Nov 15 2011

10.08.2011 – 10.12.2011: Darwin’s + Hijacking Festival + Nik’s

Little G Weevil - 10.08.2011 @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues. Little G is not just a musician, he’s an entertainer! G knows how to put on a good show and make sure everyone in the room is having a good time. Every week G has been bringing up a new guest, and this week we got 3! Ana Howells, Danny Vinson, and Beau Hall!


Ana and G Weevil @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Ana and G Weevil @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues

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Nov 6 2011

10.05.2011 Chomp & Stomp + The Bush Pilots

Chomp & Stomp Chili Cookoff: Mmmm…Chili cookoff… Along with a few thousand other Atlantians, I went to the Chomp & Stomp Chili Cookoff in Cabbagetown. Chili, Music, People, Artists, and lots and lots of waiting in lines.

I had a blast, and it was a fine day for standing around in a line in a park listening to Live Bluegrass. All the chili was great, what little of it I had…I waited in so many lines most of the chili was gone by the time I even got a quarter of the way through…and I was there early! I was jealous of seeing some folks walking around with a stack of 20+ cups, while I had less than 10. These were generally the drunken folks who push their way to the front..but it was all in good chili!

I met some awesome folks, saw some old friends, and made some new ones! All-in-all a good day. Afterwards, I had to go home and rest up for The Bush Pilots show!


Johnny Roquemore & The Apostles of Bluesgrass @ Chomp & Stomp Chili Cookoff


Johnny Roquemore & The Apostles of Bluesgrass @ Chomp & Stomp Chili Cookoff

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Oct 16 2011

10.15.2011 BeAtlanta House Party of Horrors

Opposing Suns - I should’ve known, BeAtlanta’s shows have NEVER started on time. I thought it might be different this time now that they actually put up a band schedule on the flyer, website, Facebook page… Nope, they started 1.5 hours later than scheduled.

I got there at 8 and hung out with Waking the Bates and Novakord for a couple hours until the music started.


Johnny Cunningham of Novakord


Wes Daniel of Novakord

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Oct 13 2011

10.12.2011 Goblins and Ghoul-ash Grand Opening Flyer Design

I’ve taken a few days off from photography to work on some designs. This flyer went through many iterations before I came up with this idea, it’s a spoof on the original Friday the 13th poster.

October 29th: Darwin’s Goblins and Ghoul-ash Grand Opening featuring Little G Weevil and John McKnight! This will be our official Grand Opening Bash featuring Chef Akin’s SMOKED PULLED PORK as well as Little G’s homemade Hungarian Gulyash! We’ll be having a raffle with giveaway EVERY HOUR! Come out and win autographed merch. from the musicians, as well as Charly D Tshirts and pint glasses!


Goblins and Ghoulash Grand Opening Saturday, Oct. 29th @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Oct 10 2011

10.08.2011 Evening of Rhythm and Blues + Uncle Sugar

What a night Saturday! So much great music, I ended up taking over 800 shots that night and spent the whole weekend going through them!

Rhythm Raiders- After Friday night’s set, Mike Watson invited me out to Montana’s to come shoot an evening of Country Rhythm and Blues at Montana’s Bar and Grille. What a night, the evening started off with The Rhythm Raiders followed by Von Grey, Mike Watson, and Nadirah Shakoor.


Rhythm Raiders @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Rhythm Raiders @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Rhythm Raiders @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Rhythm Raiders @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Rhythm Raiders @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Rhythm Raiders @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Rhythm Raiders @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Rhythm Raiders @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Rhythm Raiders @ Montana’s Bar and Grill

Von Grey - these four classically trained sisters blew the stage up! They almost made me ashamed to call myself a musician. Ranging in age from 10-16, each one of them is a trained master of several instruments! I was amazed at the quality of music these girls were producing LIVE!


Von Grey’s wall of instruments @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Von Grey @ Montana’s Bar and Grill

Mike Watson -Mike Watson put on a great set again, I brought my flash this time and was able to catch some great shots of Mike and his band!


Mike Watson Band @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Mike Watson Band @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Mike Watson Band @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Mike Watson Band @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Mike Watson Band @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Mike Watson Band @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Mike Watson Band @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Mike Watson Band @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Mike Watson Band @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Mike Watson Band @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Mike Watson Band @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Mike Watson ft. Kipper Jones @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Mike Watson ft. Kipper Jones @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Mike Watson ft. Kipper Jones @ Montana’s Bar and Grill

Nadirah Shakoor and Outside Art - At this point in the night, I still needed to get back to Darwin’s to shoot Uncle Sugar. I stuck around to get a few shots of Nadirah Shakoor and jetted out to make the drive back to Darwin’s.


Nadirah Shakoor and Outside Art @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Nadirah Shakoor and Outside Art @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Nadirah Shakoor and Outside Art @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Nadirah Shakoor and Outside Art @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Nadirah Shakoor and Outside Art @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Nadirah Shakoor and Outside Art @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Nadirah Shakoor and Outside Art @ Montana’s Bar and Grill


Nadirah Shakoor and Outside Art @ Montana’s Bar and Grill

Uncle Sugar - I made it back just in time for Uncle Sugar’s last set, and what a set! I loved seeing Eddie Tignor on the keyboards, and Ross Pead puts on a helluva show when he’s backed by his band!


Uncle Sugar @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Uncle Sugar @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Uncle Sugar @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Uncle Sugar @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Uncle Sugar @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Uncle Sugar @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Uncle Sugar @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


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


Jul 12 2011

07.09.2011 BeAtlanta House Show (Pt 2.)

On Saturday, 15 bands came together to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of BeAtlanta.com. 15 Bands, 2 stages, 1 house. What a turnout! There were several hundred people there throughout the day, not to mention other bands that showed up just to watch. I showed up about 6 o’clock, and once again Jungol packed the house once they hit the stage!

