Friday, July 7, 2017

Dead Links Are Dead

It recently came to my attention that many links to the photos are dead. This is due to Google switching from Picasa to Google Photos. I will reupload these photos to Google Photos (or a new service) at some point, but for now if there is a dead link just email me and I'll send you a good link to the photos you're looking for.

Thanks! - Darin
toomanyweapons (at) gmail dot com

Sunday, April 15, 2012

One Against Many/Just Sayin'/Old Poets

These pics are from a great locals only show at Trailer Space Records organized by the guys from Old Poets. Thanks to Mike from Old Poets for taking pictures of One Against Many.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Power Trip at Red 7

Check out these photos from Power Trip's show at Red 7 last night. I had car trouble and missed the other bands. Sorry to disappoint.

Keep an eye out on Gray Muncy's Flickr page if you'd like to see some pics of the other bands:

Monday, November 28, 2011

Will To Live/Band Of Mercy

I had the good fortune to finally go to Fallcore this year (yes, it was my first Fallcore ever). My fortunes turned a bit sour with vehicle trouble while in Houston. But I still prevailed and even got around to taking a few photos of Band Of Mercy and Will To Live while I was there. Here they are:

PS - Thanks to everyone in Houston for all their help while I was dealing with all the van trouble.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Losing Grip/Findings/Aspire House Show

Got some shots of a few bands that played an interesting house show last night in Austin. LOSING GRIP played an impromtu "last" show at this show. They only managed to play one full song before the show was shut down because of a noise warning. Be sure to check out Aspire on their tour with A Better Hope Foundation over the next couple of weeks. Good Texas HC dudes.

I pulled out the camera for the following bands:

Findings (From Arlington, TX)
Aspire (from Corpus Christi, TX)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Power Trip/Question

Snapped some shots of Power Trip and Question in Austin, TX on May 20th. There were more bands, but I got lazy again. Hope you like these:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Truth @ The Vista Lounge

Here are some pics of TRUTH from Ft. Worth playing at The Vista Lounge in Tyler, TX (my old home town). This was just one band of about 20 or so that played that day. TRUTH are a youth crew style band and they cover "Nailed To The X." This is not a bad thing.

Check out the photos, their Facebook page and download their demo below:

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cutting Losses/Dead Times/Drawback/Losing Grip

We had a fun show the other night at the Parlor in celebration of DREWXBLOOD's birthday. Here are a few shots I got at the show:

Cutting Losses

Sick Of It All/Outbreak/Mother of Mercy/Bitter End/Losing Grip

I'm way behind on these... sorry for the slackin'

Sick Of It All visited our fair city back in January. I've seen this band MANY times over the years. They never put on a bad show.

Garuda @ Red 7

It's been a long time since I last saw Garuda play live... about 7 years to be exact. Garuda came down to Austin for a FREE WEEK show at Red 7. They did not disappoint and I managed to snap a few shots of them. Good to see the guys again. Check out the photos here: Garuda

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cutting Losses @ The Parlor

There was a great show at The Parlor the Saturday after Thanksgiving with Memoirs of a Mercenary, Cutting Losses, SBS and One Against Many. Thanks to all those that came out.

I only managed to get a few shots of Cutting Losses.
Check it: Cutting Losses

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Terror/Grave Maker/Bitter End

I'm getting caught up here, so excuse my tardiness in getting these posted. These are from the Terror "Keepers of the Faith" tour when it came through Austin.

One Against Many/Night Siege/Cutting Losses

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 ;-)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Botfly @ Walter's on Washington

Sorry... it's been a little quiet lately. Hopefully I'll get around to updating this thing more often.

For now, here are some pics of San Antonio's Botfly from a show last night in Houston.
click here: Botfly

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Oriana Raeo/Franko Nero & Bottle Service/The French Inhales

I neglected to post an update about these two shows. They were both at Trailer Space Records, but on different days, of course. Enjoy.

Oriana Raeo
Franko Nero

Bottle Service
The French Inhales

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Seeker/Cutting Losses/Divide

Here are some pics from last Wednesday night's show at Red 7. One Against Many played, too. I still haven't mastered the art of playing a show AND photographing my own band. :-(

Check out the photos here:

Cutting Losses

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Life And Times @ The Mohawk

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

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mammoth Grinder/Esclavo/Wiccans

I managed to get a few shots at a show One Against Many played on May 1st. Didn't get all the bands (sorry Power Trip & Hatred Surge, I took a break).

Check it:

Mammoth Grinder

Friday, April 23, 2010

Losing Grip @ The Korova Basement

I only managed to get pics of Losing Grip at a show in San Antonio last week. My band played too, so I chilled out a bit in the back during all the other bands. Enjoy what I did manage to get...

