Bad Seed Rising at Ram’s Head Live


Bad Seed Rising is one of the promising stars in Baltimore’s rock scene. Already signed to Road Runner Records, they’re the ones to watch. Their young age may seem like a novelty, but once you witness them live, in person, you’ll know that they’re so much more than a gimmick. I first shot them at the Charm City Fest back in 2012 and was blown away then. They’ve only grown and gotten an even stronger hold of the stage since then. Check out for more videos and upcoming dates.

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BUSH live


As the ultimate sign of how far we’ve come as, I was in the pit shooting BUSH on our twelfth anniversary of launching the pop culture site. I’ve been a big fan of BUSH for years, ever since Sixteen Stone hit my ears, freshman year of college. I remember putting that CD in my stereo and not needing to swap it out for another disk for days at a time. Click below for more pics.

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Fitz & the Tantrums with Big Data at 9:30 Club

Michael and Noelle of Fitz and the Tantrums

Fitz and the Tantrums, known for their stuck-in-your-head hits such as The Walker and Out of My League, played at 9:30 Club in Washington DC last weekend. Fresh off their show in Portland, they had the nation’s capital hopping and swaying throughout the set, including their cover of Sweet Dreams, click below for more pics, including opener Big Data.

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Bleachers at 9:30 Club

Jack Antonoff
We had a great time at the Bleachers concert at 9:30 Club. Jack Antonoff (of fun.) brought a ton of energy and had the young crowd jumping and singing along. The way they cut into I want to get better at the end was masterful. It was an unforgettable evening. Click below for pics, and our snaplapse video.
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Marvel Universe Live!

Red Skull and Capt America face off

I took the family to witness Marvel Universe Live at the Verizon Center on Sunday afternoon, and it was epic! The comic pages come to life as your favorite Marvel heroes battle it out with special effects and lots of action. I’m a fan of Feld productions, such as Ringling Bros Circus, Disney on Ice, and of course Monster Jam. But this event was unlike anything I’d ever seen. If you have a kid, or any fan of the Marvel Universe, you need to experience it like this.

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Slash & Aerosmith at Jiffy Lube Live


One of my favorite acts to shoot, ever returned to the DC area this weekend, and I was there taking pics. Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators opened for Aerosmith, and it was an amazing concert. I got to shoot Slash near the beginning of my photographic career, and it was great getting to revisit such a milestone. Check out my pics below.

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aka Spider-Man

Interview with Moe Alafrangy, bringing Spider-Man to life in the upcoming Marvel Universe Live coming to the Verizon Center in September.

We wanted to talk to Moe because he is a Northern Virginia native, but also because he’s Spider-Man, and it’s been awhile since we got to interview a super hero. Moe grew up in Falls Church and Alexandria, and went Annandale High School. As a kid, Moe loved Spider-Man and he wanted to be nimble and flexible like his hero. He got started in Tae Kwon Do at the age of nine, and completed his first black belt at age 14. Moe was drawn to Tae Kwan Do and the martial art tricking it features.

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The Neighbourhood, Live in Baltimore


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.

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Kings of Leon in DC

Caleb Followill

A week ago I shot Kings of Leon at Verizon Center in Washington DC. They opened with Charmer and closed with Sex on Fire. Click below to see the images in between.

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Skinny Puppy at the Fillmore Silver Spring

Skinny Puppy

Words and Photos by Joshua Hoover

A day in the life of a concert photographer – The Joshua Edition. Get photopass, go through security while displaying the photo pass and unzipping all the camera gear with an impatient crowd behind, get in, find the side of the stage and then hover near the stage. When the lights go down we shooters scurry like cockroaches to the front of the stage, grab a quick snap of the set list and then take up our positions and wait. Once the band starts to take the stage start shooting like mad because after the third song ends so does the glamorous life of being inside the barrier come to a halt and we are cleared away, easy.

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