The Last Song at the Tote: The Drones and Joel Silbersher playing GOD's My Pal


Jan 20 2010, 16h41

I don't live in Melbourne but know all about The Tote closing down and it's unbelievable. It's like one reason I would go there just to see someone playing at The Tote. Anyway it has been shut down, look it up if you don't know about it. It's another sad day for Aussie music. It did go out without a big bang too with a killer line-up that is better that all the festivals going around Australia at the moment. With The Drones, Spiderbait, Dynamo, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Beaches, The Nation Blue, The Stabs, The Meanies, The Exotics, Kim Salmon's new band called Precious of Jules, Hoss, The Dacios, Digger & The Pussycats, Legends Of Motorsport, The Onyas, The Guttersnipes, Deaf Wish, The Breadmakers, Kamikaze Trio, Bombshells, Spencer P. Jones & The Escape Committee, Dave Graney & The Lurid Yellow Mist, Johnny Casino and Dan Kelly's Dream Band. Cosmic Psychos were going to play but had to pull out but this amazing line-up was only put together in a few days.

It all started at midday with Eddy Current Suppression Ring and finished with The Drones. No one seems to be writing about this on and I don't know why I bother really but I'll do it anyway. The last Drones' song was I Don't Ever Want To Change but in a rain of Gareth Liddiard guitar noise. Joel Silbersher, wherever you are, you can make your way to the stage now” yelled Dan Luscombe and the band cut into the classic track My Pal by Silbersher's old band called God. And thank God for YouTube too because here is the very last song played at The Tote on Mon 18 Jan – Last Drinks at The Tote. Joel Silbersher stage dives at the end of the song and even continues drinking his beer too. I wish I was there and don't you too???


  • 2cabs2toucan

    Never went there but knew it was a live music fixture in Melbourne. The Dacios - there's a band I'll have to give a listen to.

    Jan 20 2010, 19h56
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