Saturday, October 8, 2011

Marnie Stern + Pearls

My week long orgy of sound concluded with Marnie Stern at the Northcote Social Club. 

I got there in time to catch the end of one of the 3 supports - can't remember your name but lyric of the evening goes to you: "You treat me like a gymnast so I'll treat you like a jungle gym"


On next were Pearls, who were pretty fucking good and people need to listen to them - good luck finding them on You Tube though - Pearl Jam have pretty much put paid to that. I did find them on Soundcloud and also facebook though, so you don't have to.

Marnie Stern has been hailed as some sort of guitar shredder insane-o. The band play some sort of spastic pop tunes being raped backwards by something really strange with only one eye with an eye patch and funny ears... made for great listening but due to the static lights and them being a three piece with not a lot of stage presence (probably focusing on playing what I described above) my photos were doomed to fail - I really do hate when I'm shafted by the lightshow.

There were about 50 people there too - maybe this was too much to take in for the hipsters? too much substance and not enough art? 

Anyway, moral of the story is that if you live in Melbourne you really need to check out Pearls live some time. I will be.

Shot for the AU review - just in case you thought they stole 'em.

Wait for me to put my foot in my mouth on twitter.

You are here.

Pearls (c) Michael Christian 2011

Pearls (c) Michael Christian 2011
Marnie Stern (c) Michael Christian 2011

Marnie Stern (c) Michael Christian 2011

Marnie Stern (c) Michael Christian 2011

Couplea songs for youse!

  Oh Jeffery by Pearls.

  Marnie Stern - For Ash by souterraintransmissions

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