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Parquet Courts recently played New York City's Central Park SummerStage for an evening of raucous music enlightenment, and we were able to have our friend Brian Ferguson of BUT I WAS THERE photography bring back this awesome photo gallery of the band's set that night. Scroll down for the photo gallery from the show... --Editor Parquet Courts @ Central Park SummerStage...
It's not often that upstate New York will get a visit from a Swedish avant-garde metal band, but last month that's exactly what happened when Avatar decided to pay a visit to Buffalo's Town Ballroom as part of their spring tour. Our friend Brian Ferguson of BUT I WAS THERE photography was on hand to bring back this epic photo...
Greta Van Fleet rolled through upstate New York this week as part of their huge tour supporting their breakout full length debut Anthem Of The Peaceful Army. Our friend BUT I WAS THERE photography was on hand to shoot the show and captured the band showing off what seems to be driving their success: confidence. Check out the photo gallery from...
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Brooklyn collective Snarky Puppy recently rolled through Buffalo, New York's Town Ballroom for a show and our friend BUT I WAS THERE photography brought back this photo gallery from the funk fest. --Editor
MGMT is in the midst of a Spring Tour and will finish up in New York City with a three-night run soon. Along the way, the band made a stop in Cleveland, Ohio at the Masonic Auditorium and welcomed fellow indie rockers Warpaint to open up the show. Our friend Brian Ferguson of BUT I WAS THERE Photography brought back this...
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Our friend BUT I WAS THERE Photography was on hand for the show and brought back this photo gallery for us to enjoy
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Avey Tare of Animal Collective played in Philly last weekend in support of his new album at the PhilaMOCA. Avey called on some of his Animal Collective band mates for support in the lineup which featured frequent collaborator and guitarist Deakin and sit-in drummer from the last AC tour who did a great job at filling in for Panda...
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros are just two shows into their second major tour together and their show on Thursday night at the State Theatre in Ithaca, New York kicked things off. Our friend Brian Ferguson of BUT I WAS THERE was on hand to shoot the first night and brought back this gallery of the show. --Editor
This past weekend, Lotus did a two night run at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, New York as part of their spring tour. The band recently put out a new LP called Frames Per Second, an all instrumental space rock funk affair, and the band is touring around a bit this spring before finishing up at Red Rocks Amphitheatre...
The Disco Biscuits did a three-night run this past weekend in Port Chester, New York at The (Legendary) Capitol Theatre, and in a nod to the Grateful Dead's storied history at the venue, the band kicked off their final evening with "Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower" which got fans chattering all day on Sunday. You can...
The Disco Biscuits successfully raged in the New Year when they did a huge run in Philadelphia at The Fillmore, and our friend Brian Ferguson of BUT I WAS THERE photography was able to capture a few of the shows before he headed off to capture the Phish New Year's Eve show (jamband choices are hard!). He brought back...
Phish rang in the New Year with a fully immersive kickoff to Set III on December 31, 2018 featuring the band's song "Mercury" and their Kasvot Växt jam "Say It To Me S.A.N.T.O.S" which you can read about more here. Our friend Brian Ferguson of BUT I WAS THERE Photography was on hand to shoot the show for us and...
Phish has been absolutely slaying their Madison Square Garden shows as part of their New Year's Eve 2018 run. We've been watching from the couch and it's honestly been a set of shows that few runs can rival, especially with all these Kasvot Växt songs bringing new life into their repertoire. Our friend Brian Ferguson of BUT I WAS...
The Disco Biscuits had a super busy 2018 and will be heading to Philadelphia for their New Year's Eve run kicking off on December 28th. Our friend Brian Ferguson of BUT I WAS THERE photography caught their recent jaunt through the Upstate NY area ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and caught the show they delivered at the Palace Theatre in...
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood are on tour right now in support of their latest studio album Barefoot In The Head. Our friend Brian Ferguson of BUT I WAS THERE photography caught their jaunt through the Upstate NY area ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday and caught the show they delivered at Anthology in Rochester. Scroll down for the full gallery from...
