Photography, thoughts, etc by NYC based punk nerd Kate Hoos.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

September Shows Part 1



So I got a bit behind on life and thusly pics so yeah, here are a bunch from last month. I went to some rad shows in Sept and never got to posting the pics; I have a lot of shows coming up too so I kicked my ass in gear to get these posted before I end up even more behind, blah! I have a bunch so I decided to split them into 2 posts and be a dork with them in alphabetical order because who doesn't love alphabetical order??? hahaha I normally like to group them by show but that would have been like 4 different posts so....anyway, it doesn't really matter as long as they get out into the world!

I'm going to post the rest tomorrow from a few more bands. Then stay tuned for pics from the Lady Bizness EP release show, then our mini tour, and after that I'm going on tour for 3 weeks with Overlake to the West Coast and through the South so I will have loooots of pics from that (I'm going to have to reign myself in, I've never been to most of the places we're going so I'm going to get really shutter happy, I know it! I'm also going to tryyyyy to be good and not bring more than 3 cameras...but we shall see, I might not be able to deal with that hahaha)

Anyhoo, lots of pics to follow, take a peek ;)

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Alouth hails from South Brooklyn and have been working to build a house show scene down there which is really impressive. They're also part of the Punk Island collective and run the Basement Dwellers stage. These guys bleed DIY and have great energy, get to a show and check em out for yourselves, tell em Hoos sent ya!

[Top pic/pics 1-4 from Muchmore's 9/5/17, pics 5-6 from Cobra Club 9/9/17]







Basic Bitches are one of my faves, but ya'll already knew that haha. These pics are from Hank's Saloon on 9-14 when they put out their latest, a new tape on What's For Breakfast Records "My Body, My Choice" with "White Bread President" I highly recommend you head to their Bandcamp immediately and download it. The songs are killer and even better, all profits are going directly to Planned Parenthood.

I was playing around with a new lens at this show too so I didn't get quite comfortable with it by the end of their set :/ I used it more for the next set....and you will see who it was in the next post!





Necrotic Society I love this band! Super nice people and kickass political punk that is hard as nails so you know I'm really into it. I also am lucky enough to share a practice space with them. Their bassist Javier has the most intense energy on stage, I love to photograph that guy! I reallllly wanna get a fisheye lens and he is one of the first people I'd want to shoot with it hahaha.

[pics from Muchmore's 9/5/17]









P I N K O  Texas post-hardcore. I hadn't been previously familiar with them but caught them when they passed through Brooklyn on tour. I always forget in other places people have cars and their own gear, not like in NYC where everyone shares all the time haha so I was a little confused when they were setting up all of their own stuff. I did enjoy their set and I would def go check them out again if they came back through, they were fun to shoot and had good tunes (which I still have to DL)

I was playing around a bit for some of their set with a random flashlight to try different things during shooting to see what would happen. I'm not really one to shoot much without flash (starting to work on that though I still greatly prefer flash for smaller/DIY shows over anything else) but the last one I did without flash and just the little flashlight I had with me, came out pretty cool I think.

[pics from Muchmore's 9/5/17]







Red Arkade talk about a band with high energy, I don't think I've seen too many other bands that go as hard as these guys go. Hardcore punk straight outta Queens, these guys give it 110% from start to finish. I def love shooting bands like this, that are so high energy cuz feeding off of that while I'm shooting is a total natural high (getting into major photo nerd-landia here hahaha) and it's like hunting for that perfect shot to nail the intensity. I feel like I've definitely gotten some cool shots of them, but I don't think I've nailed "the one" yet with them (I shot them once before) but that's okay, because I will definitely go back and keep working on it!

[pics from Cobra Club 9/9/17]

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Stay tuned cuz I'm going to have a lot more to post over the next several weeks as I traipse around the country! I'm so excited about it and can't wait to see what kind of goodies I can capture on the road :D
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