June 2008

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  • 06.28.08

    Crimson play AMP Metro Gig

    Bands, Live gigs, Music, Photo Galleries // (1)
    It's not often that a band will surprise me. Its a rarity when I don't truly enjoy myself at a gig, the energy of live music is always enough to turn anyone's bad mood around. Last Friday however, when midlands-based band Crimson played an A.M.P. sponsored gig in Bar Metro, I was actually stunned. Firstly, by the fact that I had never heard or even heard of this band before, and secondly, by the comfort of the lead singer behind the mic. Fronting a band is hard enough as it is (believe me, I know...), but it ...
  • 06.28.08

    Critic Eyes play AMP Metro Gig

    Bands, Live gigs, Music, Photo Galleries, photography // Comments Off
    Their name is Critic Eyes, a rock band based in Athlone with not only bags of talents, but 2 (count them, two!) guitar-playing female front-people (as opposed to front-men). Their young, they're writing their own material, they're playing out, they're female, it doesn't get much more unique. Normally a four-piece (with a drummer and a bassist), last Friday saw them playing an acoustic set in Bar Metro, part of an A.M.P. sponsored rock night. If you haven't heard them live yet, remedy that quickly. It won't be long before seeing them in a local venue in Athlone will be ...
  • 06.27.08

    Archive Update

    Misc, Music, Photo Shoot, photography // Comments Off
    Quick note: just posted another archived gig from Spiderbaby... Spiderbaby plays Scribes // blog entry » // full gallery » ...AND I wrote a little function last night which will display a "New" icon next to newly launched sets in the Gallery, so for those of you who go there to look for photos, a newly published archived gig will now be easy to find. Check out the Gallery to see it in action. And now, off to a full weekend of gigs, with two A.M.P. sponsored shows at Metro and The Stables featuring Critic Eyes, Shawn Allen, JP13, Black Satellite, and ...
  • 06.25.08

    Catching Up

    Misc, Music, photography // Comments Off
    I'll go ahead and confess that I have about 30 old gigs sitting on my hard drive waiting to be published. This is of course in conjunction with the upcoming gigs that will be shot and published as well. Since both the old and the new deserve to be featured, I'm changing my plan of attack. Each week, or hopefully twice a week, in between each new gig I post, I'm publishing one (or two) from the archives as well. While some of these bands are no longer together, we all know how much we love to reminisce. To ...
  • 06.20.08

    Sean Lightholder at Passionfruit – II

    Live gigs, Music, Photo Galleries, Solo Artist // Comments Off
    An additional set of Sean Lightholder playing the Passionfruit Theatre in Athlone. Sneak Peek Continue Reading...
  • 06.12.08

    Coming Up

    Bands, Misc, photography // Comments Off
    This past weekend was busy, with yours truly jetting to two gigs on Friday at both the PassionFruit Theatre, and The Shack to shoot some quite talented out-of-town musicians who were traveling through Athlone. It was the first time I didn't have enough money to buy all the CDs that were on offer (about 7 if memory recalls). In addition, I just received word from Hickory Wind that they are booked into the PassionFruit this friday, so while you're waiting for last weekends photos to be released, gear up for an entertaining group of lads this Friday, you won't want ...