Archive | June 2012

Check out the photos from Tool’s last North American performance in 2012 from Rivers Edge Music Festival in Saint Paul, MN.

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Tool (Los Angeles, CA), The Flaming Lips (Oklahoma City, OK), Brand New (Long Island, NY), Quietdrive (Minneapolis), Coheed and Cambria (New York, NY), Sublime with Rome (Long Beach, CA), Delta Spirit (Long Beach, CA), Kinky (Mexico), Civil Twilight (Cape Town, South Africa), AWOLNATION (Los Angeles, CA), Kids These Days (Chicago, IL), Scissor Sisters (New York, NY), Dave Matthews Band (Charlottesville, VA), Puscifer (Arizona), Motion City Soundtrack (Minneapolis), Poliça (Minneapolis), Mexican Institute of Sound (Mexico City, MX)
June 23rd and 24th, 2012
River’s Edge Music Festival on Harriet Island in Saint Paul, MN

Day One Gallery: Rivers Edge Music Festival Day 1
Day Two Gallery: Rivers Edge Music Festival Day 2

 Adam Jones and Maynard James Keenan of Tool

This was the first year of Live Nation presenting River’s Edge Music Festival in Saint Paul, MN, and it was my first shot at covering something of this magnitude.  There was…

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Howler (Minneapolis), tUnE-yArDs (Oakland, CA), Doomtree (Minneapolis), Trampled By Turtles (Duluth, MN), The Hold Steady (Brooklyn, NY)
June 16th, 2012
Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN
89.3 The Current 

Full Gallery: Walker Art Center Rock the Garden 2012


The stage was set for one of the biggest shows of the summer and all eyes were on the sky. Would Rock the Garden be a muddy mess just as the weather terrorists told us it would be, or would the storms miss us and it end up being a beautiful day?

Howler was the first band on the bill for the day. As the crowd was steadily filtering their way in, the kicked off their set with a quite decent rendition of Hüsker Dü’s “Don’t Want to Know if You Are Lonely”. After that though, the stage banter was awkward and the set of originals lacked the punch that the HD…

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Halloween, Alaska (Minneapolis, MN), Haley Bonar (Minneapolis, MN), Solid Gold (Minneapolis, MN), White Light Riot (Minneapolis, MN), Farewell Milwaukee (Midwest), Johnnyrook (Minneapolis, MN), Lynhurst (Minneapolis, MN), Savannah Smith (Minneapolis, MN), Old Soul (Saint Paul, MN)
Rock the Cause 501c3 Non Profit (Saint Paul, MN)
June 9th, 2012
Saint Croix Vineyard in Stillwater, MN

Music Gallery: Rock the Vine 3 – The Music
Additional Gallery: Rock the Vine 3: People / Vendors / Vineyard

After several months of bitterly cold winter, Minnesota wastes no time in getting music outdoors. The Summer music season in officially in full swing with several block parties in the books, and now Rock the Vine 3 at Saint Croix Vineyard in Stillwater.

Over 1,000 people made the trip to the beautiful Saint Croix Vineyard to take in wonderful local music, sample something new from the food trucks, a free wine tasting and 90 degree heat. The…

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Such a great show by both bands. Read all about it!

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Flogging Molly (Los Angeles, CA) and Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (Bean Blossom, IN)
May 31st, 2012
The Brick in Minneapolis, MN

Full Gallery:Smugmug

High-energy Country Blues and Irish Rock were the culprits in what turned out to the wildest night The Brick has seen yet in its first year. Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Flogging Molly kept everyone clapping, dancing, stomping, “yellin” and singing all night.

I am more than a little convinced I used to go to the wrong shows all the time, opening bands ALWAYS sucked. Over the past few months, I have hit a gold mine with amazing openers. Enter one Reverend Peyton and his Big Damn Band. This trio has been around for several years and tears it up on some of the most basic of instruments like washboards, five gallon buckets incorporated into Cuz’s drum set, and even a three string cigar…

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One of my prouder moments in my photography career…

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Roger Waters (England)
June 3rd, 2012
Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, MN

Full GalleryRoger Waters – The Wall

Tonight was my first time shooting an arena show, and I could not have been more nervous and excited! Not only was this a personal honor to cover one of my favorite artists of all time, but it was on a scale I had yet to attempt.

The show itself was phenomenal, a true rock and roll spectacle to witness. This is not your typical rock show, it’s theater on a grand scale. There was so much happening on stage, I found myself trying to run from one end of the stage to the other, dodging and weaving between the 13 other photogs plus security.

The lights went down and two soldiers came out on stage with a puppet in between them. A speech from the Stanley Kubrick movie

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