Live Concerts

  • Vale the great Pete Shelley who left us in 2018. Shelley and Howard DeVoto formed Buzzcocks (definitely not The Buzzcocks!) in 1976. DeVoto left quite early (and went on to form Magazine in 1977), and it was left to Shelley to carry on as singer–songwriter–guitarist for the band – and he knocked it out of the park! The band (and Shelley in particular) is legendary for good reason – check out the singles collection ‘Singles Going Steady’ (described by critic Ned Raggett as a "punk masterpiece") if you need to know why. We caught them here in 2009 with Pete Shelley at full throttle. And yes, of course they sing 'Ever Fallen In Love'!  
  • Live at the Metro Theatre, Sydney. C.W. Stoneking, is an Australian musician who draws influence from pre-war blues, jazz, 1920s calypso, folklore, and personal experience to produce his original songs. Stoneking's songs range in style from lonesome field holler blues, to cheeky hokum duets, to full blown 'jungle jazz' epics. This is one of our earlier shows from 2008 - but it's timeless!  
  • Live at KOKO, London. It was 2013 and the biggest show Canada’s favourite good-time metallers had ever played – and they absolutely killed it. With the moshpit ignited by support acts Turbowolf and Brutality Will Prevail, Cancer Bats stormed onstage with hard-hitting opener, ‘Bricks And Mortar‘. Like a bat out of hell, vocalist Liam Cormier and his cohorts delivered classics such as ‘Pneumonia Hawk’ and ‘Shillelagh’, then proceeded to rip KOKO a new one with a closing hat trick of Beastie Boys’ ‘Sabotage’, ‘Hail Destroyer’ and ‘R.A.T.S.’ So click that watch button and as Liam suggests “get that f***in’ circle pit going” to the grimy, hardcore, head-banging sound of Cancer Bats.  
  • Live at the Metro Theatre, Sydney. As pioneering veterans of the illustrious Florida death metal scene that gathered sway in the late ‘80s, Cannibal Corpse are known as much for their carnival-of-horrors imagery as the full-bodied carnage of the music itself. With nauseatingly graphic cover art that rarely evades the censor’s eye and song titles informed by the motives of horror movie villains, it’s easy enough to imagine what you might be getting yourself into with the band’s live show. We hid under the covers and filmed this back in 2012. Watch it if you dare!  
  • Live at the Metro Theatre, Sydney. An extraordinary tour-de-force performance from these Philly post-hardcore rockers from an earlier tour of Australia back in 2007. This show was so good that we caught them again in 2013 and we'll bring that show to you soon as well!  
  • Live at the Metro Theatre, Sydney. Having already put on a tour-de-force performance when we saw the Philly post-hardcore rockers in Australia back in 2007 (and you can already see that show on Moshcam), we jumped at the chance to film Circa Survive when they visited these shores again in 2013 to support the mighty Coheed and Cambria (yep, that’s here on Moshcam too!). Led by the powerful, unearthly vocals of Anthony Green, Circa delivered a set that was loaded with energy and exceeded all our expectations. Featuring stand out fan favourites ‘In Fear and Faith‘ and ‘The Difference Between Medicine and Poison is in the Dose‘, this is a concert that no fan of dark and downright hard-hitting live performances should miss.  
  • Live at the Factory Theatre, Sydney. Described variously as hard rock, stoner rock and funk metal, a folk act they sure ain’t! Filmed here by Moshcam in 2010 following the release of their ninth studio album ‘Strange Cousins From The West’.  
  • Live at the Metro Theatre, Sydney. Hot-wiring hard rock with high concepts, New York prog powerhouse Coheed And Cambria have carved out a sound that’s as epic as it is ambitious. Over the course of many albums, this four-man crew have blasted off on their own course, fueled on razor-sharp riffs, thunderous rock theatre and sci-fi mythology (that’s evolved into a comic series and even a film). Hot on the heels of their then new album ‘The Afterman: Descension’, their show at Sydney’s Metro Theatre in 2013 saw the band hit the stage with all guns blazing. Lock on now.  
  • Live at the Regency Ballroom, San Francisco. If there is one thing Cold War Kids have taught us, it’s never judge a book by its cover — or a band by its name. In 2013, these Californian indie rockers performed a slick, soulful, grown-up set at Regency Ballroom in support in support of album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, proving that with the release of their fourth full length (a new chapter in their sound) these guys really were at the top of their game. Dipping into newer tracks such as rollicking electro stomper ’Miracle Mile‘ and raw renditions of fan favourites like ‘We Used To Vacation‘ and ‘Hang Me Up To Dry‘, the Kids showed us they are more than capable of putting on a phenomenal live performance that can keep everyone in the house rocking until the final minute. So sit back and soak up the spectacle that is Cold War Kids in full effect!  
