From Jay-Z to Foo Fighters in 365 Days

I’ve neglected this blog for a few months, for various reasons, I guess, but I decided that a great way to get back into it would be an “anniversary” post of sorts. December 1 was exactly a year that I’d been living in Australia and Dec 3 was the first concert that I saw here (whilst living here). Having come from a country that doesn’t get very many international artists, I was like a kid in a candystore spoiled for choice with options. The past year has been surreal and I’ve seen (and in most cases, photographed) some artists that I never thought I’d ever get the opportunity to. There were a lot of highlights over the year. The year (for me) started on Dec 3rd 2010 with Jay-Z opening for U2, continued with Biffy Clyro, and then went to hyperdrive. It ended on Dec 3rd 2011 with Foo Fighters, for the second time. And man what a year it was. My first year in Australia was a real adventure, and the music made everything worthwhile for me. Many have asked which artists I’ve seen over the past year, so without further ado, here is a list of international and insanely talented local artists I’ve seen (to the best of my memory). List is in alphabetical order and yes, I am a self-confessed live music addict. Approximately (actually more, cause I know I’ve forgotten some local guys) 103 artists performed in front of me in 365 days. That’s A LOT of music and I feel so privileged to have had these opportunities. Thanks Australian music industry!

International
1.    Anberlin
2.    Bala Brothers
3.    Biffy Clyro
4.    Blind Guardian
5.    Bob Dylan
6.    Brian McFadden
7.    Bright Eyes
8.    Chris Cornell
9.    City and Colour
10.    Damien Marley
11.    Darwin Deez
12.    Def Leppard
13.    Deftones
14.    Die Antwoord
15.    Does It Offend You, Yeah!
16.    Don Omar
17.    Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (x2)
18.    Erykah Badu
19.    Faithless
20.    Fenech-Soler
21.    Foo Fighters (x2)
22.    Friendly Fires
23.    Fucked Up (x2)
24.    Heart
25.    Herbie Hancock
26.    Hey Rosetta!
27.    Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
28.    Iggy and the Stooges
29.    James Blunt
30.    Jay-Z
31.    Kele
32.    Kelis
33.    Kings Of Leon
34.    Lupe Fiasco
35.    Mercury Rev
36.    Miike Snow
37.    Mike Posner
38.    Mogwai
39.    Nas
40.    Phoenix
41.    Portishead
42.    Rammstein
43.    Santana
44.    Simple Plan
45.    Soweto Gospel Choir
46.    Stone Temple Pilots
47.    Tenacious D (x2)
48.    The Cuban Brothers
49.    The Family Stone
50.    The Flaming Lips
51.    The Go! Team
52.    The Hives
53.    The Jim Jones Revue
54.    The National
55.    The Script
56.    The Ting Tings
57.    The Wombats (x2)
58.    This Town Needs Guns
59.    Tinie Tempah
60.    Tool
61.    TV On The Radio
62.    U2

Local

1.    360
2.    Airbourne
3.    Birds Of Tokyo
4.    Bliss n Eso
5.    British India
6.    Charm
7.    Children Collide
8.    Choirboys
9.    Dappled Cities
10.    DZ Deathrays
11.    Eagle and The Worm
12.    Emma Louise
13.    Gold Fields
14.    Gotye
15.    Howling Bells
16.    Hungry Kids Of Hungary
17.    Hunting Grounds
18.    Husky (x3)
19.    Jebediah
20.    Jonti
21.    Josh Pyke (x2)
22.    Kids Of 88
23.    Kimbra
24.    King Cannons
25.    Little Red
26.    Loon Lake
27.    Pajama Club
28.    Panda Band
29.    San Fran Disco
30.    Snakadaktal
31.    Stonefield (x3)
32.    Tessa and the Typecast
33.    The Cruel Sea
34.    The Fearless Vampire Killers
35.    The Jezabels
36.    The John Butler Trio
37.    The Living End
38.    The Vines
39.    Tim & Jean
40.    Tonight Alive
41.    Tully and the Thief
42.    Wolfmother

Cheers!

: The Twirligig Story

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The Twirligig Story


Hi, my names Jonti, and tomorrow 18th Oct 2011, my album Twirligig comes out.

Its been complete for nearly 3 years and was never intended for anyones ears but my own. However, people in Sydney started hearing the music and pushed me to make more. That photo above…

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