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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.”


Bless The Fall @ House Of Blues

 Bless The Fall concert House of Blues Chicago

Bless The Fall put on an explosive set at House Of Blues.  Opening for Atreyu, these guys pulled all the rock star moves, including guitar whips, and climbing up on risers and cabinets for solos.  CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE »

Atreyu @ House Of Blues

Atreyu Concert House Of Blues Chicago Brandon Saller Drums

When shooting concerts, I always try to get at least one good photo of the drummer.  Drummer’s need photo love, too, afterall. Catching Atreyu at House Of Blues on tour to support their latest album, I couldn’t help but be impressed by singer/drummer Brandon Saller’s custom triple-kick(!) drum set.

Naturally as a result, I felt inclined to get more than just one photo of the drummer. Even when I made sure to catch some shots of the other members, the giant set tended to dominate much of the background.


GWAR @ House Of Blues

GWAR House Of Blues Chicago

GWAR brought another set of sci-fi horror metal to the House Of Blues the other night, and having photographed GWAR at House of Blues before, at first I was worried about the stage lighting treatment — excessive backlighting, billowing fog, rapid-fire strobes, and deep colored gels.  But after the first song, I realized my best bet was to embrace it as part of the “GWAR experience” and shoot accordingly.  Being that their show is pretty much a horror B-movie set to metal music, you can’t expect much more.  CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE »

The Casualties @ House Of Blues

The Casualties House Of Blues Chicago

It must be both exciting and daunting to open for a band such as GWAR, but The Casualties, a street punk band going 20 years strong, were pretty capable of rising to the challenge.  They weren’t timid in bringing the raucous to the crowd at House Of Blues.


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