Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Four on the floor

January 23rd, Luigi's

Holy shit. Rock the Light pretty much rocked my face off.

The Megacools

Roll call sports team style.


Rock the light!

Proof that the light has been rocked.

Von Shredsmore

10 more bows!!

Thanks for 10 years of rocking.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Recreational possibilities

January 13th, Chris Larsen and Melanie Glover's living room

David Bazan (Pedro the Lion, Headphones) played in my friend's house. It was pretty incredible. If you ever get the chance to see anyone do a completely acoustic show check it out. You really get to see what someone is made of when they don't have a microphone. Even if it is not your type of music, it is hard to hate on David Bazan. It is all so obviously personal and when he sings it feels like it is with his whole being.

It was such an honor to get to be one of the few to see this intimate show. He is playing at the Blue Lamp on March 5th. I highly recommend checking it out, but don't take my word for it.
Here is a song off of his new album Curse Your Branches. This one particularly struck a chord with me.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Pizza, shows, and animals. 2009.

2009 as witnessed by my camera,
a few of my favorites

March 28, Monterrey Bay

Marine Biology field trip

April 3rd, The Troubadour

T.G.U.K at the Troub!

April 18th Record Store Day, R5
Ancient Suns

June 6th, Keith's


July 17th, 300 Room
The Pizzas
Badass youth

August 10th, Press Club Mixed bag Monday

Jay B. kicking out the jams

The English Singles

August 22nd, Luigi's Slice First Annual Pizza Eating Throw Down
Not the champ, but a winner in our hearts.
Matthew Maxwell
This was the year I finally got into girl bands. It is hard to find the right combination of pop music, girls, and cool without being too cutesy. This band was my gateway drug and one of my girl crushes.

September 3rd, Beatnik Studios
The Thermals
Girl crush number two.

October 2nd, Luigi's
Knock Knock
I have seen Knock Knock countless times and this has to have been my favorite show of theirs. Not only was the sound perfect, but because of an injury Heather was free to dance around. And boy did she. It has been a long time since I have seen such a joy filled performance.

October 8th, Sophia's
Buildings Breeding
It's a shame that these guys are over with now, because I was really digging the style they were transforming into. Download their final EP here. Good stuff.

November 20th, Luigi's

Kevin Dockter of Buildings Breeding

November 28th, Old Ironsides
Captain Billy’s Whiz-Bang

Joel Goulet of The Four Eyes

December 11th, Luigi's
Jesse Phillips of Ellie Fortune

Candice Phillips
looking like a French film

Hope 2010 brings many more great shows and good times.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

It was a good year.

Most years fly past me without much to show in the the way of personal accomplishments and fulfillment. This year I actually forced myself out into the public spectrum and for a second convinced myself that I have something to share the world.

I started a blog, uncomfortably stood at the front of stages and took lots of pictures, preformed four times (something I thought I would never have the nerve to do again), made some posters, and had my art in a show.

For someone who just wants to put their head in the sand, this was quite a feat.

Coming up in 2010:

year in review photo essay
a blog everyday
the actual exchange of money for art

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

a rare occasion

This is a first and I can't imagine I will be doing it again anytime soon

click to enlarge

I spent an ungodly amount of hours on this flyer. I was being overly ambitious.

Come check me out on Friday October 16th. I didn't have time or the balls to write anything so I'll be playing some hits from the 90s. Should be interesting