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these are not photographs

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Tacocat at Death by Audio
Bluffing at Death by Audio

Desert Sharks at Death by Audio 
Mannequin Pussy at Death by Audio

Tacocat at Death by Audio Tacocat at Death by Audio

Photos of Tacocat, Mannequin Pussy, Desert Sharks and Bluffing performing at Death by Audio on a rainy Saturday, March 29, 2014.

More photos are available on Impose Magazine and Flickr.

Juicy J at Irving Plaza Vinny Cha$e at Irving Plaza Vinny Cha$e at Irving Plaza Vinny Cha$e at Irving Plaza Project Pat at Irving Plaza Project Pat at Irving Plaza Two audience members dance on stage with Project Pat
Juicy J at Irving Plaza Juicy J at Irving Plaza One of the lucky fans who received autographed sneakers from Juicy J

On Wednesday, March 12th, Juicy J’s “Never Sober” tour had a show at Irving Plaza in New York, NY.

Juicy J gave away three pairs of shoes that night to three very lucky people.

More photos are available on Impose Magazine and Flickr.

On Saturday, February 8th, I caught the final Don Giovanni Records showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The show featured sets by five bands: Black Wine, Priests, Brick Mower, California X and Screaming Females.

It was my first time seeing Priests live and I will make an effort to be at all of their upcoming NYC gigs because I absolutely loved them.

Many more photos are available on Impose and Flickr.

On  Monday, September 16th, Don Giovanni Records tour came to Bowery Ballroom featuring Waxahatchee, Screaming Females and Tenement. Aye Nako, who aren’t signed to the label, opened the show.

More photos are available on Impose Magazine and Flickr.

The Julie Ruin at Bowery Ballroom

Swearin' at Bowery Ballroom Murray Hill at Bowery Ballroom

The Julie Ruin at Bowery Ballroom The Julie Ruin at Bowery Ballroom The Julie Ruin at Bowery Ballroom The Julie Ruin at Bowery Ballroom

Photos of Swearin’ and The Julie Ruin performing at Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. It was The Julie Ruin’s second headlining performance ever and the night that their album, Run Fast, was released. The show was hosted by comedian, Murray Hill.

More photos are available on Impose Magazine and Flickr.

The Coathangers @ The Paper Box Filthy Savage @ The Paper Box EULA @ The Paper Box EULA @ The Paper Box EULA @ The Paper Box Pity Sex @ The Paper Box
Pity Sex @ The Paper Box
The Coathangers @ The Paper Box The Coathangers @ The Paper Box The Coathangers @ The Paper Box

Photos of The Coathangers, Pity Sex, EULA and Filthy Savage performing at The Paper Box in Brooklyn, NY on Friday, August 23rd. Bear Hands also performed but I left the venue before their performance.

Additional photos are available on Impose Magazine and Flickr.

Big Ups at Rippers Big Ups at Rippers Big Ups at Rippers EULA at Rippers Sleepies at Rippers Sleepies at Rippers

Photos of Sleepies, EULA and Big Ups performing at Rippers at Rockaway Beach this past Saturday (August 17, 2013). 

More photos are now on Impose Magazine.

Run the Jewels at Webster Hall Kool AD at Webster Hall Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire at Webster Hall Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire at Webster Hall Despot at Webster Hall Despot at Webster Hall
Killer Mike at Webster Hall
Despot with Run the Jewels at Webster Hall
Killer Mike takes a photo of Chest Rockwell during Run The Jewels at Webster Hall

Photos of Kool AD, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, Despot, El-P, Killer Mike plus Run The Jewels (which is the rap duo of El-P and Killer Mike) performing their final show of their first tour at New York City’s Webster Hall are now available on Impose Magazine and Flickr.

The Julie Ruin at Union Pool Petal War at Union Pool Petal War at Union Pool The Julie Ruin at Union Pool The Julie Ruin at Union Pool The Julie Ruin at Union Pool The Julie Ruin at Union Pool The Julie Ruin at Union Pool The Julie Ruin at Union Pool The Julie Ruin at Union Pool

The Julie Ruin performed their first headlining show at Union Pool on Thursday, August 8, 2013.  Opening the show was duo, Petal War.

Additional photos from this show are available on Impose Magazine and Flickr.

Melvins at House of Vans Honky at House of Vans Baroness at House of Vans Baroness at House of Vans Baroness at House of Vans Melvins at House of Vans Melvins at House of Vans

On Wednesday, July 31, 2013, Melvins, Baroness and Honky performed at House of Vans in Greenpoint Brooklyn.

More photos are available on Impose Magazine and Flickr.

CL Smooth at Central Park Rumsey Playfield Special Ed at Central Park Rumsey Playfield Torae's mom rapping along with her son at Central Park Rumsey Playfield Torae at Central Park Rumsey Playfield Homeboy Sandman at Central Park Rumsey Playfield Jise One and Q-Unique at Central Park Rumsey Playfield Sadat X of Brand Nubian at Central Park Rumsey Playfield Craig G at Central Park Rumsey Playfield The Rock Steady Crew dances at Central Park Rumsey Playfield DJ Pete Rock at Central Park Rumsey Playfield

On Sunday, July 28, 2013, The Rock Steady Crew celebrated their 36th anniversary with a free show at Central Park Rumsey Playfield.

More photos are available on Impose Magazine and Flickr.

Screaming Females at Maxwell's Nuclear Santa Claust at Maxwell's
Nuclear Santa Claus at Maxwell's
Screaming Females at Maxwell's

Photos of Don Giovanni Records bands Screaming Females and Nuclear Santa Claust performing at Maxwell’s in Hoboken for the final time on Sunday, July 21, 2013. The 35 year old venue will close on July 31st.

Additional photos are available on Impose Magazine and Flickr.

One week ago (Thursday, July 18th), I caught San Francisco’s Mikal Cronin performing at the sculpture garden at the Museum of Modern Art (of all places!). The show was free with museum admission and since I’m a member of the museum, I had to go mostly because I regretfully missed out on Cronin’s sold out Bowery Ballroom show last month (and plus, it was free for members). 

He took one request (“Green and Blue”), performed a cover (Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World”) and did a one song encore (“Change”). Thanks to the fine people at MoMA and PopRally for curating this event. Despite the show taking place during a heatwave, I had a fantastic time.

For more photos from the Mikal Cronin concert, head to Impose Magazine or Flickr.

wokeuplate:

undxr:

thepassionislife:

Last week I had the pleasure of performing alongside 3rd Bass at their reunion show. Very humbled by the fact that everyone made a point to come out to see me work. Great Crowd, Great Energy, Great Vibes… truly #cosmic

S/O the whole LifeIsPassion camp, my DJ SicksentZ, My lil bro Cokey Briccz, World’s Fair, Bitches Is Crazy (cause bitches is crazy) Philly B, Fortune Cookie, Ryan, Wilfredo, 2.5 and everybody that was in the crowd screaming “#cooosssmmmiiicccc” ha… 

#Passion #undxr

Shout out to Edwina Hay on the cameras for this one.

Full set can be viewed here.

Yep, I took these. Really great show and thanks to Eric for bringing this to my attention.

Behind the lens with Edwina Hay

Pepsi is currently running a feature in which photographers discuss the moments behind some of their images. I’m absolutely honored and incredulous that I’m the second person participating in this.

Twelve of my photos are discussed for the feature here.

The first Behind the Lens feature, with Jessica Lehrman, is also available here.