SXSW - Saturday, March 19 - Continental Club

I don’t even know who these bands are at the moment, but I’m at the airport and wanted to share them with you.  I was at the Continental Club tonight, and, as I begged on Twitter the other day, I just wanted a dark, dingy rock club with some old guys and guitars.  

And that’s precisely what I got tonight!

SXSW - Wednesday, March 16 - Havana Bar

So it begins!

Last night, I was assigned to the Havana Bar in downtown Austin to shoot what turned out to be two totally separate venues that I was responsible for covering.  Inside were smaller, quirkier bands, and outside in the backyard?  Death metal.  

Let’s just say I am going to search in earnest for earplugs for today to make sure I don’t go completely deaf during this trip.  

Here are a few picks from last night:

Ultrageist:

Chapter 24:

Veil of Maya:

Chips for the Poor:

I shot ten bands last night, so clearly, I’m missing a few in this post.  However, time’s running short this morning - I’m being called in to cover another photog’s shoot this afternoon.  I’ll be at the Dot Com stage in the Austin Convention Center this afternoon from 1-6 and at the Ale House from 8-2.

See you all latah!

Quick Update - CMJ Festival, NYC

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!