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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.
Last weekend marked the 53rd Annual Newport Folk Festival and the unofficial 100th birthday party for Woody Guthrie. Newport for me is like Summer Camp and I'm not referring to that other music festival in Chillicothe, IL. I mean those memories of campfire sing-alongs with familiar faces and laying out on the grass without a care in the...
Newport Folk decided to do things a bit differently this year. After selling out the two-day festival three and half months early, Jay Sweet and company decided to add Wilco to the list of Newport Folk performers with an extra night at Fort Adams just for them to headline, it also featured Blitzen Trapper and Megafaun as openers. It...
The 53rd Annual Newport Folk Festival will begin this weekend at the fittingly historic Fort Adams. The festival has one of the most storied and respected histories of any American music festival. It's where Bob Dylan was booed for going electric, where the Pixies went acoustic and this year it's where the Guthrie Family will celebrate Woody's would-be 100th...
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros were in the midst of an East Coast tour earlier this month and we were able to send a few folks out to cover the shows as they rolled through the major metros out there. Dana Montanari caught the show in NYC at the Roseland Ballroom and Eric Tsurumoto caught the show...
Of Monsters and Men just had to celebrate when I saw them last month (back on Tuesday April 3rd), as it was their first album release show, their first show in here in and it was the first of two sellout shows at the TLA. None of which are small feats for this six piece Icelandic band. The band...
Recently I've been combing through the LMB hard-drives here at HQ and I'm finding a TON of media and content that has never made it on the site. For whatever reason, sometimes we just shoot stuff that doesn't see the light of day. Every now and again we're going to revisit that, so holler our way if...
The show started off with the hypnotic styling of Daughters and the crowds attention never wavered from there. The husband and wife duo known as Tennis took the stage next. They seemed to bring in a crowd equal to that of white rabbit, or at least a equally enthusiastic crowd. Alaina Moore voice was quite yet commanding, she mainly...
This last minute, unexpected show was a delight for me to cover. I have been listening to both Eleanor Friedberger and Wild Flag's new records on repeat for the last month. Eleanor Friedberger, one half of the band Fiery Furnaces, released her debut solo album Last Summer in April and in her words, "was a decision based mainly on...
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...
Our good friend Eric Tsurumoto got photos from the MGMT show at Mann Center in Philly on August 15th. Tons of videos from the show surfaced as well, so dive-in to Eric's gallery and some of the good clips that came out from the show after the jump... Setlist: Edit this setlist | More MGMT setlists Videos:
Check out this mini gallery from the Chromeo and Holy Ghost show back in July at the Trocadero in Philly.
One of our newest contributors, Eric Tsurumoto, got some amazing stuff at this year's Newport Folk Festival just a few weeks back. Here are his notes and his amazing set of photos from the two-day festival. --Justin Newport Folk 2010: Day One (Saturday, July 31st) I didn’t even make it into the festival grounds before I was greeted by a...
I was interested to see how Arcade Fire would perform in the arena-sized venue and this being their last big show before their webcast planned during their Madison Square Garden show. But pretty soon after they took the stage a few things were rather evident. First, they seemed rested and ready to perform and tour again. Secondly, their...
The last time I saw Passion Pit was a year and a half ago at a small venue at Swarthmore College. That first time was just after Michael Angelakos' mixtape for his now ex-girlfriend leaked all over the internet. Their first show was brief yet extremely memorable; even in their early form, you could tell that they were destined...
Amoeba Music hosted Jónsi of Sigur Rós and Charlotte Gainsbourg this past Saturday as part of Record Store Day, and Eric Tsurumoto went and got some great photos...

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