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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There are a lot of bars that have live music. Photographing at these venues has some challenges as well as some advantages compared to shooting at large music clubs. First I want to break down specifics of pros and cons of shooting in small crowded bar. In bars that play music there inevitably a lot […]