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"music" Photography Posts
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.
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…
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.
Earlier this month, Asheville Music Hall got a strong dose of the electronic dance duo Dubtribe Sound System. Moonbeam and Sunshine Jones, pioneers in the west coast club scene, brought a uniquely intimate dance party to the stage. With the pair sitting comfortably on a rug at the front of the stage, the space felt more like a living room jam session than an actual concert. A laptop with a few other toys, some handdrums, and live vocals kept the energy high and feet moving all night.