The Music Hall of Williamsburg reeked of sweat, with our heads in a whiplash from head banging to the sounds of these amazing bands. Shooting shows is always both a pleasure and a challenge. Using tips from the No Flash article, we were able to capture some amazing moments.
Long Island natives Oso Oso continue to amaze with every performance. Spearheaded by Jade Lilitri's, Oso Oso's seemingly effortless guitar riffs and poetic lyrics off their lastest release the yunahon mixtape kept our feet taping and heads nodding in solidarity.
California indie-emo lovers Mom Jeans killed at this show. Leading with our favorite song off of their split with friends Graduating Life titled Shred Cruz, it's not hard to love their screaming vocals and dance around to their groovy guitar licks. Mom Jean's energy and friendliness is so evident when shooting them. They make the entire audience feel as if you're their best friend, and give such a raw and intimate performance that can be clearly captured.
Minnesota math-rock trio Tiny Moving Parts has been a pioneering band for the emo genre since their release of their sophomore album Pleasant Living in 2014. Their high energy music is only matched by a high energy performance with almost the entire audience screaming out the lyrics at the top of their lungs.
Lead singer and guitarist Dylan Mattheisen jumping all over the stage drenched in sweat, Tiny Moving Parts certainly do not match up to their name. Bursting with energy and love for their music, it comes clear when photographing them that the band's passion for music is not ready to die out.
Shooting bands in any kind of setting is always difficult. Some of our rolls didn't come out, some did. Some shots were blurry. However at the end of the day the music is what prevails in each and every shot, and we're here to capture that raw performance of the music we love so much.
We'd love to hear any experiences any of you have had shooting shows in the comment section!