Concert Photos from Lost Lake Festival Phoenix 2017
Dec 2017

Photos: Lost Lake Festival Phoenix Day Three

I’m almost sad that this is my last post of photos from Lost Lake Festival 2017. It was a wonderful experience and we will definitely consider going back next year. I also loved how each day had a tone for the style of music – Day 3 was geared towards EDM and hip-hop fans. I got to see a bunch of bands all together that I might not go see separately and all of them blew me away.

I particularly enjoyed headliner Odesza, who brought the drums – marching band style. I was also impressed how several acts worked through intense heat that was causing technical glitches – even after equipment was wrapped up in solar protection. And everyone was friendly – for example, Murs came out to the pit and shook fans’ hands before his set. Continue reading…

Future Islands - Concert Photos - Fillmore Denver
Nov 2017

Future Islands at Fillmore Denver

You know a band is killer live when the photographers in the pit are making OMG faces as each other during our three songs. That was the case when Future Islands played Fillmore Denver recently. Frontman Samuel Herring was all over the stage – and not in the usual “oh yeah, the frontman was all over the stage” way we usually talk about. He was like a caged animal pacing back and forth, as well as doing some moves that can only be described as speed skating while he belted out Future Islands’ indie pop sound.

I like Future Islands 100 times more after seeing them live, and that is always a good thing. (Bonus points for being from my hometown of Baltimore, too.) 😁

Concert Photos of Future Islands from Fillmore Denver

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Muse Concert Photos - Red Rocks, Denver
Nov 2017

Muse, Thirty Seconds To Mars + PVRIS at Red Rocks: Another Stellar Lineup

This year at Red Rocks has to be the one for well-matched trios of bands playing together. In September, Muse returned to Denver’s favorite venue after a 10-year absence with a very, very, very sold-out show that also included Thirty Seconds To Mars and PVRIS. I had never seen Jared Leto and his bandmates in action before, and they were a sight to behold. But more importantly, I was super impressed with his voice. Another lovely voice that night was Lynn Gunn of PVRIS (pronounced Paris – I know, I don’t get it either). While the crowd was definitely there for the other bands, those guys definitely held their own.

I had seen Muse once before – in a bigger production set – but they aptly scaled their high-intensity lights and graphics for the comparatively smaller stage at Red Rocks. And just like Thirty Seconds to Mars, Muse sounded incredible.

PVRIS Photos

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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Concert Photos Denver 2017
Nov 2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Photos From Denver With Trombone Shorty

The first time I ever saw Red Hot Chili Peppers live was Lollapalooza 1992. I don’t remember much else about that day besides the Chili Peppers, and how good they were live. I’ve seen them several times since – including their 2012 stop that we brought our then 10 year old son to. But I had never photographed them, so when I got to do so at their recent return to the Pepsi Center (after an illness delay), it was a definite bucket list item. To do so on Flea’s birthday was extra special.

The guys still had their intensity but I loved how they also used technology to amplify it. I didn’t get a sense of what the candle-like lights were doing until I saw my friend Jenny’s video from the back.

Opener Trombone Shorty is pure magic and definity got the crowd ready for a great night. Continue reading…