Vodacom Live Round Up from Meg Roux
It was already dark and I was late. As I ran from one end of Mary Fitzgerald Square to the other, the loud beat of local DJ Lil’ Bow rang in my ears. Finally, I was inside, and just in time for the ever popular local act, Al Bairre. Consisting of Tom, Nic, Julia, Kyle and Tessa, this band from the Mother City was voted quite enthusiastically to open for Alt-J. The voters for the VITC Open The City Competition weren’t wrong – Al Bairre were fantastic. With determination I moved my way through the crowd and to the front of the stage just as Nic began singing. Soon the crowd and I were one, swaying to the lyrics of this five piece indie prodigy.