John Medeski recently took out his project called Mad Skillet on a set of East Coast dates, and our friend BUT I WAS THERE photography caught their recent jaunt through Buffalo when they played Iron Works and brought back this full gallery from the concert below. John Medeski's Mad Skillet is his new-ish project featuring Will Bernard, Kirk Joseph, and...
The prolific psychedelic indie rocker Ty Segall played an acoustic set at Buffalo Iron Works back in early November. Taking a break from his usual thrashing live show that can leave your ears ringing for days, it was nice to see the songs in a stripped down form. It was a testament to just how good his songwriting is,...
Cigarettes After Sex's Greg Gonzales brought his ambient noir-pop to Ithaca on Halloween weekend at The Haunt. Due to the shoegazey melodies and the delicate vocals you might think that they are a band who's music might get lost in a live setting, but this was not the case as the attentive crowd was treated to a great performance....
Say what you will about the amazing musicianship and absolutely fun and funky vibes that the band Turkuaz puts out every time they get on stage, but show me another band that gets as colorful as these awesome people do when they play a show. Our friend BUT I WAS THERE photography caught their recent jaunt through Buffalo when they...
A few weeks back STS9 continued on with their 2018 with a huge two-night run in New York City at The Rooftop at Pier 17. Our friend Brian Ferguson of BUT I WAS THERE Photography shot the show for us and brought back this gallery below. Scroll down to see the full set...--Editor SETLIST: STS9 @ The Rooftop at Pier 17,...
Fleet Foxes came through the Buffalo area of New York earlier this summer to play ARTPARK, a cool little venue right near Niagara Falls in Lewiston. Our friend Brian Ferguson of BUT I WAS THERE photography shot the show and brought us back this gallery. Scroll down to see the shots... --Editor
A little more than a week has passed since Phish fans got some of the worst news they'd ever received as fans, the heart-breaking news that Curveball needed to be fully cancelled just as fans had showed up on site and started arriving at the local airports. Logistics ruined, artwork shelved, no secret sets, no 11th Phish festival to enter...
Phish played their first of two nights in Camden, New Jersey last night at the BB&T Pavilion. Our friend Brian Ferguson of BUT I WAS THERE photography was there to capture the show for us and bring back some of the awesomeness from the event. The band returns to the same venue tonight... Here's the setlist from the show. Scroll down...
Father John Misty is currently on tour supporting his latest LP, God's Favorite Customer. Our friend Brian Ferguson of BUT I WAS THERE Photography was able to catch the tour as it came through the Buffalo area late this July. Scroll down for his gallery from the show and follow along here for other Father John Misty posts as they appear...
This past weekend Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson brought their wild stage shows to the Syracuse area to play the K-Rockathon at St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview. Our friend BUT I WAS THERE was on hand to bring back this photo gallery for LIVE music blog. Scroll down to check out the shots (along with photos from opener Deadly...
The massive Wheels of Soul 2018 Tour recently rolled through CMAC in Canandaigua, New York, which was Tedeschi Trucks Band, Drive-By Truckers, and Marcus King Band. Our friend BUT I WAS THERE photography was there for the show and brought back this huge gallery all three of these soulful, heavy hitters. Scroll down to check out galleries from each... --Editor Marcus...
Trey Anastasio Trio played his second show of the week last night at New York City's Central Park Summerstage after Thursday night in Charlottesville. The trio lineup of Russ Lawton and Tony Markellis also had Ray Paczkowski on stage with them who's on the mend after a brain tumor surgery. Our friend Brian Ferguson of BUT I WAS THERE photography...
Of Montreal is on tour this summer supporting their latest release, White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood. Our friend BUT I WAS THERE photography was there for the show in Buffalo at Town Ballroom and brought back this gallery for us. Scroll down for his full set of photos of the show... --Editor
Disc Jam Music Festival featured an amazing and eclectic lineup of artists this past weekend in Stephentown, New York. LIVE faves like Lotus, Beats Antique, Galactic and Electron all sat at the top of the lineup, but newcomers Ghost Light, Aqueous, and Moon Hooch were all there, too. Our friend BUT I WAS THERE photography was there for the fest...
