Here are some pics from my band's record release show last week at Trailer Space. Many thanks go out to Night Siege, Cutting Losses and Gospel & The Wolf for playing that show.
Also, I want to say thanks again to my friend Eric Hueber for taking pictures of us with my camera (go see his movie Rainbows End at the Austin Film Festival this year).
When I started transferring these pics I noticed they all seemed a little out of focus. Sure enough, my fish eye lens has some kind of problem where it's stuck on "infinity" for the focus. So... I'll be looking in to getting that fixed, I guess. I had to go against my better judgement to upload these pictures, but I gave in and here they are. I am now accepting donations for the lens repairs ;-)
The Life And Times played at the Mohawk a few days ago, so I made my way up there to check them out and take a few pictures. This is a great band. If you are not already familiar, click the link above and check out their tunes. For fans of Swervedriver, Shiner, Hum, etc... The pics: The Life And Times
I unexpectedly got to catch Royal Forest (formerly Loxsly) at Emo's last night (thank you, Emo's marquee sign thingee). And this was also a CD release show for Royal Forest, so I got to pick up some new music, as well. Little do they know, but Royal Forest was instrumental in my decision earlier in the day to buy a new desk at Ikea. I strongly recommend taking along an iPod with you to Ikea. The random screams of little children mixed in with the music in your head makes for a much improved Ikea shopping experience. Too bad the desk would not fit in my car. Sad.
It had been way too long since I'd seen My Education play a show, so I finally managed to catch them last night at Red 7 after a full year of missing them play. I was not disappointed. They were great as usual. If you weren't there, you missed another great performance. Here is a visual record for your viewing pleasure:
Here are a few pics from a big hardcore show on the last day of South By South West. There were many more bands on this show (including my band One Against Many), but I only took pics of these three bands while I was there. I saw a couple other people taking pictures, so keep your eyes peeled for those somewhere on the vast expanse that is the internet.
And this is part two of the two part show. This part of the show took place on the Lamer Pedestrian Bridge. This show was also shut down by the Man. However, three bands managed to play before getting shut down.
My band (One Against Many) played a show with a couple of new Austin hardcore bands and Donnybrook (from California) this last Tuesday. Thanks to my lovely wife for taking pictures of One Against Many.
The Broken Neck is back in business. I caught a few bands there last week. Hatred Surge played as well, but I didn't get any shots of them (this is becoming a habit). They slayed, nonetheless. Enjoy the pics...
Took a few pictures of Big Fiction at the last show at Snake Eyes Vinyl this last Saturday. That place was stuffed to capacity (probably beyond). Big Fiction put on a great show.
Among the other bands that played was a band from Houston called CAVERNOUS. I didn't really get any photos of them, but I recommend you check them out if you have an opportunity to see them live. I was very impressed. I would say they are instrumental metal in the vein of Russian Circles, but maybe a little more technical. You'd dig it if you're in to that kind of stuff. I am.