Spandau Ballet 2015
Jan 2015
26

Interview with Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet - The StorySeeing as I am a teen from the 80s, of course I was excited when I saw that Spandau Ballet was going on an American tour for the first time in 28 years. When their PR firm reached out and asked me to do an interview with Tony Hadley, it was a “dancing in your office” kind of day. This is one of that group of bands who are the soundtrack of my life. The crazy thing is when Tony got on the phone with me, he was incredibly nice, incredibly candid about the band’s break up … and had lots to say about what they’re up to now as well as what he’s doing personally. I went from fan girl to someone who is genuinely intrigued with this band… who had such massive success, then imploded, worked independently for 20+ years, and came back together to celebrate the past as well as record new material.

In addition to the new music, there was a documentary about them called Soul Boys of the Western World that premiered at SXSW last year. It was this film that derailed my chances of seeing (and photographing) Spandau Ballet because right after I interviewed Tony, they where able to secure American distribution of the movie, for which they rerouted the tour – and had to drop the Denver date. You can imagine my disappointment! Still, I had my chat with Tony which was absolutely lovely, and I look forward to seeing the film. Friends in LA who saw the shows there said they was fantastic, so I will include the rest of the tour dates below. Continue reading…

Toad The Wet Sprocket
Jan 2015
21

Photos: Toad The Wet Sprocket at the Ogden Denver

The great thing about doing concert photography is being able to stalk the bands you have loved forever. Case in point: Toad The Wet Sprocket. When I heard they had released a new album (the very excellent New Constellation), I watched for the tour. I have seen Glen Phillips several times solo since Toad disbanded all those years ago, but I wanted the full experience again. I had seen Toad so many times in college, I have lost count – but I can tell you the group still sounds fantastic, and still are as nice as ever.

Toad The Wet Sprocket

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Puzzah - Denver Interactive Puzzles
Jan 2015
20

Solving an Interactive Puzzah in Denver!

I noticed some fun photos on social media one day: my friends Danny and Christy were somewhere in downtown Denver, solving a puzzle, figuring out a crime. I knew immediately we had to check it out! Come to find out they were at a new interactive puzzle-solving place called Puzzah! on Blake Street in LoDo. I was thrilled when my family was asked to work on “Tick Tock” – the case of a murderous melody maker gone awry. I can’t tell you all the details of the crime or the clues (it’s a SECRET!), but I can tell you that Bryan, Dex and I were locked in a room for 60 minutes trying to stop a “bomb” from going off in the Denver Performing Arts Center. Frankly, I can’t believe we managed to do it – it was really hard!

puzzah_greeblehausIt also was really fun. I loved how we all had to work together, and oddly enough, each of us figured out different parts of the clues. The staff made us feel right at home and we all laughed together afterwards at our blunders and triumphs. Dex is nearly a teenager, and he kept asking on the way over there, “Now WHAT are we doing again??”

 

Now he keeps asking when we can go back.


Note: Our experience was provided by Puzzah but all words are mine.
Bleachers
Jan 2015
16

Photos: Bleachers at the Bluebird Theater

These photos are long overdue as this show was at the Bluebird Denver in November 2014, mainly because the holidays have a way of imposing on your life. That isn’t to say Bleachers were not awesome. In fact, after seeing Jack Antonoff’s side project I can officially say I vastly prefer Bleachers to Fun. I am sure he doesn’t care much either way since he seems to have a blast doing everything, but as I watched him sing, play and engage the crowd all night – I was really, really impressed. Talent oozes from everywhere.

Come back soon, Jack. I promise the photos will go up much quicker next time.

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Best Windows Phone Apps 2015
Jan 2015
15

List of Best Windows Phone Apps

Ever since I started using my Windows Phone Lumia, people have been constantly asking me about the apps. What are they like? How many are there?

The good news is, there are a lot. I am still missing a few of my favorite iPhone photography editing apps, but in general, everything I need is there. So here is a list, current for 2015, of all the apps you should get as soon as you get a Windows Phone. They are in alphabetical order, and I left off games because that’s a whole ‘nuther post in itself!


6tag
6Tag

The best Windows Phone Instagram app.

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Adobe Photoshop

Excellent basic photo editing.

afterlight
Afterlight

Lots of lovely filters.


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Best of 2014 Concert Photos Denver
Jan 2015
13

My 40 Best Concert Photos from Denver 2014

This past year was amazing for music and concert photography in Denver. We are lucky to be one of those “crossroads” kind of towns, so we end up in the path of many tours… but also, as I say all the time: Denver has a GREAT music scene. So, my round up of best photographs includes bands from all over as well as Colorado, in pretty much every venue Denver has to offer. Thanks to all the cool people who have helped me, encouraged me and rocked my world musically this year. Here are my 40 favorite concert photos of 2014, in no particular order. Continue reading…