Sunday, 30 September 2007

Valley Fiesta Friday (14.09.07)


Bit late on this one sorry. I missed most of Valley Fiesta this year due to work and moving, but I did manage to catch some bands on the Friday night.

The first of these were Grand Atlantic who were, aside from some standard classic rock maneuvers and poses, pretty lacking in all departments. Also playing on the Chinatown stage was Tim Steward. While Tim is definitely a solid performer and he solo work is some of his best, I just can't help wishing that I was watching Screamfeeder instead.

Next it was off to Rics for Stature::Statue and the Re:Enactment. This was the first time I'd seen the Re:Enactment and they definitely proved that colon's in band names are good thing. The band's take on electro-rock (or electroclash, or indie dance, or nu-rave, or whatever you would like to refer to it as) was refreshing with the goal obviously being to keep the rock at the fore. Stature::Statue are proving how consistent they are by playing yet another wild and exciting set. That said it is only a matter of time before Dion impales an audience member with his guitar. The bands stage antics are definitely outgrowing the small Ric's stage.

The final band I caught was Dave McCormack at The Zoo. The gig was a launch for the soundtrack to the film All My Friends Are Leaving Brisbane, and the CD has an excellent array of local artists. Dave played an excellent set as per usual, with the majority of the songs picked from his work with Custard.

To make up for the lack of a review for the Saturday and Sunday of Valley Fiesta here's a very shaky recording of Tim Steward performing Screamfeeder's 'Modern Morning'.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This review is shit.

Cam said...

you hear that gav? lift yr game, son. if you expect to be paid for your work here then you have to do better than that.


oh, wait...

ex_king_john said...

so now we know that at least one member of grand atlantic can read.

btw, there is no link i could find to tim's song.

Gav said...

Woot, our first angry reader! We're in the big leagues now. As for the video it's 250meg so i have to work out how to compress it before I can put it on youtube. I'll work on that now.

Anonymous said...

You should be working on how to write a decent review.

Cam said...

to be fair to gav, i don't think this was really meant as an in-depth, blow-by-blow review.

also, have you read the street press reviews of events like this? they're pretty much the same.

tim steward fan said...

ease up on tim steward a bit ok. i think you were a bit unfair to say you'd rather watch screamfeeder instead. i know tim and i know he puts his heart and soul into every performance. to dismiss him as solid and say you'd rather watch someone else instead comes across as pretty arrogant and dismissive of someone who is in my opinion, a unique artist and a great guy.

Gav said...

Woah there brother, I didnt say I disliked his solo work, it's just my personal musical preference tends away from acoustic artists to bands. I like noise basically. I think Tim Steward is one of Brisbane's most talented musicians, its just when I have the choice between Tim with an electric guitar or Tim with an acoustic guitar, I'll most likely choose the former.