We’re looking back at our year in music photography. It was an outstanding year for new music and live shows in New Jersey. We were lucky to be able shoot quite a few of them. Enjoy this walk through our favorite music photos.
By far, the most fun we had this year, music-wise, was following The Front Bottoms on tour through Michigan, Ohio and Illinois. Ed was in just the right place at the Agora Theatre in Cleveland to capture this series of pictures.
The confluence of Asbury Bites and Asbury Underground on the same day in Asbury Park made for great pictures of musicians playing all over town and food samples from restaurants all over town. Julian Fulton looked and sounded great that day.
The dollys Fall tour kick-off show at Asbury Lanes with Hodera, The Cold Seas, Goodbye Tiger and Bradley Cooper ended up being the last show we attended at the Lanes before they closed for renovations. The atmosphere was electric that night and these pictures of Hodera and dollys reflect that.
Sundown at the Carousel was an amazing series of shows inside the carousel building on the boardwalk in Asbury Park. Wreaths and YJY rocked two of those shows.
The Bouncing Souls headlined an killer show at the Starland Ballroom with Scream Females, Andrew Jackson Jihad and Seaside Caves. It was one of those shows where every single band was on point. What a night!
Mumford and Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Seaside Heights was the highlight of our early summer. We absolutely loved the amount of local bands they showcased all around town. Here are Brick + Mortar and Thomas Wesley Stern along with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips in his bubble and a crowd shot of everyone on the beach having a blast.
Singer/Songwriter Rob Jennings had a seriously impressive record release show at Arlene’s Grocery in the spring. We can’t wait to hear more from him.
Seaside Caves kicked off a spring tour at the Watermark. The moon over the ocean in the background made the already cool Caves look even cooler.
Then there was the day we switched over to You Don’t Know Cats. We featured feline songster, Jack Jaguar.
This is Wreaths’ second mention because they always have cool lighting for pictures. Here they are with Gods covering Pink Floyd at the Wonder Bar.
And, finally, the show that took the most work to get to. Battery Electric at the Lanes for their record release show. There was a near-blizzard outside but the denim demigods always make it worth while to make the trip.
We’re already looking forward to 2016 and all the new NJ bands we’re going to see and NJ bands we already love at new and greater shows.
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