The Black and White Years & BLSHS @ Fitzgerald’s

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The Black and White Years & BLSHS @ Fitzgerald's

The Black and White Years & BLSHS perform at Fitzgerald’s on January 31, 2014.

My review for the Houston Press.

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Disclosure @ Warehouse Live

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Disclosure @ Warehouse Live

Disclosure perform at Warehouse Live in Houston, TX on January 29, 2014

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Turquoise Jeep @ Walter’s

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Turquoise Jeep @ Walter's

Turquoise Jeep perform at Walter’s in Houston, TX on January 29, 2013

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Jake Bugg @ House Of Blues

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Jake Bugg & Albert Hammond Jr. @ House Of Blues

Jake Bugg performs at House of Blues in Houston, TX on January 29, 2014.

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Blackberry Smoke @ The NorVa

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Blackberry Smoke & Delta Saints @ The NorVa

Blackberry Smoke perform at The NorVa in Norfolk, VA on January 16, 2014.

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The Delta Saints @ The NorVa

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Blackberry Smoke & Delta Saints @ The NorVa

The Delta Saints perform at The NorVa in Norfolk, VA on January 16, 2014.

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Philip H. Anselmo @ Warehouse Live

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Philip H. Anselmo @ Warehouse Live

Philip H. Anselmo of Pantera performs at Fitzgerald’s in Houston, TX on January 10, 2014.

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Cate Le Bon @ Fitzgerald’s

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My Best Photos Of 2013

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Photography has its ups and downs. Granted, significantly more ups than downs of course, but there are a few downs that are worth griping about. One of the major ones is that I take a couple hundred photos per show, send in a group at the end of the night, and I’m lucky to get four printed per article. You do the math; that leaves a whole shitload of photos per shoot taking up space on my macbook until they’re retired to the graveyard know as my external hard drive, sitting there getting e-dust all over them for the rest of eternity (or until my hard drive breaks).

Well, after a couple hours of searching through my photos, I’ve come up with my favorite shots from the past year. 2013 was an interesting year of shooting, allowing me to stand in photo pits during sets by such a varied roster of bands and artists. I was a few feet from both Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake; survived mosh pits at Anthrax, Rancid and Megadeath shows; fought for spots against hipsters at Yo La Tengo, Wilco, Vampire Weekend and Snow Patrol; rubbed elbows with Houston hip-hop royalty at Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, Cypress Hill, Public Enemy and Kendrick Lamar; got my classic rock fix with Heart, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Monkees and Fleetwood Mac; and was fortunate enough to photograph acts I never thought I would like Blondie, Iggy Pop, Cyndi Lauper, Ted Nugent, Juanes, Brad Paisley, Fall Out Boy, The Jonas Brothers, Courtney Love, Black Flag, The Moving Sidewalks, The Cure and so many more in between.

It’s easy to say that I’ve been lucky to have been afforded the opportunity to be able to catch so many great bands, but I’ve worked for it — I’ve worked hard as hell. I hope you enjoy the following gallery, as I’m as proud of each and every single photograph I take. I’ve taken many more than what are represented here, but these are my favorites from the past 12 months.

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Rancid @ House Of Blues

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Rancid @ House Of Blues

Rancid’s a band that’s been close to my heart for the better part of fifteen years, every since I was a young teen sporting chain wallets and getting my band tees at Hot Topic on a regular basis. Well, if you could believe it, it’s been a very long time since I’ve stopped into a Hot Topic, and even longer since Rancid was at the forefront of my playlist, so when the California punkers made their way to Houston’s House of Blues it was a pretty major blast from the past.

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