The final day we had Andrew Bird, Autumn Owls, Beirut, Chairlift, Chromatics, Field Music, James Vincent McMorrow, Julia Holter, Liars, Mazzy Star, Real Estate and Wilco. And the sun.
The first day of the 2012 edition of the Dublin festival. Very dance / electro orientated I must say, so not the most opportune circumstances for live shots, a lot of Apple Mac Books were photographed! Still, it provided a challenge and that’s always a very good thing in this game. Acts included Bear In Heaven, Bloody Beetroots, Booka Shade, Factory Floor, Friendly Fires, Holy Fuck, Horse Meat Disco, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Le Galaxie, Leftfield, Mmoths, Paddy Cullivan, Reid, Republic Of Loose, Stay +, The Field and Toby Kaar.
Day one of the Hot Press presented music exhibition, The Music Show, which took place at the RDS, Dublin on the 25th and 26th of February 2012. It was a great weekend, with lots to see and do. My main brief was to cover all the action from the Live Stage. So in no particular order, from the saturday, we have The Cast Of Cheers, ASIWYFA, Bressie, the Minutes, Shadowplay, Aslan, The Minutes, Chris Slade (ex AC/DC) and Jerry Fish.
And the final installment of this year’s most wonderful musicathon brought me into the pit to snap Big Audio Dynamite, Bob Geldof, BP Fallon, James Vincent McMorrow, Pulp, Sharon Shannon, The Family Stone, The Minutes, The Unthanks and Underworld. Great stuff. Will pad out the posts next week when I return from a brief holiday!
More bands to do on the saturday, walked my little legs off! So today I covered Adebisi Shank, Arcade Fire, Bipolar Empire, Crazy P, Death In Vegas, Group Love, I Am Kloot, John Grant, Le Galaxie, Micah P Hinson, Midlake, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark OMD, Public Enemy, Rarely Seen Above Ground, The Aftermath, The Jezabels, The Riptide Movement, The Undertones, Toots And The Maytals.
Bands that I photographed on day one of this years Electric Picnic festival were Cry Before Dawn, Funeral Suits,Gavin Friday, Interpol, Jimmy Cliff, M Ward, Phil Cosby, PJ Harvey, Santigold, Sharon Corr, Shouting At Planes, The Charlatans, The Gandhis, The Lost Brothers, Twin Shadow, Warpaint and last but not least Willy Mason. Enjoy
It’s giant gallery time. I had the urge to take lots of shots last year, hence the volume was up. Some years I was stationed in the Hot Press Chat Room, which explains why it seems like I was a slacker! Only remembered now, but last EP I was hammer and tongs out taking live shots. Very enjoyable it was too, and looking forward to this years installment. See you all there!
Bands I covered were Adrian Crowley, Archie Bronson Outfit, Bad Lieutenant, Brendan Perry. Dandelion, Fat Freddys Drop, Fever Ray, Gil Scott Heron, Heathers, Hot Chip, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Janelle Monae, Joe Echo, K Naan, Leftfield, Massive Attack, Modest Mouse, Mumford And Sons, New Pornographers, Public Image Limited, Seasick Steve, Stars, Steve Earle, Stornoway, The Alarm, the Fall, the Frames, The Waterboys, UNKLE and Wolf Parade.