Photography

Photos: The Blind Eyes’ Final Show | 03.15.14

Photos: The Blind Eyes' Final Show | 03.15.14

Few local bands have left their mark on indie music in St. Louis like The Blind Eyes. The quintessential indie pop group of the Gateway City have played many memorable shows, not the least of which being their final show at Off Broadway on March 15th, 2014.


Photos: Karl’s Basement III | 04.11.14

Photos: Karl's Basement III | 04.11.14

On April 11th, at an undisclosed location in the metropolitan St. Louis area, five mighty bands (Shitstorm, The Brainstems, Dad Jr., Armadillo and Gigantic) brought the glory of music to the river trash at evening known as Karl’s Basement III. There was a bonfire and a van covered in empties.


The Best Music Photos of 2013

The Best Music Photos of 2013

2013 ended up being the year that brought back my confidence as a photographer. After almost 3 years as the house photographer for one of the region’s leading small capacity venues it was tough finding my new identity as a music photographer in a St. Louis, the littlest big town in the country. Finding myself […]


Photos: Tame Impala @ The Pageant | 10.08.13

Photos: Tame Impala @ The Pageant | 10.08.13

The Australian psychedelic indie pop group known as Tame Impala brought those good lights and good times The Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on October 8, 2013. I was there. With a camera. I took some photos.


Photos: Animal Collective @ The Pageant | 10.25.13

Photos: Animal Collective @ The Pageant | 10.25.13

Making up for their cancelled show back in March, Animal Collective brought their psychedelia-infused electronic indie… vibes to The Pageant in St. Louis on October 25th, 2013.


Preview: Steve Aoki @ The Pageant | 11.07.13

Preview: Steve Aoki @ The Pageant | 11.07.13

The Aokify America tour hit St. Louis at The Pageant on November 7th, 2013. They asked Steve Aoki for a party. They got a party. They asked Steve Aoki to get caked. They got that, too. Another photo after the jump.


Photos: Lollapalooza 2013 Day 1 @ Grant Park | 08.02.13

All the way back in August one of the largest music festivals in North America, Lollapalooza, overtook the fair city of Chicago for an intense weekend featuring some of the biggest names in music. Eleven Magazine sent yours truly, along with writer Jason Robinson and fellow photog Jason Stoff to cover the event. Day one […]


Preview: Tame Impala @ The Pageant | 10.08.13

Preview: Tame Impala @ The Pageant | 10.08.13

The Australian psychedelic indie pop force of nature known as Tame Impala lit up and smoothed out The Pageant in St. Louis, Missouri on October 8, 2013. The five piece brought along a rather impressive light show to compliment their dreamy performance.


Preview: Lollapalooza 2013 @ Grant Park

Preview: Lollapalooza 2013 @ Grant Park

Earlier this month I embarked on a trip to Chicago to photograph my first massive music festival. It was insane and incredibly rewarding. I’ve been shooting shows since 2009 and I thought I had seen it all, but Lollapalooza was a whole new beast in so many ways. It won’t be until after the next […]


Photos: Portugal. The Man @ The Pageant | 06.23.13

Photos: Portugal. The Man @ The Pageant | 06.23.13

Indie rockers Portugal. The Man returned to Saint Louis at The Pageant on June 23rd, 2013 in support of their new record, Evil Friends.


Photos: Ha Ha Tonka @ Off Broadway | 06.20.13

Photos: Ha Ha Tonka @ Off Broadway | 06.20.13

A favorite of St. Louis, Bloodshot Records’ Ha Ha Tonka kicked off things well and good at Off Broadway on June 20th, 2013 with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and Ezra Furman. There were whiskey times to be had.


Photos: Torche @ The Firebird | 06.02.13

Photos: Torche @ The Firebird | 06.02.13

Maimi stoner metal deities Torche melted faces at The Firebird in St. Louis, Missouri on June 2nd, 2013. People came out ready to drink and party for local boy Andrew Elstner’s return to the Show Me State.


Photos: Death Grips @ The Firebird | 06.13.13

Photos: Death Grips @ The Firebird | 06.13.13

Experimental hip-hop group Death Grips (Stefan “MC Ride” Burnett & Andy “Flatlander” Morin) thrashed their way through a sweaty, weed-drenched crowd at The Firebird in St. Louis, Missouri on June 13th, 2013.


