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Justin Yee is a freelance photographer currently living and working in San Francisco. His work is heavily influenced by music and fueled by the desire to capture the “perfect” moment. When he’s not attending concerts, he enjoys biking, skateboarding, digging for vinyl and exploring the Bay Area. Follow him over at Instagram: @yeesus and Twitter: @datninja
Hailed as the "future of jazz" is a hell of a title to live up to, but Kamasi Washington showed on Sunday why he is deserving of the title. The saxophonist is in the midst of his North American tour, in support of his third studio album Heaven and Earth released back in June. Washington is redefining the jazz...
WORDS BY MACKENZIE KELLER / PHOTOS BY JUSTIN YEE Angel Olsen and opener Chris Cohen joined together at Phoenix’s Crescent Ballroom this past Sunday, February 12, after their last pit stop in Albuquerque and before they promptly embarked for Los Angeles. The sold-out show was eclectic in bystanders but united in both its esteem of Cohen and absolute adoration of...
I had the pleasure of waking up fully blissful this morning, a rare occurrence on Mondays for me. Sure, it can seem a bit like a cliched joke at this point that Mondays are a tough day, but it's a reality for anyone in the corporate world that the weekend is over and Monday is a day meant for...
PHOTOS BY JUSTIN YEE It can feel rare nowadays to find a band at the perfect place in their career where they're ready to move up and do bigger and better things with their art. In today's hyper speed of social media and 24-hour news, it's not often that you find a band and fall in love with their music...
White Denim brought their intricate guitar play and soulful rock sounds to the Crescent Ballroom last week and our friend Justin Yee was there to get photos from the show. Singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, Sam Cohen, warmed up the crowd with his psychedelic set and also joined White Denim on guitar for a couple songs including a killer cover of Steely...
Ty Segall & The Muggers brought their raucous live show to Phoenix last month and played the Crescent Ballroom, and our friend Justin Yee was there to get photos from the show. Check out his gallery below... --Editor
The homie A-Trak recently rolled through the Phoenix valley to play LiveWire in Scottsdale, and our friend Justin Yee was there to grab snaps from the show. Check out his gallery below. --Editor
Snoop Dogg just rolled through the Phoenix valley and stopped by LiveWire in Scottsdale last Friday night to play a show with his crew Mack 10 and the Eastsidaz. The homie Justin Yee was in the crowd to get some snaps. Check out his gallery below. --Editor
Words by Jessica Edwards // Photo by Justin Yee The historic Majestic Theater of Dallas set the stage this past Saturday night as it has done so many nights before. This time, it was to house the new-old sound of Fort Worth native Leon Bridges during his impressive year of music. Bridges has been quick to rack up sold-out performances...
Kygo came and celebrated Halloween a day early here in Phoenix at Maya Day & Nightclub, and our friend Justin Yee was there to get snaps from the show. Check out his gallery below. --Editor
For today's #TBT we're throwing it back to Outside Lands Music Festival, the "Coachella of the Bay Area" if you will. This was my third year shooting the festival and each and every time it seems to get bigger, better, and overall just more fun. Check out my massive photo gallery below and re-live the weekend if you were there...
Words by Jerome Zech // Photos by Justin Yee There are countless stories over time of artists that make a lasting first impression, take a leave of absence & never quite sound the same again. How many classic albums have you heard, where the follow-up is “not as good as the first one,” or the quality isn’t what you’re...
Amidst an expanded nationwide tour to support his sophomore album, I Love You, Honeybear, Father John Misty played a pair of sold-out nights at The Fillmore in San Francisco to a highly anticipated crowd. While we were fortunate enough to catch one of his first shows of the tour back in January, it was a real treat to...
Alabama Shakes made a pit stop between Coachella weekends to wow a sold-out crowd and kick off the 2015 concert season at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. They were accompanied by opener, Neko Case (The New Pornographers), who's alternative country sound resonated well with the mix of old and young fans there to kick back and take it...
After a bit of hiatus Thee Oh Sees went out on a fall tour in support of their release Drop earlier this year, and the tour finished off with a two-night run at The Chapel here in their hometown of San Francisco. Our friend Justin Yee was at the show and got snaps from the first night of the...
