Week 52

Week 52

Week 52 [Day358-366] 
16-24 February 2017

Trendy Melbourne lanes, jazz, brutal Bach reinterpretations, epic sold out shows, Austrian prog, indie vibes, solo artists, unexpected gigs, bands from Beijing, cruisy Sundays and a lot of metal. Week 52 marks the completion of stage one of my 365 Day Project and includes Daniel Tucceri at Northcote Social Club, The Big Easy Jazz Band busking in Degraves Lane, Mother's Cake at The Evelyn and Christ Crusher, Vicious Circle, Blunt Shovel and the Douche Crew at The Tote. With VC being a late addition to the Blunt Shovel line up and discovering Shovels were playing upstairs in Cobra Bar on the same night made my week! Two of my favourite bands are now in 365! Win! This week also features Jade Imagine in The Tote front bar, Ross Elliott at Last Chance Rock & Roll BarNuclear Assault at Max Watt's, Birdstriking at The Toteand the BaudelairsJules McKenzie and White+ sets at The Old Bar. As for day 364 … what a trip! 

Week 51

Week 51

Live to airs, behind the scenes, parks and gardens, stained glass ceilings and record launches. Week 51 of my 365 Day Project was amazing! From hanging out at PBS during Drive Live and catching a slew of amazing bands playing live to air for the event including Amyl And The Sniffers. After PBS, I headed to Friday Nights at NGV to see No Zu. I had not seen Amyl And The Sniffers or No Zu before and they are both definite "project highlight bands.  Week 51 also features The Murderballs at the Brunswick Hotel, Buried Feather and Pony Face for the Buried Feather album launch at Howler,  The Peep Tempel at Shimmerlands for Shadow Electric at Melbourne Uni and Dale "Boadz" Boaden at Bar 303, General Men at The Old Bar and Malcura busking in the Bourke St Mall ahead of their Evelyn gig on 17 March. On the home stretch now folks! Only 1 week to go until the first stage of my 365 Day Project is complete!

Week 50

Week 50

Week 50 [Day344-350] 
2-8 February 2017

Getting close to the end of my 365 day project now folks! Week 50 delivered across the board with Christian Meaas Svendsen from Norway playing an inprov sesh at Uptown Jazz Cafe, The Hard-Ons for Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar first birthday bash (happy birthday Shane and Leanne!), Wet Lips and Shripwitch for Wet Fest III at The Tote, Southern Stars at Cherry Bar, Ogopogo for Monday Night Mass at Northcote Social Club, RVIVR at The Old Bar and Cash Savage And The Last Drinks playing a brilliant set for PBS Drive Live 2017. 

Week 49

Week 49

Week 49 [Day337-343] 
26 January - 1 February 2017

Open roof veues, air guitar, live to airs and getting educated … welcome to week 49 of my 365 Day Project! This week includes outstanding sets by Spike Fuck and Melbourne Ska Orchestra for Shimmerlands at Melbourne University, and sunshine with an open roof for La Bastard at The Gasometer HotelBench Press and Moonlight Arch sets at The Old Bar, Cam Bulter and Sean Simmons for Monday Night Mass at Northcote Social Club and Buried Feather live to air for Pojama People in Studio 5 at PBS. 

Week 48

Week 48

Week 48 [Day330-336] 
19-25 January 2017

Dive bars,  legendary bands, massive backlighting and breaking stuff … welcome to week 48 of my 365 Day Project! This week features Money For Rope playing an outstanding set at Tago Mago, the mighty Dinosaur Jr at The Croxton BandroomSliverlight Shadows at Cherry BarPuscifer at The PlenaryMagnetix at The Evelyn Hotel and Acolyte at The Workers ClubOdio played one of the best gigs I've been to in ages for Monday Night Mass at Northcote Social Club … punters flew, staged dived and played the bands instruments, equipment was broken, and the pub … I'm amazed it's still standing! This one was a lot of FUN! 

Week 47

Week 47

Week 47 [Day323-329] 
12-18 January 2017

Good mates, new faves and chilled out Sundays, Week 47 of my 365 Day Project delivered a great mix of vibes and music. Highlights for the week were Enzyme and Uptown Ace sets at Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar and Teeth And Tongue for Monday Night Mass at Northcote Social Club. Also featured in Week 47 are We Lost The Sea at Northcote Social Club, Religious Observance at The BendigoKimba for a relaxing Sunday arvo of jazz at The Fitzroy Pinnacle and The Berkley Hunts at The Old Bar.

