Posts Tagged ‘live music’

Avicii in Melbourne

Avicii at Melbourne Showgrounds

Avicii played Melbourne Showgrounds on a massively perfect sunny Australia Day. You can see an extended gallery of images on the Frontier Touring website.

Rock’s photos are on show


Some of my favourite music photography work is currently on display at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum alongside genuine Australian music photography hero Kane Hibberd‘s work, and accompanying the museum’s exhibit of ‘Rolling Stone: The Covers 1972 – 2010′. Both exhibits are on until July 7th 2013 and you can find all the details on […]

RIP Jeff Hanneman


RIP Jeff Hanneman. I’m glad I got to experience to complete Slayer experience when I did. Pure old school thrash. I’ve heard he was starting to play guitar again. Pretty darn impressive after such insane damage. Spiders suck. RIP to a metal legend.

Music video collab with Ciara O’Grady


Last year I headed off to Europe with The Peep Tempel. I was pretty satisfied with the story the tour stills captured but the coolest tour story in the end was told by the music video collaboration I did with London-based Australian video editor, Ciara O’Grady. We imagined a chronological cutting together of all the […]

Cat Power at The Forum Melbourne


I’d never seen Cat Power perform before. Do yourself a favour, put it on your bucket list. Cat Power aka Chan Marshall played Melbourne’s Forum Theatre before playing at Golden Plains Music Festival. Her solo show in Melbourne was photographed for triple j and you can see the complete gallery here.

The Peep Tempel European Tour photo roundup

peep tempel germany

This was my first International band tour coverage. Whatever I do next, if I never get to do this again (tour gigs are a rarity in this day and age), I’ll feel forever blessed to have been along for The Peep Tempel’s inaugural International ride. The tour kicked off in late August 2012, starting in […]

Weezer in Melbourne

weezer melbourne

Oh my, lads. You made the 16 year wait for your return to Australia all worthwhile. A best of set with a single Pinkerton teaser then the Blue Album in full. Sigh. Bliss. See Weezer boys, Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell & Scott Shriner, performing at Melbourne’s at Sidney Myer Music Bowl last night. Weezer […]

The Hives at Falls Festival

Pelle Almqvist of Swedish band The Hives

Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist did so much jumping and the rest of The Hives had their usual incredible, contagious, energy levels at Falls Festival in Lorne that I thought The Hives deserved their own photo post.  

The Flaming Lips at Falls Festival

Photo of Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips put on such a spectacular show at The Falls Festival in Lorne, I thought it was only appropriate to give them their own entire blog post to show the entire antics of their shows….

Falls Festival 2012 photos

Photo of Hilltop Hoods at Falls Festival 2012

Well, Falls Festival is done and dusted for another year. A rather epic 4 days of the usual Falls Lorne dry, scalding heat in the sun, freezing cold in the shade, dusty, heavily-trodden paths from campsite main stage and that goddamn hill from Valley stage to Grand Theatre stage but, of course, plenty of good […]

Japandroids will be in Australia soon

Australia, you are in for a treat. Japandroids will be in the country for Laneway Festival in February. I’ve never seen circle-pits like I encountered at the Japandroid set at Tilburg’s Incubate Music Festival (Holland) in September this year. Freaking epic. The best part? Security allowing adults to be adults. Circle-pit participants were left to enjoy […]

Incubate Festival – Holland

Photo of danish punk band Lower

The Peep Tempel’s European tour took the lad’s to Tilburg in Holland where they played Incubate Festival. On the bill were stellar bands like Mogwai, The Buzzcocks, The Men, Japandroids, danish punk bands Iceage & Lower to name but a few. I’ll be adding more photos in the coming days but here’s my favourites of Lower […]

Radiohead play Melbourne

Photo of Thom Yorke with Radiohead in Melbourne 2012

Radiohead in Melbourne. No words adequately sum up these two shows. I’ll let the photos do the talking. Needless to say, thank-you, Radiohead. Melbourne is so very grateful.  

