Stay Warm Fest @ The Danforth Music Hall – December 20, 2015

Canadian hardcore heroes Silverstein headlined the first ever Stay Warm Fest at The Danforth Music Hall on Sunday, December 20. The other bands on the bill were Cancer Bats, Beartooth, Seaway, Capsize, Cardinals Pride, and Safe To Stay. I was there from about 5-10:30, which is a long time to be at a concert, but they thankfully had a photo pit, so it wasn’t too bad. The shooting conditions were a bit on the brutal side. Lots of flashing lights, lots of darkness. Hard to get proper exposures, hard to get shots in focus. In the end, I got the shots I needed to get, though it was far from my greatest shoot. Still, I don’t mind these mini festivals. Great chance to photograph a bunch of bands all at once. I shot this for Aesthetic Magazine Toronto. Click the link to see the full set of concert photos.

Silverstein

Cancer Bats

Beartooth

Seaway

Capsize

Cardinals Pride

Safe To Say

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

The OBGMs, Stuck On Planet Earth, Aukland @ The Mod Club – December 19, 2015

It was an early show at The Mod Club. It started at 7pm. I got there shortly after that. I could hear the opening act, Sate, already belting out the tunes. For some reason, though, my name wasn’t on the media list. After waiting for 15-20 minutes, someone finally came by and let me go inside. Sadly, I wasn’t able to get any shots of Sate’s set. I did photograph Aukland, Stuck On Planet Earth, and The OBGM’s – a garage punk band with plenty of buzz around them. This was my first time seeing them play live. One thing’s for sure – they know how to get a crowd going! Shot on assignment for Aesthetic Magazine Toronto. Click the link to see the full set of concert photos.

The OBGMs

Stuck On Planet Earth

Aukland

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

Pop Evil, Smashing Satellites, The Joy Arson @ The Phoenix – December 1, 2015

A show came up last minute and I figured, what the hell, I’ll shoot it. Never heard of Pop Evil before, even though they have like a half million Facebook fans. Also on the bill: Smashing Satellites, and The Joy Arson. Tuesday, December 1. Shot on assignment for Aesthetic Magazine Toronto. Click the link to see the full set of concert pics.

Pop Evil

Smashing Satellites

The Joy Arson

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

Wavves, Twin Peaks, and Steep Leans @ The Opera House – September 27, 2015

I photographed Wavves, Twin Peaks, and Steep Leans at The Opera House on Sunday, September 27. I was near the front of the stage when Wavves started their set. That’s when all hell broke loose and bodies started going up. Someone landed on me and knocked my glasses off. It was a miracle that I somehow grabbed them before they tumbled onto the floor, where they surely would have been destroyed. After that, I just wanted to escape the madness. “Get the $&@! outta my way!!” I yelled, as I plowed through a throng of teenagers. Shot on assignment for A Music Blog, Yea? You can see the full set of concert pictures right here.

Wavves

Twin Peaks

Steep Leans

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