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Steven Curtis Chapman Concert

Wow, it’s been a long while since my last post. I’ve been super busy with wedding preparations and such, but I hope to be posting more photography and/or code things here in the near future when I find the time to work on them. Now, onto this post:

My church recently was able to host the amazing Steven Curtis Chapman in concert this past week, and I was asked to be the event photographer! He is currently on the Glorious Unfolding Tour, going around the country with The Afters and Josh Wilson. Going into this I wasn’t familiar at all with the names of the opening acts, but after hearing a few songs I realized I’ve most certainly heard their music before.  All in all, a really fantastic show that I was very happy to play a small part in.

I love concert photography and it’s something I don’t get to do often enough. I always enjoy running up and down the aisles during a live show, I can go pretty much wherever I want and no one bats an eye as long as I’ve got the badge hanging around my neck.  I get to enjoy the music, but I also get a front row seat if I want it.  Oh, and eople watching. Lots of people watching.

Anyways, here’s a small sampling of some of my favorite shots from the night.

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Atoms For Peace

What happens when Thome Yorke of Radiohead and Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers starts a band? You get Atoms For Peace. In my mind Thom Yorke can do no wrong, I’m a huge fan of his and all his projects to date, and this one is no different. The entire album “AMOK” is absolutely worth a listen, but below is a bit of a sampler. Two songs from their album, and one snippet from a live DJ set. The first track “Default” is among my new favorite songs I’ve heard in quite a while.

I can’t even tell you how much I wish I was in the room for the live DJ set in that last video.

Radiohead Live At Coachella 2012

I once went to a Radiohead concert in L.A. a few years ago, and it still remains my all time favorite live show ever. I found this high quality recording of Radiohead live at Coachella in 2012, along with so many others, while looking for something new to listen to at work this past week. It’s the full concert – 2 hours long!

Radiohead still seems to have some of the most incredible set design and lighting out there. Even if you aren’t into their music. My personal favorite from this show was Myxomatosis, either click that link or skip to 47:25 in the video below.

Active Child

Pat Grossi, or “Active Child” is an electronic musician whom I’m ashamed to say that I don’t yet own any of his albums.  After recently re-watching the video below I’ve decided it finally time to break down and buy both of them. Read more about him or buy his albums on the official site.

Now… to the music!

NOTE: This first video is easily one of the most beautifully filmed music video I’ve ever seen.

Even more on SoundCloud!