Photos: The Staves @ Off Broadway | 5.30.13

Photos: The Staves @ Off Broadway | 5.30.13

British folk rock trio The Staves returned to Off Broadway in St. Louis on May 30th, 2013. The three sisters charmed and wooed the packed room while a rather impressive rainstorm rattled on outside.


Photos: The Brainstems’ Final Show @ Blank Space | 05.25.13

Photos: The Brainstems' Final Show @ Blank Space | 05.25.13

St. Louis garage rockers The Brainstems played their final show at Blank Space on May 25th, 2013. Bottles of Thunderbird were passed around, tunes were enjoyed one last time.


Photos: Andrew WK @ The Firebird | 05.22.13

Photos: Andrew WK @ The Firebird | 05.22.13

Party master Andrew WK brought his Human Party Machine Solo Tour to The Firebird in St. Louis, Missouri on May 22nd, 2013.


Photos: The Hood Internet @ The Firebird | 05.15.13

Photos: The Hood Internet @ The Firebird | 05.15.13

Steve Reidell, one half of Chicago-based production/mash-up duo The Hood Internet, performed a DJ set at the Firebird in St. Louis, Missouri on May 15th, 2013 while on tour with Black Moth Super Rainbow.


Photos: Eagles of Death Metal @ The Gateway Arch | 05.18.13

Photos: Eagles of Death Metal @ The Gateway Arch | 05.18.13

Under the watch of St. Louis’ Gateway Arch, the tallest man-made monument in the United States, Eagles of Death Metal played a set so wild, they blew at least one guitar amp. The last stop for the Jack Daniel’s Live at the Landmark concert series proved to be a good time.


Preview: Eagles of Death Metal @ The Gateway Arch | 05.18.13

Preview: Eagles of Death Metal @ The Gateway Arch | 05.18.13

Last night a feverish Jesse Hughes brought out the demons under the Arch in St. Louis with Eagles of Death Metal on the last stop for Jack Daniel’s Live at the Landmark concert series. Count the cameras. More photos soon.


Photos: Black Moth Super Rainbow | 05.15.13

Photos: Black Moth Super Rainbow | 05.15.13

Philadelphia’s experimental-folk-pop-electronica gods known as Black Moth Super Rainbow survived a van break-in to perform at The Firebird in St. Louis on May 15th, 2013 with Oscillator Bug and Hood Internet.


Photos: Danny Brown @ Old Rock House | 04.29.13

Photos: Danny Brown @ Old Rock House | 04.29.13

Few individuals in hip-hop strike a profile like Detroit’s Danny Brown. His 2011 release XXX still holds as one of the best rap albums in recent memory. With his next record Old due in August, this tour would likely be the last time to see a set heavy on those cuts. At Old Rock House […]


Photos: Ghostface Killah @ 2720 Cherokee | 04.27.13

Photos: Ghostface Killah @ 2720 Cherokee | 04.27.13

Ghostface Killah, quite possibly the greatest rapper alive, made an overdue appearance in St. Louis on April 27th, 2013 with Adrian Younge’s Venice Dawn as his live band. Long time Wu Tang affiliate Killah Priest assisted Ghostface and Adrian Younge’s Venice Dawn in recreating Ghostface’s newest album Twelve Reasons To Die for the near capacity […]


Preview: Ghostface Killah @ 2720 Cherokee | 04.27.13

Preview: Ghostface Killah @ 2720 Cherokee | 04.27.13

Ghostface Killah AKA Tony Starks AKA Frank Stoney did it big at 2720 Cherokee in St. Louis on April 27th, 2013. It was wild. More photos soon.


Photos: Record Store Day 2013 @ Vintage Vinyl

Photos: Record Store Day 2013 @ Vintage Vinyl

Record Store Day has become something like the music nerd’s favorite day of the year. Labels and bands put out special/limited releases and reissues and it’s typically a day of celebrating the quirkiness and importance of the record store, with bands and DJ doing live sets and local breweries offering free beer. While our world […]