indie rock photography by jasper coolidge

bands i've shot | stuff i love  

When Life Takes Place in the Span of a Pop Song...

I'll stop the day 
You'll rise again 
Don't count the news man to signal the end 
 'Cause you can trust your farthest friends across the world ...
- stellastarr*, "Lost In TIme"

"You see, he knows he's not remembering this dance, he's there. He's there in both moments simultaneously. And just like for an instance (snaps his fingers), all his life is just folding in on itself and it's obvious to him that time is a lie...(Jesse motions to his right, and sees Céline standing against the wall, listening to him) uh...that's it's all happening all the time and inside every moment is another moment, all...You know, happening simultaneously.  And, anyway, that’s…that's kind of the idea...anyway."
- Jesse Wallace, Before Sunset


This second incarnation of my band photography blog was created in March 2011 as an contra-Fitzgeraldian second act.  It will someday eventually contain as many restored-from-oblivion photos from my original site jenyk.com (1999-2007) as I can cobble together.  Both new and old remastered shows are listed to the right and below as they're added. 

Here lies the full list of all bands I've shot.


A little bit of history... in which I become my own Behind The Music cliché or "snailClimb Mount Fuji, But slowly, slowly!"

I love to watch  you fall apart
You're turning into higher art...
- The Comas, Tonight on the WB


There was once a little band photography blog called jenyk.com that was my life's dream that lasted from 1999-2007. In its halcyon days, it cranked out 3 shows a night, drew 30,000 visitors a day, threw weekly shows all over the city, and documented what in hindsight may have been the last dying gasp of The Lower East Side and pre-money Williamsburg non-ironic glamour, sexiness, and danger in our indie rock scene.

That dream was suddenly literally deleted with ignominy from virtual existence by the internets gods when I failed to pay my server bills after I went away to clean the NYC out of my system in 2007.

Through that site, I had the pleasure of being at over 1000 shows shooting over 30,000 photos of bands as well as some street scenes, the odd press photo, even sold some records, threw some awesome parties, traveled to Europe and around America,  and most importantly got to meet my personal Golden Gods and Goddesses, some of the greatest people and musicians in the world,

Finally in a bittersweet turn, it helped to launch my career as a full-time band booker and promoter - sweet in that it's something I've always wanted to do, but bitter in that the actual music business is an absolute bitch of a beast and the ultimate "seeing how the sausage is made" experience.

The memories, as hazy as they are, are something that never fails to put a smile on my face.

That site, being my artistic life's work to that point, was more a part of me than any of my day jobs were and then I blew it all (up my nose). 

Totally losing 8 years of one's life's work was beyond devastating to say the least (even worse, someone stupidly didn't have a back-up, anywhere - this is your brain on drugs). 

But, though it's taken several years of epic solipsistic battles with regret, I've since rallied and come to grips with what I'd done and decided to put it all back together. 

Over the past few years up to today, I've been scouring the internet caches and archives as well as some tragically damaged hard drives, cdr's, even zip and floppy disks to piece together what I've been able to of the 1000+ shows and 10,000 photos I had photographed and archived. 

I call it "deep storage hard drive dumpster diving".  And slowly, slowly but surely, when I come across a particularly glorious show that I'd probably blacked out during, it makes the task seem more Jeterian and less Sisyphusian in scope.

In this master listing of shows, the ones with no links are photos that till to be salvaged.  Of those, the ones with no dates need even more research.

Eventually, I'll be restoring as many as I can of these shows to this site as its own page and adding more shows to this list as I find them. 

For now, I've linked up all the new ones from 2011 to present and any that I've recovered and sometimes remastered so far.

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past..." 
You're goddamn right we do.

  Jasper Coolidge
September 2014
LES, NYf'nC
 


All Recently Added Shows


The Mendoza Line 09.13.03 (remastered)


The Mynabirds 10.22.10


Bonfire Madigan 05.25.03 (remastered)


Shade 08.20.04


The Fever 09.26.14


The Morning After Girls 03.24.05 (remastered)


Ambulance LTD 06.13.03 (remastered)


Beck 04.16.05 (remastered)


Tarantula (A.D.) 09.14.03 (remastered)


Haley Bonar 12.03.03 (remastered)


Rachael Yamagata 12.04.03


The Comas 03.25.05


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 03.02.05


Tight Fit (Tralala) 02.04.04 (remastered)


Wolfmother 09.15.04 (remastered)


The Last Town Chorus 05.08.03 (remastered)


Daybreaker 11.25.03 (remastered)


Daybreaker 09.28.03 (remastered)


Azure Ray 09.02.03 (remastered)


The Caulfield Sisters 05.01.04 (remastered)


The Fiery Furnaces 08.11.03 (remastered)

"
Low 12.03.03 (remastered)


The Walkmen 09.06.02 (remastered)


The Raveonettes 12.12.03 (remastered)


Rilo Kiley 03.02.03 (remastered)


The Realistics 10.03.03 (remastered)


Eagle and Talon 09.04.04


At The Moment 07.14.14


White Magic 08.16.03 (remastered)


Japanther 06.27.03 (remastered)


Interpol 08.05.02 (remastered)


Franz Ferdinand 02.19.04 (remastered)


Tilly and The Wall 10.08.04


La Laque 05.08.04 (remastered)


stellastarr* 09.06.03 (remastered)


Au Revoir Simone 05.13.04


Forget Cassettes 07.06.03 (remastered)


Forget Cassettes 07.07.03 (remastered)


Phantogram 10.22.09


Sly Moth 09.05.14


Bunny Punch 09.05.14


Beatie Wolfe 09.19.12


Tarantula (A.D.) 10.14.03 (remastered)


Danger Mouse 05.30.03 (remastered)


Bella Lea (Ambulette) 03.10.05 (remastered)


American Dream 12.12.12


Frk.Fryd 06.22.12


Sea Ray 04.08.04 (remastered)


The Twenty-Twos 10.10.03 (remastered)


Sea Ray 03.08.04 (remastered)


Quitzow 05.28.14


Kicksonic 08.14.14


Denali 10.02.03 (remastered)


Buffalo Clover 05.14.14


Beatie Wolfe 09.12.12


Dennis Cahlo & The Change 06.27.14


Elka & The Seltzers 08.13.14


Bunny Punch 04.04.14


Slang King 05.16.14


Beth Orton 06.14.04 (remastered)


Maggie Poulos 06.27.14


Autodrone 12.05.03 (remastered)


The Mayberries 07.27.14


The Mayberries 06.23.14


The Mayberries 05.05.14


Overlord 07.19.14


Sly Moth 07.19.14


Silversun Pickups 10.11.06 (remastered)


PJ Harvey 06.05.04 (remastered)


Dirty on Purpose 04.19.03 (remastered)


Laura Cantrell 02.02.12


Lindbergh Palace 06.30.11


Archers of Loaf 06.26.11


Tiff Randol 05.14.11


Dean and Britta play Galaxie 500 06.17.11


Broken Social Scene 06.19.03 (remastered)

