There are so many great gigs over the next few months. An excellent idea would be to go to them and tell me how they were, or even get real hipster-techie and record them for me.
I must confess that all my information comes from one edition of the EG (Entertainment Guide from the Age) I got when I was sitting in business class when I left Australia (yes, I know that people in economy class also get newspapers, but I was still sitting in BC and your jealousy is an ugly monster growing inside of you).
For some reason Thursday’s paper had the Green Guide (as usual) and the EG. Is that standard now? If so, what is Friday’s new supplement?
So, the list….
Jan 10, The Toff in Town
My Brightest Diamond, St Vincent
Jan 15, The Toff in Town
(St Vincent plays in Sufjan’s band)
Sufjan Stevens (yes, I would have gone both nights)
Jan 16-17, Forum
The Police and special guest star Fergie
Jan 26, MCG (realistically I probably wouldn’t go to this but it could be pretty cool)
Jan 29, Billboard
Feb 1, Palms at Crown??
(but could I bring myself to seeing a gig at Crown?)
Edit: Either EG misprinted the info or someone told Rufus that it was lame to be playing at Crown. It seems he’s actually playing at Hamer Hall.
March 10, The Corner
March 25, Palais
(again, I probably wouldn’t actually make it to this because it’s too expensive…although I just read that it’s her first time touring Australia, but that’s got to be bogus. I saw her on Good Morning Australia with Bert once.)
March 26, Metro
(I didn’t see them when they were in Melbourne in August and am now being punished for my poor form last year. Two appearances in a little over six months? What is this?)
I also remember reading somewhere that Arcade Fire are touring but I haven’t found the details yet. I think it’s sold out anyway.