Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fiery Furnaces at Mercury Lounge

I was a the Fiery Furnaces show at Mercury Lounge for a quick House List assignment. I was pretty put off by that rapid fire delivery; not familiar with this band, I couldn't tell when one song began and when another ended. Pretty off putting. My only request for super late shows: be a bit more engaging?

Comedian and Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney, best known for his Girl Scout cookies Weekend Update bit, opened. That was the first stand up act I've enjoyed in a while.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Goldfrapp at Hammerstein Ballroom

This was a difficult gig to photograph because of the harsh lighting and heavy back lighting. I managed to coax this image out of those shooting conditions (this one is my favorite). I'm not too familiar with Goldfrapp because, in terms of strong female dance-pop figures, I'm already listening to Roisin Murphy and Robyn, and I have a bit of inertia in terms of getting around to new music... But this was a great introduction. Much thanks to my pal Colleen who whisked me away to this show last minute for Vevant. Full article and a few more pictures here.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pissed Jeans at Cake Shop

I've seen these dudes a couple of times now and I don't think I will ever get tired of their act. However, I'll probably pass up the next show if it takes place in an overcrowded basement because I'd rather avoid the sweat. It was heinously sweaty. There was condensation on drum kits and my camera kept fogging up. Grossness, mosh pit hazards, and hygiene concerns aside, I admit this was fun to shoot. Eddy Current Suppression Ring headlined, Home Blitz and Bloody Gears played beforehand. More photos at Brooklyn Vegan.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bonnaroo 2010

I have so many favorite images from this past weekend at Bonnaroo. You
should check out the Flickr set here. Even more photos will turn up on
Sup Magazine's site once my epic four-part review goes live.

EDIT: Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 of my write-up are live.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Futureheads at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Last minute assignment for Sup Magazine. More there soon!
The gig was energetic, as always. It was great seeing a couple
of friends I haven't seen in ages.
Hooray for Earth opened. (More at Sup soon, too!)