Aug 29 2011

Nophest 08.27.2011

Nophest was a 3 day music festival in East Atlanta village. I made it out Saturday to go see Toy Devils and Sneaky Hand. I caught Signs of Iris from Greenville and another 2-piece set named S&M in between sets.

My day started out at Eastside Lounge with Toy Devils. I’ve always been a fan of Eastside Lounge. Before I was shooting concerts, I was shooting artists. Two were some friends of mine who did most of the murals at ESL. You can check out some more of their work at ipoopletters.com.

Toy Devils put on a loud, energetic show as always. I loved it! Apparently the furniture store neighbors weren’t used to having musical acts on during the daytime and pitched a big hissy fit. The owner ended up blocking off Eastside Lounge with his truck and put signs up complaining about the “noise”.

Toy Devils @ Eastside Lounge

Beaker of Toy Devils

Matt of Toy Devils

Foster of Toy Devils

Beaker of Toy Devils

Winchester of Toy Devils

Toy Devils: Assholes @ Eastside Lounge

After Aaron, the owner of ESL calmed him down, the music continued. Signs of Iris was pretty good, although I was a little disappointed to hear 2 cover songs in their short set.

Signs of Iris @ Eastside Lounge

Signs of Iris @ Eastside Lounge

Signs of Iris @ Eastside Lounge

Signs of Iris @ Eastside Lounge

Signs of Iris @ Eastside Lounge

S&M was an interesting 2-piece featuring a guy on bass and loop pedals, and an operatic singer also on keyboard. It sounded very new-age/world music-ish.

S&M @ Eastside Lounge

S&M @ Eastside Lounge

S&M @ Eastside Lounge

We finished up our drinks and headed out in search of food. We ended up throwing darts at Gravity Pub. Running short on time, I decided to just grab a burger while we were there. Holy shit! They brought out this huge, greasy 1/2lb patty topped with giant onion rings and bacon. I took a quick picture and proceeded to tackle this beast. Not too bad, but it was so heavy and greasy I couldn’t finish it. I wasn’t disappointed, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

Big Bad & Tasty Burger @ Gravity Pub

We finally headed towards Sneaky Hand. I forgot to check the schedule so we automatically headed to 529, which wasn’t open yet. I could hear Sneaky Hand echoing through the streets of East Atlanta, they had to be near someplace! We pull up the internets and find our way to Joe’s Coffee where the band is playing in the back courtyard. I love me some Sneaky Hand, but it was a little odd to see them play at a coffee shop.

Sneaky Hand @ Joe’s Coffee

M@ and Russ of Sneaky Hand

Matt and Duke of Sneaky Hand

Matt of Sneaky Hand

Russ of Sneaky Hand

M@ sings into the camera of Sneaky Hand

Kamil and Matt of Sneaky Hand

Kamil of Sneaky Hand

Toy Devils watching Sneaky Hand @ Joe’s Coffee

M@ and Russ of Sneaky Hand


Aug 20 2011

08.17.2011 Drunken Unicorn (pt. 3)

Headlining the evening was Winter Ransom! I don’t think these guys need an introduction, they’ve been featured on my site several times. They put on an amazing set as always, and even played some new songs! Once again Homer from FYN joined them onstage for a few songs, can we expect this to be a regular occurrence? I hear he’s been practicing with them more these days…

Winter Ransom @ Drunken Unicorn

Jordan of Winter Ransom

Andrew of Winter Ransom

Andrew and Matt of Winter Ransom

Andrew and Jordan of Winter Ransom

Matt of Winter Ransom

Josh of Winter Ransom

Josh of Winter Ransom

Homer and Josh of Winter Ransom

Matt, Homer and Josh of Winter Ransom

Jordan of Winter Ransom

Matt, Homer, and Josh of Winter Ransom

Homer and Jordan of Winter Ransom


Aug 20 2011

08.17.2011 Drunken Unicorn (pt. 2)

Next up was Waking the Bates. I thought these guys were great! I snapped pics for a few songs, then decided to sit down and enjoy the show. Lead singer Nick belted out Tom-York-esque vocals while jamming on bluesy to metal riffs on either his guitar/mandolin/keyboard.

