Today would have been the beginning of Austin City Limits (weekend2). A fantastic music festival I attended five of the previous 7 years. The global shutdown has been a real bummer in terms of entertainment since March, and it’s crazy to think it will be well over a year before we can get out to the fields with thousands of others celebrating the power of live music. If – a massive IF – all goes absolutely perfectly, ACL 2021 might actually take place in about 365 days. IF so, I will certainly be there, experience like little else.
In honor of the occasion, I compiled through the archives a sort-of-best-of photographs captured from the five ACLs I attended. I bought my first legitimate ‘point-and-shoot’ camera just before my first ACL in 2013, super stoked. It’s fun(ny) to see the growth in photography skill, and sneaking in much better camera equipment over the years. It’s also fun to see the list of awesome/legendary/some forgotten/some exploded acts over those years. Here’s a list witnessed and photographed below, in chronological order:
2013 BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA LOCAL NATIVES JAKE BUGG ARCTIC MONKEYS QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE MUSE JUNIP SILVERSUN PICKUPS WILCO BON IVER and the shouting matches KENDRICK LAMAR THE CURE FOXYGEN decent into madness TWIN FORKS PAPER DIAMOND FRANZ FERDINAND with a gorilla suit TAME IMPALA with a fluffy tiger ATOMS FOR PEACE (Thom Yorke and Flea)
2014 TEMPLES JIMMY CLIFF JON BATISTE AND STAY HUMAN LAKE STREET DIVE ST.VINCENT CHILDISH GAMBINO OUTKAST BENJAMIN BOOKER MAC DEMARCO TROMBONE SHORT & ORLEANS AVENUE tUnE-yArDs POLICA INTERPOL LUCIUS BROKEN BELLS EMINEM from a far distance JENNY LEWIS PHANTOGRAM at the last minute THE REPLACEMENTS PEARL JAM
2016 BANKS & STEELZ CHAIRLIFT FOALS FLYING LOTUS RADIOHEAD ANDRA DAY LL COOL J featuring Z-Trip KHRUANGBIN ANDERSON.PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS AMASA HINES ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES WILLIE NELSON and friends HAIM from a distance L.C.D. SOUNDSYSTEM
2018 DAVID BYRNE and his american utopia THE NATIONAL PAUL MCCARTNEY IKEBE SHAKEDOWN MON LAFERTE CURTIS HARDING THE BREEDERS HIGHLY SUSPECT BLOOD ORANGE SHARON VAN ETTEN DEFTONES METALLICA JUSTICE SAILOR POON THE TEXAS GENLTEMEN AMEN DUNES FLOR DE TOLOACHE KHRUANGBIN (2nd time) THE REVOLUTION PHOENIX
2019 CHERRY GLAZER BLACK PISTOL FIRE with Blackillac TYLER CHILDERS THE RACONTEURS JENNY LEWIS (2nd time) THOM YORKE with tomorrow’s modern boxes TAME IMPALA MEN I TRUST BRITTANY HOWARD BONES UK BILLIE EILISH CHILDISH GAMBINO (2nd time) THE CURE (2nd time) IDLES GOGO PENGUIN BANKS BILLY STRINGS BRUCE HORNSBY and the noisemakers LIZZO from a forced distance CARDI B fromadistance
Below are select shots from our favorite music festival – Day For Night. These specific photographs are from around the music festival’s compound – the interesting warehouse location in downtown Houston, full of fascinating art installations, and the peculiar people that this one of a kind festival attracts.
(For this slideshow, be sure to turn your mobile device sideways for full-screen effect.)
Here are even more shots from around the festival, and further down are the jumps to the other galleries that include the music line-up artists:
We completed our very first wonderful wedding gig together as a team this month. Below will be samples from this special occasion, as well as many other events and moments that we have captured in the past.
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It’s been exactly a year, and with the 2019 Beale Street Music Festival going on as we type, I figured I’d finally post up the photographs we took during the 2018 year.
It’s been 10 years since I first started going to this festival, in fact it was my very first music festival ever, and talk about getting bit by the bug – I’ve been to BSMF 6 times and to 23 multi-day fests total. Although I sadly won’t be attending the 2019 fest, this location will always have a special place in my heart.
Artists featured include:
Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater