The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Aufheben



Never a group to make the same album twice, The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s 13th studio album forgoes the more abrasive elements of the previous two albums (My Bloody Underground and Who Killed Sgt Pepper?) in favour of some mellower electronica combined with elements that hark back to the collective’s earlier work.

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Tumbleweed @ Annandale Hotel, 14 April, 2012


Cabins use their opening slot as an opportunity to test out some new songs ahead of their second album getting a release. The newer material seems to have moved away from debut Bright Victory‘s territory and into a harder sound more of their own making than the sum of their record collections. It should be interesting to hear the recorded output. The band’s makeover of Edwyn Collins’ hit ‘A Girl Like You’ takes it away from the suave northern soul stomp of the original and into a much dirtier and distorted realm.

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Hoodoo Gurus – Dig It Up


2012 marks 30 years since Sydney band the Hoodoo Gurus (then known as Le Hoodoo Gurus) released their first single, the stomping caveman beat-driven “Leilani”. In the years since that first release, the band has released some of Australia’s most enduring rock songs. To mark the anniversary, the band is bringing together some of their favourite acts for the Dig It Up Invitational.

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