malarkeygras 2010 @ the pour house

There are bands you love, and then there are bands you love and nights that sounds like the inside of your heart. And last night, the entire Pour House howling along with a blow-the-doors-off cover of “Thunder Road”, was the latter.

american aquarium @ local 506, june ’10

american aquarium @ local 506, june ’10, originally uploaded by minervacat. Chapel Hill shouldn’t count as out of town for Raleigh bands, but sometimes it does, and sometimes that means you get mellow sets full of old songs you don’t hear much, and long stories. Sometimes I’m happy to be out of town for Raleigh.

american aquarium — small town hymns

american aquarium ‘small town hymns’ cd release party, originally uploaded by minervacat. American Aquarium — Small Town Hymns. Out 5/1, Last Chance Records. “The song is the story of a broken heart and the story of society’s expectations, built to the tastes of a producer, an engineer, a mixer and a master. And if you’re…

american aquarium cd release party @ the pour house

american aquarium cd release party @ the pour house, originally uploaded by minervacat. It wouldn’t be springtime if there wasn’t an American Aquarium CD release party at the Pour House. Some year there won’t be one, and I’ll be confused and weirded out all year by the absence. But this year there is one, and…

american aquarium @ local 506

How do you shoot a band you’ve shot a dozen times before, without feeling like everything’s flat and already been done? Look for new angles, I guess. And hope somebody needs a haircut.

american aquarium @ the pour house

american aquarium @ the pour house, originally uploaded by minervacat. This is for Martha, who picked out the photo, and for Chris. Two years ago tomorrow, I went out to the 506 with t. We were there to see the Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers (Perry, cough up that new album now!), who…

built to spill — there is no enemy

american aquarium @ the pour house, originally uploaded by minervacat. Built to Spill — There Is No Enemy.  Out today on Warner Bros.  A rare major label acquisition for me.

american aquarium @ the pour house

american aquarium @ the pour house, originally uploaded by minervacat. I almost included this in last week’s inspiration post, but I realized I wanted to pull it out and talk about it on its own, because it really hit home with me. Day19 is the photoblog of pro photographers Jeremy and Claire Weiss, and I’m…