The Canon Logic 04.28.11


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 01.23.05


The Head Set 05.13.11

Tilly and the Wall 06.01.04


Elliot and the Ghost 05.10.11


Yes! Selector Party 09.10.03

Brenn 05.10.11


New Moods 05.09.11


The Caulfield Sisters 11.03.03

Daniel Wayne 05.05.11


The Affair 12.11.03

Men and Whales 05.05.11


Snowden 07.20.04

The Revere 05.05.11


Hula 07.09.04

Seaflux 04.29.11


The mOrgans 04.29.11


Kristin Diable 03.16.04

Elk City 09.13.03

Switchblade 04.29.11


Annekei 03.07.11


Unknown Mortal Orchestra 04.25.11

The Postal Service 04.18.03/04.19.03


The Lemonheads 04.28.11


Young Prisms 04.23.11

Laura Burhenn 08.19.04

Carissa's Wierd 07.05.03


Smith Westerns 04.25.11


The Kills 07.18.03

The Photo Atlas 04.21.11


Calla 04.26.03

stellastarr* 05.13.05/05.20.05


Voxhaul Broadcast 04.19.11


Skybombers 04.19.11


The Comas 09.08.04


Night Fevers 04.19.11


Versus 01.04.03


Charlotte Martin 06.10.03


The Factory 04.16.11


Tenements 04.16.11

The Blake Babies 07.19.01

Shelby 04.05.04


New York Band Draft 10.16.10


Rachael Yamagata 09.27.03


Rilo Kiley 03.02.03

The Morning After Girls 03.24.05


Beck 04.16.05

Franz Ferdinand 02.19.04


Ponywhip 04.08.11


The Pioneers of Seduction 04.06.11


Wolfmother 09.15.04

Denali 02.06.04


Dear Comrade 04.05.11


Dennis Cahlo 01.27.04

The Realistics 10.03.03


Corita 04.02.11

Lykke Li 05.07.08

The Antlers 04.16.08

Karen Elson & dawn Landes 12.20.03


Overlord 04.02.11


Pela 10.04.03

Sea Ray 05.03.03

Low 12.03.03


The Dough Rollers  03.25.11


Bright Eyes 02.24.04

Tilly and the Wall 01.18.04


Haley Bonar 12.03.03


joanaspolicewoman 01.27.04

The Threads 03.07.11


Longwave 05.03.03


Madison Strays 06.08.04


Michael Pitt 06.15.05


Ghostwise 02.10.11


Prospector 03.07.11


Toys in Trouble 03.19.11


Queens of The Stone Age 03.25.11


Here's some drivel from the "glory days" that both souped up my head and scared the shit out off me at the time *cough*therapy*cough*...

New York Press, Article August 12, 2003 

Jasper Coolidge probably goes to more shows than you. He’s almost certainly taken more pictures than you. Armed with a Sony Cybershot DSC-F717, he sees about a dozen bands each week and puts their photos on his website, jenyk.com. He also writes about each show, often mentioning how wasted he was and how overwhelmed he is by each band’s potential. So far, he’s chronicled more than 200 shows and posted close to 10,000 pictures. Jasper likes bands on the rise. There are no pictures of the Strokes or White Stripes at jenyk.com. There are, instead, 10 sets of photos of the charming, moody loverboys of Elefant and four sets of the fierce, hot-as-fuck gals (and one guy) in the Twenty-Twos. Jasper lives in a blissful world of honest, unabashed fandom... "My philosophy has always been: I can’t play an instrument; I’m tone-deaf," Jasper told me. "Even though I played piano for nine years, I don’t recall any of it. So this is my way of contributing to the creative process, of not just being another fan in the crowd."

"Official" Bio from 2004

In addition to gaining recognition for his photography of bands, Jasper runs jenyk/dot/com which features up and coming musical acts in what has become a new type of media - describing, exposing, and promoting bands - all through an unbiased and independent filter. Averaging 25,000 visitors a month, jenyk.com has become what he describes as "an essential digital outpost for independent new music that deserves to be seen and heard." Among the bands he's been capturing since their early days and have since broken into the big time are Elefant, The Fiery Furnaces, Denali, Rainer Maria, and stellastarr*. 

In 2003 he launched VICIOUS @ Sin-é, a monthly showcase of the best new NYC buzz bands and truthflies.com, an online record store specializing in promoting unsigned artists

 

added September 30, 2014

The Mynabirds @ Fontana's



The Mynabirds 10.22.10

@
Fontana's NYC
added September 30, 2014

I couldn't be any prouder and happier for someone that I know in the music biz as my friend Laura Burhenn who has steadily and quite organically carved out a name and career as The Mynabirds. {see the rest...}


added September 29, 2014

Bonfire Madigan @ Manitoba's



Bonfire Madigan 05.25.03
(remastered)
@
Manitoba's NYC
added September 29, 2014

from jenyk.com at the time...

Back when Madigan Shive was half of Tattle Tale with Jen Wood I had the BIGGEST crush on her, as I did on pretty much any and all riot grrls (I know, ugh) in the glorious late '90's.  {see the rest...}


added September 29, 2014

The Fever @ The Delancey


 
The Fever 09.26.14
@ The Delancey NYC

The first rule of The Fever is that they're NOT the beloved aughts NYC band of the same name.

The second rule of The Fever is that they're easily among the NICEST people I've ever come across in any situation in my life ever
. {see the rest...}

added September 26, 2014

The Morning After Girls @ Pianos



The Morning After Girls 03.24.05
(remastered)
@ Pianos NYC


from jenyk.com at the time...

Without a doubt, the best damn band from OZ or anywhere for that matter to hit NYC in 2005 (yes, Bloc Party and Kaiser Chiefs included) - ladies and gentlemen, I very proudly present The Morning After Girls - my new second favorite and quite possibly your new most favorite band. {see the rest...}

added September 25, 2014

Ambulance LTD @ Sin-e


 
Ambulance LTD 06.13.03 (remastered)
@ Sin-e NYC

from jenyk.com at the time...

