1. Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots at Terminal 5 in New York City, September 2014

    To see more photos from the show be sure to head over HERE.

     

  2. Concert Recap: Twenty One Pilots At Terminal 5 (NYC)

    Once again the brilliant dudes of Twenty One Pilots have returned to NYC, this time for their biggest live show in New York: Terminal 5. It’s happened like rapid fire when you stop to think about it, the ascension to where they are now. The way they’ve grown over the past year has been incredible, and it’s all happened due to tireless hard work and a die-hard fan base. What makes me respect them greatly is how they put everything they have into their live shows, and that characteristic is something that hasn’t been lost on their fans at all. This post is definitely bordering on aimless rambling territory but it can’t be helped, Twenty One Pilots are easily one of my all time favorite live bands and with this particular show I noticed how much they’ve grown as a band, more so than my previous experiences shooting their shows. Sure the scale of the production was bigger and insanely impressive (especially due to the addition of a British narrator Nigel), but the major component that shone during this great show was how both Josh and Tyler have grown as musicians, which is brilliant considering they only started out as aimless dudes trying to have a good time. It’s mental, but when you listen back to Vessel (as well as their self-titled debut) you can hear how green they were, especially Tyler, who was clearly trying to find his voice. But now, the way Tyler sings live…you can just tell that he’s figuring it out, and that his voice has gotten to the point where the songs feel much more rawer and much more alive. And you can tell that he’s been working on what works best for him, while still leaving room for his songs to evolve. And than there’s Josh who…I mean Christ, what could anyone say about him that hasn’t been said already? The man is simply a machine, an absolute mental machine and an awesome one at that. He’s always been a fantastic drummer but at T5 it was impossible not to be taken aback by his extra sharp precision that never sacrificed the raw power that his fans have grown to love. And speaking of fans fucking hell were they insane that night. It was both a brilliant and scary thing to witness, even with my years of going to shows I can honestly say I have never seen a fan base so rabidly lost in the music the way the fans of Twenty One Pilots were that night. There was yelling, pushing, crying, screaming, jumping, blood (seriously), and even hair ripped out from the crowd. To think that all of that happened because of the passionate fervor people felt within themselves…well that very thing is why I love doing what I do, as well as getting to share with you the shows that cause such wildness to happen. So without further ado, enjoy my photos from the show below. 

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    If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Twenty One Pilots gutbustingly incredible album, Vessel, which is out now!

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  3. Here’s a preview shot of Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots taking a bow after performing Car Radio at Terminal 5 in New York City, September 2014

    You can view more photos from the show over HERE.

     
  4. Lily Rose Cooper (aka Lily Allen) performing at Terminal 5 in New York City, September 2014

    To see more photographs from the show be sure to go HERE.

     

  5. Concert Recap: Lily Allen

    It’s quite an interesting thing, being an adult. As a kid, most people condemn pop music and bash it with the kind of verbal abuse that probably inspired the film Carrie. Though when you get older and start to look back, you realize that no matter what, pop music has played a part in your life. Come on, who didn’t have parents who blared Lionel Richie, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, and Michael Jackson? The closer I get towards my mid-twenties, the more I realize this and because of this I’ve learned to both appreciate and enjoy pop music more than I even knew to be possible. When I started shooting music I used to proudly proclaim ‘I’m a rock photographer’ but now I get as much joy shooting a pop show or hip-hop show as I do a bunch of guys with guitars, and why not? Each genre has it’s own attributes to what makes it fun and with pop shows that word (fun) goes above everything else. That aspect to pop shows is one of the reasons why I was immensely excited about getting to photograph Lily Allen’s first show at Terminal 5. Even as an angsty teenager I had a massive admiration towards Lily Allen and her music, and now as an adult that respect and admiration has only grown stronger. Along with some genuinely good songs she also has her personality as a major component to who she is and how she projects herself onto the world, which is something that I’ve always found to be undeniably infectious. Whether you enjoy her or not it’s simply brilliant that someone like her exists in the music world: a person who cannot help but to speak her mind. At T5 she reminded everyone in attendance why they fell in love with her in the first place while bringing her emotionally bombastic album Sheezus to life. It was quite the electrifying performance, and something that stood out to me was how Allen didn’t feel a strong desire towards being the absolute center of attention (which is how most pop shows tend to be). It was totally fine by her to have her dancers showcase their talents while taking center stage to do so, and what was even more brilliant about this was watching Allen being totally enamored by her dancers as she watched them with the same type of perplexing glee that a teenager would have witnessing such raw talent. I got to interview her about the new album a couple days back and I cannot wait to share that with you, in the meantime: enjoy my photos from the show below.

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    Be sure to check out Lily Allen’s latest album, Sheezus, which is out now!

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  6. Paolo Nutini performing at Terminal 5 in New York City, September 2014

    To see more photographs from the show be sure to head over HERE.

     

  7. Concert Recap: Paolo Nutini At Terminal 5 (NYC)

    Getting to photograph Paolo Nutini again (the first time was earlier this year at Webster Hall) is something that I was very much looking forward to, even more than my words could ever describe. He’s a musician I’ve always respected but 2014 will be remembered as the year I became a firm fan of his music and it’s all due to his spectacular new album, Caustic Love. I can say that without a doubt that Caustic Love is an album I’ll play for years to come, and rightfully so. It’s an album that’s not only brimming with beautifully rich sounds but it’s both a distinctively cohesive album, as well as a highly eclectic album. Getting to find out how the album was made (be sure to check out my interview with Paolo over here) was a massive treat but it was also a fantastic experience getting to see how the album would sound in a room as huge as Terminal 5. The songs off Caustic Love (as well as the songs from Paolo’s back catalogue) sounded incredibly fresh and captivating, his eccentric personality shone through, as did his crooning motions as he held his mic stand with a firm grip. Paolo also has his amazing backing band to thank for how grand the show was. Paolo’s voice guided the songs but his backing band hit every note home and played in perfect synergy with Paolo. It was also great to see my new mates from PHOX open up for Paolo. You could tell that the size of the venue took them for a few seconds but they easily found their stride and showcased why they’ve been one of the breakout bands of the year. Monica’s voice hit a perfect meld of harmony and the emotions resonated beautifully with the crowd while the band played in brilliant form. This was one of those shows that was just fucking perfect in nearly every way, and going on and on about it would be easy to do but I’d much rather keep it simple in saying this: Paolo Nutini is an amazing musician and at Terminal 5 there wasn’t a soul you could find who thought otherwise. Enjoy my photos from the show below.

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    Be sure to check out Paolo Nutini’s amazing new album, Caustic Love, which is out now!

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    Thank you for reading and be sure to share this Tumblr page with you’re friends, dogs, cats, shop worker, ex girlfriend, dolphin, pretty much anyone who enjoys music and awesomeness. Remember that If you want to experience more of what I have to say than be sure to click the follow button which looks like a cross on the top right corner of this page. Also be sure to follow me on twitter.

     
  8. Stromae performing at Terminal 5, September 2014

    To see more photographs from the show be sure to head over HERE.

     
  9. Damian Kulash of Ok Go performing at Bowery Ballroom, September 2014

    To see more photographs from this show be sure to head over HERE.

     
  10. Olugbenga Adelekan and Michael Lovett of Metronomy performing at Irving Plaza in New York City, September 2014

    To see more photographs from this show be sure to head over HERE.

     
  11. Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club performing at Bowery Ballroom, September 2014

    To see more photographs from this show be sure to head over HERE.

     
  12. Grouplove and Portugal. The Man performing at Central Park, part of the Honda Civic Tour, September 2014

    To see more photographs from this show be sure to head over HERE.