2013 … The Flaming Lips, Polyphonic Spree, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Sound City Players, Strangers, Ash, Clutch, Steve Poltz, Billy Bragg, Vampire Weekend, The Chevin, and more …
More pics at www.rocklust.com xo
day parties + showcases
For about a month, my inbox has been flooded with SxSW party and showcase invites. I held back tears as they flooded through, from Spin, Rolling Stone, Sonicbids, Asos, Aussie BBQ, Reeperbahn and more.
Do not miss out on these. Not only is there free food and drink, you will meet lots of interesting people and discover bands you wouldn’t otherwise have seen.
Next year, I’ll be RSVPing to those invites.
Many more photos to come.
Some can be found @ http://rocklust.com
SxSW: The people you attend with. The people you meet. The people you catch up with. The people who love music as much as you do.
Here are some of the more “publishable” pics from SxSW 2013:
Damn! That was a fun few days … and then it was … over. At that stage, I actually thought I may move to Austin but then, well, … life happens!
Maybe next year. Rock on this LONG weekend 🙂 xo
Some of the SxSW band shots can be found here: rocklust.com
So why the nostalgia? What will I miss mostly about SxSW?
◾The people you attend with. The people you meet. The people you catch up with. The people who love music as much as you do.
I still haven’t decided which of my SxSW 2013 pics are “publishable” so here are some from SxSW 2009:
Some of the Aussie BBQ band shots can be found here: rocklust.com
More tomorrow … have a great Saturday night y’all 🙂 xo
There is something quite calming about remaining anonymous whilst observing people critique your work.
White Night was bursting with so much choice that Ros O’Gorman and I hadn’t intended to go the Music, Melbourne + Me exhibition – we had already wondered through a few times over its three month run – after all we had our photos up on the walls of Room 4: The Venue Room – Sticky Carpets.
However, as we left Amanda Palmer’s Ninja Gig, a friend sent a text congratulating me on the “killer exhibition” and my “awesome photos of sweaty rock stars” and saying they even had to “queue to get in the gallery”. Another friend sent a text saying he “gave up queuing after half an hour”. Queues?! We were intrigued.
Our brief for this exhibition was heartfelt. The Exhibition Consultant asked for photos that illustrated the connection between the venue, the performer and the audience. Basically, the soul of a gig.
Both Ros and I loved the final choices made by the Curator of the exhibition. It was encouraging to have this corroborated on White Night.
Though always encouraging (please don’t stop) hearing praise from a partner/friend/colleague/acquaintance, it is somewhat more reassuring hearing it from strangers who were unaware of our presence – or maybe we were lucky to have witnessed the courteous 1am crowd 🙂
Whatever the case, I was content being a voyeur this White Night.