Flagship (The Troubadour)

The Troubadour | Los Angeles, CA | February 23, 2017 | Photos: Cortney Armitage | It was a little chilly in Los Angeles on Thursday night (no, really: chilly for our standards), but it was also a warm-hearted pleasure to finally welcome the North Carolina duo, Flagship, back to LA.  Singer/guitarist Drake Margolnick and drummer Michael Finster seemed in a similar headspace […]

Mondo Cozmo (Mercury Lounge)

Mercury Lounge | New York, NY | January 31, 2017 | Photo Credit: Lev Avery-Peck One of the best things to happen to music (and to many a mental state) in the past year has been Mondo Cozmo. Oh hey, there they are at Mercury Lounge spreading the musical gospel that’s part pop/rock/soul/punk and wholly amazing. Say “amen” everybody.

The Shakers & Zachary Kibbee (The Viper Room)

The Viper Room | Los Angeles, CA | January 27, 2017 | Photo Credit: ZB Images It felt like an OG Friday night on the Sunset Strip with plenty of familiar faces in the room and on the stage for The Shakers EP release show. The Shakers have graced the Viper Room’s stage many times over the years but this […]

The Regrettes (The Echo)

The Echo | Los Angeles | January 13, 2017 | Photo Credit: ZB Images Upon entering the Los Angeles venue the Echo, you got the feeling that The Regrettes were in a festive mood. Balloons: Check. Streamers: Check. Photo booth: Check. Cake and party hats: Check. After all, it was Friday the 13th, their pretty damned excellent debut album (Feel Your […]

Photo Gallery: Best Of 2016

2016. The year too many iconic artists left this earth and “Grab ’em by the p*ssy.” ingrained itself into America’s vernacular. A more universally difficult year, we cannot recall but throughout the past 12 long months, live music and those who live it were there for our relief and our release and to be captured…by the camera. Selecting only 10 […]

Royal Teeth & Kolars (The Hi Hat)

The Hi Hat | Los Angeles, CA | December 14, 2016 | Photo Credit: Hamilton Augustine | Royal Teeth Kolars

OURS & Zane Carney (Bowery Ballroom)

Bowery Ballroom | New York, NY | November 19, 2016 | Words & Photos: Cortney Armitage | When OURS blew into the Bowery Ballroom, along with his familiar bandmates April Bauer (piano), Static (guitar), Chris Goodlof (bass), Race (guitar), Mike Iasiello (guitar/floor toms) and  Chris Iasiello (drums), frontman Jimmy Gnecco brought friends and family to perform under his wing including opener Zane […]