The Darkness

5 12 2011

Give me a D!

‘D!’

Give me an Arkness

‘Arkness!’

 

Yes, The Darkness are back and I wrangled a pit pass for this explosive show.

I wasn’t expecting it to be half as good as it turned out to be. It’s been nearly five years since they last released anything, so expectations of a ‘reunion tour’ scenario, y’know ‘take the money and run through a set’ was quite high. Turns out all Justin and co. want is to be loved. And that they were. I must admit, it’s not hard to love a grown man who prances about in new jumpsuits every few minutes, whilst belting through some stomper hits… before riding a security guard like a bronco. …you just don’t get enough of that at the Olympia.

Anyway, you can find the rest of the set on State.ie or over at my Facebook Page

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[Updated] OFWGKTA, the Academy

30 08 2011

Better late than never, eh?

Apologies for the delay, but here are the rest of my choices from OFWGKTA. It got much heavier once we got out of the pit, with Tyler crowd surfing several times, despite being in a cast with a broken foot. The crowd lapped it up – and fell over quite a few times. It was like a punk gig, or something. Terrible day to be a bouncer, I’d imagine. Anyway, enjoy this lot!

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Flogging Molly, Olympia, 24/8/11

24 08 2011

Flogging Molly were at the Olympia tonight and they were insanely good. I’ve got a helluva lot of work to get through the next few days, so here’s another taster until I get everything sorted!

You can see more here, however:

flickr.com/photos/mehfesto/





OFWGKTA, The Academy, 23/8/2011

23 08 2011

A quick upload for now. Amazing gig. I wasn’t really at the races today though – let some shots slip through my hands! Gah.
Anyway, there’ll be more soon. Sleep now.





Old images found & restored

19 08 2011

This week I was charged with formatting an old hard drive in the house.¬†Thinking¬†I’d the lot I needed from it, I hadn’t checked it in months. After a quick look around I found some from the Kerrang! Relentless Energy tour a few years back. I don’t know how I’d missed editing them the first time, so here they are. A little bit banded and desaturated (such are the problems when you shoot in .jpg!), but otherwise fine. The bands are My Passion, The Blackout and All Time Low. They were as bad as each other musically, but they made for some decent poses at least!

Click to see large, on black.





Retarded Cop, Live at the Button Factory, 11/08/2011

12 08 2011

Last night Retarded Cop played support to Jello Biafra at the Button Factory. He was feckin’ lethal. Starting with my favourite ‘Squirrels’ and finishing with a spectacular version of Popicalia, Retarded Cop are one of Ireland’s best live acts. They’re bloody energetic too, which makes for great photos. These are only a snapshot of the lot – you can check the set out over on flickr HERE

 





Grinderman, Vicar Street, 19th July, 2011

20 06 2011

Only one pic on show tonight:

 

Reason? I had only one song to shoot through, a limited space in the pit and strobing lights. Suffice to say it was practically an entire write off of a night. I even bumped my head on the car door at the end of the day…