I have been staring at these photos for quite some time... I am between a more vintage color and black / white. Color or not they are still Charbra, you can listen to their music here: Charbra on Myspace.
Charlotte and Barbara are incredibly talented. Every time I see them I am reminded on how great they are. They are playing October 16th at Portugalia. I will be going and hope to see you as well :)
When you hear Alison Mosshart scream 60 feet tall and standing high on the front of the stage you know what you are witnessing. Your eyes are now locked on the music masterpiece of The Dead Weather. They had so much energy on stage I could barely stand still and almost moshing with the herd of photographers in the pit. I cannot express enough how I feel they should have headlined. They had a packed crowd and sounded so amazing. No offense to those who like MIA but they should have switched in the lineup.
Jack White only made an appearance at the mic during the 4th song. Which we all know I shoot for the first 3 songs then have to leave. I snapped a few shots of him as I was being pushed out. I cant get over how much I love this band / set of images :) more to be seen on flickr!
Brian Aubert has such an interesting voice. I was really looking forward to seeing SSP and I was not let down. He looked like an average guy but when he opened his mouth I opened mine in aw. They sounded like the album but in the live sort of way. I was not expecting them to being to hold up such a stellar sound.
Brian rarely snuck out from behind the mic but when he did the swarm of photographers moved over there. Since I am mentioning that the guy shooting with the gary fong over his flash needs to be punched, so inconsiderate. Epic lighting plus a strategic spot for shooting led to some great images :).
Why Modest, Why must you have the worst stage setup. I wish you were closer to those people who came to see you cough me cough. The whole band seemed to be hidden behind at least 2 instruments. They performed amazing as expected but because of the setup one of the main bands I wanted to shoot was lacking in the photo area. I even wore my green buffalo Modest Mouse shirt ;) They played a few of their new songs off the EP, sounded great.
As I already said, they were all so far back and with 30 photographers this was even harder to capture do to the lack of space. Great show though :)