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

The Fuss / The West Kensingtons / Smalltalk – Convention Hall – Asbury Park, NJ – 6/4/16

The Summer edition of Asbury Park Punk Rock Flea Market organized by Holdfast Records kicked off on June 4.  This was the first edition of the year with two more in the back half of the year.  With over 120+ vendors, one can find anything from records, toys, handmade crafts, photographs, and more.  Maybe some Ecto… Read More The Fuss / The West Kensingtons / Smalltalk – Convention Hall – Asbury Park, NJ – 6/4/16

Against Me! / July Talk – Webster Hall – New York, NY – 6/3/16

Since 2011, Governors Ball Music Festival has been held in New York around the month of June.  A three day festival featuring array of bands of all different genres.  This year I attended one of their late night shows that was in the city and not on Randall’s Island and featured Against Me! and July… Read More Against Me! / July Talk – Webster Hall – New York, NY – 6/3/16

The Transmission NOW / The Color Fred / Sing, Bird Of Prey – The Catasauqua Club – Catasauqua, PA – 5/28/16

All my years living in the Lehigh Valley, I never would’ve guessed that Catasauqua has a tight music scene.  Let alone a place that put on shows.  The Catasauqua Club is a private club that occasionally puts on shows with excellent turnouts.  For this show there were two local bands, The Transmission NOW and Sing, Bird… Read More The Transmission NOW / The Color Fred / Sing, Bird Of Prey – The Catasauqua Club – Catasauqua, PA – 5/28/16

John The Gun – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 5/21/16

A few weeks ago John The Gun played Starland Ballroom’s Battle of the Bands.  Closing out the night, John The Gun played their best on this legendary stage.  I was given access to photograph on stage and the whole set, which led to countless photos.  It was great seeing this band on a bigger stage… Read More John The Gun – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 5/21/16

The Snails / Wild Joy / Swing That Cat – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA – 5/20/16

Philly Soul Syndicate had one of the best lineups in May at Kung Fu Necktie.  Philly’s rocksteady group The Snails headlined the show with another local Philly group, Wild Joy, and swing/jazz outfit Swing That Cat.  Philly Soul Syndicate knows how to put together a good show and if you ever feel that you need… Read More The Snails / Wild Joy / Swing That Cat – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA – 5/20/16

My Rising Fall / Western Settings – Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ – 5/19/16

Last week I made a trip to Long Branch for a local show featuring touring band Western Settings.  I arrived late and was only able to catch Western Settings, who put on a great show, and My Rising Fall, who are a local band out of Somerset, NJ.  Check out the photos below and give… Read More My Rising Fall / Western Settings – Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ – 5/19/16

Hodera / The Cardboard Sword / The Other Stars / Dollys / Puddle Splasher – 73 See Gallery & Design Studio – Montclair, NJ – 5/18/16

Last week I decided on a whim to check out a local show in my area.  The show was in Montclair at 73 See Gallery & Design Studio with two touring bands and three local bands.  For a Wednesday night it was a fairly good turn out, and I must say North Jersey has a… Read More Hodera / The Cardboard Sword / The Other Stars / Dollys / Puddle Splasher – 73 See Gallery & Design Studio – Montclair, NJ – 5/18/16

The West Kensingtons / Behind Deadlines / The Twilights – The Compound – Philadelphia, PA -5/14/16

Every year guitarist and singer of The West Kensingtons, Bill McKinney, opens his doors and throws the best house show/party.  There is always food, drinks, music, and the Philadelphia skyline.  However, it is more than that, it is about community, having fun, and meeting new people.  The atmosphere is always positive and the smiles are… Read More The West Kensingtons / Behind Deadlines / The Twilights – The Compound – Philadelphia, PA -5/14/16

Kiefer Sutherland / Austin Plaine – Mexicali Live – Teaneck, NJ – 5/12/16

Photographing musicians has brought me a lot of opportunities and finding some of my new favorite bands.  It has also taught me how to get out of my comfort zone and just embrace ambiguity.  However, I never thought I’d photograph a movie star, let alone a good movie star.  It happened in Teaneck though, at… Read More Kiefer Sutherland / Austin Plaine – Mexicali Live – Teaneck, NJ – 5/12/16