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2014 My Year in Photos

2014 My Year in Photos

 Nutley, NJ, 1.20.2014 – I never know what to call these posts that wrap up my year.  And I think I talk about this every year.  I always hate calling it a “best of” since that is subjective.  So here is my year in review, in photos.  Some of my favorite images from concerts I […]


Megadeth at the Wellmont Theater

Megadeth at the Wellmont Theater

The Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ, 11.29.2013 – Photos of heavy metal royalty Megadeth at The Wellmont Theater on November 29, 2013.


All That Remains at The Wellmont

All That Remains at The Wellmont

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, 5.2.2013 – Live music photos of heavy metal band All That Remains opening for Volbeat at The Wellmont Theatre on May 2, 2013.  Click through for the photos.


Volbeat at The Wellmont Theatre

Volbeat at The Wellmont Theatre

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, May 2, 2013 – Live music photos of Volbeat, touring in support of their latest release ‘Outlaw Gentleman and Shady Ladies’ at The Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ on May 2, 2013.  Click through for all the photos from the show.


Soundgarden at Hammerstein Ballroom

Soundgarden at Hammerstein Ballroom

  Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC, 1.22.13 – Photo review of Soundgarden at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 22, 2013.


Photos: Blue Oyster Cult at Best Buy Theater

Photos: Blue Oyster Cult at Best Buy Theater

Best Buy Theater, NYC, 11.05.2012 – Rock legends Blue Oyster Cult put on a special 40th Anniversary show that featured the band’s current line-up as well as a special reunion of the original Blue Oyster Cult line-up in what was a historic show at Best Buy Theater.  Check out the pics from the show and […]


Photos: Volbeat at Orion Music + More

Photos: Volbeat at Orion Music + More

Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ, 6.24.2012 – Volbeat played a mid-day set at Metallica’s Orion Music + More festival that featured the band’s heavy metal sound along with a cover of both Johnny Cash and Dusty Springfield.  Check out my pics of Volbeat at Orion festival by clicking through the link.


Photos: Van Halen played Madison Square Garden (MSG) 2.28.12

Photos: Van Halen played Madison Square Garden (MSG) 2.28.12

Madison Square Garden, NYC, 2.28.12 – It was a day that many Van Halen didn’t think would actually come again.  They’ve tried this before.  Getting the band back together.  Could David Lee Roth successfully come back to lead the band he fronted through some of the greatest hard rock is history?  Well, for now he […]


Photos: Chris Cornell at The Count Basie Theatre 11.22.11

Photos: Chris Cornell at The Count Basie Theatre 11.22.11

Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, NJ 11.22.11 -I’ve shot Chris Cornell 5 times at this point.  4 times on his solo tour and once with Soundgarden.  Oh wait, I mean 5 times this year.  And 3 times it rained.  Hard.  For a guy whose roots lie in Seattle.  On this night it was a 3 […]


Photos: The Pretty Reckless at Terminal 5 11.1.11

Photos: The Pretty Reckless at Terminal 5 11.1.11

Terminal 5, NYC, 11.1.11 – On the last stop of their support for Evanescence in the US, before they hit the road for Europe for a month and then return to the states to open for Guns and Roses, The Pretty Reckless stopped in to 56th street at Terminal 5 to feature their new release […]


Photos: Chevelle at The Wellmont Theatre

Photos: Chevelle at The Wellmont Theatre

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ 10.13.11 – Night 2 of my 3 night run at The Wellmont found me shooting Bush on a 3 band bill with Chevelle being the second band of the night.  Touring to promote their upcoming release, Hats Off to the Bull , Chevelle brought its brand of hard rock to […]


Photos: Bush at The Wellmont Theatre 10.13.11

Photos: Bush at The Wellmont Theatre 10.13.11

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, 10.13.11 – Coming back from a long hiatus, Bush brought its European version of Seattle grunge to The Wellmont Theatre.  Opening up with the iconic “Machine Head” Gavin Rossdale and company brought a rush of energy to Montclair that carried throughout the entire show.  Definitely one of my favorite shows […]


Photos: Black Country Communion at Starland Ballroom 6.18.2011

Photos: Black Country Communion at Starland Ballroom 6.18.2011

Starland Ballroom, Sayerville, NJ, 6.18.2011: Black Country Communion is the “super group” made up of blues guitar protege Joe Bonamassa, Jason Bonham, son of Led Zepellin drummer Jon Bonham, former Deep Purple/Black Sabbath member Glenn Hughes and Derrick Sherinian.  Touring in support of their second release, BCC II,  I caught up with them at their […]


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