Two Sides of Sting

Picture this: it’s 1983. Every Breath You Take is the biggest song on the radio. A young boy, who is probably wearing velcro-lace shoes and a Swatch watch, just bought his very first rock album. That album is Synchronicity by The Police. That little boy is me. Continue reading »

Dave Matthews Band Caravan: Opening Act for Hurricane Irene

Since I have only made a few website updates since August, I have a backlog of photo galleries that I want to post. The first is a collection of photos from the Dave Matthews Band Caravan on Governors Island. This event was scheduled to take place August 26-28. As my friends on the east coast will recall, that was the weekend that Hurricane Irene came to visit. Continue reading »

Break of Reality at Hiro Ballroom

Last month, I photographed Break of Reality’s concert at Hiro Ballroom. They are a talented four-piece band consisting of three cellists and a percussionist/drummer. Mixing classical and rock, their captivating live set combined originals with instrumental covers of songs from hard rock and metal bands, such as Metallica and Tool.

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CMJ 2011 is this week!

The CMJ Music Marathon returns to New York City this week. The annual festival celebrates indie music by bringing approximately 1,200 acts to venues throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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Friendly Fires at SummerStage

Friendly Fires turned Central Park into a dance party last Sunday afternoon, playing a free SummerStage show for a capacity crowd.

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Ra Ra Riot at Celebrate Brooklyn

Ra Ra Riot played a free show on Friday night as Celebrate Brooklyn entered the last week of its 2011 summer concert season. Continue reading »

U2 at New Meadowlands Stadium

U2’s spaceship-like stage, which is the centerpiece of their “360 Degree World Tour”, landed at New Meadowlands Stadium on Wednesday. Continue reading »

Taylor Swift at Prudential Center

Taylor Swift, the princess of pop/country, began a four-show run at Prudential Center on Tuesday. Continue reading »

Paul McCartney at Yankee Stadium

Paul McCartney and I have a lot of things in common. We both like Beatles songs, prefer our hair a little shaggy, and both visited the new Yankee Stadium for the first time last weekend. While Paul brought his band to play two concerts to a stadium full of fans, I brought a couple of cameras to capture the action. Continue reading »

Farewell to the Siren Music Festival

The Village Voice’s Siren Music Festival marked a major milestone last year when it hit its tenth anniversary of bringing live music to Coney Island. With two stages, each year featured fourteen bands, mostly from the indie rock or experimental genres. While the festival featured some well-known headliners, it also showcased many up-and-coming bands and was a great opportunity to be exposed to new music. Continue reading »