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Groovin’ The Moo Preview

I’m heading to Groovin’ The Moo in Bendigo tomorrow, so thought I’d try something a little different and post a preview of the kind of day I’m expecting, the acts I want to see, and tips for other heading to the festival.

Neon Love

Haven’t heard any of these guys’ stuff, but I’ve been hearing good things from other Aussie music bloggers and they have been scoring some enviable support act slots, so I think they could provide a very positive and surprisingly good start to the day on the main stages.

Jonathan Boulet

Seen him live twice before. The only act I plan on seeing on the smaller stage, and I’d strongly recommend everyone making it to this set, and not just for A Community Service Announcement. Jonathan Boulet is a lot of fun live, and contrary to popular belief actually has several really great songs. I’m expecting a smaller crowd but a great performance.

Lisa Mitchell

Seen her live four or five times. She loves her festivals, Lisa Mitchell. When I saw her at the Big Day Out however she was a bit nervous, so I’m hoping that she will feel a bit more comfortable here and play a great set including her cover of Romeo And Juliet which is just wonderful. Expect an immense crowd here, and a great singalong to Neopolitan Dreams to close her set. Hopefully no coin-throwing though.

British India

Seen them live once. And it was soooo much fun. I’m expecting my first real moshpit of the day, a lot of new material from their just released album (which I haven’t heard yet), a ‘we don’t care what you think’ attitude, and of course their older hit songs. I think this might be the most fun set of the day.

Miami Horror

Seen them live twice. Once was fun (at the Big Day Out), once was very average (opening for Phoenix). Hopefully the difference is that festivals really suit these guys, so I’m hoping for the fun version of Miami Horror here. Sometimes will be great of course though.

Spoon

Never seen them live before, hell yeah. These guys are my main reason for going to Groovin’ The Moo. I’m so excited to see this band that I’ve loved for the better part of five years. I’m hoping that they won’t overdo their new album ‘Transference’ (which is still a good album but doesn’t compare to their older stuff). I want as many songs off ‘Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga’ as possible, and Underdog would just be so much fun. It will be interesting to see if there’s a horns section or not. I get the feeling this will either be amazing or disappointing, and hopefully it’s the former.

Tegan And Sara

Never seen them before, not a huge fan of their studio stuff, no idea what to expect. Could be interesting though.

Vampire Weekend

Dinner time!

Haha nah I’m sure they won’t be that bad, I just find them quite annoying and don’t really see myself enjoying their live show. Don’t hate me.

Silverchair

Another band I’ve never seen before, but I can definitely see myself enjoying some of their more well-known songs, especially those off ‘Diorama’ and earlier records. Perhaps a great end to the day, or perhaps a chance to hit up the bar.

Overall

This definitely won’t be up there with my favourite music festivals, and I was kind of regretting buying a ticket when the lineup for Splendour came out. However now the date is nearing I find myself really looking forward to it, even if I’m not a big fan of the headliners. This should be a good day, so stay tuned for a review later this weekend.

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One Response to “Groovin’ The Moo Preview”

  1. Everything looks crap next to Splendor. Other promoters must be shitting themselves

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