Punk? Hardcore? Post hardcore? I get lost in the labels people assign to music. One thing is for certain, one of the longer lasting and heavier hitting bands, Alexisonfire, still knows how to deliver an intense show, 20+ years after the band first got together. Alexisonfire, or often called AOF, had 2 jammed packed back… Continue reading Alexisonfire | MTelus | Montreal Concert Photographer
A few weeks ago I was contacted to cover a few shows for Rise Against on their new your with Billy Talent. As I was already contracted to cover their show in Montreal, I offered to make my way down to Quebec City for the first show of the tour. Rise Against are probably one… Continue reading Rise Against | Centre Videotron
Place Bell in Laval had an amazing double bill for punk rock fans last night. Legends The Offspring, along with Canadian punk rockers Sum 41, took to the stage in front of a packed arena. Presentement by local summer punk festival 77 Montreal, the evening started at an early 7pm with English punkers Dinosaur Pile-Up… Continue reading The Offspring + Sum 41 | Place Bell | Montreal Concert Photographer
Punk rock legends Social Distortion took the stage at Montreal’s MTelus last night. There is something somewhat magical about seeing front man Mike Ness take the stage and play some classic punk tunes from the past 40 years. A staple of any fan of punk music, fans got a plenty of hits with songs like… Continue reading Social Distortion | MTelus | Montreal Concert Photographer
I could of titled this “When punk invaded the south shore”. Most shows that happen in and around Montreal are usually downtown or in the recently opened Place Bell in Laval. To the delight of south shore music fans, promoter Evenko set up a show at Le Club Dix30 in Brossard. With a capacity of… Continue reading Pennywise and Strung Out | Le Club Dix30 | Montreal Concert Photographer
They are a punk super group. They are a party on stage. They are a cover band. Consisting of rotating members of bands like NOFX, Lagwagon, Bad Religion, Foo Fighters, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes were in town last night at Montreal’s Club Soda, which was pretty packed. With songs like “Leaving on a… Continue reading Me First And the Gimme Gimmes | Club Soda | Montreal Concert Photographer
With over 15 years of being a band, and so many hits under their belt, Canadian punk rockers Sum 41 took to the stage in front of a packed Metropolis in Montreal. The crowd was intense, singing loudly to the songs. crowd surfing and moshing, all before the lights were dimmed and the band even… Continue reading Sum 41 | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer
If you listened to pop-punk and rock in the 1990s and early 2000s, you have to know the name Blink-182. With massive hits like Feeling This, What’s My Age Again (the actual two first songs of their set at Montreal’s Bell Centre), All The Small Things and so many more, to say they are one… Continue reading Blink-182 | Bell Centre | Montreal Concert Photographer
I have a short list of bands that I will make sure I photograph each and every time they come to town. Rise Against are pretty much the top of that list. The energy they have in their songs is carried forward on stage. Last night at a very sold out Olympia theatre, the band… Continue reading Rise Against | Olympia Theare | Montreal Music Photographer
There are some bands that you like to shoot. Some, you actually love to shoot. And others, like Anti-Flag, are up there on the “I never want to miss one of their shows” (along with bands like Airbourne). I’m a fan of their music, and I’m an even bigger fan of their live shows. As… Continue reading Anti-Flag | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer
English 80s rock and punk rocker Billy Idol was on stage in front of a very sold out Montreal Metropolis on February 3rd 2015. And when I say sold out, I mean it was jammed packed to the point where the security barriers at the front were pushed very close to the stage – making… Continue reading Billy Idol | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer
Canadian punk rock duo Death From Above 1979 (some call them dance punk..) took the stage on a cold feels-like-winter night at Montreal’s Metropolis. They were supporting their most recent album The Physical World and played a mix of old and new songs. Although saying a mix of old and new is a bit odd, as… Continue reading Death From Above 1979 | Montreal Concert Photographer
Punk rock veterans Lagwagon were in town at Montreal’s L’Olympia Theatre last night in support of their current (and dare I say kick ass) album Hang, their first studio album in the last 9 years. The band always has a big turnout of loyal fans when they come to the city and this show was no… Continue reading A night with Lagwagon | Montreal Concert Photographer
Well, the email I received with my media accreditation for the Pixies show tonight was clear… “there is a lot of backlighting.” I’m thinking a lot is an understatement. They were on stage tonight at the Metropolis playing in front of a packed house. They always draw a big crowd every time they come to… Continue reading Pixies | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer
Yeah yeah, I know, I’m a few months late on this. I was editing all the bands from my day at Warped in Hartford and then, well, I got kinda really busy. I woke up this morning feeling bad that I never finished up posting images of Handguns (and The Wonder Years). So here they… Continue reading Handguns | Warped 2013 | Hartford
I’m a big fan of horns and brass. I love ska music. I love energetic shit. In my years of shooting shows, I’ve missed one band over and over again. But in Hartford a few weeks ago, I had the chance to FINALLY shoot Reel Big Fish on the main stage at Vans Warped, on a… Continue reading Reel Big Fish | Vans Warped | Montreal Concert Photographer
This image post groups 2 bands that I pretty much knew nothing about but was pleasantly surprised by. Tonight Alive and Motion City Soundtrack. You can check out my first wrap up post with 5 bands HERE and my second wrap up post with We Came As Romans + 3oh!3 HERE.
Round 2 of my Vans Warped 2013 round-up! Check out the Round 1 write up (5 bands!) here. I grouped the two bands below not because they have similar music, but mainly because both bands actually have 2 main singers.
Before I get into anything about the actual shows, I need to give a HUGE thanks to the Pagano family. These guys are just awesome. I’ve known Vito for almost 10 years and when he heard that Warped was not coming to Montreal (for the first time in what, 18 years??), he invited me… Continue reading Warped Tour 2013 | Hartford | Montreal Concert Photographer
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… it’s the fans that make the shows. They are the ones who buy albums, look at images, go to shows. When you think of the fans who are in the front, they are usually there hours early and in the case of a full day festival… Continue reading Warped Fans | Hartford | Show Photographer
I could almost title this posting: “And how ska ruled the night”. In the last day of the Montreal International Jazz Festival, many medias had a dilemma… checking out the free closing show with Amadou and Mariam or heading to the Metropolis to see ska legends The Specials. I got the call for The Specials… Continue reading The Specials | Metropolis | Montreal Concert Photographer
Fall Out Boy was on stage at Montreal’s Metropolis on May 25th 2013. Here are a few preview images, with more to come very soon at Cornershop Studios
Mindless Self Indulgence was at the Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre tonight… here are a few preview images of the set. More to come, with a full show review, at Cornershop Studios soon!
Polar Bear Club, one of my favorite punk bands to shoot live (some call them punk rock, some say post hardcore… they are just labels.. 🙂 ), was opening up for The Bronx and Bad Religion a few weeks ago at Montreal’s Metropolis. So far, one of my favorite sets of images from 2013!