Tonight, at The Corner Hotel, The Mime Set and myself are playing with the great Melbourne lineup of The Blackeyed Susans, Mick Thomas, Chuck Jenkins and The Diving Bell in a night that honours songwriter David McComb, frontman of seminal Australian band The Triffids.
Our friend Jonathan Alley (you may have caught him on RRR on Sunday afternoons) is making a labour-of-love documentary about David's life, work and influence and this gig is a fundraiser for the doco. All the acts are doing songs of or inspired by Dave McComb/The Triffids so it's a great introduction to McComb's body of work for the uninitiated and (hopefully) soulmusic for existing fans.
Tickets are $20 and it's an early one, starting from 6pm. The Corner has great food in the front bar if you're after dinner.