Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Chet Faker and Sweater Beats

Chet Faker writes sexy music. Technically, he's an electronic musician who fuses elements of jazz (you might have guessed from his stage name, which is a homage to Chet Baker), R & B, and soul to create his own sound. And that sound is sexy music. He also has a very handsome beard. And an Australian accent (because he's Australian. Duh). Last week he steamed up Lincoln Hall (with support from Sweater Beats). Here are some photos from the sold out show. To see more of my photos and read a review of the show, head over to The Vinyl District or Lincoln Hall

Sweater Beats 

Chet Faker 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Angel Olsen and Promised Land Sound

Angel Olsen is the real deal, people. She is easily my favorite artist of the last few years and her records are basically on repeat in my condo. Her songs will break your heart and then piece it back together all in one sitting. Sounds super fun, right?! Trust me, it's worth it. For more of my photos from her gorgeous show at Lincoln Hall, click here (BV Chicago) or here (LH). To get a taste of her sound, click here

Promised Land Sound impressed with their opening set.

Angel Olsen

Friday, May 16, 2014

Yo La Tengo

There are some bands that just define a time period for you. In my case, Yo La Tengo is my 2004. That's when I first discovered their already immense catalog of work (that has only continued to expand since). A decade later, they're still releasing critically-acclaimed albums at a consistent pace and somehow still manage to fly a bit under the radar. Nonetheless, YLT has a cult following and as one of their loyal devotees, I jumped on the opportunity to photograph them at Concord Music Hall for CIMMfest. Check out more of my photos over at Do312 or BV Chicago.

Phil Cohran (far right) joined them on stage for a song.