Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Coheed and Cambria at The Ritz in Raleigh, NC

Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Band Members: Claudio Sanchez – vocals guitar, Travis Stever – guitar, Josh Eppard– drums, Zach Cooper – Bass

Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Driving home after the show I noticed something different. I was feeling really good. I can tell you that. This is how Coheed and Cambria affected the subconscious somehow. It’s times like this that I wish I was going home with that woman in the first row. But no, I was returning to the ranch to give mom her meds and tuck her in.

Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

This was super tough to shoot. Very low light. And a lot of hair flinging. I’m happy with that photo I used to lead this piece. That’s gonna go into the portfolio. But like I said, it was super dark. I brought a Canon 50mm f1.2 set at 1/160 f1.2 at an ISO of 6400 and between grain, motion blur and just generally challenges of focus at f1.2, I just couldn’t get much to represent the two openers. All I can say is they do not want publicity. At least publicity photos. 

Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

I’ve noticed that The Ritz is dark as a rule. It seems to me that who ever is in charge of a band’s lighting should care to run through spec with the house engineer with a light meter. But I’m a micro manager in things like this. But it all counts. Thus no pics of the openers. No exposure.

Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

Coheed and Cambria was gracious enough to give us a few more photons. Much appreciated. My settings for this set were hovering around 1/250 sec;   f/4.0;   ISO 5000.

Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine
Coheed and Cambria, The Contortionist and Astronoid at The Ritz in Raleigh NC. October 15, 2019. Photos by Scott Chmelar for INDRA Magazine

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