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Dave Graney and the MistLY

When:

Fri 21 Sep 2012, 7:00pm–11:00pm

Where: The Palais, 111 Main Road, Hepburn Springs, Ballarat and Western District

Restrictions: 18+

Ticket Information:

  • adult: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: davegraney1

Dave Graney and The mistLY "You've Been In My Mind" album tour rock show.

"Naturally, the songs are superb: "Flash In The Pantz", "We Need A Champion", "Cop This, Sweetly”, the weirdly nostalgic "Mt Gambier Night", the aforementioned "King Of The Dudes" and the self-effacing closer "I’m Not The Guy I Tried To Be" are all vintage DG nuggets. As ever, Graney disperses sneering “oohs” and lascivious “mmms” between his savage witticisms, all the while playing the jazziest 12-string electric guitar since Roger McGuinn’s "Eight Miles High" Coltrane-isms. The top-notch accompaniment is likewise a familiar delight, with Clare Moore effortlessly switching between rhythm patterns, Stu Thomas – who might just be one of the finest white bass players in this land – maintaining the swing, and Stu Perera taking his left-handed Rickenbacker for a walk in areas Nels Cline has yet to tread.Never a flash in the pan, Dave Graney again proves he isn’t the kind of an artist who’ll be on your mind after you’ve absorbed his tonne-weighing shtick. Instead, he’ll be in your mind" - Denis Semchenko, The Brag

"Self-recorded and mixed, with help from engineer Andrew “Idge” Hehir, the performances are mostly live, not overdubbed, reassuringly-immediate and seemingly in thrall to 70s production values, as if Tony Visconti was at the desk in their Brunswick studio. The piercing sustain of the guitars is thin and trebly, while the choruses of "I’m Not the Guy I Try To Be", "Field Record Me" and "Cop This Sweetly" - great titles, as usual - flow in a wash of harmonies that could have come from Bowie and Osterburg’s own throats in Hansa Studios in 1976; the latter track even ending with desperate yelps like The Idiot’s "Funtime".

"While the first half is upbeat and mid-paced, the second drops to a slower, dreamier cadence. Songs like "Playing Chicken", "I’m Not the Guy I Try to Be" and "Midnight Cats" are made for the early hours. The spoken-word "Mt Gambier Nights" is autobiography melded with dry observation, quoting William Blake to an evocative backdrop of staccato guitar reverb. This is a seductive and comfortably re-playable collection of dependable material, boding well for an extensive national tour this month."- Aaron Curran, Mess + Noise

"Graney remains a sonic explorer, boldly going where no other Australian artists dare. Younger artists would kill to have the energy thats on display here."- Jeff Jenkins, JBhifi Stack Magazine

Dave Graney has also won the 1996 ARIA award for Best Male Artist, with his band The MistLY has received the 2011 Age EG Music Award for Best Victorian Band, penned the 2011 memoir "1001 Australia Nights", and is a radio broadcaster on Melbourne's 3RRR community radio station as well as a regular contributor to the Melbourne Review.