Motion City Soundtrack / A Great Big Pile Of Leaves / Rozwell Kid – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA – 8/5/16

The final North American leg of Motion City Soundtrack’s “So Long, Farewell” tour hit Pennsylvania one last time in Stroudsburg, PA at Sherman Theater.  It was a emotional roller coaster for the band and the fans as we said one last goodbye to one of our most beloved bands. It’s no secret that in today’s music… Read More Motion City Soundtrack / A Great Big Pile Of Leaves / Rozwell Kid – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA – 8/5/16

Further Seems Forever / Dryjacket / Kids – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY – 7/30/16

2016 has been a year of reunions and anniversaries.  The early 2000’s brought a lot classic albums to the “scene”, and one album that stood out during that time was How To Start A Fire by Further Seems Forever.  With poetic lyrics and fierce vocals, How To Start A Fire is a timeless album.  After performing the… Read More Further Seems Forever / Dryjacket / Kids – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY – 7/30/16

The Bouncing Souls / Beach Slang / Cayetana – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – 7/28/16

There is something about seeing a band perform in their hometown, or the next town over.  Most of the time it’s one big party with people you don’t know, yet you do because you came together for the same reason.  I’ve seen The Bouncing Souls in different states and once in New Jersey, but I didn’t… Read More The Bouncing Souls / Beach Slang / Cayetana – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – 7/28/16

Summerland Tour 2016 featuring Sugar Ray / Everclear / Lit – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – 7/23/16

2016 was the Summerland Tour’s 5th year, and even though the 90’s are over, their is still a demand to hear those hit songs live again.  For this photographer, this was my first time photographing any of these bands, let alone seeing them live.  I am a 90’s kid and most of the bands that… Read More Summerland Tour 2016 featuring Sugar Ray / Everclear / Lit – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – 7/23/16

Sherwood / Tyson Motsenbocker / Fialta – Analog Cafe – Portland, OR – 7/19/16

I will admit, the East Coast gets some really cool shows.  It’s very rare I am jealous of the West Coast when it comes to concerts.  However, once and awhile a good show or tour pops up that almost gets me to buy a plane ticket and soak up the West Coast sun.  This time… Read More Sherwood / Tyson Motsenbocker / Fialta – Analog Cafe – Portland, OR – 7/19/16

John The Gun – Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ – 6/24/16

Local band appreciation.  I have posted about the band John The Gun multiple times.  It’s no secret that I am friends with the band, but that doesn’t stop me from promoting them.  This time, I caught them at Dingbatz, a small bar/venue in North Jersey.  A great show as always, see them live for your… Read More John The Gun – Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ – 6/24/16

Blink 182 / Hawthorne Heights – Sands Event Center – Bethlehem, PA – 6/23/16

A week before Blink 182 would release their 7th studio album, California, the trio played a few one off shows.  These were fairly small capacity rooms compared to their upcoming summer tour.  The little town of Bethlehem was one of those lucky date.  With a show sold out months before, Bethlehem was going to witness the… Read More Blink 182 / Hawthorne Heights – Sands Event Center – Bethlehem, PA – 6/23/16

Taste Of Chaos 2016 Tour featuring Dashboard Confessional / Taking Back Sunday / The Starting Line / Saosin / The Early November – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing – 6/19/16

Two days later and the Taste of Chaos tour rolled into Philadelphia, PA at the Festival Pier.  For The Early November, Saosin, and The Starting Line this was a hometown show for them.  After missing The Early November in Holmdel, I made sure to see them on the Philadelphia date.  With the original lineup on… Read More Taste Of Chaos 2016 Tour featuring Dashboard Confessional / Taking Back Sunday / The Starting Line / Saosin / The Early November – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing – 6/19/16

Taste Of Chaos 2016 Tour featuring Dashboard Confessional / Taking Back Sunday / Saves The Day / Saosin – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ – 6/17/16

The 2016 Taste of Chaos Tour sponsored by Rock Star Energy Drink came to New Jersey on June 17 and left fans feeling nostalgic.  Due to traffic I missed The Early November, but the rest of the bands made up for it.  Saosin put on an electrifying show with Anthony Green always having an off… Read More Taste Of Chaos 2016 Tour featuring Dashboard Confessional / Taking Back Sunday / Saves The Day / Saosin – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ – 6/17/16

Vinnie Caruana / Brandon Reilly / Matty Carlock – Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ – 6/4/16

With his first full length out, Survivor’s Guilt, Vinnie Caruana embarked on a two week tour in June around the North East with Long Branch being the second date.  Instead of doing this tour solo, Vinnie was accompanied with friends, Steve Choi on guitar (Rx Bandits), Brandon Reilly on bass (Nightmare of You/The Movielife), and Brett Romnes… Read More Vinnie Caruana / Brandon Reilly / Matty Carlock – Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ – 6/4/16