Jonathan Ganley shoots Nick Cave at Auckland (reprise)

Nick Cave. Auckland Civic Center 6 Dec 2014. Photography: Jonathan Ganley ©

Nick Cave. Auckland, 6 Dec 2014. By Jonathan Ganley ©

Most of you are familiar with our friend Jonathan Ganley’s photo essay and recollections of The Birthday Party’s 1983 Auckland Show. This time, Jon was guest photographer at the  Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds December 6th concert at Auckland Civic.  Above is one of Jon’s analog images of the evening. I love the old-timey quality of this shot, with the gauzy back light and that iconic spectral shadow of Cave pointing at his audience. More here.*

Jonathan Ganley official site: pointthatthing.

Graham Reid wrote a great article describing the evening:

“Nick comes on to rousing applause, walking like a slightly drunken gazelle….

He tells a funny story about his first meeting with former Bad Seed Blixa Bargeld who would only speak German to him (“and I didn’t speak German”) but then eventually spoke in perfect English.

Someone ask when was the last time he saw the late Birthday Party member Roland S Howard: “We had lunch together in Fitzroy St in St Kilda. Mick Warren and I ran into him, we talked about stuff . . . and then he borrowed $50!”

Read more : NICK CAVE ENCOUNTERED (2014): The man, the myth and the movie at

UPDATE: More photos & reviews from Saturday’s show:

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