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

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

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls / Restorations / The Homeless Gospel Choir – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 12/14/15

Mondays are usually quiet and boring, but at Starland Ballroom it was anything but quiet and boring.  Frank Turner brought his last United States tour of the year to New Jersey he wasn’t leaving quietly.  Opening the show was The Homeless Gospel Choir which is Derek Zanetti on acoustic guitar.  His set was very inspirational… Read More Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls / Restorations / The Homeless Gospel Choir – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 12/14/15

John The Gun – Maxwell’s Tavern – Hoboken, NJ – 12/11/15

Friday I made my way to Hoboken to photograph my friend’s band John The Gun.  Even though they weren’t headlining, they still put a great show just like last time.  Sneaking into their set was a cover of “Carol Of The Bells” for the holiday season and a quick little tribute to Scott Weiland with… Read More John The Gun – Maxwell’s Tavern – Hoboken, NJ – 12/11/15

Brian Fallon/Jared Hart/Rocky Catenese – The Crossroads – Garwood, NJ – 12/2/15

I attended one of the Brian Fallon shows at the Crossroads a couple of days ago, but it was considered a “secret show”.  Thursday thru Saturday shows were sold out, but the Crossroads were nice enough to set up another non advertise show for some lucky fans.  I was one of those lucky fans.  I… Read More Brian Fallon/Jared Hart/Rocky Catenese – The Crossroads – Garwood, NJ – 12/2/15

Mustard Plug/Backyard Superheroes/Teenage Halloween/The Mega Yeah – The Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ – 11/14/15

My first time at The Brighton Bar, and even though the lighting was a challenge to work with, I hope to come back again because this venue is a great place to see shows.  The first band of the night was The Mega Yeah from around Nazareth, PA area.  Not far from where I am… Read More Mustard Plug/Backyard Superheroes/Teenage Halloween/The Mega Yeah – The Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ – 11/14/15

Dave Davies/Edward Rogers – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – 10/22/15

Last Thursday I made my way down to Asbury Park to the legendary Stone Pony.  The last time I photographed inside the Stone Pony was for The Specials.  It was a fun show and I enjoyed the Stone Pony, I couldn’t wait to photograph inside The Stone Pony again.  I was given the chance to… Read More Dave Davies/Edward Rogers – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – 10/22/15

Armor For Sleep/Owel/The Moms/The Cold Seas – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 9/18/15

I’ve been getting hit with nostalgia these past couple of years.  Bands that I thought were over and done with started coming back to do a few shows or maybe even make new music.  The music industry is a weird place as always, but I feel bands are starting to make some money doing reunion… Read More Armor For Sleep/Owel/The Moms/The Cold Seas – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 9/18/15

The Bouncing Souls/Andrew Jackson Jihad/Screaming Females/Seaside Caves – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 7/17/15

How I spent my summer vacation.  A writing assignment most children have to complete their first week back to school after the summer break.  Most essays are filled with trips to the beach, amusement parks, bbqs, camp, etc.  However, I am curious about how many kids will mention seeing The Bouncing Souls perform their album How I… Read More The Bouncing Souls/Andrew Jackson Jihad/Screaming Females/Seaside Caves – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 7/17/15