Always Fighting Satan (Part 2)

Geez, this is going to be long. But I’ve got to get caught up. Since I started shooting 25+ nights a month it’s been tough updating this. However, I do update my Flickr as often as possible, so if you’re in a band I’ve shot recently, that’s going to be your best bet to see the goods.

Enlou

Enlou, featuring members of former local indie darling Say Panther.

Abandon Kansas

Abandon Kansas.

The Neverhawks

The Neverhawks.

Echo Movement

Echo Movement.

House Of Heroes

House of Heroes.

Chuck Ragan

Chuck Ragan.

Flatfoot 56

Flatfoot 56.

Nekromantix

Nekromantix. Did load in for this one. Good folks. Great show.

Delta Mirror

Delta Mirror. Guys did a bad ass cover of “Goodbye Horses”.

Son Of A Bad Man

Son Of A Bad Man. The draw was a little light, so the band decided to do a cover set. It was strange and pretty awesome. There was a Tom Petty medley.

The Biters

The Biters. Dudes has matching jackets that said something like “Suck City” on the back. Gnarly.

Elsinore

Elsinore’s CD release. This shoot was weird for me, I can’t really describe it, something really subtle. Definitely an underrated band.

Boris

Boris. This is a top ten show of the year for me, no question. Sold out madness! A fucking hoot. Openers The Life and Times and Russian Circles were just as good.

The Gorge

The afternoon before Boris I shot The Gorge at Pointfest. Easily the best metal band in St. Louis right now, and killer dudes from front to back. I forgot how annoying shooting with the sun in your eyes can be, though.

Turbo AC's

Turbo AC’s.

William Fitzsimmons

William Fitzsimmons was another tough shoot. Singer songwriters are always a tough one and for this I got a lot of use from the Lensbaby. In the foreground is tourmate Rosi Golan, who joined William on stage for the last half of his set.

Greg Ginn And The Taylor Texas Corrugators

Greg Ginn and the Taylor Texas Corrugators. So weird. Not in a bad way, but it boiled down to seeing a punk rock legend play experimental guitar lines over recorded tracks while another guitarist played reverb drenched slide guitar. Still, pretty cool.

Tilts

Tilts at the Midtown Alley Street Fest. Unfortunately, the weather turned sour, ending their set prematurely. Andrew (pictured) was indifferent. The Dive Poets, who were set to play after them, were not.

Murder Happens

Murder Happens. The A/C broke twice in two weeks and here was Murder Happens letting the smoke machines go wild. Was it gross? Yes, yes it was. Fun? Definitely.

Tapes 'n Tapes

Tapes ‘n Tapes. Still no A/C, still good times.

River City Extension

River City Extension.

The Dollyrots

Dollyrots!

Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins. Yeah, I freaked a little bit meeting one of the writers of Mr. Show (a favorite of my late teenage years). Shooting stand up is tough, particularly with a loud camera like the a850. One of the coolest nights I’ve had with The Firebird? No doubt.

Paul and Bert

Paul was kind enough to take photos with some of us. Here he is with house promoter Bert.

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Last time I saw these fine young men, I was opening up for them at the Creepy Crawl back in 2006. Crazy.

Swingin' Utters

Swingin’ Utters. This turned out to be a real shindig. Hell yeah!

Spike

Spike from Swingin’ Utters. Cool dude.

Girl In a Coma

Girl In a Coma.

Junius

Junius had an off day in St. Louis before hopping on tour with Valient Thorr and did a special free show on Labor Day at Fubar. These guys are awesome! The lights allowed me to break out my rarely used 28mm f2.8m which was enough for me to have a good time. I look forward to seeing them again on the 14th.

And we’re caught up, for now.

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