Last night the choice for showbusiness lovers was a tough one in Auckland: AC/DC or Vostok Lake.
So off we went to the Indie Club in Hobson Street for the CD launch tour of Daphne Lawless's latest music project of Small Group Psychosis.
A coterie of hardcore fans were summoned to the upstairs bar room and the $10 entry charge got you a copy of the CD too. (I bet AC/DC fans who forked out $160 for their ticket only got a wet beer towel in the neck).
So it's Daphne onstage with her assortment of keyboards and laptops to produce an eclectic array of vaguely 1980s synth-pop sounding songs, but with more angst. Sort of Stranglers' organ meets inter-generational and sibling issues.
Well worth checking out. Tour itinerary and dates here.
UPDATE: Encore gig at the Indie Club, 68 Hobson Street, Aukland, on Thursday 18 March 8.30pm