Concert Photography

Music and concert photography in and around Asheville, NC by photographer Zach Brown.

Arrested Development @ The Orange Peel :: 08.27.2012

While I’ve seen them perform several times before, Arrested Development never ceases to amaze me and always puts on a fantastic show. The classic hip-hop group from Atlanta, GA played to a packed house at The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville on August 27th. The local opening acts, Zansa and Asheville Horns, aren’t to be overlooked either and certainly did a helluva job to setup Arrested Development for the win.

Toubab Krewe Carnavalito @ Pisgah Brewing :: 07.14.2012

Shooting concerts is always fun, but when the venue is an outdoor mini-festival at a local brewery and the headliners are schoolmates, it feels more like shooting a friend’s wedding reception in their backyard. Good beer, great people, and even better music makes for a winning combination every time.

tUnE-yArDs @ The Orange Peel :: 06.06.2012

It’s always a welcomed surprise when I shoot an unfamiliar band or musician and end up blown away. Twice in one night is especially rare. Last month I filled in at the Orange Peel to shoot tUnE-yArDs and Mariachi El Bronx. I knew very little about tUnE-yArDs and absolutely nothing about Mariachi El Bronx. Mariachi El Bronx opened up with some serious gusto. Think Calexico with the urban swagger and machismo of Paul Wall. tUnE-yArDs closed out the night with truly refreshing compositions of layered vocal loops and percussion. Here’s a slice of the evening…

Down @ The Orange Peel :: 05.21.12

This past Monday I shot Down at the Peel, which marked my first shoot at a heavy metal show. Or attending a metal show for that matter. Sure, there have been plenty of hard rock concerts and Lollapalooza’s, but those are child’s play in comparison.


Ben Sollee @ Asheville Music Hall :: 05.11.12

Singer, songwriter, and cellist Ben Sollee visited Asheville this past weekend to perform at the Asheville Music Hall. All those Sollee fans that weren’t at LEAF packed the house and the ladies swooned.