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Vintage Trouble, HOB Parish Room, New Orleans
Vintage Trouble, HOB Parish Room, New Orleans

Link to full gallery of 60+ images here. Damn. That word kept repeating in my head over and over again last Tuesday night while standing in the Parish Room at the House of Blues in New Orleans. Daaaaaamn. There aren’t many acts in the world today quite like Vintage Trouble. The immediate impact of their sound, […]

Hangout Fest 2014 Saturday (Day 2), Gulf Shores AL
Hangout Fest 2014 Saturday (Day 2), Gulf Shores AL

Link to full gallery of 150+ images here. Link to Friday’s (Day 1) overview here. On Saturday, there was a noticeable increase in traffic on the way to the festival grounds as those concertgoers who were unable to escape the 8-5 grind the day before made their way into town. A couple of my most […]

Hangout Fest 2014 Friday (Day 1), Gulf Shores AL
Hangout Fest 2014 Friday (Day 1), Gulf Shores AL

  Link to full gallery of 150+ images here. Armed with some fancy new rental gear (oh how I miss that 70-200 2.8 already… *sigh*), I hit the beach early Friday afternoon to begin covering the first full day of music at Hangout Fest 2014. There were quite a few acts early on the schedule […]

Hangout Music Fest 2014, Thursday Kick-Off Party, Gulf Shores AL
Hangout Music Fest 2014, Thursday Kick-Off Party, Gulf Shores AL

  Link to full gallery of 100+ images here. A storm rolled through the gulf coast of Alabama on Wednesday afternoon, May 14th, and brought with it a cool front, dropping the forecasted highs for the coming weekend to the mid-70s/low-80s. With a light breeze, white sand beaches, clear gulf waters, and not a cloud […]

ARFanage Animals: April
ARFanage Animals: April

We interrupt this string of concert posts to bring you OHMYGOSHLOOKATTHECUTELITTLECUDDLYDOGGIESTHEYRESOCPRECIOUSAWWWWWWW!! For those of you new to the blog who have found me through my concert work or are otherwise unaware, I also photograph dogs and cats both for private owners and for one of our wonderful no-kill, non-profit animal rescue groups here in Mobile, […]

The Wild Feathers, Countdown to Hangout, Gulf Shores AL
The Wild Feathers, Countdown to Hangout, Gulf Shores AL

  Link to full gallery of 84 images here. Conventional wisdom advises us to save the best for last, and after 6 weeks of outstanding performances by both local acts and national recording artists during the Countdown to Hangout free concert series at The Hangout in Gulf Shores, it all culminated this past Saturday with […]

Spirit Family Reunion, Callaghans, Mobile AL
Spirit Family Reunion, Callaghans, Mobile AL

  Link to full gallery of images here. Have you ever gone to a show with the intent of staying for just a few songs, having a drink, snapping a handful of photos and heading home at a decent hour, and then 2 hours later find yourself sitting on the well-worn floor of a gritty Irish […]

No Sinner, Countdown to Hangout, Gulf Shores AL
No Sinner, Countdown to Hangout, Gulf Shores AL

  Link to full gallery of images here. Prior to 28 North crushing it Saturday night at the Countdown to Hangout free concert series at The Hangout (which I posted about here yesterday), Canadian rockers No Sinner got the crowd prepped and ready with a smoking hot performance of their own. Gorgeous and powerful lead singer […]

28 North, Countdown to Hangout, Gulf Shores AL
28 North, Countdown to Hangout, Gulf Shores AL

  Link to full gallery of images here. I’ve been to countless concerts in my years, but only a small handful have managed to leave me completely speechless. Seeing Stevie Wonder perform at Hangout Fest last year was one. Halloween night 2010 at the 30 Seconds to Mars concert was another. And the first time […]

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