The Tote

Week 52

Week 52

Week 52
Day 358–366
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 successful completion of my 366 Day Project and includes Daniel Tucceri at Northcote Social Club, The Big And 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. This week also features Jade Imagine in The Tote front bar, Ross Elliott at Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar, Nuclear Assault at Max Watt's, Birdstriking at The Tote and the Baudelairs, Jules McKenzie and White+ sets at The Old Bar. As for day 364 … what a trip!

Week 50

Week 50

Week 50
Day 344–350
2–8 February 2017

Getting close to the end of my 366 Day Project now folks! Week 50 delivered across the board with Christian Meaas Svendsen from Norway playing an inprov-session at Uptown Jazz Cafe, The Hard-Ons for Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar first birthday bash (happy birthday Shane and Leanne) Wet Lips and Shrimpwitch 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 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 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 41

Week 41

Week 41
Day 281–287
1–7 December 2016

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
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 38

Week 38

Week 38
Day 260–266
10-16 November 2016

This is the week that sees me begin the 100 day countdown 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 Tote, Mt Mountain at The Old Bar, and highlights from A Day On The Green including The Meanies, Spiderbait and Jebediah. This was quite a week. Enjoy.

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 36

Week 36

Week 36
Day 246–252
27 October 2016 – 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 Bar, Stiff Richards for TV Eye at Dane Certificate's Magic Shop, TV Haze live to air at Triple R, Rocket Science at Reservoir Stomp, Mod Vigil at The Retreat, highlights from Maggot Fest VII at The Tote with Blank Statements, Robber, Police Force, Miss Destiny and Tyrannamen with the week kicking off at The Croxton Bandroom for the mighty C.W. Stoneking.

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 34

Week 34

Week 34
Day 232–238
13–19 October 2016

In-stores, live to airs, street parties, art exhibition openings, dive bars and making friends … Week 34 of The Project includes Popolice and Michael Beach at Northcote Social Club, Uncle Geezer at Last Chance Bar, Kollapse at the Ministry of Art, The Peep Tempel in-store at Polyester Records, Miss Miss at The Tote, Lunatics at North Melbourne's Spring Fling and  and Harry Howard and Edwina Preston from the NDE playing live to air at Triple R on The Australian Mood with Neil Rogers.

Week 32

Week 32

Week 32
Day 218–224
29 September – 5 October 2016

Week 32 of my 365 day live music photography was a feast of live music goodness. This week features The Saints at The Gaso, Chastity Belt and Guantanamo Baywatch joining forces to play an improv set for Make It Up Club at Bar Open, Baseball for Monday Night Mass, Acid King at Cherry Bar, Summonus and Holy Serpent at Northcote Social Club, Pin at Last Chance Bar and the Dacios at The Tote. Enjoy.

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 30

Week 30

Week 30
Day 204–210
15–21 September 2016

Week 31 of my 365 day live music photography 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 29

Week 29

Week 29
Day 197–203
8–14 September 2016

Week 29 of my 365 Day Project was probably the most insane week to-date. On 11 September I cracked DAY 200, then three days later I found myself in North Melbourne at 10.30 on a Wednesday night with a flat battery, the dog, no money and no way to get to a gig in time. If not for the good will of complete strangers and late starts my project would have been over. I hope you all dig this week. It is a very special one for me.

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 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.