There are some performers that have to work at everything and others who have a natural stage presence. Connor Bracken is someone who has an incredible stage presence. He is probably one of my favorite people to capture in photography. He radiates rock and roll through and through. A person cant help but get drawn into any performance he puts on whether he has a full band behind him or just an acoustic guitar, he is incredible. Here are the shots from last nights show at Asbury Park Brewing.
The other night I had the opportunity to see WSTR for the 3rd time this year on their solo tour across the USA. This was their second tour in the USA the first being their tour with Neck Deep. This tour they were joined by label mates PVMNTS and Hold Close.
Here are the shots from the show at the Lizard Lounge in Lancaster, PA
Halloween Night I had the opportunity to see one of my all time favorite albums performed in its entirety. The album I am mentioning is ‘So Long, Astoria’ by The Ataris. This album is well written from start to finished. I still own a physical copy that I’ve listened to so many times it skips during different songs.
The lineup included a band called GODDAMNIT who are a post-punk band from the Philadelphia area. During their set the brought a band they were touring with called Traverse to play with them. Traverse happens to be a band hailing all the way from Paris, France. The band before the Ataris was a band I have seen a few times called Aspiga who are from Southern New Jersey.
The Ataris brought all the energy. Their frontman Kris Roe came out on stage dressed as a member of DEVO which was pretty fun. I have seen this album performed before and I can honestly say It will never get old. Celebrating 15 years since the release the band played song after song from this album. The last song Kris joined the crowd in the pit to join him in singing the lyrics. It was a moment that doesn’t happen to often with most venues having barriers and restrictions.
Here are the photos from the set.
This show I got to experience last night was a once in a lifetime event. Who can say that they have been in a room with punk legends like the bouncing souls playing to 200 people. The energy and atmosphere was incredible. Instead of describing it I’ll just post the shots.
The Swinging Utters
The Bouncing Souls
I have been messing around with editing some of my photos in a very modern art pop-esque type of way. Now I have never really been a fan of Andy Warhol but aparently his art has spoken to me more than I was aware of. What do you think?