Whenever I hear that Greek Fire has a show, I make it a point to shoot it whenever possible. These guys just put on a show that’s incredibly thrilling for their fans and fantastic for photographers. This show was all the more so a must-see because it marked the long-awaited return of drummer Johnny Venus. [...]
So, KISS is pretty much on the bucket list of every single music photographer I know. Or if they aren’t, they should be. Because let’s face it. They rock. Photographing KISS is like shooting fish in a barrel, except instead of bullets, you’re using dynamite. And the barrel is filled with nitroglycerine. Hit the jump [...]
There are some musical acts that never seem to get old. I’ve photographed Willie Nelson four times now, but even though the show hardly changes, it’s always a thrill. After all, the man is a legend.
In a triumphant return to the Pageant, Evanescence stormed the big club’s stage in a big ripper of a show that had the 2,000-strong crowd losing their collective mind over Amy Lee and company.
Returning to the Pageant, pop punk princes All Time Low rocked a sold out house with support from Yellowcard and Hey Monday on the Dirty Work Tour 2011.
I have to admit – the energy & vibe for Tiësto’s show at the Pageant could go toe to toe with any arena rock show. Here’s a preview from tonight’s show.
The Legends of Hip Hop Tour 2011 rolled through the Chaifetz Arena along with some of hip hop’s earliest and most influential artists, including Kool Moe Dee, Doug E. Fresh, Salt ‘n Pepa, Biz Markie, Kurtis Blow, and MC Lyte.
Simply put, Flogging Molly probably put on one of the most entertaining live shows around, in no small part due to the seemingly limitless energy of singer Dave King. I’ve photographed Flogging Molly a couple times over the last few years, and every time it’s been a joy. As mentioned previously, Dave King is [...]
If you want a band that keeps you on your toes, look no farther than Dropkick Murphys. I’m surprised singer Al Barr didn’t wear a groove in the stage from his constant pacing at the front to a packed house of four-thousand raised fists. The energy of Dropkick Murphys is a real force, both in [...]
Quick preview of the Dropkick Murphy’s incendiary frontman, Al Barr, in the band’s extremely sold out show at the Pageant.
Three words come to mind for Interpol’s stage treatment at their Pageant show: Moody. Dark. Perfect.
I didn’t know anything about School of Seven Bells going into this concert, but I came away a little bit in love with this band after their opening performance for Interpol at the Pageant. With a lush, layered sound and the lighting treatment to match, School of Seven Bells was a treat. Even though their [...]
Last night marked the 5-year anniversary of shooting my first concert. I wrote a bit about the show in my post titled “Becoming A Concert Photographer,” but I thought I’d take some time to do a proper post about this show, as well as post images from the gig – The Avett Brothers supporting BR-549 with [...]
Ozzy Osbourne. He’s been called the Prince of Darkness and the Godfather of Heavy Metal. In my second gig shoot of the year, I finally crossed off Ozzy from my music photography bucket list. Needless to say, the music icon did not disappoint.
Epic. That’s the word that most readily comes to mind to describe El Monstero’s show for 2010, which featured a gigantic stage in-the-round to bring Pink Floyd’s masterpieces to the masses.
Just a preview of El Monstero performing at the Pageant – and equally notable, the huge production and setup they crammed into the venue.
You know what I love to see? A band that rocks out so hard that not even horrible lighting can stop the goodness from being captured in pixels. Brookroyal is one of those bands, so when they opened for My Chemical Romance, I knew I had to catch their performance – lighting be damned.
I never had the opportunity to photograph My Chemical Romance in the glory days of the hugely theatric Black Parade days, when the band was rocking out with spotlights, costumes, and all that glorious high production. But photographers: Never fear. The band is still a blast to shoot. But you better come prepared, or they [...]
Here’s a small preview from My Chemical Romance’s sold-out performance at the Pageant this week – the one and only Mikey Way. Another snap of his bro Gerard after the jump.
Australian rock trio Sick Puppies stormed the Pageant with their signature high-energy smackdown. With spotlights up in the balcony, I dare say that this was the best-lit Sick Puppies show I’ve had the pleasure of covering. And not a drop of that light went to waste – I needed ever watt freezing the action for [...]
I’d caught Shinedown on a couple occasions over the past years, and every time I’ve photographed them they’ve put on a tremendous, high-energy show. So when I heard that they were doing an acoustic set, my curiosity was piqued. Having just caught Aaron Lewis of the hardrock band Staind in a very stripped down show [...]
Everyone has to start somewhere, and countless music photographers working in the photo pits started out as fans in the crowd. Point & shoot cameras have the advantage of being compact, unobtrusive, and relatively inexpensive. Here’s a look at three quality point and shoots for the budding live music photographer that were introduced in 2010.
There are just some shows where primes are a necessity, even with high ISO. Maybe the Nikon D3s could have pulled this show off with f/2.8 zooms and ISO 12800, but I wholeheartedly say that ISO 3200 and f/1.4 primes on the Nikon D3 was a lifesafer photographing Japanese indie rock band Ogre You Asshole.