After trying for years I finally got in to shoot Dave Matthews Band. And it was everything I expected. Dave took note during the Saturday night introductions that Jiffy Lube Live was the last venue they played with late saxophonist LeRoi Moore (well, back in 2008 was Nissan Pavilion). Click below for more photos.
The Washington Kastles, owners of the longest winning streak in pro-sports history, are dominating again this summer in DC, but now indoors at the Smith Center at the GWU campus. It’s not too late to get great prices on tickets for the remaining games this week and next. Join Martina Hingis, Bobby Reynolds, Venus Williams and more for an exciting night of tennis, engaging for the whole family.
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Grab your tickets now for the second annual EternalCon! Held in Garden City NY at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Check out the media guests, bring your cosplay and get ready to experience the comic fan’s dream.
The running of the 139th Preakness was this weekend in Baltimore. I was on hand to cover the InFieldFest concerts, consisting of Lorde, Nas, and Switchfoot. In addition, I got to shoot some of the races, including the Preakness run, in which California Chrome (pictured above) won. Click below for more coverage.
Christina Perri performed at 9:30 Club last night in DC. The crowd skewed mostly female, but I wasn’t complaining. Perri certainly has the chops. She seemed genuinely excited to be here in DC and performing for us. Check out my pics below.
Christina is not quite halfway through a nationwide tour, and she’s showing no signs of exhaustion or boredom. She took quite a few opportunities to chat with the crowd and make us feel like we were at a party she was hosting, and she couldn’t wait to share some new (and favorite) songs with us.
You have of course heard (and can maybe sing) Jar of Hearts and probably Arms. I did notice the males in the audience clammed up when she performed A Thousand Years which is most famous for appearing in one (or more?) of the Twilight movies. The crowd was intensely mellow (is that possible? I just thought it sounded funny) and everyone there was riding the same vibe.
It was my pleasure and privilege to attend Awesome Con this Saturday with the inestimable Mr. Stinkhead, where we saw no shortage of wondrous things. Fans were out in great numbers, with a metric ton of them in all manner of cosplay. Click below to see tons of pics and hear my thoughts.
Grouplove sold out three nights in a row at Washington DC’s 9:30 Club. This was the second night, and the energy and group love could be felt from the stage and the audience. Hannah and Christian lead the charge; dancing, playing and singing for the whole set. Click below to see more.
Jack Flanagan, manager of GWAR has issued an official statement:
“It is with a saddened heart, that I confirm my dear friend Dave Brockie, artist, musician, and lead singer of GWAR passed away at approximately 6:50 PM EST Sunday March 23,2014. His body was found Sunday by his band mate at his home in Richmond, VA. Richmond authorities have confirmed his death and next of kin has been notified. A full autopsy will be performed. He was 50 years old, born August 30, 1963.
My main focus right now is to look after my band mates and his family. More information regarding his death shall be released as the details are confirmed.”
I had the privilege to shoot Gwar last November at 9:30 Club in Washington DC. It was one of my favorite experiences.
The Neighbourhood, the band behind Sweater Weather played Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore last night. While they’re still earning their chops being on the road, they put on a killer show, and had the (young female) crowd singing along to every song. They kicked off with Silver and closed with Afraid. Here’s an interesting challenge: They asked for only black & white photography, so here we go.