Music Photography by Joe Papeo

Punk Rock

Billy Idol at The Wellmont Theater

Billy Idol at The Wellmont Theater

 The Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ, 1.29.14 – Photos of rock legend Billy Idol with his long-time guitarist Steve Stevens, playing a sold-out Wellmont Theater on January 29, 2014.


Against Me! at Webster Hall

Against Me! at Webster Hall

 Webster Hall, NYC, 5.3.2014 – Photos of punk band Against Me! at Webster Hall on May 3, 2014.


Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls at Terminal 5

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls at Terminal 5

Terminal 5, NYC, 11.27.2013 – Photos of Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls at Terminal 5 in New York City on November 27, 2013.


The Bouncing Souls at Hudson River Park Pier 26

The Bouncing Souls at Hudson River Park Pier 26

  Hudson River Park, July 26, 2013 – Photos of New Jersey Punk Rock legends the The Bouncing Souls at Hudson River Park Pier 26 on July 26, 2013.


The Gaslight Anthem at Hudson River Park Pier 26

The Gaslight Anthem at Hudson River Park Pier 26

  Hudson River Park, NYC, July 26, 2013 – Photos of night one of The Gaslight Anthem at Hudson River Park Pier 26 in NYC on July 26, 2013.


Green Day at Barclays Center

Green Day at Barclays Center

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY, 4.7.2013 – Photos from Green Day at Barclays Center on April 7, 2013.


The Hives at Madison Square Garden

The Hives at Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden, NYC, March 22, 2013 – The Hives opened for P!NK on her “Truth About Love” tour at Madison Square Garden on March 22, 2013.


Photos: Dropkick Murphys at Terminal 5

Photos: Dropkick Murphys at Terminal 5

  Terminal 5, NYC, 3.13.13 – Photos of Dropkick Murphys and Old Man Markley at Terminal 5 on March 13, 2013.


The Gaslight Anthem at Terminal 5 (night 3, photos)

The Gaslight Anthem at Terminal 5 (night 3, photos)

Terminal 5, NYC, November 30, 2012 – Photos of The Gaslight Anthem at Terminal 5 in NYC on November 30, 2012


The Gaslight Anthem at Terminal 5 (night 1, photos)

The Gaslight Anthem at Terminal 5 (night 1, photos)

Terminal 5, NYC, November 28, 2012 – Photos of The Gaslight Anthem from night one of their 3 night run at Terminal 5 in NYC.


Photos: PiL (Public Image Limited) played Hammerstein Ballroom

Photos: PiL (Public Image Limited) played Hammerstein Ballroom

Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC, 10.13.2012 – Johnny Rotten, former member of the punk legends, The Sex Pistols, brought Public Image Limited (PiL), the band he fronted through the post-punk era to a second night in NYC at Hammerstein Ballroom. 


Photos: Dead Sara at Terminal 5

Photos: Dead Sara at Terminal 5

Terminal 5, NYC, 9.19.2012 – Dead Sara was the first act on a 3 band bill followed by Neon Trees and The Offspring.  They obviously treated it like a headlining act and won over just about everyone in the crowd who was waiting anxiously for The Offspring.  Check out my photos of Dead Sara from […]


Photos: The Gaslight Anthem at House of Blues

Photos: The Gaslight Anthem at House of Blues

  House of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ, 6.22.2012 – The night before The Gaslight Anthem and Cage the Elephant were scheduled to play Orion Music + More festival, they co-headlined a show at the House of Blues in the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City.  I optimistically covered this show the night before I had a […]


Photos: The Offspring played Terminal 5

Photos: The Offspring played Terminal 5

Terminal 5, NYC, 9.19.2012 – The Offspring, touring in support of their new album, Days Go By, stopped into a packed Terminal 5 playing a set that mixed up their hugely popular 90s punk rock with songs off their newest release.


Photos: New Found Glory at Warped Tour 2012

Photos: New Found Glory at Warped Tour 2012

PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, 7.13.12 – The Warped Tour made their annual New Jersey stop, this time at exit 116 of the Parkway at PNC Bank Arts Center.  With four stages featuring bands of many genres, the Monster Energy Stage drew a huge crowd for one of the stand out sets of the […]


Photos: The Gaslight Anthem at Orion Festival

Photos: The Gaslight Anthem at Orion Festival

Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ, 6.23.2012 – The Gaslight Anthem packed up the van and headed south 50 miles to Atlantic City to the Orion Music + More festival.  No matter how far the drive, if it’s in New Jersey it always feels like a hometown show.  Check out my pics from The Gaslight Anthem’s […]


Photos: The Gaslight Anthem at Music Hall of Willimasburg

Photos: The Gaslight Anthem at Music Hall of Willimasburg

Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, 5.16.2012 – As a warm up to their upcoming tour in support of their new album, Handwritten, The Gaslight Anthem played Music Hall of Williamsburg, an intimate venue where tickets sold out in less than a minute.  Die hard fans of The Gaslight Anthem were treated to a couple […]


Photos: Red Hot Chili Peppers at Prudential Center

Photos: Red Hot Chili Peppers at Prudential Center

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ, 5.4.2012 – Live music does something to the soul.  And at Friday night’s Red Hot Chili Peppers show at Prudential Center, it felt like everyone needed a little healing.  Earlier in the day, Beastie Boys founder Adam Yauch passed away after a battle with cancer.  But this wasn’t a random death […]


Photos: Static Jacks at Webster Hall

Photos: Static Jacks at Webster Hall

Webster Hall, NYC, 4.26.2012 – The Static Jacks, traveling east from Westfield, NJ about 10 miles to Webster Hall, opened for The Wombats.  Touring in support of If Youre Young, here are my photos of Static Jack.


The Gaslight Anthem & Bruce Springsteen at Convention Hall 12.09.11

The Gaslight Anthem & Bruce Springsteen at Convention Hall 12.09.11

Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ, 12.09.11 – I chased rumors of Bruce Springsteen appearing at various venues all summer in 2010 and once came close to capturing him.  And one of those times was at The Gaslight Anthem show at the Stone Pony Summer Stage.  Yes, I was shooting the show anyway, but once someone […]


Photos: New Found Glory at the Best Buy Theater 10.28.11

Photos: New Found Glory at the Best Buy Theater 10.28.11

Best Buy Theater, NYC, 10.28.11 – Touring in support of their latest release, “Radiosurgery“, New Found Glory is touring hard (check out their dates) on the Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour.  They made a stop at the Best Buy Theater the night before a show with a home-town feel at the Starland Ballroom in New […]


Photos: The Damned at Irving Plaza 10.22.11

Photos: The Damned at Irving Plaza 10.22.11

Irving Plaza, NYC, 10.22.11 – If you closed your eyes you might think you were in a basement club in London sometime in 1976.  If you opened them and looked around you would realize that some of the people in the venue weren’t even born yet in 1976.  For a mostly older crowd who listened […]


Photos: Against Me! at Webster Hall 6.7.11

Photos: Against Me! at Webster Hall 6.7.11

Webster Hall, NYC, 6.7.11 – Can punk rock really have a smile on?  Heck, Tom Gabel says so.  The lead singer of Florida based Against Me! had a smile on his face for almost the entire set at Webster Hall.  Headlining to a packed house, it’s obvious Tom and his band mates do one thing […]


Teaser: Against Me! at Webster Hall, NYC 6.7.2011

Teaser: Against Me! at Webster Hall, NYC 6.7.2011

Just one shot from last night for now. We were kicked out of the pit after one song due to our safety concerns from crowd surfers. I got this shot while being pinned to the stage by a crowd surfer. I can handle myself 🙂


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