Los Angeles

Barrie Concert at Teragram Ballroom

From the moment I heard “Tal Uno” I was hooked on Barrie (seriously, who doesn’t love a beautiful breakup song). And you should be, too. Their debut LP Happy To Be Here is really, really good.

Click the photos to scroll through them big. Huge thanks to Barrie for having me out.

Tycho Concert at The Greek Theatre

What’s there to say here? I got to shoot one of my favorite bands (Tycho) at an iconic Los Angeles venue (The Greek) for the first night of their newest album’s (Weather) world tour. Endless gratitude…

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Weyes Blood Concert at The Fonda

Weyes Blood submerged concert goers in a warm pool of psychedelic folk rock at The Fonda Wednesday night. Natalie Mering, who has performed under various iterations of the moniker “Wise Blood” since she was 15, spun intricate and precise ballads that swelled and filled the entire venue. The grand arrangements felt nostalgic and sentimental, glimmering through an anachronistic filter. Blankets of smoke clinging to the stage, trippy oil splotches being projected on the screen behind the band, and the faint whirr of chirping crickets between songs lent a dream-like vibe to the entire set. The California native mentioned this show was particularly special to her as her mom and dog were in attendance.

In support of their latest release, Titanic Rising, Weyes Blood will spend the beginning of this fall touring the states before hopping across the pond for a European stint lasting through November.

Shot for Grimy Goods. Click the photos to scroll through them big.

Empire of the Sun Concert at The Fonda

You know those shows that leave such an impression on you that before the set is even over you're already looking up the tour schedule to see when you can catch them again? No? Only my concert obsessed ass? Anyway, that was Empire of the Sun when I saw them at BUKU back in 2015. I finally made good on that this weekend when I caught them on the first of their three (!) nights at The Fonda.

Shot for Half & Half. Click the photos to scroll through them big.

Girlboss Rally LA 2019

Alongside a dream team of bad ass (mostly) female photographers, I got to shoot the incredibly informative and empowering Girlboss Rally 2019 on UCLA’s campus in Los Angeles. It was two days of total girl power.

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Golden Daze Concert at the Moroccan Lounge

I fell in love with Silver Lake’s Golden Daze when I saw them open for Whitney in Houston in the spring of 2016. Their warm, organic sound swells inside me in all the ways I love. Golden Daze’s newest release, Simpatico, is easily one of my favorite albums of 2019, and they basically played it in its entirety Tuesday night. Make sure to give it a listen and see these guys when they come to your town.

Click the photos to see them big. To see photos from the first time I shot Golden Daze, click here.

Chromeo Concert at The Hollywood Bowl

Chromeo, the electro-funk duo hailing from Montreal, brought down the Hollywood Bowl Sunday night. The self-proclaimed Lords of Funk, David “Dave-1″ Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel have been making music together since the mid-90s. Their sound is an anachronistic technological wonder; beneath Chromeo’s retro aesthetic is shining modern production. The set was full of dazzling surprises and boundless energy; the crowd at the Bowl was enthralled from start to finish.

The set was opened with “Intro” flowing into “Fancy Footwork,” with “Bonafied Lovin’” and “Needy Girl” not far behind. They played six tracks off their most recent release, 2018’s Head Over Heels, which was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical category. Stand out moments included the full on sing along that took place during “Must’ve Been” and an impressive drum solo in “Don’t Sleep.” 2014’s White Women had its time, too. Chaz Bear of Toro Y Moi joined Chromeo on stage during “Come Alive,” and the crowd danced in a sea of cell phone flashlights to “Old 45’s". During “Over Your Shoulder,” Dave-1 walked along the ledge between two sections of crowd before meeting up with P-Thugg for a guitar duet standing back to back. The set was closed with “Jealous (I Ain’t With It).” Dave-1 plays a chrome guitar, and when the spotlights hit it during “Night By Night” off Business Casual the beam scattered like a disco ball obliterating everyone in it’s path.

Chromeo’s powerhouse live show is a precisely calibrated, beautiful thing to behold. From the thick synth bass driving the groovy beats to the gurgle of P-Thugg’s talk box to the expertly executed light show, Chromeo was a blast to open the Hollywood Bowl season with.

Shot for Grimy Goods. Click the photos to scroll through them big.

Toro y Moi Concert at The Hollywood Bowl

Toro y Moi opened for Chromeo Sunday night at the Hollywood Bowl. It was the first night of KCRW’s 2019 World Festival. At its core, Toro y Moi is Chaz Bear (born as Chazwick Bradley Bundick), but he was joined on stage by a live band that included a bassisst, keys, percussion, and a conga player. Credited with being a prominent figure in the rise of chillwave early in the decade, Toro Y Moi’s heavily applauded January 2019 release, Outer Peace, leans more heavily into the weird, groovy realm where funk basslines meet house beats. This sonic shift made him a natural fit to prime the Los Angeles crowd before Chromeo’s set. That was made all the more apparent by the endless dancing bodies moving to the set that included nine of the ten tracks on Outer Peace.

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