Punter Profile: Dave Owen

When did you first start going to see local Perth bands?
I went to a few when I moved to Perth from Bunbury in 2001. I go to a lot more now though!

Favourite local releases for 2008?
The Preytells – Sacramento single
The Kill Devil Hills – Hungry and Down single

Are you involved in the music scene besides going to gigs?
I play in Mrs Henry and work at RTRFM as a sponsorship manager…so not really J

Which venues do you like and why?
Rosemount – It’s getting a little more posh which is a bad sign of things to come but it’s a still a firm favourite
Fly By Night – The best big venue because it’s nice and open and there’s a big papier-mâché hand
Velvet Lounge – Because it’s close to home
Mojos – Because it’s friendly and I have fantastic memories of playing awful gigs there

Who are your favourite local bands and why?
Nancy Sikes!
Kill Devil Hills
Generals and Majors
Boys, Boys, Boys
The Preytells
The Painkillers

What is the best gig you’ve ever seen?
Pixies at the Sasquatch Festival in Washington State in 2005

What do you drink at gigs and what brand?
Beer usually and I’m not that bothered which one.

Are there any new local bands you have discovered lately?
The Atom Hearts are a cool new group

Why support local original music?

Because it’s cheap!!!


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