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Tortuga Music festival: The must-see florida fest of 2020.

The annual Tortuga Music festival returns to Fort Lauderdale Beach Park for 2020, boasting a can’t-miss lineup of country, rock and roots music. Featuring headliners Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Tim McGraw on April 17-19, it offers three days, multiple stages and a lot more than just heavy-hitters Pitbull, Barenaked Ladies and Vanilla Ice stopping … Continue reading Tortuga Music festival: The must-see florida fest of 2020.

Interview + Show review: Varya

Set up in a small corner of a south Austin popular Greek hangout, Opa!, VARYA adjusts her mic stand, amplifier, and tunes her lyric-adorned acoustic guitar. Her husband and a complete stranger fuss with a string of fairy lights at her feet in an attempt to…

G(irl)photographer: 5 Shoots / 5 days

It was an ambitious five-day quest to shoot five different concerts, test out some video and photo gear, and write a story about it. Working with local bands, rocker Des Rocs and indie band Brother Moses, Kail Rose manages 5 shoots in 5 days and lives to tell the tale.

News: Forecastle Music Festival 2020 Lineup Released

Forecastle Music Festival has just released their 2020 lineup for the July 17-19 festival held in Louisville, KY. Known for a mixed-genre annual blowout that incorporates elements of music, art and activism, this year’s festival lineup has been met with mixed reviews. While we love the mix of genres; from rock and hip-hop to blues … Continue reading News: Forecastle Music Festival 2020 Lineup Released

Brother Moses in Austin: Show Review + interview

Last week we caught up with indie rock band Brother Moses, playing live at Stubbs Austin for the first of their February tour stops. Check out their interview and show review.

News: Beale Street Music Festival Announces Phenomenal 2020 Lineup

If Beale Street Music Festival in downtown Memphis wasn’t already on your list, today’s announcement of a stacked lineup might just get you there. Held May 1-3 in Tom Lee Park during Memphis in May International Festival, it’s an impressively jam-packed lineup. Appealing to a wide demographic with a little of everything, it also boasts … Continue reading News: Beale Street Music Festival Announces Phenomenal 2020 Lineup

News: The Struts Add Additional “MAKE IT BIG” Tour Dates to 2020 Tour Schedule

The Struts have formally announced the addition of quite a few more 2020 tour dates on what is now dubbed the “Make It BIG Tour 2020” …which we suppose is all too appropriate. The four British rockers already have an ambitious 2020 tour schedule with dates all over the world, including Innings Festival, Sandjam, Boston … Continue reading News: The Struts Add Additional “MAKE IT BIG” Tour Dates to 2020 Tour Schedule

News: DEFTONES Announce Summer Tour with Gojira and Poppy

DEFTONES have just announced their first summer tour in three years… having performed largely at select music festivals or their own festival “Dia De Los DEFTONES” in recent years. But this summer they’ll hit the road with Gojira and Poppy for a 30-city tour kicking off July 27th. “We’re super excited to have Gojira spending … Continue reading News: DEFTONES Announce Summer Tour with Gojira and Poppy

Show Review: Marshall Tucker Band’s Southern Rockin’ Roundup Tour

Photography and Show Review by Geoff Clowes of Sage + Spirit Photo After forty-five years and numerous lineup changes the Marshall Tucker Band is still doing what they love to do, hitting the road and making crowds forget the present and live, if only for ninety minutes, the ‘seventies. Such was the case when the … Continue reading Show Review: Marshall Tucker Band’s Southern Rockin’ Roundup Tour

Cobracast Birthday bash 2020

This weekend saw yet another successful CobraCast Birthday Bash Slamboree at Come and Take It Live… starring School of Rock, 99 Crimes, Roc Holiday, Black Heart Saints, Madam Radar, Three33, Vallejo, Dirty Wormz and Dangerous Toys it was a nonstop high-octane birthday blowout for Bobby Sharron and the CobraCast. Bobby has been a pivotal figure in the music industry here in Austin for many years – from his successful … Continue reading Cobracast Birthday bash 2020

G(irl)photographer: Nikon Music Video Bootcamp

Precision Camera hosted the three-day Nikon Music Video Bootcamp class last weekend at their north location. It was a jam-packed weekend of inspiration, information and hands-on learning, led by Chicago-based filmmaker, photographer and Nikon Ambassador Chris Hershman.  Having worked with bands like Switchfoot and Company of Thieves, Chris has swiftly amassed a portfolio of big … Continue reading G(irl)photographer: Nikon Music Video Bootcamp

A Good Rogering: My favorite band you’ve never heard of

Photography: Josh Wolfer, Story: Kail Rose Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of their 2010 EP, Long Overdue, January 11th saw an absurdly excellent evening of music, rainbow penguins, and rock & roll debauchery with Austin’s own A Good Rogering. One of the few Austin bands I’ve seen more than a handful of times, I’ve yet to … Continue reading A Good Rogering: My favorite band you’ve never heard of

The Photo Pit: Sevendust with Deepfall and Stitched Up Heart

Article by Bernard Cana / Talon Kane Photography Published Jan 3, 2020 on thephotopit.com From The Pit To The Crowd: Sevendust with Deepfall and Stitched Up Heart – House of Blues Orlando – Lake Buena Vista FL – December 29, 2019 On November 9, 2014 before I started photographing and reviewing concerts, I attended a … Continue reading The Photo Pit: Sevendust with Deepfall and Stitched Up Heart

Half Alive packs the Culture Room

The entire venue turned dark. Not a light anywhere, even the empty bars are dark. With the darkness came roars of approval from the largely teenage crowd, and then the opening chords of ok ok?, the smash hit from the Long Beach indie-pop band Half*Alive. With only a single hand-held spotlight to light their faces … Continue reading Half Alive packs the Culture Room

G(irl)photographer: 001 What's this all about, then?

Musings from my photographic journey; learnings, inspiration, adventures, chance meetings and useful resources. Also probably some overly enthusiastic ramblings about cool things I happen across… In case it wasn’t already obvious, one of my biggest passions is photography. Captain Obvious has entered the building. To be honest, it’s become a monumentous learning curve that uncovers … Continue reading G(irl)photographer: 001 What's this all about, then?

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