Part 1 Lineup:
The Music Box (Canada)
Hip to Death
What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

Part 2 Lineup:
Sneaky Hand
Cusses (Savannah)
Jungol

Sneaky hand is one of my favorite bands to shoot. They’ve always got so much energy on stage! It’s a trip trying to follow Lead singer M@’s antics, and it’s always good to turn the camera on fellow photographer Kamil, co-owner of Pantauphoto.

Sneaky Hand.

M@ of Sneaky Hand

Kamil of Sneaky Hand & Pantauphoto

Trey and Russ of Sneaky Hand

Sneaky Hand

Dancing in the Audience. M@ dances with Rachel of Disapyramids.

Ah, it’s cold! Bob of Swank Sinatra shows some Sneaky love.

I LOVE YOU! Bob of Swank Sinatra shows some Sneaky love.

M@ of Sneaky Hand.

Trey of Sneaky Hand.

M@ and Trey of Sneaky Hand.

Sneaky Hand finishes up.

Hug it out bitches. Bob congratulates Kamil on a great set.

Fireworks in the street!

I knew Cusses was going to be good when my buddy Drew Longino of Winter Ransom started drooling over them when they showed up. Wow, what a show! I was not expecting the bar to be raised with every band that hit the stage. I got some of the best shots of the night with them!

Cusses.

Angel and Bryan of Cusses

Angel of Cusses

Brian of Cusses

Angel of Cusses. *Favorite shot of the night!*

Angel of Cusses

Brian of Cusses

I had to leave the party to meet Darkwater Rising who were in town, so I missed The Charges. We ended up missing their set as well to see Cusses, but we did however, talk Dark Water Rising to coming out to the house party after they finished up.

Yo. Josh of Jungol and Drew of Winter Ransom.

Ffff. M@ of Sneaky Hand and Homer of FYN.

Darkwater Rising + Homer

In Homer’s Dreams. Homer of FYN + Charly of Darkwater Rising

Jungol was phenomenal as usual! It was hard to get shots this time, the only lights in the room were coming off the LCD panels on their keyboards. At this point my flash was long dead, so I had to use the on-camera flash, blinding everyone in the room every time it went off. I think Josh started closing his eyes because of my flash, sorry Josh! After a few songs I was tired, hot, covered in spilled beer, and pissing off the dancing naked gentlemen behind me…so I tapped out and sat back to enjoy the rest of the show.

Graham of Jungol

Josh of Jungol

Jungol!

Josh of Jungol

Josh of Jungol

Jason of Jungol

Yoder Twins Activate! Jungol draws a crowd.


Jul 11 2011

07.09.2011 BeAtlanta House Show (Pt 1.)

On Saturday, 15 bands came together to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of BeAtlanta.com. 15 Bands, 2 stages, 1 house. What a turnout! There were several hundred people there throughout the day, not to mention other bands that showed up just to watch. I showed up about 6 o’clock, and once again Jungol packed the house once they hit the stage!

This was my most challenging photo session to date, with very little room to maneuver and odd to no lighting setups. Especially the outdoor stage on the back patio, I really couldn’t get any good shots from that angle. Finally when Jungol hit the stage, they were playing in PITCH BLACK! That being said I still managed to get some kickass shots. Enjoy!

Part 1 Lineup:
The Music Box (Canada)
Hip to Death
What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

Part 2 Lineup: posting tomorrow 7/12!
Sneaky Hand
Cusses (Savannah)
Jungol

Scheduled Lineup. Jungol actually ended up going on closer to minight.

All Stars. Josh of Jungol, Homer of FYN, and Drew of Winter Ransom.

Who needs roadies? Hip to Death getting setup.

Dancin in the Yard. Girl dances to The Music Box.

As I mentioned, the patio stage was really hard to get a shot of. There’s bottles, tarps, and equipment blocking every angle.

The Music Box.

The Music Box.

The Music Box.

The Music Box.

The Music Box.

John Breedlove of Hip to Death.

This one cracked me up as I was trying to decide which shot was better, so I decided to keep ‘em both and make and animated .gif out of it.

Kasey Breedlove of Hip to Death.

Tim Smith of Hip to Death.

Kasey Breedlove of Hip to Death.

Tim Smith of Hip to Death.

Kasey Breedlove of Hip to Death.

John Breedlove of Hip to Death.

Tim and Kasey of Hip to Death.

Hilary Yarbrough of What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

These girls were really good, but I couldn’t get any shots of the band. The side was blocked off with equipment so I couldn’t get a view. I gave up, took a seat and just enjoyed the music.

Bottles and Cans. What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

Carrie Hodge of What Happened To Your Fire, Tiger?

Sunglasses Club. Ethan of A The Color and Drew of Winter Ransom.


Jul 8 2011

Beatlanta House Show Fest Tomorrow: July 9th!

Be Atlanta House Show Fest is tomorrow! $5 will get you admission, food and drink all day! Jungol is playing! Rain or shine, this will be a kickass event. Click here to jump to the Facebook RSVP page.


May 17 2011

05.15.2011 Kevin and Pam’s Wedding

Kevin and Pam’s wedding in Pleasanton, California @ Ruby Hill Vineyards.

Name Placecards

The Happy couple at the Altar

The Happy couple at the Altar

First Dance with the Newlyweds

Product shot I took while at the Vineyard