Do you remember Northbridge to be a rough area like...12 years back? It's now rather cleaned up. Lots of police presence and zealous security at the clubs and restaurants. We were surprised to see that it's now so vibrant and walking on the streets feels almost safe as we spent the evening in the area for a decent dinner of Italian and went over to The Ya Ya's where we randomly turned up for 'The Coalminers Sect' single launch. You know how it goes, friends of bands and all, live music, let's go! A$8 gets you in to watch 3 bands, and a cd of the single. Nice. 'The Shakeys' is such a fun garage punk all-girl group! 'Dirty South' hit up such nostalgic rock melodies for old skool rock and roll.
There were ridiculous shots of Bailey's and Amaretto, glasses of Guinness draught, and tons of beer. Too.much.beer. My stomach had no space for anything after those carbs at dinner. ARRRGGGH. After all that drinking, we walked out, wanting to find another drinking hole. I was mildly relieved to find Geisha closed and would only open at 11pm. So we went back to the spacious apartment and rocked it up for a house party! Single malt FTW. More friends came over. The main door and walls were solidly built. No one complained about the noise level. Woot.