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.