edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros @ el rey – 9.22.09

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edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros @ el rey - 9.22.09

kevin bronson’s review over on buzz bands perfectly captures this night so well, i have no other words, so i direct you to his.

my photos are on there too, along with more on flickr.

if you have not seen edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros yet, you will.

sea wolf @ troubadour – 9.17.09

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sea wolf @ troubadour - 9.17.09

it’s odd. i have seen sea wolf four times now, and i only got good photos once.

what gives?

best photo night: sea wolf touring with silversun pickups in denver. it was an epic night.

three times since, not so epic. and my photos keep sucking.

hmmmmmm.

brad over on radio free silver lake reviewed the show.

more photos on flickr.

ruby friedman + leslie and the badgers + correatown @ the echo – 9.14.09

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ruby friedman orchestra @ the echo - 9.14.09

free residencies in LA are like the best thing ever. the lineups are always rad, and the turnout is typically stellar. such was the case on monday night at the echo with a solid girl fronted band line-up on the bill. ruby friedman (pictured above) plus leslie and the badgers and correatown

fun night, with more to come each monday in september with leslie and the badgers headlining. go see ’em!

more photos on flickr.

sunset junction music fest – 8.22 & 8.23 2009

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conor oberst @ sunset junction 2009

while the sunset junction music festival was in late august, i’m just now getting around to posting images. maybe it’s because the whole weekend was bitter-sweet for me. bitter because i couldn’t get my FREE resident pass since i missed the pass pick-up date due to my trip to colorado. THEN i got the run-around trying to pick-up my media pass.

once the drama subsided, the festival itself turned out to be an adventure in heat endurance and fighting my way up to the stage to shoot photos. the main stage turned out to be the most fun, complete with the best bands and a photo pit. yay.

and, really, how can i complain when bands like conor oberst and the mytic valley band, local natives, and nortec collective are playing less than a block away from my house?!

will the festival happen again next year? no idea. but at least i got to experience it once.

more photos on flickr.

leslie and the badgers @ space 1520 – 8.27.09

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leslie and the badgers @ space 1520 - 8.27.09

had a quickie DIY photo shoot involving some “borrowed” lawn chairs and LA’s leslie and the badgers right before their show at space 1520 a few weeks ago. mouse over on RFSL interviewed ’em and i shot the photos for his article. 

read the article here

see more photos on flickr

leslie and the badgers are playing for FREE every monday night in september at the echo. i will so be there this monday!

his orchestra @ bootleg theater – 8.29.09

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his orchestra @ bootleg theater - 8.29.09

i have not been keeping this site updated with shows, as i have been spending all my time at the beach, slacking like crazy. right before i headed to san diego sun and surf, i caught his orchestra at the bootleg theater. i’m a huge fan of this LA band, but had never seen them live. while the show started out pretty rough, and i thought the night was gonna be disappointing, things turned around pretty quickly. big relief. and it wasn’t just the shirtless “saved by the bell” debauchery that left me wanting more.

more photos on flickr