Wednesday, October 25, 2017


September Shows Part 2

Here are some more pics I took last month and earlier this month. I posted some others right before I left town for a few days and said "oh yeah I'm going to post the rest tomorrow" not processing I was leaving for a long weekend of shows with Lady Bizness (pics from that and the EP release will be out soon!) and that I had a bunch more photos than I anticipated going through haha. As (I should have) expected, I had little to no time to edit on the road and also managed to pick up a very nasty cold during our travels. I fought it valiantly through the weekend but the moment we got back, it slammed me into a brick wall so I spent a few days in bed under a pile of cats. No joke, it was the worst cold I've had in a long time! Then stupid life stuff and all that came up. But anyway, here they are so yay!

I had so many photo nerd things to ramble about too but I am aware people probably don't read/look at this blog for me hemming and hawing over the minutiae of my working methodology/photography in general hahaha so I'll spare all that. Maybe when I get a real website, I'll have a little section to blab about photothings haha but for this I'll stick to as many pics as I can for now. I'm leaving for a 3 week tour on 10/30 and when I come back from that (plus family crap for Thanksgiving) that is my number one priority to get a better site up and running.

One thing I will say is a got a new 50mm lens I have been experimenting with and I'm getting some nice results. Going back and forth with it and my 24-120 lens depending on the space I'm working with. I'm also- for the first time really ever (even from when I shot film)- going back and forth and working on sharpening my skills with shooting sans flash. I looooove shooting long exposure with flash, and it works great for DIY shows, but it doesn't work in every setting so I'm trying my hand at doing both methods which you'll start seeing in future posts. I'm also saving up some loot to get some other new lenses to mix into my bag of tricks so hire me to take some pics for you so I can get those goodies sooner (SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT!)

Really quick before the show pics, I shoot 35mm film a little bit here and there, mostly on shitty crappy plastic cameras I had in my youth (and recently re-acquired from eBay since I lost all of the originals) or on a random low-end SLR I have.  It's mostly random shit I find in my travels in NYC and beyond, street photos and stuff of that nature. No band stuff just yet (maybe I'll get to it though or reach into my film archives for that) I made an IG specifically for that and you can find it at @attentionspanzero I update it a lot at some points and less frequently at others. Just when the mood strikes me. It'd be cool if you gave it a follow :D


One of my pics was in the most recent issue of New Noise Magazine which um FUCK YES! Ellen & the Degenerates  got a write up ahead of their appearance at Fest and one of my pics was included in it. If you like music mags and things like that, look for Issue #35 currently available on the NNM website or at Barnes & Noble 

Alright, let's get to those new pics now!

To see the pics larger (and sharper) or to scroll through more easily, click on any pic and use your arrow keys.

Snatch Attack played the same night as Basic Bitches (see the last post for those pics) and this band is a goddamn FORCE on stage. A feminist, queer, fuzzy punk n roll band, they describe themselves as "the soundtrack for every wet dream" and it is the damn truth! They do not hold back even for an instant and will leave you wanting so much more as soon as their set is over. Seriously one of the best and exciting live bands in NYC right now, get your freak on and go see them ASAP.  

I don't think they have any studio recordings out yet, but I def NEEEEED that in my life! Snatch Attack on the go! 

[pics from Hank's Saloon 9/14/17]

I kept seeing Mary in the mirror and thought it looked really cool so I grabbed a shot of it

Cuz you ain't SHIT unless you're guzzling bourbon on stage, fool!

Tonya Harding aka everyone's favorite muthafuckin femmeslash rock opera on ice! Okay, this show was in October but eh, it's okay, it makes the cut. One of my fav bands to photograph and duh, rock out to, do yourselves a favor and get on their full-length album "Punk Is Dad" (a phrase I knowingly stole and used liberally during Punk Island season, thanks for that! haha) This band is so much fun and has the absolute most punk as fuck name ever. Now I just need to get on forming that (fake) rival band called Nancy Kerrigan hahahahaha

[pics from The Gateway 10/4/17]

World War IX this is one of those bands that was on my list to see for a while because we have lots of mutual band friends but I kept missing them. Thankfully I finally made it out to see them at the beginning of September and I'm glad I did.  With an ethos of "Trash punk. Get drunk" they are irreverent punx who like to drink and have a great presence on stage. I def want to make it out to see them again as soon as I can but sadly I'll be out of town for their next show on 11/11 (also featuring Enziguri and Bedpan Fight) so hopefully not long after that. But hey, go in my place and check it out for me (get more info HERE)

These guys have been around for quite a while now and have a bunch of recordings out, at least one music video (I think more maybe? My brain is fuzzy on that) plus rad artwork as their guitarist is a comic book artist

[pics from Cobra Club 9/9/17]


I've got more goodies to post- which I plan to do BEFORE I hit the road on 10/30, we shall see if I can make it. I have sooo much to do to get ready to leave for 3 weeks, but I will do my best! I will be touring from Utah all the way back to NYC through the Southwest throughout November so I will have A LOT of pics from that when I get back too. So yay! Stay tuned for lots of awesomeness :D :D :D


All photos copyright Kate Hoos. If you use these for social media, cool, but give me a credit plz and a link. For all other uses, or hi-res versions of any of these photos for print usage etc, or if you need a photog for an event or band portraits, drop me a line for info/rates :D


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