Friday, 25 July 2014

E A R T H

Earth, originally from Seattle, visited the South Hemisphere a few weeks ago and will embark on a new tour within the next few weeks, crossing Europe and most of the States to present their new album ‘Primitive and Deadly’.

Earth belongs to a very niche and purist instrumental noise-metal, post-rock with a loyal following. Their music is determined by Dylan Carlson’s powerful and extremely defined guitar riffs that build up the structure of the song ad loop for a few minutes, adding details and elements of variation that enrich the listening experience, while the solid rhythm section of the band keeps the audience in a sort of trance that last –in some cases- for a few songs or good fifteen minutes..

Good musicianship combined with a admirable simplicity on stage will be a quite accurate summary of their shows. They stand up for a very specific vision of what music should be. It may not be the most mainstream style -and it may never be-, however they do what they do, and they do it extremely well.

Whether you belong to their loyal following or not, their music is worth a good listen, perhaps swinging by one of their shows and experiencing an hour of getting lost in the many shades, hints, and hues that guitar riff can breathe out.

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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Teeth and Tongue

Teeth and Tongue is the musical project of Jess Cornelius and one of the lucky band to feature in the Friday Nights music program of the National Gallery of Victoria, currently exhibiting the Italian Masterpieces from el Museo del Prado en Madrid (Spain), a collection of painting privately commissioned by the Royal Court to the best artist from the Italian Academies within the XV and the XIX century.

The Hall of the NGV is also populated by a few dancing polar bears by Italian Artist Paola Pivi, enhancing the surreal and joyous vibe of the event.

Great music, outstanding paintings and definitely worth it to swing by over the next few weeks to check the exhibition, have a glass of wine and listen to some of the bands that have been selected for the program.

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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Bec Laughton


On Thursday night I swang by the Toff in Town with my friends Ross to see a very young artist, that came finalist in the song writing competition for young artists in Nashville and the New York independent music awards and performed at SXSW in 2013. On her first time at this Melbourne institution, Bec Laughton found herself with the challenge of a half full venue, but nevertheless she performed as if it was a sold-out show, and complemented it with a bit of improvisation, TV cartoon tunes and some side-entertainment from a few of her friends that came down to Curtin House  on the night.

The show was pretty intimate and Bec delivered. It was a great show, some songs were great radio hits and I only wished I could have seen a bit more of the show-off glamour that she portrayed during the USA tour. The back-up band was extremely talented, specially a really young guitar player and a jazz-influenced bassist that were helping Bec grooving the night.

We had a drink, took some good photos and Ross ended buying a CD, so I can say we had a really good time. We are really looking forward to see the next exciting projects from Bec Laughton, and the way her career evolves over the next few years.

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