Losing Grip

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Royal Forest @ Emo's

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.

Enjoy the pics.

Royal Forest

Check them out here if you're not already a fan.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

My Education @ Red 7

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:

My Education

You should go buy some My Education music from one of these fine websites:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Touché Amoré/Losing Grip/Thank God

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.

Touché Amoré
Losing Grip
Thank God

Friday, March 19, 2010

Shirts For A Cure - SXSW 2010 w/ 7 Seconds and more

It was another great Shirts For A Cure show at Red 7 this year. I took pictures of most of the bands... I missed the first couple of bands. Sorry, I was hungry...

7 Seconds
Fucked Up
Strike Anywhere
Riverboat Gamblers
Dead To Me

Go buy a shirt for a great cause.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Colony/Touché Amoré/Fire Team Charlie

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.

Fire Team Charlie (last show ever)
Touché Amoré

Oriana Raeo/For Want Of

This is part one of a two part show... the first part being a house show that was shut down by the Man.

Oriana Raeo and For Want Of managed to play before the cops showed up.

Part Two in the next post...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Depleted Resource Party @ Trailer Space Records

This was a great show at Trailer Space Records. My band (One Against Many) started off the show, so I don't have any pictures of us... but I did get some shots of these rest of the bands that played.

Wild America
Chest Pain
Pigeon Religion
Mass Sterilization

Monday, March 8, 2010

Cutting Losses/Donnybrook/One Against Many/Losing Grip

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.

Cutting Losses
One Against Many
Losing Grip

The Strange Boys/The Bad Sports

I'm a little behind in photo uploads. So I'll keep this short.

The Strange Boys pics here
The Bad Sports pics here


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mass Sterilization/Chest Pain/Cutting Losses

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...

Mass Sterilization
Chest Pain
Cutting Losses

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bitter End/Eightfifteen/Power Trip

Another great show show at Emo's last night. The show also included The Hope Conspiracy, but I didn't take pictures of them. Sorry, I was feeling lazy.

Bitter End
Power Trip

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Big Fiction @ Snake Eyes Vinyl

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.

So long Snake Eyes.

Here are the pics of: Big Fiction

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mammoth Grinder/Power Trip/Naw Dude

Here are a few pics from the January 1st show at Red 7. There were more bands, but I put away my photo gear and just sat back and watched the rest of the bands. Enjoy these for now...

Mammoth Grinder
Power Trip
Naw Dude

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Stuffies/The Cassingles/Come And Take It/Millipede

Went to a cool pre-holiday show at Beerland... and finally got to see a newish band called Come And Take It with ex members of Camp X-Ray. I'm excited to see these guys play out more in the future.

The Stuffies
The Cassingles
Come And Take It

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Naw Dude/Weekend Nachos/Chest Pain

Weekend Nachos from Chicago came through town and played a show at Snake Eyes Vinyl. I managed to get a few good shots of most of the bands. Hope you like 'em.

Weekend Nachos
Naw Dude
Chest Pain

By the way... I heard that Snake Eyes Vinyl will be closing very soon. If you are in Austin, be sure to get by there and pick up some records/CDs/Zines or whatever before they are gone. Send 'em out on a positive note.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Crack Pipes/Bottle Service/Black Panda

Trailer Space Records in East Austin is becoming one of my favorite places to see (and shoot) a show. To steal a line from Ray from the Crack Pipes, Trailer Space shows have a real sense of community. Granted however, the community that was at this show really liked to smoke cigarettes indoors.

Enjoy the photos.

Cough, cough.

Black Panda
Bottle Service
The Crack Pipes

Bottle Service/The Cassingles/Shanghai River

Here are some pics from a great post-Thanksgiving show at The Parlor:

Bottle Service
The Cassingles
Shanghai River (I miss that restaurant - Oh, the many food comas that were induced there. yum...)

Friday, November 27, 2009

Outbreak/Soul Control/The Golden Age/Eightfifteen/Afflictive Nature

Another great show at the Ten Eleven (formerly the Warhol) in San Antonio. Great shows like this really keep me inspired.

Here are the pics:

Soul Control
The Golden Age
Afflictive Nature

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Fun Fun Fun Fest 2009 - Day 1

Here are some photos from Day 1 of Fun Fun Fun Fest this year. Much more to come tomorrow. Click the links below to see the sets for each band.

7 Seconds
Fucked Up
Dead Confederate
Rat King

*edit - I wasn't really prepared for the rain on day two, so I didn't take any pictures. I'm a loser.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Condemned Unit @ Emo's

Kickin' it old school:
Condemned Unit

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Have Heart @ Emo's

Have Heart's final show in Texas was this last Tuesday and it was a hot one. Emo's had this show on the floor outside. and it was a pretty packed show. I really couldn't get a great spot to take pictures. I had to settle for behind the stage. It was still a tight fit. Come to think of it, the last time I took pictures of Heart Heart it was a pretty tight fit, as well (San Anotnio - June 10, 2008) .

