Monday, September 2, 2019

Farewell To Frontage Part 2.

Vince of Frontage. San Antonio, TX.
Vince taking a breather between songs. San Antonio, TX.

Some black & white imagery of the last Frontage show. Keeping this one short, just wanting to share a few more images. Thanks for viewing!

Marc & John.

John sings along with the crowd.

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BLUE731.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Farewell To Frontage Part 1.

Johnathan of Frontage. San Antonio, TX.
Frontage. San Antonio, TX

Frontage recently played their last show at the Paper Tiger in San Antonio. Sad  see them go, waiting for the reunion already. The feels were heavy however the show was a fucking blast. I had the pleasure of meeting Vince a few years ago during one of our Street Keepers photowalks and was introduced to the rest of the band shortly thereafter. I fell in love with the sound immediately and have been giving their records heavy rotation ever since. You may also remember the video interview we shot back in 2015 during the release of Disillusioned. All in all, it's been a fun ride with these dudes and I can't wait to see them play again because the call of the siren that is creating music always returns. Cheers to a badass show and catching up with some of my friends during this short visit to SA. Love you all!

Vince can scream his ass off.

Drumming is exhausting.

Street Keepers fam and OG, Vince.

Can I ask you where you've been?


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BLUE731.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Ledds' Own Nightmares On Wax Turns Red River Into A Dance Party.

DJ E.A.S.E. aka Nightmares On Wax. Austin, TX.
DJ E.A.S.E. aka Nightmares On Wax turning Mohawk into one big boogie night. Austin, TX

Living in the Live Music Capital in the world, you can always trust that the most amazing musicians will eventually grace a stage (or several) somewhere nearby during your tenure as an Austin resident. Some of my favorite shows are the more obscure and lesser known music acts that I've been fans of for years. My buddy (and also talented producer) Adolph introduced me to a ton of new music outside of my wheelhouse back when we first met in the early 2000's. Adolph always put me on game to some of my now favorite electronic musicians and producers including Nightmares On Wax. So I was so stoked when the fine people at Mohawk put me on to make some photographs of this sold out show.

Mark Farina getting the crowd ready.
 Mark Farina prepping the night proper.

Nightmares On Wax performs to a sold out Mohawk.
There's no way my images captured the energy this guy brought. You really just had to be there.

Working as a creative can be quite unpredictable. Especially in photographing a concert--you never really know what your're gonna get as far as crowds, lighting, and positioning. Mohawk is a fun venue and can also be a tricky place to shoot. Yet, I love how many different levels you can walk around and shoot from--always better to have options. Thankfully this night I was able to push my gear a bit as well and get some decent images in the low light (maybe it's finally time for a camera & lens upgrade). To top off more unpredictability, my memory card failed after this show and I thought this night and a few other shows were goners. Thankfully, a few months later, I was able to get them off of the card and into Lightroom.

This night was dope.
Wax Wizard.

Stand up guy with great music and great crowd work.

Hope you dig and if you were there, then I'm happy we can talk about how dope this set was should we ever cross paths.


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BLUE731.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Late Nights With Murs and Locksmith.

Murs. Austin, TX.
Murs rocking Stubbs indoor. Austin, TX

Strange Music's very own Murs paid us a visit once again in Austin recently, this time with battle rap legend Locksmith. Been a good minute since I've been to a late show and a good reminder of how much the die-hards support the people they love. The energy was solid and after Locksmith gave a solid performance (a majority of his performance being made from the within the crowd), Murs hit the stage with some new jams and some classics from his own catalog of solo records, Living Legends track, and some bangers with 9th Wonder. Seeing "LA" in person always brings a smile to my face, so word to Murs for coming through and blessing us once again.

Battle rap legend Locksmith holding it down.

Getting intimate.

Sanity at its finest.

West Coast legend.

Bad Man.


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BLUE731.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Three-Piece with a Soda.

Jorge Masvidal, 3-piece and a soda.
Order up! Austin, TX

What else can you say about this hilarious moment in UFC history? Sound bites are everything and I had a lot of fun serving up this 3-color jammer in honor of a fantastic post-fight performance by Jorge Masvidal. I haven't seen a UFC fighter get two wins in one night in a very long time.

Mock menu for arguably the best combo around, the 3-Piece with a Soda.


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BLUE731.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Fuck.

#FUCK. Austin, TX
That good good. Austin, TX

I've been wanting to flip this Fila logo for a minute. Really fun piece I put together the other night with a photo I shot a few years ago. It's a photo of a lap dance from a burlesque show performance. Cannot remember either performer's name but it was a dope show.

Anyway, sometimes sex is heavy on the mind and it keeps me up at night.

Cheers.


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BLUE731.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Fractions.

GZA/Genius of the Wu Tang Clan. San Antonio, TX.
GZA/Genius rocks Korova. San Antonio, TX


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BLUE731.