Week 46

Week 46

Week 46 [Day316-322] 
5-11 January 2017

December was a weird month to say the least, throwing up many challenges, both in finding gigs and personally. Christmas is a difficult time … the opulence and excessiveness around the "sell" of it freaks me out, highlighting, more than any other time of year or thing, the "have nots", the lonely and those that slip between the cracks … for what ever reason, leaving me with sense of dispair. It sucks. I actually wrote a short piece titled Ho Ho No about it which you can read HERE. That being said, it's great to have life back to some semblance of normality!

Week 46 of my 365 Day Project delivered across the board and features an amazing array of bands with Tyrannamen and Parquet Courts playing Shimmerlands for Shadow Electric nested amidst the trees and the stunning architecture of Melbourne University, and, Gold Class playing beneath the stained glass ceiling of the main hall at NGV for Friday Nights at NGV. The pubs and dive bars did not disappoint either with an epic set from grindcore legends Shitwreck for Melt Ya Face Fest at The Brunswick Hotel, solo folk artist David Grimson at Whole Lotta Love, the amazing Gregory Page (what a voice!) at The Old Bar, and Ashely Naylor and friends joining forces to play to a full house for David Bowie: 70 Years of Stardust at Cherry BarPassengers on the 86 were treated to a random acoustic guitar performance, while the final night of Week 46 found me all but stumbling into Samba Night at the Queen Victoria Night Market. What a week! 

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Week 45

Week 45

Week 45 [Day309-315] 
29 December 2016 - 4 January 2017

December was a trip and gigs were few and far between. That being said, there was still something on each night of the week. I spent NYE with friends to catching local legends Me-Graines and the mighty Hits who had made the trip down from Brisbane to play the show. Week 45 of my 365 Day Project also features White Lightening and Frankenbok gigs at Cherry Bar,  Puffer in The Tote bandroom, Public High at The Old Bar, Rogue Wavs at Howler and Don Bosco kicking off their January Wednesday night residency in The Tote front bar. I hope you all had a great festive season and new year's eve, spending with people you like doing things you wanted to do. Happy New Year friends!

Week 44

Week 44

Week 44 [Day302-308]
22-28 December 2016 

Week 44 of my 365 Day Project features Dusty Ravens at The Retreat, Even for the Even Christmas Party at The Corner, Jurassic Nark at The Tote, soul jams at The Curtin, an epic house party in Northcote Toga Rock, Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene at Ding Dong Lounge, Her Majesty's Hangover at The Old Bar and Draught Dodgers for the Cherry Awards at Cherry Bar. It is now 9.30pm on New Year's Eve … time to head to a gig! All the very best for 2017 folks and thanks for your rad support over this year. You seriously rule.

Week 43

Week 43

WEEK 43 [DAY 295-301] 
15-21 December 

This week was a big one with 20 December marking Day 300 of my 365 Day Project! Despite the world being in the throws of pre-Christmas madness, the live music scene, albeit somewhat subdued, held its ground. Week 43 features Keggin and the mighty Spacejunk sets at Last Chance Bar, humour and Sex Falcons with DJ Purple Duck at Yah Yah's, the brilliance of Howl At The Moon at The Old BarCool Sounds for Monday Night Mass at Northcote Social Club, improv gold with the Make It Up Club at Bar Open, and Reuben Stone performing amidst the madness of Christmas shopping and general mayhem of the Bourke St Mall.

Week 42

Week 42

WEEK 42
8-14 December [DAY 288-294]

Birthdays, record stores, legends and old mates … Week 42 of my 365 Day Project dished up a slew of amazing bands and even more good times with Dorsal Fins playing an in-store at Vinyl in Fitzroy and The Mis-Made at The Evelyn HotelFred and Toody (Dead Moon) at The ToteGrudge at Last Chance Bar in North Melbourne, Miss Helcat and Reel Tapes sets at The Old Bar and The Teskey Brothers for Monday Night Mass at Northcote Social Club.

Week 41

Week 41

WEEK 41
1-7 December [DAY 281-287]

Week 41 delivers a diverse selection of live music including The Dacios at The Tote, Bad/Dreems at Howler, The Bob Gordons at Last Chance Bar, Sweet Whirl for Monday Night Mass at Northcote Social Club, Japandroids in The Tote bandroom and Devil Electric at Cherry Bar.

