Archive for May, 2009

Villains of Wilhelm + White Mansions @ UnderExposed

One of the definite downsides to photographing regularly (See: Always) for publications is that it can be hard to relax, enjoy your photography, mess around, experiment, have fun; it’s always about getting the shot and this can easily take up all your time and focus at a gig because you have to deliver the goods. […]

School of Seven Bells @ The Zoo

School of Seven Bells‘ debut album, ‘Alpinisms‘, has been on high rotation round these parts in recent weeks; it’s a pretty good modern shoegaze album, although being the modern age it’s way too long, especially so for a debut album, and would have benefitted by losing a 3 or 4 songs, possibly the ones where they sound too […]

Giants of Science + Hits + No Anchor @ The Troubadour

  I always felt disappointed (and a bit guilty) that I didn’t go to what at the time might have been Giants Of Science‘s last show at Fat Louie’s in the city back in June 2007.  At the time I had no idea that it might be the end of the band (with drummer Steve Lynagh […]

Easy Star All-Stars @ The Zoo

Although it’s mid-week, there’s a more than healthy crowd at The Zoo for the Easy Star All-Stars and it’s been a while since it’s been one of those really hot and sweaty nights that you often get there.   Getting there just before the band start there’s the initial semi-circle of fear that arcs around the front of […]

Evan Dando @ The Zoo

The live experience car-crash reputation is something that Evan Dando seems unable to shake off, to the point where it feels like it’s almost compulsory to see him more than once on any tour to ensure that you get the full repertoire of one performance to remember for all the right reasons and one for […]

The Kills + Louis XIV @ The Zoo

A seemingly rare night of festival sideshow action in Brisbane… Louis XIV start much later than advertised, possibly because The Zoo was rather empty at the time they were supposed to start, although it gradually fills up in the interim.   Having seen them the last time they played at The Zoo in 2006, they don’t […]

The Duke Spirit + Jack Ladder @ The Zoo

Jack Ladder, recent Australian Music Prize runner-up and recipient of the Red Bull Prize of $15,000 “in recognition of outstanding potential”, is an unlikely support act for 60’s R&B influenced The Duke Spirit.  Playing solo without his normal band and with just an acoustic guitar he possesses a deep, rich voice that evokes Bob Dylan and […]

Me vs Splendour In The Grass 2009

I’m confirmed to photograph at this year’s sold-out-in-75-minutes Splendour In The Grass festival down at Byron Bay at the end of July. The lineup so far is: Bloc Party Flaming Lips Jane’s Addiction MGMT Hilltop Hoods Grinspoon Midnight Juggernauts The Specials Augie March Sarah Blasko Friendly Fires White Lies Little Birdy Josh Pyke The Gutter […]

Andrew Morris + Texas Tea @ The Globe

It’s the first time I’ve seen Texas Tea since their album launch back at the end of November. After an all-star cast that night, it’s back to just Kate and Ben tonight. The band sound as good as ever though. Having photographed them on so many occasions, including my very first gig as a Brisbane […]

The Stranglers + Wind & Brackets @ The Tivoli

The Tivoli is surprisingly full for tonight’s Stranglers show; there wasn’t much in the way of advertising for either the original date (in December, but cancelled with the GFC being blamed) or tonight’s show, and at $90 a ticket it’s a fairly pricey mid-week night out It’s been a long time I last saw Wind […]