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Billy Joel

4/11/2014 Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO – Billy Joel performs in St. Louis, MO., with special guest Gavin DeGraw. Photos below. (more…)

Story of the Year

2/7/2014 – Story of the Year performs in front of a sold out crowd, along with Hawthorne Heights, at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO. I began the day early with the guys, as they hosted a pre-show V.I.P. performance and Meet & Greet. Photos below. (more…)

2013 Wrap!

2013 – I chose over a hundred images I shot in 2013 as favorites, and wanted to narrow that down to 25 for my annual ‘Best Of‘ post. This year, I thought instead of me making the choices, I would recruit my good buddy Paul Adotta to have at it. I told him there would be no discussion, no debate, and no questions. I asked not to rank them, just pick 25 that he thought should make the cut. Paul is an incredible artist, a trusted friend, professional photographer, works for Canon, and is a great inspiration to me, and photographers all over the world. Thank you Paul! So, here we go, in no particular order, The Top Twenty-Five. (more…)

Tony Campanella Band

1/30/2014 Trainwreck Saloon, Westport St. Louis, MO. – St. Louis guitar slinger Tony Campanella brought his electric city blues to the County. Photos below. (more…)

Greek Fire @ The Firebird

12/27/2013 The Firebird St. Louis, MO. – It’s always a good time and a fun shoot with my friends in StL band Greek Fire. The boys hosted a Sold Out “evening with” concert, with a V.I.P. pre-show experience a couple days after Christmas. New music was introduced, along with the promise of the much anticipated follow up to 2011′s debut album Deux Ex Machina. Photos below. (more…)

El Monstero

12/21/2013  The Pageant St. Louis, MO. – Now in it’s 15th year, the annual seasonal run of El Monstero – The DefinitiveTribute to the music of Pink Floyd, is still the best example of local talent, coming together to present a  world class presentation of music, dance, performance art, and stage & sound production. This was night # 2 of 6 sold out shows over a two week period through December at St. Louis’s premier concert venue, The Pageant. Photos below. (more…)

The URGE / Greek Fire

11/29/2013 The Pageant, St. Louis, MO. – Two St. Louis bands moving forward, and getting people to pay attention. Against the odds, writing, producing, recording, & selling original music, are The URGE, and GREEK FIRE. The URGE just released their full length cd ‘Galvonized‘, while Greek Fire is finishing up their awaited sophomore release ‘Lost and Found‘. Both bands came together on this special night, playing to a near capacity crowd at St. Louis premier music venue, The Pageant. Photos > More. (more…)

Elton John

11/24/2013 Chaifetz Arena St. Louis, MO. – Elton John was one on my list of (iconic) artists I have never seen live, let alone photograph. This was a thrill, photographers were allowed first two songs. Typically major performers will station photographers to the back at the soundboard. A very generous two songs, granted press directly in front of EJ for song # 1, the haunting ‘Funeral for a Friend, which ran 10 plus minutes. ‘Bennie and the Jets’ was next, at which time we had to move back and to the side isle. Photos after the jump. (more…)

Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights

11/19/2013 – Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights @ The Mad Magician St. Louis, MO. Photos after the jump. (more…)

The Eagles

10/24/13 The Eagles brought their 2013 ‘History of the Eagles Tour’ to St. Louis, Mo., at Scottrade Center. Presented by Live Nation. Photos after the jump. (more…)

2013 Recap @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis

2013 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO. – I always have fun going back and looking through photos from the season at the shed. This in part is a recap of the shows, as well as my choice of personal favorites that I hope captured the spirit of the night. This may well be the final year with Verizon Wireless on the front door, with a new sponsor on the horizon, TBD. 11 Country shows in 2013 was a new record. Gone were familiar festivals UPROAR & MAYHEM. There were many co-headline shows, and in most cases I selected one performance to represent the evening. Click the link to jump to the full photo set, which will open in a new browser, then come back to the list if you so desire. Thanks as always to my Live Nation StL family for the opportunity to have the Best Summer Job Ever. I’m presenting these in black & white, you can see the original color images when you jump to the original post. The cover shot are front row pit fans from the Iron Maiden show. In no particular order, let’s do this… (more…)

Avenged Sevenfold

10/11/13 The 2013 concert season at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis concluded on a high note, as radio station 105.7 The Point presented Pointergeist. This year’s headliner was Avenged Sevenfold, with support from the Deftones, and Ghost B.C. A7X is in the early stage of their ‘Hail to the King‘ Tour, supporting the recently released album of the same name. A7X is always a blast to shoot, in part due to the ‘sixth’ band member, their always intense lighting design by Ahlstrand Productions, and a phenomenal stage set designed by Jordan Coopersmith* note - Deftones did not permit ‘House Photographers’ (ie; scumbag me) to photograph them. Photos of A7X and Ghost below. (more…)

Jason Aldean/Jake Owen

9/20/2013 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO. – The sold out Night Train Tour, Jason Aldean with friends Jake Owen & Thomas Rhett. Photos below. (more…)

Shinedown – Carnival of Madness

9/7/2013 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO. – A full day of Rock n Roll madness, with a carnival like atmosphere, with Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet, & In This Moment. Not sure exactly why the tour is called ‘Carnival of Madness‘. Photos below. (more…)

Greek Fire

9/12/2013 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO. – I have been photographing the band Greek Fire since the Fall of 2010. The band, is comprised of Moon (Phil Sneed), Ryan Phillips, (both members of Story of the Year), Mark Joseph Roth, and Johnny Venus. This being the 14th performance I’ve shot, there is nothing ever predictable, or usual when they take the stage. On this day, opening for perhaps the 2013 Band of the Year Imagine Dragons, before a sold out crowd, 30 minutes of their 50 minute set took place not on stage, but throughout multiple amphitheater seating areas. Moon is a dynamic frontman (understatement), and it was apparent he wanted everyone to have a front row seat, even if just for a moment. These guys don’t approach an opening slot as time fill. It’s their moment, it’s their show, it’s their venue to own, and once again, they showed why they are the best thing that has emerged from the St. Louis rock scene in a long long time. Photos below. (more…)


Billy Joel
Billy Joel

4/11/2014 Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO – Billy Joel performs in St. Louis, MO., with special

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Jason Aldean/Jake Owen
Jason Aldean/Jake Owen

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