OK, so take arbitrary parts of Pavement, Longwave, Pulp, The Allman Brothers and your favorite summer memories - mix them with a lead singer who looks Almost Famous without a mustache - layer on loads of brilliant PR, and you've got the best NYC band that no one ever heard of that's all of a sudden the next big thing. {see the rest...}


added September 25, 2014

Beck @ Hiro Ballroom


 
Beck 04.16.05
(remastered)
@ Hiro Ballroom NYC


It's not all that often that I place myself in these sort of situations - that is watching and photographing a show by someone who's a verified platinum-selling artist and arguably one of the top five performers in the world. {see the rest...}

added September 24, 2014

Tarantula (A.D.) @ Sin-e


 
Tarantula (A.D) 09.14.03 (remastered)
@ Sin-e NYC

from jenyk,com...

Two words - HOLY SHIT.

More words - manic gorgeous sublime po/mo-classical insidious enveloping chamber hypnotic swelling delicate heavy smoothed-out crashing melodic cacophony soundtrack to our dreams. {see the rest...}


added September 24, 2014

Rachael Yamagata @ The Bowery Ballroom


 
Rachael Yamagata 12.04.03
@
The Bowery Ballroom
NYC

There are few visuals in the world of live music as singularly captivating as an artist torch singing at a piano - and there are few artists as hypnotic at it as Rachael Yamagata.  {see the rest...}

added September 23, 2014

The Comas @ The Mercury Lounge



The Comas 03.25.05

@ The Mercury Lounge NYC


Of all the sordid vices I had in the aughts (Maker's Mark, certain illegal powders, Guitar Hero, etc.), probably my favorite one was this little band from North Carolina that moved to the big city and for a few glorious years thundered away like a crackling shooting star that blazed way too brightly and way too fast. {see the rest...}

added September 23, 2014

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah @ Crash Mansion


 
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 03.02.05
@ Crash Mansion
NYC


As a band that came along during the last throes of the actual demo cd era as well as pioneering and riding the first waves of the self-releasing album model, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah were something of a watershed band during the height of the aughts NYC indie scene. {see the rest...}

added September 22, 2014

Tight Fit (Tralala) @ Pianos


 
Tight Fit (Tralala) 02.04.04 (remastered)
@
Pianos NYC

from jenyk.com...

Tight Fit combines the sheer immense bursting with energy stage presence of Bling Kong with the shiny happy pop stylings of The Hong Kong... {see the rest...}


added September 21, 2014

The Last Town Chorus @ The Knitting Factory



The Last Town Chorus 05.08.03
(remastered)

@ The Knitting Factory NYC

from jenyk.com...

The combination of painkillers (back, ouch) precariously mixed with Sammy Light (no Amstel - the horror!), the 40 watt lighting, the dozen or so diehards sprinkled about, and of course the haunting music gave my first Last Town Chorus show a private screening to the end of the world feeling befitting their name. {see the rest...}


added September 20, 2014

The Realistics @ The Bowery Ballroom


 
The Realistics 10.03.03 (remastered)
@ Bowery Ballroom NYC

from jenyk.com...

If there had been any doubts as to the power and majesty of The Realistics, they were answered and rebutted and then some this past Friday in a performance that cements the notion that they are the most underappreciated, underexposed, and most spotlight deserving band in NYC today. {see the rest...}

added September 19, 2014

Eagle and Talon @ Pianos


 
Eagle and Talon 09.04.04
@
Pianos NYC

Out of all the hard drive dumpster diving I've been doing over the past few months searching for decade old photos I'd forgotten about and hadn't ever seen the light of day, this set from the obscure (to the East Coast anyway) and so cute and quirky LA band Eagle and Talon... {see the rest...}

added September 19, 2014

At The Moment @ The Delancey


 
At The Moment 07.14.14
@ The Delancey NYC

I wrote on my Instagram last night as At The Moment were killing it here that nights and bands like these are the reason that I love doing what I do for a living. {see the rest...}

added September 19, 2014

White Magic @ The Knitting Factory


 
White Magic 08.16.03 (remastered)
@
The Knitting Factory NYC

from jenyk.com...

With all due respect and sincerest apologies to the other 2 dudes in White Magic - my eyes and ears, and henceforth my camera couldn't quite turn away from the quite hypnotic vocal stylings of Mira... {see the rest...}


added September 18, 2014

Japanther @ Irving Plaza



Japanther 06.27.03
(remastered)
@
Irving Plaza NYC

from jenyk.com...