  • Live at the Forum Theatre, Melbourne. Courtney Barnett is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist from Melbourne. Known for her witty, rambling lyrics and deadpan singing style, this knockout show filmed in 2015 delivers in spades.  
  • Live at The Glass House, Pomona (USA). Take one look at Cursive live and you’d never believe they’re a band that was once plagued by instability. The Nebraska rockers have gone through numerous hiatuses and almost hiatuses, at least one break-up and a few line-up changes. Through it all, the sheer energy and passion that front man Tim Kasher and co pour into their raucous live performances is astonishing. Any fan worth their weight in Cursive albums (and there’s plenty of those!) will tell you that, on record, hearing Kasher’s distinctive vocals brim with pure emotion is really something. But watching Cursive perform and seeing how Kasher physically connects with his songs brings his often dark, sardonic lyrics to another level entirely. Throw in some thunderous riffs, face melting percussion and jagged guitars courtesy of the rest of the Cursive crew, and you got yourself one hell of a rock show. Still going strong today, we filmed this show at The Glass House in 2012, a week after they dropped their ambitious seventh album ‘I Am Gemini’. The band delivered a thrilling mix of then newer tunes (from opener ‘Drunken Birds‘, to Kasher’s self-professed “weird jam” ‘Twin Dragon/Hello Skeleton‘) and old classics (‘Sierra‘, ‘The Recluse‘ and ‘Art Is Hard‘).  
  • Live at the Metro Theatre, Sydney. A towering figure in the lo-fi scene, typically performing and recording solo, Daniel sadly passed away in 2019 (which, in the way of things, only seems to have burnished his reputation). He was the subject of the 2006 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston which is well worth a look. We were lucky enough to capture this show during a rare Australian tour in 2010.  
  • An American four-piece group formed in 2001, they’ve described their sound as ‘ambient punk’. Yeah, we know that doesn’t help much. Like the old tale of the five blind guys trying to describe an elephant, there’s lots of elements and styles wrapped up in the Deerhunter sound – but it’s all good. This show, from 2009, followed the rapid fire release in 2008 of their landmark albums ‘Microcastle’ and Weird Era Cont.,”  
  • Live at The Observatory, Los Angeles. David Bowie dubbed them “the band of the future”, Brian Eno produced their debut and everyone from Nirvana to Soundgarden and Rage Against The Machine have covered them. A contagious collision of New Wave punk, arty experimentalism and subversive politics, these music mavericks burst onto the world scene in the late ’70s and turned pop music on its head forever with hits like ‘Whip It’, ‘Girl U Want’, ‘Mongoloid’ and ‘Beautiful World’. So when the chance to film these icons in action at The Observatory at Santa Ana, California came up 2012, we jumped at it. Needless to say, they didn’t disappoint, delivering a spectacle jammed with hits old and new, gloriously oddball antics and their mental mascot, Booji Boy. “The Mayan calendar was wrong,” frontman Jerry Casale told the crowd on the night. “The world is not going to end this year so you’re stuck with us for a long time.” We wouldn’t have it any other way, Jerry.  
  • These Sydney inner-city legends created their own distinctive style, challenging the musical preconceptions of the time. Died Pretty developed a reputation for live shows full of raw passion, intensity, and more often than not, complete disintegration – the most basic elements of musical expression. They also delivered a swag of brilliant albums including our personal favourite ‘Doughboy Hollow’. Despite formally disbanding in the early 2000s, they continue to reunite occasionally (including as part of All Tomorrow’s Parties in 2008 where they performed Doughboy Hollow in its entirety). We captured them here in 2012 as part of the Hoodoo Gurus invitational ‘Dig It Up’.  
  • Live at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney. Dark, twisted and downright sexy; you haven't experienced cabaret until you've done it Dresden Dolls style. Solo, frontwoman Amanda Palmer is a force to be reckoned with; she's ferocious, rebellious and eerily angelic all at once. At this show from 2012, she was joined by her partner in Brechtian-punk crime, the strong, silent Charlie Chaplin-esque drummer Brian Viglione. Together they're a formidable pair - and boy, they didn't disappoint. The vaudevillian duo kicked off the evening with their dreamy take on T-Rex’s 'Cosmic Dancer', but it wasn't long before they went plunged into what Palmer described as a "mishmash of shit". Vigilone pounded his kit like a man possessed as Palmer howled her lyrics that touched on everything from sexual disillusionment in 'Coin-Operated Boy' to stealing lawn ornaments from neighbors in 'Night Reconnaissance'. Palmer's playful eroticism ("take off my shirt? I'm not wearing a shirt!" she giggled at one stage) had the entire room under her spell, but not even she could have guessed just how much some fans – or at least the one who gave her a hickey during 'Mein Herr' – wanted to get in on the action. "If anybody else has that idea, just approach me from the other side so I have matching hickeys!" Palmer laughed afterwards.  
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