Prior to their show with Manchester Orchestra at the Pageant, An Horse stopped by Vintage Vinyl for a quick in-store performance. Seeing how I’m a sucker for guy/girl duos and vaguely recalled some good buzz on them after their tour opening for Tegan and Sara a few years back, I sprinted over after work to check them out.
It was a low-key affair with Damon Cox utilizing a single snare and tambourine and Kate Cooper strumming an acoustic as the pair highlighted some tracks from their new album Walls. The melodies won me over really quickly and left me excited for their Pageant set later that evening. The double dose of An Horse turned out to be fantastic, letting me see Cooper and Cook’s explosive side while amped up at the Pageant, bringing a poppier edge to counterbalance the moodier set Manchester Orchestra would bring later.
There’s no doubt that I came away a big fan of An Horse. Enjoy the extra-sized photo set from both performances!
@ Vintage Vinyl
@ The Pageant
Photography notes: Vintage Vinyl is always an accommodating place to shoot, but it’s starting to get trickier with the rise of people taking video footage on their cameras. I don’t have any problems with that, but it definitely makes me more cautious about getting in the way to try and line up that perfect angle for a shot. The Pageant set was a fairly straightforward with consistent lighting and both members positioned at the front of the stage. I mostly stuck with the 28-70mm f2.8 to get the bulk of my shots and played around with the 14-24mm f2.8 during the last song for fun.
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