It was a cold Thursday night in Austin Texas, but things were heating up inside Come Take it Live; a venue dedicated to bringing us the best and brightest in rock and metal talent. This particular evening was host to Blacktop Mojo as they finished the last dates of their It Won’t Last Tour.
From the sexy, gritty Maryann Cotton to the unbridled revelry of rock/rally heavyweights Black Smoke Sinners – or the dangerous, dirty and delicious Black Heart Saints – what a way to wrap a Sunday. 2020’s take on Black Sunday, that is.
Set up in a small corner of a south Austin popular Greek hangout, Opa!, VARYA adjusts her mic stand, amplifier, and tunes her lyric-adorned acoustic guitar. Her husband and a complete stranger fuss with a string of fairy lights at her feet in an attempt to…
It was an ambitious five-day quest to shoot five different concerts, test out some video and photo gear, and write a story about it. Working with local bands, rocker Des Rocs and indie band Brother Moses, Kail Rose manages 5 shoots in 5 days and lives to tell the tale.
Last week we caught up with indie rock band Brother Moses, playing live at Stubbs Austin for the first of their February tour stops. Check out their interview and show review.
If Beale Street Music Festival in downtown Memphis wasn’t already on your list, today’s announcement of a stacked lineup might just get you there. Held May 1-3 in Tom Lee Park during Memphis in May International Festival, it’s an impressively jam-packed lineup. Appealing to a wide demographic with a little of everything, it also boastsContinue reading “News: Beale Street Music Festival Announces Phenomenal 2020 Lineup”
The Struts have formally announced the addition of quite a few more 2020 tour dates on what is now dubbed the “Make It BIG Tour 2020” …which we suppose is all too appropriate. The four British rockers already have an ambitious 2020 tour schedule with dates all over the world, including Innings Festival, Sandjam, BostonContinue reading “News: The Struts Add Additional “MAKE IT BIG” Tour Dates to 2020 Tour Schedule”
DEFTONES have just announced their first summer tour in three years… having performed largely at select music festivals or their own festival “Dia De Los DEFTONES” in recent years. But this summer they’ll hit the road with Gojira and Poppy for a 30-city tour kicking off July 27th. “We’re super excited to have Gojira spendingContinue reading “News: DEFTONES Announce Summer Tour with Gojira and Poppy”
Must-see or Meh? Vote below!! Meh (1) – – – – > Must-See (5) Just minutes ago, Rage Against The Machine formally announced their 2020 world tour – One we’d been hoping for since word got out that they’d be reuniting to play Coachella and a few select cities. But now it’s official. Touring withContinue reading “News: Rage Against the Machine Announce Worldwide 2020 Tour”
Must-see or Meh? Vote below!! Meh (1) – – – – > Must-See (5) Featuring Bassnectar, Rezz, Jai Wolf and more, Camp Nowhere returns to Texas for a two-city run in 2020. The young festival makes its’ first summer stop in Dallas on June 20th, and follows with an Austin date on June 21. HappeningContinue reading “News: Camp Nowhere TX Returns for 2020”
Must-see or Meh? Vote below!! Meh (1) – – – – > Must-See (5) We’re now just three short weeks from our first major festival of the year and we couldn’t be more excited to kick off 2020’s festival season with none other than Innings Festival. Held in Tempe AZ (Phoenix area, for those notContinue reading “Countdown to Innings Festival 2020”
Photography and Show Review by Geoff Clowes of Sage + Spirit Photo After forty-five years and numerous lineup changes the Marshall Tucker Band is still doing what they love to do, hitting the road and making crowds forget the present and live, if only for ninety minutes, the ‘seventies. Such was the case when theContinue reading “Show Review: Marshall Tucker Band’s Southern Rockin’ Roundup Tour”
In just a couple of weeks, Ground Up Music Festival makes its return to oceanfront North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach for their 2020 edition of the acclaimed small music festival. Hosted by three-time Grammy winner Snarky Puppy, this lineup features an eclectic list of International artists from many walks of life over three beautifulContinue reading “News: Ground Up Music Festival Lineup announced”
Must-see or Meh? Vote below!! Meh (1) – – – – > Must-See (5) Hot off the press… Incubus, 311 and Badflower have just announced their summer tour together. Hitting cities across the US (including Austin, Dallas and Houston – Texas has nothing to complain about!!) starting late July. You stoked? We are! Scroll downContinue reading “News: Incubus, 311 and Badflower announce Summer tour”
Must-see or Meh? Vote below!! Meh (1) – – – – > Must-See (5) Ok ok, so we’re a couple of weeks late on this one… but the January 6th announcement of Bottlerock’s 8th annual music festival lineup came in the midst of, oh, every other medium-to-large scale US festival dropping their lineup. Or soContinue reading “News: Bottlerock Lineup announced”
Photography & Show Review: Kail Rose On my way home, I found a couple of their songs on Spotify and clicked play. They were right to recommend them – energetic rock reminiscent of Zeppelin and Aerosmith, with incredible vocals and catchy lyrics. This was everything a hit was made of. I followed, kept them onContinue reading “Show Review: Dirty Honey, Parish Austin”
Must-see or Meh? Vote below!! Meh (1) – – – – > Must-See (5) We were entirely stoked when the full BC lineup landed this Tuesday… we already knew we were in for Foo Fighters and RHCP, who are always a good time (did you see this clip of Flea in free-spirited interpretive dance mode?).Continue reading “News: Boston Calling Lineup announced!”
