November 8, 2013 – 4:54 pm

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Sydney 2002 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia; April 6, 2002. Very good soundboard.

The Pernice Brothers might be labelled “indie rock” but melodic jangle pop/rock might be more apt. Still, the opening words to the first track, Everyone Else Is Evolving, are “I hate my life”. Go figure. File this together with Scud Mountain Boys and Chappaquiddick Skyline.

Bernard Zuel wrote about the show at

With his close-cropped hair, rough-hewn face and small nuggety frame, Joe Pernice has the look of a junior welterweight boxer. (Maybe not coincidentally, the original title of the most recent album of gentle and sad pop tunes by the “Brothers” was Sweet Like A Punch.)…

Yet when he sings he edges forward intimately, hunching into the microphone as if he’s going to whisper. And whisper he all but does. In the dreamy concoction of Bryte Side, his singing was almost an aside, so small-framed are the song and voice. In the gentle jangling of Crestfallen, the chorus line of “It’s a long way to fall” came out as a sigh, drifting away in the low-key arrangement of Pernice on acoustic guitar, Peyton Pinkerton on electric guitar and Thom Monahan sitting down to play unassuming bass.

Monahan’s posture was appropriate because this was a show for sitting down, to sprawl out and rest your head on your partner’s lap while someone nearby passed a joint and turned down the lights…

At first glance, there’s not much to the Pernice Brothers, and certainly no big knockout punch. But like Sugar Ray Leonard, they’re small but perfectly formed and quite often beautiful in motion.

Thanks to the person who shared this on the net in 2004/5.

SBD > Sony MZR900 Minidisc > MD master > analog cable > Cool Edit Pro

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Track 01. Everyone Else is Evolving 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 02. Bryte Side 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 03. Crestfallen 3:28 (5.8MB)
Track 04. She Heightened Everything 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 05. Television 5:00 (8.4MB)
Track 06. Bum Leg 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 07. Monkey Suit 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 08. The Ballad Of Bjorn Borg 3:48 (6.4MB)
Track 09. Flaming Wreck 5:42 (9.6MB)
Track 10. Overcome By Happiness 4:00 (6.7MB)
Track 11. Prince Valium 5:02 (8.4MB)
Track 12. Working Girls 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 13. Hundred Dollar Pocket 5:09 (8.7MB)
Track 14. Wait To Stop 3:58 (6.7MB)
Track 15. Grudge F**k 6:10 (10.4MB)
Track 16. Silo 3:20 (5.6MB)
Track 17. Cronulla Breakdown 3:31 (5.9MB)
Track 18. Nobody’s Watching 3:54 (6.6MB)
Track 19. Chicken Wire 4:51 (8.2MB)
80 mins

Joe Pernice
Tom Monahan
Peyton Pinkerton

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  1. 16 Responses to “PERNICE BROTHERS - SYDNEY 2002”


    By dropkick sarge on Nov 8, 2013

  3. Always loved the Scud Mountain Boys………

    By Timmy on Nov 8, 2013

  4. Artwork will not download. Any chance you can check it? Thanks

    By daij on Nov 9, 2013

  5. Looking forward to checking out something new (at least to me considering the date). FYI - the links to the cover art seem to be hosed.

    By drkrick on Nov 9, 2013

  6. Hello daij and drkrick

    Thanks for your notes. Kindly refresh the page/link and try again.

    By bigozine2 on Nov 9, 2013

  7. I was never interested in the Penis Brothers…

    By george martini on Nov 9, 2013

  8. no one was ever interested in your juvenile posts. Sad but true…

    By betterthanu on Nov 9, 2013

  9. Not as sad as your juvenile name, betterthannothing,lol.Case closed

    By gerbil joe colostomy bag butt plug on Nov 9, 2013

  10. Put garth, darth, harth, sarth & a martini in the silo before it burns

    By Timmy on Nov 9, 2013


    By darth k-tel on Nov 10, 2013

  12. Not as sad as your juvenile name, betterthannothing,lol.Case closed

    Nope. Sorry once again kid.Nothing more infantile than your handle. Now the case is definitely closed,lol

    By InnocentBystander on Nov 11, 2013

  13. odd that u had such a problem with me starting a sentence with the word because yet u seem to have no problem typing sentences in the way u do. look at these. u call that an education? what school of learning taught u to start a sentence with the word ’sorry’ or ‘nothing’ in that manner? if i were u i wouldnt chastize anyone for how they talk/type. your english is close to if not the worst i have found on this site. if u changed id’s i would still know it was u behind the postings. thats embarrassing. dont bother responding. i dont know if i could handle laughing at u any more today. lol.

    By darth on Nov 11, 2013

  14. I’ll pass on this one, it’s too easy. :-)

    By Dingus on Nov 11, 2013

  15. now taking students

    By darth school for trolls on Nov 11, 2013

  16. i dont know if i could handle laughing at u any more today…

    its sunday night and darth has run out of wipes

    By darth school for trolls on Nov 11, 2013

  17. since there has only been one pearl jam item on bigo and it wont allow comments any longer i figured i would post a comment here about them that would interest their fans. maybe this will inspire some of their fans to make some of these shows available to us here.

    By darth on Nov 16, 2013

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