On Friday, July 12, 2019, Washington, DC’s The Messthetics (bassist Joe Lally, drummer Brendan Canty, and guitarist Anthony Pirog) performed a sold out show with support by Lulu Lewis at Union Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Japanese Breakfast headlined a show at Warsaw with support from Radiator Hospital and Long Beard.
I've caught sets by Japanese Breakfast at PhilaMOCA, Union Pool, and Music Hall of Williamsburg before this show and it's been amazing to watch her grow as a performer along with the size of her audience.
The full gallery from last night's show is now available on Music Existence here.
Celebrating the release of their third LP, Think Of The Children, Kodachrome had a record release show at Union Pool on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The band were joined by Johnny Magee, and N'conduit, who headlined the show. Images of Kodacrome and Johnny Magee appear in the gallery above.
As December winds down, I'm done shooting concerts in 2017. Throughout the year, I've seen a number of acts live in both rooms large and small. Now I'm sharing my favorite images taken between January and December. Over the course of the year, I captured photos like these for Impose Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, The Photo Ladies, PopGun Presents, and for my own website.
For more of my favorite photos taken in 2017, portraits are available in this gallery.
And in case you're curious, here are 10 albums released this year that I really enjoyed/listened to quite often:
Chastity Belt, I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone (Hardly Art; released June 2017)
Downtown Boys, Cost of Living (Sub Pop; released August 2017)
Japanese Breakfast, Soft Sounds from Another Planet (Dead Oceans; released July 2017)
Melkbelly, Nothing Valley (Wax Nine; released October 2017)
milo, who told you to think??!!?!?!?! (Ruby Yacht; released August 2017)
Open Mike Eagle, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Mello Music Group; released September 2017)
Priests, Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon; released January 2017)
Protomartyr, Relatives in Descent (Domino; released September 2017)
Sneaks, It’s a Myth (Merge; released March 2017)
Vagabon, Infinite Worlds (Father/Daughter Records; released February 2017)
On Thursday, August 24, 2017, Baltimore's 83 Cutlass took a $20 bus ride to headline a show at Union Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The concert also featured sets by TOCCA (Risa Elledge), and Jah Bones. Another act, Mike, was also on the bill but didn't perform. Cutlass was talkative, funny, and gave me a shout out for taking photos "with a professional camera," which now appear in the gallery above.
On Saturday, July 15th, Japanese Breakfast celebrated the release of Soft Sounds From Another Planet with a free record release show at Union Pool. Before the show, I met Michelle and we took some portraits at a nearby street fair which was happening as a part of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast, a tradition that's been happening in Williamsburg since 1903. Unfortunately the rides weren't open that early in the afternoon but we got to play around with some of the games before the show began.
The portraits and live images of Japanese Breakfast plus Yohuna are now available on Impose Magazine here.