“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.
While it was a bummer to say goodbye to the summer concert season, 105.7 the Point put on one last Big Summer Show to help ease us into fall. The afternoon was a great showcase for all things rock, from the raw brutality of Royal Blood to the confetti-caked Ok Go. Capping it off with the slick sounds of Bastille, these Big Summer Shows have been great “mini-festivals” to catch favorite and new-favorite bands without the camping or crowds of the concert festival circuits.
Shot on assignment for Speakers in Code.
Rise Against fans got a double dose of their favorite band, when the quartet stopped by Vintage Vinyl to chat and sign copies of their latest release, The Black Market. Be sure to pick up a copy at your record store of choice and check out pictures from the event below.
Outkast. Outkast. Outkast.
While that was the supreme highlight for the entire weekend, LouFest Day Two still had a ton of fun surprises from Ume annihilating the first set of the day to getting to see Grouplove goof around backstage moments before their rousing set.
Previous LouFest coverage: Day One | Polaroids
LouFest Day One started the weekend off on a great note, from the bravado of the Arctic Monkeys and straight up rock and roll goods offered from Those Darlins, to the subtle majesty of Falls and Yo La Tengo. But certainly it’s the camaraderie with other photographers that makes the weekend, so huge thanks to the Speakers in Code gang (Jason // Rachel) and Nate @ Before the Blink for turning what could just be another assignment into one of my favorite weekends every year.
You can check out the previous Polaroid portrait set here and stay tuned for Day Two coverage. Onward to Day One pictures!