I guess the good thing about this gig is that it’s expanding my ability to shoot different kinds of music.
The Palm Door last night was a lot of dance, hip-hop, rap, electronic, and several DJs. The Fool’s Gold family sure puts on a fun show - even if the lighting was bad and I could barely push my way to the stage half the time.
Here we go:
The Suzan (ps, these girls from Japan were peppy and simply ADORBZ - and pretty darn good):
Oh, NYC. This was my first trip on my own (high school senior class trips don’t count, k?). I’m a little bit in love with it, not gonna lie.
And CMJ? Totally. Redonk.
I was at the Living Room for most of the night, and it was pretty packed for most of the sets, so getting a good shooting spot was difficult. Unfortunately, I missed photo ops for several of the bands.
Hey, kids! Just a quick post from the highly aromatic MegaBus I’m on - I’m en route to NYC to spend about 18 hours in Manhattan and about 7 of those 18 hours shooting for the CMJ Festival. Lucky opportunist girl knows how to make connections, and the booking agent for one of my bands managed to snag me a photo pass at the last second. BOOYAH. Look who’s rocking out now.
Anyway, if you’re in Manhattan, stop by the Living Room to see some awesome bands tonight! It’s only an $8 cover if you don’t already have your CMJ pass - show starts at 7!
It’s funny that when you’re a photographer for so long, you forget how to not see everything as if you’re looking through the lens.
The other night, the Annie McCue Band played at Johnny D’s in Davis Square. I was there, cause they were featuring Jess Leary, a singer-songwriter I had heard of when I was little. Can you believe I was still alive when there were cassette tapes? TAPES!
I brought my camera - just “in case” - and ended up shooting from my seat in a booth on the house left corner in the back. The lighting is ok, not great, but better than some places I’ve been. All in all, maybe not the ideal place for shooting, but I managed to get off a few decent ones. Bonus is that Johnny D’s apparently doesn’t have a camera policy.
I spent this morning nailing out a few details for my brand new client, Sol y Canto, a fabulous local ensemble that will be playing at Springstep in Medford on February 13.
This is a brand new show for them, featuring the theme of food, and how food and aromas of certain food bring to mind wonderful memories. Check out their website for samples of music and a preview video.
There are two shows, 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm, so get tickets soon - it should be a delicious way to spend Valentine’s Eve!