May 082010
Big Elf Live @ Riviera Theater, Chicago 4.30.10

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, L.A. proggers Big Elf opened up last Friday’s show at Chicago’s Riviera Theater.  While the headlining band Porcupine Tree is known for their modern sound and multimedia performances, Big Elf seemed content to be illuminated in simple monochrome lighting that suited their more retro approach to prog rock.  At [Continue Reading…]

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 042010
Porcupine Tree @ The Riviera, Chicago 4.30.2010

Last Friday I had the opportunity to photograph the supremely talented British prog-metal group Porcupine Tree at Chicago’s Riviera Theater.  It was my first time shooting the band and my first time working in the historic theater.  The venue is a little run-down, but in a friendly pre-show chat with the security guard working the [Continue Reading…]

Apr 302010
Droids Attack @ Ciceros 4.27.10

Descending not from the sky but from Madison, Wisconsin, Droids Attack unleashed their sonic fury upon St. Louis Wednesday night.  Their new album is entitled Must Destroy and that’s precisely what this stoner metal power trio did. Many faces were melted clean off.  Luckily my trusty Nikon gear is coated in a proprietary droid-proof polymer, [Continue Reading…]