Posts tagged Nikon
The Acacia Strain Bring The Impact Crater Tour To The End

When The Acacia Strain announced the Impact Crater Tour we instantly knew that it would not be one to miss. I’ve been seeing and photographing The Acacia Strain shows for around 15 years now, and this was easily the smallest venue I’ve seen them in and certainly the hottest show.

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Superorganism bring the party to Port City Music Hall

Superorganism brought the party to Port City Music Hall as their “World Wide Trip Cont…” tour neared its end. Starting at Coachella and ending in Boston, the group had been on the road for the better part of a month. With support from Simpson, both artists owned the stage and captivated the crowd.

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Listener & Birds In Row Take Over The End

When Birds in Row and Listener announced that they would be touring together, I immediately knew it would be a night that could not be missed. Bringing along Quentin Sauvé as the opening act, the tour recently came through Nashville and I was able to check it out at the one of the smaller venues in town.

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Holy Hell, Architects shine at Cannery Ballroom

Architects rolled through Nashville with their Holy Hell tour and brought along While She Sleeps and Thy Art is Murder. Having a small but stacked bill of international bands ensured that Cannery Ballroom would be packed with die hard fans of all of the bands and this night did not disappoint.

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La Dispute takes on the Royale

La Dispute rolled into Boston, MA with Gouge Away and Slow Mass on a cool Friday evening. Playing at the Royale, a pretty swanky venue, it was nice to see this place again. I've been there once before when I was on tour with The Wonder Years and Jetty Bones last year. 

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Forever Came Calling Take It Acoustic At The End

Forever Came Calling brought their acoustic tour to The End in Nashville, TN earlier this month on April 6th. For their show in Music City, a small crowd turned out to support the show. It’s always refreshing to hear stripped down versions of otherwise highly energetic songs, so this stacked lineup provided a night of laid back entertainment.

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Mat Kerkes Takes The Stage At Historic Bottom Of The Hill

Mat Kerekes brought his headlining tour through San Francisco at Bottom of the Hill on March 22nd with Jacob Sigman and Jetty Bones. We were lucky to be in town to check it out. It was great to see a show at a venue with such a rich history, as Bottom Of The Hill Bottom Of The Hill, as well as SFO’s 924 Gilman Street, serve as a West Coast version of NYC’s CBGB. Bottom Of The Hill has seen the early stages of majorly successful artists including Blink 182, The Flaming Lips, The White Stripes, and Beastie Boys, just to name a new.

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Calpurnia's Sold Out Show at Cannery Ballroom

Calpurnia performed to a sold out crowd at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN earlier this month on March 2nd. While the band had originally been scheduled to play in Nashville on January 8th, the show had to be postponed due to vocalist / guitarist Finn Wolfhard becoming ill.

With that being said, the crowd was eager to see the show and there was a long line of fans outside the venue braving the cold in order to get a prime spot in this GA venue.

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Daughters: Live at Mercy Lounge

Daughters triumphant return is something that has had us very excited for quite some time. The group’s latest album, You Won’t Get What You Want, has been in heavy rotation and turned this tour into one of our most anticipated shows of the year so far. After Blanck Mass had to drop off of the tour before it started, Daughters added Hide and Wolf Eyes to warm up the crowd for the night.

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Joyce Manor // The Basement East

The last night of Joyce Manor’s headlining tour with Remember Sports and Jeff Rosenstock hit the Basement East in Nashville, TN and was one of the tours we’ve been looking forward to for quite some time.

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Gracie & The Valley | The Basement | Nashville, TN

On November 16th, we found ourselves back at The Basement for Gracie & They Valley’s album release show. Their new album, Chrysanthemum, is fueled by indie pop with emotion-driven lyrics and vulnerability.

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Emery | Exit/In | Nashville, TN

Emery’s tour with He Is Legend, The Bad Christian Podcast, and Vocal Few stopped in Nashville for a night of high energy and fun at Exit/In.

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Cloudmouth + Basic Printer | The Basement | Nashville, TN

The Basement is, quite literally, a basement. Not to be confused with it’s relative, The Basement East, The Basement boasts a mere 100-ish capacity, and a close quarters feel.

Kicking off their set with a poll to figure out if the crowd thought that acoustic guitars or synthesizers were better, Cloudmouth’s vocalist / guitarist Kyle Numann had the audience laughing with jovial stage banter between band mates. This two band bill mixed genres from distant eras, yet common ground could be found in the sheer experimentalism present with each artist.

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The Acacia Strain | Exit/In | Nashville, TN

Let’s face it, anniversary tours have become commonplace over the last few years, cashing in on the idea of nostalgia. Rarely do you get two bands touring together on anniversaries of albums, and it’s even more rare that the albums were instrumental in progressing their genres. After The Burial and The Acacia Strain teamed up for the Rareform Across The Continent tour and we knew as soon as it was announced that it wouldn’t be one to miss. Check out our thoughts on the tour, which also included Make Them Suffer and Erra, after the jump.

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Trivium | Cannery Ballroom | Nashville, TN

Trivium recently brought their The Sin And The Sentence World Tour to the Cannery Ballroom in Nashville and we were fortunate enough to check out the show. Trivium have been on the road for what seems like forever in support of their last album, The Sin And The Sentence, and brought Avatar and Light The Torch along on this run.

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Mae | The High Watt | Nashville, TN

It’s not often that you come across a two band bill that also features an established band making their triumphant return to the stage as an active artist — we’re living the dream! We recently had the opportunity to go check out Mae at The High Watt in Nashville, TN and had a blast not only reliving the mid 2000’s but also hearing new Mae in 2018.

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The Get Up Kids | Mercy Lounge | Nashville, TN

The Get Up Kids wound down their recent tour with a stop in Nashville, TN. With support from Ageist and Racquet Club, The Get Up Kids drew a large crowd which was impressive because Smashing Pumpkins were performing in Nashville on the same night. Mercy Lounge is certainly a small venue for an established band to play, making the show an intimate experience for everyone there as it was an up close and personal performance.

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Vance Joy | Ascend Amphitheater | Nashville, TN

Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville's go-to spring and summer concert spot, is perfect for a relaxing night of fresh air, live music, and a beautiful view. Behind the stage, you can catch a glimpse of Nashville's modest skyline. In the opposite direction, you have the glowing lights of the Pedestrian Bridge, a place where many gather to watch concerts from afar for free. Vance Joy performed at Ascend on May 10 with direct support from the up and coming group Lovelytheband while on his Nation of Two World Tour. 

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The Wonder Years | Cannery Ballroom | Nashville, TN

 The Wonder Years are currently on tour in support of their latest album, Sister Cities, with support from Tigers Jaw, Tiny Moving Parts, and Worriers. We caught their show at Cannery Ballroom, which has become the home for many of The Wonder Years recent performances in Music City. 

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