Sloan @ The Phoenix – May 14, 2016

Sloan played The Phoenix in Toronto on May 14 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their One Chord To Another album. This was the second time I’ve photographed them in the last couple of years. Same venue. This time was much better. First, there was an actual photo pit. Second, the lighting was fantastic. Shot on assignment for Aesthetic Magazine Toronto.

Sloan

Sloan

Sloan

Sloan

Sloan

Sloan

Sloan

Sloan

Sloan

Sloan

Sloan

Sloan

Sloan

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Runaway Angel @ Boots & Bourbon Saloon – April 22, 2016

Canadian country music trio Runaway Angel celebrated the release of their debut album, No End In Sight, at Boots & Bourbon Saloon on April 22, 2016. Here are some pics from the show!

runaway angel

runaway angel

runaway angel

runaway angel

runaway angel

runaway angel

runaway angel

runaway angel

runaway angel

runaway angel

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Abandon All Ships, Crucible, Conversation, + More @ The Mod Club – March 18, 2016

The 5-year anniversary show of the Geeving album by Toronto-based metalcore band Abandon All Ships took place at The Mod Club in Toronto on March 18, 2016. The other bands on the bill were Crucible, Conversation, Something You Whisper, Bricker, and Not Forever. Shot on assignment for A Music Blog, Yea?

Abandon All Ships
abandon all ships

abandon all ships

abandon all ships

abandon all ships

abandon all ships

abandon all ships

abandon all ships

abandon all ships

abandon all ships

Crucible

crucible band

crucible band

crucible band

crucible band

crucible band

crucible band

Conversation

conversation band

conversation band

conversation band

conversation band

conversation band

conversation band

conversation band

conversation band

conversation band

conversation band

conversation band

conversation band

Something You Whisper

something you whisper

something you whisper

something you whisper

something you whisper

Bricker

bricker band

bricker band

bricker band

bricker band

Not Forever

not forever

not forever

not forever

not forever

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Lens: 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

GoldLink, Gravez, McCallaman @ The Velvet Underground – March 12, 2016

The Velvet Underground had been closed down for a short while. Then someone bought it and did some renovations. Now, it’s open again! Having never officially photographed a show there, I made a specific effort to do so. The first available gig I could snag was GoldLink, with Gravez, and McCallaman, on March 12. The lighting system is definitely much better than it was before. Too bad that they kept the two openers in virtual darkness for much of their respective sets. They did a bit better when GoldLink himself came on. I got to the show a touch late, so I wasn’t able to get a spot at the front of the stage. Luckily, the side stage area was restricted to the non-general public, so I was able to shoot from there in a relatively unencumbered fashion. I shot this on assignment for A Music Blog, Yea?

GoldLink

Gravez

McCallaman

Camera: Canon 60D
Lens: 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM