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Aug 2015

KTCL Channel 93.3’s Big Gig 2015 Concert Photos

I often say that Nerf and KTCL Channel 93.3 have an uncanny ability to put together a stellar concert lineup and 2015’s Big Gig was no exception (click here to see band interviews). AWOLnation, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Banks, New Politics, Atlas Genius, Saint Motel and Colorado band Pandas & People absolutely slayed the main stage while other Denver bands killed it from the “Locals Only” side stage.

One little nitpick: Fiddler’s Green seems to have sound issues every time I am there which isn’t so great for a music venue. I watched band after band struggle with their ear pieces and frantically motion to the sound bounds throughout their sets – New Politics in particular. Banks had technical glitches on her own computer systems and had to cut her set very short.

The good news is most people probably didn’t even notice, or care, because the place filled much earlier than I have seen in past Big Gig years and was rockin’ all night long.

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Jul 2015

Cage The Elephant, Portugal The Man & The Mowgli’s At Red Rocks

Cage The Elephant is one of the best rock bands out there right now; the whole band kills it while Matt Shultz is turning into something of a muse for me. I was lucky enough to photograph them last year at KTCL’s Not So Silent Night, and it was a blast to see them again at Red Rocks. Especially loved how Matt was wearing a Colorado Renaissance Festival t-shirt.

Their openers Portugal The Man and The Mowgli’s were also great, making the whole night a trifecta of awesome for all of us in attendance.

Red Rocks Concert Crowd 2015

Cage The Elephant

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Best of 2014 - Recap
Jan 2015

2014 Was A Really, Really Good Year

We had some bad years. Primarily they started with my mom getting sick and ending with me getting sick. 2013 started to turn things around, but last year was good. Really, really good.

Sure, we are still struggling out of a financial hole from those dark years, but whatever. Money is money. If I have learned anything this decade, the most important thing is the ones you love, then the experiences you have on the journey. No collection of 365 days can be perfect, nor would I even want them to be.

But 2014 was pretty damn awesome. I am so incredibly thankful.

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Mar 2013

303 Day

Yesterday was 303 Day.

Our area code in Denver is 303, so every March 3rd we Coloradans get a little local-centric, especially our indie music station, KTCL Channel 93.3, which plays bands from all over the state all day long.

Another cool thing that KTCL does is hold a contest every December called Hometown for the Holidays, where bands compete for free studio time and the opportunity to open for next year’s Not So Silent Night concert. Last year’s winners were Churchill, who then opened for Of Monsters and Men and Fun. Seriously.

The three finalists in the 2012 HTFTH were Monroe Monroe, My Body Sings Electric and Rachel & The Kings. Two of which have played my fundraiser, Tellerpalooza, in the past; one of which is playing this year. My Body Sings won, but, damn. All of them killed it.

My photos from the 2012 KTCL Hometown For The Holidays show:

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I am so lucky to live in a town full of music.

I am so lucky to photograph music.

Long live 303 Day.

Dec 2012

Churchill (the band)On Tour Now

I often say the Denver music scene is amazing. Other people are finally taking notice.

Our friends Churchill were recently signed to A&M Octone – yes, the same label as Maroon 5 – and we cannot wait for them to kick ass nationally, just like they have been doing locally for years.

You may already be hearing their single Change on the radio, because people are messaging me more and more. “Isn’t that band you like from Denver?”


Yes, I do like them. Both as people and as musicians.

I have been lucky enough to photograph them many times, and have two more oppportunties in the near future, so pics will be added to this set soon.

But the good news is, you can see them too, as they are on a small tour right now… and I am sure they will tour more to support the new EP as well.

12/06/12 : Radio Radio : Indianapolis, IN
12/07/12 : Beat Kitchen : Chicago, IL
12/08/12 : The Rave : Milwaukee, WI
12/13/12 : Not So Silent Night : Broomfield, CO (SOLD OUT)
12/14/12 : Amos’ Southend : Charlotte, NC
12/16/12 : The Midland (W/Passion Pit) : Kansas City, MO
12/18/12 : Mercury Lounge : New York, NY
12/19/12 : TT The Bears : Boston, MA
12/20/12 : North Star Bar : Philadelphia, PA
12/21/12 : The Fillmore : Silver Spring, MD

2013 Dates:

1/15/13 : St Louis, MO @ Lola
1/16/13 : Columbus, OH @ The A&R Music Bar
1/19/13 : Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
1/20/13 : Portland, ME @ Empire Dine and Dance
1/22/13 : Providence, RI @ Fete (Lounge)
1/23/13 : Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
1/25/13 : Norfolk, VA @ Jewish Mother
1/26/13 : Columbia, SC @ Jillian’s/New Brookland Tavern
1/28/13 : Orlando, FL @ The Social
1/29/13 : Tampa, FL @ The Ritz
1/30/13 : Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
2/01/13 : Nashville, TN @ High Watt
2/02/13 : Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
2/03/13 : Mobile, AL @ WZEW Super Bowl
2/05/13 : Austin, TX @ Stubbs, Jr.
2/06/13 : Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar
2/07/13 : Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
2/09/13 : Denver, CO @ Ogden

Here is a clip from a tiny bar here in Denver, when most of the band was sick, and they still blew the roof off.

Go see them. 
You won’t be disappointed.