Photography

Pip Blom: Whelans Upstairs by Aaron Corr

I first caught Pip Blom earlier in the year supporting The Breeders earlier in the year in Vicar Street, and thought they were a deadly band. 8Radio championed them after that point so they kept in my mind, and I kept up to speed with what they were up to and awaited another Irish show. This finally came with one of the final dates of their own European tour.

Shrug Life

Shrug Life

Support on the night came from Shrug Life. Normally a three piece, this time Danny Carroll performing solo, and then a portion of the set with backing vocals by Naoise Roo.

Initially it looked like it would be a case of loud band playing to quiet crowd but people soon relaxed and got really into it. There may not have been moshing, but there was dancing by some, and enthusiasm with the whole room.

The lights were the same throughout, and were the usual pain in the arse to try and calm in the editing. After the show I hung around to try get a portrait with the band after they sold some merch. They were lovely and gracious in doing so. I took the portrait in the hallway between the room and backstage, using the ambient light. In shooting gigs I don’t bring flash with me, so you make do with what you got.

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Sam Fogarino DJ Set: Tower Records by Aaron Corr

Interpol’s Sam Fogarino made an appearance in Tower Records in Dublin on the day of their third, and final show in the Olympia Theatre to spin some tunes. I made it to the set and brought my camera along for the sake of it. His set featured Tame Impala, Beach House, Rocket From the Crypt and Faith No More to name but a few.

I brought along a print from their show two nights before to get signed. He was delighted to see him so well lit as he joked that drummers often get overlooked, especially for lighting. They have a new lighting guy on the Marauder tour who clearly appreciates the guys further back on stage. I’ve met Sam a few times and he has always been one of the most easy going guys to meet and chat to, especially within Interpol.