Archiv für September 2012

review: KILLED BY 9V BATTERIES/HIDDEN BY THE GRAPES @ postgarage, graz, 19.09.2012

photos on phasebook

HIDDEN BY THE GRAPES: finally got to see them. never call such music post-grunge, it’s a lot better than that term would imply. the new album is very good if you like guitar music in general, fuck musical secessionism.

BATTS: 3rd time. they played come down to boredom. still love that song, was the first one i heard of them back in 2007. good gig all in all.

we hitchhiked from vienna to graz in 2,5 hours for this. can recommend.

teh goodness!


review: JAPANDROIDS/BE FOREST @ chelsea, 04.09.12

BE FOREST: sounded like french upbeat cold-wave bands mixed with post-rock style guitars, not bad but not enough to leave a impression that lasts. they had some really good parts, but i can‘t remember most of their set already. ok i guess?

JAPANDROIDS: yeah i liked NO AGE a lot better when i saw them two years ago. i would put that down to the fact that the venue was so packed you could barely move/dance (i had to put my arms around my chest all the time).

of course, they‘re great live, but i just hate it when i can‘t move, so this rant has to be. they played a really long set, including most of their material, which was still enjoyable to hear and see (and nod/headbang to).

i‘m not disappointed by the band at all, i‘m disappointed of a few reckless people in the audience (which is sometimes).
those should watch some FUGAZI live videos before their next concert, imho.