GALLERY: Trap Them, Call of the Void—November 9th & 10th, 2017 @ Saint Vitus, NY

Whether they’re shooting multiple venues in a night, or meticulously crafting live show reviews; our photographers can be very busy at times. Because of this, we’ve collectively decided to break up our photo content into two different kinds. Posts titled PHOTOS will feature an in-depth review of a show, providing a personal insight into all the subtle nuances of a show along with a small selection of images to accompany the photographer’s thoughts. Whereas posts titled GALLERY will convey the energy and events of a show through a visual narrative, featuring collections of images that speak for themselves without the help of an accompanying write-up. Without further adieu, here is our first Gallery post of the final two shows from Trap Them, with Call of the Void, by resident NY photographer, Mark Valentino!

Wake Up the President Because Carpenter Brut’s Live Show Is Phenomenal

Darkness. The walls of Schinmanski, Brooklyn are all expectant, together with the audience, for the French phenom called Carpenter Brut to take the stage, incarnated into the form of drummer, guitarist and keyboards. For all those familiar with the act’s predilections what comes next should have probably been obvious; for those uninitiated, Brut’s early moments of the show might have come as a surprise.

PHOTOS: Billy Talent, Monster Truck, The Dirty Nil—February 16th, 2017 @ Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford, BC

Billy Talent is a band that has flown under the radar for many people in their 24-year career. Being relatively unknown until 2003 when their first album was released with Atlantic Records and Warner Music Canada, they have been going strong ever since with nearly 3 million albums sold worldwide…

PHOTOS: Lizzard Wizzard, Deafcult, Hobo Magic, Hurricane Death — January 7th, 2017 @ Crowbar, AUS

Hurricane Death’s gritty, full-force aesthetic provided an intimidating start to the night. Reminiscent of thrashier Nails, the aptly-named five-piece performed an impressive, though seemingly short-lived set which easily lent to the mental images of being smashed apart by high-speed debris amidst a furious hurricane. The throaty, crust-laden guitar tones in combination…