Yay, more music again!

After a VERY long time without, I had been with some great musicians last month. A very fortunate constellation of stars meant I finally got to see and hear Matt Langley and that same night experience a group of musicians on their Rough House Revival tour.

As I was working my way through Matt’s performance, my external hard drive died on me and the remaining material is gone. Not completely fortunately, as I still got the tapes, but for now I’m stumped and have to make do with what I got. Which is four tracks from his upcoming new CD, Virginia Avenue. Hopefully coming out this year. When it does,and the ensuing CD release tour, I will be shouting it from the roof tops. Well, here and Facebook roof tops that is.

You might get the impression I like him? You’re right! Not only is he a great singer and songwriter, but a nice chap as well.  The nice chap part you have to take my word for it, but as for the music, have a look and judge for yourself:

 

 

and the next two I’ll keep for next week!

see you then.

It’s been a while.

In fact waaaay to long!

 

So, what have I got?

Paper Scissors and Rosy Tin Teacaddy.

 

Here are a few videos I did for Chris and Seamus of Paper Scissors:

 

 

 

And here some photos from Rosy Tin Teacaddy’s amazing gig at Wellington’s Garden Club

 

 

I got one!

Last week, or was it three ago (?), time flies when trying to keep the kids busy at home, I managed to finish a video for Darren Watson & The Real Deal Blues Band. They were playing Tutweiler by Rick Holmstrom at the now defunct Ruby Lounge in Wellington, New Zealand.

ENJOY!

And this Friday I will be going to Wellington to see Shayne Carter’s Last Train To Brockville at Bar Bodega. Not likely to film, but I’m sure I’ll take some pics.

See you next week then.

The Greenhornes 20.1.11

What a night!!

It was supposed to be The Black Keys  with The Greenhornes opening for them. That didn’t happen as the Keys cancelled due to exhaustion. Even though I was MIGHTILY disappointed I can understand, they’ve had an incredibly exhausting 2010, touring most of it.  But the people at Bar Bodega managed to pull a fast one and there I was, seeing the Greenhornes live for the first time. Not knowing their sound intimately, but having heard in an interview that their live performances are quite a treat to experience, I was quite intrigued to hear and see for myself.

Gradually the crowd was warming up and getting whipped into a decent frenzy by their songs. And so was I, well as much as in a frenzy as one can be while trying to photograph. And I have to say, as much as I enjoyed listening to the CD’s, I definitely enjoyed the live stuff MORE!

So, here some of the pics, enjoy!

Happy New Year! 1st Monday of 2011

I’m back? Maybe.

I’ve got hours/days of video footage to process and edit, and I just can’t see when I will find the time to do it.

And hopefully more to come as I’m going to see the Black Keys in Wellington this month!!  I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS!

I’m thinking of having a second blog with bits and pieces of my other life, but will have to think about how and where to organize that.

In the mean time I wish you all the best, and send me some time!!!

Keep rockin’ and rollin’,

Petra

1st Monday of August, 2.8.10

So, what’s happened in the last couple of  months? More than I can manage to process in my part-time capacity as music blog video maker! But I’ve got some to show you, so fear not. First up a couple of promo clips for Elston Gun, taken during various sessions in the past year. The titles were done by Charl Laubscher, and I think they’re hot! Also, I’ve got a couple of clips of The Lost Boys, when they opened for Elston Gun together with the The Slur Tones, who opened my eyes and ears to new bands to stalk, ahem follow their progress.

For work in progress: well the latest gig by The Checks in Wellington and the Slur Tones, and I am soooo going to try and get some more of the Homegrown footage processed. Which would be Pluto, Motocade and Bang Bang Eche!

til then, enjoy for now.

3rd Monday of April, 19.4.10

It’s LIVE.  You can view and vote for my video here. You need to create an account or sign in using a couple of other social sites like facebook, twitter, etc before you can vote, and it would be HIGHLY appreciated if you took the time to do so. If you like what you see, knock yourselves out and vote the letters off your keyboards.

The ranking process is a bit complex, you might have to “vote” a couple of times in case you can’t see my entry at the first go. It took me 3 times to be able to rank myself at #1  😀

In addition I’m getting some more videos ready from Homegrown, and another couple of live gigs I saw in the last months.

They’ll get posted as they are ready.

enjoy,

and see you later.

1st Monday of March, 1.3.10

For this post I was a bit in a quandary: what to edit and publish, as I had seen so many different acts in the last couple of weeks. I thought a change of routine for now might be appropriate: instead of showcasing one gig with all the clips, I’ll bring you one of each.

Now,  who did I see:

Grant Hart, with support from Devils Elbow at the San Francisco Bath House.

And Homegrown along the Wellington waterfront. With the permission of two bands,  I was able to get a Media Pass and had decided to set myself up at the Indie Stage; didn’t fancy the thought of lugging the cameras all over the place. Having gone through the process of getting the pass, setting the gear up, acquainting myself with the place and people  I checked out who else was keen to let me film. In the end, and a very spectacular end I might say,  I had filmed six out of nine bands. I think I could have covered all, but I was just shattered, and needed to take a break in between some gigs. All in all I have to say, well worth the effort!

So, first up,

The Mint Chicks ‘Welcome To Nowhere’.

As this was my first encounter I was pleased to see such a full-on stage show, got heaps of footage, and managed to capture the climbing activities as well! I thoroughly enjoyed their driving and hypnotic sounds. So, choosing the first clip to edit was a bit hard, but as the opener worked so well for me on all levels, here it is:

The next one is by The Checks: ‘Crows’

Keep checking back, as I’ll finish more clips and hopefully get them approved, more will be trickling throughout the next weeks.