IBTABA Nº 8 — And Also The Trees

And Also The Trees is one of those few bands to catch as much as reasonable during a tour. here, 3 days after Mainz, they played the fabled venue of Brussels (along with Ancienne Belgique). like so few bands these days, the set list changes from show-to-show, and there is something magical about how the…

IBTABA Nº 7 — And Also The Trees

there will be a lot of And Also The Trees… a perennial favorite, but somehow, I dare not photograph them before: just record their concerts, beginning with a fateful first time in New Jersey in 1991. on a Thursday, by the time they went on at 1am, there were about 12 people left. this, on…

IBTABA Nº 6 — Bill Callahan (smog)

of all the photographs posted about concerts, this one has gotten then most appropriations online ( this version on Instagram ). perhaps because it was originally posted on Flickr as a B&W version, which follows from the horrible red (or green or blue) lighting prevalent in small clubs (note the outlining of red him). the…

IBTABA Nº 5 — The National

this was a special gig, because they had cancelled a gig here due to being recruited by R.E.M. due to the success of the Alligator album. Boxer was just released, and they kept their commitment to this small venue, while the next night they would play The Wiltern in Los Angeles. everything was super casual…

IBTABA Nº 4 — The National

this gig was super-memorable. although they were opening for Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah, they played a full set on this other leg of the Alligator tour. being the nice people they are, and me being a “set list thiever”**, they signed it after the show with the rare attention that is unusually given…

IBTABA Nº 3 — Bill Callahan (Smog)

a very memorable gig, because this was the rare instance where the album songs were much better live, than on the record. « A River Ain’t Too Much To Love » was a much quiet affair on record than live, perhaps propelled in great part by the live performance of the drummer Jim White (from…