Veruca Salt – Webster Hall, NYC, 2015

A fresh set of pictures from Veruca Salt’s concert at Webster Hall, NYC on July 31st, 2015. The show was in support of their new album, “Ghost Notes”, released this July. Taken with the Sony RX 100 III point & shoot in ARW RAW and processed in LR.

From the archives – Go-Go’s at The Independent, S.F., 2007

This mega-entry goes back in time to October 5th, 2007 when The Go-Go’s played The Independent, S.F.. Shot on (now discontinued) Kodak T-Max 3200 with a Nikon F100 and 70-200mm f2.8, then scanned on a Nikon Coolscan 9000 with minor dust touch-up in PS. There have not been any digital effects added; the pictures are as they appear on the negatives. A companion color digital set exists but remains unassembled; perhaps it will come to light in the near future.

BlueBonnets at the Ridgefield Playhouse

This set is from the BlueBonnets recent east coast tour during which they opened for the Waterboys for select dates. Shot at the Ridgefield Playhouse on April 27th, 2015 with the Nikon D4s and the trusty 70-200mm f2.8 with processing in Nikon Capture NX-D and minor clean-up in PS.

Veruca Salt – Music Hall of Williamsburg – 2014

Veruca Salt fans were treated to a series of high energy concerts in 2014 featuring the original band line-up for the first time since 1997. This set is from the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn and was taken with the Sony RX-100 III point and shoot (replacing the disappointing Panasonic used on the TRL Philly set). The camera’s performance and handling in the difficult lighting conditions (low light and high dynamic range) was impressive. The photos are virtually straight out of the camera with adjustments and noise reduction in LR. Presented in the order taken with aspect ratios from the camera (vsbklyn-17 was shot at 16:9).


BlueBonnets at The Bowery Electric, NYC

This is a companion set to the Jane Lee Hooker post from the same evening on April 30th, 2015. The BlueBonnets shared the bill with JLH for a few east coast shows and this was the first show of that run. Shot with the Nikon D4s with both the 14-24mm f2.8 and the 24-70mm f2.8 and processed in Nikon Capture NX-D and PS.

The Dollyrots at Westbury – 2011

For this post, we go back almost 4 years to a set of photos featuring the Dollyrots at the NYCB Theater in Westbury, N.Y. on June 7th, 2011.The Dollyrots opened for the Go-Go’s on the east coast leg of their Ladies Gone Wild tour with Chris Black in the drummer’s chair. The NYCB Theater was originally known as the Westbury Music Fair and has a revolving stage, but for this show, the stage remained stationary. Included are a couple of shots of the Dollyrots joining the Go-Go’s on stage dancing to “We Got the Beat” at the close of the evening (note Belinda’s bare feet!). Shot on a Nikon D3 with the 70-200mm f2.8.

TBT – Suzanne Vega at HITS Saugerties

In this post, I revisit some photos of Suzanne Vega from a performance at HITS in Saugerties, N.Y. on September 14th, 2007. Originally shot digitally on a Nikon D2h and for this post converted to monochrome in LR. This show contained a number of songs from Beauty & Crime released earlier that year.