On Thursday, January 31, 2019, Brooklyn’s Cautious Clay headlined a sold out, Governors Ball presented show at Irving Plaza with Sophie Meiers and Blanksy.
I covered the show for Irving Plaza/Live Nation and the full gallery is now available on their Facebook page here.
On Saturday, January 26, 2019, Brooklyn bands Les Savy Fav and Patio played a sold out show at Elsewhere in Bushwick.
Les Savy Fav’s last Brooklyn show was at Saint Vitus back on June 8, 2016. They were scheduled to play with Jawbreaker in Coney Island back in September but the show didn’t occur due to Hurricane Florence. They performed a benefit show at Junction in Long Beach, NY on Friday night (January 25th) before Elsewhere. Their set last night featured two balloon drops, confetti, a shop vac (which ended up crowd surfing), a garbage can, a body suit, and more.
LSF were joined by Patio, another Brooklyn band who will have a new record out this year on Fire Talk Records. Photos that I took of both acts during last night’s show, that sold out weeks ago, appear in the gallery above. I’ll be cleaning confetti out of random places during the next few days but it was so very worth it.
Brooklyn band Big Ups performed their final show at Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan on Friday, January 18, 2019. I first saw the band perform at Death by Audio three days after Hurricane Sandy hit New York on November 1, 2012 and have been following them ever since.
I attended the band’s soundcheck in the afternoon plus captured their live set along with the performances by their special guests Bethlehem Steel, Washer, and Guerilla Toss.
I covered the special show for BTRtoday and the full gallery is now available here. Thanks so much for the past nine years, Big Ups.
Yesterday, I shared my favorite portraits taken in 2018 and today, I’m concentrating on live images. Over the course of 2018, two spaces that I’ve shot shows in over the years sadly closed their doors in April (Silent Barn) and August (House of Vans) and I attended as many performances I could at each venue before their closures.
I’m truly looking forward to cover many more concerts in New York and possibly beyond in 2019.
On Saturday, December 15, 2018, the reunited Philadelphia punk band The Dead Milkmen performed at Irving Plaza in New York, NY with support from rapper Sage Frances and Philly trio Gibbous Moon.
I covered the event for Live Nation/Irving Plaza and the full gallery is now available on Facebook here.
Performing their largest hometown show to date, Parquet Courts headlined Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY on Saturday, December 8, 2018. They were joined by The Sun Ra Arkestra and were introduced to the stage by Timothy “Speed” Levitch. I last captured both acts at Rough Trade in May and at AMC Theatre in February, respectively. Despite attending concerts at Hammerstein over the past 20 years, this was my first time shooting a performance there.
I covered the concert for AdHoc and a full gallery is now live on their website here.
On Friday, December 7, Ministry headlined their second New York show at Irving Plaza in Manhattan. They were joined by Carpenter Brut (of France) and Alien Weaponry (of New Zealand).
I covered the event for Live Nation/Irving Plaza and the full gallery is now available here.
On Thursday, December 6, 2018, AdHoc and Stereogum presented a third annual Christmas show featuring performances by Nervous Dater, Empath, and Priests at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY.
The headlining band from Washington, D.C. performed songs from their albums, Bodies and Control and Money and Power (“Doctor” and “And Breeding”) and their 2017 record, Nothing Feels Natural (“Pink White House,” “JJ,” “No Big Bang,” plus the title track). They also performed a few new songs and ended their set with a cover of The Waitresses’ “Christmas Wrapping.”
On Saturday, December 1, 2018, Mitski continued her run of shows at Brooklyn Steel with a second night joined by SASAMI (of Los Angeles) and Downtown Boys (of Providence, RI).
I covered the wonderful show for Music Existence and the full gallery is now available here.
On Monday, November 19, 2018, Pixies performed their second show of a three night stand at Brooklyn Steel during their tour in support of Come On Pilgrim….It’s Surfer Rosa, a 30th anniversary edition of their first two releases.
I covered the show for Music Existence and the full gallery is now available here.
On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the tour featuring Saves The Day and Kevin Devine came to Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY. Devine mentioned it was his first time performing at Warsaw.
I covered the show for Live Nation/Warsaw and the full gallery from Wednesday evening’s show can be found here.
On Friday, November 9, the solo acoustic tour of Ty Segall came to Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY for a sold out show. He was supported by William Tyler (of Lambchop and Silver Jews).
I covered the show for Live Nation and the full gallery is available on Warsaw’s Facebook page here.
On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, French pop musician, Jain, and Drama, a duo from Chicago, performed a sold out show at Warsaw in Brooklyn, NY.
I covered the event for the venue and more images are now available here.
On Friday, October 26, 2018, Jungle Brothers celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of their debut record, Straight out the Jungle with a concert at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
I covered the special show for Music Existence and the full gallery is now available here.
On Friday, October 19, 2018, Oh Sees performed their third and final night at Warsaw with Landed (of Providence, RI and Los Angeles) and The Flying Luttenbachers (who originally disbanded in 2007 and started playing shows again last year).
I covered the sold out show for the venue and more photos are now available on their Facebook page here.
Touring in support of their newest album, Evil Spirits, The Damned headlines a sold out show at Irving Plaza with Radkey and The Darts.
I covered the show for Music Existence and the full gallery can be found here.
On Saturday, October 13, 2018, Seattle’s Mudhoney played their only show outside of the Pacific Northwest in Brooklyn, NY. They were joined by their Sub Pop Records label mates, Philadelphia’s Pissed Jeans, and local act, The Art Gray Noizz Quintet.
I covered the show for Music Existence and the full gallery is available here.
Mudhoney and Pissed Jeans also played together in Manhattan eight years ago at Bowery Ballroom. Photos from that show are available on Flickr here.
Last night (Wednesday, September 26, 2018), Blood Orange and Yves Tumor were the penultimate performers at SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. The sold out show was a benefit concert to support the free programming throughout the summer.
I covered the show for Music Existence and more images of Dev Hynes’ set are now available here.