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.
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 […]
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 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….
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
An hour and a half before the headline act, Django Django, were due to walk on stage, The Corner Hotel was already full. All for Irish newcomers The Cast of Cheers who had just played Byron Bay’s 2012 Splendour in the Grass. You never know what to expect when you cover a support act. Most times, […]
Jack White hit Melbourne last night. In Australia to tour his solo album ‘Blunderbuss’ (he’ll also play at the Hordern Pavillion in Sydney and Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay), Jack and the all girl version of his band - he tours with an all male and all female band and chooses on the […]
The Shins are the closest thing I have to a religion. I’m so lucky in my photography career to have seen, met and shot so many phenomenal musicians and then on top of that, I’ve been exceptionally lucky to have photographed pretty much all of my favourite bands. But until last night, I had never shot The […]
The last time Soundgarden were in Australia was 1997: I was 13 and had no idea. I had, however, been introduced to Soundgarden several years before via my brother and his act of lending me the Tim Winton book, Lockie Leonard: Human Torpedo which quotes the band’s song Black Hole Sun in the opening pages. While I […]
Boy & Bear came out of nowhere for me. Totally understated and mostly under-rated and to be honest, if it wasn’t for Rdio, they may have slipped past me entirely. The band is singer Dave Hosking, guitarist Killian Gavin, bass guitarist Jake Tarasenko, drummer Tim Hart & keys player by Jon Hart and you should […]
The Jezebels are stellar. It’s that simple. The Byron Bay foursome Hayley Mary, Heather Shannon, Nik Kaloper and Samuel Lockwood are showing us all that Australia really does have international calibre musicians and they don’t have to be ACDC. This show was shot for triple j and you can see the full Jezebels gallery here
I’ve shot Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine a couple of times now. Each tour to Australia since the first time I photographed her at the Laneway Festival in 2010, she’s commanded larger and larger audiences at larger and larger concert venues. She’s come all the way from the tiny Footscray Laneway Festival stage, […]
In December 2009, Karen O and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs were in Australia for the Falls Festival. They played a sold out Falls side-show at Festival Hall in Melbourne before playing Falls and then backed it up with a smaller, more intimate side-show at the Forum Theatre. These shows, particularly because of Karen O, will […]
The 2012 Splendour in the Grass line up was announced today. There’s a hell of a lot of sterling bands on the bill this year but the announcement of Bloc Party reminded me of their amazing show at Festival hall which I covered way back in 2008. With most of my work going to websites […]
For the last three years, triple j has broadcasted with a live audience on Good Friday to celebrate the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. For the third year of Good Az Friday, as with the first and second, I covered the event for the triple j website. Good Az Friday is always solid fun and has grown […]
I think I’ve shot every Soundwave Festival that’s ever come through Melbourne, except the Faith No More year when some bright spark decided to supply me a writers pass rather than a photo pass. Which sucked because they weren’t letting me in with a bag full of cameras unless I had photo accreditation and I […]
On February 23rd 2012, the two year anniversary since 20,000 people marched through Melbourne to the tune of AC/DC’s definitive ‘Long Way to the Top’ to protest against the Victorian Government’s misguided policy link between live music and violence, Australia celebrated it’s first ever National SLAM Day. National SLAM day is about supporting your local artists and […]