I was almost surprised when I saw that there was only one opener for Fall Out Boy on their Save Rock and Roll tour. Regardless, the Unlikely Candidates put on a energetic opening performance that made a surprisingly effective use out of simple lighting.
After years away, Fall Out Boy made a triumphant return to the Pageant in a sold out show for their fifth studio album, Save Rock and Roll. The energy for this show was infectious — it’s always a thrill to shoot a sold out show, but on top of that, the production for this tour was […]
Here’s a quick three-image preview from Fall Out Boy’s recent show at the Pageant. Lights were blazing for this gig!
Alt rock band Garbage were one of the bands that seemed to dominate the mid-1990s airwaves, and I was excited to catch them at the Pageant on their 2013 tour. I’d heard mixed reports about the lighting for this tour, but I always like a challenge. Right out of the gates, the production kept me […]
Here’s a quick four image preview from Garbage at the Pageant last night. Great, high energy show, the band’s die-hard fans seemed to love every second of this gig.
Opening for Tegan and Sara, DIANA was a great warm up in this shoot where I used the Nikon D600 exclusively. How did the D600 perform? Just check the full set for the answer.
Tegan & Sara put out some great music and have some fantastically devoted fans, so I was really excited for their show at the Pageant on their Heartthrob tour. The lighting designer gods has other plans, however—we did the best we could with the red and blue lighting that dominated the first three songs for […]
The first and last time I photographed Bloc Party was in 2007, hot off their success of Silent Alarm. Fast forward six years three albums later, and it almost felt like a bit of a personal challenge to shoot these guys again—and to see what all those years of touring have done for the band’s […]
When your most popular single is titled “Lights,” it makes one wonder what kind of stage treatment you’re going to bring on tour. Ellie Goulding brought a first class light show and vocals to her sold out performance at the Pageant. Despite a third song filled almost entirely with red lights, this show was still […]
It’s that time of year again – the week when El Monstero takes over the Pageant in their week-long residency. This annual tradition is always a treat for Pink Floyd fans, but for photographers as well. The band spares no expense in their production – there are plenty of lights, lasers, and flames to make […]
This was a straight out brutal, relentless show. Between a wild light show, a few hundred on-stage hair whips and Randy Blythe trashing around like a man possessed, Lamb of God gave a crushing performance.
I love shooting metal shows. When you have a band like Lamb of God throw down, it’s a huge adrenaline rush to photograph. Here’s a quick preview from the band’s performance at the Pageant on their
Matt and Kim. Always a fantastic show. These two are one of the few acts where they always, without fail, seem to be having more fun than the audience. It’s like they’re just thrilled to be playing for a two thousand of their best friends in the whole world. Here’s a quick preview of two […]
When photographing hip hop concerts in club venues, I often feel as though it’s anyone’s guess as to the production, which can add just the right about of anticipation. Such was the case for Childish Gambino’s sold out performance at the Pageant. Hit the jump for the full set of photos and my photographer’s notes […]
Photographing hip hop is one of the more challenging genres for live music photography, but one that can also be thrilling and very fun as well. Even when light levels are low, as the case was for Chance the Rapper’s opening performance before Childish Gambino took the stage at the Pageant last week.
Here’s a quick preview of Childish Gambino’s sold out performance at the Pageant last night. For this gig, I wasn’t sure what the lighting was going to be like, but I knew that Donald Glover would bring a fast attack on the stage just from his video for the excellent music video for “Freaks & […]
I’ve photographed Ben Folds twice before in the past, but his most recent performance at the Pageant was the first time I caught the prolific piano man with a backing band as well. As if the assortment of instruments on stage before the band walked out wasn’t an indication enough, Ben Folds and his crew […]
The first time I photographed The National was when they performed at the Pitchfork Music Festival years back in 2006, with a second shot in 2008 at Lollapalooza. Now with a couple of years under my music photographer’s belt, I was excited at the opportunity to photograph the band again, and at my stomping grounds […]
I just wanted to extend a huge thank you to everyone came out to the gallery opening this past Friday, as well as to everyone who has shown their support over the last month as we prepared for the exhibit.