Author: L Kwok

Warped Tour 2015 @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater } 07.27.15

SilversteinThe Warped Tour made their annual stop back in St. Louis and the bands delivered explosive sets despite the unrelenting heat and humidity that day. While I get older and the bands get less and less immediately familiar to me, I still look forward to shooting the festival with its ample opportunities for some great up close action shots. I managed to survive another Warped Tour and here’s a selection of shots from the day.

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Good Graeff @ The Firebird } 06.27.15

Good Graeff @ The FirebirdAfter getting a chance to hear Good Graeff‘s upcoming EP, I found myself a fan and made it a point to try and catch the twin sisters for a few shots post-soundcheck on their recent stop at The Firebird (opening for Mates of State and Hey Marseilles). Be sure to check out Good Job Go when it comes out on 7/10 (you can check out the video for “I Want To”  here on YouTube) and keep them on your radar the next time they pop into your town. Continue reading

Dawes @ The Halo Bar } 06.21.15

Dawes @ The Halo BarVintage Vinyl and The Pageant hosted an afternoon treat for those already headed to the evening Dawes show by featuring a private acoustic performance by frontman Taylor Goldsmith. The intimate session packed the Halo Bar to the brim, with fans even finding seats on the floor up front to take note of the stripped-down songs.

Other recommended links:

The Moment podcast with Brian Koppelman recently featured a fantastic in-depth interview with Goldsmith

-Jason Gonulsen at Speakers in Code has some great pics of the evening show with Langhorne Slim.

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Le Butcherettes @ Vintage Vinyl } 06.15.15

Le Butcherettes @ Vintage VinylI didn’t know what to expect when Le Butcherettes showed up at Vintage Vinyl and it’s safe to say that it also didn’t turn out anything like I would have expected. Known more for their intense live rock performances, the trio settled in with an acoustic set that still maintained the unpredictable drama with front-woman Teri Gender-Bender finishing off her last song outside on Delmar with an impromptu smashing of her guitar.

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