Concerts

Freelance Whales @ Iota

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Freelance Whales are a rather unfortunately named band from Queens, NY that are garnering a lot of buzz from various internet outlets.  Their sound is straight from the Arcade Fire/Montreal, Canada school of indie rock; lots of people on stage playing various instruments (often different ones for different songs) as well as banging on things like watering cans and the like.

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The lighting at Iota mainly comes from the Christmas lights hung above the stage, aided by a few spotlights hung over the sound board.  As such, I shot this set almost exclusively with my 50mm/1.4 and 85mm/1.8.  I tried my 24-70mm/2.8 for a few frames but it was just too slow.

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If you missed the band’s set, don’t worry.  They are back in D.C. in january, playing the Black Cat backstage on January 21st.

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