5. Jebediah, ANU Bar, Canberra 26/05/2011
Essentially a greatest hits show Jebediah put on a show that was far more fun that I care to admit.
4.Adalita and Amaya Laucirica, Transit Bar, Canberra, 14/04/2011
Adalita's headline performance was good but the night belonged to the brilliant Amaya Laucirica. Playing songs from her Early Summer album Amaya Laucirica silenced the crowd with fuzzy guitars and uplifting lyrics.
3. Deftones, UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney, 28/01/2011
With a powerful new record under their (still low ridding) belts Deftones put on a the kind of performace you expect from bands half their age. Equal parts brutal and beautiful Deftones proved once again that they are more than your average hard rock band. (full review)
2. The Cure: Reflections, Sydney Opera House, Sydney, 01/06/2011
Specially reformed line ups of The Cure playing their first three albums at the Sydney Opera House. This show was always going to be great. I could not have known it was also going to be a lot of fun. As expected the sound was perfect and the band faultless what was a surprise was how fresh and fun the near 30 year old music seemed. The Cure: Reflections was a massive event and massive fun. (full review)
1. Portishead, Harvest Festival, Parramatta, 13/11/2011
The loudest, quietest, most delicate and most physically assaulting show I attended all year was also the best. (full review)