Author: L Kwok

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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St. Vincent @ The Pageant w/Sarah Neufeld } 05.27.15

St. Vincent @ The PagentWith St. Vincent’s 2014 self-titled album still one of the few albums that still dominates my 2015 listening, I jumped at the chance to photograph her headlining show last week at The Pageant. It turned out to be a stunner of a performance that left the crowd bowing to the guitar goddess. Sarah Neufeld of the Arcade Fire opened with a haunting delivery from her violin.

It was my third time shooting St. Vincent (Old Rock House in 2011, Firebird in 2009), but the first time since she’s cranked up her visual performance elements, which meant figuring out how to traverse the barrage of strobes and bright lights thrown from the stage. While still a handful, the predictability of the lights and her timed movements actually worked well for playing around with in-camera multiple exposures.

Other Recommended Links:

Reading: Blair Stiles finds heart in the robotic performance for KDHX

Viewing: Tim Botchen’s beautifully bombastic photos for Speakers in Code // Adam Schicker adds St. Vincent to his long list of Pageant shoots for Indie Image STL

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