Julian Casablancas is currently out on tour supporting his latest release, Phrazes For The Young. He brought his new band The Voidz to San Francisco to play the Regency Ballroom and our friend Justin Yee was there to grab photos from the show. His gallery and the setlist from the show are below. --Editor Setlist Xerox Father Electricity Mutually A.ssured D.estruction Instant Crush...
For those that have never attended, Treasure Island Music Festival can be a bit unique in how "easy" it is as a festival experience. With it's Coachella-ready lineup and it's Burning Man ready vibes, convenient shuttle buses carry passengers from Civic Center to this little festival resting on the little Treasure Island area right in the center of the...
The War on Drugs recently rolled through San Francisco again on their long tour supporting their fantastic release, Lost in the Dream, one of our favorite albums of the year by far. Our friend Justin Yee was at the show at the Fillmore and shot the first night where the band was joined by opener Cass McCombs. The...
This past Sunday night, Lykke Li came through the Bay Area and played Oakland's Fox Theater in support of her latest album, I Never Learn. Our friend Justin Yee was there to get photos from the show. --Editor
Wolfmother just finished off a West Coast tour here in the states and our friend Justin Yee was there when they rolled through San Francisco to play the Fillmore. --Editor
Mac DeMarco recently rolled through San Francisco to play two sold-out nights at Great American Music Hall. Our friend Justin Yee was there to get photos from the second show. This dude has some wild fans. --Editor
Metronomy rolled through San Francisco a few weeks back to play the Fillmore and our friend Justin Yee was there to get photos from the show. They're already set to return in a few months, so in the meantime enjoy our photo gallery from the show below. --Editor
MØ finished up their US tour out West and our friend Justin Yee was at the show here in San Francisco at Rickshaw Stop to snap some photos. Opener Erik Hassle is also included. --Editor Edit this setlist | More MØ setlists
Chet Faker recently rolled San Francisco in the midst of a national tour and our friend Justin Yee was there to grab photos from the show. --Editor Setlist Archangel I'm Into You Terms & Conditions Blush 1998 REV Cigs & Chocolate Release Your Problems I Want Someone Badly Love and Feeling No Diggity Drop The Game To Me E: Talk Is Cheap
A few months ago a friend of mine sent me a track from SOHN and said that this was going to be a big year for the artist and that I should check it out. The very next day a different friend sent me a different track, but again from SOHN, and all of a sudden it was...
One of the last stops on the spring tour...
Last night was the third showing from David Byrne's latest little side project, The Atomic Bomb Band, a project designed to show off the deeply underrated talents of one Mr. William Onyeabor. Our friend Justin Yee was at the Warfield to get photos from the show and brought back this gallery. Looked like a fun one. ...
Our friend Justin Yee caught St. Paul & The Broken Bones a few weeks back at The Chapel here in San Francisco and brought back this photo gallery from the show. The band plays at Tipitina's tonight in New Orleans as part of Jazz Fest 2014. --Editor SETLIST Chicken Pox Don't Mean A Thing Sugar Dyed Dixie Rothko I'm Torn Up Shake! (Sam...
In the midst of San Francisco's famed Fauxchella week, where the radius clause of the festival doesn't matter and most bands in town for Coachella decide to do a San Francisco show in between the two weekends in Indio, Chromeo stopped by the Indy for a sold-out show on a Saturday night. Our friend Justin Yee was there to...
HAIM recently had two huge exposure slots during both weekends at Coachella, but right before that the band rolled through San Francisco to play the Fillmore. Our friend Justin Yee was there to get this photo gallery from the show. --Editor Edit this setlist | More HAIM setlists
The War on Drugs recently released a new album called Lost In The Dream which has been on heavy rotation here at LIVE HQ. Our friend Justin Yee caught the band's run through San Francisco here at the Independent and shot opener White Laces as well. Check out his full galleries below. --Editor White Laces The War...
Tycho is currently in the midst of a big tour supporting their new release, Awake. Our friend Justin Yee caught the show they did at The Fillmore here in San Francisco and brought back this photo gallery from the show. --Editor Edit this setlist | More Tycho setlists
Words by Jordan Roberts | Photos by Justin Yee Not many reviews you read will begin with an aside, here's one of those rare treats -- I hate any sort of art criticism. I think its a platform for those better with words than myself to show how pithy they can be in a snarky review or bloat the page...
A day after I saw Phantogram kick off their tour in Oakland to support their incredible newly released album, Voices, I was given the opportunity to photograph the band at Ace of Spades in Sacramento. Still riding the high from their captivating performance the night before, it didn't take much convincing myself that I could not pass up the...
