February 29th, 2008 by donaltest1
La Rocca live the American dream, packing their guitars on their back and hitching their way to LA. Kinda.
They finish their Irish tour tomorrow night at Crawdaddy. I’d be there but for the Irish Blog Awards *chomps nails*
Can I just take this opportunity to wish everyone the best of luck. You’re all brilliant writers, astute, sharp and a barrel of laughs. All winners in my eyes.
Seeyiz in the cells!
February 18th, 2008 by donaltest1
Thought I’d mention a new Off Her Rocker Flickr photo account focussing exclusively on Irish bands and gigs. Check out a slideshow or older albums of international live music and photoshoots.
February 15th, 2008 by donaltest1
We had a photoshoot last night. Here’s a taster of Shaun and Rocky…more pics will be released after publication.
February 14th, 2008 by donaltest1
The Library Bar can’t wait to have Ham Sandwich back….
These are the pics they tried to ban!
Well, not really. The photos were deemed unsuitable for the nature of their interview in the new issue. Carry The Meek, the band’s debut album, hits the shelves tomorrow and everyone was in a good mood but Darcy couldn’t make it for photos so there was no point lining them up for sombre portraits. Much better my way :p
February 8th, 2008 by donaltest1
February 4th, 2008 by donaltest1
Last Friday I met the very giggly bunch known as We Should Be Dead in the Library Bar for a photoshoot. Their self-titled album was released the same day and they were in good spirits so we ran amok a bit, I wanted them to climb into a laundry trolley and run screaming through the corridors but was distracted by the tiniest hotel lift in existence, which we commandeered for some old-fashioned uproar.
Later that night they played Crawdaddy. What a gig! I’ll post the photos here tomorrow. The photoshoot pics are for the mag so I can’t release them yet. Another shoot with Ham Sandwich tomorrow means I might just get those laundry-cart snaps…
November 15th, 2007 by donaltest1
…Paul Buchanan might not be waiting longer but us ordinary joes still have a fortnight to go.
After a long hiatius from the madness of Ireland’s gig scene, The Rags are back and they’ve brought presents!
I caught up with the scandalous six on Tuesday afternoon in Apollo Studios in Temple Bar, as they polished off a free album sampler ‘Bin Bag’ which they’re making available as a free digital-only release from their website therags.com on November 30th.
“On the surface of things we’ve been keeping a low profile the past year
or so but we’ve been busy recording our debut album,” explains frontman
Daniel Anderson. “At the moment we’re putting finishing touches to it, and
making ‘Bin Bag’ available for free is our way of saying thanks to all the
people who’ve been contacting us asking us when the album is going to be
out. They’ve been very patient.”
Bagsies I be first to hit the site at the end of the month! As if that’s not enough, The Rags also play a special Christmas gig in the Button Factory on December 20th…gearing up for what will undoubtably be 2008: Year of the Rags….
September 26th, 2007 by donaltest1
Slow shutter has really dominated my camerawork over the last few months, originally from necessity because the lights can be so crap! I’ve posted a few examples of different shots, like The Radio, seen here on the launch night of their debut album. Read the rest of this entry »
August 3rd, 2007 by donaltest1
Hotly anticipated gig of the fortnight, Alabama 3′s showband made a rare live appearance as a full line-up at Tripod last Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »