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_thesmoothcat and the Ninth Life
feat. Jazz Bandito, MCDV, and Maria of Ria Rosa
Friday, March 23, 2018
This past October, I had the opportunity to shoot Desert Daze for Melted Magazine. We decided to make a trip out of it and here are some photos on the side of the festival I dug up- 35mm I haven't shared. Plus, a short instax series on all of the Days Inn motels we stayed at. I'll never stop photographing motels and hotels. I'll also never stop traveling. I'm super excited for 2018.
Thanks for always looking at things I make. <3
Finally sharing photos from my morning shoot with NoNo in August. And yes, just call her that.
Not only do I absolutely love photographing people in their personal spaces/homes, I love photographing a way of living with their music and idols. I need to do it. It's a part of my making work, because I've never related more than to those people. Peep inside NoNo's room for great passion for all things music and a sweet way of living in and with her inspirations.
I'm so glad she asked me to do this because it's right up my alley and she is the best to work and hang out with. I had such a time talking about our favorite no wave bands, learning about her obsessions and stories behind her treasures.
If you're dying to catch a band around town that's not quite like the others... catch a Trashlight show. If you're into noisey pedals, 80s goth soundscapes, darkwave... or anything along those lines... you're in for a unique treat from these pixies.
Finally made it out to photograph the band this past Friday at Atomic for Seaux LA's Costumes and Tunes party.
Support Trashlight. Follow Seaux LA here.
So, Saturday night, you decided to order sushi and stay in to watch Hot Rod or something. Why? Why did you do that? You missed one of the best shows that was happening around Baton Rouge!
A packed house said farewell to one of the most charming bands and group of friends of all time, Mr. San Francisco. They performed their last show at Atomic before having to go separate ways for college.
Allison asked me to document her last show with them and I'm so glad that I did. Dreamy, fun pop songs mixed with layered vocals, Frank Ocean and Parquet Courts covers and a final sing-a-long? Yeesssss.
Peep the recap below!
How cute are these siblings? The night was filled with 'thank yous' from one bandmate to another. It was so openly sentimental that I don't think anyone attending ever stopped smiling... ever. It was warm.
Ronni is watching me type this and just yelled "tender atmosphere!" So, if that's a recap for you.
That 'Content Nausea' cover got everyone wiiiiiild. Who doesn't love Parkay Quarts?
Wanna keep up with Mr. San Francisco? Follow them here. Wanna hear some originals? Listen here.
Ok, so before we look at all of these photos I unearthed on a forgotten hard drive, you must know how sentimental they are to me! I would consider this the first *rock* show I ever photographed. It was one of the first shows I saw after I went to college. Plus! It was my first time seeing Ty, who now, I have literally seen countless times and have even crossed state lines for.
Here is an Instagram post I made back in May before seeing him at One Eyed Jacks in support of his latest self-titled album. I used one of the few photos I had ever shared from this night.
Ty Segall is at One Eyed Jacks tonight! I'm ready to lose myself. One of my first shows in college shot on this dinky point and shoot. 📷 And! B is somewhere in this picture which is so special to me because we didn't even know each other and now all we do is go to shows together and have even traveled out of state multiple times to see this guy play music. Getting emo but mostly beyond excited. Come cut up 2night. Wear your keds for the pit.
Can you tell I was in my feels? I was emotional all day and during and after this show.
So good. So important to me. So FUN.
I have a collection of unorganized hard drives and USBs. The worst is my hard drives that are formatted for Mac computers... which I don't have. This is how I found this forgotten folder of Ty photos- organizing files on a Mac in my school's lab.
These pictures are wonderfully shitty and terribly shot on an old point and shoot. They are not formal, dirty and very... very sweaty.
I love it. Check it out...
I seriously just remember hopping around and being thrown around One Eyed Jacks in a sea of people the whole night. That might be every Ty show?. My shirt was 3x the size when I left.
^This one might be my favorite^.
Also love that I have good friends pictured in photos from this night who I didn't know at all at the time.
Thanks for always lookin' at my blog!
Hung out with long time pal and cutie, Maria, to shoot two looks. We played in an empty field, a ballpark and burnt our asses on swings at the playground. Peep photos below!
Before going to our second location, we may have taken the scissors out. Her bangs are fire.
I'm pretty obsessed with this checkered oversized onesie Maria picked up at TimeWarp here in BR. It was perfect over my kelly green leotard and perfect for a hot shoot at the park.
So proud of my friends and boyfriend in Loudness War. LW released their 3rd album The Miser this past month with Transylvania Music Company. It was their first time recording with someone besides themselves and first time getting something pressed on vinyl! To celebrate the release, we threw a record release party at The Parlor and decorated the place to match the cover. Other BR darlings, Hydra Plane, opened the show. Night of psych, fusion and heavy fuzz. It was fun. When you get the chance, check out these two bands around town. See photos from the Record Release Party below....
The Parlor was so great for being down to let us go in there and decorate it. We had 2 cars almost completely filled with any greenery we could get our hands on. Turned out sick.
Honestly, it's been a blast photographing them for this long and to see them release yet another collection of music. It's admirable how much they just keep going. You'd be crazy to think they're not sitting on so much more.
One of the best parts are the crowds full of friends and strangers who keep coming back and learn the words. Don't stop showing up.
Keep supporting local music. Buy yourself a drink. Have a good day.
I asked Kadabra to kill KLSU's Fundraiser Kick Off Party at Tin Roof Brewery. They killed their amp and the show. Catch these guys around town! So. Good.
They don't have any recordings yet, so you have to catch them around town.
Follow them on Instagram @Kadabra_br
I caught Casual Burn opening for The Coathangers at Siberia last week. You can read my review of that show for KLSU riiiiiight here.
This was my second time seeing Casual Burn! I was pretty stoked too see them live again. The first time I saw this band... I think my jaw was on the floor the whole time while simultaneously dancing sporadically and just being really excited that they were that bad ass and that I was witnessing it. I have since featured them on More Than Noise a few times during our local spotlight we do at midnight.
Pretty sick tattoos. Had to get this shot.
Ok, but if you can't already tell, she has wild energy! It is perfect for the music Casual Burn makes and it is so precious for the live show experience. This is by far my favorite show I've photographed yet this year.
You can follow Casual Burn online and find their debut Talk Bad on their bandcamp page.