Molly McGuire Group Shoot, 3/23/12

I knew the name Molly McGuire from seeing CDs at the record stores in
the 90s, but I never happened to hear any of the music until a couple
years ago. Lots of friends at the show were telling me how they grew up
with these songs.

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I had to borrow some equipment from a friend in order to get this photo done. Some unfamiliar buttons kept me from paying as much attention to detail as I would have liked but hey, sometimes you can’t get every face sharp during a long exposure. I’ll bet I know who had the most to drink before the show, though.

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A Scribe Amidst the Lions, Moosejaw at Eleven, 3/6/12

Right after Space 4 Art, I went to Eleven to catch the second half of Moosejaw’s set. Click on a photo to go to the full gallery.

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With Ziggy on drums!

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A Scribe Amidst the Lions are always a fun show.

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Jeff Parker, Ben Goldberg, Ches Smith at Space 4 Art, 3/6/12

Once again, I have the easy job of getting to just post photos since Robert Bush was there too. I also have the honor of having my photos go with his words in his articles. Bonnie Wright’s Fresh Sound series kicked off with Jeff Parker, Ben Goldberg, and Ches Smith. Click on a photo to go to the full gallery.

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To me, this was music that
has to be seen live in order to be fully appreciated. It requires a lot
of attention, paid by both artist and audience. Seeing how they
communicate with each other with non-verbal cues, gestures, and looks
adds a very important dimension to the music that an audio CD can’t
capture, which would make for difficult listening. But seeing how they
swing on that musical trapeze with no net is exhilarating.

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Third Story at 98 Bottles, 3/2/12


Third Story Group shoot at 98 Bottles 30212 © Michael Klayman-002

My latest ttempt at long
exposure portraiture was a bit of a hasty mess. I found a big wall in
the parking lot next door to the venue, but cars kept trying to drive in
front of my background as I was shooting. With 15 minutes till showtime
and cars trying to park, I got just a couple different setups in before
we were truly blocking traffic. It’s strange to think that I’ve been
shooting some of these guys for four years now.

I meant to get a plane’s light trails in the top of this shot. The self portrait was inadvertent.

Third Story Group shoot at 98 Bottles 30212 © Michael Klayman-001

Third Story’s show was as good as it gets. The room was packed and electric. Once again, Robert Bush has a better description.

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This is Danny Weller’s band, and he was beaming the whole time. Everyone was.

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We’re lucky to be treated to such a convergence of young talent.

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Ian Tordella Group, Mattson 2, Cantelm/Brough at Glashaus, 2/25/12


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Dusty Brough and Julian Cantelm opened up the 3 year anniversary party for Glashaus in Barrio Logan. Click on a photo to go to the full gallery.

Once again, Robert Bush puts it way better than I can.

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Mattson 2 were up next.

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And finally, Ian Tordella’s band played a long and dense set of tunes off his new album, Tragic Comedy.

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