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Part Time Punks w/ Soft Metals @ Echoplex

Soft Metals @ Echoplex Part Time Punks Live Concert Photo (

So, there’s a music event every Sunday at the Echo nightclub here in Los Angeles, called Part Time Punks.

It’s a weekly dance night for fans of post-punk, darkwave, synthwave, and dreampop, with theme nights from Siouxsie and the Banshees to Pulp Night and the ever-popular Smiths/Morrissey Night.  But every other week or so, they showcase a lineup of live music acts, either native to LA or on tour from nearby or abroad.

This week’s PTP headlined SOFT METALS, an LA-turned-Portland synthwave duo with ethereal dreamscape vibes and catchy, pulsating beats.


BedRocktoberfest 2014

Bedrocktoberfest 2014 Head Wound City Jordan Blilie by Los Angeles concert photographer Justin Gill

I had the pleasure to shoot BedRocktoberfest, the second annual music and magic festival held at Bedrock, a recording and rehearsal studio in LA’s Echo Park.

What drew my interest was the reunion of Head Wound City, the hardcore supergroup composed of members Nick Zinner from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Jordan and Cody from The Blood Brothers, and Justin and Gabe from The Locust.  Also of note were stage performances from some accomplished magicians, some of which have performed on Late Night programs.

While this block party festival may only be in its second year, I could tell that this is exactly the kind of thing that will become a huge huge yearly event in the near future.

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Ana Barbara @ Dolby Theater Hollywood

Ana Barbara @ Dolby Theater by Los Angeles concert photographer Justin Gill

I had the pleasure to shoot Grammy-winning Latin singer Ana Barbara at Hollywood’s famed Dolby Theater. Ana’s glamor and glitz was well-received at the same gorgeous theater where the Oscars are held every year.  She owned the entire stage in elaborate outfits, backed by dancers and even a full mariachi!


The Green Children @ Hotel Cafe Hollywood

Live concert photo of The Green Children @ Hotel Cafe in Hollywood (Justin Gill)

Last weekend I had the pleasure to shoot The Green Children, an acoustic folk duo at Hotel Cafe, a classy jazz club in the heart of Hollywood.

This place was perfect setting for them, as the intimate vibe allowed singer Milla’s voice to warm up the entire room.  It’s no wonder they are making some pretty big waves and gaining a wide audience, both in the US and in Europe.


Anthrax (and SLASH!) @ House Of Blues

 (Justin Gill)

I’m going to go ahead and lead-in with a photo of Anthrax playing with surprise guest Slash onstage, as they pummeled through a cover of AC/DCs “T.N.T.”, even though he came out toward the end of their set.  Because why wouldn’t I??  It’s Slash! With Anthrax!  On the Sunset Strip!!

However, click the jump to see more photos of Anthrax’s Joey Balladonna, Scott Ian, Frank Bello and my best attempts to grab shots of Charlie Benante behind his monstrous drum set.  Oh, and glowing pentagrams galore:


Exodus @ House Of Blues

 (Justin Gill)

Feast your eyes on these flying V guitars that Exodus was slinging around last week at House Of Blues on Sunset Strip.  Definitely added some nice visual elements to complement the aggressive thrash metal that these guys have been kicking out all these years.


Preview: Anthrax @ House Of Blues Los Angeles

Anthrax Scott Ian live concert photo House Of Blues Los Angeles

 I’m gonna be editing like mad for the next 24  hours for a whole string of great blog posts,  not least of which was last night’s metal blitz at House Of Blues featuring headliners Anthrax!

For now I’ll leave you with a great photo of Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Ian Scott shredding together to tide us over until then.   Feel free to subscribe to my blog or follow me for updates in the meantime!

Reel Big Fish @ House Of Blues Los Angeles

Reel Big Fish Concert @ House Of Blues Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

Reel Big Fish brought their brand of zany ska punk to the House Of Blues on Sunset Strip.  I think it’s always nice to shoot a band with more variety in their instruments than just the standard guitar players.  It’s always a fun challenge to shoot an entire horn section as well.


Flogging Molly @ House Of Blues Los Angeles

Flogging Molly live concert House Of Blues Los Angeles (Justin Gill)

Nearly exactly one year since I shot Flogging Molly on tour in Chicago, I managed to shoot their set at House Of Blues on Sunset Strip for their 8th annual “Green 17” tour.  And I gotta say, Los Angeles House Of Blues may be one of my new all-time favorite venues.  At least with it’s rustic, pub appeal, it seemed a very fitting venue for Flogging Molly’s brand of celtic punk.  With fantastic lighting, to boot!


Suedehead @ House Of Blues Los Angeles

Suedehead House Of Blues Los Angeles live concert photos (Justin Gill)

In preparation for shooting Flogging Molly, I got to limber up by shooting opening band Suedehead, a soulful motown-meets-punk rock band playing a high-energy set for eager fans at the House Of Blues.

Surprised I was to learn that in spite of the lead singer’s heavy UK accent, Suedehead hails from neighboring Orange County California.  Of note was their soulful rendition of Fugazi’s “Waiting Room.”


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