We're on a roll! Here are some more music photos from 2015. There's another one of David Luther. Also, we have several of David Wax Museum at City Winery. Sadly, City Winery is not doing their free outdoor shows this summer. We went to California last October and saw my friends Los Cenzontles play a street fair in Richmond. I've known leader Eugene Rodriguez since kindergarten. I was lucky to catch Death by Unga Bunga from Norway twice when they were in the city. Seems like they're getting pretty popular in Europe! I have a couple friends in Mariachi Flor de Toloache who opened for Banda de Los Muertos at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn. Unfortunately most of my photos didn't turn out well. We had a grand funky time with California funk band Orgone live at Brooklyn Bowl. My LA friends can catch them this August 20, 2016 at the Eagle Rock Music Festival headlining with Cambodian rock band Dengue Fever! Lastly, one of my best shots ever of Seu Jorge live at the Blue Note!
... And we're back! We will dispatch the usual excuse and just say sorry again it's been so long. I will try and post more often! Below are some photos from 2015. These are heavily edited down from several dozen photos I took last year. The captions tell you what you need to know. I did not attend Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in 2016. I hope to make it next year! Michael Daves currently hosts a Monday Bluegrass Jam at Rockwood Music Hall (NYC). The Bang on a Can Marathon did not happen in 2016. They lost their venue at the World Financial Center (NYC). They should have a new venue in 2017. David Luther plays keyboards and saxophone with Meat Loaf! I am proud to call him a friend having met him at Ding Dong Lounge around ten years when we were both DJing. More photos (not just music!) from 2015 and 2016 soon!
Hi folks! I recently bought a Canon 70D and have been out and about fooling around with it. It sure has a lot of bells and whistles! Anyway, I edited down from some 500 photos to some of my best concert/club photos. Live music photography is hard, but I'll keep plugging away. Full disclosure: some of these people are friends of mine. Mr. Airplane Man, you know about. I know Larry May of Born Loose through a mutual friend. He's in two other bands -- The Ringleaders and The Virginia Gentleman -- the latter of which has a gig tonight in Brooklyn. We both also know Neil Halpin of The Last Throes. Neil is in another band called Earworms with another mutual friend in John Meredith of Mollusk [recording] Studio and MoneyFire Records. I used to work with Jonathan Goldman at Kaplan and he was on my softball team. Spanglish Fly just keeps getting better and better! They have an LP ready to release but there is an issue with the former singer, I believe. At their website, you can see/hear their song and tribute video to Mariano Rivera, former closer of the NY Yankees. Of the remaining photos, Mighty High closed the show the same night as The Last Throes LP release party. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion have been around since the early 90s and are one of my favorite bands. Elle King opened for James at Webster Hall and just released her debut record. Mike LeDonne has been holding down Tuesday nights at Smoke Jazz Bar in my neighborhood for years. He is behind the Disability Pride organization in New York, which is holding its first pride march in July of 2015. Finally, I have been playing bass again! Writing songs! Stay tuned! Rock n Roll! I'll be a broken record and say I will try to post more often.
Have some more photos! A few shots in the Hudson/Riverside Park series below feature sculptures from the Art Students League Model to Monument project.
I'll have a total of seven photos on display at SIP for the month of August with a reception August 4th, 6-9 pm. SIP is a small bar/restaurant and this is very informal. I usually DJ there on Thursday nights and will be DJing early and late the night of the reception.
As New York gentrification hits more remote spots, I have my doubts that certain places will change as rapidly as some neighborhoods did in the past. (Also, my photo show at SIP may be postponed. Stay tuned.)