I bought a ticket to this gig with every intention of seeing headliner Phil Jamieson, even though the supports were the main drawcards. On the night though, a severe case of the CBF’s won out, so I left before the main act.
The opening support for the night was Dave Larkin, former front man for Dallas Crane. The last time I saw him live was in 2008 supporting Jeff Martin. On that occasion he barely said a word and played mostly Dallas Crane songs. This time around he was vocal but reluctant to play those songs, hinting a few times of a less than amicable breakup. I was happy to hear a Gun Street Girls song, but based on the way he speaks of this project I was one of the only people to have bought the album… He finished with a flurry of Dallas Crane songs, which pleased the dozen or so people who made an effort to get in early for his set.
Evil J & Saint Cecilia’s set was plagued by issues with their loop pedals, but the show was still enjoyable. They did a good job of holding things together and the couple of new songs unveiled on the night showed that there’s still plenty of goodness to come from these gals.
Dave Larkin - 6/10
Evil J & Saint Cecilia - 7/10