The Best One-Day Music Festival I’ve Ever Been To – The Whitaker Block Party

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 at The Doug Fir Lounge

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 […]

Live Music at Conor O’Neill’s

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 […]

Mississippi Studios, My Favorite Music Venue

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’ at Manifestivus

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 […]

Four Bands at The Boreal

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 […]

Photographing Bands in a Crowded Bar

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 […]