Vivian Girls + The Legend! & The Deadnotes + Nova Scotia + Feathers @ The Step Inn

Vivian Girls

Normally when I photograph a show I’ll try and write some quick notes the next morning to help me when I finally get around to writing the blog post.  However, I have gone through a massive phase of not doing this, meaning trying to write posts more than five months after they happened.

The most interesting thing about this show is that I can’t remember much about Vivian  Girls other than that the bassist is really cute and they had copious amounts of reverb.  I can’t remember much about Nova Scotia other than they stuck out like a bit of a sore thumb on the bill by being way too proficient on their instruments.  And I can’t remember much about Feathers, other than thinking that this might have been the first time that I’d seen them with Susan drumming.

But over 5 months later I can still remember that Jad Fair told The Legend! (better known as fading music critic and fringe dweller Everett True) that there are only two types of song – songs about love and songs about monsters – and that the Legend! was more of less drunk between the ages of 18 and 4o-something (other than one year in his late 30s from memory).  This was my first experience of seeing The Legend! live, having missed him play a couple of times with The Young Liberals previously and I was quite impressed.  He was playing with The Deadnotes, who  provided a musical backing that really suited the prosed-based monologue vocals.  That I can remember more of the music from their set months later than anything else that happened on this night speaks volumes and goes a long way to validating Everett True’s view that if you’re given a platform you should at least be memorable.  Something like that anyway.  I’m sure he’ll be along to confirm or otherwise in a bit.

Some more photos on Flickr.

Vivian Girls
Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

The Legend! & The Deadnotes
The Legend! & The Deadnotes

The Legend! & The Deadnotes

Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia

Feathers
Feathers

4 Responses to “Vivian Girls + The Legend! & The Deadnotes + Nova Scotia + Feathers @ The Step Inn”

  1. Jerry says:

    I was still more or less drunk that year as well – it just so happened that I was more fucked up on love. Thanks for the kind words.

  2. […] And so I see something slightly different from your usual show and am entertained, even though musically it’s too scratchy – the sound is very thin (no pun intended) and doesn’t really provide a firm enough base for True’s vocals – and the overall performance too sketchy for me.  But having said all that, days, weeks, months later I still find myself humming You’re Not On The Guest List to myself at inappropriate moments and can still remember a large number of the band’s 23 Things I’d Change About The Brisbane Music Scene. And that probably is the point of tonight.  But maybe I just prefer The Legend! and The Deadnotes. […]

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    […] Doing a quick Google for Justin’s photographs of our set supporting Vivian Girls last year reminds me that I never reprinted his report here. I’ll […]

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    […] Music Scene. And that probably is the point of tonight.  But maybe I just prefer The Legend! and The Deadnotes.Velociraptor support and again prove that they’re one of Brisbane’s bands to watch in […]

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