Tuesday, March 15, 2011

James Blake at Music Hall of Williamsburg

James Blake
James Blake, a 21-year-old electronic wunderkind from London, made his well-received U.S. debut last night in Brooklyn. A few more photos at House List (with words by Jared Levy).

Monday, March 7, 2011

Miike Snow / Major Lazer at Terminal 5

Major Lazer
Miike Snow
Miike Snow and Major Lazer, along with Ed Banger DJs So Me and Mehdi, closed the Downtown Records five-year anniversary festivities at Terminal 5. (There was also a showcase at Webster Hall the day before, with A-Trak as headliner). I've never seen Major Lazer before, but I heard all about them... But I really adore Miike Snow, so I was excited to see them at Terminal 5 again! Still, I wish they have new songs or a new album to promote, as the show was exactly the same as the last time (though I guess that isn't necessarily a bad thing!). The shooting situation was pretty tough. Lighting for Major Lazer was either nonexistent or an overwhelming magenta-blue. Miike Snow had their fog machine on maximum (as expected) and saturated their stage with deep blue hues. Still, I'd shoot Miike Snow again, any day.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Maiden Voyage of Bruise Cruise (Miami to Nassau, Bahamas)

Bruiser Bruised
Black Lips
I went on the maiden voyage of Bruise Cruise, a rock and roll adventure from Miami to Nassau Bahamas and back! Black Lips, Vivian Girls, Surfer Blood, Turbo Fruits, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, Jacuzzi Boys, Quintron and Miss Pussycat played. Ian Svenonius performed MC duties throughout the fest. I was shooting for Sup Magazine, so you'll see more pics when the feature comes out. But for now, here are some gnarly legs and Cole from Black Lips catching air.