Punter Profile: Josie

Punter Profile: Josie

When did you first start going to see local perth bands?
it would have been six or seven years ago now. back when they were still doing the “eat more fruit n veg” calendar.

Do you buy many local cds?
ummm…. not really, to be honest. but i don’t actually buy many cd’s at all. they’re something i keep meaning to buy, and then never really get around to it.

Are you involved in the music scene besides going to gigs?
kind of. just in a minor sort of way. i’ll put up posters and plug gigs and that sort of thing.
occasionally i’ll go through a spate of doing some little reviews and articles if i’m feeling creative.

Which venues do you like and why?
the rosemount is my favourite. it’s big, it has great sound, and it’s got this real sort of social vibe to it. when it’s quiet or quiet-ish, it’s an awesome place where you can l about on the couches, or play some pool or just sit around and drink. when it’s packed, it’s just magical, standing at the top of the stairs and seeing that sea of punters. wicked.i’ll be frequenting the beer garden a lot come summer.

Who are you favourite local bands and why?
subtruck just blow me away. their sound is just so big and heavy. it’s just this hot, dirty rock n roll, and every time they bring out a new song it impresses me.

snowman are another current favourite. they have this aura of having a constant in-joke happening between themselves which makes them intriguing, but not alienating.

i’ve kind of been going to see the same bands over and over again recently, because i tend to hibernate in winter, but hopefully that will change sometime soon. i’d love to discover something new.

What is the best gig you’ve ever seen?
fuck, that’s kind of a hard one. it would probably have to be a four member jed whitey gig, because they were just a really, really fun band to be into. but i don’t think i could pin point which one exactly.

What do you drink at gigs?
anything but beer. but i rarely drink spirits because pubs are stingy with measurements and charge too much. lately it’s usually wine of some description, but in a perfect world it would be bulleit bourbon.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on stage?
mike wafer.

Are there any new local bands you have discovered lately?
see the question about my current favourite bands. i blame it all on winter.

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