Posts Tagged ‘ATP’

Einstürzende Neubauten @ The Tivoli, 23.02.2013

Photos of Einstürzende Neubauten’s Brisbane show at The Tivoli on 23 February 2013

All Tomorrow’s Parties – The Nightmare Before Xmas 2009 – Part 5

Into the home straight of MBV’s Nightmare Before Xmas weekend, although in reality it’s just the end of the first three days of the ATP adventure, with four days of In Between Days and the long weekend of Ten Years of ATP still to come. Again, no notes were written and it’s a long time ago to try and drag […]

All Tomorrow’s Parties – The Nightmare Before Xmas 2009 – Part 4

In the fullness of time (i.e. 30 months after the event) the Sunday afternoon of the 2009 Nightmare Before Xmas is largely a blank.  I can remember thinking Gemma Hayes, as an acoustic singer-songwriter type, was a bit of a strange choice, given the rest of the weekend’s lineup. I can’t remember anything about Lilys.  A […]

All Tomorrow’s Parties – The Nightmare Before Xmas 2009 – Part 3

Although there’s a heavy dose of indie rock’s heritage on show at ATP, there are a number of newer acts also playing the festival. The previous week the NME had announced that The Horrors had won their Album of the Year poll with Primary Colours. It was a surprising choice to me as it wasn’t an album […]

All Tomorrow’s Parties – The Nightmare Before Xmas 2009 – Part 2

Day 2 of 2009’s Nightmare before Xmas and you get the impression that everyone in attendance woke up with a sore head, which was eased over breakfast and Muppet Treasure Island on one of the ATP TV Channels.  The two ATP TV channels broadcast cult films, music documentaries and obviously hangover-relieving programs for the mornings-after-the-nights-before, 24 hours […]

All Tomorrow’s Parties December 2009 – 10 Years of ATP – Part 4

Sunday. Day three of Ten Days of ATP. Day 10 and the last day of the ATP adventure.  However, after nine days of eating crap and drinking more that I’ve probably drunk since I was 18 and was just starting university, my body gives up. I finally get to see Shellac and it was worth […]

All Tomorrow’s Parties December 2009 – 10 Years of ATP – Part 3

And so to The Drones, who get some favourable time-tabling by being the first band on the Centre Stage after proceedings have finished on the Pavilion Stage for the day.  However, disappointingly the turnout for them is one of the smallest of the weekend, although this makes it easier to get to the barrier and […]

All Tomorrow’s Parties December 2009 – 10 Years of ATP – Part 2

The line-up for the Saturday of Ten Years of ATP is the high point of the weekend, the pinnacle of the ten days I will have spent at Butlins Minehead on this trip, the ultimate in ATP-ness, boasting a Pavilion stage line-up of Afrirampo, Dirty Three, Battles and The Breeders, interspersed with the likes of […]

All Tomorrow’s Parties December 2009 – 10 Years of ATP – Part 1

More from the ‘Better Late Than Never (Maybe) files, this time the Ten Years of ATP festival at Butlins Minhead, otherwise known as Days 8 to 10 of my 2009 ATP Butlins Minehead experience, the final leg after the three day MBV Nightmare Before Xmas weekend and the four days of In Between Days. With […]

ATP – In Between Days 2009: APSE + Sleepy Sun + Deerhoof + Polvo, 11-12-2009

File under ‘Better Late Than Never (Maybe): Part 4. For the final day of In Between Days there’s a change from the Wild West theme pub stylings of Crazy Horse to the much larger Red’s bar.  Although a few more people have turned up a day early for the 10 Days of ATP weekend, moving […]

ATP – In Between Days 2009: Om + Bardo Pond + Mum + Growing, 10-12-2009

File under ‘Better Late Than Never (Maybe): Part 3’. One of the disappointing things about In Between Days was that there wasn’t a lot to do during the days whilst waiting for the bands to start in the evening.  With only 100 or so people on site most of the facilities were closed; no swimming […]

ATP – In Between Days 2009: Fuck Buttons + Dirty Three + Josh T Pearson, 09-12-2009

