, will be touring Australia in December (she is from, among other things, The New Pornographers
). She will be supporting Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
on the run of dates that the Bad Seeds are doing in and around Homebake.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, supported by Neko Case.
Thursday, 4 December
Enmore Theatre, 130 Enmore Rd, Enmore, NSW
Cost: $74 (+ bf)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, supported by Calexico
and Neko Case.
Sunday, 7 December
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, 21 Linlithgow Av, Melbourne, VIC
Cost: $79.43 (+ bf) - $89.43 (+ bf)
Get along to the Melbourne show. Calexico will be great to watch. I can't say for sure but I highly suspect that Calexico, while obviously doing their own set, will also be backing band for Neko Case. Her 2002 album, BlackListed
contributions from the members of Calexico.
It's just a huge pitty that neither Calexico nor Ms Case will be touring the whole country. It's disappointing really the way
Perth and Adelaide are consistently overlooked by touring international acts. Perth sort of expects to be overlooked by
wankers like Radiohead
. But to be overlooked by smaller acts like Calexico and Neko Case really stings. It must surely says
something pretty damning about either Perth itself or the bands that decide not to come here. Perth must offer really poor
returns to touring acts when we are overlooked by the likes of Calexico. On the 7th of December, when Melbourne readers will
no doubt be enjoying Nick Cave, Neko Case and Calexico, I will go out and see some of the incredibly high quality local music
that Perth has to offer, trying hard, to remind myself that this high quality is probably partly because so many
international acts refuse to tour here.
Anyway, I should stop dumping my repressed frustrations onto this website in the form of music industry rants.
Todays mp3 comes from a Matador
sampler disc I got when I bought The New Pornographers album, The Electric Version
. "Deep Red
Bells" is from 2002 Neko Case album, Blacklisted.
Neko Case - Deep Red Bells 192kbps, 5.52mb