Posts Tagged ‘Yeah Yeah Yeahs’

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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Lollapalooza Day 2

The weather completely 180′d on everyone for Day 2 of Lolla. In fact, it almost threatened to break 100 degrees! I was commenting with a fellow photog about how irritating it is when sweat drips in your eye when trying to shoot.  It was almost oppressively hot.  But I say again, nevertheless, the bands didn’t give up, so neither did I.

Yeah Yeah Yeah’s put on a great closing set, but the stage lighting was awful because it required a lot of blacklight which, while visually appealing, doesn’t translate well on film. So it was difficult to get good shots of them, especially amidst the most photographers I’ve ever seen gathered in a single photo pit, elbowing for a decent shot. Next time I think I’ll rent a longer lens. That way I can beat them down with it and then get a good close-up :)

Lollapalooza 2009

Lollapalooza 2009 Santigold
Lollapalooza 2009 Perry Farrel
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Karen O Lollapalooza 2009

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