Click the image or text to go to that band’s gallery which also has music and social links. noobheavyau@gmail.com if you want me to come photograph a show. I generally photograph bands I enjoy but I try to emphasis the openers and supports, I often miss headliners. I will often leave a bit of a review… I guess this is a live music blog inside of my website.

Anyway, I practice taking photos as weekly as I can at Tomcat’s (FB) in the Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Tomcat’s is keeping free shows alive, with heaps of alt/rock/stoner/punk shows with zero entry fee and other amusements such as pool, arcade and most importantly, a smoking deck (no security clearance needed). I’m always happy to meet up there about site-wide matters such my Australian Heavypedia / Noob Heavy Australia (YT) / Esoteric Tapes or PR hiring. Probably before midnight eh? Shout out to my 3am warriors, may you make it home safely.

All images should be downloadable like any other photo, no security or anything. Just a discreet watermark for my IG/FB.

Weekly Free Shows @ Tomcat’s Brisbane 27/09/19

Live Shots: TRACE (Live @ Tomcat 04/10/19)

TRACE are a heavy duo that uses a lot of accessories and peripheries in the music to make up for the other non existant members. I’m talking about one guy playing two guitars over the course of the set, both of them singing and there’s actual fucking rattles. Which we discovered do not rattle very if you try to do it with your…

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Live Shots: The Rockefeller Frequency (03/10/19)

The Rockefeller Frequency are a Brisbane band somewhere between rock and punk. Their songs are typically about something political or societal and the vocalist isn’t afraid to participate in between-song-banter. A lot of energy and a lot of older inspirations, using elements of even ska and other punk adjacent sub genres.

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Live Shots: Chavez Cartel @ Tomcats Brisbane 27/09/19

One of the highlights of the night and I had a real hard time getting photos, at least there’s this short video that pretty much captures the dark essence of the performance. I definitely want to see them again soon, I’m sure i’ll have this camera figured out by then. It was a really intense performance, particularly the singer who has strong anti-stage…

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Live Shots: Lizzard Wizzard @ Crowbar Brisbane 27/09/19

This show was absolutely wild and hard to photograph. So much went on and I’m a big new fan of Wizzard Lizzard. Firstly they look exactly how they ‘ought to and the bassist is wearing the shirt for the same Carcinoid demo I’ll be reviewing this week. At some point a guest vocalist joined from…

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Live Shots: Deceased Estates @ Crowbar Brisbane 27/09/19

I’ve covered a bit of Dungeon Synth this year with reviews and interviews with the likes of Grimdor and Akerius, I familiarized myself with this very niche style just recently so I was excited to get to see such a project locally. I’m glad alternative to this extent exists in Brisbane with these sort of…

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Live Shots: Empress @ Crowbar Brisbane 27/09/19

Band: Empress Genre: Post rock/Alternative Bandcamp / Facebook / Instagram Empress have some powerful songs that translate well live, there’s a rawness to the vocals that are heart churning. What I wasn’t able to capture was the vocalist climbing the barrier to finish the set screaming on the ground in the crowd. I recommend checking…

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