PHOTOS: Pat Jordache, tUnE-YaRds @ Union Transfer, Philly 10/9/11

Boy was this a amazing show. Both Pat Jordache and tUnE-YaRds brought the house down. The newly opened Union Transfer was a beautiful home to the final stop on this long tour for Merrill Garbus and her opener Pat Jordache. The 600 person venue was acoustically brilliant and visually intimate.

Pat Jordache’s gritty and moody set reminded me of a mix between The National and TV on the Radio, while the tUnE-YaRds set was polished and flowed seamlessly and had remnants of artists like Paul Simon and Animal Collective.

I have never felt like a artist or even a photographer, I feel more like a person who sees the need to photograph his life. Still Frames can be uniting forces of emotion, and I feel music photography can be almost a bigger voice than the actual arist. My love of music and a DSLR has brought me to some pretty amazing places. In my first year alone I found myself hanging out in a tent next to the Avett brothers, shaking hands with Chromeo and having Win Butlers sweat fly into my eyes while he belts out the opening lyrics to Wake up. But my true goal is not to have a almost famous moment, but to capture what I see in these artists hoping that future viewers can be inspired to listen and fall in love with the artist the same way as I did.