Philadelphia Grand Jury + DZ @ The Troubadour

I put in to cover this show more for another chance to see DZ play as opposed to getting to photograph the headline act.  They had their strobe out in force again so took the opportunity to play around with long exposures again, as I had when I’d seen them before.  I was less lazy than I normally am and moved around the stage more than last time.  Ended up pretty happy with the photos that I got; I think they are a better set than last time

I don’t know who does Philadelphia Grand Jury’s press but they definitely deserve some sort of award.  They’ve been inescapable over the last few months, be it in the press, on TV, on the radio, all over the internet, just everywhere, culminating in a nomination for album of the year from Triple J and a Top 10 placing in Mess+Noise’s 2009 critic’s poll.  And whilst they’re not a bad band, they’re not a great band and somewhat undeserving of all the attention that has been paid to them, although ‘The Good News’ is a great track.

Much is made of their live show and again it’s alright but nothing outstanding.  Having said that I leave at the start of the encore (being a Thursday night and with the photos due in the morning) and miss bassist MC Bad Genius stripping down to his underwear, which all the following week’s street press publications make a note of focussing on.  So maybe taking your trousers off is the key to success in the modern music industry…

More photos on Flickr.

2 Responses to “Philadelphia Grand Jury + DZ @ The Troubadour”

  1. […] Another chance to catch up with DZ, this time away from the small stage of The Troubadour, supporting I Heart Hiroshima at The Zoo.  I had hoped that the larger venue, larger stage and better lighting might make it an improved photographic experience but it ends up being almost the opposite, with the band being swallowed up by the much bigger stage and the strobe light having much less of an impact in the smaller confines of The Troubadour.  So I stuck with shorter shutter speeds and didn’t really try to get any of the multiple exposures that I had done before when seeing them at two Troubadour shows, a headline 1am show and supporting Philadelphia Grand Jury. […]

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