Posts Tagged ‘The Arena’

The Black Keys + Gomez + Dr Dog @ The Arena

It’s Monday the fifth of January.  For many it’s the first day back at work after the Christmas and New Year holidays. The Black Keys are playing at The Arena, with a really good support band in Gomez and one of the worst named bands ever, Dr Dog, opening.  Although there are three bands on the bill, the doors […]

The Jesus & Mary Chain: Head On

The Jesus and Mary Chain were a band that I never quite got at the time. I got ‘Psychocandy’ and it was OK but didn’t blow me away. I picked up ‘Automatic’ cheaply in Woolworths (I think I might have paid £1.99 for it) and again it was quite good but not enough to make […]

Yngwie Malmsteen

So, you miss out on U2 and next up is Yngwie Malmsteen… Thought I’d get there a bit early, get into the pit before it kicked off and do some still life shots of the guitar, the scalloped fretboard, the wall of Marshall amps etc. Get there at 8:50pm and find out that the door […]

Hard-Fi + Vanlustbader

I photographed Hard-Fi and Vanlustbader at The Arena last night. Thanks to the joys of promoter contracts I can’t show you the photos but they’re here. I was only allowed to photograph in the first 3 songs. I was walking out the pit at the start of Vanlustbader’s 4th song when whoever was running the […]

Arctic Monkeys

I photographed Arctic Monkeys last night at The Arena. I’d been looking forward to it but it, especially as The Grates were supporting. But then I got told that had to be there at 9pm to be escorted in, and then be escorted out after the first three songs. So no Grates photos. And had […]