Hello, darlings. I hope you are having excellent holidays, or at least excellent days.
Normally this feature is just a year’s worth of shows – or a year and a bit – but I’m doing something a little different this time around. 2015 has been amazing, at times, and brutal, at others, and as I uploaded my images, it occurred to me that some of the silences had as much of an impact as the instances of joyful noise.
So, here it is: a year of pictures of rockstars, and some other things, too.
Book of Love, Terminal 5, New York, NY, Dec. 31, 2014
Andy Bell, Erasure, Terminal 5, New York, NY, Dec. 31, 2014
Kennedy (tuxedo) and Nikita (fluffball), dozing, New York, NY, Jan. 17, 2015
Nikita, 2001-Feb. 16, 2015
Kennedy, Feb. 28, 2015
In which I went to Boston for Fall Out Boy, and it was an awesome, sweaty, raucous festival of joy.
But to back up a little bit: Up first was NK, which is Ryan Hunter and Brian Byrne (Envy on The Coast) and Billy Rymer (Dillinger Escape Plan), and they’re currently touring with Isaac Bolivar and Matt Fazzi (Taking Back Sunday).
They have a heavy rap-rock Rage Against The Machine vibe going. I didn’t know any of their songs but I could nonetheless appreciate the barely controlled surge and snarl of their drums and guitars. I’m pretty sure it isn’t possible to listen to their set and not suddenly find yourself banging your head.
This really is Ryan Hunter (Envy on the Coast). He cut all of his dreads off!
Joe Trohman and Isaac Bolivar, headbanging.
The right side of the stage … Continue reading
Originally shot for Speakers in Code, our friend Nate Burrell has allowed us to share some of his photos from this year’s Austin City Limits Festival. The shots are so gorgeous, I’m not even going to begrudge him the fact that he didn’t shoot the Afghan Whigs. who played yet another stellar set at the fest.
(Click photos to view larger versions.)
For even more great ACL Fest photos, visit Nate’s site.