Concerts Verizon Center

Duran Duran @ Verizon Center

Not sure how I made it to 2016 before seeing Duran Duran, but that’s the way it worked out. That’s a shame, but this was a really great tour to see them on. Chic opened and they were freaking amazing. Then Simon Le Bon and company took the stage and gave us a hit-filled 19 song set that absolutely played. I was thrilled to hear “A View To A Kill” and a snippet of “New Moon on Monday” and we…

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9:30 Club Concerts

The Joy Formidable @ 9:30 Club

The Joy Formidable are such a fun band, it’s hard to pass up a chance to shoot them. So many bands these days just fucking stand there on stage, but not this Welsh trio. It’s all you can do to keep up with them! They are all over the place. Lead singer and guitarist Ritzy Bryan is certainly the attraction here (she has better guitar poses than most anyone) but don’t sleep on bassist Rhydian Davies or drummer Matthew Thomas. Stick with…

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Concerts Lincoln Theatre

Smashing Pumpkins @ Lincoln Theatre

Here’s something most people don’t know about me. Before (What’s The Story) Morning Glory came out in late 1995, my favorite band on the planet was the Smashing Pumpkins. Gish and Siamese Dream pretty much soundtracked my first two years at college. I listened to those albums incessantly. I could not get enough. It helped that the Pumpkins were pretty good about playing North Carolina (where I grew up and went to school). I had seen them a few times…

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Concerts Verizon Center

Chic @ Verizon Center

It’s been wonderful to see the long overdue resurgence for Nile Rodgers and Chic, both musically and personally. From beating cancer to making a smash record with Daft Punk, Rodgers is finally getting the props that had eluded him since Chic’s heyday. And let me tell you, he was on fire during this show. I try not to get too invested in shows in order for me to do my job properly, but I have to admit I took a…

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9:30 Club Concerts

Pusha T @ 9:30 Club

I had such a great time shooting Pusha T the last time he was in town, there was no way I was going to miss him this time through. Touring behind his awesome new album, King Push – The Darkest Before The Dawn, Pusha brought a very hyped crowd out to the 9:30 Club and delivered an amazing set. He’s grown so much as a performer so this smallish (for him) show was no sweat. If he’s coming through your…

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Concerts Warner Theater

Kirk Franklin @ Warner Theatre

This was, without a doubt, the most turnt crowd I have seen this year. Yes, even more than this show. I certainly was not expecting a crowd of churchgoing Baby Boomers to get up and shake their moneymakers, but that’s exactly what happened. Kirk Franklin came onstage and just went to town. It was amazing. I had no idea what to expect from this show, but I certainly wasn’t expecting to be so thoroughly entertained. It was very eye-opening to see…

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Concerts Fillmore Silver Spring

Future @ Fillmore Silver Spring

This gig was so much fun to shoot. There was a palpable energy in the venue before Future took the stage and then he blew the roof off when he finally made his appearance. And get this, he went on early!! That never happens at a hip-hop show. Because of this, Future is officially my favorite rapper (for now). Lights for this show were very LED heavy, leaning hard on purples, oranges and pinks.  I was really impressed with Future’s…

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Arenas & Sheds Concerts Verizon Center

Bruce Springsteen @ Verizon Center

Apologies for the (very) slow start to 2016 on this here internet space. To say 2016 has gotten off to a rough start for me would be an understatement, but that’s a blog post for another time. The good news is I’m back and I’m excited to share some new work with everyone. First up is this Springsteen concert from January at the Verizon center here in Washington, D.C. I’ve shot Springsteen 4 or 5 times at this point, and while it’s…

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