Music Photography by Joe Papeo

Progressive Rock

Photos: Flaming Lips at Firefly Festival

Photos: Flaming Lips at Firefly Festival

The Woodlands, Dover, DE, 7.22.12 – So I went to Firefly Music Festival and all i got to do was take a hot air balloon ride with Wayne Coyne of Flaming Lips.  And let’s not forget J Roddy Walston of J Roddy Walston & the Business.  And I also got to take some live photos, […]


Photos: Lykke Li at The Wellmont Theatre

Photos: Lykke Li at The Wellmont Theatre

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ 11.17.11 – There are some performers who are just amazingly talented but don’t have a great connection to the audience when on stage.  But you go enjoy their live show anyway just to witness the talent.  Then their are performers who just know how to connect with the crowd, even […]


Photos: Vanessa Carlton at Terminal 5 NYC 9.30.11

Photos: Vanessa Carlton at Terminal 5 NYC 9.30.11

Terminal 5, NYC, 9.30.11 – Opening for Matt Nathanson, Vanessa Carlton was not the normal supporting act for a big band.  She has had some major success on her own and acquired her own loyal following.  Aft taking some time off, she is touring in support of her new record Rabbits on the Run.  Vanessa […]


Photos: Matt Nathanson at Terminal 5 NYC 9.30.11

Photos: Matt Nathanson at Terminal 5 NYC 9.30.11

Terminal 5, NYC, 9.30.11 – Matt Nathanson has been working his way through the music industry for almost 20 years putting together a nice following of fans.  But it wasn’t until recently that he started to gain some mainstream recognition.  In front of a lot of loyal fans, both new and old, Matt was funny, […]


Photos: Foster the People at Terminal 5 NYC 9.27.11

Photos: Foster the People at Terminal 5 NYC 9.27.11

Terminal 5, NYC, 9.27.11 – Foster the People comes across as a band still a bit surprised with their success.  They had the biggest hit of the summer, Pumped Up Kicks.  They sold out 2 New York City shows back in June, but they were sold out even before their debut album hit the stores.  […]


Photos: Katie Herzig at The Mercury Lounge 9.19.11

Photos: Katie Herzig at The Mercury Lounge 9.19.11

Mercury Lounge, NYC, 9.19.2011 – I got a last minute call to shoot an act that one of my publicists is representing and headed out to Mercury Lounge in a hurry.  Katie Herzig is someone I did not know much about before stepping foot in the door that night.  I usually have enough time to […]


Photos: Umphrey’s McGee at The Stone Pony Summer Stage 6.3.11

Photos: Umphrey's McGee at The Stone Pony Summer Stage 6.3.11

Asbury Park, NJ, 6.3.11 – Umphrey’s McGee is a tour heavy band with a loyal following.  But it was easy to ask their loyal fans to come down to the legendary Stone Pony on a beautiful late spring night to watch them shred it on the outdoor summer stage. Umphrey’s McGee is one of those […]


Photos: Deftones, being supported by Dillinger Escape Plan and Funeral Party, at Starland Ballroom – 5/11/2011

Starland Ballroom, May 11, 2011 – You always hear photographers complain about lighting, and I am one of them.  Photography is simply capturing light, so bad light means tough photography, and this night was one of those nights.  It’s the missed photos that eat away at us the most.  This night had long periods of […]


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