Posts Tagged ‘concert photography’

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UTG PHOTOS: Pennywise Tear Up Seattle’s Showbox (4/29/14)

Under The Gun sent photographer, Xander Deccio, to The Showbox in Seattle, WA to photograph punk favorites Pennywise on April 29, 2014.

In what could be described as pure mayhem, legendary SoCal punk group Pennywise made their grand triumphant return to Seattle’s Showbox. The band is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary together, and also marking the return of vocalist Jim Lindberg to the group.

A few years ago, Lindberg decided to leave the band to perform with his side project The Black Pacific, as he felt that he had nothing left to contribute to Pennywise. Instead of calling it …

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UTG PHOTOS: Twenty One Pilots, Robert DeLong & Sirah (10/24/13)

Under The Gun’s photographer, Tori Thomas, attended the Twenty One Pilots show featuring Robert DeLong and Sirah at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI on October 24, 2013.

When I arrived to The Intersection, I could tell that this was going to be one of the best shows I’ve seen. I had the chance to interview Sirah (check back here tomorrow) before the show and got an idea where her music comes from; she’s down to earth and you could tell during her performance. During one song, she had a security guard support her on the barricade to be closer …

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UTG PHOTOS: Twenty One Pilots & New Politics (4/26/13)

Under The Gun’s photographer, Tori Thomas attended the Twenty One Pilots show featuring New Politics and Five Knives at the LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH on April 26, 2013.

I arrived to this show expecting nothing but surprises, especially with this being a hometown show for Twenty One Pilots. First in the lineup was Five Knives, however I was unable to make it in time to see their set. Judging from a previous show I saw them at opening for TOP, I’m sure they set the mood for the evening with a flawless performance.

Next up was New Politics

Twenty One Pilots

UTG PHOTOS: Twenty One Pilots (4/6/13)

Under The Gun’s photographer, Tori Thomas attended the Twenty One Pilots show featuring Five Knives & Kaleido at The Crofoot in Pontiac, MI on April 6, 2013.

I had the pleasure to attend the MTV Artists to Watch tour featuring Twenty One Pilots, Five Knives and Kaleido. The show started with Detroit natives, Kaleido, a pop rock group. Christina, singer, brought energy to the crowd and got everyone amped for the show. This band was definitely a ball of energy, which was great in their case. Next up was Five Knives, an electronic pop group with a different …

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UTG PHOTOS: GRiZ & Break Science (4/4/13)

Under The Gun’s photographer, Tori Thomas worked Turn Up The Good at Ferris State University and grabbed some photos of GRiZ, Break Science, The Floozies, and TerniduP on April 4, 2013.

I worked Turn Up The Good at Ferris State University on April 4th. TUG was started in 2011 and has been an annual show every spring ever since. I was lucky enough to work on the E-board and photograph the event! TerniduP started off the night; they are the DJ winners from the TUG Contest and they started the night off right! Next up was Kansas natives, The Floozies

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UTG PHOTOS: We The Kings & Fireworks (11/1/12)

Under The Gun’s photographer, Tori Thomas attended Ferris State University’s Autumn Alive featuring We The Kings & Fireworks on November 1.

I’m in the Music Industry Management Association (MIMA) at Ferris State University, and we put on a concert called Autumn Alive featuring We The Kings & Fireworks on November 1. The show hit it off with the crowd and it looked like they had a great time. I’ve seen Fireworks before, but it’s been a couple years. I definitely enjoyed their set, even though I didn’t know many songs from them. Then We The Kings took the stage decked …

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UTG PHOTOS: The Hush Sound & JJAMZ (10/26/12)

Under The Gun’s photographer, Tori Thomas attended The Hush Sound & JJAMZ show at House Of Blues in Chicago, IL on October 26.

I arrived to The Hush Sound & JJAMZ show more stoked than ever. The Hush Sound was one of my favorite bands and I love JJAMZ’s music. JJAMZ was actually second on the bill (I missed the first band), but put on a great show. I’ve listened to them since Alex Greenwald talked about starting this band after Phantom Planet went on hiatus. They were awesome live, and I will definitely see them again. Then it was …

Mayday-Parade

UTG PHOTOS: Mayday Parade & The Maine (10/19/12)

Under The Gun photographer Tori Thomas grabbed some photos at the first night of the Mayday Parade & The Maine college tour with special guests The Postelles. The Tour kicked off at Grand Valley State in Allendale, MI on October 19.

I traveled to Grand Valley State expecting a great performance from Mayday Parade and The Maine, and from what I can tell, that’s what I got. The first band to perform was The Postelles. I’ve never heard of them, but I liked what I heard and would definitely see them live again. Next up was The Maine, …

Neon-Trees

UTG PHOTOS: Nylon & Starbucks Frappuccino Summer Music Tour (8/14/12)

Under The Gun’s photographer, Tori Thomas attended the Detroit date of the Nylon & Starbucks Frappuccino Summer Music Tour featuring Neon Trees, Walk The Moon, & Twenty One Pilots on August 14.

As fellow readers and followers of UTG would know, I’ve been to a few Twenty One Pilots shows. This time it was a little different, seeing they were on a bigger stage. It was a good kind of different, I could definitely tell a big stage set up works well for them. Along with a bigger set up, they covered “Shout” by The Isley Brothers, which was a …

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UTG PHOTOS: Pomegranates & Kitten (8/3/12)

Under The Gun’s photographer, Tori Thomas attended the Pomegranates & Kitten show at Musica in Akron on August 3.

I’ve never seen either band that performed at this show, but I’ve listened to Kitten for a little over a year. Seeing them live really set in how much I like their music. They put on a killer performance; Chloe Chaidez, lead singer, was all over the stage, while going a little crazy. If you’re into checking out new music and going to shows, you should attend a Kitten show! I’ve never listened to Pomegranates before, but they won me over …

Miniature Tigers

UTG PHOTOS: Miniature Tigers (7/27/12)

Under The Gun’s photographer Tori Thomas attended the Miniature Tigers show at Musica in Akron on July 27.

I’ve seen Miniature Tigers once before, on the fun. tour. This show was totally different, it was more intimate and unique. During a lot of the songs, Charlie Brand, lead singer, would interact with the audience. Also half way through the set, a kid came on stage to join in the fun; he joined the band by playing tambourine. I think Miniature Tigers has a new touring member, he was excellent at that tambourine. Some people don’t like Miniature Tigers’ new stuff, …

Gold Motel

UTG PHOTOS: Gold Motel (7/18/12)

Under The Gun’s photographer Tori Thomas attended Gold Motel’s show at Grog Shop on July 18.

I showed up to Grop Shop expecting an awesome show, which is always achieved. The show consisted of two local artists, These Knees and Leah Lou & The 2 Left Shoes, and Gold Motel closing out the night. These Knees started off the night, and did an awesome job at it; I really got into their music. Next up was Leah Lou & The 2 Left Shoes, who blew me away. When they were setting up their gear, I was amazed by the …