Archive for February, 2010

Marianne Faithfull @ The Tivoli 30-01-10

For a while tonight’s Marianne Faithfull show, the first of two at The Tivoli, didn’t look like it was going to happen as a reviewer interested in covering the show couldn’t be found, meaning that it’s a fairly last minute addition to my diary. Looking around the venue, it’s a very mixed crowd; there’s obviously a […]

I Heart Hiroshima @ The Powerhouse

Today’s gig is billed as a farewell show, I Heart Hiroshima‘s last before drummer Susie heads to Berlin, with the band playing both of their albums in full over two separate sets.  It’s a Sunday afternoon all-ages show at The Powerhouse, and unlike the venue’s more typical Sunday shows, this time you’ve got to pay to […]

Pains Of Being Pure At Heart @ The Zoo 20-02-10

Apparently this was a really good gig; it just completely passed me by as I was still in Soundwave euphoria and having already photographed 23 bands that day, by Number 24 I was very much in autopilot mode.  It sounded nice enough; very old school 1980’s twee British indie but I was too busy rehydrating […]

Camera Obscura @ The Zoo

It isn’t often that you get a “three songs, no flash” instruction at The Zoo, the only ones I can remember were for Amanda Palmer and We Are Scientists.  It didn’t really make much difference for WAS but was very annoying for Amanda Palmer, considering all the amazing theatrics throughout the show.  I think I […]

Big Sound 2009 – Friday

Friday was the last day of the conference.  No live music and just a half day (luckily the afternoon session) photographing the Master Classes, seminars and Keynote Interviews.  Was busy editing the photos first thing so unfortunately missed Glenn Wheatley‘s Keynote Address, which by all accounts was excellent.  The easy highlight of the day was […]

Big Sound 2009 – Thursday

Thursday morning was another morning off from photographing the conference, when I again got to sit in and listen to the talks, with my stint starting in the afternoon session.  Again, the Keynote Interviews were the highlight, particularly Everett True‘s interview with Danny Goldberg. Photographing the sessions was generally quite straightforward; a combination of wide-angle […]

Soundwave 2010 – Quick Round Up – Part 3

Soundwave 2010 Quick Round Up Part 3.  A gallery of my photos from the day is on The Vine. Meshuggah Anvil Isis Enter Shikari The Aquabats Gallows Rolo Tomassi

Soundwave 2010 – Quick Round Up – Part 2

Soundwave 2010 Quick Round Up Part 2.  A gallery of my photos from the day is on The Vine. Eagles Of Death Metal Taking Back Sunday HIM Escape The Fate Reel Big Fish Set Your Goals Anthrax

Soundwave 2010 – Quick Round Up – Part 1

I photographed Soundwave in Brisbane last weekend.  It was very much a last minute thing and at the start of the week I wasn’t expecting to be photographing, as much as I wanted to do it.  I will probably get around to blogging in a bit more detail sometime but it was a bit of […]

Big Sound 2009 – Wednesday

For a few days back in September I got to play at being a proper bona fide photographer for a few days when I was commissioned by the organisers to be part of a three-person team of photographers covering the Big Sound conference in Brisbane.  The work involved covering the panel discussions and also all […]

Photos in Rolling Stone Australia RS700

I’ve got a couple of photos in this month’s Rolling Stone Australia (RS700, The First Annual Awards Issue), one of the Dirty Three and one of The Drones.  Both photos are from All Tomorrow’s Parties at Minehead from last December; the Dirty Three photo from the Inbetween Days festival, when they played an amazing, unrehearsed, […]

Brisbane Sounds 2010 Media Launch @ The Zoo

One gig that has always been scribbled in my diary for the last couple of years has been the annual Brisbane Sounds gig at The Zoo.  The night is a showcase of local bands used as a fundraiser to raise money for a promotional CD sampler of Brisbane bands.  You can read more about it […]

Violent Soho @ The Step Inn

Leaving the Monster Magnet show mid-way through it’s a race across town to get to the Step Inn for Violent Soho’s last show before relocating to New York. I get there just in time, although having missed all the support acts. Photographing at the Step Inn is challenging at the best of times, as it’s […]

Monster Magnet + Regular John + Rollerball @ The Hi-Fi

I find out tonight that Monster Magnet have a completely different fan base in Australia than they do in the UK, Whilst the UK fanbase is more what I’d expect, being the typical indie/rock crowd, the audience in the Hi-Fi tonight is possibly the most bogan crowd I’ve ever experienced outside an Australian music festival. […]

Alice Cooper @ Brisbane Convention Centre

The cool kids would never contemplate it let alone accept it, but Alice Cooper > Iggy Pop and basically the classic Alice Cooper band (when it was the name of the band, not just the singer) > The Stooges. Alice Cooper was one of the first things I ever got into and I’ve got more […]