Music Photography by Joe Papeo

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Photos: The 2011 Year in Review

Photos: The 2011 Year in Review

Well folks, 2011 is in the bag and I can not thank you enough for the support this year.  2011 saw some amazing milestones including the launch of irocktheshot.com and I could not have hit any of these without your support.  So I wanted to take a look back at 2011 and pull out some […]


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: The Cure at The Beacon Theatre 11.26.11

Photos: The Cure at The Beacon Theatre 11.26.11

The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY, 11.26.11 – On the middle night of a 3 night run of a very mini-tour which brought The Cure to New York City and LA, the Beacon Theatre was treated to 3 hours and 48 songs of music.  The tour was called Reflections, and the band played their first […]


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: Walk the Moon at Terminal 5 11.10.11

Photos: Walk the Moon at Terminal 5 11.10.11

Terminal 5, NYC, 11.10.11 – These guys dont need one of my mini-reviews.  I knew a little about them before I saw them.  And when I saw them I wanted to learn more about them.  An absolute fun band on stage, I haven’t seen an opener grab the attention of a crowd like these guys […]


Holiday Print Sale

Holiday Print Sale

It struck me due to a few comments on my site that people do not realize that most of my photos are for sale.  I say most as some bands do not allow me to sell photos.  If I am not allowed to sell those photos, the option to buy won’t be on the page. […]


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 […]


Judas Priest at Izod Center

Judas Priest at Izod Center

Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ, 11.18.11 – Judas Priest’s farewell Epitaph World Tour, which has seen them headline major arenas, rock festivals, and an appearance with James Durbin on American Idol, made a stop at New Jersey’s Izod Center one last time.


Teaser: Lykke Li at The Wellmont Theatre

Teaser: Lykke Li at The Wellmont Theatre

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Photos: Fitz & The Tantrums at Terminal 5 11.10.11

Photos: Fitz & The Tantrums at Terminal 5 11.10.11

Terminal 5, NYC 11.10.11 – Heralded by Rolling Stone as one of the bands to watch in 2010, and having one of the biggest hits of the summer with Moneygrabber, Fitz & The Tantrums made a stop atTerminal 5, with an earlier pitstop at Occupy Wall Street,  in support of their current record Pickin’ Up […]


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: 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: 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: Evanescence at Terminal 5 11.1.11

Photos: Evanescence at Terminal 5 11.1.11

Terminal 5, NYC, 11.1.11 – This was a show I had marked on my calendar for quite a while.   I couldn’t wait to shoot Evanescence and check out the new line-up live.  A lot of old Evanescence fans constantly say how the new line-up isn’t Evanescence an that the new band is just not as […]


Photos: G Love & Special Sauce at Irving Plaza

Photos: G Love & Special Sauce at Irving Plaza

Irving Plaza, NYC, 10.26.11 – The first time I saw, or even heard of, G Love was back when he opened for Blues Traveler at Roseland in either 1994-1995, and I was hooked.  There’s nothing showy about G Love.  They are the perfect “chilling out” music, like sitting by the pool on a hot Saturday […]


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: 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: 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: Hannah Banana Foundation Rocks the Carnival

Photos: Hannah Banana Foundation Rocks the Carnival

A few months ago, I was approached by a good friend who mentioned the Hannah Banana Foundation to me.  It is a foundation run by a family friend that was started to honor her mother who fought a long battle with cancer.  The goal of the foundation is to provide care packages to adult cancer […]


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: 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: Elvis Costello at The Wellmont Theatre 10.6.11

Photos: Elvis Costello at The Wellmont Theatre 10.6.11

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ 10.06.11 – I’ve seen my fair share of events at the Wellmont Theatre.  I’ve covered bands that have ranged from The National to Shinedown to Chris Cornell solo.  Most acts seem to change their game a bit to fit into the venue, and rightfully so.  Sitting watching Chris Cornell, who […]


Photos: The Punch Brothers at Central Park Summer Stage

Photos: The Punch Brothers at Central Park Summer Stage

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park Summer Stage, NYC, 9.26.11 – So what happens when you step on to the stage in New York’s Central Park in front of over 3k people and you immediately have sound issues with your instruments?  You walk to the front of the stage and play acoustic.  Immediately getting the crowd on […]


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 […]


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