1st Monday of December 7.12.09

Today you’re going to be in for a treat, got HEAPS of videos to look at!  First, clips of the Et Cetera Recordings showcase in October, then some of the last Blues night at Bodega in September, and some more of Black Stripes and White Keys ( aka Seamus Johnson and Hayden Linney of Elston Gun) last month!

ETCNUMBER3The showcase featured four bands: Andrew Moore Trio, Harbour City Electric, The Thomas Oliver Band and Elston Gun. Today I will bring you Elston Gun, and some of their best songs. Working on the rest, who will be featured in the following posts.

The Blues night featured this time  Darren Watson w/ Puba (aka Matt Swain) from OdESSA, Al Campbell and The Mighty Ramble, Random Russel – Man of mystery and Mercury Crowe performed The Blues of Jimi Hendrix.

And at an Elston Gun gig last month Seamus and Hayden presented their take on some Black Keys and White Stripes songs.

Get a drink and a nibble, sit back and enjoy!

Starry Nights

I’m soo in love with this city:

this summer I have noticed that the council is putting on  shows during the week with all-time kiwi favourites.

Wellington City at night

And last night it was Fur Patrol.

Man , they were on fire. Loved the whole show, and all the extra bits: like Craig Terris and Tom Watson of Cassette, Adam Ladley and Nina Seigler of Family Cactus,  Jeremy Taylor and Claire.

I’m absolutely stoked how the Wellington music scene seems to be one big family, they all do their stuff in their individual bands, and are more than willing to join a gig and have fun!!

Videos will follow, it will take a while to process and edit the over an hour of footage 😉

Watch this space!

Music

Well, this year is starting out pretty interesting. I have been to a couple of gigs already, varied experiences to put it mildly, and have just realized that for the next 6 weeks I could theoretically be out of the house every weekend.

I think, I might enjoy that more than my family. So, to placate them I’ve decided to “only” do the gigs, and not stay away for a full 48 hours as usual!

It’s quite a range:

from modern electronic

Gudrun GutGudrun Gut @Myspace

to psychodelic afro-beat

The Hot GritsThe Hot Grits @Myspace

to plain rocking out

Fur PatrolFur Patrol  @Myspace

to somewhat different

GingerbrownGingerbrown  @Myspace

I’m really looking forward to this month, and hopefully will come back with some great footage to show 😉