The super charismatic and totally relatable, Courtney Barnett just finished up two back-to-back sold out shows this weekend at The Roxy. The Melbourne singer/songwriter has certainly made a name for herself over these last couple years and it doesn’t look she’ll be leveling out anytime soon. While people weren’t lining up for hours to get in, by the time Courtney and her band, the CB3, took to the stage, the Roxy was packed to the gills—making movement near impossible. While obvious songs like “Depreston” and “Pedestrian at Best” really got the crowd going, for me it was “Debbie Downer” and “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go to the Party” that had me smiling, plus her cover of the Breeders’ “Cannonball” was exceptionally great.
While most bands that rise to such fame in such little time usually burn out just as fast, I’m pretty certain this is just the beginning for Courtney.
Fellow Aussie, Darren Hanlon, started the show off with an incredibly entertaining acoustic set. It’s easy to see why Courtney chose Darren to tour with her with his witty storytelling lyrics. Following up Darren was the Seattle based all-girl four-piece, Chastity Belt. I was a bit concerned about their set as another photographer warned me that they couldn’t play. Luckily, the young ladies must’ve taken some lessons because they sounded totally fine to me.
Words & Photography: Ceethreedom
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