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The Pixies – 18th March 2010

Posted on May 21, 2010

I first saw the Pixies at the  V Festival 2007 show, you can see a few photos from that show here . I've loved the band since first hearing the 'Come on Pilgrim' mini album, which came out in 1987. That was 23 years ago! I have all the albums since, not a dud among them. The band broke up in 1993, I was sure I'd never see them, then they reformed in 2004, and bam!, there were the Pixies at Vfest 2007, and now twice in 2010.

Frank Black's voice is still a thing to behold, the songs are still amazing, Joey Santiago was awesome, and Kim Deal was smiling! Do see them at Splendour if you can, doesn't look like there will be any sideshows : (

Here's a gallery from the show, click the small pics to see large versions.

All Photos©2010 Stephen Booth. All Rights Reserved.

Wilco 30th April 2010

Posted on May 7, 2010

Wilco played at The Tivoli in Brisbane last Friday, they're one of my all time favourite bands, I've seen them I think four times, they've been amazing each time. Always a challenge to shoot, there is so much going on, but I inevitably end up focusing on Jeff Tweedy, I get the impression he's not the biggest fan of being photographed, but there is such character in his face. If you get the chance to see Wilco don't miss it! Tour dates and all things Wilco here :

Click the thumbnails below to see the gallery.

All Photos©2010 Stephen Booth.

Justin Townes Earle – 7th April 2010 The Zoo

Posted on April 15, 2010

Justin Townes Earle played at The Zoo on the 7th of April, brilliant show, I'd heard a lot about him, but hadn't expected to enjoy it as much as I did, loved it, the guy is a brilliant entertainer, had the crowd laughing one minute, and in tears the next, no really! Check him out here more photos in the gallery below.

All Photos©2010 Stephen Booth

Roll Credits – The End of Rock and Roll

Posted on April 11, 2010

Well the exhibition is all over, it's been such a great experience, I've learned so much over the six months leading up to the show. Sales were way beyond my expectations, thanks so much to everyone who bought a picture, I can do another show now!

Huge thanks to The Brisbane Powerhouse for presenting the exhibition, extra thanks to Jody Haines, the BPH Visual Arts Coordinator, who was awesome to work with. Thanks to Streets for the printing, and to Hayden Andrews at Brendale Custom Framing, for doing such a quality job on the frames.

Big thanks to Jo, Craig and Kate for help and hints on PR/ Marketing, and to Aaron Sammut for his brilliant poster design.

Thanks so much to  Sil, Justin, Kel, Alex, Laila, Vanessa and Kate for their help and input editing the final 500 photos down to 50, that would have been impossible on my own...

Thanks  to Timeoff for their support over the years, and the opportunity to shoot so many amazing shows, and thanks to The Courier Mail, Jmag, Whothehell4000, Our Brisbane, and everyone else who gave the show some press.

Thanks finally to everyone who took the time to check out the exhibition, I really appreciate it, it's been great to see people enjoying the work.

There are still photos left over of course, if you're interested just let me know? I'd love for them all to find a home. There's a gallery below of all the photos in the show, just email me here if one catches your eye? Thanks!

The Last Days of Rock and Roll

Posted on April 3, 2010

3rd of April 2010

Well the exhibition has one more day to run, Sunday the 4th of April is your last chance to see it hanging at The Brisbane Powerhouse. There's a slideshow below of some quick photos from the exhibition, and a gallery of the actual photos too.

The show has been a great success, I've been totally blown away by the response. There is a set of all the photos in the show on flickr here. For anyone who couldn't get to the show and is interested in prints just get in touch with me directly here.

Thanks so much to everyone who made the effort to see it, bought a photo or just helped out, you rule!

All Photos Copyright Stephen Booth. All Rights Reserved.

The Dead Weather – 23rd March 2010

Posted on March 24, 2010

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The Dead Weather played at The Tivoli last night, awesome show, louder, dirtier and more raw than I had expected. Loved it. Here's Alison Mosshart, more photos to come, the lighting was a challenge but tons of fun to shoot. As my friend L said, too much sexy : )

More photos in the gallery below, click for larger versions:

All Photos©2010 Stephen Booth. All Rights Reserved.