'm a little curious as to what separated him (the other guy left the band a while ago) from the bands playing 500 metres away in the small rave that was the Moolin Rouge tent. Yes they're more popular, but from what I could hear the music stood out like a sore thumb against most of the other bands at the festival.
5Spoon

Maybe its because I went into their set expecting a lot (a guy I was talking to said that within 10 minutes I would be a fan) but I found their performance pretty meh. They weren't bad, just nothing i could really sink my teeth into. As soon as I can I'm going to get one of their albums because surely their must be something more to them then what I saw.
6Vampire Weekend

Considering the first time I heard these guys my first thought was "These guys would be awesome live", I was kinda dissapointed. Still enjoyable though, no doubt about that.
7British India

Best band of the day, partly because they produced the closest thing to a mosh pit I'll ever be in (I way just over 50 kilos so I'd be annihilated in a proper one), but also because they simply rocked the fuck out with a heap of energy.
8Lisa Mitchell

This is where that ridiculously over powered bass amp started to bug me. i was over 50 metres awa from the stage and I every thump felt like a shove in the chest. For a band like Empire Of The Sun that might be warranted, but for Mitchell it was irritating and detracted from her performance. Speaking of which, she had this weird side-to-side head bop thing that she kept doing randomly. One last thing. She. Didn't. Play. Coin. Laundry. All because whenever she does people throw coins on stage, even when she asks them to stop.
9Miami Horror
10Kisschasy

Not too bad, could have done with a bit more energy but overall they were a good way to start the day.
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