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House and Home/ Downhaul/ Sinkin/Moment to Capitalize at the Fire.

I’m going to keep this brief since I’m not sure anyone really reads this part of my posts. Friday I had the chance to photograph a band I shot back in December called house and home. They were joined by some pretty rad bands including one from California. The show took place at the Fire in philly.

Here are the shots in order of band perfomances.

Moment to Capitalize

Sink in

Downhaul

House and Home

Cant Swim/Homesafe/Save Face/Small Talks/Goalkeeper

This past weekend I had the opportunity to shoot one of the most killer shows ive seen in a long time. I am proud to say most of the talent in this show came from my home state of New Jersey. Its needless to say I am super proud about what is turning out of this state and this area. Here’s the photos from the show at Voltage Lounge in Philly.

Goalkeeper

(A catchy pop-punk band from NJ whos drummer is the most entertaining person Ive come across in a long time.)

Small Talks

Save Face

Homesafe

Can’t Swim

Portrait session with Connor Bracken

The same night as my other photo shoot I ran into a buddy of mine Connor Bracken who i’ve been trying to catch up with to shoot some portraits of. We decided why not do it then and there. Here are the rad shots of a rock and roll front man. These were also shot using my new camera so it was a bit of a test. Special guest appearance of Tom from High School Superstars.

In Good Nature/Real Talk

Friday night I had the chance to see In Good Nature playing their first Philly show. They were joined on this mini-tour with their label mates Pop punk band Real Talk. Real talk puts on a good set and I’d jump at the chance to see them play a space larger than a closet size basement. Now for anyone who has never heard of In Good Nature, They are a post-hardcore band from Mass who bring the energy. I had my first chance to shoot these guys a year ago in New Jersey and they are still one of my favorite photos to date. These guys put on a sick set with a mixture of “oooohs”and breakdowns and poppy beats. If they are swinging through your area I highly recommend getting out to their show. This time as I had the challenge of shooting them in a closet size basement with bare minimum lighting(Christmas lights hung from the rafters). I am so incredibly happy with the outcome of these shots. Here are both bands shots.

REAL TALK

In Good Nature

Hold Close/WSTR/PVMNTS

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

Hold Close

WSTR

PVMNTS

The Ataris 'so long astoria' with Aspiga, Traverse(Paris) and Goddamnit.

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.

GODDAMNIT

Traverse(Paris)

Aspiga

The Ataris