1. Fat White Family are a new band form the UK who are simply fucking amazing. I spent the day with them in Brooklyn a couple weeks back and my full recap of that is up now.

    To see my full photo recap of the day/show be sure to head over HERE.

     
  2. One of my favorite Swedish bands, The Sounds, played an amazing show last week at Webster Hall in NYC.

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

     
  3. Danny Brown is a musician that’s grown a reputation for his insane live shows and last week I got to experience that at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

    To see my full recap of the show be sure to head over HERE.

     

  4. Concert Recap: The Sounds At Webster Hall, NYC

    It’s rare for a band to feel new after they’ve been around for a while but that does indeed happen sometimes. This was the case last week when I photographed The Sounds for the third time in my life, this time at Webster Hall. I don’t know if it was the band, the venue, or the fans but something about this show felt different than my previous experiences seeing them live. The Sounds sounded (seriously, no pun intended) fresh and revitalized, and fiercely sexy: all five of them in fact. Something I’ve always loved about The Sounds is how they utilize their style along with their music. It’s not just about looks and generalizations but it’s all about attitude and a welcoming kind of ferocity, a ferocity that you never have to worry about whether or not it’ll ensnare you yet you find yourself feeling nervous towards it, a nervousness that compels you to feel eager. The Sounds are a rock n’ roll band and rock n’ roll is about that ferocity. But it’s also about having a brilliant time which is something The Sounds excel at.

    Last weeks Webster show made me feel as though I was seeing them for the first time. They exerted so much confidence and energy that night and the crowd loved every second of it. Maja is a brilliant front-woman and what amazes me about her is show she’s able to be this unstoppable force of a performer yet still hold her band together in such a smooth manner. She can lead them into battle while she’s being beautifully bombastic. Something else I love about her is how she’s constantly trying to break down that divide between fans and musicians. At a Sounds gig you can always count on her getting up close and personal with fans; singing into their faces and playing with their hair. It’s a fucking amazing thing to see really. The rest of the band has this air about them that contrasts well to Maja’s stage presence. The guys of The Sounds all look effortlessly cool as they play their instruments, never breaking a sweat in the process. I love seeing The Sounds live and if you’re a music fan you’ll definitely want to check them out live as well. Enjoy my photos from the show below.

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    Be sure to check out The Sounds latest album, Weekend, which is out now!

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  5. Concert Recap: Danny Brown

    Mayhem, utter fucking mayhem. There’s no better way to describe this show apart from that and I gotta say, I loved every second of it. I last saw Danny Brown ages ago at Bonnaroo 2012. He played a wicked set in a packed tent and ever since then his career has gone up in an incredible way. What’s brilliant about that is it’s largely happened due to his live shows. That aspect of mayhem and chaos has become part of his music and it’s only evolved from there. Last week Danny was in town to headline a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg and I was there to capture his sold out show with my camera.

    I’ve never seen Music Hall transform the way it did that night. It resembled much more of a nightclub than it did a music club and that sensation didn’t change once the openers began to perform. Everyone there wanted to have a good time and that aspect never faltered throughout the evening, even as the bass got louder and louder as the night went on. There were leather skirts, fists in the air, and colorful haircuts everywhere, and fuck it was just a fucking brilliant place to be, a place that was familiar yet still felt radically different at the same time. Going to a Danny Brown show is like entering another planet and I certainly didn’t mind that; it was a very nice distraction from the regular world. Enjoy my photos from the show below.

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    Be sure to check out Danny Brown’s latest album, Old, which is out now!

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  6. Fat White Family In New York City

    Holy fucking shitballs these guys are amazing! Whoops, reading ‘shitballs’ in the first thirty seconds of this post must’ve been awkward for some of you but trust me when I say that there isn’t a more appropriate way to describe the awesomeness of Fat White Family. They’re a band that kicked my ass a couple weeks back and I loved every fucking second of it. March was a majorly mental time for them because of SXSW and an intense touring schedule, but even with all of that weight on them they managed to play three incredible shows in NYC. I got to spend the day with them in Brooklyn while they were in town to headline Shea Stadium, a venue that couldn’t have been more fitting for them.

    Prior to the gig I took the guys up the Empire State Building, which was also my first trip up there as well. Haha that was one of my most memorable experiences in quite some time because four of the guys (I won’t say who) were deathly terrified of heights but had no idea beforehand haha aw man the looks on their faces. Throughout the day their manager kept hyping up the bands ability to play live and I’m happy to report that he was spot fucking on. You expect that with a bands manager but whenever he’d say it there’d be a boyish glint in his eye, as though Fat White Family provided him with something he hadn’t seen in some time. After seeing them live I can certainly add to the fervor surrounding the band: they’re an incredible live band. Their shows feel dangerous but in a welcoming way. There’s chaos going on stage but you never feel as though it’s going to destroy you, actually on the contrary; you actually feel as though it’s inviting. Seeing Fat White Family live is like driving through a tunnel while it’s collapsing and having the perfect soundtrack that both sooths you and makes you want to break shit. It was such a breath of fresh air getting to catch them live and they’re a brilliant group of guys. Enjoy my photos from my day with Fat White Family below.

