Posts by Russell Brown

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Fickle Rock, in reply to Ken Double,

    Looks like Ms Barnett has worked out that irony doesn’t have to mean detachment. She sounds almost pissed off. And her band sounds pissed off too. Cool!

    She sounded really pissed off when they played that one at Laneway.

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  • Capture: Laneway 2015, in reply to JacksonP,

    1) The backing singers were easier to identify, in spite of wigs.

    There's a challenge for the readers!

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    Just to keep things rolling, here are some dodgy pics (Jackson got a bunch of better ones) from last night’s post-Laneway Connan Mockasin gig for the Herald’s Sundae Sessions, on the roof of 1 High Street in the city.

    You know, most bands go into a session looking to get tight, clean versions of their five key songs. Connan and his band just kind of got loose. The finale was Connan’s dad Abe taking a break from necking free Heinekens to step up and take the lead vocal on ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. The man has a lovely tenor.

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    Righto. My sole picture, at Courtney Barnett. Figured that was enough pics of the back of people's heads.

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  • Capture: Laneway 2015,

    Laneway performer Vic Mensa’s photos of the day.

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  • Capture: Laneway 2015, in reply to JacksonP,

    Royal Blood. Quite liked their back drop.

    Spare a thought for the drummers.

    I liked the "and now I'd like to introduce you to everyone else in the band" line.

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  • Capture: Laneway 2015, in reply to Danielle,

    Royal Blood – ROCKIN’ power duo, boiling down bogan ridiculousness into its finest essence. Clearly heavily influenced by QotSA (and then back to Zep). I laughed out loud with delight several times during their set, so (oddly enough) this was in my top few acts of the day.

    Me too, and that was quite a surprise to me. My buddy noted the QotSA vibe, while I was hearing glam rock at times. Fun band.

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  • Hard News: We can make things better here, in reply to BenWilson,

    But unless you use St Lukes

    I will use St Lukes. It's only slightly further away from where I turn into the main road than the Carrington Road corner is, and that intersection can be a real bugger to get through.

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  • Capture: Laneway 2015,

    Meanwhile, the Instagram account Man Buns of Laneway is a highly-focused labour of love. So many buns, so little time.

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  • Capture: Laneway 2015, in reply to Simon Bennett,

    I’ve been to all five Laneways and do think the festival is a great thing for Auckland, and very well run.

    It stepped up a level again this year with the new PA and staging at Cactus Cat, the constant flow of free water and nice touches like the video game zone inside the silos, which was a treat (shady and cool, great sightlines out the windows) most people didn't seem to find.

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