Justin from Perth Music (www.perthmusic.blogspot.com)
When did you first start going to see local perth bands?
Probably about 8 years ago, Ammonia were still around and a lot of Aussie music was really breaking through. It seemed like it was finally cool to like an Aussie band.
Do you buy many local cds?
Yeah a few here and there. I’d much rather buy a local CD than a big artist CD. It feels different when you know that the band are really depending on some sales instaed of some record company gobbling it up.
Are you involved in the music scene besides going to gigs?
I have a website (www.perthmusic.blogspot.com) which I hope gives something back to the community. A few record\ncompanies are starting to help me out with giveaways and interviews.
Which venues do you like and why?
Probably The Rosemount and The Amplifier for live music. They both just have the right atmosphere and support local acts quite a bit.
Who are you favourite local bands and why?
It changes every week. I love just going to a gig that someone recommends to you and not knowing the bands at all and being blown away.
What is the best gig you’ve ever seen?
Either a gig I saw with Jimmy Eat World, Jebediah and Gyroscope in 2003 or Idlewild at the PIAF I think that same year.
What do you drink at gigs?
For many years strictly bourbon and coke….unfortunately the cost caught up with me and now it is strictly beer.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen on stage?
Either at Rock-It in 2000 while Green Day were playing some guy jumping off the 20 foot tent poles and either breaking or fracturing his legs or BDO 98 when hundreds of people were throwings things at Marilyn Manson and he walked off like a baby.
Are there any new local bands you have discovered lately?
Snowman are in my stereo at the moment.