Old Gray @ VLHS

I was unsure as to whether I would ever get to see Old Gray perform live. I'm so glad that I had the opportunity a couple evenings ago. They have been one of my favorite bands for quite some time and their performance was nothing short of breathtaking. 

Here's the first video from their set at VLHS in Pomona, CA. I'll be adding 2-3 more videos to this post so please check back in.

Old Gray released their highly anticipated sophomore full-length album 'Slow Burn' just two days ago on Cameron Boucher's own label, Flower Girl Records. The album sways from blisteringly heavy to destructively calm in a very unique way. If you've ever dealt with loss, depression, anxiety, or suicidal thoughts this is the album to listen to.

Listen to 'Slow Burn' here.

Foxing - Bloodhound & Inuit @ The Roxy // March 30, 2016

My girlfriend Macarah and I were able to see one of our favorite bands, Foxing, at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles last week. It was one of the best performances we've ever seen and we were lucky enough to grab some video of their songs "Bloodhound" & "Inuit". 

Please check out this video and also check out Macarah's website here!

The District Coffee House Art Gallery

Back in January I had the incredible opportunity to showcase some of my photography at The District Coffee House, my former employer and favorite coffee shop in Boise. 

I decided that I wanted to share photos photos that had been taken during the last two months of 2015. They are some of my favorite photos I've taken and resemble the amazing memories from tour with Microwave and shows I attended in Boise during my last two months there. 

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

 

Have Mercy

Microwave

Microwave

Pianos Become The Teeth

mewithoutYou

Pianos Become The Teeth

mewithoutYou

Transistor Send

Transistor Send

Transistor Send

Hollow Wood

Somos

Have Mercy

Microwave

Microwave

Somos

Somos

Microwave

Microwave

Microwave

Microwave

Microwave

Microwave

Microwave

Have Mercy

Have Mercy

Have Mercy

Microwave Tour // Day One & Two

These past few days with Microwave have been a dream come true. I've had a blast thus far and can't wait for the rest of this week. Each of the bands on this tour have records that have been some of my most listened to over the last year. It's surreal to see them play every night. 

Check out galleries from the Seattle and Boise shows below:

See Microwave on the rest of their tour with Have Mercy, Transit, and Somos at one of the dates below:

NOV 3 - PORTLAND, OR - ANALOG CAFE
NOV 5 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - BOTTOM OF THE HILL
NOV 6 - SAN DIEGO - HOUSE OF BLUES (SIDESTAGE) 
NOV 7 - LOS ANGELES, CA - THE ROXY
NOV 8 - ANAHEIM, CA - CHAIN REACTION
NOV 10 - MESA, AZ - THE UNDERGROUND
NOV 12 - DALLAS, TX - SONS OF HERMANN HALL
NOV 13 - AUSTIN, TX - DIRTY DOG BAR
NOV 14 - HOUSTON, TX - WALTERS
NOV 15 - BIRMINGHAM, AL - SATURN
NOV 17 - ATLANTA, GA - THE MASQUERADE (HELL)
NOV 18 - ORLANDO, FL - BACKBOOTH
NOV 19 - MARGATE, FL - O’MALLEY’S
NOV 20 - TAMPA, FL - THE ORPHEUM
NOV 21 - GREENSBORO, NC - GREENE STREET
NOV 22 - VIENNA, VA - JAMMIN’ JAVA

"I want to breathe the autumn air."

The only thing as wonderful as seeing Aviator play a packed out basement in 90 degree weather with sweat filling the air that you breathe (it was awesome, I promise) is seeing them play a stripped back version of this beautiful song the next morning. Give it a listen and you'll see what I'm talking about. 

Listen to Aviator here.

Treefort Music Festival // Day Five

Treefort Music Festival ended with a bang with help from a sea of glass, Mimicking Birds, TV on the Radio, and Hollow Wood. I can't tell you how thankful I am that I was given the opportunity to shoot the entire festival. I had the pleasure of seeing many bands that I have never seen before (and hope to see again) along with bands that I've seen multiple times, but never tire of.

