Week 52

Week 52
Days 358 – 366
16 February 2017 – 24 February 2017
Zo Damage 365 Day Project

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 And Easy Jazz Band busking in Degraves Lane, Alithia and Mother's Cake at The Evelyn and Christ Crusher, Vicious Circle, Blunt Shovel and the Douche Crew at The Tote. VC being added 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 Bar, Nuclear Assault at Max Watt's, Birdstriking at The Tote and the Baudelairs, Jules McKenzie and White+ sets at The Old Bar, Fitzroy. 

With stage one of my 365 Day Project now complete it's time to get cracking on stage two … The Damage Report Vol I exhibition. It's going to be nuts and I am incredibly excited to be in a position to share the last 366 days with you. Thanks to everyone for their incredible support and interest in my photographing a band or more a day every day for a full year. Oh, as for 365 becoming 366 … well, 2016 was a leap year so although my project drew to a close on 23 February at 365 days, I decided to take it the full calendar year closing it out on 24 February 2017 at day 366. What a ride.

Come to The Damage Report Vol I exhibition in celebration of the completion of 365 at The Old Bar and experience the journey! Eight nights. 400+ photographs on show. Live music from bands that feature in 365 each night. Find out more here.

Daniel Tucceri © Zo Damage

Daniel Tucceri
Day 358/366 – 16 February 2017
Daniel Tucceri plays a brilliant set at Northcote Social Club, Northcote.

The Big And Easy Jazz Band © Zo Damage

The Big And Easy Jazz Band
Day 359/366 – 17 February 2017
Finishing work I get the train from Collingwood to the city. It's a great day and I decide to walk from town to the studio in North Melbourne. Zig-zagging my way through the back streets of Melbourne I stumbled across The Big And Easy Jazz Band busking in Degraves Lane. Win.

Alithia © Zo Damage

Alithia
Day 359/366 – 17 February 2017
After spending the afternoon at the studio it was time to head back north-side and see Mother's Cake and Alithia at The Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy.

Mother's Cake © Zo Damage

Mother’s Cake
Day 359/366 – 17 February 2017
Mother's Cake smashing it at the Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy.

The Baudelaires © Zo Damage

The Baudelaires
Day 359/366 – 17 February 2017
After catching epic sets from Alitha and Mother's Cake at The Evelyn I decided to pop into The Old Bar in Fitzroy to check out Baudelaires. They were great!

Christ Crusher © Zo Damage

Christ Crusher
Day 360/366 – 18 February 2017
Christ Crusher play Blunt Shovel / Douche Crew sold out show at The Tote, Collingwood.

Vicious Circle © Zo Damage

Vicious Circle
Day 360/366 – 18 February 2017
Vicious Circle play a cracking set for the Blunt Shovel Douche Crew sold out show at The Tote, Collingwood.

The Tote beer garden © Zo Damage

Between sets
Day 360/366 – 18 February 2017
Between sets in the beer garden at The Tote, Collingwood.

Blunt Shovel © Zo Damaage

Blunt Shovel
Day 360/366 – 18 February 2017
Blunt Shovel Launch with Douche Crew sold out show at The Tote, Collingwood.

Douche Crew © Zo Damage

Douche Crew
Day 360/366 – 18 February 2017
Douche Crew join Blunt Shovel, Vicious Circle and Christ Crusher playing to a full house at The Tote, Collingwood.

Shovels © Zo Damage

Shovels
Day 360/366 – 18 February 2017
Shovels play the new Cobra Bar at The Tote in Collingwood. This band is amazing. Check em out. Seriously.

Jade Imagine © Zo Damage

Jade Imagine
Day 361/366 – 19 February 2017
Jade Imagine play The Tote front bar, Collingwood.

Ross Elliott (Spike The River) © Zo Damage

Ross Elliott [Spike The River]
Day 362/366 – 20 February 2017
Ross Elliott plays Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar, North Melbourne.

White+ (China) © Zo Damage

White+
Day 363/366 – 21 February 2017
White+ play an outstanding set at The Old Bar, Fitzroy.

Nuclear Assault © Zo Damage

Nuclear Assault
Day 364/366 – 22 February 2017
Nuclear Assault play Max Watt's Melbourne. 

Jules McKenzie © Zo Damage

Jules McKenzie
Day 365/366 – 23 February 2017
Jules McKenzie plays The Old Bar, Fitzroy. Officially this is the last day for my 365 Project! That being said, with 2016 being a leap year I have taken it to a 366 project to round out the calendar year.

Gus and Zo © Zo Damage

Me and Gus
Day 365/366 – 23 February 2017
Quick stop into The Tote to say g'day before heading to The Old Bar just up the road in Fitzroy. Officially this is the last day for my 365 Project. That being said, with 2016 being a leap year I have taken it to a 366 project to round out the calendar year. One more day to go folks!

Birdstriking © Zo Damage

Birdstriking
Day 366/366 – 24 February 2017
Birdstriking play to a packed bandroom at The Tote in Collingwood wrapping up my 365 Day Project … and what a finish. This gig was brilliant.

Ari, Thomy, Zo and Lachie © Ari White

Ari [King Parrot], Thomy [Batpiss], Zo & Lachie [Electrik Dynamite]
Day 366/366 – 24 February 2017
I did it! 366 days of live music photography on the trot ! What a year ! What a scene! This photo was taken just after I finished shooting the last band for my project at The Tote. It was great to be surrounded by mates at the end of it! What an incredible adventure! Thank you all for your wonderful support. I hope to see you at one of the eight nights of The Damage Report Vol I, the celebration exhibition for 365 at The Old Bar from 3-10 March. Find out more here.

On 25 February 2016 Zo committed to photographing a band or more every day for a full year with her 365 Day [Live Music Photography] Project. As 2016 was a leap year Zo photographed each of the 366 days, successfully completing her unprecedented project on 24 February 2017.

The Damage Report

Zo's book The Damage Report, released in August 2017, celebrates the successful completion of her 365 Day Project, offering an insightful look into live music culture from the perspective of the scene itself. Find out more here.



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