Outkast @ LouFest
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In total, I went to way less shows in 2014 than past years, but it was still filled some fantastic shows. In case you missed it, here’s a rundown of some of my favorite concert shots of the year.
(And in case you missed the last post featuring my favorite portraits of the year, head on over here.)
Cults @ Vintage Vinyl
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Another year whizzes past by yet again! Even though parenthood is translating into less shows and less posts here, I’m still humbled by the breadth of artists I get to meet and photograph every year (albeit sometimes just for 15 seconds). So in case you missed them earlier, here’s a selection of some personal favorites. We’ll be back in a few days with some of my favorite concert shots of the year. Enjoy!
It seems odd that it’s only now on the 10th anniversary of Say Anything‘s ...Is a Boy and 15th anniversary of Saves the Day‘s Through Being Cool that I finally get to see either band live in person, but the double bill (along with Reggie and the Full Effect) brought their current tour through the Pageant for an entertainingly nostalgic mid-week show. Will Kyle @ KDHX has a write-up of the show, so here are some photos below to go along.
Bringing the sounds of their latest album, Love Death Immortality, to the Pageant later that evening, The Glitch Mob stopped by Vintage Vinyl to spend some time meeting their fans (and even providing snacks for the crowd in the form of free Mission Taco!). As you’ll tell from the following pictures, it was also an interesting evening to see what items the crowd brought out for autographs.
“It’s one of my favorite records this year” – said a buddy whose musical tastes I think are rad, regarding K. Flay‘s recent release Life as a Dog. The crowd congregating at The Demo undoubtedly would have said the same, with tons of hands raised and bodies bobbing along with the rapper/producer (apparently one of the top 10 you should know about).
Opening for K. Flay was the California crew, Night Riots, who certainly cast off a Disintegration-era Cure / M83 vibe run through rock filter. Great guys, who were also kind enough to take a quick stroll through the Grove for a few pre-show pics.
With a dimmer night light-wise, it seemed like a fun time to experiment with multiple-exposures, so enjoy the unorthodox set after the jump.