A LOW HUM the best of
A LOW HUM the best of
First things first. This next show would NOT have been even fathomable without the incredibly supportive people at Jack Daniels who couldn't see me finish the year of A LOW HUM touring without putting on a spectaular party to end all partys.
There have been 10 A LOW HUM tours this past year. Taking 22 different bands on tour throughout the country. There have been 9 CDs featuring 80+ songs from independent and unsigned NZ artists, many unreleased and exclusive. There has been 1 DVD (nominated for a bNet Award). There have been almost 90 shows with 1000's of punters.
ALL TOGETHER NOW brings together a ridiculous selection of some of the marvelous bands that have played on the tours throughout the past year. All on the one night, for Wellington only.
It just wouldn't be right to have this party without the band who played on the very first tour, Batrider. They have based themselves in Melbourne and haven't played a gig in their home town since the release of their choice as album "They said you're hideous", but With a bit of Arm-twisting I got them to come back to play at this mega Party. They did me proud as punch to headline the first tour and I'm pleased as a pickle to have them play again.
I thought, well, if I'm going to the trouble of bringing one band over from Australia, Why not bring two? I saw them play seven times on the October tour last year, but no way near enough. They're back for another low hum helping. herrreeeesss... Cassette!
Gosh darnit if they weren't absolutely on the money when they toured with me in August 2004. The Accelerants are quite simply, fucken great and got New Plymouth a rocking like an ACDC concert. It's rock'n'roll with soul for those of you who are over rock'n'roll. If you live in Wellington and haven't seen The Accelerants live yet, it is time you saw the light. Their new album is choice by the way.
Take a breather....alrighty...
live performances are about as infrequent as you can get and twice as rare. When you get the chance to dance live to Phelps and Munro, you don't miss out. The last time I had Phelps & Munro play in Wellington a day after a show in Auckland, some fans flew down that day because they were not satisfied enough in Auckland, they had to see it live again. Is it a man? 2 girls? a Chihuahua? who knows... but it makes me dance the electric wookie.
The nicest man in show business; Disasteradio. The only person to have performed on two full A LOW HUM tours, and you can be sure If I crank these tours up again, he'll be doing another. I cannot say enough good things about Disasteradio. I've taken him around the country twice, throughout every crevice. Everybody loves Disasteradio and he gets more movement on the dancefloor then weazel attached to a rotating ball.
There is a God and it use's a walking frame and a pram, is adorned with christmas lights and is two people wearing masks and is not God, but is GoldenAxe. Your new favourite band is probably not them, but I can honestly tell you that for once in your life you are wrong.
Rounding off this ridiculous lineup are essentially the grooviest band in the country. The Chandeliers. Yup. They've just played on my most recent tour, a couple of weeks back. So What?! I saw them ten times in the last month...but I am not even remotely satisfied. Until The handeliers are living in my mittens and waking up mummies in my fingerless gloves, I will keep asking them to play shows. have you not seen them yet? I cry for your condemnded soul.
And at the end of the night, to clear the room and to destroy all the positive karma I created with this inspired heavenly lineup. I will perform the debut Blink "DJ" set. Since my favourite song of all time is "Strokin" by Clarence Carter, as soon as you see me hit the decks, start a running. No refunds.
How much for this extravaganza of epic proportions?
Batrider, Cassette, The Accelerants, Phelps & Munro, Disasteradio, GoldenAxe and The Chandeliers! One Night! Every band!
Just $15. Tickets from Slowboat (Selling NOW!). Indigo Bar. Saturday 23rd. There is no CD or magazine this time. Give me a break already. Doors open at 9PM. bands start very soon after and as the last two A LOW HUM shows at Indigo have sold out. I'd suggest getting in quick and early.
Thanks to my man Jack Daniels for making this year all possible and making the night fun even when there was no rider from the venue. Massive respect to every wicked band who has honoured me by touring with me this past year and every single music loving kiwi out there who helped in anyway.