The last show was bittersweet, but sometimes you have to move on to the next project. Last Friday we had a great night some old friends joined with new friends for a grand goodbye. There was a pole dancing dinosaur, live music, interview and jam session with Dave Dahl of Dave’s Killer Bread, local hip-hop […]
Aaron Ross and the gang at Who’s the Ross put on a benefit to raise money to buy toys for the kids at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital… How I photograph shows like this.
The Whiteaker Block Party is a neighborhood event the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene, Oregon. This was the 11th year of the Blockparty. The neighborhood residents and businesses in pull together an volunteer to throw a ten-hour party. Which is more like a music festival than block party.
The Domestics are one of my favorite bands. They don’t get that admiration just because of their stellar musicianship and songwriting. They are professionals. They really bust their ass to make it happen. It is different for everybody of course. Leo, Michael, Kyle, Matt and Brad are also friends. So when they call, I come […]
Music is a big attraction for Conor O’Neill’s There is music three nights per week. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings is a raucous time at the Irish Pub. The main room gets really packed, especially when the university is in session. By most accounts Boulder Colorado doesn’t have a very big a music scene, despite […]
Sadly when you have a busy you tend to forget with somethings. In my case, I forgot to process film I shot from Manifestivus this summer. It was a lovely surprise to see these negatives after they came back from the lab. I shot a these images on Pentax Spotmatic F with Agfaphoto Vista 200. […]
Soundcheck is both the most important and the least exciting part of a live performance. The soundcheck is always my favorite time with the bands. In my case I get to hang out with friends, but it’s great to get a preview of the set. The other advantage for being around for soundcheck, is getting […]
Why is Mississippi Studios my favorite venue? I just like everything about it. MS is not very big, but still has a balcony. They have a great bar inside the music room. The restaurant Bar Bar has great food, a good selection of beer on tap. I love the outdoor patio with the bonfire going […]
Fear Nuttin’ Band I caught this raucously fun band at The Manifestivus this year. The Fear Nuttin’ Band hails from Springfield, MA. Half of the six member band is from Jamaica and I think that is how this reggae/rock band creates such a unique sound. These guys sure know how to make a crowd go […]
On the last weekend of July, I attended my first Manifestivus. Hopefully it wasn’t my last one either. The Manifestivus takes a place on the Pranksy farm in scenic Cabot, Vermont. I tend to get around, but I never thought I would’ve attended such a small and charming music festival in rural Vermont. I have […]
Thing is a music event in Alsea Oregon, bringing together a wonderful batch of musicians and friends to one place in a remote part of Oregon. One fine summer day Matthew was sitting around at home and looked upon the land and said to himself, “if you build it, they will come“. Ok, that’s pure […]
Living in the Pacific Northwest affords me with the opportunity to catch independent music almost any night of the week. Last night in Eugene was another great evening of music. Berg and I hit up The Boreal to see some friends and four great bands perform. The bands hail from Eugene and Portland, so some […]