Top 5 shows of the weekend

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Looks like we’re in for a rainy weekend in parts, but that’s ok as you can spend plenty of time indoors at various concerts. If we don’t have anything blue (skies) then at least I can recommend something old, something new, and something borrowed, in this week’s column.

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Rough Trade is fighting to make it legal to shake your ass at their concerts

footlooseIf you’ve ever been at a bar or music venue in NYC and observed a sign that read ‘NO DANCING’, you may have assumed it was a joke. It was no joke, and venues can be fined or even temporarily shut down thanks to [Read more...]

Live review: Follakzoid played Rough Trade

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Chilean psych heavyweights Föllakzoid played my favourite show of the year at Rough Trade on Saturday night, and I will be amazed if anyone beats it. There is no better scene than Santiago right now, and the band pulled off a masterclass of cosmic proportions.

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Live review: Kaki King played Rough Trade

Kaki King Rough Trade

Kaki King performed The Neck is a Bridge to the Body at Rough Trade last Thursday; it is a show where the guitar is the main focus in more ways than one. Aside from Kaki’s always captivating style, the guitar itself acts as a screen and forms the narrative of the show.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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Happy memorial day weekend! This has already been a great week for shows, with Courtney Barnett on Tuesday and TV On the Radio on Wednesday already setting things up nicely. If you’re away travelling, you’ll be missing some outstanding music!

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

mercury girls

Don’t forget that L train has forsaken us this weekend (and for the next 5 weekends afterwards). Fret not, for once that crushing realisation subsides you can perk up in the knowledge that any efforts to battle this inconvenience will be rewarded with some fine entertainment.

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Live review: Twerps and Ultimate Painting played Rough Trade

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I made the trek to Rough Trade for the second time this week, this time to catch Melbourne’s Twerps. In terms of the dictionary definition, the only twerps were those not watching the band on Friday night.

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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The week started off pretty well for shows and as usual we’ve got some great options with which to end it. Maybe just like all that snow and slush, our troubles can melt away, in our case with the aid of a gig or five! Before I start the list I’d like to note that you should get out to Cloud City (85 North 1st Street) as the RIP DIY exhibit ends on the 15th of March. More information can be found here.

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