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Cyndi Lauper’s Home for the Holidays at The Beacon Theatre

Cyndi Lauper's Home for the Holidays at The Beacon Theatre

The Beacon Theatre, NYC, December 8, 2012 – Photos from Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Fund “Home for the Holidays”, a benefit for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Homeless Teenagers at The Beacon Theatre.  Special guests included Sarah McLachlin, Rosie O’Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, Counting Crows, Carmen Electra, Jason Mraz, Roberta Flack, Terry Nunn, St. Vincent, Alexis […]


Marina and the Diamonds at Terminal 5 (photos)

Marina and the Diamonds at Terminal 5 (photos)

Terminal 5, NYC, 12.6.12 – Live music photos of Marina and the Diamonds at Terminal 5 on December 6, 2012


Photos: Gotye at Radio City Music Hall

Photos: Gotye at Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall, NYC, 9.25.2012 – Gotye, hot off one of the biggest singles off 2012’s Making Mirrors, sold out the 6,000 seat Radio City Music Hall to show fans they are more than just “Somebody That I Used to Know”.  Check out the photos from one of the world’s most famous venues by […]


Photos: Neon Trees played Terminal 5

Photos: Neon Trees played Terminal 5

Terminal 5, NYC, 9.19.2012 – Neon Trees seem to be touring non-stop, but this time they found themselves opening for 90s pop-punk band, The Offspring, at NYC’s Terminal 5.  


Photos: Train in Concert at MAC Center

Photos: Train in Concert at MAC Center

MAC Center, Monmouth University, 8.30.2012 – Photos of Train playing MAC Center on the campus of Monmouth University.  Touring in support of their latest release, California 37, Train played to a sold out house that varied from teenagers to their moms.  Click through the break to check out my photo coverage from the night.


Photos: Marina and the Diamonds at Webster Hall

Photos: Marina and the Diamonds at Webster Hall

Webster Hall, NYC, 8.16.12 – Marina and the Diamonds continued her take-over of the US with 2 sold out shows at Webster Hall.  An elaborate, modern retro styled stage set-up allowed Marina to showcase how she captivates an audience as well as be playful with her stage show.  Touring in support of her latest release, […]


Photos: Marina & The Diamonds Record Release at Mondrian Rooftop

Photos: Marina & The Diamonds Record Release at Mondrian Rooftop

Mondrian Hotel, Soho, NYC, 8.13.2012 – Marina & The Diamonds celebrated the release of her new record, Electra Heart, with an intimate release party on the rooftop of the Mondrian Hotel in New York City.  Marina & The Diamonds is just Marina: The Diamonds are her fans.  She has a huge following in Europe and, […]


Photos: Fitz & The Tantrums at Firefly Music Festival

Photos: Fitz & The Tantrums at Firefly Music Festival

The Woodlands, Dover, DE, 7.22.2012 – Fitz and the Tantrums have spent the last 12 months on fire, and their appearance at Firefly Music Festival last weekend continued this.  The set made you feel at times that they were alone in the world with the banter between band members not caring about who was watching, […]


Photos: Neon Trees played Webster Hall

Photos: Neon Trees played Webster Hall

Webster Hall, NYC, 7.10.2012 – Neon Trees, who in the last year have garnered respect from everyone from the Alt Rock to Pop to gay community, sold out Webster Hall last week in New York City.  With their typical high energy, crowd pleasing set, they played a mid-summer set in a packed venue with no air conditioning […]


Photos: Roger Waters played The Wall at Yankee Stadium

Photos: Roger Waters played The Wall at Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, 6.06.2012 – Roger Waters brought the Pink Floyd classic “The Wall” to Yankee Stadium for a 2 night, sold out run.  The Wall is a huge production, probably one of the biggest concert stage productions of all time.  Roger Waters is back on tour doing stadiums in the US just 2 […]


Photos: Sleigh Bells played Prudential Center

Photos: Sleigh Bells played Prudential Center

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ, 5.04.2012 – Sleigh Bells, a band with roots in the Garden State, opened for Red Hot Chili Peppers at Prudential Center.  Here are my pics from the night.


