Published by Bernard on 19 Nov 2015

Circa Survive (the Shrine. November 14, 2015)

Circa Survive

10 years ago, Circa Survive released their debut album Juturna. I spun that album front-t0-back countless times throughout college. Apparently, I wasn’t alone as the Shrine was filled with others anxious to hear the album performed front-to-back. With help from friends in Rx Bandits, tonight’s sold out show at the Shrine was a real crowd pleaser.

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Published by Bernard on 11 Nov 2015

The Wonder Years (The Observatory. November 6, 2015)

The Wonder Years

I’ll be honest and say that the Wonder Years had to grow on me. But over the years that I’ve been listening to them, not only have I heard their sound progress but I’ve also noticed their fan base grow. Tonight’s sold out show at the Observatory was another milestone in their journey. Supported by two rising musical talents in You Blew It! and State Champs as well as inspiring veterans Motion City Soundtrack, the Wonder Years brought a great show on a Friday night.

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Published by Bernard on 27 Oct 2015

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls (HOB Anaheim. October 24, 2015)

Frank Turner

It’s been two years since I’ve seen (let alone shot) Frank Turner live. Not sure how I’ve gone this long since he’s popped up numerous times for small surprise shows and what not around Los Angeles. I’ve always known him to be a great performer, so I knew tonight would be a reminder of how much I’d been missing since I last saw him on stage. What I didn’t know was that the entire night was packed with performers that would make the night incredibly special.

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Published by Bernard on 16 Aug 2015

Fireworks (Chain Reaction. August 15, 2015)

Fireworks

I first saw Fireworks back in 2009 during the Gig Life tour and I’ve been watching and shooting them ever since. Naturally, it was tough to see the notice a few months back that Fireworks would be taking a break. Knowing the feeling all too well of “I wish I saw them one more time,” I couldn’t pass up the chance to watch them grace Chain Reaction’s stage again before heading into the unknown.

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Published by Bernard on 17 May 2015

The Early November (the Troubadour. May 16, 2015)

The Early NovemberThere are few bands still around from when I first started getting heavy into the music scene – back when a CD’s liner notes told you who a band was friends with, or when a feature on a Drive-Thru Records DVD was equal to having a popular YouTube profile. Times have definitely evolved, but the Early November has definitely ridden the music wave over the years. With honest lyrics and a sound that’s only gotten better with age, selling out the Troubadour should be considered low-hanging fruit for these Jersey musicians.

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