Harvest Festival 2012 – Melbourne photos

Photo of Grizzly Bear at Melbourne's Harvest Festival 2012

This was my first Harvest Festival. Last year was the inaugural and I was covering triple j’s Straight to You – tribut to Nick Cave concerts. But as they say, never buy the first release of anything….by the sounds of last year, it may go the same for the first year of any music festival […]

Foo Fighters photos in Adelaide

I think pretty much every music photographer and music journalist in the world has a crush on Dave Grohl. I am no exception. So I was more than happy to head over to Adelaide in December 2011 to photograph Foo Fighters for Frontier Touring. I’d never shot in Adelaide before and it was a rather […]

The Black Keys

Photo of Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, 2008

If you aren’t addicted to the Black Keys by now, then you’re probably a lost case…for those Ohio-born lads anyway. They’ve always been stellar but the last album just owned the world. Legends. Just in case you didn’t know. Despite being only a two-piece, they also slam out a mean-as live show. Here’s a collection […]

Coldplay at Rod Laver Arena in 2009

Photo of Chris Martin of Coldplay in Melbourne in 2009

Coldplay came to Melbourne in 2009 and sold out Rod Laver Arena. I was there to cover the show on behalf of Myspace. It was the first time I’d seen Chris Martin and the band live since 2001 when I was a 17-year-old at the Melbourne Big Day Out. The world was only just getting […]

triple j’s Surprise Party 2012

triple j presenter Deacon Rose DJ's triple j's Surprise Party 2012

Triple J sure do know how to throw a party. A surprise party! Returning Aussie, Grace, got the surprise of her life when her best pal and triple j Breakfast hosts Alex Dyson & Tom Ballard surprised her with a homecoming party like no other. The party kicked off at Billboard with celebrity music guests […]

Foals secret show for Myspace

Yannis Philippakis & Jimmy Smith of Foals at Trades Hall, July 2010

My website got hacked a couple of weeks back which is a total pain because they completely trashed the backend of the site and I now have to redo the whole thing. The silver lining is that in trawling my archives to find the content to get it back to the state it was, I’ve […]

The Men will be your new favourite band

The Men will be your new favourite band. Just sayin’. As a photographer, it’s rare that I shoot any bands that I don’t already know. Let alone get to shoot when I’m not ‘working’. Which is not a bad thing. I became a photographer for a reason. It just means that it’s really rare that I […]

The Peep Tempel tour France

The Peep Tempel's Blake Scott in Lyon photographed by Kate Griffin

I didn’t think I’d get an opportunity to blog at all while on this tour, but thanks to the wonders of free wifi at local cafes on almost every corner, I’m taking the small window of opportunity while The Peep Tempel go pick up their tour van and backline from the hire store in Berlin. […]

LCD Soundsystem & Shut up and play the hits

LCD Soundsystem in Melbourne

Dead-set brilliant. Stunning. Clever. Emotive. Words don’t really describe how well shot and cut ‘Shut up and play the hits‘, the documentary of LCD Soundsystem’s farewell show at New York’s Madison Square Garden is. You just have to see it. I was lucky and and unlucky to have photographed James Murphy, Nancy Whang & Pat Mahoney […]

Django Django at The Corner

Photo of Vincent Neff of Django Django at the Corner Hotel

Django Django rocked the Corner Hotel supported by the rad as The Cast of Cheers post Splendour in the Grass 2012. Django Django are drummer David Maclean, singer/guitarist Vincent Neff, bassist Jimmy Dixon and synth and tambourine man Tommy Grace. Don’t know these guys yet? A must for any psychedelia fans. Django Django were shot for triple j and you […]

Bands at The Forum Theatre

The Forum live music window poster

I have no doubt that much of the Victoria population has the same sentiment as I about Melbourne’s Forum Theatre. It’s the iconic, decadent, old school styled theatre venue that sits on the quieter end of Flinders St. It has hosted thousands of bands, concerts, artists and comedians over the years and for anyone who […]