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    Be sure to check out Fat White Family’s debut album, Champagne Holocaust, which is out now!

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  7. Fun are a band I’ve somehow ended up doing a lot of work with before/during their promotional campaign for Some Nights. With that I’ve gotten to know them semi-well and I have to say, they’re brilliant people. Recently I got to sit down with Jack about his new project Bleachers and the interview of that is up now.

    To see what Jack had to say about Bleachers be sure to check out the interview over HERE.

    Also be sure to see my full recap of Bleachers gig in Brooklyn over HERE.

     
  8. For those who don’t know: My favorite band are the wicked Irish band Ash. Why? Because they’re incredible! Last week I got to spend the day with them in Brooklyn leading up to the show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. I made sure to take some photos in between all the internal fanboying.

    Be sure to see my full photo recap of the day over HERE.

     

  9. Ash In NYC (Brooklyn Night Bazaar)

    I never would’ve imagined that one of the most special shows I’d ever work would be at a venue with such an odd odor. Not to knock Brooklyn Night Bazaar, it was a really cool place but all those food smells at once…it was a bit overwhelming to say the least haha. The reason this show was special though (hell inherently so) was because my favorite band was playing, Ash from Downpatrick (Northern Ireland), now based here in NYC. Ash are one of the best bands in the world and to see them play at a place like Brooklyn Night Bazaar is a prime recipe for an unforgettable show. It’s going to sound immensely cheesy to put it this way but I owe a lot to them and it’s impossible to ignore that. Music is a major aspect of my life and it truly did all start with them. Discovering them and falling in love with their music made me want to find more music, and it’s what made a curiously bored fifteen year old into the man I am today, so yeah major thanks to them for that, I’ll never be able to thank them enough for that.

    I’ve mentioned on this blog before (twice actually) how rare an Ash show in NYC is so just imagine the excitement I felt when this show was announced, it was incompressible to say the least. Getting to spend the day with them before a show is something we talked about doing before but getting to do it in Brooklyn was a teenage dream come true. Though, one of the best parts about the day was how smooth it went. It wasn’t an unexpected occurrence but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to have a bit of self-implemented pressure on myself to do a ‘good job’ but then it hit me while I was with them that would be the worst way to go about things. Why aim to do a ‘good job’ when I could simply do the job I wanted to do? Shouldn’t that inherently be good? I think one of the worst things you can do with a creative process is over think things to a massive degree, so these photos are very much a product of that: of taking the day as it came along and allowing myself to be part of the moment just as much as I was in the background documenting it. Big thanks for the guys from Ash for having me along, I respect them immensely and they’re some of the most sound people you could ever hope to come across. The gig itself was fantastic and I was blown away by the reception they got. A rowdy crowd in Brooklyn at midnight? Now that’s definitely something to be fucking proud of, well done Ash. Enjoy my photos from my day with Ash below.

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    Be sure to check out Ash’s ambitious, The A-Z Series. 26 eclectic singles released in one year, all in one package out now!

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  10. Caravan Palace at Best Buy Theater, April 2014.

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

     
  11. Daley at Highline Ballroom, April 2014.

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

     

  12. Concert Recap: Caravan Palace At Best Buy Theater (NYC)

    Wow now this is both equally incredible and surprising to say the least. It’s not that I doubted Caravan Palace fans but I was curious as to how they’d pull off a show at venue the size of Best Buy Theater. Something about the booking felt overly ambitious to me but holy fuck did you NYC Caravan fans shut me up and I am insanely happy about that. After working with them last summer I can truthfully say that the men (and lovely woman) of Caravan Palace are brilliant people who love what they do in one of the purest ways possible. I still remember that day and how tangible the build up to the show felt, how the anticipation never left hold while the band members were clearly jet lagged. They’re one of those groups that fully takes in whatever city they’re playing in and when it’s a city like NYC it’s totally understandable how they’d get swept up in an excited fervor.

    Last week I photographed their headline show at Best Buy Theater and it was close to being a full fucking house that night. The venue became fully electric and full of life once Caravan took to the stage. The shouting was never-ending, as was the foot stomping and jumping from the crowd. I knew there’d be dancing but this was a crowd with a purpose in mind: to show Caravan Palace that they’re fiercely loved in NYC. Well New York, you succeeded and beautifully so. Getting to photograph these guys again was a real treat but the unsuspecting and unforgettable treat that I took away from that evening was watching the show from afar on the balcony. Seeing the interaction, the passion on everyone’s faces…. it was truly fucking beautiful. There were so many moments that transpired throughout that set; one after the other where the joy was bright on peoples faces. It simply was one of those nights that proved how brilliant live music can be, great job Caravan Palace and New York crowd: you did fucking great. Enjoy my photos from the show below.

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    Be sure to check out Caravan Palace’s latest album, Panic, which is out now!

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