This article is a few weeks coming and I apologise for that. The Ruthie Foster one will be following shortly too.
While Soundwave wasn't too impressive an organised thing, the people deciding to put it on felt the need to make a little bit more money by running what they called "Sidewaves". These were side gigs that bands from Soundwave would play in each city.
Not having our complete fill of As Tall As Lions and The Dear Hunter, my brother Michael and I went on the Monday.
That was the day after Soundwave. We'd both been to work that day and I was exhausted from the day prior.
As well as burnt.
The Dear Hunter were one of a few bands I got photos of that night…
Here's what happened…
I've just come from a great gig… better than great… at The Basement.
Someone whom I've liked since I first heard played: Ruthie Foster. I'm heading to bed now, but here's an image to salivate those… err… saliva glands.
Click the image to see the phenomenal Ruthie Foster appear in a larger image that I shot tonight (the same image… but bigger)!
This is a Soundwave:
This year, the Soundwave festival got distorted and turned into this:
Geeze… what a mess. People everywhere you turn… too many to count… bad planning… great music though… want to know what happened?
Damn. I've done more music this week than I think I have in a while.
And now I'm deaf.
But I did meet a hot girl from New Zealand tonight. I got her email.
Oh and I saw As Tall As Lions & The Dear Hunter. Sweet.
I'll be writing about Soundwave and tonight's concert in the next day or two.
For now, here's a taste of tonight…
The lead singer from the Dear Hunter.
Falling asleep now…
I started writing this on Thursday night on the way to the Nigel Kennedy gig at Kell's Kitchen. I didn't know what to expect other than that it was Nigel Kennedy and jazz… that's all I really needed to know. I knew he was playing with some of Sydney's top musicians and having seen him play with Jonathan Zwartz before, I knew this was going to be brilliant. I just didn't know how brilliant.
So here's my writing from Thursday to Friday and even a little bit from Sunday.
And all of these images are shot by me and therefore copyrighted to me, but if you want to use them, don't hesitate to give me a holler by leaving me a comment and I can provide bigger ones. Like if you want to print some and such.
Dad trying to get an interview out of Nigel…