6/8/2013 The Pageant St. Louis, MO. – St. Louis band Story of the Year are all fired up! This show, which was a celebration of the band’s album ‘Page Avenue’, released in 2003, was off the hook as far as the energy of the band, as well as the love and connection from those in [...]
5/4/2013 The Icehouse, Wentzville, MO. – Tony Campanella. My connection to Tony, began in 1995, when I moved back to St. Louis, and lived with my folks for a couple months until I got settled. The first thing on my ‘to do’ list, was to find Live Music in town (followed by locate closest grocery [...]
5/18/2013 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO. – The ‘Midwest Rock and Roll Express Tour‘, featuring REO Speedwagon, STYX, Ted Nugent, & St. Louis’s own Mama’s Pride. Second straight year, and my personal favorite classic rock package deal. Photo’s below.
5/12/2013 Pointfest 31 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO. – From their performance at 105.7 Pointfest 31, VOLBEAT stood out to me, as this was my first exposure to the band. The Danish metal group from Copenhagen, simply stole the day. Photos below.
5/12/2013 Pointfest, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO. – The annual rock fest, hosted by radio station 105.7 The Point. This was # 31 since it’s inception, and I, along with thousands of StL rock fans, have come to appreciate this event as one of the highlights of the year, and this year’s fest delivered. [...]
4/9/2013 Widespread Panic – Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO. – The summer 2013 tour begins with two nights at the Peabody. Here are a few from night # 1. Photos below.
4/4/2013 Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO. – I feel like I’ve been friends with Bob Seger since 1977. The Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band ‘Live Bullet’ cassette was owned by me, and all of my high school buddies, and was in the car with us during numerous road trips and shenanigans throughout my [...]
3/10/2013 BB’s Jazz, Blues, & Soups St. Louis, MO. – ‘Blues Cause For Paws’. This was a Sunday, from around noon until 6:30, to benefit H.A.L.O. (Helping Animals find Loving Owners). I’m all in when it comes to organizations that help abused & unwanted pets find family’s for adoption. I decided last minute to pack [...]
1/10/2013 Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – The Roar Tour, The Pageant St. Louis, MO. – I’ve become a fan of GPN this past year or so, and was really looking forward to this sold out performance at The Pageant. I’ve been following her extensive touring schedule, which is off the charts, with still several [...]
2012 – As the title of this annual post suggests, this is not a best of 2012, but rather experiences that along with the privilege of photographing (except for one where I was just there as a fan/vacation), are favorite performances & events that stood out for me on a personal note. I chose 12, [...]
12/23/2012 El Monstero show # 3 (of 6), The Pageant St. Louis, MO. – the annual Tribute to Pink Floyd is associated with Christmas in StL as much as seeing Santa Claus in the display window at Macys. Presented by KSHE 95, every year it gets better and better. Performed by St. Louis’s finest [...]
12/4/2012 Greek Fire, Pop’s Nightclub Sauget, IL. – Presented by StL Radio station 105.7 The Point, this was the first of a series of “Ho Ho” shows held annually in The Lou (Gaslight Anthem with guest Greek Fire). While the night was designed to kick off the Christmas Holiday season with Rock n Roll & [...]
11/3/2012 Joe Bonamassa The Fox Theatre St. Louis, MO. Photos below.
11/3/2012 Joe Bonamassa The Fox Theatre St. Louis, MO. – I reached out to JB’s publicist in August to shoot this show. His tour reps were great, and I finally got the chance to meet Joe for the first time. I have seen Joe perform several times, going back to 2002, but always as a [...]
Madonna 11/1/2012 Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO. MDNA Tour, Live Nation – Soundboard shoot, songs 8 & 9. photos below
2012 – Another summer of outdoor concerts has come and gone. St. Louis’s premier under the stars venue, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, hosted one of the most diverse musical seasons I can recall in a long time. The Live Nation party house beneath the shed, always promises a little something for everyone, and this past season [...]
10/18/2012 Chaifetz Arena St. Louis, MO. – The Smashing Pumpkins perform at Chaifetz, supporting their latest release ‘Oceania’ (check out the excellent song QUASAR which kicks off the album). Anberlin opened the show. The room was dark, primarily side stage lighting, shot entirely from the floor, no pit. These conditions for photography are always challenging, [...]
10/05/2009 Farm Aid, the annual social awareness roadshow selected St. Louis, MO. to host it;s star studded concert. I was one of about 50 photographers covering the event at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, which featured host Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds, John Mellencamp, Wilco, Jason Mraz, and Gretchen Wilson. Photos below.
9/22/2012 RUSH Scottrade Center St. Louis, MO – Clockwork Angels Tour. Without question, 3 of the Best, and underrated (Hello..? Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.. anybody home???) musicians who have ever stepped on stage. This was a big time, old school Arena Rock Show, and nobody does it better. Celebrating St. Louis ‘Real Rock [...]
9/15/2012 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO. – Leaving the ‘stage theater’ behind, which from previous tours, seemed to me to always over shadow the music, ZZ Top (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard), took to the stage as Tres Hombres and their instruments, and proceeded to present their 40 year catelog (along with [...]
9/8/2012 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO. – I have seen Hall & Oates in the Eighties, and Nineties, and was very much looking forward to the opportunity to shoot this show in Kansas City. I’ve recently become hooked on Daryl’s cable show, ‘Live From Daryl’s House‘, which led me to his 2011 solo release ‘Laughing [...]
9/11/2012 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO. – Jason Mraz with Christina Perri. I could listen to, and photograph this tour all night. Great performance by Jason and his band (& Christina Perri rocked the shed with an awesome performance as well). Photos below.
8/31/12 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO. – After taking a year off in 2011, the ‘Real Rock radio’ KSHE 95 (fm 94.7) ‘Pigroast’ returns, this year featuring Boston, Kansas, and April Wine. Getting the party started earlier in the (rainy but rockin’) day, were local St. Louis favorites Divine Sorrow, and Joe Dirt. Photos [...]