St. Lucia played The Independent last Wednesday night and were joined by opener Sir Sly. Our friend Justin Yee was on hand to get photos from the show. --Editor Setlist 1) The Night Comes Again 2) The Old House Is Gone 3) Closer Than This 4) Wait For Love 5) We Got It Wrong 6) All Eyes On You 7) Elevate 8) Ain't Nobody (Chaka...
Washed Out played The Fillmore here in San Francisco last week and Justin Yee was on hand to get this photo gallery from the show. --Editor SETLIST: Washed Out @ The Fillmore, SF 1/28/14 1) Entrance 2) It All Feels Right 3) Belong 4) New Theory 5) Get Up 6) Far Away 7) Despicable Dogs (Small Black Cover) 8) You and I 9) Weightless 10) Falling Back 11) Feel...
Portugal. The Man played a show for Greenpeace last month at the Exploratorium in San Francisco and I was there to snap some shots. Read on for the setlist and my gallery from the show as well as the archive stream of their set. SETLIST 1. All Your Light 2. Evil Friends 3. Day Man 4. So American 5. People Say 6. Atomic...
CHVRCHES, a Scottish synth-pop trio, recently released their debut album, The Bones of What You Believe in September and it has generated significant attention among critics and audiences alike. This past Sunday, they kicked off their Fall US tour and showed why they are one of the most talked about bands heading into 2014. Despite the fact that leading...
Cults played the Fillmore last Wednesday night and worked through a less-than-stellar mix which unfortunately was lost on a few of our crew in attendance. Despite the sound issues, the band persevered and delivered their San Francisco show best they could in the midst of their national tour. Our buddy Justin Yee was there to snap some...
Cut Copy put out a new album called Free Your Mind earlier this week, and they're in the midst of a national tour which kicked off last week in Salt Lake City. Our friend Justin Yee caught the band last Saturday when they made a stop in the Bay Area to play Oakland's Fox Theater. Read on...
MS MR kicked off a mini west coast tour last night in San Francisco in support of their debut album, Secondhand Rapture. Using momentum from their solid Outside Lands performance back in August, tickets for this show sold out almost immediately causing two additional shows (10/16 & 10/21) to be added by popular demand. The band opened...
Jagwar Ma clearly made a strong impression on their Howlin debut with the band's first four shows state-side getting the sold-out treatment. I was lucky enough to catch them last Thursday night at the Rickshaw Stop here in San Francisco, and Justin Yee came along and got some amazing photos (after the jump). It's amazing to see...
Best Coast are the midst of a mini West Coast run and the band is in the Bay Area this weekend playing the Fillmore and a show in Big Sur at the Henry Miller Library. We were told that the press list for last night was all full, but then at the last minute they found a slot...
Words: Justin Ward / Photos: Justin Yee Yesterday was a foggy closer to the annual Outside Lands Music Festival in Golden Gate Park and I had quite the time out there hanging with my crew. Too much fun, probably, but thankfully I had a friend close to drive me home and plenty of time off today to recuperate. ...
Words: Justin Ward / Photos: Justin Yee Day two of Outside Lands has come and gone and I need to hurry if I want to get down to the park in time for Dumpstaphunk. We'll wrap up everything tomorrow but for here's our quick recap for now. Yesterday was another great day in the park: more great food,...
Words: Justin Ward / Photos: Justin Yee Outside Lands Music Festival started five years back and I just happened to be lucky enough to be well on my way to moving to San Francisco via Chicago, so I've gotten to catch each and every version of Outside Lands that the team at Superfly has put together. Every year, remarkably,...
What happens when every guy at your coffee shop starts rocking long hair and a beard? If you're Devendra Banhart, you ditch the hippie costume, start playing around with a synthesizer, and release a new album. Earlier this year the Texas born, Venezuela raised musician released his eighth solo album, Mala, revealing a more mature side to the once...
Photos by Justin Yee / Words by Blanca Myers (@blancatron) Allah-Las hosted a sold-out beach party last night at The Chapel in San Francisco’s Mission District, filling the venue with surf wax and the sandy vibrations of the California coast. The all-ages show drew a cross-generational crowd of west coasters –from longhaired surfers to hipster girls, headbanging vinyl heads, and...

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