So what does $55 bucks buy you these days? The tendency is to sigh and murmur "not much". Have no fear, o' faithful readers. $55 can still buy you a bloody good rock concert given what I experienced at Brisbane's "The Hi-fi" last night.

Widely regarded as a "must-see" LIVE act, New Orleans rockers Mutemath have been on my radar for a LONG time and I was stoked when they announced that they would be returning to Australia for a national tour in 2013.

Last night, not only did they make good on that announcement, but they also nabbed themselves a spot in my all-time top ten live shows list. I'm not sure EXACTLY where in the list yet, but they are in there for sure following their 2+ hour set performing HUGE tracks from their 3-studio-album catalogue, including "Blood Pressure", "Typical", "Allies", "Collapse", "Prytania" and, of course their outstanding instrumental abilities showcased on tracks like "Obsolete" & "Reset".


Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi
Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi
Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi
Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi

Mutemath Setlist

The Hi-Fi, Brisbane (23 March, 2013)

  1. Odd Soul
  2. Prytania
  3. Blood Pressure
  4. Spotlight
  5. Tell Your Heart Heads Up
  6. Sun Ray
  7. Allies
  8. Clipping
  9. Wwow
  10. Noticed
  11. Obsolete
  12. Control
  13. Startle
  14. That's All You Get
  15. Chaos
  16. You Are Mine
  17. Hit Parade
  18. Collapse
  19. Typical
  20. Reset *
  21. Break The Same *
  22. Quarantine *

*Encore


Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi
Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi
Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi
Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi

If I have one criticism for the evening, and I honestly have to dig REAL deep to find one, it's that the basic lighting wasn't exactly what you would come to expect of a more established venue like my beloved "Tivoli Theatre" (take last night for example). With better lighting, I would have caught Paul's massive leap from atop his organ to the waiting inflatable crowd surfing device a few rows back to round off the night! Brilliant!


Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi
Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi
Mutemath @ The Hi-Fi

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