Friday Top 5: Best Pics of 2011

The photo guy has to have his best of list, right?

The five photos featured are my favorite moments shooting music this year. I want to share some background about them, what was going on when they happened. These aren’t the “best” photos I have taken, but they are all my best memories captured. Thank you, 2011 Live Music, and thank you Austin Town Hall for inviting me to be part of the team.

Break it for the rundown and a gallery of other favorites…
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Show Review: Phantogram @ The Mohawk

The night before, I joined Nathan for Modest Mouse. The post-FFF6 hangover lingered and that show did not help. I am officially jaded.

Phantogram is up next after Reptar unleashed a silly dance party. I am feeling better. The first bass notes from “Don’t Move” kick in after the stage filling intro music. The lights jump. They move. They create. I was pulled in. I was grinning uncontrollably.

Head past for more on the set and plenty of pics.

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Bill Callahan @ St. David’s Church (12/20)

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Date 12/20/09
Location St. David’s Church
Doors 4pm
Tickets $12 from Frontgate

Here’s another chance for you to catch the always incredible Bill Callahan in Austin.  This time he’s playing at the very intimate St. David’s Church downtown.  Callahan will be joined by opener Lights.

[audio: http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/bill-callahan-eid-ma-clack-shaw.mp3]

Download: Bill Callahan – Eid Ma Clack Shaw [MP3]