Saint Vitus played Middle East Downstairs – 10/15

October 20, 2013 in Photos, Show Reviews

saintvitusIt was an particularly heavy Tuesday evening at the Middle East Downstairs this week, as the club paid host to doom metal pioneers Saint Vitus and their pummeling trio of openers in Pallbearer, The Hookers and Gozu. Read the rest of this entry →

Fuzz played Great Scott – 10/15

October 20, 2013 in Photos

fuzzThe latest in Ty Segall’s non-stop stream of new projects is Fuzz: a three-piece specializing in throwback proto-metal for which Segall himself tries his hand at drums. The band played a sweaty and super-energetic gig at Great Scott on Monday with Creaturos and CCR Headcleaner. Photos from the show here.

Goblin played The Sinclair – 10/9

October 20, 2013 in Photos, Show Reviews

goblinItalian soundtrackers/prog-rockers Goblin, famous for their work on films like Dawn of the Dead and Suspiria, are currently touring the U.S. for the very first time. I caught their show at Sinclair and reviewed it for Allston Pudding. Photo gallery here.

Bill Callahan played The Sinclair – 10/5

October 20, 2013 in Photos

billcallahanBill Callahan, the prolific singer/songwriter formerly behind Smog and now releasing music under his own name, played a sold-out show at The Sinclair a few weeks back in support of his latest release, Dream River. Check out a gallery of photos from the show here.

Phoenix played House of Blues – 10/1

October 20, 2013 in Photos, Show Reviews

phoenixFrench indie pop superstars Phoenix brought an impressive, arena-sized show to the House of Blues earlier this month. Read my review for Tastemakers here and check out more photos here.

The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala played Agganis Arena – 9/30

October 20, 2013 in Photos

flaminglipsA little behind on sharing photos from the billion things I’ve shot recently, but to start here’s a gallery from the spacey Flaming Lips / Tame Impala show at Agganis back in September, complete with Wayne Coyne’s weird baby doll and giant glowing pedestal.

Atoms for Peace played Barclays Center – 9/27

October 9, 2013 in Photos

atomsforpeaceThom Yorke’s all-star side-project Atoms for Peace are currently in the midst of a brief U.S. tour in support of their 2013 album Amok. I ventured to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to catch one of the band’s only East Coast dates, and brought a pocket-sized 35mm Nikon with me. This one’s all point-and-shoot folks, so enjoy some sort of terrible/sort of endearing motion blur caused by its questionable choice of shutter speeds. The black and white shots, wherein I tricked the light meter into underexposing by changing the film speed setting, fared better than the roll of color. Live and learn with these strange pieces of 1980s technology. Check out the album here.

Superchunk played Paradise Rock Club – 9/26

October 8, 2013 in Photos, Show Reviews

superchunkChapel Hill indie rock royalty Superchunk returned this year with a new record and a tour, which stopped at the Paradise last Thursday. It was a fantastic show from one of my favorite bands, which I reviewed for Tastemakers. A larger photo gallery, including shots of openers Spider Bags, is here.

Jenny Hval played Cafe 939 – 9/25

October 8, 2013 in Photos, Show Reviews

jennyhvalProvocative Norwegian singer/songwriter Jenny Hval just wrapped up her first-ever tour of the U.S., which made its first stop in Boston a few weeks ago at Berklee’s intimate Cafe 939. I reviewed the show for Tastemakers. More photos here.

Boston Calling, round 2, happened at City Hall Plaza – 9/7-9/8

September 23, 2013 in Photos, Show Reviews

bostoncallingseptemberThe Boston Calling Music Festival returned to City Hall Plaza a few weekends back for its September edition, featuring sets from Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit, Kendrick Lamar, The Gaslight Anthem, Local Natives, Solange, Okkervil River and more. I was there once again to write and photo-document for Tastemakers. You can check out my coverage here, and full photo galleries for day one and day two are up at the photo page. And just for the hell of it, here’s a selection of the 35mm film I shot over the course of the weekend too.