Photos: Daughtry at Hammerstein Ballroom

Photos: Daughtry at Hammerstein Ballroom

Hammerstein Ballroom, 5.1.2012 – Chris Daughtry has come a long way since his fourth place finish on American Idol.  Most fans still remember the look on his face when he was eliminated.  But I think even Chris Daughtry would admit that if someone told him on that day he was eliminated that he would be where he […]


Photos: Squeeze at Roseland Ballroom

Photos: Squeeze at Roseland Ballroom

Roseland Ballroom, NYC, 4.28.12 – Squeeze, one of my favorite bands from my teens, came to New York City’s Roseland Ballroom and sold the place out like it was 1982.  Sounding as good as ever, and touring in support of their new release Live from the Fillmore, and their 2010 release Argybargy, here are my […]


Photos: Live from Daryl’s House at The Wellmont Theatre

Photos: Live from Daryl's House at The Wellmont Theatre

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ 4.11.12 – Live from Daryl’s House started as a web show where Daryl Hall would invite a musical guest over to his house and they would jam on each others songs.  I discovered it when it was a web show and it was quickly picked up for national television.  This […]


Photos: Sleigh Bells played Terminal 5 2.17.12

Photos: Sleigh Bells played Terminal 5 2.17.12

Terminal 5, NYC, 2.17.12 – Just a night before Sleigh Bells took the stage at Saturday Night Live, they played a “warm-up” at New York City’s Terminal 5.  The crowd was there early to get their spot up front since Terminal 5 is a general admission venue.  This night marked the launch of “The Bowery […]


Photos: Matt Nathanson at The Wellmont Theatre 3.2.12

Photos: Matt Nathanson at The Wellmont Theatre 3.2.12

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, 3.2.12 – If you just heard Matt Nathanson on the radio most people would view him as solid alt rock with a pop twist that appeals to a wide range of people.  Matt is easy to listen to.  He has a great voice and nice catchy hooks.  But if you […]


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: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa at Terminal 5 12.5.11

Photos: Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa at Terminal 5 12.5.11

Terminal 5, NYC, 12.5.11 – Kicking off their co-headlining tour in support of their straight to DVD release Mac & Devin Go to High School, Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa started their voyage at New York City’s Terminal 5 to a sold out crowd.


Photos: Goo Goo Dolls at The Wellmont Theatre 11.11.11

Photos: Goo Goo Dolls at The Wellmont Theatre 11.11.11

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, 11.11.11 – After completing an outdoor tour this summer in support of their latest release Something for the Rest of Us, the Goo Goo Dolls continued to make their way through the US on a run of indoor shows and stopping in New Jersey at The Wellmont Theatre along the […]


Photos: Panic! at the Disco at Starland Ballroom 11/4/11

Photos: Panic! at the Disco at Starland Ballroom 11/4/11

Starland Ballroom, Sayerville, NJ 11.4.11 – Touring in support of their March 2011 release Vices & Virtues, the 2 original members of Panic! at the Disco made a stop in beautiful Sayerville NJ to take over Starland Ballroom for a night. 


Photos: Neon Trees at Madison Square Garden 10.25.11

Photos: Neon Trees at Madison Square Garden 10.25.11

Madison Square Garden, NYC, 10.25.11 – This was my second time shooting Neon Trees.  The first time was earlier this year when they opened for My Chemical Romance and I shot them by chance.  The band, and Tyler especially, blew me away.  This time I made sure to cover them when they opened for Duran […]


Photos: Cyndi Lauper & Dr. John at The Wellmont Theatre 10.14.11

Photos: Cyndi Lauper & Dr. John at The Wellmont Theatre 10.14.11

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ 10.14.11 – 25 years removed from the peak of her radio popularity, Cyndi Lauper is still performing like she did, well, 25 years ago.  An artist who has evolved from a pop superstar to a musical one, she featured her hits from the 80s as well as her more current […]


Photos: Erasure at Terminal 5, NYC 9.14.11

Photos: Erasure at Terminal 5, NYC 9.14.11

Terminal 5, NYC 9.14.11 – I grew up on “new wave”/brit pop, or whatever genre you want to classify these bands as.  So when I get a chance to cover them, I jump at it.  The problem sometimes is that some of these bands have seen better days, and it ruins my 20+ years of […]


Photos: Goo Goo Dolls at PNC Arts Center 7.22.11

Photos: Goo Goo Dolls at PNC Arts Center 7.22.11

PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, 7.22.11 – The Goo Goo Dolls have basically defined the Alt Rock turned Pop genre over the past 15 years.  And last Friday night, they brought their genre defining sound to the PNC Arts Center to a sold out house.  Parachute started the night, Michelle Branch, supporting her new album, […]


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