File under ‘Better Late Than Never (Maybe): Part 2’. Day 2 of In Between Days is easily the best day of the four, mainly because getting to see Dirty Three play close up on a tiny stage in a tiny venue (a Western theme bar to boot) with 100 other people is always going to […]

ATP – In Between Days 2009: Lightning Bolt + Glass Rock + Alexander Tucker, 08-12-2009

File under ‘Better Late Than Never (Maybe): Part 1’. The first day of In Between Days 2009 was all about finally getting to see Lightning Bolt.  Whilst they had played the Sunday night of MBV’s Nightmare  Before Xmas, they clashed with getting to see MBV for the third time in three days and as I […]

All Tomorrow’s Parties – The Nightmare Before Xmas 2009 – My Bloody Valentine vs ‘The Holocaust’

Back in the day, way back in March 1992 I could have gone to see My Bloody Valentine play at Whitley Bay Ice Rink on the Rollercoaster tour, where they were supporting Jesus & Mary Chain along with Dinosaur Jr and with Blur opening.  But at the time I wasn’t that into any of the […]

All Tomorrow’s Parties – The Nightmare Before Xmas 2009 – Part 1

Amazingly not only have more than six months passed since the December 2009 10 days of ATP bonanza but Minehead has also played host to another couple of amazing looking ATP festivals, with Matt Groening curating the first weekend and Pavement the second.  As usual, there were some amazing bands on both of bills and […]

Dirty Three @ The Tivoli 25-01-10

Back in the good old days of film cameras, one of the harder things to keep a check on, in addition to whether any of the photos you’d taken were actually any good, was how many photos you’d taken of each band member.  Many a frustrating Sunday morning was spent developing films in the darkroom […]

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, […]

ATP Nightmare Before Xmas 2009 – Saturday Quick Round-Up

The Tyde  The Membranes Sun Ra Arkestra Harmony Rockets The Pastels That Petrol Emotion J Mascis & The Fog The Horrors Spectrum Sonic Youth Robin Guthrie My Bloody Valentine No Age Fucked Up

Fuck Buttons + Dead Meadow + Afrirampo @ The Powerhouse

Brisbane not being Sydney or Melbourne (or at least not Mt Buller) means we are deprived of the full ATP line-up, making do with a week of selected highlights; Harmonia, Michael Gira, and Psarandonis playing separate gigs in the Powerhouse’s Visy Theatre, the main one-day, one-stage festival, with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Saints, Spiritualized, Robert […]

ATP Mt Buller: Part 6

Despite only living in Melbourne, a reluctance to play anywhere near as north as Brisbane in a number of years makes Rowland S Howard a real personal draw-card. Having never seen him in the flesh his gaunt appearance is a bit of a shock, but he is in good humour, and with his excellent but […]

ATP Mt Buller: Part 5

If there is one major criticism that could be leveled at the ATP Australian line-up, it’s that it’s very male and very middle-aged. In that respect, Afrirampo are like a breath of fresh air. Sure, they have the whole clichéd Japanese female punk band thing, with the colorful outfits (resplendent with artistic face make up), the […]

ATP Mt Buller: Part 4

All the exertion of the previous day as taken it’s toll as I wake to a world of pain, with extremely sore knees and back.  Things are taken more leisurely than at Splendour, when the alarm was set for 6am on both days, so editing the first days photos starts at a more reasonable hour, […]

ATP Mt Buller: Part 3

As with recent shows over the last couple of years, tonight’s Silver Apples set is performed as a solo set by Simeon Coxe.  Similar to Fuck Buttons he’s got his array of vintage-looking instruments laid out on the table in front of him, but unlike Fuck Buttons on the Bourke Street Stage, the smaller and lower Amphitheatre Stage, […]

ATP Mt Buller: Part 2

After the second time of climbing the hill I’m officially over it and it’s time to consider using the ski lifts, which are now in operation. The reformed Primitive Calculators sound like a band that has only played once in almost 30 years (a warm up Melbourne show a few days earlier), with an initial sense of […]