The Old Bar

Week 51

Week 51

Week 51
Day 351–357
9–15 February 2017

Live to airs, behind the scenes, parks and gardens, stained glass ceilings and record launches Week 51 of my project delivered across the board. This week includes PBS for Drive Live with Amyl And The Sniffers, Friday Nights at NGV with No Zu, The Murderballs at the Brunswick Hotel, Buried Feather and Pony Face at Howler and The Peep Tempel at Shimmerlands.

Week 47

Week 47

Week 47
Day 323–329
12–18 January 2017

Good mates, new faves and chilled out Sundays, Week 47 of my 366 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 Bendigo, Kimba 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
Day 316–322
5–11 January 2017

December was a weird month, throwing up many challenges, both in finding gigs and personally. That being said, it's great to have life back to something that resemble normality.

Week 46 of The Project delivered across the board and features an amazing array of bands with Tyrannamen at Shimmerlands for Shadow Electric at Melbourne University and Gold Class at NGV for Friday Nights at NGV. The pubs and dive bars did not disappoint with grindcore from Shitwreck at The Brunswick Hotel, solo folk artist David Grimson at Whole Lotta Love, the amazing Gregory Page at The Old Bar and Ashley Naylor and friends at Cherry Bar. Passengers 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.

Week 45

Week 45

Week 45
Day 309–315
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. 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 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
Day 302–308
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 2016

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 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 Bar, Cool 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
Day 288–294
8–14 December 2016
Zo Damage 365 Day Project

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 Oh Jean Records in Fitzroy and The Mis-Made at The Evelyn Hotel, Fred and Toody (Dead Moon) at The Tote, Grudge 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 40

Week 40

Week 40
Day 274–280
24–30 November 2016

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. 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
Day 267–273
17–23 November 2016

Week 39 of my 365 Day Project was a rippa with Cable Ties/Wet Lips 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, No Heaven at the Bendigo Hotel and Dead End in Cobra Bar at The Tote.

Week 37

Week 37

Week 37
Day 253–259
3–9 November 2016

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 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 The Project were Draught Dodgers at The Tote, Bitumen at The Old Bar, The Nation Blue at The Gasometer Hotel and Kill Dirty Youth at The Tote. Week 35 also includes Harry Howard and the NDE at The Curtin, Nasty Rumours sets at The Tote, Pleather Purrs at The Old Bar and Gareth Ed Lindsay at The Labour In Vain.

Week 31

Week 31

Week 31
Day 211–217
22–28 September 2016

Week 31 of The Project was pretty uneventful compared to the past couple of weeks. There was a lot of great music and gigs, I did not get stranded anywhere and there were no "insect in my jeans" episodes which was a relief! This week just ticked along nicely.

Week 28

Week 28

Week 28
Day 190–196
1 –7 September 2016

Week 28 t includes being entertained on a cold spring evening at a tram stop, lounge room style gigs with Shepparton Airplane upstairs at The Gaso, pizza with Scout at Cherry Bar, Closet Straights and Baptism of Uzi at Northcote Social, Cosmic Kahuna at The Oldie, The Peep Tempel and Peter Bibby for Sunifest II at The Tote, Skyscraper Stan at The Tote, Slow Job at The Old Bar and Midnight Woolf at TV Eye.

Week 27

Week 27

Week 27
Day 183–189
25 August 2016 – 31 August 2016

It's not often that I am lucky enough to discover a number of project highlight bands in one week let alone two! With Two Headed Dog being added to the list of project highlight bands in Week 26, followed by my being blown out by Thug Mills, DARKNIFE and Warped in this round of gigs there is no doubt I was a very happy photographer. Week 27 was a good one.

Week 26

Week 26

Week 26
Day 176–182
18–24 August 2016

Week 26 of my 365 day live music photography project features highlights from days 1 and 2 of Fuzz Fest at Cherry Bar with Two Headed Dog, Sheriff, Don Fernando, My Left Boot, Redro Redriguez & His Inner Demons and Dr Colossus. Week 26 also features Chris Wilson for his Friday night residency at Cherry, Em Gayfer at The Tote, Ian Wadley and Chris for Monday Night Mass at Northcote Social Club, Jess Parker at Last Chance Bar and the Summervilles launch at The Old Bar.

Week 25

Week 25

Week 25
Day 169–175
11–17 August 2016

Between my usual run of shooting shows, going to Brisbane for my DRIVE Exhibition along with all of the Sonic Masala Fest goodness, Week 25 of my 365 day live music photography project was insane! The gallery for Week 25 features a string of gigs at The Oldie including Hownowmer, Sun God Replica and Long Holiday, highlights from my trip to Brisbane include the Sonic Masala Fest Pre-party at The Bearded Lady with Tiny Spiders (love that band!), good times at Greenslopes Bowls for Sonic Masala Fest with No Sister, Agency Turnpike and Astral Skulls to name a few! On Sunday it was the DRIVE Exhibition opening party at Tym Guitars and in-store with Muddy Chanter, Agency and Pool Shop followed by the Sonic Masala Fest Post-party gig in the 4ZZZ carpark.

Week 24

Week 24

Week 24
Day 162–168
4–10 August 2016

Week 24 The Project features Abbie Cardwell at Queen Victoria Night Market, jazz and dance with Swing Live at the Exford, Atom at The Tote, Black Tusk at Ding Dong Lounge, Screaming Females at The Old Bar, and with Camp Cope at The Curtain and Archaic Revival at Last Chance Bar.

Week 23

Week 23

Week 23
Day 155–161
28 July 2016–3 August 2016

Week 23 of The Project includes Hownowmer at The Old Bar, Tassies Mount Trout for Monday Night Mass at Northcote Social, jazz and jams with SHOL at Bar 303, Prehistoric Douche at Last Chance Bar, Dead City Ruins at The Penny Black and more.

Week 22

Week 22

Week 22
Day 148–154
21–27 July 2016

Week 22 of The Project includes Dirt River Radio at The Retreat, Plyers at The Grace Darling and tonne of great bands at The Tote with Blunt Shovel, The Ruiner, Witchskull, Headlopper and Dead Root. Week 22 also includes photos from Up The Gutz at The Gasometer Hotel, the Steve Miller Band at The Old Bar and Sean McMahon at The Retreat.

Week 21

Week 21

Week 21
Day 141–147
14–20 July 2016

Week 21 of The Project includes Drivetime Commute at The Old Bar, Warpigs at The Evelyn Hotel, Shihad at The Croxton Bandroom, Forever Son at the Wesley Anne, Nadir [Ben Byrne and Alex White] for Make It Up Club at Bar Open, Avenues at The Old Bar and Pappy at The Tote front bar.