For once I was glad to be in the VIP cheap seats for a show. Otherwise, there’d be no f’n way I’d be able to properly capture the back and forth energy shared between Japanther and the Mogwai cult, um, fans. {see the rest...}

added September 17, 2014

Interpol @ Luna Lounge



Interpol 08.05.02
(remastered)
@ Luna Lounge NYC

from jenyk.com...

If I wasn't a guy, and were one of those kinda girls - you know the type - I probably would've needed a change of um, clothes being at this secret Interpol show.  I totally forgot what they were advertised as, but it was an awful fake name. {see the rest...}

added September 16, 2014

Franz Ferdinand @ The Bowery Ballroom



Franz Ferdinand 02.19.04
(remastered)
@ Bowery Ballroom NYC


from jenyk.com...

Admittedly, the highlight of the Franz Ferdinand set for me was the incessant squealing and seemingly involuntary tourettes-like declarations of love emanating from New York Doll and Ultragrrrl. To wit... {see the rest...}

added September 16, 2014

Tilly and The Wall @ The Bowery Ballroom



Tilly and the Wall 10.08.04
@ The Bowery Ballroom NYC
 
I think the best "this is your brain on drugs" commercials ought to portray various artists - musicians, painters, writers, designers, and - ahem - photographers running amok Tasmanian Devil style leaving creative works in their wake and then forgetting about them the next morning and then the next decade due to the blacking out with aplomb during the whole process. {see the rest...}

added September 15, 2014

La Laque @ The Mercury Lounge

La Laque 05.08.04 (remastered)
@ The Mercury Lounge NYC

from jenyk.com...

Call them Sergilicious - La Laque is taking this music thing back to the mod mod surf future with a truly inspired blend of sixties pop and post-modern chamber pop...  {see the rest...}

added September 14, 2014

stellastarr* @ The Black Cat



stellastarr* 09.06.03 (remastered)
@ The Black Cat Washington, DC

 

from jenyk.com...

my stellastarr* road trip
by jasper coolidge

So whilst getting plastered last Friday night, I somehow have a phone conversation with Nina Bella and the next thing I know I'm driving down to DC with her and Jonny Kaps the next morning with visions of Sharin Foo in my head.  {see the rest...}


added September 13, 2014

Au Revoir Simone @ Pianos



Au Revoir Simone 05.13.04
@ Pianos NYC

from jenyk.com...

Reason to love living in NYC #842 - ladies and gentleman, Au Revoir Simone.  Comprised of Erika of Dirty on Purpose, Annie and Sung Bin of '64 World's Fair, and their enchanting friend Heather, they're like a hipster all-girl Traveling Willburys... {see the rest...}


added September 12, 2014

Forget Cassettes @ Sin-e

Forget Cassettes 07.06.03 (remastered)
@ Sin-e NYC

from jenyk.com,,,

Although there is certainly nothing wrong with being from Nashville - after all it is "Music City, USA" - I can't help but believe that if Forget Cassettes were to call NYC or some other more cosmopolitan burg home, they'd be already be approaching supernova-like status in the indie world. {see the rest...}


added September 12, 2014

Phantogram @ Fontana's



Phantogram 10.22.09
@ Fontana's NYC

Obviously this show took place before Phanotgram blew the fuck up as it was an afternoon show during CMJ with about 15 people lucky to be in attendance.  {see the rest...}

added September 11, 2014

Sly Moth @ The Delancey



Sly Moth 09.06.14
@ The Delancey NYC
 

Due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances, in the absence of their drummer, Sly Moth played this set low-key and unplugged and their guitarist Stephen and I both remarked after the show just how damn pretty their songs are underneath all the fuzzy stuff - truly making lemonade out of a potentially lemony situation.  {see the rest...}

added September 10, 2014

Bunny Punch @ The Delancey



Bunny Punch 09.05.14
@ The Delancey NYC

As a huge fan of classical music - Baroque in particular - and a firm believer in it's importance in being a foundation for all the music that followed, I get a particular thrill when modern bands use string instruments like cellos and in the case of Bunny Punch, the wonderful violin. {see the rest...}


added September 9, 2014

Beatie Wolfe @ Fontana's



Beatie Wolfe 09.19.12
@ Fontana's NYC

Live in this city long enough and you'll have your fair share of run-ins with people who are (or think they are) the apex predators of their life's calling. Some dubious personal examples include Christie Brinkley, David Byrne, Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Liz Phair, Jewel, Evan Dando, Dan Clowes, Little Steven, Michael Stipe, etc. {see the rest...}


added September 9 2014

Tarantula (A.D.) @ Sin-e



Tarantula 10.14.03 (remastered)
@ Sin-e NYC

from jenyk,com...