Waking The Bates @ Drunken Unicorn

Dougie Fresh of Waking the Bates

Kevin Brittelle of Waking the Bates

Will Strange of Waking the Bates

Nick Bach and Nick Bell of Waking the Bates

Nick and his mandolin of Waking the Bates


Aug 20 2011

08.17.2011 Drunken Unicorn (pt. 1)

A night in Midtown, what a great night of music! The evening began with Paperwork, a Hiphop collective featuring Brandon Ivy and Dustin Ell. I’d seen Dustin do an impromptu song with Josh Yoder of Jungol once, and I was excited to see him perform again! Paperwork was pretty good, but it left me wanting to hear some live instruments rather than some looped tracks. Someone get Matt Donald onstage to back ‘em up!

Paperwork @ Drunken Unicorn

Paperwork @ Drunken Unicorn

Paperwork @ Drunken Unicorn

Paperwork @ Drunken Unicorn

Brandon of Paperwork

Paperwork @ Drunken Unicorn

Brandon of Paperwork

Dustin of Paperwork

Brandon of Paperwork


Aug 5 2011

07.30.2011 Andrew and the Disapyramids

“Hey man, you going to see the Disapyramids tonight?”
“I didn’t even know they were playing.”
“Oh yah, Homer is playing with them tonight at Noni’s.”
“WHAT?”

Thus began my evening. This was Homer’s first time playing with the band, rockin his new hat. The Disapyramids were a bit light today, missing a few members but they always manage to put on a great show! Andrew is always an entertaining frontman to watch, and I love hearing him belt out those old tunes!

I can’t wait to have The Disapyramids play at Darwin’s!

Noni’s was an interesting venue. It was on an outdoor patio and served free beer and shots all night! We hung out for a few hours and checked out the followup acts. I wasn’t impressed with either of the performances. A couple of DJs and some hip-hop artists, the beats were uninspired and the rhymes were a bit repetitive.

Andrew and the Disapyramids @ Noni’s

Lady Rachel of the Disapyramids

Homer of the Disapyramids

Andrew and the Disapyramids @ Noni’s

Andrew and the Disapyramids @ Noni’s

Andrew and the Disapyramids @ Noni’s

Josh of the Disapyramids

Josh of the Disapyramids

Andrew of the Disapyramids

Matt of the Disapyramids

Andrew and the Disapyramids @ Noni’s

Andrew and the Disapyramids @ Noni’s

Matt of the Disapyramids

Homer and Rachel of the Disapyramids

Andrew of the Disapyramids

Andrew of the Disapyramids

Homer of the Disapyramids

Homer of the Disapyramids

Josh and his ride of the Disapyramids


Aug 1 2011

07.29.2011 Modern Skirts + Sealions

Fellow graphic designer and photographer, Jason Travis, is the guitarist for a band called Sealions. He’s one of the most talented and unique artists I’ve met, I went through several years of design school at Georgia State with Jason and had always made promises of coming out to see his band, but I never did until now!

I got to the show just in time to see Modern Skirts perform. I loved these guys from Athens and thought they had a great sound!

Sealions were great with their modern-80s vibe! It was awesome seeing Jason rock out and dance around stage. The normally reserved artist really came to life on stage!

Modern Skirts @ The Earl

Modern Skirts @ The Earl

Modern Skirts @ The Earl

Modern Skirts @ The Earl

Modern Skirts @ The Earl

Modern Skirts @ The Earl

Modern Skirts @ The Earl

Modern Skirts @ The Earl

Modern Skirts @ The Earl

Sealions @ The Earl

Sealions @ The Earl

Sealions @ The Earl

Sealions @ The Earl

Sealions @ The Earl

Sealions @ The Earl

Sealions @ The Earl

Sealions @ The Earl

Sealions @ The Earl

Sealions @ The Earl

Sealions @ The Earl