Harvest Timetable

This is beyond narcissistic, irrelevant and self-indulgent, but here is the Harvest Timetable and my schedule for the day.

You know it’s a quality festival when you’re even hard-pressed to decide which first band you’re gonna see. I’m split between Winter People and River City Extension, both serving up generous, hearty folk. If that ain’t your thing, Tigertown do popsicle-indie-stuff? Thank goodness they sound better than their horrendous album artwork.

Next up is The War on Drugs, but if i’m quick, Los Campesinos! will be bringing down the manic on the main stage and i’ll catch the end of that.

The Dandy Warhols is a must followed by Silversun Pickups, not much competition there.

This is where it gets messy.
The Black Angels were one of the biggest draw-cards, and you can’t miss them. But depending on how hypnotised i am,  i might duck away 1 song earlier to see if Cake close with Short Skirt/Long Jacket, surely they will right? Don’t lecture me about being one of ‘those guys’. AND THEN, run to Beirut.

I think my friends will wanna see Ben Folds Five, but Chromatics might tempt me to stop at the Big Red Tractor Stage along the way. Then it’s the abominable, but inevitable, clash of Beck – Grizzly Bear – F**k Buttons. Priorities guys, All of Beck, end of Griz, FB next time.

As much as i love Santigold, Sigur Ros will round out Harvest 2012 for me.

Disagree with any decisions? Let me know and comment below!

 

 

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Gospel Gigs: Mayyyyyy(te)

Being May and all, the month of fertility, it’s pretty applicable that The Darkness are here, with there sultry stares set to impregnate. Lock up your daughters/girlfriends/wives/mothers?, Justin Hawkins is coming (dangerous pun territory). It’s not to late to get a one way ticket to hell…and back, they’re playing UNSW Roundhouse of all places.

The Darkness (with Voodoo Suns), Sunday 6th – University of NSW Roundhouse ($72 through Ticketek)

FISHING are bringing the tang, and it’s freeee. FREE TANG! (I’m pretty sure it’s free, and if it isn’t, it’s definitely cheap, and if it isn’t than maybe you and me have different ideas on what is cheap and what isn’t, or different priorities, or are in different financial situations. Perhaps you should write up a budget, consult financial help, you know, get your life together. It’s gonna be ok, i’ll even shout you the entry, but you’re paying for your own tang man.)

FISHING (with Albatross & Nakagin), Friday 11th – Beach Road Hotel (PROBABLY FREE)

Destined 2012-hullaballoo stirrers, OPOSSOM, make music by day and parties by night (unbeknownst to most, it was the party industry that kept Australia afloat during the GFC). Lucky for us, the’ve decided to throw out their cycle and make some music at night for us, which means we’ll have to make the party for them instead.

OPOSSOM (with Kill City Creeps and Bloods), Wednesday 16th – GoodGod Small Club ($13 through Moshtix)

Taken from Brooklyn Vegan

The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Nuf said.

BJM (with the Raveonettes), Thursday 17th – Metro Theatre (SOLD OUT), Saturday 26th – Oxford Art Factory ($72 through Moshtix)