Here’s another quick one. This is the mighty Pinback from San Diego playing in The Button Factory last week – a great band who are not as well known on this side of the Atlantic as they deserve to be. This is an exposure of 4 minutes 51 seconds and is the first song they played. I can’t remember what song it was and forgot to write it down. The gig was an absolute joy, sometimes you can’t beat a bunch of guys who know what they’re doing just playing their songs really really well. Good times all round.
They had various different things projected on to the screen behind them as they played – including a chunk of John Carpenter’s Dark Star. Usually that kind of thing just turns into a white rectangle during a long exposure photograph (like Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Theaters pictures). During the shot above there were some simple hand-drawn “hangman” style stuff on the screen that didn’t change too quickly, so it came out okay.
Here’s a nice Pinback video featuring some serious Aurora Borealis action.