Dec 182010
El Monstero 2010, Part 1 of 3

The production gets more elaborate every year and the 2010 effort is nothing short of spectacular.

Nov 102010
Ha Ha Tonka @ Off Broadway 11.9.2010

Sometimes my job is easier than other times. Last night was an easy night, thanks to the fine young gentlemen of the band Ha Ha Tonka and their equally amiable management at Bloodshot Records. Wrangling a band for pre-show portraits can be an experience ranging from Major-Pain-In-The-Ass to Simply Impossible but HHT’s label rep and [Continue Reading…]

Oct 272010

Even better, I got to shoot in one of the most photographer-friendly venues I’ve ever encountered. Security was friendly, the pit was spacious, and there was a nifty indent on each side of the stage so I could shoot from the wings of the stage. And while I was restricted by the typical three-songs-and-out rule, security allowed me to stay in the shooting area to watch the rest of the show.

May 072010
Neon Trees Live @ The Pageant, St. Louis 5.4.2010

Lighting the fuse on a triple bill of explosive bands, Utah’s Neon Trees whipped the mostly unsuspecting crowd when they opened for MuteMath and Thirty Seconds To Mars this week.  And even though the stage was crammed full of equipment, mohawk-coiffed frontman Tyler Glenn made full use of it as he stalked the row of [Continue Reading…]

May 062010
MUTEMATH Live @ The Pageant, St. Louis 5.4.2010

There is only one way to describe the way this band’s stage presence:  hyperkinetic.  Whether Paul Meany is doing handsprings over his keyboard or drummer/manimal Darren King is savagely attacking his vintage Rogers drum kit, the band’s soaring brand of rock epics is buoyed by the band’s relentless energy.  Seriously, if you could bottle this [Continue Reading…]

May 052010
Thirty Seconds To Mars Live @ The Pageant, St. Louis 5.4.2010

When you have bands like the dynamic Neon Trees and the hyperkinetic MuteMath opening for you, it says two things about your band: 1) You have awesome taste in music and tour mates 2) You have the utmost confidence in your own stage presence After seeing the two support acts lay waste to the stage, [Continue Reading…]