May 3, 2009 – What can I say, I have too many great photos from No Doubt‘s amazing performance at Bamboozle to keep them from you. Any concert where your b-side images are as good as your headlining photos from other shows is a good one. Enjoy.
03.11.09 – After shooting the R.E.M. Tribute benefit at Carnegie Hall, I showered, shaved and ran down to City Winery to join the artists and fans at the event reception. The party featured food designed by Chef Mario Batali, intimate encore performances by many of the musicians and lots and lots of good wine.
03.19.09 – Clover leaves and green were abundant in the Highline Ballroom crowd for one of Ireland’s best bands, Bell X1. Standing on their huge following in Europe, the indie rock trio is gaining popularity in the US with beautiful performances of their 2009 release Blue Lights on the Runway.
03.11.09 – When Calexico is listed as the Carnegie Hall “house band” for a concert featuring over twenty different artists, chances are it’s going to be an incredible night. In addition to performing their rendition of “Wendell Gee,” Calexico supported acts including The Feelies, Ingrid Michaelson, Glen Hansard, Kimya Dawson, Bob Mould and Patti Smith [...]
01.29.09 – If the top ten album and three Grammy nominations aren’t proof enough that Kings of Leon have hit the big time, just ask one of the thousands of screaming fans at their sold-out show in Madison Square Garden. Performing in support of their Only By The Night release, the Followills brought a huge [...]
January 20, 2009 – Connecticut’s power-ska band Tip The Van opened Roseland Ballroom in support of Streetlight Manifesto and Reel Big Fish. The fem-fronted sextet is touring on their new EP Passion, Love and Pride.
January 20, 2009 – Supporting Reel Big Fish on their new tour, Streetlight Manifesto took the two slot on the evening’s triple threat skastravaganza. Tomas Kalnoky and band kept the energy high with a profusion of sound from the horn section and plenty of dirty guitar riffs.
January 20, 2009 – As the security staff on the barrier of Tuesday’s Reel Big Fish concert will tell you, the Third Wave is alive and well. Performing in support of their new release Fame, Fortune and Fornication, the band whipped crowd into a sweat drenched, crowd surfing frenzy.
December 18, 2008 – Mike Orlando’s Sonic Stomp put a big steel-toed bootprint on the marquee of The Blender Theater. With fingers flying across the fret board of his Vigier Excalibur, Orlando melted faces like a rock’n'roll snowball at the gates of hell. (And this was before Symphony X frontman Russell Allen showed up.)
October 25, 2008 – The Blender Theater is a fairly classy place – the venue sports stadium seats, three bars and a plush subterranean lounge. However, if a certain group of hard rocking Israeli nationals are on the bill, you can trade all those fancy renovations for sheer unbridled mayhem.