So I guess I ought to elaborate more on Tarantula than the unabashed gushing from the first time I saw them.  {see the rest...}


added September 8, 2014

Danger Mouse @ The Bowery Ballroom



Danger Mouse 05.30.04 (remastered)
@ Bowery Ballroom NYC

If
you allow me to take you back to that not-so-innocent Summer of '04, you'll remember that The Grey Album was absolutely killing it and breaking new ground in - what would eventually unfortunately become a played-out buzzword - the genre of the mash-up. {see the rest...}

added September 8, 2014

Bella Lea (Ambulette) @ The Knitting Factory



Bella Lea (Ambulette) 03.10.05 (remastered)
@ The Knitting Factory NYC

After the very traumatic-for-me break-up of Denali in late 2004, Maura Davis formed a new band briefly called Bella Lea, before later assuming the name Ambulette (because there was another Bella Lea already I believe). {see the rest...}

added September 7, 2014

American Dream @ Fontana's



American Dream 12.12.12
@ Fontana's NYC

One of my favorite "more people just need to see" bands that I've ever had the pleasure of working with is the retro-modern dreamy Americana aptly named American Dream... {see the rest...}

added September 7, 2014

Frk.Fryd @ Fontana's



Frk.Fryd 06.22.12
@ Fontana's NYC

Translated as "Miss Delight" (thanks Google translate) in English from their native Norwegian, Frk.Fryd is a band that more than lives up to it's name, they actually blow it out of the water. {see the rest...}

added September 6, 2014

Sea Ray @ NorthSix



Sea Ray 04.08.04 (remastered)
@ North Six Brooklyn

from jenyk.com...

Highly recommended show going tip #895 - see Sea Ray in an altered state.  Due to obvious reasons I can't and won't tell you exactly what altered state I was in for this show, but rest assured, it put a band's show that I had seen nine times previous into a state of interstellar overdrive that mere pixilated words on a screen can't even begin to aspire to describe.
  {see the rest...}

added September 6, 2014

The Twenty-Twos @ Plaid



The Twenty-Twos 10.10.03
(remastered)

@ Plaid NYC


from jenyk.com...

Yeah it's not a "real" music venue, and it's best known for being the former Spa than anything, but goddamn if Plaid doesn't have the best lighting for shows in the City. {see the rest...}

added September 5, 2014

Sea Ray @ The Bowery Ballroom



Sea Ray 03.08.04 (remastered)
@ The Bowery Ballroom NYC

from jenyk.com...

I don't believe I've ever mentioned in the 1000 or so pages or 50,000 or so words on this site that Sea Ray is far and away my favorite of all the bands I've seen to photograph... {see the rest...}


added September 4, 2014

Quitzow @ The Delancey 



Quitzow 05.28.14
@ The Delancey NYC

I've known Erica Quitzow for just about a decade and gave her her first ever NYC show at while I was at Pianos and in the years since...  {see the rest...}


added August 29, 2014

Kicksonic @ The Delancey



Kicksonic 08.14.14
@ The Delancey NYC

Kicksonic is one of those bands that when one looks at them on stage, you really wouldn't know what to expect musically  {see the rest...}


added July 18 2014

Denali @ The Mercury Lounge



Denali 10.02.03 (remastered)
@ The Mercury Lounge NYC

The early aughts are like a Blackwater Bay of sunken ships of bands-that-ought-have-been-huge before the doom that befell the music industry worse than anything that happened in Valyria. {see the rest...}


added July 6, 2014

Dennis Cahlo & The Change @ The Delancey



Dennis Cahlo & The Change 06.27.14
@ The Delancey NYC

I've been fortunate enough to have been able to call Dennis Cahlo a friend since 2003 when he was in the way too-unfortunate-not-to-have-made-it-huge legendary band The Realistics. {see the rest...}


added June 26 2014

The Mayberries @ The Delancey 



The Mayberries 05.05.14
@ The Delancey NYC

This was a momentous occasion, a true technological leap forward - the first time I've ever booked a band through finding them on Reddit (r/indie_rock)!
 {see the rest...}

added June 4 2014

Silversun Pickups @ Mercury Lounge



Silversun Pickups 10.11.06 (remastered)
@ Mercury Lounge NYC

Often people will ask me why I've been booking small clubs since I got into this business in 2003, and while the long answer is convoluted and would probably require psychoanalysis... {see the rest...}

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