Emo's pics here.

Bottle Service @ Carousel Lounge

Once again Bottle Service brought their unique sound and energy to the people - this time within the circus-themed walls of the Carousel Lounge.

I want some snax, man! I want some snaxxxxx!

Photos here.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hatred Surge/Bottle Service

Hatred Surge pics here.

Bottle Service pics here.

Night, night. Sleep tight.
Don't let the bedbugs bite.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bottle Service @ Beerland

Oh, what Carnage!?! More than just tamborines were killed at this show. Here are the pics.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Matsuri/Moldar/For Want Of/Oriana Raeo

A couple of cool bands from California graced our presence in Austin, Matsuri (from the Bay Area) and Moldar (from LA). For Want Of and Oriana Raeo got things started.

For Want Of
Oriana Raeo

Trifle Tower/Dark Forces/For Want Of/Chest Pain

Texas is hot these days. It's still close to 100 degrees at 9:00 PM. I just thought you should know.

On to the good stuff... the brave bands that refuse to give in to the heat and play shows in hot Pizza joints. Check out these photos of people sweating.

Trifle Tower
Dark Forces
For Want Of
Chest Pain

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Bottle Service @ Sound On Sound

Yep... the tamborine player (we call him "Tamborine Killer") is my stepson, football watchin' buddy and all around good guy. His band is awesome. Check out the pics here.

Check out their Myspace page here.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Anchor/Run With The Hunted/Red Son/Changes

Laziness has set in... I went to this show on 6/19 and I'm just now getting around to updatin' muh blog. Actually, I uploaded the pictures to Picasa like the next day. I just didn't post anything here. So... I'm only part lazy, right?

My free time the last two days has been tied up watching the College World Series. Normally, I hate baseball. But once in a blue moon there is a decent game that I can get into. Last night... great game. Tonight... not so much, but Texas DID win. So... yeah. Who watches baseball anymore?

Enjoy the pics.

Anchor (they're from Sweden!)
Run With The Hunted
Red Son

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Lome Prieta/Trifle Tower/For Want Of

There was good show at Trailer Space Records this last Wednesday. I was not familiar with the out-of-town bands. But I really liked Trifle Tower from Dallas and Loma Prieta from San Francisco. Locals For Want Of were pretty swell, too - as usual. I experimented a lot with various settings and different lenses on the camera at this show, so the pics are all over the place as far as the "look" of each photo.

Monday, May 25, 2009

May 24th, 2009 - Three Shows

The last day of Choas in Tejas... I went to 3 shows today (actually, the ONLY Choas day I attended this year). One was a free show at The Parlor, another at Emo's & the last one at Red 7. I didn't photograph every band that played. Gimme a break - sometimes I get lazy or I just like to watch. Sue me.

Here are some images from the day... click here

This is who you will see: Mind Eraser, Iron Age (@ Red 7 ) - Hatred Surge, No Man's Slave, I Resign, Naw Dude (@ Emo's) - & The Dead Space (@ The Parlor).

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cro-Mags/Trash Talk/Your Mistake

The Cro-Mags are one of my all time favorite bands. My old band used to cover "We Gotta Know" (badly, I'm afraid). Their album "Age of Quarrel" is a hardcore classic. I've now had the opportunity to see them (Cro-Mags jam) twice within the last year. This show was at The Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar in San Antonio. Cro-Mags played Choas in Tejas this year at Emo's in Austin the day before this show, but I opted to see the San Antonio show in a little smaller venue (something about Emo's outside stage has always bothered me - it's not as intimate, I guess). As it turns out, I was on stage during the Cro-Mags set standing not more than 3 feet from Craig Ahead the entire time. It was an honor to take pictures of them. Click here for the photos.

The kids at this show simply WENT OFF for Trash Talk. They sang nearly every word of every verse they played. I've seen them a few times in Austin, but this was by far the best Trash Talk show I have ever seen. Pics here.

This was also my first opportunity to see Your Mistake from Houston. It was a great set. Their drummer quit the band a few days before this show (wtf!?!). So they reached out to their original drummer to fill in for this show. I couldn't tell because they sounded great. Pics here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Earth Crisis/Reign Supreme/Unholy/For The Glory

I recently got a new f/1.8 50mm lens. This show was the first show using the new lens. So this was mostly an experiment in low light/no flash photography (okay - there are a few w/ the flash). I'm also not used to the crazy depth of field this lens has. But there are still a few great pics in these sets. I can tell I will be having some fun with this lens in the future. Links below...

Earth Crisis
Reign Supreme
For The Glory