Live Concerts

  • 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 Metro Theatre, Sydney. Canadian. Hardcore punk. Say no more! There have been a few lineup changes over the years, but the founding members (Andrew Neufeld and Jeremy Hiebert) have remained constants of this full tilt act (which continues to be active and current to this day). Bizarrely, but as is often the way, the band was initially seen by its founders as a side project. The rest, as they say, is history. This show comes from 2010 around the time of their fourth album ‘Symptoms and Cures’. Dive in!  
  • An eccentric gang of kids from the French Alps, Coming Soon couldn't be cuter if they carried bunnies around with them on tour. Inspired by anti-folksters such as Kimya Dawson and Herman Dune, the septet seesaw between Velvets-style minimalism, Americana and surreal pop. Check them out live at Cargo in London on 18 April 2012  
  • Live at the Northcote Theatre, Melbourne. This party out of bounds from Australia’s internationally renowned electro-pop maestros is the latest welcome addition to Moshcam’s World Stage project. Not for nothing did they win Live Pop Act of The Year at the 2018 National Live Music Awards. Following the release of their most recent album ‘TILT’ in April this year (and a performance at Glastonbury no less), we’ve been hanging out to capture these guys in full flight - and here they are in this fabulous new Melbourne venue! Mojo described their new album as the feel-good hit album of 2022 (and don’t we all need that right now!) whilst Clash Music (giving the album a 9/10 rating) summed it up beautifully: “unapologetic bangers with tongue planted firmly in cheek and furious, feminist bent, TILT is the album you need in your life.” If you don’t know them already, you most certainly soon will.  
  • 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.  
  • Electronic music group. Live at live at The Forum in Sydney on 29 January 2009. And Crazy P used to be Crazy Penis. That’s all you need to know to click play on this show-stopping gig!  
  • 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‘).  
  • Electro-shocker Dan Deacon is renowned for his riotous, feel-good live shows. For his Sydney Festival appearance, Deacon is joined by his five-piece ensemble, taking the party to a new level. Add to the bill genre-defying John Maus (part time keyboard player for Animal Collective, Panda Bear and Ariel Pink) whose live shows guarantee a night of madness and fun. Late night antics continue with Donny Benét wishing the Bar was a Vegas hotel lobby. Watch Dan live at Sydney Festival: Keystone Festival Bar in Sydney on 11 January 2012  
  • 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.  
  • The English alt-rockers are raging the scene once again - so let’s take it back and relive their greatness live at Factory Theatre in Sydney on 28 February 2013.  
  • Live at Webster Hall, New York. 2011. What a long and winding road it’s been for Deer Tick. ‘They’ started out in 2004 as essentially a one man outfit (John McCauley, who taught himself to play drums, guitar, piano, and pedal steel - not all at once we’re sure!), with a focus on alt country and similar genres. Not unflattering comparisons were made to artists like Bright Eyes and Uncle Tupelo. But evolution was definitely the name of the game and they gradually picked up additional members over the years. By the time of this show in 2011 (following the release of the band’s fourth album ‘Divine Providence’), their sound had definitely become much rockier, with clear influences by bands as diverse as the Rolling Stones and Iggy & the Stooges. Still around these days as best we can tell, we love these guys.  
  • 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 Metro Theatre, Sydney. We love that these high energy electro/rock legends got their name from a David Brent (Ricky Gervais) line in The Office (the original UK version of course!) Playing at the same end of the street as outfits like LCD Soundsystem and Digitalism, this set from 2011 (around the time of their second album ‘Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You’) shows a band at the peak of their powers. By all accounts, it seemed like they’d pulled the pin on the whole enterprise back in 2015. But 2022 has seen the release of new material and the promise of a new album - that’s a good enough reason for us to pull this one back out!  
  • Aussie? Check. Metalcore? Check. Live at the Factory Theatre? Check! The legends that are Dream on Dreamer live forever on in our hearts after their 2020 parting of the ways - so what better way to relive the glory than at the Factory Theatre in Sydney on 15 September 2010  
  • 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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