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

Sunday, May 3, 2009

TXHC Superbowl

Or is Superbowl two words? Ehm....

Texas Hardcore Super Bowl.

Who knows. I like two words better.

I didn't get to stay for the whole show, but I managed to get some pics of The Dry Heaves, Power Trip, The Red Alert & Fight Pretty. Sadly I missed Bitter End, On My Side and several others. I'm going to be lazy a NOT post individual links for each photo album Just click here. I have faith that you possess that basic of all abilities to hunt and find the pictures for yourself.

The Tudors are on so why am I still on this computer? It's good to be the king.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kingdom/Branch Davidian

Okay. So I didn't realize I had the autofocus OFF until about half way through Kingdom's set when I took pictures at this show. These are the only Branch Davidian pictures that made the cut... only because I thought they had some sense of style, in focus or not. And here are the Kingdom photos that weren't horrible.

Oh... and I used my new flash at this show for the first time. I'm such a n00b.