 

 

 

 

Thank you Treefort Musical Festival and thank you Boise. I love you all. 

a sea of glass

a sea of glass

Mimicking Birds

Mimicking Birds

TV On The Radio

TV On The Radio

Hollow Wood

Hollow Wood

VIEW THE FULL GALLERY HERE.

Treefort Music Festival // Day Four

Day Four of Treefort was spent watching some of my favorite local bands kill it. If you need good music in your lives check out For the Sake of, Sheep Among Wolves, Terrible Light, Edmond Dantes, and Thick Business. 

P.S. Those photos of the pour over/cold brew station is the one and only Neckar Coffee based out of Boise, ID. You need to try them out. TASTY.

For the Sake of

For the Sake of

Sheep Among Wolves

Sheep Among Wolves

Terrible Light

Terrible Light

Neckar Coffee

Neckar Coffee

Edmond Dantes

Edmond Dantes

Thick Business

Thick Business

VIEW THE FULL GALLERY HERE.

Treefort Music Festival // Day Three

Joyce Manor

Day Three of Treefort was a super special day for me. I got to play with and see some of my favorite bands perform, while also having the opportunity of taking photos of them. I got to see Joyce Manor play twice in one day. Once in a record store and once at The Knitting Factory. I saw From Indian Lakes for the 7th time as well as shot an In The Valley Session with Joey. Local emo band King Brat played their last show ever. The list goes on and on. 

 

 

Anyways! Here are some photos commemorating that wonderful day. 

Joyce Manor

Joyce Manor

Joyce Manor

the Soil & the Sun

the Soil & the Sun

the Soil & the Sun

From Indian Lakes

From Indian Lakes

From Indian Lakes

Caddywhompus

Joyce Manor

View the complete gallery here!

"...now I'm a ghost of what I once was."

It felt so very surreal, although oddly natural, shooting a session with Joey of From Indian Lakes. These dudes have been playing my favorite music for years and it was so great and kind of Joey to let me record him playing a stripped down version of 'Ghost'. If you like music at all, I suggest you listen to this and check out the rest of their music. 

Treefort Music Festival // Day One & Two

Trees and forts are two of the best things in life. And when the two come together they create something magical, mysterious, and beautiful. Treefort Music Festival is special and I was so happy to be a part of it this year as both a musician and photographer. 

Here are some photos from the first two days of the festival:

Western Daughter

Wild Ones

Geographer

Craft Spells

Logan Hyde

What Moon Things

BOYS

Viet Cong

Cymbals Eat Guitars

View the full galleries here.

Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band @ WaterCooler 3/5

There aren't enough words in the dictionary to say how kind and talented Kevin Devine is. It was a pleasure getting to meet and shoot an In The Valley Session with him. Those two things were enough to make my day, but then I heard him play with his band later that night. They played a flawless set that will go down as one of my favorite live music experiences. With all of that being said, here are some photos from that evening. 

View the full gallery here.

Dads @ WaterCooler 3/5

Dads (they aren't actually dads) came through Boise with Field Mouse and Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band last week and let me tell you, they were great. They put on a great show and were such nice people. They play such an awesome blend of music and their live show resembles that of a punk/hardcore set. If you haven't yet, check this band out. 

Listen to Dads here: https://dadsnj.bandcamp.com

Field Mouse @ WaterCooler 3/5

Field Mouse (Topshelf Records) came through Boise on Thursday with Dads and Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band and played the first set at WaterCooler on 14th & Idaho St. Their music is like something I've never heard before that I liken to a blend of emo and 80's synth tunes. That may be a horrible description, but that's just what comes to mind. Along with being a great band, they are all very kind people. Hope they are back this way soon. 

August Burns Red @ The Knitting Factory 2.15.15

The last installment of photo galleries from the Frozen Flame Tour's stop in Boise is now up here

I am so happy that I had the opportunity to shoot August Burns Red as they have been one of my favorite bands since I was in middle school. A big thanks to the University Pulse at Boise State for making that happen. My first time photographing a show at The Knitting Factory proved to be quite difficult, but I am thrilled with the results and experience I gained. Hopefully I'll get to shoot there again soon!

August Burns Red

August Burns Red