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Monsters of Folk rock, or rather sway the Paramount…

They blew into town…like the reigning kings of the “it” music genre…the “Monsters of Folk” as they have branded themselves – Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward, and Mike Mogis… They filled the Paramount Theatre, October 15th with their unique and powerfully heart felt musical stylings, illustrated by the vibrant colors you see here…it was […]

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Voices Carry…Aimee Mann to the Moore

…with Nick Lowe…double bill, but Nick was more the 50 min set opener… Very fun, his set…my favorite part was the song that referenced “Rick Astley” who had a hit that was kind of “ghastly” lmao…the crowd, a bunch of latter day gen Xers, etc…totally got the reference. Perhaps the oddest thing about the show […]

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Juke Kartel at the Key Club – after show

Juke Kartel that band from down under(read Australia) led by the popular vote getter from the 2006 season of Rock Star Supernova, Toby Rand…….. In the time since I last saw them live, in Baltimore, MD 2006…they have changed their style a bit, performance wise…a bit darker…Toby does not Kangarilla around as much… He looks […]

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Justin Tranter says…show me your…

Titties…… Not even joking… Not to me personally, mind you…but to the room at large. And he meant girl boobies…I think he wants to get some…I had pulled back from my front position to get some longer shots, and I think a guy must have shown him his, and Justin was like, uhm I already […]

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Collective Soul closes tour at the Moore

Collective Soul…closing their current set of dates here in Seattle…(next set comes up soon in new locales) A set of lookers for sure… I have several friends that are big fans, and have been hearing about them for years. When I saw they had a tour date due to hit Seattle, I knew I would […]

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Pretty in Pink – or rather Black…

It’s been a while, probably, since you heard or saw, or even thought about the band, The Psychedelic Furs… Yes, the answer to on Facebook friends question: They are still alive… Seriously though, they are a group, that whilst playing the songs from their heyday, harks back to why New Wave music, etc, was so […]

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The *Spectacular* Flaming Lips

The Lips…The Flaming Lips…wow…who knew???? LOL…well plenty of folks did…I had never seen them live, so I was, to put it mildly, taken a bit by surprise by the sheer “spectacle”…not to mention the the excess energy of their mosh pit–again, who knew??? Ok, let’s be honest, the concept of the name, “The Flaming Lips”, […]

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Concert Photography: The *Spectacular* Flaming Lips

The Lips…The Flaming Lips…wow…who knew???? LOL…well plenty of folks did…I had never seen them live, so I was, to put it mildly, taken a bit by surprise by the sheer “spectacle”…not to mention the the excess energy of their mosh pit–again, who knew??? Ok, let’s be honest, the concept of the name, “The Flaming Lips”, […]

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Crue Fest 2 at 300mm…

Yep, you read it right, 300mm…read, SOUND BOARD shoot… I rented the luscious 300mm 2.8 and toted along a monopod for the festivities…I think in all it was pretty successful! I threw on my shorter lenses for a few contextual wide shots…and there you have it… In all musically, all the acts rocked the gorgeous […]

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Don't shoot the bass player…Noise for the Needy 2009

That’s right…don’t shoot the bass player…this was the edict on the headliner for the first of 2 gigs I shot this weekend, both at Neumo’s supporting the Noise for the Needy 2009 Festival… The request was an odd one, security crossed it’s eyes! but alas pretty easy to accomplish as she was stage opposite of […]