This weekend saw yet another successful CobraCast Birthday Bash Slamboree at Come and Take It Live… starring School of Rock, 99 Crimes, Roc Holiday, Black Heart Saints, Madam Radar, Three33, Vallejo, Dirty Wormz and Dangerous Toys it was a nonstop high-octane birthday blowout for Bobby Sharron and the CobraCast. Bobby has been a pivotal figure in the music industry here in Austin for many years – from his successfulContinue reading “Cobracast Birthday bash 2020”
Precision Camera hosted the three-day Nikon Music Video Bootcamp class last weekend at their north location. It was a jam-packed weekend of inspiration, information and hands-on learning, led by Chicago-based filmmaker, photographer and Nikon Ambassador Chris Hershman. Having worked with bands like Switchfoot and Company of Thieves, Chris has swiftly amassed a portfolio of bigContinue reading “G(irl)photographer: Nikon Music Video Bootcamp”
Must-see or Meh? Vote below!! Meh (1) – – – – > Must-See (5) What’s that? A newbie to the rock festival world you say? SOLD! In an ever-changing rock fest universe, this Grand Rapids, MI newb promises big things. Headliners Disturbed, Skillet, Staind and Chevelle are not tiny names to balk at… a solidContinue reading “News: Upheaval Fest Lineup announced!”
Photography: Josh Wolfer, Story: Kail Rose Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their 2010 EP, Long Overdue, January 11th saw an absurdly excellent evening of music, rainbow penguins, and rock & roll debauchery with Austin’s own A Good Rogering. One of the few Austin bands I’ve seen more than a handful of times, I’ve yet toContinue reading “A Good Rogering: My favorite band you’ve never heard of”
Innings Festival – Must See This will be our first fest of the decade, and it’s a no-brainer. Held in Tempe AZ (Phoenix area, for those not familiar) from Feb 29-Mar 1 – because where else would you want to be on Leap Year day? With headliners Dave Matthews Band and Weezer, we’re stoked already.Continue reading “Spring 2020 Festivals: Must-Sees & Mehs”
Like most of us, I sat down around New Year and attempted to write out my list of New Year’s Resolutions. They varied from the usual “go running at least three days a week,” “eat healthy” and “drink less wine” (ha… we’ll see how that one goes) to the exceptionally over-ambitious “start an independent mediaContinue reading “G(irl)photographer: New Year’s Resolution”
Article by Bernard Cana / Talon Kane Photography Published Jan 3, 2020 on thephotopit.com From The Pit To The Crowd: Sevendust with Deepfall and Stitched Up Heart – House of Blues Orlando – Lake Buena Vista FL – December 29, 2019 On November 9, 2014 before I started photographing and reviewing concerts, I attended aContinue reading “The Photo Pit: Sevendust with Deepfall and Stitched Up Heart”
By: Kail Rose, Published 12/31/19 on G(irl)photographer.com It’s been a wild, jam-packed year. So many amazing opportunities and incredible shows – I’m beyond blessed to have found myself sitting in the pit at each of them, shooting to my heart’s content. As I do every year, here’s a recap of my favorite shows (and festivals)Continue reading “G(irl)photographer: My Top Shows of 2019”
Despite a cold and wet evening, fans were lined up down the block to get into Fort Lauderdale’s Culture Room. The venue, a must-play for any metal act passing through South Florida, was at capacity this evening to see Swedish heavy metal favorites, In Flames. The Swedish sextet, supporting the release of their thirteenth album,Continue reading “In Flames Set the Culture Room Ablaze”
The entire venue turned dark. Not a light anywhere, even the empty bars are dark. With the darkness came roars of approval from the largely teenage crowd, and then the opening chords of ok ok?, the smash hit from the Long Beach indie-pop band Half*Alive. With only a single hand-held spotlight to light their facesContinue reading “Half Alive packs the Culture Room”
Must-see or Meh? Vote below!! Meh (1) – – – – > Must-See (5) What a beautiful, diverse, colorful, genre-bending lineup for their 10th annual festival… wow, just wow. This is a delight. We are so stoked to see String Cheese Incident in the top spot and tbh… Bassnectar is also not terrible. But thereContinue reading “News: 10th Annual Electric Forest Lineup announced!”
Must-see or Meh? Vote below!! Meh (1) – – – – > Must-See (5) My head was spinning before I’d even read half of this lineup… Hangout is known for BIG lineups (and a great beach… and the perfect spot to drag the squad for a weekend of careless revelry…) but this is bigger thanContinue reading “News: hangout Fest Lineup announced!”
Musings from my photographic journey; learnings, inspiration, adventures, chance meetings and useful resources. Also probably some overly enthusiastic ramblings about cool things I happen across… In case it wasn’t already obvious, one of my biggest passions is photography. Captain Obvious has entered the building. To be honest, it’s become a monumentous learning curve that uncoversContinue reading “G(irl)photographer: 001 What’s this all about, then?”
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