Last week I hit Old Nick’s for a show. It’s been a hot-minute since I’ve been there for a show. I’ve always liked that bar / venue. I was a real regular at Nick’s in ’17, not so much in ’18.
Sam from the band The Service Call is a homie and suggested I come and check out his band. I was familiar with the other bands on the bill. The Wobblies, Ten Pole Drunk, and The Athiarchists were killer.
I do love to photograph shows, but to be frank, I don’t much care to shoot shows at Old Nick’s. Historically the lighting is horrible. However when I arrived for this show, I noticed they had installed some new lights above the stage, “this is promising” I thought. Lighting works best, when venues use them.
The Service Call
Ten Pole Drunk
Tom Chamberlain is a photographer and content creator. He was a junior-high / high-school band-geek and later studied classical guitar. He studied commercial photographer in art-school and eventually found a love for music photography. Tom has photographed musicians all over the country, but has a special love for the music scene in the Pacific Northwest. Tom is a photographer, writer, blogger, video maker and all-around image creator. Lover of all things analogue.