Week 40

Week 40

Week 40
24-30 November [Day 274-280]

Gareth Liddard's first gig in The Tote front bar, big bands, little bands, dive bars, gratitude, and Guinness World Records … welcome to Week 40 of the Zo Damage 365 Day Project. This weeks slew of live music goodness features Mr Stitcher in Cobra Bar, Pageant Families at The Old Bar, Pregnancy for Monday Night Mass at Northcote Social Club, Gareth Liddiard in The Tote front bar, Foxtrot at Last Chance Bar, Rumours (Beyond Blue benefit show) at Thornbury Theatre and Band of Skulls at The Croxton Bandroom. 

Week 39

Week 39

Week 39
17-23 November [Day 267-273]

Week 39 of my 365 Day Project was a rippa with Cable Ties sold out show at The Gasometer Hotel, Drug Sweat for Monday Night Mass at Northcote Social Club and Loobs in The Tote front bar, Week 39 also includes Bohjass at Bar 303, Field at The Old Bar, The Monkeywrench at Cherry Bar and Dead End in Cobra Bar at The Tote

Week 38

Week 38

Week 38 [Day 260-266]
10 - 16 November 2016

This is the week that sees me begin the 100 day count down of my 365 day live music photography project. That's right folks. Less than 100 days to go! Exciting times! Week 38 of my 365 Day Project includes Tash Sultana at 170 Russell, The Ocean Party at Northcote Social Club, The Drones at Melbourne Town Hall, Nun of the Tongue in Cobra Bar at The ToteMt Mountain at The Old Bar, and highlights from A Day On The Green including The Meanies, Spiderbait and Jebediah. Yep, this was quite a week! Enjoy.

Week 37

Week 37

From funk to sludge, week 37 of my 365 Day Project features The Tim Richmond Group and Watchtower sets at The Tote, Pearl Bay and Blyolk at The Old Bar, Emilia and the Scarlettes at Cherry Bar, Legends of Motorsport at Tago Mago and Screamfeeder at The Curtin.

Week 36

Week 36

Week 36 [Day 246-252]
27 October - 2 November 2016

Week 36 of my 365 Day Project was an amazing seven days of live music and texture and features Jeff Vader at Last Chance Rock & Roll BarStiff Richards for TV Eye at Dane Certificate's Magic ShopTV Haze live to air at Triple RRocket Science at Reservoir StompMod Vigil at The Retreat, highlights from Maggot Fest VII at The Tote with Blank StatementsRobberPolice ForceMiss Destiny and Tyrannamen with the week kicking off at The Croxton Bandroom for the mighty C.W. Stoneking. Epic!

Week 35

Week 35

Week 35 [Day 239-245]
20-26 October 2016

Random weeks are great. They mean new music and bands I have not seen before. Week 35 fell neatly into the random basket. Personal highlights for Week 35 of my 365 day live music photography project were Draught Dodgers at The ToteBitumen at The Old BarThe Nation Blue at The Gasometer Hotel and Harry Howard and the NDE at The Curtin. Week 35 also includes Kill Dirty Youth and Nasty Rumours sets at The Tote, Pleather Purrs at The Old Bar and Gareth Ed Lindsay at The Labour In Vain.

Week 34

Week 34

Week 34 [Day 232-238]
13-19 October 2016

In-stores, live to airs, street partiesart exhibition openings, dive bars and making friends … Week 34 of my 365 day live music photography project includes Popolice and Michael Beach at Northcote Social Club, Uncle Geezer at Last Chance Bar, Kollaps at the Ministry of Art, The Peep Tempel in-store at Polyester Records and Harry Howard and Edwina Preston from the NDE playing live to air at Triple R on The Australian Mood with Neil Rogers!

Week 33

Week 33

Week 33 [Day 225-231]
6-12 October 2016

Aligning planets, sold out benefit gigs at The Tote, record shop in-stores, community and culture. Welcome to week 33 of my 365 day live music photography project.

Week 33 includes L7 and Ouch My Face at 170 Russell, Gabriella Cohen for Monday Night Mass at Northcote Social Club, highlights from PBS Heavy and Hammered II at The Tote, Kit Convict, Chastity Belt at The Curtin and more!