Music Photography by Joe Papeo

Posts Tagged ‘New Jersey’

Photos: Radiohead played Prudential Center

Photos: Radiohead played Prudential Center

Prudential Center, Newark, NJ, 5.31.2012 – A year ago, Radiohead played Roseland Ballroom, a venue that holds about 2500 people, on back to back nights.  While they did that show to give their fans an intimate treat, a mere year later they sold out 2 nights at Prudential Center, a venue that holds 19,000 people. […]


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: 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: Alison Krauss & Union Station at The Wellmont

Photos: Alison Krauss & Union Station at The Wellmont

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, 4.22.12 – Grammy award winning performer Alison Krauss, with her band Union Station, brought their bluegrass tour to The Wellmont Theatre to perform in front of a sold out crowd.  Check out the rest of the pics by clicking through the break.


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: Jane’s Addiction played The Wellmont Theatre 3.6.12

Photos: Jane's Addiction played The Wellmont Theatre 3.6.12

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, 3.6.12 – Live music photos of Jane’s Addiction at the Wellmont Theatre in Monclair, NJ on March 6, 2012.  Touring in support of just being Jane’s Addiction, and a new album out back in October called The Great Escape Artist, one of the world’s great front men brought one of […]


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: Hunter Hayes at Izod Center 2.18.12

Photos: Hunter Hayes at Izod Center 2.18.12

Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ 2.18.12 – Country music phenom Hunter Hayes wrapped up his support of Rascal Flatts at Izod Center, touring in support of his freshman self titled album, Hunter Hayes.   Click through for more pics.


Photos: Sara Evans at Izod Center 2.18.12

Photos: Sara Evans at Izod Center 2.18.12

Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ, 2.18.12 – Sara Evans closed out her support on the Rascal Flatts tour Saturday night where she was touring in support of her 6th studio album, “Stronger“.  Looking striking, as usual, she playfully bantered with both her band and crowd and encouraged people to get up out of their seats and dance, especially […]


Photos: Rascal Flatts at Izod Center 2.18.12

Photos: Rascal Flatts at Izod Center 2.18.12

Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ, 2.18.12 – Rascal Flatts is one of the biggest selling country groups of all time.  With 20 million albums sold, they hit the road again in support of their 2010 #1 country album, Nothing Like This, their 6th straight number one album.  East Rutherford has never seen so many boots […]


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: Bayside at Convention Hall 12.9.11

Photos: Bayside at Convention Hall 12.9.11

Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ 12.9.11 – New York -based Punk Rock band Bayside, touring in support of their first release on Wind Up Records, Killing Time, opened up for headliners The Gaslight Anthem at legendary Asbury Park venue Convention Hall.


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: 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.


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: 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: 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: Young the Giant at PNC Bank Arts Center 9.4.11

Photos: Young the Giant at PNC Bank Arts Center 9.4.11

PNC Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, 9.4.11 – Hot off their appearance at the MTV VMA awards, Young the Giant is in the middle of a string of supporting dates for Incubus.  This was was an interesting pairing since the similarities between the 2 bands go about as deep as they both have 5 members.  Usually […]


Photos: Incubus at PNC Bank Arts Center 9.04.11

Photos: Incubus at PNC Bank Arts Center 9.04.11

PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ, 9.04.11 – Touring in support of there first album in 5 years, “If Not Now, When?”, Incubus rolled the bus through shore traffic to make a stop at PNC Bank Arts Center, or how the old timers still call it, The Garden State Arts Center.


Photos: INXS at The Wellmont Theatre 8.3.11

Photos: INXS at The Wellmont Theatre 8.3.11

The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ, 8.3.11 – INXS was my very first concert experience during the Kick tour in the summer of 1988.  Ziggy Marley opened the show at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Middletown, NY.  You never forget your first, and you compare all others.  Of course I was just feeling my way around […]


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