The first thing I see when I walk in is a girl in a rockabilly dress weaving through the winged eyeliner and chains that make up the battle armor of the crowd. She walks towards the door parting the deep … Continue reading Convergence 23: Saturday Night at The Curtain Club and Reno’s Chop Shop
It was a perfect night at Walnut. I got there with a few minutes to spare so I tried to relax, and chatted with some of the music photographers. These people all seem to have glazed eyes with smoke coming … Continue reading Future: NO BODY SAFE TOUR at Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
I’ve learned the hard way to always prep for the opener. And often I’m pleasantly surprised with the opening act. Alaina Moore’s vocals along with her husband’s guitar and the band Tennis made a direct hit on my Sahasrara chakra … Continue reading An exhilarating Sunday night with Pool and Tennis at The Ritz
Photographing Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips was an exercise in figuring out how to do it as you do it before you’ve done it. This was a furious shoot.Trying to manage the photo pit in the darkness, hanging on … Continue reading The Flaming Lips light up The Ritz with “There Should be Unicorns” tour.
Tommy Emmanuel was one of my first concert photography gigs when I joined raleighmusic.com. Mark Winston did a terrific interview then, check it out there. I looked forward to seeing him and Joe Robinson at the Carolina. I love the … Continue reading Tommy Emmanuel with special guest Joe Robinson IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TOUR at Carolina Theatre
I slowed down on the concert photography over the last few months due to a load of studio work. Shooting outfits for a catalog for Booty Candy Pole Wear and Aradia Pole Fitness’s staff photos for the owner, the amazing … Continue reading Alter Bridge with Non-Point and Weapons of Anew play The Ritz 2/12/2017
As you walk into Fallout, a sign advertises back shirts for $5 or “dress right in the first place.” The lady checking tickets reminds each person firmly that no photography is allowed at any time, for any reason. There was as … Continue reading Industrial Pop Tour: Aesthetic Perfection, Solar Fake, and Nyxx at Fallout RVA
I hadn’t shot at DPAC (Durham Performance Arts Center), yet for our new publication Indra, but Joe Bonamassa was just too good to let slide.Sure enough, he just tore it up, a true legendary Guitar Hero knocked us all out … Continue reading Joe Bonamassa tears down DPAC and makes them build a new one.
Every time I walk into The Maywood, I think it should smell like smoke and cedar. Indoor smoking has been banned in North Carolina for years, but I imagine every cigarette haunts the place. The opener for the night is … Continue reading Necrocosm at The Maywood
I can’t tell if the cranberry vodka is one of the best I’ve had because the bartender is just that good, or because I’ve driven two and half hours to get to Hooligan’s. By the second, I decide he’s just … Continue reading Return to Roots at Hooligans Pub & Music Hall