Monthly Archives: December 2013

My Favorite Shows of 2013

I never like to say ‘best’ because that’s very subjective. I do have some favorites though. These are in chronological order.

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First show of 2013: Purity Ring. Webster Hall’s lighting complimented that of Purity Ring.

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DIIV – Kidrockers at Brooklyn Bowl. Still my favorite Kidrockers show at Brooklyn Bowl to date.

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Esben and the Witch, Knitting Factory – so great live.

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Majical Cloudz at Von. This was the first on several of their shows I had the pleasure of attending this year (including a KEXP session). They are amazing.

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Ex-Cult at Beekman Beer Garden – One of the best concert shooting moments ever. He was stomping on the stage While I was pressed against it. It was kind of like he was kicking me in the chest (but it didn’t hurt). So visceral.

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Swans at Warsaw. The reason that I shot Northside this year is because I wanted that kick.

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Stayin’ Alive 30 Year Tribute Party at Union Hall – I shoot shows for Leslie Goshko every month but this was one special show and stands out above the sideshow this year.

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Oberhofer – McCarren Park. Love them and finally got some photos that I liked.

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Thao and the Get Down Stay Down at Pier 84. Powerful.

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(the) Melvins at House of Vans – really? You need a reason?

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Suuns at Le Poisson Rouge – Hell yes to LPR for lighting a band that always plays in the dark (love Suuns).

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Zola Jesus at Our Lady of Lebenon Cathedral – When Nika jumped on the altar, I gasped. No one else noticed.

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Yamantaka / Sonic Titan at 285 Kent – they were as amazing to listen to as to look at.

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Augustines at Webster Hall – Always my favorites. Love these guys.

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Rock Lottery at Knitting Factory – This day is loads of fun, loooong, but fun.

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Stars of the Lid – Basilica Our Lady of Perpetual Help 12/17/13

It was dark for Stars of the Lid but the show was beautiful.

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To see full gallery on Prefix click here.

Rock Lottery 2013

This has become a favorite event for me.

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HXMXN PXXPLX: William Kuehn (Rainer Maria / Shining Mirrors / The Prosaics), Alyson Greenfield, Christian Owens (Bad Girlfriend), Stuart Bogie (Superhuman Happiness / Antibalas / Fela! The Musical), Hanoi Jane (Onieda)

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Black Purple: Zach Jaeger (Chron Turbine), Awkwafina, Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls / Violent Femmes), Stephen Brodsky (Cave In / Mutoid Man), Deron Pulley (Les Bonhommes).

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Unicorn Choice: Andrew Keoghan (Lawrence Arabia, Lips), Christopher Todd (Sannhet), Steve Marion (Delicate Steve), Walter Scheifeis (Quicksand / Rival Schools).

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Stop & Frisk: Maria Minerva, Jeff Curtain (Small Black), Steve Myers (The Afghan Whigs / Might Fine), Peter Hess (Balkan Beat Box / Slavic Soul Party / Barbez), Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft).

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U.W.I: James Canty (The Make-Up / Ted Leo / Narion of Ulysses), Angus Tarnawsky (Apache Beat / Devin / Ef Es VII/2), Jon Stanesco (Friend Roulette), Corey Zaloom (Riverrwild), Oliver Ackerman (A Place To Bury Strangers)

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Arrival at Knitting Factory

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Picking Bands

Practice Spaces:
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Show:
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To see complete set on Prefix click here.

Marissa Nadler at Rough Trade 11/30/13

The venue at Rough Trade is very nice. Hope they get that sound issue sorted soon.

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To see full set on Impose click here.

Sideshow Goshko at KGB Bar November 2013

Jenny Rubin does not think we are funny.
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L to R: Kambri Crews, Jenny Rubin, Leslie Goshko, Calvin Cato

To see full set click here.

Cold Cave, NOTHING, Young Boys, Bad Girlfriend at Tammany Hall 11/20/13

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Cold Cave

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NOTHING (the landing after this dude jumped over my head).

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Young Boys

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Bad Girlfriend

To see complete set on Impose click here.