7.28.2008

LIVE HARD, LIVE FREE










(photos from a week of weird randomness, which is a good reason why I love my life)

Just as I thought I was going to have a week to prepare myself and get my life in order before I strike out on some new adventures for August, Matt & Kim pop up out of nowhere and make me an offer I can't refuse to go on tour with them. So dammit if I'm not about to hit the road again with the always-adorable duo of Matt & Kim, this time accompanying The Go! Team and old-time favorites of mine CSS. I'm not sure if I'll get to photograph much, since I'm going to have actual duties, but we'll see what I can sneak in (hopefully).

When am I ever going to find the time to ride my bike across the country (like these guys, or these guys)? I've been hoping to do that for years now. I know, not even the tiniest violin is gonna play squat for me on this one.

List of dates of the Matt & Kim + The Go! Team + CSS tour I'll be on below:

Jul 30 2008: First Avenue - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jul 31 2008: Turner Hall - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Aug 2 2008: Grog Shop - Cleveland, Ohio
Aug 5 2008: Phoenix Theatre - Toronto
Aug 6 2008: Bug Jar - Rochester, New York
Aug 7 2008: The Trocadero Theater - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



MP3:

Before there was Casiotone For The Painfully Alone, there was. . .

• Television Personalities - You Kept Me Waiting Too Long Long

A band's place in myspace.

7.26.2008

DECIDE TO FAIL, AND HAVE FUN WITH IT
















(photos from the F*** Yeah Fest Tour show in Brooklyn at Club Exit, featuring The Circle Jerks, Dillinger 4, Matt & Kim, Paint It Black, Monotonix, and Team Robespierre, more photos here)

Sort-of-secret Japanther and Team Robespierre show tonight in the city. 132 W. 3rd at Less Artists, More Condos, 9pm.



MP3:

You know I like a song if I'm posting an acoustic version of it a few months after I put up the original.

• Sam Sparro - Black And Gold (Acoustic)

A band's place in myspace.

LONELY LOW-LIFE LOSERS LOVE TOO


(Crystal Antlers)

And I totally forgot to post the videos I shot at the Matt & Kim at McCarren Pool show. Doh.







MP3:

It's got a mix of sides of Spank Rock and Plastic Little that I like. Put your panties on, put your pussy away.

• Pase Rock - Lindsay Lohan's Revenge

A band's place in myspace.

7.23.2008

GIMMICKS HELP IT GO DOWN EASY








(Team Robespierre at McCarren Pool)

One of the main reasons why I can't wait till the NYPD has tasers.



MP3:

Patti Smith covers Nirvana. . . with some poetry thrown in for good measure. Hmmmmmm.

• Patti Smith - Smells Like Teen Spirit

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7.21.2008

THE ROUGHNESS IS PART OF THE FLAVOR











(portraits I shot while on the F*** Yeah Fest tour, more here)

Just thought I'd toss these tour portraits in the mix, cause apparently all my photos look the same.



MP3:

The subject of much homage.

• The Magnetic Fields - California Girls

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7.20.2008

IN THE TRENCHES SO LONG YOU DON'T TRUST THE SUN






(These Are Powers playing at Silent Barn after their Siren Festival show)

Still trying to regain my feet from the marathon of work for the Cinders show. But that doesn't mean I'm not going to catch one of my favorite new bands playing nearby (see above). Although even just the thought of Siren Festival was simply to much for me.



MP3:

A good cover with nice rough edges.

• Knyfe Hyts - Running Free

A band's place in myspace.