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Marianas Trench & Mainland – Asylum, Portland, Maine, January 30, 2016

Winter is a hard month for a concert photographer living in the Northeast. It’s cold, the weather is unpredictable, and few bands, rightfully so, want to come up here and play when the temperatures can get down to below zero. Unless they are from Canada, and then it’s just another day. Luckily, Marianas Trench hail from Vancouver. When... Read more →
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Vanessa Carlton & Joshua Hyssop – Asylum, Portland, Maine, December 5, 2015

When I was asked to cover the Vanessa Carlton show at Asylum in Portland, I really wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into. I was pressed for time and unable to research her music prior to the show so I asked a few friends familiar with her music.  The main theme of their comments was “you know the girl that wrote that song that was a... Read more →
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Buckcherry, Saving Abel, & Full Devil Jacket – Asylum, Portland, Maine, November 20, 2015

The Asylum was nearly sold out and by the time I arrived there were on 60 tickets left available and the line was around the block. Full Devil Jacket, a band not listed on the bill but one that I really like, hit the scene in 2000 with their self-titled release. It was with the album that they came onto my radar, and this show was the... Read more →
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Victor Wainwright – The Brickhouse, Scarborough, Maine, October 26, 2015 

The morning of the Victor Wainwright show was a hard one for me.  After a long night seeing, shooting, and hanging out with Vintage Trouble (see that review) in Massachusetts, I got to bed at 4:00 a.m., and I awoke promptly at 6:30 a.m. due to my workday habit.  Try as I might to fall back asleep, I could not.  I was in a fog most of the... Read more →
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Vintage Trouble – Brighton Music Hall, Allston, Massachusetts, October 24, 2105

When you see between 50 and 100 shows a year, you always get asked the same question, “What was the best concert you ever saw?” Although it would be impossible to recall that many shows, I can say that for the 2015 season, the best concert I saw was Vintage Trouble.  It was just over a month before when I was asked by my editor to cover... Read more →
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Godsmack – Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, October 23, 2015

Godsmack booked the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom for not one or two nights, but three, and each night were sold out shows. Godsmack came to fame in 1995, and have managed to remain relevant in a time when most bands have the shelf life of gas station sushi. The band started the show with a 15 minute comedic video starring the band and... Read more →
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Modest Mouse – Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, Maine, October 10, 2015 

I was pleased and completely surprised to find that Modest Mouse’s photography rules were not your typical, “First three songs from the pit” but actually they allowed photographers to shoot the full set from the pit. This hasn’t been the case since I started shooting shows in the 70’s.  My sincerest thank you to the powers of... Read more →
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Warren Hayes – State Theatre, Portland, Maine, October 3, 2015 

Happy and devoted, Warren Hayes fans of all ages filed into the State Theatre for the show.  Although not a sell-out, the show did sell well, and the venue filled up quickly.  Although I must admit I do not tend to follow jam bands, I do give credit where credit is due, and Warren first came on my radar with his brilliant guitar playing.... Read more →