I don’t even know who these bands are at the moment, but I’m at the airport and wanted to share them with you. I was at the Continental Club tonight, and, as I begged on Twitter the other day, I just wanted a dark, dingy rock club with some old guys and guitars.
I guess the good thing about this gig is that it’s expanding my ability to shoot different kinds of music.
The Palm Door last night was a lot of dance, hip-hop, rap, electronic, and several DJs. The Fool’s Gold family sure puts on a fun show – even if the lighting was bad and I could barely push my way to the stage half the time.
Here we go:
The Suzan (ps, these girls from Japan were peppy and simply ADORBZ – and pretty darn good):
I got called in yesterday afternoon to cover a shift, and spent my afternoon at the Dot Com Stage in the Austin Convention Center. Saw some pretty excellent music. I guess that’s the benefit of shooting this festival – finding new bands and becoming a super fan.
Anyway, here’s one of Neon Hitch. This girl had a serious Gaga quality about her, but it had a twist. I’m interested to see where she goes in the next few years. I can definitely see them succeeding.
Then I hopped over to the Ale House for my evening shows. I’m not a metal girl, but for the most part, at least it was good metal. My main focus was supposed to be Daniel Lioneye. Turns out, this is a metal band I could see myself getting behind:
And, as a special guest, Peter Murphy played an acoustic set. That’s pretty rad.
Last night, I was assigned to the Havana Bar in downtown Austin to shoot what turned out to be two totally separate venues that I was responsible for covering. Inside were smaller, quirkier bands, and outside in the backyard? Death metal.
Let’s just say I am going to search in earnest for earplugs for today to make sure I don’t go completely deaf during this trip.
I shot ten bands last night, so clearly, I’m missing a few in this post. However, time’s running short this morning – I’m being called in to cover another photog’s shoot this afternoon. I’ll be at the Dot Com stage in the Austin Convention Center this afternoon from 1-6 and at the Ale House from 8-2.
Oh, NYC. This was my first trip on my own (high school senior class trips don’t count, k?). I’m a little bit in love with it, not gonna lie.
And CMJ? Totally. Redonk.
I was at the Living Room for most of the night, and it was pretty packed for most of the sets, so getting a good shooting spot was difficult. Unfortunately, I missed photo ops for several of the bands.
McAlister Drive rocked out at Collegefest 2010 to the tune of a couple thousand college kids. Luckily, I got to tag along. Unluckily, I can only upload ten images at a time. Look for more soon! Don’t forget to check … Continue reading →
I’ve been trying to nail these guys down again for two years, and out of the blue, Pervez asked me to photograph their show at the Palladium in Worcester.
Can I just mention they put on an amazing show? These guys know how to rock. I’m a little in love with the bassist as a photo subject, because he’s working his ass off and having FUN doing it. And as a former musician, I can say that something like that is of utmost importance. Anyway – here’s a first draft of some of my favorites: