If you're free Thursday, March 12, like music, photography and me, come check out the Sound Image exhibition at Analogue Gallery 673 Queen St West. My work is being featured along side the work of a bunch of other great music photographers from around Toronto like Adam Pulicicchio, Elizabeth Gareri, Jess Baumung, Nadia Elkharadly, and Vanessa Heins and so many more. Come check it out, it's bound to be a good time!
Back to Echo Beach for Edgefest III-- this time they went old-school with some bands that made a big splash during the 90's. It's been years since I've listened to some of these bands but it really didn't affect how impactful it was when to see them live. Waves of nostalgia here--
Echo Beach and Live Nation-- Thanks for the light show! You made me shoot in colour
I Mother Earth
Our Lady Peace
Great opportunity to shoot a super iconic ambient house band, The Orb, that has been pulling people out in droves since 1988. People are still coming out in their crazy neon-wear and I swear I even saw a few glow sticks. These guys bring the scene back with them.
With hard punk having been all but absorbed by other soft subcultures it is becoming an oddity to enter a venue and witness a mohawked twenty something woman spitting and clawing at security as they hauled her out of the club. With more consistency, concert halls are filled with the waxen faces of stationary hipsters, illuminated by the sickly glow of Iphone screens. But, on September 15, the Sound Academy did not feel like a 2010′s Toronto venue when, with their signature spit, sweat and swagger, the Dropkick Murphys hit the stage.
No introduction needed. Canadiana.
Wicked Witches. Glad I had my kit for After the Show for this show-- these guys were a lot of fun. And check out how awesome the basement of Clintons is!
Another one from the after the show set. Saw this amazing fence and couldn't let it go.
Another fantastic Toronto band, Lonnie in the Garden. Crazy mix of heavy and folk. Very Cool. This is another one of my After the Show series where I grabbed the band immediately after the show and made a portrait happen. This is one of my favourites of the set-- the band was super open to my crazy thoughts moments after their set as they were unwinding outside the venue
This is one of my favourite bands in the GTA. Playing both guitars and drums simultaneously, these two guys somehow accomplish wide sounds that I've heard other much larger bands fail to achieve.
Definitely have a listen to these guys.