Nuggets 226a – Thrashy

Nuggets 226a - thrashy


Live thrash is good. Until someone thrashy comes to town worth hearing  (T54 ?) this mix will have to do.

The Thermal’s new album continues their old testament crime and punishment theme.  Katie Crutchfield from P.S Eliott shows why screaming in tune is so rewarding, and F***ed Up show us just how much breath you need to sing in a hard core punk band (though eclipsed by Jon Chang of Hayaino Daisuki who has an extraordinary ability to keep the screaming going).

I am really enjoying the Milk Music album (at long last), the latest from The Thermals and GRMLN.

Videos below, including, if I can get my act together, my lame effort from SXSW 2012 showing me heading into the Twilight Sad after eating too many burritos, crashing The Guards and catching a ride on a pedicab (a bike taxi) to see Built to Spill. Crank up the quality and enjoy it in hi-res.

PS, I applaud the photographer who persevered and filmed the F***ed Up clip below amid total chaos, bravo. This band I must see live.


Laneway 2013 –The Vids Pt 1

I saw an exhibition of Rock n’ Roll photos over the weekend. I was underwhelmed. Apart from the familiarity of the faces, the photo’s weren’t great art. I reflected on my own efforts to take photos of bands I enjoy. The thing is, I don’t really care what bands look like, it’s the sound that matters. Live, I want to capture the performance. I resolved to take more video’s of bands, and here are some efforts from Laneway last weekend here in Auckland.

Shooting bands from the mosh pit perspective is technically challenging stuff, but I am very pleased with how this clip turned out. A Place to Bury Strangers ripped though a great set. Here’s the last song….