Queens of the Stone Age and Royal Blood recently rolled through the Rochester, New York area to play The Dome Arena in Henrietta and our friend BUT I WAS THERE photography was there to bring back this gallery for us. Scroll down for his full set of photos of the show... --Editor Royal Blood Queens of the Stone Age
Umphrey's McGee recently rolled through Syracuse, New York to play the Bud Light Amphitheater, and our friend at BUT I WAS THERE photography was able to shoot the show. Check out his gallery below...--Editor
Billy Strings is on a massive US tour this year and our friend over at But I Was There photography was able to shoot his latest show in Ithaca, New York at The Haunt. He brought back this gallery for us to enjoy below... --Editor
The Disco Biscuits trance-fused their way through an epic three-night run at the Fillmore in Philadelphia this April, and our friend at BUT I WAS THERE photography was able to shoot the final night of the run. Check out his gallery below...--Editor 04/21/2018 • The Fillmore Philadelphia • Philadelphia, PA Tour: Philly Fillmore Run 2018 Set 1: The Bridge, Jigsaw Earth> Munchkin...
Marco Benevento remains a consistent and ever-present player in the jamband scene, whether it's as part of Joe Russo's Almost Dead or when he's delivering rambunctious shows as his own band leader. Our friend over at But I Was There photography was able to shoot his latest show in Buffalo, New York at Iron Works and brought back this...
Lotus just rolled through Syracuse to play two nights at The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, New York, and our friend But I Was There photography was able to shoot the show for us and brought back the gallery you see below... Scroll down to see the shots... --Editor
Joe Russo's Almost Dead recently finished up a Spring run and rolled through Syracuse to play the Landmark Theatre. Our friend But I Was There photography was able to shoot the show for us and brought back the gallery you see below Scroll down to see the full gallery from the show... --Editor
The Flaming Lips recently rolled through the Bensalem area of Pennsylvania and our friend over at But I Was There photography was able to shoot the show for us despite getting some incorrect info on the show's start time. As you can see from the gallery below, he certainly made due. Scroll down to see photo gallery... --Editor
STRFKR recently rolled through Syracuse on their tour with Reptaliens and our friend Brian Ferguson (of BUT I WAS THERE) was there to get a full photo gallery from the show. Scroll down to check out the photoset... --Editor
Papadosio just wrapped up a large set of dates with Aqueous and our friend BUT I WAS THERE photography was at the show in Syracuse at the Westcott Theater. Scroll for the gallery below... --Editor Papadosio and Aqueous The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY 2.15.18
Umphrey's McGee is about to wrap up the first leg of their winter tour with some shows out on the East Coast, then they head to the West Coast to finish off their annual spring run out here. The band is playing confidently after finally shipping off their new studio album, it's not us, and our friend Brian Ferguson...
Brooklyn funk rockers Turkuaz are in the midst of a big tour and playing to high praise and satisfied booties all across the east coast. Our friend Brian Ferguson caught the band last weekend at ANTHOLOGY in Rochester and brought back this gallery below... --Editor
The Disco Biscuits rang in the New Year with a run at Playstation Theater in New York City and our friend BUT I WAS THERE photography was able to shoot a few nights of the run for us. Here's his full gallery from the show on the 28th...
Phish kicked off their New Year's Eve run last night at Madison Square Garden and our friend BUT I WAS THERE photography was able to shoot the show for us. Check out the setlist from the show below and do not sleep on that "Tube" in the first set. Also the "No Men In No Man's Land > Twist"...
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong recently rolled through Philadelphia to play the TLA and our friend over at But I Was There photography was able to shoot the show for us. Scroll down to see the full gallery... --Editor
The electronic psychedelia of Simon Posford's Shpongle recently did a US tour and rolled through Philadelphia to present the Shpongletron at the Electric Factory. He welcomed fellow electro-psycher Bluetech to open the show, and our friend BUT I WAS THERE photography was there to get shots from the show. Scroll down for the full gallery... --Editor
Modest Mouse rolled through Ithaca, New York this past weekend and our friend over at But I Was There photography was able to shoot the show for us despite not having an easy pit access path to get the band up close. Still, based on these amazing photos he brought back, I think you can still get a sense...