Tag Archives: Concerts

Concert Review: A Place To Bury Strangers live in Melbourne, 12 February 2010

20 Feb

Since I won’t have much time to write in the coming week, today I have been trying to get through my backlog of concerts to review. After my Porcupine Tree jaunt, the next band on my calendar was quite a change of pace: American noise rockers A Place To Bury Strangers on their first visit to Australia. Their Aussie visit was even shorter than Porcupine Tree’s, featuring gigs solely in Sydney and Melbourne. I was in attendance at the Melbourne concert, held at the Corner Hotel in the inner suburb of Richmond.

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Concert Review: Porcupine Tree live in Melbourne, 7 February 2010

20 Feb

After performing high quality sets in Brisbane and Sydney, I was finally able to welcome Porcupine Tree to my home city, and the first city they ever played in Australia back in 2008, marvellous Melbourne. It had been something of a stressful day for us and some of the other familiar faces that had come to make up the majority of the front row each night. Flights from Sydney to Melbourne had been cancelled, including mine; in a panicked flurry of activity far before any time I’d like to be awake, my girlfriend and I were lucky enough to make an earlier departure. In the queue outside the venue, The Palace (formerly The Metro) on Bourke Street in the CBD, we found out others had been affected, some arriving later than planned.

In the end, it seemed nobody had been too disadvantaged, and as the usual group formed at the head of the queue, I don’t think any of us quite realised what sort of a performance the band were about to give us …

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