The Vines! The band that vowed never to do a live show again recently took to a crowd of about 200 people under the name “Joe Dirt” in a secret show in a side room of Annandale Hotel in Sydney, Australia on July 19th. Indeed, the same venue where Craig Nicholls bleated at the crowd and called them sheep and kicked a photographer in the face, causing former bassist Patrick Matthews (who now is in Youth Group) to leave the stage out of frustration. This was the first live performance from the band in two very long years. Australian indie blog 12 Major Chords was on hand to witness the event.
They did a set of 15 songs, including favorites “1969”, “Ms. Jackson” (Outkast cover), and “Highly Evolved”, as well as songs off their new album, Vision Valley. Lead singer Craig Nicholls sported long, chin-length stringy hair, a black zip-up hoodie, and elastic bands on his wrists. New bassist, Brad Heald, joined the band onstage. The Vines have since announced a string of live shows in Europe.
For more info about the show, head over to 12 Major Chords and Dreamin the Insane
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