I am here to apologize for slightly detracting from your concert experience all year long. Why? I take photos at shows. I know it can be annoying. That said, I try my best to keep it to a minimum and usually don’t use a flash (and then ramp up the contrast and exposure later). Here are my favorite 12 photos from 2011.
Look + Listen:
- Ghost Animal @ Glasslands
Downloadable: Tired (A Ceremony) (mp3)
- HAPPY NEW YEAR @ Glasslands
Downloadable: And… Begin! (mp3)
- Mr. Dream @ Cake Shop
Downloadable: Knick Knack (mp3)
- Foot Village @ Death by Audio
Downloadable: Crybaby (mp3)
- JEFF The Brotherhood @ Rockaway Beach
Downloadable: Shredder (mp3)
- EULA @ Multiverse Playground
Downloadable: Housewolf (mp3)
- MIRACLES @ Death by Audio
Downloadable: From Clouds (mp3)
- PC Worship @ Bruar Falls (RIP)
Downloadable: Tides (mp3)
- Parts & Labor @ Knitting Factory
Downloadable: A Great Divide (mp3)
- THE FIELD RECORDINGS @ Spike Hill
Downloadable: Tell Me Tell Me Tell Me (mp3)
- YVETTE @ Death by Audio
Downloadable: With Fangs (mp3)
- Kohwi @ 13Thames
Downloadable: Leaving is a Feeling (mp3)
It is not surprising that my top two photos were taken at Glasslands, which has a stunning background and great lighting. My overall favorite venue for photos has to be Death by Audio with their awesome murals — the only problem there is the lighting. In the coming year, I look forward to getting some great shots at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge and 285 Kent. And you reading this, go out and see a show at your local DIY venue.
Also, you can stream (and scrobble) all the songs in this mix using the ex.fm player at the bottom of the page OR you can just download any or all of the tracks at your leisure and play them using a digital media player of your choice.
If you want to download all the individual tracks in this post, you should probably think about installing the DownThemAll! or FlashGot Firefox extensions as we are way too lazy to zip and upload every single mp3 in this post.
And, if you like what you hear you should probably purchase music from the above artists at any of these fine online retailers (or your local independent record store):
Insound | Amazon MP3 | eMusic | Other Music
Oh, and be sure to check out our of best of posts.